KRAHN Chemie Bundles Ceramic Activities under the Umbrella of KRAHN Ceramics

KRAHN Chemie/DE is outsourcing its ceramics division and bundling all activities under the umbrella of the new ceramics specialist of the group, KRAHN Ceramics. With this step, the company is simultaneously expanding the profile of this business area from the mere distribution of ceramic raw materials to its role as an innovative project partner and source of inspiration for the processing of ceramic and metal powders, a partner that accompanies customers through all process stages from the raw material to the finished component.

Ceramics Expo Virtual Review

COVID-19 has changed the way we conduct business, exchange information, share ideas, but above all, how we meet. This year’s edition of Ceramics Expo, the leading North American trade show for the technical ceramics and glass industries, had been scheduled to take place in September, in Cleveland, Ohio/US. Once it became impossible to go ahead with a large scale event, and a decision was made to postpone, the organizers were faced with a challenge; how can we continue to serve the advanced ceramics and glass industries, how can we continue to facilitate trade and business and how can we help people interact with one another? The solution was Connect, a large-scale virtual conference and meetings program, delivered through a digital event platform.

Connect 2020 – the Global AM Community Meets Virtually at Formnext

On 10–12 November 2020, Formnext Connect – the virtual edition of the world’s leading AM (Additive Manufacturing) exhibition – intends to set the tone for the industry with an outstanding line up of content. It will also offer all its participants a great deal of value in the form of intelligent matchmaking and exhibitors’ presentations of their latest innovations.

CO2 Emissions in Steel Production: from 100 to 5 %!

How can CO2 emissions be reduced by up to 95 % as efficiently as possible in the production of crude steel? Answers are provided by the MACOR project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and undertaken by the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS/DE, ISI/DE and UMSICHT/DE as well as Salzgitter AG/DE. Fraunhofer IKTS in Dresden contributed its expertise in process simulation and high-temperature electrolysis and coordinated the project.

INMATEC Technologies GmbH Expands Capacities for Feedstock Production

A niche technology is gaining ground: Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) is becoming increasingly popular and convincing more and more users. As a result, the demand for ceramic feedstock has grown rapidly in recent years. INMATEC Technologies GmbH has significantly expanded its production capacities and adapted them to the increased order volume. The company from Rheinbach/DE was able to strengthen its worldwide market leadership in development and production of feedstock for the CIM process.

Why CeramTec’s Silicon Carbide Ceramic is a Crucial Component for Highly Advanced Chip Production

With photolithography systems for semiconductor manufacturing becoming ever more sophisticated, component suppliers need to be able to provide products of the highest quality to meet the current and future demands in chip production. Based on ongoing in-house R&D, CeramTec’s Rocar SiF plates made of high-performance SiSiC as a lightweight silicon carbide ceramic achieve an optimal balance of material properties which contribute to higher chip quality.

formnext 2020 to Take Place only Virtually

Due to the recent rise of the COVID-19 infection figures worldwide, and the associated increase in travel restrictions, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH/DE has decided to hold formnext 2020 purely virtually. The digital event will be named Formnext Connect.

PCIM Announced Date for 2021

Because the PCIM Europe 2020 had to take place digitally. More than 4500 participants, over 25 700 started chats and 74 exhibiting companies made the PCIM digital days happen from 7–8 July 2020. The next fair is planned as usual in Nuremberg for 4–6 May 2021.


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