2018 RoboJackets Sponsors

2018 FRC RoboJackets Sponsors


FCA Foundation

“The FCA Foundation is the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. The FCA Foundation invests in U.S. charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower people, build strong, resilient communities and generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts. In support of these objectives, the FCA Foundation focuses on the following foundational pillars: youth development, education, support for veterans and their families, and community service.”

– From Fcanorthamerica.com

Emabond Solutions

“The Emabond® Process provides innovative plastic part design and assembly. It is an enabling technology that picks up where traditional plastic welding methods leave off. Emabond offers turnkey solutions – including application engineering, system design and development, and ongoing support as needed. Whether you’re faced with an existing plastic welding challenge or are developing a brand new product, let Emabond be your partner for high-performance plastic welding.”

– From Emabond.com

ADD Engineering

“ADD Engineering specializes in turn-key systems excelling in robotics, spray, sealer and control applications. We push the boundaries of designing and implementing robotic systems and components therein. Our company is an extension of our sister company ADD Software. They give us the controls support needed to ensure any design is processed in house and in a timely manner. As a company we develop world class systems for companies around the world.”

-From Addeng.net


“Meritor is proud to celebrate more than 100 years of serving our customers with superior products that are constantly evolving to meet global market needs. Explore the milestones that have made Meritor a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for the transportation and industrial sectors.”

-From Meritor.com

Custom Valve Concepts

“Custom Valve Concepts has a 70 year tradition of product innovation and expanding markets. John and Susan Taube are partners in ownership of Custom Valve Concepts. Over the years, our team has developed a customer-employee driven environment where we approach all relationships with a win/win objective. At CVC, we like to think that the race to quality has no finish line. Today CVC products are in all major industries worldwide. Excellent engineering and manufacturing capabilities have made us a valuable resource for our customers. Within our organization, we have created a culture – an expectation – to accomplish all tasks in a superior way. Our ability to listen is a key to our reputation of superior customer service. Our motto is: “To serve our Customers as we desire our suppliers to serve us.” In doing so, we achieve innovative solutions to our customers ever-changing needs. We put people first by developing strong and lasting relationships and providing a rewarding work environment for our employees. A quick walk through our facility will show you our commitment to safety, quality, the environment, our customers and our employees. Working with Custom Valve Concepts you will soon find out that we work harder than our competition.”

-From Customvalveconcepts.com


“Just as our name signifies, Stylmark has endured and set a standard that many strive to match for 60 years. A work of art, architectural feats that make a visible impression and a lasting imprint on those who experience us. Our craftsmanship of the standards and our artistry in the custom continue to differentiate us from the pack. Perhaps it is the hearty Midwest grit. We are as sturdy and unyielding as the anodized aluminum we create. We have been the brand marketplace through many iterations and stand solid in our commitment to your environment. Retail, hospitality, and commercial, our designs are just as relevant today as in the past. Our partnership with the world’s most admired brands remains a testament to our essence.”

-From Stylmark.com


“SMC Corporation of America is a part of a global organization that supports our customers in every industrialized country, and is the U.S. subsidiary of SMC Corporation based in Japan. Since its establishment, SMC has been a leader in pneumatic technology, providing industry with technology and products to support automation based on the guiding principle of “contributing to automation labor savings in industry.” Over the past 50+ years, SMC’s products have become established as a recognized international brand through sales, technical, supply and after sale services in world markets. Sales have grown to achieve a 30% global market share.”

– From Smcusa.com

Oakland University – School of Engineering and Computer Science

“Oakland provides a distinct educational experience with flexible class schedules and state-of-the-art facilities, student services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners. Located in the heart of Oakland County’s Automation Alley, the university has forged hundreds of partnerships with hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, cities, government agencies and educational institutions.”

– From Oakland.edu

Lazy Gecko

“Lazy Gecko is the culmination of the maker spirit. Our mission is simple, to design build and create. Overtime we realized that our dedication to development and research has given us the ability to help others do the same, but faster! Our goal is to provide, products, designs and instructions that promote creation. Where do we go from here? Forward! We hope to begin releasing products, helpful guides and continue… “Raising the Bar, but making it Lighter!” Based in Troy, Michigan we participate and support locally, state wide and even around the country.”

-From Teamlazygecko.net


“Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SOLIDWORKS focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.”

– From www.solidworks.com

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

“ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of 146,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2017, ZF achieved sales of €36.4 billion and as such, is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide. ZF enables vehicles to see, think and act. The company invests more than six percent of its sales in research and development annually – in particular for the development of efficient and electric drivelines and also in striving for a world without accidents. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology applications.”

– From www.zf.com


“AutoPets, inventor of the Litter-Robot, understands that pets are more than just animals, they are members of the family. We aim to make life with pets easier and more enjoyable through high quality, creative product solutions. That is why we have built a company that takes a fresh-eyes, open-minded approach to everything we do.”

– From autopets.com

Plastic Engineering and Technical Services

 “Plastic Engineering & Technical Services (P.E.T.S.) was established in 1984 in southeast Michigan and began by providing mold flow analysis as its primary service. For years, P.E.T.S. has blazed the trail in such industries as appliances, automotive and consumer goods, by providing in-depth analysis work that only a handful of companies can produce.”

– From petsgroupintl.com

Franklin Cider Mill


A. Raymond

Koshido Design

Northern Building Group

Anthony Epperson

Vulcan Spring

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