Months or even years of planning have gone into buying your company’s new thermal processing equipment. The executives have cut ribbons and pictures have been taken. Now the countdown begins; degradation starts as soon as the installation is complete and the equipment is turned on. The equipment is heading toward its first failure.
A paper-like battery electrode developed by a Kansas State University engineer may improve tools for space exploration or unmanned aerial vehicles. Gurpreet Singh, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team have created the battery electrode using silicon oxycarbide-glass and graphene.
The use of corrosion-resistant lined storage tanks, process tanks and vessels has continued to expand in the manufacturing sector. For many companies, the purchase and repair of these tanks is a time-consuming process that often requires planning, coordination, added transportation, and scheduling, as well as quality concerns.
New software is supporting supply chain planning and scheduling at Florim Ceramiche.
May 2, 2016
Florim Ceramiche SpA has been recognized as a leader in the ceramic industry for more than 50 years. The company’s business style can be summarized by three core principles: research, innovation and social responsibility.
Acme Brick is expanding in Arkansas to meet growing demand.
May 2, 2016
Acme Brick Co. executives, including President and CEO Dennis Knautz, recently joined Springdale, Ark., Mayor Doug Sprouse and other local officials to turn the first shovels of soil for Acme’s new showroom and warehouse at 4877 N. 45th St. The facility, comprising a 6,256-sq-ft showroom and office, as well as a 14,494-sq-ft warehouse, will sit on 5.78 acres of property that will provide ample customer parking.
Happy May Day! Also known as Labor Day in some countries, May 1 marks the Chicago Haymarket protests that took place on that date in 1886, when 35,000 workers walked away from their jobs and demanded standardized eight-hour work days.
As frequent readers of this column know, the glass container manufacturing industry has a consistent and strong demand for recycled glass at its 45 glass plants across the U.S. In 2015, glass manufacturers purchased 2.4 million tons of recycled glass for remelting into new containers.