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Editor’s Corner The Last 300Years WereYears Of Human Progress We tend to hear bad news first and foremost and some people say bad news travels fast, or bad news sells. But what if you found out that things are much better than what you hear? People are living longer and the world as a whole is much more prosperous than it was even a century ago.The data doesn’t lie so here are a few positives to chew on: Homicides 30 years ago were at a rate of 8.5 per 100,000, 11% of us fell below the poverty line and we emitted 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide and 34.5 million tons of particulate matter into our atmosphere.Today the numbers tell us we are doing much better and we are much cleaner; homicide is down to 5.3 per 100,000, with 3% of us falling below the poverty line. We emit 4 million tons of sulfur and 20.6 million tons of particulates and this is with us driving more and growing our manufacturing. There are many more people using the Internet and global communication and learning in general is faster than ever. We tend to hear negative things from the media and we can’t help but think the world is a shooting gallery, but the inverse is true today. We live much longer, our quality of life has tripled, and we are less likely to be in an unsafe environment because of the enlightened race of human beings. Over the past century, Americans have become 96% less likely to be killed in an auto accident, 88% less likely to be mowed down on the sidewalk, 99% less likely to die in a plane crash, 59% less likely to fall to their deaths, 92% less likely to die by fire, 90% less likely to drown, 92% less likely to be asphyxiated, and 95% less likely to be killed on the job. Life in other rich countries is even safer, and life in poorer countries will get safer as they get richer. As people are getting healthier, richer, safer and freer, they are also becoming more knowledgeable and smarter.Two centuries ago, 12% of the world could read and write; today 85% can. Literacy and education will soon be universal, for girls as well as for boys. The schooling, together with health and wealth, is literally making us smarter—by 30 IQ points, or two standard deviations above our ancestors. As societies become wealthier and better educated, they raise their sights to the entire planet. Since the dawn of the environmental movement in the 1970s, the world has emitted fewer pollutants, cleared fewer forests, spilled less oil, set aside more preserves, extinguished fewer species, saved the ozone layer and may have peaked in its consumption of oil, farmland, timber, cars and perhaps even coal. How should we think about future progress? The advances of the past are no guarantee that progress will continue; but as long as we move forward with an open mind and realize we are not the only ones on this planet we should continue our progress. Eventually there will be no poverty, a cleaner planet and atmosphere, with longer higher quality of life. We need to each do our part, spread the good news and squelch the doom Sayers with factual data. Life is good. In closing I would like to thank you all for being a very important part of our U.S. Manufacturing and for continuing to utilize our manufacturing magazine. Please call or email me with any positive news you may come across so I can share it with all of our readers. Thank you!


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Cover Gentec Manufacturing attains ISO 9001 / AS9100 Revision D Certification Announcements/Releases...................... 6-9 Feature Articles.................................1,28-30 Buyers Guide Equipment.....................48-54 Buyers Guide Processes.......................55-61 Card Gallery.........................................48-61 Index Of Advertisers................................62 Editorial................................... Throughout

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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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Announcements & Releases I’ve worked in the tooling i n d u s t r y f o r ove r 3 0 years, first with the DoAll Company for 20 years selling band saw machines and shop supplies. I helped customers optimize their sawing applications, also helped them with milling and turning applications. I also worked for Methods Machine Tools for 3 1/2 years selling milling machines and lathes all across Washington and Oregon. Working closely with customers, I really enjoyed helping them find the right machine for their needs. Now working with Swift Tool, I’m in charge of sales for the territory north of Seattle. I’m very excited to be selling industrial shop supplies as well as the complete line of world class SwiftCarb end mills designed and manufactured at the Kent facility. In my spare time I build award wining hydroplanes!

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Portland Precision Manufacturing Company Portland Precision Manufacturing Company specializes in both the high tolerance, difficult & complex 5 axis machined assemblies, as well as the simple CNC machined component. From one part to several thousand, with prototyping through full production runs available. Our commitment to quality comes first, as we are ISO 9001:2008 Certified, Itar Registered & AS9100 Compliant. With decades of experience, highly skilled machinists and advanced CNC machining capabilities, we can produce parts and components at tolerances within ±0.0005” or better. Portland Precision is very versatile in the wide range of materials that we machine. From all your standard alloys, including your different grades of Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Plastic, Steel, Copper based Alloys… To your more erotic, difficult to machine materials, like Titanium,Tungsten,Teflon, Beryllium, Nichol, Refractory Alloys, Castings, and your exotic plastics like Ultem, Peek, UHMW. Complete Secondary Operations, including bead blasting, heat treating, metal finishing, painting and assembly. Inspection capabilities include advanced CMM. CAD prototype manufacturing and in-house engineering assistance available. Established in 1967 Portland Precision has grown from a two man shop to one of the most versatile and advanced contract CNC precision machining

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Fahey Machinery Announces Expansion!


As we move into the New Year, Fahey Machinery Company Inc. continues to grow its sales team to better meet the need of our existing customers while expanding our customer base. The newest addition to Fahey’s sales team is Landon Banks. Landon began his career with Fahey Machinery Company as a Machine Sales Coordinator affording him insight into the entire sales order process through delivery and sign off by our customer. His interest in sales and passion for our product made this move a natural next step in his career. Landon’s sales territory covers Eastern Washington, the Idaho Panhandle, and Montana.







Landon is no stranger to the industry being the son of our Sales Manager, Doug Banks. Doug and our President TJ Hatfield have mentored Landon and will continue to be a valuable resource as he tackles his new position. An Oregon native Landon currently resides in the Portland metro area, but is planning to relocate to Spokane, Washington which is centrally located in his sales territory.


Recently, Landon and his wife welcomed their first child into the world, a beautiful healthy baby girl. Landon hopes she will grow to have the same love and passion for his alma mater Oregon State University, translated; the Oregon Ducks, not to forget his other love, golf. Golf being Landon’s first career choice where his hard work landed him a professional ranking. He enjoyed the game and competition for several years before taking a different career path and joining the Fahey team.


Landon describes the favorite part of his new job as meeting both potential and existing clients and learning about their business. He has an extreme fascination with the manufacturing process from raw material to finished product and how each customer navigates the challenges associated with same. This curiosity and insight allow him to focus in on existing and future needs of his client. Lastly, a quote to live by according to Landon is, “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first steps of succeeding.” From all of us at Fahey Machinery Company Inc., we wish everyone great success in 2018!





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United Performance Metals Successfully Achieves Certification To Revision D Of Ss9100 And ISO 9001:2015 Cincinnati, OH – February 6, 2018 – United Performance Metals has successfully achieved certification to revision D of AS9100 and ISO 9001:2015. This achievement confirms the company’s commitment to providing the highest quality products and services.

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Machinists Inc. Acquires The Gear Works Assets Machinists Inc., Seattle acquired the assets of The Gear Works, Seattle. Hugh LaBossier, President, is proud to announce the addition of major gear box repair and precision gear machining to the wide range of manufacturing services that Machinists Inc. currently provides. Machinists Inc. has more than doubled its manufacturing space through this acquisition. Now close to 1/4 million sq. ft. Machinists Inc. will be able to supportlarger and more diverse projects for their customers including Boeing, Terex, General Atomics, Northrop Grumman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and many others. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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The scope of this registration includes the supply, processing, and distribution of stainless steel, titanium, and high temperature alloy sheet, strip, coil, plate, bar, forgings and consumable products for the aerospace and commercial markets. Processing methods include cutting to length, slitting, edging, shearing and laser/ water jet cutting. United Performance Metals (UPM), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a global distributor of high-performance specialty metals. UPM’s full line of high strength, high temperature, and corrosion resistant materials coupled with FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services provides quality solutions which support a variety of industries including aerospace, fastener, medical, power generation, oil and gas, semiconductor and many others. UPM is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and maintains nine service centers worldwide. For more information, visit

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New Advanced Manufacturing Training Center Opens in Kent, The Frontier Group will retain all prime approvals, and with the expansion, now offers additional services, including: Washington • NDTfor (Non-Destructive Testing) Kent, Washington has a new home advanced manufacturing. The Advanced Manufacturing Prep • Chem Filma grand opening on December 6th in partnership with the (AMP) Training Center was unveiled during • Magnetic Particle Inspection City of Kent and Port of Seattle. ª Fusion Weld • Braze The 3,000 square foot training center offers a suite of advanced manufacturing programs geared towards

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What may sound like dystopian fiction could become a reality for Amazon warehouse workers around the world.The company has won two patents for such a wristband, though it was unclear if Amazon planned to actually manufacture the tracking device and have employees wear it. The online retail giant, which plans to build a second headquarters and recently shortlisted 20 potential host cities for it, has also been known to experiment in-house with new technology before selling it worldwide. But the patent disclosure goes to the heart about a global debate about privacy and security. Amazon already has a reputation for a workplace culture that thrives on a hardhitting management style, and has experimented with how far it can push white-collar workers in order to reach its delivery targets. Privacy advocates, however, note that a lot can go wrong even with everyday tracking technology. Last month, the tech industry was jolted by the discovery that Strava, a fitness app that allows users to track their activities and compare their performance with other people running or cycling in the same places, had unwittingly highlighted the locations of U.S. military bases and the movements of their personnel in Iraq and Syria. In theory, Amazon’s proposed technology would emit ultrasonic sound pulses and radio transmissions to track where an employee’s hands were in relation to inventory bins, and provide “haptic feedback” to steer the worker toward the correct bin.

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Crawford agreed that the wristbands might save some time and labor, but he said the tracking was “stalkerish” and feared that workers might be unfairly scrutinized if their hands were found to be “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” “They want to turn people into machines,” he said. “The robotic technology isn’t up to scratch yet, so until it is, they will use human robots.” Many companies file patents for products that never see the light of day. And Amazon would not be the first employer to push boundaries in the search for a more efficient, speedy workforce. Companies are increasingly introducing artificial intelligence into the workplace to help with productivity, and technology is often used to monitor employee whereabouts. One company in London is developing artificial intelligence systems to flag unusual workplace behavior, while another used a messaging application to track its employees. In Wisconsin, a technology company called Three Square Market offered employees an opportunity to have microchips implanted under their skin, it said, to be able to use its services seamlessly. Initially, more than 50 out of 80 staff members at its headquarters in River Falls volunteered. By Ceylan Yeginsu – The New York Times A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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St. Louis, MO - The new Eclipse 12-100 is a ground up re-design of the famous Hydromat concept with all new components. The machine’s 2m-dimater ductile-iron casting is nearly twice as large as the traditional 12-station Hydromat machine. Each tool spindle has 3-axis or 4-axis which eliminates the need to add 3-axis flanges for that capability. The Eclipse features all-electric servo spindles and slides. No hydraulics are needed for tool spindle motion as in previous Hydromat machines.These new technologies, along with the beefier base, yield better accuracy and repeatability. The bar-fed collet version of the Eclipse 12-100 has a maximum workpiece diameter of 65mm (2.5”), nearly double the standard Hydromat machine, 12 12••FEB FEB- -MAR MAR‘18 ‘18


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President Donald Trump approved tariffs on solar cells and modules imported into the U.S., but whether they will be enough to save embattled Hillsboro manufacturer SolarWorld Americas Inc. was unclear. Trump called for tariffs beginning at 30 percent and declining gradually to 15 percent over four years. The company had sought a 50 percent levy on imports from around the globe. “We are still reviewing these remedies, and are hopeful they will be enough to address the import surge and to rebuild solar manufacturing in the United States,” Juergen Stein, the company’s CEO and president, said in a statement. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, a staunch SolarWorld ally, sounded skeptical.

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“I’ll be closely studying this decision to see if it will be sufficient to level the playing field for American solar manufacturers against the flood of foreign-made solar panels,” the Oregon Democrat said in a statement. “However, I am concerned that the administration did not follow the bipartisan International Trade Commission’s recommendations, and instead offered weaker relief.” The Solar Energy Industries Association, a SolarWorld foe on the trade issue, criticized the administration’s decision, saying “it will ultimately cost tens of thousands of hard-working, blue-collar Americans their jobs” by raising prices and dampening solar growth. SolarWorld Americas is the largest U.S. maker of solar panels and the last asset remaining in SolarWorld AG after the German company’s May bankruptcy. German media reported last month that 15 parties were interested in bidding on it — but were awaiting the Trump decision. SolarWorld joined bankrupt Georgia manufacturer Suniva Inc. in the trade case last May, and in September U.S. trade regulators found that the companies were being seriously harmed by cheap imports, mostly from Chinese companies, often operating through various Asian countries to avoid existing tariffs on products from China. In October, Stein told the Business Journal that SolarWorld could potentially double its production capacity in Hillsboro and grow its workforce to more than 1,000 employees should it succeed in winning tariffs on imports. But the broader solar industry fiercely opposed imposing tariffs, and found allies in free-trade advocates and environmentalists.


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“President Trump just placed a huge and unnecessary hurdle in front of an industry that’s hitting its stride,” Kevin Steinberger, policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement Monday. “This shortsighted and counterproductive decision couldn’t come at

a worse time. We can’t afford to handicap such a critical resource for powering America’s clean energy economy.” GTM Research estimated that the tariffs would “increase solar panel costs by 10 to 12 cents per watt,” Greentech Media reported, which would trim the solar market by 8.3 percent. TheTrump remedy excludes the first 2.5 gigawatts of imports each year, less than a quarter of the estimated 11.8 gigawatts installed in the U.S. in 2017. In a fact sheet, the U.S. Trade Representative focused on China, although the tariffs apply globally. “China’s industrial planning has included a focus on increasing Chinese capacity and production of solar cells and modules, using state incentives, subsidies, and tariffs to dominate the global supply chain,” the trade representative said, adding that China produces 60 percent of the world’s solar cells and 71 percent of panels.

In a news release, the trade representative said it would “engage in discussions among interested parties that could lead to positive resolution of the separate antidumping and countervailing duty measures currently imposed on Chinese solar products and U.S. polysilicon.” China responded to the earlier round of U.S. tariffs, ordered in a case also brought by SolarWorld, with tariffs on U.S. polysilicon, the material used to make solar cells, which are connected together to make panels. “We will work with the U.S. government to implement these remedies, including future negotiations, in the strongest way possible to benefit solar manufacturing and its thousands of American workers to ensure that U.S. solar manufacturing is world-class competitive for the long term,” SolarWorld’s Stein said. By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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CONTRACTS Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $126,500,000 for modification P00007 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target, cost-plusfixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048). This modification provides for long lead items in support of the low rate initial production of seven Lot III CH-53K aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in January 2019. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $126,500,000 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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The Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, is being awarded $8,857,043 for modification P00007 to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-17-D-0004) for additional F/A-18E/F and EA-18G sensor system software and hardware development. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed in December 2021. No funds will be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. The Naval AirWarfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

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Longbow LLC, Orlando, Florida, was awarded an $8,846,716 modification (P00050) to contract W31P4Q-16-C-0035 for laser and longbow Hellfire engineering services. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida; Ocala, Florida; and Anniston, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 12, 2019. Fiscal 2016, 2017 and 2018 other procurement (Army); and operations and maintenance 6:33 AM (Army) funds in the combined amount of $8,846,716 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $60,903,323 hybrid (fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost-plus-incentive-fee) contract for the mission computing upgrade installation and checkout of four Japanese E-767 aircraft and associated ground systems.Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2022. This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Japanese letter of offer and acceptance case funds in the amount of $56,969,735 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-18-C-0001). Raytheon Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded $56,042,840 for firm-fixed-price delivery order for the repair of the APG 65/73 radar systems in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed by February 2019. Fiscal 2018 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $27,460,991 will be obligated at time of award, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One company was solicited for this sole-source non-competitive requirement in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia,


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Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00383-18-F-N700). B & D Electric Inc.,* Washington, Indiana, is being awarded a requirements contract with a maximum amount of $20,000,000 for electrical services at the Naval Support Activity, Crane, Indiana; and Glendora Test Facility, Sullivan, Indiana. The work to be performed provides for electrical utility work for both high voltage and interior building electrical distribution. Services include but are not limited to various interior and exterior electrical maintenance and repair, installation of interior electrical work, fiber installation and repairs, and electrical utility systems, including provision of pole mounted and pad mounted transformers, wiring, conduit, underground electrical distribution systems, electrical substations and substations equipment, overhead transmission and distribution systems, generators, trenching, concrete, asphalt, isolation switches, earthwork, clearing and grubbing, seeding, and asbestos removal that is part of electrical utility work. Work will be performed in Crane, Indiana (99 percent); and Sullivan, Indiana (1 percent). The term of the contract is not to exceed 36 months with an expected completion date of February 2021. No funds are being obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as future task orders are issued and will be primarily be funded by working capital (Army); and working capital (Navy). No task orders are being issued at this time. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with one proposal received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N40085-18-D-1612). Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $14,035,489 firm-fixed-price contract for a 47-calendar day shipyard availability

for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). Work will include furnishing general services for the ship, forward aqueous fire-fighting foam system piping replacement, docking and un-docking vessel, propeller shaft and stern tube inspection, underwater hull cleaning and painting, freeboard cleaning and painting, freshwater stern tube lubrication system installation, and flight deck nonskid renewal. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $14,035,489. Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon (beginning March 28, 2018), and is expected to be completed by May 13, 2018. Fiscal 2018 operation and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $14,035,489 are being obligated at the time of award, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk,Virginia, is the contracting activity (N3220518C4252). Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, is being awarded an unpriced change order with an not-to-exceed $23,293,599 increase by modification (P00044) to previously awarded sole-source contract HQ0147-12-C-0005 for Army Navy/ Transportable Radar engineering services for software development and maintenance relating to the foreign military sale (FMS) case to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract from $717,661,604 to $740,955,203.The work will be performed inWoburn, Massachusetts with an expected completion date of November 2019. UAE FMS funds in the amount of $9,800,000 will be obligated at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (HQ0147). A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Olympia Lawmakers Renew Push For Statewide Tax Cut For Manufacturers Lawmakers in Olympia have introduced a bill in the state Legislature as part of a renewed push to secure tax cuts for manufacturing companies statewide. Washington state Senate Bill 6542, a bipartisan effort sponsored by Republican Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, and involving Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, proposes a 40 percent reduction in business and occupation taxes for manufacturers. Others backing the effort include Sens. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, and Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver. Their legislation, if eventually approved, would phase in B&O tax reductions of 10 percent per year over a four year period, cutting the current tax rate from 0.484 percent to 0.2904 percent, Baumgartner says. That would give manufacturing businesses parity with the manufacturing tax rate paid by Boeing and other aerospace businesses, the lawmakers argue. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. We need to give David the same tax rate as Goliath,” Baumgartner said in a news release. The lawmakers contend that manufacturing employment is the only sector in this state with job losses in the 21st century.“Manufacturing jobs are critical to helping rural and suburban areas experience some of the same economic success urban communities have seen in recent years,” Braun said. Higher overall state tax revenues generated by the economic boom in Seattle should cover the costs of A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The prior version of the bill would have benefited more than 10,000 companies, according to the state Department of Revenue. The effort was controversial because it was passed in the middle of the night with little public consultation. The center estimates the new bill’s tax cuts would cost state coffers about $75 million over a four year period, and $80 million annually after that. The Washington Policy Center calls itself an independent, nonprofit co n se r vat ive t h ink t a nk t hat promotes public policy, which it says is “based on free-market solutions.” By Andrew McIntosh – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal

Boeing Continues Push For Hybrid-Electric Planes With Investment In Battery Startup Boeing said it has invested in a tiny company developing the nextgeneration of battery technology for potential aerospace and other industrial applications. In the latest deal led by the jet maker’s venture capital and innovation arm, Boeing HorizonX took a slice of Cuberg Inc., a Berkeley, Californiabased advanced battery startup founded in April 2015 by former Stanford

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The deal also marked Boeing’s first investment in an energy storage company, and comes 10 months after HorizonX also backed regional hybrid electric aircraft company, Zunum Aero of Kirkland. Boeing HorizonX Ventures led what was a second seed investment round in Cuberg, which included a follow-up investment by HPC Energy Services, a Canadian integrated energy services company that also produce batteries for oil and gas uses. Cuberg CEO Richard Wang, a member of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial research fellowship program, said Cuberg is excited about financial backing from the Chicago-based aerospace giant. “With funding from Boeing, we will expand both our team and our

It combines a lithium metal anode, and proprietary electrolyte and high-voltage cathode to achieve high energy density and thermal durability. Zunum Aero, the hybrid electric airplane startup backed by Boeing, has opened a new office in Chicago and says it’s aiming to have one of its planes enter commercial service in 2022. To finance its growth and development work to date, Cuberg has received $375,000 in grants.nIn September 2016, the startup also closed a $900,000 private placement and signed a joint development agreement with an unidentified industrial battery manufacturer. Cuberg was named one of the top seven startups in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Cleantech University Prize competition in 2016. By Andrew McIntosh – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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faster than today’s fastest commercial jets, at a speed greater than 1,000 mph. The AS2 saves as much as three hours across the Atlantic and more than five hours across the Pacific. Aerion is working with Lockheed Martin and GE Aviation to develop the AS2. The AS2’s inter ior car r ies 12, in largebusiness-jet comfort up to 5,400 nautical miles. Maximum cruise speed is Mach 1.4, about 55 percent faster than today’s fastest commercial jets, at a speed greater than 1,000 mph. The latest MOU was an outgrowth of extensive discussions between Aerion and Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works Advanced Development Programs team, the brains behind many types of revolutionary aircraft. Lockheed has developed leading supersonic combat aircraft — the F-16, the F-35, and F-22 — as well as the Mach 3+ SR-71 reconnaissance aircraftBy Robert J. Terry – Senior Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal

Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs in January, Paced by Durable Goods US manufacturing added 15,000 jobs in January with durable goods doing the heavy lifting. Makers of durable goods increased payrolls by 18,000 jobs, according to a breakdown by industry sector issued by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The non-durable goods sector lost 3000 jobs.

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Within durable goods, the major gainers were transportation equipment, up 5700 jobs, and machinery, up 5400. However, one part of the transportation category — motorized vehicle and parts — lost 300 jobs. Other durable goods categories posting job gains included fabricated metal products (up 3100) and non-metallic mineral products (up 1900). Durable goods categories recording job losses included furniture, down 1300. The overall manufacturing job gain wasn’t as robust as recent months but still represented a

Manufacturing totaled 12.555 million on a seasonally adjusted basis in January. That was an increase from an adjusted 12.54 million in December and 12.369 million in January 2017. Total non-farm employment rose by 200,000 jobs last month, the bureau said in a statement. That was better than a forecast gain of 180,000 by economists polled by Reuters. The US unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1%, the bureau said. Manufacturing jobs peaked in June 1979 (19.6 million on a seasonally adjusted basis, 19.7 million unadjusted). That sank to a low of 11.45 million adjusted and 11.34 million unadjusted in February 2010 following a severe recession caused by the 2008 financial crisis. Since that low, new manufacturing jobs have been created requiring increased skills because of increased automation and technology in factories.By Bill Koenig, Senior Editor, A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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images onto the lens. Intel has been intensely interested in augmented and virtual reality headsets for years. In mid-2015, the company acquired Canadian augmented reality startup Recon Instruments, makers of a line of Internet-connected glasses for athletes and industrial workers. The following year, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unveiled a standalone virtual reality headset called Project Alloy. But Intel scrapped both projects last year, reportedly rolling the remaining members of the Recon Instruments team into Vaunt. Augmented reality glasses have yet to find a strong foothold in the market. Alphabet's Google Glass failed to catch on with consumers, and was repurposed as Google Glass Enterprise Edition, with applications for factory workers at Boeing, GE and DHL, Wired reported last year.


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Microsoft Corp. has pitched its HoloLens glasses as popular with car designers. Florida-based Magic Leap has raised more than $1 billion in venture funding for its still-unreleased augmented reality glasses. Looming over every project, even those in development, is Apple, which is reportedly working on a pair of smart glasses to complement the iPhone and Apple Watch. Companies are expected to sell some $110 billion worth of augmented and virtual reality hardware by the

year 2025, analysts at Goldman Sachs estimate. By Luke Stangel

New Data Suggests Waymo Is King Of Autonomous Cars, With GM Making Big Strides Alphabet self-driving car spinoff Waymo continues to lead the pack in autonomous car testing in California, completing some 352,000 miles on testing on public roads in 2017, according to new data out this week from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Not only did Waymo complete more than twice as many miles of public road tests than its next closest competitor, General Motors Co., it also led in safety. Waymo’s fleet of 75 test cars collectively traveled around 960 miles per day in 2017. Safety drivers inside those cars were forced to take over control of the car just 63 times last year, meaning the cars traveled around 5,595 miles per safety disengagement, according to the DMV data. That track record sharply contrasts with Mercedes-Benz, which tested three autonomous cars on California’s roads in 2017, driving a total of 1,087 miles. But the data suggests those miles were fraught with problems — with safety drivers taking over control of their cars 842 times, or roughly once every 1.3 miles. GM was the second most active autonomous car company in California last year, with 94 test cars completing some 131,000 miles, largely confined to San

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Bombardier notches stunning win as U.S. trade officials rule against Boeing In a Bombardier Inc. victory few industry observers expected, the U.S. International Trade Commissiony ruled in favor of the Canadian manufacturer over the Boeing Co. in a key decision on the hotly contested trade dispute between the two companies. The ITC ruled unanimously that the Boeing Co. was not materially harmed by what it claimed were unfairly subsidized low prices offered to Delta Air Lines by Bombardier for its new C Series passenger jet. (Wichita Business Journal) USAF General: Boeing tanker could be certified in 60 days Wichita’s McConnell Air Force Base could finally be getting its first KC-46A Pegasus tanker in the next few months. According to a report from Defense News, Gen. Carlton Everhart, the U.S. Air Force’s head of Air Mobility Command, said the aircraft’s maker, the Boeing Co., could get final certification on the tanker from the Federal Aviation Administration before the end of the first quarter. (Wichita Business Journal) Five things to watch for in Boeing’s financial results Boeing delivered a staggering 61 of its single-aisle 737 jets to customers in December, a milestone that will generate cash for the jet maker as it reports its 2017 financial results next week. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

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Boeing CEO to lower aircraft prices withTrump’s corporate tax cuts Boeing will use some of the savings from new corporate tax cuts to lower jet prices and better compete against Airbus, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in an interview with the Seattle Times this week. The Chicago-based jet maker is about to save hundreds of millions of dollars each year from tax cuts passed by Republicans in Congress and signed by President Donald Trump. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

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Chicago-based Boeing Co. has operations around the country. Here are other recent stories reported by The Business Journals. Boeing continues push for hybrid-electric planes with investment in battery startup Boeing said it has invested in a tiny company developing the next-generation of battery technology for potential aerospace and other industrial applications. In the latest deal led by the jet maker’s venture capital and innovation arm, Boeing HorizonX took a slice of Cuberg Inc., a Berkeley, California-based advanced battery startup founded in April 2015 by former Stanford University researchers. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he’s “dying to build” an all-electric pickup truck, and hopes to have one in production after building the Model Y, the company’s forthcoming compact SUV crossover. “I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y,” Musk tweeted, responding to a request from the Vancouver Seed Bank. “Have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years. Am dying to build it.” Pressing for details, one Twitter user asked how the new truck would compare to the Ford F-150. “Similar total size,” Musk responded. “Maybe slightly bigger to account for a really gamechanging (I think) feature I’d like to add.”

Automakers sold an estimated 916,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. in N o v e m b e r, compared to around 481,000 cars. The F-150 has been A m e r i c a ’s best-selling vehicle since the 1980s, routinely selling more than 70,000 trucks per month.

The company sells three cars, the Model S, Model X and Model 3, and last quarter produced a little over 275 cars per day. By comparison, GM produces more than 8,100 cars per day.


Tesla has promised to produce five additional vehicles: the Semi, the Roadster, Model Y, a pickup truck, and a small, selfdriving public bus. Tesla says its new all-electric roadster will be the fastest production car in the world. To g a i n widespread adoption, the Semi will require a national network of “Megacharger” stations to be built, and the bus will require regulatory approvals that don’t yet exist for autonomous public transportation. On top of that, Tesla is also tackling the residential solar and energy storage market. It remains unclear how far along the pickup truck is in development, or when it might begin selling to the public. Ford is developing a gas-electric hybrid version of the F-150, despite evidence suggesting pickup truck owners are the least likely consumers in America to care about fuel efficiency, let alone electrification, Bloomberg reports. The workforce at the plant has swelled to 10,000 as Tesla ramps up production on the Model 3.



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Gentec Manufacturing Inc. “In Pursuit of a Higher Standard” Gentec Manufacturing Inc. is a production level precision machine shop and is pleased to announce that it just successfully certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100 Rev. D. Gentec has roots in the Bay Area and was started over 40 years ago to support the semi-conductor industry. Purchased by the Diaz family in 2001 and hailing from San Jose, CA, Gentec operates its business from facilities over 10,000 square feet with some of the most rigid, high tolerance, 4 & 5 axis machines in the manufacturing industry. The team at Gentec is empowered by management to continually improve the processes they utilize in manufacturing their components and assemblies. At its core Gentec is staffed with precision machinists, technicians and inspectors, and yet deeper at the inner core is the Production Manager Mike Elder an MBA graduate, and President/CEO Mark Diaz, a degreed Mechanical Engineer. This dynamic duo maintains the yin and the yang of the company and challenges the team daily to exceed all expectations and to document every possible way to improve, work faster, and to work smarter, passing this all on to their customers with the highest in quality components and service. Mark is a Cal Poly SLO Mechanical Engineer (Mechatronics) graduate who worked his way through college working at various machine shops in San Luis Obispo and the Bay Area. You could say he is a machinist turned engineer turned machinist and has progressed to a successful entrepreneur and some say a master programmer. In this era of evolution, what A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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stood as a standard years ago is the distant twinkle of a star today. Mark and his team of highly trained professionals stay on the cutting edge of todays technology, utilizing SolidWorks for design, Geopath and MasterCam CAD CAM software for taking the model 3-D data to G-Code, innovative Visual Jobshop ERP software for running the business, and state of the art lathes and milling machines. Every job that comes into the Gentec facility receives top level attention and a special, unique manufacturing plan, from fixtures, tool holding to manufacturing and quality planning to job traveler processing. Mark’s dream has always been to be an ISO 9001/AS9100 certified company, not only to describe to customers the commitment to quality that is necessary to run a successful machine shop, but because he truly believes in the quality system that the certification represents. Mark and his team are very proud to have achieved ISO/ AS9100 certification (ISO 9001 since 2004, AS9100 since 2017) and they live it every day in how they all walk the walk of the highest quality designation with the best of the best of precision components. Mark said “When my family first bought the company in 2001 I was looking for a way to differentiate Gentec from the vast number of machine shops in the industry. To me, ISO certification was not an option but an absolute necessity if we were to show our customers how committed we were to being part of their production team. Then, after being successfully ISO certified for many years and working on aerospace projects

since 2004, I understood that the next level of quality,AS9100 was now the next goal that we absolutely must achieve. After reading the AS9100 standard over and over again I initially thought AS9100 was going to be a long term goal not achieved for many years. I knew that our system was near compliant to the new standard but there we still gaps that we were not sure how to overcome in a reasonable amount of time. After reading regularly in A2Z Manufacturing the many stories of shops similar to Gentec who were continually getting certified, I began to find a similar theme in many of the stories. That being Bretta Kelly and Debbie Hart of BSMC consistently appearing in these articles and advertisements with their very straightforward, clean and precise understanding of the AS9100 standard and how to best apply it to shops such as Gentec. After speaking to Bretta many times over the course of a few months, it was clear that she fully understood not only the standard itself, but how it fit with the system that we had already developed at Gentec over the years since our initial certification. This is when I knew AS9100 was not a far off dream but could become a true reality with the assistance of Bretta and Debbie. Not only did they modify our system and close the gaps, but they analyzed our existing system and eliminated many of the unnecessary and wasteful processes that were not adding value to us nor to our customers. This increased efficiency, even after adding some necessary processes to meet the new standard, actually reduced the amount of overall time that it takes to manage our now fully AS9100 certified quality system and allows us to focus more on meeting our customers expectations, tracking our performance in a more concise manner and working with our personnel on continual process improvements. This not only reaffirmed my belief that a highend quality system is not only an absolute necessity for Gentec and its customers but is a top tier method to manage a successful business. Mark continued “No system creates absolute perfection, what I

communicate to my crew is; while we may have an excellent certification that is only the beginning. Quality means not only that we strive for perfection, but we identify inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement in a prompt, straightforward and effective manner. This proactive way of thinking establishes a baseline method of thinking that can be applied across the entire operation and improves our system to move one step closer to our goal. I tell them that perfection is not a destination but an ongoing journey achieved only through teamwork, integrity and continual improvement. In all reality, quality very much mirrors life itself.” To that end, Mark uses a cool and easygoing approach in all manners of business operation which empowers his teammates to truly become part of the overall system by coming together to set and achieve systematic and ongoing goals. Mark says, “Gentec does not employ “machine operators”. Every team member is, or will be, a highly trained manufacturing professional. Every machinist must be able to setup their machine, measure parts that come off the machine and constantly monitor their work to maintain dimensions. Some individuals have worked up the ranks and have been mentored at the facility and eventually are certified as a machinist.” He continued, “For many years I was the only CNC Mill programmer at Gentec. Not long ago a long-term employee showed promise of being an excellent Mill programmer so I had a talk with him about what I saw for his future here at Gentec. I offered paid off site training, ongoing one on one training sessions between just he and I and now this long-term (6 years tenure) employee is not only a machinist but also a highly trained programmer for our company. I take great pride in seeing him program using new methods, such as 3D milling, that I have been able to teach him in a very short amount of time. There is something very gratifying about being able to pass on what I’ve learned in this industry and especially to someone with potential who can become a better machinist because of it.” Along with this individual, the team at Gentec is supported A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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by an extremely talented CNC Lathe programmer who manages that department entirely and also is encouraged to share his knowledge and experience with the team. Once a customer has a design in place Mark can utilize his Mechanical Engineering expertise to help to improve the drawings for ease of manufacturing. Mark works with his clients engineering departments to make sure everything fits and functions together at every level of tolerance in an assembly, checking for unnecessary hidden cost features and ensuring the individual components can be made in the most cost effective and harmonious method. Gentec is a true partner to their customers in that the help Mark affords is just part of being associated with his company. Mark wants to understand his customers’ business model and is here for the long term to support his customers to succeed and be profitable. As a result of this way of thinking Gentec’s major customers have been with them for over 10 years. This win-win way of life perpetuates the growth for both companies and displays the true partner ship of one hand washing the other. What do a few of Gentec’s customers have to say about them? “We have been doing business with Gentec for many years. I have had the pleasure of working with Gentec as the Supply Chain Manager for two of our corporate sites and they are very impressive and very easy to work with. Gentec is not like any job shop I have worked with in the past. They give impressive engineering assistance and they work very well with my engineering team. They like challenges, and they offer top level engineering support with the utmost flexibility. They are always improving the process and very proactive, I would recommend Gentec to any company looking for a true manufacturing partner!” -SCM for a large subcontract-manufacturing firm in the West. “We have been doing business with Gentec since 2004 and they are so easy to work with.They are extremely accommodating. Mike and Mark bend over backwards to make sure we are being taken care of. We are A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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in the East and the delivery of an extra week compared to suppliers on the East coast is more than worth it. They are my number 1 supplier! Their quality is top notch.They work very well with my engineering team helping to improve processes to make parts easier to machine If you are looking for a great supplier that really acts as an extension of your company call Gentec!” -Purchasing Agent for an East Coast Medical firm Gentec Manufacturing is a high quality, team oriented, process driven, CNC Precision Machine Shop specializing in multi-axis Milling, Turning and EDM work. Gentec understands the rigorous quality standards that are required in the medical, aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries and they have tailored their quality system to meet and exceed those standards including ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100 Rev D certified requirements. Gentec is a true believer in the quality standards that certification represents. Gentec sets the standard for responsive customer service, flexibility to their customer’s requirements and, of course, high quality parts on time, every time. We have proven ourselves to our customer base and continue to grow steadily but systematically to ensure we are consistently available to meet our customer’s needs. Gentec is a contract driven CNC machine shop capable of large and small volume production orders utilizing KanBan capability, blanket order releases, inventory stocking and complete one-time deliveries. Gentec also offers manufacturing engineering services to suggest potential design changes that may reduce cost and increase manufacturing efficiency. Gentec is your partner in manufacturing and they are committed to adjusting their systems to meet all customer needs. Gentec Manufacturing truly is and will always be In Pursuit of a Higher Standard.

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Five-Year-Old Boy 3D Prints Prosthetic Hands for Others in Need Five years ago, when Cameron Haight was bor n, it was discovered that he had Amniotic Band Syndrome, which caused his fingers and toes to be webbed, deformed, and a few to be amputated. Now five years old, Cameron is doing just fine with his limb differences – and he’s giving a lot of his own time and energy to ensure that other kids do just fine with their own limb differences as well. Cameron was gifted with a 3D printed hand, but after a while it broke, so he and his mother, Sarah, began 3D printing new parts to give him a working prosthetic hand again. They began 3D printing in 2016, when Cameron wanted to learn how to ride a bike, and they didn’t stop there – they continued to 3D print e-NABLE hands for other children who needed them. After a while, though, it became clear that many children needed more than the hands that could be found on the site. Kids would do fine with the hands for gross motor functions, said Sarah, but not so well with fine motor skills, such as grasping pencils, so Cameron decided to create his own design. Cameron spent about 40 minutes on the drawing of his design, then he and his mother tweaked it over a couple of days and transferred it into design software; the whole process took about a week. Cameron named the design the Invention Tool 5000, because “you use your imagination to do different things with it” and it’s “like a tool because it helps kids without hands do things easier.”The 5000 part is because he is five years old; he was clear that he didn’t want the tool to be called the Invention Tool 3000, lest anyone think he is only three.


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Efficiency, Connectivity, Thermal Management Drive Aircraft Development By James Sherman, Technical Conference Developer at SAE International As commercial air transportation has matured and the latest generation of airplanes, such as the B757, A350, 737 Max, A320neo, and C-Series are now in production, airframe manufacturers are focusing on designing more efficiency and comfort features into the next generation of aircraft – better connectivity, lower fuel consumption, and better control. Introducing better connectivity, not only for passengers to access, but for airlines and maintenance technicians to increase the availability of the airplane and accuracy/timeliness of maintenance. New network architectures, processing platforms, and supporting infrastructure, both on board and off, will require airframers and suppliers to work together in unprecedented ways. Form/fit/function architectures that meet maximum size/weight/power standards will not be a sufficient way forward. Integrated design systems, front-to-back verification/validation systems, that encourage real-time design changes that are communicated to all the necessary stakeholders A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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will be required, and that means the infrastructure and tool providers will have to continue to work hard to meet these requirements. With the increase in total bandwidth requirements, network architectures will need to be modernized, and will likely stray from proprietary or aerospace-unique protocols to adaptions of commercial/consumer technologies. Using more widely available networks adds risk: The security of the system could be more easily compromised, and that deterministic data flow is not guaranteed without careful planning and design. These challenges are already being addressed in various versions of the Ethernet standards, including fiberoptic and wireless communications between flight critical systems, and maintenance interfaces. To meet the increased demand for higher airplane efficiency, a moreelectric approach has been increasingly used to achieve reduced overall power consumption. This approach allows for an on-demand approach, utilizing only the systems that need to be active when they need to be active. This has led the latest generation of airliners to included power generation capabilities that are large enough to power small neighborhoods, on the order of 1.5 milliwatts. All this electrical power requires new architectures and systems to generate, manage, and control the flow of electricity throughout the airplane, including transmission and storage of energy. There are more benefits that will be realized by having additional electrical power available, such as unpowered taxiing, self-power at the gate, and electric de-icing. The SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) program provides industry-leading technical content with sessions on networking architectures, fiber optics, and DO-178 certification.

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Flying Taxi Projects Get A Lift In San Jose, Santa Cruz — But You Can’t Book One Yet

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It may still be a while before you can fly above Silicon Valley traffic in an air taxi, but two businesses wo r k i n g t o make that h a p p e n

Santa Cruz-based startup Joby Aviation Inc. said it raised $100 million and did a demo flight for a pair of Bloomberg reporters. This being Silicon Valley, the engineers reportedly have named the prototype after a woman several of them dated named Rachel.

Boeing and Airbus, unicor ns like Uber and smaller startups like Kitty Hawk, which is owned by Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page. Intel Corp. is also backing another on in Germany by a company called Volocopter. Joby founder JoeBen Bevirt told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that he plans to use the funds he just raised to add 100 engineers to his team of 120 employees.

Aerospace giant Airbus, meanwhile, said its San Jose-based A³ lab successfully flew its own electric-powered prototype, called Vahana, in Oregon.

The Series By round was led by Intel Capital and included new strategic investors EDBI, JetBlue Technology Ventures and Toyota AI Ventures. Other new investors include Allen & Company, AME Cloud Ventures, and Ron Conway, who joined existing investors Capricorn Investment Group, 8VC, Sky Dayton and Pinterest cofounder Paul Sciarra.

The Verge reports there are at least 19 different companies racing to offer air taxis, from established manufacturers like

Joby said in a blog that it wants to make air taxis that won’t just be for the affluent riders who are using helicopters and private


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planes today. “While our vehicle may be more expensive on a per-unit basis than traditional combustion planes or helicopters, the end-cost to customers can be lower if the vehicle is both high-capacity and highly-utilized,” Joby said. “This is how existing commercial airlines are able to drive down costs. They keep their vehicles filled, and moving a lot of people most of the time.” A³ execs made no claims about cost but said they are moving fast. “Vahana’s first flight demonstrates Airbus’ unique ability to pursue ambitious ideas quickly, without compromising the quality and safety for which the company is well-known,” CEO Rodin Lyasoff said in the announcement of the successful tests. “For A³, it proves that we can deliver meaningful innovation with agg ressive project timetables, to provide a real competitive advantage for Airbus.” By Cromwell Schubarth – TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal

$21 Billion Worth Of F-35 Aircraft Concurrency Orphans? By Dan Grazier The F-35 Program Executive Officer, Vice Admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force’s plans to ramp up production in the coming years. These are most likely the same 108 aircraft the Air Force reportedly needed to upgrade earlier in

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2017. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become “Concurrency Orphans,” airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. Left unsaid so far is what will become of the 81 F-35s purchased by the Marine Corps and Navy during that same period. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade the ones the American people have already paid for. What makes this particularly galling is the aircraft that would be left behind by such a scheme were the most expensive F-35s purchased so far. When the tab for all the aircraft purchased in an immature state is added up, the total comes to nearly $40 billion. That is a lot of money to spend on training jets and aircraft that will simply be stripped for spare parts.

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BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California (N0002416-D-4416); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4417); and General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4418), are being awarded firm-fixed-price modifications under previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to exercise option period two for complex, emergent and continuous maintenance and Chief of Naval Operations availabilities on surface combatants (DDG and CG) homeported in San Diego, California. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be complete by March 2019. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California (N0002416-D-4419); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4420); and General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4421), are being awarded firm-fixed price modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to exercise option period two for the accomplishment of complex emergent and continuous maintenance and Chief of Naval Operations availabilities on amphibious ships (LPD, LSD, LHA and LHD) homeported in San Diego, California. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be complete by March 2019. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.-Bremerton, Bremerton,Washington, is being awarded a $33,197,750 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-4321) to exercise an option for repair and alteration requirements for USS Nimitz (CVN 68) fiscal 2018 drydocking planned incremental availability (DPIA). This modification is awarded under contract line item number 0018 of the existing five-year contract for non-nuclear maintenance, repair and alterations of CVN 68- and CVN 78-class ships. USS Nimitz will be undergoing a DPIA, which is an opportunity in the ship’s life cycle to conduct repairs and alterations. The option will authorize the third major availability of the contract and entails modification and repair of ship equipment, hull and systems. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton,Washington, is the contracting activity. Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $19,629,518 firm-fixed-price contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements for USS Kidd (DDG 100) Chief of Naval Operations scheduled, selected restricted availability (SRA) in support of the DDG-51-class destroyer ship repair program. For U.S. Naval Surface Combatants – typical repair and maintenance work to be performed in SRA includes modernization ship alterations; blasting, painting and surface preparation for complete or touch-up preservation, freeboard, struts, rudders, running gear, ground tackle, and sea-chest; hull, mechanical and electrical; various interior tanks. Work will be performed in Everett, Washington, and is expected to be completed by September, 2018. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy);

and fiscal 2018 working capital (Department of Defense) funds in the amount of $19,629,518 will be obligated at time of award. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, is the contracting activity (N4523A18-C-0550). Orbital ATK Inc., Defense Electronic Systems, Northridge, California, is being awarded $9,506,874 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001918F1673 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0011). This delivery order provides for the nonrecurring engineering for the design, development, and qualification of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) anti-radiation homing (ARH) and millimeter wave (MMW) executive processor circuit card assembly as a form, fit, and functional replacement of the existing AARGM ARH and MMW in support of the Direct and Time Sensitive Strike Program Office. Work will be performed in North Ridge, California (94 percent); Monterey, California (3 percent); and Moorpark, California (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2020. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc., Rancho Cordova, California, has been awarded a $20,000,000 basic indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, hybrid cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for advanced rocket technology, specifically solid boost technology. This contract provides a vehicle the Air Force can use to establish task orders, which can be used to advance solid rocket motor technologies, and addresses technical needs for next-generation strategic, tactical and spacecraft propulsion systems. Work will be performed in Rancho Cordova, California, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 18, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received. Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity. Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Inc., San Diego, California, has been awarded a $13,947,528 contract modification (P00096) to a previously awarded contract (FA8808-13-C-0008) for control system consolidated production and sustainment. These services are required to sustain and provide post-production development for the current CCS-C system for telemetry, tracking and commanding of current and future military satellite communications satellites. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2018. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,913,000.00 are being obligated at the time of modification award. Military Satellite Communication Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity. Composite Engineering Inc., Roseville, California, was awarded a $93,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to procure Advanced Subscale Aerial Platform systems, an unmanned target aircraft with launchers and associated ground equipment and spares. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 17, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-18-D-0010).

