7.3.3 Cost-Effectiveness in
It is generally also appropriate to consider
the additional benefits that ceramic components bring to the
total cost structure.
- Some technical demands can only be met at all through
the use of ceramics, permitting innovation and generating
a competitive advantage.
The longer service life and improved reliability
- significant savings in production machines:
o fewer spare parts need to be procured,
o repair expenses are reduced and
o there is less downtime.
- consumer goods:
o fewer returns and
o reduced liability risk.