CAMX 2020 preview: Abaris Training Resources
Appears in Print as: 'Presenting advances in bonding, joining'
Application of film adhesive for sandwich panels constructed during manufacturing training. Source | Abaris Training Resources
During the CAMX 2020 Virtual Experience, Louis C. Dorworth, direct services manager of Abaris Training Resources Inc. (Reno, Nev., U.S.), is moderating a panel discussion on “Bonding and Joining of Composites Successfully for Structural Applications,” and is presenting a tutorial called “Non-Destructive Inspection & Evaluation for Composites & Bonded Structures” on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET.
Abaris offers composite engineering, design and analysis curricula, as well as the latest courses in manufacturing, mold fabrication, resin infusion, adhesive bonding, non-destructive inspection and structural repair for both wind energy and aerospace applications, designed to meet the specific needs of the constantly changing composites industry. Special emphasis is placed on active learning in both classroom and the workshop settings for all Abaris Training courses.
Students performing taper-scarf repairs to CFRP panels. Source | Abaris Training Resources
In consideration of COVID-19, Abaris says it has retrofitted all three classrooms and labs so that safe distancing can be practiced in every space, seating students individually at each table in the classroom and supplying physical plexiglass (sneeze guard) barriers at each location to aid in protecting students. Rigorous cleaning and distancing protocols have been established in accordance with state and federal guidelines, Abaris says, to ensure that students and staff are safe. This includes requiring and providing masks to those who need them and plenty of space to work on projects.
Abaris is also offering a $100 discount to all CAMX attendees. Attendees can use the discount code CAMX100 (case sensitive) upon checkout online or are encouraged to contact Abaris and mention the coupon when enrolling.
ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.
Boeing and Airbus each is generating as much as a 1 million lb of cured and uncured carbon fiber prepreg waste each year from 787 and A350 XWB production. If you include the entire supply chain for these planes, the total is closer to 4 million lb/year. And with the automotive industry poised to consume (and waste) more carbon fiber than ever, recycling of composite materials has become an absolute necessity. The technology is there, but the markets are not. Yet.
Wind energy is putting the uncertainty that was the hallmark of this industry in the rearview mirror. Electricity from this renewable resource is cheaper and more competitive than it's ever been — and getting more so. This massive consumer of composite materials has a bright future.