PI Ceramic, a subsidiary of precision movement management specialist PI (Physik Instrumente), celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2022 and continues to offer world-class customary and miniaturized piezoceramic elements similar to piezo rings, piezo benders, micro piezo tubes, micro disks, and shear transducer plates. Piezo elements are vital for markets similar to 3D printing, digital printing, medical engineering, and industrial automation. Based in 1992 as a subsidiary of PI (Physik Instrumente), PI Ceramic (PIC) was began with a handful of staff – all consultants within the discipline of piezoceramic and dielectric supplies – who introduced with them many years of analysis, design, and manufacturing expertise.
Steady Development, third Enlargement
Solely two years after inception, the PI Ceramic workforce moved to a brand new constructing particularly designed for his or her wants. Because of the steady international demand for the high-performance piezoceramic transducers, actuators, and motors designed and manufactured at PIC, the corporate saved rising and the amenities needed to be prolonged a number of instances since its founding. The newest enlargement in 2020 added greater than 80,000 sq. ft of producing and workplace area.
Compact Piezo Actuators that Survive 100 Billion Cycles With out Failures – Good Sufficient for NASA
Within the early 2000’s, PIC developed a brand new kind of piezo materials and course of for multilayer piezo actuator manufacturing. Based mostly on a number of novel concepts, PIC’s patented, ceramic-encapsulated actuators can present considerably longer service life than standard polymer coated piezoelectric actuators. In a long-term check for the Mars Mission, NASA examined a number of actuator sorts to seek out the hardest ones with the very best efficiency. PI Ceramic’s PICMA® actuators had handed 100 Billion Cycles of life assessments with out failure and degradation and bought chosen.
Lead-Free Piezoceramic Supplies for Future Purposes and Markets
PI Ceramic’s competency in acoustic designs together with piezo transducer spheres and hemisphere and the portfolio for ultrasonic purposes will proceed to broaden. PI Ceramic’s materials specialists have already invested in intensive analysis and began to provide lead-free piezoceramic and composite transducers for brand spanking new markets.