Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) is 60% lighter than steel but strong enough to survive some of the most demanding applications in a variety of industries. This lightweight, high-strength ceramic material is used as an alternative to stainless steel, super alloys, tungsten carbides and first-generation ceramics such as Al2O3 and ZrO2. It offers excellent thermal shock resistance and high fracture toughness, compatibility with nonferrous metal melts, and improved structural reliability compared to other ceramic materials.
When extreme conditions like these push equipment to its limits, Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) industrial ceramics deliver high performance where other materials fail. Typically, Heavy-duty diesel engines. Jet engine igniters. Oil wells thousands of feet underground.
Applications for silicon nitride include:
High precision silicon nitride ceramic balls, roller for bearing, pump valve:
Thermocouple Protection Sheaths
Silicon Nitride Ceramic Weld Location Pins
Silicon Nitride Ceramic Substrate for Electronics