Zircar Ceramics, Inc.

By Eileen De Guire / May 30, 2012

Zircar Ceramics, Inc. manufactures high-temperature fibrous ceramic materials and related refractory, heating and insulating products. Our broad product range includes Alumina, Alumina-Silica and other refractory oxide fiber materials, heating elements, plus furnace insulation custom assemblies and accessories. We offer only the highest quality products in a wide variety of forms, shapes and sizes. Besides our…

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Chicago is a great destination for a conference—and bring the family, too

By Eileen De Guire / May 16, 2012

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faberChicago3.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faberChicago3.jpg}] Don’t let the conference distract you from exploring Chicago! In this video, Kathy Faber, ICC4 president, shows us a small sampling of the attractions the city of Chicago offers for the conference after-hours. Credit: ACerS. My colleague and pal, Megan Bricker, who is ACerS director of marketing and membership, looked up…

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Corning Incorporated

By Eileen De Guire / May 15, 2012

Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning has several investments in high technology ceramic areas and is a leading supplier of advanced ceramic substrates and diesel particulate…

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Centorr Vacuum Industries

By Eileen De Guire / May 15, 2012

Centorr Vacuum Industries is a manufacturer of vacuum /controlled atmosphere furnaces for sintering, debinding, and heat treatment of advanced ceramics (SiC, Si3N4, AlN, BN, and B4C), refractory metals, and hardmetals. Available in laboratory /production sizes to 3000°C with Graphite or refractory metal hot zones and optional SweepgasTM binder removal system. plennon@centorr.com | http://www.centorr.com Phone: 603-595-7233…

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AVS, Inc

By Eileen De Guire / May 3, 2012

AVS specializes in design, engineering, fabrication and complete integration of custom furnaces. We specialize in applications involving combinations of high temperatures to 2400°C, vacuum to 10-6 torr, and gas pressures up to 3000 psig (200 bar). We also manufacture furnaces that include hydraulic hot pressing from 5 tons to over 1000 tons of force, complex…

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Video: The poster session comes of age

By Eileen De Guire / May 2, 2012

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faber_forum.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faber_new.jpg}] Don’t let the “snow on the roof” of my colleague Peter Wray fool you. He’s a very forward-thinking guy, and he’s been wondering for a looooong time (maybe since before the “snow” arrived), why it is that posters have to be, well, posters? Wouldn’t it be more interesting to use technology…

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Video of the week: Faber introduces plenary speakers for ICC4

By Eileen De Guire / April 19, 2012

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faber_new.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faber_new.jpg}] We’ve been telling you about the upcoming 4th International Congress on Ceramics in Chicago and the exciting program that has been organized. One gauge of how a meeting is shaping up is to see who else is going, and some of the first to commit are always the keynote and plenary speakers.…

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By Eileen De Guire / April 18, 2012

Wiley, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, publishes on behalf of more societies and membership associations than anybody else and offers libraries and individuals 1250 online journals, thousands of books in print and online, reviews, reference works, databases, and many other innovative resources for teaching and learning, including…

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Who is going to do the work? Workforce development for ceramic and glass industries

By Eileen De Guire / April 13, 2012

Workforce development is more than developing undergraduate programs. Three sessions at ICC4 will address the global, diversity and career development issues for building a robust ceramics and glass workforce. The bottom right image that looks like hot chocolate with marshmallows is an AFM  image of tin oxide nanostructures used by Brian Huey in a demonstration…

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By Eileen De Guire / March 27, 2012

Elsevier is a leading international publisher of Material Science journals, books and electronic products. At the booth you can find more information on our journals, including: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Cement and Concrete Research and Ceramics International. Stay up-to-date with Elsevier Materials through: Facebook: www.facebook.com/elsevier.materials Twitter: www.twitter.com/mat_science www.elsevier.com/materials | Materialsciencemarketing@elsevier.com Phone: +31204853015 Back

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