Ceramco's line of stock fasteners available from Ceramco's e-commerce portal.

CERAMCO, INC. EXPANDS E-COMMERCE FASTENER PORTAL AVAILABILITY TO THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

Ceramco, Inc. (Center Conway, New Hampshire) announces it has expanded the 24/7 availability of its e-commerce portal: https://www.ceramicfasteners.com from U.S. only to the global* marketplace. Orders received before noon Eastern Standard Time (M-F) ship same day.

All major credit cards accepted. Purchase orders accepted from Ceramco customers with established credit. Orders ship via United Parcel Service, with options dependent upon the order’s destination. Buyers outside the U.S. are responsible for all tariffs, taxes, and customs fees at time of delivery.

Now users of solid ceramic machine screws, bolts, flat washers and hex nuts, outside the U.S., can select from a comprehensive inventory of solid ceramic flat, pan, hex or cap head styles, in either Phillips, slotted or socket as is applicable, in both U.S. inch standard and metric sizes. Most styles and sizes available in either alumina or zirconia.

Fastener sizes range from: #0-80 to 3/8″-16 (U.S. inch) and M2 to M8 (metric). Flat washer sizes range from: #0 to 1” (U.S. inch) and M2 to M20 (metric). Available compositions, sizes and lengths vary and may be dependent upon material properties and performance characteristics. Most recently Ceramco added British Standard washers in sizes: M2, M3, M4, M5, M6 and M8.

These fasteners are intended for scientific instruments, laser chambers, medical devices, fuel cell stacks, and other industrial applications in which metal alloy fasteners or plastic fasteners fail, or simply do not possess the properties demanded by the harsh environments in which they must perform. They are resistant to heat and corrosion, are non-conductive, can provide leak free connections, hold a vacuum  and are non-out-gassing.

All Ceramco’s ceramic fasteners are 100% net shaped in solid ceramic and then fired to full density. Ceramco stock ceramic fasteners are never machined or fatigued from harsh grinding.

All Ceramco’s solid ceramic fasteners are made in America, in Center Conway NH following ISO 9001-2015 quality standards. Ceramco is also ITAR registered.

* Excluding those countries embargoed by the U.S. Government.

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For more information, please contact Thomas Henriksen:

T.henriksen@ceramcoceramics.com
1-603-447-2090

Ceramco, Inc.
1467 East Main Street
Center Conway NH USA

VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH THOMAS HENRIKSEN, PRESIDENT AND CERAMIST, DISCUSSING CERAMCO’S 3D PRINTING CAPABILITIES

Viewers will gain an industrial perspective on the process of 3D printing itself and learn how 3D printing (additive manufacturing) of ceramic components compares to Ceramco’s’ conventional ceramic parts manufacturing: ceramic injection molding or CIM.


Please watch Ceramco’s 3D Printing interview video (above) or visit our YouTube Channel for this and other Ceramco videos.

Ceramco is the first manufacturer in the United States to have 3D printing capability for ceramics, giving them the edge over their competition to develop this technology and make it available to the market from a company based in the United States.

Ceramco is ISO 9001:2015 certified, ITAR registered and located in Center Conway New Hampshire USA. To learn more about Ceramco’s 3D printing capabilities, visit their website, or contact Ceramco directly.

British Standard Solid Ceramic Flat Washers Added to Ceramco’s Stock Ceramic Fastener Inventory

 

new A998 alumina flat washer sizes now in stock

British Standard A998 alumina flat washer sizes now in stock

British Standard sizes of Ceramco’s A998 alumina flat washers were added in answer to ever-increasing requests for solid ceramic fasteners in a greater variety of sizes. Our British Standard solid ceramic flat washer sizes include: M2, M3, M4, M5, M6 and M8. Dimensions per BS 4320. They are now in-stock, available for immediate shipment and can be ordered online through Ceramco’s e-commerce fastener portal at: www.ceramicfasteners.com

Our British Standard flat washers (as with all Ceramco’s solid ceramic fasteners) are 100% molded, using our near-net shaping process, then fired to full density. Ceramco solid ceramic fasteners are never machined or fatigued from harsh grinding.

Ceramco’s British Standard solid ceramic flat washers are heat resistant, corrosion resistant, non-conductive and do not out-gas. Markets served by Ceramco’s stock ceramic fasteners include: aviation and aerospace, scientific instrumentation, energy R&D and production and personal care products.

