Olmar (Gijon, Spain) is emphasizing its full line of autoclaves for composites curing, ranging in size up to 10m diameter and 50m long. In particular, the company will feature the Olmar Control System (OCS) for management of all autoclave functions, from the heating system (by means of electrical resistances or thermal oil exchangers) to the cooling exchanger and the electrical fan to move the air into the autoclave. This software was developed by Olmar in collaboration with GE Aviation. Other products featured include pressurization equipment, cooling and vacuum systems, hydraulic platforms for loading and unloading, adapted trolleys and more.
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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.