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January 26th, 2006 - Volume 2 Issue 1

In this issue...

Industry Trends & Events  Low-Emissivity Glass Gets Thinner Faster...  MORE

Engineering Ceramics & Ceramics Fabrication  Complex Ceramic Shapes; Ceramic Machining Services; Ceramics Producer to Reduce CO2 Emissions; SiAlON Enables Rapid Heat Transfer...  MORE

Specialty Glasses & Glass Fabrication  Simax Tubing, Simax Rod, Simax Capillary; Global Supplier of Advanced Technology Products and Solutions; Glass Printing Goes Digital; Useful Tips on Working with Bent Glass...  MORE

Refractories & Thermal Ceramics  Refractory Construction Backup Insulation Board; Technical Ceramic Engineering Company; Measuring Thermophysical Properties; Early Warning: Thermal Spray Conference...  MORE

Specialty Cement & Ceramics Adhesives  Crystal Clear Structural Acrylic; Line of High-Temperature Cements; Thermal Adhesive Bonds Glass, Metal, Ceramics; Ceramic Adhesives Made for Fast Setting...  MORE

Careers  Military Design Company Needs Composite Engineer; Become a Student Again...  MORE

Diversions  Laminated Glass Designs Awarded; Top 20 Engineering Feats of the Last Millennium...  MORE

Industry Trends & Events
Low-Emissivity Glass Gets Thinner Faster

RobotTemp™ FTM tempering system It's a new world record for the RobotTemp™ FTM tempering system, which has processed soft-coated Low-E glass in a record-setting time of 29 sec/mm of thickness. The system uses electrically heated full convection with FuzzyTemp™ automatic online heat profiling, making the Low-E glass processing time just 15% longer than float glass. Read more about the record-setting tempering system.

Engineering Ceramics & Ceramics Fabrication
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CTP Technical Ceramics
Complex Ceramic Shapes

Complex Ceramic Shapes At CTP Technical Ceramics, Alumina and Zirconia materials can be formed, bisque fired, green machined, and densified into finished shapes with tight tolerances. Depending on shape and tolerances, it is also possible for them to process net shapes, saving thousands of dollars in dense machining and tool costs.

Find out more about complex ceramic shapes.

Bullen Ultrasonics, Inc.
Ceramic Machining Services

Ceramic Machining Services Bullen's goal is to be your precision machining source for ceramics of all types. They can use their ultrasonic machining methods to perform detailed operations on ceramics. They can hold precise dimensions and tolerances in a variety of shapes and configurations. Even reflective and metalized ceramic parts can be ultrasonically machined without damage to surrounding surface areas.

Find out more about Bullen Ultrasonics, Inc.

Ceramics Producer to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Ceramics Producer to Reduce CO2 Emissions Between firing processes and power usage, ceramics producers generally contribute a significant amount of CO2 emissions. One company has developed a strategy, however, to reduce emissions by 7% from 2004 to 2010. They've diagramed the best use of firing kiln waste heat and outlined how fast drying technology cuts down emissions. To read more on CO2 reductions in ceramics production, follow this link.

SiAlON Enables Rapid Heat Transfer

SiAlON Enables Rapid Heat Transfer When an aluminum casting plant needed thermocouple protection tubes, it turned to SiAlON, an advanced ceramic material from New Zealand-based Industrial Research. The material allows rapid heat transfer and enables the thermocouple protection tubes to withstand temperature changes. Read more about the SiAlON thermocouple protection tubes.

Specialty Glasses & Glass Fabrication
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Pegasus Glass
Simax Tubing, Simax Rod, Simax Capillary

Simax Tubing, Simax Rod, Simax Capillary SIMAX glass is used to produce a wide range of technical and laboratory glass products, industrial apparatus, and heat-resistant household glassware, whose characteristics and practical value have made them much sought-after products in many countries throughout the world. SIMAX glass is an environmentally-friendly product and is completely harmless from an ecological point of view.

Learn more about Pegasus Glass

Newport Corporation
Leading Global Supplier of Advanced Technology Products and Solutions

Newport Corporation Newport's nearly 40 years of industry knowledge and expertise across a broad range of technologies allows them to deliver innovative products and solutions. They can manufacture custom parabolic, spherical, or flat mirrors to match your specifications. Newport stays at the forefront of technological innovation; bringing advanced products and solutions that help their customers grow their business.

Check out Newport Corporation's Web site.

Glass Printing Goes Digital

Glass Printing Goes Digital Digital printers are replacing traditional screens when it comes to printing on glass. Fewer maintenance concerns generally associated with the screens means a more cost-efficient printing method that can be customized for each job. With black printing already established, the glass printing industry is now focusing on full-color printing development.

Useful Tips on Working with Bent Glass

Useful Tips on Working with Bent Glass Although bent glass and flat glass are nearly the same, with one having a simple curve in its structure, the handling and storage of each differ. Find out techniques for measuring, transporting, and storing bent glass, as well as the science of heating the glass to get just the right curve. This refresher Web page also includes links to common terms used in the industry.

Refractories & Thermal Ceramics
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BNZ Materials, Inc.
Refractory Construction Backup Insulation Board

Refractory Construction Backup Insulation Board ZelieBlok 2000 is a calcium silicate board manufactured by a unique patented process together with a patent-protected formulation utilizing the highest quality raw materials. ZelieBlok 2000 is designed to serve as a backup insulation for any refractory construction, such as insulating fire brick, dense refractory brick, castable, gunning mix, plastic refractory, or ceramic fiber.

Go here to learn more about BNZ Materials, Inc.

CeramTec North America
One of the World's Largest Technical Ceramics Engineering Companies

CeramTec North America CeramTec's Ceramaseal® products lead the industry in ceramic-to-metal and glass-to-ceramic seal technology. Hermetically sealed components include: feedthroughs, multipin connectors, coaxial connectors, isolators, thermocouples, windows/viewports, baseplates, crystal sensors, cables, and accessories. These components are ideally suited to support optical, gas, liquid, power, instrumentation, and sensing applications.

Learn more at CeramTec North America's Web site.

Measuring Thermophysical Properties

Measuring Thermophysical Properties The LFA 457 MicroFlash™ from Netzsch Instruments measures thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity for ceramics, composites, and metals. Using an IR detector, the temperature increase from heat generated from a short laser pulse is analyzed against time. The resulting thermal diffusivity is accurate, according to the company, within 3% and the thermal conductivity claims 5% accuracy.

Early Warning: Thermal Spray Conference

Early Warning: Thermal Spray Conference Let this be an early notification; the largest global thermal spray gathering takes place in Seattle, May 15-18. The International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition features technical sessions involving more than 300 presentations and more than 50 thermal spray manufacturers. Look here to find out more about the educational, networking, and informational opportunities at the conference.

Specialty Cement & Ceramics Adhesives
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Bondmaster
Crystal Clear Structural Acrylic

Crystal Clear Structural Acrylic Cured V5004 is flexible, making it ideal for bonding dissimilar materials such as metals, glass, ceramics, composites, plastics, and wood. V5004 exhibits high peel strength and particularly high adhesion to aluminum. V5004 is a toughened adhesive, which makes it resistant to impact, vibration, and thermal cycling gives it excellent durability.

Learn more about Bondmaster.

Sauereisen, Inc.
Line of High-Temperature Cements

Sauereisen, Inc. Sauereisen's expertise lies in two primary areas — high temperature adhesives and corrosion resistant materials of construction. They develop and manufacture their cements and protective materials for distribution around the globe. The people who rely on them for specified solutions are product design engineers, corrosion engineers, construction contractors and, of course, end users and facility owners.

Visit Sauereisen's Web site to learn more.

Thermal Adhesive Bonds Glass, Metal, Ceramics

TRA-DUCT 2902 A new line of thermal interface products, including phase change materials, greases, pads and films, and conductive adhesives have been introduced by Tra-Con. Among the new product offerings is a thermal adhesive, TRA-DUCT 2902, that is an electrically conducting epoxy compound made of refined silver. The adhesive can be used to bond glass, metal, ceramics, and plastic laminates. View the new adhesive's properties here.

Ceramic Adhesives Made for Fast Setting

Resbond 3,000°F ceramic adhesive Resbond 3,000°F ceramic adhesive is designed for customizable bonding according to the physical properties of the substrate. Users can choose from options like Machinable, Metallic, Super Fast Setting, Low to High Thermal Expansion, and Electrically or Thermally Conductive Grades. The customizable adhesives work with ceramics, glass, metals, quartz, fused silica, and other materials. View the data sheet now.

Careers
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Military Design Company Needs Composite Engineer

Composite Engineer A designer and manufacturer of military life support systems is looking for an engineer with knowledge and experience in composites and reinforcements. The company seeks an engineer with knowledge of glass fibers, carbon fibers, and several other reinforcement materials to do 3D modeling, as well as structural and failure analysis. Apply for the composite engineer opening here.

Become a Student Again

Become a Student Again The American Ceramic Society and ASM International jointly offer almost a dozen online ceramics courses to improve careers and fill in the learning gaps. A Fundamentals of Ceramic Technology course covers basic information on ceramic materials and production of them, while in-depth coverage of the atomic, microscopic, and macroscopic behavior of ceramic materials is included in the Physical Properties of Ceramic Materials course. The course offerings even include a business writing course, as well as an overview on the relevance of materials science in manufacturing. Visit here to see other ceramics courses offered.

Diversions
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Laminated Glass Designs Awarded

Laminated Glass Designs Awarded The 2005 Solutia International Design Awards recognize creative use of laminated glass in architecture, interior design, and the automotive industry. The winning designs, using laminated glass for aesthetic appeal and light enhancement, spanned applications from pedestrian bridges and parking garages, to day care centers and automobiles. Read more about the winning designs.

Top 20 Engineering Feats of the Last Millennium

Top 20 Engineering Feats of the Last Millennium Although it's six years into the 21st century, all of the current engineering advances being made now owe part of their progress to those made several years earlier. This Web site lists the top 20 engineering achievements of the 20th century, starting with electrification and ending with high-performance materials. It also lists how ceramic materials contribute to each engineering achievement.

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