A composite curing autoclave is a pressurized oven. The temperature can be increased and decreased at a controlled rate. The autoclave is filled with compressed air, which helps the composite part conform to a mold, and in combination with a vacuum bag, forces air out of parts to ensure a high-quality final part.
- Maximum autoclave temperature: 400F
- Maximum autoclave pressure (uses compressed air, no added nitrogen): 89 psi
- 3 vacuum ports available
For each autoclave use, come prepared with a complete cure recipe, including temperature and pressure ramp rates. All new materials or cure recipes must be approved by a staff engineer.