The course will cover:
Health, safety and handling
Composite introduction and overview
Composite terminology, materials structure, properties and performance characteristics
Examining fibres, fabrics and drape.
Resin types, properties storage and disposal and rules of mixture
Materials life, cure methods – cure, secondary cure and bonding
Tooling requirements and bagging
Gel coat application
Component surface finish and treatments effects
Material selection parameters, component and tool
Material and tool preparation
Wet layup techniques, with and without vacuum bagging
Vacuum bagging options
Curing methods, temperature and pressure control
Carbon and Glass Fibre pre-pregs
Causes, detection and effects of damage
Course Title: Introduction to Composites.
Course Code: 001
Duration: 5 Days
Fees: £915.00 + VAT at standard rate
Course structure: 30% theory, 70% practical
This course is aimed at anyone who requires a sound understanding of the terms, concepts and practices involved in producing composite parts and to gain a practical understanding of wet layup and pre-preg manufacturing techniques along with the health and safety requirements associated with them. The course is suitable for technicians, designers, engineers, managers and sales staff.
This course introduces the concepts, properties, structures and uses of advance and composite materials now being used across a number of different industries. This is combined with practical sessions which show the different manufacturing approach for wet layup and pre-preg layup at room and elevated temperatures; delegates produce simple forms with and without cellular thickening to aid their understanding of the different techniques. Safe handling and the risks involved in handling the materials involved in producing composites and damage prevention for completed parts along with the specific health and safety requirements needed are the backbone of this course.