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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.

Contact Details

Address16445 23 Mile Road, Macomb Township, MI 48042, U.S.A.
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Client aircraft programs

Airbus A220 Analysis Machining Systems: CMC waterjet machines; Tooling: Production tooling for wings Why is this obscured?
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
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News and press releases

25/05/2020NEWS: Ascent brings LFAM capability to aerospace tooling
12/03/2020Press Release: Titomic partners with US-based Ascent Aerospace
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Subsidiaries Ascent Europe - France
Customers Lockheed Martin Corporation - U.S.A. (Elite Supplier Award 2016, Global Tooling Systems)
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company - U.S.A. (Supplier of the Year 2017, Global Tooling Systems)

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