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Tools Used In Composite Manufacturing - Skill Group Pathway


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Full program description


The manufacturing of composite products requires many tools. In this pathway, you'll learn about forming tools, hand tools, and overhead laser systems. You'll explore the type of materials used in these tools and also learn about the factors to consider when choosing a material.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe which manufacturing processes require local exhaust ventilation
  • Understand the various materials used in forming tools
  • Understand the compatibility of tool materials with composite part materials
  • Define and calculate coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)
  • List common defects of tools
  • List common methods of inspecting tools
  • Describe the requirements of tool strip cleaning, tool preparation (prep) cleaning, and release agent application
  • Describe the proper methods of transporting and storing tools
  • Define and understand the operation of an overhead laser system

Estimated completion time (hours): 6.9