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Learning and development in the adhesives industry

Author : Kevin Brownsill, Intertronics

31 March 2023

Though it initially may seem like a simple task, adhesive bonding can be a vital and challenging part of your product design. Every application is different, and establishing what works best involves detailed discussions and testing. Here, Kevin Brownsill, Head of Technical: Learning and Development at Intertronics, discusses the importance of training.

For design engineers without specialist adhesives experience, participating in dedicated training can help set a project up for success. This provides a foundation of knowledge that can help them progress a project with their adhesives partner more smoothly. 

With a shortage of UK engineers, and around 20 percent of the workforce due to retire by 2026 (according to the Engineering and Construction Industry Trade Body), training and upskilling are on the minds of many British manufacturing leaders. In addition, as the boundaries between traditional engineering fields like mechanical engineering and electrical engineering are beginning to blur, engineers may take on more multidisciplinary roles.

Training in areas outside of an engineer’s core competencies can help project teams progress faster when they are faced with new challenges.

Read the full article in DPA's April issue

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