Industrial Ceramics

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These compounds differ greatly from ceramics used for recreational and art purposes. While all ceramics posses certain advantageous characteristics, ceramics suited to industry must be highly resistant to a variety of elements. Read More…

Industrial Ceramics Industrial ceramics involve the use of non-metallic, inorganic, mineral compounds in the production of physically large and quantity large ceramics, to be used in a wide range of contexts due to their desirable high resistance and insulating qualities.

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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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Latrobe, PA  |  724-532-1900

Alumina Ceramic Components, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer that specializes in precision engineered ceramic components. We work most often with green machining and press to shape ceramics. We also provide post firing grinding, glazing, and colorization. We fabricate parts made to the customer’s specifications.

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Alumina Ceramic Components, Inc. $$$

Midway, GA  |  912-880-3526

Utilizing advanced ceramic materials, Elan offers innovative solutions at competitive prices with short lead times: Technical glass & ceramic parts for aerospace & defense, microelectronics, health care, lighting, automotive, marine, telecommunications, etc. The preeminent independent U.S. company producing technical glass, ceramic & glass ceramic composite preforms for hermetic seals & spacers.

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High melting points, thermal and electrical non-conductivity and resistance to heat, electricity, wear and chemical corrosion are all necessary properties of industrial ceramics. A low coefficient of thermal expansion is also integral to the success of these materials as ceramic manufacturing is expensive and this greatly reduces the risk of error.

When metal is processed at high temperatures, manufacturers must account for the expansion and contraction inherent in the heating and cooling processes. Industrial ceramics eliminate this potential problem. These and many other attributes of industrial ceramics allow their continued use in a variety of industrial settings.

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Fuel, electric, refractory, metallurgical, foundry, investment casting, heat treatment, chemical processing, and microwave industries are among the many utilizing these resilient materials. In addition to these settings, industrial ceramic manufacturing has become a significant industry of its own producing products such as ceramic rods, tubes, armor and more. The manufacture of industrial-grade ceramics begins the same no matter the intended output. Nonmetallic mineral clays are first taken in desired proportions and crushed or ground into a fine powder.

A purifying agent or chemical solution is introduced to allow the removal of any impurity in precipitate form. Heating then returns the remaining solution to a highly pure powder. In many cases, wax is then added in small amounts to bind the grains together. Plastics may also be added to increase durability and pliability. Alternatively, fused ceramics add no binding agent. Instead, the grains or crystals bond through the manufacturing processes themselves. These processes include sintering, firing, hot pressing, hipping, extrusion, fusing, slip or pressure casting, injection molding and deposition. The end result of each method is a shaped ceramic product.

These objects are then heated in a densification procedure that further strengthens the materials. The types of ceramics used in industrial settings vary greatly. Common materials include oxides, carbides and nitrides which are often blended together. Maximum use temperature, thermal conductivity, modulus of rupture, elasticity, electrical resistance, average crystal size, density, and purity are all determining factors when selecting industrial ceramics.

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