AUTOCLAVE

HEAT and pressure

Autoclave curing is used to achieve the absolute minimum amount of resin voids when producing composite components maximising strength to weight ratio. This is done by placing the part under vacuum in an autoclave and then pressurising the autoclave during a heated cure cycle. This production method is not necessessary for all composite components but when producing high performance parts for aerospace, marine and automotive industries it is generally regarded as essential.

Our autoclave is:

  • 11 x 2 Metres
  • Fully programmable control system with ramping temperature and pressure
  • Individual vacuum, temperature alarming and logging
  • Rated for up to 10 Bar and 150°C