The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub has recently finished a bespoke training programme on composite manufacturing, designed by Hub Industrial partner Pentaxia.
Pentaxia offered five days of intensive training, providing students with hands-on experience working with an array of tools and equipment. Students from the University of Nottingham were given an insight into the processes used to manufacture prepreg components, including:
- Mould Design
- CNC Programming
- WI Creation
- Kit Templating & Nesting
- Laminating & Inspection
The experience proved thought provoking for those involved, and was considered to be a valuable addition to the students’ concurrent engineering studies. The students highlighted the useful lessons learnt, such as the laminating process and exploring how composite components were manufactured for the real world.
After encouraging feedback from attendees on the teaching and learning experience of the sessions, the Hub is pleased to announce that the next programme of Pentaxia training will run in November and will be open to all Hub students and researchers. Hub PhD students and researchers who would like to participate in the upcoming training programme should register their interest with firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 14th October 2022.