“New” materials for the skilled crafts
The Training and Further Education department of the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen has been coordinating the plastics processing activities in the skilled crafts for more than 50 years.
In cooperation with the plastics industry and Germany's federal and state economic ministries, the department offers a wide variety of further training options in the skills of plastics machining and processing.
Because plastics have such a wide range of attractive properties, they are being increasingly used as substitutes for traditional materials. This means that people involved in the skilled crafts must be constantly trained in working with this still relatively “new” material. The motto for IKV Training and Further Education department is therefore:
Plastics in the skilled crafts – The right processing for the right use