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High-Voltage Applications for Macor Glass Ceramics

High-Voltage Applications for Macor Glass Ceramics The use of glass ceramics like Macor leads to more compact capacitor designs and new industrial and medical applications. Read on to find out more. A capacitor is an electric component that stores energy as an electrostatic field. The storage material is known as a dielectric and is fixed…

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Quartz Glass Used to Compress Space Laser Beams

Quartz glass Used to Compress Space Laser Beams Meta description: Russian scientists have developed a method of focusing laser beams through quartz glass. Read on to find out more. Body: Laser pulse filamentation is a process where a laser beam focuses into a high-intensity beam, or filament, of pulses that may be just tenths of…

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Machinability and Strength of Machinable Glass Ceramics

Machinability and Strength of Machinable Glass Ceramics The strength and machinability of machinable glass ceramics is a product of its crystalline microstructure. Read on to find out more. Machinable glass ceramics, like Corning’s pioneering Macor, have become very popular in many industrial and medical applications because they can be machined using standard metal working tools…

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Automotive Applications for Technical Ceramics

Automotive Applications for Technical Ceramics Meta description: Technical ceramics are being used in challenging applications for hybrid vehicles, sensors and brake discs. Read on to find out more. The use of Technical ceramics in the automotive sector goes back more than two decades. The luxury car market in particular has been a keen user of…

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Photonics is the science of light

Photonics is the science of light. It is the technology of generating, controlling, and detecting light waves and photons, which are particles of light. The characteristics of the waves and photons can be used to explore the universe, cure diseases, and even to solve crimes. Scientists have been studying light for hundreds of years. The…

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Boron Nitride: The Future Photonic Chip

Boron Nitride: The Future Photonic Chip Imagine squeezing light as though it were toothpaste in a tube and forcing it through a nano material over a vast distance. In other words, it will travel for over a mile through a space just one hundredth of a millionth of a metre wide. This is the future…

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Quartz Glass Technology Improves Medical Lighting

Quartz glass is made from the purest form of silica – silicon dioxide – to produce ultra-clear glass for optical fibres. These in turn can be used to transmit light over many kilometres. These fibres are also used widely in medical applications to provide accurate diagnostics while ensuring a minimal surgical intervention. The challenge now…

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Macor Continues to Lead in Aerospace Component Design

Macor Continues to Lead in Aerospace Component Design Macor components were used in the Concorde engines and are still needed for tomorrow’s aerospace designs. Read on to find out more. Over two decades since its development by Corning Incorporated in the United States, Macor still leads the way for aerospace applications of technical ceramics.  …

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Scientific Glassblowing BSSG

Multi-Lab are looking forward to welcoming  the BSSC British Society of Scientific Glassblowers to Newcastle on 27th March #UKmfg . This should be a very interesting day with scientists & engineers from within the industry (far & wide) all attending, with plenty of networking opportunities for all attendees !! You may well ask, What is Scientific Glassblowing…

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Technical Ceramics / Aluminium Oxide (Alumina)

All About Technical Ceramics Corundum is the most common naturally occurring crystalline form of aluminium oxide. Rubies and Sapphires are gem-quality forms of corundum, which owe their characteristic colors to trace impurities.                                                    …

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