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CERAMICS EXPO 2018

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PHOTO CREDIT: AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY

C ERAMICS EXPO 2018

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In advance of Ceramics Expo 2018,
the show sponsors conducted a study
of the ceramics additive manufacturing (AM) market. Ceramics may be a
niche sector in the overall AM industry, but development of ceramics AM
is expected to increase substantially n
the coming years.
The industry has found that AM
processes can provide ceramic part
manufacturers with useful solutions
to design challenges. At the same
time, ceramics can guarantee superior mechanical properties.
"According to SmarTech Research,
the ceramics AM market is expected
to reach $151 million by 2021 (including hardware, materials and services),
driven by an estimated $268 million in
revenues and value generated by ceramic AM applications in prototyping
and part production," the expo says.
The SmarTech report shows that
ceramics AM market will experience
a second development phase driving
the overall market value (including
applications) to be more than $3 billion by 2027.
As a result, AM is likely to become
a greater focus of the expo going forward. And it will continue to attract
companies such as 3M, Corning, GM,
Intel and Kyocera.
"Ceramics Expo is one of the best
exhibits we have attended," explains
Melissa Fauth, president and CEO of
Fritsch Milling & Sizing.
"We find a lot of great conversations
with individuals across a wide range
of industries that ceramics plays a
role in. Which is very important in our
business because we also play a part in
these different industries where we
help to bring technologies to different people who need advancements in
their material science, quality control
and R&D." mt

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"Not only are the providers - our exhibitors - crucial to the ceramic and
refractories production scene itself,
but increasingly the burgeoning technologies in this industry are resulting
in novel, high-performance, precisely engineered components that are
proving invaluable in many other sectors," ACS says.

Expanding the Sector

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ation partners on the exhibitors'
booths. This platform is ideal for
industry end-users to utilize their
time at the event to meet with ceramic manufacturers to discuss
product developments, design
challenges and the potential advantages of using technical ceramics as a material solution.
* Innovation Trail - The expo's
innovation trail will wind across
the show floor to see which companies are at the forefront of R&D,
developing cutting-edge materials, technologies and solutions for
a range of ceramic applications.
* EXPO TV - This feature will take
Ceramics Expo to a new interactive level. Attendees won't miss
a thing on the show floor with
product demonstration times, interviews, competitions and polls
running during the day on digital
screens positioned throughout
the exhibition hall.

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Advanced Materials, Saint-Gobain
and many more," ACS says. "Running
concurrent to the exhibition is Conference @ Ceramics Expo, where over
60 speakers will share their technical
expertise in ceramics and provide
real-world case studies, new technologies and materials, along with information on industry trends."
This year Ceramics Expo will offer
a number of new features. The new
features were all designed to combine
technical ceramic expertise with market knowledge:
* Ceramic Industry BenchPress -
This will be a live polling event on
the hottest industry topics, combined with live expert analysis
and a complimentary networking
breakfast. This is a unique opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and benchmark
industry knowledge against peers.
* Product Showcase - See the latest innovations in ceramic materials and technologies first-hand
at the Ceramics Expo Product
Showcase, a series of 15-minute
live demonstrations highlighting
cutting-edge developments in the
technical ceramics industry.
* B2B Matching - This will be a
quick and easy solution for participants to meet new potential
customers, suppliers and cooper-


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