FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH

Company Name / address details

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Gewerbepark 11
96528 Frankenblick
Germany

Contact

Phone

+49 (0) 36766 868-0

Fax

+49 (0) 36766 868-68

E-Mail

ingenieurkeramik@fcti.de

Homepage

www.fcti.de

Ownership

private

Number of Employees

Total: 135

In R + D: 8

Company profile

FCT Ingenieurkeramik GmbH was founded in 1996 and since then grew continuously in producing silicon nitride, silicon carbide and zirconia based ceramic components, offering services in cold + hot isostatic pressing, uniaxial hot pressing and vacuum/gas pressure sintering and also taking part in R&D of materials and processing techniques. With a current staff of 135 employees, FCT produces customer-designed ceramic parts particularly out of non-oxide ceramics like silicon nitride, silicon carbide or composites of both. Dense, gas pressure sintered (GPSN), hot or hot isostatic pressed silicon nitride (HPSN, HIPSN) and silicon nitride based composites (SNTiN) as well as sintered, carbon fibre reinforced and reaction bonded silicon carbide (SSiC, C/CSiC, NSiC) are available as standard grades. Additionally we offer components made of zirconia. For specific applications and customer requirements FCT also develops tailored materials. Using specialized equipment and technologies FCT is able to produce high strength and complex components with very narrow tolerances as prototype or in series production. Diameters up to 670 mm and sizes up to 1.650 mm are state-of-the-art in FCT production.

The company supplies components to the following industries: metal casting industry for metal melt contact with increased lifetime of foundry process equipment; metal forming industry for cold and hot forming of wires, profiles sheet and foil of different metals; chemical, mechanical and thermal processing industry to prevent wear, corrosion or contamination; electronic industry for handling of ingots and wavers as well as incorporation into testing devices; optical, aviation and space industry for lightweight, highly stiff and strong parts with low coefficient of thermal expansion; composite and wood industry for high speed machining tools; photovoltaic industry for silicon manufacturing equipment and sputter targets for coatings; display industry with sputter targets for coatings; alternative power plants for high-temperature components and wear parts.

Expertise at FCT: FCT has long term experience in ceramic material R&D as well as in ceramic processing and production of components. FCT has concentrated on non-oxide ceramics, mainly silicon nitride, silicon carbide materials, and zirconia.

Production programm

Materials*

aluminum nitride AIN
aluminum-doped zinc oxide
silicon carbide
silicon nitride
zirconia

User industries**

laser technology
optics
photovoltaics
refractories
semiconductor processing equipment

Production plants (key equipment)***

assembling
bonding
CIM
debinding
extrusion
grinding
HIP
hot pressing
lapping
polishing
vacuum / gas pressure sintering

Product development Partnerships

customers

yes

institutes

yes

user industries

yes

multidisciplinary

yes

Project funding

public

yes

industry

yes

Project duration (Average duration in month)

3 months - 4 years

Fairs

Hannover Messe

Market Leadership

large complex components, aluminium foundry, avionics and space

Special Know How

tailored silicon nitride materials, hot pressing

Certificates

ISO 9001 : 2008