ADC was founded in 1995 starting in a small modest office at Cornell Business and Technology Park. ADC established itself as a custom design manufacturing system prime contractor. In 1995, ADC won its first contract for $10,700 working with Crouse-Hinds-Cooper Industries. By 1998, ADC occupied its first building of 3,000-sq. ft. The company did grow steadily throughout the late 2000s, always reinvesting in the people and new engineering design, assembly and manufacturing equipment to provide the most cost-effective solutions to our customers.Today ADC occupies over 22,000 square feet of space and consists of different departments to make up the framework of our operations.Engineering Design and Analysis, Manufacturing and Planning, Temperature Control/Clean Room Assembly/Testing Facility, Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) Facility, Metrology Laboratory, Magnetic Measurement Facility (Undulator Testing Facility), and Electronics and Instrumentation. Each department plays an important role in the capabilities we offer our customers. It is rare to find this myriad of capabilities in one company.

What sets us apart

ADC USA, located near Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is a leading developer and supplier of complex scientific components and instruments for large government laboratories and corporations around the world.

Founded as a privately held company in 1995, ADC has grown into one of world’s leading technology companies and has enjoyed over 20 years of business growth and profitability with more than 500 customers located in over 26 countries. ADC’s vision is to be a global leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for scientific and research markets. 

Capabilities which differentiate ADC from competitors include the investment in test equipment (both CNS machining and QC room, as well as the comprehensive UHV and magnetic measurement facility), which permits qualification and first article testing to be performed in-house. As a technology company, support staff is very heavy in engineering personnel that can provide top quality troubleshooting, thorough sophisticated engineering tools, and technical recommendations to the customer just as their own engineering staff would offer. We have developed designs and processes, employed qualified personnel and systems that have allowed us to build complex cutting-edge instruments. From State-of-the-art high-resolution extreme-ultraviolet-light (EUV) microscope making measurements in Nano range for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), to 26 tone, 20 meter long, 2.3 meter in diameter complex Time-of-Flight Small Angle Neutron Scattering (ToF SANS) instrument for ANSTO, Australia. ADC has also completed a number of large manufacturing jobs including the Jefferson Lab 12 GeV Upgrade Cavity Parts Project.