Working group: Processing properties of synthetic ceramic materials 
in the Joint Committee DKG/DGM - High-performance ceramics

Dr.-Ing. Manfred Fries

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
Winterbergstr. 28
02177 Dresden
+49 (0) 351 2553-751

This working group is dedicated to the processing properties of ceramic materials. Topics include investigations into the influence of chemical additives on the processing properties of spray granulates or the influence of the preparation state of nanodisperse raw materials on the properties of sintered moldings. Another focus is the substitution of ceramic raw materials, which are subject to strong price changes.

The working group is thus the expert platform for developers, manufacturers, processors and users of synthetic materials for advanced ceramics. The regular working meetings focus on current topics of particular relevance to process engineering, such as the properties of synthetic raw materials, the influence of chemical auxiliaries, the characterization and targeted control of surface properties of inorganic particles, and the processing properties and their targeted influence via the processes of ceramic preparation, granulation and shaping technology. This working group has been particularly successful in its training activities.