FILL Gesellschaft mbH

Automated, machining, cutting, handilng and press technologies.

Fillstrasse 1
Gurten, 4942 AT

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As Seen In CompositesWorld

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories
Plataine reviews developments and discusses where composites manufacturing is headed.

Automated joining of hybrid metal-thermoplastic composite structures
The FlexHyJoin production cell combines surface structuring, induction and laser joining and NDT for automotive mass production.

internet of things, industry 4.0, digital thread

Plataine chosen for Swinburne-led project to advance Industry 4.0 manufacturing of industrial scale composites
At the SAMPE 2019 conference, the Australian Government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program announced funding for a joint project with Plataine, led by Swinburne University of Technology, to research techniques for manufacturing high volume, lightweight composites.

Bindatex 1-mm thermoplastic slit tape

JEC World 2019 briefs
JEC briefs on Bindatex, FILL, Solvay, Henkel, Web Industries, Cobra, PolyOne, GKN Fokker, Thomas Technik + Innovation and Hyosung Advanced Materials.

Fill Gesellschaft develops automation for composites production

Automated Preforming, Part 7: Fill Gesellschaft
Fill automates preforming for 1-min cycle time overmolded thermoplastic automotive parts but supplies automation throughout aero- and autocomposites process chains.

High-volume autocomposites

Rear wall reboot: One-stop, tow to tape to CFRP part
Audi and Voith Composites iterate the CFRP rear wall from R8 sports car to A8 luxury sedan via an automated production line able to output hundreds of parts per day.

Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?

Fill multilayer carbon fibre 3D printer

Swinburne 4.0 test lab to feature Fill's multilayer printing technology
The centrepiece of Swinburne’s testlab is the world’s first industrial scale 3D printing “multilayer” approach to carbon fibre composite manufacture developed by Fill.

Rendering of Fill planned expansion.

Fill to expand Austrian production facility
Preforming machinery specialist Fill GmbH will expand its production facility, adding 5,000m2 for machine and systems assembly.

Five more exciting months in composites for 2017
As I write this column, we in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the “dog days of summer,” that period from early July until late August when outdoor temperatures and humidity are the highest, and, it seems, business activity is at its lowest.

Preforming goes industrial: Part 2
Automated preforming isn’t only for 2D and 2.5D parts. Innovators are taking successful aim at building 3D preforms at production speeds.

composite preforming

Preforming goes industrial: Part 1
ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.

preforming

Automated Preforming, Part 1: Numbers and Landscape
CW’s multi-blog series on preforming begins with an overview and quick look at the numbers: 1-minute take time, 10-15 seconds per layer, 490-kg/hr and 3.5 million parts/year. Are you ready for serial CFRP production?

JEC 2017 – Aiming for Industrialization
The exhibit floor in Paris reflected composites’ move toward high-rate and high-volume production.

Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation
Automated production cells promise affordability and less risk in scaling up composites production, but are they really the path forward?

Product Categories of FILL Gesellschaft mbH

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
  • Presses
    • Presses, compression molding
    • Presses, hydraulic
    • Presses, thermoforming/pressure forming
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CNC machining equipment (multiaxis)
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • NDI equipment
    • NDI equipment, ultrasonic
    • NDI equipment, X-ray