Fiber Reinforced Plastic Remanufacturer

Fiber reinforced plastics (FRPs) play a key role in lightweight design. Qualified personnel are a must in order to properly use these materials and fully exploit their innovative properties. These employees must be familiar with the special features of FRPs and have knowledge of manufacturing methods.

One week course covering FRP maintenance, machining, and repair

An FRP is manufactured from a number of components. The chosen components and manufacturing method have a major influence on the properties of the resulting product. Fraunhofer IFAM offers the one week FRP-Remanufacturer course to train employees to maintain, machine, and repair FRP structures.

Target group

The course is aimed at employees in companies whose work involves independently maintaining, repairing, and machining fiber reinforced plastics following work instructions. Participants must have adequate knowledge of the course language to enable them to understand the course material and take the examinations.

Objectives of the training course

The participants are trained to repair fiber composites and to work in industrial production. The training course teaches employees how to understand and effectively follow work instructions for their particular work tasks. After successful completion of the course the participants are able to effectively repair fiber composite structures.

Detailed information

Duration

40 hours

Course fees

The current course fees are shown by clicking a course under "Dates and registration".

Dates and registration

Course language: German!

FVK-I-1-19
May 13 - May 17, 2019

FVK-I-2-19
September 16 - September 20, 2019

Course content

Fundamental principles, materials, repair methods, quality assurance, health & safety at work and environmental protection

Preconditions for taking the course

Good knowledge of the course language

Examinations

The course ends with an oral and practical examination. A prerequisite for taking the examinations is regular attendance at the course sessions.

Certification and accreditation

DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024

Industries

Rail vehicle manufacture, automotive, machinery and plant construction, wind energy, and many others

Fundamental principles

The course starts by covering the fundamentals of fiber reinforced plastics (FRPs). Participants learn about the special features of these materials. Points which must be specially heeded when repairing and maintaining fiber reinforced plastics are also covered.

Materials

This section of the course provides participants with information about the various components of fiber composites (fibers, matrix materials, core materials, fillers) which must be used when carrying out repairs and their effects on subsequent component properties.

Repair methods

Effective repair is a prerequisite for subsequently using the repaired components. The participants are introduced to the principles of repair techniques. Besides the necessary preliminary work, various strategies for repairing fiber composite components are introduced and practical assignments are carried out. In addition, the identification and prevention of errors and defects are discussed.

Quality assurance

This section of the training course covers relevant quality assurance measures when repairing fiber reinforced plastics. This includes correct storage and processing of raw materials and also effective surface pretreatment to realize high-quality repairs.

Health and safety at work and environmental protection

Safety measures to be taken when working with fibers and plastics, and regarding the auxiliary materials which are used in repair and manufacturing processes, are discussed. The proper use of work equipment and protective equipment is also covered.