IntoCeramics Blog

Consulting | Analysis | Economics

Will You Tell Me if My Idea is No Good?

In a recent blog we described how IntoCeramics determines the viability of a project by turning unknowns into knowns using a staged process of investi...

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Technology | Analysis

Mineral and Sample Analysis using XRF and XRD

Sometimes Half a Loaf is Worse than No Loaf IntoCeramics is highly experienced in the characterization of minerals and waste streams for use in cerami...

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Consulting | Analysis

Is My Waste Material Worth Anything? Yes. No. Maybe…

Despite 70+ years of ceramics experience, as the principals of IntoCeramics we are often confronted by unknowns.

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Consulting | Technology | Analysis

What Do You Mean by a Representative Sample? (Part 2)

The Scandalous World of Drill Borings and Reserves Estimation (Or: There's a Reason They Call It Fool's Gold)

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Manufacturing | Analysis

What do You Mean by "Representative Sample"?

Part 1 - It's All the Same Stuff! At the IntoCeramics laboratories, we are extremely careful when handling samples we receive for testing in formulati...

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Manufacturing | Leadership | Technology

There Are Ceramics and then There Are Ceramics

Over the years, I’ve gotten used to the blank stares I get when I tell people I’m a ceramic engineer. “Yes”, I say, “there is a degree for that.” I us...

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Consulting | Manufacturing

Why Hire Manufacturing Consultants?

Why on earth would you want to hire a manufacturing consultant? To come in and tell you how to do things?

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Consulting | Manufacturing | Leadership

From Chasing Ghosts to Operational Transformation

During our professional career, each of us eventually faces a situation to which we don’t have the answer. If you are prone to sitting quietly, acting...

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Announcing Our New Division

Turning Industrial Waste Minerals Into Valuable Materials for Ceramic Products OPF Enterprises, pleased to announce the launch of a new divisio...

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Manufacturing | Operations | Leadership

Failure is an Option - Especially for Startups

In the movie Apollo 13, Ed Harris, playing NASA Flight Director, Gene Kranz, yells out to the control room: “Failure is not an option!” That movie tag...

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