All three HMI components posted losses in September but remain at healthy levels.
September 25, 2017
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell three points to a level of 64 in September from a downwardly revised August reading of 67 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
The companies included in the ranking highlight the ongoing technical achievements of the “advanced” sectors of our industry. These manufacturers provide key advanced technologies and products for industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to electronics, security and defense, and medical/dental.
Early in my career, an inventor came to my office to talk about patenting his invention. After I advised him about having a patentability search conducted and then explained all that is involved in preparing and prosecuting a patent application, he had one question: “When can I make some money on this?”
Proposed content for the program includes ceramics, advanced ceramics, glass, and polymers, as well as new and novel materials.
September 1, 2017
Staffordshire and Manchester Metropolitan Universities have given their backing to the Applied Materials Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Co.’s (AMRICC) proposed degree apprenticeship in materials science and engineering.
As a materials person, do you feel left behind by the boom of all things “e” in the last 20 years? If so, don’t despair. As a member of the glass and ceramic community, you are part of an old and necessary profession. For example, while vacationing in the historic Jamestown-Colonial Williamsburg area of Virginia this past summer, I was amazed and pleased to learn that some of the first entrepreneurial ventures attempted in English North America involved the making of glass and brick.