Super Hard Ceramics – They Don’t Get Much Tougher

Super Hard Ceramics – They Don’t Get Much Tougher

In the world of technical ceramics, there are two materials that are surpassed only by diamond and cubic boron nitride in terms of hardness – and both are used by Precision Ceramics USA as a base material for a wide range of technical components in an equally wide...

Perfect Cover with Ceramic Ballistic Armor

Perfect Cover with Ceramic Ballistic Armor

Over the years, ceramics have found their way into many specialized fields. But ballistic armor has to be one of the strangest.

In the aftermath of World War II, the search to find new methods of reducing casualties became paramount, especially as the increasing development in rifles […]

Ceramic Balls for Engineering

Ceramic Balls for Engineering

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 […]

What are 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 […]