Ceramic processing

The machining of ceramics involves the use of specialist fixtures, grinding agents and machining tools. Ceramic components can be processed in sintered condition for material enhancement or designation purposes.

We can offer the following technologies for the mechanical machining of ceramics:

  • Flat grinding (one and two-sided)
  • Round grinding (internal & external)
  • Tipless grinding
  • Lapping
  • Honing
  • Boring
  • Frictional grinding

We process ceramic components in sintered condition to enhance or designate a product:

  • Glazing
  • Lasering
  • Burning in of product designations
  • Metalizing

Mechanical machining may prove to be necessary for functional or for process-related reasons.


In the context of specific function conditions, it may prove necessary to machine the surfaces of ceramic components. Primarily, this serves tribological purposes, i.e. the use of grinding, lapping or vibratory grinding to create an appropriate standard of surface quality that it is not possible to achieve during the actual manufacturing process.


The geometric shaping processes for ceramic components, irrespective of whether that process involves extrusion, pressing or injection molding, are prone to process-related fluctuations in dimensional integrity. Partial and retrospective machining of components is a way to assure reproducible compliance with even the tightest of tolerances.