The combine of four (4) autoclaves, and various vacuum-equipped bonding ovens affords a tremendous versatility in equipment, allowing us to handle a wide range of structural bonding situations. Parts currently being produced include flat honeycomb panels of various sizes, metal-to-metal bonded assemblies, single and double contoured sandwich structure, bulkheads, floor panels, wing panels as well as fuselage sections.
Temperature and pressures in our autoclaves range from 250 degree up to 400 degrees and pressures up to 100 PSI. HCOA added a fourth autoclave in 2018 measuring 10'x30' working inside diameter. HCOA's clean room meets OEM requirements controlling temperature, humidity and particle count.