Ascent Aerospace

The world’s largest tooling and automated fastening group. Has acquired highly respected aerospace tooling companies, including Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries — leading providers of layup molds for composite aerostructures.

16445 23 Mile Road
Macomb Township, MI 48042 US


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Ascent Aerospace invests in Thermwood LSAM machine
Ascent Aerospace to use large scale additive manufacturing to bring tooling solutions to market with significantly reduced lead times.

Ascent Aerospace, flexible wing holding fixture

Ascent Aerospace recognized with Lockheed Martin Elite Supplier award
Global Tooling Systems, a subsidiary of Ascent Aerospace, was presented the award for tooling and support provided for the F-35 Lightning II.

Highlights from AeroDef 2018 aerospace defense manufacturing conference

Composites at AeroDef 2018
Highlights from the Aerospace Defense Manufacturing Conference – AeroDef 2018 include new technologies for tooling, drilling/machining and inspection of advanced composites.

Ascent Aerospace opens second Engineering Center of Excellence
With the consolidation of engineering teams to a Engineering Center of Excellence at its Macomb campus, Ascent Aerospace announces plans to expand and reorganize the company’s engineering resources.

Ascent Aerospace's HyVarC mold material

Ascent Aerospace develops Invar-composite mold material
Ascent Aerospace’s HyVarC is a patent-pending hybrid tooling material comprising Invar and composites.

People on the move: March 2017
Here is this month’s people on the move news in the composites industry.

Ascent Aerospace completes first item from its small tool focused factory
The small tool focused factories were created to minimize cost and lead time for small tools.

Ascent Aerospace signs composite tooling contracts with Boeing, Airbus
Ascent to produce ‘largest-ever’ wing skin tool for Boeing 777X as well as produce a sixth set of wing skin molds for the Airbus A350 XWB.

Ascent Aerospace expands integration facility in Michigan
The new site will support an expanding team and will allow co-location of the program management, systems engineering, aftermarket support and global supply chain resources.

Product Categories of Ascent Aerospace

Tools/tooling materials
  • Other tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Graphite, monolithic
    • Hybrid materials
    • Prototype
    • RTM/resin infusion
    • Resin injection
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
      • Composite, fiberglass
      • Composite, prepreg
      • Composite, other
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, invar
      • Metal, steel
  • Mandrels
    • Mandrels, aluminum
    • Mandrels, steel