CeramTec GmbH

METOXIT AG

MicroCeram GmbH

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

CERAMARET SA

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
polyruby
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics
3-2 Kawata Kiyomizudanchi-cho, Yamashina District
607-8322 Kyoto City
Japan

Contact

Phone

+81-75-591-1313

Fax

+81-75-591-4913

E-Mail

npc-e3@nishimuratougyou.co.jp

Homepage

https://nishimuraac.com

Turnover total

700,000,000 JPY

Management

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Number of Employees

Total: 50

Company profile

Since its foundation, Nishimura Porcelain Co., Ltd. has been developing new materials and new manufacturing methods all the time based on its ceramic manufacturing technologies from over 100 years’ experience.Each of our employees is positively learning ceramic manufacturing technologies and continuing to improve the manufacturing capabilities of the company.As our management philosophy “To realize a more affluent life through the manufacturing of products that satisfy customers” shows, respective employees of Nishimura Porcelain try to satisfy our customers through the manufacturing of products, and to meet the accuracy, delivery dates, and costs required by our customers. Based on our over 100-years’ experience from the foundation of this company, we have inherited traditional techniques and at the same time tried to develop new technologies all the time. We will continue to improve our products to satisfy our customers and to make progress day by day.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
apatite
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Over 100 types of material Special firing know how Accepting a small order

Special Know How

Firing, material development

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Precision Ceramics

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
polyruby
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics
3-2 Kawata Kiyomizudanchi-cho, Yamashina District
607-8322 Kyoto City
Japan

Contact

Phone

+81-75-591-1313

Fax

+81-75-591-4913

E-Mail

npc-e3@nishimuratougyou.co.jp

Homepage

https://nishimuraac.com

Turnover total

700,000,000 JPY

Management

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Number of Employees

Total: 50

Company profile

Since its foundation, Nishimura Porcelain Co., Ltd. has been developing new materials and new manufacturing methods all the time based on its ceramic manufacturing technologies from over 100 years’ experience.Each of our employees is positively learning ceramic manufacturing technologies and continuing to improve the manufacturing capabilities of the company.As our management philosophy “To realize a more affluent life through the manufacturing of products that satisfy customers” shows, respective employees of Nishimura Porcelain try to satisfy our customers through the manufacturing of products, and to meet the accuracy, delivery dates, and costs required by our customers. Based on our over 100-years’ experience from the foundation of this company, we have inherited traditional techniques and at the same time tried to develop new technologies all the time. We will continue to improve our products to satisfy our customers and to make progress day by day.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
apatite
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Over 100 types of material Special firing know how Accepting a small order

Special Know How

Firing, material development

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc
10 rue des Roséristes
69410 Champagne au Mont d'Or
France

Contact

Phone

0033-4-78 30 83 64

Fax

0033-4-78 28 63 68

E-Mail

contact@sceram.com

Homepage

www.sceram.com

Number of Employees

Total: 10-15

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Established since 1984 in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, the center of scientific research and industry, SCERAM advanced ceramics has gained expert status in hard materials and the shaping thereof.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Advanced ceramics are the ideal substitution for conventional materials when their limits of use are reached. Thanks to our “applications/materials” expertise, we guide our customers to the solutions to match their requirements, selecting the suitable material to meet with the specification and always taking the technical requirements laid down by the different production processes on board.

Special Know How

SCERAM advanced ceramics has full control of the machining of each material it proposes. It has developed a specific machining technic for polycrystalline and monocrystalline ceramics, called the LOW STRESS MACHINING PROCESS® which limits if not eliminates the stresses built up inside the material.

Certificates

Quality and traceability SCERAM advanced ceramics is ISO 9001 certified, version 2015 and works exclusively with ISO certified partners and suppliers thereby guaranteeing the quality and traceability of the materials used.

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7522

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2553-7600

E-Mail

michael.zins@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

Turnover total

60 million euros

Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Alexander Michaelis (Institute Director)

Number of Employees

Total: 599

In R + D: 599

Company profile

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

The institute operates in nine market-oriented business divisions in order to demonstrate and qualify ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive testing methods for new industries, product concepts and markets within and beyond the established fields of application. Industries addressed include ceramic Materials and Processes, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Environmental and Process Engineering, Bio- and Medical Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Monitoring, Water as well as Materials and Process Analysis.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
milling
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test

Ceramany GmbH

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
polyruby
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics
3-2 Kawata Kiyomizudanchi-cho, Yamashina District
607-8322 Kyoto City
Japan

Contact

Phone

+81-75-591-1313

Fax

+81-75-591-4913

E-Mail

npc-e3@nishimuratougyou.co.jp

Homepage

https://nishimuraac.com

Turnover total

700,000,000 JPY

Management

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Number of Employees

Total: 50

Company profile

Since its foundation, Nishimura Porcelain Co., Ltd. has been developing new materials and new manufacturing methods all the time based on its ceramic manufacturing technologies from over 100 years’ experience.Each of our employees is positively learning ceramic manufacturing technologies and continuing to improve the manufacturing capabilities of the company.As our management philosophy “To realize a more affluent life through the manufacturing of products that satisfy customers” shows, respective employees of Nishimura Porcelain try to satisfy our customers through the manufacturing of products, and to meet the accuracy, delivery dates, and costs required by our customers. Based on our over 100-years’ experience from the foundation of this company, we have inherited traditional techniques and at the same time tried to develop new technologies all the time. We will continue to improve our products to satisfy our customers and to make progress day by day.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
apatite
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Over 100 types of material Special firing know how Accepting a small order

Special Know How

Firing, material development

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc
10 rue des Roséristes
69410 Champagne au Mont d'Or
France

Contact

Phone

0033-4-78 30 83 64

Fax

0033-4-78 28 63 68

E-Mail

contact@sceram.com

Homepage

www.sceram.com

Number of Employees

Total: 10-15

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Established since 1984 in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, the center of scientific research and industry, SCERAM advanced ceramics has gained expert status in hard materials and the shaping thereof.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Advanced ceramics are the ideal substitution for conventional materials when their limits of use are reached. Thanks to our “applications/materials” expertise, we guide our customers to the solutions to match their requirements, selecting the suitable material to meet with the specification and always taking the technical requirements laid down by the different production processes on board.

Special Know How

SCERAM advanced ceramics has full control of the machining of each material it proposes. It has developed a specific machining technic for polycrystalline and monocrystalline ceramics, called the LOW STRESS MACHINING PROCESS® which limits if not eliminates the stresses built up inside the material.

Certificates

Quality and traceability SCERAM advanced ceramics is ISO 9001 certified, version 2015 and works exclusively with ISO certified partners and suppliers thereby guaranteeing the quality and traceability of the materials used.

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7522

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2553-7600

E-Mail

michael.zins@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

Turnover total

60 million euros

Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Alexander Michaelis (Institute Director)

Number of Employees

Total: 599

In R + D: 599

Company profile

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

The institute operates in nine market-oriented business divisions in order to demonstrate and qualify ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive testing methods for new industries, product concepts and markets within and beyond the established fields of application. Industries addressed include ceramic Materials and Processes, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Environmental and Process Engineering, Bio- and Medical Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Monitoring, Water as well as Materials and Process Analysis.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
milling
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer
Winterbergstr. 28
1277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7504

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2554-334

E-Mail

susanne.freund@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.advancer.fraunhofer.de

Management

Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins (speaker)

Company profile

Within the Fraunhofer AdvanCer Alliance scientists and engineers from four Fraunhofer institutes (IPK, IWM, HTL and IKTS) have bundled their competence in the field of advanced ceramics. The spectrum of research performed extends along the entire value-added chain, from modeling and simulation through application-oriented development of materials, production processes and machining technologies all the way to component characterization, evaluation and non-destructive testing under application conditions. The AdvanCer activities include the presentation and demonstration of system solutions with high-performance ceramics as well as training, consultancy and transfer services for manufacturers and user companies. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. It undertakes contract research for industry, the service and public sectors. For industrial clients, ready-to-use solutions to technical and organizational problems are devised quickly and at low cost.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
turning
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test
Meilwiesenstraße 24test
75196test Remchingentest
test
Sudan

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron nitride
machinable ceramics
porcelain

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
casting
DCC
debinding
dry pressing
furnace linings/re-linings
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
lapping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

Ceramany GmbH
Herbert-Wehner-Str. 2
59174 Kamen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 2307 2874 810

E-Mail

info@ceramany.com

Homepage

www.ceramany.com

Ownership

Marcus Keulen

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
calcium silicat
composites/fibers
cordierite
cordierite
glass-ceramic materials platform
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
sialon
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titania
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
CIM
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
insulated appliances
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
thermoforming
vacuum technology
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
turning
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Textile machinery parts Welding devices for projection welding, location elements for other welding and joining technologies, especiall in automotive industry

Special Know How

CIM (Ceramic Injectio Moulding) Own mould design and mould making. prototypes to mass production

Certificates

IATF 16949 in preparation

Bangerter Microtechnik AG

QSIL AG

SPT Roth Ltd.

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
polyruby
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics
3-2 Kawata Kiyomizudanchi-cho, Yamashina District
607-8322 Kyoto City
Japan

Contact

Phone

+81-75-591-1313

Fax

+81-75-591-4913

E-Mail

npc-e3@nishimuratougyou.co.jp

Homepage

https://nishimuraac.com

Turnover total

700,000,000 JPY

Management

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Number of Employees

Total: 50

Company profile

Since its foundation, Nishimura Porcelain Co., Ltd. has been developing new materials and new manufacturing methods all the time based on its ceramic manufacturing technologies from over 100 years’ experience.Each of our employees is positively learning ceramic manufacturing technologies and continuing to improve the manufacturing capabilities of the company.As our management philosophy “To realize a more affluent life through the manufacturing of products that satisfy customers” shows, respective employees of Nishimura Porcelain try to satisfy our customers through the manufacturing of products, and to meet the accuracy, delivery dates, and costs required by our customers. Based on our over 100-years’ experience from the foundation of this company, we have inherited traditional techniques and at the same time tried to develop new technologies all the time. We will continue to improve our products to satisfy our customers and to make progress day by day.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
apatite
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Over 100 types of material Special firing know how Accepting a small order

Special Know How

Firing, material development

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc
10 rue des Roséristes
69410 Champagne au Mont d'Or
France

Contact

Phone

0033-4-78 30 83 64

Fax

0033-4-78 28 63 68

E-Mail

contact@sceram.com

Homepage

www.sceram.com

Number of Employees

Total: 10-15

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Established since 1984 in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, the center of scientific research and industry, SCERAM advanced ceramics has gained expert status in hard materials and the shaping thereof.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Advanced ceramics are the ideal substitution for conventional materials when their limits of use are reached. Thanks to our “applications/materials” expertise, we guide our customers to the solutions to match their requirements, selecting the suitable material to meet with the specification and always taking the technical requirements laid down by the different production processes on board.

