MET 305 Tooling for Composites

This is a theory and laboratory course covering an introduction to advanced composite materials and design of production tools and parts. Some included topics are: mold designs, open mold process, resin transfer molding, vacuum infusion process, compression molding, filament winding, and inspection and repair. Design assignments will be given to students which require utilizing the computer laboratories to use the 3-dimensional (3D) parametric design software packages. Prerequisite(s): MET 207 Corequisite(s): MET 305L Credits: 3 (2,2)

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Composite Materials
  • Composite Components and Mechanical Behavior
  • Mold Making and Mold Materials
  • Open Mold
  • Prepregs, fiber placement and Ply Cutting
  • Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP)
  • Compression Molding
  • Filament Winding