Overview

Ceramic

Ceramic is known for its extraordinary mechanical and electrical properties; it is tough, durable, inert and resistant to chemicals, abrasion and temperature. These characteristics make it very well suited to use in high-tech industries and for exclusive consumer goods.

 Specialized in development and production of technical ceramic parts and products we enable production of medium to large batch size series. We offer co-development with the customer and produce technical ceramic parts in small and medium sized series. With five different ways for process and assembly and four different types of ceramic we enable production upon specific customer request providing the right material properties suited best to your application.

Types of ceramic

AI2O3 Alumina

Alumina, or aluminum oxide can be used for a broad range of advanced ceramic products. It is an active agent in chemical processing and a great adsorbent for removing water from gases and liquids. Also, the electric properties are a unique selling point of Alumina.

Properties

low electric conductivity, high resistance to thermal shock, abrasion and chemical attack, high strength, extreme hardness and high melting point (~2,050 °C, or 3,700 °F). It is nontoxic and will not soften, swell or disintegrate in water and has good thermal conductivity.

Example applications

spark-plug insulators, bone and dental implants, grinding wheels and sensor housings.

Alumina is used in oil, chemical and petrochemical industries.

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Ceramic Injection Moulding_black Zirconia

ZrO2 Zirconia

Zirconia has an outstanding resistance to wear and corrosion thanks to its exceptional strength and high toughness. Therefore it is often used as replacement of conventional metal alloys.

Properties

biocompatible, high chemical inertness, fracture resistance and flexural strength, low thermal conductivity.

Example applications

crowns and bridges, bearings, gears and jewelry. 

Zirconia is particularly known for its use in dentistry, but is also a great material to choose for joining ceramic and steel as it has a very high thermal expansion.

Alumina Toughened Zirconia

Alumina Toughened Zirconia (ATZ) is a composite material. The toughness of alumina can be improved by the addition of zirconia particles offering several advantages as it allows the coupling of the good properties of both alumina as zirconia.

Properties

high hardness and strength, chemically inert, biocompatible, high thermal conductivity and electrically insulating.

Example applications

orthopedic prosthetics, industrial cutting tools, nozzles, thread guides, fluid management and dental implants.

ATZ finds it application in diverse industries; oil & gas, biomedical, dental and mechanical and plant engineering.

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Electrostatic Discharge material

Electrostatic Discharge material (ESD) is safe to use for products that are sensitive to electrostatic breakdown. ESD is a ceramic mixture containing semi-insulative zirconia for ESD dissipation.

The mixture's material properties

is safe to use for products that are sensitive to electrostatic breakdown. ESD is a ceramic mixture containing semi-insulative zirconia for ESD dissipation.

Example applications

Pick-and place tools, tweezer tips and insulators.

ESD-safe ceramics mainly find application in the electronics industry.

We can process your choice of material in different ways