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Description: GlobalSpec's Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics free eNewsletter covers a variety of products and solutions from the four materials categories named in its title. The focus is on products such as advanced ceramics, new metallic glasses, smart textiles and non-woven technologies, and engineered fibers and fabrics. This free email publication helps engineers match new materials to the demanding performance criteria of their design projects.
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Acoustics & Audio Technology
Covers the field of sound recording, sound reproduction, and sound abatement.
Provides market overviews, discuss global and regional trends, highlight specific product and material development and deliver the latest news on the industry
Covers new technologies impacting the aerospace industry.
Alternative & Renewable Energy
Focuses on energy savings and the environment, and explores new ways to generate electricity.
Serves manufacturers of consumer, commercial, business, and medical appliances, as well as the design and engineering firms, product development, and industrial design firms supporting this industry segment.
Keeps engineers up-to-date with the latest components, materials, and manufacturing tools needed to stay competitive.
Building & Design
For architects, general contractors, roofers, electrical and specialty contractors, interior designers, and other professionals associated with building design and construction.
Building Blocks for the IoT
Covers the most critical issues affecting developers of next-generation connected devices for the Internet-of-Things, Industry 4.0, and consumer products, including embedded systems in applications
Covers design, construction, and operation of plants and machinery for making such products as acids, dyes, drugs, plastics, and synthetic rubber by adapting the chemical reactions discovered by the laboratory chemist to large-scale production.
Coatings & Surface Engineering
Covers new products and developments in materials, applications, and processes for surface engineering.
Covers materials, components, motive power, and subsystems for rail and light rail locomotives and rolling stock, buses, over-the-road trucks, and marine vessels of all types.
Components for RF & Microwave
Covers the most recent developments in discrete semiconductors and ICs, passives, cables, connectors, enclosures, and other specialized components and devices that are designed into microwave and RF systems.
Construction Tools & Equipment
Covers the trucks, cranes, earth moving equipment, tools, and safety equipment used to build the world's highways, bridges, infrastructure, civil and major structures.
Creative Engineering covers creative ideas, inspiring stories, products and people in the electronics industry and maker space.
Includes information about acquisition of signals and waveforms, and processing of the signals to obtain desired information.
Defense & Security Technology
Updates subscribers with the latest developments across all technology sectors relevant to defense and security.
Design & Analysis Software
Keeps subscribers up to date on four main categories of design and analysis software: Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Aided Engineering, and Product Lifecycle Management.
Offers subscribers a wealth of information on man-machine interface methods, including LED and LCD displays, flat panels, touch screens, panel meters, imaging workstations and analysis, and computer workstations used to monitor manufacturing processes.
Offers subscribers a wealth of information for design engineers and other technical professionals using electric components as their primary building blocks in consumer and commercial products.
Offers subscribers a variety of information on electronic design products and processes for application in computers, communications equipment, consumer electronics, and industrial systems.
Electronic Device Design
Examines the enabling technologies and material advances behind the latest generation mobile and handheld electronics, from cell phones and pico-projectors to global positioning systems and MP3 players.
Electronic Product Design
Offers subscribers a wealth of information on products and services such as: adhesives, coatings and sealants, computers and computer software, contract manufacturing, electronic components, embedded systems, motors and motion control, plastics/elastomers, pumps, valves, and filters, and test and instrumentation.
Electronic Test Equipment
Keeps subscribers up-to-date on the field of electronic testing, from test instruments and PCB test to test and inspection strategies.
Drawing from the trusted analysis and unmatched editorial content of Electronics360.com, The Electronics360 Weekly Current features the top stories, latest news, charts, insights and more on the end-to-end electronics value chain.
Engineering Knowledge & Insight
Provides engineers with news and developments concerning engineering references, technical standards, scientific journals, courses and seminars, engineering degree programs, technical conferences and symposia, and more
Offers valuable information on tools and strategies used to keep all engineering departments within an organization “on the same page.”
