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.
“We’re convinced that manufacturing in Italy provides real value, and believe it to be both a possibility and a duty for all businesses in our country,” said Paolo Mongardi, president of Sacmi Imola, as he commented on the group’s 2014 annual report.
INTERTECH 2015, the international conference on superabrasives (industrial diamond, CVD diamond, nanodiamond, cubic boron nitride, polycrystallines) and their applications, will be held May 19-20 in Indianapolis, Ind.