RIP – Resin Infusion Processing
Cost reduction through decreased material usage, efficiencies gained in reduced labor times, and less hazmat volatile emissions are just some of the benefits of switching to Resin Infusion processing, as opposed to the standard manual hand wet-out and layup of composite structures.
ACT’s RIP course provides the trainee with the essential knowledge, skills, methods and techniques for Resin Infusion Processing of advanced composite structures.
Materials management, equipment requirements, theory, and design of RIP projects will be demonstrated, with trainees challenged to perform their own RIP projects. Trainees will benefit from essential theory instruction followed by practical hands-on experience each day.
As with the majority of our courses, this RIP course may be instructed on-site at the customer’s location. Contact us for further details!
Topics covered in this 5-day course include:
- Trends in advanced composite materials & processes
- The essential theory behind the applications & methods of Resin Infusion
- Detection & prevention of potential flaws in the RIP process
- Resin-fiber systems, cores, and materials specific to vacuum-assisted infusion
- Health & Safety issues for RIP composites operations
- Vacuum bagging materials & tools specific to RIP applications
- Essential laminate design considerations for RIP tooling and components
- Mold and tooling design for Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, and Marine production
- Troubleshooting RIP molds and a review of the most common problems using vacuum resin infusion processes, procedures including quality assurance
Prerequisites: Prior composites experience or training is not required.
FAA – Federal Aviation Administration acceptable towards Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal Training.