Manufacturing

3-D printed ceramic implants could someday replace bone graft technology

By Faye Oney / August 14, 2018

In a new study, researchers have demonstrated a method of regenerating bone using 3-D printed ceramic scaffolds. This technique could possibly replace traditional bone grafts and help those with bone injuries or deformities.

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Color, eclectic design dominate Brick in Architecture Awards

By Faye Oney / August 3, 2018

The Brick Industry Association recently announced the winners of the 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards. Check out the Best in Class winners and watch a video of these inspiring brick designs.

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Video: 3-D printer creates 1,022 square-foot house for actual family

By Faye Oney / August 1, 2018

Architects in Nantes, France have created a 1,022 square-foot 3-D-printed house that a family of five has recently moved into. Watch the video to learn more about the house, which took 54 hours to print.

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Environment, sustainability are focus of successful ICC7 conference

By / July 20, 2018

“Ceramicizing the Future for a Sustainable Society” was the theme of ICC7, held in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil on June 17–21, 2018. Attendees listened to four plenary speakers, 129 invited speakers, and many presentations that covered a range of topics.

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Video: We could someday fly our own aircraft

By Faye Oney / July 18, 2018

Did you ever wish you could fly your own small plane without getting your pilot’s license? Watch today’s video to see how close the future really is!

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Newest glass material ‘Glassomer’ is used to fabricate small glass structures

By Faye Oney / June 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a glass composite that could be used in fabricating intricate objects. “Glassomer,” a material made of a polymer and quartz, could be useful in a wide variety of industrial applications.

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Video: ‘Super window’ technology is giant leap in saving the planet

By Faye Oney / June 27, 2018

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a “super window” that is twice as insulating and more energy efficient than most windows on the market today. They are currently working with major manufacturers to eventually bring it to market.

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The future of additive manufacturing: A 3-D multiple materials printing process

By Faye Oney / June 26, 2018

3-D printing typically involves only one material. Researchers have now developed a way to print multiple materials in one process. This method could eventually replace welding and other materials joining technologies.

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Learning, networking, awards, brick plant tours highlight successful brick meeting

By Greg Geiger / June 20, 2018

More than 90 attendees converged in Columbia, S.C. June 5–8 to take part in the combined meeting of the ACerS Structural Clay Products Division, ACerS Southwest Section, and Clemson University’s National Brick Research Center.

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US DOE offers $3 million for solutions to advance solar manufacturing

By Faye Oney / June 15, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a $3 million competition to advance solar manufacturing in the U.S. The American-Made Solar Prize competition is open to all U.S.-based businesses and individuals.

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