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Collins Aerospace – Prime Sponsor
At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. We are redefining aerospace.
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.
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.
ArcTronics – Supporting Sponsor
Since 1972, Arc-Tronics has been providing streamlined solutions for electronic manufacturing services in the industrial, medical, space and defense industries. We are experts in all aspects of production and assembly of printed circuit boards, cable and harnesses, box builds and more.
We are proud to provide our global customers with the expertise that puts quality at the core of their products.
All employees are trained to J-STD-001 standards. All assemblies are built to IPC 610 or 620 Class II or III standards depending on customer requirements.
Clinkenbeard – Supporting Sponsor
We support Aerospace programs with complex machined assemblies. Prototype, development, and production capable. Rapid startup and changeover.
- Experience – since 1966
- Qualified – AS9100 quality, ITAR, Cage Code, CMMC cybersecurity in process
- Fast – healthy sense of urgency and Rapid niche
- Capable – state-of-the-art facility with in-house engineering, manufacture, and assembly
- Differentiators include high-level process engineering, project management, multi-axis machining, large-scale 5-axis milling and turning. mechanical mockups, cutaway mockups, and robust large-scale training systems and devices (ie. turbine engine full scale, etc)
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
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
Safety Socket is an AS9100-certified, DDTC-registered and CUI-compliant manufacturer of high-strength fasteners for demanding military, aerospace and commercial fasteners. Typical products include socket head cap screws, hex head cap screws and 12-points, in sizes from #4 through 1″, and out lead times are often half that of other suppliers. In addition to membership in the IFI Division II — Aerospace, Safety Socket also serves as technical advisor to the National Aerospace Standards Committee.
We welcome the opportunity to help with your challenges!
Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. – Supporting Sponsor
Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. (SJTI) has grown and developed into a highly technical and precise welding operation serving any industry that needs that level of expertise and documentation, most notably aerospace. We work to support our customers, grow each employee and then reach out to have a positive impact on our community—especially as it pertains to supporting the manufacturing industry as a whole.
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 Assembler’s mission is to meet and exceed every customer expectation, while our vision is to be regarded as the supplier of choice for companies seeking high quality, cost-effective wire harnesses, cable assemblies, box builds and other sub-assemblies.
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.
For over half a century, Camcraft has been focused on providing solutions for the most demanding machined parts applications. Our customers have come to see us as a unique partner, ideally suited to support the development and launch of their most challenging new products.
Advanced Sourcing professionals value the breadth and depth of the teams we assemble to help them hand off a high-performing, low-warranty product to their manufacturing facilities, on-time and on-budget.
Engineering professionals know they have a partner who is able to start with a clean sheet of paper, and invest in the best available machining, metrology and automation technology, bringing original concepts to a final print that marries manufacturability and function at the highest levels.
CARR is a leader in precision CNC machining Aerospace and Defense Industry. We offer low volume, high mix solutions, typically in volumes of 6 to 1000. The CARR team understands fit and function beyond the print with engineer collaboration at the center of our process. CARR is also an AS 9100 D & ITAR Registered shop. We offer quick turnarounds, precise parts, and constant communication all along the way.
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.
IMEC 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. IMEC, Illinois affiliate of the U.S Commerce NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network, has demonstrated a return on investment that exceeds 19:1. This is made possible as organizations become more effective and efficient – and together with IMEC – excel toward enterprise excellence. For more information, visit imec.org.
Larson & Darby
As a full-service architectural, engineering, interiors and technology design firm, we are able to bring a broad, interdisciplinary perspective to the design process. Mix in a passion for great design and service that has fueled us for more than 50 years and you have a firm that’s uniquely suited to solve your design challenges.
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.
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.
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 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.