Custom Component Ceramics
Astro Met, Inc. manufactures custom advanced ceramic components from our alumina and zirconia materials. Our materials are extremely resistant to wear and corrosion. This saves you money. We have more than 50 years of experience. We have worked with government agencies and private businesses. Representatives from our advanced ceramics division would be happy to discuss your specific needs and how our materials can meet them.
We have two alumina materials: AmAIOx 68 and AmAIOx 87. AmAIOx 68 is a high purity 99.8 per cent aluminum oxide ceramic. It is developed and optimized for maximum wear and corrosion resistance. Fine grain structure gives it superior mechanical strength. AmAIOx 87 is 99.95 per cent alumina. Its unusually small grain size enables extremely tight tolerances and surface finishes.
We have two zirconia materials: AmZirOx 86 and ZTA-96 (also known as Y-TZP). AmZirOx 86 is a zirconia yttria ceramic material. It is 95 per cent zirconia and 5 per cent yttria. Transformation toughening allows it to absorb energy that would make most ceramics fail. ZTA-96 zirconia toughened alumina combines the high strength and toughness of AmZirOx 86 with the wear resistance of AmAIOx 68. ZTA-96 is 85 per cent alumina and 15 per cent zirconia. It is highly resistant to wear and corrosion remains stable in high temperatures and has superior mechanical strength.
We make custom components for virtually every industry including: chemical processing, metal fabrication and automotive. Our materials are also used in the aerospace, food processing and medical industries. Our company has also served government agencies, including NASA.
We can make components in both prototype and production quantities. We can manufacture components in all shapes and sizes to precision tolerances and finishes. Our advanced ceramics representatives would be happy to speak with you about how our products can meet your needs.
Our company also distributes Macor, a machinable glass ceramic, made by Corning Inc. This ceramic material is available in rod, bar and sheet stock shapes. It can also be used to make customized precision parts.