Guided tour to the Welding and Joining Institute at RWTH Aachen University. (Photo courtesy Dominik Fröhls.)
Guided tour to the Welding and Joining Institute at RWTH Aachen University. (Photo courtesy Dominik Fröhls.)

Engineering consultant AZL says that its nine partner institutes have showcased their research and development capacities in the field of lightweight production and composites at the RWTH Aachen Campus.

During an event on 11 April 2019, AZL presented what it calls the ‘iComposite 4.0’ self-optimizing process chain which features fiberspraying, dry fiber placement and adaptive resin transfer molding (RTM) as well as AZL´s prototype ‘Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine’ for more flexible processing of thermoplastic tapes with in-situ consolidation, which won the JEC World Innovation Award 2019.

This story uses material from AZL, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.