Introduction to Resin Infusion Techniques

27 June 2018, 09:00 to 28 June 2018, 17:00
National Composites Centre
Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol
BS16 7FS

This course is designed to give a theoretical and practical introduction into the manufacture of composite components using resin infusion processes. The course will cover many aspects of the infusion process including mould preparation, handling and cutting fabrics, vac bagging procedures and consumables used during manufacture. Good workshop practice and relevant health and safety issues will be embedded throughout the course.

Delivery Style
Classroom and Workshop based

Who should attend?
Operatives, technicians and engineers with a basic knowledge of composite materials and processes that are new to the resin infusion process. We recommend attending Introduction to Composite Materials, Properties and Processes as a prerequisite to attending this course. 

Objectives & Aims
Delegates will understand how resin infusion processes are carried out in a realistic work environment and produce three components, covering aspects of modern resin infusion. Gain the knowledge and practical skills to prepare materials and tooling, lay down fibres onto tools, complete a vacuum bag and choose a suitable resin infusion lay out, as well as technical knowledge to carry out trimming and finishing of components using pneumatic and hand tools.

2 Days

Course Content:
Day 1

  • Review of composite materials and processes
  • Vacuum bagging procedures used in resin infusion
  • Mould preparation
  • Handling and cutting dry fabrics
  • Practical vacuum bagging
  • Completing a linear resin infusion.

Day 2

  • Application of surface gel-coats
  • Handling and cutting dry fabrics
  • Practical vacuum bagging
  • Completing a radial resin infusion
  • Trimming and sanding completed components
  • Group practical assessment
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