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Editor’s Corner “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” Franklin D. Roosevelt “One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Today U.S. manufacturing is moving so fast, that it is imperative to have quick thinkers and quick doers, people that think on their feet. All branches of manufacturing seek after these people. The decision makers that move forward may falter but they redirect their path consistently and methodically toward a common positive goal for their respective companies. We have a lot more tools today than in yesteryear; software that helps take the guessing and trial and error out of our equations, and CNC or computer controlled machines that make quick work of our models, so that we all can be more productive, make higher precision parts, and move forward to our goals at a quicker pace. There are still those that subscribe to yesterday and dwell in old paradigms but they are quickly surpassed or replaced with the experienced, quick thinker that looks forward, and promotes the positive goal for their team. Today we empower our people if we expect to grow our business. We seek out the people that once taught, move forward to take their learning to non-volatile memory and continue to drive forward to greater accomplishments and higher goals to meet our customers’ requirements. The business owner that succeeds will clone himself or herself many times over to allow for same mind, same direction thinking, and this duplication allows for more time to do higher level tasks and higher level thinking. Manufacturing used to make things in months and even years.Today we have software that can calculate stress points, weight restrictions, and even aerodynamics and gravity restrictions in heartbeats.We can build things today with new 3D printing technology that can additively make the vision of the creator.We can now use materials and coatings and methodology to create faster, stronger, lighter, and longer lasting products that were never imaginable. We don’t need as much time to imagine or engineer, just experience, drive, and invest in a good software package. High quality tools like laser scanners and CMMs make a granite table and a height gage secondary and our new computer controlled machine tools can actually do the Trig for us right at the point of machining, saving time and energy. Manufacturing will be defined and made more proficient by modern automation tools and forward thinking. Our decision making will continue to be faster and safer moving forward and our decision makers will continue to learn and do more than we ever have before. But, we must move forward and never stay still. We must always make a better fixture, always be more creative than yesterday, and always realize the past was a learning ground and today is a moving forward and a doing ground! I would like to thank you all for supporting and utilizing our manufacturing magazines. Linda and I look forward to seeing you at one of the manufacturing shows in the near future!


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This Month’s West Coast Cover, Focus Investment Banking,

Leading The Way To The Future

Announcements/Releases...................... 6-9 Front Cover & Shop Profile..............1,26-28 Buyers Guide Equipment.....................48-54 Buyers Guide Processes.......................55-61 Card Gallery.........................................48-61 Index Of Advertisers................................62 Editorial................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly

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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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CF1018 ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 6" CF1018 SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" CF1018 FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 3-1/2" X 6" CF1045 ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 6" CF1144 STRESSPROOF ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 4-1/2" CF12L14 ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 6"

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

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

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Announcements & Releases AreYou Are A Small / Medium Precision Machine ShopThat Doesn’t Have A GreatWebsite?You Now Have A Solution - it is Xcentric Solutions, LLC. To all machine shop/precision machining owners and general managers - I am Mahesh Sukumaran, Owner of Xcentric Solutions, LLC. I launched this company to help small machine shop owners with their marketing/ website requirements. I know what it feels like to be doing what you do best, machining incredible precision machine parts, and perhaps not focusing on marketing tools to help your business when it needs it. First, please allow me to give a little background. I have been in the Metal working industry for the last 17 years. I was a General Manager in a coating company for 10 years; then started my own cutting tool distribution entity for Machine shops serving, Aerospace, Automotive and other commercial Industries. I have been doing sales throughout southern California visiting different big and small machine shops. I have seen many Small Machine shops with 10 -20 and under CNC machines working for 1 or 2 contracts from big aerospace companies like Boeing, Airbus, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin, to name a few. While they run superior machine shops, often they don’t have the time or background to focus on marketing their ability and technical knowledge for machining parts. And due to their successful business A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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and new contracts they increase their business with higher overhead and more machines. In some cases, a machine shop owner who was reliant upon very few large clients loses a major contract and they are now faced with the need to find new customers. It can be very difficult to immediately secure new customers if they don’t have an informative website or brochures - an effective way to secure new customers. When this trouble storm hits, it becomes very expensive to do marketing and find customers. As a machine shop owner myself, I recognize that many of you are excellent technical people but less experienced in how to create a website and what you can do to effectively market your expertise. You may make the decision to hire a web designing company. Typically, they don’t know the machining industry, and almost always, they require contents, photos, and a lot of details from you, the machine shop owner. So it becomes very tough for you to provide all this info. As a marketing guy, I came up with this idea to help all the machine shop owners to market their capabilities to machine different parts by showing their sample parts, machines, quality control and certifications to all by building websites, Social media and many other sources. So I made a team to start my company, which includes a Movie Script

Announcements Continued writer, a video professional, a professional product photographer, a few CNC machinists and machine shop owners and a full IT, team to create unique websites. So we can do all the work, we go to the machine shop and take photos, videos and write contents for tour customers. Not only that, we have a team just dedicated to support our customers with posting on social media and make them popular in the industry by posting different parts made by them. As my idea was to help the machine shop owners, we kept our pricing very low and competitive. We make professional video for branding, using different models at a fraction of the cost of other advertising agencies. We are so competitive that no other web designing company can match our pricing. The dream is to grow American Machining by promoting their ability & knowledge. To learn more about how XCentric Solutions can help you with your marketing needs, call us at 562-2078404 or visit our website at

BARTON International’s New E-Store Is Quicker and Easier to Use;Also Accessible From Smartphones and Other Devices BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, has relaunched its website to make it extra easy, fast, and convenient to order from a selection of world-class waterjet replacement parts and affordable accessories for waterjet cutting equipment.

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“Our new e-store offers the most comprehensive lineup of OEM and OEM-style parts anywhere,” BARTON International Marketing Manager Joyce Wolf said. She noted that BARTON’s warehouses in California and Virginia are stocked with hundreds of the most popular parts ready to ship the same day on orders received by 3 PM. “From nozzles and mixing tubes to pump parts, cutting heads, and more,” Wolf added, “our waterjet online marketplace offers you instant access to the top brands from smartphones and other devices.” These include: • OMAX® Genuine Parts • Flow® Genuine Parts • Flow Style Parts • Jet Edge® Style Parts

• KMT® Style Parts • ROCTEC® Genuine Nozzles/Mixing Tubes “It’s easy to set up an account for the e-store,”Wolf said, “and we offer free delivery on online purchases of $300 or more.” She noted that BARTON also offers these exclusives: • BART® Abrasive Removal Tool • HydroBLOC™ super bricks • TRIDENT Diamond Cutting Heads Visit for 24/7 access to waterjet replacement parts not found elsewhere. Call (800) 741-7756 for more information or easy account set-up. Free shipping on orders of $300 or more is valid on domestic orders of waterjet parts for purchase online, and does not include items like garnet, brick, hoppers, and BART®. Continued Page 8 PAGE 10 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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“The concept behind American Made grew from a deep respect we have for the manufacturing process,” says CornelWarren, Director of Marketing & Inside Sales at SigmaTEK. “We wanted to give the community a closer look at how things really go in our nation’s job shops and industrial facilities.” Follow the pair as they continue to fulfill a work order at OmniTechnologies and as they visit other shop floors around the country. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Cornel and Jandre are available for interview. SigmaTEK has opened the door for any fabrication shop to be featured. For a chance to be featured, manufacturers can visit About SigmaTEK Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information visit www.sigmanest. com or call 513-674-0005.

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American Made: How Hard Can It Be? SigmaTEK Launches All-New Mini-Series SigmaTEK’s CornelWarren and JandreTerreBlanche are getting their hands dirty in the all-new mini- series American Made. The first episode of the series premiered Thursday, May 11th when the duo met with CEO Don Colbertson at Omni Technologies. Omni Technologies, located in Greendale, Indiana is a manufacturing company specializing in high quality, engineered plastics for the consumer packaged goods industry. Expert mold maker,Tony Randall of Omni, shows Cornel and Jandre how it’s done in Part I of the new series.The team quickly finds out it’s a lot harder than it appears to be. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system 8am To 5pm for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, a n d maximum part quality balanced with cutting s p e e d , work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

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Albina Co., Inc. Installs 134.4W Solar Panel System With Hopes Off Reducing Power Usage By 40%! We are continuing our efforts to reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuel and we are installing a 134.4W solar panel system on our shop roof to derive clean, pure energy from the sun! We partnered with Kirk Cameron of NW Photon Energy and we are doing our part to go green and reduce our carbon footprint. Just today, over 100 panels were installed! 168 panels were installed in just two days and that includes panel installation and wire management! Here is what we are doing: • We are installing a 134.4W (kilowatt) system. • The panels will be covering the roof of our 4th bay (this bay is 12,500 square feet)….that is a lot of solar panels! • Our building is perfect for solar as we have no shading and the panels will be southern facing for optimal efficiency for all seasons. • One array of solar cells will be 45 ft x 106 ft and the second array of solar cells will be 45 ft x 113 ft. • We will generate our own power for use. If we have excess power it will go back to the grid. We are projecting a 40% +/- reduction in our power usage. What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you consider the what your vendors or suppliers are doing to combat greenhouse gas emissions and global warming? People who are continuously looking for ways to improve their output without having an adverse effect on the environment is the type of vendor you want working for you. Vendors who look for new and innovative ways to improve their business will be the same ones that will give you a quality product and care about the outcome of your project.

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And sometime in mid-June, SpaceX will send a used rocket carrying a satellite for Europe-based Bulsatcom. This will be the second time SpaceX has used a flight-proven rocket for its mission. The first time was in March, and it successfully landed the rocket.

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SpaceX has a big presence in Central Florida, as it not only launches rockets, but also refurbishes its used rockets for flight again. The company signed a lease for a refurbishment center in Port Canaveral earlier this year. Activity such as refurbishment helps create more business opportunities in Central Florida as it may call for parts manufacturing as well as new jobs. SpaceX currently has 31 positions open in Cape Canaveral for various positions in engineering, welding, inspectors and more. Increased rocket activity also brings in more tourists to the area who want to catch a view of the launch, which may mean more customers for local restaurants, bars, caterers and others.

LensGen Raises $21 Million For Its Cataracts Device

Boeing Lands $4.2 Billion Jet Deal With Rapidly Expanding Chinese Airline China’s fast-growing Hainan Airlines said it is buying 19 Boeing Co. passenger jetliners in a deal worth $4.2 billion. The company described its plans in a filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange, saying it needs more aircraft to meet skyrocketing travel demand among Chinese consumers. ( Puget Sound Business Journal)

SpaceX Sets Dates For Upcoming Rocket Launches Rocket company SpaceX is sticking to its vigorous launch schedule of two times a month in Cape Canaveral — a move that may increase the possibility of parts supply deals for local manufacturers. The Hawthorne, California-based company, which completed its first space mission for the U.S. government on May 1, plans to launch its rocket from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on May 15. The company will boost the Inmarsat 5 F4 communications satellite to space for the London-based Inmarsat company. This will be the fourth satellite in Inmarsat’s network. SpaceX successfully launch a payload for the U.S. government’s National Reconnaissance Office on May 1. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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LensGen Inc., an Irvine, California-based developer of an ophthalmic lens to treat presbyopia and cataracts, said it has raised $21 million in financing. The financing was led by the corporate venture investment arm of Japan-based Hoya Group and included participation from Relativity Healthcare Partners. The financing includes an option to expand the financing commitment by an additional $5 million. LensGen said the funds will help it accelerate the development of Juvene to treat presbyopia and cataracts.The company said Juvene will be the world’s first modular,

fluid-optic accommodating intraocular lens. “We are pleased to attract an experienced ophthalmology and corporate strategic investor like Hoya to accelerate our efforts to further develop and bring to market this innovative and elegant lens solution for treating presbyopia,” LensGen founder and Chief Executive Ramgopal Rao said in a statement. LensGen said the Juvene lens is designed with the potential to permanently restore clear and continuous vision at all distances for patients with cataracts and presbyopia. The lens mimics the eye’s natural accommodation process to change shape and adjust focus, like the autofocus of a camera.The lens is implanted using current surgical techniques used for traditional intraocular lenses. Presbyopia is farsightedness caused when the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility and typically occurs when individuals reach their early to mid-40s. The vision industry estimates there more than 2 billion people worldwide with presbyopia and the potential market for presbyopia treatment may exceed $5 billion in the U.S. alone. A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normal clear lens of the eye that typically develops in people over age 55. When a cataract progresses to the point that it affects a person’s ability to do normal everyday tasks, surgery to replace the lens is usually needed. It is estimated that 30 million cataract procedures will be performed worldwide by 2020. Source: LABizJournal

Boeing Awarded $1.09 Billion Defense Contract The Department of Defense has awarded Boeing Co. a $1.09 billion contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) development. The modification to a previously awarded contract includes development, ground and flight testing,

integration with other defense systems and the production of four initial RKVs, which are used in missile defense. The modification brings the total value of the contract to $5.8 billion, according to the DoD. ( St. Louis Business Journal)

Colleges Working To Address Widening Skills Gap The New York Times reports that as employers increasingly demand sophisticated skills sets from new hires, US colleges and universities are working on “developing programs to meet the needs of employers in a fast-changing workplace.” The piece reports that some “are doing that better than others,” saying shifting employer needs “may best be met by innovative and often collaborative programs, some of which...are upending traditional approaches and views on higher education.” The piece lists a number of such efforts being utilized at colleges across the country. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Smart Factories Could Add $500 Billion to Global Economy in 5 Years Western precision Products, Inc., has been in the machining business for over 30 years. As a second generation familyowned business, we make it a priority to listen to our customers in order to provide the best ser vice exper ience. WPP employs state-ofthe-art precision CNC machines. We offer support of prototypes through production. Contact us today:

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By now it is pretty much common knowledge that by using digital technologies like IoT, big data analytics, AI, advanced robotics and 3D printing, manufacturers will increase not only efficiency and productivity but revenues as well. A new report, Smart Factories, by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute found that some sectors, in particular, have embraced these technologies in the form of smart factories. Industrial manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and automotive and transportation are the specific sectors that have ongoing smart factory initiatives. These smart factories are a strong economic drive as they could add as much as $500 billion to $1.5 trillion in value to the global economy in five years, according to the report. Manufacturers predict overall efficiency to grow annually over the next five years at 7 times the rate of growth since 1990 . And the report estimates that smart factories can nearly double operating profit and margin for an average automotive OEM manufacturer. Furthermore 76% of manufacturers either have a smart factory initiative that is ongoing or are working on formulating it. And more than half of manufacturers (56%) have aligned $100 million or more towards smart factories. However, there are challenges. Only 14% of companies are satisfied with their level of smart factory success. Only 6% of manufacturers are ‘Digital Masters’: at an advanced stage in digitizing production processes and with a strong foundation of vision, governance and employee skills. Digital Masters outpace all other categories in realizing the benefits of smart factories. Looking at the improvement of specific metrics, due to the adoption of smart factories, the report revealed the following: • On-time-Delivery of the finished products is expected to accelerate by 13 times, while quality indicators are expected to improve at more than 12 times the rate of improvement since 1990. • Important cost items such as Capex & Inventory is predicted to be rationalized at 12 times and material, logistics & transportation cost expected to be rationalized at 11 times the rate of improvement since 1990 • Overall productivity and labor cost improvements are reported to accelerate at 7 times and 9 times the rate of growth since 1990, respectively



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Sacramento Local Business Contest Targets Emerging Manufacturers Entrepreneurs have some extra time to enter a new contest that will help its winner open a business in the Power Inn District. Presented by Power Inn Alliance Inc., the inaugural Making Your Mark contest is aimed at aspiring micro-manufacturers. The winner will receive a startup prize package valued at more than $50,000. MakingYour Mark is similar to Calling All Dreamers, the competition that helps its winner open a business in downtown Sacramento. But the Power Inn Alliance’s contest has a unique focus on manufacturing. “MakingYour Mark isn’t designed for hobbyists but is targeted to fledgling manufacturers who are in business but don’t yet have the resources or capital to expand to real commercialization,” Tracey Schaal, executive director Power Inn Alliance and founder of Making Your Mark, said in a news release. The contest could appeal to several types of manufacturers, including those who focus on food or beer. The prize package includes banking services, entrepreneurial business coaching, legal services and more. Real estate assistance could include free or reduced rent. Source: Sacramento Business Journal.

At Oregon Tech Awards, ZincFive Stands Out — And Wins — With A ‘Disruptive’ Battery




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company says they’re making inroads in data centers. The company is also targeting the automotive industry with hybrid electric vehicles and stop-start motors.

An analysis by Equidate places the Series B funding at $993 million. The funding comes about 16 months after Essential raised $30 million in funding at a valuation of about $110 million.

“It’s unbelievable,” Sisson said, “both the amount of product going out the door and the quantity and size of the companies that are showing an acute interest in what we’re doing.”

It’s not known who invested in the latest round, but Rubin’s backers in the first round included his own Playground Global incubator, Redpoint, Altimeter Capital, China-based Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technology group.

Sisson said he couldn’t divulge names, but said “99 out of 100 people” would be familiar with the companies from which ZincFive is hearing. Source: Portland Business Journal

Rubin founded the Playground Global hardware accelerator after leaving Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) in 2014. He ran the tech giant’s Android unit for more than 10 years.

Android Creator Raises $300M For His Palo Alto Smartphone Startup

With Essential, he is trying to crack a smartphone market which others have found difficult because of slim operating margins and the dominance of the mobile operating systems controlled by Google and Apple.

Bloomberg reported that Andy Rubin filed paperwork on the investment late last month, just before he unveiled plans for two products— a highend $699 smartphone and a home speaker that will compete with the likes of Amazon’s Echo, Google Home and the Homepod that Apple teased recently. Android operating system creator Andy Rubin has raised $300 million as he prepares to jump into the smartphone market with his Palo Alto startup, Essential.

“For all the good Android has done to help bring technology to nearly everyone it has also helped create this weird new world where people are forced to fight with the very technology that was supposed to simplify their lives,” Rubin wrote in a blog accompanying the unveiling of his new smartphone design. “Was this what we had intended? Was this the best we could do?” Cromwell Schubarth is TechFlash Editor at the Silicon Valley Business Journal. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Contracts The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $488,076,762 modification (P00007) to foreign military sales (United Kingdom) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the remanufacture of 38 AH-64 Apache aircraft, and to procure three Longbow crew trainers and associated spares. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2024. Fiscal 2010 other funds in the amount of $488,076,762 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh,Wisconsin, was awarded a $90,885,550 modification (P0021) to contract W56HZV-15-D-0031 for Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles recapitalized Palletized Load System 96 M1074A1, and 115 M1075A1. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $90,885,550 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.Army Contracting Command,Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity. Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh,Wisconsin, was awarded a $79,576,597 modification (P0020) to contractW56HZV-15-D-0031 for Family of HeavyTacticalVehicles recapitalized 63 M985A4 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical trucks; 45 M985E1A4 guided missile transporters; 61 M984A4 wreckers; 29 M983A4 wreckers; two M1120A4 wreckers; four M1074A1 Palletized Load Systems (PLS); eight M1075A1 PLSs; 42 new M1076A0 PLS trailers; and 61 M984A4 self-recovery winches. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2015 and 2017 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $79,576,597 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S.Army Contracting Command, Warren Michigan, is the contracting activity. Raytheon Co. - Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $52,686,179 fixed-price-incentive-firm engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract for Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) System. Contractor will provide EMD of three 3DELRR production representative units.Work will be performed at Andover, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,500,000 are being obligated at the

time of award.The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-17-C-0018). Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $78,695,875 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide original equipment manufacturer engineering and logistics support for the KC-130J aircraft AE2100D3 engines for the Marine Corps and the government of Kuwait under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana (75 percent); Iwakuni, Japan (6 percent); Cherry Point, North Carolina (6 percent); Miramar, California (6 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (3 percent); Al Mubarak Airbase, Kuwait (2 percent); and Newburgh, New York (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2022. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated against individual delivery orders as they are issued. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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and BE-4 rocket engines,” he said.


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Blue Origin To Manufacture Rocket Engines, Including New Be-4, Inside New Kent Building Blue Origin will use the building it acquired in Kent last fall to manufacture its new BE-4 rocket engines and reusable booster rockets, President Rob Meyerson says. Until now, the space company had been silent on what it intends to do with the warehouse property that it bought for $12.5 million. Built in 1974, the 120,000-square foot facility at 21244 76th Ave. S. is directly across the street from Blue Origin’s Kent headquarters. In a rare interview, Meyerson provided details of the company’s plans. “Blue Origin will use the new building to support our ongoing production of New Shepard (rocket) vehicles and both our BE-3 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Meyerson said the company is prepared to deliver the first BE-4 in the next few months and transport it to El Paso, Texas, for testing. “When we go to the next step with our next rocket, we’re going to use that building as a bigger facility for production,” he said. The engines would offer more power than Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines and reduce the U.S. space sector’s reliance on Russian rockets as relations grow more complicated between the two nations.

Blue Origin hopes the engines will be ready by 2019 and wants to use them on the new large orbital launch vehicle, the New Glenn, named for late astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn. A modified version the BE-4 is also being considered as part of experimental space plane in a project funded by the US military. Blue Origin is the private space transportation company owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Amazon. com Inc. The company won a PSBJ Innovation Award for its New Shepard space rocket booster and capsule escape systems. Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

Coulson Group Buys Southwest Jets To Make First-Ever Boeing 737 Firefighting Tankers A Northwest aerospace company has bought six Boeing Co. 737 passenger jets from Southwest Airlines to convert them into aerial firefighting tankers. It appears to be the first time that Boeing’s single-aisle workhorse will be enlisted to fight wildfires from above, dumping 4,000 gallons of fire retardant chemicals at low speed and low altitude. ( Puget Sound Business Journal)

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Contracts Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded a $243,873,277 predominantly fixed-price contract with cost-plus-fixed fee and fixed-price incentive portions for 72 Active Electronically Scanned Array radars, spares and support services.Work will be performed at Linthicum Heights, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2019.This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with one offer received. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $30,714,025 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8615-17-C-6047). The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $86,337,218 for modification P00013 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-14-D-0008) to design, develop, and implement upgrades to software and ancillary hardware for F/A-18 A/B, C/D, E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Canada. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri (95 percent); and China Lake, California (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Contract funds will not be obligated at time of award. Funds will be obligated against individual task orders as they are issued. This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($79,430,241; 92 percent); and the governments of Australia ($2,935,465; 3.40 percent); Finland ($2,158,430; 2.50 percent); Switzerland ($690,698; .80 percent); Kuwait ($431,686; .50 percent); Malaysia ($431,686; .50 percent); and Canada ($259,012; .30 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California is being

awarded $43,876,458 for cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00025 under a previously awarded contract (N0003015-C-0100) in support of the Trident II (D5) missile production and D5 deployed systems support. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California (36.26 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (33.43 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (10.54 percent); Silverdale, Washington (9.28 percent); Magna, Utah (4.98 percent); Palo Alto, California (1.18 percent); Poulsbo, Washington (1.06 percent); Gainesville, Virginia (0.60 percent); Elkton, Maryland (0.35 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (0.21 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (0.18 percent); and other various locations (less than 0.10 percent each, 1.93 percent total). Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2017. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $43,876,458 are being obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded $19,846,828 for cost-plus-fixedfee modification to delivery order N0001917F0108, issued previously against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0020. This modification procures work on the aircraft memory system and panoramic cockpit display in order to alleviate diminishing manufacturing sources constraints projected under F-35 production Lot 15 for the Air Force ($7,938,730; 40 percent); Navy ($3,969,366; 20 percent); Marine Corps ($3,969,366; 20 percent); and international partners ($3,969,366; 20 percent). Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2019. Fiscal 2016 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps); and international partners funds in the amount of $2,661,064 are being obligated on this award, $2,128,000 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Two Self-Driving Latecomers Team Up To Take On Tesla And Google Longtime auto parts supplier Continental AG is teaming up with Chinese search giant Baidu to develop autonomous driving technology, the companies said in an announcement last month.

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As North Korean Missile Tests Increase, Boeing Gets U.S. Contract For New Anti-Missile System The additive manufacturing industry is poised for a boom between now The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, working with other agencies, and 2020, according to International Data Corp. successfully conducted the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system in December 2015, Thefrom valueaofmissile the worldwide market for 3Datprinting is expected jumpFacility defense test complex the Pacific Missile to Range to $35.4 billion by 2020, more than double the $15.9 billion forecast on Kauai in Hawaii. for the end of 2016, IDC data shows.

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million contract to demonstrate a new generation of technology to intercept and destroy multiple missiles should they be fired simultaneously at United States. Boeing said the government gave it a 35-month contract to further its work on what the missile defense agency calls Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV) technology. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, working with other agencies, successfully conducted the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system in December 2015, from a missile defense test complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai in Hawaii.

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The U.S. Depar tment of Defense awarded the contract May 12, Chicagobased Boeing said in a news release. Boeing received an initial $9.8 million study contract from the Missile Defense Agency in 2015 to design and develop the MOKV weapons system concept. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Corp. are also working with the government on this project. Lockheed received a $53 million contract to advance its own part of the MOKV work in March. Current missile defense systems involve a single missile fired at a single incoming missile. Their goal is to hit the weapon while it’s in the skies, destroying it through a mid-air collision.

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The new multi-object weapons platform would involve launching one missile, which would then deploy several “kill vehicles” that could communicate with each other to engage and destroy several incoming enemy missiles at the same time.

As part of that contract, Boeing said it recommended “technology risk reduction efforts” for this next phase of the missile interception weapon platform’s development.

“Our MOKV concept gives the Missile Defense Agency flexibility in eliminating threats more efficiently and affordably,” said Paul Geery, a Boeing Defense vice president of mission solutions at its

Boeing was also paid $21 billion to manage the missile system during the period, the newspaper reported.

One of Boeing’s other anti-missile defense systems has faced criticism for its costs and performance. Last fall, the Los Angeles Times reported that Boeing had pocketed $2 billion in performance bonuses for its Ground-based Midcourse Defense System, even though that missile defense system had intercepted incoming missiles in only six out of 11 tests conducted.

The test results “prompted independent experts to conclude the system cannot be relied on to foil a nuclear strike by North Korea or Iran,” the Times reported. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Aviation Administration after flight tests in Moses lake, Washington. “The FAA validation of the PW1200G engine is a milestone for Pratt & Whitney and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation,” Chris Calio, president of Pratt and Whitney Commercial Engines said in a news release. The FAA approval comes on the heels of Mitsubishi’s fourth MRJ test aircraft arriving at the Mitsubishi Flight Test Center in Moses Lake in Easter n Washington. There, test pilots carefully put the jets through a battery of extensive severe cold, hot and natural icing tests. Both Mitsubishi’s 70- and 90-seater MRJ jets will be powered by two PW1200G engines. Pratt and Whitney is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Mitsubishi Aircraft is a unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. Mitsubishi and Pratt and Whitney said more than 15 critical engine system level certification tests were successfully completed to meet the FAA certification requirements.


The PW1200G engine has accumulated more than 6,000 hours and 15,000 cycles as part of the development, certification and flight testing activities, the companies said.

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The spot of good news offered a rare bright moment for the Mitsubishi Aircraft MRJ program, which has been plagued by several delays in recent months and turmoil in its executive suite. The engine that will fire the new Miitsubishi MRJ regional jet was certified by the U.S. Federal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 22 • JUNE - JULY 2017

The tests gathered required data for certification including performance, stress, endurance, emissions, acoustics, bird impact, and fan blade containment.

The engine, which provides 17,000 pounds of thrust, was optimized specifically for the Mitsubishi’s MRJ jet. The Japanese jet maker in turn designed its new aircraft’s wing and aerodynamics with the PW1200G in mind, the companies said. Mitsubishi said the engine’s advanced technology will cut emissions by half and reduce operating costs by between 10 and 20 percent compared to the current generation of regional aircraft. Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

Manufacturing Settles in a Solid Pace of Expansion American factories are settling back into a solid pace of expansion after a post-election run-up that saw the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing gauge hit an almost three-year high, figures released on June 1 showed. The Factory index little changed at 54.9 (est. 54.8) from 54.8 in April, however, ISM’s gauge of new orders increased to 59.5 from 57.5. Highlights of the report include: • The Production Index eased to 57.1 from 58.6. • A gauge of factory inventories was little changed at 51.5, while customer stockpiles barely shrank.

• The measure of export orders cooled to 57.5 in May from 59.5. Employment gauge increased to 53.5 from 52.


The ISM’s employment figures are consistent with projections that the Labor Department on June 2 will report a pickup in factory payrolls. Factory managers have registered more optimism about conditions so far in 2017 amid steady domestic demand and global growth that looks more promising. Stable overseas demand is helping to keep a floor under export orders. The Chinese government’s Purchasing Managers’ Index showed expansion in May for a 10th month after shrinking in most of the prior 10 months.


The ISM figures indicate manufacturing growth is staying robust even as expectations fade for a near-term fiscal boost, including through tax reform, from Washington lawmakers. “We’ve had some fairly strong months of positive employment activity in our report,” said Timothy Fiore, ISM manufacturing survey committee chairman. “It means that they’re still looking hard for people, and yes there may be some pressure on wages downstream.” “There is some difficulty finding qualified people, and that may be reflected in what’s happening in the production number – we had a slight decrease this month,” Fiore said. Source: IndustryWeek; By: Michelle Jamrisko

Honda Announces Release Of Electric Car To Be Later Followed By Self-Driving Vehicles Bloomberg News reports Honda Motor Co. has said it will release a new “global electric vehicle model this year,” to be followed by “fully self-driving cars around 2025.” Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo said recently, “We identified the introduction of electrification technologies and advanced safety technologies as our highest priorities and we are working proactively on them.”


