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A recipe to manufacture success in manufacturing

By April Gocha / March 28, 2014

Manufacturing is looking up in America, according to recent survey results–and it seems like innovation is paving the way forward.

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GE’s James Bray opens EMA with talk on industrial applications for electronic materials

By Eileen De Guire / January 24, 2014

GE’s James Bray opens EMA with talk on industrial applications for electronic materials.

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America Makes announces additive manufacturing project award winners

By Eileen De Guire / January 21, 2014

A tool caddy inside America Makes’ laser melt system also was made using additive manufacturing techniques. (Credit: ACerS.) The Youngstown-based America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute—just announced the 15 winners of its RFP from last fall. According to the press release, America Makes “will provide $9 million in funding toward these projects with $10.3…

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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Video: GE demonstrates piezo-driven cooling air-circulation wafers

By / December 21, 2012

For years, there have been scads of applications and gizmos based on piezoelectric materials. Nevertheless, I am often intrigued when I see smart use of the stuff. What has most recently grabbed my attention is a ventilating system featured in the new video from GE Global Research showing off the company’s Digital Cooling Jets (DCJ).…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / December 20, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Blasch names DeCarlo manager of R&D department (The Business Review) Blasch Precision Ceramics Inc. has created a new position—manager of the research and development department—and named Keith DeCarlo to fill that slot. DeCarlo joined Blasch in 2010 as a research engineer. In his new position, he will be working…

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WISE: GE Global Research holds Women in Science and Engineering symposium

By Eileen De Guire / December 4, 2012

Michelle Janas is a lead scientist with GE Healthcare Life Sciences. GE Global Research is looking at ways to increase the recruitment—and retention—of women researchers like her. Credit: GE. We just got word of an exciting event underway right now to support women in STEM careers. Today and tomorrow GE Global Research is hosting a…

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Don’t wait in line for coffee: How to know where the business opportunity is

By Eileen De Guire / September 14, 2012

There are two ways to guess what the future holds: Gaze into the crystal ball or find a guide who knows the terrain. Credit: ACerS. At my office we have a large, glass crystal ball. It is a stunning and beautiful piece. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could invite ACerS members to gaze into…

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MS&T Plenary Session to offer insights into materials strategies of 3M, Ford and GE

By / September 5, 2012

MS&T’11 Plenary Session: Credit: ACerS A couple of weeks ago, Eileen described how the materials field is in something of a bind because of the economic slowdown and the potential funding cuts that Congress may have to follow through on. Her point wasn’t to spread gloom. It was just the opposite, noting that there will…

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$43M heading to 19 new ARPA-E energy storage projects, with nod to small businesses

By / August 2, 2012

DOE/ARPA-E has given the green light to 19 new projects related to energy storage with an emphasis on electric vehicle technologies, grid reliability and security. As part of this announcement, ARPA-E says it is creating two new initiatives to support these projects: Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED) and Small Business Innovation Research.…

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