Zirconia Manufacturing …
Small batch production of zirconia does depend on the geometry of the component. The general processing route would be to either.
- Precision grind a general blank of zirconia
- Laser cut a zirconia substrate
- Injection moulding
For higher quantities, zirconia lends itself to the injection moulding process rather well. Expensive tooling is required but a high degree of dimensional accuracy can be achieved.
Laser cutting zirconia is also a relatively straight forward process. The limits on thickness that a laser can go through is typically 1.0mm. Zirconia in this form is widely used throughout the electronics industry.