Pre-Preg Laminating Stage 2

Course Code: 012
Duration: 5 Days
Fees: £900.00 (£1080.00 incl.VAT)
Course structure: 20% theory, 80% practical

Who is it for:

This progression course is aimed at those who are processing pre-pregs including core materials and different resin systems. Those people working as technicians, manufacturers, designers, managers, quality inspectors and engineers within the composites pre-preg industries will benefit from this course which will allow the delegate to develop an in-depth understanding of laminating opportunities and issues for effective product and production methods.

Course  content:

This ever changing course is designed to reflect the correct use of modern pre-preg laminating production techniques, incorporating up to date manufacturing and processing methods. Expanding on the knowledge developed in the Advanced Pre-Preg Laminating course this course develops the requirements for bonding and mechanical fastening, issues associated with complex shapes and the latest rapid cure pre-preg systems. This course introduces state of knowledge processes for the creation of composites.

Delegates will have the opportunity to produce a range of composite using a variety of material architectures and manufacturing techniques.

The course will cover:

This continuously improving industry driven course is designed to reflect the correct use of modern pre-preg laminating production techniques, incorporating up to date manufacturing and processing methods. Expanding on the knowledge developed in the Pre-Preg Laminating Stage 1 course this course develops the requirements for bonding and mechanical fastening, issues associated with complex shapes and the latest rapid cure pre-preg systems along with techniques for shaping and using different core materials. This course introduces state of knowledge processes for the creation of composites.

Delegates will have the opportunity to produce a range of composite using a variety of material architectures and manufacturing techniques.

The course will cover:

  • Review of Health and Safety issues, resins and prepregs.
  • Sandwich panel theory, core materials and their use.
  • Review of adhesive bonding, co-cure and co-bond.
  • Review of moulding methods male, female moulds, tooling effects, undercuts.
  • Optimisation of current state of knowledge mould release systems for various mould and resin systems with consideration against manufactures recommendations.
  • Use of foam and honeycomb as spacer layers in flat and curved components with flat and chamfered edges; consideration of corner intensification, formation and joining considerations to avoid bridging affects. Cured by oven, PLC and inferred heat application.
  • Core and pre-preg reinforcements for load attachment
  • Bonding and laminating composites with integral attachment points.
  • Co-cure and Co-bonding approaches to part production and dual vacuum bagging.
  • The optimisation of fabric architecture in complex lamination forms. 
  • Utilisation of intensifiers for intricate forms in prototype production.
  • Use of open, closed and mould return linked to effect upon bonding and surface finish.
  • Formalisation of pre-preg systems and their application reason for low to high temperature lamination systems.
  • The effect of vacuum and heat application during the cure process on defect formation, the effectiveness of vacuum seal technologies.
  • The use of different resin systems and application of purpose formulated rapid cure pre-impregnated system.
  • The creation and application of vacuum intensifiers for internal and external application
  • Aesthetics in design templating and their use.
  • Post manufacturing surface finishing.

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