Closing event of the BMBF’s “OPTO-Light” project: Photonics-enabled production of function-integrated CFRP lightweight structures made of similar plastics

7 December 2017 Allgemein, News, Veranstaltungen AZL Admin

With the inter-disciplinary BMBF cooperation project “OPTO-Light”, the adhesive-free bonding of thermosetting and thermoplastic FRP was implemented for the first time in large-series production with cycle times of less than 3 minutes. The demonstrator made of carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy resin shell element and glass fiber-reinforced PA6 ribbed structure was derived from the current BMW i3.

On February 6th, 2018, the developed technologies of the research project will be presented thoroughly during a public final meeting in the machine hall of AZL in Aachen. In interdisciplinary cooperation with the companies BMW AG, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, ARGES GmbH, Precitec GmbH & Co. KG, Sensortherm GmbH and Zeiss Optotechnik GmbH, the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) was involved in this development as the process- and system integrator.

To join the public final meeting on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 from 9:00 – 16:00 h in the Cluster Production Engineering RWTH Aachen Campus, please write an Email to Annika Streit. The meeting will be held in German language. Find more information on this topic here:

Click here to download the save-the-date flyer.

Please feel free to watch the video which summarizes the processes of the project: