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ACE Program - Accelerated Composites Essentials

The “ACE – Accelerated Composites Essentials” course combines a broad range of the subject matter instructed in ACT’s Modules #1, #2, #3, RBMS #1, #2, RIP, RPT and Autoclave courses.

Multi-Media presentations combined with “hands-on” shop projects will emphasize the “Applied Technology” aspects of working with aviation & aerospace advanced composite materials for manufacturing & structural repair operations.

Subject matter included in this intensive 5-day course will include:

  • Damage types and causes for both manufacturing and in-service composite structures
  • An overview of NDI technologies (mechanical impedance, Ultrasound, Thermography, Laser Shearography)
  • Lightning Strike Protection (LSP)
  • Basic composite laminate design principals, thermal properties of materials / structures
  • Hot Bonder operations, cure cycle development, heat sinking, autoclave operations
  • Pre-Preg fibers, laminating & vacuum bagging techniques
  • “Hands-on” projects for laminate structural repairs
  • Composite materials management, storage & shipping
  • Health & Safety practices
  • Quality control / Quality assurance programs


Prior composites experience or training is highly reccommended.


All texts, manuals, tools, materials and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) are provided on the course by ACT.

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