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
Formosa Plastics Corporation, material supplier from Taiwan is joining our international and cross-industry collaboration on composites to get in contact and collaborate with new partners in Europe.
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.
AZL continues development of double belt press: temperatures up to 400°C, processing foam or honeycomb cores
Based on the frequently addressed requirements from the industry AZL is kicking-off a fourth phase to follow up on the developments of the AZL Joint Partner Project Cost- and Energy-Efficient Double Belt Press System” (project phase III) on August 30th, 2021.
Have a product cost benchmark for your target component
Twice a year, the AZL engineering team involves the AZL partners in a workgroup for joint business case analyses of composite parts. So far 21 components have already been analyzed regarding production scenarios, process steps, cost structure and cost drivers.
Composite Market and Technology Screenings of the AZL Season 2020/2021
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.
AZL develops bio-based composite car door in a joint project
Based on the completed study “Potentials for Bio-based Composites” AZL is starting a joint project on the further investigation of bio-based composite materials, including the development of a car door.