St. Albans, Vermont (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
Superior Technical Ceramics has released a white paper highlighting how Yttria-stabilized Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal (YTZP) resists crack propagation. The white paper reveals that YTZP is far more fracture resistant than many other ceramics currently available.
The paper then goes on to explain that when polycrystalline materials such as YTZP develop small cracks due to applied stress, they also develop fields around the crack that help induce reformation of crystal structures, helping to ''heal" the fissure.
This microstructure phenomenon is one of the many reasons YTZP is a desirable material for high stress applications.
Aside from its stability, the paper also touts YTZP's ability to hold fine surface finishes, which comes, in part, from the submicronic size of its crystalline structure.
"The strength of these advanced zirconia materials is remarkable," said Sales Manager, Simon Doran. "From an engineering standpoint, we're impressed with the utility of its high fracture resistance; it's an innovation with a wide array of practical uses, with applications in industries ranging from aerospace to dentistry."
The white paper is available on Superior Technical Ceramic's website here and should be of interest for anyone looking to engineer impact resistant, wear resistant or chemically inert components.
Superior Technical Ceramics, located in St. Albans Vermont, is a market-leading technical ceramic manufacturing company with more than 116 years of expertise. The firm offers custom engineering services, including prototyping, materials design consulting and custom manufacturing.
For more information, contact Simon Doran at (802) 527-7726 x 219.