Our British Standard solid ceramic flat washers are ideal in almost any application in which metal alloy fasteners or plastic fasteners fail, or simply do not possess the properties demanded by the environments in which they must perform.

All Ceramco’s solid ceramic fasteners are made in America, in Center Conway NH following ISO 9001-2015 quality standards. Ceramco is also ITAR registered.

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For more information, please contact Thomas Henriksen:

T.henriksen@ceramcoceramics.com
1-603-447-2090

Ceramco, Inc.
1467 East Main Street
Center Conway NH USA 03813

CERAMCO, INC. ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

Ceramco customers benefit from an even more comprehensive
quality management system.

In the manufacturing of custom ceramic components, the first three considerations are: Quality; Delivery; and Customer Service. Ceramco’s ISO 9001:2015 management system certification is the foundation upon which we assure the necessary standards are met for us to deliver on these promises. Ceramco re-certification from 9001:2008 to the newer 9008:2015 standard was completed this month.

ISO 9001:2015 is easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards. It places significantly higher requirements on Ceramco than the previous version of the standard. Changes include a greater focus upon both risk assessment and the customer’s perspective. Ceramco’s audit was performed and certified by CIC Management, LLC, located in Salem, New Hampshire, USA.

“If improving your management system also results in improved customer satisfaction, why then wouldn’t a company pursue it?” said Thomas Henriksen, Ceramco’s President. “The ISO 9001:2015 certification assures the necessary management system is in place, so that later we can reap its benefits in production. It is a ‘win-win’ situation for both Ceramco and its customers and it doesn’t end there. Ceramco wants to know if we delivered on our promises and (if we didn’t) what we can do to improve. Customers are encouraged to provide their feedback via our website.”

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Images available for this release:  ● Ceramco’s ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

For more information, please contact Thomas Henriksen.

t.henriksen@ceramcoceramics.com

+1 603-447-2090
Ceramco, Inc.
1467 East Main Street
Center Conway, NH 03813

www.ceramcoceramics.com

CERAMCO, INC. IS ITAR REGISTERED

United States Department of State confirms Ceramco, Inc. as a manufacturer of U.S. military and defense related goods

Ceramco, Inc., is an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered manufacturer of custom ceramic components and stock ceramic fasteners. This registration documents Ceramco’s commitment to adhering to regulations that control the export of any defense-related goods it manufacturers and its intent to integrate the necessary training, plans and procedure required to meet ITAR compliance.

Headquartered in Center Conway, New Hampshire, Ceramco, Inc. is a comprehensive manufacturer of custom ceramic components, in production quantities, using high and low pressure injection molding and 3D printing. Ceramco, Inc. serves a broad spectrum of industries including: aviation and aerospace, scientific instrumentation, personal care products and textiles.

For more information, please contact Thomas Henriksen.

t.henriksen@ceramcoceramics.com

+1 603-447-2090
Ceramco, Inc.
P.O. Box 300
1467 East Main Street
Center Conway, NH 03813

www.ceramcoceramics.com

Copy of Ceramco’s ITAR Certification in PDF form

CERAMCO, INC. LAUNCHES E-COMMERCE PORTAL FOR ITS COMPREHENSIVE LINE OF SOLID CERAMIC MACHINE SCREWS, BOLTS, FLAT WASHERS AND HEX NUTS

 

Ceramco's line of stock fasteners available from Ceramco's e-commerce portal.

Ceramco’s line of stock ceramic fasteners available from Ceramco’s e-commerce portal.

