Evaluate raw materials, bodies, glazes, additives in your formulations and models with the data declared by the suppliers. Discover similar products that you could use in your recipes. Assign product and transportation costs and see how your final production cost change.
The Ceramics Genome Marketplace allows the suppliers of materials used by the ceramic industry to register their products along with their main properties. Chemical and mineralogical compositions, thermal expansion curves, granulometric curves, heating microscope characteristic shapes, and much more.
All the information is rigorously reviewed by the staff of Ceramics Genome. We give complete support in the process of standardizing the input data, by uniforming the terminology and measurement units in such a way that all suppliers speak the same language and the data can be interchanged and compared seamlessly.
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Once published, this data becomes readily available to the ceramists using Ceramics Genome. They will be able to search for new products in the public database, receive notifications if they wish, and run similarity queries to identify possible alternatives to the currently used products.
By accessing the data published by the suppliers, the ceramist can safely run reformulations and models in order to predict properties and behaviors - always with fresh information.
The published products can be cloned in the private database of the ceramist, who can then define additional properties (like cost) or correct the published ones (eg: update the chemical analysis). The cloned products can detect and receive updates from the suppliers database.
Ceramics Genome can run similarity queries in order to find alternative products. The similarity can be defined by combining several search fields, like the chemical composition, or by comparing measured datasets, like thermal expansion curves.
Large-scale automated publishing for suppliers
Raw materials and atomized bodies suppliers usually offer few tens of products. But glaze manufacturers can have thousands of products. We can work with suppliers in order to directly access other enterprise databases (ERP), mass export all products and refactor all units and definitions in order to conform to Ceramics Genome taxonomy.