Lightweight Professional

Participate in our course and learn how to use lightweight materials the right way!

Lightweight Professional

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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 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.
The courses follow the requirements of ISO EN 17024 and are certified by an external accreditation body.

Required knowledge for participation on the training course

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.

Objectives of the training course

Participants will be able to identify and differentiate the steps involved in developing lightweight products, and to use (design, construct and set up processes with) specific lightweight material in the correct way to fully utilize the lightweight potential.

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Course overview

Type of course Combination of e-learning and classroom course
Target group Managers, engineers as well as technical staff.
Transversal modules are targeted at technical specialists.
Objectives You 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.
Prerequisites 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.
Course Duration 3 days each module + e-learning course
Course dates

Introductory Module (Basic Level)
September 03 - September 05, 2019 in Munich (GERMANY)

September 17 - September 19, 2019 in Leuven (BELGIUM)

October 08 - October 10, 2019 in Bilbao (SPAIN)

October 08, 2019 + October 22, 2019 + November 11, 2019 in Altavilla Vicentina (ITALY)

Advanced Level and Expert Level modules will be launched in 2020.

Language of instruction English
Exceptionally, the introductory module will be held in 2019 in Italian (Italy), Spanish (Spain), English (Belgium) and German (Germany).
Course contents 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
How the course is organized T-shaped professional structure. Introductory module (basic level), material modules (advanced level) and transversal modules (expert level)
Certification Certified professional training course according to EN ISO 17024.
The certificates confirm that successful courses participants have acquired expertise and practical knowledge in the relevant area.
Certification requirements Basic level: participation in the introductory module and successful examination
Advanced level: participation at least in four material modules and successful examinations
Expert level: participation at least in four transversal modules and successful examinations
Course fee 1200 € + 195 € optional examination fee
Dates and registration See below
Additional information
You can book all modules individually and independently from the certification procedure.

Introductory Module

You will learn how to identify and differentiate the crucial steps for the development of a lightweight product, from the initial requirement list and the general solutions to the overall design and product documentation.

After successful completion of the basic level "Introductory Module" (IM) of the lightweight professional training courses, participants are able to:

  • Identify and differentiate the different steps in the process to develop a product in order to critically assess the advantages and disadvantages of lightweight design for specific cases and different materials.
  • Identify company key figures and components to develop products using lightweight approach (designers, buyers, quality personal…)

 

Course content

  • Environmental impact of lightweight construction: socio-political background, governmental (European) strategies, ecobalance, need for recycling and circular economy, marketing issues
  • Definition of Lightweight design and strategies, design process
  • Construction guidelines in lightweight product development
  • Materials knowledge related to properties and processes
  • Health and safety issues
  • Manufacturing specifics, cost-value ratio
  • Supply chain: definition of criteria to identify reliable suppliers
  • Planning and management
 

Advanced Modules

(will be launched in 2020)

Fiber reinforced plastics

This module provides the participant an overview of the whole lifecycle of a fiber reinforced plastic product, emphasizes its peculiarities from the material selection to the recycling and repairing.

Aluminium light alloys

In this module, you will learn the excellent lightweight potential of Aluminium and its alloys, which can be exploited into industrial components thanks to high variety of processing solutions.

Cast irons

In this module, you will learn how a "conventional" material, such as Cast Iron, can become strategic for lightweight applications, thanks to innovative processes and treatments.

Polymers

Polymers are among the most lightweight manufacturing materials currently available and, together with their applications, it makes them a powerful material for lightweight applications.

Steels

In this module, you will acquire knowledge of fundamental and technical issues related to steels, from their microstructure and phase transformation to their properties and lightweight applications.

Magnesium / Powder metals

The participants will be provided with the best properties, applications and challenges of magnesium, the ninth most abundant element in the universe, and of other metal powders.

 

Expert Modules

(will be launched in 2020)

Dates and registration

 

Course in Germany

Level: Introductory

Place: Munich (Germany)

Course language: German

Dates: September 03 - September 05, 2019

Modality: E-Learning and classroom course

 

Follow the link below to register for a course in Munich!

 

Course in Belgium

Level: Introductory

Place: Leuven (Belgium)

Course language: English

Dates: September 17 - September 19, 2019

Modality: E-Learning and classroom course

 

Follow the link below to register for a course in Leuven!

 

Course in Spain

Level: Introductory

Place: Bilbao (Spain)

Course language: Spanish

Date: October 08 - October 10, 2019

Modality: E-Learning and classroom course

 

Follow the link below to register for a course in Bilbao!

 

Course in Italy

Level: Introductory

Place: Altavilla Vicentina (Italy)

Course language: Italian

Dates: October 08, 2019 + October 22, 2019 + November 11, 2019

Modality: E-Learning and classroom course

 

Follow the link below to register for a course in Altavilla Vicentina!

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