Depending on specific application, and on material requirements, the performance characteristics of ceramic materials can deliver a qualitative improvement in the component. High temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, electrical insulation, hardness: all of these are property profiles that make it only sensible to use ceramic injection moldings as substitutes for pressure die-cast components. Manufacturing costs may constitute an advantage, but the decisive factor is improvement of product performance.
Ceramic injection moldings versus pressure die-castings
- Greater latitude with molding geometries (however only on smaller components)
- Less expensive production in isolated cases
- Depending on application, improved material characteristics