Continuous Development in the Ceramic Industry
This issue includes our annual R&D Directory, which strives to connect manufacturers' specific research and development efforts with the ideal supplier partners.
We know manufacturers in our industry are continually improving their existing products and processes while also developing new options for growth. Toward that end, this issue includes our annual R&D Directory, which strives to connect manufacturers’ specific research and development efforts with the ideal supplier partners.* The Address Index includes contact information and additional details for each supplier, while the Product Listings show various products and services, along with the suppliers that offer them.
Make sure to bookmark the R&D Directory at www.ceramicindustry.com/randddirectory. Searchable by product or category, the online directory also includes extras for select suppliers.
While our staff made every effort to contact the entire community of suppliers to our industry, we may have inadvertently missed some. If you are a supplier of equipment, instrumentation, or R&D services and would like to be included online and/or in next year’s edition, please contact AnnaMarie McCann at email@example.com or (610) 436-4220, ext. 8518, for pricing and additional details.
Speaking of development, I’m excited to announce a new column for 2018 that has its debut in this issue! Authored by longtime CI contributor and industry veteran Vincent W. Howell, FSME, CMfgE, “Taking Care of Business” provides information and strategies to improve manufacturing processes and support business success. The first installment asks the question, “Are We Innovating Fast Enough?” As he writes, “The future requires companies to push for innovation in their technology areas, which creates the need to determine if we are getting the best return on investment during the process of innovation.” How can this be best accomplished? Read the column to learn more.
*Company listings indicate paid advertising. Contact AnnaMarie McCann at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and additional details.