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Technical ceramics for the industry of tomorrow

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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Products in use

Ballistischer Schutz

Ballistic Ceramic

Military forces – whether on foot, land, water or in the air – require the best possible protection at the lowest possible ... Read more

Gleitlager aus Siliciumcarbid

Ceramic Sliding Bearings

The ceramic material silicon carbide has a multifaceted range of properties that can be tailored to exact requirements ... Read more

Kosmetik mit Bornitrid

Cosmetics with boron nitride

Our society places a premium on beauty. The constant search for youthfulness and a perfect appearance as ... Read more

Reibwerterhöhung mit Keramik

Friction enhancing with Ceramics

Whether pressed, interlocked or bolted together: increasing the coefficient of friction makes it possible for two surfaces ... Read more

Trennen und Schmieren

Release Agents and Lubricants

High-temperature processes – such as glass processing or metallurgical casting and forming – require release agents and ... Read more

Verdampferschiffchen aus Keramik

Evaporation Boats

Metalized substrates can be found in many technological as well as everyday products and applications, such as ... Read more

Wärmemanagement mit Keramik

Thermal Management with Ceramic

Heat build-up is increasingly becoming a problem in densely designed electronic devices. Up to now, the heat ... Read more

Industry sectors

Automobilindustrie

Automotive industry

There’s probably no other key sector that’s currently undergoing as rapid a transformation as the automotive ... Read more

Bauindustrie

Construction industry

With about 850,000 employees, the German construction industry generated sales of around ... Read more

Elektro- und Elektronik-Industrie

Electrical industry

Germany’s electrical industry has an enormous spectrum of products in development and production. This ranges ... Read more

Kosmetikindustrie

Cosmetic industry

The cosmetics industry is booming. In Germany alone, the market for cosmetics and personal care products continued ... Read more

Pumpenindustrie & Kompressorenindustrie

Pump industry

In tandem with the companies that provide compressed air and vacuum technology and compressors, the German ... Read more

Stahl- und Metallverarbeitende Industrie

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

Wehrtechnik

Defense technology

Defense or armor technology generally makes use of the entire range of engineering sciences to develop and expand ... Read more

Case studies

Case Study

Rollstuhlantriebe: mit maximaler Dynamik, hoher Belastbarkeit und kompakter Bauform

Electromobility

Alber has significantly increased the torque of its add-on drives for wheelchairs by inserting friction foils that .... Read more

Case Study

Mit aerodyn geht’s leichter

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

Case Study

Mehr Dynamik für Allradantrieb

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

Case Study

Anika Spira (16 J.) präsentiert ihr Projekt beim Regionalwettbewerb von „Jugend forscht“

Thermal conductivity in polymers

To the article Customised scoliosis braces are used to counteract deformities of the spine at an early stage. The only problem is that they’re poor conductors of body heat – yet they must be worn permanently. Anika Spira, a 16-year-old student from Bad Sobernheim, has come up with a solution that significantly improves the comfort of scoliosis braces, especially during the warmer season.

CASE STUDY

An analysis of the interaction between all the relevant influencing factors serves as the basis for decisions for or against ceramics.

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.

Interviews

Zwei gute Ideen ergeben eine besondere

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

Keramik & Kunststoff

Ceramics & plastic

We believe that there is still plenty of potential, especially where there are advantages in the direction of mechanical ... Read more

Keramik, Normen und Zertifizierungen

Ceramics, standards and certifications

From comprehensibility to commitment to the reliability of facts and their relationships ... Read more

Schleifen mit technischer Keramik: Ein Expertengespräch

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 Drucken mit Keramik

3D printing with technical ceramic

When it comes to the precise manufacture of 3D objects, additive manufacturing in industrial production ... Read more

From 3M™ Ceramics Experts: Non-binding advice for your company

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