MACOR machinable glass ceramic from Goodfellow offers researchers, product designers and machinists cost-saving advantages over working with traditional ceramic materials.
First, MACOR is machinable with ordinary metalworking tools rather than expensive diamond grinding equipment. Second, machined components do not require post-firing after machining is completed, entirely eliminating a production process and reducing the time between design and realisation.
The high-precision and complex shapes achieved with MACOR possess exceptional characteristics:
- Maximum use temperature of 1000ºC
- Strong and rigid
- Radiation resistant
- Low thermal conductivity
- Can be highly polished
Because of these outstanding properties, MACOR is used in a wide range of applications:
- Electronics/semiconductor industry - precision coil formers
- Laser industry - spacers, reflectors and cavities
- High vacuum industry - thermal breaks, coil supports and vacuum feedthroughs
- Aerospace/space industry - Retaining rings, supports and components
- Nuclear industry - fixtures and reference blocks in power generation