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7/11/2011 | 1 MINUTE READ

NCC launches composites training program

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The National Composites Center in Ohio will offer classes covering VARTM, SMC, hand lay-up, filament winding and out-of-autoclave processing. Each class will be offered once in July and once in October.


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The National Composites Center (NCC, Dayton, Ohio, USA) announced on July 4 that it has developed a series of training courses designed to meet the needs of composites industry professionals. The courses will be held at the center on a quarterly basis and are especially suited to entry-level manufacturers, resin suppliers, compounders, composites molders, sales representatives and other individuals interested in working with the material. Companies looking to use composites to move into new markets or incorporate advanced materials into current products will receive hands-on exposure in commercial scale composite processing.

Understanding Composites, a three-day course, will be held July 11-15 and Oct. 10-14. The course will provide a basic understanding of composites combining classroom theory with instruction in hand lay-up and vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM). Course capacity is 14 participants.

Composites Production Processing is a four-day course designed to introduce participants to resin fiber processing with sheet molding compound, long fiber thermoplastics, tape line, rapid fiber preforming, filament winding and hand lay-up and physical testing. The course is limited to seven participants and will be held July 18-22 and Oct. 17-21.

High-End Processing is scheduled for July 25-29 and Oct. 24-28. The four-day class will offer participants a better understanding of VARTM, autoclave and out-of-autoclave processing. Class capacity is limited to seven participants.

For prices, to register or for more information, contact Patti Johnson at +1 937-297-9454 or pjohonson@compositecenter.org.