Joint Partner Projects

Together with an international consortium, we regularly realize Joint Partner Projects on different lightweight research and development questions.

Efficiently drive your development!

Benefits for Participants:

〉〉  Detailed, pre-competitive investigation of lightweight materials, systems or processes
〉〉  Combination of technical Knowhow and Market Intelligence
〉〉  Cost-effective budget based on joint cost sharing
〉〉  Contact to a broad network of industrial players

Coming soon Joint Partner Projects

Insights into emerging battery storage technologies and their impact on design factors for battery casings

Kick-Off: September 11th, 2024

Do you know…

  • … that the global battery market is set to grow by 34% annually until 2030? In the race for market share, new players are catching up.
  • … that battery technologies, like solid-state not only have the potential of surpassing energy density compared to conventional LIBs, but also offer increased safety?
  • … what are the material and design options for battery housings for cells with nonthermal propagation cell technologies?

What you‘ll get:

Expert assessment and evaluation of future battery technologies and their impact on requirements for material and design of battery casings.

  • WP1: Screening of future battery technologies and trends with high market potential
  • WP2: Impact analysis on future battery housing requirements, materials and design layouts
  • WP3: Creation of design layouts and analysis of material variants.
  • WP4: Business case scenarios for future design- and manufacturing concepts.

Download the flyer

If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with:

Philipp Fröhlig
Head of Industrial Services 
Phone: +49 241 475 735 14
Mobile: +49 176 80488799
Email: philipp.froehlig@azl-aachen-gmbh.de

Techniques for prediction of cell- and casing behaviour after the initial trigger event for thermal propagation

Kick-Off: September 11th, 2024

Do you know…

  • … what happens at a thermal runaway event for different battery call? Will a flame result? What temperatures will occur?
  • … how will the hot released gasses spread through the battery pack and put thermal and mechanical
  • … how to predict whether a battery pack will safely survive a thermal runaway event according to regulations?
  • … how effective different shielding materials avoid thermal propagation?

What you‘ll get:

The project provides know-how and predictive methods for the events happening after a first thermal runaway of a battery cell.

  • WP1: Analysis of state of the art and future battery cell types.
  • WP2: Analysis of thermal runaway cell to cell propagation behaviour for different cell types
  • WP3: Analysis of hot gas development and flow through the battery pack, pressure build-up and temperature loading on the battery casing structure.
  • WP4: Example thermo-mechanical CAE analysis for different tray and lid layouts, using different materials.

Download the flyer

If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with:

Philipp Fröhlig
Head of Industrial Services 
Phone: +49 241 475 735 14
Mobile: +49 176 80488799
Email: philipp.froehlig@azl-aachen-gmbh.de

Potentials for composite materials and technologies for rotor sleeves to improve electric drive trains

Kick-Off: September 12th, 2024

Electric motors are playing an increasingly important role, especially for future mobility. High-speed permanent magnet motors offer several advantages, including high power density and efficiency.

Did you know?

  • Providing high torque at high speeds is the key to powertrain development.
  • Composite-based rotor sleeves are particularly suitable for securing the magnets at high rotational speeds and preventing them from lifting.
  • Fixing with composite rotor sleeves enables a smaller installation space and reduces eddy current losses compared to metal reinforcements.
  • Some manufacturers of battery electric vehicles, drones and eVTOLs are already using composite rotor sleeves to improve the efficiency and power density of electric motors.

What you‘ll get:

Expert assessment and evaluation of potentials for composite materials and technologies in the field of rotor sleeves for high-speed electric motors.

  • WP1: Screening of current and future applications, research landscape and market situation.
  • WP2: Impact analysis on requirements, material, process and design layout.
  • WP3: Business case scenarios for future design- and manufacturing concepts of selected highlight-applications.

Download the flyer

If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with:

Philipp Fröhlig
Head of Industrial Services 
Phone: +49 241 475 735 14
Mobile: +49 176 80488799
Email: philipp.froehlig@azl-aachen-gmbh.de

Potentials for composite materials and technologies in the field of air mobility and small/medium sized wind energy systems

Kick-Off: September 18th, 2024

Did you know?

  • Propeller and rotors are having their come-back for efficient flying and clean energy production with composite materials playing a key role.
  • Electrical flying opens new sectors, demanding innovative propeller designs and composite mass production technologies to soar ahead with composites?
  • More than 10% CAGR for general aviation generates new opportunities in propeller production.
  • The demand for propellers only for commercial drones is estimated at up to 100 million parts per year.
  • More than 9% CAGR for small wind turbines, rotors are essential not only for flying vehicles but also play a vital role in generating green energy

What you‘ll get:

Expert assessment and evaluation of potentials for composite materials and technologies in the field of propellers and small to medium-sized rotors.

  • WP1: Screening of current market situation and evaluation of future potentials.
  • WP2: Identification of latest materials, technologies, and manufacturing processes.
  • WP3: Business case scenarios for future design- and manufacturing concepts of selected highlight-applications.

Download the flyer

If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with:

Philipp Fröhlig
Head of Industrial Services 
Phone: +49 241 475 735 14
Mobile: +49 176 80488799
Email: philipp.froehlig@azl-aachen-gmbh.de

Running Joint Partner Projects

Kick-Off: 14th November, 2023

Next Meeting: 26th June, 2024

Key objectives:

  • Provide market & industry insights
  • Identification of hidden business potentials
  • Share regulatory, standards & IP landscape info
  • Present latest design, materials & manufacturing state of the art
  • Create reference designs for evaluating KPIs

What you‘ll get:

  • Discover trends in markets & technologies
  • Understand value chain: materials, equipment, components, testing & development services
  • Gain insights on design parameter impacts on KPIs using FEA analysis
  • Evaluate reference designs to assess material, liner design, manufacturing methods, boss design & integration influence on vessel performance, cost & CO2 footprint
  • Network with potential partners & customers at events

Download the flyer

If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with:

Philipp Fröhlig
Head of Industrial Services 
Phone: +49 241 475 735 14
Mobile: +49 176 80488799
Email: philipp.froehlig@azl-aachen-gmbh.de

Recently Completed Joint Partner Projects

AZL Joint Partner Project: Concept Study & Development of Cell-to-Pack Battery CasingsDownload the flyer with the key facts on the Joint Partner Project “Cell-to-Pack Battery Casings”

If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with:

Philipp Fröhlig
Head of Industrial Services 
Phone: +49 241 475 735 14
Email: philipp.froehlig@azl-aachen-gmbh.de

Download the flyer with the key facts on the Joint Partner Project “Lightweight Tailgate”

If you are interested and would like to receive more information, please get in touch with:

Philipp Fröhlig
Head of Industrial Services 
Phone: +49 241 475 735 14
Email: philipp.froehlig@azl-aachen-gmbh.de

Expertise/ background in:

Production and development of composite parts
Materials: thermoset and thermoplastic resins, continuous fiber composites, metals and plastic-metal hybrids
Process: prepreg, autoclave, resin infusion, RTM, milling, tooling, joining, quality assurance
Design: CAD design and design to process
Networking: Matchmaking with academic and industrial partners

I will support you in:

  • Process selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of solutions
  • Identification of applications
  • Benchmarking with market companions state of the art solutions
  • Identification and elimination of pain points
  • Connect with the right partners for industrial implementation