Why Ceramics Instead of Metal for Machined Parts?

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For more than 60 years, Insaco has been synonymous with excellence in the development and production of high precision machined parts. 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.

Materials we machine include: *Alumina 94% *Alumina 99.5% *Alumina 99.9% *Zirconia Toughened *Alumina *Sapphire (single crystal) *Alpha Alumina Oxide *AluminumNitride *Sialon *Silicon Nitride *Boron Carbide (B4C) *Silicon Carbide *Silicon Carbide (SiC) *Silicon Carbide - CVD (SiC)® *Tungsten Carbide *Cordierite (2MgO-2AI2O35SiO2) *Stealite (MgO-SiO2) *Silicon (Si) *Titanium Diboride (TiB2) *Corning Pyrex® 7740 *Corning Glass ULE® *Fused Quartz / Fused Silica (synthetic) *ZERODUR® (Schott Glass) *MACOR® (Corning Glass) *Cubic Zirconia (ZrO2) *Zirconia Toughened Alumina *Alumina Zirconia PSZ *Zirconia TZP........ and many more.

The next time you have an application that requires precision machining and you think a metal or plastic material is your only option, think again. Then give us a call and let us help you understand how hard materials just might be a better, more cost efficient, more environmentally sound choice.