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Value Stream Mapping: A Tool for Process Improvement

Value stream mapping is a useful visualization tool for improving manufacturing processes.
August 7, 2013

Continuous improvement is at the top of the to-do list for manufacturers in process and discrete manufacturing companies. Industries continually look for ways to improve quality, increase output, meet customer demand, and provide innovations to set their products and processes apart from the competition.


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Seeking a Ceramic Solution for Solar Application

Can ceramics provide the key to the perfect Trombe wall?
August 7, 2013

Trombe walls, which are named for their French inventor, are the simplest of solar heating systems. A Trombe wall is typically a solid, south-facing wall (generally 8-14 in. thick) that is constructed of adobe, concrete or filled concrete blocks, and covered with glass (see Figure 1).


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Materials Innovations: Expanding the Capacity of Lithium-Ion Batteries

A new framework of boron and silicon could smooth the way to higher capacities.
August 6, 2013

Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if the capacity of their lithium-ion batteries could be increased.


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Glass Innovations: Bioglass Helps to Mend Bones

Researchers have measured the effect that bioglass has on the thermal degradation of polymers currently used in medicine.
August 6, 2013

Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larrañaga, researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine—particularly in helping to mend bones.


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New Product Highlights: July 2013

Don’t miss these new products from our marketing partners!
July 16, 2013

This company’s advanced thermal processing systems for high-purity ceramics are reportedly used by customers who required 99.99%+ purity goals and beyond.


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Top 20 CI Articles of 2012-2013

Discover our most popular articles of the year.
July 16, 2013

Below are the year's 20 most-viewed articles/columns on the Ceramic Industry website (posted and viewed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013).


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Top 25 CI News Stories of 2012-2013

Stories about acquisitions generated a lot of interest.
July 16, 2013

 Below are the year's 25 most-viewed news stories on the Ceramic Industry website (posted and viewed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013). 


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Top 10 CI New Product Stories of 2012-2013

Readers were very interested in the new and updated technologies that were announced over the past year.
July 16, 2013

Below are the year's 10 most-viewed new product stories on the Ceramic Industry website (posted and viewed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013).


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Top 10 CI Market Report Stories of 2012-2013

Market reports highlight multiple areas of opportunities.
July 16, 2013

Below are the year's 10 most-viewed market report stories on the Ceramic Industry website (posted and viewed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013).


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The Brake Stops Here

High-performance ceramic braking systems help ensure that safety is maintained while providing additional benefits.
June 3, 2013

Most people don’t spend much time thinking about their car’s brake pads, as long as the car stops when they need it to. The various mechanisms and materials required to brake the car remain a mystery.


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