Krahn Ceramics has successfully started up its first own production line for ceramic compounds in Hamburg Rothenburgsort. Using modern plant technology, CIM feedstock for injection molding is produced at the site.
The company QSIL Ingenieurkeramik recently celebrated a milestone: the 11 millionth ceramic sliding shoe for axial piston pumps left the factory. This pump component helps manufacturers of diesel engines to reduce emissions.
The Mecerdis research project at the Technical University of Darmstadt has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council. Dr. Xufei Fang is researching improved ceramic materials that will enable new applications.
Numerous components in many machines are often made of steel or ceramics, depending on the operating conditions, although neither material is suitable for all environments. A new material combines the advantages of both materials.
A very thin solid electrolyte made of a composite material has been developed at the University of Bayreuth. The electrolyte encloses the cathode like a shell, creating a significantly improved interface.
An innovative research project of the Chair of Ceramic Materials at the University of Bayreuth in cooperation with the SKZ Plastics Centre is investigating the transformation of additively manufactured green bodies into high-quality ceramics.
CerAMing, a spin-off of BAM, has confirmed its acquisition by Lithoz. The company has further developed the ceramic 3D printing process LSD (Layer-wise Slurry Disposition) and made it ready for the market.
Researchers at the Chair of Electrical Power Conversion Systems and Drives at Chemnitz University of Technology have succeeded for the first time in 3D printing housings for power electronic components. In this process, ceramic and metallic pastes are used.
Fraunhofer IKTS and the company Altech establish the joint venture Altech Batteries for the commercialization of the ceramic solid-state battery cerenergy. In the coming years, a battery factory is to be built in Saxony.
The cement industry emits large quantities of climate-damaging carbon dioxide, but alternative binders based on magnesium carbonate could actually bind CO2. A research project is preparing the practical application.
Research into new, forward-looking approaches to a safe and sustainable water supply will receive long-term funding in Thuringia. Research in the Thuringia Water Innovation Cluster will be supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research starting in 2023.
KIT researchers have developed colored solar cells made of inexpensive perovskite semiconductor material that can be integrated into building facades or roofs. They imitate the optics of known building materials.