The European Ceramic Society


09/22 - Shaping 8

The 8th Shaping Conference, jointly organized by the European Ceramic Society and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Empa in partnership with the Swiss Association for Materials Science and Technology - SVMT, will be held in Dübendorf/Zürich, Switzerland, from 14th to 16th September 2022.

The conference content focuses on the advanced shaping processes applied for ceramics and ceramics based composites. The program will be composed of invited talks and oral presentations, as well as poster sessions and a student poster contest. Furthermore, plenary lectures will be given by well-known scientists in the field.

In addition, a Summer School named "A swiss knife for ceramics shaping: Between fiction, hope and vision" will be held on 13th and 14 September 2022 devoted to Ceramics Processing Science

The program will aim to enrich the knowledge of the participants, widening their point of view on specific topics related to ceramic shaping processes and allowing them to get in closer contact with experts in related field.

The main topics covered by the Shaping 8 conference will be:

  • Raw materials synthesis and treatment, with a specific focus on shaping aspects
  • Dry powder processing: uni- and iso pressing; one step process starting from powders: HP, SPS, HIP
  • Ceramics directly shaped by sol-gel, precursor derived polymers and geopolymers
  • Colloidal dispersion & surface modification, relevant in case of (pressure) slip casting 
  • Plastic forming: extrusion, injection molding, tape casting
  • Porous materials, foam structures and their applications
  • Prototyping, including additive manufacturing techniques (ink jet, binder jet, stereolithographic methods, laser process, etc.) and machining
  • Aspects of drying and debinding
  • Thick films: electrophoretic deposition, plasma layers, laser cladding
  • Modelling and simulation and the impact on environment and society

More information here !

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ACerS is offering travelling grants of 1.500 $ to attend the two 2024 ECerS Summer Schools

The grants can be allowed to undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students from non-European based universities. The 2024 ECerS Summer Schools will be held prior to Electroceramics XIX (Vilnius, Lithuania - School: 17-18 August 2024)  and Shaping 9 (Warsaw, Poland - School: 24-25 September 2024)!

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2024 ECerS International Ceramist Student Exchange Program – 3rd call!

In the frame of the 2024 ECerS International Student exchange program, ECerS is opening a third call, this time to allow grants to European Students to attend the 2024 Fall meeting of Korean Ceramic Society (COEX) that will be organised by the Korean Ceramic Society in Seoul, Korea, from 16th to 18th October 2024.


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