Your Expert Partner

We are proud to have been providing a comprehensive range of services and products in Technical Ceramic Materials for decades. Thanks to this, we can offer expert technical support on material selection, component design and suitability for application.

Our highly experienced team can also add value by selecting the most appropriate and cost-effective manufacturing route, as unlike other providers, we can utilize all manufacturing routes and materials. 

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Huge range of advanced materials


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Full List of Services

Technical Support

Support in the selection of materials

Support in component design, technical drawings and suitability for application

Custom Components

Customized components in machinable ceramics - Macor®, Shapal™ and Aluminium Nitride

Customized components in traditional powder formed technical ceramics

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting of ceramic substrates (up to 2mm thick)

CNC and Traditional Machining

Machining to the most demanding tolerances

5 axis CNC, turning, drilling, grinding and milling

Specialist Lapping

Specialist lapping accurately recorded in micrometers

Surface Flatness

Flatness to a fractional wave


Polishing to a surface roughness less than 1micron (depending on the material)

Diamond Grinding

Grinding on ultra hard materials up to 1m long

High Tolerance

Tolerances of up to +/-0.0025mm possible with +/-0.005mm routinely achieved

Injection Molding of Ceramics


Metallization and metallized/bonded components, including the Mo-Mn technique, the active metal brazing procedure, the direct copper-clad process (DBC) and the magnetron sputtering technique

Ceramic Assemblies

Ceramic assemblies including porous ceramics and foams with certain porosity down to ~65% and thickness down to 2mm

Customized Ceramics

Custom ceramic balls/precision spheres fully dense with size up to 200mm or hollow upon request. Sphericity with accuracy <1μm and surface finish (Ra) <0.02 depending on the material

Laser Engraving and Marking

Quality Control and Measurement

Quality control and measurement including CMM and non-contact optical measuring systems. Profilometers and interferometers

Technical Reports

Reporting, chemical analysis, technical data sheet (TDS) and safety data sheet (SDS)

Why Goodfellow?

  • No minimum order
  • Over 170,000 advanced materials: in one place, one of the largest range available globally
  • Materials selection, customization and development: from custom parts for prototyping through to production, and full product modification
  • Product services: machining/cutting services, rolling and metal foil production, analytical services to custom wire manufacturing, and more, we offer a full range of services to meet your needs
  • Free and fast delivery: Worldwide shipping and custom clearance, to your door. All orders are dispatched within 48 hours
  • Commercial arrangements: from call off orders, buffer stock, fixed and contract pricing and discounts for increased volumes, and more, with product traceability and compliance documentation
  • We help you innovate into the future.

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Contact us today for a quote and advice

We will attempt to provide you with an offer quickly meeting all your specification and drawing requirements. We can also make recommendations and suggest design considerations that may improve function and reduce the complexity of manufacture (and therefore cost!).

Our team of materials scientists and engineers are also on hand to recommend materials and review required properties.

When you submit your enquiry to us, please tell us about the operating conditions of your component (temperature, environment, mechanical stress), this can help us better pinpoint suitability.

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Resources and References

A Direct Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Comparison of the Plasma- and Thermally-Driven Reaction of CO2 at Macor, P. A. Christensen, Abd Halim Bin Md Ali, Z. T. A. W. Mashhadani, P. A. Martin, Plasma Chem Plasma Process (2018) 38:293–310, 

Active Metal Brazing of Machinable Aluminum Nitride-Based Ceramic to Stainless Steel, Aníbal Guedes, Ana M.P. Pinto, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, (2012) 21:671–677

About Goodfellow

For over 75 years, we've been your trusted partner in scientific advancement, supporting researchers and businesses globally with high-quality advanced materials.

Our comprehensive catalogue features over 170,000 speciality materials, forms and components, which are available from small research quantities to larger production requirements. We offer you fast dispatch and complimentary global delivery, ensuring an exceptional customer experience.