Introduction to Vacuum Resin Transfer Moulding Level 2
This workshop is for anyone currently working with composites or considering the introduction of Vacuum Resin Transfer Moulding (VRTM) to an existing composites process. For companies already using the Resin Infusion process, this workshop can be used to introduce you to the advantages of the Vacuum Resin Transfer Moulding process. Advantages of VRTM include:
Mouldings can be manufactured to close dimensional tolerances
Components will have good surface finish on both sides
Selective reinforcement and accurate fibre management is achievable
Inserts can be incorporated into mouldings
Tooling costs comparatively low compared to other manufacturing processes
Low volatile emission during processing
The VRTM process can be used as an alternative production method to other material processes as its possible to automate the process resulting in better production times and less wastage.
The workshop is a practical hands-on full day session. The morning session will focus on the equipment machinery, materials and resins as well as setting up a moulding for a resin transfer that we will start in the afternoon.
On successful completion of the workshop, you will be able to assist with the setting up on the components including CIJECT resin infusion systems, set up a mould for VRTM 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 advantages of VRTM
The components and equipment used in VRTM
Selection of materials and resins
Setting up CIJECT resin infusion
Setting up the RTM
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
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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