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Rise of Wireless Technology Poses Security Risks for Manufacturers

More manufacturing workers are now using their own mobile devices to monitor and control industrial equipment.

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon that is reshaping information technology (IT) in business offices now is spreading to the manufacturing sector, with employee-owned smartphones and media tablets playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing settings this year and beyond.


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Retrofit Revolution: How to Get the Most out of Your Existing Ceramic Process Equipment

From time and cost savings to additional capabilities, process equipment retrofits can provide a range of benefits for ceramic manufacturers.

When evaluating your ceramic processing equipment and its capabilities, do you ever wish that certain pieces were newer models with better features?


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All-Inorganic Ceramic Performance Coatings

Ceramic coatings have been developed that can provide the benefits of polymer coatings without their inherent shortcomings.

In the coatings world, all products are polymer based. In fact, it is almost impossible to think of coatings without polymers.


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MS&T 2014: Drawing the Materials Science Community Together

MS&T will be held October 12-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

The Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2014 conference will be held October 12-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.


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Tecnargilla 2014: The Ceramics of Tomorrow

Tecnargilla 2014 will explore the latest ceramic technologies, innovations and products.

This month, Rimini Fiera and the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics (Acimac) are presenting Tecnargilla 2014, which will take place September 22-26 in Rimini, Italy.


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High-Temperature Energy Recovery Using Thermoelectric Ceramics

Research is underway to optimize oxide ceramics that can help thermoelectric harvesting reach its full energy-saving potential.

Thermoelectric (TE) heat recovery technologies can frequently reduce the operating costs for facilities by increasing energy productivity and efficiency.


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Serve to Be Great: 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery and a Boardroom

By simply shifting focus away from short-term goals and financial gain toward more effectively serving the people on their teams, leaders can create conditions for superior long-term results.

A recent Gallup poll shows that only 30% of Americans are actively engaged at work. That doesn’t come as a big surprise to Matt Tenney, author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.


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Brick Around the World: Ghana

A brickmaker shares details regarding the processes and conditions he experiences in Ghana.

Isn’t Google great? The number-one search engine in the world enables us to locate even the most arcane information in the blink of an eye.


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Acoustically Measuring Polycrystalline Diamond Thickness

Wafer manufacturers can use acoustic imaging to measure the thickness of PCD inserts without sectioning the wafers.

Various types of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tool inserts are made from a wafer in which tungsten carbide (WC) serves as a substrate. The PCD provides the hardness and durability that makes cutting possible, while the WC provides a strong base.


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Melt-Infiltrated Refractory Ceramic Matrix Composites

Melt infiltration processing can produce CMCs capable of withstanding ultra-high temperatures.

Refractory ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are of considerable interest for a range of high-temperature and severe environment applications, including space and defense, and have potential for commercial and industrial applications that impose extreme thermal and environmental demands on materials.


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