At the end of February, the AZL founded the new workgroup “Product Cost Benchmarking”, in which more than 80 partner companies regularly analyze target markets and applications for composite-based multi-material technologies together with experts from the RWTH Aachen University as a basis for their joint technology developments. Even before the workgroup was founded, the AZL[…]
The Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine which was developed within a Joint Partner Project by AZL, is now up and running for automated, continuous tailored blank manufacturing using thermoplastic fibre reinforced tapes. The UItra-Fast Consolidator Machine offers both high flexibility and mass production capability of tailored composite thermoplastic laminates with reduced scrap. Fully consolidated multi-layer laminates with[…]
The AZL offers again the possibility exclusively to its Partner Companies to be embedded in the AZL area at JEC WORLD 2020 in Paris with a booth, which is a unique opportunity to highlight the diversity and the know-how of their company towards the international composites community. This top-rated service by the AZL enables Sponsoring[…]
The AZL team is already working on the content for the starting projects in 2020. Four new projects will be starting in the first half of the year: A Follow-Up Project of the accomplished project for “Thermoplastic Tapes for SME Injection Molders” with 20 participating companies, a benchmark on selected “Inline Measurement Systems”, “Marketing and[…]
The AZL and IKV together with seven project partners have successfully completed the project iComposite 4.0. The Objective of the research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), was the development of a knowledge-based production system for the manufacture of hybrid FRP components. The multi-material approach used makes it possible[…]
The AZL is launching a new format to strengthen the support for business development as a service that is offered within the AZL Partnership. The Composite Business Cases were originally an element that the AZL offered to their business and premium partners to have the opportunity to take an active part in discussing a selection[…]
After their kick-off meetings in October and November, the AZL projects “Next Generation Mobility Solutions” and “Inductive Double-Belt Press” are now in their first project phase. The project team for “Next Generation Mobility Solutions” is currently working on the market segmentation and analysis which include the classification of different segments such as Micro Mobility, Exoskeletons[…]
AZL was host at the RWTH campus for a delegation of more than 25 guests from the LG MBA Program and presented AZLs relevant projects for Digitalization: KMU-sense, iComposite and OPTO-Light.
Tape inserts offer enormous potential for injection molding parts: A clear result after the finalization of a major consortial project led by the Aachen Center for Integrative Light-weight Production (AZL) and the Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University (IKV). In cooperation with 20 industrial partners, the AZL and IKV carried out a[…]
AZL’s new machine system won JEC World Innovation Award 2019 in the category “Industry & Equipment”.