Fit for the Future with Advanced Ceramics

Ceramic materials are taking on a decisive role in innovative drive concepts, and CeramTec is positioning itself as an ideal partner for electromobility.

As a reliable partner to the international automotive industry, CeramTec has comprehensive automotive expertise at its disposal. This experience, which the ceramic expert has acquired over many years, is now actively contributing to the forward propulsion of the e-mobility industry. As part of its portfolio, the company offers advanced ceramic components for use in drive concepts such as fuel cells and systems for generating, transmitting, storing and distributing energy, as well as in power electronics and temperature management.


Materials for a mobile future

Advanced ceramics really prove their strengths in areas in which traditional materials such as metals and plastics reach their limits. They are distinguished by their mechanical strength and tribological properties, as well as electrical insulation and excellent thermal conductivity. They are also resistant to temperature change, chemicals and corrosion. On the basis of the wide range of materials and the resulting combinations of properties, CeramTec offers customized solutions for the most varied demands of e-mobility, which range across the entire spectrum of the e-mobility sector including automobiles, electric bikes, electric motorbikes, and other mobility solutions on land, water and air.


Piezoceramics: versatile in application

Tiny ceramic components from CeramTec are already firmly rooted in the automotive industry, unbeknown to users. Piezoceramic parts generate an electrical charge when mechanically deformed. Conversely, they are also capable of converting electrical signals into mechanical movement or vibration. As a result, they are predestined for sensor and actuator applications, in power transducers or in intelligent engine management systems, among others. They also play an important role in safety applications such as distance sensors, parking aids and airbags.


Cooling solutions for power electronics

Just how versatile CeramTec advanced ceramics can be in e-mobility applications is evidenced in an impressive way by CeramCool. Drives in electric vehicles must be capable of delivering the highest possible electrical power. The challenge here lies in controlling this power in the smallest spaces –constantly and reliably over long periods of time. The surrounding temperature plays an important role. It is here that the highly efficient CeramCool air or fluid heat-sinks come into play as they present extremely low thermal resistance during cooling while at the same time possessing electrical insulation. This also makes CeramCool suitable for use in, for instance, thermal management for batteries, voltage converters and drive control systems or braking energy recovery. 

CeramTec Group will be exhibiting at Ceramics Expo 2018 in booth 638