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Goodfellow Corp.: Soft Aluminum Nitride Machinable Ceramic

SHAPAL™-M soft aluminum nitride, a high-purity, high-strength machinable ceramic, is now available from Goodfellow Corp.

SHAPAL™-M soft aluminum nitride, a high-purity, high-strength machinable ceramic with thermal conductivity that is five times greater than alumina, is now available from Goodfellow Corp. through its The Technical Glass Co. affiliate. The ceramic is valued in a range of applications, particularly in the vacuum and nuclear industries, where its zero porosity, good ability to seal under vacuum, and low thermal expansion are especially important.

SHAPAL-M soft also finds application in heat sinks, electronically insulating components for the high-power electronic industry, and crucibles for vacuum deposition. Unlike ordinary ceramics, SHAPAL-M soft can be machined into complex shapes with high precision using conventional carbide tools. This makes it possible to produce SHAPAL-M soft components without the delay and expense of conventional ceramic manufacturing processes.

For additional information, call (800) 821-2870, fax (800) 283-2020, e-mail or visit


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