3rd Workgroup Meeting “High-Performance SMC” with Study Information Event

Time and Venue

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
10:00 – 15:00 h

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University
Room: Großer Tagungsraum Süd
Steinbachstraße 19
52074 Aachen, Germany


Scope of the Workgroup Meeting and Information Event

Main part of this open Workgroup Meeting is the Information Event on the Joint Market and Technology Study on High-Performance SMC. The study will provide in-depth knowledge on SMC applications and technologies, key challenges and technological solutions for establishing High-Performance SMC. The workgroup meeting will be an open workgroup involving companies outside the AZL Partner Network with an interest in the HP-SMC study. Keynotes from three invited companies provide industrial impulses for HP-SMC.

Workgroup Meeting and Information Event: Download agenda

Market and Technology Study “High-Performance SMC”: Download flyer


Background on AZL Workgroup “High-Performance SMC”

The workgroup for High-Performance SMC was established after the partners suggested to focus on Sheet Molding Compounds during AZL Annual Partner Meeting 2015. SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) is for many years a proven and first choice solution for replacing metal parts. The drive to further weight savings and significant reduction in CO2 emissions require a next generation of High-Performance SMC with short and continuous fiber-reinforced systems using both carbon and glass fibers with customized resin compounds.

During the previous workgroup meetings, three work packages were defined in order to build an HP-SMC toolbox:

  • Work package 1: Material Characterization
  • Work package 2: Standards & Norms
  • Work package 3: Design Guideline

AZL Partner Companies find further information about previous workgroup meetings in the Current Activities of the AZL Partner-Section.


Registration for AZL Partner Companies

AZL Partner Companies can regsiter for this workgroup as usual via the AZL Partner-Section.


Offer Request and Registration for non-Partner Companies

Non-partner companies can apply for an individual offer for the Market and Technology Study on High-Performance SMC and register with the below registration form for the information event: