Spinel & Optical Ceramics
TA&T maintains a significant capability to produce transparent Spinel ceramic armor and electro-optical windows (flat and curved), domes, lenses, and hemispheres.
Ceramic 3D Printing
Use TA&T for your rapid prototyping needs. Current SLA materials available include alumina, silica, zirconia, all using proprietary resin compositions. In addition to printing, TA&T develops custom resin compositions and processing procedures for your own 3D printing needs.
Advanced Ceramic Composites & Coatings
Structural materials and coatings groups that bring a range of capabilities for an array of Aerospace and Industrial applications.
WHY CHOOSE TA&T
Bridging the Gap Between
Lab and Marketplace
At TA&T, we are committed to transitioning advanced materials and process technologies from laboratory environments to commercial products and services. To bridge this gap, we maintain world-class advanced materials research, development, and prototyping capabilities to ensure high-quality products. We are dedicated to providing the best materials and processes available to our customers.
Advanced Materials Development
Establishing Subsidiary Manufacturing Companies
TA&T establishes subsidiary manufacturing companies for low to medium-volume Defense and Aerospace markets. This helps us to ensure that our customers get the best service and the highest quality products available. Our subsidiary companies are dedicated to providing superior materials and products that meet the highest standards of quality and performance. By utilizing our advanced materials development processes, we ensure access to the most innovative and effective solutions available in the marketplace today.
Licensing Material and Process Technologies
In addition to our advanced materials research, development, and subsidiary manufacturing companies, we also license material and process technologies to high-volume manufacturing companies. This ensures that our advanced materials development (IP / intellectual property) and manufacturing processes are able to be used in a wide range of industries, allowing us to reach as many customers as possible. Our licensed technologies are designed to meet the highest standards of quality and performance.
Advanced ceramic coatings and composites have advanced the aerospace, and other industrial fields by providing tremendous benefits such as better performance, improved durability, reliability, and reduced maintenance. These advanced ceramic materials have a wide range of applications in areas including automotive, aerospace, energy production, and medical sectors. Examples include using advanced ceramic composites to build lighter weight structures with superior strength-to-weight ratios and enhanced wear properties, or advanced ceramic coatings in turbine blades to add years more life than traditional metals would. With our advanced ceramic products, companies are able to extend product lifespans, expand operational lifespan, increase efficiency, and improve reliability all while reducing costs. Learn more about advanced ceramics’ specifications here.
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Technical ceramics are non-metallic materials with superior properties that make them well suited for a large variety of high-performance applications across industries such as aerospace, industrial, and automotive. These non-metallic materials boast incredible characteristics including extreme heat resistance. In fact, some technical ceramics can tolerate temperatures up to 2500 degrees centigrade, as well as resist breakdown from most acids, alkalis, solvents and oils.
These advanced technical materials provide great advantages over traditional metals for components such as bearings, nozzles, valves, engine components and more. Technical ceramics also provide excellent electrical insulation that allows them to perform in demanding conditions which other materials cannot withstand. Additionally, technical ceramics are also incredibly lightweight compared to their traditional metallic counterparts, making them an ideal material for high-performance engineering solutions. This combination of technical ceramics’ material qualities makes them the go-to choice for many engineering applications where performance is key.
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Prototyping is an essential part of the Research and Development (R&D) process for many businesses. A prototype is a basic version of a product which allows your company to test, evaluate, and refine ideas before committing to full-scale development. Prototyping helps reduce R&D costs while also allowing businesses to identify and address potential problems with their designs before they are put into production.
Another reason prototyping is so important is because it helps to ensure that the product functions exactly as intended. During prototyping, the individual components of a product are tested, reviewed and adjusted in order to create a superior finished product. A prototype serves as an example or blueprint for the end goal and can be used to verify that all designed elements are working correctly and that any refinements or modifications necessary have been done correctly. By creating a successful prototype, it is possible to identify issues and discrepancies before they become a problem when releasing the product into the market.
Taking your products to market prematurely without properly testing your prototype can compromise your brand reputation and cost you precious time and money. There can also be legal implications for products not thoroughly tested, which can be detrimental to your business success. With TA&T, prototyping is easy. We make sure you understand every step of the process, so you can get to market quickly! To learn more now, contact us today.
TA&T has a wide range of equipment available for toll processing. Our services include material characterization and processing, as well as consulting services to meet your material requirements. We work to maintain world class R&D and prototyping capabilities to bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.
- Coating: Magnetron Sputtering and Chemical Vapor Deposition
- 3D Printing: DLP Ceramics
- Thermogravimetric Analysis
- Differential Thermal Analysis
- Mixing: Acoustic, Turbula, and Paint Shaker
- Cold Isostatic Pressing
- Pressureless Sintering: Air and Vacuum
- Particle Size Distribution