Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

Competence in ceramics

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

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Annual report 2015/2016

The annual report of Fraunhofer IKTS provides information and reports about our latest results of research.


The Fraunhofer IKTS is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001 and EN ISO 13485


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Dresden / Germany / September 21, 2016

Press release

Complex hardmetal tools out of the 3D printer

For the very first time, Fraunhofer IKTS shows additively manufactured hardmetal tools at WorldPM 2016 in Hamburg.


Dresden / Germany / August 22, 2016

Press release

“From Lab to Fab“: High-tech ceramics for industrial applications

During the 6th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC6) in Dresden, international ceramic experts discussed the possibilities of high-performance ceramics for industrial applications.



Hamburg / Germany / October 9–13, 2016

Trade fair

World PM2016 Congress & Exhibition

The Powder Metallurgy World Congress is only held in Europe once every six years and is therefore an essential destination for the international PM community to meet its suppliers, producers and end-users and to discover the latest innovations in the state-of-the-art PM technology.


Dresden / Germany / April 2–5, 2017


International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems

The 18th EuroSimE draws international microelectronics experts to Dresden.


Dresden / Germany / June 18–22, 2018


ICIM 2018 | 15th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes

The ICIM is held every second year all over the world in rotation. In 2018, the conference will be held in Dresden, with Fraunhofer IKTS being the main organizer. The conference will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition.


mPower GmbH: When U share same space as d greats in d Energy space, it's something one should feel honoured & proud about @FraunhoferIKTS #SOFC #Stacks

When U share same space as d greats in d Energy space, it's something one should feel honoured & proud about @FraunhoferIKTS

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Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

Germany: Dresden, Hermsdorf, Pleissa, Pöhl, Schmalkalden, Leipzig

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)

Current EU-Projects

  • AFLoNext – 2nd Generation active wing - active flow- loads & noise control on next generation wing
  • BET-EU – Materials synergy integration for a better europe
  • CAPTure – Competitive solar power towers
  • CerAMfacturing – Ceramic and multi material components by additive manufacturing methode
  • FlexiFuel-SOFC – Efficient and fuel flexible micro-scale biomass CHP technology
  • MATCH – The creation of the materials common house
  • ProDIA – Manufacturing and control of nanoporous materials
  • SOFCool – Multi-Fuel SOFC CCHP

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