AZL stands for excellence in lightweight production. As a one-stop shop for market- and technology know-how, the senior-staff of AZL brings together experts and decision-makers from academia and industry to support business and technology development for the lightweight industry. We support you, regardless of your position in the value chain, in the development, benchmarking and improvement of your design methodologies, manufacturing techniques and products. You are interested in industry specific potentials and requirements for entering new markets and applications? You want to find out, which material, product design and production concepts improve economic and sustainability KPIs? You are aiming at optimizing production sequences by introducing alternative technologies? We assist you with innovation workshops, market- and technology analysis, trend identification and technology monitoring, feasibility studies, concept development, CAE design/optimization and production layout planning. Located in the heart of one of the leading high-tech ecosystems, RWTH Aachen University, we assist you in experimental evaluation of all relevant technologies related to composite-based multi-material technologies with decades of technology expertise and cutting-edge infrastructure for the development of products and production systems.In addition to individual cooperation, the AZL Business, Business-Plus and Premium Partnership framework contracts offer you access to services and an open-innovation network of more than 80 international companies along the lightweight value chain. RWTH Aachen accredited AZL as the official center for coordinating the lightweight-related exchange between the industry network and the interdisciplinary research landscape present at the RWTH Campus.With the three pillars advisory, engineering and partnership network, the AZL develops competitive innovations for economically highly relevant market segments for you and finds suitable partners for industrial implementation and establishment in the market.