Competence in ceramics

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS


The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applications-oriented research in the field of high-performance ceramics. The three branches of the institute, located in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), jointly form the largest institution for ceramics research in Europe.

As research and technology service provider, Fraunhofer IKTS develops ultramodern high- performance ceramic materials, industrially relevant manufacturing processes, prototype components and systems in complete production lines, through to pilot-scale production. At its heart are market-viable ceramic solutions for mechanical and plant engineering, energy and environmental technology, optics, medical technology as well as electronics and microsystems technology.

The Materials Diagnostics branch of the Institute, which emerged from the Dresden-based site of the former Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing IZFP in January 2014, expands the research portfolio with expertise in materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics, microscopy and laser technology contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and systems.

Trade fair: Hannover Messe
Hannover, April 13–17, 2015

From April 13 to 17, the world's most important industry fair opens the gates. Visitors will see the entire world production under one roof.
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Symposium: Dresden Nanoanalysis Symposium
Dresden, April 17, 2015

The Fraunhofer Cluster Nanoanalysis organizes this conference, that focusses issues related to nanoanalysis and its applications in various fields. More Informationen

Event: International Conference on Ceramic Interconnect & Ceramic Microsystems Technologies CICMT
Dresden, April 20–23, 2015

The global high-level conference and exhibition CICMT presents the latest research and development results in the field of ceramic interconnection and microsystem technology. More information

Trade fair: Ceramics Expo
Cleveland, April 28–30, 2015

The Fraunhofer IKTS exhibits advanced technologies and materials solutions crossing its R&D portfolio at the first combined conference and exhibition in Ohio.
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Conference: Wind & Maritime
Rostock, May 6–7, 2015

Market and technology trends related to wind energy, the maritime industry and marine technology are subject of the two-day future conference and will be discussed in lectures, pracitcal user seminars and an accompanying exhibition. More information

Press release: Additive manufacturing of complex ceramic components – individually, tool-free and inexpensive
April 2, 2015

Difficult ceramic components were previously injection molded requiring an intensive use of tools, or manufactured with high material losses from green, isostatic moldings. Further information

Press release: Bright prospects – Indestructible part markings for metal processing
April 2, 2015

A tag for metal components based on ceramic phosphors withstands high temperatures without affecting the properties of the component itself. Further information

Press release: The material is the key: Nonoxide ceramics open up new perspectives for the chemical and plant engineering
April 2, 2015

Outstanding chemical, thermal and tribological properties predestine silicon carbide for the production of ceramic components of high volume. Further information

Press release: Convion, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee present their SOFC innovations at Hannover Fair.
April 2, 2015

Convion LTD, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee SE have one common goal: to contribute to the breakthrough of SOFC technology as a future form of affordable, reliable, and clean energy. Further information

Event: ISPA | International Symposium on Piezocomposite Applications
September 17–18, 2015, Fraunhofer Institute Center Dresden, Germany

Research results related to piezoelectric ceramics and their integration with electronics and into various matrix materials to enable new multifunctional devices will be presented. More information

Event: Dresden Battery Days
Dresden, September 22–24, 2015

The first “Dresden Battery Days” address specific aspects of the current battery research and development, this year especially technology development and production engineering of Li-ion batteries. 
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Event: ICC6 | 6th International Congress on Ceramics
August 21–25, 2016, Dresden, Germany

The International Ceramic Federation (ICF) convenes the International Congress on Ceramics (ICC) every two years in cooperation with the ICF member societies.
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Review: Second International Symposium on Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing
Dresden, March 25–26, 2015

More than 60 participants from 18 countries followed our invitation to discuss applications of OCT for diverse fields of non-destructive testing. More information

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