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Editor’s Corner God sells us all things at the price of labor. Leonardo daVinci


This Month’s West Coast Cover,

There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. Martin Luther King Jr Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our United States. More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers. Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in NewYork.What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker. The first U.S. Labor Day celebrations took place in New York City in 1882 at the behest of local labor unions. The unions wanted to put the fruits of their industries on public display. In 1887, Oregon instituted a state-level Labor Day holiday. 29 other states followed suit before it finally became a federal holiday in 1894. In response to a groundswell of support for a national holiday celebrating the nation’s workers, Sen. James Henderson Kyle of South Dakota introduced a law declaring Labor Day a national holiday to the 53rd Congress celebrated on the first Monday of September each year. It was approved on June 28, 1894. The original Labor Day celebrations consisted of street parades displaying the contributions of laborers in various industries. These parades were followed by local festivals and other amusements. The holiday was also a time for giving speeches on labor-related topics, which is still occasionally done today. We encourage you to celebrate the fruits of your labor.We appreciate the work you bring to the table and the fine work ethic you demonstrate to the U.S. workforce. In closing please read about some great companies in the articles within this issue and let us know if you know of a company that deserves an article written on them. Thank you for your continued support. Bless our troops!

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Linda Daly, Stephen Hannemann, Hugh Taylor, Eugene Wirth Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news, contracts, trends, and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast maintains a master list of over 14,000 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary source businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 25,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in CA, OR, WA area! Advertising Rates have remained the same since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our website at: All photos and copy become the property ofA2Z Manufacturing. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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

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

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Announcements & Releases SigmaTEK Releases SigmaTUBE X1 Leading the Industry in Innovation

complete tube cutting solution for 4, 5 and 6-axis cutting machines that automatically processes and programs entire assemblies. SigmaTUBE is fully integrated inside SOLIDWORKS and is capable of programming all tube shapes and sizes. The fastest full assembly processing tube software on the market now has even more added features with the release of SigmaTUBE X1. The new Best Stick Nesting feature is a 1D nesting option that gives you the best overall yield possible based on your stock selection. You can either select Best Stick Fixed to use a single length stock or you can choose Best Stick Mixed to allow mixing and matching.

Cincinnati, OH: SigmaTEK Systems, the world’s leading CAD/CAM software company, has released the latest version of their automated tube-cutting software, SigmaTUBE X1. The latest release offers new features and significant improvements which are a result of SigmaTEK’s on-going commitment to delivering elegant, effective software through continuous innovation. SigmaTUBE helps tube fabricators complete mission-critical work. It is a A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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SigmaTUBE X1 has also expanded the functionality of the new Best Stick Nesting feature into the Nest Calculator tool.The new SigmaTUBE Nest Calculator is a material optimization tool that calculates the ideal stock length for a task. Using the minimum and maximum length and allowed increment, the calculator displays a complete stock comparison, which shows you the lengths that yield the highest utilization percentage.This is also a tool that fabricators can use for quoting, to determine how much stock you need to complete a job prior to programming. SigmaTUBE X1 also offers a Single Pierce Open Section Toolpath for channel and angle profiles.This option interpolates cuts on sharp corners, allowing a single toolpath to be used for the end cuts. Basically, this option provides a single cut rather than multiple passes, decreasing cut times.

Announcements Continued Dakota Baird, SigmaTUBE Product Manager, is excited about the new features and improvements in SigmaTUBE X1 stating, “Our SigmaTUBE customers drive the direction of our product and we are committed to providing users with the best possible solution for their needs,” says Baird. To learn more about SigmaTUBE X1 visit http:// About SigmaTEK Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information visit or call 513-674-0005. SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

PAS Technologies Offers Nadcap Accredited Shot Peen Services

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PAS Technologies, a business unit within StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters & Accessories Division, is pleased to announce that it offers Nadcap Accredited Shot Peen services in its Phoenix, Arizona facility. Timothy Johnston, Director of Business Development for the company, s ay s , “ S h o t peening is a cold working process used to produce a compressive residual s t r e s s l ay e r and modify mechanical properties of

metals and composites. In machining, shot peening is used to strengthen and relieve stress in components like steel automobile crankshafts and connecting rods Shot peening is often called for in aircraft repairs to relieve tensile stresses built up in the grinding process and replace them with beneficial compressive stresses. Depending on the part geometry, part material, shot material, shot quality, shot intensity, and shot coverage, shot peening can increase fatigue life dramatically.” In addition to metal finishing services including glass bead and shot peen, PAS Technologies, an ISO 9001/ AS9100 certified company, offers a comprehensive portfolio of services for component processing in nondestructive testing, shot peen, grinding, special processes and paint. They have the approvals of nearly all major aerospace and defense OEMs.


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Showroom Open Monday - Friday From 8am To 5pm Announcements Continued To learn more about how PAS Technologies can help you with your shot peening requirements, contact them at 480-487-1906 or visit

Cimatron At A Glance Cimatron is part of 3D Systems, a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. Cimatron was founded in 1982 and is a leading provider of CAD/CAM software for manufacturing.With a 30 year track record of providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles and shorten product delivery time, Cimatron’s products are used by a growing number of companies worldwide for their 3D production molds, tools and dies in a wide variety of functional endA2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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3D Systems is pioneering 3D printing for everyone. 3DS provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D designto-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced custom parts. Its powerful digital thread empowers professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life in material choices including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading healthcare solutions include integrated 3D planning and printing for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D design and inspection products embody the latest perceptual, capture and touch technology. Its products and services replace and complement traditional methods with

Announcements Continued improved results and reduced time to outcomes. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, plan, guide, prototype or produce functional parts, devices and assemblies, empowering customers to manufacture the future. GibbsCAM®, the CAM industry’s recognized ease-of-use leader, offers simple to use, yet extremely powerful, solutions for programming CNC machine tools. GibbsCAM´s intuitive, graphical user interface, is not only easy to learn, but is extremely efficient to use. Designed by machinists for machinists, GibbsCAM is extremely familiar to users coming from the shop floor.The GibbsCAM product family supports the full range of metal cutting machine tools, from basic milling and turning centers to rotary tables, to 3- and 5-axis simultaneous milling machines, complex multi-task machining machine tools to Wire-EDM devices through the seamless addition of modules. GibbsCAM´s signature ease-of-use, programming efficiency, speed and short training time makes GibbsCAM the best tool for programming your parts. CimatronE is an integrated CAD/CAM solution for toolmakers and manufacturers of discrete parts, which provides full associativity across the manufacturing process from quoting, through design and up to delivery. Products include: Mold Design, Electrode Design, Die Design, 2.5 to 5-Axis NC Programming and 5-Axis Discrete part production. CimatronE is designed for concurrent engineering (multi-user or singleuser) and works on the principle of flexible automation, providing a wealth of automated features but always ensuring full user control.

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As North Korean missile capabilities and tests are increasing, experts agree that a near-term, affordable defensive solution is needed. RPA’s and their video sensors can enable early ballistic missile tracking in boost and ascent phase, thereby increasing probability of intercept. Developing and delivering capabilities to protect and defend the U.S., Japan and South Korea is a critical part of the General Atomics’ mission,” said Linden P. Blue, CEO of General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems.

United Performance Metals’ newly expanded inventory now includes stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, Prodec®, nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, cobalt chrome moly, titanium, aluminum, and alloy steel.

Ballistic Missile Defense Conference Held at GA-ASI

General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. Celebrating over 25 years of aviation innovation, GAASI provides long-endurance, missioncapable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.

In late July the Hudson Institute, aWashington D.C.-based think tank, organized a two-day conference on countering the ballistic missile threat from North Korea.The conference was held at the headquarters of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) in Poway, Calif. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions.

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The conference, titled “The Role of Unmanned Platforms in Ballistic Missile Defense: From Persistent Surveillance to Boost-Phase Intercept,” brought together leading experts on ballistic missile defense and advanced aerospace systems from the United States and Japan. Keynote addresses were given by Itsunori Onodera, who has since been appointed as Japan’s Defense Minister, and Congressman Duncan L. Hunter, former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and Representative, California, 52nd District. Other speakers includedVice Admiral RobertThomas (Ret.), former Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet; Masao Akiyama, senior vice president, IHI Inc.; Mr. Michael Del Rosso, vice president, The American Strategy Group; Dr. Leonard Caveny, former science and technology director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization; and Dr. Kenneth Weinstein, president and CEO Hudson Institute. “The defense of the United States against a North Korean missile threat has to begin over the Sea of Japan,” said the conference’s organizer Dr. Arthur Herman, Hudson Institute senior fellow and Pulitzer Prize Finalist historian and policy analyst. “Japan will be one of America’s most important partners in developing a missile defense system that prevents a North Korean launch from ever reaching our shores. At the same time, armed unmanned aerial vehicles may represent the best way to stop a missile attack before it leaves North Korean airspace.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group, the Apple Inc. manufacturing partner that recently announced plans to build a $10 billion complex in southeast Wisconsin, now plans to create a research and development facility in Michigan centered around the auto industry, a sector that Apple is investing in too. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said in an interview with a Chinese newspaper that his company will develop “next generation auto technology, such as Internet ofVehicle (IOV) and self-driving cars” in Michigan, Crain’s Detroit Business reported, citing published reports from Chinese news organizations.

“The Michigan investment will be unveiled soon, yet the transaction amount cannot be released,” Gou said in a report published by the Securities Times. Apple is currently building selfdriving car technology, and earned a California DMV permit in April to test prototypes on public roads. CEO Tim Cook confirmed soon after that the company was working on self-driving cars — “the mother of all AI projects.” Gou met over the weekend with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder during Snyder’s trade mission to China to discuss the company’s potential investment in Michigan, China Daily reported. The Michigan governor confirmed his meeting with Gou in a statement issued by his office that suggested a significant jobs deal with Foxconn could be in the making. “I believe we have a strong future with Foxconn, and while I don’t have an announcement to make today, I think there are very exciting things to come in the future,” Snyder said. Snyder’s meeting with Gou came within nine days of Foxconn’s announced plans to build a massive 20-million-square-foot manufacturing campus in southeast Wisconsin, possibly in Racine or Kenosha counties, and employ 3,000 initially to assemble liquid crystal display screens. When Gou announced his company’s Wisconsin manufacturing plans on July 26, Snyder signed legislation designed to attract Foxconn and other companies to Michigan with an incentive that would allow employers to keep state income taxes generated by new jobs. Michigan’s so-called “Good Jobs” 503-620-9031 tax incentives include a provision that seemed to be written with Foxconn in mind allowing an employer to keep 100 percent of its employees’ state income taxes for up to 10 years if they paid above-average regional wages. In Wisconsin, the next meeting of the committee discussing the more than $3 billion state incentive package that would pave the way for Foxconn to build its giant complex will likely be up for discussion Aug. 10. The Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant — Apple’s main manufacturing partner — said it will invest $10 billion to build the Wisconsin plant, which will make liquid crystal display panels. The Wisconsin plant will employ 3,000 workers to start, and that number could grow to 13,000 over time. The news follows a recent Wall Street Journal interview with President Donald Trump, who claimed that Apple CEO Tim Cook had promised him that the Cupertino-based company would build “three big plants — big, big, big” in the United States. Apple has not made any announcements of U.S. factories and has not responded publicly to the president’s comments. Apple typically doesn’t operate its own assembly lines, preferring instead to use contract facilities like Foxconn’s. — Silicon Valley Business Journal staff contributed to this report. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Manufacturing is alive and well throughout the Bay Area. As a whole, the nine-county region boasts 347,620 manufacturing workers while the industry reflects approximately 10 percent of the local workforce from San Francisco and Silicon Valley to the East Bay and Wine Country, according to average monthly data from the California Employment Development Department for the third quarter of 2016. Local technology companies certainly drive much of the area’s production of goods — Santa Clara County’s computer and electronic products labor force alone (112,063) rivals the total manufacturing employment in all other Bay Area counties combined across all sectors (186,752). Beyond tech, however, other specialties crop up in the region, from food and apparel in San Francisco, pharmaceuticals on the Peninsula and in Marin and Solano counties, petroleum products in Contra Costa County and, yes, wine in Napa. Source: San Francisco Business Times

Some Portland Companies Are Hiring Like Crazy In an interview, Adidas’ Mark King talked about various growth strategies that the company believes will propel it as its market share battle with the likes of Nike Inc. and Under Armour accelerates. Part of that strategy involves hiring. Lots and lots of hiring in lots and lots of areas.Worldwide, the company reported it had nearly 2,000 open jobs available. At least 100 of those are in Portland. Indeed, the company has effectively doubled its Oregon employee base over the last several years, from around 800 in 2014 to 1,700. It’s done so by spelling out specifically which types of workers it wants. For instance, in Portland, there’s a need for marketing and communications pros, product developers, financial whizzes and digital experts. Adidas is clearly navigating a brutal hiring field. Oregon’s unemployment rate, hovering just above 4 percent, has led to a talent crunch that’s sent many local companies scrambling. In just the past two days alone, Insitu, a Boeing-owned drone maker, confirmed it has around 100 jobs open in the Portland area. Procore, considered a “unicorn” company with massive sales potential, is also opening a Portland office that’ll hire as many as 25 workers. The job market continues to bustle in a state where the number of nonfarm workers jumped by 3 percent year-over-year in June. What’s more, the state counted fewer long-term unemployed residents: the number of Oregonians who unemployed for more than six months is the lowest on record, dating back to 2002. The total number of such residents was 10,700 in June. In contrast, the figure exceeded 100,000 in 2010, the aftermath of the Great Recession.

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Helping Oregon’s University Research Meet Its Market Potential What do search engines, rocket fuel, pacemakers, bar codes, seatbelts, new strawberry varieties and Vitamin D fortification all have in common? Answer: all of these impor tant innovations began in universities and successfully survived the long journey from the laboratory into the commercial marketplace. Most people believe in the importance of innovation to solve problems, but many don’t understand the hurdles an innovation must overcome to reach consumers and achieve productization. To launch a university tech-based startup, a strong alignment of funding, business strategy, entrepreneurship and technical talent and a supportive technology transfer office must all co-exist. This combination isn’t easy to find. The good news is that, here in Oregon, we’re working to align these resources at the right time and with the best technologies. Oregon BEST, a state funded nonprofit, is helping ensure that Oregongrown cleantech innovation — including innovation at universities — has the chance to reach its fullest potential. Since 2011, the Portland-based economic development organization has been supporting and investing in tech startups and promising university R&D projects. In six years, $6 million of Oregon BEST investment has helped to secure an additional $58 million-plus of follow-on funding — a pretty good ROI. For example, Eugene-based NemaMetrix, a University of Oregon spinoff, uses nematodes, microfluidics and electrical measurements to quickly test for toxins in drug discovery. Oregon BEST funding helped the company apply the technology to detect environmental toxins. Last year, the company raised $1 million in a seed funding round in which Oregon BEST participated. One of the primary issues in taking technologies to market is latestage R&D funding. Federal grant dollars help with basic and earlystage research, but often there’s a funding gap for projects that help technologies become purchasable products and systems. To address this gap funding need, some states, including Oregon, have developed university venture development funds. These funds accept gifts from individuals and organizations in exchange for tax credits. Federal Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding, dubbed America’s Seed Fund, also can help to fill this gap (although formation of a startup is required). Other funding sources include philanthropic groups and organizations like Oregon BEST. One Oregon BEST recipient of late stage R&D funds is Oregon State University spinoff eChemion , a company with a technology that drives down the price of redox flow batteries while improving performance. The company was awarded about $200,000 of Oregon BEST funding, part of which was awarded at the pre-company formation research phase and another part at post-company formation. eChemion has been able

to raise $275,000 in follow-on financing and recently shipped products to its first customers. What other technology nuggets lie dormant in the laboratories of Oregon universities? In 2016, Oregon BEST decided to find out, launching a program to seek out “good for the planet” technologies, assess commercialization potential and award grants accordingly. A little over a year later, late-stage R&D projects addressing problems such as low crop yields, ineffective and harmful dyes, toxic materials in personal care products and more are underway. Two projects are on the cusp of company launch, and a range of other university based cleantech research and startups will be on display at BEST FEST 2017 on September 14th at Portland’s World Trade Center. In 20 years, perhaps our world will be a more sustainable, thriving place as a result of these visionary efforts that Oregon’s innovators are making today. Source: Portland Business Journal

Longshoremens’ Union Says Early Votes Show Labor Contract Extension For Seattle, Tacoma Ports Will Pass The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said that early West Coast election results show an existing labor contract with waterfront employers represented the Pacific Maritime Association will be extended by three years. As of late last month, the ILWU said it expected the contract extension

will pass by a 67 percent margin. Longshore workers represented by the ILWU load and unload ships at West Coast ports, and handle cargo in marine terminals and through terminal gates. A labor-management dispute in 2014 led to massive delays and congestion, caused by worker slowdowns, most notably at the Ports of Oakland, Long Beach, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle. The current ILWU-PMA contract would’ve expired on July 1, 2019. The union said wages would rise, health benefits would be retained and pensions increased, although it provided no details. The pact encompasses 29 ports, including Oakland, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Portland,Tacoma and Seattle, and includes 20,000 longshoremen on the West Coast. A labor-management dispute in 2014 led to massive delays and congestion, caused by worker slowdowns, most notably at the Ports of Oakland, Long Beach, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle. Negotiators for both sides signed a contract in 2015 and opened talks on extending the pact last year. “There was no shortage of differing views during the year-long debate leading up to this vote, and members didn’t take this step lightly,” ILWU President Bob McEllrath said. “The members made the final decision to extend the contract for three years,” to July 1, 2022. Source: San Francisco Business Times A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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“For every year we are not out in service, people literally die,” McGeer said. The Flexrotor can do jobs that right now are done by people flying helicopters into dangerous areas, such as Coast Guard searchers who look for troubled ships during storms. Flexrotor’s unique features are its ability to perform vertical takeoff and landings in confined spaces. A partnership with Hood Technology in Columbia Gorge has equipped the aircraft with powerful, highresolution imaging “turrets.” The Flexrotor sips gas to stay airborne for hours while transmitting video back to its ground operator. At the airstrip, McGeer and his team are subjecting Flexrotor to a battery of flight and systems tests. It takes off and lands flawlessly at a little used remote airstrip on the Washington-Oregon state border, a narrow band of airspace that sits between a highway and a restricted military facility. No one is watching Aerovel’s activities more closely than the handful of companies that operate the world’s Pacific tuna fishing fleet. The tuna fleet uses low-flying helicopters that patrol ocean waters to spot tuna and direct boats to fish-rich locations. The operations are expensive and often dangerous: There have been dozens of deadly helicopter 503-620-9031 accidents during these searches. “The tuna industry has a huge helicopter safety problem. Every fisherman has a story — a real story — about people dying in accidents,” McGeer said. “If we can operate all day long with nobody hurt or getting killed, and do it a lot less expensively than a helicopter, it’s real value proposition there.” The Flexrotor was used on a trial basis on one fishing boat in the Pacific last fall. McGeer’s phone started to ring almost immediately after word of trials spread.Thierry Le Guennec, an executive with Tri Marine Fishing Management of Bellevue, said his people are trying the Flexrotor on a ship in the Pacific. “The drone assisted us at catching about 500 metric tons of free school fish, about half the load,” Le Guennec said. “There is still some fine tuning needed but, overall, in the over 30-plus options that we considered during our original search, the Flexrotor is by far the most reliable long-distance tuna spotting drone available on the market.” Except it’s not on the market just yet. McGeer and his team need more time and as much as $20 million more to complete all the fine tuning. They recently crashed an aircraft, and he wants dispatch reliability rates to be better.You get that through hours and hours of tests and part failures, and all that costs money, he said. Skeptics in the aerospace world note that aviation is littered with failed vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (also commonly called “tailsitters) like the Corvair XFY Pogo and Lockheed XFV. Flexrotor’s small size has helped minimize the challenges vertical

take-off vehicles have faced, McGeer said. The U.S. Coast Guard would like the aircraft to help patrol for fish poachers and drug smugglers. Commercial shippers would like Flexrotor to help steer ships through the Arctic ice floes. Oil and gas companies would like it for reconnaissance and offshore oil work. U.S. government special operations forces would like it for their own unique operations. All have tried the aircraft in trials. The market Aerovel is trying to tap is huge and ripe with opportunity, according to investment management giant Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs Research has forecast that between now and 2020 there exists a $100 billion market opportunity for drones, a market helped by growing demand from the commercial and civil government sectors. About $70 billion of that estimated market covers military buyers and applications alone, Goldman Sachs said.“Defense will remain the largest market for the foreseeable future as global competition heats up and technology continues to improve,” the investment firm said. McGeer confirms that’s where the money is because the military cares more about performance and advantage than price. Unmanned aircraft have been the next big thing for decades, McGeer said, but the market hasn’t taken off because the cost to develop the technology has just been too high. “We’re getting significant military interest in the aircraft and that’s fine if they want it. We’re happy to oblige,” he said. “To make the civil side work is a bigger challenge.” Source: Puget Sound Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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to optimize the performance and productivity of GE’s factories,” Biller says, adding that what GE learns about one business it can readily apply to another.

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The knowledge sharing also works the other way, helping the twin and the app suite evolve.The app suite, for example, can collect data from multiple GE business and supply chain operations to improve the predictive models and insights sent back to the factory, says Joseph J. Salvo, executive director at GE Global Research, who led the digital twin development team. Salvo compares the system to consumer data models that help companies like Amazon build customer profiles and improve their ability to predict what any one of them might want.

