ZLP furnaces at DLR Augsburg

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Center for Lightweight-Production-Technology (ZLP) in Augsburg has three furnaces for the production of fibre-reinforced components or assemblies. Manufacturing is performed through either vacuum infiltration with duromer resin, or through vacuum consolidation of high-performance thermoplastics.

The ZLP in Augsburg has considerable expertise in producing large components; the large furnace, for instance, has already been successfully used for the infiltration of pressure bulkheads (diameter 4.5 metres) and a rocket booster (diameter 3.5 metres, length six metres).


Volker Speelmann

Head of Research Infrastructures
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Executive Board department for Innovation, Transfer and Research Infrastructure
Linder Höhe, 51147 Cologne

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Kupke

Vice Director
German Aerospace Enter (DLR)
Center for Lightweight-Production-Technology (ZLP)
Automated and quality-assured production technology
Am Technologiezentrum 4, 86159 Augsburg