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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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).

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McNair Center installs Ingersoll Lynx AFP machine
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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).

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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