Its rich appearance has established a growing niche for ceramics in consumer products, including appliances, high-end smartphone and watch cases and as interior automotive trim on luxury vehicles. Most recently, its durability and physical properties have created a new niche for ceramics inside high-end consumer products: micro-components for better-quality and diagnostic wearable technology.
Consumer products are subject to high wear, impact, temperature fluctuation and proximity to other electronic devices. The excellent properties of ceramics make it an ideal choice to mitigate these circumstances' effect to the ceramic part or to its appearance. For high-end consumer products, better-quality and diagnostic wearable technology, ceramics are an excellent alternative to plastics and metals.
Earth-friendly, Colorful, Visually Appealing, yet Extremely Durable
Unlike rare wood species, ivory, or exotic animal hide, the material from which ceramics are made is plentiful. Ceramco zirconia can be formulated in a variety of colors. From the deepest black, to a white so intense it seems to vibrate. Due to the very fine grain of Ceramco zirconia, parts made from it can be polished to mirror finish. The natural stone-like qualities of zirconia possess a luxurious uniqueness unparalleled by plastics and metals in both its appearance and its durability.
Reliable & Consistent Performance
There are many consumer products manufactured in which reliable and consistent product performance is of equal or even greater importance than low unit cost. Ceramco custom ceramics delivers both. The high purity and chemical inertness of Ceramco's alumina formulations are two of the key qualities making it the ideal choice for product carriers (such as make up applicators) and the sensitive chemical balance of the products which they apply to the skin.
Ceramic Micro Parts
Futurists predict wearable technology will exceed the cell phone in its impact on society. The promise of wearable technology is its constant data stream, measuring what we are doing even while we sleep. The information gathered with wearable devices such as fitness monitors can improve the quality of our life. Diagnostic wearable devices such as clinically accurate blood pressure monitors and electrocardiograms can even save our life. The mechanical and physical properties of Ceramco’s ceramic parts are already proving themselves in analytical devices and instrumentation.
Early adoption of wearable technology was slow. A 2014 survey showed one-third of those buying a wearable device stopped wearing it after 6 months. The reason? Size. People don’t want bulky computers strapped to their bodies. The need to build them smaller, even fashionable, yet remain durable created a vacuum (in part) filled by micro-molding and additive manufacturing (3D Printing) of ceramics components now offered at Ceramco.
People Making it Happen
Ceramco is a business, but it also is people. Consumer products touch everyone's live's and (in some cases) touch them physically or emotionally. When that touching experience involves a part made by Ceramco, we know it will be the best product their money can buy... a custom ceramic part that looks good and performs even better. A discussion with a Ceramco specialist can show you how to deliver more, perhaps even better, touching experiences with your high-end consumer products as well as the better-quality and diagnostic wearable technology.
Ready to Make it Happen for You
Do you need a quotation on your print for a custom ceramic part? Contact Ceramco. You'll be greeted by a courteous customer service specialist ready to provide immediate, personal assistance. Ceramco specializes in manufacturing custom ceramic parts with complex geometries, matching the appropriate forming process to your order's specifications and quantity: