ACerS Short Courses


Are you an engineer, scientist, operations professional, or student looking to increase your materials science knowledge? ACerS short courses expand on foundational topics and will equip you with the skills required for today’s marketplace. Taking place the day before Ceramics Expo, these short courses are the perfect way to make the most of your visit to Cleveland. 


Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Ceramics

ACers course 1

 April 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Marriott Cleveland Airport

This course takes a deep dive into ceramic additive manufacturing (AM)—the technology’s potential, economic aspects, opportunities and limitations, and how AM can be implemented into the production chain.

Taught by Shawn M. Allan (Lithoz America LLC), Holly Shulman (Alfred University), Isabel Potestio (Lithoz GmbH), Jesse Blacker (ExOne), Thomas Henriksen (Ceramco Inc.), Brandon Cox (Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies), Cathleen Hoel (General Electric Research Center), Iris Heibel (CERIX – Bosch), and Dominik Reichartzeder (Lithoz GmbH).

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Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety

ACerS course 2

 April 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Marriott Cleveland Airport

This course explores the unique characteristics of ceramic materials, the deleterious effects of external environments, and how microstructural effects influence fracture toughness and strength. You'll also learn about best practices in the use of fracture mechanics and strength tests, as well as causes of failure.

Taught by ACerS Fellow and Distinguished Life Member Stephen Freiman.

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