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Tungsten Carbide: Metals and Ceramics, Working as One

Posted by Tom Evans on 31-03-2021

Strong and dense, you’d be forgiven for thinking that tungsten carbide is a metal. In reality, it’s a metal/ceramic hybrid, combining the properties of metals and ceramics into a material suitable for the toughest applications. Tungsten carbide is a chemical compound made by reacting tungsten metal with carbon. Pure tungsten metal has excellent heat and corrosion resistance but is soft enough to be cut with a hacksaw. By introducing carbon, you greatly increase the hardness until it’s almost as hard…

IPS Ceramics Support Alsager Animals in Need

IPS Ceramics are Proud to Support Alsager Animals in Need

Posted by Tom Evans on 12-03-2021

IPS Ceramics have donated £100 to Alsager Animals in Need, a charity dedicated to rehoming animals in need throughout the local area. IPS fundraises for local charities through our weekly Dress Down Friday. All participating employees donate £1 a week which is collated and saved until we have a full £100; this money is then donated to a local charity and the saving starts again. This time, we donated to the Alsager Animals in Need. Founded in 1987, they offer…

3 Reasons To Choose CNC Rapid Prototyping

3 Reasons to Choose CNC Rapid Prototyping for Ceramic Components

Posted by Callum on 04-03-2021

At IPS Ceramics, we offer a rapid prototyping service for clients looking to develop new shaped supports (setters) for their firing or heat treatment processes. Using our CNC routers, we can either machine your own designs or create a bespoke design using our experienced in-house design team. But why should you choose CNC rapid prototyping for your product development project? In this article, we’ll look at three reasons whilst exploring the rapid prototyping process. What is CNC Rapid Prototyping? CNC…