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Large autoclave on the move for 777X wing fabrication

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ASC Process Systems has moved its 8.5 by 37m autoclave to Boeing's plant in Everett, WA, US, for 777X composite wing manufacture.

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Autoclave manufacturer ASC Process Systems (Valencia, CA, US) reports that it recently moved a massive 28 by 120 ft (8.5 by 37m) Econoclave autoclave from Paine Field Airport (Everett, WA, US) to The Boeing Co.'s (Seattle, WA, US) newly constructed Composite Wing Center in Everett.

This autoclave will be used to cure the very large wing for Boeing’s 777x aircraft. Weighing more than 1 million lb/453,592 kg, ASC says this Econoclave will become the largest composites autoclave in the world when it is finally commissioned in early 2016.