Training courses for the transport industry

Modern materials meet increasing requirements

Modern means of transport whether it be aircraft, ships, or commercial vehicles are putting ever higher requirements on materials used for their manufacture. Aircraft, ships, and commercial 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 aircraft, ships, and commercial vehicles. The advantage of fiber reinforced plastics are clear: Less weight means lower emissions, higher load capacity, and lower fuel consumption. Adhesive bonding is also being increasingly used as a joining technique for aircraft, ships, and commercial vehicles due to the fact this joining technique facilitates lightweight design. To achieve this the most suitable range of materials, including fiber reinforced plastics, have to be joined with each other and only adhesive bonding allows this.


Successful application using material-specific processes

The increasing use of adhesive bonding and fiber composites for aircraft, ships, and commercial vehicles requires industrial users to be familiar with the special features of these processes and materials. Errors in the processing or with material selection or an inability to identify and rectify damage can have serious consequences for product quality. 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.