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AZL has been active on exchanging and connecting at SAMPE, Composites Meetings and JEC Forum DACH

19 November 2021 News

The team has already been active with visiting SAMPE in Switzerland and presenting two project initiatives we are currently working on. AZL colleagues Philipp Wigger and Alexander Peitz both contributed to the program with a presentation. Philipp Wigger explained that the double belt press with inductive heating and elastomer pressure rollers has been developed and[…]

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COST-EFFECTIVE, PRE-COMPETITIVE AND TRUSTFUL COOPERATION FOR MARKET REVIEWS AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

15 November 2021 News

In the field of lightweight production, a close collaboration between different expertise is necessary in most cases to achieve breakthroughs in the increase of productivity of production processes and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Therefore, a detailed, pre-competitive investigation of lightweight materials, systems or processes with cost-effective budget based on joint cost-sharing is the basis[…]

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AZL NewsLIGHT#20

Applications for fast tape placement – Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine

12 November 2021 News

AZL’s Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine offers many opportunities for individual tape projects on applications within industries like automotive (Car Center Tunnel, Door), aerospace (Bin Bracket) and for sports applications. That composite tapes have a high potential for improving mechanical properties and reducing material as well as weight is not new. Many components from the automotive, aerospace,[…]

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AZL NewsLIGHT #20

Pragmatic Product Carbon and LCA-supporting Consulting

10 November 2021 News

The demand for increasing sustainability in production and for providing Product Carbon Footprint or LCA results to customers is steadily growing along the entire value chain. Are you already familiar with the given methods to calculate eco KPI’s like carbon footprint or global warming potential? Did you know that there is also a pragmatic way[…]

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AZL NewsLIGHT#20

Join the soon-starting joint partner project initiatives: Follow Up Projects on Multi-material Battery Casings and Bio-Based Composite Door

3 November 2021 News

As introduced in this year’s AZL Annual Partner Meeting, 3 of the proposed project ideas are planned to start in 2022. The project scope and work packages of each project were specified and defined in the last months. Project 1: Application relevant test method and investigation of relative safety performance of different material options for[…]

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AZL NewsLIGHT#20

Former AZL colleagues Albert Wendt and Sebastian Stender successfully completed their doctoral theses

20 October 2021 News

AZL welcomed Sebastian Stender in 2013, who has completed his PhD with defending on the topic “Recycling of engineering plastics type IV STR”. The dissertation treated the topic “Quality Control Loop for the Compensation of Process-Induced Stiffness Fluctuations for Structural Composite Parts”. © AZL | Sebastian Stender Sebastian Stender has mainly worked on the perennial project[…]

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AZL PCB NewsLIGHT#20

50 % WEIGHT REDUCTION WITH COMPOSITE PART FOR AUTOMOTIVE REAR SEAT BACK

7 October 2021 News

The AZL Team has worked on a product cost benchmark for a rear seat back component to investigate cost and weight savings by switching from a steel to a composite based part. The calculations have been done in the framework of the AZL Workgroup Product Cost Benchmark. Within this workgroup the AZL Network has the[…]

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AZL NewsLIGHT#20

Business+ partnership allows quick and easy involvement in engineering services and projects

5 October 2021 News

More and more AZL partners are taking advantage of the Business+ Partnership. This form of partnership enables AZL partners to receive individual support from the AZL team quickly, flexibly and unbureaucratically, in addition to the pure partnership services. Johns Manville already uses this model very intensively, and Dana Miloaga, Product Leader at Johns Manville appreciates[…]

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Multi-material solutions open up high potential for cost and weight savings for battery casings

20 September 2021 News

AZL successfully completes first project on battery casings together with 46 industrial companies. Together with the participating industrial partners, several different concepts for multi-material battery casings were developed, which offer significant potential for weight and cost savings. In the course of the project, two important core topics emerged that will be addressed separately in follow-up[…]

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AZL REVIEWS ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS WITH PARTNERS

27 July 2021 News

During the Annual Partner Meeting, the key strategic meeting of the partner network, AZL presented and reviewed all ongoing activities of the past AZL season. This also included the current research projects: BIO-FML, AZL´s role in Aachen´s Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production” and the Research Campus Digital Photonic Production (DPP). BIO-FML In the publicly[…]

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