Stephan Biller, chief manufacturing scientist at GE Global Research, says the Minden facility is an example of how the convergence of digital and physical technologies is creating “brilliant factories.” “We’re gaining new digital insights into our manufacturing systems that are enabling us

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The Pros And Cons Of Manufacturing In Portland The players in Portland’s manufacturing industry are diverse – almost as varied as their perspectives on being based in the Rose City. For some, Portland’s growing population of educated, skilled workers is promising; for others, rising costs of living and doing business in the city are creating serious hurdles. The manufacturing industry as a whole, though, is growing, despite what many assume. Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research found that U.S. manufacturing production has grown 11 percent since the boom and despite the 2007-09 recession. The study’s author, Michael Hicks, said he expects 2017 to be a record year for manufacturing. The CBER also puts out an annual state-by-state report card grading manufacturing and logistics performances. Oregon earned a “B+” in the manufacturing category, consistent from the previous year and suggesting that the state has room for improvement when it comes to the share of manufacturing employment per capita, wages paid to manufacturing employees versus other workers and the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees. But the state also earned an “A” in productivity and innovation in manufacturing. Many believe U.S. manufacturing will continue to grow due to increasing A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 22 • AUG - SEPT 2017

labor costs in competing countries and technological advancement; however, uncertainty surrounding the fate of free trade in the U.S. and elsewhere could throw a wrench in the demand for manufactured goods. The Business Journal recently gathered the CEOs of five local manufacturing companies to talk about the state of the industry and their expectations for the future of manufacturing in Portland. Here are three takeaways from that conversation: Innovation is exciting, but for manufacturers, innovation is only part of the equation. Often an equally (if not more) difficult step is getting others to buy into the idea, a struggle familiar to several local companies. “We created something incredibly groundbreaking and novel, disruptive, and that is every entrepreneur’s dream,” said RevMedx CEO Andrew Barofsky of the company’s device designed to better heal gunshot wounds. “But it also brings challenges with respect to changing, in our case, the practice of medicine.” According to Peggy Miller of PacStar Communications, this is something her company is trying to combat with “program of record” contracts.These major, multi-year contracts would mean the company won’t have to work so hard to secure projects on an annual basis, and could instead focus on maintaining quality while ramping up production. PacStar, which develops advanced communication technology for troops to take into the field, won two programs of record within the past two years:

one with the U.S. Army and another with the Marine Corps. For APDM Wearable Technologies, CEO Matthew Johnson said the challenge lies both in changing clinical practice and the behavior of the consumers who will wear its products. “You’re changing industry practices and that takes a long time,” Johnson said. “You’re changing culture, how someone was trained, it’s a long road ahead.” APDM’s products track users’ movements and other data, creating the added ethical challenge of interacting with big data companies. “This idea of big data has just kind of taken this health care world without really thinking, ‘Why do we need it? How do we obtain it? What’s the value to everyone across the chain?’” Johnson said.

And while the manufacturing cluster in Portland is not as large as in some other cities, industry leaders say it does make operating here easier.


Portland – and Oregon more generally – is home to several business “clusters,” most notably: the outdoor retail industry.


“It’s the only reason that we were able to settle here,” said Ryan Coulter, CEO of the James Brand, one of several Portland-area knife manufacturing companies. “It was a foundational part of us trying to decide whether there was viability for this business, because there was a lot we didn’t know how to do and we were going to depend on this community to make it happen.” Coulter said he learned from similar companies when starting his business, and the local industry made it easier to find employees. Now, there’s a “friendly rivalry” and a group of manufacturers that meet up for beers at tradeshows, he said.


And the benefit is not just from the local manufacturing cluster – technology, health care and a group of companies catering to the Department of Defense all add value by making it easier to find skilled employees. “In our technical positions, pretty much everybody has come from one of the other larger medical device producers in the region, and all of our production people, our quality managers,” Barofsky said. “I think if Portland were completely devoid of those types of companies, then we wouldn’t have been able to do what we do here.”


Speaking of life in Stumptown: it’s getting more expensive. Portland has become a leading destination for people around the world looking to move, especially those who are young and educated. And while this influx of people is good news for the economy, it also means housing supply is tightening and costs are going up.


Supporting employees who need more money to live is hard for a small company, Coulter said. The James Brand has had trouble retaining employees; the company hires and trains young staffers, only to lose them once they’re unable to match salaries offered by competitors, he said. Nonetheless, Portland maintains its draw and the potential for a growing manufacturing industry. Source: Portland Business Journal

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Thousand Oaks, California-based Teledyne Technologies Inc. has agreed to buy pump maker Scientific Systems Inc. to expand its reach in the medical device industry. Scientific Systems makes precision components and specialized subassemblies used primarily in analytical and diagnostic instrumentation, such as high performance liquid chromatography systems and specific medical devices. Founded by Andrew Charney in 1967, the company specializes in high pressure positive-displacement piston pumps for a wide variety of analytical, clinical, sample prep and fluid-metering applications. Its customers include leading OEM instrumentation suppliers in the fields of HPLC, flash chromatography, clinical diagnostics, protein analysis and purification, and other industries requiring precise fluid flow at high pressures. Robert Mehrabian, Teledyne’s chairman, president and chief executive, saidTeledyne recently became one of Scientific Systems’ larger customers. “SSI will provide Teledyne greater access to life sciences customers and markets, while Teledyne offers SSI additional technologies and new opportunities in the industrial space,” Mehrabian said in a statement. Teledyne makes sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. Its operations are primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Western and Northern Europe. Source: L.A. Biz

In an NFL First, Patriots Buy Their Own Planes: Two Boeing 767 Jets The New England Patriots are taking their game to the sky. In a first for any National Football League team, the Patriots have purchased two 767 Boeing wide-body jets and retrofitted them, according to ESPN, citing sources. According to the report: “One plane will be used as the main plane for the season, while the other will be the backup, with flight operations being run out of Providence, Rhode Island, sources said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said team officials would not be publicly commenting on the acquisitions.” The planes, depending on a variety of factors, generally cost between $5 million and $65 million, ESPN reported. A brand-new plane could reportedly cost $200 million.


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One plane will serve as the main one to ferry the team from game to game and another one will serve as backup, ESPN said.Last month, the Patriots tweeted out an image of what looked like renderings of the new planes with the caption “New airkrafts” — a reference to team owner Bob Kraft.

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Service, Quality, Technology, Innovation From Our Partners: As an independent cutting tool supplier, Toolnet has placed service at the top of its priority list. Emil says, “We provide a fair, valuable, competitive, consistent and above all ethical approach to helping our customers. Every customer receives professional and knowledgeable inputs — it starts with understanding what is important for each customer— cost-per-part and quality of their product depends on the tooling they use and the support provided byToolnet and manufacturers we represent.” The company specializes in ‘Difficult to make, produce and engineer tooling.’ Emil adds, “We represent some of the best manufacturers of products related to high-volume, Swiss-type machining of small parts, and we can sell these throughout the United States.” Our products are renown for: 26

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Business Philosophy: fair, honest, competitive, consistent and competent. Toolnet International built its reputation as a competitive and knowledgeable service provider. Their business model is one in which, in their words, “We do not sell anything! We just facilitate and try to provide the best possible solutions and accommodate requests for our customers. We hope to be part of their success and longterm growth. We are here purely because they chose to do business with us and we honor and appreciate that, with every response: e-mail, phone conversation, estimate, tools test, recommendation or just a simple friendly conversation.”

Toolnet’s Swiss CNC Tool Expertise: Best Options Worldwide - Toolnet’s in-depth expertise available through their partners from around the world helps to create substantial competitive advantages for their customers. Their unique access to the best Swiss CNC manufacturers of very specialized tooling for highvolume production is one of the reasons customers from all over the US continue to purchase their Swiss CNC tools from Toolnet. Support - Through Toolnet, an extensive network of national and international tooling engineers and technical support from some of the best tool manufacturers from around the world is at your fingertips. One-Stop Shopping - One Purchase Order – One phone call – For more than a decade and a half,Toolnet has found an answer for its customers, accurately providing the most competitive offerings. Their end goal is reducing the cost of purchasing and sourcing for all of its customers with latest technology updates and tooling, always offering the most economical solutions. EXPERIENCE - Find what you need quickly, reliably and cost-efficiently. ProductsToolnet offers have been tested and produced with premium quality and focus on technology. They know how to find the best quality tools, offering value through quality and consistency.

Meet One Of Toolnet International’s Premier Partners: WIBEMO SA WIBEMO SA is a Switzerland-based family owned company founded by Willy Bendit in 1967. Today the company is managed by his son Thierry and assisted by his sister Nadine, who are leaders of a team of over 35 employees. Thanks to an efficient, modern production shop they are able to produce precision tools, and can also take on sub-contracting jobs. Mr. Andre Boillat has worked with Emil for 15 years to assist with some of the latest technology for small precision Swiss CNC parts machining. Active for many years in the field of Swiss type machining, WIBEMO offers a wide range of products, including collets, carbide guide bushes, bar loader accessories, carbide tools, chucks, and tool holders.

Collets: A superior quality collet is critical to achieve the high accuracy one expects in Swiss type lathes and precision machines. As an official dealer of well-known Swiss collets manufacturers like Habegger, RegoFix, Schaublin,Tecnopinz, PCM, etc., through its relationship with WIBEMO,Toolnet can propose a full range of products. Most of conventional types are available immediately from their stock. When required, the Toolnet/WIBEMO team can propose a regrinding service for non standard bore sizes of steel or carbide collets, offering a delivery time of 1-2 days. WIBEMO can produce some special execution, modification or custom made collets according to drawing. All of their homemade products are made with a high degree of accuracy and XP quality.

Carbide Guide Bushings: Guide Bushings and Collets executed in carbide are developed for optimal hardness and extreme wear resistance. Through WIBEMO, Toolnet offers its customers Swiss quality for all models, including: fixed, revolving pushed, pulled, Magic or roller types. Additionally, some models are available with extended long carbide pads.

Patent-Pending Spindle Centering System: WIBEMO recently announced its new product, a spindle centering system called the Mowidec- TT. The patent-pending product is available for all bar turning or mechanical machines, and it enables adjustments within 1 micron. Emil says, “The WIBEMO-TT will reduce your set-up time and save your tooling cost, especially by small dimensions. It is useful for all types of machines where you need to adjust a spindle, a tool, a drill, on steadying of a revolving unit.” He added, “It is

especially suitable for single spindle Swiss type automatic, multi-spindle MultiSwiss, rotary transfer machines, turning lathes, and is compatible with Tornos, STAR, Citizen,Tsugami, and Hanwah Swiss CNC machines.”

Bar Loader Accessories:

WIBEMO offers a bright range of different revolving tips, collets and accessories like cables and pushrods, distance pieces, end caps, revolving end pieces, fixed jaws, rods and hooks suitable for most brands of automatic bar loaders. Some models are also available with extended long carbide pads.

