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Zirconia (ZrO2) – The Ceramic Steel

Zirconia (ZrO2) – The Ceramic Steel

High Strength Zirconia -The Ceramic Steel Unlike traditional ceramics that tend to be hard and brittle, Zirconia (ZrO2) has high strength, wear resistance and a flexibility far beyond those of most other technical ceramics. Zirconia (ZrO2) also has excellent corrosion and chemical resistance without the characteristic technical ceramic property of absolute brittleness. It has the… 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

AVS 2015

AVS 2015

The 62nd Annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition takes place at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, from Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd October. The Precision Ceramics Stand Number is 626 and will be managed by Sales Director, Geoff Randle, and US Operations Manager, Jasper Curry. The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition… Continue Reading

PC People On The Piste

PC People On The Piste

For seven days at the start of February, four people from Precision Ceramics HQ in Birmingham took teambuilding to a whole new level as they travelled to Andorra to venture onto the snowy slopes of the Pyrenean Mountains for a week’s skiing. One of the most popular resorts in Europe, the small landlocked Principality of… Continue Reading

Green Machining

Green Machining of Technical Ceramics - The More Economical Route

The machining of technical ceramics in an unfired state is called, quite simply, ‘green machining’ and in the case of some of the hardest ceramics, it is a far more economical route to take than post machining after firing. In a typical process, a technical ceramic in powder form is mixed with an organic binder… Continue Reading

PC & The Environment

Precision Ceramics & The Environment - Our Personal Quest Continues

Harnessing energy from the sun, the wind and the waves and tide holds greater and greater promise for the United Kingdom’s clean energy future. Nowadays, everywhere you look, the roofs of office blocks, factory buildings and domestic properties have taken on a completely new look with the installation of solar panels. In our countryside and… Continue Reading

The Perfect Tip Seal

The Perfect Tip - The use of Ceramic Seals in Rotary Engines

It’s 85 years since German Engineer Felix Wankel (right) 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, the well-established German manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and pedal cycles and more commonly known simply as NSU, subsequently licensed the design… Continue Reading

Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic – Providing The Freedom To Design

Building on Corning’s 160 years of innovation, Macor machinable glass ceramic is a solid, trusted foundation that can help you realize your designs quicker. Its unique combination of properties makes it an easily machinable, versatile, and high performing material even in harsh operating environments where precision is a necessity. Macor reduces fabrication times and is… Continue Reading

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