SDC’s 16-Foot Diameter Autoclave Now Fully Operational
SAN DIEGO, CA, March 2016 – San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) is proud to announce operational status of a new state-of-the art autoclave with a working envelope of 16-ft diameter x 30-ft length and curing capabilities of 150 psi maximum pressure/ 500°F maximum temperature. Due to its sheer size, the new autoclave was fabricated on-site at SDC’s Activity Road facility. Construction began in April of 2015 and was fully completed in January of this year. Watch the time-lapse video below to see the fabrication and installation of SDC’s large capacity autoclave.
Click to Play: Large Capacity Autoclave Fabrication and Installation at SDC
The 16-ft autoclave is SDC’s most recent investment in continually enhancing its fleet of processing capabilities, which also includes a 6-ft diameter autoclave, four ovens up to 1400 cubic feet in individual capacity, and two heated platen presses. The 16-ft autoclave is a rare capability for a small business like SDC, providing customers with the opportunity to process large composite hardware in one piece.
SDC’s 16-ft Diameter, 30-ft Long Autoclave; (L) Drawbridge Up, (R) Drawbridge Down for Part Loading
SDC is ready to support your large composites curing needs today. Find more details about SDC’s manufacturing capabilities by contacting us at email@example.com or by visiting our website.