Technical Ceramics and Glasses

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Technical ceramics are characterized by their unique properties and property combinations. 

Especially if for example high hardness, corrosion resistance or high temperature resistance are required, such as in machine and plant construction, vehicle manufacturing, machining and electronics, it offers the use of ceramics.

High performance lenses become indispensable in many branches, as in the solar industry, medical technology or architecture. In addition to the features of structural material, glass also offers potential in the areas of joining technology in electronics or optical technologies. Both materials are united by their enormous potential for development. 

  • Economic net-shape manufacturing glassy/ceramic components
  • The near-net-shape manufacturing of glazed/ceramic components is still one of the major areas of activity for the production of economic and competitive products. One of the usual procedures is here for example the Rapid prototyping.
  • Nanoscale particles

    Through the use of nanoscale particles as an additive in the ceramics property improvements should be achieved. In addition, the use of ceramic (nano) particles offers the possibility to create innovative new materials, e.g. as a reinforcement material in metal-ceramic composite structures or as a filler in the range of polymers. In the cluster group "fillers for polymers"  one topic is the ceramic filler for thermal management.
  • Glaslamellen

    High-strength and highly rigid ceramics can no longer be away from today's industry. These high-performance ceramics are used e.g. in the machining of metal or in the turbine engineering.
  • Innovations in glass technology

    Besides the use of fiber as a reinforcing material or communications applications, glass is also an essential material in the fields of optics, electronics, energy, medical or mobility.
    Especially innovations in the manufacturing process, processing technology, surface modifications and coating technologies provide a starting point to strengthen the glass technology sustainable. 


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl
Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung (ISC), Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Thomas Frey
Department of Materials Technology,
University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg

Dr. Dirk Sprenger
Director Operations / R&D Advanced Materials,
SCHOTT Jenaer Glas GmbH, Jena

Dr. Friedrich Möller
Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH, Pressig