Testing composites is vital to ensure they will maintain durability in components and remain safe in practice. A composite curing autoclave is a tool that allows you to laminate your raw materials to create a final product or material with the desired mechanical properties.
What is autoclave composite process?
Composite materials are manufactured by stacking different layers of carbon or glass fiber in a particular order, also known as the “stacking sequence.” The layers are joined by embedding them into a polymer matrix, which is merged into a CRFP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) or a GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) laminate. Once the layers are combined, the composite is cured in an autoclave under a specified level of pressure and temperature to achieve the desired final properties.
Benefits of using autoclave curing composites
Using Element’s composite curing autoclaves for R&D and quality assurance allows our customers to optimize the use of their in-house autoclaves for manufacturing purposes. To create the most optimal composite products, autoclave curing is essential during R&D and manufacturing processes.
The Element Advantage in Autoclave Curing of Composites
Element offers a comprehensive process for fabricating composite laminates, from manual lay-up of pre-impregnated materials to autoclave curing.
Our materials testing experts work diligently to ensure your composite materials and structures are of quality and fit for purpose. We offer a wide range of composite testing services, including fabrication and autoclave curing.
For more information about our composite curing autoclave and fabrication services or to request a quote, contact us today.
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