July 22nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Micron3DP, a 3-D printing company that develops and builds all-metal extruders, has now successfully experimented with advanced 3-D printing methods for what may be the final frontier in 3-D printed materials: glass.
July 21st, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Commercially viable graphene may be out of the lab and into our electronics sooner than we think. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, present a graphene-based wideband microphone and a related ultrasonic radio that can be used for wireless communication with easy-to-scale-up technology.
July 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new consulting and coaching business directed towards small manufacturers, Manufacturing with Heart, that takes a rather unconventional strategy towards change for the better.
July 10th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
During the first-ever Ceramics Expo—held last April in Cleveland, Ohio—ACerS had the opportunity to get exhibitors' perspectives on the event and talk with them first-hand about their experiences in this latest video.
July 6th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from Stony Brook University have recently reported the ability to use thermal-sprayed ceramic deposits as templates for synthesis of ceramic–polymer composites with striking microstructural similarity and mechanical behavior similar to those observed in nacre.
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