About Applied Composites

Applied Composites is a leading provider of complex composite components, assemblies, engineering, and tooling to the aerospace, defense, and specialty automobile markets. Applied Composites was formed through the acquisitions of AC&A, ACE, ACS, and SDC. Operating out of approximately 380,000 square feet across four facilities, Applied Composites is widely recognized as a leading supplier of advanced composite solutions for airframes, spacecraft, rotorcraft, UAVs, auxiliary power units, nacelle structures, missile canisters, and wings with expanding content on many high growth aerospace and defense platforms.

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About AC&A

AC&A, based in Lake Forest, CA and acquired by AEI in 2016, is a leading provider of composite and metallic parts and tooling to the aerospace, defense, space and specialty automobile markets with exceptional carbon composite capabilities. AC&A is highly proficient in both tool generation and component part manufacturing for its core markets as well as emerging, high-growth markets such as space and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). With a reputation for producing solutions for difficult-to-manufacture parts, AC&A continues to grow its list of blue-chip customers.

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About ACE

Applied Composites Engineering (ACE), based in Indianapolis, IN is a leader in aerospace composites engineering and manufacturing providing advanced composites technologies and solutions to some of the largest and most well-known aerospace and defense organizations in the world. ACE is recognized for its collaboration with customers to deliver innovative, high-tech composites solutions, supported by the relentless pursuit of excellence.

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About Applied Composite Structures

(formerly known as EnCore Composite Structures)
ACS is a leading designer and manufacturer of complex composite components and assemblies for the aerospace industry. Based in Brea, CA, ECS is widely recognized as a leading supplier of advanced composite solutions for airframes, auxiliary power units, nacelle structures and wings with expanding content on high growth aerospace programs, including the A320, A350, 737 MAX, 787, as well as several military aircraft including the V-22.


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About SDC

SDC is a highly accomplished composites supplier dedicated to the design, engineering, development and production of composite hardware and systems for the aerospace, space, and defense industries. Located in a 70,000 square foot facility in San Diego, CA, SDC produces large complex composite structures on mission critical programs ranging from NASA’s Orion spacecraft to missile systems for Raytheon.

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