Articles Tagged with ''silicon nitride''

Enhanced Sialon-Bonded Silicon Carbide

The beneficial properties of enhanced sialon-bonded silicon carbide make it a viable option for multiple applications.
April 1, 2014

Silicon nitride (Si3N4) and silicon carbide (SiC) systems have been used in industry for many years, and both systems have a range of properties that make them excellent choices in a number of demanding environments. 


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Supplier Profile: Machining Silicon Nitride

The incorporation of lasers can provide multiple benefits in silicon nitride machining.
December 2, 2013
In 2000, Paul Knowlton, Reliance Tool & Mfg.’s president and CEO, began looking at ceramic die inserts for certain stamping applications to solve problems of wear and maintaining tight tolerances.
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Grinding Brittle Materials

Specific grinding parameters help prevent sub-surface damage in brittle materials.
August 7, 2013

In the industrial world, brittle materials include the range of cemented tungsten carbide grades, the entire family of advanced ceramics—including silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum oxide, zirconia and zirconia-toughened alumina, boron carbide and others—and polycrystalline diamond.


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Silicon Nitride Synthesis

Silicon nitride offers solutions to problems faced in industries that require high-temperature, high-strength materials and very small allowable tolerances.
April 1, 2013

 Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a naturally formed material created during the development of the earth due to the ammonia-rich atmosphere, silicon-rich crust and high temperatures.Silicon nitride was first developed synthetically in 1859 by Deville and Wöhler, resulting in a patent filed in Germany. 


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Advanced Ceramics Market Development

The transition from prototype to widespread industrial application can take years or even decades to complete.
April 1, 2013

For centuries, ceramic materials were used exclusively for tableware and building materials. In the mid-19th century, technical development in refractories and abrasives enabled the development of modern metallurgy and glass industries and became the first industrial application for ceramics.


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Inside CI: What’s Old is New

Is patience always a virtue in the product development process?
April 1, 2013

My daughter recently introduced me to the wonders of Internet radio and it’s official—I’m hooked. At the risk of dating myself, let me just say the ’80s channel is getting a lot of play in my office. I’m amazed that I know the lyrics of so many of these songs, most of which I’d forgotten even existed. But I digress.


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Identifying Defects

August 1, 2012

A new imaging process can identify extremely small surface or sub-surface cracks in silicon nitride bearing balls.


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Advanced Arena: A Competitive Environment

June 1, 2012

Although more than 500 suppliers of cutting tools, parts and supplies exist worldwide, the competitive field for ceramic tools is much narrower, and only a handful of companies control the large majority of the market.


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Rubis-Precis/Micropierre: Custom Products

February 23, 2012
A range of new, wear-resistant custom products made of fine ceramics such as zirconia, alumina oxide, silicon nitride, silicon and boron carbide, monocristal sapphire, and fused quartz is now available.
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China's Advanced Ceramics Market

May 1, 2011
The advanced ceramics industry in China will continue to grow, but profits may not increase at the same rate.
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