Heatcon Composite Systems

Pre 1975

1975

Kevlar: Aircraft industry integrates composites used for aircraft fairings, spoilers, and flight controls

1975

1978

US Defense F15-A uses about 5% of composite material

1978

1980

Our Founder established Heat and Controls, 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

1980

1981
  • Heatcon builds the first composite repair system for Boeing assembles
  • Heat and Controls, Inc. changes name to well known company Heatcon, Inc.

1981

1985

HEATCON Composite Systems becomes a subsidiary of Heatcon, Inc.

  • AV-8B Harrier – 25% made of composite materials
  • Increased use of composites in secondary structures

1985

1990

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)

1990

1995

Opens global footprint: HEATCON Composite Systems Europe (Ltd.)

  • B-2 mainly made out of a carbon-graphite

1995

2000

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

2000

2005

Heatcon becomes a Distributor for 3M, Hexcel materials

2005

2010

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

2010

2013

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

2013

Today

For large area repair, Heatcon creates the Network Controller to control multiple hot bonders form a single location

Today

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

About Us

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.

Events

Oct 31

MRO Asia-Pacific 2017

HEATCON BOOTH #: 408 EXHIBITOR DAYS: NOVEMBER 1-2, 2017 LOCATION: SINGAPORE EXPO CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE 1 EXPO DR, SINGAPORE 486150 We are excited to connect…

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