An enduring commitment to speed and precision.

Increasing velocity, efficiency and quality at every turn is what we do best. With nearly two decades of partnering with the biggest names in aerospace engineering, you can trust that the talent and exacting craftsmanship we bring to the table will help you soar higher and advance innovation with supreme confidence.

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  • rms Connectors is a leading supplier of connector products for commercial, aerospace and military applications. In addition to custom connectors, the standard products produced meet the BACC or MIL-DTL-26500 standards. Each product is engineered to the highest quality standards to keep aircraft and harsh environment equipment operating at peak performance.


    Capabilities

    BACC and MIL-DTL26500 connectors
    Custom connector design
    Reduced leadtime
    Field stocking locations

    Markets

    Commercial and military aircraft
    Missiles
    PC board interface
    Other environmentally demanding applications

    Contact

    rms Connectors
    8600 Evergreen Blvd.
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    763-783-5022
    www.rmsconnectors.com

  • Meier is a leading supplier of high-precision metal stampings and subassemblies for a wide range of industries including Aerospace, Defense and Electronics. Utilizing our comprehensive design assistance, prototype services and manufacturing capabilities, Meier provides solutions to our customers’ most complex and micro-sized component challenges. For more than 30 years, Meier has established a proven track record of supporting our customers throughout the product lifecycle from concept to high-volume production. Our fully validated quality system, complete in-house capabilities, investments in cutting edge technologies, and innovative solutions to the most challenging components has made Meier a world leader in the stamping of precision metal components.


    Capabilities

    Fully integrated in-house tool design and build
    Design for manufacturability (DFM)
    Cost savings through manufacturing process conversions
    Certified quality system – ISO 9001:2008
    Complete qualification and validation capabilities
    Rapid prototyping and low-volume support

    • Hand transfer

    Progressive metal stamping

    • Servo press and automated part transfer

    Parts can be supplied as individual components or in a reel-to-reel configuration
    Value added processing & assembly

    • Laser welding
    • EDM
    • Vertical machining

    Secondary operations

    • Buffing
    • Deburring
    • Grit blasting
    • Passivation

    Coordination of secondary processes

    • Metal plating
    • Heat treatment
    • Anodizing
    • Electropolishing
    Markets

    Avionics
    Telecommunications
    Electronics
    Guidance systems
    Munitions
    Satellite systems

    Materials

    Stainless steel (303, 304, 316, 316L, and others)
    Titanium
    Ti Alloys
    Nitinol
    Cobalt chrome
    Platinum and platinum alloys
    Gold foil inlaid and gold plated
    Silver
    MP35N
    Inconel
    Tantalum
    Tungsten
    Magnesium and other exotic metals

    Contact

    Meier
    875 Lund Blvd.
    Minneapolis, MN 55303
    763-427-6275
    www.meiertool.com

  • While serving customers for over 50 years, Elk River Machine Company has grown from a local Minnesota welding shop to a nationally recognized ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of custom steel fabrication and machining solutions to the railway, energy and aerospace industries.

    Not your typical machine shop, ERMC adds value and innovation to each step of project development from initial assessment through procurement, to manufacturing and testing of finished goods. A culture of Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence give our customers the assurance that we provide true Certified Value.

    AWS certified welding certifications, both manual and robotic, include, AWS D1.1, AWS D14.1, ASME Section IX, and EN 15080-2.


    Capabilities

    Sawing
    Plate cutting
    Forming
    Certified welding
    Machining
    Painting
    Assembly
    Value engineering

    Contact

    Elk River Machine Company
    828 4th Street
    Elk River, MN 55330
    763-441-1581
    www.ermc.com