Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA)
Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA) provides mechanical strength and wear resistance in challenging applications and can be seen as the ideal intermediate solution between Zirconia and Alumina.
Zirconia Toughened Alumina is manufactured using stress induced transformation of fine tetragonal Zirconia particles. This uniform particle size and distribution results in extreme strength, toughness and resistance to thermal shock; properties which make ZTA suitable for a wide range of applications and environments.
Typically Zirconia Toughened Alumina will have a Zirconia content of 10%-20%. Depending upon this content percentage, the properties of the ceramic can be adapted to suit the application in question. ZTA is generally regarded to be an intermediate between Alumina and Zirconia and is accordingly priced, frequently making Zirconia Toughened Alumina a high value, cost effective solution.
Zirconia Toughened Alumina Properties:
- Mechanical strength
- Wear resistance
- Stability at high temperatures
- Resistance to corrosion
At MTC Rugby we offer you the engineering expertise to deliver the most appropriate solutions for your needs; solutions which directly respond to your specifications and the requirements of your application.
In the past Zirconia Toughened Alumina has been utilised as:
- Pump components
- Valve sealshttp://www.mtcrugby.com/_refresh/index.php
- Cutting tool inserts
- Joint implants
If you are interested in using Zirconia Toughened Alumina for your applications or would like to speak to MTC Rugby about potential uses for ZTA in your market sector, please contact us today.