Advanced Ceramics

Growing Optical and Image Sensors Market Provides Opportunities for Advanced Ceramics

March 13, 2014
The world optical and image sensors market earned revenues of $9.07 billion in 2013 and is predicted to reach $15.12 billion in 2019.
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DOE Sponsors Advanced Composites Manufacturing Institute Competition

March 12, 2014
A new competition to provide $70 million to launch a new Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute has been announced.
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Ceramic Proppants Stand to Benefit as U.S. Demand for Shale Gas and Tight Oil Increases

March 11, 2014
Demand for products and services related to the development of shale gas and tight oil resources in the U.S. is forecast to rise 3.5% annually.
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SCHOTT Defense Begins Operations

March 10, 2014
SCHOTT North America Inc. recently announced the creation of SCHOTT Defense.
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University at Buffalo Announces Advanced Manufacturing Institute; Harper International is Founding Member

March 7, 2014
The advanced manufacturing institute is intended to support economic development.
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Kyocera Begins Operations at Its First Manufacturing Facility in India

March 5, 2014
Kyocera Corp. recently announced that construction has been completed on the Kyocera Group’s first manufacturing plant in India.
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Creating a Cleaner World through Radio Frequency Systems

RF ceramic substrate drying technology is being implemented around the globe to address increasing automotive regulations.
March 1, 2014

Radio frequency (RF) heating and drying systems were first developed in the early 1940s and have been used by the ceramic and glass fiber industries for over 50 years.


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Impulse Firing Technology

Impulse burners can help ceramic manufacturers save energy and comply with emissions guidelines.
March 1, 2014

The application of impulse burning in ceramic combustion began in 1958. The combustion was mainly done with light or heavy oil.


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Materials Innovation: Liquid Crystal "Flowers" Can Be Used as Lenses

This type of directed assembly could be useful in making optical switches and other applications.
March 1, 2014

A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures.


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Rio Tinto Reports 10% Full Year Earnings Increase

February 26, 2014
Rio Tinto recently reported a 10% increase in underlying earnings to $10.2 billion and a 15% increase in full year dividend.
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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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