Agate Products specialises in the precision machining of a variety of ultra hard materials such as advanced engineering ceramics and sapphire from low volume projects and prototypes to higher volume production runs. We carry a wide range of stock of a variety of materials from a number of manufacturers and as such are often able to offer very fast deliveries. A close working relationship between the customer and APL ensures that new designs suit modern production techniques, which APL is able to offer.

The following list of materials, constitute over 80% of the materials processed at Agate Products Ltd., with links to further information on each:

Alumina
Sapphire
Silicon Carbide
Quartz

Frequently machined materials, with links to further information, include the following. A number of these are usually free issued to us by customers requiring R&D and prototype work done to them but can also be supplied by Agate Products Ltd if required:

Agate
Aluminium Nitride
Ferrite
Glass
Machinable Glass Ceramic (Macor®)
Silicon
Tungsten carbide
Zirconia

We are also able to machine other, more exotic, materials such as:

Barium Fluoride
Boron Carbide
Boron Nitride
Cordierite
Germanium
Graphite
Haematite
Lanthanum Aluminate
Magnesium Fluoride
Mullite
Potassium Bromide
Pyrophylite
Silicon Nitride
Spinel
Steatite
Strontium Titanate
Syalon
Titanium
Titanium Nitride
Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (YAG)
Zinc Selenide
Zircon
ZTA

Please contact us should your preferred material not be listed above or if you would like further information on these materials.