Furnace manufacturer Nabertherm (Lilianthal, Germany) is featuring its line of air circulation chamber furnaces available with maximum operating temperatures of 260°C/500°F, 450°C/842°F, 600°C/1,112°F or 850°C/1,562°F. Charging with baskets, pallets and mobile racks can be performed with fork lift, pallet truck or charging trolley. If necessary, charging can be simplified by roller conveyors with optional motorization. All furnaces are available with electric or gas heating. In particular, air circulation chamber furnace N 140000/26AS is suitable for curing of composites in vacuum bags and includes pump and necessary connections in the furnace chamber. If offers process temperatures up to 260°C and complies with NFPA 86, AMS 2750 E, NADCAP and CQI9.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.