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Glass scientist discovers his passion after visiting glass museum

By Faye Oney / August 28, 2018

ACerS Fellow John Mauro has traveled an interesting career path. He attributes his success to his education, mentors, and his involvement with ACerS and the Glass and Optical Materials Division. His Lifetime Membership reflects the value he places on the Society.

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Improving toughness of nanocrystalline ceramics

By Faye Oney / July 10, 2018

Researchers have demonstrated a new toughening mechanism for nanoceramics by studying weak interfaces in nanocrystalline ceramics. Their method could improve impact resistance without compromising functional properties.

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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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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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Video: Your skin becomes the touchscreen for this futuristic projector smartwatch

By April Gocha / May 9, 2018

Researchers and engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech Co. Ltd. in China have a solution that thinks outside the box—a smartwatch that has a built-in projector that instead turns your skin into the touchscreen.

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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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BCC Research offers 15 percent discount to ACerS members

By Faye Oney / April 10, 2018

BCC Research is offering a 15% discount on market research reports for ACerS members. ACerS members can take the discount off of an annual membership or individual research reports.

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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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3-D printing high-quality, low-cost optical lenses in under four hours

By Faye Oney / April 3, 2018

A research team developed a 3-D printing process to make a high-quality, low-cost optical lens that could be fabricated a lot quicker than conventional methods and used in a number of applications for the optical and medical industries.

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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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