Pacific Coast Composites has developed projects for you to use and learn the fundamentals of working with composites. These projects can be tailored to your own projects and do not need to be followed directly. Each project includes objectives, materials list, ply table, and a manufacturing plan. *Note that the ply tables that we provide is what we found works best for us but can be changed to your preference or standard.
Manufacture a Composite Clipboard (Wet Lay-up and Pre-Preg)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Learning Targets: basics of tool pre-prep, lay-up, vacuum bagging, and curing, debagging, trimming and sealing, and some drilling.
Manufacture a Composite Sandwich Panel (Pre-Preg)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Learning Targets: tool pre-prep, core shaping, lay-up, vacuum bagging, curing, debagging, and trimming.
Manufacture a Composite I-Beam (Pre-Preg)
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Learning Targets: tool pre-prep, core shaping, lay-up, temporary vacuum bagging, vacuum bagging, pleating, envelop bagging, curing, debagging, trimming and sealing, and bonding/assembly.
Wet Lay-up Composite Clipboard
Pre-preg Composite Clipboard
Pre-preg Composite Sandwich Panel
Pre-preg Composite I-Beam