Learn about composite manufacturing, including materials, manufacturing processes, and repair methods. Composite manufacturing is ready to meet the demands of the modern world, including groundbreaking vehicles and aeronautical designs, which require ever lighter and stronger materials. Composite manufacturing is commonly associated with carbon fiber processes, composite manufacturing combines two materials to form a polymer with properties that would be hard to produce with a single material alone. The resulting composites are durable and light. This course teaches the fundamentals of composite manufacturing, including fiber and resin-based processes, and shows ways to detect and repair defects.
Filament Winding (coming soon)
Pultrusion (coming soon)
Addcomposites is the provider of the Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) system. The AFP system can be rented monthly to work with thermosets, thermoplastic, dry fiber placement, or in combination with 3d printers.