Home Businesses Ceramics About ABOUT MATERION CERAMICS Materion provides designers and manufacturers with advanced ceramics that enable dependable performance of new technologies. Our technical ceramics, including beryllium oxide (BeO) and aluminum oxide (Al2O3) ceramics can improve product strength, add reliability, enable miniaturization, can offer weight savings and disperse heat more evenly than other ceramic materials. THE ADVANTAGES OF BEO TECHNICAL CERAMICS BERYLLIUM OXIDE (BEO) TECHNICAL CERAMICS For decades, Materion Ceramics has been working with beryllium oxide (BeO) also known as beryllia, assisting manufacturers and researchers to find new ways to improve components and products. BeO ceramics offer thermal conductivity that can exceed 325 W/(m•K) and superior performance at high temperatures. Beryllium oxide is known for the following key attributes: High electrical resistivity High metallizing capability Low dielectric constant Today, Materion Ceramics helps manufacturers to make advancements in missile guidance systems, transmitters for radio frequency applications, MRI machines, medical lasers, long-range fiber optic transmission, and industrial laser metal-cutting / marking equipment. Read more in the case study on BeO Ceramics in Laser Diodes For the energy industry, our technical ceramics are crucial for oil and gas exploration equipment manufacturers to build in situ X-ray analysis for down-hole drilling, as well as power amplifiers and drivers. Learn more about our BeO product offerings. ALUMINUM OXIDE (AL2O3) ADVANCED CERAMICS Materion produces high-quality alumina ceramics (Al2O3) that can meet the demands of niche applications for high purity materials. Alumina is one of the most frequently used ceramics and it offers high temperature stability, low thermal expansion, corrosion resistance and optimum wear resistance. When tolerances are tight, specifications are demanding, the application is critical, or your quantities are typically less than 100,000 pieces per year, Materion Ceramics is your choice for alumina supply. Learn more about our high-purity alumina ceramics. SERVICES FOR CERAMICS PRODUCTION As the world’s only fully integrated supplier of beryllium oxide ceramics, we provide consistently high quality BeO ceramics. The services we provide include blending BeO powder, firing blanks into a range of geometries (rod, plate or extruded), machining or metallizing components. We also offer engineering and design support for custom parts and recycling of BeO ceramics. For more on how BeO or Al2O3 ceramics can improve the performance of your next application, contact our engineers.