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The December 2022 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, the cover story looks at how ceramics and glass enable space exploration from beginning to end. Author Leslie Nemo discusses the use of these materials in applications ranging from launch and return, to all the travel, data collection, and learning in between. A second feature story by authors Nicholas J. Tostanoski, Darren Stohr, and S. K. Sundaram describes one case study on the challenges of learning about faraway stars and planets.

In addition to the cover story, this month’s “Deciphering the Discipline” column by student Kevin Yu highlights additional applications of ceramics in space, notably in situ resource utilization technologies. The “Business and Market View” column provides an overview of global markets for aerospace ceramics.

The December issue includes ceramicSOURCE 2023, ACerS’ annual reference and buyer’s guide and directory. It consists of more than 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 three of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing. This issue looks at how to keep growing in the face of new challenges through interviews with Brandon Cornuk of Magnet, Kelleen Loewen of Superior Technical Ceramics, and Adam Stevenson of Saint-Gobain. An accompanying article profiles Italy-based Stevanato Group and how their years of innovation paid off during the pandemic. Plus, read the a snapshot of initiatives coordinated by the U.S. Department of Defense to support the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem.

This volume of the ACerS Bulletin is being published during the United Nations International Year of Glass. A regular column highlighting the International Year appears in each issue, and the ninth and final column by Scott Cooper looks how glass packaging is set for growth in the coming years.

Finally, ACerS 124th Annual Meeting at MS&T22 took place in Pittsburgh, Pa., this October. Read a summary of what took place at the conference.

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 more than one hundred years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!