If we start from Letter A then Ceramic is derived from the Greek word “potter’s clay”. But the ceramic with majority applications contain no clay nowadays.
Ceramic Industry has really grown rapidly in the 21st century due to its N no. of users and applications. The ceramic company nowadays is exporting ceramic material to different industries.
The important points that make ceramic the best of all the materials are:
- Wear and corrosion resistance
- Amazing hardness
- Resistance to bigger chemical attacks
- Thermal and electrical insulation
- High-temperature resistance
- Compressive strength
- High melting point
- Good Thermal insulator
- Highly electricity resistance
- Low mass density
- Generally, chemically inert
- Brittle in nature
- Zero ductility
- Low tensile strength
In this article, we will be ready about the different applications and industries where ceramic components are used nowadays.
The ceramic material is used throughout the aviation industry. The advanced level of glass material is used in many commercial and military aircraft as glass ceramics applications. the hardness of this material makes the aircraft parts like panels, lenses, windows, and canopies stronger. The glass-ceramic composite material and glass material are used for the advanced level of sensors and instrumentation. There are a few of the glass materials which are light in weight and heat resistant making them use at really high altitude. There are many commercial and military aircraft where ceramic glass components are playing a great role.
When it comes to the electronic industry it is really changing at a very moment due to changing customer’s demands every time. Due to change in time now, there is more demand for lighter, thinner, and smaller components making electronic devices more compact reducing the electronic waste material.
The ceramic material has been produced since the decades but now these components have started their commercial use in surgical implants and various medical tools and components, medical ceramics change lives. There are a few common applications that include X-ray tubes, sensors, Dental screws, Femoral head implants for, hip replacement, Valves, Hand tools, and Fillers.
The ceramics used in the automotive industry are advanced auto ceramics that are made into components for automobiles. The plug insulators, catalysts, and catalyst supports for emission control devices and sensors are made from this material. The two most common automotive industry applications by advanced ceramics material are they offer support structures for catalytic converter elements and different heat sensors.
The advanced ceramic material is used due to the following reasons:
- Low weight
- High mechanical and thermomechanical strength
- High hardness
- High rigidity
- High wear resistance
- Low thermal expansion
- The high electrical insulating capacity
- Ability to fabricate high-vacuum-tight ceramic-ceramic and ceramic-metal composites
- Resistance to seawater
- Suitability in compliance with MIL standards
The application of ceramic material for marine engineering is to make sure the combatting of military targets as well as in safety and personal protection to preserve resources on the highest possible technical level.
The advanced ceramics has a number of uses in the telecommunications industry. For example zirconia or alumina ceramic materials, are used as fiber optic sleeves, high tolerance substances, insulators, timing devices, microwave packages, and diodes.
So now you have an idea about the different applications of ceramics in different industries.