Military Base Installs LEWCO Composite Curing Oven

Recently, LEWCO delivered an enhanced duty composite curing oven to a military base. The oven has a maximum temperature of 650°F and is used to cure vacuum-bagged composite aircraft parts. The enhanced duty walk-in oven features a top-mounted heater-box with a 1,500,000 BTU direct fired natural gas burner and (2) 36,000 CFM high-efficiency circulation fans …

Composite Curing Oven for Major Composite Parts Manufacturer

Recently, LEWCO, Inc. delivered a 500°F. vacuum assisted composite curing oven to a world-class supplier of composite structures. The oven is used to manufacture various parts for the aerospace industry. The enhanced duty electric walk-in oven features a top mounted heater-box with 144kW of heat capacity.  The oven is equipped with (2) 20,000 CFM high-efficiency …

Delta Airlines Installs New LEWCO Composite Curing Oven

As the composites industry grows, LEWCO continues to develop and expand its line of composite curing ovens. Delta Air Lines recently learned this when they purchased a 500°F. vacuum assisted composite curing oven to manufacture parts for their airplane cabins. The vacuum assisted composite curing (VACC) process involves drawing a vacuum on composite lay ups …

LEWCO Completes Large Batch Oven for Aerospace Industry; Temperature Uniformity Exceeds Expectations

Recently, LEWCO, Inc. delivered another Enhanced Duty walk-in oven to a longtime customer in the aerospace industry. This is the sixth oven they have purchased from LEWCO in the past three years. It will be used to dry sheets of plaster for aircraft cabins. The oven has a maximum operating temperature of 500°F. and features …

LEWCO Utilizes Humidification System for Curing Special Coating

When a leading company in the aerospace industry was in need of an oven to suit their unique application, they turned to the experts at LEWCO. Their application involved curing a specialty coating on composite parts while maintaining relative humidity above 50%RH.  The custom walk-in oven will operate around 168°F. and will sustain temperature uniformity …

NASA Installs New LEWCO Composite Curing Oven

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL. – NASA’s Kennedy Space Center recently installed a new LEWCO Industrial Oven, which researchers will use in their R&D laboratory to cure various vacuum bagged composite components.  The Ohio-based, ISO 9001:2008 certified company, LEWCO, Inc., was selected for this project due to their ability to meet the strict specifications for government and …

World-Leading Aerospace Manufacturer Continues to Choose LEWCO for Process Heating Needs

“The best performing ovens we own.” That is what one of the world’s-leading manufacturers of aero-structures told LEWCO engineers after commissioning their fifth LEWCO Industrial Oven this year. The walk-in oven is used in the manufacturing of aircraft components, specifically to bake paint on various composite parts. The batch process oven features a top mounted heater-box with …

Composite Curing + Aerospace = LEWCO Industrial Ovens

Need a composite curing oven? You’re in the right place. LEWCO’s enhanced duty batch ovens have been serving the composite and aerospace industries for over a decade. Time tested and proven, with over 200 standard models, LEWCO Batch Ovens are fully customizable to meet your process heating needs. And we’re happy to do it! No other company …

LEWCO Wins Contract with NASA Kennedy Space Center

LEWCO, Inc. recently won a contract with NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral, FL. The contract is for a LEWCO standard model batch oven, which will be used to cure composite parts at various temperatures up to 500°F. Vacuum controls, ramp/soak programming and special part thermocouple monitoring and data logging are a few …

Curing Ovens for Aerospace Company

LEWCO recently designed, built and installed a pair of custom curing ovens for an aerospace materials manufacturer.  The ovens are heated with thermal fluid and deliver horizontal airflow to the workspace. Strict customer design and performance specifications had to be followed. Some Key Features of this Project Included: Workspace dimensions:  60” wide X 180” deep …

LEWCO Designs Oven for Curing Edge Sealants on Structural Composite Beams

When a leading aerospace company approached LEWCO Application Engineer’s with a rather unique curing application, you can bet they figured out the preeminent solution. The application? Curing edge sealants on structural composite beams up to 20 ft. long, while maintaining a continuous process to meet production requirements. The solution? One cost-effective, ergonomic, curing oven; proven …

Custom Engineered Oven for A Major Aircraft Parts Manufacturer

This customer required vacuum composite curing of aircraft parts at a maximum temperature of 500°F. The oven is specified to be NFPA 86 Class A and is installed indoors in an industrial manufacturing environment. Key customer specifications include: Heating Medium: Natural Gas Capacity: (4) zones at 700,000 BTU’s each Workspace Volume: 1,120 cubic feet per …