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Composites One and SCRA to present Out-of-Autoclave 2012

News International-French

24 Oct 2012

Advances in Out-of-Autoclave Technologies is an educational forum featuring the up-to-the-minute updates and live demonstrations showcasing the latest advanced materials from the industry’s leading suppliers.

The Composites One Advanced Composites Team, along with the Closed Mold Alliance and SCRA, will present Out-of Autoclave 2012: Advances in Out-of-Autoclave Technologies at the SCRA Applied Research facility in Charleston, South Carolina on October 24, 2012. The half-day program will focus on the latest information on low temperature prepreg and infusion technologies. The Composites One Advanced Composites Team, together with the Closed Mold Alliance and SCRA, offer this educational opportunity free of charge.


Featured suppliers are AXIOM, CHOMARAT, HANKUK, SR COMPOSITES, WACKER SILICONE, CCP COMPOSITES, VECTORPLY, 3A COMPOSITES, MATERIALS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES and NATIONAL NON-WOVENS. Out-of-Autoclave 2012 will highlight a variety of panel discussion topics and provide live demonstrations including: Advances in Fibers and Resins, Liquid Molding and Prepreg, The Future of Autoclave and Out-of-Autoclave Technology, Thermoformed Composite Structural Cores, Working with Low Temp Prepregs, Flex Molding Reusable Upper Mold, Infused Low-Shrink Tooling and Reusable VARTM Elastomeric Bag.


“The importance of bringing new and advanced technologies as alternatives to autoclave processing is key to the aerospace and emerging high performance markets as they grow and expand,” said Composites One Advanced


Composites Team General Manager, Dwight Baker. “With out-of-autoclave processes, the manufacturer will see faster cycle build times and notice a reduction in capital expenditures ultimately improving their bottom line.” 


“We are delighted to host the 2012 Out-of-Autoclave composite event,” said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “We do significant work in the composites arena, running The Composites Consortium and leading the Navy’s composites center of excellence. SCRA is excited to help educate manufactures and others on the importance of composite materials.”


About Composites One:
Composites One is the nation's leading distributor of composite materials serving customers from more than 30 locations in North America. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from over 400 of the industry's top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value-added services that include the Closed Mold Alliance, a dedicated Advanced Composites Group, technical applications reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance.  


About SCRA:
SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 30 years of experience delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. SCRA Applied R&D manages over 100 national and international programs worth over $1.5 billion in contract value. Our consortia cover a broad spectrum of fields including: automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, ordnance, advanced materials, defense supply chains,  interagency operations centers, signals intelligence, advanced manufacturing and weapons system  sustainment. SCRA Applied R&D builds innovative, multi-disciplinary teams from the private sector (Fortune 500 competitors to small businesses), federal agencies and universities.


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