In an interview with Editor Linda Becker, Wisconsin Oven’s Mike Grande shares further insights about ovens for curing composite materials.

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  • What are some of the ways that composite curing ovens differ from other process ovens, such as those used to bake food items or cure paint coatings? [0:19]
  • You mention that a high volume of air is necessary to provide the temperature uniformity required for composite curing. How does controlling the airflow help improve temperature uniformity? Are there any other design features that help ensure good temperature uniformity? [5:47]
  • A key feature of a composite curing oven is the vacuum pump. What are some of the criteria used to select an appropriately sized vacuum pump? Are these some of the same criteria that are used in other process applications where using a vacuum oven? [9:10]

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