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DoD Awards Continued BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, was awarded a $47,867,733 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Howard (DDG 83) fiscal 2018 depot modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability. BAE will provide the facilities and human resources capable of completing, coordinating, and integrating multiple areas of ship maintenance, repair, and modernization. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $66,593,338. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by May 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $47,867,733 will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-4432). Tetra Tech - Maytag Aircraft Corp. JV, Pasadena, California, was awarded a $7,711,282 firm-fixed-price contract for recurring maintenance and minor repair (to include emergencies) of Defense Logistics Agency capitalized petroleum systems. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona; Bridgeport, California; Twentynine Palms, California; Barstow, California; San Nicholas Island, California; Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California; San Clemente Island, California; Oceanside, California; El Centro, California; Coronado, California; San Diego, California; Fallon, Nevada; Arlington,Washington; Everett, Washington; Oak Harbor, Washington; Bremerton, Washington; and Port Orchard,Washington, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2018. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded $255,309,325 for fixed-price-incentive modification P00003 to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0018) for the Lot 3 low-rate initial production of three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, trade studies and tooling in support of the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office. Work will be performed in San Diego, California (30.4 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (13.5 percent); Red Oak,Texas (13.4 percent); Palmdale, California (10.5 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (6.1 percent); Bridgeport, West Virginia (5.3 percent); Moss Point, Mississippi (4.2 percent); and various locations within the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed in December 2021. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.


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Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $87,729,156 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-5128) for an additional ceiling increase and an 18 month extension to calendar year 2019 and 2020 for continued platform systems engineering agent support of the Ship Self Defense System MK 2. Work will be performed in San Diego, California (94 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (2 percent); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (2 percent); and Tucson, Arizona (2 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2020. Fiscal 2017 research, development,

test, and evaluation (Navy); fiscal 2016 other procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of 2,858,684 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $328,801,883 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft support and services. This contract provides for core management, logistics support, configuration management, technical manual and software maintenance, contractor field service representative support, inventory control point management, flight operations support, depot repair, and depot field maintenance. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an expected completion date of Dec. 31, 2018. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity. The Boeing Co., Defense, Space & Security, Seattle,Washington, has been awarded a $288,681,573 firm-fixed-price contract for one

KC-46A aircraft for Japan. This contract provides for non-recurring engineering, integrated logistics support and one KC-46A aircraft modified to the Japan foreign military sales (FMS) configuration. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, with an expected completion date of Feb. 28, 2021. This contract involves 100 percent FMS to Japan, and is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8609-18-G-0002/FA8609-18-F-0006). Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California is being awarded $28,732,771 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00006 to exercise options under a previously awarded and announced contract (N00030-17-C-0100) for Trident II (D5) missile deployed system support. The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California (71.81 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (9.14 percent); Clearwater, Florida (4.68 percent); Denver, Colorado (4.68 percent); and other various locations, and work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2020. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Broadcom Ups Its Offer To Buy Qualcomm To $121 Billion


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Previously, Broadcom had offered Qualcomm investors $60 per share in cash, and $10 per share in Broadcom stock, in a deal estimated at around $103 billion. More recently, Broadcom upped the offer to $60 per share in cash, and $22 per share in Broadcom stock.

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The payout will be the largest in Boeing’s 101-year year history, the Chicago-based jet maker said. Boeing paid $169.7 million in bonuses to Washington state workers last year. Employees will see their bonuses in paychecks later this month and in March. Boeing said it expects much of the nearly $600 million will be injected into the Washington state economy as its employees buy new cars or trucks, launch home renovation projects and take trips to celebrate. The payouts reward employees for helping deliver 763 commercial airplanes to customers and setting new performance records during 2017, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister told employees Tuesday morning. Boeing said it delivered more commercial airplanes than any other manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year, thanks to higher 737 and 787 jet production. Boeing workers at Renton’s 737 factory delivered 61 jets to airline customers in December alone, company data showed. Boeing offersWashington state workers bonus incentive plans to attract, retain and reward employees while encouraging them to help Boeing become a stronger company.By Andrew McIntosh – StaffWriter, Puget Sound Business Journal


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Former Intel Corp. President Renee Jameslast month took the wraps off of a chip company she has been stealthily working on for the past three years. James said she didn’t want to talk about Santa Clara-based Ampere Computing Inc. until after its chips were being tested, as they apparently are now by Oracle Corp., Microsoft Corp., and Lenovo. Ampere’s chips are designed for use in corporate data centers — an area Intel currently dominates — and reportedly boast high memory performance and substantially lower power consumption and total cost of ownership than other offerings on the market. Venture firms usually shy away from backing new chip companies because of the very high costs involved. So Ampere so far is backed by a single private equity investor, The Carlyle Group, which James joined in 2016 as an operating executive. Ampere isn’t saying how much money it has poured into it. Along with its headquarters in Santa Clara, the company already has branch offices in Portland, Ore., and Taiwan and multiple chip design centers in India and Vietnam. James has recruited employees from two of Silicon Valley’s biggest chipmakers — Intel and Advanced Micro Devices — to join her 300-person company. She told Fortune that a venture investor, after hearing about her plan to launch a new chip company to go up against huge incumbents, told her “you’ve clearly lost your mind.” But, she said, “everything I ever worked on was risky — every single thing.” “This is part of the deal, innovation is a drug,” she added. By Cromwell Schubarth – TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal


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fleet will total 37,978 aircraft by 2028, up from the 26,307 now in service. Narrowbody aircraft will be the biggest beneficiary of fleet expansion, increasing from 56 percent of the fleet now to 66 percent in 2028. That shift will happen because single-aisle jets like the Boeing 737 Max family are achieving operating costs, range and capabilities that allow them to encroach on territory enjoyed by widebodies. Oliver Wyman Vice President and forecast study leader Tom Cooper said while airlines increasingly favor small and mid-size widebodies like Boeing’s 777 and 787 Dreamliners or Airbus’ A350, they’ll face new challenges because better airplanes are causing unexpected problems. Newer jets like 787s and A350s have longer airframe maintenance intervals between scheduled down times. “While this has a positive impact on airlines’ bottom lines, it causes a small problem for them keeping up their interiors,” the report said. “Whereas conventional check intervals once provided carriers a time slot to refurbish interior components — such as seats, overhead bins, and lavatories — newer, technologically advanced aircraft with extended check intervals no longer afford timely opportunities for cabin repairs.” This can cause image problems for airlines,Worn-out interiors “may leave some passengers wondering where the new aircraft are,” the report said.

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In looking at emerging trends, Oliver Wyman highlighted Illinois-based AAR Corp.’s purchase of two Canadian MRO facilities from Premier Aviation, and China’s HNA Aviation Group’s acquisition of Swiss-based SR Technics.

Lower oil prices, rising demand for travel and cheap fuel that allows airlines to delay retirements of older jets will give a massive boost to the global airplane maintenance and repair business, a new report says.

