Materials Ranked by Maximum Temperature
Boron Nitride (BN) is top of the charts when it comes to maximum temperature withstanding temperatures up to 2000℃. It also has outstanding thermal conductivity and has good machinability amongst other attributes. A close 2nd is Shapal Hi M Soft™ withstanding temperatures up to 1900℃ and also offering high mechanical strength and thermal conductivity.
Ceramic Material Comparison Chart
Thermal conductivity measures how easily heat is transmitted through a material. There is a growing specialist market for advanced ceramics use in applications with high thermal conductivity requirements.
Advanced ceramics have generally low coefficients of thermal expansion which is the measure of how much a material expands due to a rise in temperature. When heat is applied to most materials they expand due to their atomic structure, due to ceramics atomic composition they are able to stay stable across a wider range of temperatures.