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New expertise at AZL network: Meet the new AZL Partner Companies who joined since January

20 October 2020 News

Numerous companies have started or extended their cooperation with the AZL network since the beginning of the year, and virtual knowledge sharing and technological cooperation are widely used

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Teijin starts its collaboration with the AZL Partner Network and joins three AZL projects for joint business development and technology development

Teijin Group just became one of the +80 AZL Partner Companies. Teijin is a technology-driven global group offering advanced materials solutions in the fields of automotive components, safety, security and disaster mitigation all while focused on environmental value, demographic change and increased health consciousness. Along with their entry into the AZL community with more than[…]

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Starting market and technology study on the Potential for bio-based composite materials

24 September 2020 News

Sustainability and environmental responsibility are important developments for the current design of productions and products. In order to obtain a comprehensive evaluation of the potential of biobased composites, the AZL, together with an industry consortium, is investigating the market potential, future applications and relevant technologies for bio-based composite materials. The 5- month market and technology[…]

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Efficient determination and provision of material data for long fiber-reinforced SMC

21 September 2020 News

AZL workgroup kicks-off a project to establish a SMC database The AZL Workgroup “High-Performance SMC” will kick-off a joint project for the efficient and standardized provision of engineering data for SMC. The project was developed in cooperation with M-Base, the IKV and the AZL partner network. Within the scope of the project, companies can participate[…]

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Multi-material battery casing for electromobility: AZL industry network starts concept study and product development

9 September 2020 News

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.

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Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner and participates in winding technology study: Long-term cooperation with AZL network

20 July 2020 News

Roth Composite Machinery started its four-year partnership with the cross-industry AZL network of more than 80 companies in June 2020.

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Network and exchange information on markets and technologies with us – AZL Annual Partner Meeting 2020

3 June 2020 News

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”[…]

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Concept studies for lightweight components – AZL expands services with new team member Ravi Chaitanya Bhairi

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[…]

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Virtual meetings: AZL network expands lightweight cooperation in interactive video conferences

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[…]

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AZL develops new solutions to further establish SMC in broad industrial applications

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[…]

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