Introduction to Composite Materials

Upcoming dates:

9th January 2019

13th March 2019

7th May 2019

2nd July 2019

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

Course Fees:

£295.00 each delegate

Course Overview
This course introduces delegates to the constituents of composites materials, including reinforcements, resins, core structures and ancillary materials. These are looked at in the context of their typical applications and the manufacturing processes used. Each delegate will prepare and produce their own prepreg coaster in the practical session.

Delivery Style
Theory and practical

Who should attend?
The course is aimed at individuals who are new to the composites industry.

Objectives & Aims
Delegates gain an understanding of the basic properties of composite material components and the combined properties of resins and reinforcements. We recommend attending this course as a prerequisite to the further learning practical courses.

1 Day

Course Content:
Theory session:

  • Define the term composite
  • State 2 properties of fibre and resin
  • Compare different resin systems and fibre reinforcements
  • Understand room and elevated temperature resin systems
  • Identify and compare woven weave styles
  • Benefits of using composites to build components
  • Identify composite manufacturing processes
  • Introduction to fibre orientation and core materials

Practical session:

  • Awareness of health & safety issues and environmental conditions
  • Produce a prepreg kit and laminate component
  • Introduction to vac bagging and consumables used
  • Testing vac bags and oven cure

Further Learning
Introduction to Manual Prepreg Techniques
Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) Resin Infusion (RI) Familiarisation
Introduction to Resin Infusion Techniques


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