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An entrepreneur’s vision and a company’s birth: An interview with Surmet’s Suri Sastri

By Stephanie Liverani / September 9, 2015

Suri Sastri, president and founder of Surmet Corporation, shares insights about the company’s journey to success with ACerS in this video interview. Surmet won the ACerS Corporate Technical Achievement Award in October 2013.

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Surmet’s technology travels through space for exclusive closeup with Pluto

By April Gocha / August 14, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons mission, which recently provided the first glimpse of dwarf planet Pluto, wouldn’t have been successful without Surmet technology.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 28, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / December 27, 2013

New circuit design allows for elimination of laptop charger brick Power electronics maker FINsix Corporation announced the development of smallest known laptop adaptor that is one-fourth the size of traditional models and just a sixth of the weight. It comes as a standard wall plug, eliminating the “box on the ground” format so familiar to…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / June 28, 2013

GE cuts costs, boosts jet efficiency with ceramic parts (Wall St Cheat Sheet) In an attempt to reduce maintenance and fuel costs, General Electric is investing in production of ceramic-based parts for its jet engine business. Small-scale production of one part will begin as early as next year in GE Aviation’s planned Asheville, N.C. factory.…

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Companies race to scale up spinel for armor, optical applications

By Jim Destefani / June 14, 2013

Artist’s rendering of the USS Zumwalt in action. First in a new class of Navy destroyers, the Zumwalt will use transparent MgAl2O4 deckhouse windows. Credit: US Navy. Two manufacturers are in a bit of an “arms race” to commercialize aluminum oxynitride and magnesium aluminate transparent polycrystalline cubic spinel for defense and other applications. We did a…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / May 31, 2013

Surmet’s large-scale transparent aluminum oxynitride armor window. The company is on track to scale up fabrication processes to double the size of the windows in the next year. Credit: Surmet. Surmet achieves major milestone on its ALON window scale-up program Surmet has successfully delivered 18×35-inch size monolithic ALON windows, achieving a major milestone on its…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / October 16, 2012

Check ’em out: Kyocera’s new M-Six Shell Mill double-sided CNC cutting tool. Kyocera introduces new milling cutters for CNC machining featuring inserts with proprietary Megacoat Nano technology Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Cutting Tool Division recently introduced its new MEW M-Four and MFWN M-Six milling cutters. The M-Four Endmills feature negative inserts that use Kyocera’s insert-forming technology,…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / July 13, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Surmet’s transparent, tiled, three-panel ALON armor window. Credit: Surmet. Advances in making large ALON transparent armor windows Surmet continues its advances in fabricating cost effective large area ALON transparent armor windows for many applications. Current capability allows for monolithic ALON windows to be fabricated in sizes as large as…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / June 5, 2012

This “trigonal bipyramidal” crystalline structure that forms the basis of Oregon State University‘s “cool blue” pigment (see below). Credit: OSU. Check ’em out: “I like to break things”: Janine Schneider breaks things in the name of science As Janine Schneider walks through the materials testing facility, her eyes light up; it is clear that she…

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