Training courses for the rail vehicle manufacturing industry

Ever higher requirements on materials

Today's rail vehicle manufacturing industry is placing ever higher requirements on the materials it uses. Modern rail vehicles are required to have high energy efficiency and low operating costs. In order to meet these requirements, these aspects must be taken into account and optimized in the product development phase. Fiber composites are being increasingly used for rail vehicle manufacture. These materials allow higher speeds to be attained without being detrimental to comfort or energy consumption. Adhesive bonding is also being increasingly used here. Adhesive bonding allows different materials, including fiber reinforced plastics, to be optimally joined for rail vehicle manufacture.

Knowledge helps avoid errors

The more commonplace the use of adhesive bonding and fiber composites becomes in rail vehicle manufacture, the greater the need for technicians to become familiar with the special features of these processes and materials. Errors in the processing or with material selection or an inability to identify damage can have serious consequences for the quality of the rail vehicles. The requirements laid down in DIN EN ISO 9001 for workforce training for industrial users are therefore an important foundation for utilizing the benefits of fiber composites and adhesive bonding. Indeed, across a variety of industries quality assurance standards are placing ever higher requirements on the quality management of individual companies.