Ceramic Tubes

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Ceramic tubes are used in applications that require a material that can resist high temperatures, electrical currents, erosion, impact and other hazards. Fuses, pump systems, degassers, furnaces and other equipment and components that operate under demanding conditions often involve the use of ceramic tubes. Read More…

Ceramic Tubes Ceramic tubes are hollow, cylindrical ceramic products.

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Myrtle Beach, SC  |  609-397-8330, 609-397-8341

As a manufacturer and stocking distributor of industrial and technical ceramics, LSP carries the most diversified inventory of ceramic tubes, spacers, bushings, etc. in the industry.

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Pittsburgh, PA  |  412-406-7171

C-Mac International, LLC is a custom ceramics supplier. We provide advanced ceramic component parts manufacturing for a variety of industries and provide solutions to many ceramic needs.

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Quakertown, PA  |  215-536-3500

Insaco provides custom grinding and machining services to fabricate precision parts from sapphire, quartz, and most technical ceramics including alumina, zirconia, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum nitride, and others.

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Fremont, CA  |  510-249-9700

Years of experience have created unique specializations and expertise of our engineering and product consultation team. Applied Ceramics has a proven track record in creating the highest quality products for semiconductor processing equipment, automotive ceramics, cutting tools and many other industrial ceramics. We’ve machined products for industries such as aerospace/aviation, medical, nuclear, and more, but can produce products from high-end materials for all relevant enterprises.

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Saxonburg, PA  |  724-352-1511

Du-Co Ceramics is a worldwide source for technical, precision ceramics since 1949, using extrusion, dry pressing and secondary machining processes. Standard products include thermocouple ceramic tubes, ball and socket beads, steatite washers, cup and shoulder bushings, ribbed and grooved bushings. Materials used are Steatite, Cordierite, Mullite, Alumina, Forsterite and MgO.

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Worcester, MA  |  508-791-9549

PremaTech Advanced Ceramics fabricates basic and complex components made of technical ceramics and other ultra-hard materials. For over 30 years, PremaTech has been an industry leader in ceramic machining and polishing, with special expertise in silicon carbide. We have in-house engineering and are ISO 9001 certified. Let us develop a solution for your most challenging application.

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Ceramic tubes are resistant to thermal shock, which is the tendency of a material to become damaged when subject to dramatic changes in temperature. Their electrical non-conductivity can make them suitable as channels through which electrical wires can be passed.

Ceramics are very hard materials and are resistant to compressive force, however they are not resistant to shear force and can be damaged if subject to excessive angular force or tension. Ceramics are abrasion-resistant, which makes them good materials for the construction of tubes through which abrasive media pass.

Ceramic tubes can also be made porous; such ceramic tubing products are good candidates for certain specialized telecommunications tasks.

Ceramics have been in production for centuries; the earliest examples were simple, hand-formed pots and jars. Today, the basic concept of ceramic-making is similar; non-metal materials are still combined, heated and shaped to create a usable product.

The major differences between modern ceramics and early ceramics are the materials used and their applications. Depending on the intended application for a ceramic, any one of several raw materials can be chosen for ceramic product-making. Common examples include aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, zirconia and many others.

In the case of ceramic tubes, any material and construction method can be used. One of the most common tube construction methods is extrusion. Many other tube-shaped products are formed through the extrusion processes because it is highly efficient, continuous and produces uniform products.

The process begins with a collection of raw material suspended in a hopper over a conveyance channel. Once released into the channel, the material is heated to a molten state and forced through a die.

A die is a profile cut in a plate that is designed to give shape to materials that pass through it. The raw material passes through the die and takes its shape, emerging on the other side as newly-extruded tubing.

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