Please note, more detailed information is included on the NAC Members Only website.
Please note, more detailed information is included on the NAC Members Only website.
Flow forming is an advanced, net shape, cold metal forming process employed for the manufacturing of dimensionally precise, rotationally symmetrical, hollow components. Precise tubular components such as motor bodies and warheads for tactical rockets, having large length to diameter ratios, made with thin walls and requiring a high degree of dimensional accuracy are excellent flow formed parts. Titaniums, nickel-based alloys, high strength carbon steels, high fragmentation steels, Maraging Steels, high strength aluminums, and Tantalum Tungsten alloys are routinely flow formed. Internal and external features for the interface of fuzing, imbedded sensors, explosives, and propulsion are also routinely accommodated. Well known for its efficiency and economic benefits, flow forming has been widely accepted as the process of choice in the fabrication of difficult-to-manufacture, round and thin wall, military and aerospace components requiring superior metallurgical and dimensional controls. Flowforming is currently employed for the production of missile war heads, outer shells and nose cones, housings for flight and launch motors, casings for rocket motors, large caliber cartridge casings, thin wall mortar tubes, projectiles, bomb bodies; as well as tubulars for the nuclear, petrochemical and aerospace industries. Flow formed parts are formed to net shape or near net shape, eliminating machining operations and expensive material losses. A cylindrical work piece is attached to a rotating mandrel; 3 rollers hydraulically compress against the outer diameter of the preform. The desired geometry of the flow formed tube is achieved when the preform wall thickness is compressed above its yield strength and plasticized "made to flow" in the longitudinal direction onto the surface of the inner, rotating mandrel. As the preform material is thinned out and lengthened onto the mandrel, preforms are formed into seamless, thin wall, very round and concentric tubular-shaped products; with increased mechanical properties from the cold work, refined microstructure, oriented crystallographic texture and excellent surface finishes, all with repeatable accuracy.
Auburn University is engaged in research important to DoD achieving its mission as well as fielding the best, most advanced armaments in the world. Specifically, Auburn is engaged in technical research in GPS APNT, cyber-security (or more broadly CEMA), hypersonic materials, communications both wired and wireless, additive manufacturing, model-based engineering, extreme environmental testing, shelf-life and aging, thermal modelling and simulation, human factors and safety, and human performance. Additionally, Auburn is committed to providing quality graduates to government and industry.
AURA Technologies, LLC is a HUB Zone company with extensive, Senior-Level Key Personnel, and past performance providing direct leadership and management of over $80M in funded work providing on-site Program and Analysis Services, PhD-level Scientific and Technical Assistance, Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA), AI/IT/Network System Operations, Administrative Services, as well as onsite laboratory R&D in physical science disciplines. Aura's strategic business centers around 3 major capabilities - Advanced Manufacturing (Additive Manufacturing /3D Printing of metals, polymers, energetics and electronics), Cyber & Artificial Intelligence, and Tactical Power.
Avatar Partners, Inc. (API) specializes in Simplifying Complex Systems for the Warfighter and Business User Communities. As a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), our solutions include Curriculum Development, Integrated Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality, Software, Logistics, Hardware and Training Solutions for Government and Commercial Fortune 1000 customers. Innovation, flexibility and cost-effective solutions are what we do best. We have a fourteen year track record of providing superior solutions on-time and within budget, ensuring highly satisfied customers. API has been key participants in architecting and developing Mission Planning Information Architecture for the USN, USAF, and USMC. Our solutions include the design and development of Integrated, Interactive Multimedia Training and Documentation for JMPS (Joint Mission Planning System) and the Electronic Kneeboard (EKB). We designed and developed systems that increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of the warfighter by using a simplified Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM) providing the user a Single Book of Knowledge for JMPS while substantially decreasing the cost of paper documentation maintenance by using an S1000D format.
Averatek specializes in very high-density interconnect technology capable of achieving 5 micron lines and spaces while using cost effective processes and techniques which are available and practical for printed circuit board fabricators. In addition to proprietary techniques, Averatek develops and manufactures key chemical products that enable very small feature sizes in printed circuit boards, IC packaging, interposers and in-situ interposers. This technology is applicable to a wide range of materials including metals, polymers, ceramics, glass and fabrics.
Avionic Instruments, LLC is a leading supplier of advanced technology power conversion and control equipment for commercial and military aerospace applications, providing such products as static inverters, frequency converters, and integrated power distribution equipment. The sister company, Acme Aerospace, is a supplier of innovative, advanced technology aerospace battery systems, offering a variety of chemistries, including Sealed Fiber-Nickel, Vented Fiber Nickel, and Lithium-Ion. As members of the much larger Transdigm group of companies, a vast array of products can be sourced to solve many aerospace related needs.
Azimuth Technology (AZT Technology, LLC) is the leading precision manufacturer of major firearms related components, Explosives (EOD / IED) detection equipment, and other products and components used in defense, aerospace and the military. The company serves discerning customers in the global military, law enforcement and civilian markets. Its leadership team has a more than 50-year legacy of success in delivering exceptional manufacturing quality for industries where precision operation is critical. Azimuth is ITAR Registered; EAR, US Department of State DDTC and ATF compliant; and has also passed the rigorous DCMA audit. In addition to machining major component parts and assemblies like world-class aftermarket drop-in barrels, slides and bolt carrier groups, Azimuth produces major OEM component parts for well-known, trusted firearms brands in the US and worldwide. The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified. The company is headquartered in Naples, Florida and has a proud tradition of focusing on American manufacturing with American workers using US-sourced raw materials. Azimuth Technology commitment to American manufacturing extends to hiring top talent, utilizing the best equipment and machining tools available, and employing proven manufacturing and total quality control methods that produce consistently superior products and results.
BAE Systems is a global leader in the design, development, production and support of armoured combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems and intelligent munitions.
BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P. provides design, development, production, through-life support and upgrade of armored combat vehicles, tactical wheeled vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, artillery systems, munitions as well as military and law enforcement products.
Bailey Tool & Mfg. Co. (BTM) is a small business headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Lancaster, Texas. Since 1969, BTM has been producing metal components in machining and press-forming methods for a variety of industrial sectors. BTM collaborates with customers on product design and simulation using advanced nonlinear FEA and solids design tools, performs prototyping, development and testing services and builds prototype and sophisticated production tooling and assembly equipment. BTM has a wide range of CNC, mechanical, laser and robotic machining, forming and welding equipment to accomplish these tasks and has additional capabilities in hydroforming and hot-forming processes. Post-grad metallurgical and material science engineering professionals assist in the design, development and maintenance of processes employed in development and production and materials characterization efforts. Relationships with academic research resources at state and private university systems augment BTMs technical capabilities. BTM has current experience in the production of shaped charge liners and true deep-drawn components for warhead applications. For further information on BTM and other inquiries, contact John Buttles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battelle provides a complete range of assessment, engineering, modeling, product development, processes, procedures, and testing capabilities. These technology-based products and services range from theoretical studies and projections of future trends, to full-scale hardware demonstrations through type classification.
BrockTek is a small engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in the research, design, development and operation of unmanned systems, subsystems and components. BrockTek believes in innovation and diversification, and the vast portfolio of work performed attests to the creative, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit that is the foundation of the organization. From Government & Defense to Commercial & Civilian Organizations, BrockTek rapidly delivers effective, efficient and flexible UAS solutions to not just meet, but exceed expectations. BrockTek is a wholly owned subsidiary of AllSource Global Management a WOSB defense contracting firm. BrockTek is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.
Bren-Tronics is a technology based power and energy company with over 45 years experience designing/manufacturing rechargeable batteries, chargers and complete power systems. We support Worldwide Military/Commercial customers providing batteries and complete systems from watts to kilowatts, in any climate. Our Lithium-Ion battery systems are ideally suited for todays demanding Directed Energy applications including lasers and electronic counter-measure devices.
Canvas, Inc. (Canvas) is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) founded on technical expertise and support to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal agencies. For more than 12 years, Canvas has been offering support to various products, platforms, and systems across the DoD. With headquarters in Huntsville, AL near the Redstone Arsenal, Canvas employs a professional staff encompassing technologists, engineers, and programmatic experts committed to the United States military’s mission of keeping a technological edge over foreign adversaries. Through our contract experience we have contributed to the production, prototyping, engineering, development, test, and analysis of products supporting armament technologies. Leveraging our experience providing on-site customer support, we are expanding our capabilities to meet customer needs in our newly-developed in-house lab established for design, testing, and implementation of new research, prototypes, and software/hardware development. Our lab provides customers and business partners enhanced capability and access to our 3D Printer, Raspberry Pis, software/hardware functionality, and coding infrastructure. Utilizing our expertise and strong relationships, Canvas is primed to face new challenges involving Small Satellite and Ground Station Communications Development, Risk Software/Application, and Cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence (AI), among other concepts imagined by our Federal customers.
Casey Corp Defense is a Total Small Business out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, specializing in Untied States Air Force SBIR/STTR Research in the Micro Computer Integrated Rifle (MCIR) program(s). Casey Corp Defense also specializes in government weapon procuring and brokering as well as general engineering services. Casey Corp Defense maintains strategic director level connections with Oklahoma State University research laboratories, to have some of the most up to date academia discoveries at hand. Casey Corp Defense has been awarded 2 SBIR/STTR contracts from the USAF to date. On a USAF SBIR/STTR Phase II, Casey Corp Defense secured a LOS and MOU from AATC/DOJ special warfare to provide the Micro Computer Integrated Rifle as a secure Video Download link (VDL) and Situational Awareness (SA) device for sUAS. This direction created a separate opportunity called Rapid Target Acquisition with Command Live Stream Capabilities that branches away from the Micro Computer Integrated Rifle being idealized as an offensive unit. Additionally, Casey Corp Defense has recently received significant support and interest from the Raytheon “Pike Program” 40mm micro munition and Picatinny Arsenal Army CCDC-AC Medium Caliber 40mm division to develop a “Next Gen Fire Control Unit” which will put medium caliber munitions light years ahead of competition.
CEA Technologies Pty Limited, headquartered in Canberra, Australia, was established in 1983 with a goal of creating a center of excellence for the design & support of advanced electronic systems for the Australian Defence Force. From the outset, CEA Technologies was based on the provision of uncompromising design principles & robust through-life system support. CEA Technologies, Inc, is the U.S. subsidiary focused on support of these delivered systems to the U.S. Defense Community. The primary product is Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar systems with world-class Digital Beamforming capabilities.
CeraNova Corporation, founded in 1992, specializes in process and product development of innovative, high technology ceramic materials. Since 2003, CeraNova has been developing transparent ceramics, with most of this effort focused on transparent optical ceramics for windows and domes to protect MWIR guidance sensors, including near-net shape forming processes for the production of hemispherical and aerodynamic dome blanks. Our technical approach to achieving transparent ceramics produces materials with high mechanical strength and high optical transmission, and enables conformal shapes. We have received funding from several Department of Defense agencies, and we have an established record of working successfully with Prime Contractors to provide prototype domes and test coupons for advanced evaluation. We actively seek application partners and commercialization opportunities for transitioning our technology developments to prototype and pilot-scale manufacturing.
Cerion, is a leading company in the field of nanoparticle research, development and manufacturing. Our company was born out of decades of experience creating nano photographic film emulsions at Kodak, and we are best known for our work developing ultra-small, non-agglomerated metals, oxides, and mixed metal nanoparticles. In addition to our research capability, we are one of the largest independent manufacturers of nanoparticles in North America, with current capacity to produce over 150 metric tons per annum. For more information, check out our website at www.cerionadvancedmaterials.com.
Cervello Technologies, L.L.C. is a highly qualified United States Defense Contractor with over 14 years’ experience developing dynamic teams of competent professionals who are first and foremost committed to our warfighters. Over 90% of our employees are experienced military veterans with a passion for delivering effective and sustainable support to ensure our warfighter’s have the capacity and capability to get the job done and come home safely. As a company born out of the Iraq and Afghanistan engagements, Cervello has an in-depth knowledge and experience with maintaining Continuity of Operations (COOP) regardless of local and world events occurring around us. Cervello has a thorough understanding of how our Armed Forces intend to operate as part of a joint global force; and always maintains a total commitment to effectively support the Warfighter.
