CAMX 2017 preview: HEATCON Composite Systems
HEATCON Composite Systems (Seattle, WA, US) is featuring its full line of hot bonders, heat blankets, repair tools and systems, prepregs, resins, honeycomb and bagging materials.
HEATCON Composite Systems (Seattle, WA, US) is featuring its full line of hot bonders, heat blankets, repair tools and systems, prepregs, resins, honeycomb and bagging materials. New this year is a touch screen hot bonder. This unit is durable, lightweight and compact, which allows for easy transport. The touch screen technology reportedly gives users the power to easily program and monitor cures, making menu navigation efficient and seamless. Also featured is the company's thermally uniform stretch heat blankets. HEATCON is now using Mosites Rubber Co. Inc. material in its stretchable blankets, which is said to provide improved flexibility, durability, and conformability during cures over complex contours and shapes. Booth G43.
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