Modern aerospace structures are commonly built up from layers of carbon composite weaves which are piled, then baked (sometimes with pressure or vacuum) to consolidate the material into a strong, light part.
A team of MIT researchers have developed a technique that may eliminate the curing oven or autoclave in many assemblies, detailed in a paper published in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces.
“If you’re making a primary structure like a fuselage or wing, you need a pressu…
Source URL: Aerospace Composite Parts, Without the Autoclave
Source Website: Advance Engineering – Engineering.com