Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische
Technologien und Systeme IKTS

Fraunhofer-Allianz AdvanCer

Treibacher Industrie AG

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

Treibacher Industrie AG
Auer-von-Welsbach-Str. 1
9330 Althofen
Kärnten
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 42 62 505-417

Fax

+43 (0) 42 62 5058-417

E-Mail

stefan.unterkircher@treibacher.com

Homepage

www.treibacher.com

Number of Employees

Total: 750

Production programm

Materials*

2 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (2YSZ)
3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
4 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (4YSZ)
ceramic oxide powders
monoclinic zirconia
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
specialty and customized materials
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia, colored

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

air plasma spraying
coating
ethanol suspension
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
water suspension

Fairs

IDS

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

Ceramany GmbH

QSIL AG

SPT Roth Ltd.

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

Treibacher Industrie AG
Auer-von-Welsbach-Str. 1
9330 Althofen
Kärnten
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 42 62 505-417

Fax

+43 (0) 42 62 5058-417

E-Mail

stefan.unterkircher@treibacher.com

Homepage

www.treibacher.com

Number of Employees

Total: 750

Production programm

Materials*

2 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (2YSZ)
3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
4 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (4YSZ)
ceramic oxide powders
monoclinic zirconia
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
specialty and customized materials
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia, colored

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

air plasma spraying
coating
ethanol suspension
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
water suspension

Fairs

IDS

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

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

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

Oechsler AG

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

Treibacher Industrie AG
Auer-von-Welsbach-Str. 1
9330 Althofen
Kärnten
Austria

Contact

Phone

+43 (0) 42 62 505-417

Fax

+43 (0) 42 62 5058-417

E-Mail

stefan.unterkircher@treibacher.com

Homepage

www.treibacher.com

Number of Employees

Total: 750

Production programm

Materials*

2 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (2YSZ)
3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
4 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (4YSZ)
ceramic oxide powders
monoclinic zirconia
nanostructured zirconia powders
partially stabilized zirconia
piezoceramic components
porous ceramics
powder metal
specialty and customized materials
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
titanium carbide
tungsten carbide
wear resistant advanced ceramic material
yttria
yttria-stabilized zirconia suspensions
zirconia
zirconia, colored

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electrical and thermal insulation
electronics and sensors
energy technology, power generation
environmental technology
fillers
friction-reduction, wear- and corrosion -protection
high temperature applications
household and luxury goods
mechanical and chemical process engineering
medical technology
metal industry
oil and gas
optics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
semiconductor processing equipment
surface treatment
surgical
technical ceramics
transparent conducting oxide layers
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

air plasma spraying
coating
ethanol suspension
powder processing
powder synthesis
powder treatment and functionalization
suspension plasma spraying
synthesis technology
water suspension

Fairs

IDS

Ceramics Expo

ceramitec

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

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

Oechsler AG
Matthias-Oechsler-Strasse 9
91522 Ansbach
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 981 1807 5164

Fax

+49 981 1807 2220

E-Mail

a.sharma@oechsler.com

Homepage

www.oechsler.com

Management

Dr. Claudius M. Kozlik (Chairman/CEO), Christoph Faßhauer (COO), Michael Meyer (CFO)

Number of Employees

Total: approximatley 3.100

Company profile

Founded by Matthias Oechsler in the Franconian town of Ansbach in 1864, the company is today regarded as a high-tech company for forward-looking solutions in plastics technology – from precise individual parts to complex assemblies and systems. Together with 3.100 employees at eight worldwide location sites, we drive innovation forward and open new future markets. Due to our various product portfolio, we are operating in diverse sectors, such as automotive, medical and sporting goods industry, as well as other sectors. We are innovative partner and driving force for our customers.

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina
alumina, high purity
powder metal
Si3N4
silicon nitride
tetragonal stabilized zirconia
zirconia

User industries**

additive manufacturing
automotive, aviation, space industry
automotive, aviation, space travel
CIM
dental technology
electronics and sensors
fluid technology
household and luxury goods
industrial automation
marine and railway
measuring and testing industry
metal industry
micro extrusion
OEM
surgical
technical ceramics
textile
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

3D measuring
3D-printing
4th/5th axis machining
after firing machining
assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
diamond grinding
finishing
grinding
hard machining
injection molding
lapping
milling
MIM
polishing
rapid prototyping
sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

Fairs

ceramitec

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

CIM Interior applications for automotive OEM Pressure Sensor in combustion engines Technical ceramics for textile, medical, industrial etc. applications

Special Know How

High volume production of CIM decorative parts (interior applications for automotive OEM) High volume production of CIM technical sensors, molded into polymer parts, fully automatized Grinding, polishing, lapping, lasering, tooling

Certificates

IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001