Top 10 Aerospace Manufacturing Companies - 2020
Starrag North America: Leaders In High-Precision Machine Tools

Top 10 Aerospace Manufacturing Companies - 2020

With the increasing demands for air travel, massive backlogs for new aircraft orders, and a steady surge in the business jet sector, the skies are proving to be friendly for the aerospace industries. In light of many emerging trends, radical improvements in terms of aerospace manufacturing are gaining momentum. To meet the growing customer demands, manufacturers are focusing more on operating efficiency, advanced avionics, and impressive interior cabin designs and noise reduction capabilities. These sophisticated manufacturing processes involve more extensive usage of composites and are inadvertently changing the supply chains to keep up with the aircraft OEM demands. The differentiating factor for the new generation of aircraft can be attributed to the innovations in both materials and systems. For instance, the newly manufactured wide-bodies of the airplanes such as Airbus A350 or the Boeing 787 feature composite constructions, unlike their predecessors that use conventional aluminum wings and fuselages. The composite material prevents bending of aircraft parts due to force or collision with the ground, thereby reducing the chances of risks.

Although aerospace manufacturers always have focused on fuel efficiency, the growth of air travel has resulted in a sudden increase in carbon emissions. To reduce the carbon footprint, while also maintaining performance, manufacturers are developing robust electric propulsion systems to make flights quieter and decrease running costs. The electric propulsion systems are designed to support emerging urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystems, and they will soon pave the way for electric-powered or hybrid passenger drones. Apart from the established giants in the aerospace manufacturing sector, many other companies are also entering the arena to meet the new generation of aircraft’s demands.

In order to assist aerospace companies in the task of finding accomplished manufacturers, we have compiled this issue of Manufacturing Technology Insights. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 aerospace manufacturing companies 2020 to highlight the organizations that can escalate the chances of your growth. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these manufacturing companies are set to transform the dynamics of the aerospace landscape. This edition also blends through thought leadership from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs, with real-life stories on how the manufacturing companies have enhanced their clients’ capabilities. We hope this issue of Manufacturing Technology Insights helps you build the partnership you and your organization need to foster a workspace driven by robust and efficient technology.

We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’ “Top 10 Aerospace Manufacturing Companies - 2020.”

    Top Aerospace Manufacturing Companies

  • Gasbarre Products provides a full line of batch and continuous thermal processing equipment for the aerospace industry. Gasbarre is a full-service supplier offering equipment and services for all applications related to powder compaction and thermal processing. Because of their diverse product offering, the company can objectively look at their customer’s manufacturing process and recommend the most suitable equipment and provide options. Gasbarre’s full line of batch and continuous thermal processing equipment meets the stringent quality requirements of the automotive and aerospace industries, among others. Their diverse product offering for the aerospace industry encompasses presses, furnaces, precision tooling, and contract manufacturing. On the thermal processing side, the company offers both continuous and batch furnaces, and both atmosphere and vacuum equipment

  • S.S. White Technologies is the pioneer of flexible shaft technology and has been working on its development since obtaining the first patent in 1874. They have become the global leader of the technology today and provide specialized rotary motion solutions for the aerospace, automotive, medical, and industrial markets worldwide. Today, almost 95 percent of the aircraft in the world, whether it is a helicopter, military jet, prop plane, or jumbo airliner, have at least one flexible shaft on board that is made by S.S. White Technologies. Most of the thrust reverser actuation systems provided by the frontrunners in the market also employ S.S. White Technologies’ flexible shafts. They have also stretched their hold onto the automotive industry, and more than half the cars produced in the U.S. now have one or more flexible shafts designed by S.S. White

  • Starrag North America is a global technology leader in manufacturing high-precision machine tools for milling, turning, boring, and grinding work pieces of metallic, composite, and ceramic materials. The company Provides aerospace manufacturing solutions with unmatched throughput, extremely high surface finish and accuracy. Combined with its program ServicePlus—which elevates the technical availability of these machines to a staggering 95 percent—Starrag ensures that customers can deliver flight-ready parts within their promised delivery schedules. The company provides vast expertise of standard or highly customized FMS solutions

  • Ascent Aerospace

    Ascent Aerospace

    Ascent Aerospace is a world-renowned, single-source provider of production and automated assembly systems for the aerospace, defense and space sectors. As the largest tooling group in the industry, Ascent produces a full suite of both mold and assembly tooling required for the aerospace manufacturing market, including the largest Invar molds ever made for aerospace. Ascent works with customers to develop their project, from start to finish, with an emphasis on innovation, quality and safety, to achieve manufacturing excellence

  • Cre8tive Technology and Design

    Cre8tive Technology and Design

    Cre8tive Technology and Design’s fundamental goal is to increase your bottom line through operational adjustments and improvements by utilizing the best business systems technology on the market. Our groomed strategists define your goals and current processes to come up with a tailored software solution that meets all of the needs required to move your business forward. Our enterprise resource planning software solutions are cloud based and provide scalability and flexibility to meet today’s challenging business obstacles

  • Glebar


    Glebar Company is an innovative, vertically integrated manufacturing company that designs and configures its standard platform of modular machine systems – from an affordable job shop machine to fully automated, lights-out precision grinding packages – to provide custom solutions for its customers. We focus on process improvement and margin enhancement, maximizing our customers'​ return on investment. Glebar machines are made to the highest quality and safety standards and are backed by a 24/7 Customer Service operation which includes a team of technicians, design engineers and customer service representatives. We also stock stand-by inventory of critical parts and tooling for next-day delivery in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and employ a dedicated Applications team that spends its time on research and development activities, customer process enhancement and pushing the limits of grinding wheel technology

  • Kincaid Plastics

    Kincaid Plastics

    Kincaid Plastics Inc. aquired CHAPMAN TOOL & MANUFACTURING during June 2010. We still have the same goals and benchmarks, and will continue to provide the highest quality manufacturing and personal customer experience we are known for. We are a custom manufacturer of Injection Molding and Tooling Products serving a variety of markets. From Prototype through Production, we are accommodating to both short and long runs

  • Precision Aircraft Solutions

    Precision Aircraft Solutions

    Precision offers world-leading conversions, cutting-edge aircraft modification options, and a full complement of integrated aircraft services. Airlines, OEMs, MROs, and leasing companies around the globe choose Precision for quality response, quick turnaround, economical pricing, less stress, and scalable solutions

  • Precision Metal Forming

    Precision Metal Forming

    PMF is a premier flowforming manufacturer, that can produce component shapes beyond the means of conventional metal forming at a more economical price. Better yet, with our extensive range of processes we can make more than just traditional cones and cylinders; we form one-piece component shapes which nobody else can. And with all those processes under one roof, we can take you from design through to the finished product

  • Quickmill


    Quickmill manufactures CNC milling machines and CNC drilling machines for the machine tool industry worldwide. Our Gantry and Bridge Style vertical CNC machining centers offer the best value on the market today. With large part machining solutions and full turnkey systems, Quickmill is your answer in today's global market. We offer much more than a machine, including complete start-to-finish installation, training and after-sales service support for every product. And when it comes to CNC Drilling and CNC Milling, our team of professionals are the experts