This EFC course complies with SAE-CACRC, AIR4938 and EASA standards.
This is a Training ‘level 1-2’ Hot bonder Heat console use course. This course designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of participants/technicians from beginner to intermediate who want to have a better understanding of working with Hot bond heat consoles in curing/drying in the repair of advanced composites.
Personnel of technical departments having prior experience in working with fiber Reinforced Composites such as glass fiber, carbon fiber, and Aramid Kevlar to gain a better understanding of curing advanced composite materials with Single and/or Dual-zone Hot Bonder Heat consoles. This to control the heat application, vacuum, and time necessary to dry, cure critically sensitive composite parts with Resin, Film and Foam adhesives
Number of participants
Minimum required 2 and maximum 6 per course*.
* Courses will be confirmed as running by EFC as soon as sufficient applications are received!
To provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and Hands-On practical skills necessary to carry out a good hot bonded repair and being in control using a single and/or dual Hot Bond heat console.
At the end of this course the participant:
Can work according to Safety regulations and recognize Hazardous situations & materials
Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision
Must be attentive to details in working with a Heat console, Thermocouple placement and correct heat blanket usage.
Can perform composites repairs on carbon fiber, glass fiber and aramid fiber. (Kevlar)
Can check Thermocouple wires, heat blankets before installation
Can repair TC wires ends by welding
Knows the materials used and its properties and is familiar with “Handling & Storage” of frozen materials
Can perform a dry cycle cure
Can monitor, program, program changes and abort running cure cycles
Can save programs, save a cycle for printing
Course content theory
Course content theory Level 1-2
Health and Safety of using AC/DC high powered Hot bond systems on composite parts
Different brand/types of Hot Bonders compared pros and cons
Hot bond terminology (composite glossary of terms (SAE- AIR4844)
How a Heat blanket works, needs to be checked and use of its active area
How Thermocouples (TC’s) work, are inspected, repaired and welded
How a TC is placed on /in various materials and perform TC. mapping
How to handle Cold & hot spots and apply heatsink insulation
How handle High temp 171 C. (350 F.) cures and insulation of a heat blanket
Cycle running, changes, monitoring and cycle abort
Programming of more than three step cure cycles
Use of ceramic and UV heat lamps and other heat devices controlled by a Hot Bonder.
How to Store of cured cycles on PC/Lap Top on USB and Print cured cycles
File cured cycle for record keeping and print out with the part if repaired.
Workshop exercises Level 1-2
Participants will be intensively monitored during the installation and use of different types of Single & Dual-zone Hot bonders.
The participant is able to:
connect all necessary equipment, cables to the bonder/Heat console
program any type of Hot bonder,
check & install thermocouples
check and places heat blankets on a composite part
Brings on vacuum bags and performs leak checks-Up of all vacuum materials per OEM spec,
perform vacuum leak checking and curing.
determine the correct size of heat blankets according to the specific repair sizeApply Thermocouple mapping. Apply materials and vacuum bags, run a cure cycle and monitor the Hot-bonder while running. De-bag the vacuum bag in the correct way removing TC’s and heat blankets
Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 1-2
Successful completion is 75% correct answers
The examination will be closed book and can be conducted by a Part 147 approved Examiner upon request
The practical mark will be the average of all marks gained from the practical exercises
All grades will be recorded in the participant individual training records and kept on record at EFC for unlimited time (compliant with Reference EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014)
A certificate of accomplishment is handed out to each participant
Assessment activities are built into our courses, to give feedback on the achievement and personal potential and kept a record in their personal logbook.
The final outcome of the participant's Examination, assessment document and logbook per student will be digitally sent to your company responsible manager or HR department.
We also comply with the European GDPR rules as effective on May 25th, 2018 concerning storage of private information of participants who attended our courses.
If required, our Training courses can be tailored made to meet your specific needs. Course dates as noted on our course schedule can be adjusted on request to meet your required starting date. If you have a requirement for this, please contact our business development manager, Rolf Hovener, via his personal page.
Course run Onsite and at special request
For your company to benefit, this course can be held ‘On-Site’ at your facility under certain conditions. Click on this link to the Onsite information webpage!
Courses as noted on our course schedule page can be run on request to meet your required start and end date.
All listed course prices are Excl VAT. (Dutch VAT is 21%). EFC complies with Dutch tax laws. On request, companies can be sent an invoice instead of paying direct On-line with PayPal, IDEAL or credit card.