AZL Open Day presents lightweight processes and equipment

16 April 2019 Allgemein, News AZL Admin

On our Open Day 2019 our 9 Partner Institutes opened the doors of their machinery halls and research labs to provide an extensive and on-site insight into the research and development capacities in the field of lightweight production and composites at the RWTH Aachen Campus. As a special highlight of this year, we presented a digitized process chain as well as a prototype for highly productive processing of thermoplastic tapes in the AZL machinery hall.

Companies of the entire lightweight value chain as well as newcomers to the lightweight industry were invited to join the AZL Open Day and take part in five guided tours to the lightweight institutes. Participants had the possibility to be updated on the latest lightweight production technologies and equipment in the field of textiles (ITA), plastics and composite materials (IKV), production technology (WZL, IPT, ILT, and ISF), quality assurance and production-integrated measurement technology (WZL), lightweight design (SLA), automotive production (IKA) as well as multi-material systems and process integration (AZL). Moreover, participants had time to network with other player of the lightweight industry as well as research engineers of our Partner Institutes.

Once a year at the Open Day, we offer an exclusive and widespread unique insight into the R&D capacities of the institutes in the field of lightweight and composite technologies on the campus of RWTH Aachen University. Within walking distance, researchers and students from 9 institutes are working on the latest technologies for the cost-efficient development and production of lightweight components within one of the largest research landscapes in Europe. The research, closely involving industrial companies, covers the entire value chain from fiber production, materials and processing technology to quality assurance and component testing.


Get in contact with us for more information on the AZL:

Philipp Fröhlig, Senior Project Manager at AZL Aachen GmbH

Phone: +49 241/ 475735-14