Composite Joining Principles

Tuesday, 23 - Thursday, 25 Feb 2021


This training will take place in three sessions of three hours each. When you have booked your place, you will be sent all the details you need in order to access the online platform to participate.

The timetable is as follows:

  • Tuesday 23rd February 2021 - 9am-12 noon
  • Wednesday 24th February 2021 - 12noon-3pm
  • Thursday 25th February 2021 - 9am-12 noon

Composite parts live and breathe by their joints. As a Designer, they are usually the first, and most challenging point to consider in a project. It’s also the area that’s most likely to fail if you get it wrong.

Led by the experts from our Design and Simulation team, this course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of composites joining. We’ll talk you through the various methods available and help you make decisions on selecting the best approach.

What we'll cover:

  • What to consider in multi-material joining
    • Key polymer & hybrid joining methods
    • Emerging joining methods
  • Bolted Joints
    • Design approach
    • Calculating load capacity
    • Calculating failure modes
  • Bonded joints
    • How bonded joints transfer loads
    • Design approach
    • Calculating load capacity
    • Manufacture, assembly and test

Who should attend

We highly recommend this course for designers who want to improve their approach to bonding and joining composite materials and get better results first time.


  • 3 days, 2-3 hours per day (detailed above)


  • Individual Price: £800

Get in touch

To find out more about this course or to discuss your training needs with us, please email



This training is delivered online.

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