IPS Case Study: Korf Audio’s Unrivalled Ceramic Headshell
Posted by Tom Evans on 15-11-2021
IPS Ceramics and Korf Audio have worked together to make the HS-A02 Ceramic Headshell, a unique fully ceramic headshell for record players. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="5603,5604"] A high-end analogue audio set-up depends on having high-quality components which provide a sturdy platform, allowing for the accurate reproduction of a LP record’s tiny grooves without any distortion or loss. Take, for example, the headshell of a record player, the component that holds the pick-up cartridge and its stylus as it touches the…
What are Alumina Tubes Used For?
Posted by Callum on 11-08-2021
Alumina Tubes, as their name implies, are tubes made out of alumina. They are used for a wide range of industrial applications due to their diverse properties. What are these properties, which industries use them, and how are they used? Let’s find out: What is Alumina? The term ‘Alumina’ is just a short way of saying ‘Aluminium Oxide’. Making up around 15% of the chemical composition of the Earth’s crust, Aluminium Oxide is a very common material that can be…
Furnace Equipment for the Efficient Creation of EV Batteries
Posted by Callum on 07-04-2021
The race is on to reduce the price of electric vehicles (EVs). In November 2020, the UK Government announced its plans to accelerate a greener transport future through a two-step phase-out of petrol and diesel cars to be enacted by 2035. Joe Biden’s presidency – still only a few months old – has also announced a range of green policies including the replacement of the 645K federal vehicle fleet with electric cars and an increased level of funding for green…
Alumina Tiles Explained
Posted by Callum on 05-02-2021
Alumina is a cost-effective and widely used material for a wide range of industrial applications. IPS Ceramics have developed alumina tiles that are optimised for maximum wear and corrosion resistance. Alumina has a high density, diamond-like hardness with superior mechanical strength properties. This makes it the material of choice for a range of demanding applications. Suitable for Many Applications Alumina tiles are mainly used in three types of application. Larger, thin tiles are often used as support plates for sintering…
Technical Ceramics and Laboratory Research: Classic Materials Creating the Future
Posted by Tom Evans on 26-10-2020
Despite being known as a relatively old-fashioned material, ceramics are commonly used in ‘high-tech’ experiments performed by laboratories, manufacturers and universities, facilitating the invention and construction of tomorrow’s technologies. How are they used and what makes them so useful to researchers? That’s what we’re here to look at. The most common ceramics used in laboratories are technical ceramics. The term “technical ceramic” is used to describe a range of ceramic materials which have been designed to have a combination of…
Ozone Generators: Purifying the Air We Breathe by Using Ceramics
Posted by Tom Evans on 14-09-2020
With airborne viruses on everyone’s mind at the moment, it won’t come as a surprise that many people are looking into utilising air purifiers. One of the most efficient type of purifier is the ozone generator, a powerful type of machine used by industrial cleaning companies as well as laboratories and hospitals. What many people don’t realise is just how important ceramics are to the functionality of the average ozone generator. This is understandable given that the average ozone generator…
Experts in Technical Ceramics
Established in its present form in 2009, IPS Ceramics evolved from the merger of several leading manufacturers of high-temperature ceramics, all bringing a bank of expertise. Today’s IPS team collectively boasts 250+ years of experience in ceramic technology, including design, material selection/specification and manufacturing. We can rapidly and expertly evaluate possible technical ceramic solutions for your specific application or a whole host of manufacturing, engineering and laboratory demands.
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