Aerospace

optimized high-performance ceramics

The highest requirements with regards to quality

It is above all the combination of low density and high specific strength that gives silicon nitride components a lightweight characteristic, allowing to significantly reduce the take-off weight of both aircraft and spacecraft. The low thermal expansion, combined with high stiffness, strength and fracture toughness make silicon nitride particularly suitable for applications that require a stable “optical table”. This means that housings for reconnaissance cameras, support structures for the precision optics found on satellites or the framework for laser systems can all be made from silicon nitride.

Application examples

    Vorteile von Siliziumnitridkomponenten für die Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik

    • low density (weight reduction)
    • very high stiffness / specific stiffness
    • very low coefficient of thermal expansion
    • high specific strength and fracture toughness
    • Long-term stability / fatigue strength
    • no brittleness at low temperatures
    FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
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