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American Ceramic Society Bulletin

April 2014 – Vol. 93 No. 3
  • Additive manufacturing—Turning manufacturing inside out

PLUS…

  • Patent basics for ceramics and glass
  • History of high-alumina electrical insulators
  • MCARE and SCPD meeting highlights
  • Previews: GOMD, Biomedical Materials, Electrospinning

 


Features

Additive manufacturing—Turning manufacturing inside out

17

Peter Wray

   No longer a laboratory or hobbyist curiosity, additive manufacturing techniques open doorways to entirely new ways of thinking about component design and drive a $2 billion plus industry.


Industry embraces ceramic additive manufacturing—Layer by layer

24

Peter Wray

   Enthusiasm tempered by reality describes the current and future states of additive manufacturing of ceramic materials.


Patent law fundamentals for innovators in the ceramic and glass industry

28

Steve Ritchey

   Part one of a two-part series presents the importance of patents to companies and the requirements that must be met before patents are granted.


Alumina-enriched porcelain: Fifty years in the production of high-voltage insulators

33

Martin Hartmann (translated by Arndt Spindler)

   Johannes Liebermann talks about the progress and trends of porcelain high-voltage insulators.


Book review—’Thriving in the 21st Century Economy: Transformational Skills for Technical Professionals’

42

Oh-Hun Kwon

  Globalization and digitization require STEM professionals to develop skills for all points along

the innovation chain.


Meetings

DGG–ACerS GOMD 2014

36

Conference information . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Technical program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


Innovations in Biomedical Materials: Focus on Ceramics

38

Technical program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Hotel information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39


3rd International Conference on Electrospinning

40

Conference information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

 


Meeting Highlights: MCARE and Structural Clay Products Division

41

Departments

News & Trends

3

• Midwest lands new innovation hubs built to boost advanced manufacturing

• Greater gender equity, integration could spur greater productivity, innovation

• US backs $6.5-billion loan guarantee for first nuclear facilities in 30 years

• Spending declines at federal R&D centers

• DOE announces $3 million for geothermal energy R&D, rare-earth element supply

• Canada makes $1.5-billion investment in research funding

• World’s tallest building-to-be faces construction challenges


ACerS Spotlight

7

• Nominations open for GOMD Coopers Scholars Award

• Southwest Section to hold June meeting

• Singh to receive Michigan/Northwest Ohio Section Award

• Connect to the future: Outreach kits make materials science accessible to students

• AACS: Banner year in 2013 begets even bigger things in 2014


Advances in Nanomaterials

11

• Silica nanoparticle adhesives for hydrogels and tissues


Ceramics in Energy

12

• New nanogenerator shows promise for self-powered electronics

• Perovskite structure photovoltaics key to new solar-cell production

• Self-cleaning coating solves solar’s soiling problems


Research Briefs

14

• 3D laser-engraved glass that mimics nacre is 200 times stronger

• Ceramic-polymer composite microstructures built using 3D laser lithography

• A new path to the synthesis of monomodal mesoporous metal oxides


Ceramics in Biomedicine

16

• Biomedical nanoelectronics get a boost from alumina-protected silicon nanowires

• Silica-encased silver nanorattles may improve implants


Columns

Deciphering the Discipline

48

Theron Rodgers

Working between disciplines


Resources

New Products

43

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Advertising Index

47

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