29 April 2009 14:58

Welding at Formula Student – the SLV-Workshop

Category: Academy
By: Daniel Mazur

The Education and Research Academy for Welding Technology Mannheim Ltd. (SLV) has been responsible for the support of the Formula Student Teams in welding issues since the first Formula Student Germany event at the Hockenheimring. The teams’ qualifications concerning welding technology have noticeably improved every year, yet some aspects still cause difficulties. This is why the SLV will be offering a three day workshop on welding in Mannheim in cooperation with the German Society of Welding and related Processes (DVS).

Welding course with examination and certification according to DIN EN 287

For the practical side, a two day TIG-welding course will be offered, conceived especially for the requirements of FSG-Teams. On the 21st and 22nd of May from 8am to 4pm the participants can increase their knowledge on the welding of tubing and sheet metal at a maximum of 40 work benches. After the course it will be possible to take the welding examination according to DIN EN 287 in order to receive a certificate of qualification for the team.

So as many teams as possible can take part in the course, the number of participants is limited to one per team, the maximum number of participants being 40. Registration begins on the 11th of May at 13:00. Should any places remain vacant these will be offered to all teams on a first-come-first-served basis from the 14th of May at 13:00.

The fee for each participant is 20 Euros and is to be paid to FSG e.V. via Pay-Pal. SLV will bear any further expenses including catering.

Seminar on welding technology

A seminar on welding technology will be held on the 23rd of May from 9am to 3.30pm. The topics will be:

  • behaviour of materials during welding
  • welding methods
  • welding construction
  • test procedures for weld seams

Further 60 applicants can take part in this seminar. The topics are intended to deal with all issues concerning materials and constructions used in FS. After the lectures discussions with the lecturer will be possible.

Registration for the seminar is the same as for the welding course yet no fee will be due to take part.

Both events will be held in German. Any questions concerning topics and procedures should be addressed to Mr Schubert: schubert(at)slv-mannheim.de .

Schweißtechnische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt Mannheim GmbH
Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 19
68169 Mannheim
Germany

Homepage: www.slv-mannheim.de