“The trend in MRO is cutting the number of players while simultaneously increasing the scale of those left standing,” the forecast concluded. By Andrew McIntosh – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal

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And that’s the top of the pack.The Nissan LEAF, of course, is in transition — but let’s be honest, how many people would absolutely slam Tesla if it went a few months between model years of one of its vehicles without the ability to sell more than 100 or so of them? How would the market respond if a more popular gasoline model had such a period of limbo? Even so, the LEAF’s absurdly low numbers are now on par with Volkswagen e-Golf sales and Audi A3 e-tron sales — indicating just how poorly their electric efforts are going … or just how effectively their efforts to comply with California regulations without increasing electric car demand are going. Audi’s A3 e-tron andVolkswagen’s e-Golf are basically turning into a joke. They are being sold to a rather tiny number of buyers (almost entirely in California, I presume) because they either aren’t competitive with the options consumers are cross-shopping (like the Tesla Model 3, Nissan LEAF, and Volkswagen Golf), consumers aren’t really aware of them, and/or the automakers aren’t actually willing and able to produce decent numbers of them. In most markets, these models aren’t available at all. Big Auto is trying so little to market electric vehicles and get production capacity up to scale that I have to say I’m feeling more frustrated with them now than 4 years ago. As Court aptly said, they’re giving Tesla a free pass — which, as much as many critics of Tesla “fanboys” don’t seem

to get, is not what we want. Like Elon Musk himself, we want Big Auto to compete, want there to be choice on the market, want more genuine effort to transition to clean, zero-emissions, instant-torque, domesticenergy electric vehicles. I’ve long thought BMW had some of the best potential to electrify, and faced some of the most dangerous loss in market share if it didn’t, so I was disappointed when it went the way of plug-in hybrids with tiny batteries (taking away much of the benefit of electric cars) instead of bringing to market more genuine from-the-ground-up electric cars. Even so, it has potential with this approach if it pushes it — and the company will hopefully transition to greater and greater electrification in the next 3–5 years. From BMW’s own sales press release: “Most notably, the new BMW 5 Series showed strong growth for the seventh straight month, with 2,456 vehicles sold – nearly 10 percent of which were the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid electric variant.”That’s right, the fairly fresh BMW 530e is approaching 10% of model sales (compared to ~1% market share that all plug-in cars have on the US market). Imagine if the 530e was available in more than the limited markets where I’m seeing it. Imagine if BMW really marketed the electric benefits. Imagine if BMW had an i5 on the market that embarrassed the 5-Series. The next line of BMW’s press release: “The all-new BMW X3, which came to market in November, also performed well with 2,954 vehicles sold.” Hey, cool, and where’s the electric X3? Again, I’m highlighting BMW not because it’s at the back of the pack but because it’s actually an electric car “leader.” Other automakers have even fewer available models, do an even poorer job of marketing the electric benefits, and seem even less committed to electrifying their popular models. BMW electrified vehicles are actually above 5% of the company’s total US sales — best on the US market aside from Tesla. The company proudly adds: “Electric and plug-in hybr id electric vehicles sales totaled 1,145 vehicles, accounting for 5.2 percent of BMW Group vehicles sales in January. BMW currently offers six electrified models in the U.S., including the BMW i3 and BMW i8, as well as the BMW i Performance models: BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 740e and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e. MINI offers the MINI Countryman plugin-hybrid electric vehicle.” With just 22,000 BMW Group sales in January, Tesla could potentially pass BMW this year (assuming nearly 20,000 Model 3’s producer per month at some point + a couple thousand sales each of the Model S and Model X). That seems like a daunting nightmare for BMW, but imagine if the German giant — one of the most valuable car companies in the

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AJAC_______________206-737-8342 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Precision Metal Fabrication GARNET Apprenticeships GMA Garnet Group ______ 832-243-9300 AJAC_______________206-737-8342 GRINDING Training & Education Custom Machines AJAC_______________206-737-8342 Campbell Grinders Co.____ 480-370-3800 BANKING Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Grinding Filtration Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS Grinding Machines Vision 33 _______ 303-937-6543 Ext. 353 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 CAD TRAINING CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 CNC PROGRAMING TRAINING Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 DISIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 3-D Plastics, Inc._________503-720-0572 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 DOOR SYSTEMS North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Automatic Door opening Systems Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 ERP SOFTWARE Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For

VIision 33____________ 206-456-5185 Grinders Business Management Software Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Solutions Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Solvents: Vapor degreasing MESCO_______________626-303-5680 VIision 33____________ 206-456-5185 Grinders, Rotary Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING FINANCING Solvents:Hand Wipe CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 Aerospace & Advanced ManufacPacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 turing Apprenticeships Silicon & Quartz AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Machining Apprenticeships FORK LIFTS Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Punch & Die


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Carlos R. Lugo Sales Manager



1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144

AlIen Webb Sales Associate

KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc. 590 Bond St. Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Ph: (847) 415-3333 x260 Fax: (847) 415-2402


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

Doug Banks Sales Manager Cell: 503-351-8692 Office: 800.523.2549 Fax: 503.620.1911 17605 SW 65th Ave. Lake Oswego, Or. 97035

Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 EDM Machines CNC Controls & Retro Fits Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____480-510-4146 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232

Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037 CNC Lathes Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Chevalier USA__________ 562-903-1929 Selway Machine Tool_______503-314-3165 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 INSPECTION EQUIP

EDM Drilling & Micro Hole Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Machines S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 CNC Swiss Turn Machines S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037

Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 3D CAD for CMM Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847

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Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Optical Comparators Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056

North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 EDM Service Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____480-510-4146 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 LMI Machinery Inc.________ 866-437-7315 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Machine Toolworks________800-426-2052 EDM Tooling Systems Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 North-South Machinery______253-333-2439 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 North Western Machinery_____206-583-2333 Global EDM Supply_______ 800-676-7336 Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Custom Design/Build Machines Equipment Financing CNC Lathes-Big Bore Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Dot Peen Markers Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc_303-990-6190 EDM Automation Gantry & Bridge Systems Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 Horizontal Boring & Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 EDM Die Sinking Machines Milling Machines (CNC ) Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741

Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Particle Inspection Mach Jig Boring LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 EDM Filtration DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 INSURANCE Business Insurance Solutions Sentry Insurance________ 877-373-6879 MACHINERY/MACHINE TOOLS Boring Mills Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Bridgeport Parts

Lathes Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Methods Machine Tools Inc._ _ _ 714-292-9384 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Exclusive provider of OKUMA

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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 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 Ryerson Corporation_____ 425-204-2601 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292

Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 KNUTH Machine Tools_______ 847-415-3333 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439

Plate Bending & Rolls North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031

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Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151

Power Tools Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 CNC Turret Punches United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Tool Steel Presses Drill Lines DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208

Welding Equipment Press Brakes Cold Saws/Saws Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ _503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 PALLET SYSTEMS Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 METROLOGY PRODUCTS Manual & Automatic Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Pallet Systems Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Hardware Insertion Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 Metrology Hardware Manual Lift Off Pallet Iron Workers Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Systems Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Punches Metrology Software Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-903 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Portable Metrology Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Shipping Solutions Laser & Fiber Laser Machines Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Metrology Scanners Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Rolling Machines Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Wood Pallets Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Metrology Maintenence North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 PRECISION TOOLHOLDING Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Shearing Machines NEW MACHINERY PRODUCTS Magnetic Drills/Cutters Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 FABRICATION Tooling Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 Toolnet Intl___________602-244-0870 Material Handling Systems Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Tooling Systems Metal Marking Systems Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Toolnet Intl___________602-244-0870 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____800-952-0151 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Tooling Band & Cut Off Saws PRODUCTIVITY Notchers Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Productivity Tools and Systems Toolnet Intl___________ 602-244-0870 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING



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CAD/CAM Software, CAD Ph: 1 724 696 4340 x3437 Direct: 1 724 213 7290 101 Bilby Rd, Building #2 Cell: 1 724 309 1940 Hackettstown, NJ 07840 Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 EDM Network___________480-836-1782 Scout Systems___________253-329-2460 MRP Software SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 Management Systems Training USED MACHINERY Nesting Software BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782 SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022 Level III NDT Svcs_________602-578-8109 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674 Software, Solid Modeling ROTAREX NORTH AMERICA




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US Carbide Tool_________ 480-775-3812

WATERJET CUTTING Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._____ 503-620-9031

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Flow International_________ 909-620-5707 King Machine Inc._________ 509-435-6741

Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 Facility Expansion/ Level III NDT Svcs_________602-578-8109 New Construction WOOD PRODUCTS Lean Engineering Campbell Corp__________800-997-9996 Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 Financial Services BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding Productivity Training

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NDT III Consulting Services Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Level III NDT Svcs_________602-578-8109 ROUTERS Waterjet Bricks Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 SPINDLES & SLIDES Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 Spindle Rebuilding/Repair GMA Garnet Group ________ 832-243-9300 SAFETY C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___503-691-0955 Fire Protection Systems Waterjet Hoppers Rotarex North America_____ 480-689-8756 GMN USA LLC___________800-686-1679 Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 Setco _______________714-222-6523 GMA Garnet Group ________ 832-243-9300 SAWS Spindle Sales New Waterjet Replacement Parts Band & Cut-Off Saws C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___503-691-0955 Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 GMN USA LLC___________800-686-1679 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 SERVICES Setco _______________714-222-6523 EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946 AS9100 Registration TRAINING GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Great Western Registrar_____ 623-580-1881 Six Sigma Training WIRE MANAGEMENT Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Custom Packaging/Shipping LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 ISO Consulting/Registration Supplies Data Communications Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898- Great Western Registrar______623-580-1881 LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 Lean and NADCAP Consulting Engineering/Mechanical Design Training Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 Electrical

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Mechanical Design ROBOTICS Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 Delcam______________877-335-2261 Garnetentury Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 Robotic Part Loading Systems Barton International_______800-741-7756

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Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 EDM Solutions EDM: Wire

Micropulse West Inc.________480-966-2300 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 DEBURRING

Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 Structrual Bending CASTING EDGING Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Tube and Pipe Bending EDM Investment Casting-Precision Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220

Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300

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Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Liquid Painting Fabrication: Custom Metal NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Sub-Assembly Builds AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 ENGINEERING/DESIGN PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Gentec Manufacturing._____ 408-432-6220 Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Passivation Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 Hexatron Engineering_______801-363-8010 Coating Technologies_____ _623-581-2648 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 FABRICATION QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 Polishing Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 Architectural Forming & Fabrication Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 EZ-ACCESS_____________ 800-258-8503 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Powder Coating 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

