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Characteristics of Fine Ceramics-Extreme hardness

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What's stronger, ceramics or stainless steel? If you guessed the former, you'd be correct! Kyocera's 'Fine Ceramics (Advanced Ceramics)' are known for their extreme hardness; making them incredibly valuable for high-performance applications, such as industrial cutting tools for milling and grinding metals.

How a material's hardness is determined by measuring the size of an indentation made by a sharp diamond pressed strongly onto a material specimen.
For context, the hardness of alumina ceramics is nearly three times that of stainless steel; silicon carbide is more than four times harder than stainless steel. This extreme hardness is one of many unique properties that makes Kyocera's Fine Ceramics "super materials" for modern technology.

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