Advanced Industrial Ceramics

Weld pins, location pins and fixture-building components for durable, precise and accurate part handling and placement.

Our lines of industrial ceramic components are the perfect answer to current trends and challenges in modern manufacturing, especially in the automotive industry.

We use several lines of ceramic materials, including the patented and proprietary shatter-resistant Cerazur®, Volcera®, and Cinceram™ materials, to meet the needs of different applications, from resistance and MIG/TIG welding tooling to general metalforming and handling. Click on the parts below for more information.

Download the Doceram welding products catalog here.

Download the Doceram general mechanical engineering products catalog here.

Use the form below to request a quote for a standard part or custom component. Or request a no-risk trial of ceramics here.

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These are not traditional ceramics. Our materials, with an advanced zirconia or alumina base, have a very high impact resistance and bend strength, with abrasion resistance far superior to hardened steel and coated pins. Industrial ceramics won’t break from falling on the concrete floor — in fact, they chip the concrete first. Ceramics are used in industries throughout the world, from welding to textiles to electronics manufacturing.

The materials can be difficult to produce and work with. Some need to be sintered and hardened before they’re machined, meaning they require special tools and cutters. Others have extremely complicated steps to create the precursor powders. But in some applications, a ceramic pin that costs 4-10x that of steel has 20x+ the operating life, so it saves money over the medium and long term. With ceramics, there’s also less down time for pin changes and fewer wasted parts on account of steel or coated pins wearing beyond tolerance.

In many applications, yes. Industrial ceramics’ high abrasion resistance, toughness and resistance to weld spatter mean the pins and parts can often be wiped clean with a cloth after a long shift (or week … or month …) and come out good as new. There are some applications, however, where steel or ceramic-coated steel is more appropriate, such as specialty weld pins making a small number of welds over the project life. 

Different ceramic materials have strengths and weaknesses depending on the application’s specs. Some materials, for example, work better than others at sustained high temperatures and in the face of weld spatter. Others excel at lower temperatures, but not as well at sustained high temps. Some materials are tougher against impact, and/or abrasive wear. Some are more economical. We’ll help you select the right material for your application.

Welding Products:
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General Mechanical Engineering:
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Let’s Talk About Ceramics

Want to discuss your application and see if ceramics are right for the job? Contact us today, or schedule a talk in the future when it’s convenient for you.


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