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Vol. 2, No. 4 Aug/Sept 2012

Regional Manufacturing Magazine for The Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, and N. CA)

State-of-the-Art CNC Cutting Tool Manufacturing

Precision Laser Marking

3 Huge Local Inventories

3 Local Showrooms

Swift Tool Co.

Bandsaw Welding

World Class Coating Center


More than an Industrial Distributor

Driving Productivity and Profits for their Metalworking Customers

Samuel Aerospace is one of North America’s top ten processors and distributors of metals, operating more than 40 facilities which are strategically located throughout Canada and the United States. Additional facilities maintained in the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico and China extend our reach globally. Our strategically placed processing and service centers allow us to offer on time and JIT delivery services.

Samuel Aerospace alloys are available in a complete range of shapes and sizes to meet the diverse requirements of the commercial and defense aerospace markets. We stock one of the most extensive aluminum inventories in the industry. Our available aerospace aluminum offering includes:

• Sheet & Coil • Plate • Rod & Bar • Tube & Pipe

A variety of AS, ISO and TS standards ensures conformance to customer’s requirements. Primary aerospace service centers are ISO 9000 and AS9100/9120 certified. Samuel Aerospace offers value-added quality processing services including:

• Water-Jet Cutting

• Bar and Extrusion Sawing • Aluminum Plate Sawing • First Stage Processing

Our pre-production processing services are all performed to stringent quality standards to your specifications, saving you time and money while ensuring the quality of your end product. We go to great heights to deliver the right product to the correct quality standards, on time, every time. Plus, we offer Stock and Release and Vendor Managed Inventory programs. These programs can help your company eliminate costly inventories and improve cash flow.

To learn more contact your Samuel Aerospace Metals representative or call (877) 565-7050. Everything you need in a metals supplier…quality, reliability and availability.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Editors Corner

en·tre·pre·neur; A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. I would like to tell you about a special entrepreneur and what she taught me. I hope this story inspires you in some way. I want to tell you about Ramona M. Carpenter, born on a small ranch in Galisteo, NM as Ramona M. Anaya. The time frame is the 1930’s. Back in those days there were cows, goats, lamb, chickens, and veggies from your own garden. You made your own cheese, stole the morning eggs and had a good early morning run from the mad hens in the hen house. In those days you had lots of kids to help you with the chores and the running of the ranch, there was a lot to living. The people in that small town were living the American Dream; a good but hard life and all the freedom and opportunity they could muster. Ramona was taught a good work ethic. Work was not something you dreaded, it was a part of life; like eating, laughing, or sleeping. Everyone worked and everyone got up early, and everyone was proud of his or her daily accomplishments. As time went on; Ramona’s Father Jose wanted a better life for his family and took a city job in the town of Santa Fe where he built his house with calloused hands, family labor, a lot of hard work and his team called it home. Ramona went through school like her brothers and sisters and learned the ways of the evolving world. She yearned for “the Good Life” as they called it then and had jobs and worked to buy the things she aspired to have on her own. After high scool, she met a Gringo, fell in love, had kids, and commenced living her American Dream. Though Ramona worked a series of different jobs, she longed for a business of her own and with the help of her husband and some inexpensive family labor, built a janitorial business. The business grew and was well known and after a few years of cleaning other people’s toilets this business no longer appealed to Ramona. She wanted her own shop and desired to elevate her vocation to something more fulfilling. She loved flowers and plants so the idea was sold, start a flower shop. Ramona went to school, learned the business, became a florist and never looked back. She built the business and the family all worked and helped out. With long hours and the spirit of a true entrepreneur, 27 years went by and many Christmases were happily realized. She and her family did not want and had a good life. As the song goes by Zak Brown, “Take it all in, It’s a game we can’t win, Enjoy the ride”. Ramona left a legacy of entrepreneurial spirit, a great work ethic, and pride and honor in ones accomplishments. She managed her enterprise, grew it, lived the dream, and gave it considerable initiative, though there was a lot of risk! Life is short and we all need to work and enjoy the fruits of our labor, our family, and the time we are blessed with on this wonderful planet. I encourage you all to continue to foster that entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy the ride! Until I meet you at one of the trade shows and shake your hand, kindly give me a call if there is anything I can do to help you grow your business! Thank you for your continued support, A Z METALWORKER NW • 2

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Kim Carpenter

This Month’s Cover & Shop Profile.

Swift Tool Co, Inc.

Photos courtesy of: Hoang Nguyen Everlasting Moments Studio Announcements/Releases..................... 6-12 Shop Profile.......................................1,18-19 Feature Articles.....................................40-41 Buyers Guide Equipment......................44-48 Buyers Guide Processes........................49-53 Card Gallery..........................................44-53 Index Of Advertisers..................................54 Editorial.................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker NW PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (480) 773-3239 Website:

CONTRIBUTORS Linda Daly Gene Wirth Chris Seay Aaron Fike Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker NW maintains a master list of over 9500 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary sources businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 24,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in the Pacific NW! Advertising Rates have remained the same since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our webite at: All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker NW. 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 Fahey Machinery has a new member to their sales and management team,Thomas J. Hatfield (“T.J.”) Fahey Machinery has a new member to their sales and management team,Thomas J. Hatfield (“T.J.”).T.J. comes to Fahey Machinery with over 15 years of experience in the machine tool industry and over 5 years of experience as Regional Sales Manager of the western US for a manufacturer based out of northern Michigan. T.J. is a 4th generation machine tool dealer, literally growing up “in the business”. His first job out of high school was cleaning and mechanical servicing of used machines purchased in his father’s used machinery dealership. T.J. has previously worked at C.F. Woodbury, F.P. Miller Inc., and most recently as Regional Sales Manager at IMI, Inc. T.J. has experience with start-up, training, writing CNC programs and after the sale servicing of most types of metal fabrication equipment. He is especially proficient in Press Brakes, Punching and thermal cutting processes. In fact for a 6 month time period immediately after 9/11, T.J. helped out a customer by running their Trumpf CNC Punch and Trumpf CNC Brake during their 2nd shift, giving him not only machine knowledge, but operator and manager of a fab-shop. T.J. will be responsible for giving customers in Washington and Northern Idaho new or used machinery at a fair price, with impeccable service that will in turn help grow and expand the customer’s capabilities and business. For more information on Fahey Machinery and the great lines of machines they carry, call T.J. Hatfield at: (503) 620-9031, www.

All World Machinery Taking Spindle Repair Accessories to a Whole New Level!

percent commitment to personal customer service and the “one stop shop” convenience for spindle repair parts and accessories, the industry is taking notice. National Sales Manager Rich Koepp puts it simply: “For years, our company has been supplying bearings, seals, hydraulics, belts and any and everything having to do with machine tool repair to thousands of customers across the country.Through experience and education of the industry, we realized we can truly offer our customers a unique service for particular facets of our customers’ needs.” Koepp adds: “We realized if we are helping so many customers with the bearings and o-rings for their spindle repairs, why not take it to another level for them?” Today, All World Machinery sources thousands of parts each month for their customers spindle repair needs. The days of simply supplying a bearing here, an o-ring there, are over. Says Koepp: “we supply many of our customers with their disc springs for the draw bar repair as a compliment to what we offer for spindle repair. Furthermore, many times our customers will send us their oil chilling units for inspection while their spindle is out for repair. Many customers never realized that the oil chiller can be the cause of spindle failure in the first place. Whether it is proximity sensors, bearing grease, tool eye sensors, seals, lubrication accessories, precision locknuts or that high speed ceramic bearing, it’s a win-win lineup for all of our customers.”

Delcam to launch new milling options in FeatureCAM at IMTS Delcam will launch the 2013 release of its FeatureCAM featurebased CAM software on booth E-3222 at the IMTS exhibition to be held in Chicago from 10th to 15th September. This will offer a new series of options for three-axis milling and enhancements in five-axis machining, plus improvements in the turning and mill-turn modules. FeatureCAM was the world’s first feature-based programming software when it was launched in 1995. Constant development since then has ensured that the system has retained its leadership in programming speed and ease of use, while an increased range of strategies has been added to provide more efficient toolpaths giving greater productivity on a wider range of machines. The main change to the 2013 FeatureCAM product family has been the introduction of three levels of 3D machining functionality. FeatureMILL 3D Lite offers single-surface machining with a basic range of strategies and so provides an introductory product for companies moving into 3D machining for the first time.

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FeatureMILL 3D MX provides a greater number of strategies, including spiral finishing, flowline finishing and rotary machining, support

for multiple-surface machining and automated feature recognition. It is aimed at companies with conventional machine tools and those that are machining softer materials.

FeatureMILL HSM also contains all of the options for rest machining, such as pencil machining and corner clearance, and high-speed machining, including trochoidal machining and Delcam’s patented Race Line Machining. It maximizes the benefits of any investment in high-speed mills with strategies that maximize machine productivity while protecting the part, machine and cutter from excessive wear. FeatureCAM HSM also includes a number of new strategies. Step cutting has been added within area clearance to remove large terraces that can be left on the part when using deeper roughing cuts. FeatureCAM will now produce extra toolpaths that step back up the terrace with the existing large tool, adding extra cuts at intermediate levels. This results in more material being removed, using the same tool within the same toolpath. Automatic splitting of finishing between steep and shallow areas of the part has been available in FeatureCAM for a number of releases. This option has been enhanced with the ability to use the scallop height to control the stepover. Using this value rather than setting a constant stepover distance gives better control of the surface finish. Both roughing and finishing strategies now incorporate an “area filter” to remove small enclosed pockets within the part from the toolpath. Any attempt to cut these areas risks damage to the tool, even though it is mathematically possible to remove the material. New five-axis strategies available in FeatureCAM 2013 include flowline machining between two curves, pencil machining and corner re-machining. These options for simultaneous five-axis machining allow a better surface finish to be achieved as well as ensuring access to more areas within the part in a single set-up. New options have also been added to give smoother five-axis machining. A new look-ahead capability will remove any sudden tool-axis changes during automatic collision avoidance and, instead, ensure that a smooth transition takes place. In addition, FeatureCAM now offers the ability to smooth the Azimuth and Elevation axes independently and so remove excessive five-axis movement. These options stabilize the rotary axis movement by maintaining a fixed tool axis as far as possible, thus replacing constant five-axis movement with a series of 3+2-axis segments having full five-axis transitions between them. A number of enhancements have been added to FeatureCAM’s turn-

ing and mill-turn modules. Definition of the initial stock and part alignment has been improved, making it more similar to the set-up process for milling, support has been added for semi-finish canned cycles and curves of revolution can now be recognised from STL models. A new method has also been introduced allowing b-axis rotary milling to be carried out on features that would otherwise require the use of excessively long cutters. The options for multi-spindle, multi-turret machines have been improved by fully integrating part transfers into the FeatureCAM output. Simulation and post-processing of these operations is also supported. In addition, the handling of synchronization points has been enhanced to simplify the optimization of the machining sequence between the various elements of the machine. For further information on Delcam’s FeatureCAM software, please contact: -Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager, Direct phone: 0121 683 1081, e-mail:

Anchor Danly Announces New Components Technology Manager

Anchor Danly announces the hiring of Steve Noga to the position of Components Technology Manager. Noga, who most recently served as Account Manager for Tupy American Foundry, Farmington Hills, MI, is responsible for the technical support of the Special Components line for the company and is based out of Anchor Danly’s Farmington Hills, MI office. He will be instrumental in developing marketing strategies for the product line, as well as, identifying new business opportunities, while delivering product sales growth. Previously, he held positions of Account Manager with US Manufacturing Corporation, Warren, MI and Linamar Corporation, Southfield, MI, with both positions allowing for the implementation of new technologies and annual sales growth. A graduate of Indiana University-Purdue, University at Fort Wayne, Noga holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. Anchor Danly is a leading manufacturer of die sets and tooling components for the metal-working and plastic injection mold industries and medium to complex fabrications for customers in a wide array of industries. As a customer focused, world-class supplier, Anchor Danly provides innovative and value-added products and services. For more information on Anchor Danly call: 800-652-6462, Email:, A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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facturing costs down. “The pressure is on machine shops in the western world to find faster, lower cost ways of achieving greater output and reliable high-quality without incurring disproportionately higher costs. By investing in a MIDACO pallet changer, many of our customers in the US have retained work and prevented it from being outsourced to low-cost countries.” The principal behind a MIDACO palletchanger couldn’t be simpler. Instead of stopping a machine to load and unload parts, MIDACO systems provide an accurate and reliable means of loading or unloading one pallet while the other is being machined. “It’s not a new concept, but it’s still surprising how many companies continue to waste valuable machining time.

Announcements Continued

MIDACO is Displaying the 16SD Series Pallet Changer System for Smaller VMC’s at IMTS 2012, Sept 10-15, in Chicago in booth S-9347 MIDACO CORPORATION of Elk Grove Village, Illinois USA is pleased to show the A16SD Series of Servo Driven Automatic Pallet Systems for new and existing smaller Vertical Machining Centers, as well as a complete redesign of all systems to achieve faster pallet change times. With a pallet size ranging from 22” x 14” (558.8mm x 355.69mm) up to 27.5” x 16” (698.5 mm x 406.4mm) and a pallet change time of 6.5 SECONDS, this 16SD series is designed to deliver true productivity and labor savings for machine tool manufacturers looking to step up production in a lean economy. According to company CEO, Mike Cayley Sr, MIDACO focused on designing a smaller, faster model Pallet Changer System to enhance the production of manufacturing companies. With the growing trend for OEM’s to source more of their precision-machined parts from low-cost regions such as the Far East, the American manufacturing industry has been hit particularly hard as more and more companies look overseas to keep manuA2Z METALWORKER NW •


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We’ve saved some customers tens of thousands of dollars. Not just in machine time, but also because we’ve saved them from having to buy additional machines to achieve the desired output.” Cayley explains. “Increasingly in the future, successful manufacturers will be the ones who learn to find time and cost savings in every aspect of their operations.” For more information call: (847) 5938420

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The FiberMark Metal and Plastic Marking Laser is Right for Your Application

Once of the enhanced areas of the site allows for end users and partners to complete an online form to be enrolled in the “Partner Rewards Program”. This program allows for referrals to be made to the company with new prospects who can receive up to 10% of the sale for a new customer.

Do you need... To etch 2D, linear, and data matrix barcodes. Engrave logos and graphics on your parts and tools. To mark, polish, anneal and etch with one machine. To be able to set up custom jobs quickly and easily. To engrave fonts as intricate as 2 pt.

Or do you want...

A machine that runs on the software you already use. A machine capable of metal marking large parts and tools. To engrave multiple tools at once with a jig.

Greg Mercurio, the President of Shop Floor Automations, said “ since most of our customers are referrals we wanted a way to give back and thank the people involved. The response has been remarkable and we look forward to another rewards coming soon!” TheWord Press design and theme gave the site a clean design that’s easy to navigate to maximize product information and allow visitors to quickly identify a solution product or service they desire.

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Shop Floor Automations Launches New Website

Scytec along with mobile applications created exclusively by Shop Floor Automations. Hardware solutions include flopply emulator, BTRs, bar code readers, RS232 cabling, USB portable devices, wireless and wired serial devices for CNCs.

The site was engineered for scalability, so SFA can build out with additional content with additional areas to include an end user login area along with adding video and live chat. New features are expected to be completed by December 2012.

La Mesa, CALIF Shop Floor Automations, Inc. (SFA), a national company serving the CNC Industry, since 1998, has launched an overhauled website designed and format using Word Press. The site - located at – features content SFA’s solutions which include software and hardware products along with downloadable support documents. Visitors can download technical information on drivers, setup guides and products trials on from several different vendors. The software products include Predator, Job Pack, eXtremeDNC, Bigfoot, and A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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As your full-service resource, PTI has: • The Technical Background to help you develop new products • Experience to assist in design for manufacturing • Size to support your production needs Fast Responsive Customer Support • ISO/AS9100 Certification to provide traceability and reduce your WIP inventory PTI supports integrators of large aircraft subsystems. We manufacture complete subcomponents allowing integrators to focus on their core competencies of larger assemblies. We are your tool for solving problems!

Jemco Components & Fabrication Aquires New Mazak

Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Chemical Processing

Jemco Components & Fabrication is pleased to announce the acquisition and installation of a new Mazak Optiplex CNC Laser Machine. This high speed , 4Kw laser, with 5ft X 10ft cutting table and 1.2g axis acceleration, features the latest CNC laser cutting technology! This state of the art system has AO 5 Automated Set-Up features, automated torch and nozzle changing, and intelligent cut monitoring.

Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. has received Nadcap accreditation for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications. Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy: it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes.

This new Optiplex has cutting capabilities from thin gauge material to 1” thick mild steel, and adds capacity and maor capabilities to Jemco’s already impressive machining and fabrication expertise. Jemco is an ANAB accredited, AS9100C Certified contract machining and fabrication company. Contact Jemco at (425) 827-7611 for more information on how they can help you with your machining and fabrication requirements! DW MachinerySales is the Washington and Oregon authorized sales representative for Mazak Optonics and can be contacted for more information on Mazak Lasers at (425) 827- 6931, DWMachinery@ A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Companies, such as Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc., work hard to obtain this status and should be justifiably proud of it,” said Joe Pinto,Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. “PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies, such as Electronic Precision Specialties Inc., to become successful, and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.” “Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. (aka EPSI) would like to acknowledge its employee associates for achieving Nadcap accreditation. In the past four years, EPSI has progressed from ISO 9001:2000, through the 2008 standard, and now has qualified for the Nadcap AC 7004 Aerospace Quality Standard. This distinction recognizes the extraordinary diligence required for processing and testing Aerospace materials and components.” Henry “Hank” Brown, President/CEO

Long Products – a sampling of what we offer Carbon Steel Bar

Stainless Steel Tube

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• 304 SQUARE TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 12"SQ X .500W • 304 RECTANGLE TUBE – 1/2" X 1" X .065W THRU 12"SQ X 8" X .500W • 304 ROUND TUBE – 1/2"OD X .065W THRU 6.0"D X .375W • AVAILABLE IN MILL FINISH AND 180 GRIT POLISHED

CF1018 ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 6" CF1018 SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" CF1018 FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 3-1/2" X 6" CF1045 ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 6" CF1144 STRESSPROOF ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 4-1/2" CF12L14 ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 6"

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CF4140ANN ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 4-1/2" CF8620ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/8" THRU 4-3/4" CF4140HT ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 3-1/2" HR4140ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/2" THRU 24"

Aluminum Bar

Carbon Steel Tube • ERW STEEL TUBE – 1/2"OD X .049W THRU 6"0D X .188W • ORN STEEL TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 4"SQ X .120W • STRUCT STEEL TUBE – 1-1/2"SQ THRU 6"SQ X .250W (INCLUDING RECTANGLES)

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303, 304L, 316L, 17-4 ROUNDS – 1/8" THRU 12" 304L, 316L PLATE CUT FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 1/2" X 8" 303, 304L, 316L ROLLED BAR – 1/4" X 3/4" THRU 1-1/2" X 2" 304L, 316L ANGLES – 3/4" X 3/4" X 1/8" THRU 4" X 4" X 1/2" 304L, 316L CHANNELS – 2" X 1" X 1/8" THRU 6" X 4" X 3/8"

• 6061 EXTR & CF ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 12" • 6061 EXTR SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" • 6061 EXTR RECTANGLES – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 4" X 8" • 6061, 6063 EXTR ANGLES, CHANNELS, BEAMS • 2024 CF ROUNDS – 3/8" THRU 4"

Tube & Pipe • 6061, 6063 EXTR SQUARE TUBE – 3/4"SQ X .065W THRU 8"SQ X .500W • 6061, 6063 EXTR RECTANGLE TUBE – 3/4" X 1-1/2" THRU 2" X 8" X .250W • 6061 EXTR ROUND TUBE – 1/2" X .125W THRU 8"OD X .250W • 6061 EXTR PIPE – 1/2" SCH40 THRU 8" SCH80


Carbon & Alloy Plate We routinely stock: • Carbon from general purpose to structural, PVQ and improved machining grades. • Alloy in construction, case hardening, PVQ, aircraft quality and abrasion resisting grades. Plate processing: Oxy-fuel Cutting Plasma Cutting Shearing

Ryerson simplifies customer manufacturing and procurement. From one-of-a-kind components to parts in production quantities, our one-stop shopping reduces overall costs and streamlines operations. Lower Production Costs Trim outsourcing handling costs and inspection points. Eliminate scrap handling costs and inspection points. Minimize capital expenditures. Our ready-to-assemble parts reduce customer work-in-process inventory.

Aluminum Plate We routinely stock: • Heat treatable, cast tooling and cast mold plate • Standard thicknesses to 16” • Widths to 60.5” • Standard lengths of 96”, 120”, 144”, 240” and 288” • Diamond Tread plate

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Increase Flexibility Test new designs and prototypes without tying up machines or employees. We know fabrication and materials and recommend the best for customer applications. Meet Demand Fluctuations Eliminate bottlenecks. Avoid capacity overloads. Eliminate capital tied up in underutilized equipment. We help customers focus on core competencies and meet processing requirements.

Stainless Plate We routinely stock: • All standard grades • Plate up to 4” thick • Coiled plate inventory: 36, 48, 60, 72” wide • Stainless floor plate in 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4” thickness

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AJAC is Recognized as a 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Innovator and Trailblazer The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is being recognized as a 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Trailblazer and Innovator by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA). AJAC is receiving this award at the National Education and Action Summit, “OutEducate OutBuild OutInnovate,” recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act. AJAC is joining Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis in celebrating this event at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Great Hall in Washington D.C. In preparing for this event the DOL and ACA partnered together to advance and promote Registered Apprenticeship and started a search for innovative and trailblazing Registered Apprenticeship Programs to recognize at the summit. They searched for Registered Apprenticeships who: 1. Help to define 21st Century Apprenticeship 2. Help to expand Registered Apprenticeship into new and existing industries 3. Are a trailblazer in forming new partnerships involving Registered Apprenticeship programs or sponsors with workforce, educational, or community-based organizations 4. Engage in an innovative Registered Apprenticeship practice that helps provide solutions to current workforce challenges 5. Help to increase Registered Apprenticeship opportunities for underrepresented populations, including women, minorities, youth, veterans, and people with disabilities 6. Crafted innovative policies that create economic development benefits or improve our economic competitiveness using Registered Apprenticeship

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Italian aerospace supplier UMBRA Cuscinetti will add employees at its facility in Snohomish County A pair of international companies has announced plans to expand operations in Washington state, bringing about 160 new aerospace jobs. Italian aerospace supplier UMBRA Cuscinetti will add 100 employees in Snohomish County, while Fokker Aerostructures, a Dutch firm, will add another 60 jobs by expanding its research and development department in Mukilteo. Find out how you can train your workforce now:

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In addition, the defense firm Aerojet, which employs 450 workers in Redmond, will be expanding its space rocket engine business into Europe — a move that could bring additional contract work to its facility in Redmond.

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“We know there is no stronger center for aerospace than what we have in Washington state,” said Gov. Christine Gregoire. In a conference call with reporters, Gregoire said the “competition is on” at the Farnborough Air Show, a major international aerospace trade show where Washington state has a booth. “We have to make sure the rest of the world knows that. The back-to-back meetings that I will have over the next couple of days will ensure that global companies know the value and advantages of doing business in our state. That’s what we need to ensure the aerospace industry continues to grow here, and provide good, livingwage jobs.”

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Gregoire, stressing the need for more aerospace workers in Washington, also announced an agreement between the state’s community colleges and Dassault Systèmes, a company that makes 3D software used by Boeing. Dassault Systèmes will provide the software to the state’s two-year colleges at a discounted price of $7.63 per license, instead of its typical $200-$350 price tag. Gregoire said the agreement will save community and technical colleges a “significant amount of money,” and provide training for students interested in aerospace careers.


“Now CATIA is going to be available to every community and technical college in Washington, including those that were previously unable to afford it,” said Mary Kaye Bredeson, executive director of the Center of Excellence. “It’s an important tool to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage jobs in aerospace.” “Our community and technical colleges are knowledge-producers for the aerospace industry,” said Charlie Earl, executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. “This agreement means more students can take what they learn in the classroom directly into the workplace, without the need for extensive, on-the-job training.” More than 50 aerospace companies and several aerospace consortiums representing more than 200 Washington aerospace businesses are exhibiting at the Air Show highlighting Washington state, including our world-class aerospace training programs, its more

than 700 aerospace companies, and its more than 92,000 highlyskilled aerospace workers. What is an Apprenticeship Program in the Aerospace and Manufacturing Industries? Aerospace and manufacturing apprenticeships inWashington State are not just a job, but a career opportunity! Aerospace and manufacturing apprenticeships provide occupational skills training that combines supervised on-the-job training experience with classroom instruction. It is a proven way to train people for careers in the aerospace, aviation and advanced manufacturing industries that demand a wide range of skills, knowledge, and independent judgment. Apprenticeship is a highly successful occupational skills model and is often referred to as the original four-year degree. Apprentices can get paid while learning an occupation on the job and at the same time, earn college credits and a journey-level certificate that makes him or her nationally recognized in their chosen trade. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Employers get a low-cost training program that captures and passes on the knowledge of their current workforce to a new generation of aerospace and advanced manufacturing workers. Employers also find many other advantages such as easier recruitment, increased productivity and safety, less turn-over and a way to screen new employees. Apprenticeship committees, made up of employee and employer representatives from the aerospace, aviation and advanced manufacturing industries, operate apprenticeship programs. Both state and federal governments have a role in regulating on-the-job training programs. Aerospace and manufacturing apprenticeships at the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) are a partnership of employers, workers, the State of Washington, and a variety of schools and community colleges.

Murata Machinery USA to Introduce New Automated Machines at FABTECH 2012

Also being introduced is the Motorum 3048. Driven by a resourceful blend of speed and power, the machine’s new 33-ton servo-driven ram boasts 510 hits per minute on 1-inch centers with a blistering 5,039 inches per minute traverse speed. The Motorum 3048 uses large turrets for greater on-demand tool availability coupled with indexable multi-tools for ultimate flexibility.The 3048 also features the latest state-of-the-art Fanuc control with an enhanced operator interface for ease of use. Murata Machinery’s other displays at FABTECH 2012 will feature automated load/unload systems including the new low-cost SL1250 and the FG-1250, industry leaders in parts-sorting technology. Muratec automated loaders can potentially double the production of a stand-alone machine and offer reliable, unattended operation. Charlotte-based Murata Machinery USA, Inc. specializes in applications, service and sales of turret punch presses. Murata’s fabrication division, formerly Murata Wiedemann, supplies mechanical, servo-drive, and punch/plasma hybrid turret punch presses.The Muratec dealer network throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico also distributes and services a complete line of automated stockers, loaders, and sorting equipment.

Murata Machinery USA, Inc. will unveil powerful new automated turret punch presses at Booth C-3028 during FABTECH, to be held Nov. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Murata Machinery’s Fabrication Division, a subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd., produces a variety of reliable and highly productive automated machines for progressive fabrication shops.

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GM: Nearing ‘Game Changer’ Electric CarTech A small battery company backed by General Motors is working on breakthrough technology that could power an electric car 100 (160 kilometers) or even 200 miles (320 kilometers) on a single charge in the next two-tofour years, GM’s CEO said.

Speaking at an employee meeting, CEO Dan Akerson said the company, Newark, California-based Envia Systems, has made a huge breakthrough in the amount of energy a lithium-ion battery can hold. GM is sure that the battery will be able to take a car 100 miles (160 kilometers) within a couple of years, he said. It could be double that with some luck, he said. “I think we’ve got better than a 50-50 chance,” Akerson said, “to develop a car that will go to 200 miles on a charge,” he said. “That would be a game changer.”

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GM’s current electric car, the Chevrolet Volt, goes about 35 miles on a charge and has a small gas motor that generates power to keep the car going after that. Few competitors have electric cars with more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) of range. Tesla Motors’ Model S can go up to 300 miles (480 kilometers), but it has a much larger battery and can cost more than twice as much as a Volt. Nissan’s Leaf and Ford’s Focus electric cars both claim ranges of around 100 miles (120 kilometers), but that can vary with temperature, terrain and speed. Envia said earlier this year that its next-generation rechargeable lithium-ion cell hit a record high for energy density. The company said the new battery could slash the price of electric vehicles by cutting the battery cost in half.

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“A True Passion For Perfection” A Full Manufacturing Solutions Provider partners with their customers to drive profits through productivity on the shop floor, an Industrial Supplier or Distributor can only look up the price of a tool for you. That is the message at Swift Tool Co. Inc., a Full Manufacturing Solutions Provider in the greater Seattle area. I interviewed Steve Swift of Swift Tool and some of his team members, the story of customer commitment I received will amaze you! “We invest very heavily in our customer’s profitability and success.” Says Steve Swift,Three local showrooms with huge inventories and the most technologically advanced 5th axis Tool Grinding, nanocomposite PVD Coating, and non-contact Inspection Equipment available are all serious financial investments towards supporting their customers’ productivity. But what is the biggest asset that Swift Tool offers to their customers? “Technical Support and the experience at making parts faster and more profitably”, says Swift. “The last thing that our customers need is another outside salesperson knocking on their door, saying ‘I can get that tool for you too’. We have technical support personnel and applications specialists that can come in and look at a job, and drastically reduce the machine time and costs associated with that part. That is where the profits come from in manufacturing!” Steve went on to explain that anyone who is just putting their old or standard tooling out for bid, misses the opportunity to save the big money. “Only a very small amount of money can be saved by looking only at the lowest price, around 1% to be exact. But process improvements and using the most productive tooling can impact jobs by 20-300%!” For those that are simply looking for a better price on tools, Swift Tool is making some big changes, because admittedly, they’ve never catered to the price only market. “We’ve been working on it for 2 years”, says Steve, “and before the end of the year, will offer the most comprehensive online ordering in the market”. Steve’s vision for the online ordering is to have the easiest site to go on and order tools from at a competitive price. Swift Tool’s philosophy of having the highest commitment to customer profitability, quality, and performance, has made them Synonymous with perfection. Swift Tool takes quality and performance to the highest level, by making every job their customers have, a planned solution. When it comes to selling their cutting tools, 5th axis ground and coated special tools, they are committed to being the best. They do not strive to be great, At Swift Tool Co. Inc., making a flawless tool isn’t a goal, a mission statement, or a business plan, it’s a culture and a way of life that goes back to 1960.”There is a right way to do things, and that way results in perfect tools. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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We weren’t taught any other way”, says Steve. Swift Tool, a family owned business, has been grinding tools and creating manufacturing solutions for over 52 years and is a local Washington metal working distributor with 3 strategic locations. Swift has a World Class tool making facility that manufactures carbide cutting tool solutions. Swift supports their customers with intricate laser part marking, PVD Nano-Phase Coating, Bandsaw Welding, a free Shrink Fit Service, Programming and Technical Support, Cutting Tool Design & Engineering combined with the largest tool inventory in the Northwest. The 1960’s were a time where tools for Boeing and other top companies were ground manually. Before the days of CNC machines, cutting tools were expertly ground by craftsmen on manual tool grinders. Neil Swift was a craftsman and in the early 60’s he and his two sons, Steve and Larry, worked together in the small shop grinding tools to perfection. Neil had a very good reputation in the area and the word was, nobody could build the tools he could. He was the best tool grinder and even Boeing came to him for some of their form tools. Neil understood the principals of machining metal and taught a strong work ethic and machining perfection to his sons. Larry and Steve were sweeping chips when they were 6-8 years old and were running machines when they were 11-12, and Neil set them up on drill presses, counter sinking, and chamfering, and deburring. Later at 14-15 years of age they were running lathes and mills, and twin spindle profilers. “Other kids played in the summer and the Swift boys worked without question, we made tools and parts,” said Steve.

As time moved forward so did their dream to have their own business and New Tech was started. Steve and Larry built their business, New Tech with a customer first mentality and later bought their father Neil out at Swift Tool. The family business lived on as Steve and Larry merged the two companies New Tech and Swift Tool in 1994 by buying Dad Neil out. Steve and Larry continued on the path taught to them and strived to help make the customers they worked with as profitable as possible. “In the old days”, Steve says, “We used to be a manual tool and grind shop. Swift Tool has evolved into state of the art CNC Grinding and PVD Coating.We service small to very large customers and our Swift Tool customers are all interested in productivity and profits. They understand that if they buy a good tool they can make more money! Hand ground tools just don’t cut it anymore, it’s like running retreaded tires in a car race. Steve continued, “SPC tolerances are challenged when you manually grind tools.With state of the art grinding these new CNC machines can perfectly grind tools above specifications (.0002” tolerance) at a faster rate.We use German and Swiss equipment that are all state of the art, the best you can buy with 3 more new machines coming in August and December, that will boost our service to our customers.” Swift Tool has ten, 5 axis CNC grinding machines armed with automated robotic loaders, the same equipment that the Germans use to produce their cutting tools, widely regarded as the best tool grinding machinery money can buy. “We can beat anyone in the world right now with our end mills. We maintain extremely high quality, extremely high consistency, and process improvement. It’s through process improvements that you realize profits.” Steve said. How did Swift get so good? Certainly growing up learning the art of flawless toolmaking was the foundation, but it took many years on the design trail and accomplishments in the right direction, measuring how one tool outperforms the other. The many years of running the tools and empirical science have helped Swift to offer solutions and profitability to all of their customers. They do what works for their customers on their customers machines for their particular application. When you buy a tool from Swift, it works because they help the customer design a specific milling tool for their application. Swift customers come to them because they now understand the increase in productivity Swift Tool can provide with the special tooling designed and engineered for their scenario.

Steve says, “Swift Tool will pay 30% more for the highest quality tool blanks because Swift understands that when you start with the best substrate you are on the right path to make the best tool in the world. We also have patents pending on our tools and formulate them with the improved geometry and proprietary processes that we put the carbide end mills through and we have our own coating facility with Swift developed coatings like Molecular Dense Coating (MDC). So, basically we use the best blank, we grind slower to get the best finish, we are meticulous about maintaining the geometry, and making sure it is specific to the application (the machine, the holder, fixture, and the entire system that’s involved in the process.).” When Swift Tool is involved in the process, then they can guarantee more profitable results. For instance; Controlled Radial Engagement Milling in conjunction with a Swiftcarb Rampmill can rough out 3 times faster than any conventional method. Most CAM software now has some form of cutter path based on Controlled Radial Engagement Milling, CREM. Swift has a patent pending Ramp Mill, capable of ramping into the material at 5-8 degrees in titanium. “Swift Tool reduces cutting tool costs; if you can calculate how many cubic inches are removed and how fast it’s removed; you can assign a value to the tool.” Steve said. The Goal Is: To build the best cutting tools possible; to provide the highest service level, and to make sure our customers are profitable. If your customers are not profitable, they can’t pay their tool bill. So, everyone wins.” So what does the future look like for Swift Tool? Swift’s online presence will offer additional savings with the most cost effective tools and resources, and they also will help businesses with inventory management and part numbering of tools. Swift has developed a very sophisticated part numbering system (Patent Pending) whereby they can assign a part number that is specific to what the tool can do thus alleviating the purchase of many different brand names with different part numbers. This will foster the consolidation of purchasing with one part number and can be utilized to save money by standardizing a number for each type of tool. If you are looking for the largest inventory in WA and for a great tool that can make you more profitable call the folks at Swift Tool: (800)562-0900, A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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More and more production and fabrication work looks like it is coming back to developed economies. There are several factors behind this new phenomenon. One is rising wages in China. Recent estimates by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have China’s labour costs going up by 15 to 20 percent a year. Recent rioting at Foxconn, a giant Chinese contract manufacturer, has shown just how much discontent is growing in China. More and more workers are demanding better salaries working conditions and treatment, all of which put upward pressure on costs. According to BCG, one possible effect of these trends could be an increase in the competitive position of the United States.They argue that by the end of this decade, the US could undergo another industrial revolution, as the difference in wages between the lowest paid American workers and the highest paid Chinese workers gets smaller and smaller. As a result, in such diverse areas as computers, transport, machinery and fabricated metals, 10-30% of what America used to import from China could be made domestically by 2020.This could add anywhere from $20 to $55 billion a year to US output. In these types of production systems, operators are free to work at their own speed, passing their partially completed work pieces onto the next station, often by hand; though in some cases there may be some limited form of mechanical assistance. In between each pair of stations there is usually allocated some space for the temporary storage of work in process. This avoids the need for an operator to stop due to a lack of available work (a condition known as “starving”), or the need for an operator to pause because they cannot pass on their completed work piece (a situation known as “blocking”). It is these inter-station storage spaces that allow workers to process items without being greatly affected by what is going on upstream or downstream. This worker independence is known as “asynchronous” production. Unpaced lines usually have a certain degree of “imbalance.”What this means is that each work station takes a different amount of time, on average, to finish some required task. The reasons for this are many. One could be the type of work people are doing. Quite often it is difficult to break down tasks in a way that each step requires the same amount of work and effort. Therefore, some stations might have more complicated assignments and thus require more time than others. Also, people by their very nature have differing levels of skill, motivation, education, and ability. In addition to different average completion times, operators can also have differing ranges of completion times. Unlike robots, people speed up or slow down naturally over their day, and though the average time to complete a task might stay the same, if we took a snapshot at any particular time, we would see quite a variation. Studies have shown that the rates at which operators process items can vary by as much as 66%. This variability is measured by the coefficient of variation, or CV. This slowing and hastening of task times introduces variability into

the production line, but is not the only source of variability. Another major problem that line managers have to deal with is breakdown, and the time it takes to get a workstation operating again. Many production managers could be well placed to benefit from this expected rebirth in industrial manufacturing.They can gain a possible distinct advantage by utilizing the imbalance that might already exist in their own production facilities. The question we asked was, “can performance in lines that suffer breakdown be improved by properly allocating variable workers?” A series of experiments were done using simulation on manual unpaced production lines, in which the workers had differing levels of variability (CV). We incorporated station breakdown so as to duplicate real life operating conditions as closely as possible.We assumed that workers fell into one of three classifications. That is to say, an operator could be considered as steady, variable, or highly variable, depending on his/her CV. Four different policies were looked at regarding the placement of variable workers in 5 and 8 station lines, and the amount of space available for inventory was also varied at 1, 2, 4 and 6 units, allowing us to look at whether having more space would absorb the ill-effects of variability and breakdown. The 4 policies were as follows: 1. Separating the variable workers from one another by steadier workers (a zig-zag arrangement). 2. Assigning steadier workers to

the center of the line (a “bowl” arrangement). 3. Placing operators with medium variability in the middle of the line (ascending or descending variability). 4. Having the most variable workers in the center of the line (an “inverted bowl” arrangement). Contrary to what many production managers might have thought, improved performance was achieved by deliberately unbalancing the variability of the line.The pattern that gave the best results was a CV bowl arrangement, i.e. having the steadiest workers in the center of the line and more variable workers toward both ends of the line. Allocating workers in this fashion resulted in increased production rates, lower average idle times and lower average buffer levels. Just how good were the improvements? For TR, it was found that in certain instances an increase of almost 3% was possible, with a corresponding decrease of over 13% in average worker idle times being achieved (as compared to a balanced line). ABL results were even more promising in that it was found that, on occasion, an almost 68% reduction in ABL was possible through a CV bowl arrangement of workers. A word of caution must be sounded, however, to any production manager wishing to employ these imbalance methods into his or her facility.While improvements were found to exist from using the best patterns, serious deteriorations in performance were found from using inferior patterns of imbalance. As always, conditions and results will vary. But we believe that the opportunities for improvement, and thus a competitive advantage, are too great to ignore. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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ViaSat, Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded an $18,050,312 firmfixed-price delivery order under a previously awarded contract (N00039-10-D-0032) for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army platforms. Work will be performed in Carlsbad, Calif. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $402,756 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under a multiple award contract (MAC) with two proposals solicited and two offers received via the SPAWAR E-commerce website. The synopsis was released via the Federal Business Opportunities website for the initial MAC awards. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity. ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded a $12,254,000 single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the ArcLight2 KuSS Hub mobile satellite communication system, associated hardware, installation, spares, and operational software license in support of Special Operations forces. The anticipated period of performance is not to exceed three years. The place of performance is Carlsbad, Calif. U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (H92222-12-D-0022). Rapiscan Systems, Inc., Torrance, Calif., is being awarded a $7,251,250 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for walk-through metal detectors, V440 transformers, training, spare parts, and data. The walk-through metal detectors will increase the safety of personnel and property of the Navy. The detectors will be used at entry control points to eliminate and detect the presence of handguns, knives, metal tools, and equipment entering and leaving Navy facilities. Work will be performed in Torrance, Calif., and is expected to be complete by July 2017. Contract funds in the amount of $1,052,925 will be provided at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with three offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-12-D-JQ28).


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Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $26,159,047 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide for the procurement of security hardware, associated software, equipment installation, system test, accreditation, certification and delivery of Nuclear Weapon Security (NWS) system equipment at Navy Installations. This contract contains options, which, if exercised, will bring the contract value to $37,612,863. Work will be performed in Kings Bay, Ga. (43.14 percent); Sunnyvale, Calif. (21.90 percent); Silverdale, Wash. (16.28 percent); Pittsfield, Mass. (9.75 percent); Cape Canaveral, Fla. (5.95 percent); and Simpsonville, S.C. (2.98 percent). Work is expected to be completed Jan. 30, 2013. Work will continue through March 31, 2015, if all options are exercised. Contract funds in the amount of $512,410 will expire at the end of

the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the only known source with the critical experience, expertise, personnel, facilities, and in-depth knowledge of the NWS system equipment required. The Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00030-12-C-0023). Computer Sciences Corp., Norco, Calif., was awarded a $14,861,559 modification on Aug. 1 to a previously awarded contract (N63394-12-C-5001) for continued information technology, technical, engineering, operational and ancillary services at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division. Services will be required at the NSWC, Corona facility, land-based test facilities, and aboard ships in ports and at sea. Work will be performed in Norco, Calif., and is expected to be completed by February 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $2,000,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity.

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“I congratulate SolarWorld as an ideal partner in Oregon’s effort to build on its strengths of high-technology manufacturing at the cutting edge of the nation’s manufacturing renaissance,” Deckert said. “Even in the face of HILLSBORO, Ore.-SolarWorld, the largest solar manufacturer in the tremendous challenges due to unfair trade, SolarWorld has demonstrated Western Hemisphere, just celebrated its fifth anniversary of revitalizing, a lasting commitment to the U.S. renewable energy sector.” expanding and staffing a formerly idle semiconductor wafer factory here by announcing new investments totaling $27 million to upgrade Marking the anniversary, Gordon Brinser, president of SolarWorld and replace several factory systems and debut technological advances Industries America Inc., expressed appreciation for the many public that will boost the power output of its high-performance solar panels. and private stakeholders that have supported the company’s ongoing build-out. SolarWorld monetized some Oregon business energy tax Work to install new manufacturing systems from today through the first credits though 2010, and this year the company expects to monetize quarter of 2013 will implement three technological advances fostered additional credits. In all, these sums will offset about 4 percent of its and tested by SolarWorld research-and-development specialists in Or- total capital outlay. Like many industrial companies that make capital egon and Europe. All three upgrades will increase the power output of improvements within Hillsboro’s Enterprise Zone, SolarWorld also has SolarWorld’s photovoltaic cells – the light-sensitive building blocks of received temporary relief of taxes on capital improvements, while still panels – to propel the company further ahead in its solar-technology paying property, payroll, transit and other taxes. Both types of incentives A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Brinser also expressed gratitude for support from U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley for the company’s effort on behalf of the U.S. First Solar, Inc. announced it is developing the 139 megawattAC (MW) solar manufacturing industry to pursue trade cases to hold the Chinese CampoVerde Solar Project, located near El Centro in Imperial County, Calif. industry accountable to international and U.S. trade laws. In turn, SolarWorld has fulfilled its commitment to create and maintain an average of about 1,000 jobs over several years. In addition, since SolarWorld began its modernizations, construction trailers on the Hillsboro site have become semi-permanent fixtures, serving dozens of construction workers and consulting engineers – up to nearly 1,000 at peak – who staff factory upgrades and expansions. Excluding payroll, the Hillsboro operation in 2011 also purchased some $86 million in goods and services in Oregon and another $22 million in Washington, creating and supporting jobs at a swelling constellation of regional solar-industry suppliers.

Campo Verde is expected to start construction in the third quarter of 2012 and be completed in 2013, creating about 250 construction jobs. San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) will purchase the project’s output under a 20-year power purchase agreement. First Solar will construct the project using its advanced thin film PV modules that generate clean, renewable energy with no emissions, waste or water consumption during operation.The project will generate enough electricity to power approximately 50,000 average California homes, displacing 80,000 metric tons of CO2 per year, the equivalent of taking 15,000 cars off the road.

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Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) reached 100 European with aerospace giant this Airbus saidtoitTajikistan-based plans to doubleSomon the $12Air. bildeliveries a delivery week lion it now spends with U.S. suppliers amid strong airplane sales, explaining the company a backlog is “disturbingly healthy.” To date, thethat 737-900ER hashas logged 414that orders from 16 customers. The Next-Generation 737 family (all models) has won orders for Airbus America McArtor representatives more than 6,000Chairman airplanes Allan and Boeing has told delivered more thanfrom 3,800. 114 companies at an aviation supplier conference in Kansas that 40 percent around of whatthe his world company uses to buildtheitssuperior planes comes from “Airlines are recognizing performance U.S. companies. and operating economics of the Next-Generation 737-900ER,” said Beverly Wyse, 737 vice president and general manager. “It offers the “We’ve got isa especially backlog best seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane which that quite frankly is important with today’s high fuel prices.” disturbingly healthy, because itrange is hard to The Next-Generation 737-900ER is a short-to-medium twinjet sell airplanes when that increases the capability of the Next-Generation 737 family. The delivery higher-capacity, longer-range derivative of theyour 737-900 wasposition launched is soIndonesia’s far out,” McArtor in July 2005 with an order for 30 airplanes from Lion Air and introduced into service in April 2007. said. “So we want to increase our capacity. We increase The Next-Generation 737-900ER replaces the cannot larger, single-aisle our capacity withoutis Boeing 757, which ceased production in 2004. The 737-900ER our supply capable of operating more than 90 percent ofincreasing the 757 twin-engine’s routes yet at a much lower operating cost. chain capability. We cannot increase our supply180 chain capabil-in The 737-900ER is the longest 737, typically carrying passengers ity unless we approve more qualified suppliers. And that is precisely a two-class layout with an exit limit certified for up to 220 passengers why we are here.” in a single-class configuration. McArtor was in Wichita with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran to host theprivate first Somon Air, based in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, is the country’s first Air Capital Supplier Summit. full-service carrier. This is the airline’s second 737-900ER delivered with the Boeing Sky Interior. Kansas’ aerospace industry encompasses more than 450 companies and accounts for more than 32,000 direct jobs. The France-based Goodrich Winscenter Contract forit employs Landing company has an engineering in Wichita where more than 350 people, making the Wichita facility its largest engineering Gear System Overhaul Services center outside of Europe.

Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Boeing to provide landing The Airbus eventservices comes just monthsofafter Airbus’States biggest gear system supplier maintenance in support the United Air competitor, Boeing, announced it planned to close its defense plant Force fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Included as part in Wichita by the end of 2013.will Theprovide decisiontraining means the loss Air of some of the agreement, Goodrich to Hill Force 2,160 high-paying Boeing jobs in Wichita, ending Boeing’s presence Base (HAFB) in Ogden, Utah to perform overhaul of C-17 landing in a city where has been a supplier. major employer for generations. gear systems as ita Goodrich AirbusWatson, plannedsite to director build refueling tankers for the U.S. Airbusiness Force inin Greg for Goodrich’s Landing Gear Alabama, but its parent company, the European Aeronautic Burlington, Ontario, Canada stated, “We look forward to Defense using this and Space Co., lostHAFB the $35 contract totoBoeing 2011. Kanpartnership with as billion an opportunity share inbest practices sas officials itsGovernment congressionaland delegation between theand U.S. private helped industryBoeing whichland can the help lucrative tanker contract after its officials promised to do the tanker to identify key process improvements and continue to add value to modification work at Boeing’s defense plant in Wichita. performance.” Moran toldis reporters before the supplier conference(OEM) that Kansas Goodrich the original equipment manufacturer of the officials recognized the gear importance in Wichita Globemaster III landing system. ItofisAirbus’ also onepresence of the largest landing long overhaul before summit. gear maintenance suppliers in the industry.

“While there was a lot of effort on behalf of Boeing in regard to the issue related to the tanker, I and others wanted to make certain Airbus knew we were very grateful for their participation in the Wichita business community,” the Republican senator said. “I think we would be here today regardless of the Boeing decision.” McArtor said his company knew about and was fine with the strong allegiance between Kansas politicians and Boeing. But he noted that most of Airbus’ suppliers are the same suppliers for Boeing. “Manufacturing large commercial aircraft is a very competitive global business, it is decidedly not a U.S. versus European business, although some would like to frame it that way. But it is in fact a global business that relies on a global supply chain. Both Boeing and Airbus rely on suppliers that are located around the world,” he said.

A350 XWB “MSN1” flight-deck comes to life Proving early readiness of aircraft systems a year before its first flight Airbus has successfully powered-up the flight-deck of A350 XWB “MSN1” for the first time, following the initial application of electrical power to the aircraft’s front fuselage. This significant milestone was passed only two weeks after this section was delivered to the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. Moreover, it gives a promising indication of the A350 XWB’s progress in pre-FAL and the readiness of the aircraft’s systems.

Airbus depends on U.S. companies more than it depends on any other country in the world to build its airplanes, McArtor said, adding that the company looks to the United States for innovation, dependability and flexibility.

Flight-deck power-on is an important step on the route to complete aircraft power-on and first flight, because it enables most systems functional checking to be undertaken. Having achieved this nearly a year before first flight will allow early identification and resolution of potential issues and thus help to protect the aircraft’s development schedule.

“We are the largest export customer of U.S. aerospace,” McArtor said. “Boeing as you know is the largest exporter, we are the largest export customer and want to grow that.”

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Desert EDM Sales ___ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_____ 480-836-1782 Machine Tools Northwest_ 206-650-8999 EDM Machines4 Muratec________ 949-466-8255 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Desert EDM Sales ___ 480-816-6300 OmniTurn_ ________ 541-332-7004 EDM Network_____ 480-836-1782 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 North-South Machinery_ 253-333-2439 CNC Routing Machines EDM Service Sanson Machinery_ __ 425-513-8263 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Desert EDM Sales ___ 480-816-6300 Ellis Machinery WA___253-838-3443 EDM Network_____ 480-836-1782 EDM Tooling Systems Ellis Machinery OR_ __503-258-0526 Ganesh Machinery_ __ 888-542-6374 Desert EDM Sales ___ 480-816-6300 LMI Machinery Inc.___866-437-7315 EDM Network_____ 480-836-1782 Machine Toolworks ____800-426-2052 Global EDM Supply_ 480-836-8330 Machine Toolworks ____800-426-2052

Machine Tools Northwest_ 206-650-8999 CNC Horizontal Boring & North-South Machinery_253-333-2439 Milling Machines North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Chevalier USA______562-903-1929 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Slant Bed Lathes Tornos USA.______ _951-240-0818 Chevalier USA______562-903-1929 Custom Design/Build Sub Spindle Lathes Machines Lambie Engineering_ _ 509-868-3100 Chevalier USA______562-903-1929 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics Muratec_________949-466-8255 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Delcam_ _________ 877-DELCAM1

Used Wire EDM Machines Desert EDM Sales ___ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_____ 480-836-1782 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 REPAIR Bandsaw Tech_______562--419-7675 ROBOTICS Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation_____ 847-593-8420 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ 503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 Band & Cut Off Saws DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Jorgenson Machine Tools_801-214-7309 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 CNC Turret Punches DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Muratec_________949-466-8255 Drill Lines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ 503-620-9031 Cold Saws/Saws DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ 503-620-9031 North Western Machinery__206-583-2333 Hardware Insertion Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ 503-620-9031 Iron Workers Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ 503-620-9031 Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Laser Cutting DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 A Z METALWORKER NW • 2

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Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network_____480-836-1782

Management Systems Training ABS Quality Evaluations_702-371-7591 BMSC_____________602-445-9400 Software, Solid Modeling Laser Marking Delcam___________877-DELCAM1 Supply Chain Assessments CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Shop Floor_______ 877-611-5825 ABS Quality Evaluations_702-371-7591

Magnetic Drills/Cutters SPINDLES & SLIDES REPAIR PARTS Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Spindle Rebuilding/Repair Notchers Belts Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 All World Machinery___815-943-9111 GMN USA LLC_______800-686-1679 Setco____________714-222-6523 Pipe & Tube BendersNotchers Bearings(Precision) Hallidie Machine Tool 253-939-9020 All World Machinery____815-943-9111 Spindle Sales New Fadal CNC_______ 208-855-9426 Plasma/Gas Metric O -R ings Cutting Tools/Systems All World Machinery____815-943-9111 GMN USA LLC_______800-686-1679 DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Setco____________714-222-6523 Switches (Proximity,

Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Muratec_________949-466-8255 Plate Bending & Rolls Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Presses DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Press Brakes DW Machinery Sales_ ____425-827-6931 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 Punches Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Sanders/Finishing DW Machinery Sales_ ____425-827-6931 Shearing Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Tooling Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Tube Bending DW Machinery Sales_ ____425-827-6931 Hallidie Machine Tool Sales_ 253-939-9020 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 OTHER ACCESSORIES Tooling Systems USA EDM Supply_ ____ 480-836-8330

Limit) USED MACHINERY All World Machinery____815-943-9111 EDM Network_ ______480-836-1782 Valves (Hydraulic, Ganesh Machinery____888-542-6374 Pneumatic) Hallidie Machine Tool 253-939-9020 All World Machinery____815-943-9111 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151

K.D. Capital Equipt____480-922-1674 ROBOTICS LMI Machinery Inc.____866-437-7315 Machine Tools Northwest_ 206-650-8999 North Western Mach’y___206-583-2333 SERVICES Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 AS9100 Registration WATERJET CUTTING ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Great Western Registrar_ 623-580-1881 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031 FLOW Intl_ ________909-620-5707 Gap Analysis Training ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Financial Services Machine Toolworks ____800-426-20521 Spectra Financial______602-680-7570 OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 ISO Registration Waterjet Abrasives ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Great Western Registrar_ 623-580-1881 KMT Waterjet Systems_ 800-826-9274 Lean Consulting Training Waterjet Replacement Parts ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 EDM Performance___ 800-336-2946 Lambie Engineering_ 509-868-3100 KMT Waterjet Systems_ 800-826-9274 Liquid Penetrant WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Team Industrial Services_ 801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services_602-269-7868 KMT Waterjet Systems_ 800-826-9274 X-Ray Team Industrial Services_ 801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services_602-269-7868 ISO9000 / AS9100 Certification ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 BMSC_____________602-445-9400




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ASSEMBLIES Diamond Tool & Die_510-534-7050 Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 Prescott’s MFG ____719-659-0262 BENDING Mandrel Aeroform, Inc. _ _____ 360-403-1919 BK Machine Inc. _ ____801-253-1929 Howell Precision______ 623-582-4776 Solid Form Fabrication_ _ 503-435-1400 BONDING Diffusion Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair_ 801-972-2345 BROACHING Ponderosa Ind________303-298-1801 Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair_ 801-972-2345 CHEMICAL ETCHING Acu-Line__________ 206-634-1618 PMA Photometals_____ 480-773-3239 VACCO Industries_ ___ 626-443-7121 CLEANING Wasatch Metal Finishing801-779-2020 COATING Accuwright Industries__ 480-892-9595 Coating Technologies_ __ 623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing_ _ 602-276-4120 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_ __ 623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing_ _602-276-41203 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_ __ 623-581-2648 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/ Chrome Coating Technologies_ __ 623-581-2648

Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_ __ 623-581-2648 Electro-Coating Services VACCO Industries_ ___ 626-443-7121 COLD SPRAY Accuwright Industries__ 480-892-9595 DIE CASTING Hilton Tool__________503-657-9312 TVT Die Casting_ _____ 800-280-2278 DIES Tool & Dies Hilton Tool_________503-657-9312 Micropulse West Inc._ __ 480-966-2300 Plastic Injection Molding_ 509-531-2634 EDM EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_ _________ 586-716-5151 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Layke Inc.________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West, Inc._ __ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Micropulse West, Inc._ __ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc.________ 800-410-6789 Wright Prototype_ ____ 541-924-1203 EDM: Wire Central Valley Machine_ _ 435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc._ 510-534-7050

Micropulse West, Inc._ __ 480-966-2300 Jet Processing_____623-869-6749x117 Pacific Tool, Inc. _____425-882-1970 Plastic Injection Molding_ 509-531-2634 Powerhaus Precision_ __ 480-225-8845 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Nuclear Filter Tech____303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc. _____425-882-1970 FABRICATION Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. _ _____ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG_ _____ 801-891-2740 Central Valley Machine_ _ 435-752-0934 Cygnet Stamping & Fab__ 818-240-7574 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc._ 510-534-7050 Howell Precision______ 623-582-4776 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Solid Form Fabrication_ _ 503-435-1400 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._ 425-207-5951 Fabrication: Custom Metal Cygnet Stamping & Fab__ 818-240-7574 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Patrick McGrath T: 425-455-9200 F: 425.455.1750 Redback Industries 1400 112th Ave. SE Bellevue, WA 98004

Group Mfg Serv______ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision______ 623-582-4776 Industrial Machine Svcs__ 503-240-0878 Petersen Inc________ 800-410-6789 Solid Form Fabrication_ _ 503-435-1400 VACCO Industries_ ___ 626-443-7121 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._ 425-207-5951 Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Wright Prototype_ ____ 541-924-1203 Fabrication: Medium & Large Aeroform, Inc. _ _____ 360-403-1919 BK Machine Inc. _ ____801-253-1929 Group Mfg Serv______ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision______ 623-582-4776 Industrial Machine Svcs__ 503-240-0878 Solid Form Fabrication_ _ 503-435-1400 Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 FASTENERS/HARDWARE Self Clinch__________ 801-746-2689 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co________ 970-667-5320 Grinding, Double Disc TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: OD Pacific Tool, Inc. _____425-882-1970 FINISHING Silk Screening Arizona Finishing_____ 602-438-4443 Arizona Finishing_____ 602-438-4443 Precision Tech_______ 801-285-7288 Coating Technologies_ __ 623-581-2648 IndustrialEX______ 303-456-6847 Ron Grob Co________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_____ 801-487-9700 Potting/Encapsulation METCO Metal Finishing___602-276-4120 Grinding: Surface IndustrialEX______ 303-456-6847 Galvanizing: Hot Dip ChemResearch_______ 602-253-4175 GALVANIZING TMM Precision _ _____ 800-448-9448 Petersen Inc________ 800-410-6789 Quality Mold_______ 480-892-5480 Glass Bead Clean GLASS/OPTICAL Superior Grinding_____ 801-487-9700 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._408-727-6630 Prescott’s MFG ______719-659-0262 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Coating Technologies_ __ 623-581-2648 GRINDING Westwood Precision____ 425-742-7011 Liquid Painting ChemResearch_ ______602-253-4175 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Aero Tech MFG_ _____ 801-891-2740 Get An Edge________425-355-9593 Get An Edge________425-355-9593 IndustrialEX______ 303-456-6847 Industrial Machine Svcs__ 503-240-0878 Superior Grinding_____888-487-9701 MPI International_ ____ 956-631-6880 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 HEAT TREATING Pacific Tool, Inc. _____425-882-1970 Passivation Byington Steel Treating__408-727-6630 Coating Technologies_ _ _623-581-2648 Precision Tech_______ 801-285-7288 Phoenix Heat Treating_ _ 602-258-7751 Jet Processing_____623-869-6749x117 Ron Grob Co________ 970-667-5320 Cryogenics Superior Grinding_____ 801-487-9700 METCO Metal Finishing_ _ 602-276-4120 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Phoenix Heat Treating_ _ 602-258-7751 Powder Coating Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 Grinding, Blanchard Aero Tech MFG_ _____ 801-891-2740 Diversified Metal Services_ 801-972-6093 Byington Steel Treating__408-727-6630 Sandblasting Superior Grinding_____ 801-487-9700 Heat Treating/Aerospace Byington Steel Treating, Inc._408-727-6630 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Byington Steel Treating__408-727-6630 A Z METALWORKER NW 2

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Shawn Carlin

Marjorie Langton President

J&M Machine, LLC 1703 NE 43rd Street Renton, WA 98056 Phone: 425-204-0848 Fax: 425-204-0850 Email:


DIAMOND TOOL & DIE, INC. CNC Machining and Manufacturing Since 1968

510 534-7050 Ext 215 Fax 510 534-0454

508 29th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 USA


Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 Nuclear Filter Tech_ __ 303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc.______ 425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ __ 480-225-8845 Premier Precision_____ 623-466-3156 Ron Grob Co________ 970-667-5320 Large Capacity Drop BotSt. Vrain__________303-702-1529 E-Coat tom Oven/Aluminum MPI International_ ____ 956-631-6880 Solid Form Fabrication_ _ 503-435-1400 Byington Steel Treating__408-727-6630 TVT Die Casting_ _____ 800-280-2278 EMI/RFI Shielding HONING IndustrialEX______ 303-456-6847 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._ 425-207-5951 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._ 425-207-5951 Laser Engraving Westwood Precision____ 425-742-7011 Westwood Precision_____ 425-742-7011 PMA Photometals_____ 480-773-3239 Wright Prototype_ ____ 541-924-1203 INJECTION MOLDS VACCO Industries_ ___ 626-443-7121 Machining: 5-Axis Hilton Tool_________ 503-657-9312 Laser Marking Plastic Injection Molding_ 509-531-2634 PMA Photometals_____ 480-773-3239 St. Vrain__________303-702-1529 VACCO Industries_ ___ 626-443-7121 INJECTION MOLDING Machining: Aerospace Prescott’s MFG ______719-659-0262 Precision Etched Parts Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____ 928-636-2115 PMA Photometals_____ 480-773-3239 Inspection Services Layke Inc.________ 602-272-2654 VACCO Industries_ ___ 626-443-7121 IRON STITCHING St. Vrain__________303-702-1529 Precision Casting Repair_801-972-2345 MACHINING Teton Machine _ ____ 208-642-9344 Advanced Mfg Services_ _ 310-320-2897 LASER CUTTING 3rd Gen MaMachining: Proto-R & D Laser Cutting Advanced Mfg Services_ _ 310-320-2897 Howell Precision______ 623-582-4776 chine______435-794-4980 Wrico_ __________ 480-892-7800 BK Machine Inc. _ ____801-253-1929 BK Machine Inc. _ ____801-253-1929 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____ 928-636-2115 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____ 928-636-2115 Laser Cutting: Micro Howell Precision______ 623-582-4776 Britz Machine & Design__ 509-457-2800 Britz Machine & Design__ 509-457-2800 VACCO Industries_ ___ 626-443-7121 Central Valley Machine_ _ 435-752-0934 Central Valley Machine_ _ 435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc._ 510-534-7050 Industrial Machine Svcs__ 503-240-0878 Laser Cutting: 3D Howell Precision______ 623-582-4776 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Innovative Precision ____801-334-6317

Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 Petersen Inc________ 800-410-6789 Pacific Tool, Inc.______ 425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ __ 480-225-8845 Prescott’s MFG ______719-659-0262 Ron Grob Co________ 970-667-5320 TVT Die Casting_ _____ 800-280-2278 Westwood Precision____ 425-742-7011 Wright Prototype_ ____ 541-924-1203 Machining: Chemical Acu-Line__________ 206-634-1618 Machining: CNC Advanced Mfg Services_ _ 310-320-2897 3rd Gen Machine______435-794-4980 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc. _ ____801-253-1929 Britz Machine & Design__ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ _ 435-752-0934 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Industrial Machine Svcs__ 503-240-0878 Innovative Precision ____801-334-6317 Layke Inc.________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 A2Z METALWORKER NW

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Rebecca Prentice Business Manager

Machining: Turning Large Valley Machine Shop, Inc._ 425-207-5951 MANUFACTURING Aeroform, Inc. _ _____ 360-403-1919 Advanced Mfg Services_ _ 310-320-2897 BK Machine Inc. _ ____801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine_ _ 435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc._ 510-534-7050 Group Mfg Serv_____ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision______ 623-582-4776 Pacific Tool, Inc.______ 425-882-1970 Premier Precision_____ 623-466-3156 Machining: Medical Teton Machine _ ____ 208-642-9344 Prescott’s MFG _______719-659-0262 TVT Die Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 Teton Machine _ ____ 208-642-9344 Westwood Precision____ 425-742-7011 Machining: Production Turnkey Product Services Innovative Precision ____801-334-6317 Aero Tech MFG_ _____ 801-891-2740 Prescott’s MFG _______719-659-0262 METALIZING Teton Machine _ ____ 208-642-9344 Accuwright Industries___ 480-892-9595 Micropulse West, Inc._ ___ 480-966-2300 Pacific Tool, Inc.______ 425-882-1970 Teton Machine _ ____ 208-642-9344 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision____ 425-742-7011 Wright Prototype_ ____ 541-924-1203 Machining: Large Valley Machine Shop, Inc._ 425-207-5951 Machining: Laser Innovative Precision ____801-334-6317

Machining: Swiss Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____ 928-636-2115 Teton Machine _ ____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Turning Advanced Mfg Services_ _ 310-320-2897 3rd Gen Machine_____435-794-4980 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc. _ ____801-253-1929 Britz Machine & Design__ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ _ 435-752-0934 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 Industrial Machine Svcs__ 503-240-0878 Layke Inc.________ 602-272-2654 Pacific Tool, Inc.______ 425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ __ 480-225-8845 Teton Machine _ ____ 208-642-9344 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision____ 425-742-7011 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Non-Metalic Banding Nickel Systems Foresight Finishing____480-772-0387 Redback_________ 425-455-9200 GTin / Zinc Plate PLASTIC MOLDING METCO Metal Finishing___602-276-4120 Plastic Injection Molding_ 509-531-2634 EPSI____________ 714-519-9423 Mold Making Plastic Injection Molding_ 509-531-2634

Gold Tech _________480-968-1930 Silver Plating EPSI____________ 714-519-9423 PLATING ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Gold Tech _________480-968-1930 EPSI____________ 714-519-9423 PRECISION FORMING Foresight Finishing____480-772-0387 Aeroform, Inc. _ _____ 360-403-1919 Gold Tech _________480-968-1930 Cygnet Stamping & Fab__ 818-240-7574 METCO Metal Finishing___602-276-4120 Pacific Tool, Inc_ _____ 425-882-1970 MPI International_____ 956-631-6880 SpringWorks Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Anodizing Wrico_ __________ 480-892-7800 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 PROCESSING: METAL

METCO Metal Finishing___602-276-4120 Acid Pickle Premier Precision_____623-466-3156 METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 Pilkington Metal Finishing_801-972-2146 MPI International______ 956-631-6880 Chemical MOLDS STEEL Bright Tin Aero Tech MFG_ _____ 801-891-2740 Foresight Finishing____480-772-0387 LA Specialties_ _______602-269-7612 Plastic Injection Molding_ 509-531-2634 MPI International______ 956-631-6880 Chrome/Nickel/Palladium MOLDING: RUBBER EPSI____________ 714-519-9423 Seattle Polishing & Plating_ 253-804-0160 Gold Tech _________480-968-1930 Molds: Plastic Injection Plating Alodine Plastic Injection Molding_ 509-531-2634 Seattle Polishing & Plating_253-804-0160 MPI International______ 956-631-6880 Copper Molds Steel Phosphate Arizona Finishing____ 602-438-4443 Foresight Finishing____480-772-0387 MPI International______ 956-631-6880 Jet Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Embrittlement Relief Polishing Plastic Injection Molding_ 509-531-2634 EPSI____________ 714-519-9423 Seattle Polishing & Plating_ 253-804-0160 Mil Spec Painting Electroless Nickel IndustrialEX______ 303-456-6847 Foresight Finishing____480-772-0387 PUNCHING Gold Group Manufacturing Serv_480-966-3952 EPSI____________ 714-519-9423 Pacific Tool, Inc_ _____ 425-882-1970 Foresight Finishing____480-772-0387 Cygnet Stamping & Fab__ 818-240-7574 PACKAGING Gold Tech _________480-968-1930 SANDBLASTING Banding Material Systems Redback__________ 425-455-9200 Seattle Polishing & Plating_253-804-0160 Byington Steel Treating__408-727-6630

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