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Category Archives: Technical Ceramics

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

DuraWear – A Boron Carbide and Silicon Carbide hybrid

DuraWear – A Boron Carbide and Silicon Carbide hybrid

Durawear is an engineered high quality ceramic composite, made from a hybrid of Boron Carbide (B4C) and Silicon Carbide (SiC). Durawear has hardness levels approaching that of Boron Carbide (one of the hardest materials on the planet) but with a fracture toughness of over double that of Boron Carbide. Using a combination of Silicon Carbide and Boron Carbide… Continue Reading

Thermally Conductive Ceramics

Thermally Conductive Ceramics

Thermal conductance in Ceramics, the science of keeping cool! The use of ceramics in high thermal conductivity applications is a growing specialist market. The use of oxide ceramics is the most common as the base material cost is cheaper but the majority of materials are limited to 26-30 W/M/K, which when compared to the two… Continue Reading

Aluminium Nitride (AlN) vs Machinable Aluminium Nitride (Shapal Hi-M Soft)

Aluminium Nitride (AlN) vs Machinable Aluminium Nitride (Shapal Hi-M Soft)

The increasing use of AlN or Aluminium Nitride in power electronics, dissipating heat and providing electrical insulation has been an ongoing trend. The performance of Aluminium Nitride far outstrips Aluminia in some critical areas, but the added cost of manufacturing AlN is a limiting factor. The changeover from Aluminia to AlN takes you from a… Continue Reading

Shapal M Soft – A Generation of Innovation

Shapal M Soft – A Generation of Innovation

In our latest online blog, Precision Ceramics Business Director, Geoff Randle, recalls the early days of his career with the company and the two principal materials he worked with. I read an article on the time span that defines a generation, typically between 22 and 33 years, and thought about what was occurring in my… Continue Reading

Glossing Up The Terminology

Glossing Up The Terminology

In our latest online series of blogs, Precision Ceramics Business Director, Geoff Randle, explains the need for a comprehensive website glossary … The very nature of technical ceramics involves associated materials and processes which can be complicated and fraught with terms that those not involved in the industry might find confusing. Many people have sought… Continue Reading

Technical Ceramics Journey Deeper Into Space

Technical Ceramics Journey Deeper Into Space

              Having successfully designed and manufactured a series of highly technical ceramic components which have been used in spacecraft visiting Mars, Mercury and Saturn, the close association of Precision Ceramics with space exploration has taken another giant leap forward with the latest mission to the smallest and innermost planet… Continue Reading

CeramaZirc Nano HIP Ultra High Performance Zirconia

CeramaZirc Nano HIP Ultra High Performance Zirconia

                  Precision Ceramics have added yet another zirconia-based material to their already comprehensive range of in-house manufactured technical ceramics. CeramaZirc Nano HIP is an ultra high performance zirconia with high hardness, wear, corrosion resistance & fracture toughness. Key properties include: Use temperatures up to 1000°C Low thermal… Continue Reading

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