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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


May 1-3, 2018

4th Ceramics Expo
I-X Center  |  Cleveland, Ohio USA

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan: The Division recently 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 that are relevant to the manufacturing industry. These articles will be unlocked until September 30, 2017.  After that time, ACerS members can access these articles after logging in to www.ceramics.org.


Improvement of durability of purging plugs using MgO micropowder for refining ladles
        Lvping Fu, Ao Huang, Huazhi Gu, Bin Wu, Wei Wang


Synthesis of forsterite by periclase and silica gel chlorination
        Pablo Orosco, Lucía Barbosa, María del Carmen Ruiz


Mechanical characterization of parts produced by ceramic on-demand extrusion process
        Amir Ghazanfari, Wenbin Li, Ming Leu, Jeremy Watts, Gregory Hilmas


Preparation and performance study of cordierite/mullite composite ceramics for solar thermal energy storage
        Xiaohong Xu, Yinfeng Zhang, Jianfeng Wu, Cheng Hu, Zhaohui Tang


Horizontal Dip-Spin Casting of Aqueous Alumina-Polyvinylpyrrolidone Suspensions with Chopped Fiber
        Valerie Wiesner, Manuel Acosta, Lisa Rueschhoff, Jeffrey Youngblood, Rodney Trice


 Meeting Spotlight

The ACerS Manufacturing Division Hosts Luncheon and Meeting at Ceramics Expo 2017

In conjunction with the 3rd Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, April 25-27, 2017, the ACerS Manufacturing Division hosted a division lunch and meeting to update its membership on their activities throughout the past year. Nik Ninos, division chair, greeted everyone and thanked them for attending. During his presentation, he outlined the Manufacturing Division’s history including its development out of the Whitewares and Materials Division in 2015. Since then, they have created a Strategic Plan, formed 3 committees and helped launch Ceramics Expo.


The division’s Programming Committee organized sessions before and during Ceramics Expo: two targeted learning workshops, three sessions at Ceramics Expo and the 6th Ceramic Business and Leadership Summit featuring industry leaders and technical, hands-on sessions.


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


Over 50 members attended the luncheon, and offered suggestions for member engagement, webinar topics and increasing overall division membership.



6th Ceramic Business and Leadership Summit; Colleen Snyder; The Cleveland Museum of Art

One of over 300 exhibitors

Attendees at the 3rd Ceramics Expo


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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

Division Rules and Reports

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

Manufacturing Div Annual Report 2016-2017

Job Opportunities

ACerS Career Center

Other Resources

Resources for manufacturers

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