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A Short Time For A Long Project

A Short Time For A Long Project

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear but when it comes to engineering technical ceramics, you can make a much longer rod than the standard sizes of raw material normally allow. Precision Ceramics recently received an enquiry from a US Customer for a furnace shaft which, because of high temperature and… Continue Reading

The Perfect Tip – Ceramic Seals In Rotary Engines

The Perfect Tip – Ceramic Seals In Rotary Engines

It’s over 85 years since German Engineer Felix Wankel first patented his design for a rotary engine. Development began in the 1950’s and by 1957 a working prototype had been built. NSU Motorenwerke AG, a well-established German manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and pedal cycles and more commonly known simply as NSU, subsequently licensed the design… Continue Reading

Precision Ceramics On Show – An Extended Exhibition Campaign for 2017

Precision Ceramics On Show – An Extended Exhibition Campaign for 2017

Despite the demise of many industry-based exhibitions in the United Kingdom and further afield, Precision Ceramics continues to attend at least two major events each year, generally one in Europe and the other in the USA. For the first time this year we will be extending our campaign even further with a presence at three… Continue Reading

Further Investment Enhances Manufacturing Capability

Further Investment Enhances Manufacturing Capability

To meet the ever-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

PC Machine Operator Retires

PC Machine Operator Retires

After 43 years loyal service, John Ryan retired from Precision Ceramics on Thursday 22nd September, his 65th birthday.  After joining Rouse Thompson Lloyd, part of the Delta Group, in 1973, John had a long and successful career as a General Machine Operator moving to Precision Ceramics in 1996 to specialise in machining products for the… Continue Reading

CeramaZirc® Nano HIP – A New Generation of High Performance Zirconia Ceramic Materials

CeramaZirc® Nano HIP – A New Generation of High Performance Zirconia Ceramic Materials

The constant increase in demand for improved mechanical properties, reliability and resistance to aggressive environments has led to development of a new generation of hot isostatically pressed zirconia (ZrO2) materials with a greatly improved performance. With a recognised need to operate at much higher pressures, the modern pumping systems used in the oil, gas and… Continue Reading

Technical Ceramics Journey Further Into Space

Technical Ceramics Journey Further Into Space

Having successfully designed and manufactured a series of highly technical ceramic components which have been used in spacecraft visiting Mars and Mercury, Precision Ceramics can now add another planet to its close association with space exploration. Precision-machined Shapal components were supplied for Cassini–Huygens, an unmanned spacecraft sent to the planet Saturn. Cassini is a flagship-class NASA–ESA–ASI… Continue Reading

Precision Ceramics ‘Cool Stuff’

Precision Ceramics ‘Cool Stuff’

This new area of our website provides links to some of the current and topical items of interest that our key players are looking at – breakthroughs, concepts, designs, developments, discoveries, ideas, innovations, news, opinions, trends and general business viewpoints. Not necessarily related to the use or potential use of technical ceramics, this ‘cool stuff’… Continue Reading

Enhanced Range of Shapal Hi-M Soft Rods Now Available

Enhanced Range of Shapal Hi-M Soft Rods Now Available

The range of Shapal Hi-M Soft Rods available from Precision Ceramics has been enhanced to include 60mm, 70mm and 80mm diameters. In standard lengths of 100mm, 150mm and 300mm, the new items have been added to the Precision Ceramics online shop and are now available for immediate despatch from stock. Precision Ceramics are experts in… Continue Reading

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