ceramitec conference program

From raw materials to process technology to industrial applications in the automotive, aerospace, electrical, dental and medical engineering industries – the ceramitec conference highlighted the latest trends of the ceramics industry and a multitude of application possibilities.

An ideal opportunity to enjoy two days of compact know-how transfer – and to seize the opportunity to intensively network with well-known industry leaders.

All speakers at a glance

Day 1 ceramitec conference: September 15, 2021
Day 1 - Forum 1: New Horizons for Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics
Day 1 - Forum 2: High-Temperature Technologies
Day 1 - Forum 3: AM CERAMICS Making Innovation Happen
Day 2 ceramitec conference: September 16, 2021
Day 2 - Forum 1: Progress of Industry 4.0 Concepts in the Ceramic Industry
Day 2 - Forum 3: AM CERAMICS Making Innovation Happen
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Day 1 ceramitec conference: September 15, 2021

8:30 - 9:00 Delegates Registration
8:30 - 9:00 9:00 - 10:15 Delegates Registration Words of Welcome

Task Force Hydrogen: Hydrogen for and with Ceramics – a Common Initiative of the Federal Association of the German Ceramics Industry (BVKI) and the German Ceramic Society (DKG)
Prof. Dr Alexander Michaelis, Institute Director, Fraunhofer IKTS

Karin Scharrer, Editor-in-Chief, CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, Göller Verlag
8:30 - 9:00 10:15 - 11:00 Delegates Registration - Coffee Break -

Forum 1: New Horizons for Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics

Karin Scharrer, Editor-in-Chief, CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, Göller Verlag
[#text: ] 11:00 - 12:30 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
Scene Additive Manufacturing– Together to a Productive Level of Ceramic AM
Dr. Tassilo Moritz, Task Force Additive Manufacturing DKG; Gruppenleiter Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany

New Materials/Additives for Enhanced Performance of AM-Technologies

Plant-based Hydrocolloids and Biopolymers – Bio-based Solutions for Ceramic AM?
Sascha Galic, Product Manager, J. Rettenmaier & Söhne, Germany

Ceramics and Metal AM by FFF Process and Use-cases
Elisabeth To, Ingénieur technico-commercial, NanoE, France
[#text: ] 12:30 - 13:30 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
- Lunch Break -
[#text: ] 13:30 - 15:00 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
New Technologies for the Manufacture of AM-Parts

3D Printing of Ceramic Structures via Material Jetting
Alexander Kremer, TechCenter Additive Fertigung, Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig, Germany

Ceramic Additive Manufacturing for New Space
Richard Gaignon, CEO, 3DCERAM Sinto, France

Making Binder Jetting Really Work for Technical Ceramics
Boris Agea-Blanco, Development Engineer, CerAMing, Germany
[#text: ] 15:00 - 15:30 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
-Coffee Break -
[#text: ] 15:30 - 17:00 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
Ceramic Components Made by AM – the Economic Alternative?

CerAMfacturing of Ceramic-based Multi Material Components
Uwe Scheithauer, Researcher, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany

New Approaches of AM of Dense and Porous Ceramics for Advanced Refractory Applications
Dr. Patrick Gehre, Scientist, Institute of Ceramics, Refractories and Composite Materials, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

3D Screen Printing of Solar Absorbers Made of SiSiC, Sintered in an Efficient High-performance Furnace
René Kirchner, Head of Sales, FCT Systeme GmbH, Germany; Daniel Bienenstein, Project Manager, Extensis Group AG, Switzerland

Closing Words
[#text: ] 17:00 - 20:00 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
Happy Hour in the Exhibition Area

Forum 2: High-Temperature Technologies

HT-Technology/Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Raether, Leiter, Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL
[#text: ] 11:00 - 12:30 HT-Technology/Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL
Thermoprocessing Equipment

Application of Electric Current Assisted Sintering Techniques for Advanced Processing of Energy Materials
Prof. Dr. Martin Bram, Habilitated PrivateLecturer, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Clean and green – opportunities and challenges for industrial kiln construction in a post-Covid era
Andreas Hajduk, Sales Manager, Riedhammer GmbH, Germany

Debinding and Sintering under Advanced Atmospheres
Heinz-Jürgen Blüm, Managing Director, MUT Advanced Heating GmbH, Germany

Using Hydrogen in Ceramic Industry Kilns – H2 Hybrid Kilns Gaining Ground?
Hartmut Weber, Vice President Sales, CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH, Germany

