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General Motors, Hyundai and John Deere among companies that rely on INEGI to deepen structural adhesive skills

14 September 2020
The connection of materials with adhesive joints was the theme of the course taught by INEGI specialists, which had its 1st edition on August 31st. Participants included representatives from various companies and entities, mostly american, namely General Motors, Hyundai America, Continental Structural Plastics, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, John Deere, Dupont, General Dynamics Land Systems, University of Oakland, and the US Army R&D section.

For Nate Tortorella, one of the participants and employee of John Deere, this training program "was an excellent opportunity to deepen knowledge in this area". Tortorella also stated to have selected INEGI’s program because "having already worked with the team on common projects, I knew their skill level well ".

Mary Cech, a General Motors employee, also left her feedback after attending the training course, highliting that she was "very satisfied with the course, since I learned a lot about a topic that I consider extremely important in the context of batteries for electric vehicles, the area where I work".

Taught by Lucas da Silva and Eduardo Marques, INEGI’s researchers, the course aimed to provide the necessary technical basis for the successful project of adhesive joints and was based on the Institute's extensive experience in this matter.

Training program is tailored to the target audience 

As Lucas da Silva, responsible for the Advanced Connecting Processes area at INEGI and coordinator of this program, explains, "Adhesive joints are considered a key technology, being increasingly used in industrial applications, mainly due to their adaptability and ability to safely join a wide range of materials”. 

However, as the expert says, "most professionals have limited experience in the practical implementation of adhesive joints, and there is a constant search for qualified professionals capable of improving this process". 

Recognizing this gap in the industry, this is one of the tailored programs offered by INEGI, in order to respond to the specific needs of companies and participants, taking into account the context in which they work and the dynamics of the sector in which they operate. Click HERE for more information.