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Composites Workshops and Pre-Preg Laboratory

These facilities gives students experience of skills relevant to the mechanical and aerospace industry.

This workshop houses a large composites oven for curing pre-preg parts and materials, as well as a walk-in freezer for storage of these materials. The oven is suitable for composite part curing at up to 200°C and includes a built in vacuum system for curing parts under pressure, it also includes the capacity to log various temperature and pressure parameters within the oven chamber and produce a graph to allow for further analysis of the curing process.

This laboratory also includes large cutting tables for cutting and laminating of materials, as well as extraction equipment for light trimming and sanding of cured parts.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • Fibre matting cutting tables; Walk in freezer for pre-impregnated fibres; 200°C Composite curing oven, 2000mm h x 2400mm w x 3400mm. Fully programmable with calibrated zone; Vacuum benches

Availability

9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Where possible and with prior arrangement, staff will work flexibly during the working day to accommodate specific support requirements which do not fit into the specified timetable.

Location

The Composites Workshops and Pre-Preg Laboratory can be found in 013 of the Engineering Innovation Centre

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