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Hardmetals and Cermets (Division)

Parent Units:
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS)
German name: "Hartmetalle und Cermets".


web: http://www.ikts.fraunhofer.de/en/departments/materials_process_characterization/sintering_characterization/hard_metals_cermet...
phone: +49 351 2553-7641
fax: +49 351 2554-278
address: Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS), Hardmetals and Cermets, Winterbergstr. 28, 01277 Dresden, Germany
partner: Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems


The fields of activity of the “Hardmetals and Cermets” group include the development, optimization, manufacture, characterization and testing of tools and tool materials based on hardmetals and cermets, including nano-scale materials. This also encompasses the production and testing of raw materials for hardmetals, the optimization of powder metallurgical processes, the production of components, as well as the testing and evaluating of cutting materials. 

  • Tungsten carbide with cobalt: WC-Co
  • Composite carbide hard metals: WC-TiC-TaC-VC-Cr3C2-MeC-(Co,Ni,Fe)
  • Cermets: (Ti,Mo,W,Ta) CxNy-(Ni,Co,Fe)
  • WC ceramics (binder-free WC)
  • Diamond and cBN composite materials


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Last updated at: 2016-09-06 12:25