September 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.
February 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.
October 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at San Diego State University now report that they have developed an ultra-rapid method of flash spark plasma sintering, called flash hot pressing, that can really quickly densify even hard-to-deform materials such as silicon carbide.
February 29th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Solid State Ceramics Inc. have modified hard-piezoceramic materials to realize the potential of piezoelectric transformers—which hold promise to reduce size and boost the efficiency of consumer electronic devices.
January 29th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Saint-Gobain and Corning team up, thyssenkrupp automates sintering, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for January 29, 2016.
July 31st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Colorado School of Mines have now propelled that continual innovation even further with their latest report on a new ceramic material and production technique that holds big promise for our fuel cell-filled futures.
July 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A material that conducts and insulates, exploding new materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 21, 2015.
May 28th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
U.S. Naval Research Lab scientists have perfected a sintering technique that can not only produce harder spinel, but also larger pieces and those with challenging shapes—all thanks to a deconstruction of the science behind the process.
September 25th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from Murdoch University in Australia show that hydroxyapatite pellets, sintered at just the right temperature to get a balance between porosity and strength, can be a suitable material for bone implants.
June 15th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, in collaboration with Mahou and Createch Co., have pioneered a new bone biomaterial from an unlikely source—beer brewing waste.