Like most material engineers and scientists, you’ve probably dismissed ceramics in the past because you thought ceramic was brittle. But technical ceramics are different from the common ceramics used in pottery, for example. Ceramic is no longer the fragile material associated with the 1970’s but the technology of the future and noted for being a hard, exceptionally smooth surface, and tough.
The technical family of ceramics is one of the few materials in the world that has properties of both toughness and hardness. We currently provide a huge range of ceramic wear solutions – and we’re developing new ceramics in our labs right now which will be available soon. Common applications include wear resistant components, electronic substrates, spark plug insulators, transparent envelopes for lighting, structural refractories, wear resistant components, ceramic-to-metal seals, cutting tools, abrasives, thermal insulation, catalyst carriers, biomedical implants, and much more.
For the past 18 years, INNEX has, among many other projects, manufactured parts for the international compaction tooling industry. In our search for harder more durable materials, an intense ceramic research and development program, supported by local universities and ceramic experts, was established. Through this collaboration a unique design, Ceraminator™ evolved which is now a successful part of our US patented product line. Currently, the patented Ceraminator™ line of tools that fight wear is successfully being used in production throughout the battery industry in U.S., European and Asian markets.
The patented Ceraminator™ product line involves a ceramic core rod assembly consisting of a steel housing, a steel mandrel and a ceramic sleeve. The design allows for replacement of the ceramic sleeves and mandrels while reusing the housing. This rework cycle and proprietary high strength ceramic increase tool wear life up to ten times longer by eliminating the need to manufacture entirely new parts; thus resulting in significant cost savings versus continually purchasing disposable replacement parts.
Join the countless companies that have discovered how ceramic technology can improve productivity! Here’s a list of our current products. We have an ever-expanding portfolio of materials and products so if you are interested in something you don’t see on this list, please contact us.
- Core Rods
- Extrusion Dies
- Compaction Pins
- Ceramic Joints
- Surgical Blades
- Piston Rods
- Taper Pins
- Electric Components
- Molding Pins
- Wear Plates
- And much more!
INNEX is a world leader in designing, developing and manufacturing technical ceramic components for the world’s largest pump OEMs to fight abrasion and corrosion under extreme temperatures. With a strong infrastructure that includes technicians, material scientists and engineers, we are a total solutions provider with full powder to precision parts capabilities and we are committed to superior customer service.
The INNEX-90 Promise commits us to helping our customers transform their abrasion needs into manufacturable solutions within 90 days from the day we receive an inquiry.