This course is designed as an overview of the fundamentals of composite processing from a Material State Management (MSM™) perspective and how this can be used to reduce costs while improving quality and performance. Data from two new instruments will be demonstrated including sensors within the laminate without the need for a thermocouple lead penetrating the vacuum bag and near measurement of the viscoelastic state of the prepreg for acceptance and shelf-life determination. The change in viscoelastic state as it is cured will also be demonstrated and a new approach to shelf-life management will be discussed. This course has been designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the properties critical to procurement, storage, and cure of composites with the goal of teaching how and why procurement specifications, storage requirements and cure cycles were developed in the past and to demonstrate new tools that can lower cost while improving quality of the product.
Our most popular class, Advanced Composite Structures: Fabrication & Damage Repair-Phase 1 is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of personnel; from the novice to the seasoned professional. This course is a prerequisite for both our repair and manufacturing programs and is highly recommended to anyone seeking a better understanding of advanced composite materials, processes, layup/lamination, vacuum bagging, adhesive bonding, tooling, repair, and inspection methods and techniques. Note: Engineers involved in composite repair design and anaylsis are advised to take the ER-1 course, and engineers involved in structures design are advised to take the ES-1 course.
This course is offered to those persons who are currently teaching, or those who wish to teach subjects related to advanced composite materials, manufacturing, or repair. This course is designed to allow a dedicated student to be able to instruct at his/her home organization to the level of Abaris Training standards.
This course is designed as follow-on to the M-1/R-1 Composite Structures: Fabrication & Damage Repair-Phase 1 course and is intended for those wanting to further their knowledge of composite manufacturing, whether in preparation for employment in the advanced composite manufacturing industry, or as engineers or technicians desiring a further understanding of the practical skills involved in producing quality composite structures.
This course is designed for engineers, technicians, and anyone else looking to advance their knowledge in adhesive bonding technology, while gaining a deeper understanding of surface preparation and the fundamental adhesion principles necessary to achieve a good bond to both (polymeric) composite and metallic surfaces.
This course is designed for the engineer, technician, laminator, fabricator, or anyone else wanting to learn about the fundamental principles and more complex concepts involved in resin infusion technology.
This course is designed for the tooling engineer, tool designer, tool fabricator, or anyone else that has a desire to learn about designing and building molds and fixtures using advanced composite materials.
This five-day course is designed for the repair technician, fabricator, or inspector tasked with identifying and quantifying defects in new or damaged composite panels using the latest equipment, methods, and techniques. The course is very “hands-on” in nature, and quite busy. The instruction is performed by an ASNT certified Level III engineer and is flexible to adapting to the students needs.
This course is designed for the supplier quality auditor, internal auditor, quality engineer, inspector, or any other individuals wanting to gain knowledge in advanced composite manufacturing practices and procedures. The course is designed to provide an in-depth look at how composite products are fabricated and the quality controls that go along with each step in the process.