Anatomy of a Ceramic Vape Cartridge

Posted by High End Dabzation on 7th Dec 2020

Concentrates are quickly becoming the method of choice by consumers in the Cannabis Industry. And it's easy to understand why. Concentrates can be consumed in a variety of ways, are often more potent than regular flower, and don't carry the pungent skunk smell that smoking a dank bowl/joint carries. Plus, with the inventory of vaporizers in 2007 consuming your cannabis on the go has never been easier of more convenient. Distillate vape cartridges are a tasty great way for any cannabis consumers to enjoy their extracts, young or old, the seamless usability of vaping has made it easier than ever to receive your meds. But what exactly is a vape cartridge? We break down some of the key components below!


The mouthpiece is the part of the vape pen through which you inhale the vapors, as the name suggests. These pieces are typically made from glass, plastic or silicone and are often replaceable. You can find mouthpieces in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes so you can find the one that’s most comfortable for you and gives your vape pen that touch of flare and personality.

Cartridge or Tank

The cannabis oil is placed into the cartridge or tank part of the vape pen. While the two terms are often used interchangeably, they are two different types for this part of the pen. A cartridge is generally pre-filled with cannabis oil to help eliminate the need for messy refills, while tanks are usually refillable and require you to purchase cannabis oil separately. If you do use tanks, take note of the fill line on the tank and take care not to overfill it.


The atomizer is typically a part located inside the cartridge or tank. This component is responsible for generating the heat needed to turn the cannabis oil into its vapor form so you can inhale it. It’s typically housed in a ceramic or steel housing in order to protect it. Atomizers can be made from ceramic, quartz or cotton wick. The cotton wick atomizer is wrapped in a metal coil. Cannabis oil is absorbed into the cotton and heated by the wire coil. While these atomizers are typically cheaper than other types, they can burn a bit, leaving a burnt taste when you inhale the vapors. Wire-wrapped ceramic atomizers have grown in popularity because they have good heat retention, but they do use higher voltages. Quartz atomizers heat up quickly but don’t retain their heat as well as ceramic ones.