Laser: social medium avant la lettre

Lasers are everywhere around us, and are indispensable in our daily lives in applications such as metal cutting and welding, in DVD players and laser printers, to send signals through glass fibers, or to sinter particles to each other in 3D printing manufacturing processes. And where would science fiction movies like Star Wars be without […]

Symposium on ‘New developments in ceramics’

We are delighted to present you a program that is dedicated to new developments in ceramics. On May 23, the Dutch Ceramic Society (NKV) together with (and at) the University of Twente will organise a symposium with academic as well as industrial presentations, followed by a guided tour over the nanolab. Program 10.45 : Arrival […]

Materials science in a nutshell

Materials are the building bricks of everything that we see around us. Where would smartphones, cars, buildings or solar cells be without the right materials? Materials are so self-evident that we almost forget how special they are. Materials science provides an answer to the questions ‘Why is that peculiar material suitable for that application?’ and […]

Betase launches two new websites

This summer, Betase has launched two new websites with technical background stories. The website membranes.nl contains technical background stories on membranes and membrane technology in the Dutch and English language. In order to get a good overview of ‘the whole picture’, to raise awareness of this technology, to gain better understanding of their functioning, and […]

Traditional and advanced ceramics

Clay is the most important raw material for traditional ceramics such as bricks, tiles, sanitary ceramics and tableware. The word ‘earthenware’ for ceramic pots and jugs is an indication that their raw materials are literally obtained from the ground. Clay is a natural product whose composition varies. Clay particles are flat hexagonal plates with a […]

Data faster through glass fibre or copper?

You can download digital files from the internet via your glass fibre optic cable or through copper wire – coax cables, telephone cables (such as ADSL) or network cables (‘twisted pair’). One bit of information goes nearly as fast through copper as through glass, with two-thirds of the speed of light. This information is carried […]

Technical writing – how to do that?

How do you explain a ‘difficult’ technical subject to someone without any technical background? How do you write a manual that is acually being used? How do you capture business-critical information in such a way that your own employees – or their successors – will benefit from it? Or in general: technical writing – how […]