Early in my career, an inventor came to my office to talk about patenting his invention. After I advised him about having a patentability search conducted and then explained all that is involved in preparing and prosecuting a patent application, he had one question: “When can I make some money on this?”
As a materials person, do you feel left behind by the boom of all things “e” in the last 20 years? If so, don’t despair. As a member of the glass and ceramic community, you are part of an old and necessary profession. For example, while vacationing in the historic Jamestown-Colonial Williamsburg area of Virginia this past summer, I was amazed and pleased to learn that some of the first entrepreneurial ventures attempted in English North America involved the making of glass and brick.
The 2017 Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) will have much to offer for refractories professionals from around the world.
September 1, 2017
The 2017 Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) will offer keynote speakers, technical sessions, exhibits and multiple networking opportunities for refractories professionals from around the world.
The world of manufacturing is ever changing. The economic outlook projects improvement in manufacturing conditions, but thousands, and even millions, of jobs in the U.S. go unfulfilled because of a skills gap. As such, the skills gap has challenged workforce developers nationwide. As the McKinsey Global Institute points out in a recent study, “Workforce availability threatens to reduce economic growth by 40%, despite continuing productivity from automation and other elements of supply-chain optimization.”
According to Vesuvius, the RCT offers a solution that automatically carries out all tasks and supervision necessary on the casting platform.
August 29, 2017
Vesuvius has been awarded a turnkey project from Brazil-based Thyssenkrupp Companhia Siderúrgica do Atlântico (CSA) for the installation of robotic casting technology (RCT) on both slab caster ladle platforms.
The 2017 Clemson Brick Forum will be held October 2-4 at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson, S.C. Hosted by the National Brick Research Center (NBRC), the forum continues to be a place for the sharing of information and ideas throughout the brick industry.
Glen-Gery is the first brick manufacturer to win Best in Class in Architectural Record's Advertising Excellence Awards.
August 1, 2017
Glen-Gery was recently recognized at Architectural Record’s annual Advertising Excellence Awards breakfast in Orlando, Fla., as part of the 2017 AIA Convention. Each year, a jury of leading architects carefully reviews and rates ads in the building and design marketplace, along with the companies and agencies that produce them.
The exhibition portfolio comprises everything relating to aerospace technology from the design, development and prototype phase, to the manufacturing and process engineering as well as to the components, subsystems, materials, semi-finished products, tools and technical services. Read More