Fives Cincinnati

Automated composites processing systems for aerospace, automotive and wind applications, composites finishing systems, composites control systems, retrofits and rebuilds, advanced machine tools for machining ferrous and nonferrous materials, technologies and related services, specializing in turnkey and teamkey applications.

2200 Litton Lane
Hebron, KY 41048 US

Division
(Formerly MAG Cincinnati)

As Seen In CompositesWorld

Improving composites processing with automated inspection
Automated, in-situ inspection bypasses the bottleneck of manual inspection.  

Real-time automated ply inspection (RTAPI) system: CW’s series on automated inspection methods
More composites being used in aircraft, and the pressure for higher production rates means new technologies for automated, in-process inspection while the part is being fabricated. Groups around the world are working on this, and making great strides. 

Another opportunity to meet, and learn, in Paris
At the JEC World 2017, improvements in materials and processes were present at nearly every stand, with the emphasis on automotive-capable production speeds.

Two-stage tape layup: Access cuts/Atlas 2 lays up
A legacy 1980s technology builds visionary Dreamliner wingskins.

CW Plant Tour: Composites Technology Center, Stade, Germany
A cornerstone of Germany’s CFK Valley, CTC pushes composites forward via automation, recycling, digital thread-based manufacturing and more.

Stelia Aerospace buys Cincinnati CHARGER Small Flat Tape Layer
It will be used for layup of Airbus composite components, and is one of three recently sold to European Airbus suppliers.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Turnkey manufacturing systems: Aiming for automotive-industry volume production
Fives Cincinnati (Hebron, KY, US) has announced an integrated manufacturing system for automotive composites comprising two automated manufacturing cells.

Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation
Automated production cells promise affordability and less risk in scaling up composites production, but are they really the path forward?

Fives patents focus on composites, metals machining
Eight of 10 patents focus on technologies that offer varieties of fiber placement capability for composites fabrication.

laser projection systems

Laser projection: Envisioning more than templates
Advanced systems offer ply-placement verification, aids to faster assembly and manufacturing process and quality control.

Exelis Aerostructures: Salt Lake City
Braided composite shafts and struts for aircraft are its specialty, but there’s much more to this Utah, US-based rising star.

Plant tour: ATK Aerospace Structures, Clearfield, Utah
High-volume, high-precision fiber and tape placement for the aerospace industry are among many specialties for this composites manufacturing behemoth.

DowAksa to establish U.S. carbon fiber manufacturing presence
DowAksa, a joint venture of Dow and acrylic specialist AKSA, has established DowAksa USA and plans to build an industrial-grade carbon fiber manufacturing operation in the U.S. sometime in the next three to five years.

JEC Americas 2014 Review
Composites industry exhibitors at this combined show emphasized the textile side of the fiber/resin mix and touted process automation.

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

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

Business and busy-ness
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan returns for JEC Europe 2014 in Paris with observations about several intriguing composites industry trends.

Paris Air Show 2013: A century of aircraft progress
Torrential rains couldn’t dampen the spirit of innovation or stop the flood of business aerospace announcements.

Head switches from fiber placement to tape laying
Fives Machining Systems Inc. has introduced a new GEMINI composite processing system that can switch in minutes from automated fiber placement to automated tape laying.

Product Categories of Fives Cincinnati

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Continuous laminating machines
  • Automated fiber placement machines
  • Filament winding machines and software controls
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CNC machining equipment (multiaxis)
    • Computer controls and software
    • Material handling equipment
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Routers
    • Sanders, grinders
    • Trimming equipment
  • Supplies
    • Sanding discs/pads
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • NDI equipment
    • NDI equipment, other
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Machine calibration services
  • Repair services, equipment and machines