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Ascent Aerospace installs LFAM machine in Santa Ana

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May '20
Pic: Ascent Aerospace
Pic: Ascent Aerospace
Ascent Aerospace has announced that its large format additive manufacturing (LFAM) machine has been installed and is operational in Santa Ana, CA, co-located with its composite tooling shop, autoclave and clean room. Ascent's investment in the machine was announced in summer of 2019 to bring advantages of additive manufacturing to the aerospace tooling sector.

By leveraging its deep expertise in tooling to rapidly design and build additive solutions, Ascent Aerospace will bring tools such as low-temperature layup molds, masters, trimming/drilling fixtures, and vacuum holding fixtures to market faster than ever before. 

The LFAM machine has an industry leading build area, providing customers in aerospace, automotive, maritime, energy and others the opportunity to benefit from large-scale printed composite tooling. By combining this technology with Ascent's in-house tooling expertise and heritage engineering capability, it will be possible to fabricate and deliver production-ready fixtures and moulds with significantly reduced lead-times compared to traditional metallic tooling. The wide variety of materials that are compatible with the LFAM, such as ABS, Polycarbonate, Nylon, and PESU, will allow Ascent to create tailored solutions to meet customer needs and specifications.

Ascent Aerospace is a world renowned, single-source provider of production and automated assembly systems for the aerospace, defense and space industries. As the largest tooling group in the industry, Ascent produces a full suite of both mould and assembly tooling required for the aerospace manufacturing market, including the largest Invar moulds ever made for aerospace. As an automation provider and production system integrator, Ascent works with customers to develop their project and see it through from process engineering, to build and installation to ensure it is an efficient and cost effective solution.

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