New Processing Routes for Out-Of-Autoclave Manufacture of Carbon Fibers Reinforced Composites Part
In order to remain competitive versus metallic or other emerging composite technologies, Thermoset Composites technologies have to be improved especially on a manufacturing cost point of view. An interesting way could be Out Of Autoclave Processing, which is normally forbidden with use of our 180°C class epoxy resin systems, because of classical 7 relative bars Pressure requirements, for insuring a perfect health of the composite parts. Therefore Airbus Group Innovations is strongly committed for more than10 years in Material & Process developments, which could hopefully lead to important (autoclave) investments and recurrent costs reductions.
Authors: Patrice Lefebure, Basile De Parscau Du Plessix
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016