Morgan Electro Ceramics Showcases Piezoelectric Composite Components at Md&M East

Morgan Electro Ceramics (MEC), a division of Morgan Technical Ceramics, will showcase its new piezoelectric composite components at MD&M East, held June 11-14, 2007 in New York, NY in booth #858. Components manufactured with piezocomposite materials offer improvements over traditional transducer materials, which result in increased acoustic performance for medical applications, including medical imaging and Doppler blood flow equipment.

MEC's piezoelectric composite materials reduce the cross coupling that typically occurs between different modes in the ceramic of conventional transducers, enabling medical components to respond in a more precise and predictable manner. Additionally, components manufactured with MEC's piezoelectric composite materials reduce spurious activity, offering higher transmit and receive efficiency. Piezocomposite components also provide lower acoustic impedance and improved transducer bandwidth than that of conventional piezoelectric ceramics alone.

MEC offers piezoelectric composites in both 1-3 and 2-2 orientations, in sizes up to 1.5" square and frequencies from 100 kHz to 12 MHz. In addition, piezoelectric volume fractions can be tailored for any application to enhance transmit and receive response rates.

The piezocomposites can be thermoformed to conform to curved, complex geometric surfaces that conventional piezoceramic materials often cannot be shaped to, providing increased design flexibility. MEC offers piezoelectric composites in both standard and custom materials, including types I, II, and VI, as well as single crystal PMN-PT.

Morgan Electro Ceramics has over 60 years of experience in the design and manufacture of advanced electro ceramic products for the medical industry.

About Morgan Electro Ceramics
Morgan Electro Ceramics (MEC) has a comprehensive range of piezoelectric and dielectric materials from which many products are manufactured, including transducers, sensors, actuators and high voltage & RF capacitors. MEC has established an enviable reputation for providing value-added solutions through world-class research and development, innovative design and, perhaps most important of all, application engineering.

As subsidiaries of The Morgan Crucible Company, Morgan Advanced Ceramics and Morgan Electro Ceramics form part of the Morgan Technical Ceramics Group. With manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia, Morgan Technical Ceramics supplies an extensive range of products, including ceramic components, braze alloys, ceramic/metal assemblies and engineered coatings.

For more information on Morgan Electro Ceramics visit or contact one of our sales offices below:

UK & Eire
Morgan Electro Ceramics Ltd,
Vauxhall Industrial Estate, Ruabon, Wrexham, LL14 6HY
Tel: +44 (0) 1978 810456; Fax: +44 (0) 1978 824303

Morgan Electro Ceramics Ltd,
Bursledon Road, Thornill, Southampton, SO19 7TG
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 444811; Fax: +44 (0) 2380 431768

Mainland Europe
Morgan Electro Ceramics BV,
Zwaanstraat 2a, Bld RAH-1, 5651 CA Eindhoven,
The Netherlands; Tel: +31 4027 88864; Fax: +31 4027 84324

North America
Morgan Electro Ceramics Inc,
232 Forbes Road, Bedford, Ohio 44146 5418, USA
Tel: +1 440 232 8600; Fax: +1 440 232 8731

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