Development of Vacuum-Press Curing Equipment for the Substitution of Autoclave

오토클레이브 성형공정을 대체할 수 있는 진공가압식 성형장치 개발

  • 박희관 (성화대학 항공자동차정비과) ;
  • 윤영기 (전남대학교 대학원 기계공학) ;
  • 윤희석 (전남대학교 기계공학부)
  • Published : 2001.10.01


This paper addresses the development of VP curing equipment for the substitution of autoclave which has several limits in application. This equipment adopt vacuuming and pressurizing processes similarly to the autoclave, but has flexible pressurizing and movable system. The experiments were pursued to determine and to compare specific properties of the specimens produced by three kinds of processes; autoclave, hotpress, and VP. The results show that the VP curing equipment can produce the useful composite material with a little inferior quality to the autoclave, but better than the hotpress. Considering the movability of VP curing equipment, it can be expanded its application to the areas of composite patch-repaired structure in large objects.