When most people think about sustainability in manufacturing, they think “green”—as in using less energy per unit of output, using materials that are more environmentally friendly, generating less waste, etc. These are all worthy components of sustainable manufacturing, aimed at reducing the consumption of limited resources so that our businesses can continue to grow today and prosper tomorrow.
The ceramic community will showcase its latest innovations April 25-27 at Ceramics Expo 2017.
April 3, 2017
Ceramics Expo 2017 returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland on April 25-27 to showcase the latest innovations in the ceramic community. This free-to-attend event provides attendees with opportunities to discover and explore sources for raw materials, processing equipment, and finished components during the exhibition while learning about trends and technology advances during the two-track conference.
Within the defense industry, advanced ceramics are at the heart of modern armor systems due to their comparatively low weight and high performance during ballistic-scale impacts. Ceramic materials have been developed as an armor material since World War I, when enameling of steel plates was shown to improve their resistance to incoming bullets.
The ceramic powder market is facing the same old challenges as it directly follows the demand for ceramic parts. Market pressures include the increasing use of plastics, glass, intermetallics and newer alloys.