- Composite technologies from a single source
- Objective: economic processes for automotive mass production
Components made from fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) play a key role in automotive lightweight construction. At the moment, the biggest challenge is developing economic processes for the mass production of innovative composite parts. In order to address this issue, Engel Austria and Fill have put a seal on their partnership and will be working together to produce turnkey solutions for the industrial manufacturing of fibre-reinforced plastic components. While injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel brings in its system and automation expertise, Fill contributes with its product portfolio in the area of preform manufacturing and processing.
Engel has been collaborating with partner companies, universities and other research institutes in the field of automotive lightweight construction for several years and in 2012 set up its own technology centre for lightweight composites at its large-scale machine factory in St. Valentin, Austria. It was this that prompted the partnership with Fill as well. The two companies have already completed their first projects for international automotive groups successfully.