Janicki Industries, a technical engineering company based in Sedro-Woolley, is installing a 50-foot-long, 12-foot diameter autoclave adjacent to the company’s new cleanroom at its facility in Hamilton, Wash.
The autoclave, which the company says will be one of the largest production autoclaves in the Pacific Northwest, will arrive in the Hamilton plant the morning of April 15.
Autoclave curing is required for certain types of high-performance composites. Preparation in a cleanroom environment, with highly-refined air quality, keeps dust and other particles from interfering with composite fabrication.
“The autoclave, along with upcoming AS9100C accreditation and the newly certified cleanroom, will advance our composite tooling and add to our high-performance composite capabilities,” John Janicki, president of Janicki Industires, said in an April 12 press release.
Installation and testing will take four to five weeks, and the autoclave is expected to be fully operational by June 4.
The autoclave’s shipping is being handled by Active Machinery Moving of Lynden.
Janicki Industries is online at www.janicki.com.
Update, April 16: The spelling of Sedro-Woolley has been corrected.