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Ceramic Tubes Companies and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of ceramic tube manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top ceramic tube manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find ceramic tube companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture ceramic tubes to your companies specifications. Then contact the ceramic tube companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of ceramic tubing processes, hollow ceramic tubes, ceramic seals, or customized ceramic tubes of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Myrtle Beach, SC

    Silicon carbide, ceramic tubes, industrial ceramics; these are just a few examples of the products that we have to offer. We are devoted to maintaining and manufacturing the best products available in the industry. It is our promise to you. To learn how to get started with our company today get in touch with our customer service representatives via telephone or email!

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  • Pittsburgh, PA

    Our ceramic tubes are used in a variety of applications and industries. C-Mac International, LLC has been providing high quality products and expert engineering solutions for many years. We specialize in using many different materials including Alumina, Steatite, Cordierite, Zirconia, and MgO. Call us today for a free price quote or visit our website for more information!

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  • St. Albans, VT

    A custom technical ceramics manufacturer producing components using extrusion, dry pressing, isopressing, greenforming and diamond machining manufacturing methods. The primary materials are alumina, zirconia, steatite, cordierite, mullite, lava, boron nitride and macor. Applications include wear resistance, corrosion resistance, high temperature usage, electrical and electronic insulation.

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  • Malvern, PA

    Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics, Boron Nitride products, a renowned leader in producing a full spectrum of Boron Nitride material solutions for a variety of industries, including electronics, semiconductors, polymer processing, metalworking and cosmetics. Custom end use products are a specialty of ours, including custom solid shapes, powder formulations and others.

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  • Huntington Beach, CA

    Silicon carbide, ceramic tubes, industrial ceramics; these are just a few examples of the products that we have to offer. We are devoted to maintaining and manufacturing the best products available in the industry. It is our promise to you. To learn how to get started with our company today get in touch with our customer service representatives via telephone or email!

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Heart of the Battery

I don't know much about cars, but I have jumped my old car on numerous occasions. On one foggy morning a friend of our neighbors was having trouble getting her car started. Having jumped a car before, I offered my services along with a friend who works on cars. I borrowed my roommate's jumper cables and got to work. After hooking up her car I preceded to mine when I noticed there were no colored spots to clamp the cables like in my old car. So, I made an educated... Read More

Ceramic Tubes - Knob and Tube Wiring

In the late 1800s, the introduction of knob and tube wiring, or K&T, allowed the average American household to gain access to electricity. Since K&T was so affordable, it became the standardized electric wiring method. However, this does not mean it was the only method. Wiring methods such as armored cable, conduit and metal junction boxes, provided better quality but the cost was significantly higher. The price advantage of K&T eventually began to decline after the price of hiring an electrician outgrew material cost. Some homes still use K&T today,... Read More

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Ceramic Tubes

The term “ceramic tube” refers to any hollow and cylindrical product fabricated from a ceramic. Ceramics are solid, inorganic, nonmetallic materials made up of metal, metalloid or nonmetal atoms. Ceramic creation has been around for thousands of years, starting back when people mixed clay with materials like silica, hand-shaped them and hardened them in the fire to create pottery. Today, the basic concept of ceramic creation remains intact. The only major change has been the materials selected; just a few of the raw materials used to create ceramics today include zirconia, silicon carbide and aluminum oxide. Tube manufacturers take advantage of the various qualities of these mixtures in order to create ceramic tubes, which are known for their ability to resist hazards such as impact, erosion, high temperatures and electric shock. Because of their strength, they are routinely used as components of equipment like furnaces, degassers, fuses and hydraulic pump systems.

Zirconia, also known as zirconium dioxide, is a white, crystalline oxide of zirconium. (Zirconium is mostly extracted from the silicate element zircon, which found primarily in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Russia, India and South Africa.) Zirconia is chemically inert, extremely hard and a good insulator. In addition to ceramic tube, it is used in insulation, enamels and abrasives. It is also used to as a refractory material and as a protective coating. Silicon carbide is a ceramic product also known as carborundum. Composed of silicon and carbon atoms bonded in a crystal lattice, it has high thermal shock resistance, low density, low thermal expansion and it is extremely hard. It is not harmed by molten salts, alkalis or acids, nor is it chemically active. Aluminum oxide, composed of a combination of aluminum and oxygen, occurs naturally, most often as a crystalline form of the compound corundum. When it is found with gem quality, the corundum manifests as sapphire or ruby. Aluminum oxide is resistant to weathering, resistant to compressive strength, resistant to chemicals, extremely hard and durable, highly dense and stiff, electrically insulating, vastly thermally conductive and highly dense. In addition to zirconia, silicon carbide and aluminum oxide, materials that may be used to make ceramic tube include aluminum nitride, aluminum silicate, silicon nitride, boron carbide and boron nitride, among others.

Ceramic tubes may be fabricated in a number of ways, however, the most widely used method of ceramic tube fabrication is extrusion. Tube extrusion is valued for its ability to produce uniform goods, its high efficiency and the ability of extrusion equipment to run continuously. It begins when stock, or a collection of raw material, is held in a hopper above a conveyance channel, ready to be poured into another channel below. After it is released, it is heated until it reaches a molten state. Beyond sits a die, which is a plate with a profile cut into it. This profile matches the intended design of the finished product. To take on this shape, while still molten, the material forced through the die. Once it emerges on the other side, it is allowed to cool and harden. Another method that is sometimes used to make ceramic tubes is welding. Welding is a sculpture and/or fabrication process that creates new products by joining materials via fusion. In other words, welding is a process that melts the ends of two or more materials and joins them. Common types of welding include electrical welding and chemical welding. Subtypes of electrical welding include laser beam welding, arc welding and induction welding, while subtypes of chemical welding include solid reactant welding and oxyfuel welding.

In addition to the features mentioned above, ceramics tubing is also electrically non-conductive, resistant to abrasion, resistant to compressive force and resistant to thermal shock. These characteristics increase their possible applications tenfold. Their electrical non-conductivity, for example, allows them to be adapted as insulators, channels through which electrical wires are passed and capacitors. Because they are abrasion resistant, they can be used as tubes through which abrasive materials pass, such as blasting equipment. Their resistance to compressive force and thermal shock make ceramic tubes excellent candidates for the most high-stress and high-pressure applications, including those in aerospace, military and defense and deep sea missions. Some ceramic tubes are also porous, meaning that they work well with certain specialized telecommunications applications. The one weakness of ceramic tubing is shear force. Therefore, in order to avoid damage, those using ceramic tubes should be careful to not subject them to the excessive tension or angular force. Ceramic tubes are powerful and well worth the investment. To find out more, reach out to an experienced ceramic tube manufacturer with your questions.


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