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filler

Entertainment something, such as a musical selection, to fill time in a broadcast or stage presentation
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Filler

Any substance in paste form, used to fill cracks and imperfections in wood or marble.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Filler

 

a pasty substance used in painting and varnishing to produce a smooth surface before the surface coat is applied. In addition to film-forming materials, fillers contain extenders such as chalk, talc, and barite as well as pigments such as zinc white and ocher. Fillers may have a varnish, drying-oil, or natural-adhesive base. Since the content of film-forming materials in a filler is 5–12 times lower than that of pigment or extender, fillers do not provide for a sure adhesion of the covering coats to the surface. For this reason, a filler is usually applied over a layer of primer.

A thick filler is applied with a putty knife or a piece of rubber. A filler thinned with small amounts of solvent may be applied with a pneumatic spray gun. The thickness of a layer of filler may reach 300 μ; when a filler is used to fill holes or to seal a joint or a riveted or welded seam, however, several layers with a total thickness of up to 1 mm may be required. The dried-up layer of filler must be sanded well with an abrasive paper. Varnish-based fillers are used mainly in the machine-building industry; fillers with a natural-adhesive or drying-oil base are used primarily in the construction industry.

REFERENCE

Entsiklopediia polimerov, vol. 3. Moscow, 1977.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

filler

[′fil·ər]
(computer science)
Storage space that does not contain significant data but is needed to comply with length requirements or is reserved to fulfill some future need.
(materials)
An inert material added to paper, resin, bituminous material, and other substances to modify their properties and improve quality.
A material used to fill holes in wood, plaster, or other surfaces before applying a coating such as paint or varnish.
(metallurgy)
The rod used to deposit metal in a joint in brazing, soldering, or welding. Also known as filler metal.
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filler

1. A fine mineral aggregate used as an extender to improve the properties of coating asphalt and plastic asphalt cement.
2. Finely divided inert material (such as pulverized limestone, silica, or colloidal substances) sometimes added to portland cement paint or other materials to reduce shrinkage, improve workability, or act as an extender.
3. A pigmented paste, sometimes colored, rubbed into open-grained wood surfaces to fill the pores prior to finishing.
4. An inert material added to synthetic resin adhesives to improve their properties or reduce cost.
5. A plate which is inserted merely to fill up space; a filler plate.
6. In painting, a composition (often pigmented) used to fill pores or irregularities in a surface in preparation for the application of another coating.
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Temperatures of the cask body filler (heavy concrete) in all investigated cases will never exceed the maximum allowed temperature for concrete in case of an accident conditions (177[degrees]C).
The solution to this problem consists in finding an optimum rigidity of the bridge structure in terms of the mutual interaction and rigidity of the vault structure, the breast walls and the bridge body filler under which the mechanical stress states will not exceed the load-bearing capacity of the stone masonry (mainly in tension) eliminating, at the same time, excessive deformations so that the residual component of each coming deformation is at least by one to two orders lower than the total deformation of the bridge structure, thus preventing progressive and gradual disintegration of the stone structure.
A significant factor in terms of the response of the stone structure to non-stress effects is the interaction of the stone bridge structure and the bridge body filler and its interaction with the breast walls, which prominently affects mainly the vertical deformations of the bridge vaults.
Once the user is satisfied with the appearance of the body filler, the UV light would be used to cure the UV body filler to the perfect shape.
If the damage is limited, the corrosion may be treated with prescribed body filler. Most repairs should be carried out by your local body shop.
The RAC discovered that the roof and one wing had been mended with "excessive" use of body filler. Incredibly, the garage refused a replacement or refund.
For damaged corners, use a two-part wood filler (like Minwax's High Performance wood filler) or an automotive body filler like Bondo.
Twenty-odd years ago when we drove around in old bangers Sunday was dedicated to bodging and a trip to Halfords for body filler, sandpaper, spray paint, etc.
For a heavy-duty fix, use a two-part auto body filler ($15 to $20).
Before you paint the columns, mix auto body filler and spread it over the screw holes along the column (Photo 19).
* If you dent a panel, repair it with auto body filler (found at auto parts stores).
Halverson said paintless dent repair is the art of repairing damaged car panels by manipulating the area of the panel to a factory-like condition without the use of paint or auto body fillers while retaining the integrity of the original paint finish.