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Aircraft Composite Tooling

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Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost starts at: $3,000

Next Start Date:

March 2, 2021

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course


This is the third course in the Certificate in Aircraft Composite Materials & Manufacturing. Utilizing knowledge of materials and manufacturing gained in the previous courses, focus your learning on aircraft composite tooling methods. Develop understanding of the key differences between metal and composite tooling and learn to identify specific tool types used in composite manufacturing. Examine typical materials used and their basic properties. Analyze primary issues in tool design and identify key criteria in tooling material selection. Gain knowledge of common issues in secondary process tooling and assembly tooling. Benefit from the experience of an instructor team representing academia and industry. 

Topics include:

  • Metal panel layup tooling (tools made of invar, steel, etc.)
  • Composite panel layup tooling (tools made of composite materials)
  • Layup tools used for automated layup (automated fiber placement and automated tape laying)
  • Layup tools for internal composite structural parts
  • Layup tools for dealing with trapped volume conditions
  • Interiors tooling
  • Trim tooling for composite parts
  • Assembly tooling for composite structural assemblies

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.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online

Meet your instructors

K. B. Das

Affiliate Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington 

Ramulu Mamidala

Boeing-Pennell Professor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

This is the credit course M E 599.

Online

Meet your instructors

K. B. Das

Affiliate Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington 

Ramulu Mamidala

Boeing-Pennell Professor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

Credit Course

You’ll earn 3 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

This is the credit course MSE 599.

Online

Meet your instructors

K. B. Das

Affiliate Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington 

Ramulu Mamidala

Boeing-Pennell Professor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

Credit Course

You’ll earn 3 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

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