Quality assurance and further training

Quality assurance is an overarching area of expertise at Fraunhofer IFAM. The continuous monitoring of the reaction processes of polymer materials as well as the components manufactured from them by means of customized analysis methods is an essential tool for ensuring a reliably high quality of the end products.

Quality assurance is supported by certified personnel qualification across industries and products. The institute offers professional training in which scientific findings and methods find their way into industrial application.

Quality assurance


With regard to the quality assurance of FRP materials, various approaches are offered along the entire process chain. Process-integrated measuring methods enable the rapid detection of material as well as surface properties such as fiber directions, contaminations or relevant surface structures. Supported by innovative evaluation algorithms, this enables rapid quality statements and appropriate process control. Sensors integrated into the materials provide information about the curing behavior during production or can be used as SHM to monitor the structural condition. Glass fiber or printed sensors are used here, for example.

Training Center for Fiber Composite Technology


Fraunhofer IFAM has established a DIN EN 9001 certified Training Center for Fiber Composite Technology which meets the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024. In courses, seminars, and training courses – both on and offline – participants learn about practical processes in the fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) sector, gain insight into current and emerging research results, and can transfer this knowledge to their companies, thus securing competitive advantages. The course is aimed at career changers as well as specialists and managers who work with FRP in their professional practice and would like to learn about the special features of these innovative materials. Among other things, the course covers the theory and practice of manufacturing processes and the practical repair of FRP.

To the Training Center for Fiber Composite Technology