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Shorting out? Multilayer ceramic capacitor shortage limits consumer electronic availability

By April Gocha / April 16, 2019

The market for multilayer ceramic capacitors is ballooning with the rise of connected devices in our homes, automobiles, and pockets—but supply is not keeping pace with demand.

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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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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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Ceramics Expo 2019: Must-attend event offers new format, features

By Faye Oney / November 30, 2018

Planning to attend Ceramics Expo 2019? A two-track conference, B2B Matchmaking, Product Showcase, and networking opportunities are just a few of the highlights. Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect to see at the newly-formatted conference.

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3-D printed ceramic parts could support lunar colonies

By Faye Oney / November 23, 2018

Establishing colonies on the moon will require a means to fabricate spare parts for repair or replacement. One Austrian company is already 3-D printing ceramic nuts and bolts out of simulated moon dust.

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Air Products Foundation to donate up to $15,000 to support future of ceramic, glass science

By Faye Oney / November 6, 2018

Visit Air Products Foundation’s hospitality suite at the 79th GPC in Columbus, Ohio this week and help support the future of ceramic and glass science. For every 100 visitors, it will donate $100, up to $15,000 to the CGIF and the GMIC.

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Manufacturing Day is opportunity for industry to educate community

By Faye Oney / October 2, 2018

This Friday, October 5, manufacturers will celebrate Manufacturing Day— an opportunity for manufacturers to change public perception of manufacturing in a positive way. Check out the more than 2,400 events happening around the U.S.

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Ceramics UK—Brexit inspires 2019 trade show in UK

By Faye Oney / September 11, 2018

Ceramics UK, taking place July 10–11, 2019 in Shropshire, England, will showcase the historical and growing technical ceramics industry in the UK. The conference is projected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors worldwide.

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