Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division offers Shapal™ Hi-M soft, a composite sintered body of AlN and BN that specifically addresses machining difficulties associated with the brittleness and hardness of traditional ceramics.
Shapal™ Hi-M soft can be machined into small or complex shapes and is suitable for a wide range of applications, thanks to its unique combination of properties:
Excellent machinability -- High-precision, close-tolerance components can be machined using a wide range of techniques including drilling, grinding, turning and milling
High thermal conductivity -- Approximately 4X that of alumina and at least 50X that of machinable glass ceramic
High mechanical strength -- It has a flexural strength of 300 MPa, comparable to alumina
Additional advantages include excellent electrical insulation, low thermal expansion, low dielectric loss, excellent high-temperature properties, and suitability for vacuum applications.
Typical applications of Shapal™ Hi-M soft include:
- Prototyping and small volume production
- Electrical components
- Heat sinks
- Vacuum components
- Jigs and fixtures
- Crucibles for vacuum applications
Shapal™ Hi-M soft is available from Goodfellow as rods and sheets or as finished components precision-machined to customer drawings.
For more information about Shapal™ Hi-M soft from Goodfellow, call 0800 151 3115 (UK freephone) or +44 1480 424 888, email [email protected] or visit www.goodfellow-ceramics.com.
Shapal-M is a trademark of Tokuyama Corp.
About Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division
Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division supplies a comprehensive range of ceramics and glasses to the research and industrial markets either as finished components to customer drawings or in an extensive range of semi-finished forms including sheets, rods and tubes for customers to machine their own components.
Goodfellow is a leading supplier of metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials to meet the needs of science and industry worldwide. The company specialises in supplying small quantities (a few grammes to a few kilos) of metals and materials for research, prototype development and specialised manufacturing applications. Standard products can be found online at the comprehensive Goodfellow Catalogue.