ACerS Spotlight

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acers spotlight Welcome to our newest Corporate Members! ACerS recognizes organizations that have joined the Society as Corporate Members. For more information on becoming a Corporate Member, contact Tricia Freshour at tfreshour@ceramics.org, or visit www.ceramics.org/corporate. Harper International Buffalo, N.Y., USA www.harperintl.com Tethon 3D Omaha, Neb., USA www.tethon3d.com MS&T14 Distinguished Life Member, Senior, Emeritus registration, student contests ACerS offers free MS&T14 registration for Distinguished Life members and reduced registration for Senior and Emeritus members. These offers are available only through ACerS. Registration forms are available at www. ceramics.org/annual meeting and should be submitted by August 15, 2014, to Marcia Stout at mstout@ceramics.org. And students: You will not want to miss the Material Advantage contests. For more information, contact Tricia Freshour at tfreshour@ceramics.org. n Fellows nominations due September 1 Nominations for the ACerS 2015 Class of Fellows should be submitted by September 1, 2014. Fellows should have reached their 35th birthday and been members of the Society at least five years continuously. Visit www.ceramics. org/awards or contact Marcia Stout at mstout@ceramics.org. n From slurry to sintering, count on Harrop. Tape Casters The Harrop line of lab and production models feature automatic slurry control with micrometer adjustment to within 0.0001” of wet tape thickness. PLC temperature controlled multi-zone infrared and forced air heating, self-aligning belt drive, and enclosed cabinet for cleanliness. Caster lengths from 6 ft. to more than 100 ft. Binder Burnout Ovens Harrop forced air conveyor ovens for binder removal from tape cast, pressed or extruded ceramic parts prior to sintering. Stainless steel belt and internals minimize contamination. Work is carried through multiple controlled heating zones. Processing temperatures to 450°C. Weight loss of organics controlled to ± 0.3%. Sintering Kilns Harrop pusher plate kilns custom designed for precise firing cycles tailored to specified production volumes. Accurate multi-zone heating and atmosphere control. Unique high-density, high-purity refractory design for thermal efficiency and extended service life. Fully automated product handling system. Harrop has been helping hightech ceramic manufacturers for more than 50 years. Learn why we’re the most trusted name in t he industry. Call 614-231-3621 to discuss your needs. Fire our imagination www.harropusa.com American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 93, No. 5 | www.ceramics.org 7


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