A new research building for the Fraunhofer-Center for High Temperature Materials and Design in Bayreuth was built between 2013 and 2015.
The building on Gottlieb-Keim-Straße 62 offers offices on three floors and an associated technical center. The technical center comprises 15 laboratories and halls with surfaces from 30 m2 to 200 m2 on a total area of 2000 m2. The room height varies between 4 and 7 meters.
All rooms in the technical center are equipped with modern and high-quality laboratory equipment with a central supply of gas and compressed air.
The HTL has a variety of highly specialized technical plants at its disposal:
- 12 specially developed ThermoOptical Measuring Devices (TOM) for the examination of high temperature materials and the optimization of their manufacturing processes
- 39 furnaces for different furnace atmospheres and usable volumes
- Numerous plants for the production and the processing of CMC
- Two state of the art 3D printers for additive manufacturing of ceramic and metal components
- One laboratory for non-destructive material testing with a computer tomograph, terahertz waves technique, ultrasound diagnostic and thermography equipment
- A five-axis machining-center and a laser facility for mechanical and thermal treatment of metals and ceramics
In Bayreuth, 80 office workplaces on an area of 600 m2 are available. In addition, a separate meeting area with conference rooms - flexible in their size - is provided. The area is suitable for a maximum of 150 participants and can be divided into four conference rooms.
For the employees of Fraunhofer-Center HTL, a room to take care of their children, a so called "Mit-Kind-Büro" (Mi-Ki-Office) is available. It can be used in emergency cases, when e.g. the day care cannot be utilized or a child is sickened. The room can also be used to facilitate the return to work after parental leave.
Currently, a new fiber pilot plant is being constructed next to the Fraunhofer-Center HTL building. With this plant, upscaling of the production capacity of ceramic reinforcement fibers developed in Würzburg to a multi-ton scale will be possible.
The area of the technical center of the HTL increases by 1200 m2 with the new building which will be finished in 2019.