July 20, 2018
Ceramic Balls

Ceramic Balls – The Answer to an Engineer’s Prayers!

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 [...]
June 26, 2018
Machinable Ceramics

What are Machinable Ceramics?

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 [...]
June 11, 2018
Aluminum Nitride (AlN)

ALN comes of Age

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 [...]
July 15, 2017
New USA Representation For Barat

New USA Representation for Barat

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 [...]
July 3, 2017

Tokuyama appoints PC USA as the Official Distributor for its AlN Powders in America

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 [...]