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The industrial autoclave used to bond metal for use in the production of the Avro CF-105 Arrow.

Avro Canada

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Avro's industrial autoclave in operation. This machine was used to provide heat for metal bonding.

Magnesium taped to aluminum, wrapped in a polyvinyl bag with a vacuum attachment, was fed into the autoclave. Pressure moulded the magnesium to the shape of the aluminum. The two metre diameter tank was 5.5 metres long, and pressure-cooked banded assemblies at 100 p.s.i. and 175°C. The tank was designed to handle all CF-105 bonding.

(Originally photographed for Avro News Magazine, May 3, 1957)

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  • Title: The industrial autoclave used to bond metal for use in the production of the Avro CF-105 Arrow.
  • Creator: Avro Canada
  • Location Created: Malton, Ontario, Canada
  • Medium: Photograph

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