Ceramic Materials: Thermal Conductivity & Insulation

Ceramic Materials: Thermal Conductivity & Insulation

When we think about ceramic materials and thermal conductivity, our first instinct might be to assume they're always excellent thermal insulators. However, the reality is that engineering ceramics come with a wide range of thermal conductivities, with the lowest and...

High Strength ‘Ceramic Steel’ Zirconia

High Strength ‘Ceramic Steel’ Zirconia

Unlike traditional ceramics that tend to be hard and brittle, Zirconia (ZrO2) has high strength, wear resistance and a flexibility far beyond those of most other technical ceramics. Zirconia (ZrO2) also has excellent corrosion and chemical resistance without the...

A History of Hall Effect Thrusters

A History of Hall Effect Thrusters

Hall Effect Thrusters were originally conceptualized in 1911 and began being implemented in the 1950’s and now are the main method of satellite propulsion in space. The move away from flammable propellant has spawned a wide array of propulsion technologies, with...

Ultra High-Performance Zirconia Nuts & Bolts

Ultra High-Performance Zirconia Nuts & Bolts

Ultra high-performance Zirconia nuts and bolts usher in a tooling change for extreme environments. There are vast ranges of these fittings with different threads, lengths, heads and even materials – although none will be Zirconia nuts and bolts! Walk into a hardware...

Macor Components

Macor Components

As you would expect from one of Corning Incorporated’s principal, longest-serving and highly respected distributors of Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic, Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities – including 4th & 5th axis machining centres,...