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The National Composites Centre Autoclave

Picture of the Week
Monday, 6 January, 2014

This is the giant autoclave at the National Composites Centre in Bristol, it acts like a giant pressure cooker. After bonding and riveting the hundreds of components together, Bloodhound SSC's chassis was placed in the autoclave and heated to 85 degrees C for eight hours to cure the adhesives. 

Picture: Stefan Marjoram