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Corning Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic.
When you need the performance of a technical ceramic- (high service temperature, electrical resistivity, zero porosity) – and your application demands the ready fabrication of a complicated shape look at Macor. It will lower costs and substantially reduce the time between design and actual use.
Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic was developed and manufactured by Corning Incorporated for use in the NASA space shuttle space program. After an extensive testing program by NASA and UCLA it became clear that Macor was more suitable than Silica Glass, Boron Nitride (BN) and Silicon Nitride in certain components and applications.
Over 200 parts of Macor MGC could and can be found on the now retired Space Shuttle Orbiter. Macor is still being used in the Aerospace Industry and in several ongoing space programs around the world today.
For instance Ceramic to Metal bonding for pressure transducers (read the test report here). A few other examples are retaining rings at all hinge points, windows and doors. Larger pieces of Macor were used for NASA spaceborne gamma radiation deflector.
Ceramic Substrates was formed in 1968 to satisfy the growing market for technical, precision and industrial ceramics.
Here at Ceramic Substrates & Components Limited (to visit our main website click here) with generations of experience in the precision ceramic industry, we have developed some unique techniques which enables us to machine fine and intricate components, complementing the more industrial and commercial sized components.
We pride ourselves not only on our high quality but also our impressive long standing customer base. Many Government organisations along with Scientific and Research Institutes and Universities worldwide use our facilities.
Ceramic Substrates & Components Limited has been an official “Corning” Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic distributor and supplier for over ten years. We have a wealth of expertise and capabilities with machining Macor, along with the knowledge of the material’s suitability for your application.
As an official UK Macor® distributor we always have Macor in stock and all relevant paperwork/certificate of conformities for traceability and compliance are readily available.
At Ceramic Substrates we are making the process of ordering Macor® Machinable Glass Ceramic as straightforward as possible for all our customers. We cater for a wide range of industries, for example; Defence, Aerospace, Transport, Utilities, Environmental and Precision Engineering, from rapid prototyping to small, medium and larger quantities.
Our new and latest CNC lathe includes certain software upgrades including CAD drawing download (.dxf) capability and we upgraded the software capability on our VMC machine at the same time.
We can machine custom made MACOR parts and components and offer a one-stop shop solution from drawings to finished components as well as rods,bars and plates.
No job is too small we can supply one off components and prototyping.
Our Macor studies page is updated with new information regarding Macor® Glass Ceramic on a regular basis have a look here.
We are ISO 9001:2008 certified, certificate can be downloaded in pdf format here.
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