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Global Tooling Systems Facility Information

Established in 1995, Global Tooling Systems has become a key supplier of aerospace assembly tools for the manufacturing of aerospace structures. Today, our aerospace tooling and aircraft assembly tooling facilities are among the most advanced available and allow us to deliver complete, end-to-end aerospace tooling solutions.

  • Manufacturing 200,000 ft2 (18,560 m2)
  • Engineering / design 7,500 ft2 (696 m2)
  • Temperature-controlled inspection room 5,292 ft2 (491 m2)
  • 15-ton crane capacity, 24′ under the hook

Quality Assurance

Our industry-leading commitment to quality and AS9100 certification has led to our “Quality Delegated” status with numerous key customers.

Global has gained accreditation in the following quality standards:

  • ISO9001-2008 and AS9100C Certified
  • MIL-STD-45208A
  • MIL-STD-45662A
  • MIL – I – 45208A
  • ANSI/NCSLZ540-I-1994
  • Delegated source approval for customers including Sikorsky and Spirit AeroSystems
Quality Facilities and Equipment

Inspection room, temperature controlled (5,292 ft2)

CMM machines (6) (21′ capacity)

BROWN & SHARPE ORYZO dual arm (8′ x 21′ x 8′) (2438m x 6400m x 2438m)

POLI CMM with CAPPS CAD software (3) (240″ x-axis, 60″ y-axis, 80″ z-axis measuring envelope) (6096mm x 1524mm x 2032mm)

POLI CMM with CAPPS CAD software (2) (80″ x-axis, 44″ y-axis, 60″ z-axis measuring envelope) (2302mm x 1117mm x 1524mm)

TARUS digitizer with SENTAR CAD/CAM (60″ x 120″) (1524mm x 3048mm)

SMX/CHESAPEAKE TRACKER4000 laser system

FARO with VERI-SERF laser systems (21)

BRUNSON optical levels (5)

BRUNSON jig transits (2)

Ply cutting machine

Machining and Manufacturing Equipment

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FIDIA GTF4015 5-axis (480" x-axis, 156" y-axis, state-of-the-art head, multiple tool changers, high horse power, high RPM)

SNK RB-G 5-axis RB200F (167” x-axis, 107” y-axis, 24” z-axis, 33” w-axis, +/- 360˚ c-axis, +/- 95˚ a-axis, 79″ x 157″ table)

DYE 3-axis gantry vertical NC mill (149″ x 80″ x 33″) (3784mm x 2032mm x 838mm)

MECOF AIRONE 165 5-axis (157.48″ x-axis, 65″ y-axis, 39.37′ z-axis, +/- 185° c-axis, +/- 110° a-axis) (3999.99mm x 1650mm x 999.99mm)

UNISIGN / UNIPRO 5-axis (2) (39.37″ x-axis, 31.50″ y-axis, 19.69” z-axis, 360° infinite c-axis, +/- 180° b-axis) (1000mm x 80mm x 500mm)

MAZAK VORTEX 815 / 820 5-axis (120″ x-axis, 32″ y-axis, 24” z-axis, 10,000 RPM 50 HP, simultaneous control double column vertical machining centers, large tables, developed for aluminum aerospace components)

FADAL 3-axis (80″ x-axis, 30″ y-axis, 30” z-axis) (2013mm x 762mm x 762mm)

RAMBAUDI (2) (325″ x-axis, 177″ y-axis, 58” z-axis travel, +/- 103° a-axis, +/- 180° c-axis, 22-80” between spindle nose and table) (8255mm x 4495mm x 1473mm)

CINCINNATI MILACRON 5-axis vertical (80″ x-axis, 30″ y-axis, 36” z-axis, +/- 25° a-axis, +/- 25° b-axis) (2032mm x 762mm x 914.4mm)

DEVLIEG 4K96 jig mill (96″ x-axis, 72″ y-axis, 20” z-axis, rotary table) (2438mm x 1828mm x 508mm)

DEVLIEG 4-axis jig mill (96″ x-axis, 84″ y-axis, 30” z-axis, 32-tool automatic changer) (2438mm x 2133mm x 762mm)

BRIDGEPORT milling machines with readout (10)

Wet surface grinders (2)

Lathe 2006 8″ (203mm) Chuck

Paint booth, heated and ventilated (12′ x 33′ x 14′ high) (3657m x 10058m x 4267m)

Awards
  • 2016 Lockheed Martin Top-Performing Supplier - Top 2% of Global Supply Base
  • 2014 Lockheed Martin 100% On Time Delivery – Zero Quality Defects
  • 2011 Boeing Performance Excellence Award – Silver Level
  • 2011 Lockheed Martin 100% Quality Rating for 12 Consecutive Months
  • 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award – Gold Level
  • 2009 Boeing 747-8 Performance Award
  • 2008 Gulfstream Outstanding Supplier Service Award
  • 2008 Boeing Supplier Excellence Award
  • 2007 Detroit’s 101 Best Companies To Work For
  • 2007 Michigan Manufacturer of the Year
  • 2007 Lockheed-Martin JSF Congratulatory Letter & Award
  • 2007 Boeing / Kawasaki Heavy Industries 787 Program Performance
  • 2007 Boeing 787 Wing Congratulatory Letter of Performance
  • 2006 Boeing – Letter of Appreciation
  • 2006 Goodrich Aerostructures – Award of Excellence

Global Tooling Systems Contact Information

16445 23 Mile Road
Macomb Township, MI 48042

T: 1-586-726-0500

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