Special Know How

SCERAM advanced ceramics has full control of the machining of each material it proposes. It has developed a specific machining technic for polycrystalline and monocrystalline ceramics, called the LOW STRESS MACHINING PROCESS® which limits if not eliminates the stresses built up inside the material.

Certificates

Quality and traceability SCERAM advanced ceramics is ISO 9001 certified, version 2015 and works exclusively with ISO certified partners and suppliers thereby guaranteeing the quality and traceability of the materials used.

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7522

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2553-7600

E-Mail

michael.zins@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

Turnover total

60 million euros

Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Alexander Michaelis (Institute Director)

Number of Employees

Total: 599

In R + D: 599

Company profile

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

The institute operates in nine market-oriented business divisions in order to demonstrate and qualify ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive testing methods for new industries, product concepts and markets within and beyond the established fields of application. Industries addressed include ceramic Materials and Processes, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Environmental and Process Engineering, Bio- and Medical Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Monitoring, Water as well as Materials and Process Analysis.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
milling
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer
Winterbergstr. 28
1277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7504

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2554-334

E-Mail

susanne.freund@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.advancer.fraunhofer.de

Management

Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins (speaker)

Company profile

Within the Fraunhofer AdvanCer Alliance scientists and engineers from four Fraunhofer institutes (IPK, IWM, HTL and IKTS) have bundled their competence in the field of advanced ceramics. The spectrum of research performed extends along the entire value-added chain, from modeling and simulation through application-oriented development of materials, production processes and machining technologies all the way to component characterization, evaluation and non-destructive testing under application conditions. The AdvanCer activities include the presentation and demonstration of system solutions with high-performance ceramics as well as training, consultancy and transfer services for manufacturers and user companies. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. It undertakes contract research for industry, the service and public sectors. For industrial clients, ready-to-use solutions to technical and organizational problems are devised quickly and at low cost.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
turning
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test
Meilwiesenstraße 24test
75196test Remchingentest
test
Sudan

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron nitride
machinable ceramics
porcelain

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
casting
DCC
debinding
dry pressing
furnace linings/re-linings
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
lapping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

Ceramany GmbH
Herbert-Wehner-Str. 2
59174 Kamen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 2307 2874 810

E-Mail

info@ceramany.com

Homepage

www.ceramany.com

Ownership

Marcus Keulen

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
calcium silicat
composites/fibers
cordierite
cordierite
glass-ceramic materials platform
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
sialon
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titania
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
CIM
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
insulated appliances
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
thermoforming
vacuum technology
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
turning
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Textile machinery parts Welding devices for projection welding, location elements for other welding and joining technologies, especiall in automotive industry

Special Know How

CIM (Ceramic Injectio Moulding) Own mould design and mould making. prototypes to mass production

Certificates

IATF 16949 in preparation

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Bern
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Homepage

www.bangerter.com

Number of Employees

Total: 130

In R + D: 12

Company profile

Bangerter manufactures components for many different industries: from mechanical engineering and tool making to textile and semiconductor technology to the automotive and aviation industries. Due to the bio-compatibility and high wear resistance, ceramics are ideal materials for many applications in medical technology. Bangerter supplies the most reputable watchmakers of the world with precision components made of ceramics for cases and other integral parts.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, high purity
cermet
high purity alumina porous ceramics
magnesium oxide
piezoceramic components
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
fluid technology
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
assembling
bonding
coating
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
injection molding
lapping
laser machining
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
white and green body processing

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

QSIL AG
Gewerbering 8
98693 Ilmenau
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 3677 6415 88

Fax

+49 3677 6415 11

E-Mail

info@qsil.de

Homepage

www.qsil.com

Turnover total

120 Mio. €

Ceramic division(s)

35 Mio. €

Ownership

Private Company

Management

Michael Keitz (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 750

In R + D: 35

Company profile

QSIL is an innovative, international provider of high-performance materials, specialized in the production of quartz glass and advanced technical ceramics and composites. Key markets include the semiconductor, diagnostic, machinery and photovoltaic industries, the light source industry, medical technology and other industrial applications in the chemical, analytical and glass fiber industries. QSIL has a globally diversified customer base. Customers include major companies in Europe, Asia and North America. In 2019 the QSIL Group has generated sales exceeding 120 million Euros with about 750 employees on its payroll. Part of the QSIL Group are the companies QSIL Ceramics GmbH (formerly known as Barat Ceramics GmbH) in Auma, Germany and FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH in Rauenstein, Germany. The headquarter of QSIL is based in Ilmenau, Germany.

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
aluminum nitride AIN
functional coatings
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
SiSiC
spinel, magnesia
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
cutting tools
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
industrial automation
kiln furniture
laser technology
lifescience industry
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
optics
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
diamond grinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
finishing
glazing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
metallization
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
sintering
turning
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
water suspension
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

ACHEMA

Market Leadership

Feedthroughs for X-ray tubes Membranes for sensoring

Special Know How

excellent hardness for armour application wear resistant ceramic for machinery

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

SPT Roth Ltd.
Werkstrasse 28
3250 Lyss
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 387 80 80

Fax

+41 32 387 80 88

E-Mail

info-ch@spt.net

Homepage

www.spt.net

Ceramic division(s)

Medical, Dental, Industrial

Management

Pierette Glutz

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 15

Company profile

SPT Roth Ltd is you’re specialist for CIM (ceramic-injection-moulding) products. We combine complex design and high-technical ceramic compound quality for the electronics, medical, machine, and micro technology markets. SPT as a one stop solution supplier provides notable cost reductions for customers without compromising product quality. SPT has pushed the limits of what’s possible always further! Capillaries with diameters of 50µm and boreholes of 15µm which are used within microchip manufacturing are just two representative success-stories among many others. 

Our knowledge around the CIM process helps us to fabricate parts according customer needs.

- Manufacturing of parts with very complex geometries
- Net shape injection moulding
- Integration of multiple functionalities already in development phase
- Very small parts with extremely narrow tolerances
- High degree of reproducibility

Our philosophy stands for – Experience – Advanced Research & Development – Customer Partnership.

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
polyruby
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
diamond grinding
digital microscoping
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
injection molding
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
milling
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering
turning
white and green body processing

Fairs

ceramitec

Compamed

Micronora

EPHJ

Saint-Gobain PERFORMANCE
CERAMICS & REFRACTORIES

Company Name / address details

CeramTec GmbH
CeramTec-Platz 1-9
73207 Plochingen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 7153 6110

Fax

+49 (0) 7153 25421

E-Mail

info@ceramtec.de

Homepage

www.ceramtec.com

Turnover total

Approx. EUR 600 million

Ownership

BC Partners

Management

Dr. Hadi Saleh CEO, Eric Oellerer CFO, Richard Boulter President Industrial

Company profile

With over a century of developmental experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a global leader in the field of production and supply of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide variety of applications. CeramTec supplies with the current portfolio well over 20 000 different products, components and parts made of a wide variety of ceramic materials. Advanced ceramics from CeramTec, as an international manufacturer and supplier, are used in the automotive Industry, in electronics, energy and environmental technology, equipment, mechanical and medical engineering, and in many other applications. With more than 3500 employees and production sites and subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, CeramTec has a worldwide presence.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
technical porcelain
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
rapid prototyping
tape casting
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

IDS

Compamed

electronica

PCIM Europe – Virtual Conference

Wire & Tube

Company Name / address details

METOXIT AG
Emdwiesenstrasse 6
8240 Thayngen
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 (0)52 645 01 01

Fax

+41 (0)52 645 01 00

E-Mail

info@metoxit.com

Company profile

METOXIT AG offers a wide range of oxide ceramics. Products are developed and manufactured according to customer specifications. The company‘s core business are dental products like root posts, implants, abutments, CAD/CAM blanks and instruments as well as BIO-HIP® ceramic ballheads and ceramic inserts for orthopaedics. Precision components include pistons, valves, and wear parts and semifinished rods for milling tools.. Available materials include zirconia, alumina Al999, Al998, ZTA ceramic, TZP, TZP-A, ATZ, Ziraldent® and Ziroxit® high-performance ceramic and alumina ceramic. Quality standards to CE-Mark and FDA 510(k) are available. METOXIT quality management is aproved to ISO 9001 : 2015, ISO 13485 : 2016 for medical products as well as Anex II of 93/42/EWG.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
cordierite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment

Main components

wide range of oxide ceramics development and manufacture

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
dry pressing
HIP
isostatic pressing
rapid prototyping
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Certificates

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016

Company Name / address details

MicroCeram GmbH
Ziegelstraße 9a
01662 Meißen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 3521 71955-0

Fax

+49 (0) 3521 71955-13

E-Mail

info@microceram.de

Homepage

www.microceram.de

Turnover total

EUR 6,6 million

Ownership

Ceramaret SA

Number of Employees

Total: 52

In R + D: 4

Company profile

MicroCeram GmbH is active in the area of pressing and green machining as well as in injection mouling of ceramic high-speed materials. The company MicroCeram GmbH has more than 25 years of experience in the field of technical ceramics. MicroCeram GmbH has modern production equipment at the location in Meißen in the industrial park Meissen-East/Zaschendorf. At the present there are 43 peaple employed.
The ceramic application-oriented material research and design is part of their business activities as well as rapid prototyping, injection molding with high-pressure for efficient high production volumes. The process chain is completed with all relevant chip-removing methods in soft and hard materials - including the future-oriented ULTRASONIC technology, a technology with advantages for not only ceramics but also for all other advanced materials at MicroCeram. Since January 2018 MicroCeram has been acquired by Ceramaret SA. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
aluminum nitride AIN
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
CIM
CIP
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

IDS

Compamed

EPHJ

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

precision processing, grinding, polishing

Special Know How

high-end green machining and grinding

Certificates

ISO 13485, ISO 9001

Company Name / address details

BCE Special Ceramics GmbH
Markircher Straße 8
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 621 483680

Fax

+49 621 479296

E-Mail

info@bce-special-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.bce-special-ceramics.de

Turnover total

EUR 4,0 million

Ownership

private

Management

Fanziska Bertsch-Würfl, Dr Torsten Weiß

Number of Employees

Total: 28

In R + D: 2

Company profile

BCE founded in 1986, manufactures customized mainly oxide ceramic components made out of alumina (Al2O3), zirconia (ZrO2) and mixed oxides ATZ or ZTA as well as steatite or cordierite materials starting with lot sizes from one part (prototypes) up to (small) series production. With restriction to component geometries also nitride and carbide qualities are available. Based on more than 30 years experience in the field of engineering ceramics, BCE assists its customers in questions of an optimum material choice and ceramic design for specific applications. A prototype manufacturing can be realized in short time (approx. 4-6 weeks) before launching a series production.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cordierite
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
semiconductor processing equipment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
cleaning
debinding
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

approx. 4-6 weeks

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

SwissTech

Market Leadership

Short time manufacturing of customized ceramic components, consultancy with suitable-to-ceramic construction design

Special Know How

green machining, cold-isostatic-pressing, hard-machining

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Company Name / address details

KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH
Steinzeugstr. 92
68229 Mannheim
Germany

Contact

Phone

496214861349

Fax

49621486251349

E-Mail

info-kyocera@kyocera-solutions.de

Homepage

www.kyocera-solutions.de

Turnover total

45 mio Euro

Ownership

KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH

Management

Armin Kayser

Number of Employees

Total: KYOCERA Fineceramics Solutions GmbH: 300; KYOCERA: 75.000

Company profile

FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT produces components based on customer specifications and also has an extensive programme of standard high-performance ceramics. The product dimensions range from a few millimetres up to about 2 m. FRIALIT-DEGUSSIT stands for an experienced team of innovative application engineers, experimental production specialists and conscientious quality assurance. Our philosophy is to support our customers in the ceramic material selection, design and project execution. More than 150 years of experience in ceramic production, new-developed materials coupled with innovative engineering are the pillars of the successful development of the company the last three decades.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
cermet
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

customer specified parts; serial products: tubes multi-bore tubes, plates crucibles, feedthroughts, insulating tubes, etc.

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
CIM
CIP
coating
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

completely different, Rapid Prototyping

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

huge parts; spacer cans; ceramic-metal-assemblies (e.g.components for accelerators or sensors)

Special Know How

material development; processing and grinding, rapid prototyping

Certificates

TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 9001 / TÜV Cert DIN ISO EN 14001 Quality Management System audited according to Directive 2014/68/EU, acc. to EN 764-5

Company Name / address details

EPSI - Engineered Pressure Systems
International N.V.
Walgoedstraat 19
9140 Temse
Belgium

Contact

Phone

+32-3-711 24 64

Fax

+32-3-711 18 70

E-Mail

epsi@epsi.be

Homepage

www.epsi-highpressure.com

Turnover total

EUR 9-12 million

Ownership

private

Management

Mr Pierre Colman

Number of Employees

Total: 35

Company profile

Production Plants:

Temse, Belgium

Haverhill, MA, USA

Production programm

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
energy technology, power generation
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
refractories

Production plants (key equipment)***

CIP
HIP
P/T simulators
WIP

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec 2018

Company Name / address details

CERAMARET SA
Rue des Croix 43
2014 Bole
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 843 83 83

Fax

+41 32 842 2502

E-Mail

info@ceramaret.ch

Homepage

www.ceramaret.ch

Ownership

private

Management

Gilles Robert, CEO / Hugues Leuzinger, VP Marketing & Sales

Number of Employees

Total: 200

In R + D: 19

Company profile

Ceramaret designs and produces components out of the hardest of materials such as advanced ceramics (zirconia, alumina and different composites) as well as synthetic sapphire or ruby. All steps of the manufacturing process from engineering, mold making, pressing, sintering up to finish machining are performed in house to guarantee the required quality level. From prototype to high volume production batches, CERAMARET works with its customers on continuous improvement process and on convenient logistic agreements. On January 2018 Ceramaret SA acquired MicroCeram. The 2 companies work closely together under their respective names to fully use existing synergies.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
polyruby
porous ceramics
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
spinel
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

accelerators
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
textile
vacuum technology

Main components

ceramic piston assemblies, ceramic valve assemblies, medical isolators, check valve assemblies, validation series of high volume deliveries

Production plants (key equipment)***

after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Fairs

analytica

Market Leadership

piston and cylinders, check valves, isolators

Special Know How

engineering, near-net-shape parts, high-precision hard material machining, assembling, validation series to high deliveries volume

Certificates

ISO 9001 ISO 13485 ISO 14001 ISO 45001

Company Name / address details

Nishimura Advanced Ceramics
3-2 Kawata Kiyomizudanchi-cho, Yamashina District
607-8322 Kyoto City
Japan

