Ceramic Materials Examples
C-Mac International LLC manufacturers tight tolerance ceramic parts for engineered applications where advanced technical ceramics are required; materials ranging from steatite to 99.%5 alumina.
Refer to our complete list of ceramic materials and or specific page details for advanced technical ceramics such as Zirconia (MgO stabilized and Yttria stabilized) or Alumina (90%, 96% and 99.5% pure) and custom ceramic application requirements.
Alumina – Aluminum Oxide
Alumina is a very hard, dense material of exceptional strength. Alumina exhibits resistance to both high temperature and corrosion. Electrical properties of alumina include high volume resistivity as well as low loss characteristics at high frequencies. We produce many grades of Alumina products by injection molding, dry pressing and extrusion processes.
Steatite – Crystalline Magnesium Silicate
Steatite ceramics exhibit excellent electrical properties. By manufacturing different grades of Steatite, we can meet a variety of electrical and mechanical requirements. For general applications, specify L-3. For applications where low electrical loss is critical, specify L-5. The capability to manufacture a wide range of extruded sizes accommodating both resistor and igniter manufacturers. Superior manufacturing capabilities allow us to produce complex products to accommodate the heater and appliance industry.
Cordierite – Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Cordierite ceramics have low coefficients of thermal expansion, providing excellent thermal shock resistance. We manufacture several cordierite grades with different levels of porosity, for a variety of applications including ceramic thermocouples, load banks and kiln furniture.
Zirconia – Zirconium Oxide
Zirconia is a very hard and durable material, with low thermal conductivity, high strength and flexibility. Because of certain additives, the material has a high resistance to corrosion and a melting point higher than Alumina. Zirconia is used in oxygen sensors as well as other technical applications.
Silicon Nitride – Si3N4
Silicon Nitride Si3N4 ceramics maintain high mechanical strength at high temperatures and has higher chemical corrosion resistance and thermal shock when compared to other ceramic materials.
Crushable Ceramic Products
C-Mac provides many different crushable ceramics, including Magnesium Oxide, Alumina and Hafnia. These highly engineered materials are formed by extrusion, dry pressing and slip casting. These ceramic products are used worldwide in cartridge heaters, thermocouples, mineral insulated cable and crucibles.
Magnesia Partially Stabilized Zirconia
Magnesia Partially Stabilized Zirconia are ideal material choices for valve and pump components, bushings and wear sleeves, oil and gas down-hole tools and industrial tooling applications.