Quickstep's Qure technology set to be installed at ORPE Technologiya

The Qure technology molds carbon fiber components using fluids instead of standard autoclave techniques.

Quickstep Holdings (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales, Australia) says its €4.24 million contract to deliver the first Qure technology for a commercial client is nearing completion.

European aerospace composites manufacturer ORPE Technologiya (Obninsk, Russia) has tested and accepted the Qure machine for installation at its premises. The machine was tailored to ORPE's specification and has successfully produced 6 by 4 meter carbon fiber parts, which will be used to shield satellites during launch. The installation will be completed at ORPE's premises next financial year.

"We are pleased to report that the Qure machine has performed to the quality and specifications required by our client, and has been approved for installation,” said Quickstep managing director David Marino. “This is a strong endorsement of our Qure technology which will lead to further aerospace industry opportunities for Quickstep."

Qure is a unique, patented technology that molds carbon fiber components using fluids instead of standard autoclave techniques. The company says that its disruptive technology significantly lowers the cost of manufacturing aerospace components. Qure is a new alternative to an autoclave that offers the aerospace industry greater flexibility and more control over the curing cycle when carbon fiber composite components are made. 

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