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Published on March 3rd, 2017 | By: April Gocha


Ceramic and glass business news of the week

Published on March 3rd, 2017 | By: April Gocha


GE Aviation building US blueprint to industrialize CMCs

The amount of CMC raw material used for GE Aviation will be approximately 20 times greater this year than it was in 2007. To get there, the business is building the blueprint to CMC industrialization. GE Aviation is on the final phase to create its most vertically integrated, new material system ever introduced in the United States.


Company plans to scale-up graphene production to commercial level

A revolutionary machine that can unboil an egg is being used to develop graphene purification technology. Researchers from Flinders University in South Australia along with Western Australian company First Graphite Ltd will use the dynamic Vortex Fluidic Device to produce high-quality graphene for industrial use.


Glass imports outpace exports in 2016

Imports of goods in the “glass-plate, sheet, etc.” category increased 5% to $1.812 billion for the year, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show. Imports were down 9.1% from November to December, totaling $149 million in the final month.


Amedica announces results of independent femoral head wear testing

Amedica Corporation announced the recent completion of a five million cycle comparative hip simulator study examining the wear behavior of two different types of ceramic femoral heads—Amedica’s MC2 silicon nitride and CeramTec’s BIOLOX delta, which is currently considered the “gold standard” for ceramic femoral head materials.


Israeli glass tech can help car windows show ads

Gauzy, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of liquid crystal glass panels, or smart glass, has developed a new way to communicate location- and time-based messages on car windows in partnership with Daimler AG, the German car maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.


Ultrasonic welding and cleaning equipment market expected to grow at 6.2% through 2020

A new research report provides thorough coverage of the underlying economic issues driving development of ultrasonic welding equipment and ultrasonic cleaning equipment businesses, as well as assessments of advanced types of equipment currently being developed.


Deutsche Telekom and ZEISS collaborate in the field of smart glasses

At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom and ZEISS announced future collaboration in the field of smart glasses. The goal is to explore and drive the application potential and future of data glasses.


Sika Global Automotive introduces campaign to minimize materials

Sika Automotive aims to improve safety standards and sustainability in the automotive industry by launching its latest campaign “Benefits Beyond the Bond.” Included is an infographic series designed to promote ways manufacturers and suppliers can improve upon vehicle design by minimizing unnecessary materials while also reducing weight without effecting performance.


Kyocera launches ultra-tough Torque X01 feature phone

Kyocera Corporation announced the release of Torque X01, a rugged feature phone for Japanese service provider KDDI Corporation. Offering ultimate toughness, the 4G LTE device is compliant with 18 categories of Military Standard 810G durability testing. It has also passed a proprietary drop tests from a height of 1.8 m onto a steel plate and concrete.


ARPA-E projects receive more than $1.8B in private funding for transformational energy tech

ARPA-E announced that a group of 74 project teams has attracted over $1.8 billion in private sector follow-on funding since the agency’s founding in 2009. In addition, ARPA-E announced that 56 projects have formed new companies and 68 projects have partnered with other government agencies for further development.


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