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Featured Solution: Portable Cancer Treatment Device for Underdeveloped Countries

At Datec, we design, test, and manufacture application-specific, high-performance heating solutions for our clients.

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Aluminum is an excellent thermal conductor which, when combined with Datec’s area heaters, allows for exceptional thermal uniformity across the treatment area.

Recently, we developed an aluminum-based heater for a lightweight, battery-powered device used to treat cancer in underdeveloped parts of the world.

The client required a medical device that could be used to thermally destroy cancerous cells. Traditionally, such lesions have been treated through cryotherapy, in which a probe reaches the target cells and the lesion is frozen, thereby killing the tissue.

Cryotherapy technology relies on a constant supply of refrigerant gas, which is expensive and difficult to transport, rendering it unfeasible in many underdeveloped parts of the world where the procedure is needed most.

The result was a portable and lightweight device with a long battery life that could provide this life-saving treatment.

Our ability to print thick film directly onto aluminum was essential for the compact requirements of this device.

Check out our new case study to learn more.


Datec is a custom heating element manufacturer specializing in thick film heating solutions. Our solutions are ideal for industries such as: commercial food service, medical devices, electronics, automotive, and appliances. From prototyping to joint development, learn more about how Datec can work with your team.

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Season’s Greetings from Datec Coating

We would like to wish you a very Happy Holiday and all the best for 2019! We hope you are able to spend the season in the company of your closest family and friends, making wonderful memories, and enjoying everything that this time of year has to offer.

Our Holiday Hours
December 24th – January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Open

From all of us here at Datec, we extend our warmest wishes for a relaxing and fun holiday season and a prosperous New Year.


Datec is a custom heating element manufacturer specializing in thick film heating solutions. Our solutions are ideal for industries such as: commercial food service, medical devices, electronics, automotive, and appliances.
From prototyping to joint development, learn more about how Datec can work with your team.

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Will Parts Manufacturing and Research into New Technology Save the Canadian Automotive Industry?
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Datec Heats Up Thick Film in Green Cars.

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Will Parts Manufacturing and Research into New Technology Save the Canadian Automotive Industry?

General Motors (GM) announced last week that the company will stop making cars in Oshawa, ON after next year and will cease production on many of their gas-powered sedans. Although the latter announcement received less media attention in Canada due largely to the closure of the Oshawa plant, this news reinforces GM’s shift from gas-powered vehicles to electric and autonomous electric vehicles.

The Canadian Automotive Industry Isn’t Dying, It’s Changing.

map of auto assembly plants in ontario
The new reality for automakers is the balancing act involved with meeting the present demand for gas-powered cars and trucks while at the same time ensuring they’re prepared for the future demand for electric and autonomous electric vehicles.

GM’s restructuring that eliminates gas-powered car models in favour of electric and autonomous electric vehicles is part of a larger trend in the automotive industry.

Canada has been shifting in the zero-emission direction for several years. When GM announced their plan to substantially boost their research and development departmentin 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne symbolically arrived at the facility in a zero-emission electric Chevy Bolt.

After their arrival, GM announced that they would be hiring 1,000 Canadian software engineers tasked with developing software for electric and autonomous electric vehicles.

Can Ontario Satisfy the Next Generation of Automotive Jobs?

The answer is jobs in automotive technology and parts.

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Parts manufacturers work with companies like Datec to develop new technology to stay one step ahead of the rapid changes in the automotive industry.
Datec integrates its high powered heating system into heat exchanger devices that are compact, lightweight, and are made specifically for electric and hybrid vehicles.

GM alone spends over $3 billion annually on major and minor parts and tools from Ontario suppliers. That money supports thousands of Ontario jobs beyond GM.

The $6 billion in anticipated savings from closing the Oshawa plant, as well as the four other plants across North America, will go directly to the research and development of electric and autonomous electric vehicles.

Companies like GM will need to pour money and resources into engineering and high-tech jobs compete with the Teslas of the world – a need Canada can satisfy.

Some of the highest performing software in current autonomous vehicles, for example, comes from BlackBerry’s offshoot company QNX, based in Waterloo. But no matter how advanced the technology of the next generation vehicles get, these vehicles will still need battery warmers, cabin heaters, doors, windows, engines, and body panels.

The next generation of electric and autonomous electric automobiles will bring with it a whole new market of jobs developing new technology and supplying parts.
Electric and autonomous electric vehicles will require an entirely different set of components, and these engineers and parts manufacturers will need to design and build them. They will need to design motors instead of combustion engines, batteries instead of gasoline, and accessories and parts to go with them.

Parts manufacturers work with companies like Datec to develop new technology to stay one step ahead of the rapid changes in the automotive industry.

Datec integrates its high powered heating system into heat exchanger devices that are compact, lightweight, and are made specifically for electric and hybrid vehicles.]The Canadian automotive industry is certainly not doomed, but it is changing and businesses will need to adapt to survive.


Datec is a custom heating element manufacturer specializing in thick film heating solutions. Our solutions are ideal for industries such as: commercial food service, medical devices, electronics, automotive, and appliances.

From prototyping to joint development, learn more about how Datec can work with your team.

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Hello and welcome! If you’ve visited our website before, you’ll notice that we’ve made a few changes – we hope you like our new look!

As you move through the site, you should get a good idea of what Datec is all about and how our patented pastes enable our engineers to create high-performance, cost-effective heating and coating solutions for a wide range of applications.

We have redesigned our website to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, whether that is information about our patented thick film technology or our custom heating solutions. These elements can be found prominently on our homepage and are easily accessible from anywhere else on the site.

We encourage you to visit our heating solutions and coating solutions pages, which detail how our engineers create innovative solutions for a wide range of industries, including:

Precision/Medical Device
Commercial Food Holding
Electronics
Automotive
Appliances

Our thick film elements can be printed directly onto a wide range of materials, including mica, aluminum, and glass.

You can also learn about our customized heating solutions by reading some of our success stories. Visit our “How We Work” page to learn more about our prototyping or production processes.

Please also visit our blog, which we will update regularly with heating and coating industry news and best practices to keep you in the know. When you’re finished exploring our new site, don’t hesitate to connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn. We’d love to hear your feedback!

We hope you’ll find our new site informative and easy to navigate!


Datec is a custom heating element manufacturer specializing in thick film heating solutions. Our solutions are ideal for industries such as: commercial food service, medical devices, electronics, automotive, and appliances.

Get in touch with our engineering team to discuss your product requirements today!