Advanced Ceramics

Corning and Atmel Collaborate on Development of Ultra-Thin Touchscreens

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Corning Inc. and Atmel® Corp. recently announced a collaboration to develop ultra-thin capacitive touchscreens.


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Boss Named Momentive President, Silicones and Quartz

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Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has hired Jack Boss as president of its Silicones and Quartz Division.
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Investing in Ceramics: A Ceramic Matrix Composite Journey

Ceramic matrix composites offer many performance benefits in the aerospace industry.
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Three critical factors determine the success of any new material technology: material properties, design practices (i.e., how to properly use and apply the material) and a supply chain that can produce the material at specification.


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Enhanced Sialon-Bonded Silicon Carbide

The beneficial properties of enhanced sialon-bonded silicon carbide make it a viable option for multiple applications.
By Kevin Hudson and A.H. Jones, Ph.D.
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Silicon nitride (Si3N4) and silicon carbide (SiC) systems have been used in industry for many years, and both systems have a range of properties that make them excellent choices in a number of demanding environments. 


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Ceramic Cements

Ceramic cements help isolate, insulate and protect components in a variety of applications.
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Specialty ceramic cements are directly relevant to our lives, but we rarely notice their presence. The important physical characteristics of these cements include the capacity to deal with temperature changes varying from ambient temperature up to 3000°F (1650°C) and higher, depending on the specific case.


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Additive Changes to Advanced Ceramics

Additive ceramic manufacturing can serve as a valuable component to existing technologies.
By Ben Becker
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Advanced ceramics have found their place in a number of applications, largely due to their superior mechanical properties.


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Carbon - Something Old, Something New

Processing requirements for carbon-based products are as variable as the allotropic forms of carbon itself.
By Don Buszinski, Bill Harasty, and Ralph Ruark
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Carbon is one of the earliest known elements. It was used by the Egyptians and Sumerians in the form of charcoal around 3750 B.C. for the reduction of copper, zinc, and tin ores in the manufacture of bronze.


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Expanding Markets for Piezoelectrics

Piezoelectric ceramics, polymers and ceramic/polymer composite devices are increasingly in demand for multiple high-tech applications.
By Thomas Abraham
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Piezoelectricity is electric polarization produced by mechanical strain in certain crystals, the polarization being proportional to the amount of strain and changing sign with it.


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Inside CI: An Advancing Industry

We need to live in the present and build opportunities for the future.
By Susan Sutton
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I have a notoriously lackluster long-term memory. The phrase “Remember that time…” is usually cause for nothing but dread as far as I’m concerned. 


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Ford Invests $500 Million in Ohio Engine Plant, Creates 300 Jobs

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Ford Motor Co. recently announced plans to invest $500 million to upgrade its Lima, Ohio, engine plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® specifically engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150.
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