Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, situated in Dresden and Hermsdorf, covers the complete field of advanced ceramics, from basic research to applications. Our services include the development and application of modern advanced ceramic materials, the development of industrial powder metallurgical technologies, and the manufacturing of prototypical components. Structural ceramics, functional ceramics and cermets are the main focus with emphasis on innovative complex systems which are applied in many industry sectors.

Company details

Winterbergstrasse 28 , Dresden , 01277 Germany

Locations Served

Business Type:
Research institute
Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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The work of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS covers all aspects of technical ceramics from preliminary basic research to application. In February 2010, the Hermsdorfer-Institut für Technische Keramik HITK including the activities of the former inocermic GmbH was completely integrated into Fraunhofer IKTS, with the aim to merge the extensive material, processing and application-specific experiences and competencies of both institutes in the field of ceramics.

In addition to the development of ceramic materials, production technologies and components, Fraunhofer IKTS consistently continues to concentrate on intelligent system solutions for both structural and functional ceramics. Research and development covers the entire value chain – from materials to systems in complete technological production lines. Developments can be scaled up from laboratory to pilot scale. This way technology transfer to industry partners can be significantly accelerated strengthening the research activities in Saxony and Thuringia. Chemists, physicists, and materials scientists are supported by experienced research engineers and technicians. More than 140 well-equipped laboratories and pilot-scale facilities on nearly 20,000 square meters of usable floor space at the two locations Dresden and Hermsdorf are available.

Project partners are found among manufacturers and users of ceramics. With extensive expertise and numerous contacts, Fraunhofer IKTS serves as a 'one-stop shop' for all ceramics related problems. Our mission is to bring together different technology worlds to give our customers access to the entire range of innovative solutions provided by ceramics.