Ceramic Materials: Thermal Conductivity & Insulation

Ceramic Materials: Thermal Conductivity & Insulation

When we think about ceramic materials and thermal conductivity, our first instinct might be to assume they're always excellent thermal insulators. However, the reality is that engineering ceramics come with a wide range of thermal conductivities, with the lowest and...

A History of Hall Effect Thrusters

A History of Hall Effect Thrusters

The history of Hall Effect Thrusters date back to 1911 when it was originally conceptualized and began being implemented in the 1950’s. They are now the main method of satellite propulsion in space. The move away from flammable propellant has spawned a wide array of...

High Strength “Ceramic Steel” Zirconia

High Strength “Ceramic Steel” Zirconia

Unlike traditional ceramics that tend to be hard and brittle, Zirconia (ZrO2) has high strength, wear resistance and a flexibility far beyond those of most other technical ceramics. Zirconia (ZrO2) also has excellent corrosion and chemical resistance without the...

DuraWear – A Boron Carbide and Silicon Carbide hybrid

DuraWear – A Boron Carbide and Silicon Carbide hybrid

Durawear is an engineered high quality ceramic composite, made from a hybrid of Boron Carbide (B4C) and Silicon Carbide (SiC). Durawear has hardness levels approaching that of Boron Carbide (one of the hardest materials on the planet) but with a fracture toughness of...

Super Hard Ceramics – They don’t get much tougher

Super Hard Ceramics – They don’t get much tougher

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