Precision Ceramics

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, Tampa, Florida, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

Ceramics Expo

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2008