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Wood-Based Composite Science: Strand-based Composite Manufacturing

WBC members are eligible for a 40% discount. To receive the discount code, please contact the WBC at wbc.center@oregonstate.edu

Strand-based Composite Manufacturing Course

This Strand-based Composite Manufacturing course covers the manufacturing of strand-based composites (OSB and LSL) beginning in the forest and continuing through pressing as outlined below. Within each lecture, key variables that affect the quality of the intermediate product, such as a strand, as well as the finished panel product are identified and discussed. Results of scientific studies and a mill trial are presented to support conclusions. 

  1. Introduction
  2. Initial considerations – species and wood quality
  3. Green end, Part 1 – trees, logs, and storage
  4. Green end, Part 2 – log preparation, debarking, and stranding
  5. Drying, screening, and conveying
  6. Blending
  7. Mat forming
  8. Pressing

Certificate of Completion

Wood science and technology experts, selected from top universities, government research labs and industry, teach the course's seven modules.

The modules are integrated online and build upon each other to provide a logical progression as participants transfer newly-acquired skills to the workplace. Modules are self-paced and can be started at any time to help you balance your career and other responsibilities.

Each module includes five to 10 hours of instruction. Participants who receive a 70-percent or above on the course final exam will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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