The most common of these thin-film vacuum coating processes include evaporation (e.g., using a cathodic arc or thermal technique), ion beam deposition, and sputtering (e.g., using plasmas). All PVD coating processes must occur inside a vacuum chamber so that the vaporized materials do not react with any atmospheric contaminants that could interfere with the microscopic layer of coating, or with the adhesion of the growing thin film to the substrate.
Researchers at The University of Manchester, in collaboration with Central South University (CSU) in China, have created a new kind of ceramic coating that could revolutionize hypersonic travel for air, space and defense purposes.
Ceramics Expo 2017 drew thousands of attendees from over 1,600 companies and 33 different countries to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 25-27. The third annual event provided attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the ceramic industry while reconnecting with old friends and building new business relationships.
Using five ingredients (silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen), Gurpreet Singh, the Harold O. and Jane C. Massey Neff associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical, and electronic properties.
glasstec 2018: Glass production technology, glass processing and finishing, to glass products, glazing, window and door making, and architecture. Furthermore, the show offers in-depth insights into future developments in the glass industry. Glass manufacturers and finishers put sophisticated glass applications on display that will even captivate the industry veteran. glasstec continues to serve as a forum for collaboration between manufacturers, architects, designers, and end users. Read More