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Standard and non-standard sizes, machined parts, tubes, rods and sheets are all available upon customer request.

Ceramic Materials:
MACOR®, High Purity Alumina, Alumina-Silicate (LAVA), Aluminum Nitride, Boron Nitride, Glass (Pyrex, Vycor and Similar), Graphite, Mullite, Mycalex® (Glass Bonded Mica), Photoveel®, Quartz, Silicon Carbide, Steatite, Zirconia

Plastic Materials:
Celazole®, DELRIN®, G-10 & G-11., PEEK®, Phenolics, RYTON®, SEMITRON, TEFLON®, TORLON®, UHMW®, ULTEM®, VESPEL®

Macor®
Macor® machinable glass ceramic is made exclusively by Corning, Inc. Macor® has found many uses in Aerospace, Medical and Semi-conductor applications. Macor® machineable glass ceramic can reduce costs where lower volume quantities are needed and high priced tooling charges are not an option. Macor® has a continuous use temperature of 800C and a peak temperature of 1000C. Its coefficient of thermal expansion matches most metals and sealing glasses. Macor® is non-wetting, exhibits zero porosity and unlike ductile materials, wont deform. Its an excellent insulator at high voltages, various frequencies and high temperatures, and wont outgas in vacuum environments.

Alumina
Alumina has good mechanical and electrical properties leading to a wide range of applications. Alumina can be produced in a range of purities with additives designed to enhance properties. It can be formed using a wide variety of ceramic processing methods and can be machined or formed to produce a wide variety of sizes and shapes. In addition, it can be readily joined to metals or other ceramics using metalizing and brazing techniques.

Aluminum Nitride
Aluminum Nitride exhibits lower thermal expansion than Alumina that closely matches the expansion of Silicon wafers and can also be metalized making it an ideal material for semi-conductor applications.

Alumina Silicate (Lava)
Alumina-Silicate or Lava is a machinable ceramic material. It has a high use temperature, and excellent thermal / electrical insulating properties.

Boron Nitride
Boron Nitride can be machined using standard carbide drills. BN exhibits a high electrical resistance, low dielectric constant and loss tangent, low thermal expansion, chemical inertness and good thermal shock resistance. With these properties BN lends itself a useful material for vacuum components, various electrical components and nuclear applications.

Glass (Pyrex®, Vycor® and similar)
Various glasses are used in many applications where optical high thermal shock resistance and insulating properties are required.

Graphite
Graphite has excellent thermal shock and chemical resistance making it an ideal material for molds, furnace boats, plating anodes and brazing fixtures.

Mullite
Mullite is an excellent structural material due to its high temperature stability, strength and creep resistance. It has a low dielectric constant and high electrical insulation capabilities. Typical applications include Kiln Furniture, furnace center tube, heat exchange parts, heat insulation parts and rollers.

Mycalex®
With several grades to choose from varying in strength and temperature performance, Mycalex® is an excellent machinable ceramic insulator material that can be fabricated into complex parts.

Photoveel®
A high performance machinable ceramic with high strength and low thermal expansion. Ideal for micro machining small features and holes down to 40 microns.

Quartz
With its superior thermal, chemical and optical properties, Quartz is often used in the lighting and semi-conductor fields.

Silicon Carbide
Silicon Carbide is known for its high hardness and abrasion resistance. Common applications include: pump seals, valve components and wear intensive parts.

Steatite
The cost of Steatite is relatively low when compared with other ceramic materials. Its useful in applications where insulating and temperature resistance are a concern.

Zirconia
Stabalized Zirconia offers chemical and corrosion resistance to temperatures well above the melting point of Alumina. Zirconia ceramics have the ability to absorb great amounts of stress relative to other ceramic materials. It exhibits the highest mechanical strength and toughness at room temperature.