Articles by Laurel M. Sheppard

Smart Design Solutions

December 1, 2001
A lower-cost, highly functional CAD system is streamlining the design process for The Pfaltzgraff Co.
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Sifting Through the Raw Materials Markets

September 25, 2000
Over the last year or so, consolidation in the raw materials and minerals industry has continued at a rapid pace in almost every segment.
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The Porcelain Enamel Industry: New Developments and Challenges

September 18, 2000
Porcelain enamel has been around for 4000 years and shows no signs of disappearing any time soon.
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Understanding Microstructural Evolution

July 30, 2000
More than 120 researchers from around the world attended the 10th international JFCC workshop held in mid-March of this year. Sponsored by the Japan Fine Ceramics Center located in Nagoya, Japan, the workshop focused on grain boundary engineering of ceramics.
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Gelcasting Enters the Fast Lane

April 12, 2000
Technological advances are catapulting gelcasting into mainstream high-performance ceramic manufacturing.
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