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Advanced Core Concepts Partners with Keystone Synergistic

With ACC, Keystone will broaden their abilities in large format additive manufacturing, friction stir welding, and metal joining methods for aerospace and defense alloys.


Advanced Core Concepts, LLC (ACC; Warner Robins, GA) announces an investment and partnership with Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc. (Keystone; Port St. Lucie, FL), an additive manufacturing and metallurgical services firm that specializes in aerospace and defense alloys and manufacturing to include large format additive manufacturing, friction stir welding, and metal joining methods. The ACC investment and partnership enables Keystone to further qualify and commercialize the key technologies developed and matured through its research and development over the last 15 years. With ACC, Keystone will accelerate and broaden their ability to manufacture production hardware and serve customers throughout the product life cycle – from technology development through production and aftermarket service.

This partnership enables ACC to strengthen their position as a small business provider of technical services while also serving their customers’ increasing needs for sustainment to include repair and replacement hardware and the manufacture of complex high performance components such as rocket engine nozzles. Headquartered in Warner Robins with an additional corporate office in Torrance, CA, ACC will provide capabilities and infrastructure to support Keystone’s growth and development. ACC employs over 260 personnel and has a national presence supporting programs within the aerospace and broader national security sectors.

“In Keystone, we have a partner with strong capabilities in large format additive manufacturing for aerospace and defense applications,” stated Trase Travers, the chief executive officer of ACC. “One of their strengths is the development of a robust modular equipment additive manufacturing approach able to be containerized and deployed for in-the-field use – a great feature for our defense customers. Additionally, their ability to sense and control the deposition process for a multitude of advanced alloys creates products of unparalleled material quality that, unlike other 3D printing methods, can be applied for all aerospace use cases. We look forward to working with Ray and Bryant Walker and Keystone’s talented team to grow both companies and provide exceptional services and products to our customers.”

“We are pleased to partner with ACC,” added Bryant Walker, the president of Keystone. “They are a highly regarded company with an excellent reputation and leadership team. The partnership’s combined resources enable us to commercialize our technologies, adding critical manufacturing capacity and infrastructure to meet production demands. Assuring ourselves, and more importantly assuring our customers, that we can capture our abundant opportunities for growth.”


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