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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / November 15, 2019

Vidromecanica completes glass manufacturing expansion, XJet AM system installed at European university, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for November 15, 2019.

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Video: You “wood” not believe what this car is made from

By Lisa McDonald / November 13, 2019

Carbon fiber composites face challenges hindering their widespread use in vehicles. Researchers from 22 organizations in Japan are collaborating to investigate if cellulose nanofibers are a viable alternative.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / November 13, 2019

MXenes help photodetectors see the light, rubbery concrete takes hits without cracking, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 13, 2019.

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From division to directorate—panel suggests elevating materials research status within NSF

By Lisa McDonald / November 12, 2019

The National Academies recently released a materials research decadal survey claiming large investments by countries in Europe and East Asia jeopardize U.S. leadership in materials science. Could elevating materials research from a division to directorate within NSF help focus national attention and increase funding?

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In lockstep: Nacre’s microstructure locks together to provide superior material strength

By April Gocha / November 12, 2019

Using electron microscopy, a team of scientists investigated the nanomechanics of nacre—and their results show precisely how this biomaterial gains superior strength upon lockdown.

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Save “cold,” hard cash—cold sintering offers financial, environmental benefits to ceramic manufacturing

By Lisa McDonald / November 8, 2019

Decarbonizing manufacturing processes is a focus of the ceramic industry. In a recent paper, researchers performed a techno-economic analysis to show how the cold sintering process, a recently developed manufacturing technique, could help reach this goal.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / November 8, 2019

MetaShield launches new anti-fingerprint coating, Addis Glass plans to triple production capacity, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for November 8, 2019.

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13th PACRIM conference delivers dozens of symposia on a variety of topics

By Lisa McDonald / November 6, 2019

The 13th PACRIM conference, held Oct. 27–Nov. 1, 2019, welcomed nearly 1,700 attendees and about 1,540 papers. This year, two researchers were recipients of the Samuel Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award.

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Video: Launch into testing—Lamborghini sends carbon fiber samples to International Space Station

By Lisa McDonald / November 6, 2019

On November 2, Lamborghini sent carbon fiber composite samples to the International Space Station to test the effects of extreme space conditions on composite materials. The project is part of a collaboration with the Houston Methodist Research Institute to research biocompatibility of composite materials.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / November 6, 2019

Convert infrared light to energy, coal ash aggregate helps concrete cure, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 6, 2019.

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