Continuing Professional Development Course:
  Resin Transfer Moulding

This course offers a detailed study of the resin transfer moulding (RTM) process, including design and process optimisation, materials selection and tooling design.

Indicative course content:

Day 1

  • Introduction to RTM - principles, definitions, applications.
  • Principles of resin flow - fabric permeability, rheology, resin chemistry.
  • Process simulation - computational approaches and approximations, case studies and demonstrations.
  • Resin systems for RTM.
  • Reinforcements and preforming technology.

Day 2

  • Tooling.
  • Injection equipment, process automation and control.
  • Moulding demonstrations.
  • RTM applications.

Day 3

  • Introduction to RIFT (resin infusion under flexible tooling) - evolution and rediscovery.
  • Health and safety issues.
  • Tooling and ancillary materials.
  • Optimum materials selection.
  • Process and quality comparisons.
  • Case studies.
  • Laboratory demonstration.
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RTM process schematic
(courtesy Plastech Thermoset Tectonics)