We develop and manufacture prefixing stations for laminating interior components with decorative materials such as leather and imitation leather. Prefixing stations help the operator with laminating. Various aids such as seam swords and templates ensure the perfect position of the sewing dress on the interior component. Smooth-running kinematics and a robust design secure the working method.

Compared to the state of the art, our component holders can heat the carrier component locally - in addition to ensuring precise positioning of the component. Each heating zone is controlled separately and can be activated according to the work sequence. This considerably reduces the use of the hot-air dryer and saves working time. This results in shorter cycle times, especially for hard-backed components.

Thanks to our experience and detailed engineering, we can optimally design the systems for the pre-fixing process together with the customer.

Our advantages:

  • Precise heating of adhesive joint
  • exact and safe positioning of carriert
  • robust and ergonomic design of the seam swords and seam templates
  • exchangeable worktables for different geometries
  • variable working height

Our membrane laminating machines for pressing and activating the decorative adhesive provide you with the right temperatures and pressure to ensure that the laminating process functions optimally.
Our electrically heated silicone membrane with precise contours is a second skin for the decor and, thanks to its efficient contact heat, quickly brings the heat into the adhesive joint. The membrane is pressed with controlled vacuum pressure and thus reaches even concave and undercut areas without losing press force. The membrane has no graduations and thus reduces the reworking effort for the operator.
Due to the controlled vacuum pressure, spacers and spacer fabrics can also be pressed without this becoming apparent on the component.
The fold is activated with the aid of the actively heated component holder. Transfer slides for semi-automated forming can be integrated into the systems and tools.
Our laminating machines meet all ergonomic requirements. By a simple tool change different tools can be processed on one machine.

The machines are controlled by Siemens controls. All process-relevant data is recorded and can thus be tracked for each component.

Our advantages:

  • Complex geometries and undercuts can be realised with one membrane.
  • Minimal reworking after pressing
  • Component tolerances are compensated by flexible membranes
  • short cycle times and continuous process flow
  • low investments
  • plug&play system
  • exchangeable tools and universal process stations

We have developed electrically heated membranes for thermal forming, pressing and repair processes.
The advantage over state-of-the-art technology is the defined local heating pattern generation on elastic surfaces, whereby the heating zones can be up to 5% stretchable and the rest of the silicone membrane with a thickness of two to five millimeters is highly flexible.
The heatable and expandable membrane enables a reduction of cycle times and electrical energy consumption when used, for example, in fibre composite production. A substitution of IR-solaria in fiber composite production increases the quality by the defined heat input at the component.
Our heating mats can also be used for repair procedures and thus enable components to be repaired quickly with little downtime. The low thickness allows an excellent adaptation to the required geometry and a facilitation of the work on site.
In addition to the use of aviation-certified silicone products such as Mosites, we also use Kraiburg materials.
If required, our silicone membranes can be designed for electrical protection classes 2 and 3. This provides you with a high level of safety and eliminates the need for additional, costly safety equipment.

Qpoint Composite manufactures tools and equipment for the preforming of semi-finished textile products. The low thermal mass and the associated rapid heating and cooling result in short cycle times.
Our tools are able to reproduce even complex geometries and thus allow fiber flows suitable for components. The optimum degree of compaction of the preform is achieved by a controlled vacuum pressure. Short cycle times with heating speeds of up to 50 K/min enable the production of components in high output quantities.
Our tools and the associated process control provide constantly reproducible quality.

Our advantages:

  • Complex geometries for stress-oriented fiber orientation
  • Adjustable degree of compacting
  • short cycle times
  • minimum energy consumption
  • homogeneous surface temperatures
  • Compliance with aerospace standards, such as AMS2750

Series production of fiber composite components has increased strongly in recent years and has shown that fiber composite components can be manufactured economically.

As is usual with all series production, the investment for tools and automation is high in order to achieve low unit costs. This results in high start-up costs for series production and only cost-intensive possibilities to test new designs or changes to the component close to series production.

Qpoint Composite has developed a new tooling concept that enables the series production of prototypes and test series. The combination of self-heated preform tools and the use of newly developed CFK-RTM tools based on Qpoint heating structures gives the customer the opportunity to achieve a production rate of 100 components per week within just a few weeks.

By optimally aligning the service to customer requirements, design, toolmaking, process control as well as test operation and handover are coordinated and implemented within a tight schedule.

The advantage for the customer is that new components can be produced cost-effectively on the preform and RTM tools within a few weeks. The stand-alone design even allows the customer to produce at any location regardless of press availability.

In cooperation with Airbus Deutschland GmbH, an electrothermal de-icing system for a CFRP slat was developed and manufactured. The locally necessary surface heating capacities and required geometries of the heating zones could be realized with the help of our technology.
Based on the very good development results, we are currently working with a European aviation supplier on a de-icing application for the slat for an A320 successor.
We are also happy to bring your de-icing application to series maturity.

Resistance welding for thermoplastic applications
The high-quality joining of thermoplastics requires targeted heating of the joint. With the help of resistance welding elements, areas of different sizes and complexities can be heated locally. A control via temperature sensor or a parametric control allows different possibilities.
The selection and use of compatible materials allows a wide range of possible applications.
Welding temperatures of up to 500°C can be achieved.