Thermal Products Solutions launched a microsite dedicated to out-of-autoclave curing of complex and advanced composite materials for its Gruenberg brand. The company’s standard and custom composite-curing ovens and process control systems are capable of curing all advanced composite materials.
Demand continues to grow for the strong, lightweight, durable and complex composite materials. Historically, many of these materials were manufactured using autoclave technology that applies steam, heat and high pressure in a liquid nitrogen environment to create the low-to-no-void bonds necessary to create composite components.
The capital-intensive equipment costs, high operational costs, slow curing cycle times, production constraints and limited pressure-vessel size associated with autoclaves have prompted manufacturers to seek more versatile out-of-autoclave, composite-curing solutions. The microsite describes the company’s experience curing advanced composite materials such as carbon fibers, ceramics, Kevlar, Nomex, thermoset, thermoplastic resins, expoxies, araminds, glass fibers and nano-materials.
For more details about Gruenberg’s out-of-autoclave curing solutions, visit www.thermalproductsolutions.com/products/ooa/.