Thermally Conductive Ceramics

Thermally Conductive Ceramics

The use of ceramics in high thermal conductivity applications is a growing specialized market. Oxide ceramics are the most common base materials.  But the majority of them are limited to 26-30 W/mK which, when compared to the two most common high thermal conductivity...
Aluminum Nitride (AlN) vs Shapal

Aluminum Nitride (AlN) vs Shapal

The increasing use of Aluminum Nitride (AlN) in power electronics, dissipating heat and providing electrical insulation has been an ongoing trend. The performance of Aluminum Nitride far outstrips Alumina in some critical areas. But the added cost of manufacturing AlN...
Cutting Ceramics with Fire & Water

Cutting Ceramics with Fire & Water

Over the years there have been many great movies involving fire and water and the fantasy drama television series ‘Game of Thrones’ has done much to take two of the earth’s most natural elements to a whole new level. Behind the scenes, fire and water provide a...
Chicken & Egg with Technical Ceramics

Chicken & Egg with Technical Ceramics

Throughout history, philosophers and scientists have confronted the dilemma “which came first, the chicken or the egg”? To ancient philosophers, this problem was at the center of their questions as to how the universe and life on planet earth began. Even more...
Cutting it Fine with Ceramic Blades

Cutting it Fine with Ceramic Blades

Ceramic blades are a relatively new product. Developed for processes that originally required round rotating blades where down time to change them was an issue to the production line, the longer run time of ceramic blades improved efficiency. Ceramic blades in...