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SPECIAL REPORT: Optimizing Green Machining

February 2, 2006
Following some basic guidelines can help manufacturers optimize cutting quality and productivity in green ceramic machining operations.

Machining unfired aluminum oxide, tungsten carbide, silicon carbide and other green ceramics can be challenging. The abrasive nature of these ceramic materials severely limits the life of carbide tools.
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Refractories Review: Industry Snapshot

January 11, 2006
The refractories industry continues to evolve in response to the many changes caused by globalization-especially the associated major increase in competition.
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INSIDE CI: New Initiatives

January 11, 2006
Technically, I know January 1 is just another day. But the symbolism of a "new beginning" is just too powerful to resist. It's nice to believe that you can turn the page and start over. For companies that begin their fiscal year in January, it's a fresh start at an improved profit margin.
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Inside CI: Making a Difference

December 1, 2005
As a new parent, I've recently begun to worry a lot more than I used to.
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Making CerMA More Effective

December 1, 2005
Tremendous changes have occurred in the U.S. ceramic industry over the past 10 years as manufacturers have modernized, rationalized, consolidated and become more global.
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Inside CI: Benchmarking Performance

November 1, 2005
Editor Kristi Grahl's monthly roundup.
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Online Exclusive: California Court Approves Proposition 65 Settlement with Opt-In Provisions

November 1, 2005
A California court has approved a Proposition 65 settlement with "opt-in" provisions.
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Letter To The Editor

October 1, 2005
Debating Burner Placement
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Kiln Connecton: Energy Crisis 101

October 1, 2005
Columnist Ralph Ruark offers new energy saving tools and strategies to combat rising natural gas costs.
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Inside CI: New Capabilities

October 1, 2005
Editor Kristi Grahl's monthly roundup.
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