MACOR Machinable Glass Ceramic
MACOR® machinable glass ceramic gives you the characteristics you need from a ceramic with the added benefit of easy fabrication using ordinary machine tools. No longer is it necessary to staff a ceramic specialist with high temperature kilns or specialized diamond grinding equipment. Fabrication is quick, inexpensive and accurate using your in-house personnel, local machinist or Accuratus.
Frequently Asked Questions
MACOR® machinable glass ceramic is a type of ceramic that can be easily fabricated using ordinary machine tools.
MACOR® machinable glass ceramic has a high use temperature, is non-flammable, an excellent electrical and thermal insulator, and is dimensionally stable.
MACOR® is melted and cast using conventional glass making techniques. It is a fluorine rich glass with a composition approaching trisilicic fluorphlogopite mica.
Machining tolerances for MACOR® are surprisingly tight, up to 10 microns (.0005”). It can be machined to a surface finish of less than 0.5 micron (20 microinch) and polished to a smoothness of 125 angstroms (0.5 microinch) average roughness.
MACOR® can be joined or sealed to itself and other materials in a number of ways, including metallizing, soldering, brazing, epoxy, sealing glass, and mechanical joints.