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The process of creating a composite part consists of many steps, including layup, bagging, and curing. When done correctly, the result is a product that meets the customer’s requirements for shape and strength. If not done correctly, the product may be defective and fail when used. This course introduces you to the steps for manufacturing a composite product and defects that might occur.

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

  • Explain the differences between balanced and unbalanced layups
  • Describe different types of splices used in composite layups
  • Define wrinkles and gaps and describe their impact on a cured composite part
  • Define pockets and voids and describe their impact on a cured composite part
  • Describe how to create radius filler and explain why it's used
  • Understand the process for bagging and curing composite assemblies
  • List the equipment used during lay-up and bagging of composite products
  • List steps you need to take to prepare for the lay-up process
  • Describe how thermocouples are used during the curing process

Estimated completion time (hours): 8.7