Firing and Drying

Monitoring Combustible Gases in Kilns

Monitoring combustible gas concentrations can improve safety and increase understanding of the firing process.
May 1, 2013

Firing ceramics that contain organic binders poses a unique safety consideration. When heated, organic binders release combustible vapors. Under some conditions, concentrations may reach flammable or explosive levels during binder burn-out.


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Materials Innovation: How to Treat Heat Like Light

New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected like electromagnetic waves.
May 1, 2013

An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors.


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GRIEVE INC.: Conveyor Oven

April 22, 2013
el 1018 is an electrically heated, 500ºF (~260ºC) three-zone belt conveyor oven that can be used for drying ceramic parts.
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Harper Receives Contract for Rotary Thermal Treatment System

April 17, 2013
Harper International recently announced it was selected by U.S. Demil LLC (USD) for the design of a new continuous indirect rotary thermal treatment unit (TTU) for demilitarization processing of munitions.
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L&L KILN: Kiln

March 27, 2013
The new Ergo-Lift kilns are designed to provide users with easy and ergonomic loading while providing the advantages of a top-loading kiln.
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Case Study: Rebuild Solution

A rebuild dramatically improves kiln efficiency at Morgan Technical Ceramics.
March 1, 2013

Morgan Technical Ceramics, Southampton, UK, has reportedly seen significant improvements in the operation of four of its sinter fire kilns following a rebuild using a complete engineering solution supplied by sister company Morgan Thermal Ceramics.


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Product Profile: Disc Debut

Mantec Technical Ceramics develops process control discs for thermal monitoring and controlling.
March 1, 2013

Mantec Technical Ceramics recently introduced high-temperature Bullers™ process control discs. These new discs can ensure a uniform and controlled heatwork profile in thermal monitoring and controlling.


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Lucifer Furnaces Supplies Box Furnace to Stage Lighting Company

February 22, 2013
Lucifer Furnaces recently announced it has supplied a bench style box furnace to Lycian Stage Lighting, a manufacturer of theatrical followspot lights.
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HED, GE, and Rutgers Engineers Collaborate on Rotary Furnaces

February 18, 2013
HED International recently announced it is developing rotary furnaces with GE and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey for the processing of nanopowders.
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Ashlock Named Paragon Industries Engineer

February 11, 2013
Paragon Industries recently announced the appointment of Bud Ashlock to the position of engineer.
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