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Composites Technology

High demand for skilled technicians

Composites Technology

High demand for skilled technicians

Composites Technology

High demand for skilled technicians

Program Courses

CMPST 121 - Composites Construction and Repair

CMPST 121 – Composites Construction and Repair

(3)
Introduction to fiberglass reinforced plastics with emphasis on chemical safety applicable to poly and vinyl ester resins, solvents, and epoxies. Hands-on training in use of molds, gel coats, release agents, resins, cosmetic color matching and reinforcing materials in hand layup and structural repair. None

CMPST 123 - Composite Vacuum Infusion/Light RTM Process

CMPST 123 – Composite Vacuum Infusion/Light RTM Process

(5)
Introduction to vacuum infused plastics. Training in infusion reinforcements, core identification, infusion equipment usage, manifold systems both flow and feed, flow media, bag building, peel ply installation, resin building and infusion techniques employing reusable B side molds. Training in silicone bag building and their usage along with development of rigid B side molds and their usage in Light Resin Transfer Method. Prerequisite: CMPST 121 or instructor approval.

CMPST 127 - Advanced Composites Construction and Repair

CMPST 127 – Advanced Composites Construction and Repair

(5)
Introduction to advanced composite manufacturing with emphasis on thermoset prepreg technology. Hands-on training in manufacturing with polyesters, vinylester and prepreg’s using common types of advanced fiber reinforcements. Includes preparation for the American Composites Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA) Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) certification exam. None

CMPST 128 - Composites Windblade Construction and Repair

CMPST 128 – Composites Windblade Construction and Repair

(5)
Introduction to composite manufacturing and repair of windblades with emphasis on thermoset prepreg technology. Hands on training in manufacturing and repair using VIP/Vacuum Bagging with proper bleeder schedules, hot-bond repairs/heat blankets, and damage inspection repair techniques. Includes preparation for American Composites Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA) wind blade construction and repair certification exam. None

CMPST 129 - Introduction to Nondestructive Testing

CMPST 129 – Introduction to Nondestructive Testing

(3)
Introduction to nondestructive testing (NDT), nondestructive inspection (NDI), and inspection in fiber reinforced plastics using ultrasonic testing techniques. Includes basic principles of acoustics, equipment, test techniques, calibration, straight and angle beam procedures. Prepares students for NDT/NDI testing for qualification and certification. None

CMPST 130 - Recycling Composites

CMPST 130 – Recycling Composites

(4)
Overview of methods, ideas and concepts for reclamation. Focuses on the recycling of composite material and highlights of waste stream reduction and recycling. Includes the challenges of composites recycling, methods of recycling composites and an opportunity to recycle composite parts or use recycled composite materials to build new composite parts. None

CMPST 220 - Composite Tooling

CMPST 220 – Composite Tooling

(5)
Theory and application of tooling for the composite industry using various forms of medium. In-depth study and hands-on work building both A and rigid B molds using both manual and computer aided development for plug construction. Prerequisite: CMPST 121 and 123 or instructor permission.

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