Out of autoclave
Out of autoclave (OOA) is a process that achieves the same quality as an autoclave but through a different process. OOA curing achieves the desired fibre content and elimination of voids by placing the layup within a closed mould and applying vacuum, pressure and heat by means other than an autoclave. An RTM press is the typical method of applying heat and pressure to the closed mould.
- Eliminate the expense of autoclave processing
- Reduces tooling cost
- Reduces void occurrences in laminate
- Mechanical property of laminate to increases.