Contact

Phone

+81-75-591-1313

Fax

+81-75-591-4913

E-Mail

npc-e3@nishimuratougyou.co.jp

Homepage

https://nishimuraac.com

Turnover total

700,000,000 JPY

Management

Yoshihiro Nishimura

Number of Employees

Total: 50

Company profile

Since its foundation, Nishimura Porcelain Co., Ltd. has been developing new materials and new manufacturing methods all the time based on its ceramic manufacturing technologies from over 100 years’ experience.Each of our employees is positively learning ceramic manufacturing technologies and continuing to improve the manufacturing capabilities of the company.As our management philosophy “To realize a more affluent life through the manufacturing of products that satisfy customers” shows, respective employees of Nishimura Porcelain try to satisfy our customers through the manufacturing of products, and to meet the accuracy, delivery dates, and costs required by our customers. Based on our over 100-years’ experience from the foundation of this company, we have inherited traditional techniques and at the same time tried to develop new technologies all the time. We will continue to improve our products to satisfy our customers and to make progress day by day.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
apatite
cordierite
cordierite
forsterite
heat radiation ceramic
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spodumene
steatite
yttria
zircon
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
textile
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
casting
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
extrusion
finishing
grinding
HIP
lapping
polishing
powder processing
pressing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Over 100 types of material Special firing know how Accepting a small order

Special Know How

Firing, material development

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

member of QSIL group

Management

Andreas Goller (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 145

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
electronics and sensors
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

Precision Ceramics
86 Lower Tower Street
B19 3PA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone

+44 (0) 121 687 5858

Fax

+44 (0) 121 687 5857

E-Mail

info@precision-ceramics.co.uk

Homepage

www.precision-ceramics.co.uk

Turnover total

-

Ceramic division(s)

Precision Ceramics USA, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA

Ownership

McGeoch Technology Limited

Management

Steve Swallow, Managing Director; Geoff Randle, Business Director; Junaid Khan, Financial Director; Lucian Falticeanu, Director of Technology; Peter Bourne, Sales Manager; Joe Fulton, Production Manager; Prubhjyot Singh, Quality Manager

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Company profile

Precision Ceramics is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications. The markets we serve are wide and diverse; from aerospace and automotive through to offshore, oil and gas, electronics and nuclear power generation. All have one factor in common; the quality and reliability of the technical ceramic products we’ve developed for them. And based on this knowledge - over 20 years of it in fact - our reputation as a solution provider is also well charted and highly respected. In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials. Precision Ceramics has extensive in-house machining facilities - including 4th & 5th axis machining centres, drilling, grinding, milling, polishing, sawing, tapping, threading and turning - to enable us to manufacture technical ceramic components to the highest specifications. A fully controlled inspection facility with co-ordinated measurement system accurate to 0.02mm is also in operation to ensure that our rigorous quality standards are maintained at all times. Precision Ceramics specialises in small batches between 1 - 2000 pieces but are quite happy to tender for larger quantities. The company operates to the very highest quality standards and holds BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina/zirconia nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
partially stabilized zirconia
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia
zirconia nano HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
laser technology
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIP
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
grinding
hard machining
HIP
isostatic pressing
lapping
polishing
pressing
sintering
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
wet pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

12 months

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Precision Ceramics is a world market leader in the engineering of technical ceramics. We specialise in the design, manufacture and machining of bespoke and advanced technical ceramic components for an ever-widening array of worldwide applications.

Special Know How

In both new applications and in areas where technical ceramics are already being used, Precision Ceramics has the necessary expertise and specialist in-depth knowledge to quickly find the best way forward for any potential application from prototypes through to full-scale production of components. And once fully up and running, the company can easily take the process one stage further by offering expert advice in the engineering of more demanding materials.

Certificates

BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015

Company Name / address details

SCERAM advanced ceramics
Zac des carrés du Parc
10 rue des Roséristes
69410 Champagne au Mont d'Or
France

Contact

Phone

0033-4-78 30 83 64

Fax

0033-4-78 28 63 68

E-Mail

contact@sceram.com

Homepage

www.sceram.com

Number of Employees

Total: 10-15

In R + D: 3

Company profile

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Established since 1984 in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, the center of scientific research and industry, SCERAM advanced ceramics has gained expert status in hard materials and the shaping thereof.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina, high purity
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
cordierite
corundum (porous)
fused silica
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
quartz
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
spinel
steatite
technical porcelain
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
brazing
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Market Leadership

Family business since 1984. SCERAM advanced ceramics is a family business specialising in precision machining of technical ceramics. Advanced ceramics are the ideal substitution for conventional materials when their limits of use are reached. Thanks to our “applications/materials” expertise, we guide our customers to the solutions to match their requirements, selecting the suitable material to meet with the specification and always taking the technical requirements laid down by the different production processes on board.

Special Know How

SCERAM advanced ceramics has full control of the machining of each material it proposes. It has developed a specific machining technic for polycrystalline and monocrystalline ceramics, called the LOW STRESS MACHINING PROCESS® which limits if not eliminates the stresses built up inside the material.

Certificates

Quality and traceability SCERAM advanced ceramics is ISO 9001 certified, version 2015 and works exclusively with ISO certified partners and suppliers thereby guaranteeing the quality and traceability of the materials used.

