Applied Science and Manufacturing
|COMPOSITES TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM
This course combines the Composites Technician Certificate program with our Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair class in order to be able to deliver more current methods and technologies as fast as they're developed. This course is taught by Damian Cianci who's been teaching technology and manufacturing courses with the college for over thirteen years. His delivery of this program have received many accolades from the aerospace community and have helped many students find employment in aerospace composite repair.
In order to provide more one on one time with students and to maintain higher safety standards, classes are limited to eight students.
COMPOSITES TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE
This introductory certificate prepares students for advanced coursework in the area of Fiber Reinforced Composites (FRC). It is geared toward technicians with a metal working background who are considering transitioning to working with composites in a manufacturing and/or repair environment. It is also appropriate for newcomers to manufacturing who would like to get a sense of work with composites.
This certificate program is divided into three separate courses:
Introduction to Composites Materials
Introduction to Composites Materials topics includes 7 units:
Unit 1: Why Composites?
Unit 2: Fibers
Unit 3: Resins
Unit 4: Core
Unit 5: The Interface and Surface Preparation
Unit 6: Safe Handling of Materials
Unit 7: MSDS
The FRC:Manufacturing course includes 5 units:
Unit 1: Wet Hand Lay-up, Vacuum Bagging, Ply Cutting,
Autoclaves and Ovens
Unit 2: Liquid Composite or Infusion Molding
Unit 3: Filament Winding and Automated Tape Lay-Up
Unit 4: Compression Molding and Pultrusion
Unit 5: Safety
The FRC:Repair course includes 4 units:
Unit 1: Classification of Damage
Unit 2: Inspection and Documentation of Damage
Unit 3: Repair Techniques
Unit 4: Advanced Repair Techniques
ADVANCED COMPOSITE FABRICATION AND REPAIR
This course goes beyond the skills and methods learned in the CTC class to include any new technologies, such as infusion and solid carbon fiber repairs.
Students will have several labs they will work on. Each lab will often take two days or more to complete and require the use of several different shop tools. Most composites labs will require cutting and trimming with the band saw, shears or power grinder. Our tooling lab covers the necessity of clean surfaces, free of all defects and blemishes, so sanding and polishing are important topics.
Currently are labs are:
Mold making and tooling
Prepreg layup with honeycomb core and heated curing (two labs)
Full honeycomb repair (two labs)
Vacuum Infusion (Advance Composite Fabrication and Repair)
Solid CFRP Repair (Advance Composite Fabrication and Repair)
We are always looking for new labs and ways to improve the class. Our newest labs will demonstrate how to build a solid carbon fiber plate (probably using vacuum infusion) and then how to perform a precision step repair of this material. Our goal is to simulate the skin and wing sections of the latest composite aircraft.
No prior experience in composites is needed in order to enroll in this course. Since some of the material is online, students are expected to have a computer with Internet access and current software updates.
To Register: Make payment online and complete a credit registration form. E-mail form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 425-267-5749. (form found left side of page)
|COMPOSITES TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM -- CLASS IS IN SESSION --
|4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
||Location: Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center 0110
|Sessions: 16 Tu Th
||3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
|11/19/2013 - 1/28/2014
|No Class on 11/28/13, 12/24/13, 12/26/13, 12/31/13, 01/02/14