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Ceramaret expertise
your edge over the rest

The shaping and polishing of ultra-hard materials require special expertise and equipment.

With its modern plant and equipment, and by drawing on the skills and knowledge of more than 300 employees, Ceramaret is one of the world's leaders in the manufacture and machining of high-precision advanced ceramic components and other ultra-hard materials. 

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Everything starts with ceramic engineering excellence

Thanks to its technical experience, Ceramaret is able to work with you to design high-precision ceramic parts based on the specific properties of the chosen materials. Our active involvement in the earliest phases of the production of your ceramic parts is the guarantee that you'll receive technical solutions at competitive prices. Our in-house capabilities allow us to design unique tools for the different stages in the manufacturing process.
Put our knowledge to work for your prototyping needs

Ceramaret is putting its experience to work to assist you with your prototype development. You need a series production, but you have to validate your product design in the first stage against alternative options. Our Prototypes department will provide you with functional parts as expeditiously as possible. This stage will also enable you to optimize the industrialization of your product.
High volume high precision ceramic forming process
Production of near-net shape components thanks to various pressing techniques 

The various pressing techniques will enable you to achieve the desired shape of the ceramic part to meet your product requirements. Our mastery of tool design and the manufacturing process enable us to achieve unmatched dimensional and geometric precision. 
High volume high precision ceramic forming process
Injection shaping - CIM process - Ceramic Injection Molding

Ceramic injection molding, whether high-pressure (high-pressure injection molding) or low-pressure (low-pressure injection molding), is part of the Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM) process.

The main difference between high-pressure and low-pressure ceramic injection lies in the level of pressure used to inject the ceramic paste into the mold. High pressure is preferred for parts requiring fine, complex detail, while low pressure can be used for parts with less demanding specifications in terms of detail and complexity.

With regard to high-pressure ceramic injection molding, the production machines currently available can have a high degree of automation and are generally very suitable for the manufacture of precision ceramic parts in medium to large production runs.

Production facilities for low-pressure ceramic injection are normally of simple design, and the process is not automated. An operator must assemble the mold for each part injection. This means production is a little slower, but investment in tooling is a fraction of that required for high-pressure injection. Low-pressure ceramic injection will mainly be used to manufacture precision ceramic parts in small production runs.
High volume high precision ceramic forming process
High speed machining of pressed but non-sintered ceramic rawlings (Raw machining / Green machining)

The shaping can be done by high speed machining in a blank of simple or preformed shape of pressed but not sintered ceramic. Different oxide or non-oxide materials are available for this process.
High volume high precision ceramic forming process
3D Printing / Additive manufacturing of ceramic parts

Additive manufacturing of technical ceramic parts is ideal for small series or prototyping work from simple to very complex parts.  Different oxide or non-oxide materials are available for this process.
Debinding and sintering of ceramics

Ceramic powders contain binding agents (polymers for example) that facilitate the compacting and shaping of the parts.These binding agents are removed from the part during the debinding process consisting in heating the shaped parts at high temperatures.
Sintering, the process for the compacting of ceramic particles, uses high temperatures (up to 1600 -1800°) to heat the shaped and debinded parts over a long period of time.
Specifically designed furnaces are required to carry out these two processes. 
High-precision post-machining

When your dimensional or geometric product specifications cannot be guaranteed by the shaping and sintering processes, high-precision machining processess are used in the manufacturing stage.
Cylindrical grinders allow us to obtain excellent geometric and dimensional tolerances.
4 axes and 5 axes  machining centers are used for the high-precision machining of the most complex parts.
Single (FLM) or double-disk (DLM) grinding machines enable us to obtain extraordinary surface finishes.
Automated production facilities are reserved for mass-produced parts.
Thanks to a finishing process using abrasive circular grinders, we are able to obtain exceptional cylindricity and an unparalleled surface finish for ceramic pivots and pistons.
Surface marking of ceramic parts may be carried out through laser technology.
Each part produced by Ceramaret is subjected to an automatic cleaning procedure at the end of the manufacturing process.

Quality control

 The strict quality requirements imposed by our customers are systematically checked at each stage of the production process by our highly qualified staff. They are the front line in our quality system, taking responsibility for its implementation.

 Ceramaret's resources include the very latest generation of inspection equipment and measurement systems, which enable us to perform highly precise dimensional and geometric measurements, quantification of surface finishes, and 3D verification using CAD volumes.

 Depending on customer requirements, AQL or 100% inspection procedures guarantee the compliance of our production.

 Integrated management system

 The quality processes implemented by our organisation are supported by an integrated management system, and are recognised by our certifications under the following standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 13485.

This aspect is an integral part of our corporate strategy and demonstrates our desire to ensure we continue to meet the high standards crucial to our customers whilst integrating social responsibility, including both the environment and health and safety at work, into our production. 
ISO Certifications 9001, 14001, 45001 - Ceramaret SA
ISO Certification 13485 - Ceramaret SA
ISO Certification 9001 - Ceramaret GmbH
ISO Certification 13485 - Ceramaret GmbH
EC Certification Council Directive 93/42 - Ceramaret GmbH

Respect of the RoHS directive

 Ceramaret checks with its suppliers to ensure that all components integrated into the products supplied comply with the RoHS directive (EU Directive 2011/65/EC). This means that Ceramaret is able to provide a declaration of conformity upon request.

Conflict mineral

Ceramaret SA confirms that all designated materials are processed exclusively by reputable manufacturers which are certified by independent bodies. We have obtained from them the certification that they do not use conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo or any of the countries of Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Central African Republic. Ceramaret SA itself does not engage in imports of so-called “conflict minerals” such as tantalum (Coltan), gold, tin or wolframite and their derivatives.

Use, end-of-life treatment, and final disposal of our products :

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Ceramaret has put in place a logistics sytem to make sure that your order is handled in optimal conditions and that all deadlines and other requirements are met. Ceramaret also provides innovative stock control techniques, using interfaces for information technology applications enabling optimal day-to-day or 'just-in-time' management for its needs.