Zone: Composites Curing Technology
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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.


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Microwave: An alternative to the autoclave?

Aerospace composites manufacturer GKN evaluates microwave oven practicality and cost-effectiveness.
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Carbon/glass fiber-based flexible heating fabrics CompositesWorld

LaminaHeat LLC (Greenville, SC, US) introduced PowerFabric, a new addition to its line of thin, flexible heating materials.

MIT develops new CNT film that can heat and cure composites CompositesWorld

Researches believe the carbon nanotube film could improve the quality and efficiency of the fabrication processes for large composites, such as wings on commercial aircraft.

Wisconsin Oven Corp. delivers composite curing batch oven to University of South Carolina CompositesWorld

With a maximum operating temperature of 800°F, the oven will allow students to process and develop new higher temperature materials as they hit the market.

Dave Strand named president, CEO of Thermal Product Solutions CompositesWorld

Strand comes to Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) from Wisconsin Oven, which was recently acquired by TPS.

Globe Machine developing thermoplastic work cell CompositesWorld

Globe Machine Manufacturing reports that it is adapting its RapidClave molding system for production of thermoplastic composite parts for automotive applications.

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