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Cover “What goes around comes around”. Who said that and what does that mean? “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university” Albert Einstein West Coast Edition Cover Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining Before the pandemic hit, the manufacturing industry was on a path Serving the Precision Manufacturing to regain the momentum it had reached after the 2008 recession. Industry However, after the first wave of pandemic-driven shutdowns, segment recoveries for various manufacturers have been uneven. Looking ahead to 2021, the recovery may take longer to reach pre- Announcements/Releases.................... 6-14 pandemic levels.We all must endeavor to make changes to improve. Feature Articles......................................1,16 Reeling from the effects of a global pandemic-driven shutdown, US Buyers Guide Equipment Services......32-38 industrial production (-16.5% year over year) and US total factory Buyers Guide Processes.......................39-45 orders (-22.7% year over year) saw a steep decline in April, followed by suppressed improvement.The Card Gallery.........................................32-45 current US Industrial Production Index stands at 105.7 in December, a substantial dip from its pre- Index Of Advertisers................................46 pandemic level of 110. Production and order levels are still below 2019 levels, but the trajectory of Editorial................................... Throughout the decline has slowed. Total industrial capacity utilization improved to 74.5% in December, up from Published by: 64.1% in April. A2Z Manufacturing West Coast AI, robots, 3D printing, and the like are all the latest trends in manufacturing technology – and will be PUBLISHERS/EDITORS for some time. 2021 is the year manufacturing technology gets even smarter. Robots on the factory Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly floor are growing at warp speed thanks to their declining cost and increasing capabilities. According to Kim@A2ZManufacturing.com the International Federation of Robotics, there are a record 2.7 million industrial robots operating in factories worldwide. Also, spending on digital twin technology is expected to grow by 17% in 2021. Mail Address: 1538 E. LaVieve Ln. With digital twins, manufacturers can digitally replicate new products before the production process begins – which ultimately decreases costs, waste, and quality issues. Tempe AZ 85284 In the precision manufacturing industry we tend to focus on aerospace, DOD, SATCOM, solar and wind energy, and commercial. But, are we looking into ‘Genome Sequencing’ technology, space exploration, and what about green technology? Do we research the new/next disruption, or the next best thing as we say? Or, are we stuck in the past.We’ve always done this and it’s what we do?

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On an average we all will lose customers every year; every business, everywhere will have attrition.We will need to make an avid effort to gain new market share/sales and to make sure we all are aware what is coming around the mountain.We all must ‘mine’ the data to keep on top of what is next! If we don’t, the manufacturing business our father built, and we built will wax old and we all can’t afford to leave a Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacgreat manufacturing business to our family to fall off the cliff of the next best thing. turers abreast of news, contracts, trends, and to We make parts/components and solutions. US Manufacturing must step up to make items faster and better in a way that is easier so time is not spent on the old way of doing things.There are cobots, robots, tool changers, bar feeds, 5 axis machining that include ways of laser cutting, 3D printing, improved Swiss, and flat out space age software that make ‘star trek’ look like a modern way of life.We now test Genome to see what the next virus will be, the next vaccine will be, and the next cure will be. This technology takes instruments that test DNA and we all want to make the components and solutions that will supply the generations to come forward.The new viruses won’t wait and the new resolutions can’t wait. The new medicine can’t wait. We must think of ways to better support our countries and fellow human beings to make components better, faster, more precise, and still make a buck so we can maintain a viable business. We must think out of the box, out of the country, and into the future. We also need to start thinking ‘Global’. I call to arms a new army of manufacturing companies, to work together to help each other to be state of the art, the best in practice, to keep cost low, income as high as market will bare, and to enjoy the new business that continues to evolve to the many new disruptions that are inevitable. I ask the precision manufacturing industry to work together like they have never worked before to solidify a new team of US Manufacturing that is resilient, innovative, ‘state of the art’, and one that works together, business with business for the greater good, and one that will give a definition of ‘what goes around comes around’. Until next issue, GOD bless all of our first responders, and I mean all! Thank you all for your continued support! Call me if you need me!

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An intuitive touch screen interface makes programming very simple. Setup is quick and easy. The FastLOAD CX1000 has a small footprint and doesn’t require safety fencing, so it takes up approximately 80% less floor space than a traditional robotic cell. Operators work beside the FastLOAD CX1000 to load and unload parts while the robot works continuously on up to two machines, thus doubling throughput. Force sensors stop the robot when pressure is applied, ensuring a safer application for the operator. “Giving the dull and repetitive tasks to robots allows employers to reallocate skilled workers into more challenging and valuable jobs such as quality control and parts design,” Corning said. For more information about the FastLOAD CX1000, visit acieta.com/ cx1000 or call 844-4-ACIETA. About Acieta: A leader in the robotics business for nearly 40 years, Acieta provides a wide range of robotically automated solutions and services for the manufacturing industry. With locations in Waukesha, Wis., and Council Bluffs, Iowa, Acieta has integrated more than 5,000 automation systems for customers across the United States, Mexico

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financially or growing business, but by expanding our visions outside ourselves and businesses into our communities. Flatline Fabrication Inc. in Portland, Oregon has done just that by creating their DESKSHARE Program. During statewide school shutdowns, parents were thrust into schooling their children from home. They quickly realized their young students worked and learned better when in a dedicated learning environment rather than the haphazardly revamped kitchen or coffee table.With those issues in mind co-owner Steve Fuller and the Flatline management team developed a program to increase the effectiveness of home schooling. In a collaborative effort, the management and design teams at Flatline created a solution by designing an inexpensive but very personal desk – a young person’s own special learning place where they can have ownership in their learning experience. These desks are intended for donation to low-income households and students with special needs. It is true many school districts have reopened. But there are still many under served young people being schooled from home and the need for their personal creative learning environment still exists. The DESK-SHARE program has enabled Flatline to not only benefit families in local communities, but also avoid catastrophic layoffs by keeping their valuable employees working on a worthy cause. Flatline Fabrication Inc. is sharing in the manufacturing costs so these desks can be affordably donated to needy students in

The cost of donating a desk is just $220. Flatline is looking for creative ways to expand this program into other states and we are asking people to contact their local school boards and community organizations to help locate sponsors and students who would benefit from this program. To donate a desk, or for more information about this remarkable program call Josh Henry, 503.707.9272 or email josh@flatlinefabrication.com.

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Inslee Signs Business Tax Relief Package, Boosts Unemployment Benefits By Tony Lystra Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a business relief package that curbs unemployment taxes while expanding unemployment benefits for workers. SB 5061, which was requested by the governor and approved with strong bipartisan support in both chambers of the state Legislature, relieves employers of individual benefit charges for unemployment claims that occurred during the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” lockdown order, which lasted from March 22 to May 30. The bill also caps certain tax rates through 2025 and will prevent a $1.7 billion increase in unemployment taxes over the next five years.The Legislature curbs more than $920 million in rate increases this year alone, Inslee said. The legislation also alters the state’s Voluntary Contributions Program, allowing employers to buy down rate increases even further, the governor said.


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The Washington State Labor Council and the Association of Washington Businesses also voiced their support. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, a Democrat who represents Burien, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Kent and Des Moines. She noted, also in the governor’s blog post, that before the bill employers were facing having to pay increases of 300% to 500%. The legislation raises the minimum unemployment benefit payment to $270 per week from $201 for low-wage workers. It also allows those who quit working during a public health emergency because of personal health risks for themselves or their household members to receive unemployment benefits. Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett, who sponsored the companion bill in the House and is chair of the Labor and Workplace Standards Committee,


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noted that the legislation “does not solve everything.”

Here’s What’s Next For Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Bezos said he’ll turn his attention to his other initiatives, including Blue Origin, his space travel enterprise, The Washington Post, which he bought nearly eight years ago, and various environmental and social equity projects.


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• Blue Origin: Blue Origin is Bezos’ Kentbased space enterprise, which aims to make spaceflight cheaper and safer. Like its competitor, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Blue Origin builds reusable launch vehicles. Launched in 2000, company’s vision includes establishing a permanent moon base and the establishment of floating space colonies. The company also aims, according to its website, to harness space’s “unlimited resources and energy.” Bezos has called the company his “most important work.” • The Washington Post: Bezos purchased the paper, which famously broke the Watergate story during the Nixon administration and, during the same era, published the Pentagon Papers, for $250 million in 2013. Bezos shifted the paper’s strategy from regional coverage to direct competition with The NewYork Times, which covers national and international news.


