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Non Oxide Ceramics
Fired ceramic that contains no oxygen in the crystal structure. Examples are boron nitride (BN) and silicon barbide (SiC). Hundreds of different types of these materials exist (dozens of boron derivatives alone). These products exhibit a range of amazing properties including hardness, resistance to corrosion and heat, compressive strength, etc. Many of these materials are machined into parts that are literally ten times better than their metal ancestors.
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Lesson 1A - Comparing a Theoretical and a Real-World Feldspar
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Video 1C - Comparing a Theoretical and a Real-World Feldspar
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Refractory, as a noun, refers to a material that does not melt at normal kiln temperatures (of the industry being referenced). The term also refers to the capacity a material to withstand heat without deforming or melting. Kiln shelves and firebricks are refractory. Many natural clays and minerals a...
The word ceramics can be used in multiple contexts, but here we think of it as the umbrella term for the industry that produces non-metallics by firing them in a kiln. Ceramic products (vs. metallics) have the potential to be very hard (but are also brittle), they can withstand high temperatures, th...
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