Advanced Ceramics for Ultra High Vacuum Applications

Advanced Ceramics for Ultra High Vacuum Applications

In the second in a series of blogs, Geoff Randle, Precision Ceramics Business Director, reflects on the use of advanced ceramics for ultra-high vacuum applications. “The first time I heard the expression ‘ultra-high vacuum’, I was sitting in a meeting looking at...

Ceramic Balls – The Answer to an Engineer’s Prayers!

Ceramic Balls – The Answer to an Engineer’s Prayers!

Geoff Randle, Precision Ceramics Business Director, reflects on the early applications for ceramic balls … “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...

What Are Machinable Ceramics?

What Are Machinable Ceramics?

For most people ceramics are hard and brittle materials which are used to manufacture tiles, bricks and pottery. These functional and predominantly clay-based materials are our most common everyday contact with ceramics. The more specialist technical ceramics that are...

The Magic of Mazak

The Magic of Mazak

To meet the increasing quality demands of our customers, Precision Ceramics has consistently invested in the very latest state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. As a result, a bank of multi-station machining centres now stand side-by-side at our UK headquarters in...

The Perfect Tip – Ceramic Seals In Rotary Engines

The Perfect Tip – Ceramic Seals In Rotary Engines

It’s over 85 years since German Engineer Felix Wankel first patented his design for a rotary engine. Development began in the 1950’s and by 1957 a working prototype had been built. NSU Motorenwerke AG, a well-established German manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles...