Thanks to our Sponsors and Industry Partners:  ACE Trailer Leasing ... Air Conformity ... Anderson Aeromotive ... ARMEX ... Bolton Works ... CAPINC ... CCAT ...  Connecticut Innovations ... Connecticut Space Grant Consortium ... Chapco ... Clinkenbeard ... Concorde ... DataBank ... DC Hall Rental Services ... ETC ... Har-Conn Chrome Company ... Interpro ... Jody Dole Studios ... Joining Technologies ... Loos & Co ... Lynn Welding ... Mastercam ... MSC Software ... Poly-Fiber Aircraft Coatings ... Project Lead the Way ... Triform Sheet Hydroforming ... Reno Machine Company ... Reno Properties Group ... Sikorsky ... Sirois Tool Company ... SolidWorks ... ... Stratasys, Inc ... Trumpf Inc ...Tumbleweed Transportation ... Tygor Laboratories Inc ... UCONN Foundation ... UCONN School of Engineering ...University of Hartford ... ... Whelen Engineering Company ... Yarde Metals

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ACE Trailer Leasing, Inc., 121 Pine Orchard Road, Branford, CT 06405, 800-404-0201, 203-483-0201 | ACE Trailer Leasing, Inc. is a family run company that has been serving the Connecticut shoreline since 1918. Owned and operated by the Malavasi family, ACE Trailer Leasing, Inc. represents generations of trailer experience.

Air Conformity, 3681 Fairfield Way, Southport, NC 28461, Phone: 910-454-4233 | Air Conformity strives to be the premier regulatory consulting company in the aerospace field and is capable of ensuring your organization is operating to the highest maintenance and quality assurance standards obtainable. 

Anderson Aeromotive, Inc., P.O. Box 49, Physical: 824 North D Street, Grangeville, ID 83530, Phone: 208-983-3435, Fax: 208-983-1076  |  Specialists in Quality Engine Overhaul for Pratt & Whitney and Curtiss-Wright Radial Aircraft Engines.


ARMEX Cleaning and Coating Removal Systems, 469 N. Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08543, Phone: 800-332-5424 or 609-497-7220, Fax: 609-497-7176 |  ARMEX® has a network of authorized distributors worldwide that sell portable and contained soda-blasting equipment systems, parts and accessories as well as the full line of ARMEX® Blast Media Formulas.

Bolton Works, 409 Silver Lane (UTRC - Pratt & Whitney Campus), East Hartford, CT 06118, Phone: 860-646-3948 Fax: 860-610-0728 | Bolton Works specializes in the use of scanning and CMM technology for reverse engineering and metrology, with an emphasis on precision turbine components. Located on the premises of Pratt Whitney in East Hartford CT, Bolton Works is well established to serve the needs of aerospace companies in New England and beyond.

CAPINC, Connecticut Office and Training Center, 639 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450 Phone: 800.424.2255, Fax: 978.538.9771 |  CAPINC Computer-Aided Products is a leading regional reseller of CAD/FEA/PDM software, rapid prototyping systems, training, consulting, and support.

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc., 222 Pitkin Street, Suite 101, East Hartford, CT 06108, Phone: 860-291-8832, Fax: 860-291-8874  |  The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. provides services and resources to entrepreneurs and businesses, and through collaboration with industry, academia, and government, helps companies innovate and compete, thereby strengthening our nation in the global market. CCAT is also actively involved in researching and field-testing how advances in lasers, nanotechnology, computational modeling and next-generation manufacturing can aid the competitive needs of U.S. industry.
Connecticut Innovations - Guiding Good Ideas from the Mind to the Marketplace | Connecticut Innovations provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics.

Over the years, CI has helped over 100 emerging companies research, develop, and market new products and services. This activity has attracted over $1 billion dollars in additional investments from private equity providers. CI has brought the State of Connecticut over $510 million in Gross State Profit and over 5,000 additional job-years.

CI was created by the Connecticut Legislature in 1989. Since 1995, returns from its own prudent investments - not state money - have supported operations and new, forward-thinking funding programs.

Connecticut Innovations - advancing technologies to fuel Connecticut's prosperity.

Connecticut Space Grant Consortium

Chapco Inc., 10 Denlar Drive, PO Box 378, Chester, CT 06412, Phone: 860-526-9535, Fax: 860-526-9585 Precision sheet metal, laser, CNC machining. 

Clinkenbeard, Corporate Offices & Manufacturing, 577 Grable Street, Rockford, IL 61109, Phone: 815-226-0291, Fax: 815-226-1766  |  Clinkenbeard is the worldwide leader in the rapid production of complex cast and machined parts using a wide variety of plastics and metals.

Concorde Battery Corporation, 2009 San Bernardino Road, West Covina, CA 91790, Phone: 626-813-1234, Fax: 626-813-1235 | USA Distributor of Aircraft Batteries
DataBank, 88 Curtis Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033, Phone: 860-661-0438,, | DataBank is a national end-to-end document management solution provider. SAS 70 Type II and PCI DSS Certified, DataBank provides document conversion services and document management system solutions to a number of industries including major manufacturers in Connecticut and the Northeast.  All of our products and services have a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. We trace our heritage in New England to 1886, 150+ years.
DC Hall Rental Services DC Hall Rental Services, 45 Cedar Lake Rd., North Branford, CT 06471, 203-488-0383 | Weddings, Birthdays, Family Get-togethers.  Whatever your event requires.

