We are currently working on the development of innovative solutions such as 3D printed carbon and silicon carbide components, fiber reinforced silicon carbide ceramics, novel composites, carbon fiber and carbon-based textiles as well as innovative coatings.
By means of 3D printing, components with very complex geometries can be produced as prototypes or in small series in a resource efficient and agile manner. In this case, the outstanding properties of carbon and silicon carbide are combined with the design freedom of 3D printing. Another focus topic is the development of carbon fiber reinforced ceramics which show a significantly higher ductility compared to conventional, brittle ceramics. Nowadays, these fiber reinforced caramics are not only used in serial manufacturing of high-performance brakes or clutch disks, but also in the aerospace industry. Our innovative composite solutions build bridges between different material classes, for example in concrete reinforcements, timber construction, thermal management or sensors. We are also developing novel carbon fibers and innovative carbon fiber textiles for applications beyond lightweight construction. Their advantages are to be found in the fields of electrochemistry, separation technology and water treatment. To protect carbon components even better against oxidation, chemical attack and abrasion, another focus of ours is to develop innovative coatings and novel surface functionalization.
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Carbon know-how is our foundation. The use of new and innovative technologies is our way. The requirement of our customers and partners is our goal. Let us shape the future together.
Oswin Öttinger, Head of New Technologies in Central Innovation
With our comprehensive knowledge of materials and our long-term experience along the entire value chain (raw material preparation, simulation, prototype construction, production) we offer an excellent basis for a successful partnership.
Possible ways of cooperation
- Bilateral development partnerships
- Participation in funded projects
- Production of prototypes
- Advice on material selection and provision of sample materials