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SMTA Indiana Upcoming Crane Tour

NSWC Crane Visit


Our next symposium will take place at
NSWC Crane ON May 16th 2019. The purpose of this tour is to provide attendees with an overview of NSWC Crane’s technical capabilities. The symposium will cover the topics:

  1. Counterfeit trends

  1. Trusted Electronic Designer, Manufacturer and Assembler Requirements
In addition, we will get a chance to tour 3 locations that cover Radar Technology, PCBs, and Failure analysis.
To register the attached pdf documents (or click here for form) MUST be filled out and sent to Michelle Sparks via email or postal carrier using the information below:

  1. Michelle Sparks at
  2. Michelle Sparks
Corporate Communications Office
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane)
Building 1, Code 103
300 Highway 361
Crane, IN 47522-5001
  Forms must be recieived by April 25, 2019 if you are not a US citizen  and by May 2, 2019 if you are a US citizen.

Cost of attendance
Before April 30, 2019 Early Registration
Members $20.00
Non-members $25.00
After April 30, 2019 Late Registration
Members $30.00
Non-members $35.00
Note: If an attendee is not a US citizen (i.e. a foreign national) they also need to contact Mr. Dean May @ 812-854-3073 ASAP!!!

To help us keep track of attendee could you also RSVP here at the SMTA link:

1. From Bloomington, take I-69 south.
2. Follow I-69 for 26.9 miles to exit 87 at US-231.
3. Take US-231 south to Highway 558. Turn left onto Highway 558.
4. Follow Highway 558 to the Visitors Center on the left.
5. After the Visitors Center follow Highway 558 to the Crane Gate and follow map on next page.
The GPS Address for the Visitor Center is 102 Furlong Street, Crane, IN 47522.


After going through the gate. Follow Highway 45. After about 4 miles you’ll come to a second Stop Light. Go through it, through the next 4-way stop, and then take the first right after the stop. Turn into the first paved parking lot on the right. Then go into building 3334. You’ll know you are going in the right building if you see a large, 2-story, glass, foyer with a C-4 Trident Missile in it.

Tentative Schedule  

Time Activity Location
9:30AM Guest arrive at Strategic Missions B-3334; CR-D
10:00 AM Chapter Welcome/Area Facilitation
Mr. Mike Young/Mr. Dean May
B-3334; CR-D
10:05 AM Command Overview  by
Dr. Kyle Werner
B-3334; CR-D
10:20 AM Group 1 Tour
Failure Analysis
10:20 AM Group 2 Tour
Missile /Lobby Tour
10:40 AM Group 1 Tour
Missile/Lobby Tour
10:40 AM Group 2 Tour
Failure Analysis
11:00 AM Working Lunch
- Counterfeiting – Mr. Fred Schipp
- IPC-1791 – Mr. Dean May
12:15 PM Group 1 Tour
Radar Technologies
12:15 PM Group 2 Tour
Circuit Boards
1:10 PM Group 1 Tour
Circuit Boards
1:10 PM Group 2 Tour
Radar Technologies
1:50 PM Final Wrap Up B-3287
2:00 PM Depart

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division Overview
NSWC is the third largest naval installation in the world. Its’ main focus is on research and development surrounding the Warfighter in rapidly changing combat environments. The installation hires over 2000 scientists, engineers and technicians making it one of Indiana’s largest high-tech employer. NSWC Crane provides comprehensive support for complex military systems spanning design, development, deployment and sustainment in three focus areas:  Electronic Warfare, Strategic Missions and Expeditionary Warfare.
NSWC Crane Electronic Warfare
With the DoD’s largest concentration of Multi-Spectrum, Multi-Domain (air, land, sea) EW Expertise, NSWC Crane is leading the Navy in electromagnetic capability development.  Spanning all branches of the military, NSWC Crane has the largest concentration of technical EW expertise, facilities, and equipment.  NSWC Crane provides distinct electronic warfare and integrated spectrum sensing technology to Control the Electromagnetic Spectrum in order to Control the Fight.
NSWC Crane Strategic Missions
With a strong heritage that includes nearly 60 years with SSP (Strategic Systems Programs), 30+ years with the Air Force and an important role with future SSBN capabilities, NSWC Crane is indispensable to the Nuclear Triad.  As the Navy’s primary organic field activity for full spectrum life cycle management including hardware, ordnance and power systems, NSWC Crane applies the distinct capabilities inherent in its people and facilities to assure 100% operational readiness of strategic missile systems.
NSWC Crane Expeditionary Warfare
By virtue of a unique, direct relationship with special operations warriors all over the world NSWC Crane delivers multi-mission, multi-platform sensors and weapons solutions utilizing open architecture/cost efficient design concepts for warrior centric applications.  NSWC Crane’s expertise in payload to platform organic capability is driven by consistent communication and understanding of Naval Special Warfare and Naval Expeditionary Warfighter requirements.

Our Chapter Leaders

President : Mike Young  (Aligned Solutions, Inc.)

Vice President : John Janesheski  (MicroScreen, LLC.)

Secretary : Alister Alleyne McLeod Ph.D.  (Indiana State University)

Treasurer : Clark Kinney  (Semiconductor Test Supply)

VP of Membership : Justin Roehm  (Samtec)

Event Planner (Appointed) : William Dean May  (Self)

IPC Liaison (Appointed) : Rodney Doss  (Samtec)

Expo Planner (Appointed) : Matt Bonweg  (Bartron, Inc.)

Board Liaison : Tim Jensen (Indium Corporation)

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Global Members of our Chapter

Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.

Global Participating Members of our Chapter



Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.

Corporate Members of our Chapter

American Technology Components Inc.

CAMtek, Inc.

Foresite, Inc.


Jendco Technologies

Key Electronics

Kimball Electronics Inc.

MicroScreen, LLC

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, (NSWC Crane)

Rogers Electro-Matics

Specialty Coating Systems, Inc.

SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica, Inc. Collins Aerospace Creation Technologies Inc. Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO INVENTEC Performance Chemicals ITW EAE Keysight Technologies KYZEN Corporation L3HARRIS Lenovo System Technology Company Limited, Shenzhen, PRC Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Bell Labs Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. VEXOS ZESTRON Americas

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