Cervello has grown to become a recognized leader within the International Test and Evaluation (T&E) community, with a significant portion of our foundational experience being derived from when Cervello was a valued partner to JITC under the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Test and Evaluation (T&E) Mission Support Services (MSS) contract (2012~2017). Building upon this foundational experience, Cervello has expanded and strengthened our core competencies and past performance through work we’ve completed as a valued partner to the U.S. ARMY Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF), the Office of the Secretary of Defense Joint Test & Evaluation (JT&E) program, and the Joint Staff J-6 Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Joint Tactical Integration Element (JTIE) program.
Chaos Gear Supply Group LLC (CGS) produces ultra-precise, custom built, bolt action and semi-automatic rifles. We also manufacture a full line of cutting edge firearm sound suppression devices or silencers innovatively designed and built using state of the art manufacturing processes. We are currently working toward fielding products in the dynamic entry technology market as well. CGS provides strategic design manufacturing and consulting services to commercial, not for profit, and government organizations. We can design, build and mobilize the right hardware, skills, and technologies to help organizations improve their performance. CGS is committed to excellence and creating innovative and flexible end user based solutions for our clients.
Chemring Ordnance is a world leader in the manufacture of ammunition and pyrotechnic products. Chemring Ordnance is a center of excellence for the design, development and production of ordnance, pyrotechnic products, and other munition components for military, homeland security, and first responders. We manufacture all types of 40mm low and high velocity ammunition; pyrotechnic marking, signaling, and tactical illumination devices; battlefield effects simulators; hand grenade fuzes and other ammunition components such as large caliber electronic primers. We also provide load, assemble, and pack (LAP) services. We are a supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other allied Ministries of Defense around the world. With more than 50 years experience in our field we have built a worldwide reputation for supplying high quality products on time and to our customers' precise specifications. We are world leaders in pyrotechnic compositions, energetic materials, and illumination technology with established links to many of the recognized research and development centers and academic institutions in the USA and abroad. We have a highly experienced team of engineers and scientists who work with government and other industry partners to research and develop a wide range of pyrotechnic and high energy products. We work to the latest international standards such as MIL STDs, STANAGs, and ISO regulations. Particular emphasis for our military range of products is on IM compliance. Our design activities are carried out in accordance with our ISO 9001:2000 registration. We have an extensive portfolio of pyrotechnic products for defense and commercial applications.
For over twenty-nine (29) years, Choctaw Defense has provided a vast array of complex manufactured items to all branches of the United States Military, as well as numerous major Government contractors. Choctaw Defense is the Nation's leading Native American aerospace and defense manufacturer. Our superior track record includes a 20-year history of proven manufacturing success with military and prime contractor customers. Our three facilities are all ISO 9001:2008 certified and encompass over 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space and house state-of-the-art machinery and equipment that aid in our achieving quick turnaround time and quality end products that can range from low quantity short-run to high-volume long-term contracts. We excel as a precision metal fabrication, tool kitting, and wood fabrication manufacturer that is centrally located within scenic southeastern Oklahoma with locations in McAlester, Antlers, and Hugo. Choctaw Defense is 100% owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest Native American tribe in the United States. Choctaw Defense is certified by the Small Business Administration as a tribally owned 8(a) manufacturer.
Cintel, Inc. offers our customers nimble, unique and value-focused services and solutions with an emphasis on people, connectivity, communication and team work. Cintel is a small business that provides services and innovative solutions/products to government and commercial clients in the areas of modeling and simulation, energy and cybersecurity. The following are services and innovation capabilities within our areas of expertise:
CKS Technologies is a WOSB and non-traditional contractor specializing in structural and thermal analysis, engineering design and test planning, with niche expertise in fatigue/fracture, composite structural analysis, welded/bolted joint analysis, and transportation/handling of very large pieces of critical hardware. CKS employs subject matter experts with up to 60 years of individual experience in all our areas of expertise, multiple Silver Snoopy recipients and multiple licensed Professional Engineers. CKS has subcontracted for several large primes on DoD and NASA projects, including major components for NASAs Space Launch System (SLS), a USSOCOM asset, and as a partner to the Aviation Engineering Directorate in the Aeromechanics Dynamics Group, where we perform analyses on several rotary-wing aircraft.
