Online Seminar series  /  June 01, 2022, 3:00 p.m. CEST

NDT4INDUSTRY – Recent developments in advanced NDT

At the Fraunhofer IKTS site in Dresden-Klotzsche our focus is on developing advanced non-destructive testing solutions for ceramics and many other materials.

We are constantly working on new solutions. We would like to present some of these to you in our new NDT4INDUSTRY online seminar series.

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Next seminar on June 1, 2022, 3:00 p.m. CEST

Component marking for extreme process conditions – ceramic phosphors in metal processing


with Manuela Heymann (Optical Test Methods and Nanosensors group at Fraunhofer IKTS)
The requirements in metal processing, such as high temperatures and special atmospheres demand adapted solutions for component marking. With CeraCode®, researchers at Fraunhofer have developed a marking for metal components that withstands even high temperatures without affecting the component's properties.

Core element of CeraCode® are ceramic luminescent materials that respond to optical excitation by light with pronounced luminescence. These materials are very robust: they withstand high temperatures, are insensitive to chemical influences and can be mixed with various other materials. This means they can be applied to the metal component as a machine-readable DataMatrix code (DMC) using standard industrial printers. The technology concept developed for end-to-end digital component detection has been marketed since 2019 by Senodis Technologies GmbH. 

In this NDT4INDUSTRY seminar Dr. Manuela Heymann gives a theoretical insight into requirements, challenges and quality assurance for individual part marking in metal processing. Furthermore, the printing process and quality monitoring at the test bench will be presented in a lab tour.