AZL overcomes challenges of limited automation, inefficient material usage, high rejection rates and no consecutive quality assurance in large scale series production of RTM parts

2 December 2019 News

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[…]

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Cost-effective, continuous production of multi-layer laminates with higher flexibility – Prototype upgrade

The Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine which was developed by the AZL, IPT, and the project consortium in a first project, 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.[…]

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JEC WORLD 2020 Paris – showcase your company at the AZL booth

The AZL offers again the possibility exclusively to its Partner Companies to join 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. Partner Companies are able to book a Sponsoring Package which[…]

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First project phase of AZL projects “Next Generation Mobility Solutions” and “Inductive Double-Belt Press” has kicked off

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[…]

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Cost analysis and process chain models – the AZL is presenting their new format of Product Cost Benchmarking

The AZL is relaunching their “Composite Business Cases” in a new format to strengthen their 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[…]

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AZL is addressing the material selection in SMC, injection molding with tapes, non-destructive in-line measurement and multi-model and multi-material systems in 2020

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 our already existing project for “Thermoplastic Tapes for SME Injection Molders”, a benchmark on selected “Inline Measurement” systems, “Marketing and Development Tool: Creating[…]

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AZL introduced a selection of its projects focusing on Digitalization to LG MBA Participants

24 October 2019 Allgemein, News

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.

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Technology Information Day @K

1 October 2019 News

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[…]

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JEC Innovation Award Winner – “Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine”

AZL’s new machine system won JEC World Innovation Award 2019 in the category “Industry & Equipment”.

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AZL launched their new Partnership Model: Business+ Partnership

In addition to the already existing Partnership models the AZL launched its new concept of the Business+ Partnership in 2019.

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