Advanced Ceramics

CERAMIC MATERIALS

CERAMIC MATERIALS

Ceramics are what you get when you shape and bake a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay. Advanced ceramics are made from synthetic raw material. Though they have some limitations, notably brittleness, advanced ceramics are hard, relatively lightweight and extraordinarily heat resistant. California-based company Ceradyne sees particular potential in the automotive market for its products, notably its shims–very thin fasteners made of metal but with a ceramic surface.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 31 st March 2009

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