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Items Tagged with 'silicon carbide'
News regarding combat helmets from Ceradyne drew the most interest last week.
Over recent decades, nanotechnology has transformed technologies and materials across a wide range of industry sectors.
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.
Most people don’t spend much time thinking about their car’s brake pads, as long as the car stops when they need it to. The various mechanisms and materials required to brake the car remain a mystery.
I shake my head and chuckle to myself every time a new acquaintance assumes the ceramic industry involves only brick or tableware. And don’t get me started on the folks who ask, “So how’s the pottery business?”
Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials recently introduced enhanced silicon carbide refractory products for the metallurgical, kiln furniture and waste-to-energy markets.