June 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
There’s a library on the 17th floor of a building near Rockefeller Center in New York City—but don't go there looking for your next summer read. Instead, you’ll find things like conductive glass, translucent cement, and aluminum foam. It’s called Material ConneXion, and it's one of the largest subscription-based materials libraries on the globe.
June 18th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to develop standards to reduce emissions from airplanes, according to a recent NY Times article. But what will that mean for ceramic matrix composites?
June 15th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
After five years of diligent-but-quiet research, Bolt Threads has made “meaningful progress” on developing synthetic spider silk for commercial use.
June 4th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg, Germany, have figured out to improve ceramic tape casting—without performing any experiments.
June 2nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Americans rely less on fossil fuels and more on clean energy to help reduce CO2 emissions—an important shift for a more energy-efficient future. But there might be a less-obvious source of emission-free energy we're overlooking
May 12th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS knows firsthand that manufacturing is changing—especially in the ceramic and glass world. But what will the future bring?
May 7th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The majority of the nation’s federally-funded R&D centers slashed spending in fiscal year 2013 by more than $1 billion over the previous year.
May 4th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy, like the rest of us, wants U.S. clean energy manufacturing to be more competitive. It’s why the DOE has launched a $2-million Technologist in Residence pilot designed to increase competitiveness and allow our national labs to make a greater commercial impact through strengthened lab-industry partnerships.
May 1st, 2015 | by Eileen De Guire
The first-ever Ceramics Expo closed yesterday in Cleveland, Ohio. More than 170 vendors displayed everything needed to make ceramic and glass materials—from raw materials to forming/shaping to furnaces/kilns to characterization and all the materials and equipment needed for those functions.
April 23rd, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
MIT’s materials science and engineering department celebrates the reopening of the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Laboratory (nee MIT Glass Lab). According to an MIT news release, the renovation not only adds more space but new equipment, increased safety features, and improved ventilation systems