Ascent Aerospace installs a large format additive manufacturing machine

Ascent’s large format additive manufacturing machine.

SANTA ANA, California – May 19, 2020 – Ascent Aerospace, a leading provider of aerospace tooling systems, factory automation and integration solutions, is proud to announce that its large additive manufacturing machine format (LFAM) has been installed and is operational in Santa Ana, California, co-located with Ascent’s composite tooling shop, autoclave and cleanroom.

Ascent’s investment in the machine was announced in the summer of 2019 to bring the benefits of additive manufacturing to the aerospace tooling industry. Leveraging its deep tooling expertise to rapidly design and build additive solutions, Ascent Aerospace will market tools such as low temperature laminating molds, dies, cut / drill fixtures and vacuum hold fixtures more faster than ever before.

The LFAM machine features a state-of-the-art build area, offering customers in the aerospace, automotive, marine, energy and other industries the opportunity to benefit from high-quality printed composite tooling. ladder. By combining this technology with Ascent’s in-house tooling expertise and legacy engineering capability, it will be possible to manufacture and deliver production-ready fixtures and molds with significantly reduced delivery times by compared to traditional metal tools. The wide variety of materials compatible with LFAM, such as ABS, polycarbonate, nylon and PESU, will allow Ascent to create tailor-made solutions to meet customer needs and specifications.

Ascent Aerospace will host a live webinar in early June as a virtual launch of the LFAM machine. Register for the webinar today to see images of the machine in action, see a presentation from the product manager and more.

Posted on May 19, 2020

Source: Ascent Aerospace

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