The Basic Resin Infusion Processing (VIP) course is a course suitable for:
technicians who work in Marine/Boating environment who wants to become professional
a beginner who wants to become professional
anyone who wants to gain a theoretical understanding and practical experience in making high-quality composite parts with the vacuum infusion process.
This course will examine all the aspects of the process including the main theoretical principles, a detailed description of the technology, product selection, demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Our training demonstrates how to effectively employ infusion materials in the resin infusion process.
Day(-s): 5 / Tech code: TECH-150
Course dates and locations
Some experience with composite materials would benefit you in this course.
For those who not have any background with composites we recommend (Not required!) to attend our TECH-001– our Basic Composite course. Please contact EFC if you need more information.
This course is developed for anyone, technician, engineer, college students, who want to learn about the basic principles of resin infusion.
Resin Infusion is a process by which vacuum draws resin into dry fibers.
Number of participants
Minimum required 3 and maximum 12 per course*.
* Courses will be confirmed as running by EFC as soon as sufficient applications are received!
At the end of this Hands-on Resin Infusion course the participants:
Must be able to work in groups of two with minimum supervision
Must be attentive to details
Will be able to calculate the amount of resin to use in accordance with Darcy LawOEM manual of the specific type of aircraft
Can install single and multipoint entry feeds
Can make choices of infusion mesh types and install it properly
Can install a permeable membranes
Knows how to place peel plies with cut-outs
Know how to use degassing chamber and degassing of mixed resin
Knows how to use resin catch pots
Knows how to place resin feeds, manifolds
Can perform leak checks
Can work according to Safety regulations and can recognize hazardous materials
Knows commonly used acronyms for different processes
Know all core materials used
Course content theory
The following topics will be discussed in the course:
Health and Safety (MSDS)
Advantages and disadvantages of Vacuum Resin Infusion (VIP) techniques
Selection of fibres, resin and other materials
Volume calculation of resin content needed for infusion
Resin flow characteristics and tool temperatures
Identification of parts suitable for resin infusion
Preparation of tooling and material layup
Resin entry feed positioning
Singel and multi-point entry resin feeds
Degassing chambers and Resin traps
Choice and positioning of infusion mesh
Tube flow mesh and connectors
Infusion core materials
Singel and double Vacuum bags
Process set-up, use of reusable bagging
Curing & Post Curing
Trimming and finishing
Post-manufacture equipment cleaning and maintenance
Waste resin disposal issues
The following exercises will be trained in the course:
Tool preparation and mould release application
Fibre-pack lay-up / preform fabrication
Placing fibers fabrics in moulds
Installation flow media and vacuum
Calculate resin amount and mix ratios according to datasheets
The position of Singel and multi-point entry resin feeds
Infusion fabricating different sheets and curved sandwich panel shapes
Monitoring the infusion
Curing infused panels and parts
Post Curing parts
The duration of this TECH-150 Resin (Basic) Infusion course is 5 days.
It is widely known that it takes 2 to 4 weeks to train an average technician to a level where he/she has production ready skills to infuse parts.
Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 1-2
Successful completion is 75% correct answers
The examination will be closed book and can be conducted by a Part 147 approved Examiner upon request
The practical mark will be the average of all marks gained from the practical exercises
All grades will be recorded in the participant individual training records and kept on record at EFC for unlimited time (compliant with Reference EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014) and the GDPR rules
A certificate of accomplishment is handed out to each participant
Assessment activities are built into our courses, to give feedback on the achievement and personal potential and kept a record in their personal logbook.
The final outcome of the participant's Examination, assessment document and logbook per student will be digitally sent to your company responsible manager or HR department.
We also comply with the European GDPR rules as effective on May 25th, 2018 concerning storage of private information of participants who attended our courses.
Note for companies only:
If required, our Training courses can be tailored made to meet your specific needs. Course dates as noted on our course schedule can be adjusted on request to meet your required starting date. If you have a requirement for this, please contact our business development manager, Rolf Hovener, via his personal page.
Course run Onsite and at special request
For your company to benefit, this course can be held ‘On-Site’ at your facility under certain conditions. Click on this link to the Onsite information webpage!
Courses as noted on our course schedule page can be run on request to meet your required start and end date.
All listed course prices are Excl VAT. (Dutch VAT is 21%). EFC complies with Dutch tax laws. On request, companies can be sent an invoice instead of paying direct On-line with PayPal, IDEAL or credit card.