Aluminium silicate material is a composite of around half alumina and half silicon oxide, which features good thermal shock resistance and easily replaces carbon fixtures in many applications. By changing process conditions, this highly versatile material can be tailored to provide a range of hardness values to suit customer requirements, whilst maintaining its thermal and electrical properties. It is cost effective and does not dirty the workplace like carbon can. This material is excellent for the manufacture of fixtures, firing and dicing plates, and is flexible enough to be manufactured into intricate and customized designs. Aluminium Silicate is applied in the semiconductor, medical and aerospace markets to design these products to fit their applications.