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Ceramic Crucible Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of ceramic crucible manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source ceramic crucible manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate ceramic crucible companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture ceramic crucibles for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading ceramic crucible manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for alumina crucibles, ceramic nozzles, or custom ceramics.

  • Myrtle Beach, SC

    As an experienced manufacturer and stocking distributor of ceramic crucibles, we can supply a broad range of standard and custom-designed refractory ceramic products to meet your needs. Our teams aim to exceed your expectations and our high performance solutions are very cost efficient. Easily request a quote online or call for more information!

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  • Cheswick, PA

    C-Mac International manufactures custom advanced technical ceramic solutions. Our specialties are Zirconia (MgO stabilized and Yttria stabilized), Alumina (90%, 96%, and 99.5% purity), and Tungsten Carbide (Cobalt and Nickel Binder). We also work with steatite, cordierite, silicon nitride, ceramic crucibles, and crushable ceramics. We prioritize customer needs - we have a 48-hour delivery on blanket releases, and we can get you a quote within 24 hours.

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  • Quakertown, PA

    Insaco provides custom grinding and machining services to fabricate precision parts from sapphire, quartz, and most technical ceramics including alumina, zirconia, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum nitride, and others. Engineers are available to discuss material options/alternative recommendations, as well as design concepts to help our customers minimize fabrication costs. Since 1947 Insaco has enjoyed an extremely strong reputation for reliably meeting the toughest grinding and machining requirements in working with these difficult materials.

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  • Fremont, CA

    Applied Ceramics is a fabricator of custom-made ceramic parts designed for semiconductor, solar, fuel cell, oil drilling, nuclear, and numerous other industries. Materials include ACI-995 Alumina, Zirconia, and more. Our extensive experience with precision designs supported by our team of specialists ensures that our customers have the ideal solution to meet the needs of their application. To get started, contact us today!

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  • Valley Cottage, NY

    Aremco is a leader in the custom formulation of advanced industrial materials including technical ceramics. Offering many capabilities for a broad range of machinable & dense ceramic materials, Aremco serves aerospace, automotive, electrical, electronics, heat treating, metallurgical, petrochemical & plastics applications with superior finished ceramic parts. 100’s of standard industrial products!

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  • Wilmington, MA

    Founded in 1966, Ferro-Ceramic Grinding has become a global supplier of technical ceramic products and alumina ceramics. Servicing a wide variety of industries, we provide our customers with high-quality products that are produced in our state-of-the-art production facilities.

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  • Sarver, PA

    At Associated Ceramics & Technology, Inc., our capabilities encompass the design of ceramic solutions for a wide array of applications. From electrical elements and igniter insulators to lock washers, furnaces, pump seals, and prototyping, our experience spans across industries. We collaborate closely with our clients to understand their unique requirements, ensuring that our ceramic designs meet the highest standards of quality and functionality.

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Ceramic Crucibles

Generally speaking, a crucible is a vessel or dish that is used to hold a sample inside a high temperature furnace.

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History of Ceramic Crucibles

Ceramic crucibles have enjoyed a long history, having been used as a metalworking tool since around 5000 BC. They first aided humans in the smelting of copper, tin and iron. A ceramic crucible is simply a crucible made from a ceramic material, like kiln-fired clay.

Material Used in Ceramic Crucibles

Chemically and physically stable at high temperatures, or refractory, ceramic crucibles are used for working with materials that can only be manipulated at very high temperatures, such as metals, pigments and glass. Ceramics are nonmetallic, crystalline, inorganic or amorphous solids that have themselves been fired, cooled and glazed. Their surfaces are smooth and relatively inert. This inertness is crucial to the crucible, as a reactive surface would likely, at a high enough temperature, cause the materials within the crucible to mix with the crucible’s own materials.

Though it is established that a ceramic almost certainly must be made of ceramic material, a customer must still make a decision about what kind of ceramic material he or she will select. Ceramic crucibles can be made from a variety of base materials, such as silica, zircon, spinel, alumina and magnesite, and the desired chemical composition truly depends upon the crucible’s intended application. Each chemical composition reacts differently to heat and pressure. Alumina crucibles, for example, enjoy a rather widespread usage because they withstand a wide variety of temperature environments and because they are relatively inexpensive.

Application of Ceramic Crucibles

Ceramic crucibles are commonly used in manufacturing, particularly in the areas of metallurgy, analysis and quality control. They also serve as common tools in such research fields as earth science, material science and engineering. Additionally, ceramic crucibles are common, of course, in the arts, particularly with metalwork, pigment work and clay.

Things to Consider When Choosing Ceramic Crucibles

Other characteristics that a customer should consider include total capacity, overall shape, wall thickness and bottom thickness. Though in their early days they were frequently irregularly shaped, inconsistently thick and not terribly refractory, modern ceramic crucibles have evolved to have the ability to be used at incredibly high temperatures and pressures, and can be manufactured to nearly limitless custom specifications.



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