Silicon Carbide SiC …
Like oxides and nitrides, Silicon Carbide (SiC) is a very hard wearing material, again requiring diamond-grinding methods to process once fired. Although not exclusively, carbides are used mainly for applications in which physical wear is a major consideration. They are amongst the hardest materials available.
- High thermal conductivity
- Low thermal expansion coefficient
- Outstanding thermal shock resistance
- Extreme hardness
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