Our solid ceramic pins are well suited for most applications and can outlast traditional steel pins by factors of 50 or more if used properly. The extremely hard, stabilized, and electrically-isolating ceramic materials resist wear and spatter without any of the risk of localized damage and compromising of coated pins.
Due to the high hardness and manufacturing process for the ceramic, all parts are finished to specification by diamond grinding.
We offer the following materials:
- Zirconia (Zirconium Oxide)
- Alumina (Aluminum oxide)
- Silicon Nitride
Ceramic pins may not suit all designs, but some hybrid options (half steel, half solid ceramic) may be available to fit your application. Hybrid pins are sometimes used in those applications that require a thread for locating. Since it is impractical and cost-prohibitive to grind a solid ceramic, a steel component with a machined thread is joined to the wear-resistant solid ceramic component. Please contact a Huys specialist for assistance in designing a hybrid pin for your application.