Be An Exhibitor
For information about being an exhibitor contact Anna Garrison.
Set-up for exhibitors will be on March 9th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm and starting at 6:00 am on March 10th.
Collins Aerospace – Prime Sponsor
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.
GE Aviation – Prime Sponsor
GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft. GE has a global service network to support these offerings. GE and its customers are also working together to unlock new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity beyond traditional services. GE Aviation is becoming a digital industrial business with its ability to harness large streams of data that are providing incredible insights and in turn, real operational value for customers.
Woodward, Inc. – Prime Sponsor
Woodward, Inc. was founded in 1870 in Loves Park, IL as the Woodward Governor Company after Amos Woodward invented and patented a better, faster, more efficient water wheel governor. In 1934, Amos’ son Elmer patented the first successful aircraft propeller governor. Irl Martin, Amos’ son-in-law, and the company’s third chairman, introduced the Corporate Partnership, an innovative business structure that involved all company members in its business success. For almost 150 years, Woodward has been driven by the constant desire to solve, improve and address the challenges our customers-and their customers-face, innovating products that control energy for aerospace and industrial applications. And with our strong culture of collaboration, our expert technical knowledge, and a proven tradition of problem-solving, we deliver the trusted and innovative systems that are integral to the technology that changes the world.
Anchor Harvey – Premium Sponsor
Anchor Harvey is a data-driven forging company with a century-long legacy in precision manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain management. We’re a full-service operation with in-house engineering, tool and die, heat treatments, and a robust forging process.
We’ve modernized the age-old aluminum forging process by introducing sophisticated technology to monitor and control every step of the operation, ensuring part consistency from 1 to over 1,000,000. Our AS9100 certification and advanced technical abilities are why Anchor Harvey is a premier forged component manufacturer for the aerospace industry, delivering consistently high quality and fast lead times.
IMEC – Premium Sponsor
MEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures. The experienced hands-on team at IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.
American Standard Circuits – Supporting Sponsor
American Standard Circuits (ASC) prides itself on being a total solutions provider, manufacturing quality rigid, metal-backed, RF/microwave, flex, and rigid-flex PCBs for the medical, automotive, industrial, defense, and aerospace markets in volumes from test and prototypes to large production orders. ASC has the expertise to provide a wide variety of technologies in a time-critical environment. Their qualifications include AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015, IATF16949:2016, MIL-PRF 31032, MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884 certification, and ITAR registration. In addition to manufacturing in the USA, ASC can transition and manage your PCB requirements to lower-cost regions via its qualified supply chain of offshore partners. ASC also holds many key patents for metal bonding processes. For more information about American Standard Circuits’ services or to ask one of their technology experts a question go to our website.
Clinkenbeard – Supporting Sponsor
Clinkenbeard is an innovator in the rapid development of complex parts and assemblies…a competitive advantage necessary for Aerospace and Defense programs.
AS9100 certification and ITAR compliance (CMMC in process) mixed with more than 55 years of proven expertise in engineering, advanced multi-axis machining and Aerospace alloys, Clinkenbeard can dramatically accelerate the product development process – from initial concept, to prototyping, bridge, and production.
Take a closer look at Clinkenbeard’s capabilities with the short video.
Fortress Data Management – Supporting Sponsor
Fortress Data Management provides cybersecurity consulting services to prepare defense contractors seeking CMMC and DFARS certification to pass the required CMMC audit. This includes assistance with completing the NIST 800-171 Self-Assessment, setting up their PIEE portal and entering the SPRS scores. By working closely with stakeholders, we develop and integrate cybersecurity and compliance management programs and required System Security Plans into our client’s corporate culture.
Founded in 1993, services provided include:
- CMMC Compliance Risk Assessment and Gap Analysis
- Policy Development and Support
- Cybersecurity Controls Development
- Compliance Audit Support
- Vulnerability & Penetrations Scans and Analysis
- CMMC Compliant Data Backup
- ITAR Compliance Assessments
GROB – Supporting Sponsor
For over 90 years, GROB has been known worldwide for the development and manufacturing of machines and production lines for automotive OEMs. GROB has since expanded its portfolio to include universal 5-axis machining centers. The unique retractable spindle provides unmatched accessibility to the work piece, and even upside-down machining, in a collision-free environment during tool change. They are easy to install and maintain, and provide outstanding performance and precision from lot size 1.
