The parameters of heat treatment processes are optimised for manufacturers of ceramic and metal components. New materials are developed together with manufacturers of high-temperature materials: Ceramics and powder metals and refractory materials. For manufacturers of thermoprocessing technology, high-temperature components are designed and built as prototypes and their application behaviour is tested.
At Fraunhofer-Center HTL, composites are developed in a closed process chain from component design and material design to production on a pilot plant scale and testing of the application behaviour. The technological focus is on the production of lightweight components made of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC). Starting with the development of ceramic fibres and their coating, through textile fibre processing, matrix construction, thermal processing and joining to final processing, the complete process chain is covered. In addition, processes such as Additive Manufacturing are also available for the production of metal and ceramic components with complex geometries.
Fraunhofer-Center HTL develops ThermoOptical Measuring Devices (TOM) to test high-temperature materials and optimise their manufacturing processes. Materials and components can also be characterised using various non-destructive and mechanical testing methods as well as thermal testing methods.