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MIL at Design-2-Part Show

D2P_Shows_logo_3inMIL will be exhibiting at the Design-2-Part Show, the Midwest’s “Largest Design and Contract Manufacturing Show,” May 7 – 8, 2014 (Wed 9:30am to 4:00pm, Thurs 9:30am to 3:30pm). The show will be at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL.

Come out and meet with Don Berg (Wed open to close, Thurs 12:30 to close), Dave Lipinsky (open to close both days), and Jose Limonez (open to noon on Thurs) at booth #130. You’ll be able to see how MIL can meet your needs with a sample table of finished work. In addition, discuss upcoming projects and get ideas on how MIL will partner with you to fulfill your unique requirements.

The Design-2-Part Show features the latest and greatest technologies and innovations across a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, automotive, and medical. One can acquire and develop ideas and network with suppliers to bring these ideas to fruition. However, if you are unable to make the show or are not in the area, click the following link of upcoming trade shows. For more information and to register for the show, click here.


News at 1225 – Continuous Improvement

2013 is off to great start with the implementation of a number of continuous process improvements affecting quality, capacity, and cycle times at our coating division facility on 1225 Greenleaf Avenue in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

  • Installation of vent-less powder coating booth specifically designed for Bell Helicopter bluecoat and prime aerospace applications. MIL Inc. applies a broad spectrum of epoxy, polyurethane, polyester, nylon and various proprietary powder coating materials meeting most industry and aerospace specifications.
  • In addition to our enhanced powder coating capabilities, a February installation is planned for our new 3,900 cubic foot F.O.D. controlled down draft spray booth and 80,000 CFM air management system setting new standards for high purity coating applications.
  • Concurrently, masking capacity and capabilities have been generously increased with the addition of eight (8) custom designed masking work cells. Masking is a production bottleneck with a very human element. These task specific and flexible work cells allow MIL Inc. to reconfigure operations and adapt to rapid changing delivery commitments.
  • masking before and after

    Masked part before and after processing

  • MIL Inc. has integrated various technologies and masking mediums capable of producing CAD generated masking templates with tolerances of +/- 0.002”. This new generation of Aerospace production masking yields highly repeatable, reliable, and time saving opportunities.

Our customers are challenging every facet of our business including delivering the highest quality product in the shortest time possible.


News at 1401 – Chem Mill, Boeing, Metal Finishing

Good things are happening at MIL Inc’s primary facility at 1401 Greenleaf…

Boeing recently approved MIL Inc. for chemical milling of titanium sheet in accordance with PS20022. There are only a handful of Boeing approved suppliers worldwide capable of this unique process. Check out our comprehensive growing list of Boeing approvals at the following link:

Thank you for your patience in December and January as we made significant enhancements and performed preventive maintenance on our passivation, electropolish, and hard anodize process lines. These improvements will yield higher quality, reduced lead times and double our hard anodize capacity.

Chem Mill

Chemical milling of titanium sheet – before and after processing


MIL to Exhibit at 2012 EAA AirVenture Show in Oshkosh

For the first time, Magnetic Inspection Laboratory, Inc., will be exhibiting at the immensely popular and entertaining EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, WI. “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will take place July 23-29, 2012.

EAA AirVenture Photo

The event draws more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts and 10,000 aircraft from over 60 countries on an annual basis. Since the 1950′s, spectators have marveled at the overwhelmingly expansive collection of all things aviation: Warbirds, vintage, homebuilts, ultralights, etc. fill the skies with aerobatics and pyrotechnics. Meanwhile, a fly-in theater, opening day concert, forums, and workshops take place at ground level.

EAA logo - MIL booth

Visitors can find MIL at booth #3160 in the Rockwell Collins Hangar C.

Planning to see the show? Leave a reply in the comments area…

Source: EAA AirVenture Website


MIL at Design & Manufacturing – Midwest Show

MIL is currently exhibiting at the Design and Manufacturing Midwest show at McCormick Place in Chicago. We are at booth #1658 – stop by to see us this week, June 19-21.

Click the following link for a list of our upcoming trade show appearances.

2012 DM-Midwest Show

Mike Noettl and Don Berg at the 2012 DM-Midwest Show