Custom Ceramic Parts in Smaller Quantities
The heart of Ceramco’s manufacturing is near-net shaping. This process yields a part matching (or near) the customer’s specification. As the degree of follow-up machining required (if any) is depended primarily upon the tooling, it is at the tooling stage of production that costs are kept in check for small quantities. The result, regardless of quantity ordered, is a custom ceramic part. At Ceramco, less than 100 pieces and prototypes define “small quantity.”
A first-piece (first article) custom ceramic part for customer review presents no problem whatsoever for Ceramco. Typically the prototype will be a part yielded from our 3D, LCM manufacturing process, whenever possible, which requires no tooling, or (when necessary) a light tooling investment satisfied by Ceramco's comprehensive machining, grinding and CNC capabilities and a grind blank, which we also produce.
A Machine Design survey of its readers (“ Engineers and Custom Components”, Aug 15, 2013) concluded the #1 factor in the decision to specify a custom component was related to its delivery time. Ceramco manufactures small quantities of custom ceramic parts in nearly the same amount of time required to produce our standard stock fasteners, not including tooling. Average completion time for small quantities of custom ceramic parts is 3 to 4 weeks following the placing of the order.
Scalable and Vertically Integrated Production of Custom Ceramic Parts
Ceramco’s manufacturing processes are not optimized for any particular custom ceramic parts order quantity. Ceramco produces large quantities utilizing the same processes by stepping-up the investment in tooling. Ceramco scales up easily when the customer is ready to move from prototype or small quantity of their custom ceramic part, to a larger quantity or production run. For more information on all of Ceramco's forming process methods, please refer to the images and descriptions below.
People Making it Happen
At Ceramco, we put the word “custom” in small orders of ceramic parts. Our knowledge and expertise utilizing our flexible production process means you get the custom ceramic parts you want made, the way you want them regardless of the quantity ordered.
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: