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Industrial Ceramics Companies and Suppliers

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  • Advanced Ceramic Technology: Industrial Ceramics

    Advanced Ceramic Technology Advanced Ceramic Technology boasts 31 years of excellence in manufacturing and machining industrial ceramics. Our company was started in 1983 and is located in Orange, California. We are ISO 9001:2008 compliant to ensure quality control and quality performance. Read more......

  • The Non-Metallic Cutting Option

    Ceramic knives are becoming increasingly more popular in the household kitchen. Some traditional steel knife manufacturers have even launched their own ceramic knife lines. I remember when my dad bought a yellow, plastic-like knife. I was flabbergasted that knives could be made out of a non-metallic material. It quickly became one of his favorite knives because it remained sharp and easily cut vegetables and fruits. So which knife is better, ceramic of stainless steel? Ceramic knifes retain their edge, are lightweight, are nonporous and can come with cool designs. There...

  • Do Laundry Balls Really Work?

    I never realized how expensive laundry detergent was until I left the confines of my parent's home. Depending on the size of load and how often you do your laundry, bottles of detergents can go pretty quickly. At my house, everyone has their own bottle of detergent, so there is about 5 bottles next to the washing machine. That is a lot of chemicals for a busy washer. Well, there is a potential eco-friendly alternative to our mass of cleaning chemicals. According to manufactures, laundry balls can be used in...

  • Industrial Ceramics Vs. Pottery

    Since the dawn of civilization there was pottery. The oldest known pottery item dates back 27,000 years. It's one of the most common artifacts found in archaeological digs. My Greek 101 teacher made sure we knew that, and spent most of the class teaching about finding and interrupting shards of pottery. It was interesting and all, but it was not something I wanted to learn freshmen year of college. Depending on whom you talk to, pottery and ceramics can be used interchangeably. In some circles, ceramics is thought of as...

  • Ceramics: Not Just For China Cabinets

    When most people hear the word ceramics it conjures up images of fragile dishes and breakable figurines. Your grandmother's house is probably full of them, and you are constantly reminded to watch the ceramics! as you tear through the house playing hide and seek with your cousins. In the industrial world however, the word ceramics never creates the impression of an unstable and fragile material; quite the opposite actually. The ceramics that are used in the manufacturing industry have to be strong in order to stand high temperatures, rough environments...

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Industrial Ceramics

Industrial ceramics involve the use of non-metallic, inorganic, mineral compounds in the production of physically large and quantity large ceramics, to be used in a wide range of contexts due to their desirable high resistance and insulating qualities. These compounds differ greatly from ceramics used for recreational and art purposes. While all ceramics posses certain advantageous characteristics, ceramics suited to industry must be highly resistant to a variety of elements.

High melting points, thermal and electrical non-conductivity and resistance to heat, electricity, wear and chemical corrosion are all necessary properties of industrial ceramics. A low coefficient of thermal expansion is also integral to the success of these materials as ceramic manufacturing is expensive and this greatly reduces the risk of error. When metal is processed at high temperatures, manufacturers must account for the expansion and contraction inherent in the heating and cooling processes. Industrial ceramics eliminate this potential problem. These and many other attributes of industrial ceramics allow their continued use in a variety of industrial settings. Fuel, electric, refractory, metallurgical, foundry, investment casting, heat treatment, chemical processing, and microwave industries are among the many utilizing these resilient materials. In addition to these settings, industrial ceramic manufacturing has become a significant industry of its own producing products such as ceramic rods, tubes, armor and more.

The manufacture of industrial-grade ceramics begins the same no matter the intended output. Nonmetallic mineral clays are first taken in desired proportions and crushed or ground into a fine powder. A purifying agent or chemical solution is introduced to allow the removal of any impurity in precipitate form. Heating then returns the remaining solution to a highly pure powder. In many cases, wax is then added in small amounts to bind the grains together. Plastics may also be added to increase durability and pliability. Alternatively, fused ceramics add no binding agent. Instead, the grains or crystals bond through the manufacturing processes themselves. These processes include sintering, firing, hot pressing, hipping, extrusion, fusing, slip or pressure casting, injection molding and deposition. The end result of each method is a shaped ceramic product. These objects are then heated in a densification procedure that further strengthens the materials. The types of ceramics used in industrial settings vary greatly. Common materials include oxides, carbides and nitrides which are often blended together. Maximum use temperature, thermal conductivity, modulus of rupture, elasticity, electrical resistance, average crystal size, density, and purity are all determining factors when selecting industrial ceramics.

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