Course: Introduction to Composites Manufacturing

Updated: Sep 14

Overview

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.

  1. Composites

  2. Fundamentals Of Composites Manufacturing

  3. What is a composite?

  4. History of composites

  5. Where composites are used?

  6. Materials

  7. Fiber reinforcements

  8. Reinforcement Fiber: Terminology, Types, and Formats

  9. Matrix: Resins

  10. Sandwich structures and cores

  11. Manufacturing Methods

  12. Hand Lay-Up

  13. Open Molding

  14. Vacuum-Assisted Resin Transfer Molding

  15. Automated Fiber Placement

  16. Filament Winding (coming soon)

  17. Pultrusion (coming soon)

  18. Inspection Methods and NDT

  19. NDT (Non-Destructive Testing)

  20. Inspection type versus NDT Method

  21. Inspection methods

  22. Visual inspection

  23. Tap testing

  24. Ultrasonic testing

  25. Thermography

  26. Radiographic Testing

  27. Acoustic Emission

  28. Acousto-Ultrasonic

  29. Shearography

  30. Damage Types

  31. Damages

  32. Manufacturing and defects/damages

  33. In-Service Damages

  34. Damage and Defect Description

  35. Composite Structure Repair Procedure

  36. Repair Methods

  37. The need for repair

  38. Repairs

  39. Repairs category

  40. Fill repairs

  41. Injection repairs

  42. Bolted repairs

  43. Bonded repairs

About Addcomposites

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.