Centering Carbide Brazed Device: Tools: The Mowidec TT centering device is designed to help users set up machines accurately and quickly, saving time and money. For many kinds of high precision jobs, It is suitable for the carbide-brazed tool remains the best v ir t ua l ly a l l solution versus inserts. It is still an ecoSwiss-type auto lathes, as well as other in nomic way compared with inserts and tips. applications such as multi-spindle lathes, Especially suitable for Swiss type lathes transfer machines, milling machines and and small work pieces, these tools can be others. ground by you and used for different specific applications. The device’s control panel can be fit on the machine housing 100% by magnetic pads WIBEMO manufactures of its carbide and inches brazedisplays tools inmeasurements its Swiss facility.inThey offerand a millimeters within a micron accuracy. An great range of different sizes available from electronic proximity provides stock and some specialsensor dimensions canhighbe precision without any contact. made on measurement demand. For each job, you’ll find With some small adaptations, the to system also the best suitable carbide quality achieve ismaximum capable ofproductivity checking the alignment of the — reducing your headstock, guide bush and sub-spindle. tooling costs and saving grinding time. For detailed specifications and a complete line of product offerings, visit Continued Next Page 25


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…the cutting edge just got sharper ...Meet Some Of Toolnet’s Premier Partners GLOOR AG tools are manufactured with the desired profile of the customer. Their own special production process allows them to provide even the most complicated profile forms with logarithmic relief grinding for both straight and helical fluted tools.As their tools are ground with a logarithmical relief, they can be reground and the profile keeps 100% constant. GLOOR offers custom services, including their ‘Changing Profile Service’, and a Consulting Team to help design a custom tool. Schaublin SA was founded more than a century ago in Malleray, Switzerland, by Charles Schäublin to manufacture lathes for the watch-making industry. Today, the company designs and manufactures clamping tools and bearings. ARNO-Werkzeuge combines German traditions with state-of-the-art cutting technologies worldwide. Their popular and economical drilling systems SHARK-Drill, SHARK-Drill² and SHARK-Cut, as well as the AKB short hole drill and their large variety of indexable inserts represent their experience and competence in the field of precision tooling. More than a century of expertise in cutting tool manufacturing, combined with powerful R&D resources, place Guhring at the forefront of technical innovations in cutting tools. Guhring engineers can take blueprint part concepts and design specialized tools in high speed steel, cobalt, carbide and even PCD which combine multiple manufacturing operations and lower production costs. NTK Cutting Tools is a division of NGK Spark Plug Company, of Nagoya Japan. They are a world leader in ceramics materials technology. Their ceramic series inserts include a silicon nitride type for efficient machining of cast iron, a titanium carbide type for machining ductile cast iron and a cubic boron nitride ceramic type for the machining of heat resistant alloys. Manigley SA was founded in 1918 in Switzerland by Louis Manigley manufacturing tapping tools. Over the years, expansion was guided by three generations of Manigley family members. In 2014, the company was integrated into the group of TDC, and today the company manufactures high-quality thread cutting and forming tools. Neukomm SA has been manufacturing high precision tooling for swiss type automatics since 1943. Today, the Swiss based company manufactures toolings, carbide guide bushings, collets, and rotating bushholders —their products are recognized worldwide for their quality and accuracy.


Mikron Tool came into existence in 1998 out of the former Tools department of the Rotary Transfer Machines manufacturer Mikron SA Agno. The company designs and manufactures various drill bits. Today the company is a globally active tool supplier with headquarters in Switzerland (Agno Ticino), and offices throughout the world. Serge Meister SA was founded in 1948 in Berne, Switzerland.The company specializes in the manufacture of guide bushes, collets and a wide range of hard metal tools for the bar-turning industry. Driven by the power of innovation and tenacity, Fritz Weber laid the cornerstone of the company REGO-FIX in 1950. Today, his three sons are leading REGO-FIX. The name REGO-FIX is composed by letters drawn from the name of the village where the company was founded in 1950—REIGOLDSWIL—and FIX for fixing. REGO-FIX offers a number of products, including toolholders, collets and reduction sleeves. NSK’s comes from its consistent “build everything in-house” philosophy; development manufacturing, and Mr.strength Harold Habegger established the company in 1960, and continues to be activefrom in managing it. ThetoSwiss-based company designs manufactures Thread Knurling dies and Burnishing and Guide bushesand withitscarbide rollers. from jigs toand small parts. Since 1930,rolling NSK dies, has been dedicated to heads, high-speed rotarydies cutting technology applications. Rollier is a small family owned cutting tool manufacturer that has been in business for more than 50 years.The company provides cutting tools for drilling (Micro drills are available in increments from 0.01 mm, to Ø 0.10 mm), for milling, for threading, for turn-screw cutting and for endmills. Rollier also offers a complete range of slitting saws and engraving tools. DC SWISS possesses high-level skills in threading technology. comparison with other machining techniques, HORN USA, SA based in Franklin, TN specialist is a wholly owned subsidiary of HornInS.A. Luxembourg, Europe’s leading supplier such as milling and turning, thread cutting poses more complex requirements. The ultimate effectiveness of the tool results of grooving tools and a world leader in precision grooving technology. Manufacture of customized tooling accounts for from a symbiosis between cutting geometry, high and consistent raw material quality and the judicious application of surface a substantial amount of HORN USA sales, as a customized tooling solution will often save the end user many thousands that enhance of dollars through improvedcoatings productivity, longerperformance. tool life and enhanced accuracy.

Founded in 1926, mechanical engineering specialist Schwanog has built up a reputation down the years as a manufacturer of high-quality carbide tools and measuring devices. At the beginning of the nineties, the company took the strategic decision to launch an innovation offensive with the aim of becoming the market leader for insert tool systems. 26

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DOD Contract Awards Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded $19,894,544 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0003 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) for engineering and analysis efforts to develop solutions for nearterm emergent obsolescence issues identified for the MQ-4C Triton. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Maryland (80 percent); and Rancho Bernardo, California (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2020. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $19,894,544 are being obligated on this 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.

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Westinghouse Reaffirms Commitment to Delivering the Nuclear Promise In a speech delivered to the American Nuclear Society UtilityWorking Conference andVendorTechnology Expo Westinghouse Electric Company President, Americas Region David Howell, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to Delivering the Nuclear Promise. A multiyear strategic plan commissioned by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Delivering the Nuclear Promise seeks to transform the nuclear industry and ensure its viability for consumers as well as its essential role in protecting the environment. One example of Delivering the Nuclear Promise fromWestinghouse’s spring outage season was the deployment of the Zephyr® Advanced Acquisition System at Arizona Public Service Company’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station inWintersburg, Arizona. In an industry-first, the Zephyr System successfully examined 100 percent of the tubes in a steam generator from a single plenum, using revolutionary probe delivery to more rapidly perform highquality eddy current examinations, and ensuring safe, economic and efficient operation.

Sergey Brin’s Secretive Project To Build The World’s Largest Aircraft Google cofounder Sergey Brin is secretly building an airship in Mountain View that will be the largest aircraft on the planet once it’s complete, the Guardian reports, citing unnamed sources.

Brin’s airship is reportedly being built at Moffett Field, inside Hangar 2 at the NASA Ames Research Center.

The airship under development will reportedly measure nearly 200 meters long, or a little over two football fields. If that’s true, that would make it the largest aircraft in operation today. By comparison, the ill-fated Hindenburg— the largest aircraft ever built — clocked in at 245 meters long.

The more likely scenario will be that Brin flies himself and his guests around the Bay Area in luxury. By comparison, the last sightseeing airship to operate in the Bay Area, the 12-passenger Airship Ventures that was in business from 2008 to 2012, was just 75 meters long.

T ​ he project will cost $100 million to $150 million to complete, the Guardian reports.

Brin hasn’t said why he’s building the airship. Airships could be used to deliver cargo and people to remote areas of the planet on humanitarian missions: Unlike trucks, trains and airplanes, which require roads, rails and landing strips, Brin’s airship would only need a 200-meter-long clearing.

In the airship’s heyday of the 1920s and 1930s, the public envisioned skies filled with airships of all sizes, delivering people and cargo to their final destinations without the need for any infrastructure below. In that way, airships and self-flying drones share some similarities. The challenge was that airships were slow ( an experimental airship commissioned by the U.S. military in 2012 tops out at 92 mph), couldn’t fly in bad weather and carried less cargo-per-pound than conventional jets. Source: Get Silicon Valley Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Faraday Future Puts The Brakes On Nevada Factory Plans Faraday Future is halting plans to build a $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas.

Faraday had been supported by LeEco chief Jia Yueting, who invested $300 million of his own money in the company. But Yueting stepped down as CEO in May amid mass layoffs and a botched U.S. expansion in Silicon Valley, and resigned as chairman at the company’s publicly traded arm last week. A Shanghai court froze $182 million of his assets earlier this month when LeEco didn’t make some loan payments. The Nevada project isn’t the first Faraday factory to hit the skids. The company pulled the plug on a massive California factory in March after the splashy debut of its FF91 luxury vehicle at CES in January. Source: L.A. Biz

Boeing Secures Commitments Worth More Than $40 Billion At The Paris Air Show

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Boeing secured commitments for a slew of potential orders worth more than $40 billion at list prices in Paris at the Air Show.

But don’t count on those deals just yet. In commercial aerospace, a commitment means a buyer wants to order airplanes but hasn’t signed a formal contract or reached a final agreement on price or other details. The last day of the air show brought Boeing’s biggest commitment, worth more than $14 billion at list prices. An unidentified major airline wants to buy 125 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in an tentative agreement that includes purchase rights for another 50 aircraft.

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Truck Giant Paccar Plans To Open Innovation Center In Silicon Valley Bellevue-based tr uc k manufacturing giant Paccar says it will open an advanced technology research and development center in Silicon Valley later this year. The center will coordinate next-generation product development and identify emerging technologies that will benefit future vehicle performance, the company said. “Paccar is a technology leader in the commercial vehicle industry and is investing in the next generation of automotive technologies,” CEO Ron Armstrong said in a news release which mentioned the project. The Paccar Innovation Center will include state-of-the-art laboratory and workshop facilities, and office space, the company said. Technology areas of focus at the new center will include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), artificial intelligence, vehicle connectivity and augmented reality. “Paccar looks forward to expanding its partnerships with technology companies in SiliconValley,” said Darrin Siver, a Paccar senior vice president. George West, another Paccar vice president, said the truck maker is planning to spend and invest $250 million to $270 million this year on research and development to support new product development, enhanced manufacturing facilities and its aftermarket support programs. For the first half of 2017, Paccar reported that it made a $683.3 million profit on $8.94 billion in revenue. Paccar CFO Harrie Schippers said the truck manufacturer has added 1,200 new jobs in the U.S so far this year, thanks to stronger parts sales and increasing truck production in North America and Europe. The company, which is the maker of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, also said it is spending $35 million on a new 160,000 square-foot truck parts distribution center in Toronto. That facility is currently under construction and is expected to open in mid-2018, said David Danforth, a vice president and general manager of Paccar Parts. Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

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A conceptual rendering of the Peregrine Lunar Lander being developed “The moon is the next great frontier, but in a different way than when Neil Armstrong landed there,” said Tory Bruno, ULA’s CEO. “Enabling technologies like those from Astrobotic will allow people to live and work in the space between here and the moon and take advantage of all those resources in a way that is sustainable.” The Pergrine lander’s first flight is slated to carry about 7.7 pounds of payload to the moon’s surface as a demonstration.The Astrobotic spacecraft is designed to carry as much as 583 pounds of payload on future missions. The craft passed design review last year. Astrobotic says it has 11 payload customers in six countries signed up for the first flight in 2019. Astrobotic chose ULA to launch the maiden Peregrine because of its proven flight record, CEO John Thornton said in an announcement. ULA leads the launch industry worldwide in reliability, with 117 consecutive successful space launches. “Technical credibility and signed deals remain key differentiators for Astrobotic as a lunar delivery company. Our customers and partners know that our 10 years of lunar lander development work has made us the world leader in this market,” Thornton said. Arstrobotics is working with ULA, NASA, shipping logistics company DHL, aircraft manufacturer Airbus and others to establish its Peregrine Lunar Lander transport service. It charges $1.2 million per pound for moon access, offering multiple payloads delivered to the surface on each flight. ULA has stiff competition from Elon Musk’s SpaceX for rocket launches to low-earth orbit, where most satellites and the International Space Station fly. But ULA has experience launching missions with precision deeper into space using its Centaur upper stage rocket engine. Bruno talks of ULA becoming the transportation provider between the earth and areas around the moon, known as cis-lunar space, for companies seeking mine, manufacture and establish other kinds of industrial activities deeper into space. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Brothers Behind Safkan Health Tackle Wax With Ear-Cleaning Headset CEO Sahil Diwan founded SafKan Health with his brother, Chief Technology Officer Aadil Diwan, in 2016 to solve Aadil’s earwax buildup.

clinical use.

