Of all of the specialist fields within the ceramics industry, technical ceramics is the most dynamic, owing to the particularly high degree of innovation. ceramitec is the leading trade fair for this specialist area of the ceramics industry, bringing together all of the leading providers.
ceramitec plays a vital role as the leading trade fair for technical ceramics. It provides the perfect platform for everyone involved in the development of powder processes and system end users alike. Here, notable exhibitors presented their innovations: new process engineering technologies, new materials solutions, and new formulations.
Technical ceramics have really dynamic potential. There are new impulses coming from energy technology, fine ceramics, and the automotive industry. The number of exhibitors in the sector at ceramitec has risen by 20 percent, and the special show Ceramic Applications has been extended. High-performance ceramics are making new demands on raw materials, additive manufacturing, machinery and kilns, thus boosting the entire ceramics industry. An important aspect in the production of technical ceramics is quality assurance. Komage is integrating an automated test system into its press for the first time in order to ensure the highest precision and purest structure in ceramics. With this automated production line, the company is taking a decisive step towards Industry 4.0. Netzsch is also clearly in favour of this digital transformation. Its innovative software simulates the firing process and helps to save time, energy and material. But not only the production of ceramics is being optimized - technical ceramics itself is extremely important in the context of Industry 4.0. At ceramitec, the high degree of innovation and the diverse fields of application of technical ceramics are everywhere in evidence. As the heart of systems, especially sensitive ones, high-performance ceramics are predicted to have a bright future ahead of them.
Technical ceramics form the centerpiece for sensitive systems in a huge range of application areas, their use primarily making technologies with extremely high overall investment volumes a reality.
Technical ceramics can be successfully integrated into virtually every single industry sector, but the energy and environmental technology market is particularly interesting for ceramic components, as the corresponding user industries (vehicle manufacturing, electronics industry, instrument and machinery engineering) are among the most dynamic industry sectors due to their innovation power.
Technical ceramics are one of the most fast-growing fields of the industry. This development was reflected at ceramitec 2018: 20 percent more exhibitors from this segment have signed up for the trade show. The opportunities that will arise from this for the worldwide ceramics industry were displayed at ceramitec from April 10 to 13, 2018.