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Aircraft Composite Manufacturing


Course Details

About this Course

This is the second course in the Certificate in Aircraft Composite Materials & Manufacturing. Building on knowledge of materials established in the first course, this course will focus on the manufacturing of composite materials. Develop understanding of manufacturing advantages of composites and acquire knowledge of common composites manufacturing terminology. Examine current manufacturing processes. Learn how to identify typical defects introduced in manufacturing and effective methods used to minimize and mitigate them. Explore repair considerations for composites and learn the characteristics of secondary manufacturing processes. Identify typical characteristics of testing and understand quality inspection methods for composite materials. In interactive class sessions combining theoretical foundations and practical skill, gain sound understanding of composite manufacturing processes, quality inspection priorities.

Topics include:

  • Manufacturing fundamentals
  • Manufacturing processes for thermoset and thermoplastic composites
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Tooling considerations
  • Composite fabrication and assembly
  • Repair of composites

Program Overview

To earn this certificate, you must complete the first two courses and either the third or fourth course.


You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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