Repair Courses

Composite Repair Methods

Course Code: 005
Duration: 5 Days
Course Fee: £1501 +VAT
Course structure: 30% theory, 70% practical

This course is aimed at repair technicians, supervisors, engineers, designers, and managers who need an understanding of the repair process.

This introduction to composite repairs course focuses on the identification of failure methods and the practical application of implementing repairs using the correct method for the repair. Coverage includes repair preparation consideration of laminate orientation, lay-up and resin selection and application. This is presented along with the use of vacuum bagging, the need for extraction and the tooling requirements for effective repairs. Each delegate will get the opportunity to practice the techniques demonstrated on different repairs. The course will implement an appropriate repair regime linked to the correct usage of repair materials, processes and associated repair.

The course will cover:

  • Health, safety and handling
  • Dust control and equipment use
  • Repair equipment focused upon room cure and elevated heat using hot bonder, Inferred amps and special tooling requirements
  • Preparing a part ready for damage method using various cure methods
  • Damage events and assessment methods
  • Repair processing equipment and materials
  • Cosmetic and gel coat repairs
  • Carrying out repairs to a multi layered laminate
  • Carrying out repairs to laminate with a core structure
  • Repair double sided repair with/without a core
  • Introduction to repair options available and implement preparation of a more complex repair of a curved item
  • Demonstration of NDT methods and simple testing of repairs

12th – 16th February 2024
29th July – 2nd August 2024

Composite Repair Advanced

Course Code: 006
Duration: 5 Days
Course Fee: £1501 +VAT
Course structure: 30% theory, 70% practical

Prior learning (Pre requisite): 005 Composite Repair Basics

This course is aimed at repair technicians, supervisors, engineers, designers, and managers who need a comprehensive understanding of the repair process. The course builds upon the skills developed in the 005 Composite Repair Basics course.

This largely practical course follows on from the Composite Repair Basics course, expanding the knowledge of failure methods including repairs to planar and curved surface, damage assessment and the practical application of applying advanced, and structural repairs and extends the concepts of repair testing by the introduction to Non Destructive Testing (NDT). The courses mix of theory and practical application focuses on a range of repair techniques using the readily available repair equipment and explores the need for and the use of specialist repair tools.

The course will cover:

  • Review health, safety and handling
  • Repair equipment calibration and set-up for room and elevated repair processing
  • Cosmetic repair of structural and non-structural components
  • Repair of solid laminates with circular and non-circular damage forms
  • Repair core panels with circular and non-circular damage form
  • Material evaluations and options
  • Scarf and stepped repairs
  • Double sided repairs with different material types
  • Failure methods
  • Damage assessment
  • Panning and application of advanced, extensive and structural repairs
  • Use and application of Non Destructive Testing
  • Introduction to resin infusion repair method.

11th – 15th March 2024
19th – 23rd August 2024

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