Silicon Carbide

Silicon Carbide (SiC), also known as carborundum, is a semiconductor containing silicon and carbon. Grains of Silicon Carbide can be bonded together by sintering to form very hard ceramics that are widely used in applications requiring high endurance, such as brake pads or clutch facings, as well as ceramic plates.

Silicon Carbide is a popular abrasive in modern lapidary due to the durability and low cost of the material. In manufacturing it is used for its hardness in abrasive machining processes such as grinding, honing, water-jet cutting and sandblasting. It is also used for high performance "ceramic" brake discs, as it is able to withstand extreme temperatures.

We can supply green and black Silicon Carbide.