Macor is an outstanding engineering material and is machinable with ordinary metalworking tools. Macor is also a problem solving material combining the performance of a technical ceramic with the versatility of a high performance plastic.
Macor has a high use temperature (800°C continuous to 1,000°C peak). It has a low thermal conductivity and is a useful high temperature insulator as well as an excellent electrical insulator. Macor has no porosity and when properly baked out, will not outgas. It is strong and rigid and, unlike high temperature plastics, will not creep or deform. Macor is also radiation resistant.
Macor is pure white and can be highly polished. It can be thick or thin film metallised, brazed and epoxy bonded. Another major advantage of this unique material is that, even in small quantities, components are economical to manufacture.
|Density||2.52 g/cm3||157 lbs/ft3|
|Young's Modulus, 25℃ (Modulus of Elasticity)||66.9 GPa||9.7x106psi|
|Shear Modulus, 25℃||25.5 GPa||3.7x106psi|
|Hardness, Knopp, 100g||250||250|
|Hardness, Rockwell A||48||48|
|Modulus of Rupture, 25℃ (Flexural Strength)||94 MPa||13,600 psi|
|Compressive Strength||345 MPa||50,000 psi|
|Fracture Toughness||1.53 MPa m0.5||1,390 psi in0.5|