Silicon carbide has come a long way since its use in sandpaper. Today, this versatile ceramic material is used to manufacture components that won’t deform in the blast of a hot furnace ... sliding bearings that can operate in caustic and acid process fluids ... seal rings for high-speed turbo/gas compressors, and much more.
3M™ Silicon Carbide is a lightweight, high-strength advanced ceramic material. Almost as hard as diamond, silicon carbide is resistant to wear, chemicals and corrosion – even at high temperatures. These unique properties allow components made from 3M silicon carbide to withstand some of the most demanding applications in a wide variety of industries, including semiconductor manufacturing, papermaking, chemical processing and oil and gas production.
We offer a broad portfolio of silicon carbide materials and finished components, in both standard compositions and tailored for your unique requirements. Components that require close tolerances can be finish-machined in our fully equipped precision diamond grinding facilities. Our experienced specialists will assist you with initial design and development, and our extensive and well-equipped manufacturing facilities allow us to quickly scale-up to full production.