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The TPRC is well positioned to provide thermoplastic composites training and education, thanks to our state-of-the-art lab facilities and the support of our academic partners. Are you interested in our courses?

Overview of the training opportunities

We offer an introductory course, advanced forming course and joining course. Customized courses are also possible on request. We would like to hear what you are interested in.

Introduction to Thermoplastic Composites

  • Two-day introductory course with theoretical & practical knowledge;
  • Assessment of the typical features, processes and properties of thermoplastic composites;
  • Hands-on work involving consolidation techniques, press forming, laser-assisted tape placement, welding and testing.

Download flyer: Introductory course (PDF)

Advanced Forming of Thermoplastic Composites

  • Two-day advanced course with theoretical & practical knowledge on the press-forming process for thermoplastic composites;
  • All the ins and outs of the press-forming technology are presented;
  • Hands-on work involving material properties, effects of tool design and the use of process simulation tools.

Download flyer: Advanced course (PDF)

Joining of Thermoplastic Composites

  • Two-day joining course with theoretical & practical knowledge on different joining techniques, with a focus on the welding methods;
  • Elaboration on fusion bonding, welding techniques, adhesion to dissimilar materials and joint quality;
  • Hands-on work involving three types of welding, mechanical fastening, testing, NDI and microscopy.

Download flyer: Joining course (PDF)

Customized training on request

  • Interactive workshops on your selected topics to bring together industry and academia;
  • Workshops of a generic nature, or tailored to specific materials, processes or properties;
  • Past successful workshops have resulted in an ongoing research agreement in the TPRC research roadmap.

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Are you interested in training and education about thermoplastic composites? We are ready to meet and educate you with our state-of-the-art lab facilities. Choose your preferred type of course(s) below and we will get in touch with you soon.

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Interested in multilateral and bilateral research?

The expertise and laboratory of the TPRC are available for members and non-members to whom TPRC offers consultancy and smaller-scale, application-oriented research projects. The content of such bilateral and multilateral projects can be fully tailored to fit your needs!

Is your company interested in learning more about thermoplastic composites? Please feel free to contact us.