Composite materials are crucial for making the next generation of products stronger, lighter, and more efficient.
This five-day course taking place at the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC), will teach the theory and practical applications of composite materials and will give you an opportunity to improve your core knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of composites, their composition, and how they’re manufactured. You’ll also reinforce your knowledge as you get hands-on with some materials and make your own parts.
Armed with a firm understanding and introduction to composite materials, the training also provides an introduction to Prepreg, a unique composite, cured under high temperatures and pressures. We will give you the background on how to optimise your use of Prepreg materials, to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Finally, we will look at resin infusion, popular for those wanting better quality parts compared to wet lay-up, at a cheaper cost than Prepreg. The knowledge you’ll gain here will help you avoid common mistakes and produce better parts safely. Understanding the essentials of resin infusion will improve your results and help you to explore the wide range of material combinations and performance variables that resin infusion can offer.
Throughout the course, we’ll also show you the techniques used by Technicians and you’ll have the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned, as you produce your own hand-laid parts.
This course has limited spaces available. Should you be unable to attend, please cancel your booking via Eventbrite to allow us to re-allocate your place.
Failure to cancel and or attend may result in you being removed from any future courses.
Day 1 – Introduction to composites
Day 2 - Introduction to manual prepreg
Day 3 - Introduction to manual prepreg
Day 4 - Introduction to resin infusion
Day 5 - Introduction to resin infusion
Introduction to composite materials
Introduction to manual Prepreg
Introduction to resin infusion
This course is aimed towards Technicians or anyone with a basic knowledge of composites interested in learning the basic theory and practical aspects of the manual Prepreg and resin infusion manufacturing process.
The National Composites Centre is a world-class research centre, where companies of any size and across industry sectors, can access cutting-edge technology and specialist engineers, to drive innovation in the design and manufacture of composites.
Dates & Venues
|Date||Monday 7 - Friday 11 June 2021|
|Location||Lightweight Manufacturing Centre, Inchinnan|
|Duration||09.30 - 16.30 (TBC)|
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