Heatcon Composite Systems
Kevlar: Aircraft industry integrates composites used for aircraft fairings, spoilers, and flight controls
US Defense F15-A uses about 5% of composite material
Our Founder established Heat and Control, Inc. to fulfill aerospace products out of the comfort his home garage.
- Airbus begins carbon fiber fin box assemblies for the A300/310
- MD-87 comprises of 5% of composite materials
- Heatcon builds the first composite repair system for Boeing assembles
- Heat and Control, Inc. changes name to well known company Heatcon, Inc.
HEATCON Composite Systems becomes a subsidiary of Heatcon, Inc.
- AV-8B Harrier – 25% made of composite materials
- Increased use of composites in secondary structures
Heatcon produces and hits milestone of delivering #500 hot bonder
- MD-87 – Almost 10% made of composites
- Carbon fiber fin box assembles utilizes composites (A310)
Opens global footprint: HEATCON Composite Systems Europe (Ltd.)
- B-2 mainly made out of a carbon-graphite
HEATCON starts manufacturing heat blankets to meet the need of the composite repair process
- Boeing 777 – first all-composite empennage on a commercial jet
- F-22 uses about 24% of composites
Heatcon becomes a Distributor for 3M, Hexcel materials
Heatcon creates first Portable Autoclave designed for wing or blade applications
- Boeing 787 Dreamliner – 50% of its structure made up of composites
- F-35 uses 35% of composites
To elevate the curing compression rate, the Double Vacuum Debulking Chamber (DVDC) was created
- Boeing 777-8X and 777-9X models – composite wings and composite components in GE9X engines
- Airbus A350 – 53% of composites
For large area repair, Heatcon creates the Network Controller to control multiple hot bonders form a single location
Heatcon continues to develop innovation solutions such as the RepairClave, DVDC, Helicopter Bladeclamp and Network Controller
- Industry continues to increase the need for complex and large area composite repairs
Heatcon develops touchscreen technology on the single zone hot bonder and creates a unit to expand thermocouple inputs, HCS9320E & HCS9340E
- Other industries, such as automotive, continue to explore composite materials in their product line
HEATCON Composite Systems has been involved in the support of advanced composite repairs since 1981. For over 35 years, we’ve committed our time and product development to improving composite repair processes.
As a leading global manufacturer and supplier of aerospace composite repair equipment, we provide a full range of hot bonders, accessories, technical and training services, and materials for the repair of composite structures.
We specialize in working with Aircraft Manufacturers (OEMs), Defense Organizations, Commercial Airlines, and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facilities by providing them with the expertise and tools to repair composite flight controls and other main aircraft parts. Our experience and knowledge allows us to continuously provide innovative solutions for the advancement of composite repair technology.