LEWCO Delivers Composite Curing Oven to Research Laboratory

Recently, LEWCO, Inc. commissioned a large 500°F. vacuum assisted composite curing (VACC) oven to a national research laboratory. Researchers use this oven in their R&D laboratory to cure various composite parts. The enhanced duty electric walk in-oven features a rear mounted heater-box with a heat capacity of 99kW. The oven is equipped with a 18,000 …

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 …

LEWCO’s Composite Curing Control System

LEWCO recently developed a new composite curing control system. This PC-based system allows the end user to fully control, document, and archive their process to ensure parts are cured to specification.  There are many unique features to this process control including: Non-editable data files and file recording Ability to select vacuum configuration at each port …

NFPA 86 Compliance: Responsibilities of the Customer

Many of our customers understand the importance of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and compliance with their various codes. Some customers even know the difference between the four oven classifications as defined by NFPA 86 Standards for Ovens and Furnaces. However, very few understand that compliance with NFPA 86 does not end with the …

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 Commissions Composite Curing Oven for a Foreign Air Base

LEWCO, Inc. recently commissioned a large field assembled batch oven for a foreign military’s air force.  The oven will be used to accelerate the curing of vacuum bagged composite components used in the repair and maintenance of military aircraft. The 500°F electric oven features a top mounted heater box that houses multiple banks of Incoloy …

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 …

LEWCO Delivers 4th Industrial Oven to Global Aerospace Manufacturer

LEWCO, Inc. recently delivered a large composite curing oven to a global manufacturer of aerospace structures, systems and components. The oven features a top mounted heater-box with natural gas burners and high efficiency circulation fans. It was designed to meet NFPA 86 Class A standards. OSHA compliant safety railings surround the top perimeter of the oven to …

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 …

Aerospace Research Composite Curing Oven

LEWCO recently designed and built a custom rotisserie curing oven for a government funded, aerospace material Research facility. The oven featured an electric heater box that delivered dual airflow uniformly to the workspace. This application required a custom rotisserie cart and spline drive to rotate the composite workpiece. Due to the nature of the manufacturing …

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 …

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 …