This issue focuses on technical ceramics and glasses, and I'm really excited about the great opportunities represented in the lineup of topics we have for you. For example, manufacturers in the aerospace sector are increasingly recognizing the benefits that advanced ceramics can offer-from heat and corrosion resistance to electrical and insulation properties. Read "Improving Aerospace Engines"
to learn more.
Custom glass formulations are providing manufacturers in a range of industries with opportunities for improvement and advancement. Characteristics specific to glass "provide the basis for the development of innovative glass formulations that can result in novel solutions to high-tech challenges," writes Ian Doggett of The Technical Glass Co. Find out how in "Success by Design"
Additional articles in this issue include "Diamond Lapping and Polishing"
and "Micro-Injection Molding Puts Ceramics in Top Form"
. This issue also features a special report on Materials Handling/Powder Processing; see "Going Modular"
to discover how pre-engineered, pre-built processing systems could cost-effectively improve your operation.
Planning for 2012
It doesn't seem possible that it's that time of year already, but we're beginning to plan for 2012-and we'd love your feedback. What articles were most useful to you over the last year, and what could you have done without? What new topics or technologies would you like us to cover next year? How do you prefer to receive the information we make available (e.g., print, digital, website, e-newsletters, etc.)?
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