Fraunhofer Center HTL develops customized measurement methods for process and product control. Depending on customer requirements, these can be designed for inline, online, at-line or offline measurements. The usual approach is to first determine the relevant process/product characteristics that need to be recorded. Often, more sophisticated laboratory methods are required for this purpose. For example, component defects can be detected very precisely using computed tomography. Inadmissible deviations can be classified by mechanical testing or by analyzing the effects of defects. Then, tests are conducted using less expensive, industry-suited measurement methods. Procedures are identified that can check warning and intervention threshold within the available time. For failure monitoring, simple and fast non-destructive testing methods can be used, such as X-ray inspection, sound and ultrasound tests, thermal wave or terahertz wave analysis.