Materials that meet your toughest challenges.

Advanced ceramic systems and components for demanding industrial applications.

Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company

  • For over 50 years, Ceradyne has been a trusted name in nuclear power, oil and gas, solar energy, automotive, defense and other highly technical industries. A wholly owned subsidiary of 3M since 2012, Ceradyne continues to lead the industry in the development and production of advanced ceramic systems and components.

    Get an inside look at how 3M and Ceradyne technologies combine to drive innovation and deliver new technologies to customers around the world:

  • This article is made available with permission from the American Ceramics Society.

Support and Customer Resources

For customer and supplier online activities, visit our Ceradyne e-business page. Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M Technical Specialist.

Call 800-367-8905 (7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central)

  • Advanced Ceramics

    Ceradyne boasts a broad portfolio of advanced ceramic materials and components designed to operate in harsh environments, help meet increasing regulatory requirements and perform in demanding applications.

  • Cathodes and Electron Guns

    High-quality materials and precision manufacturing help ensure the reliability and longevity of 3M™ Cathodes and Electron Guns for long-range communication systems.

  • Ceramic Sand Screens

    3M™ Ceramic Sand Screens resist abrasion and erosion better than metal screens, enhancing the productivity and efficiency of oil and gas operations.

  • Defense Protection Systems

    Defense protection systems from Ceradyne have you covered with advanced armor systems and ballistic helmets among the lightest and most durable available.

  • Evaporation Boats

    Made of electrically conductive advanced ceramic composites and available with cavities or with a laser-treated surface, 3M™ Evaporation Boats are engineered for long life, high efficiency and performance in metallizing applications.

  • Friction Shims

    Embedded diamonds enhance friction to transmit higher loads while enabling more compact automotive engines, wind turbines and more. They reliably transmit up to 4x higher torques than conventional systems, so you can downsize without downgrading performance.

  • Fused Silica

    Ceradyne's high-purity fused silica flours, grains and shell systems help investment casting foundries produce highly accurate molds more quickly. Ceradyne also offers fused silica crucibles and shapes for demanding glass melting and metalforming operations.

  • Specialty Glass

    Ceradyne offers a wide range of specialty glass formulations optimized for a variety of electrical and sealing properties. 3M™ Specialty Glasses offer high performance for electronics manufacturing, the power industry and more.

  • Stable Isotopes

    3M™ Stable Isotopes are optimized materials for critical applications in the nuclear and semiconductor industries. With enrichment to levels exceeding 99% isotopic purity and the ability to custom-engineer products, we can help you push the boundaries of performance, purity and consistency.

  • Thrust Bearings

    Engineered for outstanding shock absorption and high load capacity, 3M™ Thrust Bearings help improve the reliability of drilling motors and electric submersible pumps in the challenging environments of oil and gas production.

Follow Us