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Advanced Ceramics for Aerospace

Climbing to new heights with advanced ceramics for aerospace
Climbing to new heights.

High-strength, high-performance advanced ceramics from 3M help you soar over the competition.

Advanced Ceramics for Aerospace

  • Cruising altitude 36,000 ft. Outside temperature: -70°F. Engine temperature: Blistering. Even in these extreme conditions, advanced ceramic materials from 3M are engineered to excel. Designed for strength, versatility and reliability, advanced ceramics can be incorporated into numerous components of aircraft and spacecraft designs to promote excellent performance. From jet engine components and fire shields to sophisticated electronics, the light weight and high strength of 3M advanced ceramics make them ideal for a wide range of aerospace applications. With 3M advanced ceramics, the sky is no longer the limit!

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  • Less heat, more control and fewer limitations. 3M™ Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers not only improve heat transfer and dissipation but also offer electrical insulation at a low density. These micro-additives can help you manufacture plastic electronic components that are lighter, thinner and more efficient at dissipating heat.

  • Redefine performance with 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers and Textiles. Nextel ceramic fibers offer decades of proven performance in both air and space applications. Originally used to protect space shuttles from heat as they re-entered the atmosphere, Nextel fibers are now used in a variety of aerospace applications such as wiring insulation, engine firewalls, composite reinforcement and whipple shields for the International Space Station. Nextel ceramic fibers offer great protection, at a light weight, lessening the load at take-off and blast-off.

  • When you are ready for takeoff, you need to know that every ounce of your vessel is as strong and efficient as possible. Used as an electrically insulating material for jet engine igniters, 3M™ Silicon Nitride provides high dielectric strength and thermal shock resistance – helping to provide reliability when you need it most. Wear components made from 3M silicon nitride such as bearings, bushings and seal rings offer high hardness and low-friction compared to non-ceramic materials. With silicon nitride materials from 3M, you can be sure that you are getting the reliability and strength you need at a light weight.


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