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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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UTC Aerospace Systems contracts with AIC Group for large autoclave CompositesWorld

UTC Aerospace Systems will use the 5.5m diameter autoclave at its Prestwick, Scotland facility to maintain, repair and overhaul large nacelle systems for next-generation wide-bodied aircraft.

Globe trials second-generation RapidClave system CompositesWorld

Globe Machine Manufacturing trials second-generation RapidClave press and reports sub-8-minute cycle times on epoxy/carbon prepreg.

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.

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