Image icon  Macor(TM) Machinable Glass Ceramic

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Description: This glass ceramic has the "House of Cards" microstructure consisting of randomly-oriented, flexible, mica-like flakes which arrest or deflect cracks enabling free machining with standard (Black and Decker type) drills. The mica-like phase is fluoroplogopite (KMg3AlSi3O10F2).
Keywords: aluminium • ceramic • fluorophlogopite • glass • magnesium • mica • oxygen • silicate • silicon
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Glasses > Glass ceramic
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: Prof W E Lee, Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield
DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 10 May 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
Resource ID: 1192