|High-performance ceramics, also called technical ceramics, are a material that – in contrast to decorative ceramics – has been optimised for technical applications. It is characterised by special properties, mainly with regard to heat resistance, mechanical stability and dimensional stability. Therefore, high-performance ceramics are increasingly suitable for highly stressed components in machines, plants and devices. This applies, for example, to centring pins, nozzles, cutting tools or sliding bearings – to name just a few.
In contrast to metals, high-performance ceramics do not gain their special properties until the manufacturing process, so-called ‘sintering’. This is predominantly a result of the targeted manipulation of a structural part’s microstructures. This is because an end product’s properties may vary even if the base material is identical. Therefore, it is the core competence of DOCERAM to manage securely the manufacturing process involving components and parts from high-performance ceramics in all phases – from the composition of the raw mixture, through to the moulding process, right through to the sintering processes. In the process, we assist our customers in choosing products and materials, as well as in designing components. As a base material, we use zirconium oxide, silicon nitride and aluminium oxide.
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