Machinable AlN ceramics SHAPAL™ Hi M-soft

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Generic names Machinable aluminum nitride ceramics
Product name SHAPAL™ Hi M-soft machinable aluminum nitride ceramics
Main applications Vacuum parts; various electronic components that require heat dissipation and electrical insulation; tools and setters that require a low coefficient of thermal expansion
Chemical formula AIN
Special properties Excellent machinability; high degree of strength; appropriate properties for vacuum environments; heat dissipation properties; excellent electrical insulation; low thermal expansion; high-frequency wave properties

Product overview

Examples of processed components

Examples of processed components

While ceramic materials generally have numerous useful properties that are not found in metals or high polymer materials, they are difficult to process because of their hardness and brittleness. In comparison to this shortcoming, Tokuyama's machinable aluminum nitride ceramics exhibit excellent machinability and strength, enabling them to be used in a wide array of fields, including as structural materials.

■Features that facilitate machinability

Features that facilitate machinability

As shown in the photo at left, taken with a scanning electron microscope, SHAPAL™ Hi M-soft contains lamellar crystal particles that prevent surface cracks caused by cutting tools from proceeding deeper inside.

Major applications

Because SHAPAL™ Hi M-soft exhibits excellent machinability, it is often used to make prototypes for mass-produced products. The unique properties of SHAPAL™ Hi M-soft also make it an excellent material for the following applications:
・Vacuum parts
・Various electronic components that require heat dissipation and electrical insulation
・Tools and setters that require a low coefficient of thermal expansion
Various components that require high-frequency wave properties, including low dielectric constant and dielectric loss
・Heat sinks
・Crucibles for vacuum deposition
・Insulators and protective pipes for specialized furnaces
・Other applications in a wide range of fields, including structural materials

Technical Data Download

SHAPAL Hi Msoft Technical data

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