Covers pollution control, waste management, hazardous waste disposal, and sanitary engineering.
Fastening, Joining & Assembly
Covers includes information about fasteners and materials that hold parts together (screws, rivets, bolts, adhesives, etc.), the tools and systems that automate application/dispensing of fasteners/adhesives, and new assembly/disassembly techniques integrated into system design.
Fluid Power Systems
Involved with the design and installation of hydraulic and/or pneumatic systems, Fluid Power Solutions covers equipment, components, and networking technologies
Food & Beverage Technology
Read by engineers and managers involved in the processing, plant construction and operation, sanitation, packaging/storage/preservation, quality inspection, handling, and distribution of food and beverage products internationally.
Written for engineers, managers, and consultants involved in healthcare facility design, building, renovation, and operation.
Covers all areas of the climate control discipline, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.
Covers the components and systems that enable automated manufacturing, assembly, and inspection.
Offers a wealth of information for professionals working in maintenance, repair, and operations of industrial plants.
Industrial Processing Equipment
Covers products and solutions used in large-scale manufacturing of fluids, gases, and powders.
Covers the products, equipment, and solutions used in clinical and research laboratories for the preparation, separation, and analysis of samples.
Light & Laser
Covers materials and components used in the creation, detection, or manipulation of light.
Covers new developments impacting the design and use of lightweight aircraft – from drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to airships and single-engine planes
Machine Tools & Metal Working
Offers information relevant to the shaping, drilling, grinding, cutting, and other “metal working” processes that are generally carried out with machine tools or multi-tool machining centers.
Manufacturing Technology e-newsletter is for engineers involved with the design and installation of robotics, automation, sensors, controls, mechanical systems and electromechanical equipment. Manufacturing engineers are not only tasked with producing the products created by design engineers, but bringing those products to market quickly at reasonable cost
Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology
Technologies Covered: Design & Analysis Software; Display Technologies; Drives; Electrical Components; Industrial Automation; Material Handling; Mechanical Components; Mechanical Power Transmission; Motion Control Components; Motors; Networking & Communications; Robotics Systems; Sensors & Switches; Wireless Technology
Informs engineers of the latest developments in ferrous and nonferrous metals, specialty alloys, glass, ceramics, fibers and fabrics, as well as plastics and composite materials.
Offers information on a range of mechanical components, systems, and solutions.
Mechanical Power Transmission
Offers information on a range of systems that may use combinations of belts and chain drives, gears and gear drives, couplings, clutches and brakes, and other components.
Medical Equipment Design
Tracks trends and product news in the medical equipment field.
Military & High-Reliability Electronics
Covers components designed specifically for harsh environments and mission-critical applications in systems for military, aerospace, medical, and industrial end-users.
Motion Control Components
Provides current news on products designed to precisely control movement of machinery.
Motors & Drives
Addresses engineers responsible for the design and application of motion control and machine automation solutions
For engineers and other professionals involved in building materials and devices on a nanoscale – molecular or atomic structures measuring less than 100 nm.
Networking & Communications
Focuses on networking hardware and software used to manage digital communication networks.
Oil & Gas Technology
Informs subscribers on everything from exploration and drilling to product processing and tank filling.
Packaging & Labeling
Tracks trends and products for the packaging and labeling industry.
Plant & Facilities Engineering
Covers industry trends and events, equipment, and techniques related to plant and facilities engineering (also known as maintenance engineering or reliability engineering).
Plastics & Resins
Focuses on new materials, from engineered thermoplastics to plastic films and composites.
Covers new methods for making parts out of plastics as well as improvements to “tried-and-true” methods, such as molding, extrusion, and machining.
Power Generation & Distribution
provides the latest news on electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution, as well as cogeneration.
Power Supplies & Devices
Reports on advances in power supplies and the components and devices used in power conversion, power management and distribution for electronic systems of all types.
focuses on products in two pump categories: hydraulic pumps for liquids and pneumatic pumps for air or gas.
