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.

Annual conference: CARBON
Dresden, July 12–16, 2015

At the accompanying exhibition of the annual conference Fraunhofer IKTS demonstrates systems for the materials diagnostics of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs). More 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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