In life we are surrounded by items, devices and tools that are made from materials. Materials are categorized into three main categories; ceramics, metals and plastics. Cerami…cs fill all the needs that can not be met by metals and plastics. .
Metals can not be produced without the availability of ceramic materials that are called refractories. Refractories are the high temperature insulation that are capable of holding the high temperature reactions that are required to produce metals from raw material as well as the forming of metal. Fiberglass insulation, window glass, automobile windshields are all made of glass which is another subset of ceramics. Fiberoptic cable that is the backbone of the internet is produced from high purity glass that is pulled into extremely long strands of glass. Porcelain and stoneware are common items around most peoples homes everything from the plates to the sink and toilet that are in a house are produced from this traditional material. Technical ceramics are inside every electronic device that is in use. The resistors, capacitors, computer chips and in some cases the foundation substrate are made of ceramic materials. Sensors all throughout automobiles, aircraft and homes are made from ceramic components. .
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