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New Edition! - DVS Technical Codes on Plastics Joining Technologies 2015 English Edition. Click here for table of contents.

DVS Technical Codes on Plastics Joining Technologies, 2015 English Edition
Specialized Training

Customized Thermoplastic Welding Training

Wegener Welding LLC offers plastic welding training in hot gas hand, hot gas extrusion, hot plate butt fusion and socket fusion in accordance with guidelines established by the DVS (German Welding Society). Our instructors are DVS certified welders.  Wegener plastic welding training courses are tailored to fit the customer’s requirements and can be held at the customer’s facility or at Wegener Welding located in Burr Ridge, IL.(Chicago suburbs).

DVS (German Welding Society) Plastic Welder Certification Courses

This one-week course is held once yearly at Wegener Welding LLC’s facility. The trainer is a Certified Welding Instructor(CWI)  from SKZ (Southern German Technical Institute).  Attendees may opt to certify as plastic welders according to DVS and will receive an official welder card and certificate upon completion.

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Why training

As the application of custom fabricated thermoplastic materials increase in different industries, the demand for proper welding procedures keeps intensifying in order to assure the longevity of the fabricated structures. This course is ideal for companies who start a plastic welding program, established plastic welding companies who periodically encounter welding problems or companies who have thermoplastic structures in their facilities that require occasional maintenance or modifications. It is also helpful for the quality control and engineering personnel who are involved in thermoplastics.  In addition, this course is beneficial to contractors who need trained welding personnel for thermoplastic installation work.

Training Course Overview

  • Introduction to commonly welded thermoplastics
  • Material specifics, joint design, welding parameters
  • Principles of the hot gas hand and hot gas extrusion welding process
  • Explanation of equipment and set up procedures
  • Material preparation
  • Hands on instruction of the welding processes
  • Visual inspection and simple destructive testing

Training Staff - All Certified DVS Welders

Please contact us for further details.

Patty Zitkus Paul Karschkes Dagmar Ziegler

Patty Zitkus

Paul Karschkes

Dagmar Ziegler