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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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.