FINISHING Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Forming & Fabrication Sandblasting Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Shot Peen Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778

EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Silk Screening Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973 Titanium Coating Services_____ 562-548-2550 Medium & Large Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Galvanizing: Hot Dip FIXTURING Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 TMM Precision __________ 800-448-9448 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Glass Bead Clean GASKETS Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Gentec Manufacturing._____ 408-432-6220 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648


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Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966

AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Grinding: OD Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844


Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Thermal-Vac Technology_____714-997-2601 Wrico_______________480-892-7800 Cryogenics Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751

Laser Cutting: 3D SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748

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LEVELING Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 United Performance Metals____888-282-3292 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 MACHINING Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______661-294-0644 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Heat Treating/Aerospace Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Precision Tech__________ 801-285-7288 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Central Valley Machine______435-752-0934 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Grinding: Surface Oven/Aluminum Faustson______________303-420-7422 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Gentec Manufacturing.______ 408-432-6220 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Grinding, Blanchard Howard Precision Machine____ 801-619-9850 HONING/LAPPING AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Diversified Metal Services_____801-972-6093 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 MESCO_______________626-303-5680 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 HYDRAULIC REPAIR Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 INJECTION MOLDS Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 GUN DRILLING Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Grinding, Centerless


Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630


SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634

Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972


Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821

Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721

TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278

Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 Grinding, Double Disc PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292

Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Machining: 5-Axis


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Machining: Ceramics Advanced O’Keefe Ceramics_________ 719-687-0888 Machining: Horizontal Boring Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Machining: Proto-R & D Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778

Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _ 253-395-7381 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300

Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__ 360-735-3763 Central Valley Machine______435-752-0934 Gentec Manufacturing.______ 408-432-6220 Gentec Manufacturing.______ 408-432-6220

Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Faustson______________303-420-7422 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Gentec Manufacturing._____ 408-432-6220 Machining: Aerospace Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Savage Machining Inc.______ 805-584-8047 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Gentec Manufacturing.______ 408-432-6220 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Machining: CNC Milling Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Savage Machining Inc.______805-584-8047 Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Central Valley Machine_____ 435-752-0934 Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972 Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136


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Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Machining: Large Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Machining: Medical

Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Machining: Production

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381


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Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844

Thomas Isaac - President/ CEO

Cascade Engineering Tech ___ 503-266-1300 Cogitic______________ 719-473-8844 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Gentec Manufacturing._____ 408-432-6220 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Larkin Precision Machine____ 831-438-2700

Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Strom Manufacturing______ 503-447-1021 Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136

Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866

Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 G & G Custom Metal Fab_____503-931-7069 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 Savage Machining Inc.______ 805-584-8047 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344

Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344

Machining: Shaft Turning

Machining: Ultra Precision

Machining: Swiss Allied Technologies________503-826-6211


Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220

Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951

Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342

CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721

Industrial Manufacturing Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__503-557-9407

Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220

Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763 Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing

dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337

Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Personal Collectables Polishing

Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689

MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294

Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115

Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850

Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344

Machining: Turning Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117

Contract Manufacturing

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

MOLDS Aero Tech MFG___________801-891-2740 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Molds: High Volume Class 100 Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and Bridge Molds Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and Insert Molding Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 PC BOARDS Surface Mount & Thru Hole Cascade Systems Technology___ 971-330-8054


Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Turnkey Product Services Machining: Turning With Live Tooling Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Machining: Turning Large

Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Production Polishing

PLATING 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

AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________503-720-0572 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 METALIZING Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 MOLDING: RUBBER Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Molds: Plastic Injection Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443

PLATING ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175

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

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PLASMA CUTTING EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069 Copper Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410

PRECISION FORMING Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 Pacific Tool, Inc__________ 425-882-1970 Tin / Zinc Plate ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 EPSI________________714-519-9423 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 PROCESSING: METAL Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410

Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Electro-Polishing Anodizing

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969

Bright Tin

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Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423

Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311

TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 LA Specialties___________ 602-269-7612

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Electroless Nickel ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052

Chem Film

Titanium Nitride (TiN)

PROTOTYPES Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733

NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN) PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 PUNCHING Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN) AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Passivation Group Manufacturing Serv____ 480-966-3952 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 Gold Coating RECYCLING MATERIALS Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Silver Plating Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel, Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 Coating: Black Oxide EPSI________________714-519-9423 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Bin Service Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Coating: Dry Film Lube Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Hard Chrome Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Excess Material Handling Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Full Service Scrap Management Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Tin Plating NAD CAP & Boeing Approved Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 Processes Scrap Metal Prrocessing Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Precious Metal Plating Co._ _ __ 800-481-6271 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Nickel-Bright Waste Metal Management Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Chrome/Nickel/Palladium


Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410

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Accutech Machine Inc_______801-975-1117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Level III NDT Consulting Services, LLC Milco Waterjet__________ 714-373-0098 Training, Certifications, Nadcap Approvals, Responsible Level III, Aerospace, Petrol Chemical Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Stamping:Flat Forming Calbag Metals Company ____ 253-283-8657 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting Wood Products Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 Perry Pallet Co._________ 360-366-5239 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Micro-Machining REPAIR Stamping: Light Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 CNC-PROS_____________602-344-9753 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 WELDING ROLLING SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136 Cogitic______________ 719-473-8844 Custom Metal Fabrication____ 503-788-5701 SANDBLASTING Stamping: Production/ Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Precision Production Sawing Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 SEWING Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 SHEARING Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 TESTING United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Weld Metal Works________ 503-788-5701 Non-Destructive Testing SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS Welding: Aluminum PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Medium & Large Stress Relieving Testing SILICONE Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Thermal Shock Testing SINTERING NADCAP Welding and Services Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 THERMAL SPRAY Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 SLITTING Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714 Level III NDT Svcs________ 602-578-8109 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 TOOL & DIE DESIGN Robotic Welding SPINNING Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 SPLINES TOOL Cutting & Grinding Welding: Precision Specialty Steel Services_____ 801-539-8252 Powerhaus Precision______ 480-225-8845 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 SPRINGS TOOLING Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Lambie Engineering______509-868-3100 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 SPRINGS: CUSTOM Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Extension/Compression/ Coil Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 Welding: MIG-TIG Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 STAMPING PRECISION G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 TUBE BENDING & AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 CUTTING FAB EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 WIRE FORMING SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Ace Wire & Spring Form_____ 412-458-4830 Stamping:Design EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 WATERJET CUTTING Benjamin Johnson ASNT Level III #210316 602-578-8109

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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 Albina Co, Inc...7,55 Alpha Precision Machining...57 Application Specialties Inc...48 Arizona Finishing...57 Arizona Hard Chrome...59 Asko Group...59 ATI...5,58 Bar-S...56 Barton International...32,54 Bending Solutions...61 Bixby Machine Tool Supply...50 BMSC...22,34,47,48 Bralco...52 Byington Steel Treating...57 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc...52 Calbag Recycling...60 Campbell Corp...51 Cascade Engineering Tech...58 Castrol...63 Chemtool...20,48 Cimatron...23,53 Clings...60,64 CLS Fabrication Inc...56 Coast Aluminum...21,49 Coastal Metals...6,49 Coating Technologies...24,56 Cogitic...35,61 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...42,55 EDM Network...25,48 EDM Performance..48,49 Edge Technologies...12,49,52 Ellison Technologies...17,48 EPSI...58 Evans Precision...61 EZ-ACCESS...59 Fahey Machinery...19,49-51 Faustson...56 Flex-Pro...42,56 Flow...48,49 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Foresight Finishing...58 Frontier Tecchni-Kote...9,55 Fry Steel...50 Ganesh...49 Gentec Manufacturing...1,28-30,55 Gillaspie...58 Global EDM Supply...49 GMA Garnet Group...18,50 GMN...46,50 Gold Tech...57 Gosiger...50,51 Graphel...56 Group Manufacturing...56 Grovtec...14,55 Hangsterfers...48,50 Hexigon Metrology...51 Horizon Carbide...50 Howard Precision Mach. Prod...40,60 Hurco...3 Industrial Machine Services...58 Industrial Metal Supply Co....2,53 Industrial Precision Grinding...60 KD Capital...52 King Machine...53 Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...26,49 Knuth...11,51 Larkin Precision...59 Layke Inc...58 Layke Tactical...58 Leadtek...60 LeGrand (C2G)...34,54 Level III NDT Consulting SVC...61 Machine and Fabrication LLC...27,59 Machinists Inc....43,55 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...22, 55 ONA EDM USA...53 Optical Gaging Products Inc...51 Pacific Swiss...14,61 PAS Technologies...56 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 Revolution Machine Tools...50 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 Rosco Precision Machinery...3,48 Rotarex...54 Royal products...36,49 Ryerson...31 S.L. Fusco...63 Selway Machine Tool Co...48,50 Sentry Insurance...52 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 Sunbelt Turret Steel...31 Sun Grinding...56 Superior Grinding...55 Sustaining Edge...51 Swift Tool...16,36,41.48,49 Systems Integtrators...58 TechnoERP...44,49 Teton...58 TFC Plating...57 Thermal-Vac...58 ThinBit...37,48 Titanium Coating Services...60 Toolnet...53 Tool Technology...53 Trusty Cook...48 TVT Die Casting...33,55 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 Western Sintering...18,55 Wrico Stamping...55 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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