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Module 1 - Composite Materials, Fabrication and Damage Repair

This course provides an exceptional and broad overview of the essential knowledge of composite materials and the processes involved in manufacture and repair of structures. Hands-on projects involve the use of glass, aramid ( Kevlar™ ), and carbon fibers combined with high strength epoxy resin systems.

Topics covered in this 5-day course include:

  • History, trends, and recent developments in composite materials for Aero/ Auto/ Marine/ etc.
  • The science behind composite materials; resin ( matrix ) systems, single & hybrid fiber reinforcements and core materials
  • Composites design, the basic ( essential ) theory of composites structures design
  • Health and Safety; handling and disposing of substances, composite shop requirements
  • Structural repair techniques / procedures and quality assurance on structural repairs
  • Material handling - required shop practices - environment, cutting, grinding, sanding etc.
  • Vacuum bagging and curing processes for wet-layup localized repairs


Prior composites experience or training is not required.


FAA - Federal Aviation Administration acceptable towards Inspection Authorization IA Renewal Training

*Register for any of our back-to-back Module 1 & Module 2 courses to take advantage of our Combination Registration Discount! See our Rebates & Rewards page for details.

*NOTE: Evening Module 1 Courses will be offered from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Mondays through Fridays. Weekend courses will take place from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on two successive Saturdays and Sundays.

Dates Location USD$ Status Register
Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2020 London, ON 1979 Closed Registration closed
Dec 7 - Dec 11, 2020 London, ON 1979 Closed Registration closed