January 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up its annual exhibition showcasing all the latest consumer electronics and technology this past weekend in Las Vegas, and the show’s expansive 43 football fields worth of tech displayed that our world is getting altogether smarter, brighter, more virtual, more connected, and entirely robotic.
January 6th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Just as in 2015 and 2016, I’m going to peer into my crystal ball and make some predictions about what will be big in the materials science world in the coming year.
December 21st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Minnesota-based company Total Kustom has built a 3-D printer that can custom-print concrete into whole houses—even castles.
December 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
While big data has a familiar role in research, that’s not the only place for potential—because analysis of big data offers the ability to comprehensively assess many nuanced variables at once, it’s particularly well suited for complex processes such as manufacturing.
November 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
At Formnext, a recent international exhibition in Germany all about additive manufacturing, ceramic materials had a strong presence on the show floor. TCT Magazine talked to some of the companies advancing additive manufacturing of ceramics at this year’s exhibition.
November 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Rice University recently found that 2-D semiconducting molybdenum diselenide's tensile strength is more brittle than expected, due to the material's inherent flaws—as small as one missing atom can crack the material under strain.
November 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
To help manufacturers stay informed, ACerS recently added a Resources for manufacturers page to ceramics.org, which provides resources related to regulations that impact the manufacturing community and beyond.
November 11th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
More than 500 attendees came together for the 77th Conference on Glass Problems in Columbus, Ohio, this week, including an unprecedented number of students.
November 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’ve 3-D-printed permanent magnets that can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical rare materials in the process.
November 8th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials at the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea say that a novel graphene coating might help solve challenges with glass corrosion.