ceramic manufacturing

An ACerS Online Course

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The Recorded course is available for purchase

Learn about ceramic manufacturing processes from raw materials to finished product

Instructor:  Carl Frahme, Ph.D., FACerS

Course description

Ceramic Manufacturing Technology is designed to offer broad, in-depth coverage of all segments of ceramic manufacturing. The course is divided into five modules:

  • Module I:  Introduction to products, raw materials, and compositions
  • Module II:  Mainline Manufacturing Technology and Processes
  • Module III:  Special Manufacturing Technology and Processes
  • Module IV:  Ceramic Manufacturing Measurement and Control
  • Module V:  The Ceramic Manufacturing Environment

All topics reflect the most current information and technologies, and will include a bit of historical review.

Who will benefit?

The prime audience for the course is personnel directly involved in manufacturing products in all segment of the industry. This includes:

  • Manufacturing managers, supervisors, and foremen
  • Quality and process control managers and technicians
  • Non-ceramic engineers (chemical, mechanical, industrial, electrical, etc.) involved in ceramic manufacturing

Other audiences include:

  • Marketing and sales personnel who want to be well versed on the manufacturing technologies their company and competitors use
  • Corporate managers who need to understand the full scope of their manufacturing operations and opportunities for their company

What you'll learn

Ceramic Manufacturing Technology
5 modules, 30 lessons, 30 hours of instruction

This course will not only give you an in-depth knowledge of the processes your company currently uses, but will offer insight into newer, cutting-edge processing technologies that might be useful for improving your processing methods or producing whole new products.

All lessons have assignments designed to make the material presented as relevant to your individual needs as possible.

Customized training

Looking for training customized to your company? Do you want a course taught privately to your employees? Call Customer Service at 614-890-4700 for details, or contact Marcus Fish to learn about training benefits for our Corporate Partners.

For other questions about ACerS online courses, email customerservice@ceramics.org.

Instructor bio


Carl Frahme, FACerS, owns a consulting firm focusing in three areas: technical and manufacturing consulting, education and training, and expert witness services. He also teaches material science as an adjunct for the University of Kansas. Frahme has more than 50 years of technical and educational experience and services.

Frahme holds a Ph.D. in ceramic sciences and engineering from Rutgers University.

PURCHASE THE PRE-RECORDED COURSE and learn at your own pace

Registration rates (per person)


Registration Rate
Non-members $995
Member, individual* $845


*Employees of ACerS Corporate Partners receive the discounted Individual Member rate.  Sapphire Corporate Partners receive an additional 20% discount; Diamond Corporate Partners receive an additional 30% discount.  Please contact Customer Service or 614-890-4700 to register employees at the discounted Corporate Partner rates.