Ceramco, Inc. (Center Conway, New Hampshire) announces the 24/7 availability of its new e-commerce portal: https://www.ceramicfasteners.com. This portal is designed solely for the sale of Ceramco’s own solid zirconia and alumina fasteners, made in their plant in Center Conway, New Hampshire, USA.
Upon visiting the portal, prospective buyers will find a comprehensive, easy to identify selection of machine screws, bolts, flat washers and hex nuts in both U.S. inch standard and metric sizes. Most machine screws and bolts are available, in either flat, pan, hex or cap head styles, in either Phillips, slotted or socket as is applicable. All bolts and screws have matching hex nuts also available.
Fastener sizes range from: #0-80 to 3/8″-16 (U.S. inch) and M2 to M8 (metric). Flat washer sizes range from: #0 to 1” (U.S. inch) and M2 to M20 (metric). Many sizes in both U.S. inch and metric are available in either solid zirconia or solid alumina. Available sizes and lengths vary and may be dependent upon material properties and performance characteristics.
These fasteners are intended for scientific instruments, laser chambers, medical devices, fuel cell stacks, and other industrial applications in which metal alloy fasteners or plastic fasteners fail, or simply do not possess the properties demanded by the harsh environments in which they must perform. They are resistant to heat and corrosion, are non-conductive and are non-out-gassing.
All of Ceramco’s ceramic fasteners are 100% net shaped in solid ceramic and then fired to full density. Ceramco stock ceramic fasteners are never machined or fatigued from harsh grinding. Additional mechanical properties data for the screws and bolts are to be added in future updates to the Ceramco fastener portal.
U.S. orders received before noon Eastern Standard Time (M-F) ship same day. All major credit cards accepted. Purchase orders accepted from Ceramco customers with established credit.
Visit the Ceramco fastener portal at: https://www.ceramicfasteners.com

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Background:
In business since 1982, Ceramco’s primary focus is as an OEM manufacturer of custom technical ceramics of complex geometries for customer-specific applications serving numerous markets, including: aviation & aerospace, scientific instrumentation, energy, textiles and personal care products. Along the way Ceramco learned there are many applications that benefit from the properties ceramics offer, but require only a traditional or “stock” size and shape fastener.
“We’ve been selling our stock ceramic fasteners for years,” said Thomas Henriksen, Ceramco President. “Until the launch of our fastener portal, orders were handled over the phone or through e-mail. Our fastener portal now allows new and existing customers to order immediately and at their convenience,” Henriksen added.

For more information, please contact Thomas Henriksen

T.henriksen@ceramcoceramics.com
1-603-447-2090

Ceramco, Inc.
P.O. Box 300
1467 East Main Street
Center Conway, NH 03813

Clamping frames – Typical of the scale and precision achieved by Ceramco’s MicroPIM process.

MICRO POWDER INJECTION MOLDING OF CERAMIC COMPONENTS NOW AVAILABLE FROM CERAMCO, INC.

Thomas Henriksen, President of Ceramco, Inc., Center Conway NH (USA) announced this latest addition to Ceramco’s high volume PIM (powder injection molding) offerings. “This extension of our near-net shaping capability aptly named: ‘MicroPIM,’ is allowing us to produce ceramic components as small as 0.05 grams and in production quantities.”
Ceramco’s MicroPIM utilizes many of the alumina or zirconia production formulations Ceramco currently uses for its high volume manufacturing of larger components. “The incredibly small scale of MicroPIM, requires careful adjustments to the feedstock to achieve a very low viscosity. Other than that, it is virtually the same process Ceramco has been using successfully for 30 years. Everything is just much smaller.” added Henriksen.
MicroPIM-formed ceramic components are already found in applications including: fiber-optic ferrules and wire bonding nozzles. Also, they are serving more broadly defined markets including: medical and electrical interconnects.
Ceramics step-in when metal alloy or plastic components fail, or simply do not possess the properties demanded by the harsh environments in which they must perform. MicroPIM-formed components expand upon Ceramco’s ability to offer customers a ceramic alternative. “Never again will I have to tell a customer: ‘the part you’re asking us to make is too small,’” added Henriksen.

Image:
Clamping frames – Typical of the scale and precision achieved by Ceramco’s MicroPIM process.

For more information, please contact Thomas Henriksen

T.henriksen@ceramcoceramics.com
1-603-447-2090

Ceramco, Inc.
P.O. Box 300
1467 East Main Street
Center Conway, NH 03813

300 dpi image available

Job Posting – Ceramic Engineer

Job Description

Responsibilities of the Ceramic Engineer include:

  • Particle size measurement of powders, density measurement of ceramic bodies, and lab test or trial raw materials and additives
  • Help define BOM’s (from a ceramic raw material standpoint) & manufacturing process routings and drive standardized work (SOPs) throughout all areas
  • Key contributor to process improvement practices to find areas for cost savings and increased efficiency across product lines
  • Develop methods and procedures for manufacturing and production to meet customer demand and minimize cost impact
  • Ensure resources and materials are adequate to meet the organization’s technical requirements and efficiencies
  • Evaluate production and determine ways to improve efficiency of the production lines while ensuring the achievement of quality standards
  • Lead continuous improvement activity and culture including participation in ISO Quality Systems

