Technical ceramics are one of the most versatile materials available to product designers, offering the most incredible combination of properties.
Ceramic can provide electric isolation whilst at the same time transmit heat, it can be used for protection against liquid aluminium in foundries and, in the form of a soft powder, enhance high-end cosmetics. It can also reduce friction – or conversely, help to increase friction for astonishing results.
The secret of working with ceramic is to achieve a profound understanding of it so you can make smart use of its diverse possibilities, finding the right solution for each individual case or creating new approaches where none existed before.
Ceramic is more than merely a solution to a problem – it’s a veritable source of inspiration.
What possibilities could be unlocked by a material that’s as hard as diamond, lighter than steel and more wear-resistant than titanium?
What choices would unfold if we had the right material to work with – or if we had truly profound knowledge and understanding of this material?
As ceramic experts, we know that the interesting properties of ceramic materials hold the promise of a host of novel opportunities for the future to create smart solutions in the industry of tomorrow.
This is our mission. This is what we are working towards with this new ceramic page – step by step. Watch this space...
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Ceramic Sliding Bearings
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Cosmetics with boron nitride
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Friction enhancing with Ceramics
Whether pressed, interlocked or bolted together: increasing the coefficient of friction makes it possible for two surfaces ... Read more
Release Agents and Lubricants
High-temperature processes – such as glass processing or metallurgical casting and forming – require release agents and ... Read more
Metalized substrates can be found in many technological as well as everyday products and applications, such as ... Read more
Thermal Management with Ceramic
Heat build-up is increasingly becoming a problem in densely designed electronic devices. Up to now, the heat ... Read more
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Germany’s electrical industry has an enormous spectrum of products in development and production. This ranges ... Read more
The cosmetics industry is booming. In Germany alone, the market for cosmetics and personal care products continued ... Read more
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Steel and metal processing industry
Almost 20 million tons of steel – around 40 percent of the total production in Germany – are ordered every year ... Read more
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Alber has significantly increased the torque of its add-on drives for wheelchairs by inserting friction foils that .... Read more
Wind power lightweight construction
Onshore and offshore, new wind turbines keep getting bigger and bigger – yet at the same time, they’re also required to be ... Read more
Better dynamics for all-wheel-drives
In designing their new racing car, the s3racing team at the University of Siegen became aware of the dangers that ... Read more
Thermal conductivity in polymers
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Silicon carbide – the ceramic solution for a diverse range of applications
To the article As a ceramic material, silicon carbide is characterized by its high strength and heat resistance, but it is particularly known for its outstanding wear resistance when used with corrosive or abrasive media. Change of views with an engineering specialist will lead to insights on a short track whether and to what extend these material advantages may be transferred to a specific component.
Two good ideas will lead you to one really special idea
We have been working with special ceramics in microwave technology for thirty years. Here we have achieved market leadership in some high-performance components ... Read more
Ceramics & plastic
We believe that there is still plenty of potential, especially where there are advantages in the direction of mechanical ... Read more
Ceramics, standards and certifications
From comprehensibility to commitment to the reliability of facts and their relationships ... Read more
Grinding with technical ceramic: in conversation with an expert
Bernhard Schmitt has been the managing director of Artur Glöckler GmbH since 2004. The now fourth generation ... Read more
3D printing with technical ceramic
When it comes to the precise manufacture of 3D objects, additive manufacturing in industrial production ... Read more