MATSE 81
Materials in Today's World

Reading Assignment 2

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Things to consider...

While doing the next reading, use the following questions to guide your reading. Remember to keep the learning objectives listed on the overview page of this lesson in mind as you learn from this text.

  • What are five forming methods that are used to fabricate glass pieces?
  • How are glass pieces thermally tempered?
  • What are the processes that occur during the drying and firing of clay-based ceramic ware?
  • What is the sintering process of powder particle aggregates?

Reading Assignment

From page 291 to middle of page 304 (Chapter 14) of Materials for Today's World, Custom Edition for Penn State University. (custom e-book)