The April 2021 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.
In this month’s issue, we look at the role additive manufacturing will play in the future of the ceramic industry. Authors Rubens Ingraci Neto and Rishi Raj look at additive manufacturing of ceramics with microflash sintering, while authors Majid Minary and Mohammadreza Mahmoudi discuss the novel use of a thixotropic support bath to 3D print polymer-derived ceramics.
In addition to the cover story, student Jennifer Bullockus describes her experience volunteering with the FIRST Robotics Competition in the “Deciphering the Discipline” column. The “Business and Market View” column provides an overview of the global market for 3D metrology.
This issue also contains the first issue of Volume 2 of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, which looks at how ceramic additive manufacturing is driving growth as well. The cover story by authors Alice Elt and Isabel Potestio discusses the work that Lithoz GmbH (Austria) is doing in this sector and the emerging business opportunities they see developing. An accompanying article interviews Cathleen Hoel (GE, senior materials scientist), Igor Levin (NIST, leader in materials structure and data group), and Brandon Ribic (America Makes, technology director) for their take on future trends. Also featured is a look at how Alfred University and its Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology are supporting the launch of a new business that will commercialize a new additive manufacturing-based system for the terra cotta industry.
Finally, check out the “Into the Bulletin Archives” column, which is part of this year’s ongoing celebrations for ACerS Bulletin Volume 100. The April column takes a look at the Bulletin’s history in the 1940s, including the effects of World War II on ACerS members and the ceramic industry.
You’ll find a lot more interesting content inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in over ninety years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!