Insaco, Inc. - Can sapphire be cast or molded to final shape?

No. Sapphire cannot be molded like some other materials. Industrial sapphire is created by melting aluminum oxide (Al2O3) at 2040°C and then encouraging crystal growth with a seed and careful control of the environment (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Precision Machining for Defense and Aerospace

Finished pieces to customer's specifications from ultra-hard materials, including ceramics, nitrides, carbides, glass, quartz, and especially sapphire. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Precision ceramic gears in semiconductor process

Contamination problems solved with precision ceramic gearing

Problem:

A semiconductor processor was having contamination problems from metal and plastic gears due to intense chemical, thermal and high vacuum conditions. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Ceramics thermal conductivity problem solved

Problem:

A customer pioneering in the life sciences industry contacted Insaco for a quote on Aluminum Nitride machining for their developmental part requiring excellent hardness and good thermal conductivity. However, they weren't sure the Aluminum Nitride was the most efficient choice. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Nanotechnology and specialty ceramic components

Organizations pioneering in the nanotechnology field frequently require precision tooling fixtures or substrates made from the ultra hard and impervious materials that we at Insaco routinely process. We source or recommend exotic materials from the most appropriate suppliers and then machine and polish to exacting customer requirements. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Fabricating Ceramics to Demanding Requirements

From aerospace to medical, scientific to semiconductors - Insaco has the knowledge, experience & technology to create custom components from ultra hard ceramic materials. We specialize in machining parts that often require tolerances measured in millionths of an inch, and wear properties that satisfy even the most demanding applications. See a video demonstration (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Machined to Tolerance of 1 Micron

Quad holders are machined to tolerance of 1 micron, giving the mass spectrometer the greatest accuracy. Machining of the ceramic to create the rod holders is extremely important. Whenever tight tolerances are required in a critical application, with no room for error, Insaco has the machining capability to hold the specified tolerances. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - INSACO Sapphire Tubes-Exact Polishing Tolerances

As a custom fabricator of ceramic, glass, sapphire, and other hard materials, we specialize in machining parts that often require tolerances measured in millionths of an inch, and wear properties that satisfy even the most demanding applications. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Precision Ceramic Machining

Insaco routinely machines both large and small ceramic parts, including thread grinding, and drilling with tolerances to .00005" and angular accuracy to five seconds of arc. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Medical parts from Ceramic Materials

Ceramics offer unique properties that can dramatically improve performance of critical parts in application. Alumina ceramic is extremely hard and wear resistant even at extreme temperatures and harsh conditions. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Production Assembly benefits from Ceramic Tooling

Ceramics offer unique properties that can dramatically improve performance of critical parts in application. Alumina ceramic is extremely hard and wear resistant even at extreme temperatures and harsh conditions. (read more)

Insaco, Inc. - Optical Grade Sapphire Rods, Rings, and Tubes

Optical grade sapphire rods, rings and tubes with polished ID and OD are possible up to very large sizes. Transmissive properties of sapphire at high and low temperature allow successful application to anti-missile defense as well as research of internal combustion technology. (read more)