The 41st International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites comes January 22-27 to Daytona Beach, Fla.
December 1, 2016
The American Ceramic Society’s (ACerS) International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) will be held January 22-27 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort and Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Members of the industry will see the latest research and products in advanced ceramics, fuel cells, ceramic coatings, bio-ceramics, and more.
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