Concept and Benefits of Digital Furnace Twins
Dr. Gerhard Seifert, Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL, Germany
[#text: ] 13:00 - 14:00 HT-Technology/Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL
- Lunch Break -
[#text: ] 14:00 - 15:40 HT-Technology/Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL
High Temperature Materials

Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites - Replacement Possibility for Metallic Alloys at High-Temperatures
Walter Pritzkow,Managing Director, Keramikblech, Germany

New Refractory Materials and Concepts for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions of High-Temperature Processes
Dr. Rainer Gaebel, Managing Director, Refratechnik Holding GmbH, Germany

Reaction Bonding of Mullite-based Ceramics
Rabea-Naemi Cegla, Researcher,Steuler-KCH/DE, Germany

A Cost-efficient Direct Foaming Technique for Ceramic Foams
Based on Renewable Raw Materials

Joachim Vogt, Researcher, Fraunhofer HTL/DE

Ceramic Coatings for High-temperature Applications
Jonathan Maier, Scientist, Fraunhofer-HTL, Germany
[#text: ] 15:40 - 16:10 HT-Technology/Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL
- Coffee Break -
[#text: ] 16:10 - 18:00 HT-Technology/Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL
Process Development

The Challenge of Drying Technical Ceramics
Markus Lindner, Design Manager, Lippert GmbH & Co KG, Germany

L2P program—scaling from batch to continuous production—Upscaling processes for advanced and thin film ceramics
Simon Schurr, Vice President Sales, Onejoon GmbH, Germany

EnerViT - Energy-efficient Kiln Plants Between Present and Future
Thomas Alten, Managing Director, Keramischer OFENBAU GmbH, Germany

Debinding and Sintering Optimization via Apps
Dr. Holger Friedrich, Senior Scientist, Fraunhofer HTL, Germany

Energy Efficiency in Practice
Frank Veitengruber, Project Engineer, Forschungsgesellschaft für Energiewirtschaft mbH, Germany
[#text: ] 18:00 - 20:00 HT-Technology/Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Hochtemperatur-Leichtbau HTL
Happy Hour in the Exhibition Area


Dr. Andraž Kocjan, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slowenia
[#text: ] 11:00 - 12:30 Lithoz
Market insights and innovation strategies
[#text: ] 11:00 - 11:30 Lithoz
Market potential for technical ceramics additive manufacturing part production
Davide Sher, 3D pbm, UK
[#text: ] 11:30 - 12:00 Lithoz
Patents in AM and why they matter
Judy Ceulemans, European Patent Office, Belgium
[#text: ] 12:00 - 12:30 Lithoz
Don’t sit and wait but innovate
Prof. Roland Ortt, TU Delft, Netherlands
[#text: ] 12:30 - 13:30 Lithoz
- Lunch Break -
[#text: ] 13:30 - 15:30 Lithoz
Industrial Applications and Production, Part 1
[#text: ] 13:30 - 14:00 Lithoz
Additive Manufacturing of Novel Piezocomposite Structures
Barry Robinson, Ceramics Manufacturing Manager
MSI Transducers Corporation, USA
[#text: ] 14:00 - 14:30 Lithoz
Additive Manufacturing and Material Considerations for Medical Devices
Mark Mirigian, Boston Scientific Ireland, Ireland
[#text: ] 14:30 - 15:00 Lithoz
Powder bed 3D printing for the production of reaction-bonded silicon carbide
Dr. Clara Minas-Payamyar, Schunk Ingenieurstechnik, Germany
[#text: ] 15:00 - 15:30 Lithoz
3D Printing of Ceramics: Binder Jetting vs. Material Extrusion
Dr. Wolfgang Kollenberg, Managing Director, WZR ceramic solution, Germany
[#text: ] 15:30 - 16:00 Lithoz
- Coffee Break -
[#text: ] 16:00 - 17:30 Lithoz
Industrial Applications and Production, Part 2
[#text: ] 16:00 - 16:30 Lithoz
Manufacturing and Testing of a 500,000 rpm Rotor for Micro Turbine Applications
Lukas Badum, Technion Israel Institue of Technology, Israel
[#text: ] 16:30 - 17:00 Lithoz
Lithoz CeraFab 8500 at Sandia National Laboratories—a year in review
Dale Cillessen, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
[#text: ] 17:00 - 17:30 Lithoz
Additive Manufacturing at JPL: Research and Applications
Samad Firdosy, NASA, USA
[#text: ] 18:00 - 20:00 Lithoz
Happy Hour in the Exhibition Area

