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ACerS Products



The American Ceramic Society offers a number of reference and educational products for those who work in the ceramic and glass industry. From technical books, to educational DVD courses on topics relevant to those working in the industry, to short courses taught by renowned experts, ACerS has a product for anyone looking to get well versed in specific ceramic and glass topics.


Click on each product below to learn more information on content, as well as how to purchase the item.


Phase Equilibria Diagrams


ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams PC Database 4.2

Single-user license $1,095 | Multiple-user license $1,895


ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams have provided the most trusted, comprehensive collection of critically evaluated phase diagrams for ceramic and inorganic systems for over eight decades. The Phase Version 4.2 USB drive features commentaries and 27,600 diagrams for non-organic systems all able to be printed as high-quality PDF files.


For upgrade pricing, as well as online license information, contact ACerS Customer Service at 1-866-721-3322 or 240-646-7054


ACerS Short Courses


October 13-14, 2018

Sintering of Ceramics, held in conjunction with MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio.

October 18, 2018

The Science and Technology of Flash Sintering of Ceramics, held in conjunction with MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio.

October 18, 2018

Introduction to Machine Learning for Materials Science, held in conjunction with MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio.


Technical Books


ACerS offers an entire line of ceramic-and-glass-themed books for purchase.  For more books, click here for hundreds of ceramic and glass titles from the ACerS-Wiley Bookstore. ACerS members receive a 35% discount off of all ACerS-Wiley titles (enter promo code CERAM during online checkout).



by James F. Shackelford, Penelope L. Shackelford

December 2017 | 194 pages

HardcoverUS $99.95 List | US $64.95 ACerS Member


For centuries, wine has been stored, and served, in glass. This is the first book to focus on the role of glass as a material of critical importance to the wine industry. The Glass of Wine book is a full-bodied blend of wine and glass, with a finish of science.




Best of the Bulletin:  Refractory Ceramics

US $ 180.00 List | US $ 150.00 ACerS Member


Work with refractories? Here are 300 Bulletin articles compiled on refractories organized by decade from 1950 to 2015. 




Engineered Ceramics: Current Status and Future Products

Tatsuki Ohji (Editor), Mrityunjay Singh (Editor)

February 2016 | 536 pages

Hardcover: US $175.00 List | US $113.75 ACerS Member


What critical role do engineered ceramic materials play in the world, present and future? Experts in the field address this topic in this book.




Educational DVD Courses


ACerS educational DVD courses are taught by industry experts and offer an academic approach with an industry application for anyone who needs to learn more about the topics listed below.

Sintering of Ceramics

Taught by Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman

US $780 List | US $650 ACerS Member


In this course, industry expert Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman covers sintering basics; diffusion and defect chemistry; solid-state, viscous and liquid-phase sintering; microstructure development and control; and much more. The course can be taught over two days or segmented by topics to any audience that needs to learn more about the basics of sintering.




Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety

Taught by Steve Freiman

US $420 List | US $350 ACerS Member

Engineers who use ceramic components, whether in electronic, optical, or structural applications, recognize that brittleness can result in damage and possible mechanical failure. This short course will explore the practical fracture mechanics background necessary to understand brittle failure, and describe some of the unique characteristics of ceramic materials that must be taken into account in their design and use.



Glass Melting Furnaces

Taught by C. Philip Ross

US $390 List | US $325 ACerS Member


A joint ACerS-Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) venture, this two-disc DVD covers the basics of glass melting furnaces. Ross has over 50 years of experience in the glass manufacturing industry and presents the past, present, and future of glass melting furnaces.



Air Emission Issues in Glass Melting Furnaces

Taught by C. Philip Ross

US $390 List | US $325 ACerS Member


The second in a three-part-series, this two-disc DVD reviews aspects of air emissions from glass melting furnaces, including the historical regulatory trend (past, present, and near future), issues for permitting of new and existing furnaces, as well as agency perspectives on drivers to change emission standards.


This course is cosponsored by ACerS and GMIC.



Refractory Issues in Glass Melting Furnaces

Taught by C. Philip Ross

US $390 List | US $325 ACerS Member


In this three-hour, two-disc presentation, Ross reviews the role of refractories to meet various goals of industrial glass furnaces. These include the methods of optimizing their selection, wear mechanisms in service, as well as influences from furnace design and operational variables.


This course is cosponsored by ACerS and GMIC.



Bioceramics: Advances and Challenges for Affordable Healthcare 

Taught by Dr. Larry Hench

US $355 List | US $295 ACerS Member


Taught by the late Dr. Larry Hench, the course features five lectures that discuss the ethical and technical challenges facing affordable healthcare in the 21st century with an emphasis on the evolution and clinical applications of bioactive ceramic materials.



Surface Chemistry & Characterization of Bioactive Glasses Short Course  

Surface Chemistry and Characterization of Bioactive Glasses

Taught by Dr. Larry Hench

US $355 List | US $295 ACerS Member


Gain an in-depth view of the mechanisms behind this revolutionary science in this second DVD series by the late Dr. Larry Hench—leading bioglass researcher, industry expert, and thought leader. This nine-lecture short course provides detailed insight into the discovery of bioactive materials, with reviews of animal models and clinical applications.





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