Machinable Glass Ceramics - Features and Advantages and of Macor Machinable Glass Ceramics by Precision Ceramics

Precision Ceramics, a division of McGeoch Technology, is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. From procurement and supply through to technical design and specialist machining, we offer a complete service.

Our reputation for quality and service is truly international with specialist ceramic components engineered by Precision Ceramics finding their way into an ever-widening array of worldwide applications in industries as diverse as aerospace, opto-electronics and nuclear power.

Precision Ceramics is a Macor Distributor. Precision Ceramics is a Macor Expert. In fact, there is no other Macor Supplier who knows more about this unique machinable glass ceramic than Precision Ceramics. We're also experts in Macor Metallization and publishers of the Macor Technical Bulletin.

Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic

Macor is an outstanding engineering material and is machinable with ordinary metalworking tools. Macor is also a problem solving material combining the performance of a technical ceramic with the versatility of a high performance plastic.

Macor has a high use temperature (800°C continuous to 1,000°C peak). It has a low thermal conductivity and is a useful high temperature insulator as well as an excellent electrical insulator. Macor has no porosity and when properly baked out, will not outgas. It is strong and rigid and, unlike high temperature plastics, will not creep or deform. Macor is also radiation resistant.

Macor is pure white and can be highly polished. It can be thick or thin film metallised, brazed and epoxy bonded. Another major advantage of this unique material is that, even in small quantities, components are economical to manufacture.

Unique Properties of Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic

Macor is a problem solving material. It gives you the performance of a technical ceramic with the versatility of a high performance plastic. Macor machinable glass ceramic is an outstanding engineering material which is machinable with ordinary metalworking tools.

With such huge versatility, Macor machinable glass ceramic also boasts numerous material characteristics and advantages which make it a highly sort after product for a diverse range of applications...

  • It has a high use temperature (800°C continuous; 1000°C peak)
  • It has a low thermal conductivity and is a useful high temperature insulator
  • It is an excellent electrical insulator. Macor is used in the semiconductor and electronic industries
  • It has no porosity and when properly baked, will not outgas. Macor is widely used in ultra high vacuum applications
  • It is strong and rigid. Macor unlike high temperature plastics will not creep or deform
  • It is radiation resistant. Macor is used in the nuclear industry
  • It can be thick or thin film metallized, brazed, epoxy and frit bonded
  • It is white and can be highly polished. Macor is used in medical and optical devices

Advantages of Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic

With Macor you have the following advantages:

  • Fast components availability: made to your specification in-house
  • High precision and complicated form capability only limited by the available equipment and the experience of the machinist (tolerances +/-0.013mm; surface finishes <0.5 µm and a polish of 0.13 µm all possible)
  • Excellent Design Flexibility - Design changes are easily made thereby reducing the time for product and process development
  • Cost Effectiveness- Macor components are economical, even in small quantities

 

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Precision Ceramics.

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