Rocky Mountain Edition of the A2Z Manufacturing Magazines Nov 2022

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Vol. 15, No. 5 Nov / Dec 2022

Rocky Mountain Edition (CO, UT, ID, MT & WY)

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When will the shoe fall? We’re in a recession, or are we? Is it here or is it coming? True, it is highly unusual to see positive economic indicators paired with historic labor and supply chain challenges. According to the Institute for Supply Management, the manufacturing economy is forecast to keep expanding for the rest of 2022, at the rate of 9.2 percent. That is 2.7 percentage points higher than a December 2021 forecast of 6.5 percent.

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Okay, you might say, these are forecasts, and they may not match what happens in reality. But when you look at the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, it showed their overall new business volume for September was $10.2 billion, up 11 percent year-over-year from new business volume in September 2021. Volume was up 16 percent from August.

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ELFA President Ralph Petta said, “Third quarter new business volume in the equipment finance industry is exceptionally strong, indicating that the economic contraction projected by many economists has not yet arrived. Another data point supporting this is that end users of commercial equipment continue to make on-time payments to their finance providers.”

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The Deloitte report says that optimism in revenue growth is held in check by caution from ongoing risks, most notably supply chain instability and workforce shortages. More than 1/3 of executives surveyed rate the workforce issue as their top priority for 2022. Manufacturing businesses must proactively put plans in place to lessen the workforce shortages risk. Our cover article story demonstrates how businesses, regardless of their size as well as their mix of products (low volume, high mix included), can automate. In fact, the shop interviewed in Idaho has nearly a 1:1 ratio of employees to Cobots. It can be done.

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Interestingly, there may be a silver lining to the workforce shortage postpandemic. Plans to enroll in a four-year college are declining, with a 14% drop Published bi-monthly to keep precision manuin teens saying they plan to enroll at a four-year university compared to before facturers abreast of news and to supply a viable the pandemic. NPR says that more than 1 million fewer students are enrolled vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Manufacturing has in college now than before the pandemic began. If they are going to work, and many are, they are often going into positions like service or distribution. And while these industries have raised wages, likely they will not pay what a person can make in manufacturing over time. As an industry, we need to rethink our approach to hiring if we want to attract talent today. Staying the course could be devastating for manufacturing industry and the U.S. economy. The Deloitte study found that younger workers don’t view manufacturing as a sector that allows for flexibility. Maybe we’re going to have to offer options like flexible work hours. And pandemic has helped companies see that your work can still be done at different times than the 9-to-5 we’re used to. Automation will help, but there will always be a need for a workforce, albeit a smaller one. I think those that embrace flexibility will win the smaller available talent pool. Until next issue, I wish you the best, and as always, God Bless our Troops, our healthcare providers and our First Responders.

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in private equity money to get in the machined parts business. You can check out the article here. I’ve shared this article with a few of my NTMA buddies outside of Utah and it’s been an interesting discussion point. I think Chris Power is a very charismatic salesman but I do believe he made a good case for investing in U.S. manufacturing. Some of his points are flat out demeaning and I can’t wait to see how it will all play out when he tries to spin up an entire company doing job shop work. I wonder how patient his customers and investors will be as he brings on hundreds of new people, equipment and customers. There are so many things that can go wrong with each job we run. The complexity of this business cannot be underestimated and developing the culture, systems, brain-trust, etc. is not for the faint of heart. One takeaway is that people with a lot of money to invest are betting on the future of our industry. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“ULA is scheduled to provide 47 launches for our satellite constellation, and using Vulcan Centaur for this mission will give us practical experience working together ahead of those launches,” Project Kuiper said. The main payload for the maiden Vulcan launch remains the Peregrine lunar lander being built by Pittsburgh-based startup Astrobotic. The Vulcan launch deepens the connection between ULA and billionaire Jeff Bezos. Bezos founded Blue Origin, a space manufacturer based in Kent, Washington, and with offices in Highlands Ranch, that makes the BE-4 engines ULA is using to power Vulcan rockets off the launch pad. ULA has been waiting for the first flight versions of BE-4 engines to be delivered so it can build the first Vulcan rocket and launch it. Each Vulcan uses two BE-4 engines to provide 1.1 million pounds of lift for its booster stage. One engine from the first set has been delivered by Blue Origin, ULA said, and another is on its way to final acceptance testing.

The Centennial-based rocket company and Seattlebased Project Kuiper, the Amazon offshoot aiming to build an internet service using thousands of satellites, announced that two small test satellites for the internet service will launch as a secondary payload aboard the first Vulcan Centaur rocket expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the first quarter of 2023.

