“KD” Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet: Advanced Ceramic Type “KD”®

General Notes:

  • Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA)
  • A superior combination of high strength (from zirconia), and high hardness (from alumina)
  • Relatively low density
  • No open porosity
  • Very hard surface, good abrasion and wear resistance
  • Good flexural strength and fracture toughness
  • Excellent thermal properties and high temperature stability
  • Extreme corrosion resistance, nearly chemically inert
  • ESD Safe Static Dissipative Material
  • Typical applications include Handling of EOS/ESD Sensitive Components and handling of components during thermal, chemical and soldering processes.  Generally used when very rigid tips are required.
Mechanical Properties
Flexural Modulus: 380 GPa
Flexural Strength: 500 MPa
Tensile Strength: 450 MPa
Fracture Toughness: 7.2 MPa.m1/2
Knoop Hardness: 1750 kg/mm2
Thermal Properties
Thermal Conductivity: 26 W/m.K
Coef. of Lin. Therm Expansion: 8.0 E-6/°C 25-1000°C
Continuous Use Temperature: 1000°C 20’000 h
Shock Resistance, Δ T: 325°C
Electrical Properties
Surface Resistivity: Low Resistance Limit: 106 Ohm/high resistance limit: 108 Ohm at 50 and 100VLow Resistance Limit: 107 Ohm/high resistance limit: 109 Ohm at 10V
Decay Time: <0.5 Sec 1000-10V
Other Properties
Density: 4.30 g/ccm
Open Porosity: 0.0%
Water Absorption 0.0%
Color: Black