Processes and Components

Department

The research field “Processes and Components” encompasses manufacturing processes for ceramic components and assemblies. Prototype solutions are generated on laboratory and pilot scale, small batches are produced and, if required, scaled up to pilot technologies.

The value chain ranges from modification of commercial powders and raw materials to shaping, sintering, machining (green and sintered bodies), and to joining and integration technologies. The technical equipment enables scale-up of all individual technological processes to industrial standards, readily transferrable to the customer’s site.  Design of ceramic and metallic materials as well as composite materials and their precursor products form the heart of our powder technology. Silicate and polymer ceramics are additional core areas of materials expertise. Our component design group employs a broad range of plastic and thermoplastic
shaping and casting technologies as well as powder pressing. Component surfaces are treated using plasma spray processes. The technology chains are completed with a capable and innovative green machining and finishing center. Our high standard of quality is supported by a first-class QM system and numerous certifications and expert audits.

Overall, the research unit offers outstanding possibilities for component manufacturing, system integration,
and advanced materials. Prototypes and small batches can be delivered quickly, reliably, and cost effectively. We offer a flexible handling and rapid response in order to help our customers reducing the time to market.

 

Services offered

 

  • Development of ceramic processes, components, and systems on a pilot scale 
  • Contract research and joint projects 
  • Services related to manufacturing processes 
  • Technology transfer 
  • Design of scientific equipment 
  • Feasibility studies 
  • Consulting and training courses