Fraunhofer ISC Director Prof. Dr Gerhard Sextl Retires

On 1 April 2024, Prof. Dr Gerhard Sextl retired as Institute Director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg (DE). Since February 2006, he has actively shaped the development of the Fraunhofer ISC and redefined its course. Under his leadership, the institute has grown considerably, successfully established new research and technology fields … Read more

Personnel changes at the Ceramaret Group

The supervisory board of the Ceramaret Group has announced that Mr Gilles Robert, CEO of the Ceramaret Group, is leaving the corporation on 31 August 2024 to devote himself to a new professional challenge. The supervisory board sincerely thanks Mr Gilles Robert for his service. Over the last seven years, he has ensured very strong … Read more

Ceramics Expo 2024 Boasting Remarkable Growth

The 2024 edition of Ceramics Expo in Novi, MI, USA, had a 4 % increase in visitors compared to 2023. 25 % of the audience comprised OEM professionals, with a notable 57 % increase in attendance from Aerospace & Defense, Energy, and Medical OEM sectors. Not only was the decision-making quality represented, with 77 % of visitors possessing influence … Read more

Thermoplan Taking over Lippert Employees

Thermoplan, headquartered in Olching, Germany, is expanding its activities and, in addition to its facility in Brilon, is now setting up in Pressath. It is starting up there over the coming days with 25 former employees from the insolvent “Lippert”, a company that served the ceramics sector, as Thermoplan’s Managing Director, Christian Nether, has announced. … Read more

RATH: Lightweight Refractory Lining for Tunnel Kiln Cars in the Brick Industry Saves Energy in the Production Process

Like many other industrial sectors that use high-temperature processes, the brick industry faces major challenges when it comes to energy and environmental issues: Among other things, energy must be saved and the CO2 footprint reduced. The optimal refractory lining for high-temperature furnaces is a key factor in this respect. The international refractory manufacturer RATH (AT) … Read more

maxon High Precision Ceramic Spindles

When other materials fail maxon (CH), the world’s leading supplier of high-precision drive systems, has long relied on technical ceramics and has been manufacturing innovative high-tech ceramic components itself for over 30 years. This is because ceramics are not only ideal for making gearheads more wear-resistant and durable, but their special properties are also impressive … Read more

ZECHA Offers Innovative Solution for Processing of Sintered Ceramic Materials

ZECHA Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrikation GmbH (Germany) has been a pioneer and trendsetter in the field of micro cutting, stamping and formingtools for 60 years. The company’s origins in the chronograph industry can be seen not only in its uncompromising specialization in the producing miniature tools of the highest precision, but also in its special tool solutions. Precision … Read more

3DCeram Elevates Ceramic Manufacturing Capabilities for Carborundum Universal Limited

3DCeram (France), a renowned player in advanced ceramic 3D printing technology, proudly announces the successful installation of its cutting-edge Ceramic Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printer at the facilities of Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI), a leading Ceramic Manufacturing Company based in India. The collaboration promises to revolutionize CUMI’s production capabilities, enabling them to manufacture intrinsic and critical … Read more

Lithoz (AT) Establishes Japanese Technology Network for 3D-Printed High-Performance Ceramics

A team of established manufacturers in Japan are aiming to better support and encourage growth in the Japanese 3D printing community. Major players in the market, including AS ONE, Mitsui Kinzoku and Yugyōkuen Ceramics, are creating a wider range of touchpoints by investing in a portfolio of 3D printing technologies for high-performance ceramics. By building … Read more


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