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Editors Corner “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

Cover SAWBLADE.COM owners share their philosophy of LEAN. This Month’s Shop Profile.

May is such an exciting time for many. It is the time when those who attended college or a trade school, will graduate, celebrate, and enter the next chapter in their lives. It is a time of great pride not only for the new graduate, but also for the families who struggled with the financial burden associated with higher education. And this year bodes much better than this same time last year. The new graduates, ‘Millennials’ or Generation Y, are defined as those who were born after 1980 (Gen Xers were born between 1965-1980, and Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964).

Announcements/Releases.......6-7,10,12,14 Shop Profile .....................................1,34-35 Feature Articles.............. 52-53,54-55,70-71 Buyers Guide Equipment....................90-98 Buyers Guide Processes ..................99-109 Card Gallery .....................................90-109 Index of Advertisers ............................... 110 Editorial..................................... Throughout

Employers expect to hire 10.2 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2012 than they did from the Class of 2011, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Published by: A2Z Metalworker

Manufacturing is one of the industries leading the way in hiring new graduates this year, with semiconductor, aerospace, and computer storage posting healthy increases.


Many companies across all industries held off on hiring during the past 3 years, and now see the need to revitalize themselves. They have to replace retiring workers and anticipate that their business could benefit from younger workers who have grown up using new technologies. In the right industry, a recent graduate can offer companies a fresh understanding of new media and social tools. Savvy companies will now take advantage of the natural abilities of these new employees to navigate this ever-changing social landscape. Overall, most economists expect continued, albeit modest, growth in the U.S. economy and in manufacturing. The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) expects manufacturing production to increase 3% in 2012, outstripping U.S. GDP growth. MAPI Chief Economist Daniel Meckstroth says, “Pent-up demand for postponed consumer durable goods continues to exist. In addition, firms are profitable and have the need to spend more for both traditional and high-tech business equipment, and reasonably strong growth in emerging economies is still driving U.S. exports.” Dr. Chris Kuehl, economic analyst for the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, summed up the economic climate best by saying that the business community simply has moved on. He says that attendees at the Fabtech show held last November were clearly in the mood to buy new machinery. He elaborated, “Company executives were saying they needed to replace old machines that were wearing out while others need new machines to enter new markets. But a lot of the responses were,‘I can’t wait any longer for people to solve my problems. I have a business to run and I need to take a more risk tolerant approach to the coming year’.” I am the proud parent of a graduation ceremony last year - with my daughter Alyssa achieving a Pharmacy doctorate degree, and gaining immediate employment, and this month, we’ll head to Nashville, TN, to celebrate my son’s graduation with a Chemical Engineering degree. Alex received multiple employment offers before he even started his last semester of college. I am proud, (my wallet is also!), and delighted employment is rebounding for our youth! In closing, let’s continue to build our youth for a brighter future in the United States. I wish you continued success, health and happiness in 2012, and God Bless our Troops!

Linda Daly Publisher A2Z METALWORKER

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CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Robbie Barrkman Gene Wirth Chris Seay Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry.

Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6900 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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Announcements & Releases Adams Machinery Named Best Dealer in The West By Doosan! Adams Machinery recently received two Doosan awards for 2011; ‘Outstanding Sales Performance’ and “Top Performer - Western Region. Dick Short, President and CEO of Adams Machinery, says, “We are very excited about receiving these prestigious awards, particularly after coming off a very difficult economic environment these past couple of years. We want to thank our loyal customers for helping to achieve these honors.We look forward to continuing to serve our customers machine tool needs.”

Phoenix Small Tool Announces Expansion With Online Buying! Phoenix Small Tool is pleased to announce their new service offerings. Co-owner Jared McCallen says, “We have added capabilities to our calibration services, and we now provide calibration for electronics, pressure, torque and linear force (sales and balance). We additionally are launching our online catalogue, which you can view at www.phoenixsmalltoolcom.With our new online buying experience, you can purchase cutting tools, carbide, abrasives, and all measurement tools.”

machine gives State Seal the capability to process parts with little to no upfront cost. The fully programmable CNC oscillating head can cut a wide array of materials providing improved tolerances, yield and cleaner edges than traditional cutting methods. Other Products Offered: • O-Rings • Rubber Extrusions • Heat Shields • Foam and Sponge

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State Seal is AS9100 certified and ITAR registered able to meet your most demanding Aerospace and Defense applications.For more information please contact Brian Gorny at 602-400-0812 or visit our website at

Star Metals Celebrates 20 Years And Launches New Website! In April 2012 Star Metal Fluids launched their 20th anniversary brighter and easier to use website. This will be our fourth web site in eight years and some of the improvements we are making with this launch will be more technical information for better coolant control and management, application helps and tips to assist our customers find the right MWF per the size and type of materials being machined or ground, easier search features to help our customers find their favorite or new coolant, cutting oil, lube or equipment that they need for the job.

Jared purchased Phoenix Small Tool more than 18 months ago with partners Don Weeks and Clarissa Celaya. The 3 previously worked together in a calibration company.

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Phoenix Small Tool specializes in calibration, repair and sales of machine tool consumables. For more information, contact them at 602-256-7011 or visit their new updated website at

North South Machinery debuts their new Arizona showroom, front and center!

State Seal Announces New Offerings! State Seal Company a leader in Sealing, Gasketing and Die-cut products since 1966,has expanded its capabilities to better serve their customers. Robotically Liquid Dispensed gasket materials- for tight dimensional sealing requirements. Applied to metal or plastic substrates, this process accurately places beads on flanges as small as .035. The software driven precision significantly

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North South Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of their new showroom centered in the heart of Arizona’s manufacturing. Look for them on the frontage road, north side of the 10 Freeway just east of 40th Street.The address is 4221 Raymond St., Phoenix. Founded by Jim Swartzbaugh and Glen Zachman in the basement of Jim’s house 27 years ago, they pioneered the Mitsubishi EDM products and developed a prestigious name in non-traditional machining, representing exclusively in California,Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada. Since then, North South Machinery has partnered with many manufacturers and developed a complete Supply chain, including Waterjet, EDM, Laser, Turret punch, Milling machines, Press brakes and Shears, Grinding, Swiss screw machines, System 3R,Wila and Mate.Their exclusive manufacturers in their territories include Mitsubishi,Tornos, MurataWiedemann, Mitsui Seiki, Bruderer, Accurpress, Accurshear and PEM Technologies.

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The grand opening of the Phoenix showroom coincides with the new additions Accurpress, Bruderer, and PEM Technologies to NorthSouth’s line up of products.To celebrate these new lines, North South will be hosting a two day Open House/Workshops, June 13th- 14th with several models of machines on hand for customers to view live demonstrations. Our biggest news will be presented in a workshop on the fastest most innovative technology to hit the market in 15 years. Glen Zachman says “We brought you EDM in the 90’s,Waterjet in 2000’s, and now PEM the next revolutionizing non-traditional machining to date, guaranteed to change the face of machining for mold making and aerospace!”. Stay tuned for more information. Based on the attendance and positive feedback of the recent Open House held Southern California in April, where we unveiled Mitsubishi’s newest models including Wire/ Sinker EDM, 5 Axis hole drilling, 5 Axis Waterjet and 100k psi pump technology and our entry level WJ machine, 2 new lines of Laser’s, and a complete line of Vertical machining centers our old-time valued customers were very impressed with what they were introduced to for the first time. North South Machinery has also partnered with Mike Rowley and his Service Team at Desert Machine Tool Repair. “My staff and I are happy to be a part of the North South team and look forward to working together with them in this territory to better serve their future customers together.” North South Machinery’s core group of salespeople have been employed an average of 18 years (several with over 24 years) and they look forward to even more growth leveraging their time-honored formula for success “Attitude + Performance = Successful Long Term Relationships”. And don’t forget that EDM Performance Accessories, an EDM consumables and parts distributor for the past 22 years, also originally founded by Jim Swartzbaugh and now represented in Arizona by Territory Sales Manager Patrick Corbett will also benefit from the new facility and be attending the Open House in June.

CNC Performance Training at Ellison Ellison Machinery Company will begin conducting monthly CNC Performance Training to share industry best practices and tips that can help get machine operators past the most common speed bumps in production. Each bite sized, 2 hour session will focus on improving the skillset of the machinist in a specific topic related to your CNC machines. “The choice of topics for the CNC Performance Training will be driven by the challenges we encounter in the field and on the phone calls we receive at the office for technical support,” explains Jason Floor,


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Applications Engineer, and the force behind the monthly training. “There are questions we encounter on a regular basis that we are anxious to address in a group setting”. The first class on June 6th will explore using your Renishaw probe system with your Haas VMC for maximum productivity and will feature time saving tips and tricks to get the most out of your probing system. The CNC Performance Training will be held the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30-5:30PM at the Ellison Machinery Showroom inTempe, AZ. To register or for more information call Jason at (480)968-5335 or visit

D&R Machinery Expands With HyundaiWia Product Line in Arizona! D&R Machinery, a long time distributor of Hurco and Southwestern Industries, is pleased to announce that it recently became the distributor of the Hyundai Wia machine tool line. Randy Flores, president of the company, says, “We are very excited to add the Hyundai-Wia machine tool line to our portfolio of products.There are Announcements Continued Page 10 A2Z METALWORKER

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Announcements & Releases Continued a number of shop owners that prefer this style of machine. HyundaiWia manufactures high quality, well priced machines, including turning centers, vertical and horizontal machining centers. Hyundai-Wia is part of the Global Hyundai Corporation that manufactures some of their models of automobiles and automotive components in their Montgomery, AL and West Point, GA plants for the U.S. market. For more information, contact D&R Machinery, call 480-775-6462 or visit their website at

GANESH Machinery Hires NewWestern Regional Manager Ganesh Machinery of Chatsworth, CA continues their dramatic growth path with the announcement of Derek Stanton as the new Western Regional Manager for Western Canada, and the 10-Western American states OR, WA, NM, UT, ID, MT, NV, CO, AZ; other than California. Derek served his apprenticeship at Dunlop Machine Tool in Birmingham, England during his formative years. He was also an applications engineer in the U.S. for many years and then worked in sales and even had his own machine tool dealership selling Ganesh machine tools. Derek developed a wealth of knowledge over the years and will put it to good use in his new management capacity working out of the Seattle, WA office. Ganesh markets a full line of innovative manual and CNC lathes and A2Z METALWORKER

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Morsch Machine Announces Expansion with New Building! Morsch Machine, a woman-owned precision manufacturing business, is pleased to announce that it has expanded with a new building. Daniel Salontai, Director of Operations, says, “We were out of space at our current 25,000 square foot facility, and it was curtailing our growth. With our new 2nd facility, just down the street from our current location, we are adding an additional 13,650 sq ft of capacity.” Daniel says “The company is currently moving all of its Assembly, Bonding, Valued-Added services, Final Inspection, and Shipping / Receiving to the new facility. The new building will also provide two Announcements Continued Page 12

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Sun Grinding, formerly known as BK Grinding, has been in the Phoenix fabrication industry for over 14 years. We are the leading surface grinding shop in Arizona. Family owned and operated. / 522 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ. 85004

Announcements & Releases Continued key strategic solutions for the future of the company: 1) It gives us the opportunity to grow all aspects of our Assembly/Bonding/Value-Added side of the company, and 2) as we move into the new building, we are freeing up critical real-estate at the current building so that we can continue to add new machine tools well into the future. Our vision of having a building dedicated to ultra-precision, 24/7 automated machining and a building for ultra-precision, Value-Added services, is being realized. Each building is intended to be a showcase of Lean Manufacturing and 5S Systems for their respective disciplines.” Daniel and the team invite you to contact them for a tour of their two facilities to see where your parts are, or could be, made. You can reach them at 480-598-6880 or visit their website at

Pacific Metal Stampings is a Lean Award Winner Pacific Metal Stampings, Inc. had a different approach: training, and lots of it. With the assistance of Pamela Welden, Director of the Employee Training Institute at the College of the Canyons, they had over 50% of their employees attend three separate classes consisting of 140 hours in a 12 month period. Initially, the employees were not receptive to the Lean Manufacturing classes. Brian Schlotfelt, Vice President of Pacific Metal Stampings, said the company’s employees asked, “Why do we need to work harder, when we already work hard?” After the second class session, a change in the culture was taking place. Brian said, “I was dumbfounded by the employees’ positive attitude and their excitement about the changes.” Donald Schlotfelt, President of Pacific Metal Stampings, was initially skeptical but was pleased A2Z METALWORKER

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with the extraordinary results of the Lean training. He said over the last 12 months the thru-put average went from 5 weeks to 3 days. The on time delivery improved by 70%, and work in process has been reduced by 40%, along with a 40% increase in capacity. “We had our doubts, but having College of the Canyons as a partner has been a very rewarding experience. It is the best money we have ever spent.” In recognition of their accomplishments, College of the Canyons President Dianne Van Hook named Pacific Metal Stampings as its Business Partner of theYear. President Van Hook said, “The award recognized Pacific Metal Stampings’ investment in its employees and the accomplishments they achieved.” The City of Santa Clarita also presented Pacific Metal Stampings with a Plaque to commemorate their achievements. Van Hook noted Pacific Metal Stampings’ investment resulted in increased productivity, improved company performance, and generated additional business for the company. Announcements Continued Page 14

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“These awards are all about our customers and we sincerely thank you for all of your business. We look forward to continuing to serve your machine tool needs in the coming years. Thank you!”

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Ellison Machinery Company is the machine tool market leader in Arizona. For more information on the products, service, parts & training the company provides call (480)968-5335 or visit www.

Thunderbird LLC Acquires Excaliber Precision! Thunderbird LLC is pleased to announce its acquisition of Excaliber Precision Machining of Peoria Arizona on March 30 2012. The operation has been re-named Excalibur Precision Manufacturing and joins F & B Manufacturing and Metal Impact as operations under the Thunderbird portfolio of high tech manufacturing companies.

Announcements & Releases Continued

Ellison Adds to Applications Team Ellison Machinery Company is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Floor as Applications Engineer. Jason, a former pioneer in Ellison’s internship program, graduated from ASU Polytechnic in December with a BS in Manufacturing Engineering. Jason is often the face you will see providing training on newly installed machines and the voice you will hear on the phone when you call for technical assistance. Jason is also responsible for developing new and innovative programs to be used as demonstrations on the ever changing showroom machines. Jason has begun teaching the monthly Haas Mill & Lathe training provided by the HFO division of Ellison Machinery. The class meets the third week of every month and alternates between a focus on mill & lathe. This training instructs users how to operate and manually program a Haas CNC machine is only available to Haas CNC owners and is offered free of charge. Jason is also the force behind the new CNC Performance Training offered at Ellison the first Wednesday of the month. Small groups of machinists will meet from 3:30PM – 5:30PM to learn how to avoid common mistakes and discuss issues relating to a specific topic. The first session, on June 6th will look at how to get the most out of your Renishaw from system. “With his thirst for knowledge and an interest in all things CNC,” explains Rick Fleming, Chief Operations Officer at Ellison Machinery Company, “he is a natural teacher and we are very happy to have him on our team.”

Excalibur is a contract machine house for aerospace, defense, medical and energy markets, specializing in close tolerance parts in difficult materials.The company has over 25 years experience serving customers such as Boeing, Barnes Aerospace and ATK. “We are excited to leverage the capital structure of Thunderbird and the customer base and skills of the other divisions to expand what we have built at Excalibur” says President Mark Weathers. “Changing our name to include manufacturing is indicative of our plans to expand our offerings to provide solutions to our customers.” F & B MFG is also based in the Phoenix Metro area and specializes in the manufacture of complex sheet metal and hydroformed parts and assemblies for aerospace and defense markets. Metal Impact is located in the Chicago area and extrudes complex shapes from aluminum for automotive, medical, military and aerospace markets. “We are excited to add Excalibur’s complimentary machining skills Announcements Continued Page 16


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Announcements & Releases Continued to our capability list and feel we have a great team to add value for a range of high tech customers”, reports John Newell, CEO. For further information contact: John Newell, CEO, jnewell@metalimpact. com or Mark Weathers at

Now Available! U S Shop Tools 2012-13 Master Catalog Supplying America’s machine shops and manufacturers for over 20 years, U S Shop Tools is proud to announce the release of their 2012-13 Master Catalog.The all-new 672 page catalog contains information and pricing on the company’s large offering of metalworking tools and supplies, including lathe and mill workholding, cutting tools, carbide tooling, cutting fluids, abrasives, measuring tools and toolroom supplies. The catalog also features the addition of trusted brands such as Bison, KEO, TMX, Morse Cutting Tools, Servo, CGW and 5th Axis Fixtures.These brands join expanded offerings from Kurt, Kitagawa, Strong, Riten, Lyndex, Carmex, Micro 100, Tool-Flo, Royal, Starrett, Mitutoyo, Kingston, Tungaloy, JET, Parlec, Rustlick, Aloris and many other nationally recognized brands.With warehouses A2Z METALWORKER

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Heat Resistant Super Alloys are meant to take the heat, but machining these materials requires the right machine and the right tools. Ellison Machinery Company will host a special Sandvik Coromant SmartEvent on Thursday, May 24th at their showroom in Tempe, from 10AM-2PM. The event will cover new tips and techniques that will help you machine HRSA’s in the most productive and cost effective ways and will feature live demonstrations on the new DMG/Mori Seiki X-Class machines. Inconel 718 demonstrations will be run on the NHX4000DCG CNC horizontal machining center and the NLX2500SY/700 CNC lathe. Don’t miss this free event with dynamic speakers and exciting demonstrations! For more information call (480)968-5335 or visit

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Raytheon Celebrates Mathematics Awareness Month With Scholarships and Math Challenges Raytheon Company is celebrating Mathematics Awareness Month by highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through activities that inspire students to create lifelong connections with those subject areas and develop interest in relevant career opportunities. Observed each April, Mathematics Awareness Month promotes public understanding of and appreciation for math. Raytheon’s MathMovesU® initiative aims to increase middle and elementary school students’ interest in STEM education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. Raytheon believes that in order to build the next pipeline of technologists and innovators to ensure a competitive U.S. workforce and future economic growth, students must be shown the relevance of STEM in their everyday lives and future careers.

