Barat Ceramics, the German specialist ceramic-to-metal seal company has appointed Precision Ceramics to represent them in the USA.The full range of metalized ceramics, active alloy-brazed and brazed ceramic-to-metal seals, glazed and metalized, will be covered.Barat has a worldwide reputation for design and build and can supply small quantity production runs, built and tested to a leak rate of <10-9 torr l/sec.Precision Ceramics USA will offer design advice through to production on new applications together with competitive pricing for existing products.Brazing options vary from 780ºC up to 980ºC in a variety of materials. Step brazing on the same part can be… read more →
The successful development of Tokuyama’s Shapal Hi-M Soft machinable ALN/BN composite in North America has led to the choice of Precision Ceramics USA as the official distributor for their range of AlN powders.The use of aluminium nitride in high-end electrical substrates is already well known and in terms of thermal conductance, there are few other technical ceramics to match it.AlN’s strengths, which include a good co-efficient of thermal expansion, good electrical insulation and thermal shock resistance and excellent thermal conductance in excess of 180w/m/k, are key to its success.Largely driven by these unique properties and the restricted use of Beryllium… read more →
Precision Ceramics USA are pleased to announce that it has been selected as the Distributor of Tokuyama’s ALN range of powders in North America.The successful development of Tokuyama’s Shapal Hi-M Soft machinable ALN/BN composite in America has led to the choice of Precision Ceramics as the powder distribution partner.Grade H-TA granulated free flowing material with sintering aid and organic binder, ready to press and form. Supplied in 10kg dry nitrogen packed containers , this material can be used on its own or with auxiliary sintering agents to produce a high purity material with low oxygen content.Grade HThis is the base… read more →
Precision Ceramics USA is excited to announce that we will be moving to a new location at the end of April. Our new facility will be fitted with the latest ceramic manufacturing and machining equipment, allowing us to provide improved response time and efficiency of our world-class services. As of May 1st, 2017, our new address will be: 9843 18th St North Suite 120, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
We’re excited to announce that Precision Ceramics USA will be attending the 2016 Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, Ohio April 26 – 28th. If you’re in the area, stop by booth 116 and say hello. We’ll have our technical staff as well as material/machining examples. For more information on the 2016 Ceramics Expo, click here.
Hall Effect Thrusters and the Telecommunications Space Race In the early 2000s as the internet started up the exponential growth curve, much consideration was given to constellations of satellites providing access to isolated areas of the Earth. Satellite communication companies like Irridium and Teledesic were highlighted in nearly every publication remotely related to space and the internet. The prospect of so many satellites designed to fall out of their Low Earth Orbits on a regular basis fueled the interest in the development of Hall Effect/Ion Thrusters (HETs). Their designs and materials were constantly evolving in an effort to find the… read more →
Hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN) is a unique material that has a wide range of industrial applications. One common uses of this material is high-temperature nozzles in molten metal applications. Non-clogging – Most molten metals do not wet hBN, resulting in nozzles that don’t clog and cause costly aborted runs. Ultra-high temperature capability – Some Boron Nitride grades are good to 1800C in vacuum and non-O2 atmospheres, far higher than current ceramic nozzles options. No preheating – It is almost impossible to thermal shock an hBN nozzle. This is a problem for typical alumina and zirconia grades used extensively today. This… read more →
We are please to introduce our new tool to help people better understand the properties of different types of technical ceramics. Many people come to us asking for help selecting the right material because it can be difficult to understand how ceramics compare to each other. Following our mission to make ceramics more accessible and understandable, we have created an interactive tool that shows mechanical and thermal properties of our entire ceramics range. With our interactive material charts there is now an easy way to compare the relative properties of difference ceramic materials. Have a look and let us know… read more →
Precision Ceramics has been featured in the October 2015 issue of Production Engineering Solutions. The article highlights our 179 year history and discusses how we turned into a world leader in custom ceramic manufacturing. To learn more about our history read the full article here. Having worked for the likes of BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, QinetiQ, F1 teams and Cern, Precision Ceramics is no stranger to meeting the demands of global engineering powerhouses.
Aluminum Nitride is a highly desirable material in specific applications where high thermal conductivity, electrical insulation, and/or mechanical strength is required. However, it can be very costly to produce small quantities of custom parts due to the extensive manufacturing process, setup, and tooling costs. Aluminum Nitride Alternative – Shapal Hi-M Soft Machinable AlN Shapal Hi M Soft is a machibale Aluminum Nitride that keeps many of the desirable properties of pure AlN, but has the added advantage of being easily machined into custom pieces. Typically, there is a tradeoff with ceramics between machability and strength; the softer and easier to… read more →