Quality, Test & Measurement
Spans the enterprise improvement methodologies that use data to prevent and eliminate defects in products and processes, as well as the tools for the measurement, inspection, non-destructive test, and compliance testing used to develop products, to verify their performance and to inspect products and monitor processes.
reports on all of the components that go into constructing robots and robotic systems, as well as the software used to program them.
provides industry news on instruments, apparatus, software, detectors, and techniques in experimental measurement.
Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
focuses on silicon-based technologies and manufacturing processes.
Sensors & Switches
focuses on sensor and switching devices that are ubiquitous throughout all industry.
Shock, Vibration & Noise
provides subscribers with up-to-the-minute news on industry trends and events and product information.
Specs & Techs
covers all the technologies engineers need for new product development: from mechanical, electrical, and electronic components to engineering software, fluid power, materials, and more.
Unconventional Oil & Gas
Informs readers about technologies and tools used to explore, drill, and refine "unconventional" energy sources such as shale gas, shale oil, and oil sands
focuses on proper selection, application and uses of today's smart positioners, controllers, and valve actuators, as well as the maintenance, repair, and replacement of valves.
Water & Wastewater Systems
serves engineers, managers, consultants, contractors, and operations professionals both in industrial and municipal water/wastewater industries.
Wire & Cable Technology
presents new technology and information for manufacturers, distributors, and users of all types of electrical, communication, and mechanical wire and cables and cable assemblies, cable testing, and installation.
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reports on widely used applications in computer networking and communications.
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Past Issues of this eNewsletter
Volume 4 - Issue 6 - 06/28/2012
Ceramics for Science and Industry; Textiles - Colour Measurement and Dye Baths; Humidity and Temperature Controlled Rooms and Chambers for Textiles; New Thickness Capabilities for Containers; Lubricant for Diamond Films Lapping and Polishing; Technical Problem Solving; Surface Processing Ceramic Materials
Volume 4 - Issue 5 - 05/24/2012
Ceramics for Composite Armor Protection Systems; Advanced Furnaces for Technical Ceramics; Punch and Die Grinder; Rare Earth Elements for Critical Applications; Abrasive Filament Brushes
Volume 4 - Issue 4 - 04/26/2012
Design Flexibility Using Bullet Resistant Glazing; PEEK Drawn Fiber; L75H Series Vacuum Sealed Horizontal Dilatometer; Textile Conditioning Unit; Superior Hot Press/Sintering Thermal Shock Resistance
Volume 4 - Issue 3 - 03/22/2012
Flat Glass - Sheet Glass Washer; Medical Device Glass and Ceramic Components; High Temperature Insulation Boards; Carbon-carbon Composites
Volume 4 - Issue 2 - 02/23/2012
Complex Ceramic Assemblies for Surgical/Medical; Ceramic Thermal Spray Powders; Fury 404 High Impact Tank Washers; Residential Stainless Steel Sinks; Plasti-Grit Stripping Abrasive...; Paint Circulation Equipment
Volume 4 - Issue 1 - 01/26/2012
Abrasion-resistant Mills Eliminate Metal Contamination; Preveil Filter Media for Glass and Fabrics; Injection Molding Service; Fury 404 High Impact Tank Washers; Injection Molding
