Calibration for
lab products

100 % Reliability
100 % Precision
100 % Quality
100 % Control

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Metal melt at 1550°C visualized with new device

Never seen hot nickel drop at 1550°C? Watch our new video on youtube! With our TensioTOM the Ni-melt is dropped according #sessiledrop method and monitored by high speed camera. For more information, please contact us.

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Video: KlimaTOM

This is our new video of KlimaTOM (only in German).

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Center of Device Development CeDeD –
Special Devices by Fraunhofer ISC

The principal task of CeDeD is to develop scientific research systems and devices for use in both the characterization of new materials and the quality control within the production process.

CeDeD offers full scope of expertise in scientific development, planning, design, and construction of research systems. CeDeD covers the entire supply chain of development of Fraunhofer ISC´s research systems – from concept and design stages based on 3-D modeling programs right through to computer-based component production in the workshop. CeDeD is a central point of contact for internal and external research groups and also acts as a direct partner to industry. CeDeD develops prototypes, demonstrators and pilot plants for the manufacture and processing of innovative materials and of research instruments used for process control at the end of the value-added chain.
Particular emphasis is placed on thermo-optical measurement systems designed for in-situ characterization of materials during heat treatment. Measurements can be made under temperature conditions ranging from room temperature to more than 2350 °C. Demand for the CeDeD services is currently particularly strong in the specialty glass and high-tech ceramics industries, as well as in the ongoing development of refractories. The newly developed processes are expanded into industrial scale systems using vacuum engineering, laser technology and robotics. Thermo-optical measurement methods are an excellent choice for all groups of materials that undergo heat treatment during their  manufacture, such as materials used in powder metallurgy and injection molding processes.

Certified under ISO 9001:2008, CeDeD guarantees full reproduction of the process chain and is annually audited for its quality management system. It is a reliable partner for organizations seeking to develop new technologies.

Fields of Activity


measuring systems


In-situ characterization of materials according to customer-specific requirements under defined high temperature and atmosphere.



Volumetric calibration


Calibrating volumetric flasks, measuring cylinders, pipettes and burettes with the devices AQUAJUST® CAM and AUTOJUST® CAM.




High temperature tensiometer for the visualization of metal melt.


Automated Glass Production


Special glass development through automated digital workflow.

Partner for EU projects

Fraunhofer ISC has an excellent record of accomplishments in European collaboration and can build on a large international network of research partners from industry as well as research.

Andreas Diegeler

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Andreas Diegeler

Head of Center of Device Development

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Bronnbach 28
97877 Wertheim/Bronnbach, Germany

Phone +49 9342 9221-702

Fax +49 9342 9221-799