February 9th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Despite its material strength, concrete’s weakness is its huge carbon footprint. New methods are emerging to process wood into a high-performance structural building material that could someday take concrete’s place in buildings and beyond.
October 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha
ETH Zurich researchers have used computational modeling to design an ultrathin concrete roof for that optimizes strength while eliminating extra material and weight.
October 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha
There’s a looming sand scarcity that’s being hidden by the mirage of endless sand supply, according to the authors of a new perspective article published in Science. According to their research, sand scarcity is such an imminent threat that we now need to develop a global sand governance strategy.
July 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha
An international group of scientists recently found that the key to the strength of ancient Roman concrete is the presence of aluminous tobermorite, a mineral that slowly forms within voids and prevents cracks from traversing through the concrete.
May 10th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
3-D printing is quickly becoming a ubiquitous technology in many industries. Now, a researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a 3-D printing system to construct a large building.
January 27th, 2017 | by April Gocha
GE plans for industrialization of additive manufacturing, US manufacturing sector expands at fastest pace in two years, Lithoz establishes a subsidiary in America, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for January 27, 2017.
August 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha
NASA Glenn Research Center to work on Mars rocket, new manufacturing facility for lightguides, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for August 26, 2016.
June 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Researchers from BarcelonaTech in Spain are working to perfect living concrete—a layered formulation that allows photosynthetic organisms, such as mosses, lichens, and other microorganisms, to grow within the material itself.
June 3rd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working to identify materials in nature that may be used as inspiration for a sustainable, longer-lasting recipe for cement production.
June 3rd, 2016 | by April Gocha
CoorsTek acquires Philips ceramics, Corning and Saint-Gobain's joint glass venture, funds seek to recover critical materials, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 3, 2016.