Accelerating the Development of Added-Value Ceramic Materials by Leveraging Scanning Electron Microscopy and the Focused Ion Beam Information
24 June 2021 12PM ET
Advanced ceramic composites such as industrial ceramic coatings are praised and increasingly used by materials scientists due to the array of benefits they provide.
For instance, the ability to seal surfaces, the increase of thermal shock resistance using layered structures, and the propension to withstand high temperature conditions at high velocity, have positioned thermal barrier coatings (TBC) as an ideal blend for space-related applications.
It's precisely the understanding and control of the structure-property-composition relationships at the nanoscale level of those TBC that drives those materials performances. The combination of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with the focused ion beam (FIB) technique extends the 2D high-resolution imaging to a true automated 3D reconstruction, enabling the acceleration from the research and development stages to the production and manufacturing floors.
What you will learn:
- What the challenges of the-dimensional microanalysis on non-conductive, non-traditional ceramic materials are
- How two-dimensional data is turned into three-dimensional volumes and actionable information
- Where automation is improving throughput and accessibility of advanced charged particle microscopes.
- Rick Passey, SEM/DualBeam Applications Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Hugues “H” Francois-Saint-Cyr, Industrial Sales Development Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Understanding the Benefits of Advanced Ceramic Materials for Withstanding Harsh Environment Applications
25 May 2021 11AM ET
Advanced ceramics are well suited to harsh environments given their ability to withstand high temperatures, various types of corrosion and can provide optical protection. This makes them the ideal material to act as a barrier between the harshest of elements and high value components. Advanced Ceramics can prevent damage to sensitive equipment, slow chemical and environmental corrosion and not lose its functional shape due to high temperatures. This session will feature a case study of harsh environments in space by the European Space Agency. The rest of the discussion will explore the benefits of advanced ceramics in meeting harsh environment application requirements of any sort. Attendance will help the audience to better understand the latest advancements and requirements in harsh environment application development.
Points to be discussed:
- Exploring the challenges of harsh environmental application development for key markets such as aerospace
- Learn how to effectively protect your product from extreme heat, radiation or chemical/environmental corrosion
- Determine the machinability of ceramic materials and how they may fit into you manufacturing process
Confirmed Discussion Leader:
- Landon Mertz, CEO, Cerion Nanomaterials
- Yuriy Butenko, Materials Engineer, European Space Agency
- Dr. Frank Meyer, Managing Director, CeraNovis GmbH
- Dr. Adrian P. Tighe, Materials Engineer, European Space Agency
Mike Hill, Technical Director at Skyworks
Mike Hill, who’s company Skyworks is at the forefront of 5G innovation, spoke with us about how he foresees current and upcoming applications of ceramics developing in the near future.
Navin Shakthivel, Lead Engineer-Emerging Technologies, Additive Manufacturing Technology Development, Baker Hughes
Navin will be sharing his additive manufacturing expertise as a panelist this year, and we caught up with him to see how this exciting area of the industry is sizing up.
Tom Scaria, Vice President at BassTech International
In this interview, we speak with Tom Scaria, Senior Vice President at leading speciality raw materials supplier, BassTech International, about how his company has adjusted to the changes over the preceding months, and about his predictions for the future.
Promising Advancements in Environmental Barrier Coatings for CMCs
Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) are one of the most exciting materials being developed for, predominantly, aerospace and energy applications. With the addition of fibers within the material’s composition, CMCs can withstand extreme temperatures, are resistant to oxidation, and are also light-weight compared to alternative materials.
Ceramics as an Enabling Material for the Future of Connectivity
Connectivity has become the zeitgeist of the 21st century. In a world undeniably governed by digital communication, the emergence of developing technologies to facilitate this global phenomenon continues to expand rapidly.
Future proofing the Ceramics Industry in a Decarbonized World
The ceramic industry has huge potential for green practices. This potential is two fold: one in manufacturing and the other in applications. With the US having rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this year, it has become imperative for industries to comply with regulations and meet the targets and standards set by the national and international authorities.
CONNECT 2020 ON DEMAND
CERAMICS EXPO CONNECT 2020 POST SHOW REPORT
Across five action-packed days more than 1,500 technical ceramics and glass professionals from the leading organizations connected, held meetings, attended conference sessions, discussed opportunities, shared ideas, and conducted plenty of business.
Download your copy of the post-show report to discover:
- Who attended, from which organizations
- Some exclusive metrics from the virtual event platform
- The most popular virtual conference sessions
- The key speakers and experts who shared insights and knowledge
MEASURING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND PURCHASING PRIORITIES ACROSS THE ADVANCED CERAMICS AND GLASS SUPPLY CHAIN
- Which organizations are likely to require financial assistance within the near future
- Which organizations have been able to identify opportunities to supply new solutions for mitigating the outbreak
- The top challenges to business continuity for the supply chain
Webinar: Weathering the COVID-19 Storm: Ensuring Business Continuity in the Advanced Ceramics Supply Chain
Tuesday May 26, 2020
As COVID-19 has swept the globe, global manufacturing has come to a near standstill and only essential businesses are allowed to operate. But what does this mean for the advanced ceramics industry? Gain valuable industry insight of how the advanced ceramic supply chain is responding and planning to overcome the challenges that COVID-19 has put on manufacturing industries. In this webinar, several industry experts, from a range of background including SMEs and global organizations, will discuss key findings of the Ceramics Expo industry survey.
Key questions to be addressed:
• How has the coronavirus outbreak impacted production capacity?
• Which business activities are being put on hold, which ones have become more important and what how have investment strategies changed?
• How are production lines being adapted to serve essential businesses and what constitutes an essential business?
• And what are the challenges in starting manufacturing up again after this period of severe disruption?
Webinar: Adding Value Through Design: Principles for Ceramic Additive Manufacturing
November 20, 2018
Additive manufacturing allows for more freedom in the design of a part, but at the same time requires a different design approach than more traditional forming methods. For example, manufacturing a part in the green state means that overhanging structures are tricky. In addition, working with ceramic printed materials poses unique processing challenges, such as shrinkage of the part during the sintering process, which can cause cracks or affect precision. Finally, each ceramic AM technology offers different design opportunities and limitations, such as the density of the part that can be achieved.
This webinar will investigate the design principles for ceramic additive manufacturing by looking at the following:
- Designing for ceramic AM: general and technology-specific design principles
- Current design limitations of ceramic additive manufacturing technologies
- Opportunities for ceramic AM to add value in the design process
Speaking companies include: University of Louisville and Boston Ceramics.
Webinar: Creating Market Pull - Identifying Industry Requirements for Ceramic Additive Manufacturing in High Temperature and Wear Resistant Applications.
February 22, 2018
This webinar investigates the opportunities for ceramic additive manufacturing in high temperature and wear resistant applications by looking at end-user industries such as automotive and their appetite for the technology; as well as their needs to support implementation and the industry’s response to these requirements.
The webinar will answer key questions including:
- Where are the opportunities for additive manufacturing in high temperature and wear resistant applications?
- What do end users need from supply chain (i.e. what challenges need to be overcome) to enable implementation of ceramic additive manufacturing?
- What is needed to enable a ceramic additive manufacturing supply chain?
- What can be done to create opportunities for this technology?
Speaking companies include: Lithoz GmbH, Delphi Technologies, Johnson Matthey