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Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS)

German name: "Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme (IKTS)".


web: http://www.ikts.fraunhofer.de/en.html
email: e-mail
phone: +49 351 2553-7700
fax: +49 351 2553-7600
address: Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS), Winterbergstr. 28, 01277 Dresden, Germany


The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three branches in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia) collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops modern ceramic high-performance materials, customized industrial manufacturing processes and creates prototype components and systems in complete production lines from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale. Furthermore, the institute has expertise in diagnostics and testing of materials and processes. Test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics, microscopy and laser technology contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

Fraunhofer IKTS works in eight market-oriented business divisions in which it demonstrates and qualifies ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive test methods for new industries, product concepts and markets beyond the conventional areas of application. These disciplines include ceramic materials and processes, mechanical and automotive engineering, electronics and microsystems, energy, environmental and process engineering, bio- and medical engineering, optics as well as materials and process analysis.


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Daughter Units

name type instruments services
Biomass Technologies and Membrane Process Engineering Division (1)
Chair of Inorganic Non-Metallic Materials (ANW) Professorship (8)
Hybrid Microsystems Division (3)
Microelectronic Materials and Nanoanalysis Division (10)
Nonoxide Ceramics Division (2)
Oxide Ceramics Division (8)
Processes and Components Division (3)
Research Center HP-Fibre-Structures Center
Sintering and Characterization Department (73) (14)

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Last updated at: 2017-07-27 12:46