Introduction to Resin Infusion Level 2
This workshop is for anyone currently working with composites or considering the introduction of Resin Infusion to an existing composites process. For companies already using Resin Infusion this workshop can be used to introduce new employees to the Resin Infusion process. This workshop follows on from Workshop 2 which focused on a comparison of wet lay-up and Resin Infusion.
Resin infusion is the process where resin is drawn into a dry laminate whilst it is held under vacuum against a rigid mould by a sealed flexible membrane. Resin infusion is particularly relevant when making very large structures (for example boat hulls, wind turbine blades etc) as tooling costs are relatively low. Unlike Resin Transfer Moulding, the ‘B’ surface finish of the resulting laminate is not controlled cosmetically but excellent laminate properties can be achieved.
A major advantage of Resin Infusion is that volatile emissions can also be dramatically reduced making resin infusion an excellent alternative to large-scale open moulding.
Recent developments with renewable silicone vacuum membranes have widened the scope for resin infusion and can sometimes be used to reduce the general cost of consumable materials.
The workshop is a practical hands-on full day session. In the morning you will identify the key equipment used for Resin Infusion. The afternoon will follow with a practical session completing a major repair to either moulds or a composite component in our fully equipped composites academy.
On successful completion of the workshop, you will be able to set up a mould for Resin Infusion and select the appropriate materials and resins. You will also have the opportunity to progress to a choice of short courses that focus in more depth on a specific process.
All courses have progression routes to our funded Level 2 and Level 3 short courses, or ultimately the Level 3 Composites Technician apprenticeship.
If you have any enquiries about this course, please email Paul Singer: [email protected]
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
The Resin Infusion process, advantages and disadvantages
Selecting the correct materials and resins
Setting up a mould for Resin Infusion
Correct use of vacuum pumps and ancillary equipment
Completing the infusion process
Releasing the component from the mould
Identifying common faults in Resin Infusion
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
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This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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