Engineering the Future with the Ceramic Industry
Attendees of Ceramics Expo 2018 will have myriad opportunities to see how the ceramic industry is engineering the future in a multitude of applications.
I can hardly believe that Ceramics Expo is right around the corner already. It seems like we were all just in Cleveland for last year’s event! The 2018 edition is looking to be bigger and better than ever. I’m anticipating a wealth of fascinating conference topics, myriad new products and technologies on display during the exhibition, meeting new people, and of course catching up with old friends.
In this issue, “Ceramics Expo 2018 Drives Engineering Forward” details some of the latest innovations that companies will showcase during Ceramics Expo. From LCVD and additive manufacturing to ceramic burner components and flash sintering, attendees will be able to see how the ceramic industry is engineering the future in a multitude of applications. Plus, be sure to keep the Conference Agenda, Floor Plan and Exhibitor List handy so you don’t miss anything!
Looking a little further into the future (June 23, to be exact), glass and ceramic manufacturers must be sure that they are complying with the new general industry standard for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) set forth by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). As RoboVent’s Greg Carmichael writes in this issue, “OSHA requires that engineering and process controls be used as the first line of defense in reducing RCS exposure. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) should be limited to situations where PELs cannot be met by other means.”
What do Action Level (AL) and Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) refer to, and what do these terms mean for manufacturers that use silica on a regular basis? “Glass and Ceramic Manufacturers Need to Get Ready for New Silica Standards” has the details.
Will you be attending Ceramics Expo? If so, please stop by the Ceramic Industry booth (#349) to say hello!