Ceramics Expo 2018 in Cleveland USA

Ceramics Expo is the world’s largest annual event for advanced ceramics, bringing together manufacturers and engineers from across the medical, automotive, electronics, aerospace & defense, and energy sectors – to source new materials and technologies, network with like-minded professionals, and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the ceramic industry.

We invite you to visit us at our stand!

You can meet:

  • Peter Gäbelein (Managing Director)
  • Tobias Kessel (Technical Director)

Ceramics Expo 2018 / Booth 347 / May 1 – 3, 2018

International Exposition Center (I-X Center)
East Entrance, One I-X Center Drive,
Cleveland, Ohio



FAST / SPS expert group - 13th meeting at FCT Systeme GmbH

On March 22, 2018, the 13th meeting of FAST / SPS experts took place at FCT Systeme GmbH.

The FAST / SPS experts for Powder Metallurgy Committee of VDI, DGM, DKG, FPM and Stahlinstitut VDEh aims to address industrial and scientific issues in the field of Field Assisted Sintering Technique / Spark Plasma Sintering (FAST / SPS). Another important goal was the initiation of research and development projects and other joint projects of universities, research institutes and industry.

The event offered the following specialist contributions to the 30 participants from Germany, Austria, France and Belgium:

  • Introductory remarks (Olivier Guillon, FZ Jülich)
  • Company profile of FCT Systeme (Peter Gäbelein, CEO of FCT Systeme)
  • Development of FAST/SPS technology at FCT in the last 16 years (Jürgen Hennicke, FCT Systeme)
  • Contact formation and densification during early stages of spark plasma sintering of metal powders ( J. Trapp, B. Kieback, TU Dresden)
  • Rate-controlled  sintering of binderless tungsten carbide (Jürgen Hennicke, FCT Systeme)
  • Tool optimization in field assisted sintering (Alexander Laptev, FZ Jülich)
  • Discussion / Conclusion (Olivier Guillon, FZ Jülich)

The technical points was intensively and vividly discussed. In addition there was an appropriate catering with numerous discussions in small groups, as well as a visit to the technical center and plant assembly of FCT Systems GmbH in Rauenstein / Frankenblick.

Further information about the event and the FAST / SPS expert group can be found at http://www.fast-sps.de.



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