Assessing Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovators in Advanced Structural Ceramics
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 19 Pages
|結構用精密陶瓷的課題、機會、創新者的評估 Assessing Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovators in Advanced Structural Ceramics|
|出版日期: 2015年05月04日||內容資訊: 英文 19 Pages||
Advanced structural ceramics' unparalleled combination of stiffness, hardness, light weight, and high-temperature stability tease the potential to replace metals in demanding applications. However, commercial deployment has long been hamstrung by high processing costs and unpredictable brittle failure modes. Large corporations have historically dominated development, but innovative start-ups bubble beneath the surface, creating a route for aspiring companies to enter the space or enhance their portfolios. Current and budding participants need know where structural ceramics can address unmet needs and improve performance. To guide clients, we created a heat map that shows the significance of given properties in various applications, created a spider plot that maps how valuable overcoming a given challenge is to driving adoption, and employed the Lux Innovation Grid to identify which start-ups make for the most attractive partnership candidates.
Advanced ceramics offer exceptional properties, but have not achieved widespread use as structural materials due to high production costs and reliability concerns.
Only a handful of start-ups are positioned to meet key challenges in cost, processing, and performance that cut across all applications of structural ceramics.