High-performance resins like epoxy and bismaleimide (BMI) are typically cured in an autoclave under high heat in a vacuum. A new class of resins is emerging, called out-of-autoclave (OOA) resins, that are cured under heat only and thus bypass the need for vaccum.
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.
Aerospace composites manufacturer GKN evaluates microwave oven practicality and cost-effectiveness.
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We here at CW put together a supplement published with the February issue of the regular magazine that focuses on the technologies, tools and materials being used today in out-of-autoclave (OOA) processing for aerocomposites.Plant tour: Spirit AeroSystems: Prestwick, Scotland, UK CompositesWorld
Global aerostructures giant Spirit AeroSystems ventures into out-of-autoclave (OAA) composites manufacturing via vacuum infusion.Oven-cure airflow monitoring system CompositesWorld
Wind-Probe LLC (Andover, MA, US) has developed an eight-channel, high-temperature airflow monitor, the Model 100, to assess the cure progress of carbon fiber composites in an oven environment.Weiss develops custom oven for A350 XWB door fabrication CompositesWorld
Weiss Heat Technology works with Airbus to develop an out-of-autoclave (OOA) process for the fast, repeatable, cost-efficient fabrication of carbon fiber composite door structures.Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation CompositesWorld
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