CLogic is a small woman-owned, developer and supplier of progressive armament technologies to the U.S. Army. We are an ISO 9001:2000 registered developer of Armament Products and a winner of three 2007 Army Invention of the Year Awards for our team efforts on the Gunner Protection Kit, the Picatinny Blast Shield, and the XM32 Abrams Reactive Armor Tile. Since 2002, CLogic has been committed to excellence in revolutionizing the armaments fabrication industry with a first-to-market, asset-light business management model utilizing unparalleled manufacturing technology to tackle ARDECs complex challenges. CLogic, LLC has brought rapid prototyping/fielding of unique force protection solutions for the war fighter to the Army using precision manufacturing and optical processing technologies that provides the highest level of efficiency and turnaround time, while minimizing waste and scrap of key strategic raw materials. Advancements in optical processing and other unique technologies that CLogic, LLC has developed for DoD reactive armor manufacturing have brought together the ability to develop a number of next generation armament solutions rapidly and at lower costs. This includes laser cutting, robotic welding, automated forming and finishing operations that increase the survivability and corrosion resistance of our products. Examples of prototypes produced include: electronic fire control hardware; vehicle integration kits; reactive, active, and passive armor tiles; performance enhancement add-ons; ballistic barriers; gun cradle, platform, mounting, and recoil assemblies; and prototype engineering , manufacturing, and energetics laboratories and facilities.
Cobham Mission Systems has more than 50 years of experience in high pressure pneumatics, pyrotechnics, and cryogenic cooling. Within this vast pedigree in weapon and weapons carriage applications, Cobham has the unique ability to offer tip to tail control solutions from weapon ejection, target identification, and in-flight weapon control. Cobham designs and manufactures the critical systems that make weapons control and carriage systems a reality.
Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI) is certified as a womens business enterprise by the Womens Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nations largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. It was founded in 2003 with engineering and production facilities located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. CEI supplies COTS hardware and software, as well as tailored solutions, working directly with government agencies and for commercial prime contractors, offering quick turn, innovative solutions with lower cost and higher quality while minimizing risk. CEI leads or partners on new radar systems, software and hardware projects, including leading edge efforts in MOSA applications, reconfigurable RF, THz EM propagation modeling, and associated remote sensing system development.
Combined Systems Inc. is well known in the defense industry as a customer centric engineering and manufacturing firm that has proven to be an excellent development partner for its customers. CSI has recently developed and deployed 40mm anti-personnel munitions, 12 gauge and 40mm Flare-Bang warning signal munitions, rapid dispersion irritant grenades, and thermite incendiary grenades. CSI holds numerous long-term U.S. military contracts for tactical munitions and pyrotechnic products such as the Venom multiple launch system, various caliber warning signal rounds, rocket components, 40mm impact rounds, the Sting-Ball grenade system and three separate fuze contracts for a variety of hand grenade products. CSI's military customers and development partners include the U.S. Army, USMC, U.S. Navy, USSOCOM, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Department of State, General Dynamics, L3 Communications, Rafael Armament Development Authority, Israeli Military Industries and many other top tier defense industry supporters. CSI has over 70 years of combined engineering, manufacturing and R&D experience in the munitions and pyrotechnics fields. CSI holds over 25 patents, has numerous patents pending and vigorously defends its intellectual property rights around the world. In addition to its military products, CSI markets its innovative line of less-lethal munitions, tactical munitions and crowd control products to domestic law enforcement agencies under its law enforcement brand name, CTS. CSI also supports its wide base of international military and law enforcement customers with its line of non-lethal munitions. CSI engineers and manufactures military and law enforcement products in the UNITED STATES and follows strict proprietary procedures in order to promote product SAFETY and RELIABILITY all with COMPETITIVE PRICING in mind.