Symposium 'Introduction to lightweight materials'

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17-09-2019 11:49 to 19-09-2019 11:49
Thermotechnisch instituut, Kasteelpark Arenberg 41, 3001 Heverlee
Ghent University - department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Technology
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UGent and partners organize this introduction on how to use lightweight materials as part of a European certified training program.

Reducing the weight of structures has in recent years become a critical point of focus for many different sectors. The appropriate handling of raw 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 addresses 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.

The basic level comprises one module and a final examination to be certified. The advanced and expert levels comprise six modules each whereof four modules have to be chosen. All modules can also be booked individually and independently from the certification procedure.