CeramTec Offers Custom Traverse Guides

CeramTec North America, Laurens, S.C., has introduced its custom traverse guides, which can help
improve quality and consistency in the manufacture of most fiber and yarn types. The guides, which
are made up of a ceramic guide insert molded into a body, enhance performance on most machine types
and at various take-up speeds.The guides are available in a variety of ceramic compositions and
nylon resins, including standard, conductive and toughened aluminas; and zirconias. The diversity
of materials allows frictional characteristics to be controlled through wear properties, surface
texture, hardness, grain size, dimensional tolerances and porosity.Rapid prototyping of traverse
guides is available through CeramTecs Fast Turnaround Prototype Group. The company says it can
deliver small quantities of finished prototypes for testing in as little as three to four weeks.

January 2001