This hour-long module is packed with expert info and inside tips on purchasing equipment and the materials needed for starting a VIP program. Join master boat builder, Andre Cocquyt, as he gives a compelling introduction to the entire vacuum infusion process.
You'll receive instruction on basic vacuum bagging, on infusion mediums and VIP versus RTM systems.
You'll learn all about Darcy's Law, how to choose the right kind of resins and epoxies to use and actually see the magic of VIP working as a small dingy is created.
Topics covered in detail are resin and infusion lines, shop floor practices and practical applications of the VIP process, the highlight of which is the actual process of showing the construction of a 23-footer.
Andre standing in a recently infused 23' Maverick hull.
Learn all about vacuum ports and resin input approaches - as well as descriptions of point, line, eccentric, concentric and stepped infusion. Shop floor practices will include details on vacuum bag making, temperature monitoring and flow front correction. See how dry spot repairs can easily be made with the "needle trick", a technique perfected by Andre.
The technician section guides you through the process of converting from an open to a closed mold plant. Items covered are vacuum systems, plant layout, molds, and an interview with a plant manager who is actually in the process of converting his plant to closed molding.
Andre has included a ton of reference material on this DVD. You can access this information through the DVD drive of your computer. There is a 330-term glossary, detailed product information, infusion diagrams, quick-reference charts and worksheets.
The VIP method meets EPA standards and the MACT rule.
Most boat builders will have to discontinue the inefficient and expensive open mold process within a few years. The expert training on this DVD will likely save you months of training time.
Buy module one and upgrade at any time
You have the option to purchase module one, as a stand alone DVD, for $99 or buy the full version DVD containing all three modules for $445. If you buy the module one DVD and then decide later to upgrade to all three modules, you'll only pay $350.
Multiple employees can train from this DVD. When you add up all this instruction, it's like getting a couple days of seminar training at a fraction of the cost.
An impressive collection of companies have joined Andre in creating this DVD.
These companies believe in the future of boat building - and the future is the vacuum infusion process as taught by the master builder himself.