HEATCON Composite Systems

Composite repair: Hot bonders, heat blankets, materials, out-of-autoclave, curing systems. Provides full range of product and training services for composite repairs. Maintains the highest levels of quality while delivering innovative solutions. Customers include major airlines, repair stations and defense organizations.

480 Andover Park E
Seattle, WA 98188-7610 US

Additional Locations:
Blackstone Rd. Stukeley Meadows Ind. Est.
Huntingdon, PE29 6EF GB
+44 (0) 1480 410740

Unit 17I, Greenland S&T Bldg., No. 201 Ning Xia
Shanghai, 200063 CN
+86 215 2359 043

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HEATCON Composite Systems has been involved in the support of advanced composite repairs since 1981.

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HCS9320E 20-channel thermocouple expansion system.

HEATCON offers hot bonder thermocouple expansion
HEATCON Composite Systems (Seattle, WA, US) has developed the HCS9300E Series thermocouple expansion expansion unit, which expands thermocouple channels from the 20 built in on the HCS9200B Hot Bonder to 40 or 60 channels.

Touch screen hot bonder HEATCON

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.

Portable autoclaves for composites repair
HEATCON Composite Systems has introduced a portable autoclave known as the RepairClave, which provides a less expensive alternative for curing many parts formally reserved for traditional autoclaves.

HEATCON wins contract for remote composite aero repair
HEATCON Composite Systems has won a $2.6 million contract to provide hot bonding equipment to help repair composite military aircraft in remote locations.

Portable hot bonder
HEATCON Composite Systems has introduced a new portable hot bonder, the HCS8800.

New Briefs: Oct. 17, 2011
MVP announces rebranding, new logo to emphasize capabilities; Huntsman epoxy adhesive wins Germanischer Lloyd approval; HEATCON launches new website for students and faculty.

SAMPE 2010 Seattle Showcase
SAMPE’s first-ever foray into Boeing Country wrapped up with the M&P organization’s biggest draw this decade.

News briefs: March 23, 2009
AOC donates DSC to University of Memphis; Boeing considers carbon fiber for 777 wings; Cook Composites and Polymers celebrates 20 years; Composite Resources hires Kevin Bialas and Mike Fuller; Composites One launches MIRteq; Exova receives Nadcap certification; HEATCON earns AS9100 certification; Interplastic increases resin prices; Park promotes Gregory Strand to VP of Aerospace Structures Engineering; PPG increases fiberglass prices; Kaman Helicopters to use VISTAGY's FiberSIM; Zyvax will sponsor SAMPE bridge and wing contest.

Updated hot bonding repair systems
HEATCON Composite Systems, a composite repair solutions provider, has released a new version of its HCS9000B/9200B hot bonders.

HEATCOn RepairClave

HEATCON sends repair system to Bell Helicopter
Specialized system is designed for repair of helicopter blades.

Plane on ground

In-situ composite repair builds on basics
For on-aircraft repair, demand is on the rise for specialized composites training and expertise.

SAMPE exhibitors in Long Beach

SAMPE 2005 Product Showcase
SAMPE's U.S. Symposium and Exhibition highlights technological innovation and market expansion.

F-16 tail fin repair

The craft of aircraft repair
As the use of composites on commercial and military aircraft grows, repair facilities seek more science in what remains a primarily manual art.

Upper skin in tool

Airline maintenance facility cuts repair costs while improving part quality
Delta TechOps uses simulation software to standardize repair procedures and bring work back in-house.

Product Categories of HEATCON Composite Systems

Materials
  • Fibers, metallized
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid, 5-harness
      • Aramid, 8-harness
      • Aramid, Basket-weave
      • Aramid, Plain-weave
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 5-harness
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 8-harness
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
    • C-glass
      • C-glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • C-glass, 5-harness
      • C-glass, 8-harness
      • C-glass, Basket-weave
      • C-glass, Plain-weave
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon, 5-harness
      • Carbon, 8-harness
      • Carbon, Basket-weave
      • Carbon, Plain-weave
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 5-harness
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 8-harness
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 5-harness
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 8-harness
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • E-Glass, 5-harness
      • E-Glass, 8-harness
      • E-Glass, Basket-weave
      • E-Glass, Plain-weave
    • Metallized
      • Metallized, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Metallized, 5-harness
      • Metallized, 8-harness
      • Metallized, Basket-weave
      • Metallized, Plain-weave
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 5-harness
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 8-harness
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Basket-weave
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Plain-weave
    • Other unimpregnated fabrics
      • Other, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Other, 5-harness
      • Other, 8-harness
      • Other, Basket-weave
      • Other, Plain-weave
  • Prepregs, thermoplastic
    • Fabric
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, Mat
    • Cyanate ester
      • Cyanate ester, <12K tow
      • Cyanate ester, Mat
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, Mat
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Mat
    • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure, Mat
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, toughened, Mat
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, <12K tow
      • Phenolic, Mat
    • Polyester, unsaturated
      • Polyester, unsaturated, <12K tow
      • Polyester, unsaturated, Mat
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, <12K tow
      • Polyimide, Mat
    • Vinyl ester
      • Vinyl ester, <12K tow
      • Vinyl ester, Mat
    • Other
      • Other, <12K tow
      • Other, Mat
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Foam core
      • Foam core, epoxy
    • Honeycomb
      • Honeycomb, aluminum
      • Honeycomb, aramid
Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Autoclaves
  • Autoclaves, lab size
  • Autoclaves, software and controls
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
  • Presses
    • Presses, vacuum
Tools/tooling materials
  • Other tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Hot-air
    • Integrally heated
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
      • Composite, fiberglass
      • Composite, prepreg
      • Composite, other
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Abrasive tools
    • Adhesive applicators
    • Bonding equipment
    • Compressors
    • Curing ovens/lamp arrays
    • Drilling and cutting tools
    • Drying equipment
    • Dust-recovery/odor/ventilation equipment
    • Freezers/coolers
    • Grinders, granulators, pulverizers
    • Heaters
    • Kitting equipment and software
    • Laminate thickness gauges
    • Leak detectors
    • Material handling equipment
    • Metal-treating and metal bonding equipment
    • Ovens
    • Process controls
    • Resin injection equipment, pultrusion
    • Routers
    • Sanders, grinders
    • Temperature control devices
    • Other auxiliary equipment
  • Composite repair equipment
    • Heater blankets
    • Heaters
    • Hot bonders
    • Repair autoclaves
    • Repair kits and equipment
    • Repair ovens
    • Vacuum/repair tables (heated/unheated)
  • Supplies
    • Abrasive papers
    • Bleeder cloths
    • Breather cloths
    • Brushes
    • Carrier films
    • Caul plates
    • Filler paste
    • Film and sheet
    • Gasket materials for vacuum bags
    • Hand layup tools (cutters, rollers, scissors, etc.)
    • Heat tapes
    • Hoses, vacuum
    • Peel plies
    • Peel plies, nylon
    • Peel plies, polyester
    • Quick disconnects for vacuum hoses
    • Sealing tapes and materials
    • Vacuum valves and pumps
    • Other supplies
    • Vacuum bags/bagging materials
      • Vacuum bagging materials, nylon
      • Vacuum bagging materials, polymide
      • Vacuum bagging materials, reusable
      • Vacuum bagging materials, silicone
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Cure-monitoring equipment
  • Leak-testing equipment
  • Pressure monitoring equipment
  • Temperature monitoring equipment
  • Thickness measuring equipment
  • Other testing equipment
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Metal bonding
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Metal bonding
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, flight control surfaces
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Automotive, body panels &amp; substructures
  • Pressure vessels
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Education/Training
  • Repair services, composites
  • Repair services, equipment and machines
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, other