Refractories

Building future STEM leaders, one brick at a time

By Stephanie Liverani / July 5, 2016

The Pittsburgh Section of The American Ceramic Society was one of several engineering organizations that sponsored the Annual National Engineers Week Future City Competition, where students are charged with envisioning a future city through digital and desktop modeling.

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St. Louis becomes ‘Steel City’ during St. Louis–Refractory Ceramics Division symposium

By Eileen De Guire / April 5, 2016

The 52nd Annual Symposium on Refractories—Refractories for the Ferrous Industry: A Historical Perspective, Present, and Future Directions—produced by the ACerS St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division took place March 30–31 in St. Louis.

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March ACerS Bulletin features exclusive excerpt from Tom Vert’s forthcoming refractories book

By April Gocha / February 18, 2016

March is just around the corner, but the March issue of the ACerS Bulletin will make you wait no longer.

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World’s refractories experts convene in Vienna for Unitecr 2015

By Eileen De Guire / September 18, 2015

I’ve been in Vienna, Austria, attending the 14th Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (Unitecr). It’s been a great conference in a great city with interesting people working on challenging problems.

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3M–Ceradyne merger drives innovation in new directions, plus more stories in the September ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / August 20, 2015

What does the 3M–Ceradyne merger have to do with the highest ACerS awards and engineered refractory aggregates? All are feature stories in the September issue of the ACerS Bulletin, now available online.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / April 20, 2015

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / April 13, 2015

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / March 30, 2015

News from the glass and refractory ceramics world.

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Saw you in St. Louis: A recap—with photos—from the St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division’s 51st annual symposium  

By Jessica McMathis / March 27, 2015

Hail, high winds, thunder, and lightning couldn’t rain on the parade of the 200-plus attendees at this week’s St. Louis/RCD meeting. Click through for photos and a full recap.

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George MacZura—A life defined by alumina, refractories, family, and ice cream

By Eileen De Guire / March 24, 2015

George MacZura, who made his career developing innovative refractory aluminas and cements at Alcoa, passed away on March 13 at the age of 85.

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