About the course
This is the third course in the Certificate in Aircraft Composite Materials & Manufacturing. Utilizing knowledge of materials and manufacturing gained in the previous courses, focus your learning on aircraft composite tooling methods. Develop understanding of the key differences between metal and composite tooling and learn to identify specific tool types used in composite manufacturing. Examine typical materials used and their basic properties. Analyze primary issues in tool design and identify key criteria in tooling material selection. Gain knowledge of common issues in secondary process tooling and assembly tooling. Benefit from the experience of an instructor team representing academia and industry.
- Metal panel layup tooling (tools made of invar, steel, etc.)
- Composite panel layup tooling (tools made of composite materials)
- Layup tools used for automated layup (automated fiber placement and automated tape laying)
- Layup tools for internal composite structural parts
- Layup tools for dealing with trapped volume conditions
- Interiors tooling
- Trim tooling for composite parts
- Assembly tooling for composite structural assemblies
Professor K. B. Das has been teaching at the UW since 1978. He worked for Boeing for 24 years in materials and processes engineering and 16 years in QA organizations before retiring in February 2003. He has more than 40 years of research and development experience in high vacuum technology, rapid...
Ramulu Mamidala has been a faculty member in the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1982, as well as an adjunct professor in the Departments of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. He’s published hundreds of technical papers in refereed journals...
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