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It’s a wrap! Ceramics Expo 2018 proves to be successful blend of learning, networking, and sales leads

By Faye Oney / May 4, 2018

Ceramics Expo 2018 wrapped up the week with Industry Benchpress panel discussion, ACerS short courses, and more business leads on the expo floor. Save the dates—April 30–May 1 for Ceramics Expo 2019!

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Ceramics Expo 2018 day 2—Learning, networking, building relationships

By Faye Oney / May 3, 2018

Day 2 of Ceramics Expo 2018 was just as bustling—if not more so—than opening day. Sessions at the Conference at Ceramics Expo discussed advanced ceramics in automotive applications, computational modeling in ceramic processing, and much more.

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Apple’s new robot, Daisy, recycles high-quality materials from up to 200 devices per hour

By April Gocha / April 24, 2018

In an effort to increase its sustainability and materials recycling efforts, Apple just unveiled a new robotic iPhone disassembly system, Daisy, that can separate and recover valuable materials from used iPhone devices in a matter of minutes.

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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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Not-so-rare-earth elements? Massive discovery of rare earth deposit near Japan could allay supply woes

By April Gocha / April 13, 2018

Scientists reportedly discovered a massive deposit of rare-earth elements off the coast of Japan in 2013—and now, they report that not only is the deposit sufficiently massive in terms of its estimated rare-earth resource supply, but that recovery of said minerals is rather feasible.

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Video: 3-D printed housing communities could be reality in third-world countries

By Faye Oney / April 11, 2018

Many people lack adequate housing, but Icon, an Austin construction company, wants to change that. The company recently introduced a 3-D-printed concrete house that was printed in less than 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of an average home.

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Headed to #CeramicsExpo 2018? Here are 5 reasons to stop by ACerS booth

By Faye Oney / March 20, 2018

Planning to attend Ceramics Expo 2018, May 1–3? Make sure you visit ACerS booth (#308)—to make it worth your while, here are top five reasons (plus a bonus reason) to visit ACerS at Ceramics Expo.

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Learn five factors that control suspension rheology in ACerS short course

By Faye Oney / March 16, 2018

Learn how to troubleshoot and solve suspension rheology problems in ACerS short course “Dispersion and Rheology Control for Improved Ceramic Processing” at Ceramics Expo. Register before March 29 for a special rate.

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Ceramics in the semiconductor industry and more inside April 2018 ACerS Bulletin, now available online

By April Gocha / March 15, 2018

The April 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about ceramics in the semiconductor industry, refractory firebricks for energy storage, high-temperature furnace coatings, ceramic proppant supply, and additive manufacturing at Ceramics Expo 2018—is now available online.

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Permeable concrete prevents water runoff while solving carbon fiber waste problem

By Faye Oney / March 2, 2018

Researchers have developed a type of permeable concrete that solves two problems: flooding from water pooling during heavy rains and recycling of an industrial waste product that previously had no reuse applications.

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