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The American Ceramic Society awarded $480k NIST AMTech planning grant to establish functional glass manufacturing consortium

By Yoko Co / May 15, 2015

The American Ceramic Society has been awarded a $480,000 planning grant by the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program to form the Functional Glass Manufacturing Innovation Consortium (FGMIC). The FGMIC is one of 16 AMTech awards announced by NIST for a total of $7.8 million. The project starts June 1, 2015. Functional glasses are…

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ACerS forms new Manufacturing Division to meet the needs of the global ceramics and glass industry

By Yoko Co / April 22, 2015

WESTERVILLE, OHIO—The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)—the premier global membership organization for the technical ceramics and glass community—has formed a Manufacturing Division to address the needs of members and prospective members worldwide who work within the ceramics and glass industry and its supply chain. The formation of the new division is one of two major strategic…

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Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation debuts; appoints development director to lead donor and partner engagement

By Yoko Co / July 8, 2014

The American Ceramic Society pledges $1 million matching seed grant to promote careers in ceramic and glass industries. WESTERVILLE, OHIO—The American Ceramic Society today announced the appointment of Marcus J. Fish to the new position of development director for the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF). A new initiative of ACerS, the CGIF mission is…

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Expanding horizons of varistors in electronics: From transistors to sensors

By Yoko Co / June 24, 2014

[Editor’s note: This report comes to us from R.K. Pandey, PhD, Professor at Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.] by R. K. Pandey A varistor is a simple two terminal device primarily based on ceramic substrates. It is an indispensable component of almost all electrical and electronic circuits because…

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Potters Council and AACS: Where art and science connect

By Yoko Co / May 12, 2014

What do cutting-edge materials research and the investigation of ancient ceramics have in common? More than you might think, and the connections are the basis of a new ACerS membership type that allows Potters Council (a subsidiary of ACerS) members to join the Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science division. Potters Council members who have an…

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New paper addresses causes of shattering glass cookware; margin of safety described as ‘borderline’

By Yoko Co / September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012 (click for PDF version of this release) WESTERVILLE, OH —A new paper appearing in the September 2012 edition of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society for the first time provides a scientific explanation of why some glass cookware sold in the United States is more susceptible than others to “explosive” shattering…

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Revolution in wound care? Inexpensive, easy-to-use cotton candy-like glass fibers appear to speed healing in initial venous stasis wound trial

By Yoko Co / May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011 (click for PDF version) WESTERVILLE, OH — Imagine a battlefield medic or emergency medical technician providing first aid with a special wad of cottony glass fibers that simultaneously slows bleeding, fights bacteria (and other sources of infection), stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms, resists scarring, and-because it is quickly absorbed by surrounding…

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