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A solid future: Cements conference looks at ‘a vision of things to come’ for the industry

By Stephanie Liverani / July 20, 2016

ACerS Cements Division held a successful meeting July 10–13 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The 7th Advances in Cement-Based Materials conference brought together 113 academics, students, and cements professionals from around the globe.

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Solid processes—ACerS members lead workshop on 3-D printing of cement-based materials

By Stephanie Liverani / August 7, 2015

Multiscale 3-D printing using cement-based materials was the focus of a National Science Foundation workshop held at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) July 16–17.

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New manufacturing method paves the way for production of ‘soft machines,’ robots

By Jessica McMathis / July 15, 2014

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new manufacturing technique that will help make the commercial production of machines made of elastic materials and liquid metals more practical.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 8, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 9, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / July 5, 2013

CoorsTek acquires Dynamic-Ceramic (Wall Street Journal) CoorsTek Inc., manufacturer of technical ceramics supplying critical components to high-technology markets, has acquired Dynamic-Materials (Ceramics) Ltd. (Crewe, England) and its wholly owned subsidiary Dynamic-Ceramic Ltd., a specialist advanced ceramic manufacturing, trading, and consultancy company. Established in 1987, Dynamic-Ceramic offers a variety of ceramic materials for a wide range of…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / April 16, 2013

Roll-to-roll coating of electrodes at Fraunhofer IWS: The scientists now have optimized the design of anode and cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries. Credit: Jürgen Leibmann. A longer life for lithium-sulfur batteries There are currently over 40 million cars on Germany’s roads. Only a fraction of them are powered by electric energy—around 6,400 vehicles. The comparatively short…

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Internal curing standards and recent work on extending life of concrete structures

By Eileen De Guire / February 14, 2013

Credit: Purdue University and INDOT Joint Transportation Research Program. Many people in the field of high-performance cements and materials have been working on the goal of improving the performance of structures such as roadways and bridge decks, and recently there have been interesting developments in regard to the use of internal curing (IC) techniques and…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / October 23, 2012

Have a look at what’s happening. MTC reduced, reused, recycled and reorganized their way to an 8,000 square feet expansion of production capability without increasing the building’s footprint. Credit: MTC. Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ Elkhart, IN manufacturing site finds novel way to expand facility Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ Elkhart, Ind., manufacturing site found a way to expand…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / August 27, 2012

These color-enhanced scanning electron microscope images show nanosheets resembling tiny rose petals. The nanosheets are key components of a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine. The technology might eventually help to eliminate or reduce the frequency of using pinpricks for diabetes testing. (See second story…

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Gallium nitride shows promise for biomedical implants

By Eileen De Guire / November 14, 2011

Scanning electron microscope image of cell growth on gallium nitride that has been coated with peptides. Credit: Albena Ivanisevic, North Carolina State University. We live in good times, medically speaking. Creaky, painful knees and hips can be replaced. Arteries can be held open with stents. A variety of implants hold us together, stabilize our heartbeats,…

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