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Applications for the Gustav-Eirich-Award due by May 31

Sponsored by the ECREF European Centre for Refractories gem. GmbH, the Gustav-Eirich-Award aims to promote ideas and support young talents in refractory research. Please submit an abstract describing dissertation for Ph.D. degree and/or individual research with a scientific content equal to that of a dissertation for a Ph.D. degree by May 31, 2019.

Orton’s “Introduction to Refractories” course will be held in Columbus, Ohio

Orton’s 2019 “Introduction to Refractories” short course is a three-day, intensive combination of classroom lectures and laboratory exercises that address most of the significant topics in the field of refractories, both theoretically and experimentally. It will take place August 20–22 in Columbus, Ohio.

Parker Hannifin to buy LORD Corp. of Cary, N.C., for $3.675 billion in cash

Parker Hannifin Corp. is expanding its engineered materials business significantly as the result of a deal to buy privately held adhesives, coatings, and materials company LORD Corp. of Cary, N.C., for $3.675 billion in cash. Upon closing of the transaction, LORD will combine with Parker’s Engineered Materials Group.

Bricking Solutions offers laser alignment device for precise refractory alignment

Bricking Solutions, a full solution provider of refractory installation equipment, offers the Radialign Laser Alignment Device, which increases radial alignment accuracy during refractory install for longer brick life, minimized downtime, and reduced mechanical stress on the kiln.

Experts in glass invest over £500k to meet growing industry demands

Independent glass research, analysis, and testing specialists Glass Technology Services has invested over £500k to meet increasing demands across the glass supply chain. The program has seen investments in new plant, equipments, systems, people, and training.

ORNL, University of Maine to announce $20 million 3D printing manufacturing partnership

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Maine announced the launch of a large-scale bio-based additive manufacturing program. The new partnership will advance efforts to 3D print with wood, creating a new market for Maine’s forest products industry.

A 3D-printed communication device for smart homes

Nano Dimension Ltd., a leading 3D additive manufacturing provider for electronics, announced it created the first fully functional, 3D-printed communication device. They completed print, assembly, and testing of the prototype IoT transceiver device in about 18 hours, compared to the 14 days it takes using traditional methods.

EU objects to Philippines’ frequent use of glass safeguard measures

At a World Trade Organization meeting, the European Union flagged the Philippines’ practice of imposing safeguard measures on float glass imports. Given that one country accounts for 85 percent of float glass exported to Philippines, the EU says more appropriate trade defense instruments like anti-dumping or countervailing measures should be used.

Adaptive3D, Chemence partner to advance ‘transformative power’ of AM

Adaptive3D Technologies, a supplier of polymer resins for additive manufacturing, and chemicals company Chemence jointly announced a partnership to support Adaptive3D’s accelerated growth schedule in additive manufacturing and specialty materials.

$3.7M allocated to AMNOW 3D-printing integration program for U.S. Army, Southwest PA

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, additive manufacturing accelerator America Makes, and Pennsylvania-based consultancy Catalyst Connection announced launch of AMNOW, an additive manufacturing program that aims to support integration of additive manufacturing into U.S. Army’s existing supply chains.

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