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Doubling of Capacity


Additive Manufacturing for Ceramic Components… Rapid Prototyping & Production Quantities

A second Lithoz machine is now online and in production, effectively doubling additive manufacturing capacity. Recent work on these machines include very precise features such as holes and wall thicknesses smaller than the “normal” capability envelope. The learning curve on this second machine will be quite short as Ceramco’s first machine (the first installed in North America) has been in operation for almost four years.

Most recently, Ceramco has additive manufactured parts for the medical device industry. A field bringing new challenges and even more stringent requirements we are successfully meeting.

Learn more about additive manufacturing from Ceramco at: http://www.ceramcoceramics.com/products/custom-3d-printing_additive-manufacturing/custom_3d-printing_additive-manufacturing.php

About Ceramco

Ceramco manufactures OEM technical ceramics of complex geometries and stock ceramic fasteners. Production technologies include additive (LCM) and injection molding. Support processes include near‐net shaping, powder metallurgy, machining/diamond grinding, glazing, coating and assembly. Material compositions include alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride and custom formulations. ISO 9001‐2015 certified and 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'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

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

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.

Samuel Moore, Giving His All Until the Very End

On Monday, March 9, 2015 Samuel Moore, Ceramco’s Ceramic Engineer was not at work, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t working. That Monday Sam was giving his all, participating in a Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Wildcat Ski Area in Pinkham Notch, NH. The event: “100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge,” was to be the last challenge of Sam’s life. Authorities say Sam, an experienced skier, lost control, veering off the path and into a tree-covered area and over a cliff.

Samuel Moore, Ceramco’s Ceramic Engineer

Samuel Moore, Ceramco’s Ceramic Engineer

Sam joined Ceramco, Inc. in October of 2011 as a Ceramic Engineer. One might immediately envision such a position being filled by an egghead in a lab coat who never ventured beyond his office or lab. Just as Sam tackled the Challenge at Wildcat, he was always “hands-on” at Ceramco. His clear understanding not only of the science of ceramics, but of its manufacturing process, made Sam an incredibly versatile and valued asset.

“When something needed doing to meet a deadline, or just to fill a gap in our workforce, Sam rolled-up his sleeves doing whatever he could to help,” said Thomas Henriksen, Ceramco’s President. “Ceramco is a small business in which I, as its President, am actively involved. Sam once said to me: ‘you can’t do everything Thomas, let me help.’ I soon learned to trust that Sam could and would do whatever it took and would do it very well.”

Similarly outside of work, if Sam saw opportunity to do something he was interested in, he got involved. His interests were broad including not only skiing, but mountain biking, boat restoration and the dream of one day building his own greenhouse. “Sam wanted to learn to prune trees, so he took a local course. One weekend, chainsaw in hand, Sam helped me with my apple orchard,” recalls Henriksen of Sam’s diverse interests and skills. As recently as this year, Sam had planned to take a local pottery class. “He only recently moved to North Conway NH. It is likely the class would have been more an opportunity to meet people.” said Henriksen, “He undoubtedly knew more about pottery and ceramics than the instructor.”

Sam’s sacrifice at the Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser at the Wildcat Ski Area is a testament to his willingness to always do whatever it took, as in this instance he literally gave it his all. Everyone at Ceramco will miss Sam and extend their deepest condolences to his family.

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