6C Tools AG

QSIL AG

Alpha Ceramics GmbH

Company Name / address details

6C Tools AG
Technoparkstr. 1
8005 Zürich
Switzerland

Contact

Phone

+41 44 512 77 40

E-Mail

mail@6c-tools.ch

Homepage

www.6c-tools.ch

Number of Employees

Total: 4

In R + D: 2

Company profile

6C Tools offers a wide range of standardized drilling, milling and threading tools composed of solid polycrystalline diamond (PCD). Additional to the broad selection of standard products, 6C Tools offers tailored PCD and PCBN tools for your application. Together with our experts, we can help you finding ways to optimize your production processes. 6C Tools products are optimized for the processing of ceramic materials, such as zirconium oxide, aluminum oxide and silicon nitride. Further application areas are the machining of glass and tungsten carbide.

Production programm

User industries**

cutting tools
dental technology
medical technology
optics
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
technical ceramics
watch industries

Production plants (key equipment)***

grinding
laser machining
milling

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

Project funding

public

yes

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

Alpha Ceramics GmbH
Jülicher Straße 334
52070 Aachen
Germany

Contact

Phone

0241-16003-18

Fax

0241-16003-29

E-Mail

vanloo@alpha-ceramics.de

Homepage

www.alpha-ceramics.de

Turnover total

1,2 M€

Ceramic division(s)

Technical Ceramics, Refractories, Tool Production

Ownership

100% subsidiary of LAEIS GmbH

Number of Employees

Total: 10

In R + D: 2

Production programm

Materials*

3 mol-% yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ)
alumina, high purity
alumina, spray dried
ceramic oxide powders
cordierite
corundum (porous)
high purity alumina porous ceramics
mullite
porous ceramics
spinel
wind energy
zirconia

User industries**

armour
automotive, aviation, space industry
brazing
cutting tools
dental technology
electronics and sensors
food and beverage applications
furnace and kiln manufacturer
kiln furniture
R&D (universities, institutes, corporate)
refractories
technical ceramics
vacuum technology

Production plants (key equipment)***

casting
dry pressing
powder processing
sintering
uniaxial pressing
vacuum forming production

Fairs

Ceramics UK

ceramitec

Special Know How

Uni-axial Dry-pressing under Vacuum Conditions, Production of Cordierite, Mullite / Corundum based and Oxid-ceramic (Al2O3, MgO, ZrO2-Ca,) Kiln Furniture, Tool Production (Spray-Drying, Pressing, Firing), R&D