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Coulson Group Buys Southwest Jets To Make First-Ever Boeing 737 Firefighting Tankers

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A Northwest aerospace company has bought six Boeing Co. 737 passenger jets from Southwest Airlines to convert them into aerial firefighting tankers. It appears to be the first time that Boeing’s single-aisle workhorse will be enlisted to fight wildfires from above, dumping 4,000 gallons of fire retardant chemicals at low speed and low altitude.

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Coulson said it decided to buy six Southwest 737s and convert them into firefighting tankers after realizing that there wasn’t a single C-130 available anywhere in the world to buy. This is the first 737 (freshly repainted in Spokane last month). Now, it enters the airframe modification process. Coulson Group CEO Wayne Coulson says the converted Boeing 737300 jets will dump up to 2,100 gallons per second using systems the company originally developed for its fleet of four Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft. They’ll also have room for 63 passengers, or enough for three strike teams of 20 firefighters each to drop at airports in fire zones.


The first of the jets is being repainted at an International Aerospace Coatings facility in Spokane. They’ll roll out next week when the deal is formally announced. Coulson said he decided to convert 737s after realizing that there wasn’t a single C-130 available anywhere in the world to buy. “So we looked at other planes and the 737-300 was a perfect fit for us,” Coulson said. “We were lucky to get them, and since Southwest was the only owner, they’re for the most part in platinum condition.”










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Coulson declined to say how much his contract aerial firefighting company paid for the airplanes. “The six 737s were less than one C-130,” Coulson said, laughing before adding, “What’s expensive is getting the plane right with all the engineering work needed to modify our C-130 system for the 737.” He said Southwest sold the jets because the Federal Aviation Administration would not allow it to fly too many 737 variants at the same time, once it takes delivery of dozens of brand-new, fuel efficient 737 Max 8 jets. Coulson Group’s 200 staffers operate a fleet of C-130s and Sikorsky S-61 helicopters in Portland, Oregon, Port Alberni in British Columbia, and Melbourne, Australia. It operates an air tanker base in Reno, Nevada,

and helps the U.S. Forest service and other countries combat wildfires during hot and dry summers. The fleet won’t be the first Boeing aircraft converted for firefighting. Colorado-based Global SuperTanker Services flies a converted Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet that can drop nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant. Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

Apple Backing Two Huge Oregon RenewableEnergy Projects Answering a mystery that’s been brewing since last fall, Apple has revealed it’s the company behind two big renewable-energy projects in Oregon — and one of them is the consumer-tech giant’s largest ever. In its new Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple said it had signed power purchase agreements with a wind power project that’s set to begin construction in Gilliam County in September, and with what will soon be Oregon’s largest solar power plant, in Crook County. Apple goal is to power its facilities worldwide with 100 percent renewable energy. In 2016, it was at 96 percent, the company said. The deals come through an Oregon program called Direct Access, which allows commercial customers to opt out of standard utility service provided by Portland General Electric and Pacific Power and buy power from independent electricity service suppliers. As of mid-2016, 3.5 percent of Pacific Power’s commercial load was on the Direct Access program. For PGE, the figure was 15.7 percent.



Apple’s deal breaks new ground in Direct Access in Pacific Power’s territory, and, in the process, paves the way for a big swath of new renewable energy to come onto the grid. The Business Journal reported last November that Portland-based Avangrid Renewables, an energy service supplier, had struck a deal to sell power from the 56-megawatt Gala Solar power plant — now under construction in Prineville, where Apple has a data center — to an unnamed “Fortune 500 commercial and industrial” customer. Then came word that Avangrid had found a buyer — again unnamed — for power from the first phase of the 400-plus-megawatt MontagueWind Power Project, allowing Avangrid to begin construction later this year.

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An Avangrid Renewables spokesman said on Sunday he “still could not confirm the identify of the PPA offtaker on either project at this current time,” but Apple could, and did. In its annual environmental progress report, released to coincide with Earth Day, Apple said, “To support our Prineville data center, we recently signed a 200-megawatt power purchase agreement for a new Oregon wind farm, the Montague Wind Power Project, set to come online by the end of 2018.” Source: Portland Business Journal

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LEADING THE WAY FOR FUTURE GROWTH Merger and acquisition activity has accelerated in the precision machining industry due to the confluence of three fundamental technological and market forces. •

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Large capital inflows from private equity funds Automated, digital manufacturing processes Digital integration of the supply chain

The capital required to simply stay competitive is likely to soon leave a substantial portion of the industry field behind. The average firm owner may not yet have felt a serious impact, but complacency about the changes underway will threaten the competitive position of many industry participants and can have a serious impact on the equity they have taken years to build. Owners must recognize and confront pro-actively the building pressures for exploring a non-organic growth model. According to IBIS World, there were 18,000 machine shops in the United States at the end of 2016, with the majority employing fewer than 20 people. This results from a historically low monetary barrier to entry. One or more highly experienced machinists have been able to lease space and equipment, bring along a friendly customer and grow a new business from there. Often, this roadmap has allowed for a reasonable living and even the building of decent retirement equity. However, times are changing, and changing quickly. Large private equity funds have zeroed in on precision machining and they know a business opportunity when they see one: a highly fragmented and undercapitalized competitive field, pressure from the OEM’s and Tier 1’s propagating down through the supply chain, and an entirely new plateau of technology and associated skill sets that will require a major revision in how future business is won and done. This money flow really matters. The market forces reshaping the industry so profoundly are joined at the hip with the most critical resource of all – capital. If you don’t make it your business partner, it may quickly become your worst adversary. For shops focused on the major high precision supply chain verticals such as aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and soon, autonomous systems and robotics, this is especially true. Private equity-backed firms are assembling aggressive fully integrated, highly automated, regional to national businesses. These are digitally connected from the shop floor to corner office, with advanced analytics and management software and design tools and weaponized sales forces. As they attain revenue bases well into the hundreds of millions annually, they’ll set a high bar for production efficiency, cost, quality and networked supply chain relationships that will pressure industry margins top to bottom. You may have read about IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) and A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Capital flows are creating an aggressive new competitor Industry 4.0 (cyber – physical manufacturing). These terms reflect a real technological transformation on the shop floor, in early stages perhaps, but with a profound impact on the balance sheet. With a single high-end automated machining cell easily running to seven figures, many shops struggle with the reality that one system is out of reach, let alone a dozen. Getting efficiencies and useable data from advanced machine centers isn’t feasible without additional investment in analytics, sophisticated business process management systems, network security, and digitally savvy salesforces (with a marketing budget). Wes Colony, Territory Manager for Single Source Solutions, covers over 1,000 machining shops in Southern California and has a keen eye on the industry’s dilemma. He sees shop after shop, even those north of the $10 million revenue range, really struggling with the capital investment required to acquire leading edge technology and automation. “In the past 12 months, I’ve seen more small to medium sized owners really struggling with the best decision path,” Wes says, “even though the end game is fairly obvious.” Additive manufacturing is also a rising threat to traditional milling, but while its current share of the revenue pie is trivial right now, the technical capability is advancing very rapidly as is customer acceptance and familiarity. (GE recently spent $1.4 billion on metal additive capability in its purchases of SLM and Arcam, having seen firsthand the benefits of the technology as applied to its engine design parameters, performance and cost). The design, engineering and material knowledge skillsets are substantially different and the necessary investment is expensive. At FOCUS, we see the fusion of both capabilities in an integrated precision shop in near future, where the design, finishing and metrology requirements can be combined into a “best solution/lowest cost” offering. Finally, industry consolidation is being driven top down by the OEM’s and Tier 1 customers. Once, Boeing drove down costs by bidding work across its 10,000 suppliers, but there is little left to squeeze. The new multi-tier supply chain is becoming fully digitally linked, with order and design change management, production status, Cp metrics, and inventory status available in real time in an orchestrated fashion. Outside aerospace and medical, the same capabilities will soon facilitate supply chain hubs and online marketplaces across more industries, further pressuring the margins of the smaller player.

Investment funds partnered with top, seasoned management teams are generating aggressive competition. Firms with a large capital base will be able to make these investments in technology and a new data savvy talent pool, and amortize these costs across a sufficiently sized organization to radically reset the cost base and customer service standards for the industry. Undercapitalized firms left behind will become progressively uncompetitive, and could eventually be tagged “going concern” risks and excluded from bidding. The minimum viable size for a shop to compete profitably at this level is rising, and may well reach an annual revenue base of $30-40 million once this settles out. Many private-equity investors, and their platform companies, think it will be considerably larger than that… and are investing accordingly. Bob Qualick, General Manager of Universal Aerospace Co., Inc. of Arlington,WA, agrees that scale is more important than ever to US precision manufacturing. Universal, a precision supplier to the commercial aerospace industry, recently partnered with Strength Capital, a Michigan-based private equity fund after an introduction through FOCUS. “Companies which embrace lean manufacturing systems, successfully deploy automation and technology, and can measure and analyze data, will ultimately succeed and prosper. Today’s manufacturers need to be bigger, smarter and more vertically integrated to compete,” Bob predicts. “With a Strength / Universal combination, we can invest in our mission to continously to raise the bar and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

60% to keep things spinning, you are losing substantial equity over time -- perhaps millions -- and with it the financial wherewithal to manage or sell your way out of an increasingly perilous situation. If full independence remains an overriding goal, taking in minority equity investment may be an option, but it is likely to have to come from friends and family, as venture capital and angel investor options are slim for this industry. The second option is to partner with a much larger participant with an established balance sheet or private equity backing. Many shops will have undoubtedly received a call or two to explore this. Partnering up is not tantamount to retirement, though it can be. Just as often, deals ensure continuation of owner/managers in the new company.These deals should be explored to see how well the managements fit, and how attractive are the future compensation and growth strategy possibilities. A sale may also reduce or eliminate many unpopular administrative burdens, enabling the former owner/entrepreneur to focus on those activities at which he is best, typically production or sales. Frequently, acquisition offers a better overall equity outcome than the “grow and sell later” strategy, and may offer a second bite at the apple as the consolidation phase continues with the largest players. A good example is the sale of our client Smiths Machine to ARCH Global Precision. Smiths was a family business with great customers, advanced equipment and a strong workforce. Continued growth and funding a generational transition demanded additional capital, which could only come from outside existing ownership. FOCUS assisted the firm in exploring a variety of options including private equity, but the best solution was a sale to ARCH, a large national leader in the precision machining sector. Two years on the sale has been an unalloyed success. Smiths is growing rapidly and is a standout performer for ARCH. Even more important, the Smith family has continued to play an important role in the company. Tim Smith, company CEO, has now graduated within the ARCH organization to head its national sales and marketing efforts in the key aerospace and defense sector. According to Tim Smith, “When we entered into this process, we assumed, like many entrepreneurs, that we wanted to remain independent. The sale to ARCH turned out to be the best thing that could have happened, both for the business and for our family.”

