Industrial Ceramics

Thousands of engineering gears have used from advanced ceramics solutions for wear resistance, corrosion resistance & thermal resistance, providing significant lifetime added to over conventional metal gears. It is not always the best possible design solution, commonly advanced ceramics can be benefited as direct substitutes for available designs.

Typical gears include wear plates & thermal barriers, bearings for high speed and high stiffness spindles, bushes, gears and many others. Dynamic-Ceramic can provide now hundreds of case histories on the successful and cost effective application of advanced ceramics solutions in mechanical engineering applications.

Although ceramics have been used by man for many centuries, until recently their applications have been limited by their mechanical properties. Unlike metals, most ceramics materials do not exhibit a non-linear plastic region before failure. Instead, ceramics are known to be brittle and fail catastrophically. Their application in engineering applications has certainly been limited by their lack of toughness.

Applications

Ceramics are used in an array of applications:

  • Compressive strength makes ceramics good structural materials (e.g., bricks in houses, stone blocks in the pyramids)
  • High voltage insulators and spark plugs are made from ceramics due to its electrical conductivity properties
    Good thermal insulation has ceramic tiles used in ovens and as exterior tiles on the Shuttle orbiter Some ceramics are transparent to radar and other electromagnetic waves and are used in radomes and transmitters
  • Hardness, abrasion resistance, imperviousness to high temperatures and extremely caustic conditions allow ceramics to be used in special applications where no other material can be used
  • Chemical inertness makes ceramics ideal for biomedical applications like orthopaedic prostheses and dental implants
  • Glass-ceramics, due to their high temperature capabilities, leads to uses in optical equipment and fiber insulation

Metals, plastics & ceramics are the significant engineering material. Among the three ceramic are largely synthetic. Ceramics comprise of Routine materials like cement, glass, porcelain, and brick & strange material like spacecraft & electronics. Due to the excellent power of resistance to heat & chemicals, ceramics finds wide use in industries.

Common ceramics are made from minerals such as feldspar, talc. clay, and silica, These minerals known as silicates form the majority of the earth's crust. In the laboratory Chemists formulate advanced ceramics like alumina, silicon carbide, and barium titanate from mix excluding silicates.

Ceramic products resist to high temperatures, gases, water, salts & acids based on their mineral component, Properties of all ceramic products are not identical they vary from each other. Ceramics are normally bad conductor of electricity; in certain cases when cooled, they turn into super conductor. Few of the ceramics are magnetic engineers have power over these properties by scheming the ratio and nature of material being used.

Ceramics property makes them particularly appropriate products. Products made out of ceramic materials consist of construction materials, grinding materials, electrical equipment, dinnerware, glass products, and heat-resistant materials.

Ceramic materials that contain alumina and silicon carbide are extremely rigid and are used to sand various surfaces, cut metals, polish, and grind. Ceramics that consists of silica, zirconium oxide, magnesium oxide, silicon carbide & alumina are used in making refractories. Engineers continually research developing the various uses of ceramics.

Industrial ceramics

Usually, Ceramic products are divided into 4 sectors

  • Structural, pipes, including bricks, roof tiles & floor
  • Refractory, such as kiln linings, gas fire radiant, steel and glass making crucibles
  • White wares, sanitary ware, including tableware, pottery products and wall tiles
  • Technical, is also known as Engineering, Advanced, Special, and Fine Ceramics. Those items include tiles used in the Space Shuttle program, ballistic protection, nuclear fuel uranium oxide pellets, gas burner nozzles, bio-medical implants, missile nose cones, and jet engine turbine blades. Repeatedly the raw materials do not include clays.

Industrial ceramic Products

CUMI is offering the following industrial ceramics products based on the industry.

  • Engineered Ceramics
  • Metallized Ceramics
  • Wear Resistant liner
  • Ballistic Protection
  • Lined equipment
  • Grinding Media

Industrial ceramics Industry

  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Cement
  • Power Generation
  • Steel Industry
  • Fluid Handling
  • Power Distribution Equipment
  • Coal Washery
  • Armour
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