BCE Special Ceramics GmbH

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 3.5 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 25 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015