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Finding a Toll Processing Solution

May 1, 2012
Manufacturers seldom look for solutions to problems they can’t see. If operations are going well, they do not need fixing—or in some cases, do not deserve attention at all. For toll processing and material sizing processes, however, this can be a costly mistake.
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Brick & Clay Record: Ibstock Celebrates 300 Years

May 1, 2012
As one of only a handful of brickworks that still uses the “clamp” method of firing to produce a brick that has a distinctive appearance, it is no surprise that Ibstock’s factory in Chailey, UK, has been in operation for so long.
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Professional Learning Solutions

May 1, 2012
With sluggish growth, reduced resources and tightening budgets as the order of the day, the economy continues to create uncertainty in commercial and government organizations. Even as we await more favorable market conditions, one thing is clear: The makeup of today’s workforce is forever changed.
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Explosive Considerations

May 1, 2012
A lot of recent discussion has centered on explosion potential as it relates to dust collectors. Manufacturers are now required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to minimize explosion potential in their dust collector equipment.
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Case Study: Rapid Glass Blending

May 1, 2012
Although most people may be unfamiliar with the Kopp Glass name, they are likely familiar with Kopp Glass products. From a humble beginning more than 80 years ago as a manufacturer of red glass for railroad signals, Kopp now claims to be the world’s leading producer of precision-molded, industrial-quality technical glass.
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The End of the Line is Only the Beginning

May 1, 2012
Manufacturers are constantly charged with implementing processes that lead to greater efficiencies. From the outside, that may sound like an easy task. But on the manufacturing floor, changes to any part of the process, from the beginning of the line to the end, must be handled with care.
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Gearing Up for Ceramitec 2012

May 1, 2012
Ceramitec 2012 will be held May 22-25 in Munich, Germany. The event will again take place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, which is easily accessible due to its central location in Europe.
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Glass Innovations: LEEDing the Way

May 1, 2012
The Upper Cumberland Regional Health Facility in Cookeville, Tenn., has become the first building in Tennessee to earn LEED®-NC (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-New Construction) certification at the Platinum level.
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Ceramics that Brake

March 28, 2012
Ceramic materials are often used in the friction industry to manufacture components for brakes and clutches.
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Targeting Tumors

March 28, 2012
Ceramic tips enable innovative medical treatment for tumors.
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