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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

Precision Ceramics at AVS 2017

Precision Ceramics at AVS 2017

David Ostrow on the Precision Ceramics USA booth on the opening day of AVS 2017 in Tampa, Florida. As well as attending the symposium, key members of the PC-USA team are showing technical ceramic components for vacuum applications including Shapal Hi-M Soft Aluminium Nitride. A new range of in-house manufactured technical ceramics is also on… Continue Reading

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

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