the United States passed the Clean Air Act of 1970, three innovators
rose to the challenge of reducing automotive pollutants by overcoming
many obstacles along the way, and changed the automotive industry
forever earning them a place of distinction in the National
Inventors Hall of Fame.
at Corning Glass Works, now Corning Incorporated, Bagley, Lachman
and Lewis led the effort to develop the technology for the world’s
first significant pollution control for automobiles. In the past,
automotive manufactures relied on engine modifications to alter
emission, but today, every automotive company in the world relies
on cellular ceramic technology to control these pollutants.
ceramic honeycomb enables 95 percent of the pollutants from the
exhaust to be converted into harmless water vapor and carbon dioxide.
This ceramic substrate they invented is the result of two fundamental
inventions: an advanced ceramic composition and an extrusion die.
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Ceramic Substrate For
ENIAC Data Translating Device
Bessemer Steel Process