Ceramic Material Properties

Precision Ceramics USA offers a full range of Oxide, Nitride, and Carbide advanced ceramic materials with different combinations of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties for supporting a wide spectrum of high-tech applications. The full range of trademarked materials offers comprehensive solutions with resistance to melting, bending, stretching, corrosion, wear, and high voltages and currents.

The in-house fabrication and design optimization of our materials has generated enhanced properties to meet market requirements, with structures and processes controlled to achieve maximum effectiveness. A comparison and overview of the materials and their characteristics can be found in the Material Comparison Chart.

Through this page, you can navigate the performance characteristics of our ceramic materials based on their mechanicalthermal, and electrical properties.

Mechanical Properties


Precision Ceramics USA advanced ceramic materials are engineered for performance, with excellent mechanical strength characteristics including hardness, density, and fracture toughness, enabling application-specific mechanical requirements to outperform metals and polymers. See the mechanical performance of our materials based on:


Thermal properties characterize how a material reacts to changes in temperature. Advanced ceramics can be used to withstand and perform at extremely low and excessively high temperatures. Many of our advanced ceramics are tailored for a specific thermal performance or a combination of properties, where thermal conductivity, coefficient of thermal expansion, and thermal shock resistance are required to achieve an objective. See the thermal performance of our materials based on:

Thermal Properties
Electrical Properties


The composition of most advanced ceramics makes them highly effective electric insulators. This is by far the most common use of all advanced ceramics. But some ceramics can be used as semiconductors or engineered to work with processes such as EDM machining when the demand arises. See the electrical performance of our materials based on: