Advanced Technical Ceramic Manufacturing
Plus Precision Machining of Polyurethane and Plastics
Ceramics Research and Development | Rochester, NY
Consider RocCera for advanced ceramics research and development. Our team has more than thirty years of experience in developing new materials and processes, designing ceramic components for specific applications and building prototypes for performance evaluation. We collaborate with many organizations such as universities and industries as a team to develop, design and manufacture ceramic components for a wide range of applications. Examples include ceramic inserts for ultrasonic welding horns, fixture for laser optics, HTHP (high temperature high pressure) device, compaction tools, ink jet printing head, ceramic image reflectors, and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).
RocCera’s team engages in state-of-the-art R&D in the field of novel ceramic materials and fabrication processes, both as a prime recipient of government contracts and as a member of various multi-organizational R&D teams. Examples of some of RocCera’s R&D efforts as the prime on New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) projects include a multi-year, multi-phase development program for ceramic snow plow shoes for commercial and industrial applications (US patent 8209887) that culminated with a successful advanced prototype product that was commercially sold to several early adopters. Other NYSERDA-sponsored research successfully performed by RocCera includes an early stage feasibility study of direct microwave sintering of structural ceramics, in order to reduce manufacturing costs and lower carbon emissions and net-shape manufacturing of high performance ceramic hand tools. RocCera has also participated as a research partner on several projects in the SOFC field with another small business and Alfred University, including development of net-shape formative manufacturing processes for the supporting electrolyte of a novel SOFC cell geometry and for fabrication of a mechanically robust, redox resistant, and highly electrically conductive SOFC interconnect material.
RocCera also performs extensive self-funded in-house research in the field of ceramics and ceramic technologies. The most notable success story of these efforts is a proprietary net-shape formative fabrication process for Zirconia and Alumina based ceramics that allows for a 0.5% “as fabricated” tolerance, as compared to the industry standard of 2.5%. The result of this R&D has been to significantly lower the cost, energy and emissions associated with machining of ceramics giving RocCera as significant advantage over its industry competitors. Other internal R&D effort have resulted in improved ceramic chemistries such as toughened zirconia-based ceramics for high ware nozzles and a proprietary zirconia-alloyed ceramic composition for enhanced themo-mechanical properties.
RocCera, LLC is a manufacturer of advanced ceramic components based in Rochester, New York. Our advanced ceramic technology was developed in Kodak under the leadership of Dr. Sam Ghosh. He left Eastman Kodak Company in 2006, where he worked for twenty-five years in various organizations including R&D and manufacturing. He was the most prolific inventor in Kodak holding more than 150 patents. He has more than 30 years industrial experience involving metallic, polymeric, and ceramic materials.
Today, with 35 years of machining experience and multi-material fabrication expertise, RocCera is truly your one stop source for precision manufacturing and machining of advanced ceramics, steel and polyurethane components.Visit Company Profile.