Is this the view from your office? The implications for future margin pressure should be cause for concern. There may not be many obvious ways for the small to medium sized owner to address it. However, the value of the shop owner’s equity might be of even greater concern. As M&A advisors, we see literally billions of dollars of hard earned owner equity at significant risk of vaporizing if owners don’t consider all their options and strike up a plan. Owners should ask this question: is there any realistic organic growth roadmap that will carry me to that revenue ballpark over that time frame? If not, then it is time for some deep and honest reflection. Even if you are successful growing the top line 7-8% per year, but your margins drop

A third, less explored, model is to merge several smaller, well matched shops, achieving sufficient scale to attract both private equity investment and industry partners, generally $2 million in EBITDA or higher. Company valuations in this space are a nuanced function of EBITDA, margin ratios and size, seasoned with the uniqueness of each company’s management, customers, equipment and so forth, but size and profitability are key. Valuations are typically referenced as a multiple of EBITDA (4 – 6.5 times is the center range), and increase rapidly from 3-4 times for firms with EBITDA under $1 million, to 6 times or more for firms with profits north of $5 million but with a large amount of scatter. They also assume a “debt free” basis, to account for different levels of debt or equipment leases. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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share net equity of $15,300,000, or $5,100,000 each. This is a nice 100+% improvement over each owner’s stand-alone valuation before the combination.

There can be substantial variation, however, in valuations even for companies of equal revenues and/or profitability. In many cases valuations are influenced by the process a firm follows in pursuit of a transaction, and by the effectiveness of its advisors and its management in presenting its strengths and capabilities.

A smart merger of smaller firms can yield attractive results. If this partnership now chooses to explore a sale, it is likely to attract a better choice of potential partners. If not, it now likely has a better choice of financing options, a better foundation for effective technology investment and a lower risk profile in the supply chain. Either way, it illustrates there are very compelling financial and strategic reasons for investigating this strategy. Corporate marriage is stressful, and mergers amongst equals may well be harder to negotiate in practice than conventional acquisitions, as more ownership interests are involved, but the result can truly be beneficial for all. To keep pace with industry trendsetters, owners should always explore options for non-organic growth, and retain licensed M&A advisors to assess appropriate strategy and partnering transactions. The authors, Craig Ladkin and John Slater, Managing Director and Partner respectively of FOCUS Investment Banking, are members of the FOCUS Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Team. They have managed multiple M&A transactions in the machining and aerospace sectors, including the recent sales of Universal Aerospace Co., Inc., Smiths Machine and RID-LOM Precision Manufacturing Co.

Mergers amongst smaller players may lead to substantial gains in owner equity. Take a hypothetical healthy smaller company with $5mm in revenues, perhaps $1mm in EBITDA (20% margins), and $1.5mm in debt or equipment leases. It would not be surprising for a company of this size and profitability to sell for $4,000,000, (4X EBITDA) leaving the owner with about $2,500,000 in owner equity after accounting for debt. However, were the company three times the size with the same ratios of debt and profitability, the multiple may well expand to 5X or 6X EBITDA or even greater. Consider what could happen if three similar owners with complementary businesses and the same metrics as above agree to merge and shine up the profit ratios just 10% with combined administration and sales teams. Assuming the combined business can coalesce well and demonstrate brighter growth prospects and broadened capabilities, the multiple should expand materially. If now valued at a premium 6X multiple ($19,800,000 valuation on $3.3M EBITDA) the three owners would now equally A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The authors, Craig Ladkin and John Slater, Managing Director and Partner respectively of FOCUS Investment Banking, are members of the FOCUS Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Team. They have managed multiple M&A transactions in the machining and aerospace sectors, including the recent sales of Universal Aerospace Co., Inc., Smiths Machine and RID-LOM Precision Manufacturing Co. For further information, contact Craig Ladkin at 541-390-5005 (craig.ladkin@ or John Slater at 901-6841274 (

Bitcoin Mining Boom Sends AMD Shares Soaring Shares of semiconductor firm Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) shot up as much as 8 percent on Tuesday after the company confirmed that skyroc keting digital currency prices are propelling demand for its graphic cards. The Sunnyvale-based company’s stock was the top performer in the S&P 500 on the day, per CNBC. The stock is currently trading at $12.04 and has shot up about 170 percent during the past 12 months, making it one of the market’s best performing stocks. Miners for cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, use graphic cards from companies like AMD to mine new virtual coins that can be sold or saved. Bitcoin’s value is up about 200 percent in 2017 and surged more than 8 percent on Tuesday, nearing $3,000. AMD competitors include Santa Clara-based competitor Nvidia, whose stock is also up more than 200 percent over the past 12 months due in large part to the surge in cryptocurrencies. “The gaming market remains our priority,” an AMD spokesperson told CNBC. “We are seeing solid demand for our Polaris-based offerings in the gaming and newly resurgent cryptocurrency mining markets based on the strong performance we are delivering.” AMD stock also bounced on Monday’s news that Apple’s updated 21.5and 27-inch iMac will use AMD’s Radeon Vega graphics. The Apple deal will increase AMD’s desktop volumes by 60 percent, according to one analyst. However, other analysts are concerned about the AMD supply chain and the company’s ability to fulfill demand, per Seeking Alpha. Consumers have already snapped up most AMD RX 570 and RX 580 graphics card models, according to NowInStock. Used AMD RX 470 graphics cards are selling for well over the $100 list price on eBay, per CNBC. Prior to the latest news, AMD’s gains were based mostly on the promise that the company’s new Ryzen chip would challenge Santa Clara-based Intel’s latest chips. AMD said in May that it expects to launch a new server chip codenamed “Naples” in the second quarter. That project found an early partner in Microsoft, which will incorporate the Naples chip into its Project Olympus server platform. Separately,AMD plans to launch its “Vega” GPU chip in the second quarter, in hopes of putting pressure on Nvidia. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Boeing, but Tsotsis’ long experience with aerocomposites does give his words weight, and what he had to say was interesting. First, he reviewed the history of prepreg use, noting that it became the preferred mater ial for m because it enabled manufacturers to achieve consistent resin matrix ratios in finished products. Prepregs have also been well qualified and are well supported with material characterization data. He also noted that prepregs are difficult to form in to complex shapes, have a limited working life, must be kept frozen when not in use, and require expensive “monument” equipment — ATLs and autoclaves — that tend to become workflow bottlenecks. Liquid molding, on the other hand, he said, offers fabricators the ability to use 3D preforms, braids and weaves; allows more material flexibility to meet a variety of end-use requirements; eliminates the use of an autoclave; and requires no freezer. Downsides? Fiber/ resin ratios are more difficult to control with liquid molding, composites made via liquid molding are not as well qualified, and liquid molding processes require additional quality control steps that prepregs don’t require. Further, he admitted that companies like Boeing have invested millions of dollars in autoclaves, thus their use is, in many ways, imperative.

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In short, said Tsotsis, he said he believes the aerospace industry needs to “get out of the prepreg box” and look more seriously at new chemistries, collaborate to develop reliable design models, increase automation, reduce assembly costs, more proactively address environmental concerns, and more effectively leverage knowledge from other composites end markets. From the design side, Tsotsis said he would like to see more innovation in chemistry so that resins can be tailored to designs, rather than designs tailored to chemistries, which he believes is the current modus operandi. In addition, he said he would like to see molecular dynamics tools better developed and definitively linked to verifiable test data. And model develpment on the whole, he said, is too siloed and needs to be addressed more cooperatively and collaboratively with suppliers, OEMs and researchers. Finally, he said, “modeling of strength needs a quantum improvement to be truly useful.”

On the aerocomposites manufacturing floor, Tsotsis said, quality control drives everything, and because of that, process control is paramount. But, unlike the automotive industry, where quality is measured by process consistency, aerospace relies on 100% inspection of finished parts, regardless of process quality. The difference, of course, are the risks involved, and in aerospace there is no room for error. Tsotsis ended his presentation with a reminder of the value of change, and a desire for a willingness to see technical maturation continue: “Just because we’ve done something that way does not mean it’s the best way.” By Jeff Sloan

Labor Depar tment: 138K Jobs Added In May, Unemployment Falls To Lowest Rate Since 2001 Labor Department data released showed that “there were 138,00 nonfarm payrolls added in May, and average hourly wages rose just 2.5 percent on an annual basis,” CNBC reported. Bloomberg News reported that the “unemployment rate, derived from a separate survey of households, fell to 4.3% from 4.4%.” Bloomberg News added, “The decline in the unemployment rate – while a sign of a tightening job market – was also due to a drop in the size of the labor force, as the number of people classified as employed and unemployed fell by roughly the same amount.” CNN Money reported that data showed “Americans are earning more as well as wages continued to pick up,” and added, “hourly earnings rose 2.5% during the past 12 months.” CNN Money also wrote that “experts were split on the report,” and that “some said it is a sign that job growth

