Precision Ceramics are providers of bespoke ceramic solutions for demanding environments and applications. It was established in 1992 and is part of McGeoch Technology with a focus on quality and reliability of technical ceramics. With over 25 years of knowledge, its reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

PRECISION CERAMICS: The markets served are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to electronics and nuclear power generation.

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

When McGeoch first introduced technical ceramics into their product range, they quickly became a principal UK distributor for Macor®, a unique machinable glass ceramic now manufactured exclusively in France by Corning Incorporated. Other major distributorships quickly followed in both the UK and further afield. Nowadays, Precision Ceramics offers many other specialist materials to complement its operation. These include Shapal Hi-M Soft™ Machinable Aluminium Nitride, Boron Nitride, Alumina, Zirconia, Pyrophyllite and Silicon Carbide in bars, plates and rods.

Precision Ceramics has been a Macor Distributor for over 30 years. Precision Ceramics is a Macor Expert. In fact, there is no other Macor Supplier who knows more about this unique machinable glass ceramic than Precision Ceramics. We’re also experts in Macor Metallization.

It’s just the same with Shapal. Precision Ceramics is a Shapal Distributor. Precision Ceramics is a Shapal Expert. In fact, there is no other Shapal Supplier who knows more about this unique ceramic than Precision Ceramics.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

PRECISION CERAMICS: For Machinable Ceramics: Shapal-Hi M soft , Macor, Boron Nitride.

Oxides: CeramaZirc – Zirconia, CeramAlox – Alumina, CeramAlloy – ZTA and ATZ.

Nitrides: CeramAlum – Aluminium Nitride, CeramaSil – Silicon Nitride, CeramaSil-C Silicon Carbide.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

PRECISION CERAMICS: As there are multiple markets that Precison Cermaics operates in, there are varying stages for each market.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

PRECISION CERAMICS: The advanced ceramics sector is growing globally. Grandview Research estimates that global revenues for advanced ceramics will have grown from £42b in 2015 to £143b by 2025.

The sector is rapidly growing in the UK.

Grandview Research estimated that the UK market for advanced ceramics is expected to grow at 12.8% per annum until 2024 (Source: MICG Advanced ceramics Sector Profile 2020).