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Abstract

This chapter discusses the tooling used for autoclave curing, one of the most common composite fabrication processes. The discussion covers curing practices, material selection factors, and design challenges associated with thermal expansion, tool shrinkage, part complexity, and heating and cooling rates. The chapter also includes best practices and recommendations for toolmaking and assembly.

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Fabrication Tooling, Structural Composite Materials, By F.C. Campbell, ASM International, 2010, p 101–118, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.scm.t52870101

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