We’ve all heard the old adage that “the customer is king.” To a certain extent, I subscribe to that concept. We certainly need to make sure that we’re meeting our customers’ needs and keeping them happy.
No industry can thrive without a strong support base of responsive, quality suppliers. We sought to celebrate suppliers to the ceramic and related industries with our 2017 Ceramic Industry Supplier of the Year Award, and we were thrilled to receive many enthusiastic nominations.
Additive manufacturing (AM) of ceramics doesn’t seem to garner the same attention as AM for plastics and metals. Our industry is smaller, and our products are more often behind the scenes in applications. Ceramic processing is also more complicated in many ways than that for plastics and metals.
From next-generation missile domes for defense systems to hip implant components for the medical industry, the mechanical properties of ceramic materials make them ideal for a wide range of applications.
Using five ingredients (silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen), Gurpreet Singh, the Harold O. and Jane C. Massey Neff associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical, and electronic properties.
A new line of kiln furniture suited to the production of catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters was introduced at Ceramics Expo 2017.
May 1, 2017
Ceramics Expo 2017 was chosen for the launch of a new range of kiln furniture from Morgan Advanced Materials. Suited to the production of catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters (DPFs), Halsic-N is a nitride-bonded silicon carbide with a microstructure that offers increased mechanical strength and greater durability than the typical materials used for firing honeycomb structures.