Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication and Damage Repair – Phase I

Description:

This introductory course presents the important fundamentals of advanced composite manufacturing. Participants will gain a working understanding of the various materials used, the importance of ply orientation, the differences between wet and prepreg layup, and basic processing methods.

The Advanced Composite Manufacturing 1 course is intended for those seeking to develop hands-on skills in the fabrication of composite laminates, whether in preparation for employment in the advanced composite industry, or as engineers or technicians desiring a more advanced understanding of the practical skills involved in producing a quality composite structure. Course participants should have a diploma or GED. Shop experience is beneficial but not required.

At the end of this course, participants will have a fundamental understanding of fibers, fiber forms, thermoset and thermoplastic resins, storage and handling procedures, basic laminate construction methods, vacuum bagging and curing/processing methods.

Key lecture topics:


  • Composite industry overview: applications for composites, history and current technologies
  • Material forms: non-woven mat, unidirectional, bidirectional, multi-axial and braided weaves
  • Fundamentals of laminate construction: ply orientation, balance and symmetry
  • Manufacturing methods: wet layup, prepreg layup, filament winding, automated tape layup, automated fiber placement, resin infusion, press molding, pultrusion and more
  • Matrix resins: thermoset vs. thermoplastic polymers, process temperatures, service limits, storage requirements, shelf life limits, pot life/work life and more
  • Process equipment: oven, autoclave, platen press and more
  • Health and safety: MSDS awareness and material-specific issues
  • Industry terminology

Key workshop exercises:


  • Panel layup using dry glass cloth and liquid epoxy resin materials
  • Vacuum bagging of laminates using various materials and techniques
  • Layup of solid laminate and sandwich panels using prepreg materials; laminates made from carbon fiber unidirectional tape, glass and aramid fiber fabrics
  • Damage removal and repair to composite panels
  • Oven processing of composite panels
  • Visual inspection of composite panels and repairs

This course may be taken independently or applied toward the three-course Advanced Composite Manufacturing Certificate offered through Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Course Section
Course: MFG 101-00
Term: 2178
Section Number: 2
Schedule Number: 2178MFG1012
Instructor(s): Lou Dorworth
Location: Abaris Training Resources, 5401 Longley Lane, Suite 49, Reno, NV 89511
Dates: Oct. 2 - 5, 2017 (Mon. - Thu., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.); Oct. 6, 2017 (Fri., 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 36.0 Contact Hours
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Course: MFG 101-00
Term: 2178
Section Number: 3
Schedule Number: 2178MFG1013
Instructor(s): Lou Dorworth
Location: Abaris Training Resources, 5401 Longley Lane, Suite 49, Reno, NV 89511
Dates: Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2017 (Mon. - Thu., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.); Nov. 3, 2017 (Fri., 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 36.0 Contact Hours
Required Fees: Price
Registration$2,295.00
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Course: MFG 101-00
Term: 2178
Section Number: 4
Schedule Number: 2178MFG1014
Instructor(s): Lou Dorworth
Location: Abaris Training Resources, 5401 Longley Lane, Suite 49, Reno, NV 89511
Dates: Dec. 4 - 7, 2017 (Mon. - Thu., 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.); Dec. 8, 2017 (Fri., 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 36.0 Contact Hours
Required Fees: Price
Registration$2,295.00