The story

The two founders, Bastian Behrens and Raphael Setz, met during their studies at the Technical University Munich. At the Formula Student team of TUM (, they gained experience as a team in the design and manufacture of carbon fibre reinforced plastics. From 2012 onwards, they intensively dealt with the topic of Carbon-SMC through their research activities at Airbus Group Innovations in Munich. In order to tap the potential of technology for industrial applications, the Blackwave project was supported by the EXIST program of the BMWi ( Since January 2016, the two founders have been able to concentrate fully on their idea through the scholarship at the Chair for Carbon Composites: To build the necessary infrastructure to cost-efficiently produce complex carbon fibre components and to help shape the lightweight market.

In April 2016, the Blackwave GmbH based in Garching was founded and thus laid the cornerstone for today´s company.  Following a first move into the premises of the Ludwig-Bölkow-Campus in January 2017, another milestone was reached with the second move of the year into a completely own building located in the Lise-Meitner-Str. 7 in Taufkirchen in the South of Munich.

With 1275 m2 of production and office space and 10 employees, Blackwave is serving its customers in the areas of mobility, aerospace, sporting goods and general mechanical engineering and thereby laid the ideal foundation for further growth.

The Team

Bastian Behrens

Co-Founder, CEO, Networking Machine

Raphael setz

Co-Founder, CTO, Carbon Fiber Blackbelt

Christoph Schelleis

Mold Design, Process, Quality, Law & Order Responsible

Timon Strube

Conceptual Design, Business Development, Sales

Julian Hornung

Space Projects, Controlling, HR, Chief Facility Manager

Frank Tiefenbach

Development Engineer

Robin Pfeifer

Development Engineer

mátyás Vass

Development Engineer, CNC Machining & RP

Jana lindemann

Working Student, Support, Feel Good Manager

Christoph Schiller

(Hardly) Working Student, Mold Design & Manufacturing




For customers in various industries, Blackwave has successfully manufactured and delivered parts made of Carbon-SMC. The components are convincing as highly efficient lightweight parts as well as innovative design applications.



With the powerful partners of their network, Blackwave is always able to find and implement the best solutions for the different requirements of their customers.

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