Advanced Pre-Preg Laminating
Course Code: 011
Duration: 5 Days
Fees: £915.00 (£1098.00 incl.VAT)
Course structure: 30% theory, 70% practical
Who is it for:
The progression course is aimed at technicians, manufacturers or engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of current and progressive manufacturing processes. They will already have either attended 001 Introduction to Composites or have significant prior knowledge and experience of working with pre-preg materials.
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. Starting from a base of well-established techniques and practices using co-bonding, co-cure and multi part component assembly, this course explores in detail the use of the latest manufacturing technologies and fabric architectures to develop an understanding and competence in the use of state of the art laminating techniques. Combining manufacturing know how including reusable bagging, inflatable consolidators, intensifier forms, bladders, elastic consolidators and form stiffeners, the course is reflective of the advancing changes and industrial practices needed to keep ahead of competition.
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 health, safety and handling
- Storage and shelf life of materials
- Techniques and equipment requirements and the drivers for change
- Use of a working tool in the manufacture of a two part cellular component with varying curing temperatures and multiple curing stages
- Utilisation of inserts and multi-staged curing on caul and complex components
- Use of an internal intensifiers in the manufacture of thin walled component
- Use of vacuum forming techniques and heat sources in component manufacturing
- Consideration of the impact of current tooling design on the selection of processing and material component options
- Out of autoclave manufacturing
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