Introduction to Automation for Composite Production

If you're looking to implement automated processes into your existing composite manufacturing activities this course will give you the knowledge you need to explore and assess techniques to take your production to the next level.

Historically, the production of composites has been very much driven by manual processes and some automation techniques are still not yet fully exploited by manufacturers. An understanding of the features & benefits of automation -vs- digital is essential and there are also practical tooling considerations to be made when using an automated process.

Automation can unlock great leaps in productions times and abilities.

In this course we'll look at common manufacturing methods and the technologies currently available to automate them.

We'll also look at some specific composite deposition technologies.

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

We're here to help

If you have any questions about this course or whether it's right for you please contact our training team.

Email: [email protected]

Call: +44 (0)117 370 7600, 9:00 - 16:00 GMT Monday - Friday

Online self-paced study:

  • Immediate access
  • Interactive content
  • Check & test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons
  • Full course access for six months from date of purchase
  • Downloadable, personalised course completion certificate

Cost:  £75

Learning time: 2 hours

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Virtual Classroom Course:

  • Live classes delivered by our expert tutors
  • Broadcast from our on site studio
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Fully interactive, ask questions & participate in group discussions
  • Personalised course completion certificate

Cost:  £350 per person

Duration:  2 x 3 hour classes over 2 days

  • Day 1: 9:30 - 12:30 
  • Day 2: 9:30 - 12:30

Course availability:

We are continuously updating our course calendar. Please contact us for future dates for this course. Email [email protected].

In person course:

  • Delivered by our expert tutors on site at the National Composites Centre, Bristol
  • Maximum 10 students per course
  • Refreshments & lunch included
  • Course materials
  • Personalised course completion certificate

Cost:  £350 per person

Duration: 1 day, 9:00 – 16:30

NCC, Bristol - Course availability:

  • 23rd July 2024

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