Ceramics are Everywhere
The products produced in the ceramic industry touch every part of our lives.
I was talking to someone who is quite new to the industry the other day. During the course of our conversation, she said, “Ceramics are really kind of everywhere, aren’t they?” Yes, they are! From the bowls we use to eat our morning cereal and the windows that keep us warm within our homes, to our cell phones, cars and computers—not to mention planes and even spacecraft—the products produced in this industry touch every part of our lives.
Attendees to the inaugural Ceramics Expo event, which will be held this month in Cleveland, will have the opportunity to see a vast array of the industry’s technological achievements. I spoke recently with Adam Moore, the event director, regarding what we can expect to see during the free-to-attend technical sessions and exhibition. You can listen to our conversation at www.ceramicindustry.com/pods. Be sure to also read Adam’s article entitled “Ceramics Expo Explores the Next Dimension” for a sneak peek regarding additive manufacturing technologies that will be represented at the show.
One area of our lives that we’re probably not terribly enthusiastic about is dentistry. No one likes going to the dentist, but ceramics can provide results that make the trip worthwhile. “Ceramics are ideal candidates to replace damaged dentition due to their hardness, biocompatability and appearance,” writes 3M’s Geoffrey Morris in this issue. “This challenging application requires strong, inert materials that can be fabricated with the desired anatomy and coloration, resulting in restorations that appear natural.” Read “Ceramics in Dentistry: From Analog to Digital” to learn more.
Will you be attending Ceramics Expo? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at (248) 786-1704 or email@example.com to schedule a time to talk about your company and its technologies. I hope to see you there!