PA&E, Inc. is an integrated manufacturing company, specializing in technically demanding ceramic and metal components and assemblies, hermetic connectors and advanced micro-electronic hermetic packaging for global leaders in the defense, space, medical and commercial industries.


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Hermetic Connectors and Electronic Packaging

PA&E utilizes specialized precision machining techniques, advanced materials science, process engineering and proprietary technologies and processes to produce some of the most reliable and high performance hermetic products, including:

  • Integrated Electronic Packaging – Ultra-rugged and reliable seals that effectively eliminate solder joint fatigue and cracked glassHermetic DC connector CAD models
  • Hermetic Connectors – Rectangular DC Connectors,  Circular DC Connectors, RF/Microwave Connectors, High Pressure Connectors, Medical Components, Hermetic Windows
  • Bonded Metals – Explosive Bonding, Explosive Forming, and Explosive Hardening
  • Laser Welding – State of the art computer controlled, true non-contact Lasag Laser Welding technology

Comprehensive Process Capabilities

  • Precision Machining – State of the art manufacturing facility featuring 3- and 4-axis machines
  • Hermetic Sealing – Glass-to-metals seals and ceramic-to-metal seals
  • Vacuum Brazing – Metal-to-ceramic bonding, metal-to-composite bonding and metal-to-metal bonding
  • Surface Finishing – Full range of capabilities including, chromate conversion, painting, and more

We offer a complete solution to many of our customers and are often the sole source supplier for many of the components. Our comprehensive, end-to-end capabilities, combined with our experienced staff of engineers, scientists and technicians, allow us to provide you with any or all of the products and services you require.

PA&E Group Welcomes Litron into its Corporate Structure

Litron_LogoWenatchee, WA, June 17, 2016 – Today, PA&E announced that it has joined forces with Agawam, MA-based Litron, Inc. PA&E is a leading manufacturer of hermetic electronic packaging and interconnect products for the defense, space, energy and medical industries. Litron, Inc. is a leading supplier of laser welding systems, laser sealing/welding/cutting and other manufacturing services aerospace, industrial and medical components.

“Welcoming Litron into the PA&E family is a great way to celebrate our 40th year in this industry,” said Nathan Foster, Business Development manager for PA&E. “We have enjoyed a great working relationship with Litron for years, so we are very familiar with their high-quality workmanship and their dedication to meeting customer needs. This new partnership will have a very positive impact on both of our customer bases.”

Litron operates out of its Agawam, MA facilities, that include a complete laser systems fabrication division; state-of-the-art Class 10K clean room environment for sealing in an inert environment as well as a full service electronic package fabrication center complete with gold plating and feed-thru integration services.

PA&E operates out of its Wenatchee, WA headquarters that features 100,000+ square feet of manufacturing space – including recently expanded machining capabilities, plating facilities; brazing operations, laser welding and assembly works.

“PA&E has a long history of innovation in this industry, and our core competencies complement each other very well,” said Mark Plasse, Litron President. “By combining our forces, we can provide new levels of products and services to each of our customer bases in a simple and seamless manner.”

About Litron

Founded in 1997, Litron, Inc. (www.litron.com)  is a worldwide provider of custom laser systems and a leading supplier to the aerospace, defense, and medical industries for contract manufacturing services in laser welding, hermetic sealing, and hermetic package fabrication.

About PA&E

PA&E (www.pacaero.com)  is an integrated manufacturer of hermetic electronic packages and interconnect solutions for leading defense, medical, energy   and space companies. The company specializes in using unique materials and manufacturing process to bring technically demanding custom product designs to market by optimizing for size, weight, thermal conductivity and electrical performance.

For more information, contact: Nathan Foster, Business Development Manager, PA&E, Mark Plasse, President, Litron                                                                       

PA&E Wins Outstanding Supplier Award from Honeywell Clearwater

Pacaero awarded by Honeywell Clearwater for outstanding quality

PA&E Earns Nadcap Certification

PA&E is pleased to to announce that we have earned Nadcap accreditation to perform the following special processes:

  • Nickel Plating per AMS-QQ-N-290
  • Nickel Plating per AMS-C-26074
  • Gold Plating per ASTM-B488
  • Conversion Coating per MIL-DTL-5541




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