Our Approach

In order to make the technology transfer and the unique range of services of RWTH Aachen available to our customers, AZL Aachen GmbH was founded in 2012 as a service provider partnering with companies in the field of lightweight production technology.

Your one-stop shop in lightweight production – understanding, analysis, complete solutions

Working in partnership with you as your central service provider

  • We understand your needs
  • We have a constantly updated overview of the current state of the art in the field of lightweight materials
  • We offer you innovative solutions in the area of research
  • Working with you, we define needs-oriented development projects that we execute in a highly professional manner.

In order to achieve technically and commercially suitable lightweight production based on fibre-reinforced plastics and multi-material systems, an integrated approach is required. Due to the almost unlimited possibilities of combining different materials and the very complex interactions between materials, component design, manufacturing processes and the machinery and plant components, an optimal production process requires a direct link between material sciences, process engineering and production technology.

AZL Aachen GmbH has the necessary expertise to appropriately define and implement development projects and large-scale production. As a one-stop shop for lightweight production technology, we offer you holistic and cross-industry solutions for your business together with our partners from RWTH Aachen University´s composite network.

Unique in Europe: from the precursor to component testing, all in one place

The diverse and locally highly concentrated research landscape along the entire composite value chain makes AZL’s environment unique in Europe. It enables close networking between the traditional mechanical engineering disciplines of RWTH Aachen and innovative machinery and tools equipment, as well as their linkage to production lines. Through our close cooperation with our partners, we also have direct access to the necessary infrastructure for components, materials, tools, and machinery and plant components which we can test in continuous full-scale process chains, as well as develop or establish from scratch.

AZL Partnership

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Philipp Fröhlig

Head of Industrial Services