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Raytheon Awarded Aegis Radar Work The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $106.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production of Aegis-related equipment, including the AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter and MK99 Mod 14 Fire Control System. With this modification, Raytheon will continue its long history of reliable manufacturing of these two essential components, which are critical to Aegis’ air and missile defense capabilities. The work will support DDG 116, the next planned ship of the Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers, as well as the Aegis Ashore missile defense system. Raytheon’s AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control System, both key elements of the Aegis system, have been in production for more than 30 years as part of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis shipbuilding program. “Raytheon has partnered with the Navy for more than three decades on Aegis, and we look forward to supporting the next stage of the program,” said Denis Donohue, director of Above Water Sensors for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business.

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Iran tensions to boost Gulf arms sales -Lockheed U.S. weapons maker Lockheed Martin expects more sales of anti-missile interception systems in the Gulf in a regional military buildup sparked by growing tensions with Iran, a company executive said. Lockheed, fresh from a $3.6 billion deal to sell its Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to the United Arab Emirates, is in talks with other Gulf states to promote the advanced systems, said Dennis Cavin, a Lockheed vice president for army and missile defense programs.

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New Raytheon Guided Bomb Completes Flight Test Raytheon Company’s Small Tactical Munition Phase II scored a direct hit on a target during the weapon’s first guided flight test. “STM Phase II is ideally suited to weaponize Shadow-class unmanned aircraft systems and counterinsurgency aircraft because STM is a mature, precise and affordable weapon,” said Dr. Thomas R. Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. “STM gives warfighters flexibility because it enables them to engage moving and static targets with minimal collateral damage.” During the recent test at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., a Raytheon Cobra unmanned aircraft A2Z METALWORKER

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unveils new jets? concept for the this year, but can the airlines absorb all thesea new U.S. Army’s still-unmet Armed By Marjorie Censer Aerial Scout (AAS) requirement, Airlines will digest more new mainline airliners than ever before executives are expressing When Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced funding cuts last in 2011, as deliveries rise by 5% andannoyance surpass four figures forsay the over what they is month, some in the defense industry shuddered. But for others, the first time. a slow and unclear management announced cuts will generate new opportunities to revitalize older of efforts to replace the aging systems. Kiowa Warrior Shipments werefleet. effectively flat last year, as Airbus’s slight increase was offset by a for small declinetermination in deliveries Seattle. Airbus It’s not unusual a program tofrom refocus attention on anagain older The new concept aircraft, dubbed the AAS-72X+, is a variant of the out-produced its rival for the eighth year in succession - deliverprogram, but analysts said this shift may become more common as the Army’s Lakota utility helicopter (based on the civil EC-145T2) ing 510 UH-72A aircraft. Pentagon’s budget tightens and it is forced to work with the equipment with a fenestron anti-torque system mated to the existing fuselage.The it already owns. company plans to display a mockup of the design at the Army Aviation This breaks ofitsAmerica previous all-time outputTenn. record of 498, set the Association show in Nashville, year before. Boeing’s deliveries fell slightly 481 in will 2009endtoa This time around, Gates announced the Defensefrom Department Marine Corps program prime contractor General 462, with thevehicle absence of 787with shipments beginning to tellDynamics on the At the same time, however, company officials are pressuring the and will instead direct money toward repairing and upgrading its existing airframer’s output. As a result, the two rivals’ combined delivery Pentagon to move ahead with delayed plans for a flight demonstration amphibious assault vehicle, builtslightly by BAE Systems. Additionally, tally, 972 aircraft, was down on the 979 delivered indelayed 2009, of available off-the-shelf options and outline how it will behemanaged. part of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 strike-fighter aircraft program andsince said which at the an industry record. The Army hastime beenwas in need of an armed scout helicopter strategy the Pentagon would buy more of Boeing’s F/A-18 aircraft. the termination in 2004 of the stealthy Comanche aircraft and later the Armedthis Reconnaissance Helicopter, managed by Bell, that cratered However, will change in 2011 as the two manufacturers ramp “I under think weight that there are going to be more and more examples like that,” and cost problems. up output across both their single-aisle and widebody lines. Boeing said Todd Harrison, a defense analyst with the Center for Strategic and should finally begin to ship Dreamliners to customers, as well as Budgetary The ArmyAssessments. intends to continue the Kiowa Cockpit and Sensor Upgrade the stretched 747-8. Program (Casup), including a new nose-mounted sensor, for a price Because the military• 32 in recent years invested A Z METALWORKER • May/June 2012 in many new programs, Airbus’s chief salesman John Leahy shrugsit did off not thespend pessimistic which in lots of cases have not come to fruition, as much 2


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Arizona contributed to more than 37,000 manufacturing jobs in the state with average annual salaries of $85,000. The Defense Transition in U.S. Cities task force has been established through the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Stanton announced he would lead a national task force of mayors that will work to prevent cuts in military spending that could hurt Arizona jobs. Stanton said he is working with U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on the effort.

The task force was created as the country moves away from combat roles in Iraq and Afghanistan and the federal government aims to reallocate money that was once spent on war efforts to pay down national debt.

“Arizona’s economy and our nation’s security face a serious threat from the federal government’s failure to deal with looming, indiscriminate cuts to Pentagon programs,” said Stanton. “But bearing the biggest brunt of these cuts will be our defense companies and the Arizonans they employ.”

“Let’s capture the creative minds leading the exciting things in our downtown,” Stanton said. “We need their leadership as we move forward.”

Stanton said Raytheon Co., Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics are just a few of the major Arizona defense companies that create thousands of high-wage jobs in the state.

Stanton plans to focus on increasing and strengthening business ties with Mexico, Arizona’s largest international trading partner.

He said Arizona companies have the fifth-largest number of defense contracts in the country. “But because of partisan politics in Washington, those great jobs are at risk,” Stanton said, in reference to potential defense-spending cutbacks. A March 2010 report from the Arizona Chamber Foundation found that defense and aerospace in

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The Washington Post reports, “Manufacturing bolstered the nation’s economic recovery in March, according to data released Monday, with companies reporting strong gains in production and employment. The upbeat report fueled hopes that car sales would continue to climb when automakers reveal their monthly results. “A strong manufacturing sector also supports economists’ predictions that the number of jobs created in March would remain above the critical 200,000 mark.”

The Brazilian airframer, which is basing its outlook on between 8,660 and 11,275 deliveries, across all makes, between 2012 and 2021, said 2012 would be a “pivotal year”, with positive signs including strong demand from emerging markets, such as China, and US corporations making record profits. However, the “main blocker to a recovery is a stubborn used aircraft inventory”, says Marco Tulio Pellegrini, chief operating officer of Embraer Executive Jets. Embraer will shortly expand its range of business jets to seven, from only one a decade ago, the Legacy 600. The first of a pair of all-new mid-range jets, the Legacy 500, is due to fly in the third quarter and enter service at the end of next year, with its smaller stablemate, the Legacy 450, joining it in flight testing in the second half of 2013, a year before its first delivery. Pellegrini says the plant has been kept open, with the 200 employees being retrained to assemble the business jets, which will be destined for the Chinese market.He says Embraer is “waiting for final government approval” but hopes to begin assembly later this year and deliver the first jet by the end of 2013. Capacity will be 10 aircraft a year, but actual production will “depend on demand”, says Pellegrini. A2Z METALWORKER

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Bloomberg News reports, “The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index climbed to 53.4 last month from 52.4 in February.” Bloomberg News reports, “Pent-up demand for autos and sustained gains in business investment on new equipment may continue to bolster American manufacturers like Deere & Co. (DE) that account for about 12 percent of the economy.” The Wall Street Journal reports that the ISM report marks the 32nd consecutive month of growth in the manufacturing sector, and mirrored other recent reports which have indicted increased confidence and greater spending by consumers. The AP reports, “A measure of employment in the sector rose to a nine-month high, a sign that factories are stepping up hiring. Manufacturers are already a big source of job gains. They’ve added more than 100,000 jobs in the past three months, about one-seventh of all net gains.”

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Metalforming companies in North America expect steady business conditions during the next three months, according to the March 2012 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. In the report, metalformers were asked to report their expectations for business conditions over the next three months:

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* 47% forecast an increase in orders, down from 56% in the February report * 47% expect no change, up from 33% in February * 53% said shipping levels are above levels of three months ago, compared to 45% who said so in the February report


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* 37% said shipping levels are the same as three months ago, compared to 45% in the February report * 10% said they saw a decrease in shipping levels, the same percentage as in the February report Metalforming companies with a portion of their workforce on short time or layoff was steady: 7% in March was the same as in the February report, and is significantly better than the 12% reported in March 2011. “The metalforming industry continues to benefit from overall growth in the manufacturing sector of our economy,” said William E. Gaskin, PMA president. “Shipping levels are strong and orders continue to grow modestly or hold firm. Reports of difficulty hiring skilled employees are now widespread and companies are becoming more creative in filling open positions, including training current production employees so they can fill more highly skilled positions, and filling lower-skilled positions with new personnel or by using temporary workers.” The monthly report samples 134 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada to report an economic indicator for manufacturing. PMA is the full-service trade association for the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America.

Solar Power to Light Up North Central New Mexico Kit Carson Electric Cooperative announced that with the addition of a new 1.5 megawatt (MW) solar array, anticipated to be completed in May 2012, all businesses and residences in north central New Mexico will receive electricity provided by solar power on sunny days. It is the largest area of land with the largest number of power consumers in New Mexico to be supplied with electricity by renewable sources. The 14-acre array will add to power already A2Z METALWORKER

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being generated from the Concentrated Photovoltaic 1 MW array built near Questa, New Mexico. “This project represents a unique collaboration between entities that, while very different, have common goals,” said Luis Reyes, CEO of KCEC. “In addition, this array is helping create local jobs as well as provide energy independence by generating enough electricity to power 376 average New Mexico homes for an entire year.” The new array, dubbed RCCLA Amalia Solar Array 1, was dedicated during a morning ceremony at the site located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Federal, state and local elected officials, including Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, joined the board of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and visiting dignitaries for the ceremony. “We are pleased to invest in this significant solar project as it supports our mission to own and operate renewable energy assets for the betterment of our environment and advancing our country’s energy independence,” said Sanjiv Mahan, Vice President of Business Development for Washington Gas Energy Systems. The project came about through the combined efforts of: the Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association (RCCLA), a group of ranchers with a heritage that goes back hundreds of years in this remote region, and who allowed the array to be built on their land; Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, a member-owned corporation supplying electricity to the region since 1944, and is currently ranked second in the nation in solar watts per consumer.

Virginia-based Washington Gas Energy Systems who will own and operate the system; and Standard Solar of Rockville, Maryland who installed the system with project management by Paradise Power Company of Taos, NM, and support from Amalia Construction Company. The system is a 1.5 MW-DC single–axis tracking solar system consisting of 5,280 solar panels. At full capacity, it will produce approximately 1.25 MW of AC power, with an expected annual output of more than 2.9 million kilowatt hours.When completed, the solar array will cover more than 15.5 football fields and the carbon offsets will be equivalent to planting 221 acres of forest.

Universities Create Majors In Building Drones Bloomberg News reports, “As the US Federal Aviation Administration prepares to let civilian unmanned aircraft operate in domestic airspace, universities including Embry-Riddle” Aeronautical University “have created majors in flying and building drones. Enrollment is accelerating as students look for new opportunities in an aviation job market pummeled by airline bankruptcies.” Alex Mirot, “a retired Air Force major who piloted Predator and Reaper unmanned vehicles built by General Atomics Inc. of San Diego, coordinates Embry-Riddle’s degree program in Unmanned Aerial Systems Science. In less than one year, 75 students have enrolled to major or minor in the subject,” Mirot said. A2Z METALWORKER

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Pentagon’s Iran Buildup Call for Adding Laser Weapons The U.S. Central Command plans to bolster military capabilities against Iran by fielding new laser target-trackers for machine guns, enhanced sensors for underwater vehicles, improved protection against drone attacks and upgrades of U-2 spy planes. The Tampa, Florida-based command, which is responsible for U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region, also wants to shift $5.5 million in previously approved funds to buy Gatling guns for Navy coastal patrol craft, according to budget documents.

“reprogramming” requests that Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale sent Congress last month. The four congressional defense committees have approved the requests to move defense funds, which were to go to other programs, and the changes are being implemented, according to the comptroller’s website. “There’s no significant area where I’ve got to come in and say, we’ve got a big problem here.” Central Command commander General James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee on March 7. “They’re just areas I want to make certain we maintain our edge.” In a “couple of cases,” Iran improved capabilities “faster than we anticipated,” he said.

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The Command requested the additional funds because “our growing reliance on our maritime forces requires an ability to project power against asymmetric threats, particularly in the confined and crowded sea lanes” of the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf, Major David Nevers, spokesman for the Central Command, said.

Iranian officials have periodically threatened this year to block the Strait of Hormuz, through which 20 percent of the world’s daily oil transits, in retaliation for Western sanctions aimed at slowing its nuclear program. The U.S. Navy would move to stop any Iranian attempt to lay mines in the Strait or Gulf as an “act of war,” the services’s top Gulf commander, Vice Admiral Mark Fox, has said.

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Congress approved a $28 million shift to provide six U-2 spy planes with upgraded satellite links that increase their capability to “provide real-time, high bandwidth video feeds to ships, ground forces and command and control centers,” according to the reprogramming documents.

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Congress also backed the shift of $10 million to increase funding for a joint Navy-National Reconnaissance Office program to equip the service’s new anti-radar missile -- the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile made by Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) - - with a “Special Target Engagement” capability that includes a broadcast receiver. The National Reconnaissance Office is the spy agency that manages U.S. intelligence satellites. An additional $4.8 million was approved for integrating new sensors on a Navy underwater vehicle “for very shallow watermine countermeasures missions,” according to the documents.

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T h e C e n t r a l C o m m a n d a l s o wo n congressional approval to shift $3.7 million to developing a defense against drone attacks. The system will cover “vulnerable areas below typical air-defense radar coverage areas,” according to the documents. Iran’s Drones Iran “has an active program and two families of reconnaissance, target and lethal” drones, an April 2010 Pentagon report on Iran’s military capabilities found. Congress also approved plans to accelerate installation on coastal patrol craft of the “MK 38 Mod 2” system, which includes the lasertracker for precision aiming of machine guns. Lawmakers rejected the planned source of $4 million in funds so the Comptroller is looking to other sources, a document said.

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As descr ibed by BAE Systems and subcontractor Boeing Co., the tactical laser system “brings high precision accuracy against surface and air targets such as small boats and unmanned aerial systems. The system also provides the ability to deliver different levels of laser energy, depending on the target and mission objectives.” Iran has increased the number of small, fast patrol vessels, some of which have been outfitted with large warheads for a suicide run at U.S. vessels, Fox told reporters last month. Iran’s Subs, Speedboats The Pentagon’s 2010 assessment of Iran’s military power listed four midget submarines, 80 patrol craft and 18 guided missile patrol boats under control of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps navy.The Corps also “controls hundreds of small patrol boats,” it said. The Guard navy since the 1990s has purchased Italian-made speedboats

and has been making them domestically, according a 2009 report by the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. It also has Chinese-built C-14 missile boats and North Korean-made “semi-submersible” vessels that can carry two torpedoes. The planned Central Command improvements are in addition to deploying four additional mine-sweeping vessels and four more MH-53 helicopters within three months, doubling U.S. countermine capabilities, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, told reporters on March 16. Greenert said he determined new capabilities were warranted after making a trip the Gulf and a carrier transit through the Strait of Hormuz. He likened the improvements to giving vessels a “hunting rifle” or a “sawed-off shotgun” if needed in the Strait’s narrow waters. A2Z METALWORKER

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Fighter Trends Change For 2020 And Beyond The past few years have made it abundantly clear that the mid-term future of airpower is not what a lot of people planned. Large-scale procurement of the stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has slipped into the 2020s. The aircraft types in service today—which made their first flights as much as 40 years ago—will be the world’s frontline fleets through the rest of this decade, and will make up the majority of fighting forces well into the 2020s. This does not mean that technological and operational progress has stopped. Fighters delivered in the 2010s may not look new from the other end of the flight line, but at closer range, the changes are very important. Possibly the ultimate example of this trend is the Russian Su-35S. Aviation Week & Space Technology revealed the existence of its progenitor, the Su-27, in 1977, when it was identified by Western intelligence as RAM-K. With fully integrated flight and propulsion control, an as-yet unique wideangle radar, a big-screen cockpit and a structural overhaul, the Su-35S will carry the design into the 2030s. Not all the technologies being fitted into new-production and upgraded fighters today are completely new. Active, electronically scanned array radars, satcoms, onboard active electronic warfare (EW) suites and helmet-mounted displays have been around for a while. However, they have all become less expensive, more reliable and better performing, and the computer power to make them work together is now affordable.




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The result is another advance in the characteristics that convince governments and air forces to keep buying these expensive machines. Combat capability is important: survivability, lethality, precision and the fact that they put a human operator over the target. But what makes fighter aircraft unique among military systems is versatility, in two dimensions. The first dimension is across missions: Almost any combat asset, from a machine-gun-toting Toyota to a cruiser, can be a fighter target.The second dimension, which we are now seeing exploited, is adaptability across time. The Singapore air force’s F-15 and F-16 typify that adaptability. Both were designed as pure air-to-air fighters, but armed and configured as selfdefending strikers.They carried the Lockheed Martin Lantirn and Sniper targeting pods—representing a class of systems that has turned fighters into precision bombers, close air support (CAS) platforms and intelligence gatherers. Both carry active EW to address improvements in defensive systems. They have conformal fuel tanks, trading fighter performance for range and versatility. Lockheed Martin also chose Singapore to unveil the F-16V upgrade and new-production variant, further extending the fighter’s life. The improvements reflect changes in mission. Both aircraft were designed to go against the Warsaw Pact’s massed regiments of fighters, sparking the classic and very truthful joke: Two Soviet generals, watching the victory parade on the Champs Elysees, and one says, “Such a pity, Comrade, that we lost the air battle.” Guided by AirLand Battle doctrine, the F-15E and F-16 Block 30/40 added air-to-ground precision weapons to counter Warsaw Pact armor and logistics.

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Today, CAS, air policing and nontraditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance lead the way—missions in which the fighter becomes even more networked with other systems, and where sensors, weapons and communications may be more important than platform performance. They are also missions associated with long campaigns and routine operations, stressing operating costs and durability. And tomorrow? More air forces are taking advantage of the availability of affordable airborne early warning and control systems to refine the common operational air picture for their fighters. Networking has vast benefits, if done properly and made resistant to enemy action. New weapons—the Small-Diameter Bomb Increment II, France’s versatile Hammer and the promising Meteor air-to-air missile—will keep today’s platforms lethal. In the longer term, networking points to the increasing integration of manned and unmanned vehicles.

Business Aviation Market Is Recovering “The business aviation market is just starting to recover,” Teal Group vice president for aerospace analysis Richard Aboulafia said this morning during an aerospace and defense outlook teleconference hosted by Desjardins Capital Markets. “Companies are making record profits and are literally stuffing about 7 percent of this cash under their mattresses,” meaning many have available capital that could be readily deployed to purchase business jets. He is also encouraged by the declining inventories of pre-owned business aircraft.

While Aboulafia is confident that recovery is under way, the problem is that the business aviation market is “torn in half.” Companies building business jets that cost more than $25 million each have seen deliveries rise slightly since 2008, he said, while those making aircraft below this threshold have seen shipments drop by 56.4 percent in the same period.This shift has benefitted

Gulfstream and Bombardier, but penalized Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft. Aboulafia is forecasting a 12-percent compound annual growth rate for business aircraft through 2017. Though he expects that the top and bottom market segments will expand at this same rate, Aboulafia said the bottom half will still be depressed in historic terms and thus “there will be too many players in this segment.”

Spirit AeroSystems E x p e c t e d To R e s t a r t Operations Soon The Wall Street Journal reports after tornadoes caused significant damage to Spirit AeroSystems buildings in Wichita, Kansas, production was suspended. But now, Spirit AeroSystems expects to have these facilities operating again soon. It also does not think this will hinder Boeing’s production of 737, 777 and 787 Dreamliner jets since it provides parts for those planes. Boeing said it does have some surplus inventory it can work from. A2Z METALWORKER

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be an employee of Maxum Petroleum. While we offer a comprehensive breadth of products, from coolants and cutting fluids, cleaners, and specialty products, MIL-Spec for our aerospace and defense customers, we also offer so much more than you will find in the typical energy logistics (petroleum supplier) company.” Here is a partial listing of Maxum Petroleum’s services and capabilities: • Lubrication Engineers on staff (In fact, Mike is a Tribology Engineer. For those unfamiliar with the term, as I was, Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribology is a branch of mechanical engineering. • 24 Hour Technical Assistance • Plant Lubrication Surveys • Complete chemical management programs • Onsite recycling of your lubricants • Environmental Consulting Services • Laboratory Analysis of lubricants, cutting fluids, and cleaners • Industrial Engineering Services Program • Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) • Onsite Filtration • Waste Stream Mitigation • Just in Time Inventory management • Superior Knowledgeable Staff - The company’s employee turnover rate is exceptionally low, and the staff of Maxum Petroleum’s Canyon State Oil acquisition has decades of experience in the petroleum industry.

“I have been working with Maxum for 2 years now, but my team has been using them for more than a decade now. We purchase lubricants, oils and mobile materials from them. We always go out to competitive bid, and Maxum is very competitive in their pricing. But perhaps one of the most important factors in my supplier selection is the company’s customer service and responsiveness. Maxum is outstanding on this; they are a top rated Gold Supplier. It is extremely difficult to maintain Gold status year after year (you have to be outstanding in quality and delivery), and Maxum has done this. Another key attribute is a suppliers’ knowledge of their industry. I was looking for a new material -- for mobile transmissions, and Maxum helped us to understand this new spec, and offered alternatives that I was able to recommend back to our engineering team. The team at Maxum is knowledgeable, customer focused, and I would recommend them to anyone.” Purchasing,Tier 1 Aerospace Manufacturer (Editors Note:This customer searched the company database during the interview and found 0 “dings’ for quality and on-time delivery) “I took over the maintenance department fo r my c ompa ny 10 year s ago. While we we r e u s i n g C a ny o n State (now Maxum) at the time, shortly after I came on, I moved all of our cutting fluids over to them. Initially, the big move to them was based upon pricing and customer support. You just don’t get the customer support like Maxum provides. They also supply superior products, including Castrol and Shell Oil. But what made them a strategic supplier to us was their technical knowledge-they are experts on cutting fluids. We get some strange oils that get spec’d into our requirements, especially for automotive. The team at Maxum knows the specs, and they often recommend other comparable, more competitively priced products. We are learning and growing with Maxum as a key partner/supplier.” Maintenance Manager, Large Automotive Components Manufacturer

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“We’ve been using Canyon State Oil (now Maxum) for more than a dozen years now. My account, Honeywell, changes processes and materials at times.When this happens, I call Stan from Maxum, and he almost always has the answers to my questions, or he gets back to me with the answer. The team at Maxum is extremely knowledgeable. We primarily use their Castrol water based coolants and Castrol cutting oil. Maxum (Canyon State Oil) has been a preferred supplier to my account, Honeywell, for years now. Whenever I have the chance, I recommend Maxum.”

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Overlanders Manufacturing Operates at 110% Efficiency With Advanced Muratec Equipment By Kim Carpenter Overlanders Manufacturing L.P. is a progressive sheet metal fabrication company dedicated to customer service and providing a complete manufacturing solution for their customers. If you are looking for a partner that has the latest in automation, top level value added assembly, and lean processes with ISO certification, Overlanders is the company to call. I talked with Randy Lowry, General Manager and 23 year veteran of the company about their progressive company and the tried and true methodology that continues to work for their valued customers. “Invest into your assets; Employees, Machine Tools and Automation Systems, incorporating Quality Processes to maintain the highest quality product to support our valued Customers!”, Randy said. “It’s what we’ve been doing and what we continue to do to build the business. We train all new employees through our veteran staff. With an average tenure of over ten years, we make sure the new blood gets trained the Overlanders way! We also continue to use strategic partnerships and all of our suppliers are qualified.We are ISO9001: 2000 certified and we qualify all of our suppliers through our ISO system.” Overlanders subscribes to the teachings of lean manufacturing and is currently at an unheard of 110% efficiency across the entire manufacturing facility. “Years ago we looked at how we laid out assemblies and the piles of parts we fabricated were staged everywhere”, Randy said. “We knew we could do much better, so we sent some key employees to Lean Technology classes and what we have now is a very skinny facility”, Randy jokes. “We might not be a perfect lean company, but we are very skinny and our efficiency rating speaks to this truth!” Overlanders runs bar coding for all operations within the shop and A2Z METALWORKER


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every operation of the job traveler is scanned in real time. This allows them to carefully keep a vigil on run times, scrap, on time delivery, & overall job performance. This way of doing business has allowed Overlanders to evolve to their current status as a leading and cutting edge, high tech fabricator of tubular and precision sheet metal assemblies. Randy said from early on they used Wiedemann products because of the great high quality of the machines and the accuracy. The attentive sales engineer (Ron McConnell), servicemen and service technicians (like Steve Fullerton) were and are, a key factor to the continued business with Murata/Wiedemann, which is now all under one company, called Muratec. Randy said, “Our company remains loyal and continues to buy the Muratec Automation Systems because they help us to stay very competitive and you need every advantage in this very competitive industry. Great equipment and great people are vital to success!” “If we have a problem or a challenge”, Randy says, “a service technician walks us through the situation on the phone right away and we are up and running, 99% of the time”. He continued, “If we have a major problem (which is rare) it is resolved within 17 hours or less. This is huge to our business and down time is so minimal we continue to have faith in the Muratec Automation Systems. When we have a new machine requirement we call Muratec and their Sales Engineer Ron McConnell helps us find the system that fits our requirements and gives us the advice we need for a complete manufacturing solution.” Randy elaborated, “When we purchase a new Muratec system, the service team is resident in our facility and trains our staff to run the automation system to its highest efficiency. This type of partnership allows us to stay at the leading edge and ahead of our competition.” He continued, “2010 was our best year ever for sales and profitability. It was the perfect time to acquire an automation system and machine that would bolster our productivity and ensure we can further our

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Sheet-metal-processed products realize value by going through many subsequent processes of not only punching, bending and other machining, but also welding and assembly. Efficient creation of this value requires a manufacturing perspective with all processes taken into consideration.Muratec’s Murata Machinery division develops processing machines and systems based on such a perspective, and also offer recommendations for total optimization of machining processes, including reviews of processes and methods, while sharing customer concerns. Through the pursuit of total optimization, they continue to contribute to customers’ value creation.

Overlanders Manufacturing was founded by a husband and wife team in 1978 as a small sheet metal manufacturing company. Over time, the company grew into a leading edge high tech fabricator of precision sheet metal and tubular products serving companies in the Pacific Northwest, U.S., and British Columbia. Their customers span such diverse industries as Agricultural, Mining, Forestry, and Home Heating Products, to name a few. The company was dedicated to customer service and this created a stable viable company that caught the interest of the current ownership, Exchange Income Corporation (EIC). In 2006 EIC purchased Overlanders Manufacturing and retained the management team to continue building the business. EIC was created to invest in profitable, well-established companies with strong cash flows operating in niche markets in Canada and the US, and to distribute stable monthly cash dividends to its shareholders. EIC invests into viable companies for long-term results and works with them to grow the business. Current subsidiaries reside in two niche business segments, aviation and specialty manufacturing. About Muratec In an era dominated by constant technological and economic change, it is rare to find a technologically based company that has been around for over 75 years, much less one that has been a leader in innovation the entire time. But Murata Machinery USA, Inc., located in Charlotte, NC, has been a world leader in forming machinery technology, specializing in sheet metal fabrication applications, service and sales of turret punch presses and material handling equipment. The roots of the sheet metal machinery department can be traced back to 1970, when the company joined up with the Wiedemann Division of The Warner & Swasey Company; which was established in Philadelphia, USA in 1916, and released the world’s first CNC turret punch press. After that, the company pursued product development and released new products one after another, including plasma arc combined machines and laser combined machines, and also

In 1994, Murata Machinery changed the evolution of the turret punch with the introduction of the first electric award winning servo punch drive — the Motorum 2000 series — which has since become a standard in the industry. Murata also launched revolutionary changes in productivity with the introduction of the first turret punch featuring a turret changer, the NPS-01, and the Motorum 2558 Hybrid, which combines electric turret punch capabilities with laser contour cutting. Today, Murata Machinery USA remains committed to the traditional values of craftsmanship with engineered products for the future.The company’s sheet metal forming division produces and markets a wide range of machines, with punching capacities ranging from 22 to 45 U.S. tons. The machine configurations range from new servo electric drive to the hydro-mechanical press with contouring options of plasma and laser, as well as a full line of stockers, loaders, and part sorting equipment. Murata Machinery USA’s Motorum line also offers the latest in sheet metal fabrication technology and reliability, with automation options that take unmanned productivity to new heights with exceptional returns on investment. Murata Machinery USA, a division of Muratec, offers the latest in technology and reliability in the sheet metal forming industry with their Motorum line.Their experience is built into every machine with the mantra - “Reliability By Design”. For more information, contact: Ron McConnell at 949-466-8255,, or visit the company website at For more information on Overlanders Manufacturing L.P. and their World Class Manufacturing business please call: Paulo DeGianni Operations Manager at 604-309-9291, 41 • March/Apr 2012 • 41 • March/Apr 2012 55 • May/June 2012


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ArizonaTooling & Machining Association (ATMA) Founder Passes Away Bruce Waller, 89, passed away April 12, 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Rachael Waller, his children David, Charles and Cynthia, as well as many other family members and friends. Born March 25, 1923 in Arkansas, he was the only child of “Shorty” and Delain Waller. Bruce and Rachael met in CA in 1942 and soon married and started their family. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the elite ‘SACO’ unit in China during WWII.

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Unmanned aircraft test site could land in Arizona Unmanned aircraft are waiting on the sidelines to replace first responders and other human beings whose jobs often put them in harm’s way. Think search and rescue personnel, forest-fire fighters and power line inspectors. But first, the Federal Aviation Administration has to figure out how to keep the devices from colliding with planes and jets flying in the same airspace. Although the military has been using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in war zones for years to track enemy movement and transport supplies without endangering soldiers, remotely piloted aircraft are not allowed in civil airspace without special permission. That’s about to change, however, and Arizona wants to help. Growing demand from commercial users and the aerospace industry has prompted Congress to authorize the integration of unmanned aircraft into national airspace by 2015. Part of the recently issued FAA mandate includes designating six national test sites, where new flight-safety protocols will be developed. The FAA has one test site so far, at New Mexico State University. It became operational in June 2011. Local aerospace, government and university officials believe Arizona — with its robust aerospace and defense industries, strong academic base, and prototype for integrating manned and unmanned flights already in place at Fort Huachuca — is a natural candidate for one or more FAA test sites. A statewide delegation has identified 11 possible locations and is preparing to travel to Washington in a few months to state its case. “Arizona wants at least one of those test ranges,” said Vicki Panhuise, a technical adviser to the Arizona Commerce Authority and chairman of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Commission. She added that Arizona as a whole could count as a single designation, allowing the use of more than one location within the state. The delegation’s current list includes sites in restricted and unrestricted airspace in Northern and Southern Arizona, as well as Seligman and the Phoenix/Mesa Gateway area.This list could change once the FAA announces its selection criteria, Panhuise said. Robin Sobotta, business department chairman at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott and head of the UAS-Arizona Advisory Committee, said roughly half the states are competing individually or collaboratively for test-site designations. At least one, North Dakota, has been lobbying hard and has received federal funding to integrate advanced technology, including UAS programs, into its state economy. “That’s an advantage we have not had,” Sobotta said. “But they don’t A2Z METALWORKER

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have restricted airspace like we do,and their weather is not as good as ours.” She ticked off a laundry list of Arizona advantages, including Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, where the U.S. Army operates the world’s largest unmanned aircraft pilot training program. More than 10,000 UAS operators have been trained and certified at the military base. Furthermore, between the Yuma Proving Ground and Fort Huachuca, more than 33,000 unmanned flight hours have flown in Arizona over the past decade, she said. Arizona also has strong support within the aerospace and defense industry. The Arizona Commerce Authority says the unmanned aircraft industry and businesses that produce related components are responsible for more than 42,000 jobs statewide. Boeing Co, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Honeywell International Inc., Raytheon Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp, as well as hundreds of smaller employers, occupy the space.

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Boeing last year moved its unmanned airborne systems division to Mesa, where it operates three UAS programs. One is development and testing of the H-6U Unmanned Little Bird, an optionally manned aircraft that Boeing and its customers use to test on-board components ranging from sensors to landing systems.

The Mesa unit also modifies the S-100 Camcopter under an agreement with S-100 manufacturer Schiebel Industries AG of Austria, with intelligence-gathering components based on customer specifications. In addition, production of the A160 Hummingbird is handled in Mesa. “A national test range located in Arizona will benefit the entire industry, including Boeing and others,” said Rick Lemaster, director of Boeing’s UAS division. “The federal effort, including proper site selection, has the potential to have a major impact on UAS development.” Bob Witwer, vice president of advance technology at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, said a key to the integration effort is developing what is known as sense-and-avoid technology, which will enable unmanned aircraft to recognize oncoming planes and automatically change course to avoid collisions. He said the need for new technology will create a boon for companies such as Honeywell, whose Phoenix-based aerospace division develops system avionics similar to those on board its own unmanned device, the T-Hawk, and provides sensors, navigation systems and other components for its customers’ manned and

remote-piloted aircraft. “Everybody will be faced with ‘Where do I get my technology?’” said Witwer, a UAS-Arizona Advisory Committee member and part of a 13-member executive action team led by Sobotta. “Our reason to help drive the effort is that we’re heavily vested in developing systems to allow flight vehicles to know where they’re going, to get them where they need to go and to complete the mission,” he said. Witwer said establishing Arizona as a hub for the UAS industry dovetails with the state’s efforts to create higher-paying, knowledge-based jobs. It also works well with the emphasis placed on aerospace by academic partners such as Arizona State University, with its Aerospace & Defense Research Collaboratory. “If we believe this is the wave for the future, and if we are starting with a good technology base and skills to do the work, then it’s absolutely what we would want to do when we’re looking to the future,” he said of the effort. “We want Arizona to be part of it.” The legislation gives the FAA 180 days to come up with a plan to select the test ranges, which means the Arizona delegation will have a better picture of the state’s chances by summer. “We want to be in the running, and we have a good proposal on the table,” said Panhuise. A2Z METALWORKER

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Shop math: A manufacturing skill in high demand Harold’s fork truck is rated for 4,000 pounds. He has to move and stack 10 skids (pallets) of paper, each weighing 1,500 pounds. What is the maximum number of skids he can lift at one time? If someone wants a job at Case Paper Co. , that person had better know how to calculate the answer. Even more basic: Can the person use a tape measure? “You’d be amazed at how many people can’t read a ruler to one-sixteenth of an inch,” said Lee Cohn, who directs production at the Philadelphia company. Case converts huge paper rolls into cardboard boxes, pharmaceutical packaging, even lottery tickets. Gather a bunch of manufacturers like Cohn in a room and it won’t take them long to start whining about their inability to find workers adequately skilled in “shop math,” which can include trigonometry and calculus among other types of mathematics. For years, shop-math skills weren’t really an issue because manufacturing, as a sector of the economy, was a perennial job-shedder. But since early 2010, manufacturers have been hiring - not enough to replace the nearly eight million jobs lost since the late 1970s, but enough to get policymakers worried about workforce capability. “We want to get people back to work, and there’s a supply of bodies,” said Anthony Girifalco, a vice president of Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center, a quasi-public group that assists manufacturers. “There’s demand in the manufacturing sector. But how do you close the skills gap?” A2Z METALWORKER

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Decades of job loss mean that the surviving workers, who are also the most skilled, are nearing retirement age. The pipeline to replace those workers - machinists, tool makers, and others - is woefully inadequate, especially when finding novice workers capable of the simplest calculations is a problem.

These days, manufacturing is complex - and so is the mathematics involved. At K’nex Industries Inc., the Hatfield manufacturer of the popular construction toy, for example, robotics is increasingly being used on the factory floor, chief financial officer Robert Haines said. That means there are fewer lower-level jobs, but there is a demand for highly skilled workers who can program and repair the robots. “It used to be if you worked fine with your hands, you could make it.You could have a job,” said Michael A. Lucas, director of the North Montco Technical Career Center, a vocational high school not far from the K’nex plant. “Now, if you cannot do a B average in math, you cannot even obtain that job, because the academic and technical skills must go hand-in-hand.” Meanwhile, he said, the students most able to handle higher technical demands are choosing college over technical training for manufacturing. Glenn Artman, a professor of science, engineering and technology at Delaware County Community College, has spent the last 28 years teaching shop math, computeraided drawing, blueprint reading, and other manufacturing skills. To him, “shop math” is a misnomer. It’s simply the applied mathematics needed on a job, whatever the job is: A cook needs ratios to convert a recipe that feeds four to one that feeds 40. An auto mechanic needs to calculate cubic-inch displacement to check engine performance. A building-trades worker hanging drywall needs to be able to measure the distance between studs.

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PIP I, which improved engine specific fuel consumption about 1.6%, was certified using ZA005, one of the original 787 test aircraft. Still powered by PIP I engines, this aircraft performed crosswind testing in Iceland in early February as part of the final phase of certification tests.

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PIP II includes changes to the fan and high-pressure compressor and is aimed at recovering at least a further 1.1% fuel burn. The upgrade also raises available thrust to 78,000 lb. Although GE says Boeing has not specifically asked for this higher rating, the engine maker believes 787-9 weights may grow to take advantage of the elevated rating in due course.

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An aircraft destined for Air India meanwhile was used to complete type certification by conducting a small number of repeat extended-range, twin-engine operations flights and 150 hours of functionality and reliability flying that was required by the FAA. Boeing is working to complete the full analysis of nautical air miles (NAMS) fuel testing that was flown with the PIP I-powered aircraft, but initial indications are that the NAMS results “exceeded expectations,” adds former GEnx Project Manager Tom Brisken. “We’re still in the final analysis with the Boeing team, but we are quite pleased,” he adds. A2Z METALWORKER

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This year, Bombardier will launch one of the most ambitious flighttest programs in business aviation history. The Learjet 85 is scheduled to enter service in 2013 and as many as five test aircraft could make their first flights in the coming months. The 85 will be the first mostly composite aircraft certified under the stringent requirements of Part 25 of the U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and breaks ground on several fronts: creating a new category of business jet between midsize and super-midsize; featuring a cabin that draws heavily from the luxury automobile industry; using composites for the fuselage and wings; and stitching together a complex global supply chain that must function perfectly for the company to bring the aircraft to market on time and within its performance and weight targets. This is the biggest thing to come out of Learjet, since Beech Aircraft Corporation launched the ill-fated, futuristic composite Beechcraft Starship in the 1980s.The manufacturer produced only 53 copies of that airplane at a total development cost of close to $1 billion. Bombardier expects a far different result for the 85 and has put risk mitigation at the heart of the program.

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The 85 opens a new market niche. Bombardier claims it will have 19 percent more cabin volume than its closest competitor. Indeed, for a midsize, the 85’s cabin is already spacious: 24 feet nine inches long (7.5 m); six feet one inch (1.85 m) wide; and six feet tall (1.82 m), yielding 665 cu ft (18.8 cu m) of passenger space and 130 cu ft (3.7 m) of luggage stowage, including three large cabin closets with a combined 30 cu ft (0.8 cu m) of storage. The overall cabin design is bold, even daring, for a midsize corporate jet, with splashes of aluminized interior surfaces, wild-patterned carpet, glossy black wood accents and cabinets, flowing oval and curved shapes and hand-stitched white leather seats that look as if they came from a new Bentley Continental. Bombardier enlisted Design Q, the UK consultancy best known for automotive styling work on supercars such as Aston Martin, Ferrari and Maserati. Design Q previously collaborated with Bombardier on the design of the Vision flight deck for the Global XRS that made its debut in 2007. This longer-legged, $18.25 million Learjet also features a full galley. Maximum cruise speed is Mach 0.80 (980 km/h) and the aircraft is designed to operate comfortably from 5,000-foot (1,524-m) runways. Using composites as opposed to metal eliminates much, but not all, of the aircraft’s substructure, saving weight while increasing available cabin volume. The 85’s wings will use composite skins and spars and metal ribs, similar to the design of the Bombardier C Series regional jet that is currently under development.The metal ribs are better able to absorb loads on the inboard section of the wing and manage tolerances more efficiently. The 85’s cabin is one third larger than the smaller Learjet 60XR’s, yet slightly smaller than that in a true super-midsize. While the 85 will weigh one third more than the 60, it will need only 20 percent more thrust, fly 500 more miles (925 km) on a load of fuel and have a slightly higher top cruise speed–all while offering better specific fuel consumption. Bombardier is relying on its composites plant in Queretaro, Mexico, to fabricate the structure. Final assembly is to


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take place in Wichita. Bombardier development and production teams are working together to validate the aircraft’s manufacture in Wichita; Montreal; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Querétaro. Taking weight variability, cost and uncertainty out of the manufacture of composite structures can be a tricky business, as many aircraft companies including Boeing have discovered. Bombardier has designed a process it believes solves the problem. Digital engineering drawings of the composite plies are projected onto the mold. This allows precise placement of each ply and layer of composite material and should aid in weight control. Bombardier is now focusing on getting the process down to where it is repeatable at the correct production volume.While drawing heavily on company resources for the Learjet 85, Bombardier still is relying on 41 “major” suppliers for the aircraft and is using a collection of 63 test rigs at these companies to ensure that all of the aircraft’s components work properly when installed.

Honeywell Is Ready To Support China’s Business Aviation Boom Honeywell believes that its track record in supporting air transport development in China stands it in good stead to pioneer the expansion of business aviation too. “Honeywell has been a pioneer in [business aviation] support in China,” said Rishiraj Singh, the avionics and engine manufacturer’s director and business leader in the Asia Pacific and China region. “We set up our first dealer seven years ago, long before business and general aviation grew, and now we’ve got ten channel partners spread across the country.” Singh told AIN that Honeywell attempted to be involved at a very early stage when business-aviation FBOs were setting up so that the necessary maintenance approvals could be gained. For engine and APU support, the company has partnered with BBA Aviation’s Dallas Airmotive, which opened a new regional turbine center at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park earlier this year.The Seletar facility is to receive its first Honeywell TFE731 jet engine in May. Honeywell’s Asia Pacific president Briand Greer said the opening up of low-altitude airspace is a key issue, but it is “very complex, given that it is owned by the military.” Last year, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese aerospace group Avic to establish a national air traffic management (ATM) laboratory. “There are three aspects here: first, policy is very complex; second, procedures have to be established for how the airspace is going to operate; and third, with technology we need the systems to handle [projected] volumes safely and efficiently,” he said. Singh also said Honeywell hosted a delegation of Chinese ATM managers visiting the U.S., taking them on an in-depth tour its business jet flight department at Morristown Airport near New York City. Honeywell is ready for business aviation growth in China, claimed Singh, with an already-built infrastructure of service facilities and channel partners available to support existing and future fleets. This includes dedicated Honeywell field service engineers and customer support managers, all of whom speak both Mandarin and English.

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China, the world’s largest producer of rare earth materials, accounting for at least 90 percent of the global supply, has tried to restrict supplies. The 17 materials include elements such as neodymium, samarium and dysprosium. Congress last year required the Pentagon to examine the use of rare earth materials in defense applications, determine if non-U.S. supplies might be disrupted, and suggest ways to ensure long-term availability, as well as secure an assured source of supply by 2015. The Pentagon’s unpublished seven-page report, titled “Rare Earth Materials in Defense Applications,” was sent to Congress last month. While it found the elements are “widely used” in defense applications, such uses “represent a small fraction of U.S. consumption.” Rare earths “are important to the economy as a whole, but they are not uniquely important” to the Defense Department, Cheryl Irwin, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said. The Pentagon “monitors rare earth element markets and prices -- as it does for other important commodities,” she said. Of seven rare earth elements that are most used in defense applications, supplies of six -- dysprosium, erbium, europium, gadolinium, neodymium and praseodymium -- are sufficient to meet demand in 2013, according to the Pentagon report.Yttrium, the seventh element, which is mostly used in lasers, may face a shortfall, the Pentagon said. The assessment determined that by 2013 U.S. production could satisfy the level of consumption required to meet defense procurement needs, with the exception of yttrium. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, China produced about 98 percent of the world’s yttrium in 2011, though the U.S. has about half of China’s reserves of the element. Forecasts show that non-Chinese consumption is projected to decline and that prices have dropped by half from their peak in July 2011, according to the report. “By 2015, the department believes this will help to stabilize overall markets and improve the availability,” the Pentagon said. Molycorp Inc., owner of the largest rare earth deposit outside China, said that it agreed to purchase Canada’s Neo Material Technologies Inc. for $1.3 billion to add capacity. Neo operates two plants in China. Molycorp is restarting the mine and expanding its capacity. Molycorp has said its reserves mostly include so-called light rare earths such as cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, praseodymium and samarium.

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Registered To ISO9001/ AS9100 Revision C Through Great Western Registrar LLC Proudly Made In America

By Kim Carpenter

President and long time employee Arthur (Art) Abbey has taken his company to the upgraded AS9100 Revision C certification as a strategic move to propel AATC’s commitment to excellence! AATC has been located in Phoenix, Arizona for the past 23 years, and recently under the new direction/guidance of Arthur Abbey, is on an aggressive mission to establish itself as a leader in the manufacturing of investment castings (as well as completely finished components), for the aerospace and commercial industries worldwide. I talked with Art for some time and the resounding thing I heard was the big move (mission) to eliminate non-value added processes and procedures within the organization. The big move includes empowering team leaders within each department to make educated decisions to save time and money by eliminating waste. AATC team members are encouraged and required to take pride in their company and eliminate steps that don’t make sense. In part, that encouragement includes part ownership through the employee stock ownership program, just instituted by Art. All employees with 5 years tenure are automatically included in the stock ownership program and Art says, “You wouldn’t believe the difference it makes when you show an employee that management thinks enough of them to make them part owners of the company.” I asked Art what has happened since he took the helm as President in September of 2011. “We reduced overhead by 60%, took the over all responsibilities and decision making to the employees and department leads level. In addition to the additional responsibilities, pay increases were provided to all employees who stepped up to take charge and accept this new mentality. Many changes in the methodologies are happening right on the shop floor and instituted by Carlos De Leon, Engineering Manager. These changes are written right into the router for an immediate change in real time and are also changed in the computer system the same day for future releases. We have also upgraded our quality system to AS9100 Revision C through Great Western Registrar to commit these changes to perfection.” I talked with David Ellis, Quality Manager for AATC and he is on board with the positive changes helping AATC’s elevation to greatness. David says, “We started utilizing Great Western Registrar for certification since 2006 and we have been very happy with their professional help and guidance. GreatWestern was recommended by a consulting service we were using at the time and the word in the industry was ‘Great Western was the company to use’. Our experience has been outstanding with Great Western and we found Nelson Nunez and Karey Cwiekowski to be a great help and their interaction with our team was very professional.” David continued, “AS9100 Revision C is all about the processes where now you have to prove you are performing them and the interaction we have with the Great Western Team allows our QA team to focus on the job at hand.” Another major addition to the AATC arsenal is their new machine shop for secondary processing with an inhouse aluminum heat-treating facility on the drawing board.The machine shop resides in a 6000 sq. ft. facility with manual and CNC machining capabilities. The new addition to the facility for high precision machining and the future aluminum heat treating capabilities will reduce product flow steps as well as shorten lead times for AATC customers and allow AATC to control these processes under their new AS9100 Rev. C system. For more information on precision castings machined and finished to perfection call: Arthur Abbey at, 602268-1467 x 237,, For more information on upgrading your AS9100 certification to revision C or to attain ISO 9001/AS 9100/ AS9110/ AS9120 registration services call Karey Cwiekowski at 623-580-1881, A2Z METALWORKER

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Morsch Machine A Preferred Defense Supplier Announces ISO9001 / AS9100 Revision C Certification And Expansion

If you toured Morsch Machine, a woman-owned company, you would witness a state of the art sprawling 25,000 square foot facility equipped with some of the latest and most advanced machine tools.With their latest machine purchase, the company will be running four automation cells equipped with 86 pallets, and running 24x7 lights out. During your tour, you would learn that Morsch Machine manufactures high precision, mission-critical parts for some of the largest defense contractors in the United States. In fact, they are on the preferred supplier list for two major defense contractors. In both cases, only the top 10% of suppliers are awarded this distinction. And though the majority of their customers are domestic, Morsch Machine supplies parts to customers in such far-reaching locations as Sweden, Japan, Scotland, and Malaysia.

