The first time I heard the expression “ultra-high vacuum”, I was sitting in a meeting in the 1970’s, looking at drawings, and was asked if the parts in the drawing complied. Luckily my colleague was on the ball and I did not need to confess that I wasn’t sure what they meant.
Ultra-high vacuum is stated to be 10-9 torr. This level of vacuum is used by scientists to conduct specialized experiments by removing […]
I first came across a ceramic ball race many years ago when I was handed one which had broken into several pieces. The failure of this assembly should have pointed to limitations in the material. But as it came from a Formula One racing car which had been driven by a certain Michael Schumacher, the cutting edge of the technology behind it became infinitely more interesting.
The ball race, weighing [...]
For most people, ceramics are hard, brittle materials, mostly associated with tiles, bricks, and pottery. These functional and mostly clay-based materials are the most common ceramics in daily use. The more specialist technical ceramics used in extreme environments and demanding applications are less frequently encountered, but have properties which make them unique. A small subsection of […]
Aluminum Nitride (ALN) has long been regarded as the material of choice when Alumina substrates cannot meet the demands of high thermal conductance for electronics. The vast majority of the world’s production of Aluminum Nitride is consumed in 0.040” and 0.025” thick substrates for high performance electronics, prized for its electrical insulation, while offering thermal conductance 7 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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-T A granulated free flowing […]
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 […]
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.