Lightweight TechTalks by AZL

Digital platform for technology insights and networking

Inspired by the great response to the interactive workgroups, AZL set up the compact and digital format “Lightweight TechTalk“ for technology and market insights and for networking in the field of lightweight production.

In a 6-week rhythm, inspiring industry presentations open up different perspectives on lightweight business and technologies. Participants can identify relevant contacts and get in touch directly via participant profiles and the personal chat.

Participation is free of charge and open to all companies, even beyond the AZL partner network.

Upcoming Lightweight TechTalks

28.01.2021 BEST PRACTISES IN LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN – Lightweight TechTalk
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Previous Lightweight TechTalks

 

SUSTAINABILITY AND RECYCLING OF COMPOSITES – Lightweight TechTalk

AZL Lightweight TechTalk

In this Lightweight TechTalk 4 speakers gave insights and solutions for using composites sustainably and their recycling options and processes.

Number of Participations: 114
Speaker:

  • Jaap van der Woude | Chairman EuCIA WG Sustainability | Cradle to Gate LCA for Composites Parts ECO CALCULATOR LCA Tool for the Composites Industry
  • Dr. rer.nat. Asta Partanen | nova Institut GmbH | Tools and Methods for Comparing the Sustainability of Renewable Composite Materials
  • Martin Rieger | AZL | Research Project “Bio FML”: Mass Production of Sustainable Fibre Metal Laminates
  • Yusuf Can Arslan | Sonnenwagen Aachen e.V. | Unlimited Range: Lightweight meets with Solar Energy
  • Markus Breiing | Conbility GmbH| Economic and Ecological Evaluation of Production Scenarios to Realize a Sustainable Production
  • Philipp Fröhlig | AZL | Starting AZL Study: Identifying Potentials for Bio based Composites

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Please feel free to also use the created LinkedIn group as a forum for learning, information exchange and establishing professional connections. This group connects technology insights and professionals from various completed and running activities on evaluating the potential and challenges for integrating thermoplastic tapes into injection molding.

Join the LinkedIn group

 

 

TAPE INTEGRATION INTO INJECTION MOLDED PARTS – Lightweight TechTalk

In this Lightweight TechTalk material and system experts presented their technological solutions for bringing thermoplastic tapes in injection molded parts. This talk edition is following up on a completed study with 20 involved companies evaluating the potential and challenges of saving costs through the use of UD tape inserts tapes in injection molding.

Number of Participations: 120

Speaker:

  • Jeff Sloan | Composites World | News radar
  • René Laschak | Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH | Performance Improvement of Injection Molded Parts by the Use of Carbon Fiber UD Tapes
  • Sem Sals | Polyscope Polymers| Hybrid Material Combinations in Composites
  • Arne Büttner | AFPT GmbH| Automated Production of Composite Inlays
  • Alexander Peitz | AZL | Ultra Fast Consolidator Individualized, Large Series Thermoplastic Tape Placement
  • Coen Hartjes | TPRC | Overmolding of C/ PAEK Composites
  • Harold Kutschera | simcon kunststofftechnische Software GmbH | Simulation Aspects of UD Tapes in the Injection Molding
    Process

Download of Presentations 

Please feel free to also use the created LinkedIn group as a forum for learning, information exchange and establishing professional connections. This group connects technology insights and professionals from various completed and running activities on evaluating the potential and challenges for integrating thermoplastic tapes into injection molding.

Join the LinkedIn group

 

 

COMPOSITES AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING – Lightweight TechTalk

In this Lightweight TechTalk, the speakers from the composites industry provided a detailed overview of additive manufacturing production technologies in combination with composite production comprising insights into innovative applications and latest manufacturing systems.

Number of Participations: 175
Speaker:

  • Jeff Sloan | Composites World | News radar on composites and additive manufacturing
  • David Hauber | Trelleborg | Additive Manufacturing with carbon fiber composites
  • Riley Reese | ARRIS Composites | Convergence of composites and high volume manufacturing, delivering next gen consumer and vehicle structures
  • Cole Nielsen | Orbital Composites | Mars and the self-replicating machines
  • Kamran Samaie | Conbility | New table based machine system for additive tape placement with laser assisted in situ consolidation

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Please feel free to also use the created LinkedIn group as a forum for learning, information exchange and establishing professional connections. This group is community for networking and exchanging technical solutions which combine the high-performance characteristics of composites with the freedom of design achieved through additive manufacturing.

Join the LinkedIn group

 

DESIGN METHODOLOGY FOR MULTI MATERIAL LIGHTWEIGHT COMPONENTS – Lightweight TechTalk

In this TechTalk, three inspiring presentations opened up different perspectives on product development and potential assessment of multi-material lightweight components.

Number of Participations: 105
Speaker:

  • Warden Schijve | Sabic | Design with thermoplastic composites from materialproducer‘s perspective
  • Jonathan Spree | Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering of RWTH Aachen University | Modell-based system engineering
  • André Wilkes | Rafinex | Design from material producer‘s perspective

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