In general composites consist of two main components: A reinforcing fibre, for instance carbon or glass fibre, and a bedding matrix. Thus, 'composite' is the technical term. By mutual interaction of these single components, composites reach qualities of a higher grade than each of the involved components separately. The training centre was originally built in order to educate our staff in the theory and practice of fibre-reinforced composite technology when they first join the company, but courses for other companies have since been offered. To date, more than 1,000 people have completed courses at our in-house training centre.
The training centre for fibre-reinforced composite technology runs training and qualification programmes for industrial employees in fibre-reinforced composites, and offers the relevant apprenticeships and seminars. Once qualified, these employees are capable of working in the highly skilled area of fibre-reinforced composite fabrication. As part of the tech transfer process, management staff is also prepared for their new roles at our training centre.
Our courses are adressed to manufacturing companies in the following industries:
- Energy technology / wind power
rotor blades for wind turbines, wind tunnel blower, gas channeling systems
body, beam designs, wings and tail of the aircraft (in the construction of aeroplanes and gliders, microlights), secondary structures (floor and panelling), as well as parts of the primary structure (empennage) at airliners (Airbus), helicopter cells, rotor blades, propellers, fuel tanks
antenna components, satellite structures, pressure tanks, parabolic reflectors, mounting systems for optical and measuring equipment
- Sports and leisure acitvities:
modelmaking, boat and surfboard building, all kinds of racquets, fishing rods
- Automotive and vehicle construction / transport engineering:
Large-scale car body parts, fuel tanks, cardan shafts, leaf and coil springs, torsion bars, bumpers, chassis frames, stiffening elements, internal partitions and claddings for railway wagons, truck bodies.
- Mechanical engineering and plant construction:
fast-moving parts of packaging, printing, knitting and weaving machines, vessels, pipe systems, agitators, pump elements and housings
- Medical technology
arm prosthesis and artificial limbs, wheel chairs, orthoses, implants, medical equipment (e.g. tables for fluoroscopes)