November 30–December 1, 2017 | Electrochemical Machining (ECM) is a suitable technology to machine high strength or very brittle materials resulting in high surface qualities. At the ”International Symposium on ElectroChemical Machining Technology INSECT” experts from all over Europe discussed the latest findings on electrochemical basics, material properties, application trends as well as future prospects of ECM.


September 24–26, 2017 | Prof. Heinrich Barkhausen discovered the effect named after him a hundred years ago. Reason enough to bring the 12th "International Conference on Barkhausen Noise and Micromagnetic Testing" to Dresden, Germany. In this city, where Barkhausens successfully worked, researched and lectured, 70 participants from 19 countries discussed industrial applications of the magnetic effect in non-destructive materials testing as well as new developments, potentials and challenges for the future.

Dresden Battery Days 2017

September 18–20, 2017 | Electrochemical energy storage technologies play a key role in the transformation of the energy system. At the 2nd Dresden Battery Days, almost 100 international experts discussed the current research and development of solid state batteries, production issues and aspects of future systems integration. The symposium takes place every second year in Dresden. In 2018 the experts will meet in Graz.


September 13–15, 2017 | The 7th International Symposium on Piezocomposite Applications ISPA focused on piezoceramic innovations from materials to systems. 65 international experts discussed market requirements and application potentials of piezoceramic composites for aerospace, ultrasound and sensor technology, energy as well as research services.

Researchers‘ Night Dresden

June 16, 2017 | A night creating knowledge: More than 2100 visitors came to see our 14 stations about the wide range of applications of high-performance ceramics, such as ceramic water filters, sensors, implants and light converters. Visitors had the chance to experience environmental research in the lab, too. Children were able to try screen printing, gild a cent and spectate the production of sugar-glass lollies.

25 Years Fraunhofer in East Germany

May 29–31, 2017 | Fraunhofer East celebrates its 25th anniversary! At the Fraunhofer annual meeting in Dresden, Hannes Richter, Petra Puhlfürß and Ingolf Voigt received the Fraunhofer Prize for the development of ceramic nanofiltration membranes. Fraunhofer IKTS also presented its research highlights at the interactive multimedia city tour through Dresden's historic center and at the science exhibition at International Congress Center Dresden.

EuroSimE 2017

April 2–5, 2017 | More than 160 electronics and microelectronics experts from 21 countries met at the 18th "International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems" in Dresden. In about 80 parallel lectures the attendees informed themeselves about the results of basic research and industrial applications in these areas.

Early Morning Science with Fraunhofer

March 15, 2017 | In the media breakfast on "research for a longer life" at the Fraunhofer Institute Center in Dresden, journalists learned how organs can be reproduced, vaccines can be improved and implants can be brought to life. For the first time, interested stakeholders participated via periscope live stream.

Ceramics Vision 2017

January 17–18, 2017 | At the tenth “Ceramics Vision” symposium, 110 participants discussed new ceramics developments and application trends in energy and environmental technology, medical engineering, and micro- and nanotechnology in Hermsdorf, Thuringia. The event was especially dedicated to Dr. Bärbel Voigtsberger and her visionary contributions to Fraunhofer IKTS, the ceramics location of Hermsdorf, and Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft e. V. (DKG). Voigtsberger was awarded the Fraunhofer Medal for her life’s work.

Anodizing - oxide layers from hard to smart

November 24–25, 2016 | Anodic oxide layers can be far more than efficient corrosion protection. Participants of the symposium discussed current developments and trends in anodizing for applications in medicine, automotive, aviation, energy technology, façade protection and environmental technology. Focus topics were functionalized surfaces, nanofiltration membranes, and plasma electrolysis.


ICC6 | 6th International Congress on Ceramics

August 21–25, 2016 | More than 650 international ceramics experts from 47 countries met at the 6th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC6) in Dresden to discuss the latest innovations and scientific achievements in the field of high-performance ceramics. For the first time, the congress took place in Dresden organized by Fraunhofer IKTS and the Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft (DKG) on behalf of the International Ceramic Federation (ICF).


June 1–2, 2016 | The determination of materials parameters is considerably more complex at high temperatures than room temperature measurement. The Industry Day “Characterization of mechanical properties at high temperatures” introduced current developments in measurement engineering and measurement processes particularly for high-temperature applications.


Opening of tape casting pilot plant

May 2, 2016 | In the presence of Thuringia’s Minister of Economic Affairs Wolfgang Tiefensee, Fraunhofer IKTS in Hermsdorf opened Europe’s most modern center for tape casting technology. The pilot plant offers all possible processes regarding tape production and deposition as well as a wealth of technologies for drying and post-processing the tapes. One million euros were invested in the development and acquisition of tape casting equipment.