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            Custom-made Ceramic
            and Glass Components

            Shapal?Hi-M soft

            Shapal™-M soft machinable ceramic becomes Shapal™ Hi-M soft

            Shapal Hi-M

            At the beginning of 2012 a new improved version of Shapal™-M soft machinable ceramic was launched. To mark the change, the new version is called Shapal™ Hi-M soft.

            Traditional ceramics are distinguished by their unique characteristics. Unfortunately, two of these, brittleness and hardness, make them difficult to machine, limiting their applications.

            Shapal™-M soft was developed specifically to address these issues, offering machinability, high mechanical strength and high (for a ceramic) thermal conductivity.

            Shapal™-M soft has remained unchanged for many years, but an improved grade with subtle modifications to the material properties has now replaced the original version.  Most users will not notice changes to the physical material properties and, in fact, will benefit from an increased material bending strength.

            At Goodfellow we feel it is important to advise you of these changes as soon as possible, and to offer our help in managing any changes to your processes. 

            Please click here for information on how Goodfellow is helping you manage the changeover between the two grades.
            Please click here for a comparison of material properties between the old and new grade. 


            Forms and Availability of Shapal™ Hi-M soft

            Please find below a list of standard stock dimensions of Shapal™-M soft and in the future Shapal™ Hi-M soft. Standard catalog items are clearly marked to identify the grade. Of course, we are very often able to supply alternatives to your requirements. Additionally, we are able to supply pieces machined to your drawings.


            Diameter: 10 - 20mm

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            Thickness: 0.6 - 10mm

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            Download the shapal™ Hi-M soft pdf
            Shapal™ Hi-M soft Machining Information

            Buy standard Shapal™ Hi-M Soft products online

            Goodfellow also offers a range of standard, semi-finished forms in our online catalog. To see our catalog, please follow the link below.

            Shapal™ Hi-M Soft

            The links below provide comparative physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties for a range of typical ceramic/glass materials. If the material or property you are interested in is not shown please call us or send us a message.

            Ceramic PDF Data Table

            Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division is able to supply a wide range of ceramic and glass materials as finished components. Our capabilities range from custom-made precision microcomponents with very high tolerance features to large heavy-duty components used in industrial applications. Additionally, standard semi-finished forms such as tubes, rods, bars, plates, crucibles and spheres are often available from our wide inventory. Please contact us with full details of your requirements, including drawings where available, and we will review and respond with a quotation as soon as possible.