Introduction to Prepreg Composite Tooling

Course Overview
This interactive two day workshop is designed as a valuable learning opportunity and to provide a broad-based entry point to the design parameters in producing successful composite tools using prepreg materials. The course will give delegates a good understanding of current prepreg tooling techniques, and a vision of future material requirements. Delegates will gain both theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience in a safe simulated industrial workshop.

Delivery Style
Classroom and workshop based

Who should attend?
Anyone new to manufacture in composites or seeking the skills to produce tooling in-house.

Course Objectives
The objectives of this course are for delegates to mould a demonstration tool and to have the opportunity to laminate some individual sample tools. The course will deliver some of the practical techniques used in successful tool manufacture including the theory of quasi-isotropic lamination, hand lamination de-bulking, preparation for autoclave and the theoretical application of release agents.

Course Duration
2 Days

Course Content:
Day 1

  • Introduction to master model  - design characteristics
  • Prepreg tooling properties–  including expansion theory 
  • Preparation of a master – epoxy tooling block / release regimes
  • Theoretical lamination process.
  • Hands on laminating - Series tooling in prepreg.
  • (Overnight autoclave cure)

Day 2

  • Review of lamination process
  • Removal of tool from master
  • Evaluation of results
  • Post cure / backing structure requirements
  • Question and answer session

Further Learning
Introduction to Manual Prepreg Techniques

Advanced Manual Prepreg Techniques

Upcoming dates:

For further information or to make a booking enquiry, please contact

If you have a minimum of 6 delegates and the current planned schedule does not meet your business needs we may be able to set up another course date for you.

 +44 (0) 117 370 7600