Our year-round reference tool incorporates descriptions/definitions for hundreds of different types of equipment used for various manufacturing processes in the ceramic, glass, refractories, and brick industries.
As we work to put the finishing touches on our exclusive annual Equipment Digest issue, I’m reminded of a quote from Arthur C. Clarke: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Imagine a glass window that’s tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn’t get scratched in a sand storm, or a smartphone screen that doesn’t break when dropped. Except it’s not glass; it’s a special spinel that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been researching over the last 10 years.