The Successful Applicant

The Ceramic Engineer should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering or Ceramic Engineering
  • Manage several technical projects & troubleshoot critical product issues simultaneously
  • Must be hands-on and have comfort working on manufacturing floor when required
  • 3+ years in a manufacturing environment. Strong Lean Methodologies, continuous improvement background
  • Ability to work closely with manufacturing floor personnel
  • Strong engineering skills and critical thinking ability
  • Proven ability to adapt quickly to an ever-changing fast-paced environment

Offer

  • Competitive base salary and bonus structure
  • Excellent benefits
  • Exciting opportunity to be a key leader of a rapidly growing organization

To Apply:

Please reference this Blog post.

new A998 alumina flat washer sizes now in stock

New, Larger Sizes of Ceramic Flat Washers Now Part of Ceramco’s Stock Ceramic Fastener Inventory

Flat washers made of Ceramco’s A998 alumina in seven larger U.S. inch sizes and five larger Metric sizes are now in-stock and available for immediate shipment.

In answer to an ever-increasing demand for stock ceramic fasteners in a greater variety of sizes, the new A998 alumina U.S. inch flat washer sizes include: 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″ and 1″. The new Metric sizes of Ceramco’s A998 alumina flat washers include: M10, M12, M14, M16 and M20. Other new sizes are planned.

Ceramco’s stock ceramic fastener inventory, including these new larger flat washers, are 100% molded, using our near-net shaping process and then fired to full density. Ceramco stock ceramic fasteners are never machined or fatigued from harsh grinding.

Ceramco’s stock ceramic washers, bolts and hex nuts are heat resistant, corrosion resistant, non-conductive and do not out-gas. Markets served by Ceramco’s stock ceramic fasteners include: aviation and aerospace, scientific instrumentation, energy, personal care and textile manufacturing.

Ceramco’s stock ceramic washers and their matching bolts and nuts are ideal in almost any application in which metal alloy fasteners or plastic fasteners fail, or simply do not possess the properties demanded by the environments in which they must perform.
All of Ceramco’s stock ceramic fasteners are made in America, in Center Conway NH.

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For more information, please contact Thomas Henriksen:

T.henriksen@ceramcoceramics.com
1-603-447-2090

Ceramco, Inc.
P.O. Box 300
1467 East Main Street
Center Conway, NH 03813

The Association of American Ceramic Component
Manufacturers at Applied Research Center, Aiken SC

On Wednesday, October 14, 2014, in a state-of-the-art laboratory, ceramic component manufacturers were exposed to a large dose of the latest, practical technology under development in the United States.

Association of American Ceramic Component ManufacturesAACCM (The Association of American Ceramic Component Manufactures) held its fall 2014 meeting at ARC (Applied Research Center). AACCM’s members are U.S. companies manufacturing ceramic components from ceramic powders. ARC researchers are expanding the limits of hydrogen, solar, wind, and microwave energy technology, along with other forms of advanced technology. ARC serves the needs of government, academia, and the private sector.

AACCM’s meeting agenda at ARC began covering old and new business and an election of officers. Thomas Henriksen was re-elected AACCM’s President. A technical presentation: “Hybrid Microwave Technology” followed, given by Dr. George Wicks, Wicks Consulting Services, LLC. Dr. Wicks served as Senior Advisory Scientist to the Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Savannah River Technology Center, also located at ARC in Aiken, SC.

An appropriate lead-in, Dr. Wick’s presentation was followed by an introduction to ARC via a technical presentation by Dr. Joette Sonnenberg, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Security and Engineering, Savannah River National Laboratory at ARC. A tour of ARC’s facilities immediately followed Dr. Sonnenberg’s presentation. AACCM members were also invited to ARC’s Energy Materials Research Lab, which opened in 2013.

Aiken, South Carolina is ARC’s home. While Aiken’s 21st century spotlight may fall on the area’s contribution to practical technology, its history is steeped in tradition and its love of thoroughbred horses. Since the early 1940s Aiken SC remains considered a national polo capital and is the breeding ground and training locale for 39 champion thoroughbreds.

For more information, please contact Thomas Henriksen:

T.henriksen@ceramcoceramics.com
1-603-447-2090
Ceramco, Inc.
P.O. Box 300
1467 East Main Street
Center Conway, NH 03813