Old inactive use open molding 2020 CCT - Open Molding

Much has changed since the Open Molding CCT was first published 20 years ago. This updated program reflects changes in processes and practices. Enroll today for the latest information on the open molding process.

Thanks to the Open Molding process of making fiberglass composites, we can enjoy magnificent boat hulls and decks, RVs, truck cabs, spas, bathtubs, shower stalls and many other finished products. Open Molding involves either spray-up, continuous processes or hand lay-up, and it can be accomplished in several ways. Over the years, these methods have been refined to be more energy efficient. To reduce VOC emissions, new spray guns and heads dispense gel coats and resins, and roller impregnators pump resin into something similar to a paint roller.

As the original CCT program offered by ACMA, the CCT-Open Molding focuses on the broad scope of Open Molding technology. The exam and study guide focus on the practical aspects of gel coat applications, laminating techniques and safety procedures.

CCT Open Molding Body of Knowledge

CCT Open Molding Preview

For more information on ACMA's Certified Composites Technician (CCT) Program, please contact the ACMA Certification department at cct@acmanet.org.