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 / 31.5.2016

Press release

Three become one – sensor fusion for a more successful CFRP testing

The established methods for non-destructive testing of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) separately provide only limited information about the material. Whether macroscopic properties, texture parameters or the state of the matrix material, none previously available test method alone can answer all questions.

Dresden / Germany / 2.5.2016

Press release

Fraunhofer IKTS and Singapore Center for 3D-Printing agree on cooperation regarding the additive manufacturing of high-performance ceramic components

In the presence of the Saxon Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich, the institute directors of both research institutions signed a memorandum of understanding on April 30, 2016. This cooperation declares the joint research and development work in the area of additive manufacturing of ceramics as well as the transfer of scientists, PhD candidates and students between Saxony and Singapore.

Dresden / Germany / 13.4.2016

Press release

Fraunhofer IKTS secures availability of LTCC tapes based on Heraeus formula

In future, tapes made of Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) for the Heraeus series Heratape®CT 700 and CT 800 are cast for customer projects at the extended tape casting pilot plant at Fraunhofer IKTS in Hermsdorf, Germany.

São Paulo / Brazil / May 25, 2016


Ceramic Technologies for Power Generation and Energy Storage

With our workshop we intend to provide a platform for professional exchange and technical discussions in the field of materials research for advanced energy technologies.

Munich / Germany / May 30–June 3, 2016

Trade fair


At the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, Fraunhofer IKTS informs about technologies and consulting on membrane-based environmental and process engineering.

Rome / Italy / June 13–15, 2016

Trade fair

Cancer Diagnostics Conference & Expo

Experts from all over the world meet at this international symposium in Rome to discuss the latest developments in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Fraunhofer IKTS presents an advanced diagnostic device for the fast and quick tissue analysis.

Munich / Germany / June 13–17, 2016

Trade fair

World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing

The world conference is the major event for the world´s NDT community. The conference deals with today´s NDT technology, future developments and visions. At the accompanying exhibition, Fraunhofer IKTS presents its competences in non-destructive testing.

Dresden / Germany / 21.–25.8.2016


ICC6 | 6th International Congress on Ceramics

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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Fraunhofer IKTS: Developing what's to come: Proud to be partner in future-driven projects funded by @EU_Commission @EU_H2020 Details: 

Developing what's to come: Proud to be partner in future-driven projects funded by @EU_Commission @EU_H2020 Details: 

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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