Your benefits

World's largest R&D organization in the area of adhesive bonding

Fraunhofer IFAM is the world's largest independent R&D organization in the area of adhesive bonding technology. The Training Center for Adhesive Bonding Technology is DIN EN ISO 9001 certified and is an internationally accredited training establishment under DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 for courses in adhesive bonding technology. Highly qualified Fraunhofer IFAM specialists give many of the training courses and support the course participants.

Experience with DIN 6701

Course participants learn about quality standards in the area of adhesive bonding technology and are able to transfer this knowledge and certification requirements to their company and so gain competitive advantages. Fraunhofer IFAM was involved in the drawing up of DIN 6701 for rail vehicle manufacture. DIN 2304 for effective adhesive bonding in all industrial sectors except the rail vehicle manufacturing industry came into force at the end of 2015. Further standards are in preparation.

In-house/in-company training courses

Fraunhofer IFAM also offers the European Adhesive Bonder and European Adhesive Specialist courses as in-house courses on your company premises. These courses can be given in your choice of language: German, English, or translated into the relevant local language at any desired location in the world. All the necessary equipment, adhesives, auxiliary materials, tools, and testing machines will be supplied by the Training Center for Adhesive Bonding Technology.

DVS®/EWF training course system

The internationally recognized DVS®/EWF training system was developed by Fraunhofer IFAM in collaboration with industry. The content of the Fraunhofer IFAM courses always includes the latest R&D findings and meets the needs of industry. The quality of the courses is assured by the fact that the Training Center for Adhesive Bonding Technology is part of Fraunhofer IFAM, the world's largest independent research organization in adhesive bonding technology.

Training courses suitable for all industries

The training courses are not product-specific and are not industry-specific. Course participants come from a diverse range of industries including rail vehicle manufacture, transport, automotive, machine construction, adhesive manufacture, and medical technology.

Training facilities of the highest quality

The course tutors are experts in adhesive bonding technology who have didactic training. The facilities at Fraunhofer IFAM encompass the whole process chain of research, development, and application.