Silicon Carbide Beams

Structural Applications

Silicon carbide beams are available in at least three different materials including:

  • Silit® SKD - siliconized silicon carbide
  • Advancer® nitride bonded silicon carbide
  • Hexoloy® SE sintered silicon carbide

Beams can be manufactured in a wide range of cross-sections, wall thicknesses and lengths (up to 4 m) via slip-casting or extrusion processes.

As-fired beams can be used ‘as-is’ or these can be finished to meet a customer’s required tolerances.

Applications include structural support in high temperature processes and metrology equipment.

Features and Benefits

Benefits
  • Very high strength
  • Oxidation resistance
  • Thermal stability
  • Low mass
Applications
  • Structural support
  • High precision metrology
Material Properties

 Typical Properties of Hexoloy® SE SiC
 

Properties Unit Value
Material   % Hexoloy SE SiC
Maximum Use Temperature   °C 1900
Flexural Strength

@ Room Temp

@ 1,450°C

@ 1,600°C

MPa

280

270

300

Density   g/cc 3.05
Apparent Porosity   %  
Modulus of Elasticity 

@ 20°C

@ 1,300°C

GPa

420

363

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion   10-6/°C 4.02
Thermal Conductivity @ 1,200°C W/(mK) 34.8
Size

Beams can be made in large selections of cross-sections, wall thickness and lengths (up to 4 m) using slip-casting or extrusion process.

Documents

Brochures & Flyers
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