Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing

An Aerospace Company

About Us

ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING, founded in 2001, is an AS 9100 certified aerospace research and development company, responsible for commercialization of products related to over 12 patents.  


Located in Tucson, Arizona, the facility is over 20,000 sq. ft. and has a state-of-art machine shop, autoclave, wet-lab, metrology lab, numerous ceramic firing ovens, QC lab, and two composite clean rooms.

Voted in 2007 as top 10 defense contractor in Arizona and top 5 in Tucson, also winning notable R&D awards in 2001 and 2002. ACM is a joint venture with the Tohono O‘odham tribe, San Xavier Development Authority, and is considered an 8A Native American owned small business. 



The evolution of Aqua Products has lead ACM into the commercialization of water-soluble mandrels used for the production of complex hollow composite parts. The Fastcore & Rapidcore processes allow customers to provide CAD drawings to ACM engineers, for the manufacture of disposable water soluble mandrels. The water-soluble mandrels are environmentally friendly, with ceramic sediment being the only result from washout. ACM can provide several levels of solutions to clients; from raw materials that can be cast into mandrels, to mandrels shaped to the customer‘s required tolerances, or finished composite parts




ACM Quality Policy

Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing, LLC will earn customer and investor loyalty by providing products, services and interaction experiences of the highest quality and greatest value.

To achieve this result, we will:

  1.  Improve the quaility of our products.
  2. Improve efficiency of internal process throughout ACM.
  3. Exceed customer's needs and expectations.
  4. Continue technological innovation.


Our Customers

Serving Many Industries


  • Aerospace Defense
  • Aerospace Commercial
  • Defense
  • Manufacturing
  • Racing
  • Research
  • Universities


A few of our Customers: