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Introduction to Composite

Composite materials are more and more frequently taking the place of metallic materials, as they offer advantages in weight, corrosion resistance and function integration. Through the use of examples, you will evaluate the suitability of using these materials in your applications. This will also enable you to master the basic knowledge of composite materials and to acquire technical vocabulary.


  • Talk about the specifics of composite materials
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of these materials
  • Describe the main manufacturing processes of composites
  • Identify specific applications for composites.


7th – 9th September 2022


15:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore / 09:00 – 11:00 (GMT+1) France



Skill Aims

The skills that trainees should develop within their company by implementing the knowledge and expertise acquired during the course.

  • Participate in technical discussions on composite materials,
  • Have technical discussions on the choice of a specific composite material as well as the associated implementation process

Who should attend:

Project managers, research and process staff and anyone that would need to discuss with field experts (technical sales, buyers, technical secretaries, quality control).

Course outline:

Module 1 (2h) : Materials and general information

  • Definitions, vocabulary,
  • Structure of composite materials: resins, reinforcement, fibres, etc.
  • Different composite families (thermosetting and thermosoftening):
  • Mechanical, physical and chemical properties,
  • Multi-choice style quiz to check knowledge acquired.

Module 2 (2h): Composite moulding techniques

  • Contact moulding and simultaneous projection,
  • Layering pre-preg
  • Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM), infusion,
  • Moulding by compression (BMC, SMC, thermo-stamping, thermocompression),
  • Filament winding,
  • Pultrusion
  • Others,
  • Multi-choice style quiz to check knowledge acquired.

Module 3 (2h): Notion of design and application process

  • Notion of pre-sizing,
  • Application examples,
  • Multi-choice style quiz to check knowledge acquired


This course will be conducted by Thomas JOLLIVET & Denis ESPINASSOU.


  • Design and development of composite structures. (Project management and transversal technical organization)
  • Design Referent’s missions (Internal technical support, capitalisation and good practices establishment)
  • R&D studies and PhD thesis follow up with ONERA, l’Ecole Centrale Nantes, ENS Paris Saclay
  • Technical training for composite design and FEA

Areas of Expertise

  • Modelling in failure analysis (Aeronautic tools, composite bike fork)
  • Development of tools/methods to design composite structures (Material properties processor, Composite tick pipe under pressure, Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel FEA models, etc)
  • Development of thermoplastic composite automotive arm.
  • Development of a composite optimisation methodology QSD®
  • Main projects (Technical management, design and FEA, prototype manufacturing, test and validation):
    • Development of composite fire fighter ladder
    • Development of thermoplastic QSP® skateboard
    • Participation in development program of a composite structure in the naval field
    • Development of H2 thermoplastic pressure vessel for automotive
    • Development of composite wireline for Oil & Gas
    • Development of H2 composite cryogenic tank for aeronautics


Academic :  Graduated (2010) from ESTACA

Previous work experiences:

  • 2008: SIKA Automotive Belgium (Polymer testing)
  • 2008-2009: RENAULT Auto Chassis International (Fatigue modelling of weld bead for automotive chassis)
  • 2010: FAURECIA (Crash modelling of automotive recliners)
  • 2010: Composite engineer with Cetim till present


Thomas LEPINE, Materials and Polymer and Composite industrialization Engineer

  • Support for the industrialization choice for the thermoplastic and thermoset composites.
  • Characterization and of the thermoplastics and thermosets composites.
  • Management of multicompetences and Multilanguage projects.

Areas of Expertise

  • Physic and chemical characterization of composites
  • Industrialization of thermoplastics and thermosets composites
  • Projects management
  • Support for the selection of industrialization processes for thermoplastics and thermosets composites.


  • Cetim (6 months) : Technical project manager
  • Hiolle Technologies (3 years) : Project Manager
  • Alstom (4 years) : Composite and Polymer expert
  • Stratiforme Industries (4 years) : Projects manager
  • Rehau SA : Technical (3 years)


Course Name

WM681: Introduction to Composite

Course Date:

7th – 9th Sept 2022


15:00 – 17:00 (GMT+8) Singapore / 09:00 – 11:00 (GMT+1) France

Closing Date:

25th Aug 2022

Course Fee:

SGD 600.00 (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before 11th Aug 2022
SGD 540.00 (exclude GST)

We welcome groups to attend our trainings. Please contact us for a group discount package.

Our Accounts will advise if GST is applicable. Participants shall bear all bank charges.
Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA).

For clarification or inquiries please contact Ms. Pei Shyan NG or Joshua Lee at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  • Direct internet banking payment to MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd, Bank: Development Bank of Singapore, Bank Code: 7171, Branch Code: 032, Swift Code: DBSSSGSG, Bank Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-32, Great World City, Singapore 237994, Account / Iban No: 032-004152-3. / PAYNOW: UEN199201190R
  • All cheques should be made payable to “MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd” and mailed to 3 Seletar Aerospace Link Singapore 797550, Or
  • Overseas participants may choose to pay in EUR or USD.
  • Participants shall bear all bank charges for payments.

For clarification or inquiries please contact Ms. Pei Shyan NG or Joshua Lee at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary