Ceramics for Fusion

Fusion has only been achieved for a few seconds but the benefits that can be brought to the world from this clean technology once productionised are shown in the planet’s commitment.

There are multiple development projects all over the world. Two of these were JET (Joint European Taurus) and subsequently the ITER project, a longer term multi-billion pound global investment funded by 35 countries.

Fusion requires materials to withstand immense temperatures in electromagnetic fields and Precision Ceramics has supported this research over many decades.

We specialise in supplying a wide range of ceramics for use in hydrogen fusion environments. Whether its parts for vessel first wall or ancillary equipment and peripheral apparatus we can help design and supply whatever your ceramic needs are.

With over 25 years of experience of supplying ceramics to spherical Tokumak systems, and high vacuum, high temperature, high magnetism environments, we can help support your designs and material selection.

We supply ceramics for the following environments:

  • Ultra-High Vacuum
  • High temperature
  • High magnetic field
  • Radioactive environments
  • High energy systems
  • Cryogenic temperatures

We can offer:

  • Custom design support
  • Quick turnaround
  • Complex pieces
  • High tolerances
  • Hight integrity
  • Bespoke ceramics
  • Small to large quantities
  • Complex Geometries
  • Machine on 4th/5th Axis machines
  • CNC grinding
  • Manufactured in-house

Key materials:

  • Shapal Hi-M Soft
  • Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic
  • Alumina
  • Boron Carbide
  • Boron Nitride
  • Zirconia

Typical applications:

  • Radiation Shielding
  • Thermally conductive ceramics
  • Thermally insulating ceramics
  • Radiation stable
  • High electrical insulation