The Benefits of Curing Composites in an Autoclave

autoclaveWhen manufacturing composite laminates, one of the most critical processes is the cure. Some common forms of curing composites include room temperature cures, oven cures, and autoclave cures. While room temperature cures and oven cures serve a great purpose when the need arises, an autoclave cure provides superior laminate consolidation.

Ability Composites has found autoclave cures to be beneficial especially due to our location. Being in Loveland, Colorado at 4,982 ft. of elevation, we can overcome the challenge of decreased atmospheric pressure by utilizing our large autoclave. Our calibrated autoclave allows us to control pressure, vacuum, and temperature to ensure high quality composite laminates.