31 October 2008
31 October 2008
Metyx Composites organized and hosted a three and a half day RTM and L-RTM training in Istanbul, September 9-12, 2008.
The event with practical training attracted a total of 36 attendees from Turkey, the Middle East, and Europe.
The coursework for the event was taught by Stephen Williams and Richard Bland from Composite Integration, the UK based provider of technical services and equipment to the RTM and vacuum RTM moulding industry. There was theoretical training on L-RTM technologies, mould construction, and the benefits of closed moulding, but what made this training so unique and exceedingly beneficial to attendees was all the hands-on practice.
All 36 attendees at this event had to create their own moulds from start to finish. Excitement was generated and the participants had fun as they engaged in friendly competition with one another and competed against the clock to finish their moulds as well. There was live video cast onsite so that participants could watch the instructor demos from their own work stations, which facilitated understanding the material and expedited the completion of the moulds. All moulds were successfully completed.
The three-day L-RTM training was followed by a half day advanced RTM training that addressed project specific challenges from customers, case studies, and success stories.
“We received such positive feedback from the training participants. They felt that they not only gained a good understanding of materials, equipment, techniques, and best practices, but they also got the chance to put the theory to practice and solidify the knowledge by creating their own moulds under our supervision. They also had fun doing it. We believe that it is essential for attendees to walk away with that hands-on know-how so that they can replicate what they learned at their own workplaces,” stated Ugur Ustunel, VP New Business Development, Metyx Composites.
This event was the third time Metyx Composites and Composite Integration teamed up to disseminate market leading RTM and L-RTM know-how to the moulding industry. The training in Istanbul has developed quite a following and has become an annual event.
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