27
JAN
2016

The IRG team contributes to a new book on product development

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Materials Research for Manufacturing
A new book has been published that focuses on real-world materials manufacturing issues.  The book highlights the underlying thought and processes that contribute to the successful development of products from new types of materials–and how these materials play a key role in our future.

IRG team members J. David Musgraves, Jennifer McKinley, and Peter Wachtel, have authored a chapter in Materials Research for Manufacturing: An Industrial Perspective of Turning Materials into New Products (Chapter 2. “IRradiance Glass: Technology Transfer from University to Industry” J.David Musgraves, Jennifer McKinley, and Peter Wachtel in Materials Research for Manufacturing: An Industrial Perspective of Turning Materials into New Products, Lynnette D. Madsen and Erik B. Svedberg (Ed.) Switzerland: Springer International Publishing 2016). 

This book contains contemporary manufacturing examples and challenges from both small, start-up companies to large, established organizations.   The contributions from the forefront of industry are appreciated at this time, when manufacturing in the the United States is at an important point of revival.  Industry researchers facing development difficulties and students in advanced manufacturing courses will benefit from the experiences and stories that these industry researchers have taken the time to relate.

About the Author
IRradiance Glass, Inc. (IRG) is a manufacturing, research and product development company, specifically focused on the compositional design and hot forming of chalcogenide glasses.