Composite Market and Technology Screenings of the AZL Seasons 2020/2021/2022
At every workgroup meeting, we provide you with topic-related news of the previous 6 months so you keep on track with business-relevant information: For 5 workgroups – twice a year – 10 screenings per year. AZL Partners can download the screenings via the AZL Partner Section. Find the specific links here.
LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES IN MASS APPLICATIONS?
Bionic Tape structures can save costs and reduce the CO2 footprint. So why not also include them in classic injection molded parts such as garbage cans, boxes & power tools instead of only in high-performance applications? With this approach in mind AZL initiated a project including Conbility, Simcon, IKV and their associated partner AVK which[…]
WHAT WILL BE THE TREND TOPICS OF 2022
That is the question that we at AZL have asked ourselves in order to identify the new starting projects of the year. AZL is currently defining the next topics for projects & initiatives starting in summer 2022. We identify & push market relevant topics questioning the state-of-the-art to bring the composite & lightweight industry forward.[…]
Do you know the expected CAGR for the Natural Fibers, Biopolymers and Bio-Based Composites Market?
Between 2021 and 2026 it’s 22.7%. The rising demand for more sustainability is just one driving factor – But what’s in for composites and is there potential for bio-based composites? AZL has been active in this area for several years now with various activities and incorporates bio-based composite fibers into structural components. Sustainability and[…]
AniForm and AZL generate synergies to expand simulation expertise
Since last year, AniForm is part of the AZL partner network and enables with their software to simulate production challenges in thermoforming “At AniForm, we develop our own finite element model (FEM)-based process simulation software,” describes Sebastiaan Haanappel the solution and continues, “it specializes in predicting thermoforming processes of composite materials.” The software which is[…]
AZL has been active on exchanging and connecting at SAMPE, Composites Meetings and JEC Forum DACH
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[…]
COST-EFFECTIVE, PRE-COMPETITIVE AND TRUSTFUL COOPERATION FOR MARKET REVIEWS AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
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[…]
Applications for fast tape placement – Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine
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,[…]
Pragmatic Product Carbon and LCA-supporting Consulting
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[…]
Join the soon-starting joint partner project initiatives: Follow Up Projects on Multi-material Battery Casings and Bio-Based Composite Door
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[…]