Ascent Aerospace has announced the launch of a large format additive manufacturing machine (LFAM) recently installed in Santa Ana, California, co-located with Ascent´s composite tooling shop, autoclave and clean room, the company said.
The LFAM machine has an industry leading build area, providing customers in aerospace, automotive, maritime, energy and others the opportunity to benefit from large-scale printed composite tooling.
By combining this technology with Ascent´s in-house tooling expertise and heritage engineering capability, it will be possible to fabricate and deliver production-ready fixtures and molds with significantly reduced lead-times compared to traditional metallic tooling. The wide variety of materials that are compatible with the LFAM, such as ABS, Polycarbonate, Nylon, and PESU, will allow Ascent to create tailored solutions to meet customer needs and specifications.
Ascent Aerospace is a provider of tooling systems, factory automation and integration services.