After many years it appears that there is advocacy for adding new nuclear capacity to our power grid. What is the case for nuclear power, and what opportunities will it create for the ceramic industry?
SiC's ability to be an effective, thermally stable mirror/grating material for X-ray, visible, UV and IR optical devices is rapidly turning it into an optical material of choice for space applications.
While ceramic cutting tools have been in use for over 60 years, it is only within the past two decades that they have found major applications, principally in the turning and milling of cast iron, nickel based superalloys and the finishing of hardened steels.
Our annual R&D Lab Equipment and Instrumentation Directory helps you locate the best suppliers for your needs. This issue also includes articles focused on deformation and tension, materials characterization trends, non-destructive imaging, and more. Check it out!