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Advanced Materials

TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO THE TECHNICAL CERAMICS

Our materials are outstanding for their extreme hardness and non-wearing capacity, low electrical and thermal conductivity, chemical resistance, resistance to abrasive materials and for their high biocompatibility.

OUR MATERIALS

Zirconia Steelceram

Zirconia is a ceramic with a unique crystalline structure that makes it extremely resistant. This structure allows it to prevent the propagation of cracks through the core, providing excellent mechanical resistance and extreme hardness. As most other ceramics, it does not conduct electricity, and the maximum operating temperature is also very high.

Characteristics

Color: White
Density: 6  gr/cm3
Impact resistance: 8 Mpa.m 1/2
Flexural strength: 1200 Mpa
Compression Resistance: 2200 Mpa
Hardness: 1150 HV 10
Maximum operating temperature: 1000 ºC

Outstanding Properties

High flexural strength
High impact resistance

Zircon Plus Steelceram

Zircon plus is our new material that improves the properties of our base zirconia for more challenging applications where impact resistance and enhanced service life are required. The ceramic composition has been optimised to achieve longer service life in centering pins that offer more resistant to shocks and wear.

Characteristics

Color: Brown
Density: 5,7 gr/cm3
Impact resistance: 15 Mpa.m 1/2
Flexural strength: 1000 Mpa
Compression Resistance: 2100 Mpa
Hardness: 1250 HV 10
Maximum operating temperature: 1000 ºC

Outstanding Properties

High wear resistance
Extreme impact resistance

Alumina 95 Steelceram

LAlumina 95 or Aluminium oxide is a ceramic with a crystalline structure which makes it extremely hard. Compared to zirconia has a higher hardness but lower resistance to bending, that means it is a more fragile material. This alumina is a cheaper option than Al995 for less demanding applications.

Characteristics

Color: Ivory
Density: 3,7 gr/cm3
Impact resistance: 3,5 Mpa.m 1/2
Flexural strength: 250 Mpa
Compression Resistance: 2400 Mpa
Hardness: 1150 HV 10
Maximum operating temperature: 1300 ºC

Featured Properties

Extreme hardness

Alumina 995 Steelceram

Alumina 995 is a ceramic with a crystalline structure that makes it extremely hard. With respect to Zirconia, it has more hardness but less resistance to bending, it is a more fragile material. This alumina is an option with improved mechanical properties compared to Al95.

Characteristics

Color: Ivory
Density: 3,9 gr/cm3
Impact resistance: 4 Mpa.m 1/2
Flexural strength: 350 Mpa
Resistance compression: 3000 Mpa
Hardness: 1800 HV 10
Maximum operating temperature: 1450 ºC

Featured Properties

Extreme hardness

Zirconia toughened alumina Steelceram

Zirconia toughened with alumina is a mixture of the two materials that achieves the properties of alumina with enhanced flexural strength by losing hardness. It is used especially in medical applications that require biocompatibility.

Characteristics

Color: White
Density: 4,1 gr/cm3
Impact resistance: 4,4 Mpa.m 1/2
Flexural strength: 450 Mpa
Compression Resistance: 2500 Mpa
Hardness: 1500 HV 10
Maximum operating temperature: 1300 ºC

Featured Properties

Biocompatibility

Silicon nitride Steelceram

Silicon nitride is the lightest technical ceramic from our catalogue. It stands out for its high resistance to thermal shock, which makes it an excellent choice for applications subjected to high temperatures. Its mechanical properties are better than those of Zirconia in terms of hardness, losing resistance to bending.

Characteristics

Color: Black
Density: 3,2 gr/cm3
Impact resistance: 6,5 Mpa.m 1/2
Flexural strength: 750 Mpa
Compression Resistance: 2500 Mpa
Hardness: 1600 HV 10
Maximum operating temperature: 1250 ºC

Featured Properties

Good hardness
Good flexion
Impact resistance
Resistance to high temperatures
Resistance to thermal shock

Zirconia with magnesia Steelceram

Magnesia-stabilized zirconia is a combination especially designed for applications where water and high temperatures are combined. Its mechanical properties are lower than those of Zirconia in terms of wear and flexural strength.

Characteristics

Color: Yellow
Density: 5,7 gr/cm3
Impact resistance: 6,5 Mpa.m 1/2
Flexural strength: 400 Mpa
Compression Resistance: 1600 Mpa
Hardness: 1200 HV 10
Maximum operating temperature: 1000 ºC

Featured Properties

Chemical Resistance

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