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1st Award for connection of fiber-reinforced thermoset and thermoplastic material – Join the Final Meeting

16 October 2017 Allgemein AZL Admin

1st Award for connection of fiber-reinforced thermoset and thermoplastic material – Join the Final Meeting

AZL and its project partners were awarded with the prestigious Innovation Award of the industry association AVK in the category “Research and Science” for “Photonics-enabled process chain for manufacturing functionally integrated thermosetting/thermoplastic hybrid components for automobile construction”.

The project started in 2014 and used photonic procedure (e.g. laser heating, laser sublimation) lightweight components which are made of different FRP (thermoset combined with thermoplastic). The single integrative manufacturing cell for the first time enabled large-scale production. The process chain was carried out on a highly integrated manufacturing cell, and finally evaluated using the example of a structural automotive demonstrator of the BMW i3.

On January 18th, 2018, the developed technologies of the research project will be presented thoroughly during a public final meeting in the technical laboratory of AZL in Aachen. In interdisciplinary cooperation with the companies BMW AG, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, ARGES GmbH, Precitec GmbH & Co. KG, Sensortherm GmbH and Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH, the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) was involved in this development as the process- and system integrator.

The program of the final meeting will include presentations of the project partners as well as a live demonstration of the process. Download the Save the Date Flyer of the final meeting.

To join the public final meeting on January 18th, 2018, to register, please contact Mr. Stefan Schmitt.

 

Watch the Video “Functionalization of CFRP Parts for Automotive Body”:

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