LIFT New Members


Aluminum Extruders Council, Wauconda, IL
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is an international trade association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America. AEC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about extrusion’s characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Further, AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices.


Detroit Engineered Products – MeshWorks Software, Troy, MI

Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) is a global Design  (AS 9100), Engineering, Simulation Analysis, Software Development, and Engine Efficiency company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with locations in California, India, China, South Korea, Japan, and Brazil.  DEP is a leader in product development including Lightweighting and Optimization and we support projects at our Client sites or outsourced to DEP facilities globally.  Our “MeshWorks” Engineering Software platform reduces product development time by up to 60% and is known for its advanced capabilities for rapid design, morphing, meshing, process automation, optimization, and supporting light-weighting activities.

DEP Engineering services also includes:  Staffing/Recruiting, Reverse Engineering, Scanning, Competitive Benchmarking, Scale Prototypes, CAD & Data Conversions, 2D/3D modeling, Material Transitions, Composites Design, and Illustration/Animations.  DEP is in the prototype stages to make a global impact with Engine efficiency thanks to our Engine Ion Sensor (increases fuel economy, reduces emissions, enables multiple fuel types) and Opposed Piston Engine (30% better fuel economy and reduced emissions).

VJ Technologies, Bohemia, NY
VJ Technologies engineers, designs, and manufactures world-class imaging software and hardware products, solutions, and services for industry, academy, and government. Founded in 1987, VJT is a leading global provider of x-ray inspection solutions with locations in the United States, UK, France, India and China to provide a true global level of service. We apply our radioscopic digital imaging expertise to government agencies and nondestructive testing (NDT) markets throughout the world. VJT develops and manufactures a complete line of automated, manual, and turnkey X-ray inspection systems. Primary market sectors include: automotive, aerospace, electronics, remediation, nuclear, oil & gas, and pipe & weld applications. VJT x-ray inspection systems are used for radioscopic inspection of products and assemblies to detect defects or foreign matter, reducing cost and time while increasing quality and safety.  VJT delivers a competitive advantage over other companies through our network of global offices. In the 21st century, VJT continues to nurture emerging technologies and provide innovative solutions for global customers.   Visit for more information.


CW Group, Inc., Troy, MI
A leading specialty advisory, research and business intelligence boutique with a proven global track-record. Providers of specialized consulting, M&A/ due diligence analytics and market reporting services for leading multinational institutions, investors and financiers. Solvers of large and small organizations’ most complex challenges and architects of enduring success.