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Design rule of technical ceramics

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The basics of technical ceramics

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BSQ TECH GmbH offers you professional advice and support in the design of your parts according to the design rules of technical ceramics.

It is not uncommon for us to receive inquiries with a drawing for a metallic component attached. The order and the wishes of the customers are to manufacture a ceramic component of the same type.


The motivation is quickly understood: a special application (e.g. contact with corrosive media) overwhelms the normally sufficient material properties of metals. The ceramic is supposed to solve the problem, of course without driving up the system costs.


Often, however, these high expectations cannot be met, because the other properties of oxide ceramic materials also require different construction principles.


Is designing with ceramics a problem?


Certainly not when you consider some of the basic properties of these materials.


In general, ceramics have different mechanical, chemical, electrical and optical properties than metals. This results in desirable properties, but also those that are generally seen as a hindrance to the construction of components.


Ceramic: strengths

  • hardness

  • Compressive strength

  • Stiffness

  • Temperature resistance

  • El. isolation

  • Corrosion resistance

  • Wear resistance


Ceramic: weaknesses

  • brittleness

  • Subcritical crack growth

  • Shrinkage during sintering

  • lower tensile strength



Where is the art of construction?

The art of the designer now lies in harnessing the strengths of oxide ceramic materials.



Some helpful suggestions to consider

Download the Pdf with the construction rules for technical ceramics and you will receive all the information you need to design your construction largely according to the rules for technical ceramics.


Send us your model and we will make the final adjustments for you.



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