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Completely funded projects

The Fraunhofer Centre for High Temperature Lightweight Construction HTL offers contract research in the application areas of aerospace, energy technology and thermoprocess technology as well as in the product area of technical ceramics. For our customers, we develop and optimise technologies, processes and products up to the production of prototypes and small series. Find out more about our current publicly funded research projects here.




Duration 2021 - 2024


Novel composite materials for high-temperature heaters and gas-electricity hybrid furnaces


Within the scope of the project, novel MMC resistance heaters will be developed.



Duration 2021 - 2023

Textile baking mat

Within the scope of the project, a light and flexible textile solution, functional with RFID chips and the possibility of branding, will be developed.



Duration 2021 - 2022

Development of a fibre-reinforced near-net-shape airfoil made of highly rigid oxide ceramics

Within the scope of the project, a technology is to be developed with which a near-net-shape 3D preform of engine blades for aircraft gas turbines (airfoils) can be integrally woven from oxide ceramic fibres and suitable for series production.



Duration 2020 - 2024

Development of novel and cost-effective coatings for high-temperature applications  

The EU Horizon 2020 funding programme aims to support the transformation process of energy-intensive manufacturing industries towards carbon neutrality in 2050.



Duration 2020 - 2024

Digitisation of material development along the value chains

In DiMaWert, a methodology is to be established which will radically reduce the development times for new types of thermal processes. In addition to thermal processes, DiMaWert also aims at material and component development, which is also to be accelerated considerably with ICME and AI methods.




Duration 2020 - 2024

Production of new CMC for energy-intensive industries by a microwave-assisted CVI process 

The aim of CEM-WAVE is to develop an innovative CMC manufacturing process based on a microwave-assisted CVI process.



Duration 2020 - 2023

Materials and construction methods for robust turbine design

The aim of Wero_Turb is to develop a method based on computed tomography that can be used to detect the damage and material changes in SiC/SiC samples caused by impact.




Duration 2020 - 2023

Advanced Design, Monitoring, Development and Validation of Novel High Performance Materials and Components

The aim of HIPERMAT is to establish low-CO2 future technologies by developing more environmentally friendly high-performance materials and components along the entire value chain.




Duration 2020 - 2023

Industrial production of 3D printed components via highly compressed green bodies

The aim of the project is to make an energy-efficient and economical powder bed process with downstream heat treatment usable for additive industrial production for the first time.



Duration 2020 - 2023

Development of SiC-fabrics for the winding process for the production of high temperature resistant tubes

In RoSiC, textile fabric structures for tubular SiC/SiC composites will be developed. On the other hand, multilayer fabrics are to be developed which can be easily processed and infiltrated in the winding process to tubular components.



Duration 2020 - 2023

Energy-efficient high-temperature processes for large and geometrically complex components

In HTPgeox, a methodology will be developed and tested using the example of sanitary ceramics, with which the production of components can be optimised in terms of energy efficiency and product quality through the interaction of digital processes.




Duration 2020 - 2023

Development of a basalt fibre reinforced mixed oxide ceramic
using the example of a hand pouring crucible

The aim of BaMOX is to develop a ceramic fibre composite material (CMC) which meets the requirements of the casting process and is more cost-effective to produce than the alternative materials used so far.




Duration 2020 - 2022

Round needled C/SiC tubular structures for space travel

In RuRoRa, tubular structures with an increased fibre content in the Z-direction are to be produced by round needling of semi-finished textile products. Thereby improved properties in form of an increased interlaminar shear strength shall be achieved.




Duration 2020 - 2022

Spherical pressure vessels for hydrogen storage

In KuWaTa a spherical isotensoid high pressure tank for the storage of hydrogen at 350/700 bar is to be developed. The tank will be made of carbon fibre reinforced plastics ( CFC ) and by automated forming processes such as winding or tape deposition.




Duration 2020 - 2022

Induction-heated ceramics and porcelain

In InBaKuP ceramic products are to be developed which can be heated by electromagnetic induction without the use of metallic components.



Duration 2019 - 2022

Dense oxide ceramic CMC components for micro gas turbine applications

In DoMiGat an O-CMC is to be developed which can be used at significantly higher temperatures up to approx. 1250 °C. A stator for micro gas turbines as a demonstrator component is to be developed from this novel material.



Duration 2019 - 2022

Development of a coating of short fibres using the fluidised bed coating process

The overall objective of 3D-FRG is the additive production of fibre-reinforced SiC/SiC and C/SiC components with significant property and environmental advantages over conventionally processed ceramics.




Duration 2018 - 2021

CMC optimisation for turbine applications

In CMC-TurbAn suspensions for oxide ceramic matrices are to be developed, which can be processed with 2D-fibre fabrics to Ox/Ox-CMC.




Duration 2018 - 2021

CMC support structures in the hot gas section of gas turbines

At TraTurb a process for the production of SiC/SiC-CMC will be developed. With this CMC, the temperature range that can be realised today in metallic construction is to be increased by > 100 K.




Duration 2017 - 2021

Ceramics in the engine

In Ker TWK, a silicon carbide material (SiC/SiC) reinforced with silicon carbide fibres is to be developed which meets the requirements for use in an aircraft gas turbine.



Fibre-reinforced material systems

Duration 2015 - 2021

Technology development for CMC reinforcement of power plant pipes

In the project, the prerequisites for the technical implementation of CMC reinforcements in the power plant sector are to be developed.


Here you will find our
completed publicly
funded research projects.