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How 3D Printed Ceramics Are Made

Posted by Tom Evans on 19-08-2022

3D printing is quickly becoming the preferred manufacturing process for customers seeking small quantities of ceramic shapes with complex designs. Using CAD software and specialist technology, 3D printers allow you to produce ceramic shapes that a) have complicated designs with tiny features that would be unachievable through other methods, b) are more economic to produce in lower quantities, and c) are simpler to change and update the designs of over time. IPS Ceramics provides bespoke 3D printed pieces (amongst many…

Why Use Cordierite for Pizza Stones?

Why Use Cordierite for Pizza Stones?

Posted by Tom Evans on 03-08-2022

Our range of refractory ceramics, such as cordierite and silicon carbide, are traditionally used as ‘kiln furniture’ for tableware, sanitaryware and other similar industries. They also turn up in more unexpected places though – from silicon carbide’s use in the electric vehicle battery industry to cordierite’s use for pizza stones. A pizza stone is a square, rectangular, or circular plate used to hold a pizza during cooking, essentially acting as a baking tray that’s more conveniently shaped for pizzas. The…

Upcoming Expo: Ceramics Expo 2022 IPS Ceramics

Upcoming Expo: Ceramics Expo 2022

Posted by Tom Evans on 29-07-2022

Following on from our recent shows at Ceramitec and Ceramics UK, we will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo in the USA this August. Here are the details of the show: Ceramics Expo One of North America’s leading ceramic exhibitions and conferences, Ceramics Expo brings the global ceramics and glass supply chains together to source the latest materials, components and technologies while discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the modern ceramics industry. When is it? 30th – 31st August 2022 Where…

Upcoming Expos: Ceramitec & Ceramics UK IPS Ceramics

Upcoming Expos: Ceramitec & Ceramics UK

Posted by Tom Evans on 13-06-2022

At the end of June, we will be exhibiting at two different expos in two different countries. Here are the details of both shows: Ceramitec A very important trade show for the ceramics industry, Ceramitec brings all the major ceramic companies to Munich for four days of talks and exhibitions. When is it? 21st – 24th June 2022 Where is it? Trade Fair Center Centre Messe München, Munich, Germany (See on Google Maps) Who will be there? Phil Green (Sales…

IPS Ceramics - 2021: A Retrospective

IPS Ceramics’ 2021: A Retrospective

Posted by Tom Evans on 28-12-2021

Each year, we publish a retrospective of the year that’s passed and everything that happened throughout it. You can read our look backs at our 10th Anniversary Year and the Year that Covid Hit here. In comparison, 2021 has been slightly less eventful. However, that doesn’t mean it’s been quiet. Korf Audio Ceramic Headshell [gallery columns="1" size="medium" ids="5636"] Representing years of research and development between IPS Ceramics and Korf Audio, 2021 saw the official release of Korf Audio’s HS-A02 Ceramic…

An Early History of IPS Ceramics USA

An Early History of IPS Ceramics USA

Posted by Tom Evans on 24-11-2021

The modern history of the UK ceramic industry is rarely told outside of Staffordshire and is mostly comprised of anecdotes from people who were there. One of these people is Bob Kelly, the man who set up the first US branch of a UK kiln furniture manufacturer, a branch which would eventually become IPS Ceramics USA. Sitting down with him at the IPS office, we asked him how he set the branch up and what it was like to run.…