Introduction to Automation

Online, self-paced course

Automation can unlock great leaps in productions times and abilities. Given that composites have historically been very much driven by manual processes, some automation techniques are not yet fully exploited by manufacturers.

In this course we'll look at common manufacturing methods and what technologies are currently available to automate them. We'll also look at a few specific composite deposition technologies to gain a better overview of them.

We'll investigate some of the practical tooling considerations when using an automated process.

What we'll cover:

  • Automation vs Digital
  • Automated technologies
  • The key technologies used in composites
  • Automated systems/lines
  • Key deposition technologies:
    • AFP/ATL
    • Filament Winding
    • Braiding
    • Pick & Place
  • Tooling considerations for automation

Our interactive content will give you opportunities throughout the course to check and test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons.

When you’ve completed the course you’ll be able to download a personalised certificate of completion, and you’ll have access to the course for six months from the date of purchase so you can re-visit the content at any time during that period.


Learning time: 3 hours

Cost: £75

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For further information about this course or to discuss your training needs with us, please email [email protected]

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