is slowing down after three straight years of jobs gains and major drop in unemployment,” while others believed “May’s sluggish job gains don’t tell the whole story,” and emphasized that “monthly jobs numbers can be volatile.” The AP reported that “the government’s report suggested that eight years into the recovery from the Great Recession, job growth may be slowing after a long stretch of robust gains.” The AP added, “employers are now choosing from among a smaller pool of job applicants, and some are having trouble finding people with the skills they need.” The Los Angeles Times reported that “after 80 straight months of job growth, economists said the labor market is limited in how much more it can expand.” The Times quoted White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn saying, “We’re not worried about slowing job growth.” The article also stated “Patrick Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, said he still expected the Fed to hike rates two more times this year.” Harker added, “Job creation is still strong.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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And now, another signature building taking shape in the city’s skyline — and to be occupied by a tech company — will be home to Speidel’s next large work of art. F5 Networks, the Seattle-based infrastructure and security technology company, is moving to the skyscraper previously known as The Mark, at 801 5th Ave. On the corner of 5th and Columbia Street, a 14-foottall bronze sculpture by Speidel will be anchored beneath the 44-story angular glass building now known as F5 Tower. “I think that the wonderful thing about human beings is that we’re creative, in both [art and tech], and there’s a wonderful marriage when you can put it together,” said Speidel, who started as a jewelry maker in the 1970s. “To have the piece … be on the corner in a front of a building that is just very beautiful … it speaks to our city. There’s all kinds of growth, and this is a good part of it. I think the building is a real honoring of creativity and being entrepreneurial and I think all of us in this are entrepreneurial.” That spirit was on full display in industrial South Seattle, where Speidel and the team that helps her create art gathered at Machinists Inc., a metal fabrication, welding and assembly shop where the finishing touches are being put on her yet-to-be-named F5 piece. Steve Pollard is a former ship builder and engineer who has been at Machinists since 1988. In referencing his long history helping Speidel’s concepts become reality, Pollard figured he first worked with her on a piece 20 years ago. “I know how to form compound curves in ships, so I just brought that technology, that experience into this thing,” he said. Steve Pollard of Machinists Inc. in South Seattle has worked on everything from from ship parts to art to Bertha the tunneling machine.When not working on giant pieces of art for tech buildings, Pollard has his hand in a number of

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Intel Drones And Sensors Make Cricket Debut Drones for analysing wickets and bats with sensors are two of the technological innovations that Intel is bringing to cricket’s ICC Champions Trophy. The tech company, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor chips, says it wants to transform how cricket is experienced by both fans and players. Its Falcon 8 Drone captures high definition and infrared images of pitches, allowing for better analysis. According to the company, visual data on wicket conditions such as grass cover, grass health and topology will be used to produce daily reports, which commentators will have access to during broadcasts. Elsewhere, several players throughout the tournament will be using a new sensor that can be mounted on any cricket bat. Manufactured by Speculur and employing Intel’s Curie technology, the sensor will generate data for every stroke played, capturing information on back-lift, bat speed and follow-through. It is also planned to make the technology available to the public in Australia, India, the UK and the US later this year. “Speculur BatSense with Intel Inside has the potential to transform cricket across a varied audience from coaches to aspiring self-taught cricketers,” said Speculur managing director Atul Srivastava. “Coaches can use their insights and expertise along with the bat sensor data to make specific adjustments to a batsman’s technique, ultimately helping him perform better.” Intel is also showcasing VR experiences at The Oval and Edgbaston, where fans will be able to test their batting skills against a virtual bowler in a simulated environment. Using a head mounted display (HMD) and the sensor-enabled bat, fans will be able to analyse the parameters of their swing, as well as keep track of their score on the virtual wicket.

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U.S. Steel-Consuming Manufacturers Oppose Steel Tariffs The NationalTooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) urged the Trump administration to take a deliberative approach in the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Steel, warning that unilateral steel tariffs or import quotas could have a devastating impact on its member companies. The warning was contained in comments filed by NTMA and PMA, representing nearly 2,500 small and medium-sized metalforming, tool and die, machining and stamping companies across the United States, to the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of the Section 232 investigation. “Our highest operating expense is often purchasing raw materials – steel or other flat rolled metal, which amounts to 50-70% of costs,” wrote NTMA President Dave Tilstone and PMA President Roy Hardy. “Over the past decade, our members have found their foreign competitors often supplying metal components, assemblies or finished products cheaper than the cost of our raw materials alone….It is essential that our industry has access to globally competitive supplies of steel.” Thousands of metal stamping companies went out of business as a direct result of the Section 201 30% steel tariffs imposed by the U.S. government in 2002. At that time, steel consuming companies employed 12 million Americans compared to less than 200,000 by steel producing companies and the ratio has changed little since that time. Tilstone and Hardy noted the government should not simply shift injury from one industry to another but consider how to support the millions of downstream jobs at risk who manufacture tools, dies, and parts for our nation’s defense and economy. NTMA and PMA urged the Trump administration to take a “targeted approach rather than unilateral action” and avoid shifting “the injury from one industry to another without considering the impact on the broader economy and the defense industry supply chain.” The groups noted: “No plane can fly, no ship can sail, and no weapon can fire without products manufactured from our member companies.” About One Voice:The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)’s combined “One Voice” federal government advocacy program represents nearly 2,500 metalworking companies and is designed to promote U.S. government policies that will ensure a strong manufacturing sector in the United States. For additional information, please visit

No, A Spaceship Didn’t Land In Hillsboro. It’s OHSU’s New Data Dome Oregon Health & Science University just boosted its capacity for “big data” biomedical research with a new geodesic-dome-shaped data center on its West Campus.


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Located at 505 N.W. 185th Ave. in Hillsboro, the $22 million data center began operating in July. It may look like a space ship, but the center’s design and energy features will make it one of the most efficient data centers in the country.

“Data Dome” will use about half the electricity of a traditionally-designed data center. It predominantly uses ambient air for cooling. In fact, there’s no air conditioning at all, no ducts or exhaust fans, said Perry Gliessman, director of technology and advanced computing with OHSU’s Information Technology Group. OHSU’s data needs are driven largely by its pioneering work in genomics, genetics and imaging to better understand and cure diseases such as cancer. Those functions generate “enormous amounts of data that need to not only be stored but analyzed,” Gliessman said. “We’ve always maintained a database, but it was limited in terms of capacity and capability,” Gliessman said. “It became abundantly clear we needed much more computing resources.” Data centers are all about creating a secure environment for computing and storage equipment.They also generate huge amount of power and heat. “The key is to get enough air flow to exhaust the heat from the equipment running,” Gliessman said. With no heating system, in the winter, heat generated by the equipment can be used to warm the space. The domed design is not only compact, but offers “incredible seismic stability” and an enormous capacity for air flow for a high density of power and equipment, he said. It’s also uniform in its geometry, so everything is equidistant from the core. “It serves a lot of different purposes,” Gliessman said. At full capacity, Data Dome will be able to provide 3.8 megawatts of computing power and will be connected to and operate parallel to OHSU’s existing data center in downtown Portland. Source: Portland Business Journal

Nike, Adidas To Move To More Automated Factories Fox Business reports that “nearly 20% of production for Nike Inc. and Adidas AG shoes will move to more automated factories by 2023 due to a “buy now/wear now” shopping environment forced by the shift to e-commerce, Morgan Stanley forecasted.” Fox Business adds, “Many of these plants will likely be proprietary, cutting out the need to rely on outside manufacturing, and potentially giving the companies a leg up.” The article also states that “by 2020, Adidas forecasts that it will generate half of its sales from products made with help from technology that increases manufacturing speed, allowing stores to rotate inventory more quickly to keep up with demand trends.”

US Has Six Million Job Vacancies U.S. News & World Report reports, “Employers were looking to fill

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Industries Making Use Of 3D Printing Inc. Magazine reports that “brands, people and organizations are using 3D printing methods across industries like construction, vehicle and product manufacturing, retail and shipping, real estate and even medical.” Inc. Magazine adds, “According to Manufacturing Business Technology, 3D printing in manufacturing is becoming more accessible and easier to use, despite some remaining limitations surrounding the speed and scale to which additive manufacturing can be used in the industry.” The article also states that “modern manufacturing facilities are adopting 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics and similar innovations to automate and improve the space,” and, “3D printing, for instance, can help accelerate the speed and advancement of design, testing, prototyping and more.” Inc Magazine adds that “the most important element is that products, designs and items can be printed anywhere.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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“Modern manufacturing has captured the imagination of the American public and our elected leaders, said Jay Timmons CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers. “This important research indicates public opinion of the future of the industry has taken a measurable, positive jump as people acknowledge the strong connection between this industry, the U.S. economy and the American way of life.”

“Helping Americans’ perceptions of manufacturing catch up with reality is a vital step in addressing the skills gap, as the U.S. manufacturing industry continues to create diverse jobs involving advanced technologies and innovation,” said Michelle Drew Rodriguez, senior manager, Deloitte Services LP and manufacturing leader for Deloitte’s Center for Industry Insights.

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NTMA and Xometry Announce Partnership The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and Xometry, the largest marketplace for custom manufactured parts, announced a partnership to provide NTMA members with greater access to manufacturing jobs through the Xometry Partner Network.

Xometry’s instant quoting platform allows customers to easily order custom parts online. The parts are then sourced through the hundreds of vetted manufacturers across the United States who are part of the Xometry Partner Network. There is no cost for manufacturers to join and accept jobs on the Network and there is no bidding. Partners can choose to accept only the jobs they want, when it works for them. A wide range of customers currently using the Network including General Electric and other Fortune 100 companies, start-ups and even NASA. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our members access to manufacturing jobs through the Xometry Partner Network,” said Dave Tilstone, President of the National Tooling and Machining Association. “Xometry’s on-demand platform is transforming the industry and we are excited to provide our members with access to their large network.” The partnership means that NTMA Members will have greater access to fully vetted jobs from across the United States.

“By offering partners real jobs from across the country, we are able to provide opportunities a manufacturer would not likely see on their own,” said Randy Altschuler, CEO of Xometry. “A machine shop inTexas, for example, is able to easily access jobs coming from Maine or California,” Xometry’s current manufacturing capabilities include precision manufacturing, CNC machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, and casting jobs. While the Xometry Partner Network is open to all manufacturers, membership is limited based on a thorough vetting and approval process. The partnership between NTMA and Xometry gives NTMA members expedited review of their application into the network, allowing them to start seeing jobs within 24 hours of applying. For manufacturers, access to jobs outside of their typical ecosystem opens up the possibility for business growth, increased revenue and stabilized forecasting. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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up, year-over-year. It asks Congress for an increase of nearly 9 percent to the fiscal 2018 Pentagon budget, or $639.1 billion, up from 2017’s request of 586.7 billion, and is the largest DOD topline budget request since 2012.



