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Video: Transparent aluminum—from Star Trek to (almost) reality

By Lisa McDonald / July 10, 2019

First introduced in the 1986 Star Trek movie “The Voyage Home”, transparent aluminum is now (almost) reality. Learn how researchers are using transparent aluminum compounds to produce lighter, thinner armor.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 26, 2019

Graphene identifies stomach-cancer causing bacteria, continuous carbon fiber additive manufacturing, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 26, 2019.

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Optical fibers provide new twist on traditional 3D printing process

By Lisa McDonald / June 7, 2019

Researchers from Notre Dame, Missouri S&T, and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory developed a fused filament fabrication method that uses optical fibers as a feedstock. Their method could help create devices ideal for optical applications.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / March 29, 2019

China to build first floating nuclear power plant, BMW plans 12 new all-electric cars, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 29, 2019.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / March 22, 2019

GE Aviation to expand Auburn facility, Bormioli Pharma plans Italian plant investment, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 22, 2019.

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Collaboration between Air Force Research Lab and HRL Labs could bring additively manufactured ceramics to hypersonic travel

By April Gocha / April 10, 2018

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate recently announced that it is working together with HRL Laboratories to additively manufacture high-temperature ceramic materials that are well-suited for hypersonic aircraft.

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Thin-film perovskites offer potential for flexible aerosol-jet printed solar cells

By Faye Oney / July 28, 2017

Researchers have created a perovskite solar cell that is printed on an aerosol-jet spray printer. Their method yielded a flexible cell that could lead to further improved efficiency and lower manufacturing costs for solar technologies.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 26, 2014

Linde and Sandia team up for hydrogen fueling network, US manufacturing gets funding and initiatives, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 26, 2014.

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ACerS announces 2014 Distinguished Life Members, Class of Fellows

By Eileen De Guire / May 22, 2014

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently announced its 2014 Distinguished Life Members and Class of Fellows.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 28, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

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