Machine Components

Customized ceramic solutions from Schunk



Benefit from our material know-how, the unique possibility to realize large complex machine parts via 3D printing and a diverse product portfolio for different requirements and applications.

Ceramic Metrology Components

Schunk offers a comprehensive range of high-performance metrology components for coordinate measuring machines, such as quills, traverses or X-slides. In addition to the molding variant of slip casting, which ensures economical production of high volumes, the innovative manufacturing process of 3D printing is also available. The material IntrinSiC® (3D-printed RBSiC) allows a high degree of design freedom.


Advantages of technical ceramics for metrology components:

  • RB-SiC variants: CarSIK-NG, IntrinSiC®.
  • High flexural strength, creep strength, and stiffness
  • Large components (1.8x1.0x0.7m) in one piece with maximum design freedom at the same time
  • No open porosity
  • Economical production of high quantities
  • Very low coefficients of thermal expansion as well as high thermal conductivity up to 200 W/mK
  • High oxidation and corrosion resistance
  • As a variant unique in the world: production by 3D printing with IntrinSiC®

Ceramic frame components for machines in the semiconductor industry

Due to their excellent material properties, technical ceramics are used in the semiconductor industry. Schunk offers customized solutions for wafer tables and frame components. Monolithic components up to 1.8 x 1.0 x 0.7m are possible due to the material IntrinSiC® (3D-printed RBSiC).


Advantages of technical ceramics for semiconductor industry:

  • Possible RB-SiC variant: CarSIK, IntrinSiC®.
  • Large and complex components (1.8x1.0x0.7m)
  • Precision machining in the µ-range
  • Weight-optimized structures through topology optimization
  • Insertion of internal channel structures
  • High bending and creep strength as well as high stiffness
  • Economical production of large quantities but also of single pieces
  • High oxidation and corrosion resistance
  • Highest purity possible due to CVD-SiC coating
  • A unique variant worldwide: production by 3-D printing with IntrinSiC®

 

 

 

 

Ceramic machine components for aerospace applications

Due to their excellent material properties, reaction bonded silicon carbide ceramics are becoming increasingly important in aerospace applications as well. 3D-printed RBSiC (IntrinSiC) together with Schunk's hard machining techniques offer decisive advantages in the production of mirrors, holders and other components, among others. Monolithic solutions are possible up to dimensions of 1.8x1.0x0.7m. 


Advantages of technical ceramics for aerospace applications:

  • RB-SiC variants: CarSIK, IntrinSiC®.
  • Large components (1.8x1.0x0.7m)
  • Bionic structures for minimum weight with maximum load-bearing capacity, supported by FEM simulation
  • High flexural strength and stiffness as well as very high Weibull moduli (> 15)
  • Precision machining in the µ-range
  • Low coefficients of thermal expansion
  • Mirror polishing (under development)
  • Very good thermal shock resistance
  • As a variant unique in the world: production by 3-D printing with IntrinSiC®
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