An Overview of Silicon Carbide: Part II

An Overview of Silicon Carbide: Part II

As discussed in part I, silicon carbide (SiC or carborundum) is a very versatile material used in many applications, from the production of bulletproof vests to the aerospace industry. SiC was first used in the 1800s as an abrasive material, and today precision...
What Is Optics Metrology?

What Is Optics Metrology?

Optical metrology involves using light for measurement, with one of the applications being optical surface quality and flatness. It also measures distance, temperature, and dimensions. Optics metrology can also target the properties of light. Optical metrology has...
How Teamwork Helps IRD Glass and Its Clients

How Teamwork Helps IRD Glass and Its Clients

Teamwork is a vital part of any business or organization. With a solid dedicated team, you can work better with colleagues and managers, as well as clients. Teamwork within the organization provides repeatable quality precision processes and superior customer service...
Swiss Machining for Medical Implant Devices

Swiss Machining for Medical Implant Devices

When people think about Swiss machining, they often think of Swiss watches. Indeed, this is where the origins of Swiss machining began. Watchmakers in Switzerland in the late 1800s wanted to manufacture more precision components for watches. Pocket watches were...
An Overview of Silicon Carbide: Part I

An Overview of Silicon Carbide: Part I

There are many types of ceramics used in multiple applications. One of these ceramics is silicon carbide (SiC), which is commonly listed as a technical ceramic. All ceramics fall under the umbrella of “inorganic solids,” and technical ceramics have the highest...