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Ceramic Injection Molding and Extrusion

What does Philips Ceramics Uden do?

Our core business at Philips Ceramics Uden is the development and manufacturing of technical ceramics, a material that can be deployed in many different ways. Due to the unique combination of properties, our ceramic components can withstand extreme environments with outstanding performance. We develop for example ceramic components for aviation and space flight, household appliances, thermal measuring equipment, medical applications, advanced applications in the optics sector, analytical equipment, the chemical and automotive sectors and light sources. The number of applications for technical ceramics is expanding quickly.


Philips Ceramics Uden develops tailor-made products in basically any required form. We can produce your products cost-efficiently in a large volume based on our many years of experience using techniques such as Ceramic Injection Molding and Extrusion.


Do you have new and innovative ideas on this subject and do you want to find out more about the possibilities? Or do you have a technical challenge where technical ceramics could be a solution? Discuss it with us. We strongly believe in taking a constructive approach together with you.


We master techniques like Ceramic Injection Molding, Extrusion, Joining and Sintering of our Ceramic components. This, in combination with ability to make our own Injection Molding feedstock, gives us a unique advantage.


Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM)

Philips Ceramics Uden has been developing the technology of Ceramic Injection Molding over the past ten years. The technology gives engineers and product developers a huge freedom in the design for their products. Our automated Injection Molding production lines ensure that large volumes can be produced with a very high accuracy and extremely cost-efficient.



Extrusion of tubes and rods is the basic technology for producing ceramics components. The special drying process ensures that tubes and rods can be produced very accurately with the required dimensions.



PCU is able to join components of technical ceramics as one of a very few in the world. We sinter the material during this assembly technology. Once completed, the technical properties of the joining after assembly cannot be distinguished from the original material

Sintering (fusion using extremely high temperatures)

Our sintering methods have been developed to create products with a very high density where all pores in the material disappear. This process results in a material with basically the same properties as sapphire.


Of course if pores are needed, we can stop the sintering process in an early stage and create different pore sizes and porosities with a range of materials.

Do you want more information about our technologies, products and/or the sectors in which we are active? Contact us and we will gladly tell you more.

Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3)

Alumina is the most widely applied technical ceramic, because it offers a combination of good mechanical properties and electrical properties.



  • Electrically insulating
  • Very hard and wear resistant
  • Extremely heat resistant
  • Good strength and high stiffness
  • High purity (up to 99.9%)
  • Translucent or white



  • Ceramic Membrane tubes
  • Thermocouple tubes
  • Crucibles

Zirconium Oxide (ZrO2)

Zirconia is known to be both hard and impact resistant. Additionally it has outstanding properties for finishing, which makes it perfectly suitable for esthetic applications.



  • Electrically insulating
  • Impact resistant
  • Low thermal conductor
  • High flexural strength
  • High toughness and mechanically strong
  • Black, white or colorized



  • Machine parts
  • Esthetic parts