It’s easy to see that we’re obsessed with ceramics in art, design and architecture, but we’re willing to throw the occasional bone to those who take our favorite medium into the science and technology fields. We’re not science-minded ourselves, but we’re happy enough to cheer from the sidelines for people who can use ceramics for everything from better vehicles to innovations for our energy grid.
Above image: Metalized ceramics.
The American Ceramic Society is hosting the Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, Ohio from April 28 to 30th. The conference and trade show is fitting for that location. As someone who grew up around the vacant steel mills of Northeast Ohio, I can almost picture local politicians and business leaders doing backflips with excitement that the area was chosen to host anything that could result in more manufacturing jobs. The event will discuss applications ceramics could have for transportation, energy generation and storage, manufacturing sustainability and “specialty” areas such as cell phones and laboratory equipment.
They’re making it super easy to attend, too. By clicking here you can register for a free pass to the trade show and meet with more than 150 manufacturers and suppliers as well as thousands of engineers (buy one of them a drink, engineers are good people). They’ll also be showing off new ceramic works that are at the forefront of technology.
Bill Rodgers is a Contributing Editor at CFile.
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