Technical Articles

Insaco, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Technical ceramics such as alumina, zirconia, and sapphire can significantly improve the performance of components subjected to extreme conditions, especially in aerospace and defense applications....
(Optical Components)
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Alumina is produced by firing a tightly packed powder form of Al2O3 which includes some binder material....
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Alumina (Al2O3) is one of the most widely specified, general-purpose technical ceramics. All aluminas are very hard and wear resistant, with high compressive strength even against extreme temperatures...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Modern technical ceramics offer amazing material properties and features when compared to more conventional materials such as steel, plastics, or other non-ferrous materials. Ceramics typically offer...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Borosilicate glass is composed of 80.6% SiO2, 12.6% NaO2, 2.2% Al2O3 and traces of other key materials. This glass was formulated to achieve excellent thermal shock resistance and high-temperature...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC's) comprise a ceramic matrix reinforced by a refractory fiber such as silicon carbide, alumina or carbon. More readily available CMC's today include alumina or zirconia...
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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The Cleveland Clinic was investigating the use of ceramic materials for potential use in a right ventricle assist device to place the current coated titanium stator housing used in the pump assembly....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Aluminum oxide ceramic is the most readily available technical ceramic in terms of physical size and also pure aluminum oxide content...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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ULE® is an ultra-low-expansion glass with a very low coefficient of thermal expansion....
(Optical Components)
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Frequently Asked Ceramic Fabrication Questions...
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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Fused quartz is typically produced by melting crystalline sand and then purifying. Several purity grades of this amorphous material are commercially available. Fused silica is produced after a...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Scientific instrumentation problem solved using fine-grained 99.5% Alumina...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Ceramic materials are an excellent choice for in-body use because of their chemical inertness and high wear capability. The materials' tribological properties, the ability to act as bearing parts...
(Optical Components)
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Unique manufacturing process solves metalized sapphire windows problem...
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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With piston/sleeve clearances down to .00004?, pumping is possible without use of flexible seals. Applications include cryogenic pumping and precision metering. Materials can be alumina, industrial...
(Optical Components)
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Materials change proves winner for NASA...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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INSACO solves ceramics thermal conductivity problem...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Contamination problems solved with precision ceramic gearing...
(Optical Components)
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Many times we are asked at Insaco if we could machine a thin metal rod, or drill a small metal plate, often requiring extremely tight tolerances and precision cuts. Unfortunately we don't machine...
(Optical Components)
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Sapphire is an anisotropic, rhombohedral crystal form of Aluminum Oxide....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Today’s technical ceramics offer unique material properties and features when compared to metals and plastics. Typically high hardness, good wear resistance, high compressive strength, and...
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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Zirconia replacement part solves wire cutter problem for Crescent Design...