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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CAMX 2014 preview: LEWCO CompositesWorld

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.

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