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15.04.2021 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
3D-Printed Ceramic Components
Ceramtec has implemented a 3D printing process for the production of construction elements made from a new technical ceramics material. The company combines the special material properties of silicon carbide with the advantages of the fast, cost-effective process.
12.03.2021 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
MaterialDigital Enters Second Phase
The MaterialDigital innovation platform is entering its second phase with 13 projects. The aim is to further develop the processes and standards for the characterization of material data that have been established so far. BAM is involved with projects on glass, ceramics, concrete and copper.
17.02.2021 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
Could Clay Buildings on Mars Become a Reality?
Scientists at TU Berlin are studying clay minerals found on the red planet. The researchers hope to have tapped a new resource that is suitable for constructing simple shelters or functional utensils on Mars.
10.02.2021 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
Tandem Solar Cells Just Short of 30 % Efficiency
A team from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record of 29.15 % efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided stable performance for 300 hours – even without encapsulation.
09.02.2021 | Engineering + Development | News | Onlineartikel
New Operating Concept for Air Pollution Control
In Switzerland, the country’s first regenerative thermal oxidation system was installed as the main stage in the air pollution control system of a cement factory. This upgrade enables the cement producer to comply with much lower clean gas values in the future.
08.02.2021 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel
Green Battery Technology: New Research Site in Freiberg
Powerful battery storage systems are an essential component for the success of the energy transition. But how can these be produced in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way in the future? Fraunhofer IKTS is addressing these and other questions at its new institute site in Freiberg.
22.01.2021 | Ceramic Technology | News | Onlineartikel
A Key to Producing Green Hydrogen
A layer as thin as a single atom makes a huge difference: On the surface of an electrode, it doubles the amount of water split in an electrolysis system without increasing the energy requirements.
22.01.2021 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
Printed Miniature Loudspeaker
It has six corners and is about the size of a 1-cent piece: In an additive manufacturing process, miniature loudspeakers can be produced efficiently and cost-effectively as part of piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems.
07.12.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
Schott Wants to be Climate Neutral by 2030
The company Schott is preparing to face up to the challenges of climate change. “We want to turn Schott into a climate neutral company by 2030,” says Dr. Frank Heinricht, Chairman of the Board of Management. The “Zero Carbon” project is an integral part of the new Group Strategy.
01.12.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
Ceramtec Expands Piezoceramic Competence Center
Ceramtec, a manufacturer of complex electronic ceramic components, is expanding its existing production capabilities to meet the rising demand for high-quality piezoelectric elements and materials.
25.11.2020 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel
Layer by Layer Towards a Printed Residential Building
Europe’s largest residential building is currently being printed in Bavaria at a rate of 18 meters per minute. For this purpose, Heidelbergcement has delivered about 170 tons of printing material specially developed for concrete 3D printing. The novel building material was already used to print the first residential building in Germany.
11.11.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
Magnetic Properties of Ceramic Minerals
Magnetic minerals and fine iron have plagued ceramic producers since the first glazed pot was produced many thousands of years ago. Early ceramicists adopted elaborate patterns to cover any imperfections. But over time the demand for white or single colored ceramic products increased.
05.11.2020 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel
“Additive Manufacturing is Innovative by Nature”
3DCeram Sinto is a French-tech based in Limoges with 15 years of experience in 3D printing of complex ceramic parts. Interceram spoke to them about a new service tailored to the needs of customers in the aerospace industry.
04.11.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
Ceramic Resurfacing Prosthesis for the Hip Joint
The hip resurfacing prosthesis currently used in surgeries is made from an alloy consisting of cobalt, chromium and molybdenum. But this metal is not tolerated well by all patients. Fraunhofer IKTS has developed a new ceramic resurfacing prosthesis with a higher biocompatibility.
15.10.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel
Recycling in Real Time
The recovery of raw materials from secondary sources plays a decisive role in sustainable recycling management. But the complex structure of technical equipment makes recycling difficult. Scientists are researching new processes for resource-efficient recycling.
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