Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

Quickstep MOD QS5 composite manufacturing facility

Quickstep MOD QS5

The QS process uses a hot liquid filled mould to heat and cure the composite. The liquid having a much higher thermal conductivity than gas used in an autoclave cure results in cheaper and much faster cure cycles. The system uses a simple computer control which is easy to use and allows accurate control of the plant. Highly complex shapes can be achieved depending on tool configurations.

Make:

Quickstep MOD QS5

Specifications:

  • Capable of manufacturing parts up to 5m2
  • Heating temperatures up to 1900C
  • Standard flat panels 900x900mm square

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27th January 2012