Manufacturing, Finishing and Assembling Composites

Course Code: 007
Duration: 5 Days
Fees: £975.00 (£1170.00 incl.VAT)
Course structure: 30% theory, 70% practical

Who is it for:

The course is aimed at technicians, engineers and supervisors who are involved or likely to become involved in the final manufacture, assembly and finishing of composite parts and those involved in the service and maintenance of such parts.

Course content

This course considers the impact of machining, final finishing and the crucial importance of assembly using mechanical fasteners and adhesive bonded joints. Consideration is given to safe practices, preparation and failure due to poor joint design and fastener selection together with the impact these factors have on inspection, maintenance and replacement.

The course will cover:

  • Health, Safety and Handling
  • Coolants and cooling methods
  • Surface coatings and preparation
  • Cutting and trimming
  • Application and correct use of hand and power tools
  • Component and tool, finishing and material options
  • Tool forms: cutting angles, abrasive grades, material and coatings
  • Material property affects resulting from local cutting heat and removal rates
  • Part holding methods during machining and sub-processing options to avoid breakthrough and/or delamination
  • Feeds, speeds and tooling options to achieve surface finish requirements on metallic and non-metallic tools
  • De-burring and trimming options
  • Defects due to machining
  • Polishing and protection
  • Fastener styles and performance: implementation with combinations of material types
  • Installing and changing fasteners to solid and cellular systems
  • Fasteners failure, defects and repair
  • Bonded structural formation and integration

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