Ceramic products and basic materials play an ever-greater role. And this does not only refer to those products that are visible in our every-day lives, but also to the elements and components which – though hidden – we come across every day. Industry also widely relies on ceramics as a basic material when it comes to production, research and development.
Sanitaryware, structural ceramic products such as tiles or roof tiles as well as tableware are well-known in this context. However, when we talk about particle filter, spark plug, catalytic converter, lambda sonde or heater plug in a modern automobile, the ceramic components elude our gaze.
And also in the area of bio-ceramics, the artificial hip and knee joints, bone cement or dental ceramics are all products that are not at all or only at second glance visible. The industry is especially dependent on appropriate high-performance materials, which meet the highest requirements when it comes to temperature resistance, abrasion resistance and chemical resistance. Refractories in steel production or the processing of metallic parts with ceramic or ceramic-coated tools can be named as examples.
All these products must be researched, developed, produced and marketed. Experts are needed here.
Although market share might suggest that ceramics is a niche branch, from an expert’s perspective, we consider it a key function which only makes many modern products and technologies possible in the first place. Therefore, the State Certified Ceramic Engineer is the much-needed expert providing the know-how on ceramic basic materials and products as well as their production.