Ceramic Industry News / Advanced Ceramics / Firing and Drying

HED, GE, and Rutgers Engineers Collaborate on Rotary Furnaces

HED International recently announced it is developing rotary furnaces with GE and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey for the processing of nanopowders. The group intends to produce advanced submicron particle size material under precisely controlled thermal and atmosphere conditions to make stronger, lighter, and energy-efficient ceramics and metals.

To develop more effective armor, the U.S. Army has enlisted the help of industry and several universities, including the Rutgers Ceramic Composite and Optical Materials Center. There, Center Director Richard Haber, professor of material science and engineering, selected HED to design a new continuous rotary furnace for the production of redesigned boron carbide crystals at the atomic level suitable for fabrication into large shapes. While boron carbide already in armor applications is very tough and lightweight, its current atomic structure is insufficient as armor to withstand the kind of high-pressure impacts that many new powerful weapons can inflict.

“The goal is to revolutionize armor,” Haber said. “HED has the technical expertise and the rotary furnace designed to help us reach our objective.”

For additional information, visit www.hed.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 Ceramics Expo

Snapshots from the 2015 Ceramics Expo, April 28-30, Cleveland, Ohio. Posted: May 14, 2015.


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

June 2015 ceramic industry

2015 June

This issue features our first annual Supplier of the Year Awards. Be sure to check it out!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!