From left to right: Dr Norbert Müller, head of the Engel Technology Centre for Lightweight Composites, Dr Michael Emonts, managing director of the Aachen Center, Rolf Saß, general manager of Engel Deutschland GmbH and Dr Christoph Steger chief sales officer at Engel Holding. (Photo courtesy Engel Austria.)
From left to right: Dr Norbert Müller, head of the Engel Technology Centre for Lightweight Composites, Dr Michael Emonts, managing director of the Aachen Center, Rolf Saß, general manager of Engel Deutschland GmbH and Dr Christoph Steger chief sales officer at Engel Holding. (Photo courtesy Engel Austria.)

RWTH Aachen University’s Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL), Germany, has reportedly installed a new injection molding system in its technical center, made by Engel Deutschland GmbH in cooperation with the Engel Centre for Lightweight Composite Technologies in Austria.

The system will be used to develop new fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) processes and improve efficiency in lightweight production. The research will address multi-material systems, continuous processes, process chains and self-optimizing processes.

‘The system will expand our existing machinery in the AZL Technical Center and will be available as an important platform for lightweight production research at RWTH Aachen University,’ said Dr Michael Emonts, managing director of the center.

The AZL Technical Center offers large-scale equipment for the development of processes for lightweight production, such as a composite press from Schuler Pressen GmbH with a 18,000 kN clamping force.

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