The demands on modern products are ever increasing. Products must increasingly be smaller, lighter, and faster and must also meet environmental and economic criteria. Adhesive bonding technology is able to join metals, fiber reinforced plastics, alloys, and ceramics together to form functional products. In addition, the use of adhesives allows the integration of functionalities such as vibration damping, sealing, and corrosion protection.
One week course on the practical use of adhesive bonding technology
In order to benefit from adhesive bonding technology and acquire competitive advantages, it is vital that trained staff process and apply the adhesives in the correct way. Technical staff must understand the special features of adhesive bonding. Without this knowledge, serious errors and production problems can arise. The effectiveness of a bonded joint can be impaired by inadequate surface treatment, incorrect processing times, improper adhesive processing, and unsuitable ambient conditions. For this reason the top priority in adhesive bonding is quality assurance. Fraunhofer IFAM offers a one week European Adhesive Bonder course that trains technical users of adhesives to independently and effectively manufacture bonded joints.