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Shapal™-M soft - Machinable Ceramic Developments

Goodfellow is delighted to be able to provide a development  update on Shapal™-M soft machinable ceramic.

Shapal™-M soft is a machinable ceramic that offers high mechanical strength and thermal conductivity five times greater than alumina. This ceramic is suitable for a wide range of applications, particularly in the vacuum and nuclear industries. Shapal™-M soft is a combination of two different traditional ceramics (AlN and BN), and it can be machined into a variety of shapes using a number of techniques, whilst retaining many of the advantages of traditional AlN.

Characteristics of Shapal™-M soft include:

  • High thermal conductivity
  • High mechanical strength
  • Excellent electrical insulation
  • Low thermal expansion
  • Low dielectric loss
  • Excellent high temperature properties
  • Suitable for vacuum applications

Development work is underway on improvements to the current generation of Shapal™-M soft, and news updates will appear on our website, so please check back regularly.

Please click here for a datasheet on the current generation of Shapal™-M soft, and for assistance on any Shapal™-M soft requirements you may have, please email us at

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