Volume 3 - Issue 12 - 12/22/2011
PYROID Pyrolytic Graphite; Medical Device Glass and Ceramic Components; Fine Walnut Shell Media; One Tough Workhorse; Bullet Resistant Wood Door (Solid Core); Thermal Ceramics for Heat Transfer Applications
Volume 3 - Issue 11 - 11/23/2011
Ceramics for Composite Armor Protection Systems; Advanced Furnaces for Technical Ceramics; Custom Spray Washers; Gravity Feed Spray Gun for Automotive/Industrial
Volume 3 - Issue 10 - 10/27/2011
Woven Mesh Industrial Fabrics; Carbide Spiral Burr Tool for Carbon Graphite; Thermoplastic Products for the Military/Defense; Medical Device Glass and Ceramic Components; PlasmaDyne in Air Plasma Treatment Systems; Carbon-carbon Composites
Volume 3 - Issue 9 - 09/22/2011
Innovative Rotary Furnaces for Advanced Materials; Humidity and Temperature Controlled Rooms and Chambers; Glass Melt Furnaces; Accelerated UV Testing for Textiles; Increase Porosity with Walnut Shell; Automatic Carbon Fiber Testing; Ceramic Thermal Spray Powders; PEEK Drawn Fiber
Volume 3 - Issue 8 - 08/25/2011
Carbon Fiber Cutting Service; Textiles - Heat Processing Applications; High Efficiency Infrared for Process Drying; Humidity and Temperature â?? Textile Conditioning Unit; Highly Adaptable, Fully Automatic Pycnometry System; Textile Testing
Volume 3 - Issue 7 - 07/28/2011
Innovative Rotary Furnaces for Advanced Materials; Metallized Ceramics with MolyMag. Mo/Mn.; Aremcolox 502-600 Machinable Glass-ceramic; Ceramic Thermal Spray Powders; Hermetic Feedthroughs, Glass-to-Metal Seals; Medical Device Glass and Ceramic Components; PEEK Drawn Fiber; Automatic Carbon Fiber Testing
Volume 3 - Issue 6 - 06/23/2011
Ceramics for Composite Armor Protection Systems; PYROID Pyrolytic Graphite; Low-cost Surface Area and Porosity Results; Micro Machining of Ultra Hard Materials; Woven Mesh Industrial Fabrics; Carbide Spiral Burr Tool for Carbon Graphite
Volume 3 - Issue 5 - 05/26/2011
Textiles - Heat Processing Applications; Textile Color Sensor; Filter Glass from All the World's Best Sources; Innovative Rotary Furnaces for Advanced Materials; Custom Manufactured Technical Ceramics Parts and Components; TFE-Glass Roll Covering
Volume 3 - Issue 4 - 04/28/2011
Robotic Controlled Glass Melt Furnace; Easy-to-Use Digital Web Tension Controller; Accelerated UV Testing for Textiles; Micro Machining of Ultra Hard Materials; Ceramic Fiber Board and Blanket; Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC; High-temperature Ceramic Adhesives
Volume 3 - Issue 3 - 03/24/2011
Thunderline-Z Expands Packaging Capabilities; Industrial Grade Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes; Filter Glass from All the World's Best Sources; Combating Carbon Fiber Cutting Issues; PEEK Drawn Fiber; Automatic Carbon Fiber Testing
Volume 3 - Issue 2 - 02/24/2011
Precise Temperature and Humidity Control; Medical Device Glass and Ceramic Components; Preveil Filter Media for Glass and Fabrics; Economy Dilatometer for CTE Measurements; Ceramic Thermal Spray Powders ; Carbide Spiral Burr Tool for Carbon Graphite
Volume 3 - Issue 1 - 01/27/2011
Ceramic Fiber Board and Blanket; Versatile Glass Sealed Hermetic Connectors; Custom Manufactured Technical Ceramics Parts and Components; Hermetic Feedthroughs, Glass-to-Metal Seals; Woven Mesh Industrial Fabrics; Carbon-carbon Composites
Volume 2 - Issue 12 - 12/23/2010
