Innovnano's 3YSZ Powder for High-Strength, Physically Demanding Applications

Nanostructured 3 mol % yttria-stabilized zirconia (3YSZ) from Innovnano is an optimized ceramic material for high-strength, physically demanding applications. With small grain sizes and exceptional homogeneity, Innovnano’s 3YSZ has excellent mechanical and physical properties and is ideally suited for hot and cold isostatic pressing (HIP/CIP), as well as uniaxial pressing. The result after pressing is a highly dense material for applications that call for extreme strength and durability. The components produced following hot isostatic pressing (HIP) are exceptionally hard (~ 1350 HV10), with a fracture toughness of ~ 6 MPa.m0.5 and a bending strength of up to 1,800MPa. As a result, components and devices pressed from 3YSZ are suitable for demanding anti-wear applications such as the moving parts of machinery and cutting tools.

White forms3YSZ from Innovnano also offers improved phase stability, enhancing the durability and tribological performance of the final ceramic component, which helps extend product lifetime. With less frequent replacement of parts and reduced equipment downtime, running costs are minimized.

João Calado, Head of Special Projects at Innovnano, explains: “Modern manufacturing industries demand materials of the highest quality in order to produce components that are ever more resistant to abrasion and wear and tear. With its intrinsic nanostructure, our 3YSZ produces materials with high resistance to corrosion and abrasion, improving the lifespan of components in the manufacturing workflow.”

At Ceramics Expo 2016, visitors to the Innovnano booth can find out more about the company’s 3YSZ ceramic powder, as well as other zirconia powders in the range. They will also have the chance to enter a prize draw to win a tablet.

Innovnano will be exhibiting at booth 428

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