Reaction Bonded SiC

II-VI’s SiC-based composites offer a broad range of solutions:

  • Superior flatness capabilities – We are able to provide the semiconductor industry superior flatness capabilities that allow our customer’s tools to meet the decreasing dimensions required for the electrical circuits that power our lives.
  • Size and shape flexibility – II-VI’s advanced forming techniques allow for the manufacture of large, complex shapes with minimal or no machining. Components measuring up to 60” x 60” and weighing 1000 lbs have been produced. Typical products include, but are not limited to, burner nozzles, conical diffusers, coal deflectors, jet mill liners, and burner elbows.
  • Infiltration depth – Our reaction-bonding process can fully infiltrate components as thick as 6”, allowing a greater volume of wear material for harsh environments.
  • Reduced weight – Silicon Carbide components will be significantly lighter than the carbide, ceramic, or metal parts they will be replacing, easing installation and reducing downtime.

Material Flexibility

II-VI is pleased to offer multiple core material options within the reaction-bonded ceramic family.  Additionally, our well staffed R&D group have the ability to tailor compositions to meet the most demanding application needs. We have won several R&D awards over the years for our innovative products.

Flow-through channels – In addition to material technology, II-VI has expert process knowledge including the unique ability to create internal flow-through channels.  This is ideal for air/vacuum distribution applications, as well as thermal management control in high heat applications such as high energy lasers, semi-conductor processes, or heat-exchangers.

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