Ceramic Replaces DLC
A sliding block made of steel coated with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) has been replaced with an injection-moulded Si3N4 component. Crucial for the ceramic sliding block with improved material properties was to set up a dedicated manufacturing process for large-volume manufacturing. This success story relates the background to the cooperation between Nidec GMP GmbH and FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH with statements from the two partners. NIDEC GPM GmbH has been part of the AMEC business sector of the Japanese Nidec Corporation since 2015. The combination of NGPM pump technology with NIDEC’s motor technology shows great potential for the development of electrically powered pumps.