An Introduction to Advanced Composite Structures Repair

An Introduction to Advanced Composite Structures Repair Technicians must have a broad knowledge of materials and the knowledge of how these materials can and cannot be used to achieve high quality repairs By David L. Brewer By David L. Brewer...

David L Brewer is the Technical Services Division Manager for Heatcon Composite Systems in Carrollton, TX.

Composite Listing
The following is a listing of companies that provide Composite Repairs, Composite Supplies, and Composite Training. Please contact them directly for information about products and services:

Abaris Training
5401 Longley Ln., Ste. 49
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 827-6568 or

An industry leader in advanced composite training since 1983, Abaris Training offers 12 different courses in design, fabrication, repair and inspection of advanced composite structures. Classes held at Reno, NV and Griffin, GA facilities. Worldwide on-site training available at customer facilities - hands on training emphasis in all courses.

American Composite Education Inc.
4540 Sandpebble Trace #104
Stuart, FL 34996
(561) 225-6847

Develops materials and processes for masters, molds, tools and structures. On-site training using advanced composite mold making book. Consulting in all aspects of composites.

325 DeSoto Ave.
Morristown, TN 32814
(423) 587-1842

Conolite is a division of Panolam Worldwide Industries and is a leading manufacturer of cargo bay laminate material. Conolite is manufactured in two types: Polyester and Phenolic. The company has on-site FAA DER.

Hartzell Propeller Inc.
One Propeller Place
Piqua, OH 45356
(937) 778-5713 (training)
(937) 778-4201 (supplies)

Hartzell Propeller offers training in inspection, repair and overhaul of its composite propeller blades. Course descriptions can be found on their web site in the "Product Support" section. Also in this section is a listing of authorized distributors and service centers that provide supplies to repair and overhaul Hartzell composite blades.

Keystone Helicopter Corp.
1420 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 644-4430

Full-service maintenance and completion shops including composite molds, repair, and manufacturing. Specializing in aviation quality products and workmanship.

S.M.A.R.T. Inc.
509 Live Oak St.
Edgewater, FL 32132
(904) 426-5908 or
(800) 932-SMART

S.M.A.R.T. Inc. provides skilled quality composite technicians worldwide for short or long term contracts. We also provide all technical and engineering disciplines for the aerospace industry.

WichiTech Industries Inc.
8980-L Route 108
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 715-1076 or (800) 776-4277

Manufacturers and distributors of single and dual-zone portable hot bond composite repair systems used for repairing advanced composites.

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