The Autoclave facility was set up to allow composite research models to be set in the manufacturing process. The brand new ASC Econoclave 3×6 was delivered to the University of Michigan in 2004.

Key characteristics of the ASC Econoclave 3×6

  • Working area of 3 ft diameter x 6 ft long
  • 200Psig @800 of maximum working temperature
  • CPC-NT computer control system.
  • One Air temp thermocouple – Type J
  • Eight part temp thermocouples – Type J
  • One vacuum pump, 3ACFM, 29.5” Hg vacuum (sea-level)
  • Three vacuum source ports
  • Automatic cooling valve
  • Two automatic pressure inlet valve
    • One for compressed air
    • One for GN2