Development of New Microengineering Techniques

Goodfellow Ceramic & Glass Divisionare an award-winning company who supply specialist glass and ceramics for scientific and industrial use.

Goodfellow Ceramic & Glass Division aim is to understand your application and then supply the most appropriate materials or components to meet your needs. Our technical staff are qualified in glass technology and materials science and can, therefore, provide impartial advice and full technical support for your projects.

Development of New Microengineering Techniques

Anchor The continuing drive towards miniaturisation of electro-mechanical devices and mobile communication devices has lead to the development of new micro engineering techniques. Technical Glass has helped new and existing customers realise new products requiring combinations of glass, sapphire and ceramic components.

New Materials Integrating Glass, Sapphire and Ceramic Components

Anchor Precision ground and polished quartz (very low thermal expansion coefficient) rods have been used where extreme dimensional stability was required. Sapphire balls are routinely available accurate to sub micron tolerances. Using these balls allowed an easy and effective way of spacing components whilst also providing electrical insulation. Alumina ceramic material was chosen, rather than plastics, because of its creep resistance and other properties. These parts ranged from discs 2 mm diameter x 0.3 mm thick to machined components 8 mm x 5 mm x 3.5 mm, with 0.3 mm diameter holes and a 0.25 mm wide slot.





Small world, big problems solved using glass and ceramic, the Technical Glass way!

Source: Goodfellow Ceramic & Glass Division
For more information on this source please visit Goodfellow Ceramic & Glass Division


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Goodfellow. (2019, September 10). Development of New Microengineering Techniques. AZoM. Retrieved on November 29, 2022 from

  • MLA

    Goodfellow. "Development of New Microengineering Techniques". AZoM. 29 November 2022. <>.

  • Chicago

    Goodfellow. "Development of New Microengineering Techniques". AZoM. (accessed November 29, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Goodfellow. 2019. Development of New Microengineering Techniques. AZoM, viewed 29 November 2022,

Ask A Question

Do you have a question you'd like to ask regarding this article?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type