Shapal Hi-M Soft
Precision Ceramics is a Shapal Distributor. Precision Ceramics is a Shapal Expert. In fact, there is no other Shapal Supplier who knows more about this unique machinable ceramic than Precision Ceramics. We’re simply experts in everything Shapal.
Shapal Hi-M Soft is a new type of machinable ceramic and combines a high thermal conductivity with a high mechanical strength with bending strengths of 30 kg/m. Shapal Hi-M Soft, in particular, has an excellent sealing ability to vacuum. It also has good heat resistance and an extremely low coefficient of thermal expansion.Ceramic materials are distinguished from metals and organic materials for their unique characteristics, but their use is limited because of difficulty in machining as they are generally hard and brittle.
Shapal Hi-M Soft is a hot pressed material sintered to achieve a consistent finish. The material is pressed up to a maximum of 84mm thick. This maximum thickness is critical to the control of its key properties . Shapal’s consistency in its electrical and mechanical properties whilst maintaining its machinability has led to its adoption by some of the worlds most demanding companies and research institutes.
The use of Shapal Hi-M Soft has set the gold standard for the last 30 years and its inclusion in extreme environments such as space and UHV, furnaces and semiconductor equipment, particle accelerators and fusion reactors all point to its acceptance as the best material for the job.
The term machinable ALN, can however mean many other things and some companies promote alternates based solely on cost. None of these have a pedigree of 30 years tested experience in extreme environments and none with the proven manufacturing process of Shapal H-M Soft. Talk to Precision Ceramics if Machinable ALN is required.
Shapal Hi-M Soft is a new type of machinable ceramic with high mechanical strength and thermal conductivity. It is made on the basis of the first translucent aluminium nitride ceramic developed by Tokuyama Soda Co.Ltd. Based on it’s new and unique characteristics, Shapal Hi-M Soft has a broad range of uses as a structural material and for many other applications. Precision Ceramics are a the UK’s leading supplier of Shapal Hi-M Soft.
Interested in seeing the benefits of Shapal Hi-M Soft as a Machinable Aluminium Nitride comparing to pure Aluminium Nitride (AlN) – See our blog post here!
Alternatively, if you’re interested in thermal conductivity and how Shapal Hi-M Soft compares to other materials – See our blog post here!