CLEVELAND, OH — April 29, 2019 — Better-performing materials hold the key to tomorrow’s breakthroughs in virtually every field of technology, from healthcare and medicine to communication, computing, automobiles, renewable energy and space exploration.
Kyocera, a world leader in advanced ceramics, will offer a preview of things to come Apr. 29-May 1 at the International Exposition Center here. Kyocera’s extensive line of oxide and non-oxide ceramics will be on display in booth #301 at the American Ceramic Society’s 2019 Ceramics Expo — the world’s largest annual, admission-free exposition for the advanced ceramic and glass community.
“If asked to identify the most important technologies in our world today, you would probably name electronics, computing, wireless networks, broadband internet, IoT, satellite communication, automotive collision-avoidance systems, and medical technologies like diagnostic imaging and robotic surgical tools,” said event speaker Mark Wolf, Kyocera International, Inc.’s V.P. of Fine Ceramics. “These very diverse technologies have one thing in common – none of them could exist without ceramics.” Perhaps no other material combines the same physical, chemical, optical, electrical and thermal properties as Kyocera’s advanced ceramics. Although light in weight, Kyocera’s ceramics are among the strongest and hardest known materials. They conduct heat, but not electricity; they resist abrasion and are impervious to corrosion; they can be machined to extremely precise dimensions — and they withstand temperatures that would melt most metals into a glowing puddle. This is why advanced ceramics are found in applications ranging from supercomputers to orthopedic joint replacement, and why they continue to contribute to scientific discoveries such as the Higgs Boson and Nobel Prize achievements like the blue LED.
Kyocera’s Ceramics Expo booth will showcase a number of advanced ceramic innovations, including:
- Technology which allows precisely-formed ceramic materials to be joined, yielding ceramic structures in highly complex shapes with little or no diamond machining.
- Metallization technology, by which ceramics are “metallized” for soldering or brazing directly to metals.
- Single-crystal sapphire, an ultra-hard, pure and transparent material used in applications ranging from highly scratch-resistant windows to LED substrates.
- Heat-resistant ceramics used in foundries, gas turbines and automotive engines.
- Chemical-resistant ceramics for pump, valve and seal components exposed to corrosive fluids.
- Gas nozzles for high temperature furnace applications, supporting rings for semiconductor processing equipment, and sealing ring samples from Kyocera’s newly acquired H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH, a Germany-based manufacturer of high precision advanced ceramics.
- Additive manufacturing samples that enable rapid prototyping.
As a world leader in the field, Kyocera offers ceramic materials in approximately 200 different formulations — including Aluminum Oxide, Aluminum Nitride, Cermet, Cordierite, Forsterite, Mullite, Sapphire, Silicon Carbide, Silicon Nitride, Steatite, Yttria and Zirconia. The company has developed a wide range of proprietary process technologies that can incorporate dry-pressing, cold-isostatic pressing, hot-isostatic pressing, injection molding, tape casting, multilayering and/or metallizing ceramics.
Kyocera International, Inc., founded in 1969 and headquartered in San Diego, California, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.
Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO: 6971), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as advanced ceramics). Kyocera specializes in combining these engineered materials with other technologies to create high-performance fine ceramic components for structural and mechanical applications, semiconductor components including packages and substrates, orthopedic implants and implantable medical ceramics, ceramic cutlery and cookware, cutting tools, electronic devices, solar power generating systems, office document printers, copiers and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2019, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.62 trillion yen (approx. USD14.6 billion). Kyocera appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #612 on Forbes magazine’s 2018 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.