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It’s the biggest RDT&E budget request in more than 10 years. So where does that leave us, with military procurement and research headed in opposite directions? I don’t know the answer for sure, but I’ll speculate: I think the U.S. military may be at a substantial transition point when it comes to defense technology. Many of the nation’s front-line military platforms, such as the M-1 Abrams main battle tank, AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, and Ticonderoga-class cruiser have been in the inventory for decades. It’s not that these relatively old platforms are being left to atrophy; far from it, in fact. Many of these older systems are being upgraded and recapitalized at very fast rates, and some of today’s most promising enabling technologies in sensors, embedded computing, and machine control are being brought to bear on these systems. Still, putting the brakes on procurement, while hitting the accelerator on research and development, could mean that it’s time to start moving from the old to the new. Could it be that the next five or ten years could see major new platforms on land, in the air, and at sea? Optimistically, I think that major increases in the DOD military research budget may indicate a refilling of the technology development pipeline. I think we’ll see improvements in military capabilities over the next five years that we haven’t seen for decades. If you’re in the military technology business, I think this is reason for celebration. By John Keller

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Apple Builds Machine Just For Replacing IPhone Screens WTVR-TV reports Apple “has built a custom machine to repair cracked and shattered iPhone screens.” The company is “deploying 400 of these machines to authorized retailers in 25 countries by the end of the year, according to Apple.”They will be able to do same-day screen repairs.The machines “put the phone through a mini-factory process, optimizing the display for each individual device, says Apple.”

Census Bureau: US Manufacturing Profits Up 19.9% From 2016 CNS News reports that “the after-tax profits of U.S. manufacturing corporations increased from $118,199,000,000 in the first quarter of 2016 to $141,672,000,000 in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of $23,473,000,000 of about 19.9 percent, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.” CNS News adds, “According to the Census Bureau, this data only counts the after-tax profits on manufacturing done within the United States,” and, “it does not count the after-tax profits that a U.S.-based manufacturing corporation may earn from products it makes in foreign countries.”The article also states that “after-tax profits of U.S. manufacturing also increased from $131,727,000,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016 to the $141,672,000,000 reported for the first quarter of this year – a climb of $9,945,000,000 or about 7.5 percent from one quarter to the next.”




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DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal Recently, President Donald J. Trump sent Congress a proposed budget request of $639.1 billion, $574.5 billion in the base budget and $64.6 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget. This budget request is $52 billion above the defense budget cap in the Budget and Control Act (BCA) of 2011. This funding is required to continue to rebuild warfighting readiness and will restore program balance by fixing the holes created by previous budget cuts. Since enactment of the BCA, the world has become more dangerous. Over this period, the military has become smaller and training, maintenance, and modernization have been deferred, resulting in degraded warfighting readiness. This budget request reverses that degradation and starts restoring the readiness of our armed forces to meet the challenges of today and the future. To do so, it is essential that the defense sequestration caps be reversed. As Secretary Mattis recently told members of Congress, the BCA and sequestration have “done more damage to our readiness than the enemies in the field.” The funding in the OCO budget provides resources in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS) in Afghanistan, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in Iraq and Syria and other global counterterrorism operations. In addition, the funds enhance U.S. assurance and deterrence in Eastern Europe through the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI). The FY 2018 budget request is the second step in a three-step process to rebuild the Armed Forces. The first step was the FY 2017 Appropriations Act. That money is for immediate warfighting readiness shortfalls and funds the increased operating tempo in the fight against A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This request builds on those resources and focuses on restoring a balanced defense program. The FY 2018 budget request includes: • Sustainment of the increased manning levels for the Army and Marine Corps in the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act as well as increases in Air Force and Navy manning levels. • Additional funding for operating forces, logistics, maintenance, training and spares • Additional shipyard capacity and aviation depot maintenance for the Navy • Increased unit and flight training for the Army • Increased weapons sustainment and increased end strength to address pilot and maintainer shortfalls in the Air Force • Increased investment in a wide range of preferred munitions • Increased facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization across all Services This budget request also invests in modernization and advanced capabilities to reassert our technological edge over future adversaries.

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The aftermarket will continue to be a dynamic space. Boeing stands up its Boeing Global Services (BGS) business unit later this year, with an eye on capturing more customers buying packages of services. Data will play a large role in future market-share grabs, as operators, OEMs, and MRO providers jostle over who owns data, where it’s housed, and — most importantly — how it’s used. Airlines also are ramping up MRO spending on nice-to-have items. Prime examples include expanding engine overhaul work scopes and adding aforementioned interiors spending to their budgets. Overcapacity is an issue on some airframe and engine models, which will hurt pricing and, for savvy suppliers, help drive marketing spend. Takeaway: The largest near-term opportunities revolve around data management and analysis.Airlines and suppliers are trying to figure out how to capture, analyze, and use datasets from aircraft and passengers alike. Whether it’s the engine that needs predictive analytics or the passenger whose purchasing habits can help drive in-flight duty-free sales, data will play a central role in servicing — and profiting from —customers. Defense: Support our troops Eager suppliers in late May got their first semi-detailed look at the Trump Administration’s defense plans via the Department of Defense’s FY18 budget proposals. The $33 billion top-line increase comes via notable jumps in space-based systems (+36 percent), mission support (+17percent), and ground systems (+12 percent). Combating terrorism, both offensively abroad...will drive near-term spend — and likely not just in the U.S. The proposed 9 percent increase would be the largest in a decade. But considering this is part of an overall federal budget that proposes major cuts elsewhere, it remains to be seen how much appetite Congress will have for boosting defense to this extent at the expense of some popular programs.Among the solid bets: a troop increase in Afghanistan, which will drive so-called “short-cycle” needs, such as training, logistics, and Optempo support. Combating terrorism, both offensively abroad and defensively via boosting detection and prevention capabilities, also will drive nearterm spend — and likely not just in the U.S.

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The Air Force budget continues investing in new equipment, such as F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the KC-46A. It also sets aside money for legacy upgrades, such as software for the F-22A and Active Electronically Scanned Array radar for the F-16. Aviation Week provides more detail here. Meanwhile, Brexit may trigger an early review of the UK’s defense budget. The country’s strategic defense and security review currently takes place every five years, with the next one slated for 2020. But once the ramifications of Brexit talks with the European Union become more clear — which could be by the end of next year — a review may make sense, the Royal United Services Institute think tank says. Takeaway: Follow the money, and the headlines. Global military might is not on the decline. If you’re not part of funded platforms, consider the needs created by rapid ramp-ups and deployments, such as the aforementioned training and logistics pieces as well as must-haves like tactical gear. Homeland security also will continue to be top of mind and budget. Business Aviation: flatlining The business-jet market’s doldrums are no secret. Many analysts expressed cautious optimism that 2017 would be the bottom of the market. If this is true, it’s only part of the story. Aviation International News reports that new data from JetnetIQ projects a “lull” through 2018. Operators, seeing too great a gap between residual values and new metal, are hanging on to business jets longer (seven to nine years, vs. a three-to-five-year window before the Great Recession). Onethird of 21,800 business aircraft are at least 20 years old. The business-jet market’s doldrums are no secret. While OEM suppliers have another year or so before skies clear, there are plenty of opportunities for aftermarket players. The ADS-B and FANS 1/A upgrade needs — the former a mandate, the latter a necessity for transatlantic operations — have U.S. operators making more upgrade plans for older aircraft than they envisioned. Providers and installers of these avionics should do brisk business for the next several years. The broader GA market is part of the avionics-upgrade push as well. The real challenge — or opportunity — is installation capacity. Repair stations are booking up quickly. Takeaway: The business-aviation world is in a steady state when it comes

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CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook____________ 877-240-2462 Computer Enclosures-Protective Byte Box_______________888-bytebox Coolant Applications Specialities______253-872-0305 Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Tool Technology, Inc._______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools___________800-243-7701 Coolant Systems DCM -Tech _____________800-533-5339 Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Swift Tool Co, Inc._________800-562-0900 Corrosion Inhibitors CHEMTOOL____________ 815-957-4140

Burrs Fullerton Tool Company_____ 303-478-3497 Cams CNC Lathe Accessories Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Countersinks, Carbide Tools, Indexable Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._ 763-682--3122 Fullerton Tool Company______ 303-478-3497

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Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

T.J. Hatfield President Cell: 503-290-9667 Office: 800.523.2549 Fax: 503.620.1911 17605 SW 65th Ave. Lake Oswego, Or. 97035

4740 NE 166th Avenue Portland, OR 97230 (503) 224-6061 (877) 398-6061 Fax (503) 253-1790 Cell (503) 572-9331

200 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A.


1-631-273-1010 1-800-645-4174 Fax: 1-631-273-1066 1-800-424-2082

John Palmer Jr. Vice President: Northwest Region

Cutting Fluids & Oils Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Castrol______________800-894-7773 Cycle Time Solutions______510-708-8665 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Hangsterfer’s__________ 316-640-2462 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Hangsterfer’s__________ 760-580-1357 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733

EDM Performance________800-336-2946

Hydraulic Fluids

Global EDM Supply_______ 800-676-7336 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 Indestructable Keyboards End Mills Applications Specialities_____253-872-0305 Byte Box_____________ 888-bytebox Inserts Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233

Fullerton Tool Company_____ 303-478-3497 Horizon Carbide________ 602-524-3802 Horizon Carbide_________602-524-3802 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Wohlhaupter________937-503-4708 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Jaws S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Keyseat Cutters Engineered Fluids Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 Live Centers Fabrication Tooling Royal Products_________631-273-1010 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Load Unload Systems Facing and Boring Heads Edge Technologies_______314-692-8388 Wohlhaupter__________937-503-4708 Lubricants / Systems Filiter Mist Collectors DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 Hangsterfer’s__________316-640-2462 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Grease Technology Hangsterfer’s__________ 760-580-1357 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 S.L. Fusco National City______619-477-773 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Grooving Head, Grooving Tools S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Wohlhaupter_________937-503-4708 Wohlhaupter__________937-503-4708 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 EDM Materials & Supplies Guide Bushings, Swiss Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Edge Technologies_______ 314-692-8388 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437

