The course offers effective training modules for professionals (technical staff and managers) to provide them with relevant material knowledge for lightweight design.
Reducing the weight of structures has in recent years become a critical point of focus for many different sectors, such as machine building, transportation and civil construction. The appropriate handling of materials in lightweight design structures is the key success factor for preserving resources and reducing costs. Unfortunately, practical experience often shows that designing and handling rules for new materials are not being respected.
The professional training concept underlying the "lightweight professional" courses address this issue. Within these courses, industrial employees (managers as well as engineers and technical staff members) will not only obtain information, but also acquire the knowledge in a manner appropriate to their individual educational backgrounds. Based on results from a recent Europe-wide survey, the content and the format of the "lightweight professional courses" are designed to meet industrial needs.
Lightweight professional courses aim to deliver high quality content and ready-to-use practical information. Participants will experience an open environment atmosphere with the opportunity to exchange experiences with other participants and industrial branches.
Participants will be able to identify and differentiate the steps involved in developing lightweight products, and to design, construct and set up processes with specific lightweight material in the correct way to fully utilize the lightweight potential.
The courses are certified professional training courses that are following the requirements of ISO EN 17024 and are certified by an external accreditation body. The certificates confirm that successful courses participants have acquired expertise and practical knowledge in the relevant area.
The certification requirements are as follows:
Basic level: participation in the introductory module and successful examinationAdvanced level: participation at least in four material modules and successful examinationsExpert level: participation at least in four transversal modules and successful examinations
Lightweight construction guidelines, lightweight materials, cost- and life cycle –assessment methodologies, specialized instruction on different lightweight materials and additional transversal perspectives to the lightweight materials.
Modules of the Lightweight Professional course:
Advanced level modules (material modules) as well as expert level modules (transversal modules) will be launched in 2020.
Type of training
The course is a combination of e-learning and classroom course.
The language of instruction is English. Exceptionally, the introductory module will be held in 2019 in Italian (Italy), Spanish (Spain), English (Belgium) and German (Germany).
Location and dates
Introductory ModuleLP-IM-M-1-19Munich (GERMANY)Course language: GermanSeptember 03 - September 05, 2019Modality: E-Learning and classroom courseLP-IM-LE-1-19Leuven (BELGIUM)Course language: EnglishSeptember 17 - September 19, 2019Modality: E-Learning and classroom course LP-IM-BI-1-19Bilbao (SPAIN)Course language: SpanishOctober 08 - October 10, 2019Modality: E-Learning and classroom course LP-IM-VI-1-19Altavilla Vicentina (ITALY)Course language: ItalianOctober 08, 2019 + October 22, 2019 + November 11, 2019Modality: E-Learning and classroom course
Please visit https://www.weiterbildung.ifam.fraunhofer.de/en/fiber-composite-technology/courses/lightweight_professional.html for further details on the courses.
To register, please go to https://registration.ifam.fraunhofer.de/index.php?language=en&grp=2.
The courses are aimed at employees in industry whose work involves planning the manufacture of lightweight products, and at employees in companies that want to start manufacturing lightweight products.
Managers, engineers as well as technical staff.
Transversal modules are targeted at technical specialists.