Hot Bonder Heat console use

Course code: TECH-060 (Stage I)
Course duration: 3 Days


All EFC courses comply SAE-CACRC, FAA, CAA and EASA standards.

This is a Training ‘level 1-2’ Hot bonder course. This course designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of participants / technicians from beginner to intermediate technician who want to have a better understanding of working with Hot bond heat consoles advanced composites .

Advised pre-requisites

Our TECH-001 Basic Composites and fabrication course, or other simular Basic Composite knowledge gaine in the industrie. Knowledge of special used jargon.


Personnel of technical departments having prior experience or training with Fiber Reinforced Composites and wanting to gain a better understanding of curing advanced composite materials with Single and Dual zone Hot Bonders/Heat consoles to control the heat application, vacuum, and time necessary to cure critically sensitive composite resins and adhesives.

Number of participants

Minimum required 2 and Maximum 8 per course*.

* Courses will be confirmed as running by EFC as soon as sufficient applications are received!


To provide participants with theoretical knowledge and practical Hands-On skills necessary to carry out a hot bond repair by using a Hot Bonder or heat console.

At the end of the course the participants:

  • 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 Thermocouple placement and correct heat blanket usage.
  • Can check Thermocouples, heat blankets prior to installation
  • Knows materials properties and is familiar with “Handling & Storage” of frozen materials
  • Can program, change and abort running cure cycles

Course content theory (Level 1-2)

  • Health and Safety using AC/DC powered Hot bond systems on carbon fiber parts
  • Different brand/types of Hot Bonders compared pros and cons
  • Hot bond terminology (composite glossery)
  • How a Heat blanket works and make us of its effective area
  • How TCs work, how they are checked,  welded  and repaired
  • TC. placement on /in varius materials & TC. mapping
  • Cold & hot spots and heatsink insulation
  • High temp 171 C. cures and insulation of heatblanket
  • Cycle running and monitoring
  • Programming of different material cure cycles and aborting cure cycels
  • Use of ceramic and UV lamps and other heat devices controled by a Hot Bonder.
  • Storing of cured cycles on PC/Lap Top or USB & Printing cured cycles

Workshop exercises (Level 1-2)

Participants will be intensively monitored during the installation and use of different types of Single & Dual zone Hot bonders.
They are able to connect all nessessary equipment, cables and  program any type of Hot bonder, check & install thermocouples and heat blankets on a composite part Lay-Up of vacuum materials and perform vacuum leak checking and curing.
Determine size of heat blankets according to the repair size and  Thermocouple mapping.
Apply vacuum bags, run a cure cycle and monitor the Hot-bonder while running
De-bag the vacuum bag in the correct way roaming TCs and heat blankets


  • Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 1-2
  • Successful completion is 75{63753f107260f26306864167adcf73e00445e84c75013824deb98cc0ddc15287} correct answers
  • The examination will be closed book and  can be conducted by a Part 147 approved Examiner
    on request
  • The practical mark will be the average of all marks gained from the practical exercises
    Assessment activities are built into our courses, to give feedback on the achievement and personal potential and kept record in a personal logbook per student.
  • 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.

Tailor made

Note for companies only:

  • 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.

On site

This currency competence assessment can be hold 'On-Site' at your company under certain conditions. 

It will involve additional cost such as: Travel, lodging, daily allowance, shipping / ensuring material and equipment plus 25%. If we do hold this course 'On-Site', there are specific requirements per course regarding the equipment of your company workshop and training material availability. 

For information & requirements, contact our business & purchasing manager Rolf Hovener via his personal page.

Course pricing

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.


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Cost for this course:  1.595,00 EUR

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