Advanced Ceramics

The latest news and features detailing cutting-edge ceramic technologies, applications, and materials.


Rising Security Concerns Expected to Drive Global Armored Vehicle Market

The armored vehicle market is expected to witness high growth over the next six years due to defense and commercial uses.

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Alcoa Reports Strong Fourth Quarter; Profit in Alumina Segment More than Doubles

Alcoa recently reported a jump in fourth quarter and full-year 2014 profits, culminating a year of significant transformation for the company.

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Obama Administration Announces New Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest commonly used metals, advanced composites have the potential to revolutionize advanced manufacturing, transforming clean energy products from wind turbines to next-generation passenger vehicles that are made right here in the U.S.

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Asia-Pacific Represents Fastest-Growing Market for Ceramic Matrix Composites

The global ceramic matrix composite (CMC) market has grown considerably during recent years and is estimated to expand at a healthy pace in the upcoming five years.

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Ceramic Fuel Cells Addresses Changes to German microCHP Incentives

Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. (CFU) recently reported that the German Federal Ministry for the Environment has issued an updated framework for the funding of microCHP systems.

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Ceramics Expo Draws Most Interest

An announcement regarding the all-new Ceramics Expo event drew the most reader interest last week.
This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Ceramics to Benefit from Increasing U.S. Demand for Biocompatible Materials

U.S. demand for biocompatible materials is forecast to increase 4.9% annually to $5.6 billion in 2018.

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Harper Awarded Contract for Multiple Furnaces

Harper International recently finalized a contract exceeding $3 million for high-temperature vertical and rotary reactors to support the East China Research Institute of Microelectronics (ECRIM).

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Apple Expected to Reverse iPad Misfortunes in 2015

According to the latest forecasts from market intelligence firm ABI Research, tablet growth is expected to resume and continue over the next five years, with a forecast of nearly 290 million tablet shipments in 2019.

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Tablets and Ultrabooks Become More Affordable in Emerging Markets

The average selling price (ASP) of Ultrabooks and tablets declined by 7.8% in 2014, as the market matured and commoditized, allowing these devices to become more affordable in all markets.

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TEAM Day 2012

The event, scheduled to take place the day before CERAMITEC, will provide presentations covering a range of advanced ceramics topics and the related technology. Read More


Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy

South Korea

Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE) 2015, organized by the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE) and American Ceramic Society (ACerS), will be held at Lotte Hotel in Jeju, Korea during February 24-27, 2015.

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Lightweighting Summit

Detroit, MI
United States

This event will foster cross-supply chain dialogue and technical sharing around regulatory drivers, target-setting, materials, processes, joining, tools and design strategies.

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IEEE Aerospace Conference

Big Sky, MT
United States
The IEEE Aerospace Conference will take place March 7-14, 2015, in Big Sky, Montana. Read More


Pittcon 2015

New Orleans, LA
United States

Pittcon is the world’s annual premier Conference and Exposition on laboratory science.

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ACS National Meeting and Exposition

Denver, CO
United States
The ACS National Meeting and Exposition will take place March 22-26, 2015, in Denver. Read More


Ultra-high Temperature Ceramics: Materials For Extreme Environment Applications III

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

The purpose of this third meeting in the series is to bring together disparate researchers from academia, government, and industry in a forum that allows the bench researchers to interact with designers and engineers to discuss state-of-the-art research and development efforts, what the results mean in a broader context, and how to move the technology forward toward near-term and longer term use.

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ACMA National Policy Summit

Washington, DC
United States

On April 14-15, composites industry business owners and senior managers will assemble in Washington DC for the 2015 ACMA National Policy Summit.

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International Conference & Exhibition on Ceramic Interconnect & Ceramic Microsystems Technologies (CICMT) 2015


The International Conference & Exhibition on Ceramic Interconnect & Ceramic Microsystems Technologies (CICMT) has been established for more than a decade as a global platform for the presentation and discussion of the latest research and development results in the field of ceramic interconnection and microsystem technology.

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Ceramics Expo

Cleveland, OH
United States

Opportunities are now officially open for Ceramics Expo, an industry focused trade show that will highlight the latest in ceramic manufacturing excellence.

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Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

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