Trade fair  /  November 07, 2023  -  November 10, 2023

formnext – Where ideas take shape.

As a hub for additive manufacturing, Formnext is the international meeting point for industrial 3D printing experts and production professionals from a wide range of application industries. With the trade show in Frankfurt as well as content throughout the year, Formnext bundles expertise and creates a unique experience, focused on an intensive, professional exchange and access to the latest AM solutions. This combination enables the community to actively shape the next generation of intelligent industrial production.

Hall 11.0, Booth D31

Meet us at the joint booth of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and get inspired by the possibilities of additive manufacturing with ceramics!



Advanced ceramics have combinations of properties that other classes of materials cannot match. They are characterized by very high thermal, chemical and mechanical resistance and usually also have a lower density than metals. However, these outstanding properties also make it difficult to machine the components and thus to realize complex component geometries.

By adapting additive manufacturing processes for ceramic materials (CerAM), ceramic components can be complexly shaped, further functionalized and miniaturized – as is common with other classes of materials. As a result, highly complex ceramic components can be manufactured economically, with post-processing reduced or even eliminated altogether. Additively manufactured ceramics are now, for the first time, a real alternative to components made of polymers and metals, especially for applications in harsh environments.