Quartz Glass Versus Acrylic Plastic in Spacecraft Windows

Quartz Glass Versus Acrylic Plastic in Spacecraft Windows Cheaper and lighter acrylics may replace quartz glass in spacecraft, but only if they are tough enough.           Windows in spacecraft are not just for looking through and photographing planet Earth and the stars in the universe. They are an important part of…

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Reasons for the High Thermal Conductivity of BNP 2

Reasons for the High Thermal Conductivity of BNP 2 The crystalline lattice structure and purity of BNP 2 enable its high thermal conductivity. Read on for Multi-Lab’s guide for more information. BNP machinable ceramic with the chemical formula aluminium nitride. Its outstanding property is that it remains stable within an inert atmosphere at temperatures of…

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Ultrasonics in Working Machinable Glass Ceramics

Ultrasonics in Working Machinable Glass Ceramics Ultrasonic-assisted techniques enhance surface finishes when cutting machinable glass ceramics. Read on for Multi-Lab’s guide for more information. Machinable glass ceramics Machinable glass ceramics find applications in difficult environments such as medicines and dentistry as well as aerospace and electronics because of their superior performance, compared with metals. These…

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Macor MGC Machinable Glass Ceramics from the Multi-Lab workshops

Application Options for Macor

Application Options for Macor Macor has a wide range of applications, from small workshops to the aerospace industry. Read on for Multi-Labs guide for more information.                 Ceramics pose a whole range of challenges as engineering materials. Anyone working in the manufacturing sector has to keep up with…

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High-Voltage Applications for Macor Glass Ceramics

High-Voltage Applications for Macor Glass Ceramics The use of glass ceramics like Macor leads to more compact capacitor designs and new industrial and medical applications. Read on to find out more. A capacitor is an electric component that stores energy as an electrostatic field. The storage material is known as a dielectric and is fixed…

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Quartz Glass Used to Compress Space Laser Beams

Quartz glass Used to Compress Space Laser Beams Meta description: Russian scientists have developed a method of focusing laser beams through quartz glass. Read on to find out more. Body: Laser pulse filamentation is a process where a laser beam focuses into a high-intensity beam, or filament, of pulses that may be just tenths of…

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Machinability and Strength of Machinable Glass Ceramics

Machinability and Strength of Machinable Glass Ceramics The strength and machinability of machinable glass ceramics is a product of its crystalline microstructure. Read on to find out more. Machinable glass ceramics, like Corning’s pioneering Macor, have become very popular in many industrial and medical applications because they can be machined using standard metal working tools…

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Automotive Applications for Technical Ceramics

Automotive Applications for Technical Ceramics Meta description: Technical ceramics are being used in challenging applications for hybrid vehicles, sensors and brake discs. Read on to find out more. The use of Technical ceramics in the automotive sector goes back more than two decades. The luxury car market in particular has been a keen user of…

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Photonics is the science of light

Photonics is the science of light. It is the technology of generating, controlling, and detecting light waves and photons, which are particles of light. The characteristics of the waves and photons can be used to explore the universe, cure diseases, and even to solve crimes. Scientists have been studying light for hundreds of years. The…

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Boron Nitride: The Future Photonic Chip

Boron Nitride: The Future Photonic Chip Imagine squeezing light as though it were toothpaste in a tube and forcing it through a nano material over a vast distance. In other words, it will travel for over a mile through a space just one hundredth of a millionth of a metre wide. This is the future…

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