Introduction to Carbon Fibre and Composites.

Our two-day weekend course is an intensive hands-on introduction to the sophisticated techniques used in the composites industry. It is aimed at complete beginners but those with some knowledge or experience working with composites will benefit from learning the more advanced techniques than the traditional ‘hand lay-up’. You will make a carbon fibre tray to take home with you as well as the mould, so you will gain an excellent understanding of the processes required to make a carbon fibre part from start to finish. We will also discuss applications in furniture and ways of incorporating these materials and techniques into your own designs and projects.

Day 1 - Infusion

• Fabrics and reinforcement
• Pre preg fabrics
• Core materials
• Resins
• Consumables and equipment
• Prepare and undertake an infusion (see video above)

Day 2 – Pattern and Mould Making

• Mould making materials
• Pattern making materials and techniques
• Gel coats
• Mould reinforcements
• Release agents
• Make a mould of a carbon fibre tray

 

carbon fibre and composites

2 day course

Price: £400 including all materials

This course is run by our in-house composites expert Danny Maddock who has studied, experimented and developed a proficiency using these modern materials and techniques.

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