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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Industrial oven specialist LEWCO (Sandusky, Ohio) is featuring its full line of batch ovens, conveyor ovens, field-assembled ovens and drum heating cabinets.CAMX 2014 preview: Electron Heat CompositesWorld
Electron Heat (Lugoff, S.C.), which offers composites curing technologies based on radio-frequency (RF) radiation, is exhibiting samples cured using its equipment.AIC Group supplies autoclave control software to F1 team CompositesWorld
U.K.-based AIC Group has installed its Autoclave Management and Control Systems (AMCS) software at the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team.CAMX 2014 preview: TE Wire & Cable CompositesWorld
TE Wire & Cable LLC (Saddle Brook, N.J., USA) will feature its AccuClave autoclave thermocouple assemblies, which are designed to improve the accuracy, reliability and efficiency of autoclave cure operations.CAMX 2014 preview: Nabertherm CompositesWorld
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.