2022 Is the International Year of Glass

Happy New Year! It's 2022, and I like to ease into the year gently and see what this year is the "year of." The United Nations always selects a couple of areas, and there are events all over the world during the year. International Year of Glass First, it is the International Year of Glass, or IYoG2022. Our vision of a United Nations International Year of Glass (IYoG2022) is to cel... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: May 5

Transparent armor The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed transparent armor. The technology is actually a hard transparent ceramic, based on a material called spinel. Spinel is a magnesium aluminate compound. Spinel is also a gemstone, which could come in various colors. NRL has devised a fabrication process to create the technology, which is harder and superior to glass, sap... » read more