The outstanding properties of Zirconium oxide are extreme strength and impact resistance.
This is supported by a precise stabilization with Y2O3. It is an ideal material in mechanical engineering, since the thermal expansion coefficient and the Young’s modulus of steel are comparable. The good polishing and low friction against steel allow optimum use of this material as a guide or stop. Often the material is used for positioning and locating pins and especially for metal-ceramic composite solutions.
Due to the elaborate and careful preparation of the raw material is high resistance properties result to thermal, chemical and mechanical effects.