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Silicon carbide manufacturing process to lower barriers for SiC power electronics

By April Gocha / October 6, 2017

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a silicon carbide manufacturing process that may finally give this material the boost it needs to compete against silicon in the power electronics market.

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Markets of magnitude: International profile of the ceramic industry in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, plus more inside October/November ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / September 21, 2017

The October/November 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an international ceramic industry report on Southeast Asia, the truth about silicon carbide for modern ceramic armor, and a midpoint update on the activities of an active Brazilian glass research center—is now available online.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 19, 2016

Engineering LEGO-like building blocks, flexible lithium-ions are evolving batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2016.

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Flash spark plasma sintering: Harnessing thermal runaway to densify silicon carbide in seconds

By April Gocha / October 11, 2016

Researchers at San Diego State University now report that they have developed an ultra-rapid method of flash spark plasma sintering, called flash hot pressing, that can really quickly densify even hard-to-deform materials such as silicon carbide.

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Ceramic nanoparticles infiltrate metal to create lighter, stronger material

By April Gocha / January 26, 2016

Researchers at University of California Los Angeles and Missouri University of Science & Technology have developed a new super-strong yet super-lightweight metal nanocomposite—a metal that owes its surprising strength to ceramic nanoparticles.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 20, 2015

IRradiance Glass earns chalcogenide grant, systematic risk in mineral markets, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 20, 2015.

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GE boosts ceramic matrix composite capacity with $200M investment in silicon carbide manufacturing factories

By April Gocha / November 11, 2015

Aviation giant GE recently announced that it’s investing more than $200 million to build a pair of new factories focused solely on silicon carbide manufacturing for ceramic matrix composites.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 20, 2015

LEDs from food waste, patterning oxide nanopillars, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 20, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 9, 2015

Boeing opens news Center for Advanced manufacturing, Nextech changes to Nexceris, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 9, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / September 25, 2015

Carbo idles another proppant plant, flexible ceramics get funding, glasstec names new president, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for September 25, 2015.

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