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Liquid Molding

This Liquid Molding program encompasses several process variations of typically low-viscosity resin systems which are used in the production of detailed, high quality composite parts. Just a few of the liquid molding processes featured includes: resin transfer molding and vacuum Infusion.

Pultrusion

This Pultrusion program details the high-throughput, continuous pultrusion process. The reinforcement materials used to produce pultrusions are followed step by step through the process - from resin saturation and impregnation, preforming, shaping, curing, and cut-to-length sawing. This program is part of an eight program Composites Manufacturing series.

Filament Winding

This Filament Winding program examines both the wet winding and dry winding processes. The primary types of filament winding methods are detailed including: hoop winding and helical winding. This program also features an in depth look at the types and uses of filament winding mandrels. This program is part of an eight program Composites Manufacturing series.

Automated Composite Layup and Spray-up

This Automated Composite Layup and Spray-up program focuses on the various automated processes and equipment developed to manufacture composite products of high quality. The use of CNC gantry ply-cutters, robots, tape lamination machines and fiber placement machines are among the automated technologies detailed.

Manual Composite Layup & Spray Up

Manual composite layup and spray up are the most common methods of producing composite parts. This Manual Composite Layup & Spray Up program follows each process thoroughly, detailing each step from molds preparation through to the curing of finished layups and spray ups. The use of vacuum bag molding and autoclave molding to further consolidate layups and spray ups is also presented. This program is part of an eight program Composites Manufacturing series.

Composite Materials

This Composite Materials program features a detailed explanation of the important mechanical properties of thermoset fiber-reinforced composites. The primary types of reinforcement materials: glass, carbon and aramid are examined, as well as the major matrix materials: polyester, epoxy, bismaleimide, and polyimide. The use of thermoplastic composite materials is also highlighted. This program is part of an eight program Composites Manufacturing series.

Design for Manufacture and Assembly Introduction

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) is a proven design methodology used to optimize part costs and quality, while reducing time-to-market development. This program features an interview with Nicholas Dewhurst of Boothroyd Dewhurst. He explains the concepts and use of DFMA in product analysis to understand the drivers of cost, and the interaction of the individual pieces within the product to optimize design, manufacturability, and assembly.

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)

Design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) is a proven design methodology used to optimize part costs and quality, while reducing time-to-market development. Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights Video Series, this program features an interview with Nicholas Dewhurst of Boothroyd Dewhurst. He explains the concepts and use of DFMA in product analysis to understand the drivers of cost, and the interaction of the individual pieces within the product to optimize design, manufacturability, and assembly.

Five S Factory Makeover

Great for anyone from novices to seasoned lean practitioners, this program shows you how to identify the seven wastes of lean by going through the process with two companies.

Compression Molding

The use of compression molding in high volume, high quality composite parts production is featured prominently in this Compression Molding program. The various sheet, thick and bulk molding compounds are detailed as well as mold types used. The transfer molding process, which is a technological extension of compression molding is also highlighted. This program is part of an eight program Composites Manufacturing series.