Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

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As a global security and information technology company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. federal government agencies. In fact, Lockheed Martin is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin's business is comprised of international government and some commercial sales of our products, services and platforms.

Since 1981 Sapsis Rigging, Inc. has set the standard for rigging installations. Our work can be found in some of the finest theatres, nightclubs, TV studios, churches and other performance spaces around the world.

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The Upper Darby School District's mission is to provide "a comprehensive and challenging educational program which encourages all learners in a safe environment to respect others, value education, and appreciate and contribute to their community as confident, independent thinkers." The Upper Darby School District provides the team with financial support and encouragement as well as the use of school facilities for team activities. Our team has been identified as a “Point of Pride” in the school district.

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The Upper Darby Educational and Cultural Foundation, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed to enrich educational and cultural activities in the Upper Darby School District. Since 1998 the Foundation has distributed more than $550,000 in grants to teachers and programs within the Upper Darby School District. The foundation provides monetary support for our team based on the educational work we do to teach students both technical and life skills that can be applied to both robotics and school.

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PECO, a southeastern Pennsylvania energy company, is a former sponsor of our team. Without their 6 years of support, we would not be as successful as we are. They have been an invaluable member of our team, and we hope to continue to make them proud through our accomplishments in the future. In addition to their contribution to our team, PECO contributes more than $10 million annually to non-profit organizations, events and programs in the areas of education, safety, the environment, and the arts.

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One of the nations most prestigious universities, Drexel University has emphasized its strengths in engineering, science and technology to train men and women to become leaders to the engineering society and to the broader community. Drexel University has provided us with engineering support for FIRST Robotics activities as well as other team projects. We have been a regular presenter at Drexel's Summer Engineering Experience at Drexel (SEED).

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Igus has been a huge supporter of our team for the past two years. Their bearings were featured on numerous places on our robot including, the ball shooter, collector, articulating frame, and, of course, the wheels. Last year Igus gladly donated over 140 bearings for our robot in 2005 and over 215 bearings for our 2006 robot. Igus also again donated over 215 bearings to the InvenTeam for the wheelchair that uses the Mecanum wheel design. Igus also proudly shows our robot in action on their website as a unique application of their bearings.

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Smooth-On is a company who deals with urethane compounds for a multitude of purposes. In 2005 we contacted Smooth-On and they donated samples of different durometer (or hardness) urethanes for our mecanum wheels. In 2006 Smooth-On again donated the needed urethane for our 2006 robot along with the material needed for the InvenTeams wheelchair. In addition to the urethane, Smooth-On supplied our team with different forms of Ura-bond, a chemical which will bone two different durometers of urethane together, along with a special Ura-bond, of which we were the first testers. We used this Ura-bond to hold the two layers of urethane together in our rollers.

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Airtrax is the leader in omni-directional technology. Their technology is based on refinements in design and engineering of the mecanum wheel. Airtrax joined our team as a sponsor in 2005 and consulted with Royal Assault in the development of the six inch and 10 inch mechanum wheels for use on our robots. Airtrax is also an eager supporter of Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam project to adapt the mecanum wheel drive system for use on a wheelchair.

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The McLube Division of McGee Industries has been manufacturing high-technology mold releases and industrial lubricants since l954. Our products include water and solvent- based release and antitack coatings and a full line of oils, greases and dry film lubricants. Through four decades of innovation, McLube products have earned an international reputation for performance and McLube people have earned world wide industry recognition as expert problem solvers. At McLube, were specialists in assessing complex processes and unusual conditions- and developing solutions that work.

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