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Closed Moulding Technology Clinic – Brisbane

Start Date 10 March 2015 Add to my calendar
End Date 11 March 2015
Time 9.00am - 5.00pm
Location Brisbane
Member $550 each
Non member $660 each

This two-day technology clinic offers Australian practitioners the opportunity to gain high level instruction and hands-on demonstrations of next-generation closed moulding technology with leading international instructors.

Closed moulding manufacturing is proven to offer tangible advantages including improved efficiency and environmentally sound manufacturing production. It results in a cleaner and safer work environment plus improved quality control, surface finish and productivity. Participation also provides the opportunity to build networks and collaborations

Course outline

  • Introduction
  • Defining Closed Moulding (Resin Infusion)
    • Pre-preg automated/hand lay-up
    • Wet hand lay-up
    • Compression molding
    • Other
  • Darcy’s Law
    • Viscosity
    • Porosity
    • Permeability
    • Head pressure    
  • Reinforcement Materials and Their Effects
    • Woven Fabrics
    • Stitched and Non Woven Materials
    • Cores
  • Materials and Processes for Flow Assistance
    • Surface flow media
    • Internal flow media
    • External heat/heating of the resin
  • Flow Manipulation
    • Feed lines
    • Evacuation lines
    • Feed Manifolds
      • Basic
      • Perimeter/point
      • Branch
      • Alternating
  • Vacuum Bagging Basics and Requirements
  • Safety Factors and Concerns
    • Low viscosity resins (High splash potential)
    • Exotherm
    • Routes of exposure/Proper PPE
  • Hands on Projects
    • Mould Prep
    • Materials type and construction flow demonstration
    • Final project flow mapping discussion and planning
    • Build/bag and flow final project

The organisers and trainer have made every attempt to ensure the information is correct at time of publishing. Any part of the program is subject to change.

About the trainer

Michael Meringolo is Technical Instructor with Abaris Training. A Professional Member of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), he has been awarded the prestigious NCATT certification for “Instructor Specializing in Aircraft Structures and Composites.”
Through his diverse experience in the industry over more than 20 years, Michael has gained knowledge in many areas of composites: from part-model and plug fabrication to mould making, prepreg and wet lay-up, trimming & machining, surface preparation, composite bonding, and finishing. 
Michael’s background also includes lessons in composite theory and actual structural repair from his time with Lancair/Columbia (now Cessna).  He was involved with the Lancair Tigress concept aircraft, the Legacy, as well as the evolution of the Columbia 300/350 and 400 models (now known as the Corvalis and Corvalis TT.
About Abaris Training
Abaris Training has been developing and providing advanced composite training programs at the forefront of these material technologies for 30 years.  Their mission is to impart this knowledge with hands-on comprehensive training. Abaris Training is a world leader in advanced composite training since 1983. The company has trained more than 20,000 students from 63 countries in engineering, manufacturing and repair of composite structures.Further information about Abaris can be found the website
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