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Ascent Aerospace North America (U.S.A.)
 
Contact details
Address 16445 23 Mile Road, Macomb Township, MI 48042, U.S.A.
Telephone +1 877 936 4906
Facsimile
Email info@ascentaerospace.com
Web www.ascentaerospace.com
Ascent Aerospace is a leading provider of tooling systems, factory automation and integration services for the aerospace, defense and space industries. Our unique offering consists of a variety of products and solutions to resolve challenging aerostructure assembly requirements, from wing components and fuselage structures to final assembly lines. As the industry's largest tooling and automation group, Ascent produces a full suite of composite tooling, including layup molds, mandrels, bond tools, and trim and drill fixtures, including the largest Invar molds ever made for aerospace. In addition, Ascent offers automated, high-precision drilling and fastening systems, having installed more than 2,200 systems globally.

As an assembly line integrator, Ascent works with airframers to develop their project and see it through from process design and engineering through build and installation, to ensure it is an efficient and cost effective solution. This strategy has allowed Ascent Aerospace to develop long-term, strategic alliances with the world's foremost manufacturers in the commercial aerospace, business aviation, defense, space launch and satellite industries.

Globally, we have 11 locations, 5 of which are manufacturing plants. Our plants are located in California (formerly Coast Composites), Michigan (formerly Global Tooling Systems and Odyssey Industries), a fabrication plant in Mexico and our drilling and fastening systems plant in New York (Gemcor). In Europe, we are based in France with two offices and have offices in the United Kingdom and Germany. In Asia, we have a presence in Japan and China.

 
Connections
Subsidiaries Ascent Europe
Preferred supplier
accreditations
Lockheed Martin Corporation (Elite Supplier Award 2016, Global Tooling Systems) ,
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (Supplier of the Year 2017, Global Tooling Systems)
 
Client aircraft programs
Airbus A220   Analysis Machining Systems: CMC waterjet machines; Tooling: Production tooling for wings
Airbus A350 XWB   Analysis Moulds: Stringer moulds (for ATK); Tooling: Fuselage frame tools (for ATK); fuselage mould tooling (for Spirit); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly jigs (for ATK); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly fixtures (for ATK)
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey   Analysis Tooling: Composite tooling (for Boeing)
Boeing 747   Analysis Tooling: Composite mould tools; Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly fixtures (for Vought)
Boeing 777   Analysis Machining Systems: CMC machines for composite parts; Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly fixtures (for LMI); Tooling: Wing skin moulds for 777X
Boeing 787 Dreamliner   Analysis Machining Systems: CMC waterjet machines; Mandrels: Fuselage barrel mandrels; Tooling: Wing & passenger door mould tools; Mandrels: Fibre placement mandrels for fuselage and wing (for Coast Composites); Tooling: Form tools & spacer plates (for Composites Atlantic); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly fixtures (for Spirit & Vought); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly jigs
Boeing AH-64 Apache   Analysis Tooling: Composite lay-up tools
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet   Analysis Jigs & Fixtures: Bonding fixtures
Bombardier Global series   Analysis Tooling: Turnkey tooling for wing manufacture (to Triumph-Vought)
COMAC C919   Analysis Machining Systems: CMC waterjet machines
Gulfstream G650   Analysis Jigs & Fixtures: Horizontal stabilizer assembly fixtures
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II   Analysis Moulds: Lay-up mould (for Hitco); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly jigs & tools (for Northrop); Tooling: Composite tooling (for Northrop, ATK & Hitco)
Sikorsky CH-53 King Stallion   Analysis Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly jigs (for Aurora); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly fixtures (for ITT Defense & Spirit); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly jigs (for ITT & Sikorsky); Tooling: Composite tooling (for GKN); engine fairing tools (for Aurora)
Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk   Analysis Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly jigs (H-60 variant)
 
Sectors Categories
Composites Composite Moulding
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Robotics & Automation Consultants , Systems Integration
Design Software Computer-aided Design
Machining Machining Systems (Water jet CMC) , Milling
Manufacturing Services Final Assembly
Metal Processes Additive Manufacturing
Production Equipment Materials Handling Equipment , Moulds , Plant Automation Equipment , Remote Positioning Systems , Riveting Equipment , Waterjet Equipment , Work Platforms , Work Stands
Tooling Engine Tooling , Jigs & Fixtures , Mandrels , Tooling
Tools Fastening Tools , Workholding Fixtures
 
Company press releases
Ascent Aerospace installs large format additive manufacturing machine  May 19, 2020
Ascent Aerospace invests in additive manufacturing  July 12, 2019
Ascent Aerospace awarded "Best Performer 2018" by Airbus  October 4, 2018
Ascent expands portfolio with faster, more accurate aerospace robotics  June 28, 2018
Ascent's Global Tooling Systems honored as a Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year  April 25, 2018
Ascent Aerospace opens Engineering Center of Excellence  February 12, 2018
Ascent Aerospace's Hybrid Invar-Composite molds reduce weight and lead time  January 23, 2018
Ascent Aerospace commemorates Gemcor's 80th anniversary  October 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin presents Global Tooling Systems with Elite Supplier Award  June 14, 2017
Ascent Aerospace adds 60,000 hours of large, high-speed machining capacity at tooling facility  August 10, 2016

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Other relevant press releases
Titomic partners with US-based Ascent Aerospace  March 12, 2020
Closing of the disposal of Areva's aerospace integration business to AIP Aerospace  December 2, 2014
Hampson wins record $53 million tooling order  September 16, 2010

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