About this Course

  • Why?

    Learn about materials, manufacturing technologies and design based on real-life examples and apply them in your studies or on the job!

  • For who?

    If you are new to composites, have theoretical knowledge or are an expert, this course will help you to understand composites in a new way!

Syllabus

In this Composite Materials course you will learn about:

  • Different types of Fibers, Matrices & Fabrics

  • Different manufacturing technologies and their use

  • The complexity of the design with composites

Trainer(s) of this course:

COO - Managing Composites

Eneko Angulo

From 2014 in the Composite Materials environment. He started as a technical operator in Hypercars, and continued his career in the technical office, being responsible for quality of suppliers of advanced materials.
  • 2

    Materials

    • Introduction to Composite Materials

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Task - Formula E Vehicle Components

    • Solution - Formula E Vehicle Components

    • Task - Main Requirements

    • Solution - Main Requirements

    • Task - PROs and CONs Composites

    • Solution - PROs and CONs Composites

    • F1 Car Cut in Half

    • Material Properties

    • Task - Composites Structure

    • Composites Structure

    • Carbon Fibers

    • BMW's Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Process

    • New 2013 Ferrari - F70 - F1 Carbon-Fibre Chassis

    • Glass Fibers

    • Aramid Fibers

    • Other Fibers

    • Task - Carbon Fibers: Features and Mechanical Properties

    • Task - Glass Fibers: Features and Mechanical Properties

    • Task - Aramid Fibers: Features and Mechanical Properties

    • Task - Polymeric Fibers: Features and Mechanical Properties

    • Task - Natural Fibers: Features and Mechanical Properties

    • Task - Fibers Comparison: Stress/Strain Chart

    • Solution - Fibers Comparison: Stress/Strain Chart

    • Task - Fibers Comparison: Price Chart

    • Solution - Fibers Comparison: Price Chart

    • Choosing Composite Reinforcements for Impact Strength

    • Matrices - Polyester & Vinyl Ester

    • Matrices - Epoxy & Cyanate Ester

    • Matrices - Other

    • Matrices Comparison

    • Fabric - Usage & Types

    • Fabric - Drapability

    • Fabric - Bonnet Task: Explanation

    • Fabric - Bonnet Task

    • Fabric - Bonnet Task: Solution

    • Fabric - Layup

    • Solution - Layup Designation

    • Solution - Layup Designation: Battery Pack Floor

    • Foam Cores & Balsa Wood

    • Honeycomb Cores

    • Cores Comparison

    • Task - Foam Core Selection

    • Task - Foam Core Selection

    • Final Test - Materials

  • 3

    Manufacture

    • Wet Layup

      FREE PREVIEW
    • How to Laminate Large Composite (Fiberglass) Moulds

    • Task - Wet Layup: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - Wet Layup: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Prepreg

    • Alfa Romeo 4C: Technology & Architecture - Carbon Chassis

    • Cutting Prepreg

    • Task - Prepreg: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - Prepreg: Features, PROs and CONs

    • PCM

    • PCM Process

    • Task - PCM: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - PCM: Features, PROs and CONs

    • SMC/BMC

    • Sheet Moulding Compound Process

    • Task - SMC/BMC: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - SMC/BMC: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Resin Infusion

    • Vacuum Resin Infusion Process

    • Vacuum Resin Infusion of a Carbon Fibre Part

    • Farr Yacht Design

    • Task - Resin Infusion: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - Resin Infusion: Features, PROs and CONs

    • RTM

    • BMW i3 Composite Frame Manufacturing

    • High Pressure Resin Transfer Molding

    • Task - RTM: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - RTM: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Filament Winding

    • Filament Winding Process

    • Filament Winding Process

    • Task - Filament Winding: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - Filament Winding: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Braiding

    • Braiding Process

    • Overbraided SLR Crashcone

    • Task - Braiding: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - Braiding: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Pultrusion

    • Pultrusion Process

    • Curved Carbon Fibre Rear Bumper Beam

    • Task - Pultrusion: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Solution - Pultrusion: Features, PROs and CONs

    • Manufacturing Technologies - Conclusion

    • Final Test - Manufacture

  • 4

    Design

    • Introduction & Definitions Design Process

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Concept Design

    • Manufacturing Process Selection & Part Design

    • Joints & Other Elements

    • Layup & FEA

    • Task - Bonding Aluminum Head with Carbon Fiber

    • Solution - Bonding Aluminum Head with Carbon Fiber

    • Molds

    • Master & Tooling

    • Master Machining

    • Curing & Post-Process

    • Documentation

    • Task - Tool Split & Part Lamination

    • Solution - Tool Split & Part Lamination

    • Design for Manufacturing

    • Final Test - Design

  • 5

    Library - Materials

    • Introduction to Composite Materials

    • Material Properties

    • Composites Structure

    • Carbon Fibers

    • Glass Fibers

    • Aramid Fibers

    • Other Fibers

    • Matrices - Polyester & Vinyl Ester

    • Matrices - Epoxy & Cyanate Ester

    • Matrices - Other

    • Matrices Comparison

    • Fabric - Usage & Types

    • Fabric - Drapability

    • Fabric - Layup

    • Foam Cores & Balsa Wood

    • Honeycomb Cores

    • Cores Comparison

  • 6

    Library - Manufacture

    • Wet Layup

    • Prepreg

    • PCM

    • SMC/BMC

    • Resin Infusion

    • RTM

    • Filament Winding

    • Braiding

    • Pultrusion

    • Manufacturing Technologies - Conclusion

  • 7

    Library - Design

    • Introduction & Definitions Design Process

    • Concept Design

    • Manufacturing Process Selection & Part Design

    • Joints & Other Elements

    • Layup & FEA

    • Molds

    • Master & Tooling

    • Curing & Post-Process

    • Documentation

    • Design for Manufacturing

  • 8

    Course Conclusion

    • Final Evaluation Survey

What our students say about this course:

5 star rating

Amazing Course!

Marcelo Webster

A very well structured course which is suitable for people with different levels of knowledge about composite materials. It perfectly explores Materials, Man...

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A very well structured course which is suitable for people with different levels of knowledge about composite materials. It perfectly explores Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, with a ton of examples and tasks that improve the students learning process. The team at The Native Lab is also very feedback-focused and assisted me with great support during the course. I thoroughly recommend this course for anyone who is looking to dive into the composites world!

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