November 2017

Hard Lessons for the Old Boy Network: Nothing Wrong with US MFG More Women Wouldn’t Fix

Understand, my best friend in the world is a woman – and she’s been at my side through nearly five decades. What’s more, together we have a daughter, a beautiful and talented young lady who every day blows me away with the wise, witty and deeply insightful things she continues to say, do and believe. So I clearly come at this issue with a unique and, perhaps, particular bias.

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Belden Universal can design and manufacture a wide variety of machined components, utilizing our advanced manufacturing and design capabilities.

Industry 4.0 Technologies

  • Paperless Process Management
  • Manufacturing Intelligence Systems
  • Extensive Testing Capabilities
  • State-of-the Art In-House Testing
  • Automated Optical Inspection
  • Automated Warehousing
  • 3D Printed Prototypes


  • 4-5 Axis Mill-Turn CNC Machines
  • Lean Cell Integrated Robotics
  • 4-Axis Vertical Mills
  • Honing & Grinding 

Detailed Equipment List


Quality Management Systems


  • AS9100C (transitioning to AS9100D)
  • ISO9001:2008 (transitioning to ISO9001:2015)

Compliance Capabilities (per request)

  • RoHS
  • DFAR
  • FOD

Processes & Testing

  • AS9102 FAIR
  • Lot Traceability / Serialization
  • Proof of Process Stability
  • Contamination Control
  • Layered Drawings
  • Electrical Continuity
  • Carbon Fiber Component Integration
  • Non-Destructive Material Testing (X-Ray, Magnetic Particle)
  • Destructive / Endurance Testing



Coatings & Platings

  • Alloy Steel 1144; 4142; 8630
  • Stainless 303; 304; 316; 416; 420; 431
  • Stainless 17-4 & 15-5 PH; BS S143
  • Duplex & Super Duplex Stainless Alloys
  • Bronze & Brass Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Nitronic
  • Titanium
  • Nickel
  • Zinc
  • Cadmium
  • Nickel-Zinc
  • Xylan
  • MoS2 / PTFE
  • Black Oxide & Anodizing
  • Surface Passivation / Polishing

Belden Universal was recently honored as a recipient of the 2015 Annual Awards for Business Excellence in the category for Manufacturing. The AABEs highlight successful Chicago area suburban businesses and organizations and honor the people who make them successful. Belden’s recognition in the Manufacturing category was based on the company’s trailblazing manufacturing processes, visionary leadership, robust growth, corporate culture and community involvement. Read More

Belden Universal announces today that it has achieved AS9100C aerospace quality certification. The AS9100C certification, issued by SAE International, is the highest of global standards for quality assurance in the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industries. It combines quality standards for both European and US aerospace manufacturing. Read More

Belden Universal announces that it has been named a winner of two coveted awards: the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Awards by Frost & Sullivan and the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards by Design News. Read More

Tube Düsseldorf

April 16-20, 2018, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Tube is the world's leading exhibition for the pipe industry and thus the most important showcase for all professionals manufacturing, processing and using pipes. Focal product groups are including raw materials, pipes and fittings, machinery for pipe manufacturing, process technology tools and related tools, measuring, testing and control technology, profiles and associated equipment as well as used machines for the mentioned areas.

Hannover Fair

April 23-27, 2018, Hannover, Germany.

The world's leading Trade Fair for industrial Technology. All key industry technologies and core areas are represented: research and development, industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production technologies and services; energy and mobility technologies and more. Take advantage of the synergies that HANNOVER MESSE has to offer. Welcome to the industry’s global hotspot!




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