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Old 06-24-2008, 12:36 AM   #1
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Could anyone recommend / rate a company that provides any composites training of between 5-10 days? Ive been considering darkmattercomposites in the UK who have been fairly unresponsive in the last 2-3 weeks or so (Europe would probably be a more cost effective option from SA but not limited to it).

Any other ideas?

Ive been at the infusion process for just over 18 months now and have not yet been in a position to produce a part that I am comfortable in making available publically. Yeah....I know .....thats why I need hands on assistance.

So the course content should include I guess the basics with focus on bagging and infusion.

I would really appreciate any assistance.

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Old 06-25-2008, 07:56 PM   #2
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try http://www.raacomposites.com/

It is located in London Ontario, not sure if this helps..

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:39 AM   #3
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Thank you. Ill definitley check it out.

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try http://www.raacomposites.com/

It is located in London Ontario, not sure if this helps..

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Old 09-03-2008, 06:37 PM   #4
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Dark Matter is pretty good, but maybe not as professional as other places.
Abaris has good courses, and they have one just for infusion.
If you wanted to come hang out in So Cal for a few weeks, you could take my classes.
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tet can you provide more info on your classes, i'm thinking about taking some training. thanks.
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tet can you provide more info on your classes, i'm thinking about taking some training. thanks.
Where are you located?
I have several training programs available, or can develop one to suit specific needs of a customer. Part of my business is consulting and training employees for large composites manufacturers.
Everything from designing/developing patterns for mold making with wet lay-up, to manufacturing helicopter rotor blades with prepreg.
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feel for us in australia - we dont have anything like that
i pushed for classes and 4 years later theyve come in - about 3 1/2 hours away from where i live.. online learning and trial and error in person is how i learnt ... [and by working in the industry, but you can only learn so much from fibreglassers who arent interested in fibreglass lol [which is the majority unfortunatley].
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tet thanks for the quick reply, i'm located in las vegas. Can you please pm or reply here about the training programs that you give, cost, duration, and anything other info. Thanks again.
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is there any good literature about techniques for making carbon fiber stuff?
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West Systems sells a vacuum bagging guide. There are also some scattered articles and websites across the internet. From my experience though the best guides are on forums like these since you can ask questions and the amount of detail is much higher than you'll see anywhere else.
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