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Non-magnetic Linear Actuator with Low-profile Design and Position Control

In N-603 linear positioning stages, Physik Instrumente (PI)/DE has replaced a conventional piezo actuator with a high-resolution piezo stepping drive...
November 8, 2013

Management Board Changes at Schunk Group

CEO Gerhard Federer left  the well-positioned Schunk Group/DE.
November 8, 2013

DuraAct Power Piezo Composite Patch Transducer with Multilayer Ceramics

The new P-878 DuraAct Power piezo patch transducer from PI Ceramic/DE uses an operating voltage of only –20 to 120 V; with...
November 6, 2013

New SiC Diodes Make Converters More Efficient

Using new silicon carbide (SiC) diodes, Siemens/DE and its research partners have succeeded in increasing the power of frequency converters...
October 31, 2013

Euro Hybrid Materials and Structures 2014

Euro Hybrid Materials and Structures 2014 is scheduled from 10 – 11 April 2014 at the STADEUM in Stade near...
October 31, 2013

Infrared Heaters with New Ceramic Reflective Coating

Anderson Thermal Devices, Inc. offers an infrared quartz lamp called RadReflect for many heating and drying applications. 
October 31, 2013

Distribution Agreement between KRAHN and CUMI

KRAHN CHEMIE/DE will be distributing silicon carbide (SiC) fine powders of Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI)/IN in Europe.
October 6, 2013

New Fraunhofer Center CEI Established in the USA

End of July the contract was signed by Fraunhofer/DE and the University of Connecticut UConn/US for the establishment of the...
October 6, 2013

New Event Director of the Reed Exhibitions Materials Fairs

Markus M. Jessberger (52) who has been Event Director of ALUMINIUM, COMPOSITES EUROPE and HYBRID Expo since 2008 will leave...
October 6, 2013

Synthetic Sapphire in Standard and Custom Forms

Through its Ceramic and Glass Division, Goodfellow/DE offers a range of synthetic sapphire products for research and industrial applications, notably...
September 22, 2013

Advances Thermal Barrier Coatings for Turbine Engines

Innovnano/PT, an expert manufacturer of high performance ceramic powder, has produced highly pure 4YSZ (4 mol-% yttria stabilised zirconia), a...
September 21, 2013

ThyssenKrupp Focuses Carbon Composites Activities in Saxony

ThyssenKrupp is concentrating its activities in carbon fiber reinforced plastics at Kesselsdorf near Dresden/DE.
September 21, 2013

Robust Piezo Actuators and Sensitive Electronics Replace Batteries

Radio sensors can monitor installations at locations, which are difficult to get to and thus support automation. The energy supply...
September 21, 2013

CeramTec Opens New Plant in China

The CeramTec Group opened in July a new production site in China. This is the ceramics manufacturer’s response to the...
September 21, 2013

Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation CEI Established in the USA

On July 25 the contract was signed by Fraunhofer/DE and the University of Connecticut UCONN/US for the establishment of a...
September 21, 2013

SGL Group Awarded Seal of Approval as One of Germany’s TOP 100 Most Innovative Companies

SGL Group – The Carbon Company has been awarded the seal of approval as one of the TOP 100 most...
September 21, 2013

Processes for the Production of Ceramic Coatings with Contributions from the Energy Storage Sectors

The Process Engineering Technical Committee of the German Ceramic Society (DKG) is organizing this year’s autumn symposium in Erlangen, Germany,...
September 21, 2013

21 Years of Empa Advanced Ceramics: Ceramic Materials for Energy and Environmental Technology in the 21st Century

EMPA in Dübendorf near Zürich/CH is the interdisciplinary research and services institution for material sciences and technology development within the...
September 21, 2013

Functionalized Design with Advanced Ceramics as Key Component

Ceramics Meeting Point and the Fraunhofer AdvanCer Alliance/DE addressed the topic of ceramic design applications at this years InnoMateria trade...
September 21, 2013

AdvanCer Training Program Expanded

The Fraunhofer AdvanCer Alliance/DE has organized its own training program for technicians and engineers. The three training blocks held once...
September 21, 2013

Structuring of Ceramic Green Tapes – Challenges for Processing

Ceramic and metallic green tapes as far as compound tapes of both materials, produced by tape casting, will be evaluated...
September 21, 2013

CeramTec Group with Cinven as New Owner Beginning September 1st

Following the closing, i.e. the transfer of CeramTec’s shares to the new owner, on 31 August 2013, CeramTec is now...
September 17, 2013

Hot Stuff – Ceramics for Industrial Heating Applications

Electrical heating elements are used in innumerable industrial processes. They are used in plastics technology for heating injection nozzles, hot...
September 9, 2013

FE-Simulation (FEA) for the Designing of Ceramic/Metal Assemblies – the End of Trial and Error?

With the FEA as a part of the integrative design process it is possible to precisely calculate the stresses, which...
September 9, 2013

Product and System Innovation Based on Integrative Design with Ceramic (IDC): Material Alternatives

In the second chapter of the series on ICD the main advanced ceramic materials such as zirconia, alumina, silicon nitride...
September 9, 2013

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Industry and Technology in Europe, Japan and the USA

Fuel cells stand for future energy conversion technology with the highest efficiency. Different fuel cell concepts are currently considered for...
September 9, 2013

Technical Ceramics and its Application – CUMI Perspective

The usage of sintered technical ceramics has been one of the proven solutions in wear, corrosion resistance, thermal/thermal shock resistance,...
September 9, 2013

Modular Ceramic Truss Structures

A new, modular system enables ceramic truss structures to be assembled in any form or shape, give the appearance of...
September 9, 2013

Ceramaret: Precision Parts Made from Advanced Ceramics for Analytical and Medical Components and More

The outstanding qualities of advanced ceramics make them ideal for use in high-tech applications such as analytical and medical instrumentation....
September 9, 2013

Transparent Ceramics with Extraordinary Properties: a Material that Can Compete with Sapphire

Sapphire is the second hardest of all natural materials after diamond and is highly valued as sapphire glass for its...
September 9, 2013


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