Former AZL colleagues Albert Wendt and Sebastian Stender successfully completed their doctoral theses
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[…]
50 % WEIGHT REDUCTION WITH COMPOSITE PART FOR AUTOMOTIVE REAR SEAT BACK
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[…]
Business+ partnership allows quick and easy involvement in engineering services and projects
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[…]
Multi-material solutions open up high potential for cost and weight savings for battery casings
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[…]
AZL REVIEWS ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS WITH PARTNERS
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[…]
FRIMO joins AZL partner network to intensify cooperation for innovative and sustainable plastics processing solutions
FRIMO Group, a full-service supplier for plastics processing solutions from Germany, is a new member, but not a newcomer in our international and cross-industry collaboration on composites. FRIMO has already contributed to a couple joint projects and now aims to intensify process development and research activities on a regular basis.
9T Labs joins AZL collaboration to strengthen business development in target markets
9T Labs AG, software and machine supplier from Switzerland is joining our international and cross-industry collaboration on composites to identify market potential for their composites series production solutions. From a technological point of view, 9T Labs aims to get in contact with development partners to move into more hybrid manufacturing.
Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine: Additional heating system will be added
In a third stage of AZL’s project of the machine-development of 5-seconds fully consolidated multi-layer composite laminate production, additional heating elements will be investigated and subsequently added.
Composites in Future Automotive Interior Applications – Concept Study Considering Design, Structure and Functional Requirements
At the AZL Annual Partner Meeting in June, a new project was proposed and discussed to investigate the influence of factors like design, structure, functionalities and sustainability for different automotive interior concepts. Learn more on the project which is to be kicked-off end of 2021.
AZL teams up with Conbility and fka to support you in LCA Consulting for Vehicle Applications
Life Cycle Assessment: The environmental footprint of materials is highly dependent on the production scenario, so choosing the right material can be difficult. Material light weighting is not always environmentally reasonable.