Why Out of Autoclave for Curing of Composite Materials?

Autoclaves Lack the Size, Production Flexibility, and Cost Advantages of Out of Autoclave Composite Curing Technologies

Historically, many composite components have been manufactured using autoclave technology, which applies steam, heat, and high pressure in a liquid nitrogen environment to create the low-to-no void bonds necessary to combine two or more different materials to form a composite part. However, the extremely capital-intensive equipment costs, high operational costs, slow curing-cycle times, inability to make in-process adjustments, pressure-vessel size limitations, and other disadvantages associated with autoclave curing have caused manufacturers to seek less costly, more versatile, out of autoclave composite-curing technologies.

Gruenberg Offers Your Out of Autoclave Composite Curing Solution

Gruenberg is your out of autoclave, composite curing solution. Our custom, composite curing ovens and process control systems are capable of curing all advanced composite materials such as carbon fibers, ceramics, Kevlar®, Nomex®, thermoset, thermoplastic resins, expoxies, araminds, glass fibers, and nano-materials.

Whether you’re manufacturing extremely large or unusually shaped composite structures, smaller or more standard-shaped composite parts, or anything in between, Gruenberg can create a custom oven for all of your composite-material applications.

Fully Customized Design Solutions to Meet Your Specific Needs

At TPS, we’re known for our customized thermal-processing solutions. Our customers come back to us time and again to ask us to design and build advanced thermal-processing products tailored to meet their specific needs. Our Gruenberg Out-of-Autoclave Composite Curing Oven is the result of that process. Its flexible design can cure composite materials of complex contours, shapes, and sizes, with little or no void content. Specifically designed for one of our valued customers for the out-of-autoclave curing of advanced composite materials, it is now available to others as a standard or customizable solution.

If your composite-curing needs require a fully customized solution, contact us. TPS’s engineering and design experts are able to create the right solution for you.

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