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The December 2021 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, the cover story looks at how ceramic and glass materials enhance performance and provide safety to sports. Authors April Gocha and Lisa McDonald consider both established uses, such as in rackets, golf clubs, and protective equipment, and emerging applications, such as in sports fabrics and sensors, 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 Ambra Paterlini’s research on lithography-based additive manufacturing of ceramics for orthopedic joint implants. The “Business and Market View” column then looks specifically at the global market for total knee replacement.

This year, the Kreidl award abstract appears in the December issue to pair with the upcoming Glass & Optical Materials Division 2021 Annual Meeting. Student Collin J. Wilkinson describes the investigation of classical nucleation theory with novel energy landscape methods.

The December issue includes ceramicSOURCE 2022, 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 two of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing. This issue looks at what’s next after a record-setting year for mergers and acquisitions through interviews with David Ruf of KeyBanc Capital Markets and James Bauerle of Renaissance Partners. An accompanying article by Elcon Precision describes their partnership with University of California, Davis students to research the discoloration of high-calcia alumina. Stony Brook’s Center for Thermal Spray Research also celebrates its 25th anniversary, and DCM Tech recounts their experience using advanced rotary surface grinders for optical glass manufacturing.

Finally, check out the last edition of the “Into the Bulletin Archives” column, which is part of this year’s ongoing celebrations for ACerS Bulletin Volume 100. The December column looks at the Bulletin’s history in the 2000s–present, including the formation of several new groups to better serve membership.

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!