Fiber Reinforced Plastic Remanufacturer

One week course covering FRP maintenance, machining, and repair

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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.

The Fraunhofer IFAM therefore offers the one-week course "Fibre Composite Remanufacturer", which enables the participants to maintain high-quality fibre composite structures, as well as to machine and repair FRP.

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40 hours  

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

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(Attention: You can only register for this course directly in Valencia.)

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  


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



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.


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.

This is aimed at employees of companies who, in their professional practice, independently maintain, repair and process fibre composite plastics according to work instructions. Participants must have a sufficient command of the language of instruction to be able to follow the lessons and take the examination.

The participants are qualified for use in repair and operational production. The further training enables the participants to professionally implement work instructions in their respective contexts. After successful completion they are able to process and repair high-quality fibre composite structures.