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Boron Carbide

Boron carbide is exceptionally hard – only diamond and cubic boron nitride materials are known to have a higher hardness. The material has high wear resistance, high compressive strength and low density and is usually produced by hot pressing or hot isostatic pressing techniques to achieve better sintering.

Typical applications for boron carbide include ballistic protection, nozzles and nuclear applications where neutron absorption is required. In powder form boron carbide is ideal for uses such as lapping pastes.

Characteristics of boron carbide include:

  • Electrically insulating
  • High thermal conductivity
  • High strength and stiffness
  • Available in a range of purities
  • Excellent resistance to strong acids and alkalis at elevated temperatures

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Buy standard Boron Carbide products online

Goodfellow also offers a range of standard, semi-finished forms in our online catalog. To see our catalog, please follow the link below.

Boron Carbide (B4C)

Boron Carbide Hot Pressed (B4C)

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Ceramic PDF Data Table

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.