First and second year met in November to study and experience exchange in Schmalkalden In November 2013 the students of the first and second year of in-service studying for master of engineering in the field came together applied plastics technology together at the University of applied sciences Schmalkalden. For the old-timers of the first year it was the first already the ninth presence phase in Schmalkalden, for students of the second year in the second semester. The students of the first year are now in the fourth semester of the master’s program and so slowly it is for them on the home straight. In the fourth semester, still legal and economic aspects as well as plastic recycling and environmental management are for them, before joining in the fifth semester of the master’s thesis. To kick off the presence stage from 7 until November 10, 2013, “Professor Dr. Manfred Herbert welcomed students with the topic of labour law. Friday and Saturday, his colleague Professor Dr. Rainer Schackmar taught the students which, the topics Contract law and product liability”Lage.
Dr. Martin Wirtz took over the end of the presence event. In his lecture on Sunday, intellectual property rights protection was”at the Centre. Also the students of the second year were at the same time to a presence stage at the University of applied sciences in Schmalkalden. “” You dealt with the topics of composites”plastics”.
The students were greeted by Dr.-ing. Eva Bittmann, diploma in chemistry and publicly appointed experts in plastics. In their course of composite materials”, she treated the individual material components and the structure and the properties of fiber-reinforced plastics with environmental influences and other physical properties played a role. The module is to represent the relationships between material, construction and workmanship and empower students to plastics to understand both thermoset and thermoplastic matrices as anisotropic composite materials include an extraordinary innovation potential, what is particularly important for airplane and vehicle construction. Further applications are engineering, power engineering and construction”, so Mrs. Dr. Balasubramanian. The course to the plastic processing module”led Dr.-ing. Marco Muller. In his lecture, met students among the technology-typical plastic processing methods and machines, the variability of the engineering types and their specific suitability for certain plastic products. The aim of his course was the students to empower, to select the appropriate procedure for optimum productivity and the quality of the product and to realize technological chains and professional decisions in the interaction between processes, machine, tool, peripheral equipment and product. But not only diligently studied during the time of presence in Schmalkalden. Both courses to a cosy get-together is met in the evening. The students took advantage of the time to the mutual exchange of the experiences of study and professional networking. The team of students is very heterogeneous and ranges from young to old, from the most different areas of plastics engineering. Programme Director Professor Dr. Thomas Seul is great, because as empirical values from different companies can be merged.” The next study course applied plastics engineering (M.Eng.) “starts to the summer of 2014 with the first presence phase in May.” For this purpose, some places are available.