Fibreglass and Composites Fabrication

Course CodeSGT1
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion
Work with fibreglass and other composite materials.

Lesson Structure

There are 4 lessons in this course:

    • 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
    • Preparing For Work With Fibreglass And Other Composites
    • Work area
    • Cutting tools, Measuring and mixing equipment, solvents, spreading tools, etc
    • Preparing resin
    • Safety
    • 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
    • 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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