Ceralink Inc, a supplier of heating and testing services for ceramic materials, has completed a major expansion in its Materials Testing Center located in eastern Ohio, USA.

The US$1 million investment increases capacity by 40% and is suitable for customers in aerospace who require rigorous testing of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) to qualify the materials for use in the hot zone of engines. According to Ceralink, CMCs can replace superalloys, offering drastic weight reduction and increased fuel efficiency.

The new testing center, offers high cycle fatigue at temperatures up to 2550°F (1400°C) to simulate vibrations experienced during flight.

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