High-fidelity prediction of the performance of composite structures is helpful for product development and is used increasingly more often by industry. The type of manufacturing process and process conditions will influence the material microstructure and induce defects, which will ultimately impact part performance. Liquid composite molding processes utilizing dry reinforcement fabrics and snap-cure liquid resins ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Join us for our next Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Break, featuring Dr. Marie-Josée Potvin, Senior Systems Engineer/Manager of the Engineer Development Program, Canadian Space Agency, coming up on Friday, October 28, presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC. In this session, Dr. Potvin leads a discussion on EDI in Engineering: Are We There Yet?
Sandwich structures (aka sandwich panels) find themselves in a wide variety of applications. Properties such light weight, high stiffness and energy absorption are some of their more notable qualities. This webinar is an introduction to the materials and manufacturing processes of sandwich structures. Elements such as core, face sheets, and adhesives used to produce sandwich ... Read more
Join us for our next Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Break, featuring Dr. Isabelle Paris, Technical Expert Senior at Bombardier Aviation, coming up on August 12, 2022, presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC. In this series of virtual coffee breaks, we discuss a variety of subjects related to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Topics will ... Read more
Many of our previous webinars have introduced knowledge, theories, and background information on composite materials. How do we put these into practice and use them to make engineering decisions to obtain our desired outcome? In this webinar we will take a thorough look at a case study on the optimization of a thermoset prepreg press ... Read more
When fabricating a composite structure, subcomponents need to be assembled. For conventional thermoset composites, this is done using adhesive bonding or mechanical fastening. In the case of thermoplastic composites, welding, also called fusion bonding, can be used as a joining method. Welding offers several advantages over the other joining methods as it is a fast ... Read more
Thermoplastic composites offer several advantages over the more conventional thermoset matrix composites such as better toughness and impact resistance, unlimited shelf life, good solvent resistance, potential for low processing time and recyclability. However, thermoplastic composites also present a number of challenges like higher processing costs caused by their processing conditions. This webinar serves as an ... Read more
Join us for our next Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Break, featuring Janic Lauzon, Executive Director, CDCQ, coming up on April 22, 2022, presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC. In this series of virtual coffee breaks, we discuss a variety of subjects related to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Topics will include the importance of ... Read more
Heat transfer during composites processing is an important mechanism to understand as it greatly influences the thermal history and in turn outcome (material properties) of a composite part. It is important to understand that the temperature setting on the equipment is not necessarily the temperature that the part sees. In this webinar we will look ... Read more
The motivation to achieve a ‘proper cure’ seems obvious/intuitive but what really happens if we don’t cure a thermoset composite properly? How does the degree of cure affect the mechanical properties of the material? How does the degree of cure affect the material’s ability to stand up to ‘hot’ conditions and/or ‘wet’ conditions? In the ... Read more
Join us for our next Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Break, featuring Anoush Poursartip, Professor, UBC, coming up on February 4, 2022, presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada and CACMSA.