Extended Composites Short Courses

23 January 2004

The range of composites short courses offered by the Composites Training Centre at Oxford & Cherwell College, Rycotewood Centre has been expanded to include two new courses.

The course 'Producing Your Own Composite Parts' is aimed at beginners who want to be able to produce composite parts cost effectively and to a good standard. The course takes the process of producing a part from a simple pattern through to a mould and carbon fibre component. The course uses readily available and cost effective materials with a range of production processes that can be applied with minimal outlay. Processes include simple pattern making and finishing, producing a split mould in GRP, producing a range of components using low tech wet lay-up techniques through to high tech prepreg and resin infusion techniques.

The course 'Practical Composites for Engineers' is aimed giving engineers an insight into how simple composite theory relates to a range of current production processes. The course starts with how the materials are applied to various production processes and progresses through to simple production design, hands on processing, trimming, repair, inspecting and testing composites. Common production problems and solutions are addressed throughout the course.

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