The History Of Quartz Scientific Glass Blowing

Quartz scientific glass blowing has spanned the period from the ancient Egyptians around 1500 B.C. to the present day’s innovations.                 It was probably around 1500 B.C. when the ancient Egyptians learned how to use glass to glaze tiles and to make the first glass beads for jewellery….

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Machinable Glass Ceramics in Dentistry

CNC milling and CAD/CAM software are revolutionising the use of machinable glass ceramics in dentistry.                 The outstanding mechanical and chemical properties of machinable glass-ceramics have made them the materials of choice for dental prosthetics, whether as implants or crowns. They are usually based on composites of magnesium…

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Amazing Properties of BNP 2 in High Vacuums

 As an economic alternative to Shapel M soft, BNP 2 can be machined to amazingly high precision in our workshop with application for high vacuums. BNP2 is a composite ceramic that consist of sintered aluminium nitride together with boron nitride, BNP 2 has the advantages of a high mechanical strength together with significant thermal conductivity….

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CNC Machining of Quartz & Technical ceramics

CNC MACHINING & MEASUREMENT SERVICES Here at Multi-Lab ltd, we offer precision CNC machining of a vast array of Quartz Glass technical ceramic materials, Backed up with a full CMM Coordinate Measurement Machine facility capable of measuring to 4 decimal places. The CNC department consists of 3 up to 5 axis machining centers and a…

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Applications for Macor in the Aerospace Sector

Applications for Macor in the Aerospace Sector  Macor has the advantage of tolerating the high temperatures and voltages experienced in the aerospace industry. Advanced technical ceramics have become a mainstay in the aerospace industry over the past two decades. They are essential for manufacturing components in military and commercial aircraft as well as spacecraft and…

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The Long History of Quartz Glass Innovation

From bathyspheric windows to expensive headphones, quartz glass has been a wonder material for decades. It’s like virtual reality for the ears. For an outlay of just £35,000, you can have the musical experience of your life using headphones made of Carrera marble and quartz glass.   Forget about the £4 headphones from a discount…

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Fused Silica Glass Overcomes Data Interference

Fused Silica Glass Overcomes Data Interference Japanese scientists use fused silica glass for read/write comparable with Blu-Ray discs.     A reliable long-term technology for digital data storage has become crucial as both public and private historical records shift from paper to storage in digital form. The high water and heat resistance of fused silica…

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Machinable Aluminium Nitridein Piezoelectric Transducers

Machinable Aluminium Nitride Uses in Piezoelectric Transducers Machinable aluminium nitride has found a use in ultrasound technology for fingerprint scanning. Machinable aluminium nitride is one of the specialist technical ceramics that can be used for a variety of extremely demanding applications. This is the compound that not only has the highest thermal conductivity of any…

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Technical Ceramics in Hall Effect Thrusters

Technical Ceramics in Hall Effect Thrusters             Technical ceramics used for lining ion engine acceleration channels are very vulnerable to spluttering Temperatures within the acceleration channel of a Hall Effect thruster reach between 300 and 540 degrees C. Technical ceramics such as boron nitride are used to line these channels,…

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An Aluminium Oxide Glass That Is as Tough as Steel

An Aluminium Oxide Glass That Is as Tough as Steel Mobile phones could be lighter, thinner and tougher than steel using a glass made from aluminium oxide.       It’s happened to everyone. You slip on the road and your mobile falls out of your pocket or your handbag. The next thing you see is…

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