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Ceramic and glass business news of the week


Lockheed Martin and Arconic collaborate on 3-D printing and advanced aerospace materials

Lockheed Martin and Arconic announced a 2-year joint development agreement to develop customized lightweight material systems and advanced manufacturing processes to advance current and next-generation aerospace and defense solutions.

Ubiquitous Energy, Asahi Glass aim to speed commercialization of solar photovoltaic glass

Developer of a transparent, thin-film solar photovoltaic coating that can be applied to windows, Ubiquitous Energy recently signed a strategic development agreement with Asahi Glass. The partnership holds the potential to send the building-integrated PV market soaring.

Tethon 3D reveals new high alumina tethonite ceramic powder for inkjet 3-D printing

Tethon 3D has expanded its range of proprietary ceramic powders with Tethonite high alumina powder. This ceramic powder, designed for use in binder jetting additive manufacturing systems, claims an increased resistance to corrosion, wear, and thermal stress.

FuelCell Energy to create over 100 new highly skilled manufacturing jobs

FuelCell Energy Inc., a global leader in delivering clean, innovative and affordable fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery, and storage of energy, announced it will add over 100 new advanced manufacturing jobs at its Torrington, Conn. manufacturing facility to support a 120% production rate increase.

Rare earths: Pilot production of rare earth carbonate commences at Browns Range

Northern Minerals has produced its first rare earth carbonate from xenotime mineralization at its Browns Range pilot plant in Western Australia. The company expects the pilot plant to be fully operational by the end of July and begin shipments in September.

Graphite: Chinese flake closures to continue through 2018

Production plant inspections and temporary closures look set to continue through 2018, impacting the Chinese natural flake graphite supply chain. The latest round of closures occurred in late May 2018, focused on Shandong province, the centre for flake graphite and spherical graphite processing in China.

Glass Problems unveils conference schedule

The schedule of events at this year’s Glass Problems event has been unveiled. The 79thConference on Glass Problems is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America. Taking place November 5–8, its audience includes glassmakers and suppliers from around the globe.

Kyocera TCL Solar completes 28MW solar power plant in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of a 28 MW utility-scale solar power plant. This is the company’s first solar power plant in Miyagi Prefecture and its second largest solar power plant following the 29.2MW solar power plant in Tottori Prefecture.

Manufacturing workers to benefit from passage of NAM-backed health care reforms

The National Association of Manufacturers released a statement after passage of H.R. 6199, the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018, and H.R. 6311, the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018.