Feedthroughs, Packages Sight Windows and Seals; Ceramics for Composite Armor Protection Systems; High Infrared Reflective Insulation Materials; LECO Ceramics Offering Pressed Refractory Shapes; Electrical Engineering Ceramic Components; Glass and Ceramic Solutions - Unique Machining Capabilities
Volume 2 - Issue 11 - 11/24/2010
Advanced Oxygen-Fuel Burner; Refractory Sheet Type RS-100; Textiles -- Heat Processing Applications; Filter Glass from All the World's Best Sources; Fabric Improves Filter Media Performance
Volume 2 - Issue 10 - 10/28/2010
Glass-to-Metal Hermetic Seals; Ceramics for Composite Armor Protection Systems; Preveil Filter Media for Glass and Fabrics; Textile Conditioning Unit; Textile Color Sensor
Volume 2 - Issue 9 - 09/23/2010
High Infrared Reflective Insulation Materials; Custom Toll Processing; Carbide Spiral Burr Tool for Carbon Graphite; Glass and Ceramic Solutions -- Unique Machining Capabilities; Accelerated UV Testing for Textiles; Textile Testing
Volume 2 - Issue 8 - 08/26/2010
Protect Your Investment; Refractory Sheet Type RS-100; Textiles - Heat Processing Applications; Fabric Improves Filter Media Performance
Volume 2 - Issue 7 - 07/22/2010
Surface and Coating Color Quality Verification; Ceramics for Composite Armor Protection Systems; Textile Conditioning Unit; Custom Dryers/Ovens; TFE-Glass Roll Covering
Volume 2 - Issue 6 - 06/24/2010
New Technology Delivers Enhanced Filtration Performance; Ceramic Fiber Board and Blanket; PTFE Fiber; Accelerated UV Testing for Textiles; Textile Testing; Infrared Technology for Glass, Ceramics and Textiles; Ceramic Components
Volume 2 - Issue 5 - 05/27/2010
Quality You Can See and Precision You Can Measure; Refractory Sheet Type RS-100; High-temperature Ceramic Adhesives; Fabric Improves Filter Media Performance; Technical Ceramic Parts; Glass Tubing Properties and Applications
Volume 2 - Issue 4 - 04/22/2010
Ceramics for Composite Armor Protection Systems; Textiles -- Heat Processing Applications; Glass and Ceramic Solutions -- Unique Machining Capabilities; Permanent Marking on Glass and Ceramics: On Demand
Volume 2 - Issue 3 - 03/25/2010
SurPASS: Bring Insights to the Surface; Textile Conditioning Unit; The Future of Hollow Glass Microspheres; Textile Color Sensor
Volume 2 - Issue 2 - 02/25/2010
Glass-to-Metal Hermetic Seals; Textile Testing; High-temperature Insulation; Energy-efficent Batch Laminating System; Permanent Marking on Glass and Ceramics: On Demand; High-temp Silica Cloth
Volume 2 - Issue 1 - 01/28/2010
Custom Dryers/Ovens; PTFE Fiber; Fabric Improves Filter Media Performance; Plasti-Grit Stripping Abrasive...; Accelerated UV Testing for Textiles
Volume 1 - Issue 4 - 12/24/2009
Lightweight, Hydrophobic Aerogel Insulation; Carpet and Textile Color Sensor; Military Fabrics; Textile Conditioning Unit
Volume 1 - Issue 3 - 11/30/2009
Bandpass, Longpass, Shortpass, Neutral Density, and Conversion Filters; Industrial Sewing; Carbon Fibers; PTFE Sewing Thread; Fabric Improves Filter Media Performance; Accelerated UV Testing for Textiles
Volume 1 - Issue 2 - 10/22/2009
Dynamic Fiberglass for Extreme Temperatures; Machinable and Dense Ceramic Parts; Ceramic Metal Bonding/Joining; Military Fabrics; Load Cells, Brakes, Clutches, and Tension Controls; Molybdenum TZM
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - 09/24/2009
Bandpass, Longpass, Shortpass, Neutral Density, and Conversion Filters; Casso-Solar Glass Batch Laminating; Micro Machining of Ultra Hard Materials; Custom Toll Processing; Ceramic Heat Recovery Media; DeWal Wire and Cable Brochure; Hexoloy SA Silicon Carbide; Machinable Glass-ceramic