Article - 26 Jun 2008
The highest performance electrical seal systems employ ceramics for exceptional resistance to thermal and mechanical shock, as well as corrosion. The many benefits of ceramic-to-metal seals are...
Article - 18 Feb 2012
This application note presents aluminas, their uses as a vapor trap and how a BET surface area measurement can be used as an indicator of their performance.
Article - 17 Dec 2011
High Purity Alumina is a highly cost-effective and widely used material in the family of engineering ceramics. This article outlines the properties and applications of alumina enginering ceramics.
Article - 24 Aug 2011
Although alumina and zirconia are often used in similar industrial applications they have unique properties that need to be considered. This article provides information on how to select the correct...
Article - 27 Jul 2011
In rudimentary terms, the HIPing process uses the combination of high temperatures and high pressures to densify engineering ceramics and hard metals. The advantaagesof this process to the production...
Article - 14 Jul 2011
Manufacturers of solar cells need to make sure their products are of the highest quality. To check this they carry out microstructural examinations. This article describes how to prepare samples for...
Article - 29 Jun 2011
Two standard DSC methods were used to determine Cp at temperatures up to 1600 °C. Results from the direct method show that descrepencies and this method is not recommended. In contrast, the sapphire...
Article - 2 Jun 2011
When selecting a engineering ceramic for use in an engineering component, it is important to select the material on the based on its mechanical and physical properties. It is important to ensure that...
Article - 2 May 2011
Lapping is an abrasive machining process that helps improve material surface characteristics such as roundness, roughness, waviness and flatness. It can be applied to fragile parts and brittle...
Article - 3 Feb 2011
Virgin, high purity fused chrome alumina grain. Washington Mills has the ability to vary the Cr2O3 content from 0.1% up to 99+%. Fused, high purity chrome alumina is used in specialty product...