Now they’re on track to launch the first automated earwax r e m ov a l d e v i c e f o r

The SafKan OtoSet is an automated, wearable earwax removal device developed by SafKan Health. The OtoSet’s disposable silicone nozzles spray saline solution against the outer walls of the ear canal while sucking the solution and wax back into the single-use nozzles, which collect it all for disposal. OtoSet removes impacted earwax in about five minutes versus 20 to 30 minutes for traditional removal with a syringe. Shaving earwax with a metal scoop takes even longer. “Time saved by our device now makes this procedure profitable for providers and encourages them to offer it to more patients who need it,” said Sahil. “We want to make our SafKan OtoSet the standard of care.” About 12 million Americans go to the doctor’s office each year for ear cleanings, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. Excess or impacted earwax affects about 10 percent of children, 5 percent of adults and up to 57 percent of senior citizens. Dr. Jonathan Overdevest, rhinology and skull base fellow at Stanford University, said while he hasn’t used the device, he predicts it’ll have plenty of buyers if it works safely at an attractive price. “We are generally receptive to innovative approaches that may reduce harm, shorten wait times, and improve our practice of medicine,” he said. SafKan won first prize and $145,000 at the Seattle Angel Conference in May, beating out 42 other entrants and bringing its total funding to $175,000. The Seattle-based company is seeking another $575,000 in seed funding over the next few months. Sahil expects its first clinical trial to be done as early as September, which would put SafKan on track for FDA clearance to sell the device in the second quarter of 2018.


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SafKan is looking for office space in Bellevue and will need to hire a director of sales to pitch the device to primary care physicians, pediatricians and audiologists. Then the company will hire salespeople and directors of marketing and customer service. Source: Puget Sound Business Journal.

to renovate its St. Helens plant in 2014.

Cascades Tissue Group is expected to create 69 new jobs in Scappoose and preserve 114 existing positions in St. Helens.

“Oregon is proud to make investments into businesses that s h ow p ro m i s e to create local jobs, generate sustainable growth, and act as catalysts for future economic development in the region,” said Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, in a release.

Cascades said the new Scappoose facility will employ 80 workers.

Brown will appear at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

The strategy was partially backed by a $500,000 investment from the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund. Cascades also collected $60,000

Cascades employs more than 11,000 workers globally. Source: Portland Business Journal

A $64M Facility Opens, And Creates 69 Jobs, In Scappoose A new recycled fiber processing plant is set to open in Scappoose.


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approximately: • 637,000 new commercial airline pilots. • 648,000 new commercial airline maintenance technicians. • 839,000 new cabin crew members.



For North America alone, Boeing is forecasting 117,000 new pilots; 118,000 new aircraft technicians; and 154,000 new cabin crew members.



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The forecast by Boeing’s new Global Services affiliate is just the latest in the aerospace world saying airline industries are facing critical labor shortages in the next decades if they don’t ramp up talent

Now in its eighth year, Boeing’s outlook forecasts the 20-year demand for crews to support the world’s growing commercial airplane fleet. Between 2017 and 2036, Boeing predicts that the world’s commercial aviation industry will require A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The 2017 outlook shows a slight increase of 3.2 percent for pilots over the 2016 outlook, but a slight decrease in the need for airline maintenance technicians (4.6 percent). The jet maker said that reduction is “primarily driven by the reduction in maintenance hours required on the new 737 Max, compared to its current generation of 737 single-aisle jets. Flight training simulator maker CAE, which competes with Boeing, recently forecast in its own report that the world’s airlines must train 255,000 new pilots over the next 10 years just to meet future industry demand. Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

B-21 Bomber Maker Northrop Grumman Seeks Aerospace Suppliers In Puget Sound Region Aerospace and defense giant Northrop Grumman, which is making the secret B-21 stealth bomber, is coming to the Puget Sound region to meet small and minority-owned businesses. The B-21 Raider stealth bomber is expected to add between $1 billion and $2 billion a year to Northrop Grumman’s top line over the life of the military aircraft program.The company beat Boeing to win the huge contract. The aerospace giant, which also makes unmanned sea and air vehicles, says it wants to meet small businesses in manufacturing, engineering and other industries.

“They’ve identified Seattle is a strong place to find good suppliers,” said Tiffany Scroggs, program director with Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) within the Thurston County Economic Development Council. “Representatives from all three of their business units will be here for the first time so we’re excited they’re coming.” Participants will hear how to do business with the major defense contractor and get the chance to meet one-on-one with Northrop Grumman representatives.After registering, businesses will be invited to sign up for one-on-one or small group meetings with Northrop Grumman representatives by taking a survey indicating what products or services they sell. The Thurston Economic Development Council said every effort will be made to match companies and their executives with an appropriate contact at Northrop Grumman, a company that has 50,000 employees and operations in 50 states. PTAC officials say they’ve helpedWashington state companies secure more than $453 million in government contracts over the past year. The Thurston PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense under a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency, the military’s procurement arm.

The council provides free and confidential, one-on-one technical assistance in all aspects of selling to federal, state, and local governments. The Council’s PTAC also hosts procurement training classes and seminars, and helps businesses register with the correct databases in order to compete for government contracts. Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

Jeff Bezos Shares Update On $205M Rocket Center: ‘Coming Along Nicely’ Blue Origin’s $205 million, 750,000-square-foot rocket center is much more than just rebar pipes sticking out of a concrete foundation, and Jeff Bezos’ latest video proves it. The billionaire owner of e-retail giant Inc. and reusable rocket company Blue Origin LLC showed off the latest update for the rocket manufacturing center in Exploration Park on Florida’s Space Coast. The video gives an aerial view of the building and near the end zooms in on Bezos on the roof holding a sign that reads, “Rocket factory coming soon.”


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The capsule will hold six people and every seat is a window seat. The center is slated for completion by the end of the year and will create 330 high-tech, high-wage jobs paying an average annual salary of $89,000. Blue Origin has already landed rocket launch clients like OneWeb Satellites to help OneWeb reach its goal of launching 900 satellites to orbit. Those launches will take place in Cape Canaveral.

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Announces Its New State-Of-The-Art Facility

Foresight Finishing is not just Nadcap accredited. They are Nadcap accredited and have consecutively received two-year ‘Merit’; they are looking forward to the same success in their upcoming audit in August 2017. At Foresight Finishing, all orders are processed under Nadcap guidelines and certified regardless of customer requirement; you simply can’t operate with two quality standards. The company, Nadcap accredited to AC7004 and AC7108 (for Chemical Processing and Aerospace Quality System) specializes in plating precision components with tolerances tight as +/- .0002.The finished parts pictured on the next page are .1481” in length and .012” in diameter. There are 10,000 parts in the container. The company is focused on the connector and RF industry, which means their facility Is designed around this market from the plating lines, processes, controls, quality systems and inspection equipment. Foresight also provides selective plating of loose piece contacts. Their plating expertise includes Gold, Silver, Nickel, Electroless nickel, and Bright tin, on red metal alloys (i.e. Copper/Brass) and Stainless Steel. The majority of their end customers hail from the aerospace and defense industries. Foresight Finishing opened for business nearly 7 years ago, and is co-owned by brothers Casey and Joe Weizel.Though the business is relatively young, both Casey and Joe have a combined thirty-one years in the plating industry, the majority of it in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN. They credit some of their success to Steve Forsythe, their mentor, along with various other people that have impacted their careers. It was through Steve that Casey, Joe, and Joe’s wife Stephanie, were mentored in finishing. Sadly, Steve passed away, but his memory lives on. Foresight Finishing was founded in 2010 with a start-up team of 3. The company launched in Tempe, Arizona, where the new company’s largest customer was located.Today, the company has grown to 32 employees and it operates 2 shifts. Its phenomenal growth has meant that the company just moved to a new larger, state of the art finishing facility, nearly 25% larger than its previous location, and the new building is owned by the company. Though Foresight Finishing still does work for the customer that helped launch their business, today the company is quite diversified in the customers it serves. Casey says, “We have a number of customers on the East and West coasts, and though we are based in Arizona, few of our customers are located here.We’d like to expand our local customer base.” The Weizel brothers recognize the value of their employees to the businesses success. Casey says, “90% of our staff has been with us for 3+ years.” Prior to a new employee coming into the business, they are typically interviewed three times – once by each of the brother/owners and then A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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once by the supervisor. “We want very specific types of individuals to join our team”, Joe says. “They have to have a ‘can do’ work ethic and understand we are a service oriented company. We prefer that they don’t have plating/ finishing backgrounds but manufacturing of other basis is encouraged. We want our supervisors and lead platers to help mentor them in the ‘Foresight Finishing’ methodology and embrace continual improvement.” Casey says, “Our move to the state of the art new facility will undoubtedly be valuable to our customers, but it is also very beneficial to our loyal team members and like everything else is part of our continual improvement efforts. It offers a better work environment, from the rest rooms, to the temperature controlled areas, to the break rooms, and lastly they will be working with the very best high tech equipment.” Casey and Joe both know first hand what it is like to work in a finishing environment that has poorly laid out lines and older equipment. “We buy the equipment needed to reduce bottlenecks and to increase the productivity”, Casey says. He continued, “Some of the newest equipment that is being added to the new facility includes new X-ray machines, that will fit in with our existing testing equipment that includes; Atomic Absorption, heat testing oven, steam age and solder units.” Since many of Foresight Finishing’s customers require heat treating, which they are doing in house, or sending to outside suppliers, they have asked Foresight Finishing to add this to their scope of work under the Nadcap guidelines. The heat treatment oven will be under vacuum and inert atmosphere. Automated hardness and polishing testing equipment will provide the ease of cross training and controlled processes for employees. Joe says, “The finishing industry requires strict environmental regulation. The city of Tempe monitors our effluent water each quarter, and we consistently meet or exceed their requirements. We view this as just another part of the business that we have responsibility for. It’s not just about ensuring the safety of our employees, but it is also about the safety of our neighbors.” He added, “There is a right way and a wrong way to run a finishing business. We are deliberate in our business growth – you can’t add new finishing processes without first adding the infrastructure.” Joe says, “Casey and I came from manufacturing/finishing. We

