A sledgehammer to crack a nut

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Composite bonding of the high-tech materials used in the construction of aircraft, racing cars and other high specification situations, is a complex and expensive process. It involves skilled labour, high quality materials and, at the end of the process, exposure to high temperatures for a precisely-controlled time. An autoclave oven is usually used for this but for small repairs or mouldings it is a sledgehammer to crack a nut and is unnecessarily expensive.

A far cheaper, and just as effective, solution is quartz halogen infrared lamps fitted in mobile units equipped with timers and thermocouples. They provide instant heat, which makes the process rapid, clean, noiseless and low-energy. Lamp arrays can be designed to match virtually any shape, and reduce the reliance on heat mats.

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