Curing applications use heat to create a chemical reaction to cure a finish or adhesive onto a product, or to solidify a plastic or epoxy. The result is a harder, tougher, more stable material or coating that resists temperature, humidity, and/or corrosion. There is a wide range of curing applications found in a number of industries. A batch oven or conveyor oven can be used for the curing process based on the customer’s production requirements. Thermocoat manufactures industrial curing ovens in both batch and conveyor configurations used to cure powder coating, epoxy resin, thermoplastics, adhesives, coatings, rubber, polymers, carbon fiber, plastic composites, and many more. These curing ovens provide excellent temperature uniformity, so your parts receive the optimal cure.
A curing oven is used to cure, anneal, dry, and harden synthetic and composite materials. The curing process for these composite materials frequently includes bagging and putting them under a vacuum while being cured. Each composite curing application is unique and Wisconsin Oven’s experienced team designs and manufactures high-performance ovens to meet each customers’ specific process requirements.
These out-of-autoclave (OOA) composite curing ovens are available electrically heated, gas-fired, or indirect gas-fired. As a standard, they are designed with a combination airflow arrangement which ensures even & uniform heat distribution throughout the work chamber and provides quicker healing rates and recovery times. They are typically guaranteed and certified for ±10° at 350° F temperature uniformity but tighter tolerances and certification at other temperatures are available. Upon request, a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis can be used to optimize airflow, heat transfer, and overall oven performance.
With a Curing Oven from Thermocoat, you can rest assured that you will be able to meet tight temperature tolerances and consistent results while remaining cost-effective. Thermocoat batch and conveyorized Curing Ovens are available either electric or gas heated or IR heating and have multiple customization options.