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Piezoelectric Plates & Bars

CeramTec is a leader in the design and manufacture of complex electronic ceramic components and assemblies used in a wide range of applications and cutting edge technologies. CeramTec Industrial specialises in the development and production of piezoceramic plates and bars, for which a wide range of metallisation variants is possible.



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Applications include
  • Choice of metallisation (Silver, Nickel, Gold and others)
  • Evaporated and chemically deposited metallisation's available
  • Thickness frequency tuning available on request
  • Wide choice of piezoceramic formulations

CeramTec manufactures piezoelectric ceramic blocks designed for use in ultra-low SONAR applications up to 18KHz. These blocks (Navy II material standard) offer excellent electrical characteristics, exhibit high sintering density and are available in nine high-sensitivity piezoceramic formulations suitable for the fabrication of wide bandwidth composite transducers (1-3 composites). However, the most striking feature of the PZT ceramic blocks is their size and especially their thickness, which is currently a maximum of 48 mm.

Typical Electrode Configurations
Piezoelectric Plate Standard in grey and yellow by CeramTec


Piezoelectric Plate Wrap Around in grey and yellow by CeramTec Piezoelectric Plate Wrap Around in grey and yellow by CeramTec

Wrap Around

Piezoelectric plate standard in grey with a yellow line


Other custom electrode configurations and metallisation’s are available on request.

Dimensional Range
  • Length from 0.25mm (0.01”) to 165mm (6.5”)
  • Width from 0.25mm (0.01”) to 165mm (6.5”)
  • Thickness from 0.15mm (0.006”) to 48mm (1.9”)

Custom sizes dimensions outside of the above may be possible – please consult for further information.

Standard Mechanical Tolerances
  • Length & Width ± 0.150mm
  • Thickness ± 0.05mm
  • Squareness (edge to face): Within 0.15°
  • Flatness (lapped parts): 0.012mm (lapped), 0.015mm (sliced)
  • Parallelism: 0.012mm (lapped), 0.06mm (sliced)

Tighter mechanical tolerances are achievable but are dependent on the plate length, width and thickness.

Metallisation Type
  • Silver fired thick film
  • Evaporated nickel
  • Electroless nickel - Gold flash
  • Tin - Evaporated Gold and others available on request