Crystex Products At A Glance
Mykroy/Mycalex® is available in machineable grades suitable for processing with standard carbide tools and water (or a water-based lubricant) and in moldable grades that do not require firing or sintering after molding. As a result, the material can accommodate metal inserts during molding similar to thermoplastics. Mykroy/Mycalex® does not burn or outgas. The material is dimensionally stable at temperatures ranging from -240°C to 800°C.
Mykroy/Mycalex® is the only fully inorganic material to bridge the performance gap between high-performance plastics and structural ceramics. Mykroy/Mycalex® glass bonded mica ceramic is a simultaneous union under high pressure and temperature of the finely powered electrical quality glass and precisely defined (natural or synthetic) mica. The resulting stone-like, dense ceramic material inherits all of the insulating advantages of both components.
Crystex Products Advantages
- Fully inorganic, non-Flammable, does not burn, out-gas carbonized.
- High arc resistance.
- High dielectric strength and low electrical loss.
- Low thermal conductivity making Mykroy/Mycalex an excellent thermal insulator.
- Withstands thermal cycling.
- Exceptional dimensional stability throughout the usable temperature range for each material grade.
- Impervious to moisture, oils, and gasses.
- Does not age – has an unlimited shelf life.
- Can accommodate metal inserts during molding,
- Can be molded into complex shapes.
- Can be drilled, bored or tapped with standard carbide tooling, water or a water-based lubricant.
- No Post firing after molding or machining.
- Vacuum-tight in both machined and molded forms without metal inserts.
- Can be bonded to other Mykroy/Mycalex pieces using epoxy, ceramic adhesive or sealing glass.
- Moldable and machinable similar to plastics.
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