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deal to purchase a manufacturing site five times the size of its current plant in Eugene, the electric vehicle maker announced. The heart of the property, a couple of blocks east of Arcimoto’s headquarters and factory, is a 155,630-square-foot industrial building occupied now by Pacific Metal Fab.

Arcimoto will need to outfit the building for its purposes, but CEO Mark Frohnmayer said that as a manufacturing facility “it has really good bones for the type of operation we are.” The purchase from RLH Holdings is scheduled to close at the end of March.The contract allows Pacific Metal Fab to rent back the building for up to six months before it moves into a new facility of its own. Frohnmayer said Arcimoto’s goal is to be doing “meaningful production” at the 311 Chambers St. location by the end of the year. “We’re really stoked,” Frohnmayer said. “This facility is in a great spot, the timing is incredibly good as far as when it’s available and when we’ll need it. It gives us the space we’ll need to ramp up.” Arcimoto has been inching production back up after a pandemic interruption and supplychain issues, with a goal of building four vehicles per day on a four-day workweek by the end of March. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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But it’s also working on design and production refinements in the hope of scaling to an annual output rate of 50,000 vehicles — driving down costs and prices in the process — by the end of 2022. A fast-rising stock in 2020 put Arcimoto in position for moves like this; the company raised more than $53 million after expenses and commissions in a series of direct offerings at ever-higher share prices, despite the stock dilution. By Pete Danko – Portland Business Journal

Why The Covid-19 Economic Recession Is Accelerating Workforce Automation A recession accelerating automation might seem counterintuitive. With high unemployment, labor is more available and less expensive. However, past recessions have taught us that automation is not a steady, linear process. Instead, automation happens in spurts. Employers seek to offset declines in revenue but replacing less-skilled workers with a combination of technology and higherskilled workers. The shift increases labor productivity






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going into the next economic cycle. [1] The classic example of automation is the use of robots in auto manufacturing. Increasingly, automation is impacting jobs far from the production line. In office and clerical jobs, automation has changed the way workers collect and process data. In communications, automation is changing the way business advertise and stay in touch with customers. Lawyers, fast food workers, longhaul truckers, and customer service are just a few of the jobs that are already being reshaped by automation. The EMSI Automation Index measures the potential for automation of common tasks within a given profession. On this scale 100 is average. An occupation with a score of 120 or more has a high risk of automation and anything above 130 has a very high risk of automation. In the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan statistical area (MSA), there are 28 occupations (55,500 jobs) at very high risk of automation. All of these occupations require no formal education or high school diploma. Nineteen of these occupations have workforces that are 90% male or more.

The impact of automation varies across industries. Some industries, like community and social services have a low ranking on the automation index. Jobs in these industries will remain relatively safe from changes brought by automation. Other industries, like production, transportation and material moving, and office and administrative support have higher rankings on the Automation Index. Workers in these industries will be more vulnerable to job loss. This doesn’t mean that 55,500 people will lose their jobs. Rather, that is the number of people who are currently working in professions that are at high risk of automation. Over time, the way work is organized and performed in these occupations will change at an accelerated rate. This will lead to occupations shrinking through attrition and reduced hiring. In the Portland MSA, 28 occupations have a score of 130 or more on the Automation Index. This means they are at very high risk of automation. Currently, just under 55,500 people are employed in these occupations.The vast majority of these jobs, 94%, require no formal education. However, 11 percent of them pay a median wage that is above the regional median. And some of the lower paying jobs in this category are steppingstones to the higher paying jobs. The impact of Covid-19 related closures is apparent in the current labor market data.The industries with the highest scores on the automation index, including food preparation and serving, construction, and production, have all experienced year over year job loss, representing 8 to 28 percent A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Biden Set For ‘Buy American’ Push To Boost Domestic Manufacturing US president Joe Biden is set to tighten “buy American” provisions as part of a push to boost domestic manufacturing, in a move that risks straining relations with key US allies. Mr Biden is on Monday expected to order an increase in domestic content requirements for federal procurement contracts, following a campaign pledge to boost the US manufacturing industry as he aimed to outflank Donald Trump in key swing states. However, America’s top trading partners and strategic allies, including Canada and a number of European countries, have long complained that buy American measures are a protectionist attempt to shut out their multinationals from the US economy. Biden administration officials laid out the changes to US federal procurement rules in a call with reporters, saying it marked an effort to rebuild “the backbone of America”. “[Mr Biden] believes that we can rebuild the vitality of American A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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manufacturing and our industrial strength, and a big piece of that is centred around the idea that when we use taxpayer money to rebuild America we buy American,” said a Biden administration official. “We support American jobs, union jobs.” Mr Biden is expected to order an increase in domestic content requirements for federal contracts, a $600bn industry, as well as crack down on waivers that are routinely allowed for the use of foreign suppliers. Administration officials said Mr Biden would also reiterate his support for the Jones Act, which requires goods shipped within the US to be transported on American vessels. They say this could help “invest in building offshore renewable energy and put Americans to work doing it”. US allies in Europe have long pressed Washington to repeal the Jones Act to allow greater competition in the shipping sector. Mr Biden’s arrival in the White House has been broadly welcomed by America’s western allies and some of his early actions have been cheered. These include the decisions to rejoin the Paris climate accords, halt US withdrawal from the World Health Organization and scrap the entry ban on citizens of several Muslim-majority countries. One exception was his decision to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline connecting the US with Canada, which triggered unhappiness north of the US border, particularly in the energy-

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producing western provinces. Mr Biden’s early move on procurement is also likely to be criticised in the capitals of several US allies, including Canada, because it will cement concerns that the new administration is not interested in returning to an agenda of liberalisation in trade and investment, after four years of Mr Trump’s trade wars. Mr Biden and members of his team have frequently said that securing trillions of dollars of new federal investments in the US economy are the priority before new trade deals are considered. In conversations at the weekend with Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, and Emmanuel Macron, the French president, Mr Biden emphasised his desire for cooperation on issues such as climate change, but there was no mention of trade, according to the White House accounts of the calls. One Biden administration official said the US administration was “very committed to working with partners and allies to modernise international trade rules to make sure we can use our taxpayer dollars to secure investment in our own countries”. He also said tighter procurement could help build the resilience of US supply chains, given the weaknesses that emerged during the pandemic, so “we are never put in a position where we are reliant on countries who don’t share our interests to deliver critical materials”. James Politi – Financial Times

Metalformers Starting To Feel A Little Optimistic About The Economy Metalformers are starting to feel some optimism about the economy, according to the most recent Business Conditions Report from the Precision Metalforming Association. The Independence-based association’s January report found that 39% of respondents expect economic activity to improve in the next three months, an increase from the 34% who thought that in December. “Metalforming manufacturers continue to make the products essential to keep the engine of our economy running during the COVID-19 pandemic,” association president David Klotz said. “While members expressed optimism that business conditions would improve, great challenges remain, including the current record high prices for steel and supply-chain problems that are causing low steel inventories as supply tightens.” Few companies had workers on short-time or layoff — just 12% — and 56% reported actively expanding their workforce. More respondents — 43% this month compared with 39% in December — reported that average lead times were longer than they were three months ago, though most (54%) said they were the same. By: Rachel Abbey McCafferty A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Kratos Lands Another Military Contract For Its Jet-Powered Drones

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Kratos is based in San Diego. It has manufacturing operations in Oklahoma, as well as Sacramento. The jet-powered target drones the Navy buys from Kratos are 17 feet long with a 7-foot wingspan. They can fly at just under the speed of sound at altitudes from 7 feet over sea level to 40,000 feet. The Navy uses them to train and test sailors to shoot down enemy aircraft, missiles and cruise missiles. Kratos has received orders this year for at least 83 of the drones to be delivered to the Navy by the end of 2023. Kratos also makes target and tactical drones for the Air Force and other governments. By Mark Anderson – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal

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The West is once again threatened by a hegemonic national security rival. This time, America’s archnemesis is characterized by planning for a long contest that will feature fast-forward economics, global diplomacy, military muscle and information manipulation: China, it appears, is preparing to use its economic power to win.While maintaining its deep belief in Marx’s communist vision, the Chinese one-party government has fashioned a national economy that learned from the Soviet Union’s mistakes.Through friendly engagement with Western economies, China strengthens its own economy and weakens theWest’s, nudging the world toward the worldview

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secure a long-term strategy leading to unrivaled space leadership. The U.S. economy has generated growth and prosperity unmatched in human history, with billions of dollars being invested every year into profitable commercial space companies. To outpace China militarily and economically, the new administration must double down on space privatization projects like NASA’s Commercial Crew and Commercial Resupply Programs started under the Obama administration. The Trump administration correctly reprioritized the importance of space for national security, but it directed too much government spending to legacy space projects and fell short in encouraging the next generation of commercial space companies. An American “commercial first” policy for space technologies can solve government needs at the federal and state levels, which account for about half of commercial space company revenue. By prioritizing the highly competitive commercial sector, the government will bolster U.S. competitiveness without illegally subsidizing it. More important, it would reinforce the American values of free markets and open competition. As the new administration settles in, national security political insiders are already hedging their bets on who and what will be the winners and losers of the new political cycle. This is especially true for the space sector, not only because it was an area of significant emphasis during the last administration but also because there continues to be significant private investment and anticipated growth in the area.

of the Chinese Communist Party. What then, are the best avenues for the U.S. to win this new near-peer space competition? They are the same ones that delivered victory in the last century: free markets, real economic growth and the productivity that often follows. This time, however, we must keep in mind that our rival is a keen student that has learned from our earlier successes—and Soviet failures. The American response must not repeat the Cold War strategy of outspending our rival in government programs. Instead, the U.S. long game must put the commercial industry first: deliberately buy goods and services from our commercial domestic market, only providing government solutions when the commercial market cannot meet requirements. Unlike other military services, there are no real “weapons” in space. Much of what the government is developing for civil and national security space needs also exists as products or services in the commercial market. By encouraging the commercial industry to grow and not competing against it, the U.S. will

The unrelenting march of the knowledge economy and remarkable utility of the commercial space industry is limited only to our imaginations.The new U.S. Space Force and other civil space agencies will be better positioned if they leverage the burgeoning industry and do not overshadow it with government alternatives. If, however, the government decides to compete against the private sector with its top-down directed design methods and protocols, our commercial industry will be lost to China, much like the drone market was just a decade ago. Economic dominance in the space industry, not space weapons, will ultimately decide which side defines the 21st-century space domain and the national security implications that come with it. America must strategically rethink policies that will take advantage of, rather than compete against, its blossoming commercial space industry. Getting space policy right— commercial industry first and using government solutions only when necessary—will lead to explosive growth. Getting policy wrong? Well, just ask the Soviets. Charles Beams is executive chairman and chief strategy officer of ColoradoA2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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basedYork Space Systems and chairman of the SmallSat Alliance.

Palo Alto Spac Gigcapital 3 To Take Colorado Electric Fleet Vehicle Company Public A Colorado electric vehicle company plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange and raise about $273 million by going public through a reverse merger with a Palo Alto “blank check” company.

Loveland-based Lightning eMotors Inc. will merge with GigCapital3 Inc., a special purpose acquisition company, in a deal that values the combined companies at about $651 million. They plans to trade with the ticker symbol of ZEV, with Lightning eMotors’ existing investors owning about 66% of the newly listed company. The deal includes commitments from BP Technology Ventures, the startup investment arm of London-based energy giant BP plc., and other unidentified institutional investors to back the business, the company said. Lightning eMotors installs electronic drivetrains and power systems in commercial delivery trucks, cargo vans, buses and other large fleet vehicles, turning them into zero-emission electric vehicles. “Today marks an important step forward in Lightning eMotors’ mission to lead the commercial medium-duty zeroemission vehicle market,” said Tim Reeser, Lightning eMotors founder and CEO, in a statement that estimated there’s a $67 billion worldwide market opportunity for electric fleet vehicles. “We see tremendous demand from fleets to transition their commercial vehicles from internal combustion engines to zero-emission solutions at an attractive total cost of ownership, even without state and federal grants.” Lightning eMotors will continue to be led by Reeser, who has founded and managed multiple technology and cleantech businesses, the company said. Bill Kelley, a 35-year veteran of automotive industry engineering and manufacturing, will remain chief technology officer and chief operations officer of Lightning eMotors. Teresa Covington, a veteran of public and private manufacturing and technology companies, will become chief financial officer of Lightning eMotors, the company said.

The business can modify 1,000 vehicles a year at its Loveland facility now and is expanding that to 3,000 next year. It plans to be able to transform more than 20,000 vehicles annually by 2025. The company is on track to reach $1 billion in annual revenue from existing vehicle conversion contracts, and projects reaching $2 billion in annual revenue by 2025. Lightning eMotors has partnerships with Ford, Winnebago, ABC coach and other specialty vehicle manufacturers for the fleet vehicles it can cove The company has an order backlog of more than 1,500 vehicles for delivery in the next two years, recently picking up an order from Denver-based truck rental company Fluid Truck to convert dozens of vehicles. By Greg Avery – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Intuitively, every small manufacturing company recognizes the need to invest in continuous improvement. While all owners know that this is an absolute must for their business longevity, actually committing the time and money to doing this is much more of a challenge. And then add a pandemic, with all the economic uncertainties that accompany that, and I would wager to guess that a very, very small percentage of small businesses made significant investments in their businesses this past year. Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining did just that. The Woman-Owned company, located in a designated HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) Zone, celebrated its 3rd decade in business last year. The company specializes in production runs of pins, shafts, and small aerospace and medical parts.And during this past year, a year that can only be described as horrific, Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining made some major upgrades to their Quality Department, including the acquisition of a Hexagon CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) as well as a Keyence Measurement System. They additionally certified to AS9100 Revision D, and their audit resulted in an astounding and unheard of ‘0’ findings! Wendie Flitton isn’t a machinist, or a grinding expert. She did have experience working as an office manager in a machine shop as a very young lady, though, and her financial acumen was exceptional for such a young person. Wendie’s employer closed its doors, but in Wendie’s role as office manager, she was privy to the company’s finances, and she recognized that the unprofitable company had one area of its business that was profitable, their grind shop. And so when the business closed down, Wendie made the decision to open her own grinding company, which she named Superior Grinding & Sales. One employee from the closed business joined Wendie in the start-up, Bryant Bennett. 30+ years later, Bryant still works for and is an incredible asset to the company! I mentioned that Wendie isn’t a machinist, but Wendie’s husband Jeff Flitton was introduced to the trade while in high school.When Superior Grinding first opened for business, Jeff supported the Flitton family with a steady income, employed as a fire fighter.When the business could afford it, ~ 20 years ago, Jeff left his employ to join the family business, where today both he and Wendie co-manage the business with their team. Wendie, a member of Goldman Sachs’ Small Business Association, has an uncanny ability to pivot in business to ensure its ongoing success.The company launched as a service business, sharpening blades for the printing industry. It enjoyed success in this industry in the early years, but Wendie recognized that the printing industry’s need for grinding would decline. Before this occurred, Wendie and her team had the foresight and confidence to launch the manufacturing side of the business, where the company offered grinding to machine shops. Jeff says, “With our grinding capabilities, we began supporting customers in Aerospace, Defense and Medical.We offered every type of grinding to our customers, including CNC ID/OD, ID, OD, Angled, Surface, Blanchard & Centerless Grinding. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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We additionally offered honing and lapping for our customers’ very tight tolerance requirements, and we have a mill and lathe to support specific machining requirements.” He adds, “Over time, we recognized that particularly with our customers’ medical parts, we needed a better way to manage the lengths and diameters of the parts we were grinding. In 2014, we invested in our first Swiss CNC machine, a Tsugami.” Wendie adds, “With our Swiss CNC machining capabilities, we were now able to reduce the steps for our customers’ outsourcing needs. We were able to buy the material, grind it, machine it, send it out for heat treat, and then finish it with OD or Centerless grinding. Additionally, the Swiss CNC machining enabled us to cut up to 1.250 diameter materials, and we were able to reduce the costs on many parts that needed to be machined and ground.” Swiss CNC machining has been such a value add for their customers that today the company owns 4 high precision Swiss CNC machines. Jeff says, “With our grinding and Swiss CNC capabilities, we can offer high production, as most Swiss CNC shops do, but with our grinding capabilities, we can support our customers’ much higher tolerance parts. We can take a job in and measure to +/-.0005 tolerance.”

Part of continuous improvement, and a key requirement for entrée, Wendie says, was certification. In 2010, as they ramped up their customers in the Aerospace, Medical and Defense industries, they took the critical step of certifying to ISO 9001. Wendie says, “We’ve continued to certify to ISO 9001, Then in 2018 we added AS9100 Revision D to our list of certifications.” When asked what factors the Flittons partners view as most critical to their success, both Jeff and Wendie agree that their employees top the list. Jeff says, “The majority of our team (~ 2 dozen) has been with us for more than 7 years.We are blessed to have the first employee Wendie started the business with, and our daughter Kellie Addington and her husband Sam offer business continuity as the next generation for Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining.” Wendie adds,” Our long time employees are efficiently skilled, pay attention to detail and take pride in our high quality work.They set us apart from the competition by specializing in the ability to hold exceptionally tight tolerances.” Wendie and Jeff recognize the role their employees play in their success, and as such they provide 100% medical benefits to their employees, a 401-match retirement plan, paid vacation days as well as a competitive salary. Wendie and the team at Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining recognize that careful selection and retention of their customers is key to their ongoing success. Today, with the expertise of long term employee Rhonda Butrick, the company is officially an ‘ Approved Government Supplier’, and they have annual contracts with a number of their customers. Jeff says thankfully they didn’t experience significant cancellations or push outs on contracts during the Pandemic. “Our ongoing contracts and our loyal customers helped our company during what could have been a real hit to our business; in fact with our new acquisitions plus our certification to AS9100 Revision D, Superior Grinding had a record year in 2020.” Wendie says, “At Superior Grinding, we recognize that we are more valuable to our customers when we offer a niche that others in the industry aren’t offering. We clearly understand how critical it is to keep up with technology, and as such, we make technology investments regularly. Our latest investment in our Quality Department with our Hexagon CMM and our Keyence measurement system has resulted in immediate quality improvements. With the Keyence, each of our operators can do their own measurements; they can easily print these out to evaluate.This frees up our Quality Control Brian Jaensch to become a true Quality Manager, and in fact our new equipment eliminated our need to hire an additional person for our quality department.” Jeff adds, “With our Hexagon and Keyence, we are now measuring to .00025 (anything closer than that would requirement a laboratory environment), and when we can essentially do measurements in 3 seconds, we now have the ability to increase the sample size of our parts measured.We have fewer corrective actions, we’ve reduced waste and we are nearly eliminating ‘escape defects’.”

Superior Grinding’s roots hail from sharpening blades, and true to their loyalty to customers, the company still offers these services. Wendie and Jeff’s daughter Kellie Addington, says, “We sell and service all types of industrial specialty blades- metal shear blades, granulator blades, Guillotine (fassco f-3000), book binding, & sheeter blades.We also sharpen recycling and metal cutting blades, punches and dies, circular blades, slitters and perforator blades, planer and jointer blades, and many other types of cutters. We are additionally carbide blade grinding certified, and we distribute band saw blades for the Amada and Wikus brands.” Wendie says, “We are committed to constant improvement and exceptional quality output to our customers.” Jeff adds, “We recognize that we are far more valuable to our customers when we do what we say we will do.”

To learn more about how Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining can support your precision machining needs with exceptional quality, contact them at: (801) 4879700 or visit their website: www.superiorgrinding.com Kellie adds, “Want a job where you don’t have to work out in the elements? If you’re mechanically inclined, have any machine shop experience, surface grinding a plus or CNC Fanuc controls, dependable, willing to learn and work hard. Come join our team! Drop off your resume and take a tour of our shop. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Boeing Beats Airbus On Monthly Deliveries To Start 2021 The Boeing Co. has repor ted more monthly deliver ies than rival Airbus for the first time since its 737 Max was grounded in 2019.

Lockheed Martin Space Wins New $4.9B Contract To Build Missile-Detection Satellites Lockheed Martin Space has a new contract worth $4.9 billion to build three advanced missile-launch detection satellites for the U.S. military.

Boeing on Tuesday said it delivered 26 commercial jets in January, driven by a total of 21 Max deliveries, to best Airbus’ perviously reported January total of 21 overall deliveries.

The U.S Air Force contract modification, announced Monday, covers ground control systems and launch vehicle adaptations in addition to the trio of geosynchronous missile-detection satellites the space company has worked on since October 2018 for the Air Force.

On the sales front, Boeing’s order book took another hit — though one much smaller than it experienced in previous months.

The new contract, with a maximum value worth $2 billion more than the original, calls for three orbiters to be built and launched by 2028.

The company reported a loss of 13 net orders in January. Boeing ended 2020 with a loss of nearly 1,200 net orders due to cancellations and accounting protocols.

The satellite construction is based at the Sunnyvale, California, campus of Lockheed Martin Space, a 21,000-employee division of Bethesda, Maryland-based defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp..

Airbus reported zero new orders and no cancellations in January. Boeing’s four gross orders in the first month of the year were for the final 747 freighter jets, previously announced as having been sold to Atlas Air.

The company partnered with Boulder, Colorado-based Ball Aerospace and Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman to develop instruments for the satellites, known as the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared geosynchronous satellites. The companies passed a design review for the instruments on the satellites last summer.

As expected, Boeing recorded no deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner for a third consecutive month as the company works through quality control issues and inspections on that wide-body jet.

Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor building two polar-orbiting OPIR satellites that will be paired with the three geosynchronous ones Lockheed Martin Space is developing.

The company’s other deliveries in January consisted of one older model v777 freighter to China Airlines; two 777 passenger jets to Novus Aviation Capital; and one 767 freighter to FedEx.

The U.S. military is preparing for a future in which Russia, China or other nations have fleets of non-nuclear missiles that cruise faster than the speed of sound and give little advanced warning.

Deliveries of the Max on the heels of its 20-month grounding will be closely watched over the next two years, especially as the pandemic has significantly lessened planned output on twin-aisle jets like the Dreamliner. Boeing leadership has said deliveries of the Max — grounded in the U.S. from March 2019 to November 2020 following two deadly crashes — will be weighted toward the jets it built but couldn’t give to customers while the jet was idled. The company delivered 27 Maxes in December. Boeing intends to try and deliver around half of the roughly 450 completed Maxes it has in inventory this year. Future production rates will be dictated by how quickly it burns through that inventory. Boeing’s detailed guidance to date calls for a return to 31 aircraft per month early next year. By Daniel McCoy – Wichita Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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In contracting the Next Gen OPIR satellites, the Air Force also sought to buy satellites that are more resilient against space-based weapons in orbit than previous generations of satellites have been. It built the Space-based Infrared System, or SBIRS, satellites for the Air Force, four of which have been launched into orbit in the last decade and are flown from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado.Two final SBIRs satellites are expected to launch soon, one this year and one in 2022. The original contract for the Next Generation OPIR geosynchronous satellites replaced the expected final two satellites of the SBIRs fleet. The Air Force “urgently” sought missile-detection orbiters that would be harder to attack in orbit. Lockheed Martin Space at the time was deemed the sole contractor capable of having the first such satellites ready for launch by 2025. The contract obligates $99 million to Lockheed Martin Space in the current federal fiscal year. By Greg Avery – Denver Business Journal

Machinery Resources International (MRI) Brings Mike Mills On To Manage Its Arizona Office Machinery Resources Inter national, is proud to announce its expansion with the opening of their Scottsdale, Arizona office. Mike Mills is heading up the new locations for MRI.Alan Gottlieb, owner of MRI, says, “I have known Mike since 2003, when he first started selling and buying used machinery. Though we were essentially competitors during these nearly 2 decades, Mike and I respected eachother for our integrity and sound business principles.” Mike adds, “ Alan first taught me how to buy and sell equipment, and though we weren’t working together during those early years, we found ways to send referrals to one another when we saw a better fit. It is such a pleasure to work with Alan, who was truly a mentor to me.” Mike brings a wealth of industry experience to MRI’s customers. In the ~4 decades since he came into the industry, Mike founded CNC-Trade in Machinery, and worked in positions from Sales Manager to President of nationwide precision machinery resale entities. Mike has also worked as a machinist for a decade early in his career and has sold tooling as well as new machinery. Joining Mike’s MRI Scottsdale team is Sarah Mills, who while new to the machine tool industry, has experience in sales, where she even worked for a period in Mexico. Sarah says, “I really enjoy learning about the people who I buy and sell from. I also love learning about machine tool equipment.”

Drew Kirkendall is the newest member to the Scottsdale MRI team. Drew came to work for MRI’s California headquarters as a laborer, doing odd jobs for the company. With a strong work ethic and a quick learner, Drew was promoted first to supervisor and then to project manager. When an opportunity for sales came up in the Scottsdale office, Drew interviewed with Mike, and today he is happy to be located permanently in Arizona. Founded in Los Angeles in 1995, Machinery Resources International has emerged as one of the premier names in the worldwide industrial machinery resale marketplace.The company’s headquarters are located in Los Angeles, CA with warehouses located around the country. With over 100 combined years in the business, customers can count on their experienced and seasoned professionals to find them the best deal for their machinery. As proud members of the MDNA, AMEA, and NAAA, MRI supplies high quality, pre-owned machinery. In addition to buying and selling previously owned machine tools, the company has AMEA certified and ASA candidate appraisers on staff. In addition, they conduct auctions and liquidations worldwide. To learn more about how MRI can help you with your machinery resell needs, contact them at: 877-568-2121 or visit machineryresources.com A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Aerovironment Acquires Arcturus For $405 Million And Bigger Drones

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Specifically, the privately held Arcturus UAV, founded in 2004 and based on Petaluma, California, designs and manufactures Group 2 and Group 3 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and provides related services, including contractor-owned, contractor-operated services. The company is the leading supplier to the United States Special Operations Command, supporting its $1.4 billion Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems III and IV programs, and has been selected for funded development and demonstrations supporting the U.S. Army’s Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System program. Arcturus UAV’s topline growth exceeded 20% for each of its last two fiscal years. “Group 2 and 3 UAS and services, collectively, potentially represent more than one billion dollars in annual contract value, according to an independent forecast,” said AeroVironment President and CEO Wahid Nawabi in a statement.The acquisition gives AeroVironment “a complete set of Group 1 through 3 UAS, tactical missile systems, high-altitude pseudo-satellites and unmanned ground vehicle solutions,” he added. “With the support of AeroVironment, we will have greater scale, expanded resources, cutting-edge technology and superior capabilities to meet the growing global demand for our products and solutions,” added Arcturus UAV President and CEO D’Milo Hallerberg. Arcturus UAV brings with it about 270 employees, and after the acquisition, key members of its executive management team will remain in leadership positions, the companies said. The transaction is expected to close during fourth quarter of AeroVironment’s fiscal year 2021, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, at which point Arcturus UAV will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AeroVironment. Jefferies LLC served as exclusive financial advisor, and K&L Gates served as legal advisor to AeroVironment on the deal. Evercore served as exclusive financial advisor, and Hogan Lovells served as legal advisor to Arcturus UAV.








Electric Plane Maker Eviation Hiring For New Assembly Facility In Snohomish County

airplane is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to two confidential sources familiar with the project. The people spoke on condition they weren’t identified because they aren’t authorized to discuss the matters publicly. Eviation’s expansion, though not publicly announced, has already included aerospace recruitment notices on its career web page for nearly a dozen jobs, stating they’re for a new “assembly facility” in Arlington. In a telephone interview from Israel, Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay confirmed some details about the Arlington project, saying it represents an investment “well north of $10 million.” Eviation CEO, Omer Bar-Yohay revealed his company’s all-electric Alice airplane at the 2019 Paris Air Show, which was attended by thousands of airline officials and aerospace suppliers from around the world.

Eviation, the developer and maker of the futuristic-looking Alice electric regional airplane, has leased several hangars and is now hiring staff for facilities located in Arlington, north of Seattle, the Business Journal has learned. The project will be unveiled during the first quarter of 2021. Israel-based Eviation has agreed to lease three hangars in two buildings on the flight line at Arlington Municipal Airport for aircraft assembly, flight testing and eventual Alice deliveries to its customers once its

“Once ready, the site will be a pillar in our testing, certification and delivery plans,” Bar-Yohay told the Business Journal. “It will also be a significant part of our manufacturing. In the longer term, we are also moving other significant parts of the company to the Seattle area as well.” Bar-Yohay declined to elaborate, saying those plans — along with renderings of the company’s new Arlington facilities — will be shared publicly sometime in February. The plans include transfers of key personnel to Arlington from Israel. By Andrew McIntosh – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Cruise Missiles Rise To Top Of U.S. Weapons Agenda

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Two new candidates for a future hypersonic cruise missile are currently in testing, while a third has entered the design phase. A subsonic replacement for a nuclear version of the Boeing AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile is in development.Another replacement for the Navy’s RGM/UGM-109 Tomahawk is on the drawing board and may be adapted for a nuclear

Scramjet-powered cruise missiles gain traction INFTreaty demise restarts production of ground-launched cruise missiles Meanwhile, new versions of the Lockheed Martin AGM-158 Joint Airto-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and the Tomahawk missiles are set to enter production. Finally, a new class of air vehicle that blurs the line between a cruise missile and an unmanned aircraft system is gaining traction. The Biden administration, however, might intervene.Two nuclear cruise missile projects—the Air Force’s Raytheon Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) and the Navy’s sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM-N)—could become targets of a pending review by President Joe Biden’s appointees of the $1.2 trillion nuclear modernization program. And the extent to which Biden’s national security team supports conventional hypersonic cruise missiles is not yet apparent. But U.S. military support has never been higher for a powered alternative to ballistic missiles with the capability to maneuver during a flight without sacrificing speed. In the category of hypersonic weapons, scramjet-powered cruise missiles are seen as a more affordable and versatile option than the larger and more expensive hypersonic glide vehicles, such as the air-launched Lockheed AGM-183A. As recently as December 2018, senior defense officials viewed scramjet propulsion as less mature than rocket-boosted hypersonic gliders. But scramjet technology has evolved rapidly in wind tunnel testing.

In 2020, Aerojet Rocketdyne demonstrated that an 18-ft.-long scramjet engine could generate 13,000-lb. thrust in a wind tunnel. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems achieved the same result with another scramjet design in 2019. Both engines are now set to enter flight testing in 2021 under DARPA’s Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept program;Aerojet has partnered with Lockheed, and Northrop has teamed up with Raytheon. A follow-on operational prototyping program, known as the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile, is set to begin, and air-launched and sea-launched versions are possible. A third option could enter the competition this year. In November, the Pentagon awarded Boeing a contract to complete a preliminary design and component-level testing of the Mach 5-plus HyFly 2, a concept for a dual-combustion, ramjet-powered cruise missile optimized for the Navy’s carrier decks. All three conventional hypersonic cruise missiles are expected to enter service years before the Air Force fields the nuclear LRSO, but the program is making progress. The Air Force selected Raytheon over Lockheed to continue development of the LRSO, which will be armed with an upgraded W80-4 warhead. The LRSO entered development under the Obama administration, but the SLCM-N joined the future arsenal following the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review. A Navy analysis recommended developing the SLCM-N as a nuclear variant for the Next-Generation Land Attack Weapon (NGLAW), which is intended to replace the ship- and surfacelaunched Tomahawk. As a bridge to the fielding of the NGLAW, the Tomahawk itself reentered production in 2020 to support the improved Block V variant. The Maritime Strike Tomahawk, which integrates a new seeker, is scheduled to enter service in 2023. Ground-launched cruise missiles (GLCM) also are making a comeback since the demise of the Inter mediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in August 2019. That 31-yearold pact compelled the Air Force to retire an arsenal of deployed BGM-109G Gryphon missiles. But conventional GLCMs will reenter the arsenal. Last November, the Army selected the BGM-109 Tomahawk to form half of a new Mid-Range Capability with a groundlaunched version of the Raytheon SM-6 in 2023. Lockheed’s AGM-158 JASSM provided the Air Force a stealthy option to strike targets at ranges of up to 500 nm. Although the AGM-158 fell far short of the AGM-86C conventional air-launched cruise missile, the Air Force allowed the latter to be retired from service with no direct replacement in November 2019. That gap will be addressed partially by the fielding in 2024 of the AGM-158D, a new version of the JASSM with a range of up to 1,000 nm and the same radar cross section. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Contracts Raytheon Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney, Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $49,195,531 fixedprice-incentive-firm-target modification (P00025) to a previously awarded contract (N0001918C1021).This contract provides for one conventional take-off and landing and two short take-off/vertical landing F135 engines to support F-35 Lightning II Block Four developmental testing program for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants. Work will be performed in East Hartford, Connecticut (33%); Kent,Washington (15%); El Cajon, California (15%); Whitehall, Michigan (8%); West Palm Beach, Florida (6%); Dover, New Jersey (5%); East Lake, Ohio (3%); Rockford, Illinois (3%); Houston,Texas (3%); Portland, Oregon (3%); North Berwick, Maine (3%); and Milford, New Hampshire (3%), and is expected to be completed in January 2023. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force) funds in the amount of $3,690,000; fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,500,000; and non-U.S. DOD participant funds in the amount of $1,083,021 will be obligated at the time of award, $6,190,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Feb. 5, 2021) Bell Boeing Joint Project Office,Amarillo,Texas, is awarded a $17,852,939 modification (P00012) to a firm-fixed-priced order (N0001919F0305) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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This modification exercises an option to procure 60 MV-22 and 10 CV-22 proprotor hub spring and drive link retrofit kits; and six CV-22 modification spares kits, in support of the Marine Corps MV-22 aircraft and Air Force CV-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in February 2023. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $14,675,618; and fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $3,177,321, will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Feb. 5, 2021) BAE Systems Platforms & Services, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is awarded a $17,576,524 fixed-price incentive (firm target) contract forVirginia-class submarine propulsors (delivery order N00024-21-F-2100 under basic ordering agreement N00024-20-G-4107). Work will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky (90%); and Minneapolis, Minnesota (10%), and is expected to be completed by October 2024. Fiscal 2020 advanced procurement shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $17,576,524 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements). The Naval Sea Systems Command,Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (Awarded Feb. 5, 2021) American Petroleum Tankers LLC, Blue Bay, Pennsylvania (N3220517C3502), is awarded a $16,479,750 option (P00021) for the fixed-price portion of a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract with reimbursable elements to exercise a one-year option in support of the Department of Defense Logistics Agency Energy aboard the M/V Evergreen State. This contract includes a one-year-firm period of the performance, three one-year options periods, and one 11-month option period, which if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $81,048,250. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed, if all options are exercised, by Jan. 8, 2023. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $10,565,100 are obligated for fiscal 2021, and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year. Funds in the amount of $5,914,650 for the remainder of Option Three are to be provided for fiscal 2022 and are subject to availability of funds in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.232-18, availability of funds. This procurement was released under full and open competition, with an unlimited number of companies solicited via the Beta.SAM.Gov website with three offers received.The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Feb. 5, 2021) Bell Boeing Joint Project Office,Amarillo,Texas, is awarded a $12,273,267 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0090) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides non-recurring engineering services for the conversion area harness aircraft modification. Additionally, this order procures 72 conversion area harness base retrofit kits, 63 conversion area harness supplemental retrofit kits, and interim spares in support of the Marine Corps MV-22 aircraft, the Air Force CV-22 aircraft, the Navy CMV22 aircraft, and the government of Japan V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Simpsonville, South Carolina (80%); Fort Worth, Texas

(10%); Long Beach, California (7%); Austin, Texas (1%); Dallas, Texas (1%); and various locations within the continental U.S. (1%), and is expected to be completed in January 2026. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,626,985; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $1,787,911; fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount $480,888; and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $1,377,483 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. (Awarded Feb. 5, 2021) General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Garland,Texas, was awarded an $111,853,284 firm-fixed-price contract for MK80 series general purpose tritonal bomb components. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Garland, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2022. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $111,853,284 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-21-F-0104). Armtec Countermeasures Co., Coachella, California, was awarded a $24,953,504 firm-fixed-price contract for Flare Aircraft Countermeasure M206 and Flare Aircraft Countermeasure MJU7A/B. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Camden, Arkansas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2026. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement appropriations funds in the amount of $24,953,504 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-21-F-0101). NAVY Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum, Maryland, is awarded a $236,941,008 modification for the firm-fixed-price portion of previously awarded contract M67854-19-C-0043. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $686,355,923. This modification provides for the exercise of three option contract line items to procure eight Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Gallium Nitride full rate production systems with associated travel and one lot of the initial provisioning package (spares) in support of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. Work will be performed in Linthicum, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by Feb. 28, 2024. Fiscal 2021 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $236,941,008 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract modification was not competitively procured. The base contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1 and 10 U.S. Code § 2304(c) (1). The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-19-C-0043). BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded an $183,840,645 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to previously awarded contract M67854-16-0006 for Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs). The total cumulative face value of the contract is $3,304,536,113. This modification provides for the

exercise of options for the procurement of 36 full rate production ACVs and associated production and fielding and support costs. Work will be performed inYork, Pennsylvania (60%); Aiken, South Carolina (15%); San Jose, California (15%); Sterling Heights, Michigan (5%); and Stafford, Virginia (5%). Work is expected to be completed in April 2023. Fiscal 2021 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $183,840,645 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-16-C-0006). ARMY Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $53,861,439 modification (P00009) to contract W15QKN-19-C-0017 for Excalibur Ib projectiles. Work will be performed in Healdsburg, California; Karlskoga, Sweden; East Camden, Arizona; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Southway, United Kingdom; Cincinnati, Ohio; Glenrothes, Scotland; Salt Lake City, Utah; Joplin, Missouri; Gilbert, Arizona; Lansdale, Pennsylvania; Santa Clara, California; Woodridge, Illinois; Trenton, Texas; Valencia, California; Cookstown, New Jersey; Tucson, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona; Anniston, Alabama; Chino, California; Inglewood, California; McAlester, Oklahoma; and Farmington, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2024. Fiscal 2019 and 2021 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $53,861,439 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon New Beginnings By Stephen M. Hannemann Getting settled into a new year, given the turmoil of 2020, may be somewhat unnerving.We can choose to dwell on the negatives and brood or learn from our experiences and get stronger. I choose the latter. Positivity is a great attribute. My daughter’s son-inlaw is in the restaurant business. Recently I asked her how he was holding up amid his industry’s seemingly e n d l e s s a n d e ve r changing stream of mandates. She told me he was doing quite well actually. My daughter State Logo on DESK SHARE desk went on to explain how he would respond by gathering his people together to roll out the new action plan. It did not matter whether it was rearranging the dining room, covering and refurnishing the patio, or setting up for takeout, he would revamp to accommodate new guidelines. Please do not think I do not understand the financial impact of these moves, though they are far superior to the alternative of closing. But they did remain open and compliant and his staff is still in place and meals are being prepared and sold! What does this have to do with manufacturing, you may ask yourself. It is the attitude! A positive attitude is crucial in times of crisis, in any environment. It Museum Quality Fixtures not only alleviates stress but imparts confidence within any organization, and that is a winning combination when transition needs to move smoothly but quickly. Organizations that survived and even grew, are the ones where management and employees pulled together, assessed, made a game plan and stuck to it, modifying when necessary, but never losing focus. Please do not A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Commercial fixtures misunderstand; all was not sweetness and light. In many businesses, hard decisions were necessary. In some instances, it seemed like starting over. But the fact remains if you are still in business, you made the right moves. As an aside for those of us in manufacturing, I highly recommend a field trip to a commercial kitchen.You will see the epitome of lean manufacturing on a grand scale. The larder, prep counters, cook tops, ovens, hot tables, every implement, tool and ingredient are positioned precisely where they are needed. All is laid out for the economy of motion with food moving in one direction. Continuous improvement in any environment should never end. Efficient flow is conducive to fewer rejects and higher revenues. As we enter the new year, take inventory and review the positive moves you made. Look for additional ways to improve, but most of all, have an attitude of gratitude as we embrace another new year in rapidly changing times. Photos courtesy of Flatline Fabrication Inc. in Portland, OR. SMH Inc. is proud to spotlight Flatline Fabrication, their lean manufacturing practices, their creativity in 2020, and especially their Desk Share program rolled out in October. Be sure to check out the Flatline press release, Desk Share – a Philanthropic Program on page 8 and 9 of this issue. Read about the inspired plan to benefit low income families who home school their children. For more information regarding Flatline Fabrication Inc., and all the well vetted suppliers represented by SMH Inc., visit www.smhincllc.com; email stephen@smhincllc.com or phone 425.501.7342 SMH Inc. “The Manufacture’s Secret Weapon”

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Horizon Carbide_______602-524-3802 Deburring Tools Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 S.L. Fusco San Leandro___510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Die Tooling Springs Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc.______800-562-0900 Dot Peen Markers Fabrication Tooling MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 Dayton Lamina._______708-203-6684 Draw Tubes Filiter Mist Collectors Lifting & Material Handling Lucy’s Machine Co._______323-587-6162 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Royal Products_______631-273-1010 Ingersoll Rand__________ 206-472-0826 Drills/Cutters-Magnetic Mounting Brackets Fixturing Live Centers Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 Packaging/Shipping Supplies Form Tooling Load Unload Systems S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Alliance Packaging______ 206-445-5898S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez___310-868-1010 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Parts Washing Equipment S.L. Fusco National City____619-477-7733 Grooving Head, Grooving Tools Lubricants / Systems Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

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Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Selway Machine Tool_______503-314-3165 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680

Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 CNC Lathes-Big Bore

Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills Chevalier USA__________ 562-903-1929 DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300

Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166

DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 DCM Tech___________800-533-5339 INSURANCE Punch & Die Grinders INSPECTION EQUIP

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Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741

HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Sentry Insurance________ 877-373-6879 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847


North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616

King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741


Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____ 480-510-4146 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Exclusive provider of OKUMA

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Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 MarkinBox_____________310-214-3367 Rosco Precision Machinery___253-333-2439 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Spinetti Machinery______ 775-996-3770 Swiss Screw Machines Manual Mills And Lathes Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 North-South Machinery_____562-690-7616 Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770

Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522

EDM Drilling & Micro Hole

CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines

Machines Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 CNC Swiss Turn Machines EDM Service Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 EDM Tooling Systems Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315 Equipment Financing Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604

Ganesh Machinery_______818-349-9166

Turning Centers

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436

Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333

Used Wire EDM Machines

Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 MATERIAL Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Aluminum Parts Washing Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061 Prototype Machines

DIX Metals____________714-677-0788

DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689

Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651

Robotics & Automatics

Gorilla Metals Inc.________855-516-3825 North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 Ganesh Machinery______818-349-9166 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Saw Lubricants North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Custom Design/Build Machines

Gantry & Bridge Systems

Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437

Sawing Machines Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Dot Peen Markers HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 Horizontal Boring & North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 EDM Automation Milling Machines (CNC ) Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 EDM Die Sinking Machines Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__303-761-3000 Jig Boring Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Saw Replacement Parts Lathes Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 EDM Filtration

Sunshine Metals_________760-579-8327 Aluminum Extrusions Aluminum Precision______ 805-889-7569 Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Service Steel__________ 503-224-9500 Armor: Military Grade Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Service Steel__________ 503-224-9500

Brass CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437 Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061 King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Saws EDM Machines CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037

Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741

Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200

Gorilla Metals Inc.________855-516-3825

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

Laser Marking Machines

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Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333

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Iron Workers


Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352







MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

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MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 METROLOGY PRODUCTS


Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Bronze

United Performance Metals__888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 CMY

Metals: Bar & Plate


Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103

Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Metrology Hardware

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

8300 San Fernando road

Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151

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MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200

Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Laser & Fiber Laser Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 North-South8300 Machinery______562-690-7616 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Metrology Software Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Carbon Steel Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Portable Metrology Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Material Handling Systems United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 8300 San Fernando road 8300 San Fernando road Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Nickel Alloys Metrology Scanners Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Metal Marking Systems Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Metrology Maintenence Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 MarkinBox_____________310-214-3367 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Cobalt Alloys Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Plate: Wear and Structural NEW MACHINERY United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Notchers Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 FABRICATION Copper Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Fab - Line Machinery______ 206-972-6215 Precision Ground Flat Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 SUN GRINDING_________ 480-334-1005 North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Plate Bending & Rolls Sheet & Coil Band & Cut Off Saws Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Stainless Steel & Steel North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems Electrical Steels Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Power Tools High Temperature Alloys Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 CNC Turret Punches Presses Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Muratec______________949-466-8255 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311

Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

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Press Brakes United Performance Metals_ _ _888-282-3292 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Titanium Plate, Rod, Bar, & Wire North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Cold Saws/Saws Material Sales Lead

Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ _503-620-9031 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Laube Technology________888-355-2823 Hydmech Sawing Solutions____ 714-620-5560 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 KNUTH Machine Tools_______ 847-415-3333 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651

Tool Steel

Hardware Insertion

Punches Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-903

Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems

ROBOTIC INTEGRATION Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 ROBOTIC PRODUCTS Cobots

Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Fanuc Robots


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Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Shipping Solutions Gripper Systems Perry Pallet Co._________360-366-5239 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Robotic Welding Cells Wood Pallets Acieta ____________ 402-650-8132 Perry Pallet Co._________360-366-5239 PRECISION TOOLHOLDING PRODUCTS Tooling Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._ 763-682--3122 Tooling Systems Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._ 763-682--3122 PRODUCTIVITY Productivity Tools and Systems Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 CAD/CAM Software, CAD Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 MRP Software SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 Nesting Software SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022

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NDT III Consulting Services Level III NDT Svcs________ 602-578-8109 SPINDLES & SLIDES Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC__________ 800-686-1679 Spindle Sales New C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC__________ 800-686-1679

TRAINING Six Sigma Training Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 ROBOT TRAINING ISO Consulting/Registration Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Great Western Registrar_____ 623-580-1881 ROUTERS Lean and NADCAP Consulting Rosco Precision Machinery____ 253-333-2439 Training Level III NDT Svcs________ 602-578-8109 SHOT PEEN MARKING ISO / AS9100 Certification Shot Peen MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 BMSC_______________602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 SAWS Productivity Training Band & Cut-Off Saws Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 USED MACHINERY SERVICES EDM Network___________480-836-1782 AS9100 Registration Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Great Western Registrar______ 623-580-1881 K.D. Capital Equipt_______ 480-922-1674 Custom Packaging/Shipping Sup- North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 plies Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 Alliance Packaging________206-445-5898ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____602-908-3447 Engineering/Mechanical Design WATERJET CUTTING Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Financial Services Flow Internatil__________ 909-620-5707 Intech Funding__________800-553-9208 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Quick Turn Financial_______ 415-608-5692 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Machine Tool Rebuilding Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 Garnetentury Management Systems Training Barton International______ 800-741-7756 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Level III NDT Svcs_________ 602-578-8109 Waterjet Bricks Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 Barton International______ 800-741-7756 Supply Chain Assessments ROBOT MAINTENANCE Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

Software, Solid Modeling Delcam Software_________877-DELCAM1 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 REAL ESTATE- COMMERCIAL Capacity Commercial Group__ 503-326-9000 REPAIR Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Bar Feeder Repair Rolling Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 ROBOTICS Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Shearing Machines Fab - Line Machinery______ 206-972-6215 Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Expand Machinery_______818-349-9166 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 SOFTWARE CAD CAM North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Machining Applied CAx____________ 503-962-0287 Robotic Part Loading Systems Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Tooling Solid Products___________480-206-0330 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 Welding Equipment Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 Mechanical Design Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 PALLET SYSTEMS ROBOTIC AUTOMATION/ Delcam______________ 877-335-2261 Manual & Automatic A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570

GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Waterjet Hoppers GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300

Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton International______ 800-741-7756 EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 WOOD PRODUCTS

Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239

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Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278

EDM Solutions

Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252


EDM: Wire

Tool & Dies

Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778

BENDING Mandrel Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Speciality Bending


Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000 Micropulse West Inc.________ 480-966-2300 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Investment Casting-Precision

Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300


Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 Industrial Precision Grinding____310-352-4700 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443


Structrual Bending

CMR Manufacturing________ 602-273-0943


Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 EDGING

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 EDM COATING Tube and Pipe Bending EDM: Dialectric Systems Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 /Filtration BRAZING-JOINING CUTTING Ebbco Inc______________586-716-5151 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Bar & Plate & Die Cutting EDM: Drilling Small Hole Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Precision Casting Repair______ 801-972-2345 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Brazing:




EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking)

Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Sub-Assembly Builds Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Extrusions

Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Plastic Extrusion Services FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658



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Architectural Forming & Fabrication


Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628

Clevland Electric Labs. _______ 480-967-2501

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

FINISHING Advanced Precision Anodizing____ 503-661-6700

Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211

Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443

CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Industrial Thermoplastics

NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication:

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Medium & Large

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 American Precision Ind..____503-784-5211 CLS Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Fabrication: Custom Metal

Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952

American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

MPI International_________956-631-6880 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Passivation

American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648 Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

Coating Technologies________623-581-2648


FLATLINE FAB____________ 503-707-9272 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410

Powder Coating

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

Real Axis Machining_________360-723-5386 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Titanium Coating Services______562-548-2550 DRY FILM LUBRICATION Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432

Sandblasting Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630 Shot Peen

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Galvanizing: Hot Dip

Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 TMM Precision ___________800-448-9448 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

Glass Bead Clean

Silk Screening Arizona Finishing_________602-438-4443 FIXTURING Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._____408-727-6630


SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________503-720-0572

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800 Forming & Fabrication A Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST 2

Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 Liquid Painting

Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Aero Tech MFG____________ 801-891-2740 • 40 • FEB-MAR 21

GRINDING AZ Hard Chrome__________ 602-278-8671 AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600

Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Tyler Acheson

Territory Sales Manager

FANUC Master Certified Service Engineer Council Bluffs, IA | Waukesha, WI | Huntington Beach, CA

Rich Schwab

Sr. Sales Representative 402.650.8132 844-4-ACIETA

361 South 52nd Street • Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480-967-2501 • Fax: 480-967-2530 rschwab@cel-atg.com Cell: 480-375-1437


tacheson@acieta.com www.acieta.com


Delivering Tomorrow’s Automation Today

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844

Grinding, Double Disc

Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966

ISO/IEC 17025



Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630


MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864

Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008


Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 TCI Precision Metals________ 800-234-5613

Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700

Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864

Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320

Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Precision Tech___________ 801-285-7288

Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226


Sunshine Metals___________714-225-4972

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320

Grinding, Blanchard

Grinding: OD

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320

AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595 Phoenix Heat Treating_______ 602-258-7751

Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821

Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700

TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278

Diversified Metal Services_____ 801-972-6093

Grinding: Surface

Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008

Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Heat Treating/NADCAP

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Grinding, Centerless

Grinding: Tool & Cutter

Industrial Thermoplastics Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Machining: 5-Axis

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117

Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

VWeiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778

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Large Capacity Drop Bottom

Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300


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Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052 geoffs@askogroup.com Clings Aerospace__________480-968-1778

Machining: CNC Milling

Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Machining: Aerospace

American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300

American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Die-Tech Precision Machining____669-888-3500 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Larkin Precision Machine______831-438-2700 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021

Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Machining: Production Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Machining: Medical

Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654

Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 =SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Newport Tool.____________801-295-7411 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Machining: Swiss Machining: Ceramics Advanced SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 O’Keefe Ceramics__________719-687-0888 Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Machining: Proto-R & D Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Machining: Large Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Machining: Turning Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Newport Tool.____________ 801-295-7411 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Ron Grob Co_____________970-667-5320

Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700

Machining: Ultra Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407 Machining: Turning With Live Tooling Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED Contract Manufacturing AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443

Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866

Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866

TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098


Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 Molds: High Volume Class 100

Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952

Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and

Mold Making

Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700

Bridge Molds

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572

Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Chromate\

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344

Molds: Expertise in Overmold and

Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821

Insert Molding

TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144

Industrial Manufacturing


ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410

Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628

Surface Mount & Thru Hole

EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech MFG___________801-891-2740 Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing



Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

AZ Hard Chrome___________602-278-8671

ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423

Cascade Systems Technology___ 971-330-8054 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 PAINTING

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387


FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Controlled Thermal Tech ______602-272-3714

Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294



Coating: Black Oxide

Personal Collectables Polishing

Custom Plastic Profiles

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294 Production Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Custom Plastic Tubing

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

Coating: Dry Film Lube

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648


Custom Thermoplastics

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410

Controlled Thermal Tech _____602-272-3714

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Black Oxide

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600


Extrusion Die Development

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome

Molds: Plastic Injection

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Bright Tin

Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634

Custom Plastic Spiraling

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos.

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648


Custom Plastic Finishing

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Chem Film

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144


Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426


Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443

Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Foresight Finishing_________480-772-0387 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Cascade Systems Technology____503-640-5733

PAS Technologies__________ 602-744-2600

NW Rapid Mfg.___________ 503-434-8557

Drylube 1538 E La Vieve Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284

Frontier Group____________602-437-2426

PUNCHING CLS Fabrication Inc_________ 800-426-0721

Electro-Polishing ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052

NAD CAP & Boeing Approved

EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Group Manufacturing Serv_____480-966-3952


Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________ 206-762-2117

Embrittlement Relief

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Nickel-Bright

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387

Electroless Nickel

ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Passivation

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Weiser Engineering_________303-280-2778 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271


Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel, PlasTin Plating

tics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Bin Service

Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Zinc Nickel

Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Excess Material Handling

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069

Full Service Scrap Management

Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Glass Bead Clean


PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426


Shot Peen

ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Tin / Zinc Plate

Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387

Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311

Hard Chrome Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671

Silver Plating

ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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PRECISION FORMING Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919

Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284 Wood Products

Pacific Tool, Inc__________ 425-882-1970 Perry Pallet Co.___________ 360-366-5239 QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117


SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 CNC-PROS______________ 602-344-9753 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Chemical LA Specialties___________ 602-269-7612 PROTOTYPES

ROLLING Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628 SANDBLASTING Advanced Precision Anodizing____503-661-6700 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._____408-727-6630 Production Sawing

602-437-3008, abs@absheattreat.com

Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 SEWING Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443

Evans Precision___________ 623-582-4776

Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778

FLATLINE FAB____________503-707-9272

SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 EZ-ACCESS_____________800-258-8503

Weiser Engineering_________303-280-2778

Stamping: Light


Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136

United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292

Stamping: Production/



Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 SILICONE 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 SINTERING Western Sintering_________ 509-375-3096 SLITTING United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 SPINNING Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113 SPRINGS: CUSTOM Extension/Compression/ Coil Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830

NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113 Stamping:Design


Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501




Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919


Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Milco Waterjet___________ 714-373-0098 TESTING

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658

Non-Destructive Testing

Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 United Performance Metals____888-282-3292 Turbine Instrument Testing Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 THERMAL SPRAY Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432

5-Axis Waterjet Cutting


Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838

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Micro-Machining Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838

Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 THREAD ROLLING Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 TOOL & DIE DESIGN Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800

WELDING Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 FLATLINE FAB___________503-707-9272 Frontier Group___________602-437-2426 Mountain View Machine______435-755-0500 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600

STAMPING PRECISION AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594


TOOLING Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658

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Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778


Weld Metal Works_________ 503-788-5701


Laser Welding and Services Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113


Stamping:Flat Forming


Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443

NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080

Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628

Welding: Precision

Robotic Welding


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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...27,39


Phoenix Heat Treat...41

ABS Metallurgical...10,45

FLATLINE FAB...11,30,43

Portland Precision...42

Accutech Machine, inc...43


Precious Metals Plating...5,39

Ace Wire & Spring Form...44


Precision Aerospace, LLC...41

Acieta Robotics...1,33,41

Foresight Finishing...44

Precision Die & Stamping...14,39

Advanced Precision Anodizing...41

Frontier Group...39

Precision Enterprises...41

Aeroform, Inc...42


Real Axis Machining...43

Aero Tech Manufacturing...40

Gosiger in WA...34,35


Albina Co, Inc...7,39

Gosiger in CA...34

Ron Grob...27,41

Allied Tool and Die...44


Rosco Precision Machinery...19,32

American Precision Industries...41

Group Manufacturing...40

Royal products...24,33

Arizona Finishing...41


Saw Services of WA...10,33

Asko Group...42

HS&S Machine Tool...36


Hexagon Metrology...35

Selway Machine Tool Co...32,33,34


Horizon Carbide...36



Byington Steel Treating...41

Industrial Metal Supply Co....28,37


Industrial Precision Grinding...44

Cascade Engineering Tech...42

KD Capital...36


Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...18,33

Cleveland Electric Labs...41

Landmark Solutions...34

CLS Fabrication Inc...40

Laube Titanium Mill Prod....37

Coast Aluminum...15,33

Layke Inc...43

Coastal Metals...6,33


Coating Technologies...40,47

Lucy’s Machine...32,43

Controlled Thermal Tech...43

Mario Pinto...34

Curtis Wright...41

MET-TEK Inc...40

Cycle Time Solutions...34

Methods Machine Tools Inc...5,33


Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...42

DCM Tech...34

Micropulse West...41

Die-Tech Precision Machine...40

Midaco Corporation...34



EDM Network...32

Mountain View Machining...41

EDM Performance..32,33

MP Systems...35

United Performance Metals...36

Edge Technologies...33

MRI Valuations...23

Valley Financial Services...35

Ellison Technologies...9,32

Newport Tool...44

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...33


North-South Machinery...25,32

Weiser Engineering...41

Evans Precision...45

North Western Machinery...35

Western Sintering...17,39

Expand Machinery...35

Pacific Swiss...39

Wrico Stamping...44

Fahey Machinery...,13,33,34, 35,37

Performance Machine Tools...8,36

Zeiss Metrology...32


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SigmaNest...32 SMH Inc LLC...30,39 Specialty Steel...40 Spinetti Machinery...33 Spring Works Utah...40 StandardAero...21,41,44,45 Star Metal Fluids...33 Starrett...35 Steel Services Grinding...41 Sterling Saw Blades...29, Strom Manufacturing...39 Sun Grinding...39 Superior Grinding...1,20,21,40 Superior Metal Shapes...16,36 Sustaining Edge...35 Swift Tool...3,31,32,34 Teton...42 ThinBit...2,32 TVT Die Casting...16,39


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