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.

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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Trade fair: Hannover Messe
Hannover, April 13–17, 2015

From April 13 to 17, the world's most important industry fair opens the gates. Visitors will see the entire world production under one roof.
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Symposium: 3D Integration – technology, materials, reliability
Dresden, April 16, 2015

The Fraunhofer cluster 3D integration invites to the symposium at Hilton Dresden. Topics oft the conference include technology, materials, reliability and characterization of 3D integration and its application for new products. More informationen

Event: International Conference on Ceramic Interconnect & Ceramic Microsystems Technologies CICMT
Dresden, April 20–23, 2015

The global high-level conference and exhibition CICMT presents the latest research and development results in the field of ceramic interconnection and microsystem technology. More information

Event: ISPA | International Symposium on Piezocomposite Applications
September 17–18, 2015, Fraunhofer Institute Center Dresden, Germany

Research results related to piezoelectric ceramics and their integration with electronics and into various matrix materials to enable new multifunctional devices will be presented. 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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