November 1, 2018
Chicken and Egg

Chicken & Egg – A Strange Parallel with Technical Ceramics

Throughout history, philosophers and scientists have confronted the dilemma “which came first, the chicken or the egg”? To ancient philosophers, this problem was at the center of their questions as to how the universe and life on planet earth began. Even more recently, scientists […]
October 25, 2018
Cutting It Fine With Ceramics

Cutting it Fine with Ceramics – Specialty Blades for Industry and the Home

Ceramic blades are a relatively new product. Developed for processes that originally required round rotating blades where down time to change them was an issue to the production line, the longer run time of ceramic blades improved efficiency. Ceramic blades in industrial […]
October 18, 2018

Ceramics Provide Perfect Cover in Ballistic Armor

Over the years, ceramics have found their way into many specialized fields. But ballistic armor has to be one of the strangest. In the aftermath of World War II, the search to find new methods of reducing casualties became paramount, especially as the increasing development in rifles […]
August 24, 2018
Ultra High Vacuum

Ultra High Vacuum – Invaluable To Science & Research

The first time I heard the expression “ultra-high vacuum”, I was sitting in a meeting in the 1970’s, looking at drawings, and was asked if the parts in the drawing complied. Luckily my colleague was on the ball and I did not need to confess that I wasn’t sure what they meant. Ultra-high vacuum […]