This guide is intended as a companion for the
practical engineer, regardless of whether he or she
is a user or manufacturer of ceramics. It has therefore
been designed as a practical aid for everyday use.
To this end, it offers an overview of ceramic materials,
their properties, manufacturing and processing methods,
and describes the basic rules for construction using
ceramics as well as bonding and joining techniques.
This does not, however, mean that it replaces definitive
manufacturers' data. We also refer the reader to the
large quantity of specialist literature available for
the scientific background.
The guide also restricts itself, in
the field of applications of technical ceramics, to
the tabulation of examples and the presentation of typical
components, since information on these matters can be
found in the literature that is available free from
the Informationszentrums Technical Ceramics.
This guide is a result of suggestions
and cooperation with the Technical Commission of the
Technical Ceramics Section of the Association of Ceramics
Industries (VKI). This 4th edition has been carefully
Our sincere thanks for close cooperation and committed
work go to:
- all the members of the commission,
- all the specialists at the members factories and
- Roger Morell.
Verband der Keramischen Industrie e.V.
- Informationszentrum Technical Ceramics -
Selb, 15th December 2004