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7522

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2553-7600

E-Mail

michael.zins@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.ikts.fraunhofer.de

Turnover total

60 million euros

Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Alexander Michaelis (Institute Director)

Number of Employees

Total: 599

In R + D: 599

Company profile

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

The institute operates in nine market-oriented business divisions in order to demonstrate and qualify ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive testing methods for new industries, product concepts and markets within and beyond the established fields of application. Industries addressed include ceramic Materials and Processes, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Environmental and Process Engineering, Bio- and Medical Technology, Non-Destructive Testing and Monitoring, Water as well as Materials and Process Analysis.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
corundum (porous)
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
magnesium oxide
mullite
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
milling
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485, DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025

Company Name / address details

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer
Winterbergstr. 28
1277 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 351 2553-7504

Fax

+49 (0) 351 2554-334

E-Mail

susanne.freund@ikts.fraunhofer.de

Homepage

www.advancer.fraunhofer.de

Management

Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins (speaker)

Company profile

Within the Fraunhofer AdvanCer Alliance scientists and engineers from four Fraunhofer institutes (IPK, IWM, HTL and IKTS) have bundled their competence in the field of advanced ceramics. The spectrum of research performed extends along the entire value-added chain, from modeling and simulation through application-oriented development of materials, production processes and machining technologies all the way to component characterization, evaluation and non-destructive testing under application conditions. The AdvanCer activities include the presentation and demonstration of system solutions with high-performance ceramics as well as training, consultancy and transfer services for manufacturers and user companies. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. It undertakes contract research for industry, the service and public sectors. For industrial clients, ready-to-use solutions to technical and organizational problems are devised quickly and at low cost.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
boron carbide
boron nitride
ceramic oxide powders
cermet
composites/fibers
cordierite
EDM machinable ceramic material
glass-ceramic materials platform
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
hydroxyapatite
machinable ceramics
magnesium oxide
mullite
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
spinel
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
corundum (porous)
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
insulated appliances
kiln furniture
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plastic industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
air plasma spraying
assembling
bonding
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
coating
debinding
dry pressing
extrusion
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
tape casting
turning
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
wet pressing
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

ceramitec

Company Name / address details

proserv GmbH - TEST12
test
Meilwiesenstraße 24test
75196test Remchingentest
test
Sudan

Contact

Phone

72323137712test

Fax

1234567890

E-Mail

s.dennig@proserv-gmbh.detest

Homepage

test

Turnover total

2342

Ceramic division(s)

23423

Ownership

Oliver Giesingertest

Management

Dirk Bittighoferetst

Number of Employees

Total: 1010

In R + D: 2020

Company profile

That's a te st.test

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina nano HIP
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum oxynitride ALON
aluminum titanate
boron nitride
machinable ceramics
porcelain

User industries**

accelerators
armour
automotive: exhaust train
industrial automation

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
casting
DCC
debinding
dry pressing
furnace linings/re-linings
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
lapping

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

test

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

1st Ceramics Japan

ICC6

World PM 2016

Market Leadership

wiretst

Special Know How

PC IT PHPetest

Certificates

Microsoft bluechiptest

Company Name / address details

Ceramany GmbH
Herbert-Wehner-Str. 2
59174 Kamen
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 2307 2874 810

E-Mail

info@ceramany.com

Homepage

www.ceramany.com

Ownership

Marcus Keulen

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 10

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
alumina, transparent
aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum titanate
boron carbide
boron nitride
calcium silicat
composites/fibers
cordierite
cordierite
glass-ceramic materials platform
graphite
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
sialon
silicon nitride
specialty and customized materials
steatite
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titania
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
batteries silicon-nitride production
CIM
corundum (porous)
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fluid technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
heat treatment
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
insulated appliances
laboratory technology
laser technology
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
OEM
oil and gas
optics
photovoltaics
plasma treatment
plastic industry
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
thermoforming
vacuum technology
watch industries
wind energy

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
debinding
diamond grinding
dry pressing
fast ceramic production
finishing
glazing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
HIP
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
laser machining
machining of insulation shapes
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
pressing
rapid prototyping
sintering
turning
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

6-24

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Market Leadership

Textile machinery parts Welding devices for projection welding, location elements for other welding and joining technologies, especiall in automotive industry

Special Know How

CIM (Ceramic Injectio Moulding) Own mould design and mould making. prototypes to mass production

Certificates

IATF 16949 in preparation

Company Name / address details

Bangerter Microtechnik AG
Mühlaudamm 2 / Postfach 125
3270 Aarberg
Bern
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 391 25555

E-Mail

marc.bangerter@bangerter.com

Homepage

www.bangerter.com

Number of Employees

Total: 130

In R + D: 12

Company profile

Bangerter manufactures components for many different industries: from mechanical engineering and tool making to textile and semiconductor technology to the automotive and aviation industries. Due to the bio-compatibility and high wear resistance, ceramics are ideal materials for many applications in medical technology. Bangerter supplies the most reputable watchmakers of the world with precision components made of ceramics for cases and other integral parts.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
alumina and platelet reinforced zirconia
alumina, high purity
cermet
high purity alumina porous ceramics
magnesium oxide
piezoceramic components
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zircon
zirconia
zirconia and platelet reinforced alumina
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ
zirconia, colored

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space travel
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
fluid technology
high temperature applications
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
assembling
bonding
coating
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
injection molding
lapping
laser machining
polishing
sintering
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
white and green body processing

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Company Name / address details

QSIL AG
Gewerbering 8
98693 Ilmenau
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 3677 6415 88

Fax

+49 3677 6415 11

E-Mail

info@qsil.de

Homepage

www.qsil.com

Turnover total

120 Mio. €

Ceramic division(s)

35 Mio. €

Ownership

Private Company

Management

Michael Keitz (CEO)

Number of Employees

Total: 750

In R + D: 35

Company profile

QSIL is an innovative, international provider of high-performance materials, specialized in the production of quartz glass and advanced technical ceramics and composites. Key markets include the semiconductor, diagnostic, machinery and photovoltaic industries, the light source industry, medical technology and other industrial applications in the chemical, analytical and glass fiber industries. QSIL has a globally diversified customer base. Customers include major companies in Europe, Asia and North America. In 2019 the QSIL Group has generated sales exceeding 120 million Euros with about 750 employees on its payroll. Part of the QSIL Group are the companies QSIL Ceramics GmbH (formerly known as Barat Ceramics GmbH) in Auma, Germany and FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH in Rauenstein, Germany. The headquarter of QSIL is based in Ilmenau, Germany.

