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By Eileen De Guire / October 23, 2012

Have a look at what’s happening. MTC reduced, reused, recycled and reorganized their way to an 8,000 square feet expansion of production capability without increasing the building’s footprint. Credit: MTC. Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ Elkhart, IN manufacturing site finds novel way to expand facility Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ Elkhart, Ind., manufacturing site found a way to expand…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 18, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Zircoa: A corporate model for “Veterans Opportunity to Work” legislation Recenctly, Zircoa Inc. of Solon, Ohio, had the distinct honor of a visit from US Senator Sherrod Brown because of the specialty ceramics-makers efforts to hire veterans. Sen. Brown, an original cosponsor of “Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire…

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NSF to fund $12M for first ‘designing materials’ DMREF awards in support of MGI

By / October 12, 2012

In support of the federal Materials Genome Initiative, the NSF has just announced the first projects to receive funding awards under a new “materials by design” initiative, which goes by the formal name of Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future. The agency says these initial DMREF awards total $12 million and are earmarked for…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / October 11, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Morgan Ceramics promotes efficiencies in Asia’s power sector through next-gen thermal insulation solutions and precision-engineering capabilities Morgan Ceramics, a division of Morgan Crucible Co., one of the world’s leading advanced materials companies, continues to strengthen working relationship with Asia’s power sector to maximize efficiencies in power generation and transmission in…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 28, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Malvern launches the Zetasizer Nano ZSP to global audience Malvern Instruments conducted its global launch of an exciting addition to its Zetasizer family, bringing unique protein measurement and novel microrheology capabilities to this established and market-leading range of dynamic light scattering systems. The new high-specification Zetasizer Nano ZSP delivers…

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Innovative ice management for aircraft with advanced materials

By Eileen De Guire / September 4, 2012

Ice is managed on aircraft by either preventing it or getting rid of it. One way of removing ice from wings while flying is with rubber de-icing boots. When they are inflated, they rupture the ice, causing it to fall away. German researchers are looking at innovative uses of advanced materials and new approaches to…

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Video of the week: Wolfgang Rossner on advanced ceramics for sustainability & Siemens’ corporate technology

By / August 30, 2012

I have heard of a lot of honorary and informal titles in science and technical fields, but Wolfgang Rossner’s  “King of Ceramics” appellation has got to be one of the best, especially when it has been bestowed by an international powerhouse corporation such as Siemens. Rossner is a technology leader at Siemens and he and his…

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Nextel ceramic fabric stars in recent International Space Station walk

By / August 27, 2012

Stuffed Whipple shield schematic. Credit: NASA. It didn’t get much attention (unless one is an International Space Station or NASA TV junkie) when a fairly significant event for the ceramics world occurred Aug. 20, but about 250 miles above the Earth, a tried-and-true ceramic fabric, among other materials, was employed as part of safety upgrade to the…

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The who, what and how of staying ahead of an economic downturn

By Eileen De Guire / August 22, 2012

A packed plenary session from last year’s MS&T. This year’s conference focuses on the latest materials science and engineering—all part of gaining and keeping the competitive edge in tough economic times. Credit: ACerS. It looks like worry over the FY’13 budget is growing to a national scale. Since posting the previous story, the Washington Post published…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 21, 2012

Check ’em out: September California workshop to explore plans for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, in partnership with state and national organizations, is inviting interested parties to the third in a series of regional workshops to introduce and encourage public discussion of a planned National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.…

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