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Glass short courses add value to ICG 2019

By Faye Oney / May 15, 2019

Headed to the 25th International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019)? Add a day to your itinerary and register for one of ACerS short courses!

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More advances in 3D-printed glass

By Lisa McDonald / May 10, 2019

Additive manufacturing of glass is still a ways from industrial capacity, but research in this field is gaining steam. Two recently published papers detail two ways to 3D print glass—laser powder bed fusion, and fused filament fabrication.

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Flexible glasses in bulk form: A look at sulfur–selenium glasses

By Lisa McDonald / April 16, 2019

While researching the structure of sulfur-selenium glasses, University of California, Davis researchers discovered something exciting—these glasses are flexible in bulk form!

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Microwave processing of glass frit promises significant energy reduction

By Jonathon Foreman / April 9, 2019

Frit produced by researchers in Spain using a pre-production scale microwave processing method compared well to commercial frit prepared in a traditional gas-fired continuous furnace—and it used 64 percent less energy per kilogram of frit to produce.

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Could our newfound aversion to plastic prove to be a boon to glass?

By April Gocha / April 2, 2019

With a plummeting public opinion of plastic, shifting consumer preferences and new initiatives designed to reduce waste may offer some interesting possibilities for glass packaging.

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A materials dead end? The unraveling of the recycling cycle

By April Gocha / March 26, 2019

Although 91 percent of the plastics discarded on this planet have never been recycled, the materials recycling status of glass has to be better…right? A daunting look at the current state of recycling.

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3D-printed glass: Where are we now?

By Lisa McDonald / March 26, 2019

Since 2015, there have been quite a few advancements in glass 3D printing technology. Take a look at some highlights from the past four years, and find out what may come next.

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Welding glass to metal: ‘Breakthrough’ expands realm of manufacturing possibilities

By Lisa McDonald / March 19, 2019

Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and industry successfully welded glass and metal together using an ultrafast laser microwelding process. They are now developing a prototype for the laser processing system to take it closer to commercialization.

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Alkali silicate glass appears to defy Joule’s first law—but does it really?

By Lisa McDonald / March 12, 2019

Researchers from Lehigh University and Corning Inc. showed the temperature of electrically heated glass defies predictions of traditional Joule’s first law by a long shot—over a thousand degrees! However, the law still appears to work when microscale heterogeneities are given due consideration.

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Bioactive glass exudes copper ions to control infection, stimulate repair in bone

By April Gocha / March 1, 2019

Researchers developed a multifunctional bioactive glass scaffold that can simultaneously prevent infection, stimulate bone repair, and prompt the body to heal supportive tissues—an intriguing possible all-in-one solution to heal diseased bone.

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