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
Textile manufacturing essentially is an additive manufacturing process withnear net-shape performance. Modern textile machines combined with computationaltools allow for a well-aimed design of complicated 3D structures.Ceramic fibres can be manufactured at these machines if process parametersare carefully adapted. Thereby ceramic fibre preforms are producedin one step at high throughput. They are used for the manufacture … Read more
Double birthday – this year, the DITF Denkendorf celebrate their 100thanniversary as well as 30 years of ceramic fibre research. Ceramics andfibre do not sound compatible at first. Nonetheless, R&D in the field ofhigh-performance oxide ceramic fibres has been successfully carried outat the DITF since 1990, not least due to their expertise in the textile … Read more
The demands on components in terms of individualisation,functionalisation and miniaturisation, increased lifetime, but alsoresource efficiency during manufacturing and in use increasecontinuously. Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies offer productionpossibilities that were previously unfeasible using conventionalmanufacturing technologies or required enormous effort. In order todemonstrate the future possibilities as a result of the extendedfunctionalities of ceramic components, the development … Read more
By using Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques for ceramic parts,construction engineers gain access to a multitude of novel designs.Moreover, time to market can be strongly reduced – especially, if AM iscombined with the digitalization of the entire development andproduction process. AM is well established for rapid prototyping. Yet, theincreasing use of AM techniques for the production … Read more
The New Materials Cluster of Bayern Innovativ GmbH/DE in cooperation with the Centre of High-Temperature Materials and Design HTL at Fraunhofer ISC/DE issued invitations to the forum “Materials of the Future – Fibre Composites“ in Bayreuth on 17 July 2019, where the centre is based. The event was oriented to experts from the composite materials … Read more
At formnext 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, the newly formed KRAHN Ceramics GmbH presented itself for the first time to a wide international public. The company based in Hamburg sees itself as a project partner for the processing of ceramic and metal powders. Through all process stages, KRAHN Ceramics supports its customers, from the raw … Read more
At the Fraunhofer Center for High-Temperature Materials and Design HTL in Bayreuth/DE, the new building for a fibre pilot plant, unique in Europe, was inaugurated on 12 April 2019. A total of EUR 20 million (including EUR 11 million for the production lines) were invested in the facility with a useful area of 2000 m2. … Read more
Within the Fraunhofer AdvanCer Alliance/DE, four institutes have pooled their capabilities to form a coordinated range of services aimed at using advanced ceramics in the creation of individual system solutions for industrial partners. Below, two examples are presented from the successful project work showing the advantages of advanced ceramics in specific industrial applications.
The institute for Materials Applications (IWM)/DE and the Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Systems (ifas)/DE at RWTH Aachen University/DE are working on an industrial project “Proof of the Functionality of a Flat Sliding Valve with Ceramic Components”.