Hold a Vacuum, Provide a Gas Tight Connection
While there are many fasteners that can hold a vacuum and/or maintain a gas-tight seal, a solid ceramic fastener can do either while in hostile environments, with zero contamination. Solid ceramic fasteners from Ceramco deliver these capabilities and much more!
The ability to deliver all three characteristics is found in one material: ceramics. Now, when facing this problem, you'll have the solution… Solid Ceramic Fasteners & Ceramco!
When ultra-sensitive laboratory equipment conducts analysis on the atomic level, the slightest variation in accuracy is unacceptable. The high purity of Ceramco’s, chemically inert, solid alumina ceramic fasteners delivers contamination-free performance, while helping maintain a leak-free vacuum environment.
Lasers are another application which require a dust-free vacuum environment. Other material requirements include: highly polished, extremely reflective surfaces. Solid ceramic fasteners from Ceramco possess the inherent properties to effectively deal with these requirements and the environmental conditions that result.
Leak-free and Gas Tight
Solid ceramic fasteners easily withstand continuous exposure high temperature, corrosives, and are non-conductive in electrical fields. Even while exposed to some (or all) of these conditions, solid ceramic fasteners can also continue helping to keep gas-tight enclosures leak-free.
Selecting the correct ceramic material for a fastener may require guidance from Ceramco's materials engineers. Please contact us for assistance.
A Strong, Reliable Connection
You now know solid ceramic fasteners from Ceramco provide leak free connections, hold a vacuum and keep contaminates out. What you may not realize is that manufacturing techniques exist to produce a solid ceramic fastener that is also strong.
Strength is accomplished in two ways:
- Fully molding the solid ceramic fastener, including the threads to avoid machining, as it is the machining that weakens the ceramic.
- Full density firing of the solid ceramic fastener; the ceramic composition determines the length of time it can fired.
Ceramco’s alumina, zirconia and ZTA fastener compositions are fully molded and fired to full density, resulting in a heat resistant and strong solid ceramic fastener. Solid ceramic fasteners (like all fasteners) have limits to their strength ratings. These characteristics are called: Mechanical Properties." When not over-torqued, or subjected to impacts, Ceramco’s solid ceramic fasteners deliver consistent, reliable and long lasting performance in high heat environments.