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.
Aerospace composites manufacturer GKN evaluates microwave oven practicality and cost-effectiveness.
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