Advanced Ceramics

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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3M Releases Patches for Development of Large-Format Devices

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3M recently released Android kernel patches for its multi-touch display and systems products.
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Readers Most Interested in Harper’s Carbon Fiber Production Systems

This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
By Susan Sutton
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News regarding an order for Harper International’s carbon fiber-related systems drew the most interest last week.


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GE Aviation Targets Indiana for New Jet Engine Assembly Facility

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GE Aviation recently announced it will break ground this year on a new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Ind.
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