Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.

707 Fulton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103 US

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Ingersoll large-format AM for aerospace tooling

Big additive machines tackle large molds
In commercial aerocomposites fabrication, molds reign supreme, but they are expensive. Large-format additive manufacturing systems are poised to make production-ready molds quickly and affordably.

composites 3D printing, robotics

Moving continuous-fiber 3D printing into production
With patents proliferating and production applications emerging, 3D printing with continuous fiber reinforcement is poised for significant market growth.

automated fiber placement, composites, carbon fiber

Kanfit receives new AFP robot
The automated fiber placement system will be used to develop and manufacture complex carbon fiber composite structures that have traditionally been made using hand layup.

AFP machine for composite parts

Mongoose AFP machine manufacturer announces new CEO
Ingersoll Machine Tools, manufacturer of the Mongoose automated fiber placement machine for composite part manufacturing, has appointed Chip Storie as CEO.

coefficient of thermal expansion, CTE

Composite pressure vessels take on cryogenic temperatures
Several recent innovations involving composite high pressure tanks indicate a leap forward in pressure vessel technology.

large 3D printer

Ingersoll showcases 3D printed winglet layup tool at IMTS
The part was printed with large 3D printing technology developed by Ingersoll Machine Tools and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Spirit AeroSystems

The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet
Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.

Kanfit

Thriving aerospace pioneer builds business in the air and on land
Aerospace tier supplier Kanfit Ltd. is expanding, offering both composite and metal parts for applications in an expanding range of high-performance markets.

Lynx automated fiber placement (AFP) equipment

McNair Aerospace Center: Closing the composites education gap
As the composites industry in South Carolina continues to expand through Boeing and its tier suppliers, composites education follows suit through the McNair Center.

Tooling: 3D printing’s “killer app”
If 3D printing can be scaled to make tools for composite auto body panels ... it will be transformative

Ingersoll Machine Tools, ORNL to develop very large 3D printing system
The Wide and High Additive Manufacturing (WHAM) will target a laydown rate of 1,000 lb/hr on a build envelope of 23 by 10 by 46 ft.

Automation: Robots taking off in commercial aircraft
Will this affordable and versatile class of multiaxis manufacturing hardware and software drivers enable airframers to reduce costs and speed deliveries?

Automated inspection system
Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc. (Rockford, IL, US) highlighted its recent successful partnership with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM, Blairsville, PA, US) and Orbital ATK (Dulles, VA, US) on an automated inspection system completed for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL, Dayton, OH).

NCDMM, Ingersoll, Orbital ATK complete automated composites inspection system
The Automated Composite Structure Inspection System achieved a defect detection rate of up to 99.7% on aircraft components produced via automated fiber placement.

Trends in automation: ATL and AFP technologies increase speed, flexibility
Many automated production solutions were on offer at JEC Europe 2015, and several companies made announcements.

Weber Manufacturing Technologies: Midland, ON, Canada
With a long, storied history in composites moldmaking, this rare nickel vapor deposition specialist has built a strong niche, making large, high-quality tools.

Automation and fiber placement continue to evolve
Automated fiber placement news at JEC Europe 2015 from North Thin Ply Technology, MTorres and Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.

CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.

McNair Center installs Ingersoll Lynx AFP machine
An Ingersoll Lynx automated fiber placement (AFP) machine will be installed and operated at the Ronald E. McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research at the University of South Carolina.

JEC Europe 2014 Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

ATK Aerospace wins Air Force contract for composites inspection research
ATK Aerospace will work with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and Ingersoll Machine Tools on the development of an on-tool inspection system for automated fiber placement (AFP).

Product Categories of Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.

Automated fiber placement machines
Automatic tape layers
CAD/CAM/CAE design
Consulting, process development
Inspection services
Mandrels, aluminum
Mandrels, steel
Product design
Stitching equipment