AZL Annual Partner Meeting 2019

Dr. Michael Effing and the AZL Team are looking forward to the Annual Partner Meeting 2019 which is taking place on 4th and 5th of June. For the 6th time already all AZL members will come together with about 120 representatives to exchange information on latest market developments and technologies. The AZL team will provide a focused insight to define future activities, review projects and workgroups of the previous year and discuss composite trends. The two-day meeting will include different campus tours: a lightweight tour and a center tour - to provide new insights for our partner companies. We are also looking forward to our networking dinner to exchange in depth with all our partner companies. Further information can be found here.


AZL Open Day 2019 - over 100 participants

At the AZL Open Day 2019 AZL´s 9 Partner Institutes opened the doors of their machinery halls and research labs to provide an extensive and on-site insight into the research and development capacities in the field of lightweight production and composites at the RWTH Aachen Campus. As a special highlight of this year, digitized process chain as well as a prototype for highly productive processing of thermoplastic tapes were presented in the AZL machinery hall. Read more about this years Open Day:


AZL, Winner of the JEC Innovation Award 2019, Category: “Industry & Equipment”

AZL´s new UItra-Fast Consolidator Machine offers both high flexibility and mass production of tailored thermoplastic laminates with reduced scrap. Fully consolidated multi-layer laminates with different fiber directions and minimized scrap (tailored blanks) can be produced in cycle times below 5 seconds with this new scalable machine setup. Please find the entire press release here and you are very welcome to contact us directly for any question you may have.


World leading interface expert Michelman counts on Textechno´s FIMATEST for cost-efficient and customized sizing development for composite materials

Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials, including sizing for glass and carbon fiber, has invested in the FIMATEST adhesion measurement system to ensure their sizing solutions continue to contribute to enhanced performance of composite parts. AMAC interfaced this contact. For the entire press release, please follow this link.


Dr. Michael Effing speaks in Pune, India at Light Weighting Technology 2019

On February 7th, 2019, Dr. Michael Effing will participate as plenary speaker at the Light Weighting Technology Conference in Pune, India. Please find the agenda here. We are looking forward to seeing you there.