Alumina, one of the oldest technical ceramics, remains one of the most common still in use. Alumina, thoroughly documented since the 1920's, is an industry standard to which many other ceramic materials are compared. Many of the custom ceramic parts Ceramco manufactures for its customers are made from alumina because of its desirable properties, including:
- Chemical inertness
- Resistance to high wear
- Resistance to thermal conductivity
- Resistance to electrical conductivity
Alumina – Versatile, Desirable and Abundant
Ceramco offers numerous alumina-based formulations for its custom ceramic parts satisfying a wide range of customer requirements and applications. Various alumina grades and alumina purities in both porous and non-porous varieties are available. The short list of custom ceramic applications for alumina includes:
- Lab ware
- Bio-medical devices
Alumina’s most notable characteristics are its high hardness and dielectric constant. These characteristics make alumina ideal for customer applications subject to high wear and/or low electric loss. At Ceramco, this includes the manufacture of sensor caps, casings and scientific crucibles. A third characteristic of alumina: high mechanical stability, makes it the right choice for many other applications.
Approximately 45 million tons of alumina is produced annually making it one of the most abundant ceramic materials on the market. The abundance and versatility of alumina can often result in a material cost savings for Ceramco customers when compared to other materials. Alumina is not the ideal candidate, however, for every Ceramco customers' custom part. The materials selection process is complex and Ceramco is an expert. Ceramco also offers numerous zirconia formulations, as well as user defined materials, including SiC, B4C and quartz, satisfying almost any custom ceramic parts requirement.
People Making it Happen
A highly-trained and skilled group of people engineer, formulate and process Ceramco’s alumina (and do so much more) for our customers. Ceramco engineers are expert in their knowledge of alumina and in its application to the custom ceramic parts we manufacture. We welcome questions or inquiries regarding specifics on Ceramco alumina and/or Ceramco alumina applications.
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: