Introduction to Thermoplastic Composites

  • 18 August 2017
  • 9.30AM - 5.00PM
  • Public event: Yes
  • Booking required: Yes
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This one day course provides an introduction to thermoplastic composite materials, how they are formed and how they can be used to improve part efficiency and sustainability. Thermoplastic composites (TPC’s) are a rapidly growing industrial sector because of the significant mechanical and economic possibilities they offer.
Thermoplastic composites have several advantages unlike thermoset composites such as very fast part forming cycle time, high impact strength, strong FST properties, low moisture absorption, and so on. Global thermoplastic composites end product market is expected to reach at $9.9 Billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 6.5% over the period of 2015 to 20201.

The course provides a general understanding of polymers and their properties using practical hands on lab demonstrations.

Teaching is 50% practical based to ensure content is relevant and outcomes are clearly understood.

The course is taught in small groups and being industry focused we aim to tailor the course to specific student needs whether that be looking at and testing relevant materials or specific blends or processes.

Cost is £288 per delegate (£259.20 for RAPRA members).

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Contact information

Name: Dr David Hughes
T: 01642 342465
E: d.j.hughes@tees.ac.uk

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