Coast offers over 20 years of tooling experience and is considered a world class manufacturer of metallic and composite tooling systems that are used to produce high performance composite aerospace parts and structures for our aerospace and defense customers.
We are proud to provide innovative designs, unquestionable quality, and on-time delivery.
Coast Composites is certified to the AS9100 REV C and ISO9001:2008 quality management systems. Click here to download the certificate.
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Incorporated as Coast Composites Inc., part of Union Carbide Corporation
Initial business focus on monolithic graphite molds for satellite reflectors
Expands business into other types of tooling and materials, including steel and aluminum layup molds
Introduction into Invar tooling
Key supplier to Lockheed & Boeing for F22 tooling
Manufactured RTM tooling for GKN
Introduction of engineering & design department to support tool manufacture
Inception of fabrication facility for tooling manufacture specialized in Invar fabricated structures and forming
Facility a capacity expansion: doubled facility size, installed large Henri Line high-speed machining center, added support equipment for machining details, introduction of laser tracker systems for measurement and build
Further capacity expansion: doubled capacity of fabrication facility
Expands outside the U.S. to become a supplier to Europe with tooling for the Airbus A380
Change of ownership to HKW leads to capabilities expansion, growth for engineering and design group
Develops patented laser-welding technology for modular tool manufacture
Joins Hampson Industries PLC
Supplies wing and fuselage tooling for Boeing 787 to U.S. and Japanese partners (Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, Fuji)
Increases in manufacturing capacity with additional facility in Santa Ana, California
Supplies tooling for A400M to Europe
Hampson acquires Odyssey Industries and Global Tooling Systems and creates Tooling Group
Expands capabilities and facility at Santa Ana site to enable vertical integration for fabrication: hi-definition plasma cutting area, forming equipment, large-capacity cranes, high-temperature heat treat facility (largest in western U.S.), sand blast and paint facility
Selected as tooling supplier to Airbus for the A350 program for center wingbox, wings and fuselage
Expands customer base to include South America and China, to supply tooling for Embraer and Comac
Contracted to build 787 rear fuselage tooling of BMI composite
Opens Santa Ana composites tooling facility, adding new building, ply cutter, freezer storage, and laser template capability
American Industrial Partners acquires the U.S. operating subsidiaries of Hampson Aerospace
Composites tooling facility upgraded with 13′ X 50′ autoclave, 12′ X 30′ oven, laser welding upgrades, oven, and additional laser welding equipment
Machining facility upgraded with several new machining centers
Coast Composites Contact Information
1395 S. Lyon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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About Coast Composites
Coast Composites is a world-class manufacturer of metallic and composite tooling systems that are used to produce high-performance composite aerospace parts and structures.