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The December 2020 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, the cover story looks at the role ceramic and glass materials play in the human body. Authors April Gocha and Lisa McDonald consider both established uses, such as dental implants, and emerging applications, such as glass scaffolds for wound healing, and they look at the expected marketplace growth of such applications in the near future.

In addition to the cover story, this month’s “Deciphering the Discipline” column looks at student Antonia Ressler’s research on the role of ions in bone regeneration. The “Business and Market View” column steps away from the biomedical field to survey the global markets for high-strength glass.

The December issue includes ceramicSOURCE 2021, ACerS’ annual reference and buyer’s guide and directory. It consists of almost 80 pages covering companies and products in the ceramic and glass manufacturing fields. ceramicSOURCE can also be viewed online.

Also, this issue contains the final issue of volume one of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing. This issue looks at how standards enhance quality and promote reliability through interviews with RHI Magnesita head of R&D alumina silica – Americas, William Headrick, and ASTM International director of additive manufacturing Mohsen Seifi. An accompanying article by Japan Fine Ceramics Association director Hirofumi Takemura reviews the contributions of JFCA to fine ceramic standardizations.

Finally, University of Negev professor Roni Shneck offers a positive book review of a recent ACerS publication, Transparent Ceramics: Materials, Engineering, and Applications.

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!