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Composite Essentials to Run Alongside Advanced Engineering 2014

NetComposites will be introducing its range of stand-alone training modules at an event called Composites Essentials which will run alongside the Advanced Engineering group of events, 11th November 2014, NEC, Birmingham, UK.

NetComposites has extended its training offering to offer bespoke and online training. Each comprise of modules which are designed to supply the composites industry with the educational capacity it needs to thrive. Seven of these training modules have been chosen and will run under the title ‘Composite Essentials’ which will run at the NEC during the Advanced Engineering group of events.

Gemma Smith, NetComposites Communications Manager says. “NetComposites has always been a big supporter of the Advanced Engineering group of events, and specifically the Composites Engineering show where it is Headline Media Partner. Composites Essentials is something else that it can offer attendees to this ‘can’t miss’ event. The modules have been chosen to suit both technical and commercial staff and they are being offered at a hugely discounted price. We’re urging people to book now to avoid disappointment.”

The modules that will appear at Composite Essentials are:

TM1 - What is a Composite Material?

  • What is meant by a “composite material”
  • What a composite material is made from
  • How a composite material works
  • The advantages and disadvantages of composite materials

TM2 - Polymer Matrix Composites

  • What “polymers” are
  • Why polymers are different from other materials
  • The differences between thermoplastics and thermosets
  • Which types of thermoset matrix are commonly used and how they perform
  • Which types of thermoplastic matrix are commonly used and how they perform

TM3 - Composite Reinforcements & Additives

  • Which types of reinforcement are commonly used and how they perform
  • What a self-reinforced polymer is
  • Which other reinforcements and additives you might encounter

TM4 - Intermediate Materials

  • What is meant by an “intermediate material”
  • The different forms of intermediate materials
  • How intermediate materials are produced

TM5 - Composite Material Processing

  • What goes into a composite material
  • The various manufacturing processes which exist
  • How to select the best method
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the various manufacturing routes

TM6 - Applications of Composites

  • To understand the strengths and weaknesses of composite materials
  • To appreciate some of the design considerations with composite materials
  • To learn about some of the key applications of composite materials
  • To know why composite materials are used instead of other materials

TM7 - Composite Material Failure

  • Mechanical failure of composites
  • Environmental degradation
  • Fire, smoke, and toxicity
  • Non-destructive examination (NDE)
  • Repair of composite material

Companies and individuals can buy one or a number of tickets to any of the modules listed above. The prices are:

  • 1 module ticket £39
  • 4 module tickets £139
  • 7 module tickets £234

Please click here for more information and full registration details.