Autoclave curing of thermoset prepregs results in composite components with high quality and well predictable engineering properties. Autoclave processing requires the ability to control temperature, pressure and vacuum during the cure cycle. The primary objectives of computer controlled autoclave processing are to improve the product quality and reduce fabrication cost by providing:

  • process optimisation
  • reduced process inconsistencies and product rejections
  • accurate, permanent process documentatio
  • flexible adaption to new or modified processes

The autoclave offers the possibility not only to produce 2D-plates but also 3D structural parts such as tubes, conical cylinders, etc.