Technical ceramics - oxide ceramics
Technical ceramics offer a range of high-performance materials of the future which meet the increasingly demanding requirements of industry. They possess enormous hardness, while exhibiting astounding bending strengths and impact strengths, are extremely temperature-resistant, biologically compatible and chemically resistant.
It has already been possible to significantly increase the efficiency of machinery and plant in many applications through the use of technical ceramics.
VERSATILE PROPERTIES OF TECHNICAL CERAMICS ALLOW A WIDE RANGE OF USES
In the field of technical ceramics, the later use is defined by the material used, the form and the size of the component. The components are moulded from ceramic powder, organic binder and liquid at room temperature and acquire their typical material properties in a sintering process at high temperatures. The larger or more complex a component made of technical ceramics, the more challenging it is to manufacture.
Depending on the material used, a component made of technical ceramics possesses the following properties:
- heat resistance to well above 1000 °C
- electrical insulation
- resistance to abrasion and wear
- extreme hardness
- corrosion resistance
- low thermal expansion
- low density
- high mechanical strength
- stability of form
- low or high thermal conductivity
- electrically insulating
- semiconductor properties