Ceramic Composites
Dipl.-Ing. Denny Schüppel

Network Manager

Composites United e.V. – Ceramic Composites

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The Ceramic Composites network of Composites United e.V. is an association of companies and research institutions in the field of ceramic composites. Together, the members of Ceramic Composites cover the entire value chain from R&D to precursors (fibers and matrices), manufacturing, application and the finished product.

Ceramic composites have their potential where high operating temperatures are combined with strong mechanical stress and, in some cases, oxidizing ambient conditions. Brake discs in vehicle construction, heat protection in space vehicles, components in furnace construction and crucibles for crystal growth are examples of applications that have already been tapped.

The aim of the Ceramic Composites Network is also to develop new applications in future markets and to create the scientific and technical conditions for this.

The network was founded in November 2008 with its headquarter in Augsburg. We are active in the fields of network development, technology, knowledge and marketing. If you are looking for access to new cooperation partners, you are welcome to join us.

Specific working groups of the network

In the Ceramic Composites network, various working groups are active along the entire value network. Currently active are the working groups:

  • Finishing CMC Surface Technology CMC/CFK in cooperation with DKG
  • Evaluation and Simulation
  • Hybrid CMC and
  • Reinforcement of Ceramic Materials in cooperation with DGM and DKG


Further information can be found on the collaboration platform Carbon Connected developed by CU.

Ceramic Composites

Am Technologiezentrum 5
86159 Augsburg

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Feel free to contact us, we will help you.


Projects of Ceramic Composites.
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  • Design and engineering

  • Efficiency and sustainability

  • Internationalization

  • Network and knowledge

  • Production systems

Executive Committee

The board strategically supports the further development of the cluster.

Dr. Bertram Kopperger


MTU Aero Engines AG

Ralph Hufschmied

Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH

Philipp Goetz

CVT GmbH & Co. KG

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Koch

Institute of Materials Resource Management – Universitiy of Augsburg

Dr. Wolfgang Rossner

Consulting for Ceramics and related Technologies

Dr. Stephan Schmidt-Wimmer

Ariane Group GmbH



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Airbus Defence & Space

Rechliner Straße
Standort Manching

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Airbus Group Innovations

Composites Technologies, TX1
81663 München

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ANT Applied New Technologies AG

Hinter den Kirschkaten 32
23560 Lübeck

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ArianeGroup GmbH

Robert-Koch-Str. 1
82024 Taufkirchen

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Postfach 1144
74148 Neckarsulm

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Automation W+R GmbH

Messerschmittstraße 7
80992 München

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Automation Steeg und Hoffmeyer GmbH

Mainzer Landstraße 155, Budenheim

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Become a Member

Lydia Raab

Management Assistance
Member & Project Management

Composites United e.V.

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Composites United e.V. is open to all companies and research institutes that are active in the field of high-performance fibre composites.

How can you apply for a membership?

Depending on the type and size of your organization, please fill out the adjacent application for membership in Composites United e.V. Please send the completed and signed application for membership by e-mail to Lydia Raab.

How does the procedure proceed?

When your application for membership has been received by Composites United e.V., the managing director will recommend – after examination – the acceptance of the application to the executive committee and inform you about it. If there is no objection within ten days, the recommendation is accepted. You will then be informed about the admission.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Advantages of a Membership

Support in the implementation of innovations
Participation in research and development projects
Research promotion via Carbon Composites Leichtbau gGmbH as a member of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" e.V. (AiF).
Mediation of cooperations and business initiations with companies and research institutions of the latest composite technology
Involvement in new strategic development directions, e.g. in the field of digitisation and AI
Constructively critical support of the legislative authorities in the field of sustainability and recycling of CFRP.
Possibility of a targeted search for skilled workers
Access to new national and international markets
Information and participation in national and international funding initiatives
Reduced or free participation in theme days and specialist events
Free participation in numerous meetings of the working groups and circles as well as the possibility to create your own groups
High-profile presentation at the CU joint stand at national and international trade fairs
Publication of the latest information from your company in the CU reports
Reduced or free attendance of further education seminars
People with a passion for innovation and new technologies
National and international networking

Ceramic Composites

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As the National Thematic Network (NTN) and the Swiss regional cluster of Composites United e.V. (CU), the networking of those involved in the high-performance fibre composites sector in Switzerland is our prime concern. We want to bring about this networking through events such as the members’ meeting, working group meetings, themed days, presence at trade fairs and conferences as well as active exchanges between members, general management and the Management Board.


Composites United Switzerland and our members organise a variety of events on the subject of high-performance fibre composites and attend relevant trade fairs and conferences. The current events in Switzerland are included in our calendar.

Training and advanced training

Some of our members offer advanced training events in the area of high-performance fibre composites. These are included in the training programme of Composites United e.V. (CU) and also in our calendar. In future, Composites United Switzerland is planning to take on an active role with relevant partners for the training and advanced training of professional people and engineers, in order to significantly improve the offer in these areas in Switzerland.


As the National Thematic Network of the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse, Composites United Switzerland is the ideal platform for implementing your project ideas in collaborative ventures such as Innosuisse projects or EU projects. If you have project or product ideas in the area of high-performance fibre composites and are searching for suitable partners from industry, universities or research institutes do not hesitate to contact our office. We will help you find the appropriate project partner for you from our members.