We offer the best product range of Metalized Ceramic Components, Brass Extrusion Dies, Brazed Fixtures, Silicon Carbide Kiln Furniture and glass components.
The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials offers a range of Diamonex diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings that can be used to provide a superior wear resistant chemical barrier for metal, ceramic, glass and plastic.
Morgan Advanced Materials makes Diamondshield® coatings for plastics and polymers used on consumer and portable electronic devices. When applied to plastics via chemical vapour deposition (CVD), this water-clear coating increases surface hardness to that of glass, providing enhanced durability and better abrasion-resistance and wear-resistance. Our Diamondshield® coating is used to make portable electronic devices more robust by strengthening the surface hardness of plastic parts so that they are more resistant to scratching. This increased durability leads to an extended product lifespan; there is less wear on keypads and push buttons and screens maintain better clarity over time, making them easier to read. The transparent coating has a low refraction index and virtually no absorption in the visible wavelengths.
Diamond has long been the technologically preferred material for critical thermal management applications due to its extremely high thermal conductivity, low coefficient of thermal expansion and high electrical resistivity. High costs, however, have traditionally been associated with diamond heat spreaders.
We make a range of premium scratch resistant glass for scanner windows and other applications. Barcode scanner glass operates within an extreme environment and must withstand considerable physical wear throughout its lifetime. In the past, uncoated barcode scanner glass has been susceptible to scratching which in turn results in poor read accuracy and rate. Thanks to the high performance properties of the diamond-like coatings we use, our scratch resistant glass is hard wearing and long lasting. Our coating process produces a superior low friction surface that is hard and chemically resistant. It has been shown to significantly increase the lifetime of barcode scanning equipment, making it a more cost effective choice than uncoated glass. It also reduces point of sale costs because fewer rescans are required.
We are now offering a range of coatings for our ceramic products to enhance the electrical performance in distinguished applications. The single phase coatings (green) are excellent for supressing the emission of secondary electrons, which reduces surface charging effects. The multi-phase coatings (black) produce a conductive ceramic surface that enables operation of power tubes at very high voltages. The flexibility of these coatings means that surface resistivity can be tailored between 109 > 1014Ω. These coatings are also excellent for enabling size reduction which lowers weight and hence TCO of our customers’ systems.
Brazed Fixtures Our tooling range includes braze fixtures made from our M120F (aluminium silicate) material and high purity alumina. These materials are selected for their ability to keep to tight tolerances and their thermal stability at high temperatures. The purity of these materials makes them a good choice for ceramic-to-metal braze assemblies for the medical, industrial, laser and aerospace industries. Our engineering team works closely with our customers to select the optimum material for your braze fixtures to ensure that the final product is ideal for your application and your assembly process.
Morgan Advanced Materials offer a wide range of hydrocyclone liners manufactured from our Deranox 975 alumina material chosen for its mechanical strength in high wear applications. Hydrocyclones are used in upstream oil production to separate solids from water or liquid hydrocarbon streams. They prevent the build-up of sand in separators and pipelines, which protects sensitive items such as export pumps and heat exchangers. The liquid-solid mixture is forced through an apparatus at the top of the hydrocyclone and the rotational motion causes dense sand particles to separate from the less dense liquid. The solid particles “fall down” the tube and the liquid is “forced up” the tube into a separate cavity. The hydrocyclone system is lined with our ceramic components, which need to be robust to withstand severe abrasion caused by the rotational flow of the abrasive sand.
We offer a range of metering valves manufactured from our hard-wearing Alumina AL600 (96%) and AL995 (99.5%). These materials offer high wear and corrosion resistance making them the ideal choice for fluid handling in many industrial applications. Our metering valves offer the following benefits: Hard wearing No risk of contamination of the process fluid Easy to clean Low leakage Our engineering team will work closely with you to select the optimum material for your application. We manufacture valves to tight tolerances and with good surface finishes in quantities from one-off pieces to high volume production with full traceability and competitive pricing.
Morgan Advanced Materials manufactures a range of alumina components used within metrology applications, for in-process measurement and component inspection systems. We have a wide variety of alumina grades which are selected for their mechanical properties which include:
The Morgan Advanced Materials range of Haldenwanger tubes comprises of a total of 15 oxidic and carbidic material in innumerable designs, among them Sillimatin 60 Type C 530, Alsint 99.7 Type C 799 and Pythagoras Type C 610, all complying with DIN VDE 0335. The main applications are in the area of thermal processes, but we are also strong partners in the areas of process equipment and scientific equipment. High application temperatures up to 2000oC, aggressive media, rapid temperature changes - whatever the conditions - due to the extreme variety of materials, we are able to offer a suitable ceramic tube for every application. The tube will be custom-made for your application, also in its design.
Made from a material composition that is 99, 8% SiO2, our Fused Silica rollers are the right choice for use in a variety of furnaces. Featuring very low thermal expansion and excellent thermal shock resistance, our rollers made from this material can be used continuously at temperatures up to 1000 °C. Due to their excellent mechanical properties and their special surface quality, our fused silica rollers are mainly used in a variety of annealing kilns and glass tempering furnaces.
Our Haldenwanger business is pleased to offer their Halcoat coating which is used for the protection of fused silica rollers in steel treatment appliances, such as in hot pressing furnaces. Halcoat is made from silicon nitride Si3N4 which repels molten metal, particularly aluminium. When used as a coating, it significantly extends the operational life of our fused silica rollers, which are otherwise vulnerable to damage from the splashes and drips of molten metal. Like fused silica, it has a very low thermal expansion and excellent resistance to thermal shock.
We now offer a wide range of furnace products, marketed under our Haldenwanger® brand, made from our specialist calcia stabilised zirconia (CaO-ZrO2). Our product range includes sheath tubes for temperature monitoring and a range of crucibles which are the rightan excellent choice for chemical processing applications, due to their resistance to chemical attack. Calcia stabilised zirconia is selected for these products due to its high proven performance in refractory applications. Products made from this material offerfeature a range of benefits including:
We now provide a wide range of kiln furniture including setting plates, beams, supports etc and crucibles made from our specialist magnesium oxide (MgO) Spinel material. Our MgO Spinel can be used for products up to a temperature range of 1700oC and exhibits superior corrosion resistance particularly against alkalis and earth alkalis. The properties of this material make it particularly good for products used within metal melting (non-iron) and has shown to perform well in the melting of light metals containing aggressive slags.
Making a purchase could not be easier. Contact us using the button to the right hand side or below and one of our sales team will contact you. Mortar A wide range of standard mortars are available for purchase online. Select from 20ml to 6, 000ml capacity and specify glazed or unglazed.
We manufacture a wide range of kiln furniture manufactured from our specialist range of silicon carbide materials (HalSiC). The range of products we provide are: Support beams Profiled supports Rollers and tubes Batts and plate setters Custom kiln components
We make precision blood sampling valves, shear valve assemblies and distribution valve sets for use in automated haematology systems. Our products are custom designed and made to meet specific customer requirements for medical diagnostic equipment, clinical systems and analytical laboratory Instrumentation. Our blood sampling or shear valves assemblies consist of a set of two or three precision-made ceramic discs with very precisely machined holes for metering blood reagents. Our distribution valves come in a variety of configurations, typically including a rotor and a stator. All our valves components are made from high purity 99.5% Alumina (CAC995), chosen for its high chemical (acid) resistance and smooth surface finish (2-3Ra). Surface flatness is
For over 20 years, the Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials has produced a wide array of implantable ceramic feedthroughs. Designed to provide superior reliability and durability, our medical implants feature innovative ceramic-to-metal seal assembly technology. Utilizing its application engineering expertise, We custom manufacture these ceramic feedthroughs to meet the specific needs of the medical implant market. Designed with flexibility in mind for custom medical applications, our implantable feedthroughs are constructed from a variety of biocompatible metal components, superior high purity alumina (Al203) insulators and pure gold braze. We also offer synthetic rubies and sapphires as insulators for our custom engineered medical implants.
Medical X-Ray Tubes The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials produces a family of medical x-ray components, from anodes and cathodes to getter assemblies. Utilizing our advanced ceramic-to-metal seal technology we are able to provide reliable and robust x-ray components. We are capable of manufacturing custom solutions to the unique challenges within the x-ray market, based upon the expansive knowledge and expertise of our applications engineers. Our medical x-ray products combine a variety of metal components and high purity Alumina (Al203) ceramic with flexible, custom designs. We utilise a range of alumina grades depending on requirement including our high dielectric strength AL300TMalumina which has been optimised for this application. Our ceramic-to-metal designs also ensure cost competitive manufacturing by incorporating a consistent, repeatable manufacturing process. The design flexibility, along with the availability of upper level builds, produces medical x-ray components to the customer's specification at a lower total cost.
Multi Pin Headers As a global leader in the design, production and manufacture of high tolerance sensors and components, Morgan Advanced Materials’ Technical Ceramics business are able to produce multi pin headers capable of withstanding the most extreme of environments. In market sectors where sensor applications need to deliver outstanding performance in the face of extreme wear and mechanical abuse, our multi pin headers offer exceptional thermal and mechanical properties.
Orthopaedic Implants With over 25 years’ experience working with the medical industry to produce highly capable products, we are particularly suited to the development and manufacture of orthopaedic implants that utilise the exceptional properties of alumina and zirconia compounds. With extensive knowledge of bioceramic materials we are capable of producing a wide range of components such as femoral heads and acetabular cups, shoulder buttons, radial heads and spinal components.
Laser Reflectors Morgan Advanced Materials’ ceramic laser reflectors are high reflectance cavities used in solid state and CO2 laser systems. They are designed either as a one-piece or two-piece system depending on customer requirement. Our range of ceramic laser reflectors offer significant advantages and improvements over those made with materials such as metal and polymer including: Extended life time Higher efficiencyoutput performance Higher reflectance over a wider range of wavelengths - Sintox™ AL shows reflectance of 97 to 98% over wavelengths from 570nm to 2000nm. Sintox™ FF shows reflectance of 96 to 98% over wavelengths from 570nm to 2000nm
Laser Tubes For over 60 years Morgan Advanced Materials Technical Ceramics' business has been the premium supplier of custom ceramic components for electrical, mechanical, high vacuum and thermal applications. We serve Laser Industry customers around the world. Parts are developed with our customers and manufactured from our material formulations and proprietory processes.
Laser Waveguides Laser Excimer Components The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials are specialists in the provision of wave guides, chambers or spacers for CO2 and Excimer lasers. Our products are second to none, being manufactured from high purity AL995, these products feature tight tolerances and a top surface finish which provides excellent performance for your end application.
MACOR® machineable glass ceramic has a continuous use temperature of 800ºC and a peak temperature of 1000ºC. Its coefficient of thermal expansion readily matches most metals and sealing glasses. MACOR® is non-wetting, exhibits zero porosity, and unlike ductile materials, won't deform. It is an excellent insulator at high voltages, various frequencies and high temperatures. When properly baked out, it won't outgas in vacuum environments.
We manufacture a variety of ceramic grades with matching metallizing processes which enable us to provide a solution to your requirements. These metallized ceramics are ideal for use within high vacuum, high voltage and high pressure applications. We provide metallized ceramic RF windows for therapeutic equipment, metallized rings for medical linear accelerators power tubes and photomultipliers and components for insulators and sensors. Our high purity Alumina is used to manufacture metalized sensor assemblies that feature tight tolerances and specifications in a range of small sizes up to 1.25” long and ~.75” in diameter. These components are available as bare ceramic or metalized without any assembly but we specialise in supplying the complete part with all components and secondary operations such as coatings and testing. These components are perfect for applications such as proximity sensors used in aircraft for control surfaces and components used for sensing toxic gasses.
Morgan Advanced Materials offers a wide range of quadrupole components for mass spectrometry applications. Quadrupole Supports Saddles We manufacture complex ceramic and metalized ceramic supportssaddles and collars for quadrupole mass analyzers used in mass spectrometry instrumentation. Supports and collars can be produced to suit a wide range of quadrupole designs utilizing your preferred rod mounting methods. We have the capability to precision manufacture these parts to exacting tolerances and to metallize components as required for specific electrical discharge characteristics.
With over 23 years of experience, Morgan Advanced Materials' Technical Ceramics business is a specialist in the production Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Crucibles which are made from high quality Pyrolytic Boron Nitride (PBN). Our MBE Crucibles are traditionally used to vaporize a variety of materials including Gallium (Ga) and Aluminum (Al) for epitaxial growth compound semiconductors due to their high purity, anisotropic thermal properties, chemical inertness, thermal stability and thermal shock resistance.
Some of the largest PBN plates the industry produces come from our world-leading materials. Standard sizes are up to 200mm x 250mm with a standard thickness of 1mm-1.5mm. Due to their high purity, anisotropic thermal properties, chemical inertness, thermal stability and thermal shock resistance, they are excellent for heating arrays for MOCVD reactors and as electrical insulators for CIGS sources.
