Northern Illinois University - SAE Supermileage Team 2018

NIU placed 2nd Overall at the Annual SAE Competition and achieved a new team record of 1,888 MPG! The NIU team also won the Endurance Award by traveling close to 70 miles without breakdowns, and was the first team to complete the rigorous technical inspection from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor and plans to support the NIU Supermileage team in the future for all of their Welding and Laser cutting needs.    CONGRATULATIONS NIU!!


Superior Joining Technologies Attains Updated Quality Certifications

As of March 13, 2018, Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. has been recertified
to the updated ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 quality standards. We are
delighted to serve our customers to even higher standards through the well-defined
and documented procedures this certification requires. While we’ve
always been committed to quality in our products and services, this certification
ensures a more productive environment through faster identification and
resolution of quality issues, among many other benefits.

SQA ISO9001 2015 logo SQA AS9100 2016 logo

We partnered with Smithers Quality Assessments,,
an accredited quality and environmental management systems certification body,
to achieve our certification.

Advanced-Technology Dimensional Measuring System

Ogp smartscope quest

Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce the recent addition of an Advanced-Technology Dimensional Measuring System to our metrology department. The integration of three different sensors in one system enables us to provide definitive verification of our products.


Video Measurement / Optical Comparator


The Optical sensor provides two complementary methods of measure. Video measurement is primarily used as an Optical Comparator for non-contact measurement applications.

The 10:1 Zoom Optics mode provides the highest-level resolution optical/video performance. It is specifically designed to measure smaller parts, with fine detail geometry with fully automated program capability for rapid throughput of larger part quantities.


Ogp accessories TouchProbeTouch Trigger Probe

Single-point touch trigger probing adds versatility to our measurement capability. Using a touch trigger probe, we can measure intricate 2- or 3-dimensional features that are difficult to image, or surface boundaries that are inaccessible to video.


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DRS™ Laser


The DRS™ (Digital Range Sensor) Laser Probe provides non-contact, high resolution 3-dimensional surface contouring to supplement video measurements.

As one of the sensors in this multisensor measurement system, the metrology software integrates the DRS Laser data points as easily as those gathered by video measurement. Both linear and area scans are easily programmed into automatic measurement routines for accurate measurement of surface contours.


Smartscope Specifications

XYZ Stage Travel:

300 x 150 x 200 mm

Area Accuracy:

(1.8 + 4L/1000) µm

Z Accuracy:

up to: (1.4 + 6L/1000) µm

Women of Excellence in Metalforming & Fabricating

Superior Joining Technologies' president, Teresa Beach-Shelow, has been recognized as a 2017 winner in MetalForming Magazine's annual competition. Please click on the article below to learn more about this great recognition.

2017 Women of Excellence

FMA Promotion at Fabtech 2018

Superior Joining Technologies' president, Teresa Beach-Shelow, is highlighted in this year's promotion for FMA membership.
Click on the image below to see the entire promo with reduced individual membership dues.

FMA Fabtech Promo

October is National Manufacturing Month

Manufacturing Day 2017

Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. 

Friday, October 6,2017

9:00 AM & 10:00 AM  - Tours of our Facility 

Please Register for our Tours at  (

Thom Shelow and Jeremy Bout (The Edge Factor) 2016 MFGDAY


Lasers in Manufacturing Symposium

Precision & Flexibility for Advanced Manufacturing

Thursday, October 5,2017

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Advanced Laser Applications in the Job Shop

presented by Thom Shelow, Founder, Superior Joining Technologies

Lasers in Mfg Symposium

NADCAP Accredited for Fusion and Laser Welding

August 25th, 2017

For 25 Years we have excelled in precision welding. This year we have stepped up, by being acknowledged, for our welding capabilities—at the highest level.

Superior Joining Technologies is proud to announce that we are NADCAP Accredited for both Fusion and Laser Welding.

This new certification is in addition to our current NADCAP registration for special processes; Non-Destructive Testing, Magnetic Particle & Fluorescent Dye Penetrant. 

SJTI is 1 of 16 NADCAP Accredited Welding Facilities in Illinois, and 1 of 441 across the United States.


Rock River Off-Season Competition - Rock River Times

July 13, 2017

Rock River Off-Season Competition - The Rock River Times

Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. will be providing the trophies for the Rock River Off-Season Competition (R2OC), featuring 36 teams from the Midwest, to be held July 29, 2017. Photo and article from The Rock River Times, 7/13/2017.


Rockford's Future Tied To Manufacturing - Northwest Quarterly

June 19, 2017

Rockford Manufacturing Roundtable

Teresa Beach-Shelow, President of Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. (Machesney Park, IL), was one of six representatives of Rockford area manufacturing discussing Rockford's future and the impact that the manufacturing sector will have.


Safety Award of Honor

April 25, 2017

2017 FMA Safety Award

Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. of Machesney Park, Ill., was recently chosen to receive a 2017 Safety Award of Honor from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA). Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe International (TPA) company members, the FMA/CNA Annual Safety Awards recognize metal fabrication companies that adhere to excellence in safety.

Sponsored by CNA, the endorsed business insurance carrier for FMA, the Awards are designed to promote safety in the industry; and winners are selected by the FMA Safety Council. The Safety Award of Honor is given to companies having perfect safety records of no recordable injuries or illnesses for the reporting period. 


Celebrating 25 Years

March 31, 2017

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25 Local People Who Inspire

Superior Joining Technologies' Teresa Beach-Shelow was one of 25 local individuals recognized in the 3/27/2017 issue of Northwest Quarterly.

Teresa Beach Shelow
Left to Right: Rylie Berg, Andi Berg, Sarah Koons, Teresa Beach-Shelow, Krista Beach, Nikki Berg, Chris Magee. Photo by Samantha Ryan from Northwest Quarterly "25 Local People Who Inspire."

Read the entire article "25 Local People Who Inspire."

FMA Annual Meeting

The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit brings together owners, executive team members, and budding leaders of job shops and contract manufacturing companies to discuss business management concerns and the latest technical advancements.

Next Year 2018 Event

Mark your calendar for 2018!
March 7-9
Talking Stick Resort | Scottsdale, Ariz.

FMA Annual Meeting


Click here to see what keeps attendees coming back each year!