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About Fiber Placement Center

Fiber Placement Center is a cooperation between SGL Carbon, Fraunhofer IGCV and engages in the development of fiber placement technologies.

Fiber Placement Center Headquarter Location

Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 18

Meitingen, 86405,

Germany

+49827 833460

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SAMBA Pro Prepreg from Cevotec is now ready for use in the Fiber Placement Center

Dec 16, 2020

No Comments The Fraunhofer Institute for Foundry, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV has put a SAMBA Pro Prepreg production system from Cevotec into operation in the Fiber Placement Center (FPC) in Meitingen. The system is available to both the industrial partners of the FPC and other interested customers in order to develop automated composite production processes based on Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) technology. “Already when Cevotec officially joined the FPC at JEC World 2019, it was clear that a SAMBA Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) system should be set up in the FPC in order to offer our partners and customers a complete portfolio of the latest technologies for the next generation for composite production, ”says Hannah Paulus, Head of the Fiber Placement Center at SGL Carbon. “The new SAMBA Pro Prepreg System from Cevotec offers many advantages for the production of complex shaped components with short cycle times.” Cevotec, together with its partner Baumann Automation, put the SAMBA Pro Prepreg production cell into operation in November 2020 in Meitingen. It is now ready for use and the first application development projects have already started. The SAMBA Pro Prepreg system in Meitingen is a further development of the FPP system presented at JEC World in Paris in 2017. “In order to guarantee maximum flexibility in the geometry and the patch edges, a laser cutting unit was also built into this system,” reports Felix Michl, CTO of Cevotec. “The temperature in the entire material feed is regulated so that the pre-impregnated materials can be processed in a controlled environment.” The system’s robots are the well-known and proven pair of TP80 pick-and-place robots and the TX200 tool manipulator from Stäubli. “With this configuration, we can ensure a high laying frequency with very high positioning accuracy at the same time, and thus fully automatically cover complex geometries of medium to small dimensions,” explains Michl. In addition, the vision system, the computer-aided visual quality control for material quality and placement accuracy, has been fundamentally revised by Cevotec and now offers expanded setting options in order to optimally adapt the system to different materials. “We look forward to further developing the fiber patch placement technology (FPP) together with our partners at the FPC and opening up new fields of application,” says Thorsten Gröne, CEO of Cevotec. “As part of the FPC, the system serves interested industrial companies from various sectors for active technology and application development together with researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute.” “For Fraunhofer IGCV, it is really exciting to put the SAMBA Pro Prepreg into operation in the FPC”, adds Dr. Renato Bezerra, research associate at Fraunhofer IGCV. “This laying machine for fiber patches was developed according to the state of the art for processing pre-impregnated and dry fiber materials. It perfectly complements our portfolio of placement technologies and expands our range of research and development services. “ In the run-up to the system installation, SGL Carbon also concluded a development partnership with Cevotec. The aim is to develop innovative applications based on SGL TowPreg and using the SAMBA systems. “The SGL TowPreg Tape harmonises perfectly with our system,” reports Felix Michl. “We expect very interesting development projects from the green mobility sector, aviation and medical technology, for example.” In general, the SAMBA Pro system covers a wide range of different fiber materials that can be processed automatically for various industries. “The FPP technology can prove itself in the FPC in direct technology competition,” Michl concludes. “Interested customers can select the optimal technology for their specific application from the technologies available in the FPC, which represent the entire spectrum of automated laying processes. This is real added value for all manufacturers who are looking for innovative manufacturing solutions. “

Fiber Placement Center Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Fiber Placement Center acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Cevotec on March 13, 2019.

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3/13/2019

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$99M

$1.96M

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3/13/2019

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