Har–Conn Chrome Company, 603 New Park Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110 Phone: 860-236-6801  |  Since 1948, a premier special process firm that performs high technology electroplating and coating, with long–term relationships in the aerospace, medical, automotive, and electronics industries. 
Hotseat Chassis, Inc.
Infotech Enterprises America, Inc.

InterPRO, 630 Industrial Park Road, Deep River, CT 06417, Phone: 888-392-0957 or 860-526-5869, Fax: 860-526-8056 | InterPRO offers fast delivery of superior quality plastic and metal prototypes.  An ISO 9001:2008 certified company with over 20 years of rapid prototyping experience.

Jody Dole Studio, CT/NY

Joining Technologies, Inc., 17 Connecticut South Drive, East Granby, CT 06026, Phone: 800-266-1966, Fax: 860-413-9029  |  Joining Technologies is recognized as an innovator in laser welding and cladding applications, delivering absolute reliability through innovation and team.  Advanced laser cladding and welding technologies provide dependable, cost-effective solutions for their customers' businesses.

Loos & Co. Inc., Route 101, Pomfret, CT 06258, Phone: 860-928-7981 or 800-533-5667, Fax: 860-928-6167 | Experts in the manufacture of wire rope, aircraft cable, cable assemblies or stainless and nickel alloy wire products.
Lynn Welding, 75 Rockwell Road, Newington, CT, 06111, Phone: 860.667.4400, Fax: 860.667.3040 | Lynn Welding is a world class job shop specializing in NADCAP accredited fusion welding, resistance welding, brazing, machining, and fabrication. Lynn Welding is ISO Compliant and serves the Aerospace, Defense, Nuclear, Industrial and Medical Industries. Lynn Welding has been serving the world with its high quality welding services since 1979.
CNC Software, Inc., 671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084, Phone: 800-228-2877, Fax: 860-872-1565 |  Mastercam is CAD/CAM software for 2 through 5 axis milling, turning, wire EDM, 3D design / drafting, artistic relief cutting, router tooling, and surface / solid machining. Ease of use, flexibility, and reliable NC code generation have made Mastercam a favorite of NC programmers around the world for over 25 years. By combining practical shop floor experience with superior software programming, all while keeping the end user community in mind, Mastercam has remained at the forefront of CAD/CAM technology, and shows no signs of slowing. Visit to see what Mastercam can do for you.
MSC Software | For 48 years, MSC has contributed to the development of the world's leading products that play a vital role in shaping how we live, work and play.  Through our software, complex manufactured systems are simulated to reduce time in bringing the right products to market, reduce physical testing and warranty claims long after product design is over.

Poly Fiber Aircraft Coatings, PO Box 3129, Riverside, CA 92519, Phone: 800-362-3490, Fax: 951-684-0518 |  Producing classic fabric covering and doping materials.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.

STEM education is at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. For America to remain economically competitive, our next generation of leaders -- the students of today -- must develop the critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills that will help make them the most productive in the world.

PLTW's comprehensive curriculum for engineering and biomedical sciences has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students.

Pryer Technology Group, 2230 N. Sheridan, Tulsa, OK 74115, 855-864-4670, 
RapidForm, 409 Silver Lane (UTRC - Pratt & Whitney Campus), East Hartford, CT 06118, Phone: 860-646-3948 Fax: 860-610-0728

Reno Machine Company, Inc., 170 Pane Road, Newington, CT 06111, Phone: 860-666-5641, Fax: 860-667-4496  |  Reno Machine Company is a contract manufacturer of precision-machined products to customer specifications. We’ve been manufacturing Service Tools and Ground Support Equipment for the commercial and military aircraft industries since 1957. And now, with the recent addition of two 5-axis CNC Vertical Gantry Mills, we have the capability to service industries that require precision machining of complex tooling, composites, and aerospace components.
Reno Properties Group, LLC, 170 Pane Road, Newington, CT 06111, Phone: 860-666-7400, Fax: 860-666-7400, | Reno Properties Group is a full-service commercial brokerage firm located in Newington, Connecticut and licensed in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Reno’s team of commercial real estate professionals provide leasing and sales, property management and investment services.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Sirois Tool Company, Inc., Riverbend Industrial Park, 169 White Oak Drive, Berlin, CT 06037, Toll Free: 800-864-2652, Phone: 860-828-5327. Fax: 860-828-5367 | Sirois Tool makes Precision Tooling, Gages and Quality OEM Machine Parts to our customer’s drawings or CAD files. We specialize in Jigs, Fixtures, Gages, I.D. Grinding Quills, Wheel screws, Pulleys, Spindle Shafts as well as Precision OEM Machine Parts and Assemblies. We have an established reputation for delivering quality tooling, gages and parts to our customers. We strive to maintain reasonable lead times and to deliver as promised. We are continuously looking for new ways to improve both product quality and delivery to better serve our customers.

Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation, 175 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451, Phone: 800-693-9000, Fax: 781-810-5011 | Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life., Phone US: 1-866-61-STAMP, Phone UK: 44 (0)7958 399 646, FAX: 1-302-691-1469 | provides on-demand sheet metal forming simulations to tool designers and tool makers. Simulating up front prevents costly mistakes, builds quality into the part and provides other cost benefits. Whatever can be done in the press, can be done in simulation – only faster and cheaper. Visit for more information.
Stratasys, Inc., | Stratasys 3D Printers and 3D Production Systems produce complex real parts. Prototypes that perform just like the final product. Complex assemblies that require no assembly. Up to thousands of end-use parts built for less than the tooling cost of one. Whatever you imagine, Stratasys helps you Make it Real.

Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business, education, architectural industries. Offering ISO certified top-quality products, Stratasys serves the global market with sales and service organizations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. 

TRUMPF Inc., 111 Hyde Road, Farmington, CT 06032, Phone: 860-255-6000, Fax: 860-255-6424 | Headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut, TRUMPF Inc. was founded in 1969 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group. Dedicated to serving the manufacturing needs of the American, Canadian and Mexican markets, TRUMPF is currently the largest manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers in North America.

Tumbleweed Transportation, LLC, 25 Falls Road, P.O. Box 265, Moosdus, CT 06469, Phone:  860-873-1204 or 860-537-2090 | Tumbleweed Transportation, LLC was established in 1997 and is based in Moodus CT. We specialize in over dimensional transportation and aviation hauling. Our business has zero damages, zero losses and zero late on all transports. We pride ourselves in our professional, responsible, and experienced drivers, as well as excellent customer service for our clients. Since 2004 Tumbleweed Transportation, LLC has been hauling oversized engines as well as legal load transport for Pratt & Whitney and we have never missed a flight or deadline. We use our own escorts for over sized transportation and acquire permits if necessary.All of our trucks are air ride equipped with video surveillance. Large or small we can move it.We strive to continue to perform excellent service to all our clients in the future and maintain our high level of expectations in the transportation of aviation equipment.

TYGOR Laboratories, Inc. is more than just a metallurgical, non-destructive testing laboratory. We are the company adding safety, reliability, integrity and confidence to your products. Since 1986 our family-run business has specialized in the Magnetic Particle and Fluorescent Dye Penetrant inspection methods. Located in Southern Connecticut, our primary focus has been the local helicopter manufacturing industry. Although aerospace is the core of our business, our services are used by a number of other industries. Our approach is about more than just inspecting parts; it’s about customer service. Ultimately, the most valuable service we provide to you is our expertise and experience. It’s why we at TYGOR say, “Take a closer look… we do!”


The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc., 2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206, Storrs, CT 06269-3206, Tel. 800.269.9965 / 860.486.5000 Fax 860.486.0907 | The University of Connecticut Foundation is a tax-exempt corporation with a mission to solicit, receive and administer gifts and financial resources from private sources for the benefit of all campuses and programs of the University of Connecticut. The Foundation operates exclusively to promote the educational, scientific, cultural and recreational objectives of the University. As the primary fundraising vehicle to solicit and administer private gifts and grants which will enhance the University’s mission, the Foundation supports UConn’s pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and public service.
University of Connecticut School of Engineering, 261 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 2237, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-2237, (860) 486-2221 | The School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and professional service. Its mission is to be the primary source of engineering leadership and talent in the state and internationally, to ensure that Connecticut sustains its position as a leading high technology state, and to provide the intellectual and physical resources needed to grow as a center of new and evolving technological activity. To achieve this mission we offer high-quality engineering education, discover new knowledge, and use our knowledge and experience to improve our state, the nation, and the world.

University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117, Phone: 860.768.4100 is an online tutorial website for users of SolidWorks offering tips and tricks to speed up SolidWork design projects -- it is well known for "full, complete, nothing-left-out" tutorial videos. is a must-have resource that allows users to try the product with two free hours of tutorial videos before asking for an inexpensive membership. Visit 

Whelen Engineering Company, Inc., 51 Winthrop Road, Chester, CT 06412-0684, Phone:  860-526-9504    Fax:  860-526-4078 | WhelenDesign and develop warning and signalling devices. Products include lights and high power voice and siren systems. All products proudly made in the U.S.A. Whelen is the only US manufacturer of emergency warning equipment to still manufacture its products entirely in the United States. The use of robotics and a motivated workforce allow it to compete with off-shore products. 

Yarde Metals, 45 Newell Street, Southington, CT 06489, Phone: 860-406-6061 or 800-444-9494, Fax: 860-406-6040 | Yarde Metals has a multi-metal inventory specializing in aluminum, stainless, carbon steel, brass and copper in a wide range of standard, unique and hard to find sizes. Yarde offers a variety of modern processing services to ensure quick turnarounds and fast deliveries. Yarde Metals adheres to universal quality standards by maintaining ISO 9001:2008 and Aerospace AS9100:2004 certifications. 


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