Day 2 ceramitec conference: September 16, 2021

Forum 1: Progress of Industry 4.0 Concepts in the Ceramic Industry

Karin Scharrer, Editor-in-Chief, CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, Göller Verlag
[#text: ] 09:00 - 10:30 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
Datamanagement in Production of Ceramic Membranes
Christian Goebbert, Managing Director.Nanostone Water, Halberstadt, D

Transformation from Manufactory to Smart Production
Wolfgang Heining,Project Manager, Lippert GmbH & Co. KG, Pressath, D

Data-centric Smart Factory
Matteo Tellarini, Data Analyst, SACMI Innovation Lab, Imola, IT

Redefining Interactions with Machinery and Equipment! Un-lock AR Empowered Processes
Daniel Mirbach, Leiter Marketing, oculavis GmbH, Aachen, D
[#text: ] 10:30 - 11:00 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
- Coffee Break -
[#text: ] 11:00 - 12:00 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
The Next Challenge in Digital Production with Powder Metal Presses
Herbert Gröbl, Competence Team IoT, Dorst Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Murnau, D

Panel Discussion (all speakers of this session)
[#text: ] 12:00 - 13:00 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
- Lunch Break -
[#text: ] 13:00 - 16:00 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
Ceramic Components for Enhanced System Solutions

Environmental and Process Technology / Electronics

Silicon Nitride Speciality Materials for Product and Process Innovation in Semiconductor and Analysis Technology

Dr. Ulrich Degenhardt, Head of R&D, FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH, Rödental,Germany

Development of Custom-made Silicon Carbide RTP Powders
Bárbara Araceli Ramírez Almaguer, Industriekeramik Hochrhein GmbH/D

Ceramic Filters for Advanced Process Technologies
Martin Simon, Head of design and project manager, ECT-KEMA GmbH, Germany

Tailoring Natural Fertilizer
Christian Münch, Head of Divison Ceramic Membrane Discs, KERAFOL Keramische Folien GmbH & Co. KG, Eschenbach, D

Silicon Carbide Material: Solutions for Laser Processes, Semiconductor, Opto-mechanics OEMS and Chemical Industries
Marc Ferrato, Manager R+D, Mersen Boostec, France
Patrick Chereau, Ingenieur Arts et Metiers, Mersen Boostec/FR

Water-Based Tape Casting Process: An Innovative Environmental Friendly Process for Mass Production of Thick and Thin Ceramic Substrates for Electronic Applications
Dr Simona Illiescu, R&D Manager, Sedal/ES

Advanced Ceramics for Healthcare – Materials, Properties, Applications
Ulrich Werr, Area Sales Manager, Rauschert Heinersdorf-Pressig GmbH, Pressig, Germany

Consequences of Stretching Ceramic Mechanical Properties to their Limits for Technologically Challenging Applications
Senad Hasanovic, VicePresident Innovation & Development, Ceramaret SA, Bôle, CH

Highly Leak-tight Ceramic-metal Assembly for a Novel, Three-dimensional Imaging X-ray Process
Dr Kai Sauerzapfe, Head of Business Unit Battery Systems, Alumina Systems/DE
[#text: ] Until 17:00 CERAMIC APPLICATIONS / AM
Farewell in the Exhibition Area


Expert Group CIM
Dr. Moritz von Witzleben, Geschäftsführer, INMATEC Technologies GmbH, Rheinbach, D
[#text: ] 09:00 - 10:30 Expert Group CIM
CIM – Material Performance and High Functional Integration – Economic Solutions for Many User Industries

Panel Discussion with the following participants:

Dr. Karin Hajek, Sales Director, INMATEC Technologies GmbH, Rheinbach,
Marko Maetzig, Process Development, Arburg GmbH + Co KG, Loßburg/DE
Harrie Sneijers, Sales Director, Formatec Technical Ceramics, Goirle/NL
Phillip Ninz, Scientist, IFBK, University of Stuttgart/DE
[#text: ] 10:30 - 11:00 Expert Group CIM
- Coffee Break -
[#text: ] 11:00 - 13:00 Expert Group CIM
Additive Manufacturing of Metals
Organizer: IAPK, Institut für Anwendungstechnik, Pulvermetallurgie und Keramik an der RWTH Aachen

