One of our strengths is our ability to manage all aspects of the silicon nitride manufacturing process in-house, while maintaining a high level of responsiveness to our customer's needs. This is due to our tightly integrated company culture, coupled with advanced manufacturing equipment. Take a tour of our facilities.
We control all aspects of the silicon nitride manufacturing process which begins with powder preparation. Producing our own powder gives us the ability to provide the material properties our customers demand.
We support multiple methodologies for the creation of green blanks prior to machining. These are mechanical pressing and isostatic pressing. Click above to tour our pressing room.
Machining in the green state aids in controlling production costs. With up to 5 axis capability, our shop can manufacture most geometries and volume from prototype to production levels. The key to successful green machining is our control of the silicon nitride powder and forming methods. That control provides an understanding of how the green components change during the sintering process so final dimensions are achieved.
Once machined, green parts go through a debinding process followed by sintering and hot isostatic pressing to yield a component that is nearly 99.9% of its theoretical density. Click above to tour our furnace area.
In Quality Control, we are able to monitor all aspects of the silicon nitride manufacturing process from powder properties through final dimensions, density, and mechanical integrity. Click above to tour Quality Control.