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Ceramic Filter Foam
Ceramic filter foams play a vital role in the metal casting and foundry industries, where they are used to filter out impurities in molten metal to improve the quality and performance of the end product.
Ceramic foam filters demand precision performance in extreme heat and harsh conditions, and have to meet the highest standards in terms of performance, durability and heat resistance. This is where Technical Foam Services’ expertise and engineering know-how come to the fore. As the recognised leader in engineering-based foam conversion, we supply products that are used in some of the most well-known foundries around the world for casting aluminium, steel, iron and copper.
Precision engineering on a large scale
Even the slightest non-metal impurities in molten metal can have a devastating effect on the performance and strength of finished metal goods. This can result in end products failing to meet the necessary quality standards, which may prove extremely costly if they need to be recast or scrapped. Ceramic filters play an essential role in removing these impurities and ensuring high-quality casting.
As a result, precision and accuracy in ceramic filters is paramount. That’s why so many customers choose Technical Foam Services as their supplier – to ensure quality, durability and performance every time.
As renowned converters of high-grade polyurethane reticulated foam, we can produce ceramic filters in a wide range of thicknesses, pore sizes (8ppi and upwards) and composites to meet the needs of every metal casting process. These range from slim castings for automotive and aerospace applications to robust ceramic foam filters, for casting iron or steel plant and machinery components.
Whatever the application, with Technical Foam Services you can be sure of the highest quality and superior performance every time.
Forging ahead in ceramic filter technology
As a leading engineering-based company, our ceramic filter foams effectively remove non-metallic inclusions to improve performance in the end product and facilitate the fabrication processes in numerous ways, which include:
1. Superior mechanical performance
With non-metallic elements removed from the molten metals, the finished product will provide improved strength and resistance to fatigue and wear. This is vital in all applications, but particularly in situations where metal fatigue could result in serious human injury, such as in the automotive or aerospace sectors.
2. Improved appearance
The purer the molten metal, the smoother the surface that is achieved, resulting in more aesthetically pleasing and mould-resistant goods. Ceramic filtration also prevents gas bubbles from forming.
3. Effective machining
In general, non-metallic elements are denser and harder, resulting in a reduced lifespan for tooling and machining equipment.
4. A melting pot of ideas
Having been involved in the conversion of high-quality ceramic foam filters since 1990, Technical Foam Services has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field.
Combining in-depth expertise with outstanding in-house engineering capabilities allows us to develop and manufacture a vast array of ceramic foam solutions. This means we can offer a bespoke service that meets each customer’s unique specifications and metal-processing requirements.
For a competitive quote or to discuss your individual needs, contact our technical team.