Further to the turbulent year of 2016 with the UK’s Economy, it would appear that the manufacturing sector grew faster than expected at the end of 2016 as the UK economy continued to defy worries of a downturn following the Brexit vote.
Here at Ceramic Substrates the first quarter of 2017 has been busy for all our departments in the Factory, however, we are aware that the recent decision for a snap general election could once again throw a spanner in the works for the UK Economy . In the meantime, we beleive it is as important as ever that we maintain (and improve) our productivity, quality and customer satisfaction to ensure that we can remain competitive in the future to retain and gain customers.
We have been investing in recruitment during April and a new Team member joined our CNC Department. “David” is a highly skilled CNC programmer with over 20 years’ experience writing program codes in a variety of languages which include FANUC, MAZATROL and HEIDENHAIN. David has put these skills to use in many different materials from plastics to hardened steels on a variety of machining centres, grinders and fixed & sliding head lathes. The vast range of products he has machined have been manufactured in accordance to strict ISO9001 and DIN specifications. David is excited to work with our Machinable Ceramic materials such as Macor (Machinable Glass Ceramic), Pyrophyllite Aluminium Silicate, Shapal Hi M Soft, BNP-2 (Aluminium Nitride) and Boron Nitride. A local Recruitment Agency Isle of Wight Jobs assisted with our Search for David.
Over recent months it has become nearly impossible to supply machined components from Duratec 750 & 1000. Promat, the manufacture of Duratec, moved its manufacturing facility from the UK to Belgium last year and since the move no Duratec has been produced and our stock of this material has been exhausted. We are currently being informed that we are unlikely to see this material until the end of 2017. We will of course continue to replenish stock, but in the meantime we are offering an alternative which is Sindanyo H91.
Sindanyo H91 provides outstanding service in demanding thermal and electrical applications, where a quality high strength machinable engineering board is required.
This material displays good insulation properties, is non asbestos and non-combustible.
Sindanyo H91 exhibits low thermal conductivity characteristics it is strong, rigid and shows high strength at elevated temperatures.
Material Data Sheet for Sindanyo H91 is available on request.