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CKN’s Approach to Developing Products with Composite Materials
November 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST
There are many approaches used to develop products. Products made from composite materials, however, are unique in that processing has a great effect on the outcome. This webinar will introduce the Knowledge in Practice Centre’s (KPC’s) approach to composite product development.
The development process for composites is an iterative cycle that requires careful consideration of MSTEP (Material, Shape, Tooling, Equipment and Process) throughout. The three main stages for the development of products composed of composite materials include selecting the requirements for the design, defining the material and shape, and identifying the process steps. The functional requirements are set as the first step of development and guide the direction of the following steps. The material and shape are considered in regards to the functional requirements, and influence each other during the selection process. Finally, the process steps and methods need to be identified with regards to the material and shape, and the available equipment and tooling.
This webinar will provide a guide to navigate the complex nature of composite material part development and point to resources within the KPC to further support your needs.
Dr. Casey Keulen
Director, Knowledge in Practice Centre
Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Materials Engineering, UBC
Co-Director, Master of Engineering Leadership, AMM Program, UBC
This webinar is co-hosted by Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) and SAMPE Canada