Glass Blowing shapes – No.2

Unlike the previous Glass Blowing example, it’s possible to join different shapes to produce intricate components. Although this is a simple enough example, it demonstrates that a lot of potential time was saved by joining a quartz repairs glass ring onto a quartz tube. The feature required a sealing joint face. Welding a small cut…

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Technical Ceramics Improve Photovoltaic Efficiency

Solar power has the reputation of being the cleanest type of energy, but to produce this also requires ultra-clean and highly efficient components made from cutting-edge ceramics. Solar cells traditionally use a semiconductor wafer, or chip, to convert incoming sunlight and generate electrical power. Now there is a race to reduce the cost of solar-generated…

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