know that we don’t know everything there is to run a successful business, so we surround ourselves with people who are exper ts in their given field.” Casey adds, “Todd was our Nadcap consultant and conducted our internal audits.It was apparent that Todd would be a great addition to our team when we first meet.” Todd says, “I made the decision to come to Foresight Finishing because I saw something very special in the owners and the team.There is a powerful sense of cooperation that is conducive to the company’s success – I wanted to be a part of it.” The owners at Foresight Finishing know that plating can be considered risky management in the precision manufacturing industry, and their goal is to ensure that Foresight Finishing doesn’t fit the industry reputation. Casey says, “We are an extension of our customers’ business. A value added service we offer includes, pre and in-process inspection of parts to ensure that the parts will meet their post plate dimensional requirements.We pride ourselves on the service we provide, but our quality speaks for itself. Foresight has a 1/1 ratio of inspectors to platers due to our stringent in process quality checks. We invest aggressively in our support departments for production. When you don’t, it then becomes the bottleneck.” Foresight Finishing accreditations include Nadcap, ITAR, RoHS, to ‘assuring no use of Conflict Metals’, and they serve to make customers more confident in their abilities, but nothing says more than testimonials from customers, particularly when they are sent to the company without request.

Here are some comments from customers: “Thank you all! You guys are amazing and we appreciate the continued incredible effort by the entire team at Foresight.” “Thanks Casey, good luck with the move. We did it a couple years ago. Foresight has been an exceptional vendor. We appreciate all you have done.” “Thanks, by far the fastest quotes of all suppliers I have! Appreciate it!”

For more information on Foresight Finishing and their great team contact them at: (480) 921-0000, WWW.FORESIGHTFINISHING.COM A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Boeing Venture To Launch Experimental Moon Lander United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. , has won a contract to launch a private company’s test spacecraft to the moon in 2019. United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket was chosen to carry Astrobotic Technology Inc.’s Peregrine Lunar Lander on its first mission. The Peregrine is designed to carry paying customers’ payloads to the lunar surface. “The moon is the next great frontier, but in a different way than when Neil Armstrong landed there,” said Tory Bruno, ULA’s CEO. “Enabling technologies like those from Astrobotic will allow people to live and work in the space between here and the moon and take advantage of all those resources in a way that is sustainable.” The Pergrine lander’s first flight is slated to carry about 7.7 pounds of payload to the moon’s surface as a demonstration.The Astrobotic spacecraft is designed to carry as much as 583 pounds of payload on future missions. The craft passed design review last year. Astrobotic says it has 11 payload A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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customers in six countries signed up for the first flight in 2019. Astrobotic chose ULA to launch the maiden Peregrine because of its proven flight record, CEO John Thornton said in an announcement. ULA leads the launch industry worldwide in reliability, with 117 consecutive successful space launches. “Technical credibility and signed deals remain key differentiators for Astrobotic as a lunar delivery company. Our customers and partners know that our 10 years of lunar lander development work has made us the world leader in this market,” Thornton said. Arstrobotics is working with ULA, NASA, shipping logistics company DHL, aircraft manufacturer Airbus and others to establish its Peregrine Lunar Lander transport service. It charges $1.2 million per pound for moon access, offering multiple payloads delivered to the surface on each flight. ULA has stiff competition from Elon Musk’s SpaceX for rocket launches to low-earth orbit, where most satellites and the International Space Station fly. But ULA has experience launching missions with precision deeper into space using its Centaur upper stage rocket engine. Bruno talks of ULA becoming the transportation provider between the earth and areas around the moon, known as cis-lunar space, for companies seeking mine, manufacture and establish other kinds of industrial activities deeper into space. Source: Denver Business Journal

The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon Manufacturing – The Bigger Picture By Stephen Hannemann Machining, precision sheet metal, injection m o l d i n g , fabrication, finishing, circuit boards, wire and wire harnesses – big business all. E ve r y c o m p a ny providing these services considers themselves manufacturers – and rightly so. H oweve r, m o s t of those houses are ser vicing component needs of their customers, parts that make a sub-assembly or a critical widget that makes something l a r g e r. P a r t s Hover Refill Pump for an airplane, a Kawak Aviation Technologies – Bend, OR s p a c e ve h i c l e, a ship, an automobile – describes things on the larger scale. On the flip side are small or micro components for medical devices used in heart, eye or brain surgery. All are portions of a bill of material – a BOM, delivered to a parent manufacturer. That is the easy part. Now these component producers will probably take issue with the easy part statement, for many are complicated and difficult parts with exacting requirements. But bear with me. Every machined, sheet metal, or injection molded part or a bajillion other components have a genesis. First they must be designed by an army of designers and engineers, prototyped and tested. Then the fun begins. The bajillion components have to be sourced by a platoon of buyers, purchasing agents, and sourcing specialists. But first the suppliers must be vetted for their quality and on time delivery track record over time. Oh yes, they have to have competitive pricing, not a minor detail. A great deal of effort is expended to make sure the BOM is within the budget constraints and the supply

chain is reliable. A line down will be catastrophic. Enter the managers of the programs, production, supply chains, inventory, and production engineers. Theirs is the responsibility to see to the design of the production line and manage a BOM that ranging from a few part numbers to a document resembling a New York City phone book! They manage inventory which in turn has great impact on the company’s cash flow and overall profit. They are the ones that identify and eliminate bottlenecks, keep the production lines running to ensure smooth and efficient throughput. As with the buying contingent, they are the unsung heroes of manufacturing. So, on your next business or vacation flight, or car trip to purchase that piece of hardware or furniture, think about “the bigger picture of manufacturing,” the logistics of producing that airplane, car or millions of other products we easily take for granted and fail to consider how they came to be. SMH Inc. is proud to represent a number of great manufacturing suppliers.

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Few people know more about 3D printing than G re g M o r r i s. T h e entrepreneur bought his first stereolithography machine back in 1994, when 3D printers were still largely confined to univer sity labs and research centers. That machine allowed Morris to print polymer parts layer by layer directly from a drawing inside a computer. After his first taste for this emerging technology, Morris wanted more. He acquired an early 3D printer for metals that used a laser beam to fuse together fine layers of metal powder. The machine was useful for rapid prototyping, but he also saw the technology’s potential for mass production. He would go on to launch what we now call additive manufacturing. His company, Morris Technologies, was based in Cincinnati, and by 2003, word about his project had spread around town.This was propitious timing for engineers at GE Aviation, which is based in Cincinnati’s northern suburb of Evendale. At the time, they were developing an efficient fuel nozzle for a new jet engine, but the design was so complex they had trouble producing it. It had more than 20 parts that had to be welded and brazed together. “We tried to cast it eight times, and we failed every time,” recalls Mohammad Ehteshami, who now runs GE Additive, a new GE business dedicated to supplying 3D printers, materials and engineering consulting services. When Morris agreed to help, the GE engineers sent him a secret computer file with the drawing of the intricate nozzle tip. He printed it from a nickel A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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alloy and invited the team over a few days later. “I remember that day like today,” Ehteshami told GE Reports. “I was excited but also disturbed. I knew that we found a solution, but I also saw that this technology could eliminate what we’ve done for years and years and put a lot of pressure on our financial model.” We caught up with Morris at the GE Additive pavilion at the Paris Air Show in June. Take a look. Morris combined all 20 parts into a single unit that weighed 25 percent less than its predecessors and was more than five times as durable. “In the design of jet engines, complexity used to be expensive,” Ehteshami says. “But additive allows you to get sophisticated and reduces costs at the same time. This is an engineer’s dream. I never imagined that this would be possible.” But to make this dream a reality requires more than new machines, says Morris, who sold his business to GE and now works with Ehteshami. “You also need a new design mindset,” Morris says. “There’s an epiphany that happens after working with the technology for a little while.You start to realize you have this design freedom available to you that allows you to think about your designs with much more freedom than the traditional constraints of manufacturing, such a machining or casting. When that happens, then you become very creative.” That’s why GE Additive is opening “centers of excellence” where

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an economic success. He called me, and he said they are going forward.” During last year’s heated presidential campaign, Cook was a supporter of Trump rival Hillary Clinton. But since the Republican’s victory, Cook has tried to keep an open attitude toward working with Trump, despite the administration’s policies on the environment and immigration — two areas where Cook has publicly disagreed with the president.

Trump: Apple’s Cook Promises To Build 3 ‘Beautiful’ Manufacturing Plants In U.S.

Trump, of course, has made homegrown manufacturing a priority and has challenged tech leaders to create more products in the United States rather than in other countries where the cost of labor is cheaper. Apple, for its part, does some manufacturing in the United States through contractors, but does the bulk of its assembly work in China.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has committed to building three manufacturing facilities in the United States, President Donald Trump said last month. Trump dropped that piece of news in an interview with the Wall Street Journal and said Cook made the promise to him directly.

Coincidentally, one of Apple’s main Chinese partners — Foxconn Technology Group — is near a decision to open a U.S. plant in Wisconsin. An announcement on that may take place Wednesday.

According to Trump, Apple’s chief executive said the company would build “three big plants, beautiful plants” but the president didn’t elaborate on where they would be built or when it would happen.

Earlier this year, Cook announced that Apple was creating a $1 billion fund to foster advanced U.S. manufacturing.The first company to benefit from that fund was Corning, which got $200 million.

“I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he’s promised me three big plants—big, big, big,” Trump told the Journal. “I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants in this country, I won’t consider my administration

Apple did not issue an immediate comment on Trump’s comments or its potential plans to build plants in the United States. Silicon Valley Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Applications Specialities_____253-872-0305 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Jaws Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Fullerton Tool Company_____ 303-478-3497

Horizon Carbide_________602-524-3802 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Drills/Cutters-Magnetic Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Engineered Fluids Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Fabrication Tooling S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez___310-868-1010 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 S.L. Fusco National City____619-477-7733 Filiter Mist Collectors Dovetail Fixtures Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Grease Technology Drills/Reamers/Taps Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Grooving Head, Grooving Tools

S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Guide Bushings, Swiss S.L. Fusco National City______619-477-773 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Edge Technologies_______ 314-692-8388 Hydraulic Fluids EDM Materials & Supplies Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Indestructable Keyboards Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 EDM Performance_ _ ______800-336-2946 Byte Box______________888-bytebox Cutting Tool Systems Global EDM Supply_______800-676-7336 Inserts Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 End Mills Horizon Carbide_________602-524-3802 Cycle Time Solutions______510-708-8665 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

Fluid Power / Mechanical / Tool Products ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Brandon Anderson DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

1008 First Street NE - PO Box 699 - Buffalo, MN 55313 USA Made in USA

Keyseat Cutters Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Live Centers Royal Products_________631-273-1010 Load Unload Systems Edge Technologies_______314-692-8388 Lubricants / Systems DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Hangsterfer’s__________316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s__________ 760-580-1357 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Machine Tool Acccessories Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Machine Tool Cool Filtration DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339


JEFF HALL Principal

Machine Tool

Pacific Northwest


MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Metal Fabrication Machine Tools

Serving WA, OR, ID, MO, IL, KS, OK, AR, IA

Seattle 360-434-8844 Fax 866-457-2103


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Exclusive provider of OKUMA

Marc Goerlich Business Manager

GOSIGER NORTHWEST 21911 68TH Ave South Kent, WA 98032

C 253.278.1110


Since 1922

ISO 9001:2008 Certified


Brandon Anderson

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

1008 First Street NE - PO Box 699 - Buffalo, MN 55313 USA Made in Italy

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in Italy

Solvents:Hand Wipe S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Spindles Milling & Turning Products Setco-Pope Spindles_______ 866-362-0699 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Stamping Tooling Modular Spray Systems Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Tooling Pins & Bushings Optical Mouse-Silicone Based Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Byte Box_____________ 888-bytebox Tool Sharpening (Grinding) Packaging/Shipping Supplies Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Alliance Packaging______ 206-445-5898Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Parts Washing Equipment Tooling Systems Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Bilz USA_____________ 224-563-7233 Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Precision Bearings Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Probing Systems S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Sherpa Design_________ 503-771-3570 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Punch Die Tooling S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Safety Products Vises & Vise Jaws US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Saw Blades & Replacement Parts RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303--761-3000 Workholding SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 DCM -Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 MESCO_______________626-303-5680 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING


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Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships AJAC_______________206-737-8342 Machining Apprenticeships AJAC_______________206-737-8342 Precision Metal Fabrication Apprenticeships AJAC_______________206-737-8342 Training & Education AJAC_______________206-737-8342 BANKING Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS Vision 33 _______ 303-937-6543 Ext. 353 CAD TRAINING CNC PROGRAMING TRAINING DISIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY 3-D Plastics, Inc._________503-720-0572 DOOR SYSTEMS Automatic Door opening Systems

Pacific Continental Bank____503-310-3604 U.S. Bank Equipment______800-810-0038 FORK LIFTS Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 GARNET GMA Garnet Group ______ 832-243-9300 GRINDING Custom Machines Campbell Grinders Co.____ 480-370-3800 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Sharp Machine Tool_310-944-8016 Grinding Filtration S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Grinding Machines Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000

Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 ERP SOFTWARE Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders VIision 33____________ 206-456-5185 Business Management Software Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Solutions Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 VIision 33____________ 206-456-5185 FINANCING

Aircraft brake rotor DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339

Al Statz - M&AMI,ASA,CBA

Carlos R. Lugo Sales Manager

Exit Strategies Group, Inc.

Business Sales, M&A and Valuation Services

CA I D# 01338013

531 E Washington Street Petaluma, California 94952 707. 7 78 .204 0 707. 292. 275 0 cell 707. 2 38 .1415 fax

Grinders, Rotary CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Punch & Die DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 INSPECTION EQUIP King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 3D CAD for CMM Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100



1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144

Doug Banks Sales Manager


Cell: 503-351-8692

(206) 583-2333 Fax (206) 583-0698 Cell (206) 898-6900

Office: 800.523.2549 Fax: 503.620.1911 17605 SW 65th Ave. Lake Oswego, Or. 97035

Perceptron___________ 734-414-6100 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 Particle Inspection Mach Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 EDM Die Sinking Machines DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 INSURANCE Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Business Insurance Solutions King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Sentry Insurance________ 877-373-6879 LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 MACHINERY/MACHINE TOOLS Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Boring Mills Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Bridgeport Parts North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____480-510-4146 CNC Controls & Retro Fits Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 CNC Lathes Selway Machine Tool_______503-314-3165 Chevalier USA__________ 562-903-1929 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

CMM Probes Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____480-510-4146 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 LMI Machinery Inc.________ 866-437-7315 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Machine Toolworks________800-426-2052 Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 North-South Machinery______253-333-2439 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 North Western Machinery_____206-583-2333 Laser Trackers Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Custom Design/Build Machines Metrology Instruments CNC Lathes-Big Bore Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Dot Peen Markers

ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 EDM Filtration EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Machines

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037

Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 EDM Drilling & Micro Hole Machines

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Service EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 EDM Tooling Systems

Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Global EDM Supply_______ 800-676-7336 Equipment Financing

Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022

U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Gantry & Bridge Systems Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 Optical Comparators Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc_303-990-6190 Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 EDM Automation Exclusive provider of OKUMA

Michael Garver Sales Manager

GOSIGER NORTHWEST 21911 68TH Ave South Kent, WA 98032 T 253.826.3921 C 253.508.4771 E


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United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292

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Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311

Armor: Military Grade Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Service Steel___________503-224-9500

Lead Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333

Brass Bralco______________602-722-3324

Machine Ready Blanks DIX Metals____________714-677-0788

Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Saw Replacement Parts Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Saws Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Bronze Sub Spindle Lathes Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Turning Centers Carbon Steel CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Bralco______________602-722-3324 Used Wire EDM Machines Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

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CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Horizontal Boring &

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Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813

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Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Lathes Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300

King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Manual Mills And Lathes

Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 MATERIAL Cobalt Alloys Aluminum Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Copper Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Parts Washing Bralco______________602-722-3324 Gosiger______________937-586-5067 DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Robotics & Automatics

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016

Ganesh Machinery______818-349-9166 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Sawing Machines Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Electrical Steels Aluminum Extrusions Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Aluminum Precision_______ 805-889-7569 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 High Temperature Alloys North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324

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Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466 DIX Metals____________714-677-0788 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Sunshine Metals_________760-579-8327 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Metals: Bar & Plate Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper___ 800-362-5255 Sunshine Metals_________760-579-8327 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Nickel Alloys Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 Marzee Inc.___________602-269-5801 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Precision Ground Flat DIX Metals____________714-677-0788 Sheet & Coil Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Stainless Steel & Steel Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324

North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

Power Tools Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Presses Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255 Press Brakes Drill Lines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Cold Saws/Saws Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ _503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 CNC Turret Punches

DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788

Fry Steel______________800-423-665 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311

Manual Lift Off Pallet North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 Hardware Insertion Systems Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Punches Iron Workers Titanium Rod, Bar, & Wire Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-903 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Shipping Solutions Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Tool Steel Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 Wood Pallets Rolling Machines Laser & Fiber Laser Machines Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 PRECISION TOOLHOLDING Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Shearing Machines PRODUCTS North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Tooling METROLOGY PRODUCTS Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Perceptron____________ 714-595-6040 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Toolnet Intl___________602-244-0870 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Tooling Systems North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 NEW MACHINERY Material Handling Systems FABRICATION Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Toolnet Intl___________602-244-0870 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Metal Marking Systems PRODUCTIVITY Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Tooling Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 Productivity Tools and Systems Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____800-952-0151 Toolnet Intl___________ 602-244-0870 Notchers PROG. SYSTEMS North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Welding Equipment Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

Factory Automation/Logistics Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems Rocky Mountain Saw Blades___ 303-761-3000 North-South Machinery______253-333-2439 PALLET SYSTEMS Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fab - Line Machinery______ 206-972-6215 CAD/CAM Software, CAD Manual & Automatic Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Pallet Systems Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 Plate Bending & Rolls Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 Band & Cut Off Saws



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Regional Sales Manager


B A R T O N I NTERNATIONAL sales: 800.741.7756 cell: 253.988.5934 email: web:

MRP Software Management Systems Training SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Nesting Software Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022 Supply Chain Assessments

K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674 North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518

ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____ 602-908-3447 Software, Solid Modeling WATERJET CUTTING Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._____ 503-620-9031 SOFTWARE CAD CAM PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Flow International_________ 909-620-5707 Machining Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Applied CAx____________503-962-0287 King Machine Inc._________ 509-435-6741 REPAIR Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Delcam______________877-335-2261 Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Bar Feeder Repair Solid Products__________ 480-206-0330 Garnetentury Edge Technologies_______ 562-243-4659 Mechanical Design Barton International_______800-741-7756 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 ROBOTICS Delcam______________877-335-2261 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Waterjet Bricks Sherpa Design__ _ _______ 503-771-3570 LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 Post-Processor Software Robotic Part Loading Systems GMA Garnet Group ________ 832-243-9300 Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 ROUTERS Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 SPINDLES & SLIDES

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US Carbide Tool_________ 480-775-3812 Perry Pallet Co._________360-366-5239 LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818

Waterjet Hoppers Barton International_______ 800-741-7756

GMA Garnet Group ________ 832-243-9300 Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___503-691-0955 Waterjet Replacement Parts SAFETY GMN USA LLC___________800-686-1679 Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 Fire Protection Systems Rotarex North America_____ 480-689-8756 Setco _______________714-222-6523 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946 Spindle Sales New SAWS C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___503-691-0955 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Band & Cut-Off Saws GMN USA LLC___________800-686-1679 WIRE MANAGEMENT Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Setco _______________714-222-6523 LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 SERVICES TRAINING Data Communications AS9100 Registration Six Sigma Training LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 Great Western Registrar_____ 623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Electrical ISO Consulting/Registration Business Appraisal Exit Strategies Group______ 707-292-2750 Great Western Registrar______623-580-1881 LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 WOOD PRODUCTS Lean Consulting Training Custom Packaging/Shipping Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 Perry Pallet Co._________ 360-366-5239 Supplies Lambie Engineering________ 509-868-3100 Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898Lean Engineering Just Added:

Engineering/Mechanical Design Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 ISO / AS9100 Certification Facility Expansion/ BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 New Construction Campbell Corp__________800-997-9996 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Productivity Training Financial Services Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 Intech Funding_________ 800-553-9208 USED MACHINERY Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692

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AATC________________ 602-268-1467 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 EDM Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 BRAZING-JOINING

NW Rapid Mfg._________ 503-434-85577 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 3D Scanning

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776

NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906

CHEMICAL ETCHING PMA Photometals_________480-773-3239

EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_____________ 586-716-5151

SLS (Selctive Laser Sintering)

Precision Casting Repair______801-972-2345


EDM: Drilling Small Hole


Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601

Bar & Plate Cutting

Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654

Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054

Brazing: Dip

AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600

EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking)

Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 BENDING Brazing: Vacuum Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 Mandrel Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 DIE CASTING EDM: Wire Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 BROACHING SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 DIES Speciality Bending Specialty Steel Services______801-539-8252 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Tool & Dies Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 CABLE ASSEMBLIES Micropulse West Inc.________480-966-2300 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Structrual Bending CASTING Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 DEBURRING Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 Tube and Pipe Bending Sub-Assembly Builds EDGING Investment Casting-Precision Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

