Aspects of Economical Production of Silicon Nitride Injection Molded Components

Silicon nitride is a promising engineering material characterized by the special combination of its properties such as extremely high strength and toughness, low thermal expansion, good thermal conductivity, high hardness, and extremely high chemical resistance [1, 2, 3] With this property profile, silicon nitride is predestined for extreme mechanical and thermal operating conditions as well … Read more

FastCast Ceramics – Solutions for Investment Casting

FastCast Ceramics is a spin-off from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) that focuses on ceramic solutions for the investment casting industry. Their innovative processing route based on capillary suspensions, suppresses stresses and thus crack propagation. Their first products aim for faster and more reliable shell building, concentrating on an accelerated layer formation as well as … Read more

Electric Discharge Machinable Ceramics with Oxide Matrix – Compositions, Properties and Machining Features

Manufacturing of customised ceramic components of low dimensional tolerances and complex geometrical features with lot size one is a technological and economic challenge. If additive manufacturing technologies or conventional milling from blanks cannot deliver the required component strength or accuracy electric discharge machining (EDM) of ceramics present an attractive alternative as die sinking and wire … Read more

IWM-IAPK Colloquium 2023: Sintering-Based Additive Manufacturing – Trends and Developments

Additive or generative Manufacturing (AM) of components is currently attracting a lot of attention. The potential of the processes is addressed by research and development for many industry sectors, with ever new and modified processes being devised. At the same time, the first systems for aviation, medicine and tool-making have made the leap into commercialisation … Read more

Oerlikon Balzers

Oerlikon Balzers  Kattilalaaksontie 1 FI-02330 Espoo FINLAND M +358 50 3413993


EUROMAT GmbH, based in Baesweiler near Aachen, Germany, stands for innovation and the highly specialised production of complex solutions for joining and coating of ceramic materials and metal-ceramic-composites. Our focus is on the application and testing of new materials and nanomaterials in combination with process and manufacturing developments. Typical applications are in the fields of … Read more

WZR ceramic solutions GmbH

WZR is the market leader in the development of ceramic materials for 3D printing. Since its foundation in 1996, the range of work has changed from a pure testing service provider to a development service provider. We are currently developing ceramic materials for all commercially available 3D printing processes. We have a fully equipped laboratory … Read more

IFKB Universität Stuttgart

The Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites (DE: Institut für Fertigungstechologie keramischer Bauteile – IFKB) is part of the engineering faculty at the University of Stuttgart. We do fundamental research and develope solutions for challenges in the fields of high-performance ceramics and surface technology. The department for high performance ceramics is doing … Read more

Competence Center for Additive Manufacturing of Inorganic- Nonmetallic Materials – 3DK

A project group at Forschungsinstitut für Glas | Keramik (FGK/DE),supported by funding of the Ministry of the Economy of Rhineland-Palatinate (MWVLW/DE) and the European Regional Development Fund(ERDF/DE), is currently working on the establishment of an infrastructureand the development of know-how for Additive Manufacturing (AM) ofinorganic-nonmetallic materials, which will result in the first competencecenter for AM … Read more


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