Highly Complex Geometries
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.
Designs previously rejected as too difficult or expensive to manufacture using other production techniques are made commercially feasible. Features such as re-entrant angles, multi-shaped blind holes, screw threads, surface profiles, perpendicular holes, undercuts and intricate cavities are all possible using CIM technology. A multi-million pound investment in CIM manufacturing technology at Stourport has enabled the site to produce moulded ceramic components in volume for major international customers.
These components offer all the benefits associated with technical ceramics including wear resistance, corrosion resistance, thermal stability, superior hardness, high mechanical strength and dimensional stability. Physical features available through Ceramic Injection Moulding include undercuts, threads, blind holes and curves.
If this technology offers features that solve your application challenge, or you require design guidance from our application engineers, please contact:
Morgan Technical Ceramics Stourport