Ceramics and ceramic materials
Ceramics constitute a broad materials group and can be a key component in the development of innovative new products, improving their performance and prolonging their service life. Their unique properties make ceramics useful in, for example, vehicle, electronics, medical-technical, and energy and environment applications.
High-temperature resistance, chemical inertness and corrosion resistance are important properties for products that must withstand high temperatures, such as catalytic converters in cars. Chemical inertness makes them suitable for medical applications, such as implants, and in aggressive environments, where they are used in seals and valves in pumps in the chemicals industry.
Manufacturing and characterization of ceramics
A ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic solid material that is made by compacting a powder or powder suspension into a body which is then sintered at high temperature. When developing and manufacturing components it is important to have good knowledge of the entire chain from raw material to finished product.
Ceramics production and usage
We have broad and indepth expertise in the manufacture and characterisation of ceramics which are used in e.g., structural ceramics, bioceramics, electroceramics, refractory materials or porcelain. We work with powder forming and the most common methods for forming ceramics e.g., slip casting, direct consolidation, granulating/pressing, tape casting, extrusion, injection moulding and additive (3D) manufacturing.
How can we help you?
If you plan to use ceramic components in a finished product, we can assist with prototyping and short series production, and we can advise you on how to scale up for efficient industrial-scale production or find an existing ceramics supplier.
Contact and more information
sven.karlsson [at] swerea.se