The activities are divided primarily on the areas of metallic and ceramic materials. In the field of ceramics traditionally the entire process chain of component manufacturing and construction calculation about raw material preparation, molding, sintering and possible post to complex component testing is covered. The development of new materials is not the focus of the projects but the reliable and cost-effective use of available materials, which may be modified for the specific purpose. Particular attention is paid to the complex problems of joining technology of ceramic materials with metal components or other ceramic structures.
In the field of metallic materials, the focus of the work is more on the characterization, especially of the mechanical behavior.