Ceramic Engineering Book
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Ceramic Technology and Processing
A Practical Working Guide
by Alan G. King

This book examines the difficulties of practical testing and processing in the ceramic laboratory, such as vast differences in scale and equipment, and shows how to evaluate results taking such variables into account.

It provides practical laboratory-oriented answers to such typical processing problems as particle segregation, agglomeration, contamination, pressure gradients, adherence to tooling, and temperature gradients during drying and firing.


  • Drawings and photographs that illustrate the equipment and the accompanying procedures
  • Specific details on how the ceramic processes work - especially useful for those just entering the field or for someone encountering a new ceramic processing issue for the first time
  • Detailed laboratory procedures in each chapter

Ceramic Technology and Processing is a must have resource for ceramic engineers, technicians and plant personnel working in companies and labs worldwide. It is also very useful in related industries such as whitewares, glass, electronics, enamels, tile and brick as well as technical ceramics.


  1. Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Managing Data
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Information Sources

  2. Safety
    • Ceramic Laboratory Hazards
    • Ways to Avoid Accidents
    • Codes

  3. Milling and Equipment
    • Purpose of Milling and Materials
    • Dry Milling
    • Wet Milling
    • Equipment
    • Milling Media
    • Mill Racks
    • Other Mill Designs
    • Blungers

  4. Slip Preparation Procedures
    • Selection of Materials
    • Fine Particle Sized Slips
    • Coarse Particle Slips
    • Solids Recovery
    • Slip Conditioning and Storage

  5. Mixing Coarse Grained Materials
    • Mixing Considerations
    • Dry Mixing and Equipment
    • Wet Mixing and Equipment
    • Mix Uniformity

  6. Forming
    • Drying a Slip
    • Granulation
    • Die Pressing
    • Other Pressing Techniques
    • Slip Casting Procedures
    • Related Casting Procedures
    • Extrusion
    • Drying Parts

  7. Green Machining
    • Advantages
    • Lapping Fixtures
    • Tooling

  8. Firing
    • Equipment
    • Setting Practices
    • Firing Procedures
    • Hot Pressing
    • Hipping

  9. Grinding
    • The Grinding Process
    • Grinding Shops
    • Types of Grinding
    • Other Machine Methods

  10. Effects of Processing on Properties
    • Selection of Materials
    • Effects of Temperature and Pressure on Proper-ties
    • Effect of Temperature on Properties
    • Effect of Pressure on Properties
    • Effects of Microstructure on Properties

  11. Ceramic Property of Measurements
    • Analytical
    • Slip Properties
    • Microscopy
    • Physical Properties

  12. Tools
    • Tool Security
    • Craftman Hand Tools
    • Measuring Hand Tools
    • Power Tools
    • Machine Tools


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Ceramic Technology and Processing
A Practical Working Guide
by Alan G. King

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