Collins Aerospace - UTCAS

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Our Electric Systems division, with headquarters in Rockford, provides over 70 years’ experience in developing and improving products that supply power to an aircraft. Our systems provide an elegant solution for supplying constant frequency AC electrical power, which simplifies the design of the complete electrical systems. This is made possible by our over 1,700 local employees, who provide and research and development, testing, and production are in the Rockford area.


Woodward - Platinum Sponsor

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and industrial markets. The company’s innovative fluid, combustion, electrical, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable, and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products. Woodward is a global company headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Visit our website at www.woodward.com, and connect with us at www.facebook.com/woodwardinc.

GE Aviation - Rockford - Air Management Solutions

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.

Gold Sponsors

American Standard Circuits - ASC

Our ongoing R&D work in both thermal management and embedded passive components allows us to keep up with ever-increasing complexity, various clock speeds, power consumption, and heat output computing devices. Our specialties include hybrid circuits (made from multiple materials), exotic materials, blind and buried vias, flex, rigid-flex , and thermal management solutions (for which we hold several patents).

We manufacture quality rigid, metal-backed, flex and rigid-flex printed circuit boards on various types of substrates for a variety of applications including:

  • Military/Aerospace
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Medical
  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer Electronics
  • RF/Microwave
  • Transportation

We have developed the ability to provide quick turns for all the technologies that we manufacture. Our world-class front-end engineering (CAM) systems and processes, coupled with our rapid-response manufacturing processes, enable us to provide quick-turn options for our customers.


Providing a full range of surface coatings, from thin dense chrome to nickel-Teflon, Armoloy of Illinois serves the greater manufacturing community in the United States, as well as customers in a dozen other countries.

The Armoloy of Illinois coatings address the three major issues common to machined components:

  • Excessive or premature wear
  • Friction
  • Corrosion

With 200 years of plating experience among its sales and managerial staff, Armoloy of Illinois can engineer a surface-coating solution for nearly every component application.

Armoloy of Illinois is ISO 9001:2015 certified.


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Clinkenbeard has established a respected name in the foundry tooling industry based on a history of successful projects with foundries across the country. If you have the need for speed, you have successfully used the internet to find the right tooling supplier.

Our pattern makers and CNC machinists have extensive experience making foundry patterns and core boxes which work for the customer the first time. We have the ability to make molds and cores in-house to confirm that the job will assemble as designed. We can provide quick delivery of master patterns from 3D model to any industry, not just the foundries, call or email to discuss your needs!


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From quieter flights and safer train rides to more reliable energy supply, we strive to provide comprehensive solutions that help our clients achieve their operational and business goals. To us, problems are an opportunity to use our extensive global experience and industry knowledge creatively to help our clients do more-we make them more capable, more flexible, and more competitive.

Founded in 1991, Cyient provides engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network, and operations management services to global industry leaders. We deliver innovative solutions that add value to businesses through the deployment of robust processes and state-of-the-art technology. Our high quality products and services help clients leverage market opportunities and gain the competitive advantage.

To ensure streamlined efficiency and seamless operations, we have key centers at strategic locations across the globe.

Diablo Furnaces is dedicated to producing heat-treating furnaces that meet the needs of its customers, without costing a fortune.

We believe that, while heat treating is a critical step in the manufacturing process, most manufacturers don’t need a luxury furnace. They need a furnace that will do the job and deliver high-quality results, day-in and day-out.

Diablo heat treating furnaces are engineered, built, and serviced in the USA. Speak with one of our friendly heat treating experts to learn more about how Diablo can deliver a heat treating solution your company can afford.


EC Solutions has been providing comprehensive manufacturing ERP solutions for the Aerospace industry for 15 years and is now implementing leading-edge Industry 4.0 Solutions.

Our partnership with Critical Manufacturing helps us provide a cutting-edge Industry 4.0 Platform to our Customers looking to implement Manufacturing Operations Digital Transformations for improving operational visibility, productivity, quality and cost-reduction.

Our Industry 4.0 platform features Digital Factory Twin, Connect IOT, Quality SPC, Smart Scheduling, Augmented Reality, Mobile ready Digital User Experience, Advanced Visualization & Analytics and all the functions of MES systems. Embrace your Digital Transformation in a faster and smarter way.