Advanced Pre-Preg Laminating 2

Course Code: 012
Duration: 5 Days
Fees: £975.00 (£1170.00 incl.VAT)
Course structure: 20% theory, 80% practical

Who is it for:

The progression course is aimed at technicians, manufacturers or engineers who need a comprehensive understanding of current and progressive manufacturing processes. The course will allow the delegate to develop an in-depth understanding of laminating opportunities and issues for effective product application.

Course  content:

This ever changing course is designed to reflect the correct use of modern pre-preg laminating production techniques, incorporating up to date manufacturing and processing methods. Expanding on the knowledge developed in the Advanced Pre-Preg Laminating course this course develops the requirements for bonding and mechanical fastening, issues associated with complex shapes and the latest rapid cure pre-preg systems. This course introduces state of knowledge processes for the creation of composites.

Delegates will have the opportunity to produce a range of composite using a variety of material architectures and manufacturing techniques.

The course will cover:

  • Review of Health and Safety issues, resins and pre-pregs.
  • Review of bonding and attachments.
  • Review of moulding methods male, female moulds, tooling effects, undercuts.
  • Review and application of release systems against pre-preg application. Review of the effects of process failure upon product consistency and quality upon flat and curved products.
  • Optimisation of current state of knowledge mould release systems for various mould and resin systems with consideration against manufactures recommendations.
  • Use of foam and honeycomb as spacer layers in flat and curved components with flat and chamfered edges; consideration of corner intensification, formation and joining considerations to avoid bridging affects. Cured by oven, PLC and inferred heat application.
  • Bonding and laminating composites with integral attachment points.
  • Co-cure and Co-bonding approaches to part production.
  • The optimisation of fabric architecture in complex lamination forms. 
  • Utilisation of intensifiers for intricate forms in prototype production.
  • Use of open, closed and mould return linked to effect upon bonding and surface finish.
  • Formalisation of pre-preg systems and their application reason for low to high temperature lamination systems.
  • The creation and application of vacuum forming systems in lamination techniques linked to 3D printing opportunities compared to CNC methods.
  • The effect of vacuum and heat application during the cure process on defect formation, the effectiveness of vacuum seal technologies.
  • The use of different resin systems and application of purpose formulated rapid cure pre-impregnated system.
  • The creation and application of vacuum intensifiers for internal and external application
  • Introduction to mould making, membrane manufacture and rapid prototyping.

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