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Ceramics Provide Perfect Cover

Ceramics Provide Perfect Cover

Over the years, ceramics have found their way into many specialised fields, but ballistic armour has to be one of the strangest. In the aftermath of World War II, the search to find new methods of reducing casualties became paramount, especially as the increasing development in rifles and guns, and more particularly their rate of… Continue Reading

Precision Ceramics Quality Manager Reaches New Heights

Precision Ceramics Quality Manager Reaches New Heights

On Saturday 18th August, an army of volunteers from the international charity ‘Your Seva’ assembled in the early morning dew and mist of the Snowdonia National Park ready to trek to the top of Wales’ highest mountain. Among them were Precision Ceramics Quality Manager, Prubhjyot Singh, and his younger brother, Gobind, who, like the other… Continue Reading

Chicken & Egg – A Strange Parallel With Technical Ceramics

Chicken & Egg – A Strange Parallel With Technical Ceramics

Throughout history, philosophers and scientists have confronted the dilemma “which came first, the chicken or the egg”? To ancient philosophers, this problem was at the centre of their questions as to how the universe and life on planet earth began. Even more recently, scientists such as Stephen Hawking have argued that the egg came before… Continue Reading

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

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