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New Quickstep Composite Manufacturing Plant

The University of Manchester has taken delivery of a new Quickstep composite manufacturing plant, which is a low
cost route to manufacturing carbon fibre composites and avoids the need to use an autoclave. A programme is underway to evaluate the new process and obtain approval for use on commercial aeroplanes. The project is a joint venture with a major aerospace prime, NATEC, Quickstep and The University of Manchester.


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Plant is delivered to the University of Manchester    The Quickstep Plant.  The three tanks contain
                                                                                   heat transfer fluid that is pumped around the 
                                                                                   mould chamber to rapidly cure composite
                                                                                   components


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   Quickstep mould chamber                                   Car bonnets manufactured using the Quickstep 
                                                                               process