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How to Reduce Aerospace Autoclave Applications Setup Time by 90%

Posted by Pat Durkin

Apr 8, 2014 10:00:00 AM

It goes without saying, but I'm going to say it anyway: Time is money. One of the biggest challenges faced by aerospace autoclave manufacturers is the production cycle time.


ATK_Case_Study_HPC_3-2012ATK Aerospace Structures based in Clearfield, Utah produces carbon fiber/epoxy stringers and frames for an aircraft application that demands high-rate production. Preparing these critical parts for the autoclave had proven to be a major production cycle challenge for them. 


After the implementation and testing of the AccuConnect autoclave extension cables, the autoclave thermocouple assemblies were tested and proven to reduce production cycle time by 2.5 hours. 


Designed for use in demanding aerospace autoclave applications, the AccuConnect autoclave thermocouple interconnects are also highly re-usable when properly handled. 


Read the complete case study in High-Performance Composites, March 2012.


For additional information on BAC-5621 compliant thermocouple wire solutions for aerospace autoclave applications and ease of traceability for NADCAP audits, see our Applications > Aerospace Composites page.


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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples