Industries & Applications

Advanced Ceramic and Glass Components

At GBC Advanced Materials, we are a precision ceramics house specializing in precision components. We are have capabilities to produce anything from miniature components to 1 cubic foot and larger components in-house at our 38,000 sq. ft. facility in Latrobe, PA.

Industries Served

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Semiconductor
  • Defense
  • Instrumentation
  • Energy
  • Petrochemical
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Electronic Components
  • Analytical

Application Properties

Electrical Insulation / Isolation

    • Standoff high / low voltage.
    • At temperature (very high melting points) and in air, in vacuum or in controlled atmospheres.
    • Chemically inert in most environments.
    • Excellent electrical insulator.

Wear and Corrosion Resistant

    • Inert in most environments.
    • Very hard so it tends to wear most mating materials.
    • Will hold dimension and tolerance over time in use.

Thermal Management

    • Although most ceramics are excellent thermal insulators, there are some exceptions.
      • Aluminum oxide (20-35 W/m-K).
      • ALN (180W/m-K).

Excellent strength

    • Low flexibility (high compressive strengths and stiffness).
    • Ceramics are brittle by nature, however good planning and engineering support can minimize the application risks and promote the positive benefits of these engineered materials.


    • Compared to metals make ceramics a lighter weight choice.

Applications for GBC Advanced Materials

  • Wear Pads
  • Seal rings
  • Gas Laser tubes
  • High Temp electrical insulators
  • High Voltage insulators
  • Furnace liner tubes
  • Thread and wire guides
  • Electronic substrates
  • Abrasion resistant tube and elbow liners
  • Thermometry sensors
  • Lab instrument tubes and sample holders
  • Instrumentation for analytical testing
  • Substrates for electronic packages
  • Sensor components
  • Gas analyzer components
  • IC packages
  • Power transistor bases
  • Microwave device packages
  • Plasma arc insulators
  • Microwave Tubes
  • Seals and bearings
  • Semiconductor equipment insulators
  • Microcircuit and Photonic packages
  • Standoffs-insulators
  • Nozzles
  • Washers
  • Guides
  • Ferrules
  • Screws
  • Tubes
  • Heat sinks
  • Radomes

At GBC Advanced Materials, we are constantly innovating, investing in new technology, developing our team through advancing their expertise, professionalism, and quality control training. Call us today at 724-537-7791.