Manufacturing & Research


Customized &
Versatile Problem Solving

A century of innovation

McDanel solutions enable manufacturing processes to run longer and more efficiently while saving costs and improving yields. Our materials also advance research in university, national, and industrial labs across the world.


The McDanel Difference


The ability of ceramic components, such as tubes and crucibles, to withstand high temperatures without significant deformation or degradation is crucial for the extreme environments found in manufacturing applications such as kilns and furnaces used in the glass, metals, ceramics, and chemical industries.

High-Temperature Stability


McDanel products are indispensable for components that are subjected to abrasive wear, high stress, and friction. They are used in manufacturing processes as cutting tools, grinding media, bearings, seals, nozzles, and wear linings where they outperform traditional metallic materials.

Extreme Hardness & Wear Resistance


The insulating properties of McDanel ceramics provide superior protection from electrical interference and short circuits while also providing excellent thermal insulating properties in demanding applications for electronic devices and analytical instruments.

Excellent Electrical & Thermal

McDanel is different than other industry suppliers in that their customer service is responsive and creates positive solutions. We can count on McDanel to perform professionally and support our needs.

McDanel Customer

We value working with McDanel because we both hold high values of collaboration and moral duty to facilitate a win-win relationship. McDanel understands their products are critical components to ours. Authentic interest in our company's well-being is conveyed which is largely not found in today's supply chain.

McDanel Customer

McDanel has helped our company solve the challenge of partnering with a ceramics industry supplier that can provide reliable and repeatable products. McDanel has worked in collaboration with our team over the years to hold tight tolerances and back their products if issues arise.

McDanel Customer

The quality at McDanel is better than other companies and customer satisfaction is very high. Additionally, we can rely on McDanel to respond promptly to our detailed needs. Also, productivity has increased due to improved yield in assembly by using McDanel ceramic tubes.

McDanel Customer

We order our ceramic components only from McDanel. Even if we could save money with another supplier, we wouldn't switch. We are not cost sensitive, we are quality sensitive.

Allen T. McDanel Customer

I love the variety of what we do. We start with something raw and make it remarkable. I love this because the ideation goes from beginning to end.

Tony Finoli—PhD Director of R&D and Technology

What got me interested in ceramics is the fact that ceramics enable technologies that can’t be done in any other way.

John Dodsworth—PhD Chief Technology Advisor