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Training

The industrial-scale carbon fibre production equipment at Carbon Nexus offers a unique training capability for carbon fibre processing.

We have developed a range of skill-based training courses for our processing line operators and these can be made available on a contract basis for interested companies. The competency areas include the following

  • Carbon fibre chemistry
  • OHS Environmental overview
  • Precursor receipt and storage
  • Prestart checks
  • Line thread-up
  • Air Splicing
  • Tension balancing
  • Atmosphere balancing (ovens and furnaces)
  • Standard process start-up and shut-down
  • Emergency procedures
  • Emergency shut-down
  • Tow removal
  • Fibre sample extraction
  • Data collection
  • Maintenance

Competency levels follow the grading below

  • Carbon fibre process operator level 1 (introduction)
  • Carbon fibre process operator level 2 (advanced)
  • Carbon fibre production supervisor

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Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility designed to accommodate the diverse needs of international manufacturing organisations that require the cost-effective resolution of carbon fibre-related projects.

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