High Performance Ceramics

Head: Dr. Frank Kern

Research topics

Stabilizers for TZP

Stabilizers for TZP

Coating and Stabilzation of zirconia with rare earth oxides
 

Dr. Frank Kern
IFKB at an Ceramics for EDM

Ceramics for EDM

Development of ceramics for electric discharge machining
Process Video

Dipl.–Ing. Philipp Ninz
Cutting tools

Cutting tools

Injection molding of ceramic cutting tools
 

Dr. Frank Kern
Metallisierte Keramik

Ceramics for selective metallization

Development of ceramics for selective laser activation and metallization
 

Dipl.–Ing. Philipp Ninz
Ceramics for biomedical applications

Ceramics for biomedical applications

Ceramic injection molding of ceramic components for implants
 

Dr. Frank Kern
In situ-platelet-reinforced ceramics

In situ-platelet-reinforced ceramics

Development of oxide cermics reinforced with haxaaluminate precipitates
 

Dr. Frank Kern
 

Manufacturing technologies

  • Pressing technologies: Cold axial pressing, Hot-pressing, Spark-Plasma-Sintering (SPS)
  • Platic forming: Ceramic injection molding, Extrusion
  • Casting: Slip casting
 

Materials

  • Oxides: Al2O3, TZP
  • Non-oxides: SiC
  • Composites: ZTA, ATZ, Al2O3–SiC