Precision metallized ceramic components for the military, medical, and aerospace industries
Elcon uses proprietary technology to provide industry leading metallized ceramics and sapphires. These metallized parts are used in critical assemblies brazed by Elcon, or by other brazing suppliers and original equipment manufacturers wishing to take advantage of Elcon’s advanced technology.
Metallization applies a thin metallic coating to an area of a substrate. Elcon’s metallized ceramics have superior brazing characteristics due to Elcon’s proprietary paints. The unique formulation developed and produced in house enables a stronger, more robust bond in the ﬁnal assembly. After metallization, a thin metal coating is applied to the metallized layer either using traditional plating methods or by hand using a Nickel Oxide based coating to improves its wettability. The metallization and nickel thickness is always measured using XRF technology to ensure it meets the speciﬁcations.
In addition to preparing the substrate for brazing, metallization is useful for a number of other applications such as providing a base layer for other coatings. As experts in a variety of application methods, Elcon is capable of metallizing on flat, cylindrical, and complex ceramic bodies from prototype through production quantities. Elcon can provide turn-key service or work with customer supplied material.
Higher Precision at a Lower Cost
Reduced Substrate Deformation
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Learn about our 6-Axis and 3-Axis Robotic Metallization process on how we can help you with your high volume manufacturing needs.