Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.

Manufacturer of automated fiber placement machines and software, enabling high-volume fiber placement layup for a variety of applications from large, open surfaces to complex shapes. Also manufactures machines for accurate drilling, trimming and milling of composite and metal components.

707 Fulton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103 US

Additional Locations:
Via Attilio Franchi 20
Brescia, 25127 IT
+39 30 2586 025

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CAMX Additive Manufacturing Workshop speaker: Ingersoll Machine Tools
The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites at CAMX (Anaheim, Calif., U.S.) will take place on September 25 and will explore the evolution of 3D printing technology and fiber reinforcement. 

CAMX to host Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites
Co-located with CAMX, the event explores the connection between AM and continuous fiber reinforcement.

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Ingersoll Machine Tools
Ingersoll Machine Tools to highlight MasterPrint, Mongoose platforms at CAMX 2019.

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.

Product Categories of Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Automated fiber placement machines
Tools/tooling materials
  • Mandrels
    • Mandrels, aluminum
    • Mandrels, steel
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Stitching equipment
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Inspection services
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, process development