Planetary milling jars don’t get much attention in the high-tech research and manufacturing world, but they are a critical piece of the materials processing puzzle in many fields. Any industry that requires specific particle sizes and highly controlled composition and purity – including electronics, geology, medicine, mining, pharmaceuticals, paint, construction, ceramics, and chemical engineering – needs to select theirplanetary milling jarswisely. Given all of the options, it’s important to have a supplier that understands all of the material issues and details of the applications.
Many users ofplanetary milling jarsdon’t even realize the wide range of materials that are available. A conventionalaluminamaterial is common, andzirconiais another popular cost-effective option, butagate,stainless steel,tungsten carbide, and evenpolymerslike Teflon and Nylon are other options that can be a better match for certain applications.
For example, high purity naturalagate(>99.9% SiO2) is chemically resistant to acids and solvents, which makes it suitable for applications in electronics, paint, lighting, and geologywhere materials might be processed with acids or solvents. Teflon is a good match for applications where a non-sticky surface is important for the material preparation, or when contamination control is important.Stainless steelis useful in metallurgy and electronics, with Grade 304 (18% chromium and 8% nickel) being the most common alloy, but otherstainless steelvariants such as 316 and 316L are available for food and pharmaceutical applications.
Clearly, there is an enormous list of variables to consider when selectingplanetary milling jars… and the discussion above just “scratches the surface” of material grinding and milling topics.
MSE Supplies is the ideal partner to help you sort through all of these options. MSE is the leader in manufacturingplanetary milling jars with excellent purity control and high-quality finishes, as we also provide milling machines, grinding media and all of the required accessories. Additionally, as a leading provider of a broad range of material products, MSE has plenty of in-house expertise across the whole application space.