OptoNet Member › Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS
The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia) 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 modern ceramic high-performance materials, customized industrial manufacturing processes and creates prototype components and systems in complete production lines from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale. Furthermore, the institute has expertise in diagnostics and testing of materials and processes. Test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics, microscopy and laser technology contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.
Fraunhofer IKTS works in eight market-oriented business divisions in which it demonstrates and qualifies ceramic technologies and components as well as non-destructive test methods for new industries, product concepts and markets beyond the conventional areas of application. These disciplines include ceramic materials and processes, mechanical and automotive engineering, electronics and microsystems, energy, environmental and process engineering, (bio-)medical engineering, optics as well as materials and process analysis.