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Aluminum Nitride

Aluminum nitride is a technical ceramic with interesting properties that finds extensive use within the electronics industry. The thermal conductivity of sintered aluminum nitride is usually in the order of 170-180 W/mK, which is significantly higher than many other technical ceramics. It is also a good electrical insulator and can be easily metallized if required. For this reason the material is often used as a heat sink or in other applications where it is desirable to remove heat quickly. Aluminum nitride can be formed into large shapes and is also readily available as a thin substrate.

Sintered aluminum nitride is not considered a machinable material, but aluminum nitride powder is also used in the production of Shapal™ Hi-M soft machinable ceramic, which is machinable with ordinary metalworking tools and also possesses a relatively high thermal conductivity.

Characteristics of aluminum nitride include:

  • Very high thermal conductivity
  • Good electrical insulation
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Can be used to fabricate large shapes

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Aluminum Nitride (AIN)

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Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division is able to supply a wide range of ceramic and glass materials as finished components. Our capabilities range from custom-made precision microcomponents with very high tolerance features to large heavy-duty components used in industrial applications. Additionally, standard semi-finished forms such as tubes, rods, bars, plates, crucibles and spheres are often available from our wide inventory. Please contact us with full details of your requirements, including drawings where available, and we will review and respond with a quotation as soon as possible.