Introduction to Carbon Fiber
CFR01e

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 2 hours
Estimated Duration: 2 hours
Pricing
Gold Class: $76.00
Platinum: $76.00
Standard: $92.00

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

  • Identify characteristics of carbon fiber and different composite types
  • Understand the carbon fiber manufacturing process
  • Identify current vehicles with carbon fiber parts
  • Explain the visual inspection process and how to use different inspection equipment
  • Understand the vacuum bagging repair process, including tools and materials required

Module 1 – Carbon Fiber Now and in the Future
The course opens by defining carbon fiber and commonly used terms associated with the lightweight material. Also in this module, and throughout the class, many myths about working with carbon fiber are addressed. Types of carbon fiber are presented, and a detailed look at the manufacturing process of the material is presented though detailed photographs and illustrations. The module concludes by presenting current vehicles containing carbon fiber parts and examining future uses.

Module 2 – Repair
Videos and interactive activities are key throughout this module, which details step-by-step processes for basic damage inspections and basic vacuum bagging repairs for carbon fiber. I-CAR worked closely with Abaris, a leader in aerospace carbon fiber training and repair, to understand how these same applications relate to collision repair. Repair options include vacuum bagging, which is the main repair process covered in this course, adhesive bonding, rivet bonding, and conventional composite repair. Upon completion of the class, the student will complete the post-test online for completion credit.