This course lays the foundation for working with fibreglass and other composites
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Fibreglass and Composites Fabrication - Short Course

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Learn to work with fibreglass and other composites

Study Fibreglass and other composite materials and their application for making things. Composites are an important material for manufacturing. Composites are used to make furniture, boats, car bodies, roofing panels, machine housings, chemical and water tanks, pipes, containers, textiles, garden products and much more
Anything made from a composite can be damaged; and require repair.

This course lays the foundation for working with fibreglass and other composites. You will learn about different types of composite materials, and how to work with them, both making things, and repairing them. 

 
THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE

LESSON 1 – TYPES OF COMPOSITES AND APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Reinforcements
Fibreglass characteristics - electrical, physical, thermal
Types - characteristics and applications of varied grades of glass fibre
Fibreglass fabric
Woven roving
Knitted fabric
Mat fabric
Veil Mats
Carbon fibre - plain, twill, satin and unidirectional weave
Carbon fibre colour
Kevlar
Comparing fibreglass, kevlar and carbon fibre
Resins - polyester, iso, surfboard, general purpose laminating resin, gel coat, epoxy, MEKP, Vinyl ester
Pre-Impregnated Materials 
3D Printing Materials -plastics, powders, metals, resin, fibreglass, kevlar, carbon fibre, etc

LESSON 2 – TOOLS, PREPARATION, AND SAFETY
Preparing For Work With Fibreglass And Other Composites
Work area
Cutting tools, Measuring and mixing equipment, solvents, spreading tools, etc
Preparing resin
Safety

LESSON 3 – FABRICATION TECHNIQUES 
Introduction 
Mould Creation 
Fibreglass from part
Fibreglass from polyurethane foam
Composite part from lost polyurethane mould
3 D printing
Die casting
CNC machining
Hand Lay-Up 
Application process - uses, advantages, disadvantages
Cutting 
Pre-impregnated Materials 
Spray Lay-Up - application process
Compression Moulding 
Transfer Moulding 
Pultrusion 
3D Printing Types - multi jet fusion, direct metal laser sintering, fused deposition modelling, stereolithography, etc
3D scanners
Types of Software 
Applications for 3D printing
Customised parts 3D Fibre fill types
Reinforcing for different loading conditions - bending, tension, compression

LESSON 4 – WORKING WITH COMPOSITES
Working with Fibreglass - safe use of materials
Sustainable use of materials
Sustainable recycling
Type of project
Repair Techniques
Structural repair
Remove damaged material, prepare surface and perform repair
Non structural damage repair
Finishing Techniques - spraying, painting, polishing
Final Assessment


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Fibreglass and Composites Fabrication - Short Course   Fibreglass and Composites Fabrication - Short Course
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