Regarding the topic of material testing of fiber-reinforced plastics, Grasse Zur Composite Testing offers a number of interesting professional seminars and training opportunities. The trainings are taking place in our head office in Berlin close to our accredited test laboratory. They generally consist both of a theoretical and a practical part, including the experimental testing of composite materials. Please note that we have limited numbers of participations to guarantee a higher quality for the professional trainings.

Professional training calendar 2019


24.-25.01.      Overview of Test Standards – Composites Testing! [PDF]


21.-22.02.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part I [PDF]

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14.-15.03.      Service Strength of Composites [PDF]

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23.-24.05.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part II [PDF]

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27.-28.06.      Simulation of Carbon Components [PDF]

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19.-20.09.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part I [PDF]

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17.-18.10.    Overview of Test Standards – Composites Testing! [PDF]

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24.-25.10.      Service Strength of Composites [PDF]

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07.-08.11.      Simulation of Carbon Components [PDF]

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14.-15.11.      Proper Curing of Resin-Hardener-Systems – Part II [PDF]

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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.

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.

In 2011 he founded the company. Grasse Zur Composite Testing focuses on the testing of fiber-reinforced plastics. Besides the testing in the accredited test laboratory, especially for the automotive industry and its composite suppliers, the company developes test fixtures for material testing. Since 2016, the company enters first pathes in the field of QA with the online process control GZ US-Plus®.

Grasse Zur Composite Testing has won the Innovationspreis Berlin-Brandenburg 2014 and the DIN-Innovationspreis 2014 for their shear frame test fixture 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

Mr. Axel Reinsch first completed an apprenticeship in composite boatbuilding receiving his certificate of apprenticeship in 2000. Having established a solid foundation in engineering, he went on to study aircraft construction with a focus on structural design and composites. In 2005 he completed his studies with his diploma thesis at the DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, German Aerospace Centre)/CRC-ACS (Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures). After his studies, Mr. Reinsch went on to work at Airbus for two years. As a structural engineer he took part in the A380 rudder program, as well as the A350 wing program, working in England and Germany. Afterwards he went on to Valencia/Spain, where he supported the German Americas Cup Team as a structural designer.

When the team was disbanded in early 2008, he switched to Swiss-based Carbo-Link. Here he operated as a developmental engineer, successfully working on projects with partners such as Alinghi, BMW-Sauber F1 or Liebherr. In addition to that, he developed High End lightweight products in titanium, aluminium alloy and carbon. After returning home in spring of 2010, he founded ar engineers GmbH with its offices in Hamburg.

Nowadays the team at ar engineers offers composite engineering and structural simulation in the fields of marine, automotive, aviation and plant- and mechanical engineering. Many projects ar engineers GmbH has worked on in the past revolve around the development of composite products with a focus on the sophisticated simulation and optimization.

Instructions for registration

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  • 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

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  • “Excellent atmosphere! The lecturers have a brilliant Know-How!”
  • “Great practice part and very good presentation!”
  • “The lecturers are open for every question and always answering helpfully!”