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.

Exhibition: EuroPM
Salzburg, September 24–29, 2014

The annual EuroPM is considered the leading event in the field of powder metallurgy. Come to visit us at the congress center in Salzburg on Booth 15 and during two poster sessions.
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Exhibition: POWTECH
Nuremberg, September 30–October 2, 2014

At the international trade fair POWTECH, the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS presents modern processes and developments in the field of powder technology.
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Exhibition: TechnoPharm
Nuremburg, September 30–October 2, 2014

Scientists present in Hall 6 at Booth 442 innovative solutions for process control and quality assurance.
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Exhibition: Composites Europe
Düsseldorf, October 7–9, 2014

For the first time a novel and gentle manufacturing process for CNT-reinforced ceramic/metal components is presented. Visit us at the Fraunhofer joint Booth F20 in Hall 8a.
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Event: Nano-scale Materials Characterization - Techniques and Applications
Dresden, October 22-24, 2014

Nanoscale materials are playing an increasing role in materials science and engineering, they are enabler for high-tech products.
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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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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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