During the Annual Partner Meeting, the key strategic meeting of the partner network, AZL presented and reviewed all ongoing activities of the past AZL season. This also included the current research projects: BIO-FML, AZL´s role in Aachen´s Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production” and the Research Campus Digital Photonic Production (DPP). BIO-FML In the publicly[…]
FRIMO Group, a full-service supplier for plastics processing solutions from Germany, is a new member, but not a newcomer in our international and cross-industry collaboration on composites. FRIMO has already contributed to a couple joint projects and now aims to intensify process development and research activities on a regular basis.
9T Labs AG, software and machine supplier from Switzerland is joining our international and cross-industry collaboration on composites to identify market potential for their composites series production solutions. From a technological point of view, 9T Labs aims to get in contact with development partners to move into more hybrid manufacturing.
In a third stage of AZL’s project of the machine-development of 5-seconds fully consolidated multi-layer composite laminate production, additional heating elements will be investigated and subsequently added.
At the AZL Annual Partner Meeting in June, a new project was proposed and discussed to investigate the influence of factors like design, structure, functionalities and sustainability for different automotive interior concepts. Learn more on the project which is to be kicked-off end of 2021.
Life Cycle Assessment: The environmental footprint of materials is highly dependent on the production scenario, so choosing the right material can be difficult. Material light weighting is not always environmentally reasonable.
Based on the frequently addressed requirements from the industry AZL is kicking-off a fourth phase to follow up on the developments of the AZL Joint Partner Project Cost- and Energy-Efficient Double Belt Press System” (project phase III) on August 30th, 2021.
Twice a year, the AZL engineering team involves the AZL partners in a workgroup for joint business case analyses of composite parts. So far 21 components have already been analyzed regarding production scenarios, process steps, cost structure and cost drivers.
At every workgroup meeting, we provide you with topic-related news of the previous 6 months so you keep on track with business-relevant information: For 5 workgroups – twice a year – 10 screenings per year. AZL Partners can download the screenings via the AZL Partner Section. Find the specific links here.
Based on the completed study “Potentials for Bio-based Composites” AZL is starting a joint project on the further investigation of bio-based composite materials, including the development of a car door.