ACerS Bulletin

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From concept to industry: Ultrafast laser welding

In this issue we look at joining of dissimilar materials. The cover article overviews the work being done on ultrashort pulse laser welding to join metals and glass. An extended abstract details how metal–organic frameworks and inorganic glasses were joined to create a hybrid composite.

The “Deciphering the Discipline” column and “Business and Market View” column expand on the theme by looking at additional joining methods and the welding equipment and supplies market, respectively. Another article explores joining in a difference sense by summarizing a virtual student exchange program that joined students around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, the May issue contains a feature story describing the use of failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) to design a spark plus insulator.

Finally, this month’s “Into the Bulletin Archives” column takes a look at the Bulletin’s history in the 1950s, including a look at the first Society-owned headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

From concept to industry: Ultrafast laser welding

by Richard M. Carter
Ultrashort pulse laser welding has the potential to transform optomechanical component manufacturing—and research around the world is helping to move this technique from concept to industry.
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Making sense of failure modes and effects analysis: Case study of a spark plug insulator

by William J. Walker, Jr.
Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a systematic approach to reduce technical risks of a product or process by identifying all potential failure modes and their causes.
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Hybrid composites made from metal-organic framework and inorganic glasses

by Courtney Calahoo, Louis Longley,Thomas D. Bennett, and Lothar Wondraczek
Elaborating on the recent discovery of glass formation at the phosphate-imidazolate join, we fabricate amorphous organic–inorganic composites using metal-organic frameworks and inorganic glass.
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Building bridges in the time of Corona: Virtual Student Exchange Program

by Iva Milisavljevic, Jenna Metera, Kana Tomita, and Yiquan Wu
In August 2020, a group of Ph.D. students participated in a two-day Virtual Student Exchange Program, which offered them a way to replicate some of the in-person experiences of meetings that are currently unavailable due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Meetings

 

The 5th MCARE 2021 combined with the 4th Annual Energy Harvesting
Society Meeting (EHS 2021)

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Materials Science and Technology (MS&T21)

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PACRIM 14 including Glass & Optical Materials Division 2021 Annual Meeting (GOMD 2021)

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Recap of St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division 56th Symposium on Refractories

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Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

8

Research Briefs

14

Advances in Nanomaterials

16

Columns

 

Business and Market View

BCC Publishing Staff
Welding equipment and supplies: Global markets
5

Into the Bulletin Archives—1950s

Lisa McDonald
6

Deciphering the Discipline


Alessandro De Zanet
Joining of similar and dissimilar materials
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Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

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