Moderator & Keynote
Accelerating the LPBF Process by the Combination of AM and HIP
Moderator: Prof. Christoph Broeckmann, University Professor, RWTH Aachen
Keynote: Dr. Anke Kaletsch, Deputy Managing Director, Institut für Anwendungstechnik, Pulvermetallurgie und Keramik an der RWTH Aachen, Aachen, D

Efficient Production and Qualification of New Materials for the LPBF Process
Daniel Beckers, Head of Metal Powder Production, Rosswag engineering, Pfinztal, DE
[#text: ] 13:00 - 14:00 Expert Group CIM
- Lunch-Break -
[#text: ] 14:00 - 16:00 Expert Group CIM
Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM)
Dr. Gerald Mitteramskogler, Managing Director, Incus GmbH, Wien, A

Improvement of AM by HIP Postprocessing
Marc Knauff, Managing Director, Cremer HIP Innovations/DE
[#text: ] Expert Group CIM
Hard Metals - Innovation Trends

100 years of hard metal and still not at the end
Dr. Jürgen Schmidt, Director, Extramet AG, Plaffeien/CH
Dr. Margarethe Traxler, R&D Group Leader Material Development, Boehlerit GmbH & Co. KG, Kapfenberg/AT

Current Trends in the Development of Hard Metals
Dr Johannes Pötschke, Scientist, Fraunhofer IKTS, D

Additive Manufacturing of WC-Co Hard Metals Using Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Stephan Genilke, Research Associate, Hard Metals and Cermets, IWM an der RWTH Aachen, Aachen, D

The potential of innovative furnace technology for the development of hardmetal products for specific applications
Dr. Jaqueline Gruber, Executive Assistant, Cremer Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH, Düren, Germany
[#text: ] Until 17:00 Expert Group CIM
Farewell in the Exhibition Area


Dr. Andraž Kocjan, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slowenia
[#text: ] 09:00 - 11:00 Lithoz
Dental applications and implants
[#text: ] 09:00 - 09:30 Lithoz
Multi-material Ceramic Additive Manufacturing for Medical Applications
Dr. Francesco Moscato, Medical University of Vienna, AT
[#text: ] 09:30 - 10:00 Lithoz
Ceramic dental implants—3D-printed applications
Dr. Jens Tartsch, European Society for Ceramic Implantology, CH
[#text: ] 10:00 - 10:30 Lithoz
Bone regeneration with 3D printed biodegradable ceramic scaffold
Prof. Dr. Annelie-Martina Weinberg, Medical University of Vienna, AT
[#text: ] 10:30 - 11:00 Lithoz
Ceramic Additive Manufaturing in Prosthetic Dentistry
Dr Ing. Franziska Schmidt, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin/DE
[#text: ] 11:00 - 11:30 Lithoz
- Coffee Break -
[#text: ] 11:30 - 13:00 Lithoz
Multi material 3D printing
[#text: ] 11:30 - 12:00 Lithoz
New possibilities through multi-material printing in ceramics
Sebastian Geier, Lithoz GmbH, AT
[#text: ] 12:00 - 12:30 Lithoz
Exploring new concepts to design damage tolerant ceramics using additive manufacturing
Prof. Raul Bermejo, Montanuniversität Leoben, AT
[#text: ] 12:30 - 13:00 Lithoz
Additive manufacturing of alumina ceramics for the selective laser induced metallization
Philip Ninz, Scientist, IFBK, Universität Stuttgart, D
[#text: ] 13:00 - 14:00 Lithoz
- Lunch-Break -
[#text: ] 14:00 - 16:00 Lithoz
New Applications
[#text: ] 14:00 - 14:30 Lithoz
Characterisation of the components as a function of the orientation in the installation space.
Uwe Scheithauer, Scientist, Fraunhofer IKTS, DE
[#text: ] 14:30 - 15:00 Lithoz
Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic Porous Structures for Application to Combustion Systems
Dr. Sadaf Sobhani, Cornell University, NY, USA
[#text: ] 15:00 - 15:30 Lithoz
Additive Manufacturing—activities and success stories from the ceramic industry
Astrid Lang, Projektmanagerin Technologie Werkstoffe, Bayern Innovativ GmbH, Nürnberg, DE
[#text: ] 15:30 - 16:00 Lithoz
Uncovering the "hows" and the "whys" of colloidal stability in ceramic resins for stereolithography
Wadih Yared, M. Sc., Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites – IMTCCC, University of Stuttgart, DE
[#text: ] Until 17:00 Lithoz
Farewell in the Exhibition Area


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