Blasch Expands R&D Department with New Hire

Albany, NY – May 20, 2019, Blasch Precision Ceramics, Inc. is an expanding Albany-based manufacturing company specialized in ceramic technology. As a growing company, Blasch is proud to announce its latest full time addition to the team: Michael Dixon, Development Engineer.

Michael will lead the development and commercialization of new materials and processes for the Molten Metals market. This includes direct assistance to and interaction with customers through testing and/ or technical discussions as well as evaluating new suppliers and determining the viability of respective products in the various markets. In addition, Michael will work closely with the Manufacturing and Quality Assurance Departments to investigate and solve material/ process related issues. Michael is a recent graduate of University of California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering. 

Prior to joining Blasch, Michael validated ceramic materials for ASTM/ISO fracture toughness standard, as well as aided in sample preparation, including milling, cutting, mounting, firing, and polishing ceramic samples, and evaluating under scanning electron microscopes. In addition, he assisted in sample preparation for inert matrix nuclear fuel cell research at University of California Irvine as well as synthesizing cerium magnetoplumbite (a novel ceramic) and evaluated with X-ray diffraction.

“We are excited to have Michael aboard in his role as Development Engineer,” commented Keith DeCarlo, Vice President of Technology at Blasch Precision Ceramics. “Michael’s past experience working in ceramic manufacturing coupled with his academic accomplishments will facilitate his and Blasch Precision Ceramics’ continued success.”

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