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Improving Electronic Ceramics with Niobium and Tantalum

The development of ultrahigh-purity niobium and tantalum in specific grain sizes and tight distributions is driving the advancement of high-performance electroceramics.
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Case Study: Firing High-Tech Components

A uniform, automated kiln is helping Du-Co Ceramics Co. manufacture a high volume of low-cost, high-quality parts for the electronics and related industries.
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Plasma Sprayed Ceramic Coatings

Plasma spraying is gaining popularity as an economical way to deposit high performance ceramic coatings for use in the electronics and semiconductor industries.
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Ceramic Opportunities in Fuel Cells

Fuel cells are still a number of years away from full commercialization, but the outlook for ceramic applications in this emerging market is promising.
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Go With the Flow

A new micro-flow dynamical combustion system can improve temperature distribution and uniformity in the firing process.
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Cutting Your Firing Losses

Choosing the right solution to a firing problem can save your plant a great deal of time and money in the long run.
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Trends in Decorative Finishes

What trends are emerging in decorative finishes, and what factors are driving those trends? To answer those questions, CI talked with several leading suppliers of colors, glazes, precious metals and other decorating technologies.
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BCR: The Making of a Brick Plant

A great deal of pre-planning and a willingness to work with the local government were key to the success of Redland Brick’s new plant in Cheswick, Pa.
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BCR: Communicating with Your Kiln

Tools such as a human machine interface and accurate sensors can offer immense long-term benefits in energy savings and product quality.
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Ultra-Lightweight Kiln Cars

A new kiln car base system offers all of the advantages of both ceramic fiber and dense refractory bases, with none of their disadvantages.
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September 2014 Issue Highlights

Our September 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: December 15, 2014


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Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

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Be sure to check out our annual Services Directory and Business Guide, with additional articles on advanced glass components, ceramic grinding media, and more!

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