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Production Techniques of Polymer Matrix Composites

Purpose of Education

The main purpose of the training is to explain the principles of the techniques used in the manufacture of thermoplastic and thermoset-based polymeric composites and to exemplify the applications of the parts produced with these techniques in different sectors, especially the automotive industry. In the training to be given for this purpose, the basic components of the composite, thermoset/thermoplastic based matrix materials and the general characteristics of the reinforcements, the reinforcement forms, the manufacturing technique and the selection criteria of the reinforcement form and the process selection criteria will be explained depending on the properties expected from the composite. With the principles explained in this context, it is aimed to inform the participants about composite design, process selection and process control.

Education  target

At the end of this training, all participants;

  • Materials used in the manufacture of composites,

    • Thermoset and thermoplastic resins:
      Thermal behavior of resins, structures,

    • Reinforcers: Continuous filaments, rovings, woven/nonwoven fabrics, fibres, felts, prepregs, preforms, molding compounds, hybrid reinforcers. The relationship between the reinforcement form and the manufacturing technique and composite properties,

  • Manufacturing technique selection criteria, basic steps of manufacturing,

  • Manufacturing techniques of thermoset composites: hand-laying, spraying, filament winding, pultrusion, compression molding, resin transfer molding, injection, roll-wrapping, centrifugal casting, continuous lamination,

  • Manufacturing techniques of thermoplastic composites: Injection, pressure molding, diaphragm forming, hot pressing, pultrusion, strip wrapping, thermoforming of sheets,

  • Machining and joining of composite parts (mechanical and adhesive bonding)

  • Examples of applications of composites in the automotive industry,

  • They will have knowledge about the mechanical principles of fiber reinforcement.


Who Should Attend

Engineers and technical staff who design, manufacture and sell polymeric based composites.

Training Period 2  is the day​

Education place

Validebağ Adile Sultan Pavilion Teacher's House

Contact for Education Applications

Phone:          +90 216 349 95 91



Prof. Dr. Erdem DEMİRKESEN

prof. Dr. Erdem DEMIRKESEN

Born in Elazig in 1950, Erdem Demirkesen completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Istanbul. He started his undergraduate education in Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Mining, Metallurgical Engineering Department in 1969, completed his graduate education in 1975 and started to work as an assistant in the Metallurgical Engineering Department Applied Metallurgy Chair in 1976.


After completing his doctorate in 1980, between 1980-1990 Dr. He worked as an assistant, lecturer and assistant professor, became an associate professor in 1991 and a professor in 2004. Erdem Demirkesen, who retired on November 3, 2017, carried out research studies at Berlin Technical University in Germany between 1987-1988.


He gave lectures on composite materials, powder metallurgy, glass and glass-ceramics, phase equilibrium diagrams, x-rays and thermal analysis methods and material characterization and conducted research on these subjects.

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