PBN Coated Graphite Morgan Advanced Materials' Technical Ceramics business’ PBN coated graphite components are the best choice to extend heater life or temperature capability in MBE and CIGS PV applications. Our high purity PBN is an excellent material to coat graphite components due its chemical inertness, thermal stability, thermal shock resistance, electrical insulation and anisotropic thermal properties. These unique properties not only extend heater life but provide electrical breakdown protection in heater applications.
For over 60 years the Technical Ceramics business of been the premium supplier of custom ceramic components for chemical, electrical, mechanical, and vacuum applications. We serve semiconductor industry customers around the world. Parts are normally manufactured from our developed and produced material compositions to customer defined designs.
Ultra Pure Silicon Carbide Plates Ultra-pure Performance SiC and Low Resistivity Performance SiC outlasts conventional materials – including other forms of Silicon Carbide – in today’s hostile manufacturing environments. The outstanding properties of our 99.999% pure monolithic Silicon Carbide material include high thermal conductivity, extremely low levels of impurities, low electrical resistivity, increased opacity and high resistance to chemical erosion. This material is excellent as a base material to make parts for various applications such as wafer carriers, susceptors, RTP edge rings, sputtering targets and heating elements for the semiconductor industry.
Sputtering Targets The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials are specialists in the manufacture of ceramic sputtering targets for the semiconductor industry manufactured from 94%-99.99% alumina and CVD silicon carbide (SiC) for physical vapour deposition (PVD) applications. Our alumina sputtering targets are suited to a variety of applications including wear coatings, dielectric coatings and barrier coatings, whereas our CVD SiC sputtering targets are an excellent choice for the deposition of high-purity SiC thin films for demanding applications such as the manufacture of magnetic disk drive heads.
Semiconductor Wafer Processing and Handling We can draw on over 60 years of experience in producing custom ceramic components. It is due to this experience that our engineers are able to economically manufacture components that provide excellent performance. Our products and components are used within a wide variety of different applications, across many industries. It is however the production of components for the semiconductor industry that we have developed an enviable reputation for exemplary customer service, manufacturing capability and end products of exceptional quality.
Battery Tooling We use our advanced ceramic materials to make high performance tooling for the production of zinc carbon dry cells and alkali batteries, including mixer units, extruders, liners, nozzles, ram tips, sweeper blades, dies and punches. The parts are made using Nilcra™ Zirconia, an advanced ceramic material that is strong, tough and highly resistant to the corrosive battery mix. It is a good choice because it is a consistent, reliable material (Weibull Modulus > 30) with a low coefficient of friction. Abrasive materials have minimal effect on its surface.
We use our advanced ceramic materials to make high performance tooling for the production of two-piece cans, three-piece cans and aerosols for the food, beverage and specialty markets. Our product range includes Proseamer™ ceramic Can Seaming Rolls, Spin Flange Rolls, Z-Bar Tips, Diablo Rolls and many other wear resistant parts. The parts are made using Nilcra™ Zirconia, an advanced ceramic material that is exceptionally strong and tough. It is an ideal choice for use in can production because it is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals and food stuffs but gentle on the on the internal lacquer-coated surfaces. Nilcra™ Zirconia is a consistent, reliable material (Weibull Modulus > 30) with a low coefficient of friction. Abrasive materials have minimal effect on its surface.
We use our advanced ceramic materials to make high performance hot extrusion dies for use in copper and brass forming. Dies are available as inserts only or ready-inserted into steel housings. We also offer sintered blanks. Our dies are made using Nilcra™ Zirconia, a tough monolithic ceramic material that maintains strength and hardness even at high temperatures, so it is highly resistant to wear, deformation, galling and corrosion. It has a low coefficient of friction and even abrasive materials have minimal effect on its surface.
HF Tube Welding Rolls We use our advanced ceramic materials to make high performance welding rolls and guides for high frequency electric resistance welding (HF-ERW) in continuous steel tube production. Our welding rolls and guides are made using Nilcra™ Zirconia, a tough monolithic ceramic material that maintains strength and hardness even at high temperatures, making it highly resistant to wear, deformation, galling and corrosion. It has a low coefficient of friction and even abrasive materials have minimal effect on its surface. Nilcra™ Zirconia is ideal for use in ERW applications because it is non-conductive and is not affected by the resistance-welding field that operates in close proximity to the rolls.
