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.