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When you complete the impressive tour of this company, whether this happened 2 years ago or today, you logically assume that Morsch Machine is an ISO9001/AS9100 certified entity. They are just that impressive. And in fact, nearly a decade ago, co-owners Joe and Claudia Salontai decided to take the company through the ISO/AS9100 certification process. Claudia says, “We felt it would be good for business, and so we hired a consultant from the Midwest to help us out.” She continued, “Unfortunately, the process was not a positive one for us. We felt that the consultant tried to mold our business to fit into his system. The entire team here was stressed from the experience, and we knew that in the end, our processes would be more cumbersome and complex than they were before. And A2Z METALWORKER

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so we cancelled the engagement with the consultant, and cut our losses.” And for the next several years, Claudia and Joe admit, they were gun-shy to begin the ISO9001/ AS9100 process again. But this past year, Joe and Claudia made the decision to evaluate certifying to ISO9001/AS9100 once again. While they are clearly superior in their use of 24x7 automation (through extensive years of experience), they are single sourced for some of the parts they manufacture, and they are expert in the use of Kanban, a concept related to Lean and just-in-time (JIT) production, some of their customers were now requiring that they certify to ISO/ AS9100. About this same time, Joe saw an ad for BMSC, an ISO 9001/AS9100 consultant, in the A2Z Metalworker. Claudia says that when Joe saw BMSC owner Bretta Kelly’s picture in the advertisement, he expressed his immediate impression -- Bretta looked like a good person, one the team at Morsch Machine could work with. Joe elaborated, “When I interviewed Bretta on the phone to investigate certifying, I immediately felt comfortable with her knowledge and her approach to implementing an ISO/AS9100 System. The initial phone call with Bretta clinched our decision to move forward with BMSC.” The team at Morsch Machine, headed up by Deb Arneson, a 33-year veteran with the company, and Dan Salontai, 16 year employee of the company, and son of Joe and Claudia, began the implementation process in July of 2011. Literally 6 months into the process, Morsch Machine was ready for its initial audit. Deb says, “Great Western Registrar came in to conduct the stage 1 audit, and we had 0 minors. We were told that this was outstanding, and I just felt the sense of pride in every member of our team -- they were all just so prepared for it.” Joe added, “I think our team of 65 employees are even recognizing that the overall ISO 9001/ AS9100 certification process is making their jobs easier in many cases.” The team at Morsch Machine went right to the latest release of ISO9001/AS9100 in Revision C, which they officially passed with flying colors (1 Minor Finding) in March 2012. Deb says “This is a huge opportunity for us, because Revision C requires that you demonstrate continual improvement, and we are now focused

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expanding its operations as well as continuing to provide the finest in precision machining capabilities to its customers. Several employees, many of whom are still employed by Morsch Machine today, relocated from California to Arizona with the company.Today, the company’s core competencies include CNC Prototype / Production, Cellular Machining, Mechanical Assembly, In-Plant Programming, Electronic Data Transfer, and EDI / Internet Capabilities.While continually drawing from its manufacturing experience, Morsch Machine is highly competent in producing electronic mechanicalsupport components, enclosures, chassis, and modules. Joe says, “We embraced cellular manufacturing as early as 1997, when we installed our first cell, and we continue to invest in technology and people to retain our competitiveness in the market.” not on just doing things well, but on continually looking for ways to improve our processes in our day to day business.” Bretta Kelly, an RABQSA Certified QMS Lead and Aerospace Auditor, commented that 1 minor finding on an initial audit to the AS9100C Standard is absolutely exceptional and rarely happens. Joe continued, “While we’ve always emphasized training of our employees, we didn’t track it well, and when customers asked us how much training our employees participated in, we couldn’t quantify this. Today, through our experience with ISO9001/ AS9100 Revision C, we document both internal and external training, with formal sign-off documentation for training, and we can share this with our customers.” As an example, Deb recently completed a one week ISO Auditors training program conducted by Gladhill Associates Intl., and this is part of the company’s documented training that can be shared externally. Claudia elaborated that training of new employees is facilitated with an emphasis on formal documented processes. The team agrees that the recent ISO9001/ AS9100 certification process has actually resulted in less documentation. Deb says, “In the past, we had a Quality Manual for all our procedures, and it consisted of two 4” binders. Today, our manual is called a Business Manual, and it is housed in one 1/2” binder, and the binder isn’t even full!” The team all admit that the previous Quality Manual wasn’t widely read or utilized, where the Business Manual is today an integral part of the Morsch Machine business. Bretta is pictured above holding the new ½” binder that includes all of the Morsch documents next to Dan and Deb. Deb is holding their new certificate for AS9100C Registration! Dan says, “Bretta was amazing to work with. When we encountered issues, Bretta always took the approach that this was something we could easily remedy. She helped us to see that ISO 9001/ AS9100 didn’t have to be a complex process that made life difficult for all. It proved to be a very positive experience, and we are already beginning to see some very positive changes from our improved and streamlined documentation.” History of Morsch Machine The company was founded by William Morsch in 1959 in Los Angeles, CA. 13 years into its existence, Joe Salontai, a degreed aerospace engineer, entered into a partnership withWilliam. Just 3 years later, Bill retired and the Salontai family became the sole owners of the company, with Claudia Salontai as the majority share-holder. In 1995, Morsch Machine relocated to Chandler, Arizona, with the intention of

Several years ago, Joe and Claudia’s sons Dan and Joseph joined the business, and today, they both support the company in key management roles. Claudia says that both Dan and Joseph will help drive the future of Morsch Machine. What is Next For Morsch Machine The company just recently opened a second facility, literally ‘3 football fields’ from their current 25,000 square foot building. “We knew that to continue to grow, and expand our offerings for our customers, we needed more space. And with the recent acquisition of our 2nd building, which now gives us an additional 13,650 square feet, we are poised to add new machines and to increase our value-add for our customers. We plan to expand our assembly capabilities, particularly with electronic mechanicalsupport assemblies. In fact”, he continued, “this is a stipulated company-wide goal.” The company additionally plans to invest time into taking their lean manufacturing capabilities to the next level. For More Information For more information on Morsch Machine, a superior manufacturer of high precision, mission critical parts for several defense contractors, and now an ISO9001/ AS9100 Revision C certified company, contact them at 480-961-7673 or visit their website at www. To help implement an ISO9001/AS9100 system throughout the United States, (BMSC supports customers throughout the United States virtually), contact BMSC at 602- 445-9400 or go to www. BMSC offers complete Business Management Systems Templates. A2Z METALWORKER

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Defense contractors list No. 1: Honeywell The Phoenix Business Journal is listing the top Arizona contractors for the Department of Defense, ranked by number of contracts awarded during the 2011 fiscal year.


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CEOs more bullish on hiring, sales More chief executives across the country are expecting better sales and an increase in hires in the next six months, according to the Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the first quarter. The Charlotte (N.C.) Business Journal reports that of the CEOs surveyed, 81 percent expect sales to increase in the next six months; 69 percent had such expectations in the fourth quarter of 2011. In the most recent survey, 42 percent expect to increase hiring in the next half-year, compared with 35 percent three months earlier. The survey also showed that 48 percent expect their companies’ U.S. capital spending to increase in the next six months, up from 32 percent in the last quarter of 2011.


L-3 STRATIS Partners with MIT and the University of Maryland L-3 Communications announced that its STRATIS division has signed partnership agreements with the advanced research laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Maryland. At the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT and the University of Maryland’s HumanComputer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL), L-3 STRATIS will engage in technology research and development projects aimed at enhancing complex computing capabilities.

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Both agreements enable L-3 STRATIS to identify and participate in technology-related areas of interest and events for its current and potential customers. Moreover, they create platforms to explore additional opportunities for joint research and collaboration. “These key university alliances continue to demonstrate STRATIS’ role as a thought leader within the national security market space,” said Les Rose, president of L-3 STRATIS. “The work being conducted at CSAIL and HCIL complements our current research and development initiatives, which will result in innovative solutions for our customers’ toughest challenges in cybersecurity and information technologies.”

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AM General Submits Independent Bid for JLTV AM General has announced that it has submitted its own bid for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), an effort by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps to develop a replacement for its Humvees, adding a new team to an already very competitive field. AM General, the longtime Humvee maker, is already supporting a bid submitted by General Tactical Vehicles, a joint venture formed in 2007 with General Dynamics Land Systems. The General Tactical Vehicles team received one of three JLTV technology development contracts in 2008, under which it designed and built a number of prototypes for the Army and Marine Corps to test and evaluate. Now, AM General is offering the Blast-Resistant Vehicle-Off Road (BRV-O), which the company says builds on more than a decade of independent research and development investment.“BRV-O features a crew capsule and modular armor already proven effective in government-supervised blast testing,” an AM General news release said. Oshkosh announced March 27 that it is also joining the race, while Navistar and BAE Systems, which paired for the technology development phase, are now competing separately. The Defense Department has said it plans to award up to three contracts for the 27-month EMD phase.There are two planned JLTV variants: a Combat Tactical Vehicle that can transport four passengers and carry 3,500 pounds. and a Combat Support Vehicle that can transport A2Z METALWORKER

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two passengers and carry 5,100 pounds. The Army plans to buy at least 50,000 vehicles with the option to buy more, while the Marines could buy 5,500 vehicles.The new target price per vehicle is $250,000. In October 2008, the Army awarded three contracts for the technology development phase of the program. Winning teams were Lockheed Martin, a BAE Systems/Navistar team and General Tactical Vehicles. Those teams built and delivered several prototypes, which the Army and Marine Corps evaluated in an effort to refine vehicle requirements. The Army said all along that it would reopen the competition for the EMD phase of the program, but many predicted the companies that participated in the technology development would have an advantage.That advantage may not be as firm since the Army and Marine Corps overhauled the requirements to bring down weight and cost, and win back congressional support. Here are the other teams who have confirmed their

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Ford.They are calling their vehicle the Valanx.

Lockheed Martin: Formed in 2005, the core Lockheed Martin-led JLTV team includes the tactical wheeled vehicles team at BAE Systems in Sealy, Texas. It also includes Cummins Engine, Allison Transmission, Bosch, Meritor Defense, Lotus Engineering, L3 Combat Propulsion Systems and Vehma International of America.

Navistar will bid with a variant of its Saratoga light tactical vehicle, which Navistar launched in October after conducting its own automotive and blast testing, the company said.

It was one of three teams that won a contract for the JLTV technology development phase. By relying on more affordable materials and reducing the use of exotic metals, like titanium, the industry team was able to bring down cost, according to Kathryn Hasse, Lockheed’s JLTV program director. General Tactical Vehicles (GTV):As expected, the joint venture between General Dynamics Land Systems and AM General is also competing for a contract. The team’s vehicle, the Eagle, makes use of a Double-V hull design, which has proved effective against roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. “With the GTV JLTV Eagle, we offer a modified non-developmental, low-risk vehicle with inherent manufacturing readiness that is built for program success and an accelerated path to production,” Mark Roualet, president of General Dynamics Land Systems, said in a statement. BAE Systems teamed up with Navistar Defense in the last round of JLTV, but this time around the companies are submitting separate bids.The BAE Systems-led team still includes Northrop Grumman and Meritor Defense. With its submission, BAE announced that it had also selected an engine designed and built by

“We made a significant investment in developing the Saratoga on our own nickel because that’s what we do commercially — it is part of our DNA,” Archie Massicotte, Navistar Defense president, said. “The Saratoga is a solid design and now that we have seen the requirements of the JLTV migrate toward our vehicle capabilities, we are in a position to modify the Saratoga to fit those requirements.” Oshkosh is offering a variant of its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). The company says it has committed significant resources for light vehicle research and development to produce the L-ATV. Oshkosh also builds the MRAP-All Terrain Vehicle, designed to meet an urgent need in Afghanistan for a lighter MRAP. A2Z METALWORKER

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Microchip Announces Results of 2012 FIRST® Robotics Competition in Arizona Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the results of the 2012 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Arizona Regional held March 23 – 24 in Chandler. Phoenix’s Carl Hayden High School, Chandler’s Seton Catholic High School, and Toronto, Canada’s Crescent School qualified to compete in the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, April 26 – 28 in St. Louis, MO. Phoenix’s Cactus High School, Scottsdale’s Saguaro High School, and Flagstaff’s Coconino High School, were the Regional Finalists. Students had six weeks to build a robot capable of competing in this year’s competition, the game for which was called Rebound RumbleSM, where teams joined forces in driving their robots to shoot as many basketballs as possible into hoops throughout several two-minute, fifteen-second matches. Any student participating on a FIRST team is eligible to apply for more than $14 million in scholarships. “FIRST is a collaboration of industry, academia and the community working toward a common goal and making learning fun, with the objective of impacting youth and our economy in a positive, dramatic way,” said Steve Sanghi, president and CEO of Microchip Technology, co-chair of the FIRST Arizona Regional Planning Committee, FIRST sponsor and member of the FIRST Board of Directors. “The students’ excitement was palpable as they saw the results of their hard work come to fruition.” Microchip Technology is the organizing sponsor of the FRC Arizona


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Regional. 50 high-school robotics teams from four countries, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States, competed in the 2012 FRC AZ Regional. 44 of those teams were from Arizona and three were from New Mexico. AZFirst, a non-profit organization, awarded the Steve Sanghi Scholarship to Avery Silverman, a senior at Phoenix Country Day School. Funded by Steve and Maria Sanghi, this scholarship totals $16,000 over four years, and is awarded to an outstanding FIRST participant who intends to pursue a college degree in science, technology, engineering or math. Coconino High School won the Regional Chairman’s Award, which recognizes the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate, and embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. Patricia Smith, K-12 Outreach Coordinator for ASU, Ira Fulton School of Engineering, the FIRST Lego® League (FLL) Affiliate Partner, received the “Outstanding Volunteer of theYear” award for her success in growing the FLL robotics program for students ages 9 – 14. Generous supporters of the 2012 FRC Arizona Regional included Organizing Sponsor Microchip Technology, Leader in Technology Microchip Technology Employees, Captain of Innovation Sponsors Avnet, Craig and Barbara Barrett, Medtronic Foundation, Microsoft Store, ON Semi, Steve and Maria Sanghi and Wells Fargo. Fan Sponsors included Wishes in Stitches/Alan and Margaret Jannuzzi, ON EAC, Robert and Cheryl Mahoney and In-kind Sponsors Alliance Industrial, ITT Tech- Tempe, Garcia’s Restaurant, and Old Chicago Restaurant. To get involved, contact FIRST Regional Director Carol Popovich at or (480) 792-7938.

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Okuma’s Larry Schwartz Retires Okuma Amer ica Cor poration announces that Larry Schwartz, former president, officially retired effective March 31, 2012. Larry has worked in the manufacturing industry for over 40 years and has been with Okuma for 17 years, working in manufacturing, sales, and marketing, serving as president from 2005 to 2011, most recently serving as Chief Strategy Officer. Larry will serve in an advisory capacity to Okuma for a minimum of 18 months. Larry’s passion to provide comprehensive solutions to the industry stems from his broad experience. Starting in his teens as an engineering aid and working his way up to vice president of operations at his first employer, Larry successfully converted the manual shop into an NC/CNC facility. After this, he continued to expand his expertise in the manufacturing industry, as both a customer and also in the distribution, sales, service, and manufacture of machine tools. He understands the challenges and demands of manufacturing in today’s increasingly competitive global market and has always looked for ways that Okuma and its partners can help their customers be more profitable. He was instrumental in the development of the THINC-OSP control, and was the driving force behind the creation of Partners in THINC and the Okuma Technical Centers in Chicago and Houston. During his career he also served with a number of trade organizations, including The

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NASA Claims Supersonic Breakthrough For Biz Jets NASA is claiming a breakthrough in the design of supersonic aircraft, with wind-tunnel tests proving it is possible to design configurations that combine low sonic boom with low cruise drag, characteristics once thought to be mutually exclusive. The tests involved scale models of small supersonic airliners designed by Boeing and Lockheed Martin and aimed at entry into service about 2025. Although the measured shock wave signatures are at the high end of what would be publicly acceptable, they proved the design tools could produce a supersonic business jet capable of unrestricted overland flight . NASA’s target for the under-track boom from a 2025-timeframe small airliner is a perceived noise level of 85 decibels (PNLdB). Boeing’s design achieved 81 PNLdB, and Lockheed’s 79 PNLdB. NASA’s original goal was 65 PNLdB; 70 PNLdB is widely regarded as the threshold for public acceptance of routine overland supersonic flight. Boeing and Lockheed are now working under Phase 2 contracts to refine the off-track shock wave signatures of their designs to reduce sonic boom over the full 60-mile-wide ground “carpet.”


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Aviation Week reported, “Lockheed Martin has begun hot-fire tests of Baltazar, Owens Precision Carson(RBS) City, aCory rocket engineoperations designed manager to powerfor a Reusable BoosterofSystem says that finding qualified controlled machine demonstrator forathe” US Aircomputer-numeric Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) operator can take months. He’s not alone in his frustrations. Filling RBS Flight and Ground Experiments (RBS-FGE) program. This skilled positions is a growing problem at machine and fabrication shops “Pathfinder” project “is expected to lead to a larger-scale demonstrator, throughout the aregion. Machine shops in both regions hard-pressed and ultimately full-scale reusable successor to the are current Evolved to fill openings for welders, fabricators and CNC operators, as well asis Expendable Launch Vehicle family beyond 2025.” Lockheed engineers and programmers, despite July unemployment rates of 12.5 competing against Boeing and Andrews Space for that work.The article percent in Carson City and 13 percent in Reno-Sparks. notes that “although details remain scarce, the concepts are similar to the 15-ft.-long reference target Pathfinder that was revealed by AFRL “There is a lot of general labor, but they usually are coming out of in 2010.” construction,” Baltazar says. “Those positions I can fill without a problem, but any kind of skilled machinist position or supervisory U.S. Targets Vehicle Industrial positionArmy takes a long time to fill. It usually will be an accidentBase if I get somebody.” Over the next several years, more than a few Manufacturing companies in the state have shed approximately big-ticket items 10,000 in the jobs the past few years, says the Nevada Manufacturers Association. Army’s annual budget But will many of those jobs were for general production who lacked reach workers major milestones— the technical knowledge needed to performtransitioning more complicated fromwork. new-

build production to “If you need someone with 10 years experience, a lot of people drop long-term sustainment off,” Baltazar says. “If someone were to move into Carson City and accounts. Overall, 37 need 25 machinists, they would have to bring the people with them; Army systems will make they are just not out there. It is a dwindling workforce.” Jeff Lawrence, that switch, moving Army dollars away from the production line to operations manager for the northern Nevada division of Nevada

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the often more complicated—and very expensive—world of spare Industry Excellence, which helps manufacturing companies in the parts, upgrades and reset contracts. state streamline their processes, says managers of companies in the Silver State formerly could bring on unskilled labor and teach them The list is being led by some assembly-line stalwarts like Bradley, the basics of assembly and production. However, Lawrence says, those Stryker, Abrams tank and Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, which same companies now require an employee base with a higher level of all reach the end of their production schedules over the next two technical skills, from machinists and millwrights on the production years. “We’re going to really have some tough times ahead in U.S. floor through engineering and maintenance personnel. manufacturing related to medium vehicles,” the Army’s Ground Combat Systems Scott Davis, said the Association of theand U.S. “The skills level chief, in manufacturing hasatdefinitely increased, Army (AUSA) conference here earlier this year. To try to keep those employee skills haven’t matched that increased level,” Lawrence says. vehicle production lines warm, the Army and industry are pushing for international of the level Bradley, Abrams and Stryker, and have “Everything takessales a higher skills because it is almost all received “aprogrammed.” fair amount of interest” a variety of potential clients, computer Westernfrom Nevada College and Truckee Davis added, without College identifying expedite those potential Meadows Community boththem. have To training programs to train sales as much as possible “would really help us address some of the manufacturing and fabrication workers, and each school also works gaps we see in front of us in the manufacturing base.” with area companies to tailor its training programs to meet the needs of regional businesses. One way to shore up the ground vehicle industrial base would be Jim New,forward associatewith dean applied Multipurpose technologies at TMCC, says to move theofArmored Vehicle (AMPV) the manufacturing technologies program program. It would—assuming funding comesincludes though ininstruction subsequent in machining, welding and production systems, as well in budgets—replace the 3,800 aging M113 infantry carriers in as Heavy supporting programs such as drafting. Each semester at TMCC Brigade Combat Teams, and shore up a gap in vehicle manufacturing about 20 Bradley to 25 students enroll in the machining About after the and Stryker lines go cold in 2013program. and 2014. But it half production workers hoping to upgrade will are notcurrently be cheap.employed In early assessments, the Army identified a unit their knowledge and skills land added higher-paying less menial cost of $2.4 million, thoughtoDavis that the or number would jobs, New says. TMCC in recent years also retooled some of its come down by the time the program issued contracts. training programs to reflect regional economic trends. TMCC used to runreached severalanhundred students perdecision year through The Army initial development Feb. 9, its andwelding has been program, New says. The program once focused on the needs of the

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busy evaluatingindustry, existing systems the bill. Developers construction but nowthat it’s might more fit geared to manufacturing started with 115 different vehicles on the list, but have since and incorporates more CNC technology. Both TMCC winnowed and Western itNevada down toCollege about seven. The end result, however,degrees is “probably a system offer certificate and associate in their applied that the Army already owns,” Davis said. Known interested parties are technology programs. General Dynamics, which wants to pitch its Stryker, and BAE Systems, which a variant the Bradley. “If [the AMPV] ends up Davidis working Steiger, on director of of economic development and continuing being a capital systemsays —for speculative modified education at WNC, students who purposes, complete athe 60-unitBradley associate ordegree Stryker—it woulda certainly help that industrial base,” path have well-rounded skillmanufacturing set and familiarity with CNC Davis said. “We are pressing as hard as possible to getsays, the itanalysis of a equipment. However, Baltazar of Owens Precision still takes great deal ofdone hands-on master the intricacies complex CNC alternatives ahead training of wheretoit’s currently planned soofwe can move equipment. onto the next CNC step.” machines use computer programs to automatically perform a variety of milling processes, such as laser, plasma and waterjet cutting, gluing or picking placing. Manufacturing Heidi Shyu, and the bending, Army’s principal deputy and assistant secretary for companies in the Truckee Meadows and make anythingon from acquisition, logistics and technology, hasCarson said herCity office is working screws andthe engine parts industrial to intricatebase, aircraft equipment. Companies such identifying “critical” especially secondand thirdas Owens Precision also perform contract manufacturing for a diverse tier suppliers that provide subsystem components and can ill afford customer the drop-offbase. in new work. These smaller suppliers are “actually even a bigger concern” for the Pentagon, she said at AUSA, since if they go Increasing automation of the these are madeShyu has led out of business, rebuilding that ways supply chainproducts will be difficult. hit to shortages of skilled workers, Steiger says. “There are large number of on one of the recurring themes at the conference this year: the idea manufacturing firms in Carson City, and CNC is technology is becoming of the “intellectual industrial base” that Davis considers “probably the more and more prevalent. In the past there have been a lot of manual most sensitive and one that is critical to maintain” as new builds slow machinists, but it has become common that machine processes are to just a few systems. controlled by CNC.There are some very good machinists that have been in the trade for a long time that may not have that experience.” “Most of what we need to maintain is the intellectual know-how” to design new vehicles “so when you next time need to buy, it’s still TMCC’s New says that despite being slightly behind the needs of regional there,” said Kevin Fahey, head of combat support and combat service employers, training programs are crucial for the success of the state’s support for the Army. “We have large fleets and will have large fleets manufacturing companies. “If we didn’t have training programs we would

in the future,” Fahey added, “so when you’re not in production one of rely entirely on the industry to train everyone on the job, which our main challenges is spare and repair parts that come from secondis very expensive for them,” he says. “It is much more beneficial and third-tier suppliers.” Following Shyu’s lead, Fahey says that his for the community to train these people almost on speculation office’s primary focus is identifying critical capabilities that need to be that the jobs will come. “Clearly there are openings out there; it maintained, and figuring out a way to maintain them. is just a matter of getting people to understand that the training opportunities are here as well.” As budgets tighten and the Army continues to invest in new platforms

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During the worst of the Great Recession, U.S. factory jobs were disappearing at a furious pace.As 2007 began, about 14 million Americans were working in manufacturing. Three years and one frightful recession later, only 11.5 million were. But since 2010, employment has been ticking back up, with companies adding about 400,000 jobs. One reason for at least a small portion of that growth: the return of factory work from overseas. Experts say it’s difficult to accurately measure the number of jobs tied to work returning from other countries, but some employers say they know it is happening. Reversing A Herd Mentality Howard Hauser, a vice president with Hiawatha Rubber Co., says for a long time, manufacturers followed a herd mentality of sending work offshore. They all wanted components produced in low-wage, emerging markets like China. “They were looking at the piece price. And it looked like, ’We’re going to save a lot of money,’” he said. “But the bottom line was they didn’t save nearly as much as they thought. And with the quality issues, they’re just not getting product that’s acceptable for the customer.” Now Hiawatha, based outside Minneapolis, is getting those contracts. And Hauser has himself decided to “reshore” production of a component that was being made in China. The move will result in three new hires at his plant. He says the part was not difficult to make, but the Chinese factory kept botching the job. He says Hiawatha, which makes rubber components for equipment such as printers and pumps, can do it better.

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From Soup To Overtime As business picks up and hiring resumes, the At a General Electric flight simulator here, the visibility has been set employees at Hiawatha are feeling more confident now. But it’s still painful at near zero to mimic thick rain and clouds. But a video console near to recall the recent tough times when orders dropped off about 40 percent the pilot shows a vivid picture of nearby mountains precise enough to and production hours were slashed. One worker, Richard Beaulieu, says allow a plane to take off or land despite the conditions. he had to make do while working just three or four days a week. That went on forsystem nearly a is year. Hisofmemory that leanvaluable time: “Many, many months, The one severalofhighly next-generation and a lot of soup,” he says. “But you just buck it up and get through it.” technologies that GE has developed — and that the company has passed along to China as part of a joint venture with the state-owned Beaulieu and the other 65 full-timers are back to normal hours now — and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). can even count on some overtime.

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Access to the world’s second-largest economy is critical for nearly The Looks More Yet Competitive Dan Meckstroth, an economist any U.S. global company. this often comes at a cost: the transfer ofwith the the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, saysGE labor in very technologies that leading business officials — including chief the United States is looking more competitive internationally for a number executive Jeffrey Immelt, who heads an Obama administration panel ofonreasons. Forand one,competitiveness U.S. wages are still because of U.S. jobs —depressed cite as essential tothe therelatively United slow overall recovery. At theThe same“synthetic time, wages have been risingfor in emerging States’ economic future. vision” system, example, markets. addition, the skill level ofto American is generally higher. could beInworth millions of dollars airlines,workers which could significantly And the supply chain disruptions after last year’s Japanese disasters made reduce costs from weather-related delays. some companies skittish about outsourcing to Asia, he said. GE, like other companies, must weigh which technologies should be But Meckstroth it’s hard to quantify anyhow job to gains from them “reshoring.” brought to jointsays ventures with China and protect from The number may not be great, but at least the trend line is good, he being stolen or misused. These decisions face virtually any executive said. not sayinga there’s a tsunami production comingtheback to trying“I’m to develop presence in the ofcountry — from most the United States. It’s a trickle,” “But a trickle back to is sophisticated technology firms, Meckstroth which worrysaid. about software piracy, better than the tidal wave out.” But at Hiawatha Rubber, Hauser does old-line industrial equipment makers, which have seen knockoffs of not think the future lies indeals bringing back, even if their products pop of upmanufacturing soon after making withwork Chinese partners. that’s benefiting his company now. He believes greater productivity for Under the agreement with AVIC, GE avionics will be on board a new the sectorcommercial will come through automation. At ahisrival factory, more Chinese airlinerincreased that is likely to become to aircraft produced by U.S.-based Boeing and Europe’s Airbus. The potential competition with Boeing, coming at a time when the United States is fighting to maintain its own manufacturing base, has stirred some

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InnovativeTool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Pro- Ultrasonics ______ 602-938-0603 CompressedAir Piping Systems Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095 DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966

Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Cutoff Tools Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Door Opening Systems: Automatic Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717

Factory Automation and Logistics Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 Fasteners Self Clinch Direct ____ 801-746-2689 Filtration Equip. Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Qualichem, Inc. ______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc's __ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance ____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Fire Extinguishing Systems Firetrace Intl _______ 480-607-1218 Gaskets State Seal Company ____602-437-1532

Larry Arroues and Associates, L.L.C. 6714 West Utopia Road • Glendale, AZ 85308 Office: 602-938-0603 • Cell: 623-444-0430

Distributor of Pro Ultrasonics High performance ultrasonic cleaning equipment.

Guard & Vacuum Pedes Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation ___ 847-593-8420 Laser Accessories Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Industrial Workholding __714--935-9686 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech ___________800-533-5339 Mist Collectors Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Motors Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426

Automatic Barfeeds Of All Types A2Z METALWORKER

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An ISO 9001 Company

Jeff Klimowicz  Senior Sales Engineer  Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID  All Products Proudly Made in the USA  

3 47 5 S y m m e s R o a d Hamilton, OH 45016 9830 Norwalk Blvd Suite 155 S a n t a Fe S p r i n g s , C A 9 0 670 ph 888.282.3292 fax 513.860.6516

Pallet Systems Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Larry Arroues & Assoc __ 602-938-0603 Mirachem _________ 800-847-3527 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Resolvers Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Mirachem _________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Mirachem _________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Spindles Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides_____ 866-362-0699 Steel Service Center Ryerson ____________ 602-455-3374

Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Vacu Airtek _____________ 480-966-5267 Industrial Workholding ____ 714--935-9686 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Arizona CNC Equip _______ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 Elrod Machinery ________ 928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding ____ 714--935-9686 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Work Holding 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432

Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Industrial Workholding __ 714--935-9686 Innovative Tool Sales ____ 714-780-0730 FIXTURING 5th Axis Fixtures ______858-505-0432 Industrial Workholding __ 714--935-9686 Fixturing Designs 5th Axis Fixtures ______858-505-0432 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys______ 860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584


Innovative solutions for all 3, 4, and 5 axis machines.

Mathew Evans Director of Sales and Marketing

7140 Engineer Rd. San Diego, CA 92111


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Bar / Plate 24 Hour Delivery

Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

Nickel Cobalt. Titanium. Stainless. Patricia Negoro 800.337.3766 x 148 Santa Fe Springs, CA

Western States Metals __ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys______860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 Aluminum AZ Metals _________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company ____800-423-6651 MarZee Inc. ________602-269-5801 Phoenix Metal Trading __602-257-4660 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel _______623-936-3325 Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co. ____ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Brass AZ Metals _________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466

Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Fry Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Bronze AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Carbon AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Castings, Investment Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Ceramics MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals _ 888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000

Lead Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Metals Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro ____ 602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals _ 888-282-3292 Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys _ 800-337-3766 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600

New & used Metals Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Nickel Alloys Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Ulbrich of California ___ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Recyclable Metals Barry Metals________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Recycling: Carbide Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Rubber MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Scrap Metal Recycling Barry Metals________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009


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MMR,LLC __________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading __ 602-257-4660 Sheet Metal Self Clinch Direct _____801-746-2689 Stainless Steel Apache Steel Company _ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum _____877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company _ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466


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F Steel Company ___ 800-423-6651 Fry Ind. Metal Supply _____602-454-1500 MarZee Inc. _______ 602-269-5801 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company _ 602-267-9865 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals 888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Titanium Aerodyne Alloys ______ 800-237-2888 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Ulbrich of California ___ 800-237-2888 Tubing AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003

Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 Ha Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Tubing: Titanium & Hastelloy Haynes Intl ________ 619-449-1584 GASES Cylinder Storage/Microbulk Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Purification Units (CO2 and Hydrogen) Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Welding and Cutting Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 TOOLING Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Seco Tools Inc. _______ 248-528-5960 Carbide B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422

Horizon orizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Cutting Tools: Custom Eclipse Carbide _______ 480-214-3719 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960

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30 Years Experience

Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407

MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008

Thread Mills End Mills ROBOTICS Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Robotic Part Loading Systems Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Micro 100 _________ Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport,480-495-1454 Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service PROG. SYSTEMS Helical Solutions _____ 866-543-5422 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 and repair to Arizona, CAD/CAM Thank you Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Mike Smith Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Tooling Columns S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Tooling Systems Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Form Tools Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 B & T Tool & Engineering 602-267-1481 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Software, Inv. Control Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960 Inserts, Indexable METAL DISTRIBUTORS Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Software,Lean/6 Sigma Western States Metals __801-978-0562 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 4 Sight Technologies ____ 480-922-6484 PALLET SYSTEMS Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Manual & Automatic Pallet Software, NC Programming Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Systems Inserts, PCD/CBN Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Manual Lift Off Pallet Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Systems Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 Loose Abrasive Grains S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Manual Rotory Pallet Sys- TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 tems Software, Servicing Reamers & Drills, PCD Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900

Delcam __________ 877 335 2261 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Feature Cam _______ 602-502-9654 TMI (GibbsCAM) ______ 602-618-6553 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 REPAIR/DESIGN Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Machine Tool Design/ Engineering DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Machine Tool Rebuilding A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008


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Michael Manning 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (714) 713-0006 cell

