The Autoclave facility was set up to allow composite research models to be set in the manufacturing process. The brand new ASC Econoclave 3x6 was delivered to the University of Michigan in 2004.

Key characteristics of the ASC Econoclave 3x6

  • 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