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.
The “Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine” for the production of tailormade laser-assisted in-situ consolidated TP-FRP laminates within cycle times of less than 5 seconds was build up from white paper by AZL in close cooperation with industrial partners.
Third Phase of the project starts in July 2021 and is open for companies to join
In the July starting third stage of the project the improvement of the thermal management is focused in order to exploit the high potential of the system and to further enhance the resulting laminate properties.
As requested by industrial partners a technical and economical comparison of laser and infrared heating systems will be conducted.
In the previous phase II, the tape placement machine was expanded to create a highly productive, fully automated close-to-series production system. Extensive system tests, process investigations and laminate qualifications were successfully carried out.
Four companies have already joined the 12-week project: Easicomp GmbH, Laserline GmbH, Maru Hachi Corporation and Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH
The project offers the additional benefits of cost-sharing, co-design of the content of the development and individual trials as well as the exchange within the consortium.
The machine system is also available for bilateral testing to all companies.
If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with Alexander Knauff:
Manager Industrial Services | AZL Aachen GmbH
Phone: +49 241 475 735 16
Mobile: +49 177 283 5184