The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Spindle Rebuilding Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Trish Mooney Tool Repair, Coating, 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Treatment (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 414-7835 cell B & T Tool & _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 MACHINERY REPAIR PARTS Belts All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Bearings(Precision) All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Rich Crouse Metric O-Rings All World Machinery2233Supply S. 15th Place,815-943-9111 Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 533-0519 cell Switches (Proximity, Limit) All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) All World Machinery Supply 815-943-9111

CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Setco-Pope Spindles ____ 866-362-0699 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 Elrod Machinery _____ 928-526-9032 Machinery Moving SERVICES Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Banks A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Machine Repair Parts/Filters Alerus Bank & Trust ____ 480-905-2407 Rivera 480-642-2876 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Bank of Arizona ______ Chendo Business2233Consulting Maint/Repair Services S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 224-1772 cell A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 ABS Quality Evaluations _ 281-673-2843 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 BMSC____________480-445-9400 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 O’Donnell & Assoc. _____602-843-8018 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Calibration Services DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Southwest Spindle Service 480-837-0368 Starrett___________602-790-6073 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Calibration: Repair & Certify MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Mold Repairs B&B Tool _________520-397-0436 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Stamping Repairs Cash Flow Management B&B Tool. _________520-397-0436 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 Prev. Maint Programs CNC Laser Calibration A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 MTLC ____________ 602-721-8819 Computer/Web Services Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Gartman Technical Services _ 602-788-8121 Consulting DM Machine Repair ____ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 4 Sight Technologies____480-922-6484 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 BMSC____________480-445-9400 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Advanced Custom Screens_800-992-7936 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Quality Advisory Services__602-910-1510 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Repair -Hydraulic Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Contract Inspection Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Advanced Coordinate Tech _ 623-780-4137 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 The Werks C&C, Inc ____ 602-569-1809 Contract Programming Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Repair - Portable A&J Ind Mch. Repair ___ 602-550-1339 Ellison Machinery _____480-968-5335 Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 A Z METALWORKER • 98 • May/June 2012

CNC Training C Adams Machinery ______480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jet Products _________623-869-6749 Design Services DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ___623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust _____480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona _______480-642-2876 Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 SBG Capital ________480-897-4988 Human Resource/Staffing CPI ______________480-339-0452 Heavyhaul IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 HUB Intl __________ 602-749-4190 Leavitt Group _______602-264-0566 International Trade Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 ISO/AS9100 Consulting ABS Quality Evaluations __281-673-2843 BMSC____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 IT/ Network Support Gartman Technical Services _ 602-788-8121 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust _____480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona ______ 480-642-2876 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 Lean Manufacturing ABS Quality Evaluations __281-673-2843 4 Sight Technologies ___ 480-922-6484 BMSC ___________ 480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Manufacturers Rep Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Mexican Shelter Programs Mountain Rep _______ 480-899-1900 Rigging/Machinery Moving IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Retirement Planning Country Financial _____ 602-321-3232 Recycling Barry Metals_________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc. 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC ___________623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading ___602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 Datum Inspection ___ 602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131

Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Rigging IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training DDi (Solidworks) _____ 602-241-0900 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 Quality Advisory Services ___602-910-1510 Services: UT/ Network Support Shop Floor Automations___ 877-611-5825 Software: Continuous Improvement CIS ______________ 602-445-9400 Staffing: Engineers/Mfg CPI ______________ 480-339-0452 Supplier Auditing BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Improvement Consulting 480-861-7088 Systems Integration Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5877 Technical Staffing CPI ______________ 480-339-0452 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab. __ 602-272-4571 ARTL _____________ 602-374-3770 Trade Show Booth Design Fry Fabricators _______ 602-454-0701 Transportation IRH ____________ 800-334-2409

Working Capital, Credit Lines Bank of Arizona _______480-642-2876 O’Donnell & Assoc. ____ 602-843-8018 SBG Capital ________ 480-897-4988 SEALS EMI/RFI State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Films/Foils/Tapes State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Gaskets State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Liquid Dispensers State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Thermal State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION USB Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Scheduling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Serial Port Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Software:CNC Networking Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 RS232 Cabling Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825 Virtual CNC Shop Floor Automations _ 877-611-5825


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ASSEMBLY CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid ________ 602-323-2560

May Foundry & Machine _ 801-531-8931 BENDING Castings: Production Advanced Metal Meta Sales____623-434-8343 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 AATC_____________602-268-1467 BONDING May Foundry & Machine _ 801-531-8931 Castings: Repair BRAZING Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 CLEANING A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 Brazing: Vacuum Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 COATING Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 BROACHING Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Ayers Gear & Mach ______ 623-934-6913 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Lewis Aerospace ________ 623-581-0764 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 CARBURIZING LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 CASTINGS AATC______________602-268-1467 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 May Foundry & Machine __ 801-531-8931 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Castings: Prototype AATC______________602-268-1467 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878

Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530 Coating: Chem Film AP Industrial _________ 480-968-1947 Certified Inspection ______ 602-267-0661 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries _____ _480-968-1930 Jet Products __________ 623-869-6749 METCO Metal Finishing ____ 602-276-4120 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090


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Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 602-256-0260 Treffers Precision _______602-744-2636 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 The Metal Man ________800-448-9448 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 HVOF Metal Spraying Prime Machine _______ 801-575-8430


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Powder Coating Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales___ Sales 623-434-8343 ____800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ____ 602-278-3918 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting ____800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Laser APMI ____________ 480-668-0024 Fine Line Laser Cutting __ 602-863-3196 Taycar Enterprises ____505-265-2121 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp'g___ 480-967-2038 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists ___ 480-829-6530

EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc. _________ 602-272-2654 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech ________ 480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold ________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech ________ 480-921-1665 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Wright Prototype ______ 541-619-2760 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC ____ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool_____ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists __ 480-829-6530 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Central Valley Machine ___435-752-0931 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300

PGI______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufactuing____623-780-4100 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech __________480-921-1665 Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 FABRICATION Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 APMI ______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969

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President Tel: 602.454.7385 Fax: 602.454.7389 Cell: 480.710.8420 Email:


Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Your Manufacturing Solutions Partner

Geno Forman

Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

3342 E. Wier Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040 NADCAP Approved Facility


3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.


Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.


Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Astra Fab ___________ 480-497-8250 Bell Steel ___________ 480-833-5538 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries ________ 520-294-3126 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Central Components ___ 520-571-1433 Central Valley Machine ___ 435-752-0931 CGS Technologies _______ 623-869-0600 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab ____ 818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc _________ 623-939-8119 Dungeon Delights_______ 480-215-2461 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv __ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 New Hope Machine ______ 520-825-7830

CygnetStamping amping & Fab ____818-240-7574 Dungeon Delights ____ 480-215-2461 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Fabrication: Medium & Large APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 CAL Precision Inc. _____951-273-9901 Continental Machining __800-777-2483 CGS Technologies ______ 623-869-0600 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Fabrication: Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Custom Metal Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Arrow Sheet Metal ______ 303-427-6419

Phoenix Metalcraft _____ 602-279-4810 Plastic Eng.___________480-491-8100 PMC Manufacturing______ 623-582-2233 Precision Casting Repair___ 800-622-2404 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 State Seal Company _____ 602-437-1532 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tolleson Steel _______ 623-936-3325 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800

Craig Roth Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 President/C.O.O. Trepanning Specialties ___562-633-8110 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Bell Steel___________ 480-833-5538 Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Arizona 85040 Empire Precision Mach. __Phoenix, 480-633-4580 Phone: (602)243-4329 Fabrication: Sheet Metal Cell: (602)370-5777 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 APMI______________480-668-0024 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. Arrow Sheet Metal _______303-427-6419 Astra Fab &__________ Spring Manufacturing480-497-8250 Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Bell Steel ___________ 480-833-5538 Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Arizona 85040 Capital Stainless _____Phoenix, 480-967-0016 Phone: (602)243-4329 CygnetStamping & Fab ____ Cell:818-240-7574 (602)370-5777 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications _______ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830





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Precision Die Cutting

Phoenix Metalcraft ___ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 FINISHING AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530


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METCO Metal Finishing ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish ________ 602-278-1733 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aerospace Testing _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Glass Bead Clean ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171

Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing ____ 602-257-0530 Passivation ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies ___ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Jet Processing _____ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing ___ 602-276-4120 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Powder Coating AP Industrial ________ 480-968-1947 Precision Powdercoat ____ 480-894-5224 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray ___________ 602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 Profiles Tool & Engineering _ 480-894-1008

FORGINGS Aluminum Precision _____ 805-488-4401 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Forgings: Aluminum Aluminum Precision _____ 805-488-4401 Forgings: Titanium Aluminum Precision _____ 805-488-4401 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 FOUNDRY AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 May Foundry & Machine _ 801-531-8931

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GEAR CUTTING Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Machine ____ 623-934-6913 GLASS BEAD A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 GRINDING Arizona Engineering ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding _____602-353-8088 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 GMN USA __________800-686-1679 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 JRT Hunt ____________480-968-5928 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 PMC Manufacturing______ 623-582-2233 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding ____ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701

TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding ______ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: ID/OD Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767

JRT Hunt ___________ 480-968-5928 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome ____ 602-278-8671 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool US Carbide Tool LLC ______480-755-3812 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 CTE ____________ 800-783-2400 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding: Ultra Precision Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581

GUNDRILLING Trepanning Specialties __ 562-633-8110 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical Processors 602-437-3008 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Controlled Thermal Tech'y__ 602-272-3714 L A Specialties _________602-269-7612 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 HeatTreating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum HeatTreating Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630

11042 N. 24th Ave. Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85029


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State Seal Company ____ 602-437-1532 Gladhill Assoc ________623-939-4412 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding ______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 INDUSTRIAL SEALINGS Gaskets:Manufacturing Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301

State Seal Company ____602-437-1532

Industrial Sealings Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301

State Seal Company ____602-437-1532

Packing Cupps Ind Supply ______ 602-269-2301


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INSPECTION Calibration Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Datum Inspection _______602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Advanced Coordinate Tech __623-780-4137 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Datum Inspection _______602-997-1340 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services (NDT) Jet Processing ______ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Semiray Aero. Testing _____ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. 602-272-4571 ISO Consultant BMSC_____________480-445-9400

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Quality Advisory Services _ 602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc_________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Great Western Registrar ___623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar Great Western Registrar ___623-580-1881 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Liquid Penetrant Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 Semiray ____________602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Jet Products____ _____623-869-6749 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 Metrology/inspection Serv Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856

Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 X-Ray Certified Inspection Service __ 602-267-066 Semiray ____________ 602-275-1917 Team Industrial Services __ 602-269-7868 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Cassavant Machining ___602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Hawkeye Precision _____ 480-926-8642 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering __ 480-894-100 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939


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Machining: 5 Axis 5th Axis Fixtures _____ 858-505-0432 Cassavant Machining _ 602-437-4005 Clings Mfg _______ 480-968-1778 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng 520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc.________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ______ 480-961-7673 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 St. Vrain Manufacturing __ 303-702-1529 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: Aerospace AATC_____________602-268-1467 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng _____ 623-486-2019 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arizona Engineering ____ 520-586-1522 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ___ 505-342-2943 CAL Precision Inc. ____951-273-9901 Cassavant Machining _ 602-437-4005 Central Components ___520-571-1433 Challenger Aerospace ___ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Continental Machining _800-777-2483 Evans Precision Machining__623-581-6200

Excaliber ___________623-878-6800 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HK Machining ________602-278-6704 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 JB's Precision _________623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jet Products __________623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc. __________602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace________ 623-581-0764 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______602-437-8995 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products________623-587-0335 PGI ____________ 505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing ______623-582-2233 Powill Manufacturing___ 623-780-4100 Prime Machine ________ 801-575-8430 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Satowfi ____________480-374-5706

Sout Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing ____303-702-1529 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Systems 3 ___________480-894-2581 Trepanning Specialties ___ 562-633-8110 White Rock Inc. ________ 435-750-6414 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001

Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arizona Engineering ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Astra Fab __________ 480-497-8250 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Central Components ___ 520-571-1433 Central Valley Machine ___ 435-752-0931 Cling’s Manufacturing______480-968-1778 Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies ____480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____480-464-0150 HK Machining ________602-278-6704 Hawkeye Precision ______480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc. ___________480-833-7305 JB's Precision ________ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 JRT Hunt____________480-968-5928 A Z METALWORKER • 105 • May/June 2012

Machining: Contract Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 Aero Design & Mfg ______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Banner Machine, Inc______ 602-437-4984 CAL Precision Inc. _____ 951-273-9901 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 Gilbert Precision Machine ___480-892-4730 Group Mfg Serv. ________480-966-3952 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 Lewis Aerospace _______ 623-581-0764 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing ____623-582-2261 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC ______ 480-239-8254 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 2

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L&W Machine Co ____ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc. _________ 602-272-2654 Metalcraft Inc.________ 480-967-4889 Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine_______ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Osborn Products_______ 623-587-0335 PGI______________505-884-5782 PMBC __________ _602-431-8131 PMC Manufacturing ______623-582-2233 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering__480-894-1008 Quality Mold ______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Satowfi ___________ 480-374-5706 St. Vrain Manufacturing___ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing____623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Systems 3 ___________ 480-894-2581 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 White Rock Inc.________435-750-6414 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 X5 Manufacturing____ ___602-454-7385 Machining Composites Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 Machining: Large Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach. _ 480-633-4580 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704 Mach: CNC Turning 3D Machine LLC_______480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arizona Engineering ____ 520-586-1522 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 A2Z METALWORKER

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Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining _ 602-437-4005 Central Components ___520-571-1433 Continental Machining __800-777-2483 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Morsch Machine_______ 480-961-7673 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Osborn Products ______ 623-587-0335 PGI _____________505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing______623-582-2233 Precision Metalworks __602-455-9575 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 St. Vrain Manufacturing ___303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab_ 480-961-3075 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Systems 3 ___________480-894-2581 Val-Tech Mfg ________ 480-966-7376 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Machining Plastic Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC _____480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works _____ 480-926-4171 AATC_____________602-268-1467 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 Adams Mfg & Eng _____ 623-486-2019 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arizona Engineering ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Wire & Tool _____ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision ________480-834-4637 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc _______480-892-7304 CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Cassavant Machining __ 602-437-4005 Central Components __ 520-571-1433 Central Valley Machine __ 435-752-0931 Challenger Aerospace ____480-894-0802 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision Mach’g _ 623-581-6200 Foresight Technologies ____ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision , Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision ___ 480-926-8642 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __520-889-8325 HK Machining _______ 602-278-6704

JB’s Precision _______ 623-581-9088 JD Ellen LLC _______ 623-587--0253 Jemelco, Inc. _______ 480-804-9541 Jet Products ________ 623-869-6749 JRT Hunt____________480-968-5928 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace _____ 623-581-0764 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine _______ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ___ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 PGI ______________505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing_______623-582-2233 Powill Mfg___________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 Quality Mold _______ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco _____602-278-7700 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Satowfi ____________ 480-374-5706 Service & Sales _____ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 St. Vrain Manufacturing ___ 303-702-1529 Stewart Manufacturing ____ 623-582-2261 Sun Tech _________ 480-921-1665 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.__ _480-998-2005 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 Tolleson Steel ______ 623-936-3325 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___ 623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix _______ 480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Weiser/Mile High Precision _ 303-280-2778 White Rock Inc.________ 435-750-6414 Wintech _________ 602-437-9001 Wire-Tech ________ 480-966-1591

CAL Precision Inc. ____ 951-273-9901 Central Valley Machine ____435-752-0931 Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision ______ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Foresight Technologies ____ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine ___ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hawkeye Precision ______ 480-926-8642 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc. ___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc. ________ 480-804-9541 JD Ellen LLC ________ 623-587--0253 JRT Hunt____________ 480-968-5928 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 L&W Machine Co _____ 602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PGI_______________505-884-5782 PMC Manufacturing_______623-582-2233 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco _____ 602-278-7700 RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904 St. Vrain Manufacturing____ 303-702-1529 Stellar Machining & Fab _ 480-961-3075 Stewart Manufacturing ____ 623-582-2261 SwissTech Tooling & MFg. ___480-998-2005 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Tri-Matrix ___________480-844-0165 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Wintech ___________602-437-9001 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn Arizona Engineering _____520-586-1522 Wolf Precision Tool ______ 951-296-3505 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 Machining: Prototype A A T C _____________602-268-1467 Jemelco, Inc. ________ 480-804-9541 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 RMSS______________623-780-5904 Adams Mfg & Eng _____ 623-486-2019 Tooling Molds West ______ 480-921-9939 Action Machine_______ 602-233-0883 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403 Arizona Engineering____ 520-586-1522 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc _____ 480-892-7304

Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 ACME Metal Works ______ 480-926-4171 Action Machine _______ 602-233-0883 AMT-America ________ 602-443-1403

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Arizona Engineering ____ 520-586-1522 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 Glover Precision, Inc. ____480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 Jet Products _________ 623-869-6749 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 Machining: Semiconductor Foresight Technologies ___ 480-967-0080 Gilbert Precision Machine __ 480-892-4730 L&W Machine Co _____602-323-2560 Satowfi____________ 480-374-5706 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Bar-S Machine ______ 928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining ___602-437-4005 Howard PMP _______ 801-808-4106 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 SwissTech Tooling & Mfg.____480-998-2005 White Rock Inc. ________435-750-6414 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 White Rock Inc. _______ 435-750-5534 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 American Prec.Mach __ 602-269-6298 Ayers Gear & Mach _____623-934-6913 AzMark __________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace___ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g __ 623-581-6200 Hawkeye Precision ____ 480-926-8642 JB’s Precision Ind _____ 623-581-9088 Jet Products _________623-869-6749

LAYKE, Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Lewis Aerospace______ 623-581-0764 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc _____ 602-437-8995 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 PGI_______________505-884-5782 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 Fine Line Laser Cutting_ 602-863-3196 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 Taycar Enterprises ____505-265-2121 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc. ___ 602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking Ace Laser____________ 480-924-3232 East Valley Laser Inc ______ 480-855-7137 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 MANUFACTURING Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 APMI __ __________ 480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc _______623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision _____ 602-316-6957 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Howell Precision _______ 623-582-4776 Glover Precision, Inc. ___ 480-464-0150 Group Manufacturing Serv _480-966-3952 PMBC ___________ 602-431-8131 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Stewart Manufacturing ___ 623-582-2261

Scriven Precision ______ 480-961-9775 Systems 3 __________ 480-894-2581 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical E Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 tching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 METAL FORMING Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Tri-Matrix __________ 480-844-0165 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping __ 480-967-2038 METALIZING Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 Bolt’s Metallizing _______602-244-2432 Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 MOLDS Adams Mfg & Eng ______ 623-486-2019 PMBC ____________602-431-8131 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold ________ 480-892-5480 Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Tooling Molds West _____ 480-921-9939 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc ______ 602-437-8995 Wire-Tech __________ 480-966-1591 Molds: Rubber Toolcraft of Phoenix ___623-435-5405 Molds: Steel Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 PAINTING AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Jet Processing ______623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Valley Industrial Painting __ 602-256-6273 Abrasive Blasting AP Industrial _________480-968-1947 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths AP Industrial _________480-968-1947

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Mike ToddJones Updyke

Hydraulic Parts & Service Sales Hydraulic Repair Hardchrome Plating & Honing

BUS. (520) 623-8681 OR 800-989-8681 FAX (520) 798-1419 CELL (520) 269-1746 CELL 520-429-8205 AFTER HRS. – SERVICE (520) 240-9387 PARTS (520) 240-9390

Mike Gudin President Office: 480.306.7748 Cell: 480-383-9288 Fax: 480.306.7769

451 E. Juanita Ave. Suite #14 Mesa, AZ 85204

Dennis Reynolds

PH 602-863-3196 17464 N. 25th Ave. Ste B1 Phoenix, AZ 85023

Precious Metal Plating Plating____ 800-481-6271 Precision Metalworks __ 602-455-9575 Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Anodizing ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Embrittlement Relief EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing _____ 480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Hard Chrome Road Machinery _______ 520-623-8681 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties ________ 602-269-7612 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Silver Plating EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 A2Z METALWORKER

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(602) 455-9575. Fax (602) 455-0166. Cell (623) 203-9619 1700 N. 22nd Ave .• Phoenix, AZ. 85009

1930 E. 3rd St., #13 Tempe, AZ 85281

& ENG.

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THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries ____ 480-892-9595 Tube Bending /Fabrication Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 Cling’s Manufacturing ____480-968-1778 Controlled Thermal Tech'y___602-272-3714 Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Empire Precision Mach. __ 480-633-4580 K-zell Metals, Inc. ___ 602-232-5882 THREADING Service & Sales _____ 480-968-9084 Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 WATER PURIF/ RECYC. Grindworks _________ 623-582-5767 USFilter _________ 760-525-9930 WATERJET CUTTING Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys 800-237-2888 Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 Creedbilt Inc _______ 623-939-8119 Thread Rolling Flow International ___ 480-830-0431 Ron Grob Co. ________ 970-667-5320 Shaw Precision _______ 480-785-4925 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC _____ 480-239-8254 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 LAI Southwest ________ 602-304-1160 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 MarZee Inc. ________602-269-5801 Whitley Machine ______ 602-323-5550 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Southwest Waterjet ____480-306-7748 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Stellar Machining & Fab _480-961-3075 Taycar Enterprises ____505-265-2121 TOOLING Toolcraft of Phoenix __ 623-435-5405 Frontier Metal Stamping ___303-458-5129 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 US Carbide Tool LLC ______480-755-3812 Whitley Machine ____ 602-323-5550 Wolf Precision Tool _____ 951-296-3505 Wintech __________ 602-437-9001 Tooling: Jig & Fixture Waterjet,3D 3 - 5 AXIS Building Innovative Cutting Solutions 623-842-1255 New Hope Machine _____ 520-825-7830 LAI Southwest _______ 602-304-1160 TREPANNING Waterjet, Multi head Trepanning Specialties ___562-633-8110 LAI Southwest _______ 602-304-1160 Whitley Machine ____ 602-323-5550 TUBING Assembly Formed Tubing Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Howell Precision ________623-582-4776 Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514

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3D Machine ............................ 99 Consolidated Resources Inc.......26,97 4 Sight Technologies...................... 97 Continental Machining...................105 5th Axis Fixtures.......................66,94 Controlled Thermal.........................103 A&J Indus. Mch Repair...........42,97 Country Financial................................97 AATC.....................................................99 Courier Graphics................................80 ABS Quality Evaluations..............65,99 CPI.........................................................98 ABS Metallurgical Processors........102 Creedbilt Inc.................................38,106 Absolute Machining & Turning.....109 Crozier Machine Tool....................109 ACC Machinery................................7,90 Cupps Industrial Supply..................105 Accuwright.........................................102 Cutting Tool Consultants..................92 Ace Laser............................................100 CTE.........................................................93 ACME Metal Works.........................108 Cygnet Stamping & Fab..................108 Action Machine.................................101 D & R Mchy..............................23,90,96 Adams Mfg & Eng............................102 DCM Tech..................................82,92 Adams Mach......................13,57,90,112 DDi..............................................96,111 Advanced Coating Technologies.108 Datum Inspection........................103 Advanced Coord Tech...................... 91 Desert EDM Sales.................... 65,93 Advanced Metal Sales......................96 DM Machine Repair......................97 Advanced Precision ..........................97 Dungeon Delights........................101 Aero Spring & Mfg ...........................101 East Valley Laser Inc.....................105 Aero Tech...........................................106 East Valley Powdercoat .............108 Aerodyne Alloys.................................95 Ebbco Inc.........................................91 Echols Saw & Supply ....................90 AgieCharmilles....................................27 Eclipse Carbide ..............................92 Airtek ....................................................94 Edge Technologies........................93 Alerus Bank & Trust.....................47,97 EDM Network ..........................32,94 All World Machinery Supply.......14,97 EDM Perform Access. ..................95 Aluminum Precision.........................102 EDM Tech .................................56,99 American Aerospace ....................... 99 Ellison Machinery . 5,74-75,83,90,92 American Auctioneers Group........ 69 Elrod Machine & Mfg ............. 44,93 AMT-America ...................................104 Empire Precision Mach. ............. 106 AMTS....................................................97 EPSI. ..............................................108 Anchor Danly ..................................... 48 Evans Precision Mach’g ..............102 Apache Gear ......................................102 Exactitude .....................................107 Apache Steel.......................................94 Excaliber Precision...................... 100 AP Industrial......................................108 Fadal CNC .................................44, 91 APMI.................................................... 99 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. ............102 Arizona Engineering .......................104 Fine Line Laser Cutting...............108 Arizona Finishing..............................103 Firetrace...........................................91 Arizona Hard Chrome ....................103 Flow Intl ....................................49,94 Arizona Wire Spec .................. ..........99 Foresight Finishing......................108 Arizona Wire Tool ............................109 Foresight Technologies.............. 100 Arrow Sheet Metal...........................102 Frontier Metal Stamping ...........108 ARTL .................................................... 98 Fry Fabrications .............................99 Astra Fab............................................. 99 Fry Steel Co ....................................94 Auer Precision ...................................102 Ganesh Machinery ....................31,92 Ayers Gear & Mach .......................... 99 Gartman Tech Services......... 86,109 AZ CNC .............8,9,25,59,76-80,90,93 Geiger Electric Inc ..........................91 AZMARK....................................100,108 Gilbert Metal Stamping................99 AZ Metals.......................................58,94 Gilbert Precision Machine.......... 106 AZ Tool Steel .......................................95 Gladhill Assoc..........................85,104 B&B Tool..............................................96 Global EDM Supply .......................93 B & T Tool & Engr..............................94 Glover Precision, Inc. .................. 104 Backerworks Mfg............................106 GMN USA .......................................93 .......................... 91 Gold Tech Industries ............... ....104 Bank of Arizona .................................95 Great Western .........................72,97 Barry Metals .................................62,95 Grindworks .................................. 100 Bar-S Machine Inc............................. 99 Group Manufacturing .................101 Barton International ...................44,91 Haas Factory Outlet..............5,92,93 Bell Steel .............................................101 HK Machining ...............................105 BID Machine, Inc...............................101 Harschco .......................................103 Blaser....................................................95 Hawkeye Precision ......................101 Blue Streak Grinding..................72,102 Haynes Intl .....................................94 BMSC..............................................89,97 Helical Solutions ............................97 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc......................105 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding ....101 Bralco Metals..........................36,93,94 Horizon Carbide ............................96 Byington Steel Treating .................103 Howard PMP ............................... 104 Precision ......................... 100 CAID....................................................100 Howell Intl ..........................................97 Cal Precision......................................105 HUB Metal Supply .....................38,95 Cassavant Machining .....................107 Ind. Die .................................. 104 Cassidy Turley .....................................86 Ind.Tool Workholding Solution ..........96 Castrol .....................................................2 Ind. Infinisys..................................100,104 Central Components......................104 Innovative Cutting Tools..............93 Central Valley Machine...................107 Innovative Cutting Solutions ....108 Certified Inspection Services ......... 99 Innovative Tool Sales ....................93 CGS Technologies, Inc. ................... 101 Intech Funding ..............................39 Challenger Aerospace....................104 Integrated Systems Inc.............. 109 ChemResearch ................................103 IPE Aerospace ................................22 Chevalier .............................................. 19 IRH...................................................97 CIS......................................................... 99 ISMG................................................89 Cling’s Manufacturing .....................101 ITDE ............................................... 104 CNC Machinery ..................................92 Jan’s Inc..........................................105 Coast Aluminum................................94 J B’s Prec Ind..................................104 Coastal Metals.........................20,95,96 JD Ellen LLC ....................................105 Coating Tech.................................71,100 Jemelco Inc .....................................97 Collins Metal Finishing ..................... 99 J.K. 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Jorgenson ... .................. ...................92 JRT Hunt ......................................... 108 JWB Manufacturing............................103 K D Capital ........................................90 Klontech Indus. Sales ...............90,96 KMT Waterjet ...................................91 K-Zell Metals, Inc. ........................... 101 Kwik Mark Inc..................................84 L&W Machine Co. ......................... 104 LA Specialties............................50,104 LAI International ............................102 Larry Arroues ...................................93 Layke Inc......................................... 100 Leavitt Group................................... 97 Lewis Aerospace............................ 101 Lone Arrow ......................................93 Louie’s Black Oxide................. 101,103 Louie’s Gun Finishing.....................103 Lynch Brothers ...............................103 Machinery Sales .............................. 92 Magnum Precision......11,80,81,90-93 Makino......................................... 15,90 Marshall Tool & Supply ..................96 MarZee .................................50,94,102 Matrix Machine ........................99,100 Maxum Petroleum ............2,52-53,95 May Foundry...................................102 MC Machinery .............................31,93 Mesa Machinery ........................73,92 Metalcraft Inc. ............................... 104 Metal Processing Intl.................... 106 Metal Spinning ............................... 101 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ............ 97 Metco Metal ................................. 104 Methods Machine .......................... 92 Micro-Tronics .............................10,100 Micro 100.................................... 46,95 Micropulse West .............................99 Midaco Corp ..............................46,96 Milne ................................................. 97 Mirachem .........................................93 MMR LLC..........................................98 Moore Tool & Equip ....................... 92 Mountain Rep.................................. 97 Morsch Machine ...................70-71,99 MTLC ...........................................60,99 Muratec ............................................ 92 National Grinding & Mfg...............102 Nelson Engineering ....................... 101 New Hope Machine ..................... 100 Noranco............................................84 North-South ................................31,93 O’Donnell & Associates..................96 OGP ....................................................91 Omax Corp................................. 67,90 Orion Registrar .............................. 104 Osborn Products.....................100,102 Pacific Metal Stampings .............. 108 Perfection Industrial Finishing .....107 Perfection Powder Coating ........ 100 Perma-Finish... ................................103 Petroferm.........................................93 PGI ................................................... 104 Phoenix Grinding .......................... 100 Phoenix Heat Treat........................103 Phoenix Metalcraft....................... 108 Phoenix Metal Trading.............66,96 Phoenix Small Tool .........................96 PMC Manufacturing ......................105 Powill Mfg .......................................103 Praxair Distribution...................40,96 Precious Metal Plating. .............. ..104 Precision Casting Repair ................99 Precision Die ....................................99 Precision Industrial Painting........ 100 Precision Metalworks .................. 109 Premier Precision ..................... 66,101 Prime Axis ..................................16,100 Prime Machine................................100 Pro Precision ...................................102 Profiles Tool & Eng ........................100 Quality Advisory...............................93 Qualichem, Inc..................................94 Quality Improvement Consulting.. 98 Quality Mold.....................................102 R&D Specialty Manco.....................105 RMSS.................................................107

Road Machinery...............................108 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...... .....91 Roentgen USA....................................91 Ron Grob............................................105 Ryerson .........................................33,96 S&S Machinery Sales ........................ 92 S L Fusco.............................................94 Samuel, Son & Co...................24,94,95 Sandvik Coromant ...................... 92,98 Satowfi ..............................................105 Savage Machine ................................91 ...................1,3,34-35,88 SBG Capital.........................................96 Scriven Precision Fab........................99 Seco Tools ..........................................96 Self Clinch ...................................... 18,93 Semiray .......................................63,105 Service & Sales................................. 109 Setco Spindles & Slides ...................95 Shaw Precision Grind’g ................... 101 Shop Floor Automations ................. 97 Southwest Powder .........................103 Solar Atmospheres...........................99 Southwest Spindle Service..............96 Southwest Swiss Precision.............105 Southwest Waterjet ....................... 108 SPRINGWORKS Utah ..................... 109 St Vrain...............................................106 Star Metal Fluids............17,91,92,96,97 Starrett ................................................91 State Industrial Prod.........................94 State Seal Company ........................104 Steel Services Grind’g................85,100 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc............104 Sun Grinding ................................ 12,102 Sun Tech ........................................... 109 Superior Grinding.............................103 Sustaining Edge Solutions ..............,96 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg ................107 Systems3 ...........................................105 TAYCAR..............................................102 TCI Precision Metals.................... 30,94 TMM Precision............................99,102 T.S.M. Mach. ................................37,90 Team Industrial Services ........... 82,103 TechMark...........................................102 Tech Mold............................................61 Temperature Processing.................103 Temtco Steel ......................................94 The Metal Man ...........................99,102 The Werks C&C ..............................31,95 TMI (GibbsCAM)................................ 97 TNT Sandblasting .............................105 Tolleson Steel.....................................94 Toolcraft of Phoenix ........................105 Tooling Molds West .........................105 Tornquist Machinery..........................91 Total Filtration Services .................... 93 Total Quality Sys ................................94 Tornos ............................................. 21,91 Trepanning Specialties ....................107 Tri-Matrix Mach ................................ 101 Trio Tool ..............................................93 Trusty-Cook ...................................45,92 TW Metals ..........................................95 Tube Service.......................................94 U S Shop Tools..............................43,93 Ulbrich of CA.................................47,94 United Performance Metals ...........94 Universal Laser Systems ..................64 US Carbide Tools ............................. 109 Val-Tech Mfg ..................................... 101 Valley Industrial Painting................ 108 Vision Engineering .............................72 Washington Cal. .........................103 Wayco Sales Inc............................ 28,91 WC Machine & Tool ......................... 101 Weiser/Mile High Precision.............102 Western States Metal ...................... 97 White Rock Inc. ................................105 Whitley Machine .........................102 Widia ................................................... 92 Wintech ............................................. 101 Wire-Tech........................................... 101 Wolf Precision Tool ....................56,108 Wrico.............................................64,101 Wright Prototype............................ 100 X5 ........................................................ 101


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