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AZL Aachen webinar: Designing with thermoplastic composites

AZL Aachen webinar: Designing with thermoplastic composites
AZL Aachen is hosting the fifth webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Best Practices in Lightweight Design with Thermoplastic Composites” on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:00-2:45 p.m. (13:00-14:45) CET.

The markets: Automotive (2021)
Composites continue measured growth as the global automotive industry, driven by zero-emissions goals toward increased electrification, seeks to reduce vehicle weight and improve performance.

People in Composites: November 2020

People in Composites: November 2020
CW’s November monthly people roundup include new appointees for Lilium, ACMA, Beckers Group, AZL, Hexion and Eckhart.

AZL, EconCore, Audi partner to develop composite battery casings

AZL, EconCore, Audi partner to develop composite battery casings
A new project aims to identify potential opportunities and challenges for composite materials within the electric vehicle battery enclosure market.

Teijin joins AZL Partner Network

Teijin joins AZL Partner Network
Participation with the cross-industry network’s upcoming multi-material battery casing project and will accelerate Teijin’s automotive composites expertise. 

AZL Aachen investigates potential for bio-based composite materials

AZL Aachen investigates potential for bio-based composite materials
The five-month market and technology study will start on October 22, 2020 and is open to interested companies.

AZL begins multi-material battery casing project for electromobility

AZL begins multi-material battery casing project for electromobility
The eight-month joint development project will begin with a concept study for the final design and manufacture of the prototype. Interested companies can initiate participation until October 22, 2020.

ITA acquires composites 4.0-enabled BIAXTRONIC warp-knitting machine from Karl Mayer

ITA acquires composites 4.0-enabled BIAXTRONIC warp-knitting machine from Karl Mayer
This latest technology will aid development of open-meshed textile grids and non-crimp fabric structures for composites and concrete reinforcements.

AZL Aachen webinar: Tape integration into injection molding

AZL Aachen webinar: Tape integration into injection molding
AZL Aachen is hosting the third webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Tape Integration Into Injection Molded Parts,” on Thursday, Aug. 13, 5:00 am-6:20 am EDT (11:00 am-12:20 pm CET).  

Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner for winding technology study

Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner for winding technology study
Roth Composites Machinery will support the joint study to evaluate potential composite technologies for composite pressure tanks.

AZL Aachen Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine

Conbility: Mass production of composite tape laminates
RWTH Aachen spin-off scales up production for low-cost, in-situ consolidated composites as inserts for lighter, cheaper injection-molded parts.

DLR Institute for Structures and Design development of Composites 4.0 automation

Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms
An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.  

AZL Aachen iComposite 4.0 project

Digital thread vs. digital twin
Visualizing the difference between digital representations and data flows and understanding the applications that are changing composites manufacturing and business models.

Augmented reality system facilitates FRP component preforming

Augmented reality system facilitates FRP component preforming
The software makes exact alignment and position of materials directly visible on the component.

Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications

Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications
A project of AZL’s partner institute, ITA,  integrates flax fiber reinforcement with a PA11 resin matrix. Targeted end markets include automotive and wind energy. 

AZL, IKV launch SMC data bank and testing project

AZL, IKV launch SMC data bank and testing project
Researchers and partner companies aim to standardize the provision of engineering data for long fiber-reinforced sheet molding compounds (SMC).

Research project reports potential for tape inserts in injection molding

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

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.

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