Ceramic Rods Companies and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of ceramic rod manufacturers and suppliers. Find ceramic rod companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture ceramic rod to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top ceramic rods manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the ceramic rod companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of ceramic sharpening rods, ceramic sharpening tools, and alumina rods of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

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  • The Advantages of Hot Isostatic Pressing

    There is an array of methods used to shape form ceramic powders including injection molding, extrusion, hot isostatic pressing, slip casting, gel casting and tape casting. Injection molding is known to form many plastic parts found in the average household and extrusion can be used to make a ceramic rod used for building facade. Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) is a forming method that can be used to form both metallic and non-metallic materials into a variety of different products. HIP increases the density of ceramic materials and can reduce the...

  • Staying Sharp With Sharpening Rods

    The knives we use at my house are horribly dull. I've actually used butter knives to cut cheese and vegetables instead our larger kitchen knives. This isn't necessarily the knives fault. Most of them are compiled from a cheap knife set one of my roommates purchased. The others haven't been sharpened in years. My father taught my brother and me how to sharpen blades using the back of a plate. I tried this technique once but I'm pretty sure I made the knife duller. To be fair, I did a...

  • NY Times Ceramic Rod Curtain - Building Facade or Ladder?

    Ceramic rods serve a number of different applications. Some of the most common include decorative embellishments on furniture, knife sharpeners, engine systems and even building facades. One notable facade is the screen of ceramic rods on the New York Times tower. If you've ever seen the tower it looks kind of cool, especially the NY Times logo above the entrance of the building. The purpose for this facade is not purely aesthetic appeal, it also saves energy. The ceramic rod curtain allows light through but limits heat, which helps keep...

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Ceramic Rods

Ceramic rods are widely used as knife sharpeners, as decorative embellishments on furniture and even in some aerospace applications; some high performance ceramic rods have been used in jet engine systems. Because of ceramic rods’ limited capacity for load-bearing, and because they can’t be used to transmit wires and cords like ceramic tubing, ceramic rods are generally limited to a few applications.

Ceramic rods can be created in several ways, but among the most efficient and effective means of ceramic rod creation is extrusion. Extrusion is the process of forcing molten material through a die in order to shape it. A die is a metal plate with a specially-shaped hole cut through it. The extrusion process begins with a collection of raw material. In the case of ceramics forming, that raw material can be aluminum oxide (also known as alumina), silicon carbide, zirconia and many other similar materials. Those materials are suspended above a conveyance channel in a hopper. Gravity is used to release the suspended materials into the cavity. Once in the cavity, the materials are heated to their melting points and pressurized. Heating and pressurizing raw ceramic materials makes them workable; once melted they can be forced through the die, and as they pass through the die they take its shape. In the case of rod extrusion, the die shape can be as simple as a circle; this will produce a long cylinder as material is forced through it. Once the material emerges on the other side of the die, it has become a newly extruded ceramic rod. At this point the rod can be cut and prepared for shipment or additional processing if necessary.

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