Since 2016 we offer a few interesting trainings about Composites Testing. The trainings are taking place in our office in Berlin close to our laboratory and generally consist of a theory and a practice part, including the experimental testing of composite materials. Please note that we have limited numbers of participations to guarantee a higher standard for the trainings.

Training calendar 2018:


25.-26.01.      Overview of Test Standards – Composites Testing! [PDF]


22.-23.02.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part I [PDF]


12.-13.03.      Service Strength of Composites [PDF]

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21.-22.03.      Simulation of Carbon Components [PDF]

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07.-08.06.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part II [PDF]

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12.-13.09.      Simulation of Carbon Components [PDF]

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19.-20.09.      Service Strength of Composites

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11.-12.10.      Overview of Test Standards – Composites Testing! [PDF]

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17.10.            Netzsch Polymerseminar [Link]


The trainings Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part I and Part II are performed in cooperation with Netzsch-Gerätebau . The trainings Simulation of Carbon Components are performed in cooperation with ar engineers .

We also offer a limited number of participation for students at a reduced price. Just contact us!


Dr. rer. nat. habil. Wolfgang Stark

Dr. Wolfgang Stark has studied Physics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. After following research studies in the field of semiconductor physics, he was doing his doctor degree Dr.rer.nat in 1975. In the same year he was employed as a scientific assistant at the Institut für Polymerenchemie of the Academy of Sciences, Teltow-Seehof in the field of polymerphysics. After dealing with infrared spectroscopy in the beginning, he changed to the electretgroup and developed characteristicmethods for electretapplications regarding microphones and sensors. In this field he habilitated in 1985.  He also added the new domain of mechanical tests on synthetic high temperatured fibers.

In the year of 1991, he started to work as a scientific assistant for the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in the laboratory of thermosets. Main topic was the prosecution of the traditional control regarding fabrication of thermoseted pieces for the electrical industry, which was established in 1924, and the grant of certification mark. Another topic was the development of methods regarding processcontrol with dielectric and ultrasonic measuring instruments. In cooperation with partners from the industry and the AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. he worked on a lot of research projects. In 1998 the project group (ISK Iserlohn, Baleite Letmathe, BAM) was honoured with the innovation price of AVK.

From 2006 he was managing the labor Elastomere Referenzmaterialien with his own Elastomertechnikum at BAM. With entering the retirement age, he started to support Grasse Zur Composite Testing with his experiences. By this way he could continue his cooperation with Fabian Grasse and Pavel Novak, which they build up when they worked together at BAM.

Dr.-Ing. Fabian Grasse

Dr. Fabian Grasse has studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. Afterwards he started to work as a scientific assistant at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in the group of Prof. Volker Trappe. There he was dealing with the element- and composite testing of fiber-reinforced plastics and did his doctor degree about operational stability behavior of a rotor blade in reduced scale.

Together with Dr. Malte Zur he founded his company in 2011. Grasse Zur Composite Testing focuses on the testing of fiber-reinforced plastics. Besides the testing in their in-house labor, especially for the automobile industry and its composite suppliers, the company developes test devices for material testing. Since the end of last year, the company enters first pathes in the automatic QS- and process control with a nondestructive industry 4.0-testmethod called GZ US-Plus®.

Grasse Zur Composite Testing has won the Innovationspreis Berlin-Brandenburg 2014 and the DIN-Innovationspreis 2014 for their shear test system GZ-S 80.

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Krimmer

Herr Dr. Alexander Krimmer hat an der Technischen Universität Berlin Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik studiert. Nach einer kurzen Tätigkeit als Forschungsassistent im Bereich Leichtbau wechselte er in die Entwicklung von Rotorblättern für Windenergieanlagen bei der EUROS GmbH. Dort war er zunächst als Strukturentwicklungsingenieur tätig, wandte sich jedoch verstärkt der Modellierung von Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunden zu. Seit 2010 leitet er dort den Bereich Material.

Seine Dissertation verfasste er über die Modellierung von Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunden. Sein zentrales Betätigungsfeld ist die Modellierung des Ermüdungsverhaltens von Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunden mit Blick auf die Anwendung in Rotorblättern von Windenergieanlagen, welche außerordentlich ermüdungsbelastet sind.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Axel Reinsch

Herr Axel Reinsch absolvierte zunächst eine Composite Bootsbaulehre, die er 2000 mit dem Erwerb des Gesellenbriefs beendete. Aufbauend darauf führte er ein Flugzeugbaustudium mit dem Schwerpunkt Strukturkonstruktion und Faserverbundwerkstoffe durch, welches er mit einer Diplomarbeit beim DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, German Aerospace Centre)/CRC-ACS (Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures) 2005 abschloss. Nach dem Studium ging es zunächst für zwei Jahre zu Airbus nach England und Deutschland, wo er in den Programmen A380 Seitenleitwerk und A350 Flügel als Statiker tätig war. Danach ging es nach Valencia/Spanien, wo er als Strukturdesigner das deutsche Americas Cup Team unterstützte.

Als das Team im Frühjahr 2008 aufgelöst wurde, wechselte er zu Carbo-Link in die Schweiz. Hier war er als Entwicklungsingenieur tätig und arbeitete erfolgreich in verschiedenen Projekten mit, u.a. für Alinghi, BMW-Sauber F1 oder Liebherr. Darüber hinaus entwickelte er High End Leichtbauprodukte in Titan, Aluminiumlegierungen und Carbon. Nach der Heimkehr im Frühjahr 2010 gründete er die ar engineers GmbH mit Sitz in Hamburg.

Heute bieten das Team von ar engineers Composite Engineering und Struktursimulation in den Bereichen Schiffbau, Automotive, Luftfahrt sowie Anlagen- und Maschinenbau an. In der Vergangenheit wurde dabei an vielen Projekten gearbeitet, in denen Composite-Produkte entwickelt wurden und anspruchsvolle Simulationen oder Optimierungen im Mittelpunkt standen.

Instructions for registration

For training registration please click Registrate. Afterwards your email program will open with a pre-formulated message. If not, please write an email with the following details to

  • Name of the training
  • Date of the training
  • Name of all participants
  • Name und adress of the company

After receiving your email, we will check free vacancies. Then we will send you an invoice including all reservation informations. If we do not reach the minimum number of participations, we will inform you in time. Cancellation terms: Until two weeks before training free of charge, from that point on you need to pay the full amount.

Hotels in our region

1. Best Western Steglitz International

2. Landhaus Schlachtensee

3. Seminaris Campus Hotel

4. Hotel Morgenland

5. Apartment Hotel Landhaus Lichterfelde


Feedback of our participants

  • “Very good training, balanced parts of theory and practice!”
  • “Excellent atmosphere! The lectures have a brilliant Know-How!”
  • “Great practice part and very good presentation”
  • “The lecturers are open for every question and always answering helpfully!”