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina nano HIP
alumina, high purity
alumina, light reflection
aluminum nitride AIN
functional coatings
fused silica
high purity alumina porous ceramics
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
porous ceramics
reaction bonded silicon carbide
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
SiSiC
spinel, magnesia
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
brazing
CIM
cutting tools
electrical and thermal insulation
electrical engineering
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
industrial automation
kiln furniture
laser technology
lifescience industry
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
optics
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
vacuum technology
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
brazing of metal-ceramic assemblies
casting
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
CIP
cleaning
coating
debinding
diamond grinding
digital microscoping
dry pressing
finishing
glazing
grinding
grinding cut-to-size
hard machining
high temperature adhesives and coatings
HIP
hot pressing
injection molding
isostatic pressing
lapping
machining of insulation shapes
metallization
micromachining
milling
polishing
powder processing
powder treatment and functionalization
pressing
sintering
turning
ultrasonic assisted machining
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering
water suspension
white and green body processing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

24

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

ACHEMA

Market Leadership

Feedthroughs for X-ray tubes Membranes for sensoring

Special Know How

excellent hardness for armour application wear resistant ceramic for machinery

Certificates

DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

Company Name / address details

SPT Roth Ltd.
Werkstrasse 28
3250 Lyss
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 32 387 80 80

Fax

+41 32 387 80 88

E-Mail

info-ch@spt.net

Homepage

www.spt.net

Ceramic division(s)

Medical, Dental, Industrial

Management

Pierette Glutz

Number of Employees

Total: 120

In R + D: 15

Company profile

SPT Roth Ltd is you’re specialist for CIM (ceramic-injection-moulding) products. We combine complex design and high-technical ceramic compound quality for the electronics, medical, machine, and micro technology markets. SPT as a one stop solution supplier provides notable cost reductions for customers without compromising product quality. SPT has pushed the limits of what’s possible always further! Capillaries with diameters of 50µm and boreholes of 15µm which are used within microchip manufacturing are just two representative success-stories among many others. 

Our knowledge around the CIM process helps us to fabricate parts according customer needs.

- Manufacturing of parts with very complex geometries
- Net shape injection moulding
- Integration of multiple functionalities already in development phase
- Very small parts with extremely narrow tolerances
- High degree of reproducibility

Our philosophy stands for – Experience – Advanced Research & Development – Customer Partnership.

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina, high purity
alumina, transparent
EDM machinable ceramic material
machinable ceramics
partially stabilized zirconia
polyruby
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
tungsten carbide
zirconia
zirconia HIP
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

automotive, aviation, space industry
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
high temperature applications
laboratory technology
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
processing industry
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
ceramic feedstock production
CIM
debinding
diamond grinding
digital microscoping
fast ceramic production
finishing
grinding
hard machining
HIP
injection molding
lapping
laser machining
micromachining
milling
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering
turning
white and green body processing

Fairs

ceramitec

Compamed

Micronora

EPHJ

Company Name / address details

Saint-Gobain PERFORMANCE
CERAMICS & REFRACTORIES
Oeslauer Str. 35
96472 Rödental
Bavaria
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 9563 724-0

Fax

+49 9563 724-206

E-Mail

info@sgik.saint-gobain.de

Homepage

www.ceramicsrefractories.saint-gobain.com

Ownership

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Management

Richard T. Utzschneider

Company profile

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories leads the industry in design, development and production of engineered ceramics and refractory products for extreme operating conditions and high temperature applications. Every product and material is designed to maximize performance and durability while minimizing environmental impact. Our ability to deliver custom-made solutions for every application is further enhanced by our R&D centres, manufacturing plants, sales and application engineering specialists who are positioned strategically accross the globe. Saint-Gobain is an international business group located in 68 countries. It is one of the 100 largest industrial companies in the world and has a leading position in all its strategic business areas.

Production programm

Materials*

alumina
boron carbide
boron nitride
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
Mullite bonded SiC
partially stabilized zirconia
reaction bonded silicon carbide
sialon
silicon carbide
silicon carbide, direct sintered
silicon nitride
SiSiC
specialty and customized materials
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
wind energy
zirconia
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZPTA/APTZ
zirconia toughened alumina/ alumina toughened zirconia ZTA/ATZ

User industries**

additive manufacturing
armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
food and beverage applications
foundry
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
furnace and kiln manufacturer
heat treatment
high temperature applications
kiln furniture
laboratory technology
measuring and testing industry
mechanical and chemical process engineering
metal industry
metrology
OEM
oil and gas
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment
technical ceramics

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D-printing
after firing machining
CIP
dry pressing
extrusion
HIP
isostatic pressing
pressing
unfired machining
uniaxial pressing

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

industry

yes

Pilot run series

yes

Fairs

ACHEMA

ceramitec

Ceramics Expo

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