100%(1)1 out of 1 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 5 pages.
MODERN ENGINEERING CERAMICOdhiambo VictorTest Essay: Ceramics, Modern Ceramic, EssayFebruary 18, 2016
2IntroductionSince the beginning of time, mankind has made tremendous technological milestones ranging from the invention of fire, fabrication of hunting tools by the Stone Age man to later the improvised iron tools by the early iron work gurus, the blacksmiths. Besides, curiosity coupled with necessity and need to fabricate convenient domestic ware for instance; cooking pots, pans, modern bath tabs, and industrial and military gear like bullet proof body armour, fast tracked the advancement of ceramic industry from its primitive traditional pottery form to the contemporary advanced ceramic status achieved as we know it to this moment; with advancement in productiontechnologies promising better future variations and possibilities. BodyAccording to the publication on the profound online Science Learning Hub, courtesy of the University of Waikiato, a ceramic is defined as “an inorganic non-metallic solid comprising either metal or non-metal compounds that have been shaped and then hardened by high temperature heat treatment processes,” 1