Completely Funded Projects

Fraunhofer-Center 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 2022 - 2025


Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies Based on Bio-Based Material Systems


The aim is to develop a so-called Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) material for sliding bearings.



Duration 2022 - 2025


Recycling of oxide-ceramic fibers in a spinning process for the production of yarn structures for fiber-reinforced ceramics

The aim is to recycle ceramic roving waste, which is produced during CMC component manufacture in the winding process and is to be returned to component manufacture.



Duration 2022 - 2025


Material advancements for solar fuels technology

In MAfoS oxide fibers for CMC tubes and also coatings for various components are to be developed and produced.




Duration 2022 - 2025


Innovative value chains for european oxide ceramic fibres

The aim is to achieve independence of the European O-CMC component
industry from fibre manufacturers in non-EU countries.



Duration 2022 - 2025


New technologies for eco-efficient helicopters

The sub-project aims to optimise composite technologies under economic and ecological aspects for a specific application.



Duration 2021 - 2024


Integrated computational materials engineering of novel ceramics in the ATZ/ZTA system

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




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 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 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.