Advanced Ceramics

Morgan Advanced Materials Sees Revenue Decline in First Half

August 22, 2013
Morgan Advanced Materials Plc recently announced half year results for the period ended June 30, 2013.
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Hennebry Named CeraMaterials Representative for Eastern Canada

August 19, 2013
CeraMaterials recently announced it has signed Matt Hennebry of Machining Solutions Inc. as its representative for Eastern Canada.
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Government to Provide Funding for CeramTec Construction Project

August 13, 2013
CeramTec Group recently announced that the government of Upper Franconia is providing €11.5 million (~ $15.2 million) in funding.
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Innovnano Announces Scale-Up of Nanostructured Powders

August 12, 2013
Innovnano recently announced it has invested in a new facility for the production of its nanostructured powders, including 3 and 4 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ).
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BLASCH PRECISION CERAMICS: Ceramic Wear Parts

August 9, 2013
This company can now offer complete production of urethane-encapsulated ceramic shapes in one facility.
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Grinding Brittle Materials

Specific grinding parameters help prevent sub-surface damage in brittle materials.
August 7, 2013

In the industrial world, brittle materials include the range of cemented tungsten carbide grades, the entire family of advanced ceramics—including silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum oxide, zirconia and zirconia-toughened alumina, boron carbide and others—and polycrystalline diamond.


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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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Congress Briefed on Composites in the Military

August 7, 2013
Staff representing the Congressional Composites Caucus and other House of Representatives offices recently learned about the many uses of composites in military aircraft, missiles and unmanned vehicles, spacecraft and commercial aircraft.
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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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Inside CI: Continual Evolution

It’s exciting to pause and imagine what might be possible in the next five years.
August 6, 2013

I’m writing this column in the midst of a very busy week. Sometime between conference calls and podcast recordings, I realized how little time I now need to spend on tasks that—even just a few years ago—took up the majority of my day.


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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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