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Metallization of Ceramics

Precision Metallization of Ceramics

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.

Ceramic Metallization Process: "Is a process in which a layer of metal is deposited on the substrate ceramic surface to provide a wettable surface for subsequent brazing operation"

Stronger Bond
Higher Precision at a Lower Cost
Reduced Substrate Deformation

House-made Paints
Needle Metallizing
Services Low Temp Firing

Metallization Specifications

Maximum Part Diameter(Cylinder)

Maximum Part Diameter(Cylinder)

1.33 feet (ft)
16 inches (in)
0.40 meters (m)
40.53 centimeters (cm)
405.3 millimeters (mm)

Maximum Part Length (Cylinder)
Maximum Coating Thickness
Minimum Coating Thickness

Learn about our 6-Axis and 3-Axis Robotic Metallization process on how we can help you with your high volume manufacturing needs.


Metallization Specifications

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