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Propulsion & Controls

Ceramic Components for Propulsion & Controls

The rear of a fighter jet showing technical ceramic exhaust nodules.


Today's aerospace technologies are demanding higher performance in the materials used inside the engines, flight controls, and fluid controls. Traditional metals used in these systems often cannot withstand the extreme conditions. This is where advanced ceramic materials are needed.

CoorsTek engineered technical ceramic components provide the mission-critical reliability needed for aerospace propulsion and control systems. 


Engine Components

CoorsTek technical ceramics deliver the high-performance properties needed for the most demanding requirements in aircraft engines and advanced propulsion systems including: 



Flight Control Components

Cerbec silicon nitride bearing balls for aerospace applications.Cerbec balls and other advanced ceramic components excel in the challenging mechanical and thermal conditions in critical flight control systems, such as ball screw linear actuators for wing flaps and slats.


Fluid Control System Components

Alumina ball valve assembly for aerospace propulsion.Aircraft valves, seals, and hydraulic components require the high-performance properties of engineered ceramics to meet the severe-service conditions of high-temperature gas turbine engines, rockets motors, and control systems. 




Thermal Protection

Technical ceramic aerospace heat sink dissipators.High-efficiency engines operate at high temperatures, where advanced ceramic materials deliver reliable, long-term performance as mission-critical components, thermal insulating tiles, and thermal barrier coatings (TBC).


High-Performance Ceramic Tubes & Rods

Group of sintered silicon nitride tubes and rods for aerospace propulsion applications.CoorsTek offers a wide variety of tubes and rods manufactured from high-performance technical ceramic materials, including alumina, zirconia, and silicon carbide. Enhance performance and product life by using the material best suited to your application. CoorsTek materials professionals will help you choose the best material for your application. More...