Ceramics are our passion. It enables the manufacture of high-tech products as well as products for everyday life. Due to their special properties, technical ceramics are used in numerous industries such as mechanical and plant engineering or medical technology. FastCast Ceramics is your specialist for open-pore technical ceramics.
By combining innovative ideas and new technological approaches, we at FastCast Ceramics have succeeded in developing a sustainable slurry for the production of high-performance ceramics. With our flexibly applicable high-performance ceramics, we want to make a contribution to enabling the efficient and economical production of high-tech products in the future as well – on an ecological and sustainable basis.
High-performance technical ceramics from FastCast Ceramics.
Applications & Solutions.
Due to their numerous positive properties, technical ceramics are used in various industries. These include mechanical and plant engineering, the chemical industry and medical technology.
Solutions for use in investment casting.
The production of shells in investment casting takes a lot of time and is complex. The wax models created for the mold formation currently have to be dipped between 8 and 13 times in a ceramic slurry, sanded and dried. In this way, up to ten full days pass before the shells are ready for casting.
With the use of FastCast Ceramics slurry, we will significantly accelerate and simplify this process in the future. Thanks to the fast and crack-free drying of the shells, the time required for shell production can be reduced to two to three days.
Solutions for agriculture and farming.
By using the ceramic formulation of FastCast Ceramics, an innovative soil moisture sensor was developed in cooperation with TRUEBNER GmbH. The highly porous ceramics in the sensor make it possible to directly measure the plant-available water in the soil instead of the volumetric water content usually measured by other sensors. As a result, the irrigation of an agricultural area can be regulated according to demand so that the exact amount of water required is always available to the plants. At the same time, the use of too much water is avoided.
We at FastCast Ceramics have set ourselves the goal as a team to continuously develop our innovative and environmentally friendly ceramic technology, to distribute it worldwide and to be a reliable partner for our customers. We were able to take the first big step towards realizing this vision thanks in part to Helmholtz Enterprise funding from the Helmholtz Association. Currently, we are funded as a spin-off at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) through the EXIST program “EXIST Research Transfer” by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection and the European Social Fund.
Values and principles.
To achieve our goals and visions, we are guided by our values and principles. These shape our actions and are based on humanity, fairness and our high level of environmental awareness. Central to this is our passion for ceramics and our vision of using technological innovations to further advance the manufacture of high-tech products using technical ceramics in order to make them accessible to more people. Ultimately, we want to help improve the quality of life for everyone.
At FastCast Ceramics, we carry this vision together as a team.