Top 10 things to see at Ceramics Expo 2019
With so much going on at Ceramics Expo 2019, we have created our top picks of what to see and do at the show. Including a live hybrid ceramic printing demo, new innovative materials from 3M, Johnson Matthey and Corning and conference sessions on ceramic applications, thermal management and future industry trends.
Industry leading conference
The Ceramics Expo Conference invites industry leading experts from across the globe to share their perspectives of the developing ceramic industry landscape. Take a seat and learn from speakers from NASA, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, US Army Research Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The complete supply chain in one place
The exhibition hosts suppliers from across the complete ceramic and glass supply chain. From raw materials to testing equipment to ceramic manufacturers, our 300+ exhibitors are sure to have the innovative technology or solution for your next project. Exhibitors include: Corning, CoorsTek, Morgan Advanced Materials, Mo-Sci Corp and more.
First-time faces at the exhibition
As the exhibition grows, there will undoubtedly be new exhibitors joining the fold. This year, first-time exhibitors include 3M, Creatz3D, GE Global Research, Kennametal, Meggitt - Ferroperm Piezoceramics and Sasol. These new companies will join other industry leaders showcasing their latest technology and solutions.
Hybrid ceramic printing
3DCERAM-SINTO will be presenting the CERAMAKER 900H – which is able to produce parts from small scale to industrial production by decreasing the limitations in the standard industrial process and the lack of flexibility in large-scale industrial production. Stop by booth 722 at 1:30pm on Wednesday May 1 to see it in action.
Meet today’s thermal requirements
As part of the Ceramics Expo Innovation Trail, stop by the 3M booth (422) for a look at the company’s Nextel ceramic fibers. From rocket boosters and race cars to industrial furnaces and fuel cells, 3M Nextel ceramic fibers offer the ideal balance of performance and cost for fire protection and ceramic matrix composites applications.
New ceramic applications for thermal management
Discover how ceramics are being utlized for their thermal properties at the ‘Innovative Applications of Ceramics for Thermal Management’ session taking place on track one of the conference on Tuesday April 30. Hear from Oak Ridge National Lab, Honeywell Aerospace, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin Space and Saint-Gobain as they discuss applications for ceramics within the aerospace industry.
Exclusive networking opportunities
Build on new business connections in a laid-back environment at GeoCorp’s drinks reception taking place from 4:30pm on Tuesday April 30 in Booth 501. Grab a free beer and get socializing with the 3,000+ ceramic industry professionals including representatives from Vesuvius, Gooch and Housego, Johnson & Johnson, Tesla, and Rolls-Royce.
Revolutionizing the processing of ceramic materials
Another stop on the Innovation Trail is the Corning booth (617), where the company will be showcasing its alumina ceramic ribbon. This new manufacturing process has enabled Corning to make high-performance alumina wafers and panels for electronic substrates and packaging, among other applications.
Fast machining of high-strength technical ceramics
See OptiPro Systems’ OptiSonic 550X in action at the Product Showcase. Powered by IntelliSonic software, this ultrasonic machining center can automatically adjust the ultrasonic frequency during the machining cycle to maintain peak ultrasonic machining performance. The live demo will take place at 10:30am on Wednesday May 1.
A peek into the future
This year’s opening conference panel is not to be missed, with speakers from ACerS, Corning, CoorsTek, Kyocera and Lithoz taking place on 9:35am on track one, Tuesday April 30. Join them as they tackle current and emerging ceramic applications within end-user industries including biomedical innovations, hybrid automotive and consumer electronics.