Mission Statement

Fraunhofer-Center for High Temperature Materials and Design HTL designs energy-efficient heating processes and thus contributes to the sustainable technological progress of society. It develops high-temperature materials, high-temperature components and high-temperature measuring methods, thereby optimizing thermal processes. The HTL works with systematic methods on a high scientific-technical level. The primary goal is the implementation of its developments in the industry.

Key Research Areas of Fraunhofer-Center HTL

Materials Ceramic Coatings Ceramics Component Design 3D Printing Components
Ceramic Fibers Metal-Ceramic-Composites Material Design CMC-Components
Manufacturing Processes Forming Material Testing Industrial Furnance Analysis Fiber Testing
Textile Engineering Thermal Processes Test Firing ThermoOptical Measuring Devices (TOM) Characterization

News from Fraunhofer-Center HTL


Formnext 2021

This year, Fraunhofer-Center HTL will again be represented at Formnext with its own stand. We look forward to seeing you in hall 11.0, stand B70!


Low-Cost CMC

The paper "Low-Cost Ceramic Matrix Composites for Applications at Intermediate Temperatures" by Peter Vierhaus, Dr. Jens Schmidt, Arne Rüdinger and Jonathan Maier was published in refractoriesWORLDFORUM 2/2021.


MMC resistance heater

The HybMoSi project started on 1.5.2021. The aim is to develop novel MMC resistance heaters.


Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

The InCoKer project started on 1.3.2021. Within the framework of the project, novel application-adapted AZT - ZTA ceramics are to be developed, among other things.


Textile baking mat

The BakeTex project started on 1.5.2021. The aim is to develop a light and flexible textile solution, functional with RFID chips and the possibility of branding.



Engine blades for aero gas turbines

The AirfOx project started on 1 January 2021. The aim is to develop a technology with which a near-net-shape 3D preform of engine blades for aircraft gas turbines can be integrally woven from oxide ceramic fibres and made suitable for series production.



Digital component for the energy transition

The DiMaWert project is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs with 7 million euros. The official funding decision arrived on 17.11.2020.


Oxid Ceramic Fibers

The paper  Oxide Ceramic Fibers via Dry Spinning Process - From lab to fab by Arne Rüdinger, Ralf Herborn, Johannes Vetter and Hermann Scholz has been published in the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 17/2020.



Slurry-Based Environmental Barrier Coatings

The paper "Slurry-Based Environmental Barrier Coatings for Silicon Carbide and its Composites – a Straightforward Approach" by Joachim Vogt and Dr. Andreas Nöth was published in Ceramic Applications 8/2020.


Interview on the opening of the fibre pilot plant

Prof. Dr Friedrich Raether was interviewed about the new fibre pilot plant in Bayreuth for the 6/2019 issue of the magazine cfi - ceramic forum international.