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GOMD 2018 leadership featured in special virtual issues of IJAGS, JACerS

By Faye Oney / May 15, 2018

Through June 30, ACerS and Wiley are offering free access to nearly 30 journal articles authored by ACerS members who have organized or will be speaking at GOMD 2018. After June 30, ACerS members can continue to access the articles through the member portal.

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A workout for your glass—Nanoparticle coating makes glass stronger, boosts impact resistance

By April Gocha / May 11, 2018

A company called MetaShield has developed a simple, spray-on, nanoparticle-based coating—and now independent laboratory testing verifies that the coating significantly enhances the impact resistance of glass.

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How are new materials shaping the future of advanced optical fiber systems? This and much more inside May 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / April 19, 2018

The May 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about how novel materials are overcoming limitations and opening new possibilities for glass optical fiber systems, beverage trends shaping the glass container industry, and much more—is now available online.

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ICC7 biennial conference provides global opportunity for learning, exchanging latest ceramics, glass research

By Faye Oney / April 17, 2018

The 7th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC7) takes place June 17–21 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. With four plenary talks and 18 symposia topics, organizers expect nearly 1,500 attendees. Register before end of day April 17 to save up to $140.

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Electrophoretic deposition coats metal implants with glass fibers to improve bone-to-implant bonding

By April Gocha / April 17, 2018

An international team of researchers has developed a feasible approach to add bioactivity to metallic biomedical implant surfaces, using electrophoretic deposition to form coatings comprised of oriented bioactive phosphate glass fibers.

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Custom silica, silica-titania inks offer new possibilities for 3-D-printed optical glass

By Faye Oney / April 6, 2018

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have broken the “3-D printed glass barrier” by developing a direct ink writing method to 3-D print optical glass that uses silica and silica titania from sol-gel.

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Busted: Monk uses needle to break, but not bust through, piece of glass

By April Gocha / April 5, 2018

There’s been a video circling around online this past month of a Shaolin monk throwing a needle at a pane of glass, breaking the glass with its tiny point—but I have a gripe with the video and all the hype swirling around it.

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Additive manufacturing reaches new dimensions for bulk metallic glasses

By April Gocha / March 30, 2018

Researchers at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, N.C.) have now broken the critical casting thickness—the previous maximum possible size—for fabricating bulk metallic glass by using laser-based powder bed additive manufacturing.

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IJAGS April issue has new leadership at helm

By Faye Oney / March 29, 2018

Have you checked out the April issue of IJAGS? This issue is the first containing content fully curated by Mario Affatigato, professor of physics at Coe College and new IJAGS editor-in-chief.

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Sick? This antimicrobial coating for ceramic, glass, and more is on track for commercial microbe killing

By April Gocha / February 23, 2018

The materials science center at Trinity College Dublin, called AMBER, recently teamed up with tech company Kastus to develop an antimicrobial coating that can be applied to ceramic tiles, glass doors, smartphone screens, door handles, and much more.

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