Ceramic rods and bars are easily machinable and have excellent resistance to high temperatures, abrasives and chemicals with low thermal conductivity. Although the nature of ceramics means that some may show poor shock resistance, they are tough and highly polish-able considering their comparatively low densities. What are Ceramics?Comprised of non-organic, non-metallic materials, they are radiation resistant and lead-free. Ceramics hold tight tolerances for electrical insulators with zero porosity and no out-gassing, they can also be soldered to a wide range of materials. Ceramic Rod or Bar applicationsHigh-temperature applications that require erosion resistanceElectrical or thermal insulationConstant and high vacuum environmentsLaser technologySemiconductors and ElectronicsAerospace, Space technologies and similar industriesMedical and laboratory equipment Features and BenefitsRemains stable at 800°C with a maximum peak at 1000°C as an electrical insulatorExcellent at high voltages and a broad spectrum of frequencies of thermal expansionCan be machined to accurate tolerances and surface finishesHow are ceramic materials made?Ceramics are usually made by mixing together clay, earthen elements, powders and water. They are then shaped into whatever form they will be used to produce the desired outcome. After this has been done the Ceramic is then fired in a high-temperature oven known as a kiln.