Industrial EquipmentNovember 18, 2022

Meeting the world’s most perplexing engineering challenges with ceramics

CoorsTek is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to surpass new customer demands with a material that can outperform even the strongest metals.
Avatar Lindsay James

Did you know that ceramics are able to outperform metals in terms of strength, resistance to temperature, electrical insulation and even chemical resistance?

“We like to say that ceramics are the ‘last resort material,’” said Matt Mehlbrech, vice president of information technology at CoorsTek, a Colorado-based technical ceramics manufacturer at the forefront of developing materials to meet the world’s most perplexing engineering and manufacturing challenges. “You’d probably use a metal or a plastic if you could because they are cheaper, but they can’t perform the way ceramics can.”

Working in such a specialized field has led to a huge demand for CoorsTek’s products. Today, the company employs over 6,000 people across 27 manufacturing facilities primarily in the US, Europe and Asia – producing over 400 advanced ceramic formulations using over 10,000 pieces of manufacturing equipment.

Maximizing this equipment’s uptime is crucial. “Making sure that our operations are efficient, so we can get the product out the door on time, is very critical to our success with our customers,” Mehlbrech said.

Growing pressure to run operations more efficiently, effectively and predictably led CoorsTek to choose the Ready to Make industry solution experience on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, including ENOVIA and DELMIA Apriso Manufacturing Operations Management Suite.

Read the full customer story to find out exactly how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is helping CoorsTek not only prevent unwarranted downtime, but also reduce lead times and deliver consistently high-quality products to customers.

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