Introduction in Ceramic Technologies


A broad definition of ceramic is any inorganic, nonmetallic material. In other words, any solid material that is not a plastic or a metal can be defined as a ceramic.

Grain Structure of Alumina  Al2O3 99.99%
Grain Structure of
Alumina  Al2O3 99.99%

Composite Ceramic
Composite Ceramic
High Density Ceramic
High Density Ceramic
Today’s fine ceramics provide excellent solutions to tough engineering challenges; they excel where traditional materials fall short. Thanks to the reproducibility of our manufacturing processes, these multipurpose materials can be produced in an economical manner in a wide variety of shapes and quantities.

Advanced ceramics perform very well in compression, but some engineers have the misconception that ceramics cannot be used in tension. While careful attention to failure modes is required, ceramics can perform well in tension with proper design. Alumina, for example, has 3-5 times the tensile strength of many plastics, and about half that of 316 stainless steel. Further, some Zirconia-Alumina composites have bending strength that rivals hardened tool steel.

Collection of Ceramic Parts, Dental Screews, Dental Braces/Brackets, Industrial Ceramic Components
Ceramic Sample Parts 1

Collection of Ceramic Parts, Ceramic Nozzle, Industrial Ceramic Components
Ceramic Sample Parts 2
Collection of Ceramic Parts, Medical Components, Wire Guides, Micro Hole Nozzles, Industrial Ceramic Components, Static Mixers
Ceramic Sample Parts 3

Typical characteristics
of ceramics

  • Ultra-hard 
  • Biocompatible 
  • Chemically inert 
  • Physically stable 
  • High strength 
  • Excellent surface finish

Resistant to

  • High temperature 
  • Wear 
  • Corrosion 
  • Bending

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Application Examples


Medical & Dental

  • Orthodontic brackets 
  • Abutments 
  • Long-term implants 
  • Pacemakers 
  • Minimally invasive surgical instruments 
  • Genomic research 
  • Dental equipment
Ceramic Dental Screews, Bio-Compatible Ceramic Drop-In, Medical Application


  • High temperature sensor windows 
  • Complex substrates 
  • Hermetic seals
  • Computer peripherals
Ceramic Fiberbloc, Dented Electronic Part Ceramic Nozzles, Electonic Application


  • Micro, wear-resistant nozzles 
  • Manufacturing tooling/dies 
  • Synthetic fiber production 
  • Wire guides 
  • Thermal protection
Ceramic Wire Guide Assembly Dented Wheel, Watch Industry

Micro Nozzles 

  • Inkjet nozzles 
  • Flow cytometry nozzles 
  • Surface mount technology 
  • Nanoliter dispense systems
Ceramic Flow Cytometry Nozzle Ceramic Capillary, with Micro Hole Polished



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