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Author Archives: Chris Bell

Ultra High Vacuum – Invaluable To Science & Research

Ultra High Vacuum – Invaluable To Science & Research

In the second in a series of blogs, Geoff Randle, Precision Ceramics Business Director, reflects on the use of technical ceramics for ultra-high vacuum applications. “The first time I heard the expression ‘ultra-high vacuum’, I was sitting in a meeting looking at drawings dated 1963 and was asked if the parts in the drawing complied. Luckily… Continue Reading

Ceramic Balls – The Answer To An Engineer’s Prayers!

Ceramic Balls – The Answer To An Engineer’s Prayers!

Geoff Randle, Precision Ceramics Business Director, reflects on the early applications for ceramic balls … “I first came across a ceramic ball race many years ago when I was handed one which had broken into several pieces! The failure of this assembly should have pointed to limitations in the material but as it came from… Continue Reading

Aluminium Nitride Comes of Age

Aluminium Nitride Comes of Age

Aluminium Nitride has long been regarded as the best option to use when alumina substrates cannot meet the stringent demands of high thermal conductance for electronics. Prized for its electrical insulation and offering thermal conductance of between 7 and 8 times that of alumina, the vast majority of the world’s aluminium nitride is supplied in thin… Continue Reading

What Are Machinable Ceramics?

What Are Machinable Ceramics?

For most people ceramics are hard and brittle materials which are used to manufacture tiles, bricks and pottery. These functional and predominantly clay-based materials are our most common everyday contact with ceramics. The more specialist technical ceramics that are used in extreme environments and applications are less frequently encountered and have properties that make them… Continue Reading

Active Andy Clocks Up 25 Years

Active Andy Clocks Up 25 Years

Like it or not, the days of carriage clocks and gold watches as long-service awards are fast disappearing, replaced by gift vouchers and electrical goods as the top gift choices for loyal employees. This was certainly the case for Andy Cowsill who recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the McGeoch Organisation. His award – a… Continue Reading

Ceramitec – Still Number One For The Ceramics Industry

Ceramitec – Still Number One For The Ceramics Industry

Boasting over 15,000 participants from 93 countries, a floor space of 40,000 square metres in four themed halls and with 633 exhibitors from 38 countries, Ceramitec 2018 has further strengthened its reputation as the international meeting point for the ceramics industry. Precision Ceramics has had a presence at the three-yearly exhibition since the mid-1990’s and… Continue Reading

The Magic of Mazak – New YouTube Case Study Features Precision Ceramics

The Magic of Mazak – New YouTube Case Study Features Precision Ceramics

To meet the increasing quality demands of our customers, Precision Ceramics has consistently invested in the very latest state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. As a result, a bank of multi-station machining centres now stand side-by-side at our UK headquarters in Birmingham allowing us to produce even the most complex of technical ceramic components efficiently, economically and to… Continue Reading

Technical Ceramic Manufacturing On Both Sides of the Atlantic

Technical Ceramic Manufacturing On Both Sides of the Atlantic

With the expansion of manufacturing operations in Precision Ceramics USA’s new facility in St Petersburg, Florida, there has been a keen exchange of production knowledge across the Atlantic. A new multi-axis Mazak Milling Machine and Lathe have been added to the local manufacturing facilities allowing the exacting standards of technical ceramic machining to be carried out. Dan Bourke,… Continue Reading

Long Service Award for Technical Ceramic Expert

Long Service Award for Technical Ceramic Expert

After a highly successful career in technical ceramics spanning 40 years, Geoff Randle’s contribution to the success of the Birmingham-based McGeoch Technology Group was rewarded this week with a gold watch in recognition of 25 years loyal service. Geoff first joined the Technical Ceramics Division of Smiths Industries in 1977 and left to join McGeoch in… Continue Reading

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