CERAMICS IN MACHINE BUILDING,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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One of the most important factors which determines the outlook for the introduction of ceramics into production is the economic feasibility of the replacing of many tools and parts of metals and hard alloys by ceramics. However, a precise evaluation of the effect of introducing ceramic parts can be made only on the basis of an analysis of their production and operation under various conditions over a long period. The intensification of production processes brings about a constant increase in the demand for resistance to wear, red hardness, and corrosion resistance of many parts of machine construction and different instruments. In these points, ceramic materials surpass metals and hard alloys, and in this is to be found the first important stimulus for their application in machine construction. The second ground for the introduction of ceramics into machine construction is provided by the high technological properties of ceramic articles under conditions of large-scale assembly-line production. It is necessary to note that the blanks obtained hereby represent 4 to 5 classes of finish, i. e., to a certain extent they do not need further processing. The third essential peculiarity of ceramics consists in the fact that it makes use of cheap raw material, abundant in the country.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Machinery and Tools