Ceramic Materials – Technical ceramics for high temperature applications

Ceramic materials offer high temperature stability and good resistance in chemically aggressive environments. One of the core R&D areas of the Fraunhofer ISC and the attached Fraunhofer Center for High Temperature Materials and Design HTL are oxide and non-oxide specialty ceramics and ceramic composites.


Current R&D priorities

  • Ceramic coating materials
  • Ceramic reinforcement fibers
  • Ceramic slurry and matrix materials for Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)
  • Fiber composite ceramics
  • Metal-ceramic composites


Our competencies

The Fraunhofer ISC and its Center HTL have a number of processing and manufacturing methods available for ceramic materials:

  • Sol-gel synthesis of precursors
  • Manufacturing and coating of fibers
  • Modification of fiber properties and fiber surfaces
  • Textile fiber processing
  • Prepreg production for ceramic fiber composites
  • Structure / property relationship, FE simulation
  • Textile processing techniques, further processing to CMC components
  • 3D printing of ceramics and metal ceramic composites
  • Standard measuring procedures for ceramic masses, slurries, and granules
  • Development of thermooptic measuring tools (TOM) for the optimization of thermal processes


Our services to customers

  • Materials design
  • Components design
  • Manufacturing and processing of complex ceramic bodies, incl. contract firing
  • Implementation in production processes
  • Analysis and optimization of industrial thermal processes in terms of energy and resource efficiency


Further information

Please visit the website of our Fraunhofer Center for High Temperature Materials and Design HTL and find out more about our ceramic materials.


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