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Baker McKenzie. In a statement, Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha said the move would boost growth prospects for both Medtronic and the still-unnamed new business (dubbed “NewCo” for now). “This separation will allow Medtronic to focus our company and our capital on opportunities better aligned with our long-term strategies to accelerate innovation-driven growth, and will position NewCo to unlock value,” he said. In the past few years, the company began a restructuring aimed at tailoring the company’s growth in key areas. Earlier this year, for example, Medtronic and Denverbased DaVita Inc. said they would form a new company using kidney care operations from both businesses. Medtronic said that the latest spinoff could be completed within 12 to 18 months, though there are still some big questions — including who will lead the new company. Currently, the respiratory intervention business is led by Ariel Mactavish; Frank Chan leads the patient monitoring business.


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Department of Defense (DoD) Awards Lightforce USA, Inc., Orofino, Idaho, was awarded a Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quan-tity (IDIQ) order (H-9240322-D-0009) with a value of $17,674,500 for Squad-Variable Powered Scopes (S-VPS) and Precision-Variable Power Scopes (P-VPS); both standard and long range. Along with these scopes, USSOCOM will have the ability to procure parts. This contract will fulfill the full operational capability (FOC) requirements for all U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) components. Fiscal year 2022 opera-tions and maintenance funds in the amount of $1,085,462.00 were obligated at time of the award. The contract was awarded in accordance with 10 USC 2304 (c)(1) as imple-mented by FAR 6.302-1 Only one responsible source. Lockheed Martin Space of Littleton, Colorado is awarded a $350,400,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee unpriced letter contract modification (PH0008) to a previously awarded and announced unpriced letter contract (N00030-22-C-1025) for program management, engineering development, systems integration, long lead material procurement, and special tooling and equipment procurement in support of missile pro-duction. This contract award contains option line items. Work will be performed in East Aurora, New York (26.2%); Simsbury, Connecticut (19.3%); Denver, Colorado (19.0%); Magna, Utah (13.8%); Orange, A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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J.M. Grisley’s Team of Automation Experts Help Customers Use Technology For Success The manufacturing sector fared significantly better than most industries during the pandemic; U.S. manufacturing employment lost only 1 in 20 of the overall jobs that went away during the period. In fact, many shops were able to remain open, as they were deemed essential businesses. That momentum has continued into the post-pandemic economy; since the pandemic ended, the manufacturing sector has added around 1.3 million jobs, just about as many as it lost. The resurgence of the domestic manufacturing sector stands out as one of the U.S. economy’s bright spots, and the nearterm outlook for the sector remains optimistic. Today, many manufacturers continue to report significant order backlogs that will drive their business activity into early 2023. There is a ‘But’, which is that virtually all research indicates that labor shortages remain the greatest long-term obstacle to growth. Lars Grisley, president of 4th generation machine tool dealer J.M. Grisley, says, “Our customers are located in the Rocky Mountain region, including the states of Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Outside of cities like Salt Lake City and Denver, many of the machine shops we support are based in rural areas, and it isn’t unusual for our customers to live in towns with less than 1000 people. There just isn’t an available labor force to draw from, and this hasn’t improved since the pandemic ended – in fact it has just gotten worse.” Stuart Gill, Regional Sales Manager for J.M. Grisley says, “At J.M. Grisley we help our customers to grow their businesses by facilitating automation in their shops, which helps to alleviate their need for more employees. J. M. Grisley offers two categories of automation. The first, we term ‘hard automation’, and it includes systems that physically connect to one machine. These include pallet and gantry systems. The second is Robotics Automation. We have seen a huge increase in ‘Cobots’ as they are often referred, and they are designed to work alongside humans. Cobots can be used by a number of machines, as they are not tied to a specific machine.“ Dan Wall, Head of J.M. Grisley’s Automation Lab, pictured on the next column, adds, “The COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the need for resilient supply chains and human-machine collaboration at work. Despite labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and other production challenges, manufacturers still have to meet their customers’ production needs. To bring the best of both worlds – human creativity and robotic precision – we are helping our customers adopt automation that can reduce human interaction and accelerate production cycles.” He continues, “Cobots can revolutionize production, as A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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they improve human capabilities in performing tasks with greater strength, accuracy and data capabilities.” The J.M. Grisley team is seeing unprecedented adoption of automation from their customers, both with pallet/gantry systems and with robots, both collaborative and Industrial. Asked about the adoption of automation solutions in the precision manufacturing industry outside of their customers, Stuart says, “There are robot companies out there that are promoting their specific robot or cobot solutions. What differentiates J.M. Grisley from many of these other companies is that we have a complete understanding of the machines the shops are using, the process of machining, and how to integrate robots into the part making environment.” He added, “When you go into a shop that has a cobot sitting unused because nobody knew how to install it, it was likely purchased by a standalone cobot company that just wasn’t equipped to integrate it with the machines. Our machine tending knowledge is invaluable to our customers implementing automation.” J.M. Grisley is also capable of providing flexibility and options when it comes to Robotics. As an Authorized Fanuc Robot Integrator and a stocking Doosan Cobot dealer, as well as having partnerships with companies like Schunk, 5th Axis and Air vice for work holding, they can offer the best platform for each project.

Gantry and Pallet Systems Stuart describes the pallet systems that the team at J.M. Grisley installs for its customers. “Gantry systems are, in essence, workpiece changers. They are installed exclusively on lathes (~30% of DN Solutions’ lathes are spec’d with a gantry pallet as an option), and they load piece parts directly onto the lathe. Like gantry systems, pallet systems are ‘hardwired automation’ because you set them up on


of the mundane work that happens in a shop, including part loading.” Stuart adds, “Our Automation Lab is extremely valuable to our customers who are installing robotics, as all proof of concept happens with the help of our team.” Dan says, “At one of our customers, they were deburring ~10,000 of a particular part each month. Naturally it was tedious for the machinist. When we put a cobot in place to do the deburring, we freed up the machinist to run parts on a machine. He is so much happier with his new role today.” He continues, “With another customer, they had a part that required a caustic chemical. Those who were involved in the chemical process had to wear special clothes and breathing apparatuses. As you can imagine, nobody wanted to do this job. Once we installed the cobot, human contact is almost completely eliminated and the cobot solved the labor issue.”

one machine and they will be used exclusively by this machine. With a pallet system, you are loading parts onto the pallets versus loading parts directly onto the machine. The benefit to gantry and pallet systems is that the machinists do not have to change the way they are making the part in any way. With a pallet system, the efficiency comes from setting up a new pallet while the machine is working on another product on another pallet or in the case of the gantry system, of loading parts automatically.” He adds, “Also, pallet systems can be installed on older machines, whether they are 3, 4 or 5 axes.”

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He continued, “Pallet systems as a step in automation are popular because they are super easy to implement…they are the low hanging fruit. Pallet set up is identical to what the machinist is doing today, only they are setting up the parts on the pallet offline. There is no extra machining to do, no learning curve, and it is a really safe way to get into automation. Depending upon the number of pallets and cycle time, the machine can often run unattended.

Dan says, “If we are installing the automation with a new machine, we typically do the integration at our shop and then we bring it out to the customer’s facility. We will then come onsite to provide training to get our customer up and running as quickly as possible, typically within a week of training.”

Dan says, “We have a number of customers who are implementing automation solutions in conjunction with the Doosan (now DN Solutions) machines we have sold to them. In particular, we have customers who are doing automation with the DVF 5000, DN Solutions’ newest line of 5 axis machines. Since the DVF 5000 rotary axes are a cantilevered B and C configuration, pallets move in and out thru an automatic sliding door on the right side, allowing the operator full access to the front of the machine and CNC controller.”

Stuart adds, “We offer as much installation support as our customers want. We can offer as little as technical support for customers who have inhouse capabilities all the way to turnkey, where we even make the initial parts for our customer. Turnkey means providing everything, including the grippers and vices, the relays and solenoids, and we will do all the electrical installation. At J.M. Grisley, our Automation Lab team is expert at ensuring that our customers are up and running quickly and are maximizing the benefits available with their new automation equipment. With J.M. Grisley installs, you won’t see cobots off in a corner of the shop unused.”

Robotics Dan says, “While gantry and pallet systems are easy to introduce into a shop since they require no major changes in the way the machinists operate with the part and with machining, cobots change the way in which parts are made. Cobots are so different from what machinists are used to and there comes the fear of not just how to run the cobot but also will this work me out of a job.“ He adds, “The more tech savvy the machinists are in a business, the more likely they will pick up and embrace the use of robotics. Like with gantry and pallet systems, cobots can reduce much

Lars says, “Contrary to perceptions, automation can work well with older machines, whether they are 3, 4 or 5 axis. In fact, we do installations on older machines, even those from other builders. Additionally, many people believe that Continued Next Page A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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automation works well only in production (high volume, low mix) environments. While it works well in these environments, it can be extremely beneficial in low volume, high mix shops maximizing your skilled labor time and efficiency.”

Hear From J.M. Grisley Automation Customers Visser Precision’s Adoption of Technology Makes It A Cool Place To Work “Our founder loves manufacturing and embraces new technologies, and automation is a huge part of that. Our newest acquisitions, procured from J.M. Grisley, are the addition of 2 DN Solutions’ DVF 5000s, which are 5-axis machining centers. We purchased both machines equipped with the Automatic Work Changer (AWC). Each DVF 5000 has 12 pallets. For a specific Nascar job where we are machining suspension components, we are effectively doubling our spindle capacity. We are running the parts throughout the night so when the operator comes in the next morning, there aren’t inprocess parts; they are all finished. Our DN Solutions (Doosan) DVF 5000 with the AWC means has so many benefits: • less operator interaction • increased machine to operator capacity • increased predictability of each and every part; if we set it up right, every part will come out perfect • improved spindle utilization There has never been such a dearth in the availability of human labor, and automation is literally the only way to increase productivity while minimizing the need to grow our team. Further, automation allows us to reduce mundane tasks like loading machines, allowing us to free up our team to do other things. If you don’t have automation, you have no choice but to have an operator doing the work. We just finished installation of the AWCs, and the experience was absolutely outstanding. The J.M. Grisley person showed up on a Friday to train us. One of our programmers and I attended the training; our J.M. Grisley trainer showed us how to use the AWC and I jotted it down on my phone. The control on the AWC is so intuitive it took us 10 minutes to learn. I liken it to how you can add new apps to a smart phone, and you can learn and do it with almost no direction. At Visser Precision we are technology driven and people powered. We don’t settle for old technology and we don’t ever feel that what we have is ‘good enough’. J.M. Grisley is a highly skilled partner in our automation process.” Patrick, Manufacturing Manager, Visser Precision A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Machine Shop In Montpelier, Idaho Uses Cobots To Take Over Tedious Mundane Tasks “A few years ago we were doing some repetitive work on one of our machines when it crashed. A technician from J.M. Grisley happened to be at our shop when it happened, and he said, “You should get a Cobot.” Shortly after, we did buy a Cobot from J.M. Grisley. When it arrived, I was thinking how am I going to get this thing running. J.M. Grisley has an automation specialist, I call him Robot Dan. Dan was at our place to help set up the Cobot. Dan is outstanding - he is so smart. The next year we bought another Cobot, and this year we bought our 3rd. One is used on our lathe and it does the 2nd operation. The second is used on our ‘blow off station’ and the 3rd Dan retrofitted to do our hand filing. We’re ready to buy our 4th shortly. Everybody thinks a robot/cobot moves faster than a human arm - it doesn’t. You watch it and you will think it is not super fast - but what you get with a Cobot is steady and consistent, so in the end it definitely saves time. I bought my first machine from J.M. Grisley when I opened my business in 2006, and I have only been buying from them since. They are awesome and I am super happy with their customer service and their expertise.” Gordy, Shop Owner, Walker Machine

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Honeywell Business Aviation Outlook Shows Strong Growth

wave of first-time users and buyers due in part to changing habits brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Honeywell Aerospace President, Americas Aftermarket, Heath Patrick. “The business aviation sector is expected to recover to 2019 delivery and expenditure levels by 2023, which is much sooner than previously anticipated. Demand for new business jets is as high as we’ve seen it since 2015, and we expect high levels of demand and expenditures for new aircraft for several more years.” Key findings in the 2022 Honeywell Global Business Aviation Outlook include:

Honeywell’s 31st annual Global Business Aviation Outlook forecasts up to 8,500 new business jet deliveries worth $274 billion from 2023 to 2032, which is up 15% in both deliveries and expenditures from the same 10-year forecast a year ago. This year, surveyed operators reported new jet purchase plans on par with 2019 levels, with fleet addition rates doubling from last year’s reported intentions. Respondents’ feedback in this year’s survey aligns with industry reports of sold-out business jet production lines for the next several years. “The business aviation industry is greatly benefitting from a

• New business jet deliveries in 2023 are expected to be 17% higher than in 2022. Expenditures are expected to be 20% higher. • Five-year purchase plans for new business jets are up three percentage points compared with last year’s survey; this reaches 2019 levels and is equivalent to 17% of the current fleet. • Fleet additions are up for the second year in a row, doubling 2021’s rate and topping 2% of Continued next page 23 •Nov / Dec 2022

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• Business turboprops and small cabin jets each make up 35% of the fleet carrying these new users, followed by medium jets (18%) and large long-range jets. Sustainability in Business Aviation Honeywell is committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2035 in its operations and facilities and to driving aviation sustainability with a wide range of ready-now solutions that will support a more sustainable future for the sector. This year’s survey features a dedicated section on operators’ current and future plans to reduce their carbon footprint during operations. • Half of this year’s surveyed operators report currently implementing at least one method to reduce their carbon footprint, which is 30 percentage points above last year’s survey. • The most frequently mentioned current method to reduce carbon footprint is “fewer or slower private jet trips” (20%), followed by “increasing passenger capacity” (17%). • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is the third-most mentioned current method to reduce carbon footprint (14%); however, operators cite challenges with SAF availability. • More than 60% of operators plan to either adopt or increase methods for more environmentally friendly operations in the future, and 37% cite SAF as the most common way to achieve this goal. • The survey asked the remaining 40% what would


compel them to adopt any methods to address sustainability in the future, and 57% of these operators cited economic incentives such as tax benefits or operating cost savings. Making an impact on business decisions The Global Business Aviation Outlook reflects current operator concerns and identifies longer-cycle trends that Honeywell uses in its own product decision process. The survey has helped identify opportunities for investments in sustainability solutions, has expanded propulsion offerings, innovative safety products, services and upgrades, and has enhanced aircraft connectivity offerings. The survey informs Honeywell’s business pursuit strategy and helps consistently position the company on high-value platforms in growth sectors. Methodology Honeywell’s forecast methodology is based on multiple sources, including macroeconomic analyses, original equipment manufacturers’ production and development plans shared with the company, and expert deliberations from aerospace industry leaders. Honeywell also uses information gathered from interviews conducted during the forecasting cycle with 152 nonfractional business jet operators worldwide. The survey sample is representative of the entire industry in terms of geography, operation, and fleet composition. This comprehensive approach provides Honeywell with unique insights into operator sentiments, preferences, and concerns and provides considerable insight into product development

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The SDA plans to launch the York Space Systems-built satellites and others for the Tranche 1 network on a Space Force launch slated for 2024. United Launch Alliance, the Centennial-based rocket maker, was previously awarded the contract to handle that launch. The SDA selected Ball Aerospace to develop 10 satellites the agency will use as a testing ground for military payloads designed for future deployment in small-satellite networks, what’s being called the Experimental Testbed for the National Defense Space Architecture, or NExT program. The prototype agreement with Ball Aerospace covers development, manufacture, deployment, launch and operations of the space vehicles, plus their mission-enabling ground systems, the SDA said. “NExT is an exciting program that has a lot of tie in with our mission partners and will help to advance future tranches of the National Defense Space Architecture,” Tournear said. “We’re confident that selection of the Ball Aerospace team provides the best overall solution to de-


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Millennials’ technology expectations have been shaped by smartphones, The 6,000-person company hired 2,000 people last Facebook and digital media – in other words, by easy and ubiquitous year at a time when many manufacturers struggle to It’s not surprising, then, that traditional manufacturing fillconnectivity. their workforces. systems can seem as retro as waiting for dial-up internet to connect. that’s bad for the manufacturing sector, because skills gap is IsAnd a family-owned company, now run by the fifthits generalooming tion, onelarge. that would attract employees? Well, it seems answer to thisInstitute question yes, asConsulting CoA joint study bythe the Manufacturing and is Deloitte orsTek, founded in 1910 by Adolph Coors, was able projects a surge of nearly 3.5 million open manufacturing jobsto created hire new employees year and is looking over2,000 the next decade. Some of last the empty slots will come bytoway of hire that baby many more this year. Andare forrelated a company, which creretiring boomers, while others to new positions manufactures technical ceramics for a wide range of the ated as a result of natural business growth, the report found.What industries, hasAs 6,000 employees, it’s2 no small report also that predicts: conditions stand now, million of feat. those jobs will go unfulfilled. In other words, the need for the manufacturing secAttracting that many employees, in a very tight labor tor to appeal to Millennials – the generation typically defined as those market is unusual, but the company believes that its born between and for 1997 is both critical andfamily a verycomtall order. culture is the 1981 reason its–success. “As a

pany, we have always looked out for the whole person,” Indeed, manufacturing has a negative image among younger genexplains Chief Peoplestill & Systems Officer Irma Lockridge, erations, experts say. In a 2015 public perception of manufacturing “and this has been a differentiator when we approach study, alsoemployees.” by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, respondents potential ages 19 to 33 ranked manufacturing as their lowest preference in terms Toofensure success, the company introduced potentialcontinued career choices. CoorsTek Academy. After two years of development, the company image decided its isheadquarter location inbased Manufacturing’s problem complex and in, some aspects, Golden, Colorado, was an ideal location to train future on false assumptions. But one real obstacle is that some manufacturing and current employees itsit’s primary area in systems can seem antiquated,asand an issue factories that many manufacturers the area. and related organizations are already addressing.

“The academy was designed to be a world-class trainModern tech engagement and exceling centerand thataccessible drives growth, lence in our manufacturing environment globally,” says Lockridge. And companies to drive this Academy Forward-looking and excellence, organizations the in the manufacturing focuses on new hires as well as reskilling current team sector are working to update systems so they better align with the members. “We wantoftouser optimize the productivity of our ease and accessibility experience so pervasive with personal new talent, advance development that increases technology. Traditionalskill manufacturing platforms – for example, productivity, safety culture, promotes a qual-– are manufacturingensures executiona systems and supply chain applications itybeing mindset in all we do to ensure an environment of and redesigned with new mobile interfaces, cloud capabilities continuous growth.” modern-day learning dashboardsand to make what has historically been perceived as arcane into something far more friendly and familiar to a tech-savvy The most important aspect of new hire training, which is audience. done over a two-week period in a dedicated building, is sharing the company’s culture. “In the training, we “As Millennials movea into manufacturing environment, there’s a cover everything newthe team member needs to know certain expectation that the technology they are interacting with about the company beyond the job they will be doing will work thethey samefitasin, what grewour up with,” saidand Matthow Wells, product but how canthey impact success they general manager for automation software at GE Digital. “The can grow with us for the long term,” explains Lockridge.entire generation expects that data be availableastonot them “We want them to view thewill opportunity justanytime, a job anywhere, even outside of the plant. If they need access to information, but a long-term career.” they don’t want to call someone; they want to pull out their phone One waywhat’s to build long-term career is to make sure and see going aon.” that the new hire is in a job that best fits both their skills and towith contribute. is access on soft Onewhat way tothey gain want traction MillennialsEmphasis is to provide to tools skills and technical aptitude and pairing that with jobWells they want to use, not simply those required to do their ajobs,

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of training and advancement,” says Lockridge.

The company has an interview team and a resource manager that helps with placement based on skills and business needs. Candidates are introduced to a variety of career paths and then are placed in a job that best matches their interests. And the process doesn’t end there. “We established dedicated trainers and ambassadors that help them through the learning process and ensure their success,” explains Lockridge.

Given the continued demand for the company’s products, and the continuing shortage of workers, the company is placing a great deal of effort on ensuring that its current workforce sees the Academy as a way to both upgrade, but also to explore different parts of the company. This effort has been working and this year the company was able to reduce its turnover rate by just under 10%.

As to how the company finds potential employees, CooksTek uses a number of strategies: CoorsTek has hosted several open houses with local high schools, trade schools and universities. In these open houses, we give a tour, discuss careers with CoorsTek and have a Q&A session with alum for the schools. CoorsTek partners with Denver Scholarship Foundation to provide scholarships to high school students. Partnered with DSF to host a resume writing workshop for high school students. Annually CoorsTek sponsors and judges science fair projects for students interested in STEM careers The other mission of the Academy is to reskill current team members. With the increase of automation, new skills are necessary. “For those employees who have been with the company a long time, and weren’t sure how to move up, the Academy offers a clear path

This reduction of turnover is based on a strong value proposition that CoorsTek offers, says Lockridge, which includes good pay, benefits and operations. “But hands down it’s our people,” that is the reason people want to work here.” She cites the company mottos, for five generations now, of Better Today, Better Together, Better Tomorrow. In tandem with creating a better tomorrow, the company aims to make the work measurable better. “We make products that touch every industry in the world, and we want to do that responsibly and sustainably,” says Lockridge. “We want new and existing team members to help us with our ability to deliver on that promise for years to come. Manufacturing is a critical industry for the world, and we want future generations to join our effort.” By: Adrienne Selko A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Head injuries alone account for half of the deadly bicyclist injuries. Although it is established that helmets are beneficial to head safety, the latest Bicycle Safety report by Swedish insurance company Folksam makes the case that helmet absorption efficiency could still be greatly improved, especially when collisions occur with a car at speeds above 20 km/h (12 mph). POC and Autoliv have been working together to assess the potential of using airbag technology in helmets. The airbag would act as the initial energy absorber while the underlying helmet would be the following energy absorber. After conducting a pre-study, conclusion from the Autoliv research team is that a cycle helmet with an integrated airbag can significantly improve protection and reduce the consequences of impacts to cyclists. The combination of both absorbing technologies enables a reduction of the peak linear head acceleration and significantly reduced head injury risk in impact tests. The pre-study also showed that the protection improvements could be reached without critically compromising the design, weight, or comfort of a helmet designed with integrated airbag technology.

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Once connected, use your peers. Learn from their mistakes and benefit from their wins. Ask questions. Be interested in other people’s stories and journeys. Find ways you can help each other. Be willing to consider all available resources. During my years of running a manufacturing business, I was unaware of the valuable services and programs certain organizations, groups, and government agencies offered — many of which are free or have incentives to offset costs. We live in a great state that is considered very business-friendly. Our Labor, Commerce, and Workforce Development groups are all committed to helping Idaho businesses grow and thrive. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Use the community! Odds are, someone else has had the same problem and can help you navigate to a solution. IMA has a sourcing needs/ member requests section in our monthly newsletter that handles a lot of this. Equipment needed, equipment for sale, business systems user group needs, hiring, suppliers or parts needed, etc. Spread the word. Manufacturing is a GREAT industry! Share with people in your circles all the cool things made in their backyards. If you need help learning about who some of those companies are, let us know!

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What are some services the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance offers that would be helpful for product companies/ manufacturers in this state?

Are you an Idaho-based product company/manufacturer that is poised for growth, but hampered by an equipment problem, supply chain issue, or labor shortages? There aren’t always easy answers to these challenges, but getting in step with the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance (IMA) — and Idaho’s greater manufacturing community — is a great place to start.

SJ: Our 401k Association Retirement Plan, TalentSorter hiring platform, Nice Healthcare program, and some on-demand safety training offerings (coming soon) are something all manufacturers should be looking at. These programs all help in hiring, employee attraction/retention and offer great savings for members.

Recently, we had a conversation with Sheri Johnson, Executive Director of the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance, who shared with us the many ways the organization is holding up its three tenets: to connect, support, and promote manufacturing in Idaho.

We currently offer both an HR and IT Cohort call each month. Those have been very valuable for manufacturing members to help problem solve in a safe, small-group environment.

What tips you would give to Idaho manufacturers looking to grow, get involved, and find connections in the industry? SJ: Build relationships. Take the time to get out of your business and meet others in the industry, whether that’s through attending an IMA event, getting directly connected to others in your role, or intentionally seeking to meet the other manufacturers in your neighborhood or city, etc. These connections and conversations will be incredibly valuable! A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Quality Measurement Services_970-413-2438 Experts in Equipment Finance Lean Consulting Direct: 402-639-0475 chris@epicapprovals.com ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Yvonne Newman www.epicapprovals.com Business Development & Marketing MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 www.platinumregistration.com Office: 303-639-9001 Yvonne@platinumregistration.com Direct: 720-626-5458 Logistics/Freight R&R Transportation ____801-747-2607 Western States Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Metrology Services MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Consultant,Operational Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Consultant, ISO Reverse Engineering Hexagon __________ 303-859-7159 ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Klontech Industrial_____480-948-1871 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Quality Measurement Services_970-413-2438 Klontech Measure Sol__ 480-626-8131 Contract Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Western States Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Rigging & Transfer Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Process Improvement/ Audit IRH ____________801-972-5581 Quality Measurement Services_970-413-2438 ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 R&R Transportation ____801-747-2607 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Education Transportation Ogden-Weber Tech College_801-395-3795 X-Ray IRH ____________801-972-5581 Electrical: Breakers/Switches/ Certified Inspection Service__602-267-0661 R&R Transportation ____801-747-2607 Starters ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Consulting/Engineering Denver Breaker Supply __ 855-4UR-BRKR BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Engineering Services Platinum Registration_______ 303-639-9001 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 SPINDLE REPAIR Financing RMS Assembly & Mfg___ 303-777-3064 ISO Registrar Tech Financial Services_____ 414-224-0209 Platinum Registration_______ 303-639-9001 TOOLING Univerity Federal Credit Union_ 801-463-3597 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 PrecisionToolholding Products Machine Tool Rebuilding First Article Inspection Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Nadcap Approvals - Consulting Heavyhaul _ Tooling Systems IRH ____________801-972-5581 Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Injection Molding 3D Parts To Go______ 801-380-7935 Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Inspection Services Live Tool Holders Process Improvement Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Chris Frans

President

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Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Static Tool Holders Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 TRAINING MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 CAD/CAM Training Blackwing Machine_____ 801-645-4485 MultiCAM_________ 970-218-9046 Machining Software MultiCAM____________ 970218-9046 USED MACHINERY Action Machinery ________888-289-9100 DATRON____________480-826-3689 EDM Network_________480-836-1782 K.D. Capital Equipment____480-922-1674 Methods West_________602-437-2220 Resell CNC___________844-478-8181 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542 WATERJET CUTTING MACHINERY Action Machinery ________888-289-9100 Global EDM Supply _____480-836-8330 Machinery Resources_____480-694-9919 Multicam___________970-218-9046 Abrasives/Blast Media Barton International______800-741-7756


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368 West 600 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 zdenek@cncmach.net

Phone: (801) 531-9922 Fax: (801) 531-9944 Cell: (801) 301-1160

Andy Martin The CNC Pros, Inc. 3329 W 2555 S West Valley City, UT 84119 PHONE: 801-973-0800 CELL: 801-637-8806 andy.martin@cncprose.com www.thecncpros.com www.facebook.com/thecncpros

SHELLEY TERRELL Owner & President

(623) 670-3406 SHELLEY@A1PMA.COM

JACK TERRELL

Owner & VP

(623) 377-2191 JACK@A1PMA.COM

Precision metal fabrication and sheet metal design A1PMA.COM

2216 E. MAGNOLIA ST. PHOENIX, AZ 85034

3D SCANNING The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 ADDITIVE MFG/ 3 D PRINTING Faustson___________303-420-7422 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461

BAR CODING Coating: Liquid Western Sintering______ 509-375-3096 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146

Maverick Mold & Machine__970-535-4604 Micropulse West________480-966-2300 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Prec. Mach’d Products_____ 970-482-7676 BROACHING Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 EDM: Wire Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 EDM Express_______ 800-780-7075 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Specialty Steel Services___801-539-8252 Innovative Precision______ 801-334-6317 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 CASTINGS Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Aluminum Casting Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 COMPOSITES Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 S.A. Composites_________970-776-3877 Micropulse West________480-966-2300 Die Casting MTI______________ 505-247-4276 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 DESIGNCAD/CAM Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 Paramount Machine_____801-886-2755 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 The Toolroom Inc._______ 801-773-6331 DIES CHEMICAL PROCESSING Thompson Machine______505-823-1453 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 PAS Technologies_____ 602-744-2648 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 EDM COATING EDM: Drilling Small Hole ENGINEERING/DESIGN

ASSEMBLIES Advantage Manufacturing__ 877-727-0281 CAID Industries________435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 Dayton Rogers______ 763-717-6303 JD Machine________ 801-782-4403 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Pillar Machine________ 801-965-1900 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 Electronics Assemblies LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Coating:Black Oxide Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-7270281 CAID Industries_______ 435-890-8823 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Coating:Chemfilm Welded Assemblies Weiser Engineering_____ 303-280-2778 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317

Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922

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Paramount Machine

www.paramount-machine.com sales@paramount-machine.com Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

Lorem ipsum dolor sit ame Tel: 303-420-7422 Fax: 303-420-7551 a.m.kle@faustson.com www.faustson.com 6803 Joyce St, Suite A Arvada, CO 80007

EMJD Corp_______ 303-761-5236

Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 FABRICATION A1 Precision Metal_____ 623-377-2191 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Auburn Tool & Machine_ 303-278-8769 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design___801-531-9922 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 40

Fabrication: Enclosures Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Fabrication: Medium & Large CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp__________ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv______ 480-966-39528 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: SheetMetal A1 Precision Metal_____ 623-377-2191 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823

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FINISHING Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Precision Mach’d Prod____ 970-482-7676 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Anodizing/ Passivation Focused on Machining_____303-922-307 Dry Film Lubrication PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Finishing: One Stop Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648

Sandblasting Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Shot Peen PAS Technologies______602-744-2648

Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 FORMING A1 Precision Metal_____ 623-377-2191 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Dynamic Design & Mfg____ 303-652-0431 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Iron Phosphates Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 FOUNDRY Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 GAS NITRIDING Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 GEAR CUTTING

Photochemical/Etching Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 VACCO Industries______ 626-443-7121 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Powder Coating CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 GRINDING Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 GMN USA_________ 800-686-1679


Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding_ 435-512-4416 PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Prec. Mach’d Products__ 970-482-7676 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Grinding, Blanchard Auburn Tool & Machine_303-278-8769 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Grinding, Cold Saw AA Carbide________ 801-486-4881 Grinding: OD AzMark___________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720 Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding_ 435-512-4416 HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Controlled Thermal_____ 602-272-3714

Phoenix Heat Treating___ 602-258-7751 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 The Toolroom Inc.______801-773-63311 HONING/LAPPING LAYKE, Inc._________602-272-2654 IDENTIFICATION Industrial Labels TUFFLabels_________855-855-8833 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 LASER CUTTING Advantage Manufacturing____877-727-0281 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392

MACHINING Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc_________ 801-531-9922 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117

AzMark___________480-926-8969 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Aerospace AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Flex-Pro___________480-773-3239 41 41

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GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Paramount Machine____ 801-886-2755 Pinnacle Precision____ 435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: Automatic StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC A1 Precision Metal_____ 623-377-2191 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Quick Turn Machine____801-334-6800 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Electromechanical Design RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision________303-926-0559 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Wrico___________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Composites Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Machining: Contract American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine____801-886-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Electromechanical Design Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Machining: Laser AzMark___________480-926-8969

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Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining:Medical A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

Machining: Mold Base Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Maverick Mold & Machine___970-535-4604

Machining: Production Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Elite Machine________ 801-710-7891 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Machining: Milling Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 DATRON__________ 480-826-3689 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 GL Manufacturing_______ 801-634-5894 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Radtech____ ______303-789-4247 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Machining: Prototype Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 MTI______________ 505-247-4276 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862


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Denver Precision______ 303-469-1771 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ___________ 480-773-3239 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 S.A.Composites______ 970-776-3877 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 The Toolroom Inc._____ 801-773-6331 Machining: Precision Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 A2Z MANUFACTURING ROCKY MOUNTAIN •

GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Precision Machined Prod.__ 970-482-7676 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344

Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778

Machining: Ultra-Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 MANUFACTURING A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Machining: Turning CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 Precision Enterprises___ 731-642-8709 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Electromechanical Design Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Composites Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Manufacturing: Electrode HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Wire-Tech_________ 480-966-1591 Machining: R & D Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Production American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Robotic CNC JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Leading Edge Machine___ 435-563-9425 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Routering CNC Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Skid Manufacturing Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 ENS Welding Service__ 208-670-0538 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Small Part Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Machining: Swiss Turnkey Product Services CNC Machine & Design Inc_ 801-531-9922 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493

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Wire Springs ● Flat Springs ● Wire Products www.springworksutah.com sales@springworksutah.com (801) 298-0113 2261 S. 1560 W. ● Woods Cross ● UT 84087

PROCESSING: METAL Chemical PAS Technologies______602-744-2648 Etching/Photochemical VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D Parts To Go_____801-380-7935 PUNCHING JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering___303-280-2778 RECYCLING

METAL STAMPING A1 Precision Metal_____ 623-377-2191 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Hi-Production Precision Stamping Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping__ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453

Recyclable Metals Iron & Metals, Inc____ 303-292-5555 Utah Metal Works____ 801-364-5679

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