Forging typically involves mid range temperatures and lots of mechanical abuse. We have designed many linings for both gas and electric furnaces. For those needing non- RCF lining solutions, we have innovative, cost effective solutions Prairie Ceramics understanding of our materials & many years servicing the forging industry allows us to recommend products that perform. Our technical understanding of high temperature processing reactions enables us to pick the right materials the first time for maximum performance.
Whether Gas fired or Electrically heated, we offer a full range of products to support forge furnaces.
- Gas heated
- Electrically heated
We have worked with all of them.
Metal Injection Molding
Metal Injection Molding typically involves advanced materials and processing. With our location in the San Francisco Bay area, where this process was pioneered, we support many MIM manufacturers running batch and continuous furnaces.
- Alumina for the most severe process requirements
- Mullite bonded Cordierite for the less severe process requirements.
- High Alumina lightweight shapes.
- Moly and TTungsten shelving and furnace components.
- Silicon Carbide.
- Wire heating elements. Coils, strip, rod overbend.
- Moly Disilicide. For the extreme temperatures of up to 1850C, we sell three grades of American Made elements
Kiln relining materials. In addition to having installed thousands and thousands of Bubble Alumina brick, we have lined and repaired lightweight fiber systems and make a variety of anchoring systems that can take the heat of these processes.
- Bubble Alumina Brick
- Insulating Firebrick
- Mullite Fiber
- 1600C Mullite Fiber Modules
- 1700C board systems
- 1800C board systems
- Type R. Suitable for continuous use temps to 1600C and short term use to 1700C. Type R thermocouples as very close in chemistry to Type S thermocouples. Standard wire accuracy is +/- 1.5C or +/- 0.25%, whichever is greater. Special limits of error of +/- 0.6C or 0.1%
- Type S. Suitable for continuous use temps to 1600C and short term use to 1700C. Standard wire accuracy is +/- 1.5C or +/- 0.25%, whichever is greater. Special limits of error of +/- 0.6C or 0.1%
- Type K. The most common low temperature thermocouple. Cost effective, but temperature limited. Typically used up to 1250C, this can be used hotter but the life is reduced.