Atec: In It for the Long Haul
By: Emily L. Pataki

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For most engineering companies today, good talent can be hard to find and even harder to keep. Small companies in the Aerospace sector must face the very real prospect that bigger companies or competitors will lure their talent away. Many firms provide early training ground for young engineers and professionals, only to see them move on after a few years, …

ADAQ OTK™ Launched

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Bradley Richardson, Manager of Electrical Engineering at Atec, Inc., announced the launch of the new ADAQ OTK™ (Offsite Test Kit) portable data acquisition system. Now under contract to a large European aerospace conglomerate, the ADAQ OTK™ will facilitate offsite testing and correlation needs. They are a repeat customer, with ADAQ™ control systems at multiple locations. “The OTK will provide a …

Vital Link Joins Atec Team

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Houston, TX—Atec, Inc. acquires Vital Link, Inc. (Sealy, TX)  including Vital Link Europe Ltd (Camberley, UK). Atec, Inc. is excited to announce its acquisition of Vital Link, Inc. Headquartered on 30 acres near Sealy, Texas, Vital Link is the premier company in military engine test enclosures worldwide. Key officers and employees are committed to remain as Vital Link moves forward …

Paul Fenley: Atec’s Golden Boy Makes Good!
By: Emily L. Pataki

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When Paul Fenley interviewed with Atec in the early summer of 1987 for an entry-level engineering position, he unknowingly opened the door to a lifelong career at the aerospace company.  The Texas native and lifelong aviation enthusiast had recently graduated from Texas A&M University’s rigorous Aerospace Engineering program, and Atec presented an opportunity to launch his career in engineering in his …

Atec Equipment on Jay Leno’s Garage

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Jay Leno’s Garage visits Edwards AFB in Season 2, episode 12. The Space Age episode shows Atec-manufactured equipment at the test cell on base and Jay Leno uses the Atec throttle to power up the Pratt & Whitney F119 engine! He then takes Neil DeGrasse Tyson (celebrity astrophysicist) on a joy ride in his Honeywell jet engine-powered car. Also in the …

Atec Purchases 3D Printing Machine

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Atec started a 3D printing initiative many years ago, and with research and investment, we are proud to add our first additive manufacturing machine to our machine shop. The EOSINT M280 is the leading system for printing and manufacturing metal components. Atec understands that Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing is the way of the future. 3D Printing will lead to …

Atec featured in KHOU Video and Houston Chronicle

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Watch Atec’s segment on KHOU and read the Houston Chronicle article. On Wednesday, December 7th Atec hosted the SLS/Orion leadership from NASA and industry at our facility. An all-hands presentation was provided along with a tour of the Atec campus, followed by a Texas BBQ lunch. In attendance, were representatives from NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Orbital ATK, including retired astronaut …

NASA Industry Team Visits Atec

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Atec is proud to host the SLS/Orion leadership from NASA and industry at our facility on Wednesday, December 7 in Stafford, TX. A presentation will be provided along with a tour of the Atec campus, with a Texas BBQ lunch to follow. In attendance, will be representatives from NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Orbital ATK, including retired astronaut …

Duncan Aviation Chooses Atec, Inc. for Engine Test Cell Expansion

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Credit to Duncan Aviation: LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation has chosen Atec, Inc., as its contractor for construction of an engine test cell and control room at its Lincoln, Nebraska, facility. Construction will begin this fall and the engine test cell will be completed by the end of 2017. The facility will be an Atec, Inc. Phoenix™ Series Modular Turbofan …

Atec Adds New Machines

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Atec is continually striving to update capabilities and capacities in our machine shops. September 12-15, Atec personnel attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, IL at McCormick Center and purchased 5 new machines: Haas VF-4 Mill with 5-Axis Drive, Haas UMC-750 simultaneous 5-Axis Mill, Omax 60120 9-Axis WaterJet, Global Advantage 9.12.8 CMM, and Micro-Hite 900 with digital controller. “The …