Fiber Reinforced Plastic Manufacturer

One week course teaches how to avoid errors when manufacturing and using FRP materials

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Qualified personnel are required to use Fiber reinforced plastics (FRPs) professionally and to fully exploit its innovative potential. These experts must know and understand the special features of the material, as well as the interplay between material and production process - because not all FRPs are the same.

In practice, the choice of each individual component and also the manufacturing process has a great influence on the properties of the resulting material and thus also on the properties of the component. The Fraunhofer IFAM therefore offers the one-week course "FRP Manufacturer" in which a basic understanding of FRP is imparted, manual manufacturing processes are learned in practice and the recognition of faults in the material is practised.   

Course dates

Detailed information


40 hours

Course fees

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Course language:

If you would like to book the course in English language, please contact  Lena Bothur.

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For courses in German language please visit our FVK-Hersteller Webpage.

Course content

Fundamental principles, materials, manufacturing methods

Preconditions for
taking the course

Good knowledge of the course language


The course ends with oral and practical examinations on the last day of the course. A prerequisite for taking the examinations is regular attendance at the course sessions.

Certification and



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

Fundamental principles

The fundamental features of fiber reinforced plastics are largely covered in the digital introductory learning program. This gives participants a basic knowledge of the various components (fibers and matrix materials).


The course participants learn how the various components of fiber reinforced plastics affect the resulting properties of FRP products. Based on this knowledge, key points when handling FRP materials are highlighted.

Manufacturing methods

The course participants are taught theoretical and practical aspects of manual manufacturing methods. This covers various components and geometries and also the effective machining of FRP components. The identification and prevention of sources of defects are discussed. The proper use of work equipment and personal protection equipment is also covered.

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.

The programme is aimed at employees in companies who manufacture components from fibre composite plastics in their professional practice, who already process these or who want to enter the field of composite technology. Participants must have a sufficient command of the language of instruction to be able to follow the lessons and take the examination.

The advanced training to become a fibre composite manufacturer qualifies participants to produce high-quality fibre composite plastic components in manual processes. The classroom course focuses on the expansion and consolidation of practical skills - the theoretical background necessary for working with fibre-reinforced plastics is taught to the participants in a so-called digital preliminary course, which can be called up by the participants either online or as a learning app.