Weld Pins We use our advanced ceramic materials to make high performance weld pins for resistance welding applications within the automotive and other spot welding assemblies within the metal fabrication sector. Our weld pins are made using Nilcra™ Zirconia, a tough monolithic ceramic material that maintains strength and hardness even at high temperatures. It is electrically insulating, non-magnetic and has a high surface finish, all of which make it resistant to wielding sparks and spatter.
Valve Components We use our advanced ceramic materials to make high performance valve components for corrosive and abrasive fluid flows in demanding processing environments such as chemical processing, paper and pulp manufacturing and in oil and gas extraction and refining. The range includes options for ball valves, butterfly valves and rotary and linear control valves Our valve components are made using Nilcra™ Zirconia, an advanced ceramic material that is strong, tough and highly resistant to chemical reagents and abrasive slurries. It provides a reliable, high performance option where other materials tend to fail, even in the most challenging process applications, because it offers excellent resistant to cavitation, a major problem for process control valves.
Z-Bearings We use our advanced ceramic materials to make long lasting, high performance Z-bearings for screw and bucket conveyor systems used in demanding bulk materials handling applications. Our Z-bearings are made using Nilcra™ Zirconia, a tough monolithic ceramic material that is has a tensile strength and a coefficient of thermal expansion similar to that of mild steel, but with four times the compressive strength, and very high thermal stability. Accordingly, it maintains strength and hardness even at high temperatures and is highly resistant to wear, deformation, galling and corrosion. It has a low coefficient of friction and even abrasive materials have minimal effect on its surface.
Z-Max Butterfly Valves We use our advanced ceramic materials to make high performance Z-max butterfly valves for use in demanding processing environments such as chemical processing, paper and pulp manufacturing and in oil and gas extraction and refining. The standard range includes valves from 2” (DN50) to 10” (DN250) nominal bore. Our Z-max butterfly valves have a cast steel body, stainless steel shaft and an advanced ceramic protection sleeve comprising shrouds for the disc, liner and shaft. The sleeve is made of Nilcra™ Zirconia, a high performance ceramic material that is strong, tough and highly resistant to chemical reagents and abrasive slurries. It offers excellent resistant to cavitation, a major problem for process control valves.
The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials manufactures a wide range of vehicle armour designed to provide a high level of protection with minimum weight. Vehicle armour is available for use with threat levels specified by the customer.
Ceramic cores are sacrificial ceramic structures primarily used for forming cavities that are too small or complex to be machined within investing casting procedures. These cores are predominantly found in aerospace and industrial markets but there is a growing demand in the healthcare, sports and automotive markets. Ceramic cores are manufactured using a porous ceramic material consisting of various compositions of Silica, Alumina and Zircon. The composition of our blends can be tailored to the customer's individual requirements.
Our Derby facility has over 11 years of experience in offload wax injection, wax assembly and core finishing for the aerospace and IGT industries. Our specialist team of engineers will work with customers to select the best raw materials to match your process and following this, provide wax pattern tooling and all associated auxiliaries made to customer specification. We have the ability to support the supply of cored and solid wax patterns, runner and full wax assembly systems, including pouring cup assemblies. We also specialise in the production of Equiax, DS and SX assemblies and patterns.
Ceramic Injection Moulded (CIM) Components The injection moulding of ceramics is a new and innovative process that provides cost effective solutions for design engineers requiring complex, repeatable ceramic components. When a ceramic material has been chosen for a specific application, the geometry of the component has often been limited by the cost of shaping operations. Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) overcomes this issue by forming net shape parts in the tool.
The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials is experienced in combining ceramic and metal for engineering components. Our engineers design assemblies to take advantage of the unique properties of each material and combine them to produce a component with a higher performance than one made from either material on its own. Ceramic-to-metal brazed assemblies are manufactured to provide high mechanical strength and good electrical insulation. Our brazed assemblies are hermetic and able to maintain ultra-high levels of vacuum and joint integrity even at elevated temperatures and in harsh environments.
The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials supplies a range of glass products worldwide, including precision glass tubing, rods and components for hermetically sealed packages, using proprietary glass forming processes. These glass components are used in miniature fuse bodies, lenses for photo transistors, glass-to-metal seals used in IC packages, erasableprogrammable read only memory (EPROM) and read only memory (ROM) glass lenses .