Vacuum Resin Infusion processing VIP
Course code: TECH-150
Course duration: 5 Days
The Basic Resin Infusion Processing course, is a course suitable for:
- 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, 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.
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 wants to learn about the basic principles of resin infusion. Resin Infusion is a process by which vacuum draws resin into a 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!
The following topics will be discussed in the course:
- Review health, safety and handling
- Advantages and disadvantages of Vacuum Resin Infusion (VIP) techniques
- Selection of fibres, resin and other materials
- Darcy’s law
- Volume calculation of resin content needed for infusion
- Equipment selection
- Resin flow characteristics and tool temperatures
- Identification of parts suitable for resin infusion
- Preparation of tooling and material layup
- Process set-up, use of reusable bagging
- Curing & Post Curing
- Trimming and finishing
- Post manufacture equipment cleaning and maintenance
- Waste resin disposal issues
Course content theory (Level 1,2)
- Health and Safety (MSDS)
- Composite interior repair of laminates and honeycomb sandwich panel with thin skins
- Materials: Dry fiber cloth and weave styles, wet resin impregnation and squeeze out, adhesives, potting compounds and honeycomb core types and density
- Fundamentals of fabrication: dry cloth and pre-preg handling, ply orientation, layup procedures, vacuum bagging techniques
- Introduction and use of OEM manuals per Aircraft type for cabin Interior parts repair
- Resin, adhesive systems: thermosets vs. mix ratios, viscosity, service temperature limits, cold storage requirements / shelf life limits, pot life, etc.
- Material Data Sheet (MDS) reading to determine Open time, Shelf life, and material Cure cycles
- Composite awareness & reporting damage incidents
- Minor Damage assessment, dents scratches and others
- Sanding techniques for thin laminate skins, scarf angels, repairs
- Installing & removing installed fasteners like treadhed inserst, bushings
- Installing heli-coil threaded inserts
- Upholstery of interior parts* (* Can be added on request)
The following exercises will be trained in the course:
- Tool preparation and mold release application
- Fibre-pack lay-up / preform fabrication
- Placing fibers fabrics in moulds
- Installation flow media and vacuum
- Infusion fabricating different sheets and curved sandwich panel shapes
- Monitoring the infusion
- Curing infused panels and parts
- Post Curing parts
The duration of our TECH-150 Resin (Basic) Infusion course is only 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.
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.