Competence in ceramics

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS


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

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops modern ceramic high-performance materials, customized industrial manufacturing processes and creates prototype components and systems in complete production lines from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale. Furthermore, the institute has expertise in diagnostics and testing of materials and processes. Test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics, microscopy and laser technology contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

Fraunhofer IKTS works in eight market-oriented business divisions in which it demonstrates and qualifies ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive test methods for new industries, product concepts and markets beyond the conventional areas of application. These disciplines include ceramic materials and processes, mechanical and automotive engineering, electronics and microsystems, energy, environmental and process engineering, bio- and medical engineering, optics as well as materials and process analysis.

Trade fair: SEMICON Europa
October 6–8, 2015, Dresden, Germany

The leading trade fair for the semiconductor industry in Europe offers more new topics, information, and opportunities to support the semiconductor industry's development. More information

Exhibition and congress: Power plant engineering
October 13–14, 2015, Dresden, Germany

The Institute of Power Engineering at the TU Dresden invites you to the 47. colloquium on power plant technology. Primarily participants from industry exchange views on topical issues of energy technology. More information in German

Trade fair: CERAMITEC
Munich, October 20–23, 2015

As a competence and technology center as well as Innovation forum, ceramitec brings together manufacturers, suppliers and academia from over 40 countries. Further information

Press release: h2e Power Systems Inc. commissions India’s first ever solid oxide fuel cell system developed by Fraunhofer IKTS
September 11, 2015

With the delivery of the high-temperature fuel cell system, developed at Fraunhofer IKTS, to h2e Power Systems Pvt. Ltd., the project partners advance towards the joint aim of a environmentally friendly energy solution. More information

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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Fraunhofer IKTS test center is flexibly accredited for five methods of non-destructive testing (NDT)
March 2015

The DAkkS Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (German accreditation body) granted the test lab of Fraunhofer IKTS flexible accreditation in March 2015. More information

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