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Simulations cast new light on ceramic tape casting

By April Gocha / June 4, 2015

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg, Germany, have figured out to improve ceramic tape casting—without performing any experiments.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / June 18, 2013

A diagram of proposed new solar panel design. The top layer of each photovoltaic cell is a conventional photo electrode. While most electrons flow out of the device to support a power load, some are directed to a polyvinylidene fluoride polymer (PVDF) coating on zinc oxide nanowires at the bottom, which serves as energy storage.…

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Removing distortion from thin ceramics with shot peening

By Eileen De Guire / April 2, 2012

Shot is fired from a blasting gun at a ceramic leaf spring to correct its shape or cause specific warping as desired. Credit: Felicitas Gemetz; Fraunhofer IWM. Ceramic materials are the go-to materials for applications in corrosive, high-temperature environments. However, shaping ceramics, especially thin parts such as leaf springs or lightweight mirrors is not simple…

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