Fur­naces for high-tem­per­a­ture pro­cess­es

Furnaces for high-temperature processes
Fur­naces for high-tem­per­a­ture pro­cess­es
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Furnaces for high-temperature processes

The fa­cil­i­ty ranges in scope from small lab­o­ra­to­ry fur­naces for pre­lim­i­nary test­ing for ma­te­ri­als de­vel­op­ment, all the way up to large-scale sys­tems for man­u­fac­tur­ing full-size CMC com­po­nents.

For the development of components made of fibre-reinforced ceramics, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute of Structures and Design in Stuttgart has several furnaces for high-temperature processes as well as other modern facilities for preform manufacturing. The laboratory furnaces are used for developing and producing ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), especially C/C, C/C-SiC and SiC/SiC materials.

High-performance furnaces for developing new materials

The facility ranges in scope from small laboratory furnaces for preliminary testing for materials development, all the way through to large-scale systems for manufacturing full-scale CMC components. Research focuses on polymer infiltration and pyrolysis (PIP) and reactive melt infiltration (RMI). Featuring a cube-shaped combustion chamber measuring approximately 900 millimetres along each side, the furnaces for pyrolysis and siliconisation (OPUS 900) offer an effective volume of approximately one cubic metre for component production. A process monitoring and documentation system enables comprehensive quality assurance and automatic around-the-clock operation.

Contact
  • Volker Speelmann
    Head of Re­search In­fras­truc­tures
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-4103
    Fax: +49 2203 601 4115
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
    Contact
  • Matthias Scheiffele
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Struc­tures and De­sign
    Ce­ram­ic Com­pos­ites and Struc­tures
    Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
    70569 Stuttgart
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