The organizers of the ceramitec conference says that, in its new format, it welcomed over 200 attendees from 21 countries.

This year, the conference, which also covers powder metallurgy (PM), focused on new industrial use opportunities for the ceramic materials and new additive manufacturing (AM) processes. Speakers from academia and industry discussed how the material can help solve challenges in, for instance, the automotive, aerospace, electronics, manufacturing and health sectors.

‘Ceramic can now offer attractive opportunities for more and more applications and sectors,’ said Gerhard Gerritzen, board member of organizers Messe München. ‘To improve access to solutions using ceramic for new user sectors in particular, we wanted to give the material an additional forum alongside our trade fairs.’

‘Additive manufacturing has now definitely found its place in ceramic production as more and more companies are recognizing the potential of this process,’ said Johannes Homa, CEO of Lithoz GmbH AM Ceramics.

‘Digitization and additive manufacturing in particular are increasingly finding their way into the production of ceramic materials,’ added Dr Jürgen Blumm, MD of Netzsch Gerätebau GmbH and chair of the advisory board of ceramitec.

The next ceramitec event will take place from May 17–20, 2021 in Munich, Germany.

This story uses material from ceramitec, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.