Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Come See Us at These Industry Trade Shows..

Here is the Industry Trade Show List for Spring, 2016 - We hope to see you there!

April 13th & 14thDesign 2 Part Show  Meadowlands Expo Ctr, Secaucus NJ

May 2nd - 5thOffshore Technolocy Conference,  NRG Park, Houston TX

May 11th - 12thDesign 2 Part Show Shaumburg Convention Ctr, Chicago IL

June 5th - 9th:ASMS: Conf. on Mass Spectrometry Henry B. González Convention Center, San Antonio TX

June 15th & 16thDesign 2 Part Show Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Posted on 03/23/2016 2:57 PM by Meg Mulhurn
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Employee Highlight: Meet Meaghan...

Meaghan A. Merrill has joined our team as the new Production and Engineering Manager. She received a B.S. from Virginia Tech in 2014. At Virginia Tech she majored in Materials Science and Engineering with concentrations in both Polymer Science and Ceramic Engineering, minoring in Green Engineering. Meaghan spent a summer at Tianjin University, in Tianjin, China. There she visited numerous companies and learned about different manufacturing techniques and operations. Meaghan interned at a Fortune 500 company, where she worked on improving the material composition for their bonded-abrasives products.  After graduation, Meaghan spent a year working as a Product Engineer for an aerospace engineering company before joining our team at ICE.

Meaghan spends her free time training for the Pan Mass Challenge. For the second time, Meaghan will partake in the two day,192 mile bike ride across Massachusetts. This August she will ride from Sturbridge, MA, to Provincetown. MA, raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Posted on 03/16/2016 12:09 PM by Meg Mulhurn
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
ASK THE ENGINEER: We have a high temperature application....


We have a high temperature application.  We'd like to use ceramic components in our test chamber.  Can your ceramics withstand about 1200°C continuous in a gas fired furnace?    

Ceramic Specialist:

Yes our high purity ceramics can certainly withstand this temperature without a problem.  We would recommend ramping up relatively slowly to avoid thermal shock.  Thermal shock will occur when the ceramic components increase or reduce temperature too quickly and might cause cracking.  We suggest a ramp rate of approximately 100°C per hour.  In regards to cooling, when it's time to reduce the temperature it's also wise to bring the temperature down slowly.  We suggest reducing the temperature at a rate of 100°C per hour as well.  This will also prevent thermal shock.  

Now let's talk about the geometry of your part...Click Here to Contact a Ceramic Specialist

Posted on 03/08/2016 2:48 PM by Meg Mulhurn
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