On October 22nd, 2020, AZL together with an international industrial consortium consisting of automotive OEM Audi and suppliers along the value chain, including AsahiKasai, Covestro, EconCore, IPTE and Johns Manville and many more, will launch a joint project to develop a multi-material battery casing.
Roth Composite Machinery started its four-year partnership with the cross-industry AZL network of more than 80 companies in June 2020.
AZL adapted this year’s Annual Partner Meeting on June 24thand 25th, 2020 to a digital format comprising all well-known formats of the event with new added elements to provide a diverse and exciting web meeting and enable exchange for our network. Once a year, we take the time to meet as the entire “AZL family”[…]
The AZL offers business and technology development services for the lightweight industry: from market and technology analyses, through engineering services to support for industrial implementation. With the design and simulation expert Ravi Chaitanya Bhairi, the AZL strengthens its team for the development of concepts for component design and production. “In recent years we have supported numerous[…]
Since 2013, the AZL partner community has been working on lightweight technologies and applications in regular meetings and projects in a trusting and pre-competitive environment. In recent weeks, the established cooperation has also proved its worth in virtual form – in more than 10 interactive video conferences, 50 to 101 participants each exchanged knowledge and[…]
AZL works on two projects that enhance the knowledge about SMC material characteristics and a new process combination driven by the requirements to reduce the production costs of lightweight components. As of right now a material data bank and standard methodology to determine the characteristic values for SMC processing and simulation is missing massively. AZL[…]
AZL RWTH develops an integrated process chain for cost-effective and energy-efficient production of electrically and optically functionalized fiber composites in the project “Konfutius” by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE). The prices for LED paneling are quite low, so German producers are challenged to compete with the international market. Therefore, the German production process needs new[…]
The “Inductive Double-Belt-Press” follow-up project is open to join to get insights into the development and usage of the optimized machine. The project comprises the upgrade and optimization of the system for advanced material and processing studies. The double-belt-press machine has been exclusively developed by AZL together with industrial partners – from the idea on[…]
AZL has introduced the new partnership model Business+ last year, which facilitates AZL Partners Companies to finance individual projects for business and technology development in lightweight from an included budget. The Business+ Partnership provides a voucher system with an individually defined budget starting from 20 work days per year. Business+ partners can either join existing[…]
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[…]