AZL Aachen | Excellence in Lightweight Production

Offers an international industrial composite network of +80 companies and 9 research institutes and provides industrial services including studies and benchmarks, technology advisory and development projects using its strong network at the RWTH Aachen Campus, worldwide leading technical university.

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Research project reports potential for tape inserts in injection molding
The research consortium, led by the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production and the Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University, will present its results at K 2019.

Research project claims CFRP part production at half cost, faster throughput
The iComposite 4.0 project, led by Schuler AG and its partners, has tested its new production process with carbon fiber-reinforced plastic automotive prototype parts.

JEC World 2019 AZL award machining composites

AZL production system wins JEC Innovation Award
AZL’s UItra-Fast Consolidator Machine, winner of the JEC Innovation Award 2019 for Industry/Equipment, will be the subject of further research into commercialization of the machine.

JEC World 2019 preview: AZL Aachen
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) is part of the Composites in Action display at JEC Group (5/D17) where it is featuring its Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine, which is one of three finalists for the JEC Award 2019 in the category of Industry and Equipment.

AZL OPTO-Light project for thermoplastic-overmolded thermoset composites parts

Thermoplastic overmolded thermosets, 2-minute cycle, one cell
Adhesive-free, functionalized hybrid composites enabled by industry-first, integrated molding cell.

carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) preform

JEC World 2019 preview: Institut für Textiltechnik at RWTH Aachen University
The Institute für Textiltechnik at RWTH Aachen University (ITA) and the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Construction (AZL, Aachen, Germany) will demonstrate expertise in glass fibers, preforms and textile concrete at their joint booth at JEC World 2019.

CFRP frames used in BMW i3 and Airbus Helicopters EC 135

Carbon fiber will enable air taxi eVTOLs
Aircraft and autos have indeed faced CFRP production woes, but new tech opens door for both.

FRP furniture

Study looks at composites in the furniture industry
AZL announces study aimed at understanding the selection process of furniture designers in order to bring composites to the market as an alternative to conventional materials.

Fast manufacturing of tailored composite blanks
AZL and 12 partner companies have completed a research project to develop a new machine prototype allowing increased speed for manufacturing tailored composite blanks.

thermoplastic tapes in injection molded parts

AZL and IKV explore thermoplastic tapes in injection molded parts
Study explores how thermoplastic tapes might reduce costs and increase performance of injection molded parts.

Michelman to partner with AZL Aachen GmbH
Michelman’s latest move is part of its partnership strategy to further advance and improve composite development throughout the industry.

iComposite 4.0 AZL Schuler press glass fiber spray deposition preform with local carbon fiber UD patches

iComposite 4.0 — cutting composites cost by 50%
An intelligent, integrated process using 3D fiber spraying, inline inspections/simulation and embedded RFID chips to cut scrap and rejections for structural HP-RTM epoxy parts.

Conbility tape placement and winding applicator

Fraunhofer and Conbility join forces to commercialize tape layer
Two AZL Aachen GmbH partners have joined forces for commercialization of a tape-placement and tape winding system.

New consortium studies energy storage
With a kick-off on January 30, 2018, AZL Aachen GmbH (Aachen, Germany), in cooperation with 19 participating companies as well as RWTH Aachen University and RWTH spinoff company CONBILITY GmbH (Aachen, Germany), has launched an international market and technology study.

AZL establishes new workgroup on composites in buildings and infrastructure
The meeting in January is open to interested companies from the composite industry as well as the building and infrastructure markets.

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