Curing Technology

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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The markets: Automotive (2019)

As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.

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Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 2

Thermoplastic composite structures could eliminate the autoclave and fasteners, but will a one- or two-step process prevail?
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