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.

Press release: Coveted US environmental award for Fraunhofer IKTS and inopor GmbH
Columbus/Ohio, USA, October 29, 2015

Fraunhofer IKTS and inopor GmbH, situated in Veilsdorf, Germany, receive the Corporate Environmental Achievement Award 2015 from the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for jointly developing ceramic nanofiltration membranes.
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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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