Published on March 3rd, 2017 | By: April Gocha, PhD0
Ceramic and glass business news of the weekPublished on March 3rd, 2017 | By: April Gocha, PhD
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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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