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.
Three week course for industrial supervisors of adhesive bonding work
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 adhesive selection, improper adhesive processing, and not heeding design rules. For this reason the top priority is quality assurance. Fraunhofer IFAM directs the three week European Adhesive Specialist course at master craftsmen in the handicrafts sector and industry and technologists and specialized technical employees with a professional qualification and supervisory function who wish to deepen their knowledge of adhesive bonding technology.