INSECT 2017 | International Symposium on Electrochemical Machining Technology

Welcome to the 13th International Symposium on Electrochemical Machining Technology (INSECT).

Electrochemical machining (ECM) becomes more important with increasing requirements on material properties, manufacturing technologies and workpiece quality. In the ECM community, microprocessing plays an increasing role in addition to conventional fields of ECM applications, i.e. aircraft manufacturing or the automotive industry. Besides regular metals, customers focus more and more on materials difficult to machine, such as cemented carbides, titanium or metallic glasses. For that reason, extensive knowledge of the fundamental electrochemical processes at high current densities is just as essential as the interaction between processing and material properties, and a further development of the technical equipment.

For future challenges, close cooperation between researchers and industrial partners is a fundamental condition for innovative results and their rapid transfer to industrial applications. The INSECT brings together academia and industry, and offers a perfect platform for scientific discussions as well as networking.

After Düsseldorf (2004), Freiburg (2005), Dresden (2006, 2009) Chemnitz (2007, 2013), Brussels (2010), Vienna (2011), Krakow (2012), Saarbrücken (2014), Linz (2015) and Mechelen (2016), this year’s symposium returns to Dresden, taking place at Fraunhofer IKTS.

Program committee

  • M. Baumgärtner, Leistritz Turbomaschinen Technik GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany
  • J. Deconinck, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
  • J. Hackenberg, Robert Bosch GmbH, Schwieberdingen, Germany
  • M. M. Lohrengel, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • A. Michaelis and M. Schneider, Fraunhofer IKTS, Dresden, Germany
  • A. Schubert and M. Hackert-Oschätzchen, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
  • D. Bähre, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany


11/30/2017 - 12/01/2017

Phone +49 351 2553-7231


Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
Winterbergstrasse 28
01277 Dresden, Germany