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.

Press release: Diagnosing prostate cancer quickly and safely
Dresden, October 28, 2014

Through a visual analysis, doctors can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half. Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting a prototype of the new device at the COMPAMED trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 12th to 14th.
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ASNT Fall Conference
Charleston, October 27–30, 2014

Scientists of Fraunhofer IKTS-MD present on the Quality Network joint booth 220 innovative solutions for Non-Destructive Testing.
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Trade Fair: electronica 2014
Munich, November 11–14, 2014

As the only trade fair of its kind electronica shows the entire value chain of the electronics manufacturing under one roof.
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Trade Fair: CompaMed
Dusseldorf, November 12–14, 2014

Visit us at the leading international marketplace for the medical supply industry and product development at the joint Fraunhofer booth in Hall 8a, Booth K38.
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Symposium & Exhibition: Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing – OCT4NDT
Dresden, March 25­–26, 2015

Well established in medical applications, the usage of OCT has been extended to diverse fields of non-destructive testing. The OCT4NDT symposium is dedicated to OCT as tool for contactless, structural imaging of various samples.
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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.
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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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South Korean president visits Fraunhofer IKTS
Dresden, March 28,2014

Subject of the meeting was to improve the cooperation framework. Both the President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the South Korean Research Institute ETRI signed a letter of intent.
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