This is our Quick Repair composite support tooling fabrication course (Stage I) in reapir of Aircraft parts from carbon fiber or glass fiber
This course is developed for composite technicians of technical departments, MRO stations or AOG service stations who want learn to fabricate Quick support tooling/moulds for aircraft composite and metal bonded parts to stabilize while being repaired and cured at elevated and high temperatures.
Support tools can be made from dry cloth made from glass and carbon fiber cloth with an epoxy resin or carbon fiber prepreg material
Our EFC Courses, TECH-001, (Stage I ) can be a prerequisite or 2-3 year repair experience on aircraft composite fabrication or repair is and advised requirement for this course or an equivalent level. I
f in doubt, contact us to assess your equivalent level of knowledge and skills needed for this course.
Personnel of technical departments, MRO stations, AOG services such as Composite Repair technicians, certifying staff, engineers and others.
Number of participants
Minimum required 4 and maximum 12 per course*.
* Courses will be confirmed as running by EFC as soon as sufficient applications are received!
Upon completion of this course the participant:
Has a better knowledge of quick fabrication of carbon or fiberglass composite tool design and fabrication in support
Has knowledge and skills of surface preparation of an existing part
Is familiar with Tool lay-up sequence, balance and symmetry
Can re-claim the original part surface
Can install tool index and trim fixtures
Can fabricate & apply quick repair tooling for metal bonded structure parts
Can fabricate & apply quick repair tooling on carbon fiber glassfiber reinforced composite parts
Knows how to use and work with a wax sheet to offset ply thickness
Can apply vacuum bags and use of a pleat for quick repair tooling
Will have advanced knowledge and skills to apply to Low-Temperature Moulding (LTM) materials
Knows composite materials used and is very aware about coefficient of thermal expansion of used carbon andd glasfiber materials
Course content theory
Health and Safety (MSDS)
Damage assessment, Repair plan, Stabilize existing part and damage,
Reclaiming the existing part surface
The coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) and spring back correction of return flanges
Tool Heat transfer and tool materials use
The coefficient of expansion of composite material used at room temp. and high temp cures.
Removal of fasteners
Extending part flanges and support structure for existing part
Use of template to reclaim existing fastener holes,
Ply table use
Drill bushings for fastener hole reclaiming
Use of Plier operated Hex-nut Cleco fasteners, Wing nut Cleco fasteners, skin pins
Fabrication Quick Repair Support Tooling for Metal Bonded Structure
Use of RT or Low Temp. cure WLU resins & Post cures to high temperatures
Tool index features
Tool support structure
Tool leak frames incorporated in return flanges
Mould tool joggle lay-up
Tooling wax sheet use for offset edges
Felt Tooling technique used for damaged and repair area support during sanding and curing
Attachment of wet Lay-up cleats
Use and fabrication of pre-cured tool inserts
Application of de-bulks pleat installation in vacuum bags
Cure and Post-cue cycle temperatures versus tool life cycle
Applications of Quick Repair Tooling
Application and types of fast applicable composite tooling sealers and release agents
The participant will be able to:
Assess damage, create a repair plan,
Reclaiming the damaged part surface
Stabilize damaged area by the Felt technique
Make fastener templates, reinforcements,
Extend existing flanges of a part
Stabilize flanges, drill templates
Apply fences for return flanges
Apply wax sheets and determine wax radii
Apply tool index features
Apply LTM tooling material
Be able to program hotbonder to monitor heatlamps, ceramic heaters and parameters for cure or post-cure cycles.
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.