GROB is a family-owned company located near Munich, Germany and has full manufacturing capabilities in Germany, Brazil, China, Italy and the United States. More than 500 employees at the 400,000 square foot facility in western Ohio support GROB customers across North America.
Ingenium Technologies – Supporting Sponsor
Ingenium Technologies Corp. is a leading engineering services organization, providing outsourcing, consulting, and staffing solutions. Ingenium provides a full range of component and system-level design, analysis, development, integration, operations, software, and technical writing expertise.
Ingenium Technologies has over 50 professionals with an average experience in excess of 25 years. Their careers cover commercial, military, space, undersea, and land vehicles applications. Over its 20 years history, Ingenium Technologies has worked in the military and commercial aerospace sectors as well as numerous non-aerospace sectors including medical, land vehicles, and production equipment sectors.
Ingenium Technologies’ broad customer base includes military customers such as the US DoD, US Air Force, US Army, and US Navy. It also includes many commercial customers such as OEM, Tier 1, and Tier 2 companies.
LTL Co. – Supporting Sponsor
Since 1917, we have distinguished our image as a high-quality machine shop specializing in all areas of precision machining. For over 100 years, LTL Company has established a reputation for superior skill and performance in the production of all types of parts and tools. We have provided service to hundreds of satisfied clients in the Midwest and across the country. Come check out our array of capabilities and let our longevity attest to our standing as an industry leader in the areas of quality and reliability.
Safety Socket – Supporting Sponsor
Manufacturer of high strength fasteners for demanding aerospace, military and commercial applications. Cold, warm and hot forging from #4 through 1″ and comparable metric sizes. Parts made-to-print and/or national standards.
Sugino – Supporting Sponsor
Worldwide manufacturer of Component Drilling and Tapping Units, Roller Burnishing Tools, High and Low Pressure Washing and Deburring Equipment, Water Peening Technology, Horizontal and Vertical Machining Centers, Additive and Subtractive Machine, Self-Compensating Deburring Toolholders, Wet Pulverizing and Dispersion Machines, and Fluid Separation Equipment.
Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. – Supporting Sponsor
Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. (SJTI) celebrates 30 years; Growing our Aerospace customer base with original equipment on 17 Commercial Airplanes and all Space programs—we now work with the new Aerospace customers Research and Development Pioneering solutions with evolving materials and processes used to produce their requirements— Our highly technical precise operation supports these platforms with Precision Joining Techniques-Laser; Complex High Precision 5-Axis Machining; NADCAP Non-Destructive Testing serves land and sea based customers. Using Multi-Axis Laser Cutting, marking, non-code machining and welding build a broad base of support to the manufacturing industry. Supporting this community with workforce development and participation.
Thayer Energy Solutions – Supporting Sponsor
Thayer is a Solution Oriented Company that specializes in Energy Efficiencies with over 100 years of combined experience. We’ve installed products/controls for Indoor and Outdoor Lighting applications in more than 50 million square feet. We find the best incentives available for your project. Thayer has partnered with a reliable Solar company for large applications, and we are now offering EVC’s. (electronic vehicle charging stations) We can also lock in aggressive pricing on your utility rates! Thayer provides simple, cost-effective solutions that show a great return on investment and a quick payback.
Tooling U – SME – Supporting Sponsor
Tooling U-SME provides versatile, competency-based learning and development solutions for manufacturing, working with thousands of companies, including over half of all Fortune 500® manufacturing companies, plus educational institutions across the country. We help prepare the next-generation workforce by delivering industry-driven curriculum to hundreds of high schools, community and technical colleges, and universities. A division of SME, Tooling U-SME partners with customers to build high performers who help their companies drive quality, productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction.
UCAL Systems, Inc. – Supporting Sponsor
UCAL SYSTEMS, Inc. formerly known as AMTEC Precision Products is a Leading Manufacturer of High Volume, precision metal components including but not limited to components such as Power train systems, Fuel systems, Ride control, Brake systems, Air conditioning systems, Defense, Aerospace and Hydraulic valves/pumps.
The primary customers are Automotive OEM’s, Aerospace, Appliance industry, Hydraulic industry and Marine industry among others. UCAL SYSTEMS, Inc machines a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials like specialty alloy steels, stainless steel, aluminum and brass in bars, castings, tubing, and forgings.
UCAL SYSTEMS INC. has a fully equipped quality lab capable of meeting our customer’s stringent requirements. UCAL SYSTEMS INC. is certified for IATF: 16949: 2016 Automotive Standard, AS9100:2016, ISO: 14001: 2015 Environmental Standard and Minority Certified Company.
American Precision Assemblers
American Precision Assemblers is a well-established supplier of wire harnesses, cable assemblies, electrical and mechanical sub-assemblies. We serve some of the world’s foremost companies spanning a broad range of industries and business segments. These companies include respected leaders in the fields of medical diagnostics, aircraft, industrial marking, vehicle systems, safety and security, aerospace, military and defense, among others.
Bourn & Koch
Bourn & Koch, Inc. was founded in 1975. We proudly celebrate 40-plus years of American-Made machine tool manufacturing in Rockford, Illinois. We provide new and remanufactured CNC machine tools for metalworking along with expert repair parts and service for a wide variety of metalworking machines.
Our Mission: We will forever develop a skilled and respected team of critical thinkers that creatively drive the innovation necessary for increasing stakeholder value.
Our Values: We are piloted by our values: Passion, Integrity, Loyalty, Ownership, Teamwork
Our Vision: The Bourn & Koch DNA is comprised of manufacturing solutions that meet the customers’ needs while delivering a positive experience and a lasting partnership.
Clifford-Jacobs Forging sets the industry standard for quality, performance, craftsmanship, and customer service. Our steel forgings help the leading brands in the mining, gear, aerospace, energy, and defense industries run. That’s because we use the highest-quality materials expertly engineered to fit each customer’s individual needs from standard to custom die forgings. And our ready supply of raw materials and strategic location means we deliver faster.
Whether our forgings are drilling deep underground, piercing the ocean floor, or flying combat above a distant battleground, our customers trust our performance and durability. They know that when they deal with Clifford-Jacobs Forging, they’re dealing with the best.
DEMGY is a manufacturer of components made from plastic and composites. With a focus on the aerospace industry, we lighten parts by replacing metal with high-performance plastic and composite materials to help save energy. Our MULTIPLASTURGY concept allows us to simplify and implement your plastic and composite projects, even the most complex. With sites in the U.S. (Elk Grove Village), France, and Romania, we offer capabilities in plastic and composite injection molding, additive manufacturing, machining, thermoforming, stamping, metalizing, and painting.
EDM Intelligent Solutions
EDM Intelligent Solutions (EDMIS) is an innovative manufacturing and 3D metrology company located just outside of Chicago. Over the last 25 years, our teams of experts in the fields of tight tolerance manufacturing and 3D metrology have become trusted partners to a multitude of industries across the United States and the world including Aerospace, Automotive, Communications, Defense, Medical and Scientific customers.
EDMIS offers CNC Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) services, including Wire EDM, Sinker EDM, EDM Hole Drilling, Laser Ablation, and Micro Milling. Our 3D Industrial Metrology systems and services offer unique automated inspection capabilities for the most challenging measurement applications.
Edward Jones – Jen Reisinger
Jen Reisinger, AAMS (R), CRPS (R), is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. She focuses on helping professionals, retirees, and business owners with their financial goals. Since birth she has loved money, played games using money, and her entire 30 year career revolves around money/finance. She is passionate about helping others create personalized strategies to reach their own money goals.
Kaiser Manufacturing offers custom Kaizen Shadow Foam organizers for tools and accessories. Kaizen Shadow Foam protects expensive assets and saves time trying to find the right tool for the job. The company was founded in 2019 to fill the need for a custom solution that would be superior to hand-cut tool foam in both function and appearance. Using a hand-held laser scanner, we can capture any tool profile or full drawer layout with perfect dimensional accuracy. Our customers use Kaizen Shadow Foam to promote 5S and lean manufacturing, control company assets, and eliminate FOD.
Larson & Darby
Larson & Darby Group (LDG) has built its practice on offering a seamless blend of architecture, planning, engineering, and interior design services for nearly 60 years. Our team has built its reputation on serving a purposely diverse range of clients with a strong emphasis on the corporate, industrial, and aerospace market sectors. Our goal is always first and foremost to provide each client with exemplary service and innovative design solutions. By providing all aesthetic design disciplines in-house, LDG is able to help ensure a unified design solution from a project’s beginning to its end and is uniquely suited to solve your design challenges.
Laser Technologies, Inc.
Since 1985 Laser Technologies has been providing aerospace and defense customers with quality generator, motor and transformer laminations, components, assemblies, and services. Precision laser cutting, stamping, rotary notching and NADACP certified annealing and are on-site in Naperville, Illinois. Our value-added services include die design, reverse engineering, core bonding and welding, core plate coating, refurbishing, vent plate assembly, pressure plate machining, shaft and core machining, rotor rims, and pole lamination assembly. Fabricated parts, CNC machining, weldments, and state of the art QC laboratory with probe and vision CMM reporting are also done on site. ISO9001:2015, NADCAP certified, ITAR, TMA Members.
Magnetic Inspection Laboratory
Magnetic inspection Laboratory, Inc (MIL) is a nationally recognized provider of high-quality and value-added special processes to meet our customers’ critical requirements. We perform the following services for customers in the aerospace, defense and medical industries. These services include NDT (MPI, FPI, X-Ray), metal finishing (anodize, cadmium plating, passivation, chem film), coating (painting, Teflon, screen printing) welding/brazing, laser marking, and shot peening as well as many more. MIL is AS9100 and NADCAP accredited for all processes performed and holds FAA and EASA certifications as well as formal process approvals with the aerospace primes. We are your true one-stop-shop processing source.
MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools, cybersecurity, and workforce expertise needed to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our more than 300 partners increase their productivity, win more business, and strengthen U.S. manufacturing.
PPG is a leading manufacturer of original equipment and replacement aircraft transparencies, PRC® and Pro-Seal™ aerospace sealants, DeSoto® and Deft® aerospace coatings, Cuming Microwave and Dexmet engineered materials, and Semco® packaging & application systems for commercial, regional, military and general aviation. PPG also offers chemical management services and framing repair services, and operates a global network of Application Support Centers.
Quantum Design Inc.
For over 30 years Quantum Design Control Systems has served the automation controls market by designing, building, and deploying control systems. From design through commissioning, Quantum’s commitment is to provide turnkey, cost-effective solutions using the most appropriate, reliable technologies. Our combination of engineering strength and control panel production experience is unique in the region. We provide a complete solution including the documentation needed to support a system for many years to come. Quantum Design is a leader in automation and will help achieve faster time to market, measurable cost reduction, and superior quality. Quantum also provides custom load banks, a highly sought-after product in the aerospace industry. Visit www.qdicontrolsystems.com for more information.
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Rockford Systems, LLC.
Rockford Systems offers trusted industrial turnkey safeguarding solutions including assessments, audits and inspections, training and education, and over 10,000 safeguarding products. Rockford Systems also provides turnkey combustion safety solutions including inspections and valve safety trains. These risk reduction solutions enable organizations to improve compliance and worker safety while maintaining productivity. VIDEO link
Specialty Tools, Inc.
Specialty Tools Inc. takes great pride in the mfg of custom blueprint special cutting tools. Designed and made specifically to fit a machining application. Servicing aerospace, automotive, marine, agricultural, medical and general machining nationwide and also exporting to these industries in other countries as well. Specialty Tools also reconditions and sharpens all brands of carbide cutting tools to like new condition with 100% guarantee. Specialty Tools pioneered High-Performance drilling with its patented 3 flute coolant fed drill. Specifically designed for the Aluminum and titanium materials with higher penetration rates and hole quality over and above most 2 flute style drilling products. Providing great service and quality cutting tools with short lead times for 30 years.
We are a Woman Owned Small Business that has been supplying CNC precision machining for over 56 years. We are located right outside of Chicago, IL and have 400,000 sq. ft. of machining space, as well as, 200 state of the art CNC machines. We can accommodate work piece sizes ranging from 5″ to over 300″ in length and can turn up to 110″ in diameter. If there is enough machining to a part, we have some value add services as well, which are complex assembly, CARC painting, and testing.
Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) since 1960 Manufacturing Industrial Nameplates & Durable Workwear – Metalphoto aluminum, stainless steel, polycarbonate, plastic and vinyl nameplates, tags, labels, panel fronts, graphic overlays, and signs. Plus, our in-house screen printing and embroidery machines have been supplying workwear and safety wear customized to suit our customers’ most exact needs. Industrial strength ID products, sustainable, high-resolution, and precisely engineered for our customers’ unique demands. Building market knowledge and creditability for over 60 years. Trusted where permanent identification is critical – when you need a product Made To Last – Associate with Success, call on STRYKER.