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Trade Show Schedule

DSS 2014
Photonics West 2018
Moscone Convention Center
San Francisco, CA
January 30 - February 1, 2018
Booth #5452

DSS 2014
SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, FL
April 17-19, 2018
Booth #522

DSS 2014
IMS - International Microwave Symposium 2018
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
June 12-14, 2018
Booth #1256


Company News & Announcements

July 2017
Sinclair Adds Laser Engraver

Sinclair has transitioned from a mechanical engraving system to a new MiniLase XL Laser Engraving System. The new system allows for significantly faster and higher quality engraving than the old system.
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Sinclair Upgrades & Expands Tool Room Capabilities
Sinclair has upgraded equipment in the tool room, to increase efficiency and precision for our customers' higher-tolerance tooling needs.
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grinder

 

March 2017
Sinclair Meets
With Congressman Kennedy
March 22, 2017 - Dave LeMieux and Mike O’Keefe from Sinclair, and Sean D’Arcy from Analog Devices, met with Congressman Joe Kennedy to ask for his support for the FY 18 Defense Budget.  Specifically we requested full funding be provided for key electronic warfare programs important to the missions of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Special Operations Forces. 

These programs are the AN/AQL-214 Integrated Defense Electronic Countermeasures system (IDECM) and the AQL-211 Suite of Integrated RF Countermeasures (SIRFC).
Congressional Meeting

February 2017
Sinclair Initiates Paper Recycling Program

Sinclair is pleased to announce that in cooperation with American Paper Recycling Corp, we have initiated a paper recycling program. Special bins have been placed throughout the company to assist in the ease of paper collection, and a special container has been supplied for the monthly recycling and reuse of paper. President Dave LeMieux stated that we all have a responsibility, no matter how small, to better utilize the resources on this planet. This is one of many steps that Sinclair has taken to accomplish this goal.

January 2017
Sinclair Passes ISO-9000 Surveillance Audit

Sinclair is pleased to announce we have passed our ISO-9000 Surveillance Audit with no findings.

December 2016
Sinclair Receives $1.3 Million SEWIP Contract

Sinclair has been awarded a $1.3 million dollar contract in support of the Lockheed Surface Electronics Warfare Inprovement Program (SEWIP) shipboard EW systems. Lockheed is building these systems for the US Navy. Sinclair president David LeMieux stated that it is from our continued efforts to deliver complex hermetic packages, made to exceptional standards, that has led to this award. Everyone at Sinclair is pleased with the recognition of our dedication to excellence.
SEWIP

November 2016
New Florida / Georgia / Alabama / Carolinas Rep

Sinclair is pleased to announce as our rep in the Florida / Georgia / Alabama / Carolinas , Sparks Electronics Consulting. Their contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.

November 2016
New Virginia / Maryland / Washington DC Rep

Sinclair is pleased to announce as our rep for Viriginia / Maryland / Washington DC, ETSI / Electronics & Technology Sales. Their contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.

January 2016
Sinclair Passes ISO Surveillance Audit

Sinclair is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our recent ISO-9001:2008 Surveillance Audit with no findings.

January 2015
Sinclair Passes ISO Recertification

Sinclair is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our full ISO-9001:2008 Recertification Audit with no findings.

November 2014
Engineering Software Investment
Sinclair has acquired new engineering capabilities in-house with the purchase of Simulation and Flow Simulation software. The new hardware and software can give the Engineering team a hypothetical look at where potential problems with a customer's package design may occur, before parts are actually manufactured, to reduce costs and delivery time. A customer's design can be subjected to different operational, mechanical, and thermal changes to see how the package will perform.

Sinclair Performance & Quality Award

April 2013
Harris Recognizes Sinclair
On April 1, 2013, Sinclair Manufacturing received an award from Harris Corporation for outstanding performance in quality and delivery on a major satellite program. Sinclair delivered product early, to an already-expedited delivery, with zero defects. We sincerely appreciate this acknowledgement of our efforts from one of our valued customers.

Sinclair Performance & Quality Award

December 2012
New 60 Ton Press

Sinclair continues to expand capabilities with the addition of a new United Power Press HCP-60 press. This new straight-sided / full-frame programmable air-clutch press features the latest light curtain safety equipment, and a 60 Metric ton (66 US Ton) capacity for heavier blanking and forming requirements.

united 60-ton press

Sinclair completes transition from TCE
Sinclair has completed replacing Trichloroethylene with Hubtron PB, a newer environmentally-friendly cleaning solution. Unlilke TCE, Hubtron PB is not regulated by the RCRA as a hazardous waste, nor is it regulated by NESHAP as a hazardous air pollutant. To date, it has proven to be as effective as TCE for our cleaning / degreasing needs, and supports Sinclair's ongoing efforts to "go green".

 

November 2012
Sinclair Rolls Out New Metallurgical Lab

In order to better evaluate products & processes at Sinclair, we have completed the outfitting of our new in-house Metallurgical Laboratory for cross-sectioning and failure analysis. This will greatly enhance our engineering capabilities.


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October 2012
Sinclair Continues CNC Machining Expansion

To meet customer demand, Sinclair has added an additional Fanuc Robodrill T21iD1 to the CNC Department. This Robodrill features 21 tools, a 20,000rpm spindle speed, and a Pallet Changer.

Sinclair Fanuc Robodrill CNC Machining

August 2012
Sinclair Expands CNC Machining Capabilities

With the addition of another Fanuc Robodrill - a T21iF1 - to our CNC department, Sinclair has conitnued our planned expansion of our machining capabilities. This Robodrill features 21 tools & a 10,000rpm spindle speed.