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Passivation Coating Technologies_____ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Polishing Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 Hexatron Engineering_______801-363-8010 Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 FABRICATION Architectural Forming & Fabrication Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Fabrication: Sheet Metal AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721

EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973

Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671

Powder Coating Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Sandblasting SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 EZ-ACCESS_____________ 800-258-8503 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 FINISHING Shot Peen Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Silk Screening Forming & Fabrication Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 FIXTURING Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 GASKETS Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Titanium Coating Services_____ 562-548-2550 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Medium & Large Galvanizing: Hot Dip AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 GRINDING TMM Precision __________ 800-448-9448 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878

NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721

Glass Bead Clean

AZ Tool Steel___________ 877-795-1600

Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Liquid Painting Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 MPI International_________ 956-631-6880 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Solid Form Fabrication_____ 503-435-1400 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Fabrication: Custom Metal


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Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700


Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Howard Precision Machine____ 801-619-9850

HONING/LAPPING TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Grinding, Blanchard PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 HYDRAULIC REPAIR Diversified Metal Services_____801-972-6093 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 INJECTION MOLDS Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700


Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700


Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320


Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821

Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Thermal-Vac Technology_____714-997-2601 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Grinding, Double Disc

Laser Cutting: 3D

Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 LEVELING Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 MACHINING Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Grinding: OD

Heat Treating/Aerospace

NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080

Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634

Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748

Precision Tech___________801-285-7288

Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 MESCO_______________626-303-5680

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337


Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700

Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634

TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630 LASER CUTTING Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 Grinding, Centerless

Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700

Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __253-395-7381

TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Machining: 5-Axis Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923

Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Cascade Engineering Tech ___ 503-266-1300

AATC________________ 602-268-1467

Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Central Valley Machine_____ 435-752-0934

Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______661-294-0644

Machining: Aerospace

Grinding: Surface

Large Capacity Drop Bottom

Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778

Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381

Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966


Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422

Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115


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Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Savage Machining Inc.______ 805-584-8047

Scott FerguSon

Marketing & Sales Manager

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866

Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Western Precision Products, Inc.__ 503-786-8923 Machining: Ceramics Advanced O’Keefe Ceramics_________ 719-687-0888 Machining: Horizontal Boring Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Machining: Proto-R & D Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______ 661-294-0644 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _ 253-395-7381 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Central Valley Machine______435-752-0934 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Machining: CNC Milling Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______661-294-0644

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Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Savage Machining Inc.______805-584-8047 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Machining: Production Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Central Valley Machine_____ 435-752-0934 Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Western Precision Products, Inc._ 503-786-8923 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Machining: Large Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Machining: Medical Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866

Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Rickard Engineering _______ 866-845-8838


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Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Machining: Shaft Turning


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Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342

Machining: Turning Large

Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763

Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing Machining: Swiss Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Personal Collectables Polishing MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Contract Manufacturing Production Polishing Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 METALIZING Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Western Precision Products, Inc._ 503-786-8923 MOLDING: RUBBER Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Machining: Turning Molds: Plastic Injection Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 MOLDS dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__ 360-735-3763 Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Larkin Precision Machine____ 831-438-2700 Molds: High Volume Class 100 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 Bridge Molds Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 Savage Machining Inc._____ 805-584-8047 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 Insert Molding Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Strom Manufacturing______ 503-447-1021 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 PC BOARDS Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Surface Mount & Thru Hole Western Precision Products, Inc._ 503-786-8923 Western Precision Products, Inc.__ 503-786-8923 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 Industrial Manufacturing Machining: Ultra Precision PLASTIC MACHINING Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Machining: Turning With Live PLATING Tooling Turnkey Product Services Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906

PLASTIC MOLDING 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________503-720-0572 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Mold Making 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________503-720-0572 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 PLATING ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906

Anodizing ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906

Bright Tin Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Chem Film PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906

Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Chrome/Nickel/Palladium EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Coating Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 EPSI________________714-519-9423 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906

Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648

Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Bin Service Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 Hard Chrome Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Excess Material Handling Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Tin Plating Full Service Scrap Management NAD CAP & Boeing Approved Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 Processes Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Scrap Metal Prrocessing TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Nickel-Bright Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 PLASMA CUTTING Waste Metal Management Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930

G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Calbag Metals Company _____253-283-8657 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 Wood Products Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 PRECISION FORMING Copper Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Pacific Tool, Inc_________ 425-882-1970 Tin / Zinc Plate TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Electro-Polishing SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 PROCESSING: METAL TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311

Embrittlement Relief EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Titanium Nitride (TiN) Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Electroless Nickel ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311

REPAIR CNC-PROS_____________ 602-344-9753 ROLLING Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 SANDBLASTING Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 Production Sawing

LA Specialties___________602-269-7612 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 SEWING PROTOTYPES Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN) SHEARING NW Rapid Mfg._________ 503-434-8557 Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 PUNCHING Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN) SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 Passivation SILICONE Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Gold Silver Plating ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052



Perry Pallet Co.__________360-366-5239

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QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117

SINTERING Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Western Sintering_________ 509-375-3096 RECYCLING MATERIALS


Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel, United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292

EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 WATERJET CUTTING Accutech Machine Inc_______801-975-1117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Stamping: Light


Marzee Inc.___________ 602-269-5801 Milco Waterjet__________ 714-373-0098 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838

Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting Stamping: Production/

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776


Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838

SPLINES Specialty Steel Services_____ 801-539-8252

Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038



Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838

SPRINGS Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830

Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 WELDING Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 Cogitic______________ 719-473-8844 TESTING Custom Metal Fabrication____ 503-788-5701 Non-Destructive Testing G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Stress Relieving Testing Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Thermal Shock Testing PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 THERMAL SPRAY Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714 Weld Metal Works________ 503-788-5701 Welding: Aluminum TOOL & DIE DESIGN

SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 SPRINGS: CUSTOM Extension/Compression/ Coil Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 STAMPING PRECISION AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Stamping:Design SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Stamping:Flat Forming Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080

Medium & Large Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069

Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 TOOL Cutting & Grinding NADCAP Welding Powerhaus Precision______ 480-225-8845 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 TOOLING Robotic Welding Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Lambie Engineering______509-868-3100 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Welding: Precision Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 TUBE BENDING &

PRECISION MANUFACTURING FOR CRITICAL APPLICATIONS G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 WIRE FORMING Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830

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EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 CUTTING FAB Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778


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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...38,55 AATC...55 Accutech Machine, inc...59 Ace Wire & Spring Form...60 Aeroform, Inc...58 Aero Tech Manufacturing...56 Al Hirth...61 Albina Co, Inc...9,55 Alpha Precision Machining...57 AMCON SHOW...41 Application Specialties Inc...48 Arizona Finishing...57 Arizona Hard Chrome...59 Asko Group...59 ATI...58 Bar-S...56 Barton International...32,54 Bending Solutions...61 Bixby Machine Tool Supply...50 BMSC...34,48 Bralco...52 Byington Steel Treating...57 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc...52 Calbag Recycling...60 Campbell Corp...51 Cascade Engineering Tech...58 Cascade Systems Technologies...56 Castrol...63 Chemtool...18,48 Cimatron...7,53 Clings...60,64 CLS Fabrication Inc...56 Coast Aluminum...44,49 Coastal Metals...6,49 Coating Technologies...22,56 Cogitic...29,61 Columbia Mfg. Services...57 Controlled Thermal Tech...59 Current EDM, Inc....52 Cycle Time Solutions...50 Desert EDM...39,48 Desert Machine Sales...48 Doosan...17 dtiEXACT...37,55 EDM Network...31,48 EDM Performance..48,49 Edge Technologies...25,49,52 Ellison Technologies...17,48 EPSI...58 Evans Precision...61 Exit Startagies..51 EZ-ACCESS...55 Fahey Machinery...11,19,49-51 Faustson...56 Flex-Pro...56 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Flow...48,49,54 Focus Investment Banking...1,26-28 Foresight Finishing...42,43,58 Frontier Tecchni-Kote...21,61 Fry Steel...50 Ganesh...49 Gillaspie...58 Global EDM Supply...49 GMA Garnet Group...20,51 GMN...24,50 Gold Tech...57 Gorilla Metals Inc...50 Gosiger...50,51 Group Manufacturing...56 Grovtec...12,55 Hangsterfers...48,50 Horizon Carbide...50 Howard Precision Mach. Prod...41,60 Hurco...3 Industrial Machine Services...58 Industrial Metal Supply Co....14,53 Industrial Precision Grinding...60 KD Capital...52 King Machine...53 Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...24,49 Lambie Engineering...51 Larkin Precision...59 Layke Inc...58 Layke Tactical...58 Leadtek...60 LeGrand...22,54 Machine and Fabrication LLC...23,59 Machinists Inc....33,55 Mario Pinto...50 MESCO...56 MET-TEK Inc...56 Methods Machine Tools Inc...49 Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...58 Micropulse West...57 Midaco Corporation...50 Milco...60 Mountain View Machining...57 Newport Tool...61 North-South Machinery...15,48 Northwestern Machinery...51 Okeefe Ceramics...20, 55 ONA EDM USA...53 Optical Gaging Products Inc...51 Pacific Swiss...14,61 PAS Technologies...56 Perceptron...53 Performance Machine Tools...8,52 Perry Pallet...53 Phoenix Heat Treat...57 Pinnacle Precision...57

Portland Precision...58 Precious Metals Plating...38,61 Precision Die & Stamping...56 Real Axis Machining...58 RevolutionMachine Tools...2,50 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 Rosco Precision Machinery...3,48 Rotarex...54 Royal products...36,49 Ryerson...5,48 S.L. Fusco...63 Seastrom...61 Selway Machine Tool Co...48,50 Sentry Insurance...52 Sequoia Brass & Copper...54 Setco Spindles & Slides...53 SigmaTEK...52 SMH Inc LLC...45,55 Specialty Steel...56 Spring Works Utah...56 Star Metal Fluids...49 Steel Services Grinding...57 Strom Manufacturing...55 Summit Machine Tool...40,48 Sun Grinding...56 Superior Grinding...55 Sustaining Edge...51 Swift Tool...16,35,43,49,52 Teton...58 TFC Plating...57 Thermal-Vac...58 Titanium Coating Services...41,60 Toolnet...1, 26-28,53 Tool Technology...53 Tormach...23 Treske...37,58 Trusty Cook...48 TVT Die Casting...46-47,55 United Perferformance Metal...10,52 US Carbide...54 US Shop Tools...13,52 Valley Machine Shop...56 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...49 Weiser Engineering...57 Westec...43 Western Precision Products...12,55 Western Sintering...36,55 Wrico Stamping...55 XCentric...25 Zachman Machinery....53 Zeiss Metrology...48

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A2Z Manufacturing West Coast 1538 E. La Vieve Lane Tempe, AZ 85284

PRECISION CNC TUBE BENDING AND FABRICATING Custom precision tube bending diameters ranging from .250” to 2.50” inches in diameter. Cling’s Aerospace can provide internal and external end finishing including: beading, flaring and swaging. Our material capabilities include aluminum, stainless steel and chromoly. With a combined 75 years of tube bending experience we can not only meet, but exceed all your tube bending requirements to become your premier tube bending provider.

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