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.
|Address||16445 23 Mile Road, Macomb Township, MI 48042, U.S.A.|
|Telephone||+1 877 936 4906|
|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|
|Airbus A220||Analysis||Machining Systems: CMC waterjet machines; Tooling: Production tooling for wings|
|Airbus A350||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-53K 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)|
Farnborough International Airshow - U.K. (2524)|
Ascent Europe - France
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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