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ACerS Manufacturing Division


Mission Statement

Our Mission: The Manufacturing Division of the American Ceramic Society is dedicated to addressing the needs of the ceramics manufacturing industry and to support the production of all ceramic components and products. Click here for the complete Manufacturing Division Mission Statement.

Upcoming Meetings/Webinars

April 30  – May 1, 2019

5th Ceramics Expo

I-X Center  |  Cleveland, Ohio USA

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan: The Division completed a comprehensive strategic planning process that included the formation of three committees: programming; communications; and organizational growth. Review the final Strategic Plan here.  To read more about the Manufacturing Division’s development, click on the following link: Manufacturing Division Information




ACerS Manufacturing Division

Credit: Du-Co Ceramics Company




Publication Highlights

As a service to the members of the Manufacturing Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and the International Journal of Applied Glass Science that are relevant to the manufacturing industry.


We invite you to enjoy these articles, which are free to read until September 30, 2018 and suggest you take a look at the articles selected for all the divisions.


After September 30, ACerS members can access the articles by logging in to www.ceramics.org.


Fabrication of SiC/diamond composite coatings by electrophoretic deposition and chemical vapor deposition


           Chen, Z




Mechanical characterization of parts produced by ceramic on‐demand extrusion process

          Ghazanfari, A



Direct observation of crack propagation in a liquid crystal display glass substrate during wheel scribing

          Tomei, N




Porcelain stoneware consolidation by flash sintering


        Biesuz, M




 Meeting Spotlight

The ACerS Manufacturing Division Hosted Luncheon and Meeting at Ceramics Expo 2018

In conjunction with the 4th Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, May 1-3, 2018 the ACerS Manufacturing Division hosted a division lunch and meeting to update its membership on their activities throughout the past year.  


A key part of our Manufacturing Division’s mission is to develop short courses and workshops to facilitate the education of industrial personnel in the field of ceramics. Three practical workshops were held:

Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Ceramics
Shawn M. Allan, Vice President, Lithoz America LLC

Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety 
Steve Freiman, Freiman Consulting Inc.

Dispersion and Rheology Control for Improved Ceramic Processing
William M. Carty, Alfred University


Since its inception in 2015, Ceramics Expo’s attendance increased from 2,117 attendees to 2,800 attendees in 2017. Exhibitor participation also rose from 171 in 2015 to 326 in 2017. The expo brings together the ceramics industry, is a key marketplace and features manufacturing technologies.



Click here to view all upcoming ACerS meetings



Division Leadership

Chair:  Ed Reeves | Reeves Consulting

Chair-Elect: Keith DeCarlo | Blasch Precision Ceramics, Inc.

Vice Chair: Matthew Creedon | Washington Mills

Secretary: Steven Jung | Mo-Sci Corporation

ACerS Board of Directors Division Liaison: Lynnette Madsen | National Science Foundation

President’s Council of Student Advisors Delegate: Sarah Whipkey | Alfred University

Division Rules, Reports and Meeting Minutes

Manufacturing Rules   
Manufacturing Annual Report 2014-2015   
Manufacturing Annual Report 2015-2016  

Manufacturing Div Annual Report 2016-2017

Executive Committee Minutes May 2018

Programming Committee Minutes May 2018

Manufacturing Div Member Lunch Ceramics Expo May 2018

Manufacturing Div/ACerS Staff Conference Call January 2017

Manufacturing Div/ACerS Staff Conference Call August 2017

Programming Committee Minutes April 2017

Programming Committee Minutes April 2016

Communications Committee Minutes April 2016

Organizational Growth Committee Minutes April 2016

Organizational Growth Committee Minutes March 2016

Job Opportunities

ACerS Career Center

Other Resources

Resources for manufacturers

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