Countdown to Cleveland
Just one week until the wraps come off at Cleveland’s I-X Center, and clearly there’s going to be a rush for the aisles with visitor pre-registrations ahead of 2016.
Ceramics Expo is set to scale new heights, and its ever-rising reputation – right across the world – means it can’t be ignored by the manufacturing giants. The show is drawing in key personnel from major players in their respective sectors, with visitors already confirmed from Google, Tesla, Ford, Nissan, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Lear, BAE, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Federal-Mogul, Energizer, Samsung, Motorola, Rio Tinto, Dow Chemical, BASF, Asahi, 3M, Agilent, Philips and Medtronic.
The expo’s position as a wellspring of innovation and creativity means all this is complemented by a continuing upsurge in interest from leading universities, research labs and, importantly, technology investment groups. This is in light of the fact that we are experiencing exponential growth in our advanced technology industries, particularly in North America, to the extent that the combined ceramics and glass market is heading toward a $1tn value in 2021.
Across the exhibit hall, global players such as CoorsTek, Ferro, CeramTec, Morgan Advanced Materials, Kyocera, Johnson Matthey, Siemens, Denka, Imerys, Corning, SCHOTT, TOTO, Hitachi, Honeywell, Saint-Gobain, Sandvik, and Thermo Fisher lead the line in an unmissable array of respected talent, harnessing all the pace-setting technologies and showing once again how they’ve all pushed the boundaries.
Underpinning the attraction of everything on show is not only what it all means for the future of ceramics, glass and composites, but also how this dovetails with the ambitions of key user industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, engineering, electronics, defense, refractories, chemical, energy and advanced prototyping.
Living up to its reputation for raising the bar and throwing a spotlight on how we get the materials fit for purpose, there’s plenty of opportunity at Ceramics Expo to view live demonstrations during the three days. Whether it’s mixing, grinding, ultrasonic machining, particle size analysis, thermal conductivity measurement, microscopy, surface finishing or XRF spectrometry, you can see the latest systems actually in action, often on customer-provided samples.
We also provide opportunities for relaxed and free-ranging discussions at our sponsored complimentary drinks receptions. These take place 3pm-5pm and are a great way of bringing together all participants in a congenial yet constructive atmosphere.
Getting right to the heart of the matter, with experts from industry, research, academia and the supply chain, is our Conference @ Ceramics Expo. We’ll cover areas such as markets, material properties, coating technologies, CMC manufacturing, automation, 3D printing, CIM, medical applications, rheology control, sintering, firing and post-processing.
These sessions always create a buzz and they’re a great way to interact with professionals at the cutting edge. Listen to contributions from speakers from Ford, Amedica, Morgan, Corning, US Steel, Penn State, CeramTec, Saint-Gobain, GE, Delphi, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Intel, Siemens and many more. Q&As after the main presentations allow everyone to drill deeper into each topic.
The business opportunities and knowledge-sharing platform offered by Ceramics Expo are unrivaled in the free-to-attend arena. Make sure you rendezvous at the crossroads of world ceramics April 25-27 in Cleveland.
Register for your free pass here.
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