Fanuc Robodrill T21iF1

June 2012
Sinclair Offering Laser Welding

Sinclair is now offering hermetic packages with robust laser welded connectors and single-pin feedthrus, in addition to our standard soldered feedthrus. This additional capability allows us to integrate multi-pin connectors into packages with mismatched thermal expansions such as Titanium and Aluminum.

laser welding
laser welding


February 2012
Sinclair Passes ISO Recertification

Sinclair is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our full ISO-9001:2008 Recertification Audit with no findings.

October 2011
BAE Appreciation Visit to Sinclair
Executives from BAE recently visited Sinclair to show their appreciation for a “job well done”.  They brought cake to share with all of the employees at Sinclair.  This was a way to say "thank you" for the hard work it took to deliver new prototypes on time, despite the delays caused by Hurricane Irene. The people from BAE addressed the assembled employees, saying that it's their motto to "Protect those who protect us", and that Sinclair's employees had now done the same.

BAE Cake
BAE Cake

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August 2011
Sinclair Expands CNC Machining Dept Capabilities

Sinclair has added two new high-speed Matsuura ES800V-PC2 CNC Machining Centers, which will allow for faster & more accurate production. These machines have 20,000 rpm spindle speeds, twin pallet changers, and have 40-tool magazines. They are capable of changing tools in less than a second, and changing entire pallets in only 11 seconds, for faster production and extremely accurate & repeatable machining.

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May 2011
Sinclair Receives Quality Award From Inphi Corp.
Sinclair was recognized by Inphi Corp. for Outstanding Quality for 2009-2010.
We are proud to receive this award, which reflects our commitment to quality.
Sinclair provides custom-machined microwave packages for Inphi.

Press Department Adds New Equipment
Sinclair has purchased additional stamping presses. We have added two
15-ton Kenco presses, and a 45-ton Komatsu.



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February 2010
ISO-9001 Audit Passed & Qualification Upgraded
Sinclair has just passed our scheduled ISO-9001 audit, with no findings. Our Quality Management System has also been upgraded to ISO-9001:2008.


New Exclusive Southern California / Arizona Rep
Sinclair is pleased to announce as our exclusive rep in Southern California / Arizona , Advanced Packaging Associates. Their contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.


New France Rep / Distributor
Sinclair is pleased to announce as a rep / distributor in France, BT Electronics. Their contact information can be found on our Contact Us page.

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December 2009
New YesTech Model YTX-3000 X-Ray System
Sinclair has added X-Ray capabilities to our inspection and engineering processes to better evaluate and ensure brazing quality.

New Exclusive India Rep
Sinclair is pleased to announce as our exclusive rep in India,
Unified Electro-Tech, Ltd. Their contact information can be found
on our Contact Us page.

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November 2009
New Speedfam Thru-Feed Grinder

Sinclair purchased as new Speedfam Thru-Feed Grinder with fluid recirculation system. The new equipment improves height accuracy and flatness requirements without the need for secondary lapping operations. This has resulted in higher quality component processing with improved production times.

New 20 Ton SMC Series Water Chiller

Sinclair has installed a new 20 ton chiller to recirculate non-contact cooling water. This eliminates NCCW discharge and almost eliiminates the use of new water for our process needs. This purchase is part of our Greening Program.

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September 2009
Bulk Compressed Hydrogen Gas Installation

Sinclair has installed a new bulk hydrogen gas supply for furnace atmospheres. This conversion improves purity, reduces furnace downtime during cylinder changes, and improves safety at the plant.

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March 2009
Electrical Service Upgrade

Sinclair has upgraded its electrical service with a new 5000 amp Square D Switch Gear. This will provide higher capacity & more efficient service. The new service establishes electrical capacity for today's & tomorrow's needs.

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February 2009
Sinclair Passes Full ISO-9001:2000 Recertification

Sinclair is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our full ISO-9001:2000 Recertification Audit.

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January 2009
Sinclair Manufacturing Company rolls out its new website!

The new site has been a long time in the making. We've updated some technical data, and added new catalog items, as well as redesigning the site to make it more user friendly & interactive.

We hope you find the new site worth the wait.


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July 2008
Sinclair Purchases New Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Sinclair expanded its capabilities by adding a new TESA-VISIO 300 Coordinate Measuring Machine. The new equipment will assist in the inspection of our machined packages product lines, reducing inspection
times and improving accuracy for Lot Acceptance Testing and First Article Inspections.

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September 2007
Sinclair Purchases Tangent Tool's Production Dies

"I am pleased to announce that Sinclair Manufacturing has acquired the complete tooling inventory from the former Tangent Tool & Stamping, Inc.
As a leader in providing high quality hermetic packages, the addition of this tooling will further enhance the expansion and support of our customer base. We will be contacting both new & existing customers soon to begin the integration of this new tooling into our existing product line."

David M. LeMieux, President


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February 2007
Sinclair Passes Annual ISO Audit

Sinclair has successfully completed our one year surveillance of the
ISO-9001:2000 certification. The auditors were pleased to announce the company passed without any findings, major or minor.

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December 2006
New Vapor Hone Equipment

Sinclair's hydrohoning equipment has moved into mainstream production. Hydrohoning results in better burr removal and more consistent surface finishes compared to previous dry-abraided processing.

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July 2006

Sinclair Continues CNC Department Expansion

Sinclair has purchased two new FANUC RoboDrills and two new Matsuura Vertical CNC Milling machines. The addition of these machines will bring us to 16 Vertical CNCs to handle our customers' needs for high speed machining of their custom high-reliability packages.


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