Two simultaneous events have made Germany the epicenter of the ceramics industry this week.
The 10th International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE) took place in Dresden, Germany, and Munich was host to the week-long Ceramitec 2012 trade fair.
CMCEE and Ceramitec, in recognition of the intimate connection between research, innovation and manufacturing, organized a joint “Technical Ceramics Day,” where the last day of CMCEE was held at the Ceramitec site. The program focused on research close to industrial concerns, with targeted sessions, such as Raw Materials and Equipment, Energy Efficiency, Ceramic Components for Energy and Environment, and Networks.
Ceramitec organizers were expecting over 600 exhibitors, including ACerS and the American Association of Ceramic Component Manufacturers, a partner organization with ACerS.
In case you were not among the 15,000 visitors to Ceramitec, you can see some of the exhibitors this July in Chicago at the 4th International Congress on Ceramics.
Morgan Technical Ceramics is the exclusive sponsor of the Ceramic Leadership Summit Track at ICC4 and had a big booth at Ceramitec. Zircoa, a familiar company to the ceramics industry, was also there.
Spahr says a highlight of his visit to CMCEE was a side trip with Wicks and several others to the Fraunhofer IKTS facility, hosted by CMCEE chair, Alex Michaelis and “his great staff.” Regular CTT readers know that we follow the work being done at the Frauenhofer Institutes and frequently tell you about their latest research.
Finally, Spahr was delighted to be there for the announcement that ACerS will be the host society for CMCEE 2015 in Vancouver, BC. The conference will be led by Jay Singh, with Alex Michaelis and Tatsuki Ohji serving as cochairs.