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11th CMCEE promises to promote ceramic research for energy and the environment

By Eileen De Guire / July 2, 2014

The International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines Series is an opportunity for scientists, engineers, researchers, and manufacturers to come together to encourage and promote ceramic research for energy and environmental applications.

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‘Fastenating’—The art of making and testing ceramic screws (with video)

By Eileen De Guire / May 9, 2014

Researchers are testing a variety of ceramic screws to model stress distributions in service.

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New book on ceramic porcelain high-voltage insulators for power transmission

By Eileen De Guire / June 19, 2012

High-voltage insulators in a 550 kV circuit breaker testing jig. The porcelain columns are five meters tall. Credit: Liebermann; Schulze KG, Germany. We post plenty of stories about electrical power, but almost always from the perspective of R&D of technologies for renewable power generation. The transmission and distribution of the power is assumed. Even so-called…

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Active week in ceramics, glass fields: GOMD, CMCEE and Ceramitec

By / May 21, 2012

It isn’t often that we have three major events going on in the same short stretch of time, and ACerS will be represented at all of them. ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division’s Annual Meeting is becoming a premier glass science meeting in the world and it just got underway in St. Louis, Mo. and…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / May 8, 2012

Stanford University researchers have discovered a new way to ‘decorate’ nanowires with coatings of metal oxide and noble metal nanoparticles that greatly improve surface area. Credit: Stanford Nanocharacterization Lab. Check ’em out: High-strength silk protein scaffolds for bone repair (PNAS) Biomaterials for bone tissue regeneration represent a major focus of orthopedic research. However, only a handful…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / February 23, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing (mostly via press releases and trade publication reports): Power Plant Services chooses Lucifer Furnaces Lucifer Furnaces Inc. recently delivered a single chamber bench model box furnace to Power Plant Services, an ISO 9001certified provider of parts and repairs for the power generation and steel mill industries. Model RD7-KHE24 is part…

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Featured abstracts from EU-USA Ceramics Summit: Tissue engineering, ceramic membranes for energy

By Eileen De Guire / December 8, 2011

Scanning electron microscope image of a bioactive glass scaffold seeded with human osteoblasts (MG-63). The seeded cells are distributed over the whole scaffold area and well adhered on the surface. This image shows that bone cells can grow on and through this bioactive glass construct. Credit: Boccaccini; Uni-Erlangen. Following last year’s successful Pacific Rim Engineering…

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