Autoclave process

In autoclave technique, single layers (layers of woven fabric preimpregnated with resin) are placed onto a tool mold according to the required laminate structure. A release ply and bleeder cloth are added on top of the stack of layers and they are then put in a vacuum bag together with the mold. The subsequent hardening process in the autoclave takes place under heat and an external pressure of around 5-15 bar.

Key points and advantages:

  • very high fiber volume ratio (approx. 65%)
  • the production of high quality components assured through the use of materials and production processes which have been certified by the aviation industry.
  • excellent composite properties through compression
  • quick production of prototypes and components in small numbers through the use of simple plastic molds