are used to process both laminated composites
and bonded metallic assemblies, for example
honeycomb panels. While under vacuum, or vented,
heat and pressure can be adjusted to optimize
the fiber/resin ratio in composite parts and
provide high strength bonds (using high strength
film adhesives) in bonded assemblies.
been used in industry for many decades. As technology
has progressed so has autoclave design. The
following images show the latest popular autoclaves..