Ceramics – Shaping and Joining


Engineering Studies – P4 Biomedical Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic introduces manufacturing methods used to shape ceramic materials and the ways that ceramics can be joined.

Key Concepts

  • Ceramics materials properties and structures
  • Shaping ceramic materials
  • Joining ceramic materials

Discussion Questions

  1. Explain why is the process used to shape a ceramic dependent on the shape required?
  2. List ways to shape a ceramic material.
  3. List ways to join a ceramic material.
  4. Describe examples of a biomedical application for a modern ceramic material that has significantly improved the performance of the item.