A Guide to Types of Ceramics – Information & Buying

Ceramics are reliable, environmental friendly, and have high insulative properties besides offering increased efficiency to the equipment by reducing corrosion and wear. Liners with wear plates offer cost effective performances by offering durability where severe wear is sensible. Its wear resistant nature and resistance towards heat, corrosion and chemical attack, makes it perfect for applications in a wide number of industries. The grinding media & wear resistant Liners are suitable for ball mill grinding white cement manufacturing and dispersion of enamels, pigments, paints, ceramic materials, minerals, chemicals, glasses pharmaceuticals etc. Glass-lined equipments are used in the pharmaceutical and chemical processing industries. The highly developed technological and physical property of glass-lined glaze has made it capable of manufacturing a variety of glass-lined equipment.

Over the years, ceramic engineering applications demand geometric and dimensional accuracy of ceramic components to be included in assemblies and systems with condition to current engineering practices. To meet the rising demands new processes like selective laser sintering and powder injection moulding are developed. These processes produce parts of metal powders as frequently as ceramic powders. They fit well and take benefit of technologies such as CAD, CAM and CAE. Engineered ceramics meet superior levels of reliability, product strength, weight savings, miniaturization and thermal dissipation.

Armoring ensures the utmost protection of ballistic against projectiles of high velocity and armor-piercing (AP) bullets. Non-metallic and Hard metallic materials mix to present ballistic protection. These Composite armoring materials are a blend of two layered and multi-layered steel, aluminium, ceramics, titanium, epoxy/glass composite, resins etc.

The biggest challenge that faced users and manufacturers of ceramic-metal bonding is the natural differences in the thermal expansion coefficients of the two kinds of materials. Various techniques available for bonding Ceramic-metal. They are friction welding, adhesive bonding and mechanical fasteners, but the most broadly used and successful method is by brazing.

In the brazing method ‘Metallisation’ of the ceramic is to wet the surface on the ceramic, on which braze alloy will run between the two components and braze it.

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