Types of Technical Ceramics
“Advanced ceramics”, “technical ceramics”, and “engineered ceramics” are all terms that encompass a subset of ceramics that offer high-performance mechanical, thermal, and/or electrical properties. Their highly specialized properties make them desirable for very specific applications that involve extreme temperatures, high voltages, or high friction/compressive loads. The vast majority of these materials are based upon the nitrides, carbides, and oxides of different elements and must be produced with very specialized equipment.
This tool provides a general overview of the properties of the most common technical ceramics. Because technical ceramics are used in such a wide variety of applications, it is useful to understand the relative properties of each material. If you require more in-depth information, please refer to the relevant material page where you will find detailed engineering properties.
JSK Industrial Supply offers a wide range of advanced technical ceramic materials that encompass nearly all material properties available from the “ceramics” group. All of our materials are available in a variety of forms from sheets and tubes to rods and finished components. For custom parts, we can design and machine them to precise customer specifications. Each material we offer has unique properties making it suitable for very specialized applications. For a general comparison of all of the technical ceramics we offer please refer to the Technical Ceramic Selection & Comparison Guide