Hot drape formers
VFE Autoclaves & Ovens design and manufacture bespoke hot drape formers for aerospace component manufacture.
With our extensive experience and knowledge we have continued the development of both the hot drape formers and the process to new levels. The addition of zoned heated beds, precise bed location, pre tool heating, superior vacuum control together with comprehensive software and controls provides the ability to deliver solutions for the production of the most complex spars and ribs.
With the aid of double diaphragm technology laminates of up to 20mm thickness can be formed to precise dimensions at over 18 metres in length.
Each of our formers is specifically designed and manufactured for a specific purpose, from automated fibre placement through forming and autoclave curing VFE Autoclaves & Ovens can deliver and integrate superior engineered products.