We manufacture ruby nozzle with hole diameter ranging from 0.05m to 5mm in various shapes and sizes as per customer’s drawing, design and specifications.
Some of the most common applications for the ruby nozzle is that of 3 D printing. A conventional metal nozzle had serious challenging in terms of hole diameter precision, wear-resistance and material adhesion in the 3D printing process. In comparison, the ruby nozzle can have hole diameter tolerance of +/-0.01mm, the hardness of 9 on the MOHS scale which is next to diamond- resulting in minimum wear and extremely good surface finish-so no material stick around the nozzle tip.
Ruby nozzle and micro hole orifice are commonly used in various medical and analytical devices like check valves etc.
Synthetic ruby having a hardness of 9 on the MOHS scale is the next hardest material to diamond having a hardness of 10 on MOHS scale. The material is made by a flame fusion process where alumina is melted at over 2000 degree Celsius under the hydro-OXY flame. A small amount of chromium impurity is added in the manufacturing process to give red colour to this single crystal.
Being extremely hard, ruby nozzles are manufactured by a cutting, drilling, lapping and polishing process using diamond tools. The resultant product which is still extremely hard has a temperature resistance of over 1800 degree Celsius, super high wear resistance and a well-polished surface. These qualities make it an ideal choice for nozzles used in water jet cutting, water jet cleaning, inkjet printing and precise dosing applications.
Industrial jewels manufacture these ruby nozzles in micron tolerances with a very precise manufacturing process to achieve complex geometry and good surface finish. The products are inspected with visual controls at over 500x magnifications to ensure a defect-free performance.
Industrial jewels closely work with all its customers to help them design and optimize the performance based on the customer’s application. We make pilot quantities of 50 pcs to several thousand as per market needs.