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In our precision manufacturing industry, “I wish you a happy new year” appears likely to come to fruition for 2024. Consider these very recent forecasts:

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Boeing lifted its projection for the aerospace market over the next decade, predicting a full commercial recovery by 2024. Recently, they revised a projected a $9 trillion aerospace market over the next decade, up from the $8.5 trillion outlook a year ago.

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In another precision manufacturing industry segment, semiconductor, forecasts are particularly positive. As stated from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, “The outlook for 2024 points to a vigorous upswing in the worldwide semiconductor market, with projections indicating a 13.1% increase, reaching a valuation of US$588 billion. It continues, “The Americas are forecasted to demonstrate significant double-digit growth on a year-overyear (YoY) basis”. In Deloitte’s recently released 2024 Manufacturing Outlook report, they expect America’s manufacturers to spend a record amount on development of sectors from semiconductors to EVs, encouraged by federal measures that offer funding and tax incentives.The primary finding of the report is that three federal acts remain key to American manufacturers’ recovery from the impacts of the pandemic and geopolitical conflicts like the war between Russia and Ukraine (yes, sadly war is good for our economy). We have the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Another forecast, this from Mordor Intelligence, says, “For precision machining, The North American precision manufacturing market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 11.2 % over the forecast period. Rising demand for advanced machining solutions and a focus on reducing downtime to increase production efficiency, improve accuracy, and optimize machining processes are driving sales growth. Key in their forecast is the fact that technology is poised to play a significant role in supporting manufacturers in taking on the challenges they may face in 2024. The future of machining centers lies in increased automation and integration with other manufacturing processes. Advanced robotics and machine learning algorithms are being incorporated into machining centers to automate tool changing, workpiece handling, and setup processes. This automation reduces human intervention, increases productivity, and enhances the overall efficiency of machining operations. Additionally, integration with other manufacturing systems, such as CAD/CAM software and metrology equipment, enables seamless data exchange and real-time feedback, leading to improved accuracy and reduced lead times. There are clearly risks manufacturing companies still face in setting their business strategy for 2024; including where interest rates go; a potential recession and the impact of reshoring. That being said, thank the good lord that nearly all forecasts associated with precision manufacturing point to a very solid 2024. I wish you all the best in business, health and happiness for this year. Until next issue, God bless our troops and those throughout the world whose lives are being torn apart by war. We as Americans are indeed a lucky people.

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TSM Machinery & Equipment Sales Expands Its Team TSM Machinery & Equipment Sales is pleased to announce that Michael Manning has joined the company’s sales team. Tom Camp, founder and owner of TSM Machinery & Equipment Sales since 1994 (pictured to the right), says, “Michael has such a long history of working in the precision machining industry here in Arizona — he’s worked in and owned a recycling business, he’s sold machine tools, and he has A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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3D Printed Parts Expected to Reach $18.8B in Value in 2023, Grow to $119B in 2032 Additive Manufacturing Research, the leading provider of market data and consulting services to the 3D printing industry, has released the annual update of a flagship data product, AM Parts Produced 2023, describing the production volumes and resulting estimated market values of various additively manufactured components, both metal and polymer. The study reconfirms the positive long-term outlook for leading AM technologies moving into significant manufacturing roles across a multitude of industries over the coming decade, with print production activity eventually growing to exceed $100B annually. This data-only report provides exhaustive data files (one for Metal 3D printed parts, and one for Polymer 3D printed parts) with historical and projected production volumes and resulting projected market value of AM parts spanning prototypes, tools and tooling, and end-use production parts across eight major industries and dozens of part categorizations, from aircraft and helicopter engine components in the aerospace industry, to nuclear reactor components in the energy sector. The data reflects real market activity through Q2 2023 and proprietary projections over the coming decade. For more information about accessing these resources, visit: A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Quality Machine Tool Services, Star CNC’s #1 Machine Distributor in North America, is proud to announce expansion to Arizona and New Mexico in 2024 Quality Machine Tool Services, Star CNC’s #1 Machine Distributor in North America, is proud to announce an expansion of sales, service, and parts to Arizona and New Mexico in 2024. Quality Machine Tool Services provides high quality, reliable, high precision machines sales, services, and parts for aerospace, medical, and automotive industries in Illinois and Wisconsin. President and Founder, Dave Polito, leads this expansion West to continue to meet a full range of machining needs for the production of precision parts. “We are thrilled to represent Star CNC Swiss in Arizona and New Mexico. Over the past 20 years, we have honed our business to focus on making our customers successful,” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Women in Manufacturing Association Accepting Speaker Applications for 14th Annual SUMMIT The Women in Manufacturing® Association invites industry professionals to submit speaking proposals for its 14th annual SUMMIT, October 7-9, 2024, in Boston, MA. The SUMMIT is the highlight of WiM’s full calendar of year-round programming dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. Accommodating both in-person (at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston) and virtual participation, the SUMMIT will bring together an estimated 1,500 manufacturing professionals from across the country to hear inspiring keynote addresses, participate in professional development educational tracks, visit leading manufacturing facilities, and connect with peers through networking events. WiM encourages industry leaders and experts to submit presentation proposals on topics including professional and personal development; technical developments; sustainability; innovation and transformation; allyship; manufacturing business trends; strategic leadership; and diversity, equity and inclusion. Those interested in being considered to speak can find full details, the evaluation process and application form, online. The deadline for submissions is February 16, 2024. Innovative manufacturing companies in the Boston area that are interested in showcasing their capabilities to SUMMIT participants are encouraged to apply to host a plant tour. Those interested can submit this form by April 30, A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The Ron Grob Company Is Under New Management With A Focus On The Future! The Ron Grob Company is focused on expanding our capabilities and reach within our industry, and with that growth and opportunity comes change. Excited for this next endeavor, our new President Marco Grob and General Manager Nate Scott respectfully request all customer and vendor/ supplier contact to be directed to the new management team. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests to sales@rongrob.com, nates@rongrob.com or marcog@ rongrob.com. We sincerely thank you for your continued business partnership.


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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council (AZBTC) have come to an agreement for hiring, training and safety of workers at the semiconductor giant’s complex being built in north Phoenix. The mutual understanding between TSMC and the union organization outlines agreed upon priorities to guide the relationship between the two with a focus on workforce training and development, safety, communication and staffing, the two parties said in a joint statement. TSMC has been in discussions in recent weeks with AZBTC — which works with 14 affiliates, labor partners and contractors in the state — after construction labor unions raised concerns over staffing and workplace safety at TSMC’s construction site. Local unions started pushing back against TSMC after the company said it had to delay its production start date in Phoenix because of a lack of workers that have specialized expertise needed to install equipment. TSMC Arizona is now set to start production in the first half of 2025.

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forecast to project future workforce requirements. The latest agreement is in addition to a workplace safety agreement that TSMC and the state entered into earlier this year for increased safety regulations and standards at TSMC’s construction site that’s located just north of the Loop 303 and west of Interstate 17. Brian Harrison, president of TSMC Arizona, called AZBTC a “vital partner” in the construction of TSMC’s fabrication plants, or fabs. •

Site safety: TSMC Arizona will maintain transparency with AZBTC related to safety assessments, audits, incident records and improvement plans.

Global workforce: TSMC Arizona will focus on hiring workers locally but may be required to employ foreign workers with specialized experience.

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“AZBTC union members have the critical skills necessary to help us complete our two advanced-chipmaking fabs, and we look forward to embarking together on a new chapter of partnership and collaboration,” Harrison said in a statement. The joint statement also said that construction of TSMC’s first two fabs has “already created thousands of prevailing-wage” construction jobs for AZBTC members. In 2021, TSMC broke ground on its $40 billion chipmaking facility, which has an average of 12,000 construction workers on the site every day. It could eventually build out the site to include six fabs that would provide “the most advanced chips made in the U.S.,” the Business Journal previously reported. The company eventually expects to employ more than 4,500 workers at its Arizona campus, where it will manufacture 3- and 4-nanometer semiconductor chips. To date, TSMC has hired more than 2,000 employees for its Arizona fab, some of whom relocated with their families from Taiwan. Hundreds of U.S. workers completed months-long training in Taiwan. By Audrey Jensen – Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Super Radiator Coils Starts Work On Mesa Facility To Support Growth In Western Region A Minnesota-based company that specializes in heat exchanging manufacturing has planted new roots in the East Valley. Super Radiator Coils broke ground last month on a new manufacturing building with office space in Scannell Properties’ Gateway 202 development in southeast Mesa. The new building will include 45,000 square feet of office space and 130,000 square feet of floor space and clean rooms area to support advanced manufacturing for the company, which has been operating for nearly 100 years. “The move to this new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mesa will give our employees access to advanced equipment and great amenities,” said Tyler Johnson, Super Radiator Coils’ vice president of its Phoenix division. “This move will also allow us to support our customers and continue to be a leader in providing heat transfer solutions. We look forward to being a part of the Mesa community A Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 29 • AUG - SEPT ’23 and for the many years of success to come.” 2


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In addition to its existing operations in the city of Phoenix, Super Radiator Coils has its headquarters in Chaska, Minnesota and an East Coast office in Richmond, Virginia. The company has been in business since 1928 and makes industrial heat exchangers, coils and nuclear products. Super Radiator Coils looks to have its new Mesa facility completed in the fall of 2024. The company has a strong partnership with another Valley firm, Air2O, which builds huge air conditioning systems for mission-critical clients such as data centers and other manufacturers. Air2O recently awarded a $2 million contract to Super Radiator Coils to supply custom-engineered fluid coils for its extreme low humidity units being manufactured for a lithium-ion battery production facility currently under construction in Kentucky. The Gateway 202 park will soon be home to others that have expanded to or within the East Valley. Diversified Foodservice Supply and Concordance each signed leases, for 98,555 square feet and 111,340 square feet, respectively. Both are expected to take occupancy of their space by February with Concordance closer to its move-in date. In October, Houston-based Sysco Corp. started building out its 353,000-square-foot space at the park. It expects to be operational in the new space by the spring of 2025. “This part of Mesa continues to see businesses making the wise decision to locate in our city,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles in a statement. “We look forward to helping celebrate Super Radiator Coils engineering and manufacturing facility when it is complete, and we’re pleased to welcome them as they expand operations in our region.” By Ron Davis – Phoenix Business Journal


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Intel, Siemens Announce Manufacturing Collaboration Intel Corp. and Siemens AG plan to collaborate on semiconductor manufacturing efficiency and sustainability, the two tech giants announced.

The companies had signed a memorandum of understanding “to collaborate on driving digitalization and sustainability of microelectronics manufacturing.” The collaboration will focus on manufacturing, factory operations, cybersecurity and supporting a “resilient” global industry, the news release said. “Semiconductors are the lifeblood of our modern economies. Few things run without chips. Therefore, we’re proud to collaborate with Intel to quickly advance semiconductor production. Siemens will bring its entire cutting-edge portfolio of IoT (internet of things) -enabled hardware and software and electrical equipment to this collaboration,” said Cedrik Neike, CEO of Digital Industries and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG. “Our joint efforts will contribute to achieving global sustainability goals.” The partnership will include collaboration on initiatives to optimize energy management and address the carbon footprint of manufacturing. Intel said it would explore product and supply chain modeling solutions from Siemens to find data-based insights into reducing carbon emissions. “The world needs a more globally balanced, sustainable and resilient semiconductor supply chain to meet the increasing demand for chips,” Keyvan Esfarjani, Intel executive vice president and chief global operations officer, said.

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Amkor Plans $2 Billion Facility In Peoria For Packaging Apple Computer Chips T e m p e based Amkor Te c h n o l o g y I n c . i s planning to invest $2 billion and bring 2,000 new jobs to metro Phoenix with a new semiconductor advanced packaging and testing facility that will serve companies such as Apple Inc., the company announced last month. The plant will be developed in Peoria near the new Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. plant in the northern part of the Valley and help solve a missing piece of the semiconductor chip supply chain and ecosystem in the U.S. In fact, the chips to be packaged at the new Amkor plant will be made at the Phoenix TSMC fab, or factory. The first phase of the TSMC fab is expected to come online in the first half of 2025. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Packaging is one of the final steps in the manufacturing of semiconductor chips — which are key components for electronic devices such as cars and phones — but is a process that is costly and largely done in other regions like Asia. Semiconductor chips for technology giant Apple will be packaged and tested at the Peoria factory. Apple (worked closely with Amkor on the “strategic vision” and initial manufacturing capability of the new plant, Amkor said. The two companies have worked together for more than a decade for packaging chips for Apple products. Amkor, which has had a presence in the Valley since the 1980s, said it is the only outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) service provider with U.S. headquarters as well as advanced packaging technology capability and high-volume manufacturing experience. “Semiconductor companies, foundries, and other supply chain partners understand the need to strategically broaden their geographic footprint,” Giel Rutten, Amkor president and CEO, said in a statement. “The announcement of our new advanced packaging and test facility in Arizona is a clear signal of our intent to help our customers ensure resilient supply chains and be a part of a strong American semiconductor ecosystem.”By Audrey Jensen – Phoenix Business Journal



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“Recipe is the exact word we use, we have a recipe of different materials or different components or different techniques for different levels of security, for weight, for protection of the threat, for costs,” Dahlin said. “So, I think one of the keys for ArmorWorks that differentiates us is we have such a vast library of potential solutions.” Contributing to ArmorWorks’ growth curve is being able to land big projects such as nuclear deterrence with the federal government and US Air Force. “So really, our key for the next five to 10 years is all about executing to the contract we have in front of us that we’ve been working on for many years,” Dahlin said. “Right now, it’s just about meeting our objectives, if you will ... we just got a brand new facility by the Chandler Municipal Airport, so we’re expanding our footprint, we’re expanding our employment and just trying to service the solutions that we have in front of us.” By Mignon A. Gould – Phoenix Business Journal


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that are generating more than $5.8 billion in public and private investments, according to the federal agency. The second funding phase places emphasis on next-generation and lithium-based technologies and battery chemistries. Other focus areas include precursor production and manufacturing for specialized, non-light duty markets, according to the DOE. The DOE is also calling for projects that increase separation of battery-grade critical materials, expand production facilities for cathode and anode materials. It’s also looking to support battery component manufacturing facilities. Concept papers from companies are due Jan. 9 with full applications due March 19, 2024.

Department Of Energy Announces $3.5 Billion To Spur Domestic Battery Manufacturing The U.S. Department of Energy announced $3.5 billion in funding to boost domestic advanced battery manufacturing and production — one of Arizona’s fastest growing sectors. The funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is intended to expand facilities across the country for critical minerals, battery precursor materials, components and cell and pack manufacturing, according to a Department of Energy release. “Positioning the United States front and center to meet the growing demand for advanced batteries is how we boost our global competitiveness, maintain and create good-paying jobs, and strengthen our clean energy economy,” Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy, said in a statement. “President Biden’s historic investments are giving the boost needed to build a robust domestic battery supply chain that is made in America.” The Department of Energy’s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains is administering the funding, which is also meant to create and retain manufacturing jobs. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law assigned a total of $6 billion in funding for battery material manufacturing. An initial round of DOE funding went to 15 projects A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Arizona’s battery industry is a fastgrowing sector with companies investing billions of dollars into new manufacturing plants throughout the state. South Korean battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution is building a $5.5 billion battery plant in Queen Creek, representing the largest single investment for a standalone manufacturing facility in North America. Earlier this month, the company modified plans at its proposed 1.4-million-square-foot plant to make it a “key production hub for cylindrical batteries in the U.S.” LG Energy Solution expects to begin production of the cylindrical batteries in late 2025 with production of lithium iron pouch-type batteries to follow in 2026, the company confirmed in an email response to the Business Journal. Arizona Battery Factory recently broke ground on its $1.2 billion battery plant in Tucson. When


complete, it’s expected to employ more than 1,000 people with average annual wages of $65,000. In addition, KORE Power received an $850 million loan through the Department of Energy to support construction of its 2 millionsquare-foot advanced battery cell manufacturing plant in Buckeye. The facility will house several production lines to manufacture batteries for EV and energy storage systems in the U.S. The facility is expected to create 1,250 jobs and deliver products by late 2024 or early 2025. The Valley’s push for electric vehicles and climate technology innovation places the battery ecosystem at the forefront of economic growth in the area, especially with the billions of dollars in investment from LG Energy Solution, KORE Power and Li-Cycle, said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The administration’s desire to onshore advanced batteries and materials production aligns with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS Act and other initiatives, and our region is primed to play a key role in the growth of these industries,” Camacho said. By Amy Edelen – Phoenix Business Journal

Albuquerque-Based Firm Sierra Peaks Enters California With Maritime Sheet Metal Facility Sierra Peaks, an Albuquerque-based engineering and manufacturing firm, is entering California with the acquisition of a maritime sheet metal facility outside of San Diego. The deal with Arlington, Virginiabased Trident Maritime Systems closed in early September after negotiations that began in late spring. The value of the deal was not disclosed. The acquisition expands Sierra Peaks’ footprint, with the company

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immediate customers will not be the Navy itself, but instead private sector companies working with the military branch. As part of the Lemon Grove deal, Sierra Peaks will enter a three-year agreement with Trident Maritime to produce components for its ship outfitting projects. Goldfine said Sierra Peaks had been actively pursuing acquisitions prior to negotiations and made the connection with Trident executives through networking. He said Trident wanted to keep the Lemon Grove facility in its supply chain but didn’t want to manage it themselves, leading to the deal. As for future acquisitions, Goldfine said Sierra Peaks is open to more, but that it isn’t their primary strategy. Instead, they hope to bring the company’s previous expertise into the maritime industry, such as electromechanical assembly and cable harness production. However, the details of such moves have not been determined, he said.

Powill Manufacturing Adds Haas Horizontal Machining Center to Its Operations Powill Manufacturing has purchased a new Haas EC-400 from Ellison machinery.

The Lemon Grove acquisition also allows Sierra Peaks to produce sheet metal for other areas of the company internally, as opposed to its previous strategy of outsourcing such work.

Kevin Wolfe, G e n e r a l Manager for Powill, says, “This will be our first Haas horizontal 2 pallet mill. We are excited to get it up and running and be able to utilize the latest technology from Haas. As always Patrick and the Ellison team were instrumental in helping us make the right decision.”

“In our other projects, where we’ve had sheet metal fabrication needs for Sierra Peaks, we have outsourced that work because that was not work that we could do ourselves,” Goldfine said. “Now, we would insource that work, because we want to provide cross functionality with this new industry and new capability.”By Drew Goretzka – Albuquerque Business First

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It Is Often Said That Quality, Cost And Delivery Can’t Be Achieved Simultaneously. Well, At Coast Aluminum, This Is Just What Happens. Every Day, The AS9120 Certified COAST ALUMINUM C o m p a n y H e l p s T h e i r Customers Procure High Quality Aluminum Materials Faster And Less Expensively Than Others.

“I believe our on-time delivery coupled with our highly competitive pricing and superior customer service has been instrumental in our growth”, says Brett Raskey, Arizona Branch Manager (pictured above). “When I joined the company 20 years ago, Coast Aluminum had 5 locations throughout the Western USA. Today, we have 15 locations, with plans for more.” He adds, “How do we achieve high metrics in quality, cost and delivery? There are a few key reasons, including: • “We have superior employees who have longevity with our company, and they help us to earn high marks in customer service. Our customers also give us high marks with the service, cost and quality of product we provide.

that is designed for high precision and high speed cutting in a variety of materials. It enables us to cut diameter 1.18” x 20.87” – rectangle ( W x H ) 20.87” x 20.87”. Brett says it is just one of the latest purchases the company has made in the quest for continuous improvement for their customers.

• With our Coast Aluminum fleet (8 delivery trucks in Phoenix alone), we provide daily deliveries to high demand locations. The Phoenix fleet also has regularly scheduled deliveries to less busy locations all over Arizona.

Today, the company remains privately held, and its expansion has been impressive, with locations today throughout California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and internationally, in Mexico. One of their newest location openings was their Boise, Idaho facility, which opened months ago. The Vegas location is also a newer branch, fully operating at full steam since 2020. In total, the company has well over 1,000,000 square feet of warehouse space and over 680 employees. In the Phoenix branch, approximately 50% of the employees have more than 5 years of tenure with the company.

Coast Aluminum doesn’t just sell metal... Rather, they offer slitting, leveling, shearing, plate saw cutting ( including circles and rings) and cut-to-length services with their equipment. The Phoenix branch is pleased to announce its latest machine tool acquisition, the Amada Dynasaw 530. Brett says, “The Amada Dynasaw 530 is a high-performance horizontal post style automatic bandsaw

Coast Aluminum offers a diverse range of aluminum products, also stainless steel, copper and brass products - including all types of extruded shapes, sheet and plate, coil, and their products are available in various sizes, shapes, and alloys to meet the unique requirements of each customer. In addition to its

• Our Phoenix warehouse is 80,000 square feet, and this allows us to retain a substantial inventory of product. In our Phoenix location, for example, we have in excess of $11 million in inventory. This helps us to achieve superior delivery times.


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extensive product line, Coast Aluminum offers a range of value-added services, including next-day delivery for most orders including cut orders, as well as same day will calls. Brett says, “Throughout our system of 15 stocking locations in the Western US & Mexico and the 41years in business - we have more than 65 extrusion and plate saws for precision cutting of these product lines to customer specifications. Coast also has 2 leveling lines, 15 circle saws, and 7 shears.

Hear From Some Arizona Customers: “Our experience with Coast Aluminum has been nothing short of excellent. Their combination of quick responses, fast delivery, friendly staff, knowledgeable sales representatives, and competitive pricing make them a top-notch vendor. Coast Aluminum not only provided a fast quote but also delivered the material we needed the very next day.”Rating: (5/5 stars) “My experience with Coast Aluminum was outstanding. Their dedication to customer satisfaction, extensive selection, top-quality products, and fair pricing makes them my go-to aluminum and stainless distributor. I highly recommend Coast Aluminum to anyone in need of aluminum materials for their projects. You won’t be disappointed!” Rating: (5/5 stars) “I have had the pleasure of working with Coast Aluminum for the last 7-8 years. From the moment I contacted them, their customer service was outstanding and still is to this day. Whether I needed Stainless Steel or Aluminum, they had always delivered promptly. They understood the importance of meeting project

deadlines, and I never had to worry about delays or miscommunication. Furthermore, Coast Aluminum offers competitive pricing without compromising on quality.”Rating: (5/5 stars) “Coast is the best, from not only quality materials but also down to their team! Bobby and Brett are incredible to work with and always give the most incredible customer service there is! Love working with them and will continue to use them for years to come! Great Compay/Product/ & People!” Rating: (5/5 stars) “Coast Aluminum has been awesome to us over the years! They have great pricing and take very good care of their customers. You can always expect to get most material next day when shipping because of the large stock they hold.” Rating: (5/5 stars) “I have nothing but good things to say about Coast, especially Daniel and Brett. They have amazing customer service, prompt delivery, the BEST prices and they always have bending over backwards solutions and efforts to help me get material I need. They have saved our company multiple times when in a bind and we are forever grateful to have them as our preferred supplier. Our receiving and warehouse teams love getting shipments from them since it is always such a smooth process.”Rating: (5/5 stars) “Coast Aluminum is the best material company to do business with in the valley! Material is always cut with precision to required dimensions. Items are delivered on time if not earlier. The staff always bends over backwards to get you what you need and are very polite and professional. I would highly recommend Coast Aluminum to anyone requiring aluminum. Superb Company!”Rating: (5/5 stars)

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Department of Defense (DoD) Contracts Robertson Fuel Systems LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is awarded a $9,201,145 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides for the manufacturing and delivery of seven Delta Install kits, seven Tactical Bulk Fuel Delivery System (TBFDS) Forward Area Refueling Equipment kit inserts/Portable Fire Extinguisher kits and one TBFDS B-Kit, as well as associated non-recurring engineering, in support of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Tempe, Arizona and is expected to be completed in April 2025. Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,201,145 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 3204(a)(1). Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N0001924C0017). Raytheon Technologies, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $52,462,958 modification (P00022) to a previously awarded (HQ0851-22-9-0003) agreement to exercise an option. The value of this contract is increased from $241,486,454 to $293,949,412. Under A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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this modification, the contractor will continue to develop and refine their Glide Phase Intercept concept during the Technology Development Phase. The work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona; El Dorado Hills, California; Aurora, Colorado; Tewksbury, Massachusetts; Woburn, Massachusetts; Andover, Massachusetts; McKinney, Texas; and Huntsville, Alabama. The performance period is from Nov. 15, 2023, through Feb. 15, 2025. Fiscal 2024 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $3,000,000 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity. Hodges Transportation Inc.,* Silver Springs, Nevada, is awarded a $13,578,400 costplus-fixed-fee contract for the Next Generation Medium Tactical Truck Technology Demonstrator. The work to be performed provides for the consideration of advanced technologies in the areas of propulsion, suspension and modularity. Work will be performed in Silver Springs, Nevada, and is expected to be completed in December 2025. The total cumulative value, including a 24-month base period with no option periods, is $13,578,400. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,478,845 are obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under N00014-23-S-B001 entitled “Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology.” Since proposals are received throughout the year under the Long-Range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval

Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N0001424-C-1316). The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $9,312,900 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee, firmfixed-price) contract for postproduction support services for the AH-6 Light Attack Helicopter. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 27, 2027. Fiscal 2024 Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) funds in the amount of $9,312,900 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ24-C-0002). Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $94,136,532 firmfixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-21-C-5408 to exercise options for fiscal 2023 Guided Missile Assemblies, shipping containers, and spare parts in support of the fiscal 2021-2023 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block 2 full rate production requirements. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (42%); Raufoss, Norway (14%); Edinburgh, Australia (7%); San Jose, California (7%); Mississauga, Canada (5%); Ottobrunn, Germany (4%); Cambridge, Canada (3%); Nashua, New Hampshire (3%); Hengelo, Netherlands (2%); Koropi Attica, Greece (2%); Torrance, California (2%); Canton, New York (1%); Ankara, Turkey (1%); Grenaa, Denmark (1%); Westlake Village, California (1%); and various other locations each less than 1% (5%). Work is expected to be completed by March 2027. Fiscal 2023 other customer funds in the amount of $92,442,840 (98%); and fiscal 2023 weapon procurement (Navy) funds in the


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amount of $1,693,692 (2%), will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 3204(a)(4): International Agreement between the U.S. and a foreign government or international organization. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-21-C-5408). Northrop Grumman Corp., Chandler, Arizona, is being awarded a $52,486,564 modification (P00022) to a previously awarded (HQ0851-22-9-0002) agreement to exercise an option. The value of this contract is increased from $239,372,502 to $291,859,066. Under this modification, the contractor will continue to develop and refine their Glide Phase Intercept concept during the Technology Development Phase. The work will be performed in Chandler, Arizona; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Huntsville, Alabama; San Diego, California; Boulder, Colorado; and Linthicum, Maryland. The performance period is from Nov. 15, 2023, through Feb. 15, 2025. Fiscal 2024 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $16,000,000 are being obligated on this award. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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FreePower’s Wireless Charging Tech Gains Traction Since ‘Shark Tank’ Appearance When Phoenix-based FreePower appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2019, the company pitched its vision for a free-positioned wireless charging surface for smart devices. On the show, FreePower — then known as Aira — struck a deal with entrepreneurs Kevin O’Leary, Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner for 15% equity in the company in exchange for $500,000. Since then, FreePower has grown into a leading wireless technology company, holding more than 220 patent assets for its hardware, software and magnetics. The company has 20 employees and occupies an office in Phoenix. FreePower raised millions of

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Plans to more than double the size of a multinational technology company’s existing Albuquerque manufacturing facility through a $40 million investment passed one planning checkpoint. The City of Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commission approved a request from Amerace Corp. — a product line under Switzerland-based global technology company ABB — to rezone a site in West Albuquerque for a large manufacturing expansion. Kimley-Horn and Associates, based in Cary, North Carolina, is listed as the agent on the application. The request calls for an approximately 93,000-square-foot expansion of an existing 92,658-square-foot warehouse at 6625 Bluewater Road NW. That expansion would include an additional manufacturing area and a customer experience center, among other facilities, according to City documents. ABB, the global technology firm, first announced plans for the $40 million Albuquerque expansion in late March. Previous Albuquerque Business First reporting shows the expansion could create 55 jobs. Manufacturing at the expanded facility will be part of ABB’s installation products division, Ralph Donati, the executive vice president and general manager of the United States and Latin American regions for that division, told Business First in March. The site will make cable products used by electric utility providers in grid hardening and resiliency initiatives. It’ll also extend the company’s existing work in New Mexico; ABB has had a footprint in the state since 1973. The company is planning a formal groundbreaking in December and expects to begin construction on the facility in the first quarter of 2024, Donati said in a statement shared with Business First on Tuesday. The facility could be complete in the fourth quarter of 2024, and Donati said ABB is “working to finalize project agreements with the development and construction partners.” Hannah Anthony, public relations and media relations manager for ABB’s installation products division, told Business First in March hiring for the facility will start as its construction ramps up, and positions the company plans to hire for include production, engineering and quality specialist roles.By Jacob Maranda – Albuquerque Business First


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Semiconductor Equipment Supplier To Build Major HQ Facility In Scottsdale Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASM International plans to invest $300 million in a new headquarters and research and development facility in Scottsdale that will create 500 new jobs. ASM America Inc., the company’s U.S. arm that already operates out of a facility in Phoenix, said it will build a 250,000-square-foot headquarters near the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Loop 101. When complete in 2026, the site will be home to ASM International’s North American headquarters and its largest research and development facility among seven it operates globally. ASM America’s business operations and workforce have grown at a fast clip in recent years, prompting the need for a larger headquarters, said Hichem M’Saad, ASM International’s chief technology officer and member of the company’s management board. “The current site we have is actually full and cannot really hold more of us,” he told the Business Journal. “We used to have 400 people in Phoenix about five years ago. The site is now at 750. The building can only hold 500 people and we outgrew our facility. Also, we have our lab, so we needed to expand and look for an area where we can have a bigger facility for both our employees and our research and development site.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The Scottsdale facility — expected to be double the size of the company’s existing U.S. headquarters at 3440 E. University Drive in Phoenix — will house ASM’s supply chain, manufacturing and engineering operations, along with a training center and the company’s global software and corporate support teams. In addition, the project calls for a new research and development lab, and cleanroom with metrology equipment and “leading edge process tools,” according to the company. Potential amenities for employees consist of nursing, meditation and yoga rooms, basketball and tennis courts, a gym, a full-service cafeteria and indoor/outdoor atrium space. ASM’s proposed facility in Scottsdale will boost the company’s research and development activities to meet

growing demand in the semiconductor industry. ASM designs and supplies wafer processing equipment to customers, primarily for deposition of thin films — a fabrication process used in semiconductor manufacturing.At the Scottsdale site, ASM will perform research and development of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and technology focused on atomic layer deposition and epitaxy, which refers to the process of depositing silicon-based crystalline films for use in wafer manufacturing.

ASM is a leading supplier of single-wafer atomic layer deposition — or ALD — equipment for semiconductor companies to make ultra-thin films of “exceptional material quality, uniformity, and conformality,” according to the company. ASM’s will build new products for testing in Arizona, before moving them to its manufacturing site in Singapore, said Paul Verhagen, ASM International’s chief financial officer and member of the company’s management board. “There will be a little bit of manufacturing of what we call NPI, or new product introduction. The first X number of new products that we develop will be produced here,” he said. “Then, once we know how to produce them, we’ll move them to our high-volume manufacturing site in Singapore. It’s mainly research and development, but there will also be some manufacturing and new product introduction.” ASM has more than 200 suppliers in the country, including 30 in Arizona. The company serves customers worldwide, some of which include Samsung, Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

TSMC is building two semiconductor fabs totaling $40 billion in north Phoenix, one of the largest foreign direct investments in state and U.S. history, while Intel is constructing two fabs totaling $20 billion at its Ocotillo campus in Chandler. In addition, Tempe-based Amkor Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR) recently said it would build a $2 billion semiconductor packaging facility in Peoria. “Both TSMC and Intel are actually next door to us, which are we are very excited about,” M’Saad said. “We’re actually going to ship some equipment to them. It’s already happening now and it’s going to happen much more in the next years.” ASM operates manufacturing sites in Singapore, South Korea, Italy and the Netherlands. It opened its NA headquarters in Phoenix in 1976, making it one of the first semiconductor equipment companies in Arizona. By Amy Edelen – Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Motocross isn’t the only thing in the blood of all Barbieri family members. In fact, it is their entrepreneurial spirit and the successful businesses that they have founded and run that enabled them to partake in the pricey hobby. All Barbieri family members have partaken in the exhilarating sport of off road racing. But over the years, the sport took a toll on their bodies, and for the past decade or so, they have transitioned to sand dune off road aficionados. The youngest Barbieri, Chase, got his early experience in fabrication and welding while in high school in Northern California. “I also was able to practice welding at my father’s custom weld shop, a side business of his.” When Chase’s parents sold their fuel distribution business and moved to Arizona a couple of years ago, Chase followed immediately after he graduated from high school. It was here that he further pursued his love of welding, attending the Universal Technical Institute (UTI). Once he graduated, Chase went to work for a company manufacturing sand cars, race cars and offroad parts. This company, in business for 30 years, was Tatum Motorsports and it is world renown for manufacturing the finest in sand and race cars. In fact, the Barbieri family had known the Tatum Motorsports owners through their years in the sand dune circle. What fun for Chase to work in a company manufacturing toys that he and his family loved. “I loved working for Tatum Motorsports”, Chase says, adding, “and I never envisioned that we would buy the company.” They say timing is everything, and just months into Chase’s tenure with the company, he and his father learned that the owners wanted to retire. As the Barbieri’s had recently sold their fuel distribution business in California, they were well positioned to purchase the business. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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It is now one year since the Barbieri’s purchased Tatum Motorsports. When asked how this past year went, Chase says, “Exhilarating, scary at times, and extremely rewarding.” He says that the thing he is most grateful for is the fact that every employee has remained with the business since the transition of ownership. “Our team is comprised of machinists, welders, engine builders, programmers and mechanics. We make off road vehicles that can cost in excess of $200,000 and take more than a year to build, so our customers expect the highest quality, most aesthetically pleasing vehicles. Our team members are all artists/journeymen of their respective trades. Retaining our team certainly made the transition of ownership much easier for us as owners as well as for our customers.” Tatum Motor Sports’ customers are typically highly successful business owners and they are often 50+ years of age, as you might expect from a customer base that can afford to purchase toys that cost a couple of hundred thousand dollars. When the Barbieri’s purchased the business last January, customers were naturally skeptical of purchasing from the new owners, particularly when they learned that Chase, who runs the day to day business, wasn’t yet even 20 years of age. Chris Hansen, Business Development Manager for Ellison Machinery, the local distributor Tatum Motor Sports purchases their CNC machines from, says, “Chase was raised in a family that has owned and run their own businesses and he learned from a very early age how to conduct himself in a professional manner and how to honestly and effectively communicate with customers.” While Chase isn’t naturally comfortable, by his own admission, in regularly communicating with customers, particularly when there are scheduling issues, he has found that it is better to set delivery schedules with realistic time frames, versus having to deal with customers who are disappointed. He has also found that honesty is the best practice in communicating with customers. Tatum Motor Sports has a good size machine shop and they have been purchasing their CNC machine tools from Ellison Machinery since long before the Barbieri’s bought the business. Chase says, “When

we bought the business, every machine we had was purchased through Ellison Machinery and all of the machines were Haas machines. Not only were the Haas machines, including lathes and mills, all good machine tools for us, but the service our company has received from Ellison has also been outstanding.” Chris adds, “At Ellison, we have more than a dozen technicians on our team, and there isn’t another machine tool sales organization in Arizona who comes close to a staff this large. We recognize the criticality of our customers’ machines being up and running.” Chase says that the company is increasing the number of parts that utilize hard materials, including Chromoly steel (a type of low-alloy steel which is stronger and more durable, weight for weight, than mild carbon steel), and 300M, a high strength low alloy steel. “We do a lot of lathe work, and while our 10 year old Haas lathe was still doing its job, we wanted to upgrade our machine shop with a machine that would be better for the harder materials and would enable us to reduce the times to machine parts.” Chris Hansen had 3 machines in his arsenal of machine tools that would support Tatum Motor Sports’ requirements. He says, “For Tatum’s requirements, the best machine choice was our Hwacheon Hi-TECH 230 AL YSMC Horizontal lathe. This machine maximizes productivity and user convenience compared to existing 8” / 10” models and provides rigid and stable heavy duty cutting based on a highly rigid box-way feed structure.” He continues, “High precision is ensured even during long-term processing by minimizing thermal displacement. Hwacheon software installed on the machine improves productivity and precision, provides better machining quality compared to existing machines. It also provides greatly enhanced user convenience and maintainability.” He adds, “Chase and the Tatum Motor Sports team value the true sub spindle in the Hwacheon machine, and the robustness you get from a box way versus a linear guide.” Chase adds that they were pleasantly surprised with the price point on the Hwacheon lathe, and though the machine has only been operational for weeks versus months, as we went to print, the company is already seeing tangible productivity improvements. Chase says, “For the 934 Super cage we are building, we have reduced the time to make the parts by ~40% and we expect to take the number of operations from 2 to 1, further improving

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COVID levels. Indications are that conditions will be uncertain for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024. The ISM reported that November manufacturing in the United States contracted for the 13th consecutive month as the U.S. economy slowed under the pressure of higher rates and a consumer slowdown. With the unknown impact of current global turmoil and manufacturing inventories at normal levels or higher, customer orders are being delayed, and companies are focusing on rightsizing inventories. Sustaining current production levels nearterm will be difficult. We expect cutting tool orders to remain firm, with 2023 orders of about $2.4 billion to $2.45 billion, likely about 6% to 7% above last year’s level. The first half of 2024 will likely be challenging; a soft economic landing with lower rates will help stabilize and enhance growth next year. The wild card is international turmoil.” The Cutting Tool Market Report is jointly compiled by AMT and USCTI, two trade associations representing the development, production, and distribution of cutting tool technology and products. It provides a monthly statement on U.S. manufacturers’ consumption of the primary consumable in the manufacturing process – the cutting tool. Analysis of cutting tool consumption is a leading indicator of both upturns and downturns in U.S. manufacturing activity, as it is a true measure of actual production levels. Historical data for the Cutting Tool Market Report is available dating back to January 2012. This collaboration of AMT and USCTI is the first step in the two associations working together to promote and support U.S.-based manufacturers of cutting tool technology.


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Mitsubishi HC Capital America Highlights 2024 Trends for Equipment Finance Industry Equipment-as-a-service and sharing models to accelerate in 2024 On the close of a year filled with economic recovery, fluctuation and uncertainty, Mitsubishi HC Capital America, the largest non-bank, non-captive finance provider in North America, is identifying five trends that are likely to play a significant role in shaping the equipment finance industry in 2024. “Talk of recession, inflation and interest rates have largely replaced conversations filled with worries about the supply chain,” says Chuck McKay, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Mitsubishi HC Capital America. “We may be turning the corner in 2024, with a year of rebalancing before a substantial growth period returns in the following years.” More cash buyers. As supply-chain stress has eased, commercial vehicle dealerships are seeing more cash buyers and a shortened sales cycle. As a result, dealers will need more floorplan financing to make sure they can keep the right inventory on the floor at the right times. OEMs, looking for ways to support their dealers, will increasingly turn to floorplan financing as one effective way to do so. Growth in cross-border deals. Coming out of the pandemic, A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Rise of asset sharing. Asset sharing is a strategic agreement among businesses to share an asset for the benefit of both organizations. By pooling ownership across multiple users, companies can save money by upping the utilization of devices. Typically, the needed number of assets required decreases, which generally means the overall cost of ownership decreases. Asset sharing, which is more asset-efficient than as-a-service, is already prominent in the healthcare field, particularly with certain imaging and surgery-related machines. McKay explains that asset sharing requires tracking, maintenance and other support logistics – the same basic core services associated with as-a-service models. “The difference is in the ownership. As-a-service ownership is within a defined entity whereas asset sharing is a network.” The two models will blur and merge in 2024, he says, and as the equipment becomes more specialized, the more the models look alike. “Key to remember is that you can do as-a-service without sharing, but you can’t do asset sharing without as-a-service.” Interest rate worries and impacts. Many companies are concerned about the possibility of further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve, and the likelihood of a recession. “With strong positive indicators – including robust GDP and slowing inflation – it’s looking very possible that we could be in for the mythical soft landing,” says McKay. Interest rates, he thinks, will probably remain at current levels, and may decrease somewhat. “The beginning of 2024 should continue to be a rebalancing period, with the economy growing at potential again in 2025-2026.”

NewSpace Nexus Names Latest Crop Of Ignitor Companies NewSpace Nexus, the Albuquerquebased nonprofit aimed at fostering the development of aerospace startups in New Mexico and across the country, recently named the latest group of companies for its flagship “Ignitor” program.


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Above Space (Huntsville, Alabama) Aphelion Aerospace (Littleton, Colorado) Berlin Space Technologies GMBH (Berlin-Adlershof, Germany) Dash2 Labs (Albuquerque, New Mexico) Data Squared USA Inc. (Wilmington, Delaware) Desert Works Propulsion LLC (Carrizozo, New Mexico) DornerWorks (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Hoonify Technologies Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico) Light Steering Technologies Inc. (Manchester, New Hampshire) SCI_ZONE Inc. (Holland, Michigan) Space Products and Innovation GMBH (Darmstadt, Germany) Spectronn (Holmdel, New Jersey)

Representatives from the 12 companies were in Albuquerque on Dec. 6 for NewSpace Nexus’ inaugural Show Space Summit, which included pitches from those 12 new Ignitor companies and a ceremony for 11 companies that “graduated” out of the Ignitor program, DeRaad said. NewSpace helped those and existing Ignitor companies land around $25 million in funding through a blend of government contract dollars and private investment, the nonprofit calculated. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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DeRaad said 24 startups were in consideration for the new Ignitor cohort. A network of aerospace experts who work with NewSpace Nexus narrowed the field down to the 12 companies chosen based on criteria that included tech readiness levels, time in business and strength of team members, she added. Despite not making it into the Ignitor program, DeRaad said NewSpace still provided some resources to the startups not selected, including networking connections and introductions to other incubator and accelerator-type programs. And, although all of the companies chosen for the new cohort aren’t strictly aerospace-related, all are developing space-enabling technologies, DeRaad said. NewSpace’s Ignitor program is unique from other incubators or accelerators, she added, which typically have a specific market focus or are run for shorter periods. “I think our key niche is we’re trying to get the suppliers to the money — I say the suppliers to the buyers,” DeRaad said. “We’re trying to expose them to knowing what government contracts are out there, introducing them to investors or introducing them to other partners.” By Jacob Maranda - New Mexico Inno Reporter

Metalformers Continue Expecting Economic Activity to Stabilize Metalforming companies expressed increased confidence that business conditions will continue to stabilize in the first quarter of 2024, according to the December 2023 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, PMA’s report provides an economic indicator for the next three months of manufacturing, sampling 120 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. PMA’s December report shows that 57% of metalforming companies expect no change in general economic activity in the next three months (compared to 49% in November), 13% anticipate an increase in activity (up from 9% last month) and 30% predict a decrease in activity (dropping significantly from 42% in November). Metalformers also forecast an improvement in incoming orders, with 29% of survey respondents expecting an increase in orders during the next three months (up from 17% in November), 41% predicting no change in orders (compared to 45% in November) and 30% anticipating a decrease in orders (declining from 38% in November). Current average daily shipping l e v e l s re m a i n e d s t e a d y i n December, with 43% reporting no change in shipping levels (compared to 33% in November), 43% reporting a decrease in levels (down from 49% last month) and 14% reporting an increase in shipping levels (compared to 18% in November). “’C autious optimism’ is how I would characterize PMA members’

outlook as we enter into the new year,” said PMA President David Kotz. “The PMA December Business Conditions Report suggests that metalformers are navigating ongoing supply-chain problems, rising costs due to inflation and labor shortages. However, this week’s announcement that Nippon Steel will acquire US Steel may result in new challenges. “The purchase may mean more disruption in the domestic steel industry that could lead to higher steel prices in this country, which are already the highest in the world in part due to the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs,” Klotz continued. “The sale of US Steel to a foreign competitor is yet another reason why the Biden Administration should immediately remove these tariffs on our national security allies. The tariffs do not apply to the parts produced by metalformers, so our members are at a disadvantage when the cost to purchase steel, which accounts for anywhere between 20% to 60% of input costs, is far higher in this country than the prices paid by our overseas competitors, as customers could choose to source the product from overseas. We will continue to raise these concerns through our One Voice for Manufacturing advocacy team in Washington, D.C.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Raytheon’s presence at The Refinery is part of a larger effort to expand community ties with Arizona’s universities to help with recruiting, as well as research and development. Robbins said Raytheon has been a major partner in research and supporter of the UA’s optics and aerospace schools, citing its advocacy in securing federal funding for major upgrades to the UA’s hypersonic wind-tunnel facilities. Raytheon — a major provider of front-line missiles and other defense systems for the U.S. and allied nations — is Tucson’s biggest employer with about 12,000 workers at its main manufacturing campus at Tucson International Airport, a major facility at the UA Tech Park on South Rita Road and some smaller local offices.

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Patrick Ellison

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 pellison@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

www.accmachinery.com BRIAN JUAREZ

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER brian@northsouthmachinery.com

M: (602) 391-4696 P: (480) 382-7880 Patrick Ellison President F: (562) 690-1420

Patrick Ellison President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 2412 W Huntington Dr Tempe, AZ 85281 Tempe,trivas@ellisonaz.com AZ 85282 www.ellisonaz.com


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Patrick Ellison President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

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M 480.298.9782

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M 480.298.9782

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patrick ellison president 1610 s. priest Dr., suite 101 tempe, arizona 85281 Telephone: 480-968-5877 Cell: 480-298-9782 Fax: 480-968-0522 Email: pellison@ellisonaz.com



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TSM Machinery _______ 602-233-3757 Zachman Machinery ____ 602-908-3447 ACCESSORIES Marketing Manager Abrasives Barton International _____800-741-7756 +1.847.427.3333 main office 2550 Arthur Avenue +1.847.545.6906 direct Copper State Bolt & Nut ___ 800-603-6887 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA +1.630.853.5408 mobile www.perfectionglobal.com eric@perfectionglobal.com Global Superabrasives ___ 888-586-8783 GMA Garnet _________ 882-243-9300 Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631 Renishaw _________ 847-286-9953 S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077 GMA Garnet _________ 882-243-9300 Total Quality Systems _____ 480-377-6422 Total Quality Systems __ 480-377-6422 Stellar Industrial________ 480-251-6888 Cabinets, Custom Washington Calibration ____ 480-820-0506 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ___ 800-327-9735 Adhesives Lone Arrow __________480-507-8074 Magnetic Particle (NDT) Machines Rapid Optical Inspection S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077 Chip Conveyors DCM Tech __________ 800-533-5339 Mesa Mach Sales _____ 480-545-0275 Stellar Industrial________ 480-251-6888 Hennig _____________909-420-5796 Metrology Instruments Repair & Certification Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Chip Management Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Total Quality Systems __ 480-377-6422 Air Distribution Systems Hexagon ____________ 303-859-7159 Washington Calibration _ 480-820-0506 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Video Measuring Systems Stellar Industrial________ 800-562-8258 Hennig_____________909-420-5796 Latitude Machinery ______ 602-517-7153 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Chip Removal Band Saw/ Blades Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Renishaw ___________ 847-286-9953 Mitutoyo America _____ 480-294-7631 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Total Quality Systems ____480-377-6422 Chuck Jaws S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Washington Calibration __480-820-0506 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Bar Feeders USED MACHINERY Zeiss Ind. Metrology ____800-327-9735 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 ACC Machinery ________602-258-7330 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Optical Comparators Chucks Advanced Coordinate Tech _480-921-3370 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 Edge Technologies _______ 951-440-1574 Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 K D Capital___________ 480-922-1674 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______480-968-5335 Latitude Machinery ______ 602-517-7153 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 BISON _____________714-931-1327 Hexagon ___________ 303-859-7159 Methods West _________602-437-2220 Bellows Mitutoyo America ______ 480-294-7631 Perfection ___________ 847-545-6906 Hennig______________909-420-5796 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Clamping Blast Abrasives Klontech Industrial Sales __ 480-948-1871 Resell CNC ___________ 844-478-8181 Magnum Precision Mach __602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales _____602-368-8542 Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 Kyocera Cutting Tools _____480-244-4758 Eric Winkelmann

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Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile jklimowicz@qualichem.com qualichem.com ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

Perfor EDM Performance ______ 800-336-2946 Enclosures fo Machine Tools Hennig ____________ 909-420-5796 Fasteners Copper State Bolt & Nut ____800-603-6887 Filtration Equip. Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 SCHUNK ____________919-452-4535 Qualichem, Inc. ________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 CNC Collet Chucks Sonoran Machinery _____ 480-826-5283 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Collet Fixtures Fixtures Sonoran Machinery _____ 480-826-5283 BISON _____________ 714-931-1327 Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Grinding Wheels Coolant Systems Castrol Industrial _______602-921-7634 Global Superabrasives ____ 888-586-8783 Grippers Ebbco Inc ___________800-809-3901 SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535 MP Systems __________909-282-7463 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Star Metal Fluids _______800-367-9966 Grinders Stellar Industrial________480-251-6888 Midaco Corporation ______847-593-8420 Coolant Systems: Chillers Live Centers MP Systems __________909-282-7463 Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Cutting Tools

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Qualichem, Inc ________ 480-320-0308 S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids ________800-367-996 Power Tools Stellar Industrial________ 800-562-8258 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Retention Knobs T.J. Davies ___________ 440-248-5510 Robot Accessories SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Safety Equipment Stellar Industrial________ 480-251-6888 Sealants S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial________ 800-562-8258 Spindle Tooling BISON _____________ 714-931-1327 Spindles GMN USA ___________ 800-686-1679

Live Tool Holders BISON _____________ 714-931-1327 BISON _____________ 714-931-1327 Copper State Bolt & Nut ___ 800-603-6887 SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535 Cutting Tools Consultants ___602-277-1342 Lubricants / Systems Datron ____________ 480-826-3689 Harvey Performance Tools _ 602-694-7378 S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077 Kyocera Cutting Tools _____480-244-4758 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 New Way Covers & Repair S.L. Fusco ___________602-276-0077 Static Tool Holders Stellar Industrial________480-251-6888 Hennig______________909-420-5796 BISON _____________ 714-931-1327 Pallet Systems Digital Readout Units SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Tooling Columns D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Lone Arrow __________480-507-8074 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Vibratory Equipment Magnum Precision Mach ___602-431-8300 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Parts Washing Equipment EDM Tooling Systems D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 EDM Network _________480-836-1782

Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Stevens Engineering ______602-272-6766 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International _____800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 Lone Arrow __________480-507-8074 Waterjet Accessories Barton International _____800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 Lone Arrow __________480-507-8074 Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Barton International _____800-741-7756 Waterjet Replacement Parts Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Barton International _____800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 Wipers Hennig_____________909-420-5796 Work Holding Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing ______763-574-8320 Stevens Engineering ______602-272-6766 CONSUMMABLES Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Castrol Industrial _______602-921-7634 Echols Saw & Supply _____602-278-3918 Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693 S.L. Fusco ___________602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 Stellar Industrial________480-251-6888

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Cell: 714.931.1327 Office: 513.713.0513 billbowensr@hotmail.com


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Kevin Randall


General Manager

15635 W Illini St Goodyear, AZ 85338

krandall@basicmetals.com Cell: 602-515-4341 www.basicmetals.com

Go from Receiving to Machining Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 with Precision Machine-Ready Blanks Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys ________ 860-289-3820 Ron Muenchow Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 rmuenchow@upmet.com Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292 • Eliminate Material Prep Aluminum • Flat, Square, and Parallel • Improve Throughput and Quality 800-234-5613 • www.tciprecision.com Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Drill Rod Basic Metals _________ 262- 255-9034 Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Erickson Metals ________ 505-874-3003 Extrusions TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Lead New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Bronze Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 Material Sales EDM Materials & Supplies Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865 Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370 Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Titanium Aluminum Extrusions D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 EDM Network _________480-836-1782 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 TW Metals___________ 800-203-8000 Metals EDM Performance accʼs ____800-336-2946 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900 Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Qualichem Inc _________480-320-0308 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Single Source Technologies __602-686-0895 Carbon AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Star Metal Fluids _______800-367-9966 Aluinum Remnants Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Garnet TCI Precision Metals ______ 800-234-5613 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 Bar: Large Diameter Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Erickson Metals ________ 505-874-3003 Impression Materials Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Cast Iron Roydent ____________ 480-607-1876 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900 Castings Castrol Industrial _______ 602-921-7634 TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Brass Chrome Rod Qualichem, Inc ________480-320-0308 Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Star Metal Fluids _______800-367-9966 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Copper Machine Ready Blanks Solvents & Degreasing Agents Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Castrol Industrial _______ 602-921-7634 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 TCI Precision Metals ______ 800-234-5613 Metals-Bar & Plate Qualichem, Inc ________480-320-0308 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Star Metal Fluids _______800-367-9966 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 HARDWARE MATERIAL New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900 New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900 AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys ________860-289-3820 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638 www.upmet.com

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Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____602-244-2432 BROACHING Air Gear ____________602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 CASTINGS AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Phoenix Heat Treat ______602-258-7751 MAKstride ___________928-460-6054 Western Cast Parts ______ 480-250-9764 Coating: Dry Film Lube Moore Tool & Die _______602-909-6697 Castings: Prototype Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 CRC Surface Technologies __ 602-288-0394 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Western Cast Parts ______ 480-250-9764 Frontier Group________ 602-437-2426 Tram-Tek ____________602-305-8100 Castings: Production Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 Clean Room Assembly AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477 Western Cast Parts ______ 480-250-9764 Coating: Electroplate Creedbilt ____________ 623-939-8119 Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 COATING Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Jaguar Precision Machine ___505-242-6545 L&W Fluid ___________602-323-2560 Arizona Finishing _______602-438-4443 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Manna Integrated Tech (MIT) _602-332-8069 VFT (Vacuum Furnace Thermo- Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____602-244-2432 Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 CAP _____________602-464-9629 couple) Assemblies ASSEMBLY Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Cleveland Electric Labs ____480-397-0036 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 AAE ______________928-772-9887 Coating: NP3 AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 AEI Fabrication ________480-733-6594 Delta Technology _______480-867-6320 Louieʼs Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. BAR CODING Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090G Chemetall ___________714-739-2821 ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222 old Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 CAP _____________602-464-9629 Sensing Solutions Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 CRC Surface Technologies __ 602-288-0394 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 Louieʼs Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 Thermo Couples Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 Cleveland Electric Labs ____480-967-2501 The Metal Man ________800-448-9448 Coating:Passivation Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 Bending: CNC JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Coating: Black Oxide KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Louieʼs Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 Frontier Group________ 602-437-2426 WESTERN CAST PARTS LLC Steve Whisel

Field Sales & Engineering

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Carlos De Leon


P: 602-268-1467 x232 F: 866-792-2814

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SHELLEY TERRELL Owner & President

(623) 670-3406 SHELLEY@A1PMA.COM

Owner & VP

(623) 377-2191 JACK@A1PMA.COM

Precision metal fabrication and sheet metal design A1PMA.COM



Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071 pstewart@stewartmfg.com www.stewartmfg.com

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

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040



Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


Craig Roth

Conti Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 President/C.O.O. Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Complete Manufacturing Facility for Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 K-2 Mfg ___________ 602-455-9575 AFabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Fabrication: Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506 Medium & Large Craig Roth Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace623-377-2191 President/C.O.O. JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Complete Manufacturing Facility for K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 AEI Fabrication _______ 480-733-6594 AFabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 LEI Machining __________928-310-7110 ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 BEL Machining_________480-445-9881 Magnum Companies _____ 602.272.3600 Big O Metals __________480-477-9182 Metal FormingCraig Roth Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Metzfab ____________ 602- 539-9591 President/C.O.O. Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Moore Tool & Die _______ 602-909-6697 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. AZMF Precision _________ 602-476-747 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Wrico _____________480-892-7800 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Machining and Assembly Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 BigFabrication, 3325 East Wier Avenue O Metals ___________480-477-9182 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 ENGINEERING/ Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Desert Precision Mfg _____Phone: (602)243-4329 520-887-4433 PROGRAMMING Cell: (602)370-5777 Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___ 623-847-4028 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 RM Garrison Machining ____ 623-582-6544 Craig Roth Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Janʼs Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Moore Tool & Die _______ 602-909-6697 President/C.O.O. JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___ 623-847-4028 FAA REPAIR STATION Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Sonic Aerospace ________ 480-777-1789 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Magnum Companies ____ 602.272.3600 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue FABRICATION: SHEET METAL Wal-Tek Industries ________623-587-4611 Metzfab ___________ 602- 539-9591 Wal-Tek Industries ________ Phoenix, Arizona 85040 623-587-4611 Phone: (602)243-4329 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 Metal Restoration Cell: (602)370-5777 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Precision Metalworks ____ 602-455-9575 Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 AEI Fabrication ________480-733-6594 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 Metal Stamping Southwest Waterjet-Laser __ 480-306-7748 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 High Production Precision Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech ___________801-292-0493 Aero Tech ___________ 801-292-0493 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 Stamping TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Allied Tool & Die________ 602-429-2514 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Bending ATEC Engineering _______ 480-569-3337 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 Precision Die & Stamping ___ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Fabrication: Steel AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477 Fabrication: Magnum Companies ____ 602.272.3600 Custom Metal Plasma Cutting BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 Big O Metals ___________480-477-9182 Industrial Repair & Fabrication: AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594 BID Machine, Inc _______480-892-7304 Big O Metals __________ 480-477-9182 AZMF Precision _________602-476-7477 LEI Machining _________ 928-310-7110 Martin Engineering _______602-692-7357






















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ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

Mike Sniegowski Precision Grinding for the Aerospace Industry since 1998 2821 W. Willetta Phone: (602) 353-8088

Phoenix, AZ 85009



Roll Forming Aerospace623-377-2191 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace Ron Grob __________ 970-667-5320 Robert DePrater Cell: 602-799-5545 Saw Cutting www.marzee.com marzee@marzee.com Fax 602-269-5810 MPC Machines _________714-271-5319 robertd@marzee.com 1-877-885-1059 Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163 Carburizing Shearing Passivation Marzee ____________ 602-269-5801 Controlled Thermal Tech___ 602-272-3714 CAP _____________602-464-9629 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace623-377-2191 Precision Metal Forming Chemfild FINISHING Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-219 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594 AZMF Precision ________602-476-7477 Dry Film Lubrication CRC Surface Technologies __ 602-288-0394 AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477 Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575 Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432 Frontier Group_________602-437-2426 Desert Precision Mfg _____520-887-4433 Louieʼs Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 K-2 Mfg ____________ 602-455-9575 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Frontier Group________ 602-437-2426 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 Polishing Moore Tool & Die _______ 602-909-6697 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___602-275-1917 RM Garrison Machining ___ 623-582-6544 Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___ 623-847-4028 Electro-Polishing TVT Die Casting _______ 800-280-2278 Sand Blasting Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 Abrasive Blasting A2Z Sandblasting _______602-716-5566 Glass Bead Clean Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 Phoenix Heat Treat ______602-258-7751 Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575 Masic Industries ________503-232-9109 Punching Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___602-275-1917 Lone Arrow _________ 480-507-8074 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191 STP Performance Coating LLC _602-276-1231 Phoenix Heat Treat ______602-258-7751 Phoenix Heat Treat ______ 602-258-7751 Big O Metals __________ 480-477-9182 Brazing: Aluminum Dip STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Gun Finishing Desert Precision Mfg _____520-887-4433 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-172 Louieʼs Gun Finishing ____ 602-257-0530 Stripping Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 Nitriding: Gaseous Brazing: Induction K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 FIXTURES Thermal Vac __________714-514-8382 Controlled Thermal Tech___ 602-272-3714 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Allied Tool & Die________602-429-2514 Nitriding: Salt Bath Brazing: Vacuum Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 Blaze Precision ________480-584-5227 Controlled Thermal Tech ___ 602-272-3714 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 Thermal Vac __________714-514-8382 MarZee Inc.

2345 N. 34th Drive Phoenix, AZ 85009


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Director of Business Development ▲ SINCE 1963 ▲ Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18405, Phoenix, AZ 85005-8405

4045 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 267-7575 office (602) 909-5239 cell wayne@lynchbros.com

Shipping Address: 2405 West Mohave, Phoenix, AZ 85009-6413 Phone: (602) 258-7751 Cell: (623) 512-3233 E-Mail: tjohnston@phxht.com www.phoenix-heat-treating.com

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Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 F&B Manufacturing _____602-512-5237 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng___ 520-745-8771 Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545 JDB Ltd ____________602-992-9627 LUX Precision _________928-380-0317 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT) 602-332-8069 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 MPC Machines _________ 714-271-5319 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. __ 602-272-4571 Praxis Precision ________480-833-1444 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 Inspection Services, Welding Tech Five Machining _____ 480-699-4856 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. __ 602-272-4571 Tram-Tek ___________ 602-305-8100 Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 JBʼs Precision _________ 623-581-9088 MACHINING JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 Machining: 3D Machining: Aerospace 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 AATC______________602-268-1467 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Allied Tool & Die________602-429-2514 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608 LUX Precision _________ 928-380-0317 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 ANEWCO ____________520-751-1222 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054 APS Machining ________480-773-1166 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT) _602-332-8069 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 Matrix Machine ________ 480-966-4451 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Axian Technology ______ 623-580-0800 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Machining: 5 Axis Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 ARCAS Machine _______ 480-562-4203 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625


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Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 CHRIS BRIDGEMAN Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 602-332-8069 GRPM _____________480-423-3848 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 P4 Swiss/Lindel ________520-792-3160 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Sonic Aerospace ________480-777-1789 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 Jaguar Precision Machine ___505-242-6545 Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340 TVT Die Casting ________800-280-2278 JBʼs Precision _________623-581-9088 Tram-Tek ___________ 602-305-8100 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Machining: CNC JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 3D Machine LLC ________480-239-8254 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Machining: Contract Aero Design & Mfg _____ 602-437-8080 AAE ______________928-772-9887 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-172 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Allied Tool & Die_______ 602-429-25147 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 LEI Machining _________ 928-310-7110 Axian Technology ______ 623-580-0800 Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608 MAKstride ___________928-460-6054 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 ANEWCO ____________520-751-1222 Matrix Machine ________ 480-966-4451 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 APS Machining ________480-773-1166 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Metzfab ____________602- 539-9591 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 ATEC Engineering _______480-569-3337 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Axian Technology ______ 623-580-0800 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Gilbert Metal Stamping ___ 480-503-1283 AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477 MPC Machines _________ 714-271-5319 Group Mfg Serv. _______ 480-966-3952 BEL Machining_________480-445-9881 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 BID Machine, Inc _______480-892-7304 P4 Swiss/Lindel ________ 520-792-3160 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 Blaze Precision ________480-584-5227 Paragon Machining & Design _480-635-9163 Janʼs Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Powill Manufacturing _____623-780-4100 JDB Ltd. ____________602-992-9627 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Praxis Precision ________ 480-833-1444 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Precision Aerospace ______602-352-8658 LUX Precision _________928-380-0317 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 MANNA INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY 2202 W LONE CACTUS DR SUITE 2 PHOENIX, AZ 85027



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lity Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Quality RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Ron Grob __________ 970-667-5320 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Sonic Aerospace ________480-777-1789 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining _____ 480-699-4856 Tram-Tek ___________ 602-305-8100 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Industrial & Repair BEL Machining_________480-445-9881 LEI Machining _________ 928-310-7110 Machining: Large Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 F&B Manufacturing ______602-512-5237 HK Machining _________602-278-6704 K-zell Metals, Inc. ______ 602-232-5882 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Machining: Medical LUX Precision _________928-380-0317 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254

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Mountain View______ Suite #4 Phoenix,602-881-5845 Az 85021 Select Tim Radziwill Jon Schaeffer Yvonne Schaeffer Owner / Operator ________ 480-777-1789 Sonic Aerospace Office: 602-687-9600 Office: 602-687-9600 Tim@phoenixswissturn.com Mobile: 602-881-1055 Mobile: 602-430-8652 Stewart Mfg _____ 623-492-9400 E-Mail: jon@genesisprecisionaz.com E-Mail: Precision yvonne@genesisprecisionaz.com www.phoenixswissturn.com Web: www.genesisprecisionaz.com Web: www.genesisprecisionaz.com T-N Machining _________ 602-278-8665 AEI Fabrication ________480-733-6594 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611 Allied Tool & Die________ 602-429-2514 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Service & Sales ________ 480-968-9084 Machining: Milling Long Part Evans Precision Machʼg ____ 623-581-6200 Sonic Aerospace ________ 480-777-1789 APS Machining ________ 480-773-1166 K-zell Metals, Inc. _______ 602-232-5882 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 Machining: MultiSwiss Genesis Precision _______ 602-687-9600 Specialty Turn Products ____ 602-426-9340 AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477 GRPM _____________ 480-423-3848 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 StarRex Precision _______ 480-834-6344 Challenger Aerospace _____480-894-0802 MPC Machines _________ 714-271-5319 GRPM _____________ 480-423-3848 Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400 Cleveland Electric Labs ____480-397-0036 Phoenix Swissturn _______ 602-600-8436 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 Tech Five Machining ______ 480699-4856 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Specialty Turn Products ____602-426-9340 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Machining Plastic Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 Blaze Precision ________ 480-584-5227 JBʼs Precision _________ 623-581-9088 Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611 Genesis Precision _______602-687-9600 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 JDB Ltd ____________ 602-992-9627 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 Machining: Production Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166ʼ AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 Jemelco, Inc. __________480-804-9541 Machining Precision GRPM _____________480-423-3848 3D Machine LLC __ ______480-239-8254 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 Aero-Mach Precision ______ 480-201-0251 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 LV Swiss ____________ 949-233-7390 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 Jaguar Precision Machine ___505-242-6545 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 LEI Machining _________ 928-310-7110 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT) _602-332-8069 LV Swiss ____________ 949-233-7390 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 Aero-Mach Precision ______ 480-201-0251 Matrix Machine ________ 480-966-4451 MAKstride ___________ 928-460-6054 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Allied Tool & Die________ 602-429-2514 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 MPC Machines _________ 714-271-5319 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 P4 Swiss/Lindel ________ 520-792-3160 LV Swiss ____________949-233-7390 Alpha Mfg Solutions ______ 602-332-3608 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Phoenix Swissturn _______ 602-600-8436 MAKstride ___________928-460-6054 ANEWCOAvery 5371 ____________ 520-751-1222 MPC Machines _________ 714-271-5319 StarRex Precision _______ 480-834-6344 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT) _602-332-8069 APS Machining ________ 480-773-1166 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 T-N Machining _________ 602-278-8665 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Tech Five Machining ______ 480699-4856 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 ATEC Engineering _______ 480-569-3337 P4 Swiss/Lindel ________ 520-792-3160 Machining: Prototype AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 MPC Machines _________ 714-271-5319 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Phoenix Swissturn _______ 602-600-8436 P4 Swiss/Lindel ________ 520-792-3160 Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 AATC______________602-268-1467 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 Powill Mfg ___________ 623-780-4100 Aero-Mach Precision ______ 480-201-0251 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Precision 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Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision _______ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545 Janʼs Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd. ___________ 602-992-9627 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 LUX Precision _________928-380-0317 MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT) 602-332-8069 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 MPC Machines _________ 714-271-5319 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Fab & Design____ 480-590-5058 Praxis Precision _______ 480-833-1444 Pro Precision ________602-353-00220 RM Garrison Machining ___ 623-582-6544 RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 StarRex Precision ______ 480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Alpha Mfg Solutions ______602-332-3608 APS Machining ________ 480-773-1166 ATEC Engineering _______ 480-569-3337 Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005 AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477 BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Cleveland Electric Labs ____ 480-397-0036 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 Genesis Precision _______602-687-9600 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 GRPM _____________480-423-3848 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 LV Swiss ____________949-233-7390 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT) _602-332-8069 Metzfab ____________602- 539-9591 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 P4 Swiss/Lindel ________ 520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 Rhino Machine ________ 480-250-3366 RM Garrison Machʼing__623-582-6544 RMSS _____________623-780-5904 StarRex Precision _______480-834-6344 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673

Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Machining: Turning: Automatic American Prec. Machine ___602-269-6298 Challenger Aerospace ____480-894-0802 Evans Precision Machʼg ___623-581-6200 JBʼs Precision Ind ______623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc. __________602-272-2654 LUX Precision ________ 928-380-0317 LV Swiss ___________949-233-7390 Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451 Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163 Rhino Machine________480-250-3366 RMSS ____________623-780-5904 StarRex Precision ______480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg ____623-492-9400 Sonic Aerospace _______ 480-777-1789 Weiser Engineering _____303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Axian Technology ______623-580-0800 GRPM ____________480-423-3848 LV Swiss ___________949-233-7390 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Phoenix Swissturn ______602-600-8436 Rhino Machine________480-250-3366 Southwest Swiss Precision _602-438-4670 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace623-377-2191 AEI Fabrication________480-733-6594 AZMF Precision _______ 602-476-7477 Allfab Engineering ______ 602-437-0497


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Index of Advertisers 3D Machine ..................................82 CRB Designs.....................................52-53 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace......55,84 Creedbilt Inc................................................93 AAE ...............................................91 D & R Mchy...................13,29,63,73,74,79 Abrams Airborne Mfg..............................85 DATRON.....................................................75 ABSMetallurgical..................................................65,86 Davis Metals ...................................43,92 ACC Machinery.........................................73 DCM Tech............................................74 Acieta..............................................................73 Delta Technology................................74 Adams Machinery...................49,71,73,96 Desert Precision MF..........................84 Advanced Precision ..................................80 DM Machine Repair..........................80 AEI Fabrication...........................................92 DMG Mori.................................................73,74 Aero Spring & Mfg....................................84 Dynamic Machine ..................................18,86 Aero Tech......................................................89 East Valley Precision .....................................89 Air Gear.........................................................86 Ebbco Inc..............................................74 Alerus .............................................................39 Echols Saw & Supply ......................... 73 AllFab Engineering ....................................85 Edge Technologies ............................. 76 Alpha Machine ............................................91 EDM Network ...............................67,77 Alpha Mfg Solutions (AMS) .............. 87 EDM Perform Access. ...................... 78 American Aerospace (AATC)...............83 EDM Tech ............................................84 American Tools & Metals..................74,75 Ellison Machinery.....................5,67,73,75,77 Americhem Engineering.........................75 Empire Precision Mach. ...................89 ANEWCO ...................................................88 Enterprise Manufacturing ...............90 Apache Gear .................................................85 Epic Finance......................................... 23 Apache Steel ..................................................77 Equipment Leasing Services ............81 APS Machining ...........................................87 Erickson Metals ..................................80 Arizona CNC ........................7,71,73-76,78 Evans Precision Mach’g..................... 85 Arizona Finishing......................................86 F&B Manufacturing .......................... 86 Arizona Iron Supply..................................42 Fast DMS ...............................................81 Arizona MEP .............................12,56,69,81 Field Calibrations ...............................79 Arizona Tool Steel......................................78 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. ................ 85 Arizona Wire & Tool................... .............93 Fine Line Laser Cutting .....................91 ATEC Engineering.....................................93 Flex-Pro.................................................89 AT&D..............................................................83 Foresight Finishing ............................92 Auer Precision..............................................85 Frontier Group .....................................91 Avtek ...............................................................88 GateWay Comm College...................64,80 Axian Technology .....................................82 Geiger Electric Inc..............................74 Ayers Gear & Machining.........................71 Genesis Precision................................89 AZ Metals .....................................................76 GHT Services LLC.............................82 AZMF Precision.........................................92 Gibbs Precision Machine .................90 B&T Tool & Engineering.......................79 Gilbert Metal Stamping ....................82 Bank of Herrin ................................18,80,81 Gladhill Assoc ................................60,87 Banterra Bank.................................2,81 Global Superabrasives (GSA) .........79 Barton International ..........................48,76 GMN USA ........................................... 76 Basic Metals ...........................................50,78 Grindworks .......................................... 83 Beau’s Crates................................................80 GRPM.....................................................91 BEL Machining..........................................84 H2H Consulting ..................................81 BID Machine, Inc......................................84 Hainbuch America .......................47,79 Big O Metals..........................................30,84 Harvey Performance Tools.............. 76 BISON ......................................................57,77 Hennig................................................... 76 Blaze Precision.............................................83 Hexagon ................................................ 75 Blue Streak Grinding ..........................62,85 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding .....84 BMSC .......................................................70,83 HK Machining .................................... 88 Bolts Metallizing-CWST.........................83 Horizon Carbide.................................82 Bralco Metals..........................................76,77 Hunter Machine Moving ............36,80 Bramac Machinery...................................74 Hurco .....................................................29 Bystronic.......................................................74 Ind. Metal Supply ..........................64,78 C&M Rigging..........................................6,81 Ind.Tool Die ..........................................87 Capital Metal Finishing............................91 Industrial Electric Inc........................74 Cassavant CAP............................................93 Industrial Solutions.............................81 Cassavant Machining ..............................90 Industrial Supply............................17,79 Castrol Industrial.......................................76 Infinisys ............................................83,87 CBIZ...............................................................80 IPG......................................................... .86 Challenger Aerospace...............................87 IRH .........................................................82 ChemResearch(CRC)........................64,87 ITDE .......................................................87 CIS...................................................................82 J&W Manufacturing .........................89 Cleveland Electric Labs............................91 J B’s Prec Ind............................. ............87 CNC Pros....................................19,73,75,77 Jacquet West.........................................78 Coast Aluminum..................1,22,40-41,77 Jaguar Precision Machine ................90 Coastal Metals.......................................38,78 Jan’s Inc ..................................................88 Coating Tech....................................... 72,83 JD Machine...........................................82 Collins Metal Finishing............................83 JDB Ltd..................................................86 Consolidated Resources....................54,80 Jemelco Inc............................................80 Continental Machining.................................88 K D Capital........................................... 73 Continental Precision.........................86,87 K-2 Manufacturing .............................91 Craters & Feighters...................................80 K-Zell Metals, Inc. ..............................92 Crating Tech................................................72 KALOS Certifications.........................81 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 94 • Jan / Feb 2024 2

KLK Inc..................................................88 Klontech Metrology.........................3,73 KTR Machine.......................................74 Kurt Manufacturing Co.....................78 Kyocera...................................................76 L&W Machine Co. ............................. 87 Landmark Solutions ......................35,75 Latitude Machinery ............................74 Layke Inc................................................83 Leach Laser............................................ 87 LEI Machining .....................................88 LK Metrology ........................................61 Lone Arrow...........................................76 Louie’s Black Oxide ........................84,86 LRW Cutting Tools.............................79 LTM Plastics .........................................86 Lux Precision ........................................ 87 LV Swiss ........................................... 60,92 Lynch Brothers .....................................86 Magnum Prec.................... ..11,73-75,95 Makino ...................................................73 MAKstride ............................................83 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT)...42-43,88 Martin Engineering .............................81 MarZee .................................... 8,26,85,92 Mario Pinto ...........................................80 Matrix Machine ..............................82,83 Matsuura................................................73 Mesa Machinery..................................75 Metalcraft Inc. ...................................... 87 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ...............83 Methods West..................................74,75 Metzfab..................................33,90,91,93 Midaco Corp ........................................83 Milco .......................................................83 Mistras (Semiray) ...........................58,83 Mitutoyo ...........................................65,75 MLC CAD Systems ............................80 Moore Tool & Die ...............................84 Morsch Machine .................................82 Mountain Path Solutions ...................81 MP Systems...........................................76 MPC Machines ....................................88 NAI Horizon.........................................63 National Grinding & Mfg. ................85 Nelson Engineering ...................... 64,84 New Angle Media ...............................82 New Mexico Metals ............................78 NFP Property & Casualty .................80 North-South ..............................27,73-76 Osborn Products ............................83,85 P4 Swiss Lindel................................87,91 Paragon Machining & Design .........89 Paramount Honing Machine........... 87 Perfection Industrial Finishing........90 Perfection Industrial Sales............23,76 Phoenix Fab & Design ....................... 87 Phoenix Grinding ...............................83 Phoenix Heat Treat ........................37,86 Phoenix Swissturn...............................32 Phoenix Waterjet & Laser ........... 14,90 Pilkington Metal Finishing...............92 Pioneer Distributing Co. ...................83 Platinum Registration .................. 68,80 Port Plastics ...........................................78 Powill Mfg .............................................86 PPE Engineering .................................93 Praxis Precision....................................86 Precision Aerospace............................93 Precision Die & Stamping........... 46,82 Productivity......................................59,73 PRO-TEK ..............................................83 Qualichem, Inc......................................77 Quality Improvement Consulting........81 Quality Measurement Services..............93

Quality Mold..........................................85 QualityMTS......................................17,74 R&D Gage...............................................26 Reiter’s Custom Welding...............26,92 Resell CNC..............................................76 Rhino Board Waterjet..........................92 Rhino Machine......................................89 RMG Machining.............................51,85 RMSS............................ ...........................90 Ron Grob...........................................18,86 Royal Products.................................48,76 S.L. Fusco.................................................75 Samuel, Son & CO................................78 Sav-On Plating .......................................90 Schenk Intertech....................................74 SCHUNK ................................................79 Scriven Precision Fab. ..........................82 Select Machining ...................................88 Service & Sales........................................92 Shaw Precision .......................................86 Single Source Technologies ................73 Sodick .......................................................73 Sonic Aerospace.....................................84 Sonoran Machinery........................31,74 Southwest Swiss Prec............................88 SW Waterjet & Laser.........................45,91 Specialty Turn Products (STP) ......16,90 SPRINGWORKS Utah .......................93 StarRex Precision...................................88 Star Metal Fluids........................21,76-80 Stellar Industrial.....................................75 Sterling Fab Tech ............................ 24-25 Stevens Engineering .............................77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing............84 Sulli Tool & Supply.........................................79 Superior Grinding...........................44,86 TCI Precision Metals .................................78 TJ Davies...................................................57,77 TJ Snow...........................................................15 TMM Precision................................82,85 T-N Machining ......................................88 T.S.M. Mach. ..........................................73 Takashi Sato.............................................88 Tech Financial Services........................80 Tech Five Machining ............................87 TechMark.................................................85 The Metal Man .................................82,85 The Supercharger Store ................. 58-59 The Tool Crib Inc...................................79 The Werks C&C.....................................78 Thermal Vac ......................................28,92 Thinbit................................................... 9,79 Thompson Machine .............................84 Total Quality Sys ....................................77 Totten Tubes............................................79 Tram-Tek Inc. .........................................88 Tube Service ............................................77 TVT Die Casting ...................................85 TW Metals...............................................77 United Performance .............................78 Universal CNC Repair .........................81 U S Shop Tools .......................................76 Uni-Tek ....................................................87 Val-Tech Mfg...........................................84 Valley Machine Works .........................85 Wal-Tek Industries ................................92 Washington Calibration ......................74 Weiser/Mile High Precision ...............85 Western Cast Parts ................................82 Western Sintering Co ...........................93 Western State Bank ...............................79 Western States Metal.......................60,80 White’s Niche Products..................37,75 Whitley Machine .......................10,85 Wrico...................................................34,84 Yellowbird.com.......................................81 Zeis Metrology .......................................74

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