Schultz-Creehan’s Micro-Machining Expertise Ready for Growing Market in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

From Schultz-Creehan, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company:

Dr. Kevin Creehan and Nanci Hardwick Speak On Developments in UAVs
Schultz-Creehan Leaders Cited in 2009 MICROmanufacturing Magazine Article
Blacksburg, Virginia – December 4, 2009.  Schultz-Creehan’s president and co-founder, Dr. Kevin Creehan, and CEO Nanci Hardwick recently contributed to the MICROmanufacturing article “What Goes Up Must Come Down – In Size.”  The article, which was published in the Fall 2009 issue, highlights the recent trend towards smaller aerospace parts and its positive growth effect on the micro manufacturing industry. The driving force behind this new market trend is cited by author Dennis Spaeth as the “enormous growth of interest in UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) by the U.S. military."
In the article, both Dr. Creehan and Ms. Hardwick point to Schultz-Creehan’s upcoming role in meeting the demands of this growing market.  Quoted in his comments about the emerging area of UAVs, Dr. Creehan indicated that he expects the demand for smaller UAVs to rise along with the production of UAVs in general.  Nanci Hardwick further suggested that customization of the unique components needed for task-specific UAV’s will provide further opportunities for rising companies like Schultz-Creehan with micro-machining expertise.
MICROmanufacturing publishes articles on additive and subtractive processes for producing components and part features ranging in size from a few microns up to 6mm.  The majority of its subscribers work for companies that produce components and products used in the medical, dental, aerospace, computer, electronic/communications, defense and automotive industries.  
About Schultz-Creehan LLC: Schultz-Creehan is a high-tech engineering firm focusing on the research and development of innovative solutions for industry.  Schultz-Creehan addresses complex product development challenges through expertise in materials science and industrial engineering.  With offices and lab facilities in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, Schultz-Creehan develops and manufactures products and processes to serve clients in the aerospace, defense, medical device and industrial markets for customers.  For more information about Schultz-Creehan, visit


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