Fraunhofer Center HTL works on developing cost-effective and production-ready textile manufacturing processes for inorganic fibers with its Application Center for Textile Fiber Ceramics TFK. Typical materials include silicon carbide, mullite, basalt, carbon, metal, and glass fibers. Similar to additive manufacturing, the textile processes enable the production of 2D and 3D structures that are close to the final shape and material-efficient. Assembly steps can be saved by integrating different components in a textile preform (see AirFox project). The cellular structures are designed to withstand loads. Among others smart textiles and auxetic structures can be produced. The textile structures enable new lightweight applications, such as in aerospace, heat technology, and automotive industry (see Ceramic Matrix Composites CMCs).