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Ceramics UK—Brexit inspires 2019 trade show in UK

By Faye Oney / September 11, 2018

Ceramics UK, taking place July 10–11, 2019 in Shropshire, England, will showcase the historical and growing technical ceramics industry in the UK. The conference is projected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors worldwide.

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The role of ceramics and glass in the $4 trillion auto industry, plus more inside December ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / November 16, 2017

The December 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an in-depth analysis of the role of ceramics and glass in the global automotive industry, in addition to the annual ceramicSOURCE 2018 reference and buyer’s resource directory—is now available online.

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Video: Nissan unveils new zero-emission, high-performance concept car

By Stephanie Liverani / September 21, 2016

Keeping fuel-efficiency paramount, automotive manufacturer Nissan recently unveiled its latest concept car—the BladeGlider, which “combines zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design,” according to a Nissan press release.

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Terahertz measurement technique resolves individual layer thickness within multilayer coatings

By April Gocha / July 15, 2016

Scientists at University of Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques in Kaiserslautern, Germany, have developed a technique that uses time of flight measurements from terahertz pulses to resolve individual layers within multilayered surfaces—now all the way down to 4 micrometers.

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Gorilla Glass goes fast: Automotive version of Corning’s strengthened glass goes in new Ford GT

By April Gocha / January 7, 2016

The sleek Ford GT supercar is shedding pounds as the first production vehicle to incorporate a windshield of thin-yet-strong Corning Gorilla Glass.

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Move over, Tesla—Apple accelerates plans to build an electric car

By Stephanie Liverani / September 23, 2015

After much speculation this summer about whether or not Apple is driving forward plans to develop an electric car, The Wall Street Journal reports that the tech giant has designated the project internally as a “committed project.”

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World’s refractories experts convene in Vienna for Unitecr 2015

By Eileen De Guire / September 18, 2015

I’ve been in Vienna, Austria, attending the 14th Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (Unitecr). It’s been a great conference in a great city with interesting people working on challenging problems.

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Vehicle upheaval: Can fuel cells take on the automotive market?

By April Gocha / August 18, 2015

Everything seems to be changing in the automotive world today—cars are getting lighter, smarter, and more efficient than ever before.

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New application method creates scale-up opportunity for diamond-like fuel-saving coating

By Stephanie Liverani / August 12, 2015

With fuel saving and lower emissions in mind, researchers at Fraunhofer Institute have zeroed in on an application method for applying diamond-like coatings to reduce friction on vehicle components—such as engine parts—that they say can be scaled up and easily integrated with existing coating machines.

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Five European institutions join forces to establish cutting-edge functional glass research center

By Stephanie Liverani / July 7, 2015

Five European institutions have come together to establish a new research center in Trenčín, Slovakia, that specializes in cutting-edge functional glass research. The project, Centre for Functional and Surface-Functionalized Glasses (FunGLASS), is based at the University of Trenčín, with participation from international groups in Germany, Italy, and Spain.

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