Highlights

10. International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace

October 24–26, 2018 | Almost 140 interested persons gathered at the Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe in Dresden to discuss current issues in the field of non-destructive testing for the aerospace industry. This year's programme focused on the topics "Simulation", "Big Data", "Robotics" and "Additive Manufacturing". In addition to plenary lectures and workshop sessions, the presentation of the 14 exhibitors was a highlight of the event.

ICIM | 15th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes

June 18–22, 2018 | More than 300 participants from 29 nations made the 15th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (ICIM) in Dresden to a unique platform to discuss recent research on membrane science, technology and application. This series of conferences has been established as a global high-level event on inorganic membranes and innovations.

TRIDELTA CAMPUS HERMSDORF e. V. founded

December 12, 2017 | 23 local companies and Fraunhofer IKTS founded together the local initiative “TRIDELTA CAMPUS HERMSDORF e. V.” in Hermsdorf, Thuringia. The initiative is to promote Hermsdorf as a high-tech location for technical ceramics and microelectronics/microtechnology to customers, specialists and investors and strengthen the site for the requirements of globalization. As a first step, the association is planning joint trade fair participations as well as a shared website.

INSECT 2017

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.

1st cerAMfacturing-Workshop

October 24, 2017 | At the 1st cerAMfacturing workshop international experts communicated latest project results in the field of suspension- and feedstock-based additive manufacturing of ceramic and multi-material components for personalized medical and consumer products.

ICBM 12

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.

ISPA

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.