Ability Engineering Headquarters South Holland, IL USA

Our main facility with Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance capabilities.

Ability Engineering Technology, Inc., AET, is a multi-disciplined engineering, design and manufacturing company specializing in providing engineered, cryogenic and process equipment and precision-machined parts for application within the energy, industrial, and scientific market segments. With more than 50 years of expertise in delivering engineered solutions to its global customer base, AET is known for its product quality, as well as its engineering versatility & creativity.

AET offers unsurpassed expertise in the design of customized vessels used in a variety of temperature and pressure ranges, including cryogenic application. As a fully certified ASME Code Section VIII Division 1 facility, AET has the requisite expertise to design, and manufacture products such as: vacuum-insulated containment vessels, heat exchangers, cold boxes, dewars, cryostats, reactor vessels for pilot plants, gas scrubbers, adsorbers, radiation shields, distillation columns, and purifiers. The majority of these products are used throughout the liquid-gas supply chain for the purification, liquefaction, distribution, storage and end use of industrial gases and hydrocarbons. In addition to cryogenic equipment, we design and manufacture precision-parts, as well as provide engineering solutions to our diverse customer base. With more than 50 years of design engineering and manufacturing expertise, AET has established a strong reputation for designing products for manufacture. Close collaboration between our Engineering and Manufacturing teams, as well as with our Clients is a hallmark of our success and the reason for our product knowledge and industry versatility.

  • Design and Fabrication of Customized Equipment
  • Design and Manufacture of Customized Cryogenic Systems
  • One-of-a-Kind Prototyping
  • Manufacture of Complex Precision Machined Parts and Assemblies
  • Testing Services: Helium, Hydrostatic, Pneumatic, X-Ray, Dye Penetrant and Magnetic Particle.
    Vacuum testing of equipment as low as 10^-10 Torr and temperatures as low as -452°F.
  • Consultation Services, Aftermarket Service and Repair and New Product Design
  • Welding Services such as TIG and MIG with procedures in exotic material types such as Inconel, Hastelloy, Aluminum, Titanium, Zirconium and other nickel alloys.

Key Teams


With over 75 years of combined experience, the Engineering and Sales team has overcome some of the industries greatest challenges far before the curve. With the Engineering team so closely knit with the Fabrication team, there is also a high collaboration when it comes to fabricating the customer's product.


Machinists, Welders and Technicians make up this key team. Highly experienced and motivated team members working together to make your product of the utmost quality in mind.

Quality Assurance and Documentation

Critical to AET's success, has been a comprehensive quality program that conforms to both Military Specifications Mil-I- 45208, as well as Section VIII of the ASME Code for design and manufacture of pressure vessels. All welders are ASME code certified, and all materials used are traceable to their source in accordance with ASME Code requirements.

"Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It's coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly."

James Dyson