Deburring Tools S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 Die Tooling Springs Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Drills/Cutters-Magnetic Cutting Tools Applications Specialities____ 253-872-0305 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Horizon Carbide________ 602-524-3802 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez___310-868-1010 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 S.L. Fusco National City____619-477-7733 Dovetail Fixtures Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 RyansDovetails.com_ ______ 253-876-9981 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Drills/Reamers/Taps S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Cutting Tool Holders Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Cutting Tool Systems Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

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

Brandon Anderson DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

Machine Tool

JEFF HALL Principal

Pacific Northwest


MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:


Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Metal Fabrication Machine Tools

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


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

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Exclusive provider of OKUMA

Marc Goerlich Business Manager

GOSIGER NORTHWEST 21911 68TH Ave South Kent, WA 98032

C 253.278.1110


Since 1922

ISO 9001:2008 Certified


Brandon Anderson

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

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in Italy

Machine Tool Acccessories Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Machine Tool Cool Filtration DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339

Safety Products Western Sintering________509-375-3096 US Shop Tools__________ 800-243-7701 Vises & Vise Jaws Saw Blades & Replacement Parts RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__303--761-3000 Workholding SawBlade.com__________800--240-2932 Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 DCM -Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 MESCO_______________626-303-5680 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Solvents: Vapor degreasing S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Aerospace & Advanced ManufacSolvents:Hand Wipe turing Apprenticeships Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Machining Apprenticeships Milling & Turning Products Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Spindles Precision Metal Fabrication Modular Multi-Boring System Setco-Pope Spindles_______ 866-362-0699 Apprenticeships Wohlhaupter__________937-503-4708 Stamping Tooling AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Modular Spray Systems Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Training & Education Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Tooling Pins & Bushings AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Optical Mouse-Silicone Based Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 BANKING Byte Box_____________ 888-bytebox Tool Sharpening (Grinding) Packaging/Shipping Supplies Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Alliance Packaging______ 206-445-5898Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Parts Washing Equipment U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Tooling Systems Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS Bilz USA_____________ 224-563-7233 Vision 33 _______ 303-937-6543 Ext. 353 Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 CAD TRAINING Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Precision Bearings Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 CNC PROGRAMING TRAINING C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Probing Systems S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Sherpa Design_________ 503-771-3570 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 DISIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY Punch Die Tooling S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 3-D Plastics, Inc._________503-720-0572 Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 DOOR SYSTEMS


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Automatic Door opening Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 ERP SOFTWARE VIision 33____________206-456-5185 Business Management Software Solutions VIision 33____________206-456-5185 FINANCING Pacific Continental Bank____503-310-3604 U.S. Bank Equipment______800-810-0038 FORK LIFTS Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 GARNET GMA Garnet Group ______ 832-243-9300 GRINDING Custom Machines Campbell Grinders Co.____ 480-370-3800 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Sharp Machine Tool_310-944-8016 Grinding Filtration S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Grinding Machines Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

Al Statz - M&AMI,ASA,CBA

Carlos R. Lugo Sales Manager

Exit Strategies Group, Inc.

Business Sales, M&A and Valuation Services

CA I D# 01338013

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

Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Aircraft brake rotor DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Grinders, Rotary CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339



1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144


(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

OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Laser Trackers Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Metrology Instruments CNC Lathes-Big Bore Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills North-South Machinery______253-333-2439 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc_303-990-6190 North Western Machinery_____206-583-2333 Optical Comparators Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Custom Design/Build Machines Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Dot Peen Markers Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 Particle Inspection Mach Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 EDM Automation DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 INSURANCE King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Business Insurance Solutions Sentry Insurance________ 877-373-6879 LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 EDM Die Sinking Machines MACHINERY/MACHINE TOOLS Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Boring Mills

Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 Bridgeport Parts Punch & Die Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____480-510-4146 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 EDM Filtration CNC Controls & Retro Fits Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 INSPECTION EQUIP EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 CNC Lathes Selway Machine Tool_______503-314-3165 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 EDM Machines Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 Chevalier USA__________ 562-903-1929 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 CNC Swiss Turn Machines 3D CAD for CMM Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 EDM Drilling & Micro Hole Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Machines CMM Probes North Western Machinery_ _ __ 206-583-2333 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____480-510-4146 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 LMI Machinery Inc.________ 866-437-7315 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Machine Toolworks________800-426-2052 EDM Service Coordinate Measuring Mach. Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Exclusive provider of OKUMA

Michael Garver Sales Manager

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


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We Buy & Resell CNC, Plastics and Sheet Metal Machinery


James Peterson

Regional Service Technician

A2Z Mtlwkr WEST Coast BC ad.indd 1

11600 Adie Road Maryland Heights, MO 63043 main: 314.692.8388 x3927 cell: 951.440.1574 fax: 314.692.5152 | 800.922.1674 AUCTIONS | APPRAISALS | LIQUIDATIONS

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Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601

Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Bralco______________602-722-3324 Parts Washing Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 EDM Tooling Systems

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Robotics & Automatics

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651

Global EDM Supply_______ 800-676-7336 Ganesh Machinery______________ Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 818-349-9166 Equipment Financing Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Sawing Machines Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Aluminum Extrusions U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Aluminum Precision_______805-889-7569 Gantry & Bridge Systems North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Bralco______________602-722-3324 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Armor:Commercial CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Horizontal Boring & Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Service Steel___________503-224-9500 Milling Machines (CNC ) Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Armor: Military Grade CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Saw Replacement Parts Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Service Steel___________503-224-9500 Jig Boring Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Brass SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Bralco______________602-722-3324 Lathes Saws Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Sub Spindle Lathes Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Turning Centers

Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Manual Mills And Lathes Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Used Wire EDM Machines Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 Bronze Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262

Business insurance solutions for the precision manufacturing industry 1-877-373-6879


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Cobalt Alloys United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Copper Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061 Gorilla Metals Inc.________855-516-3825 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper___ 800-362-5255 Electrical Steels Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 High Temperature Alloys United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Lead Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Machine Ready Blanks DIX Metals____________714-677-0788 Material Sales Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061 Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466 DIX Metals____________714-677-0788 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Sunshine Metals_________760-579-8327 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Metals: Bar & Plate Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665

Carbon Steel

Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601


Sequoia Brass & Copper___ 800-362-5255

Metal Marking Systems Kwik Mark Inc___________ 815-363-8268 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Notchers Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems Band & Cut Off Saws Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Plate Bending & Rolls Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Power Tools Tooling North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Welding Equipment Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Presses Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 CNC Turret Punches Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 PALLET SYSTEMS Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255 Press Brakes Manual & Automatic Drill Lines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Pallet Systems Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Cold Saws/Saws Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Manual Lift Off Pallet Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ _503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Systems

Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 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 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 Hardware Insertion Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Punches Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Iron Workers Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-903 Shipping Solutions Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Titanium Rod, Bar, & Wire Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Wood Pallets United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Tool Steel Rolling Machines PRECISION TOOLHOLDING DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 Laser & Fiber Laser Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 PRODUCTS Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Tooling CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Shearing Machines Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Tooling Systems North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 METROLOGY PRODUCTS PRODUCTIVITY Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Perceptron____________ 714-595-6040 Productivity Tools and Systems Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 Material Handling Systems Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 NEW MACHINERY PROG. SYSTEMS Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions FABRICATION 10457_IMS_BC_8up_front_shells.pdf


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Andy Wells n

Regional Sales Manager

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

Great Western Registrar______623-580-1881 Setco _______________ 714-222-6523 Business Appraisal

Factory Automation/Logistics

Spindle Sales New

Exit Strategies Group______ 707-292-2750 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 GMA Garnet Group ________832-243-9300 Waterjet Replacement Parts GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 Custom Packaging/Shipping Barton International_______800-741-7756 Setco _______________ 714-222-6523 Supplies dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898TRAINING EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946

Engineering/Mechanical Design

Six Sigma Training

Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287

Facility Expansion/

ISO Consulting/Registration

Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190

New Construction

North-South Machinery______253-333-2439

CAD/CAM Software, CAD

GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 WOOD PRODUCTS

Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 Campbell Corp__________800-997-9996 Financial Services

MRP Software

Waterjet Hoppers Barton International_______800-741-7756

Great Western Registrar______ 623-580-1881 Lean Consulting Training

Perry Pallet Co._________360-366-5239 WELD CLEANING SYSTEMS

Capital Weld Cleaners______ 480-967-0016

Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996

SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 Intech Funding_________ 800-553-9208 Lambie Engineering________ 509-868-3100 Nesting Software SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022

Quick Turn Financial_______415-608-5692 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 206-948-0022

Lean Engineering

Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 ISO / AS9100 Certification

Software, Solid Modeling Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY

Machine Tool Rebuilding

BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642

Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 REPAIR CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies_______ 562-243-4659 ROBOTICS

Management Systems Training

Productivity Training

BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Scout Systems___________253-329-2460 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Supply Chain Assessments

USED MACHINERY EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782

Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 SOFTWARE CAD CAM

K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674

Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Machining LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 Robotic Part Loading Systems Cimatron________248-596-9700 ext. 237 ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____ 602-908-3447 Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 Delcam______________877-335-2261 WATERJET CUTTING Solid Products__________ 480-206-0330 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._____ 503-620-9031

ROUTERS Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Fire Protection Systems Rotarex North America_____ 480-689-8756 SAWS

Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900


Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 Post-Processor Software Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570

Band & Cut-Off Saws

AS9100 Registration

Flow International_________ 909-620-5707

Cimatron________248-596-9700 ext. 237 King Machine Inc._________ 509-435-6741 Delcam______________877-335-2261 Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052



Mechanical Design

SPINDLES & SLIDES Spindle Rebuilding/Repair

Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Garnetentury Barton International_______800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300

Waterjet Bricks C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 GMN USA LLC__________ 800-686-1679 GMA Garnet Group ___ 832-243-9300

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BRAZING EDM: Dialectric Systems PMA Photometals_________480-773-3239 /Filtration 3D Printing Proto & Production dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 CUSTOM CREFORM ASSY. Ebbco Inc_____________ 586-716-5151 NW Rapid Mfg._________ 503-434-85577 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 PLASTEEL_____________ 480-491-8100 EDM: Drilling Small Hole 3D Scanning Precision Casting Repair______801-972-2345 CUTTING Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Bar & Plate Cutting SLS (Selctive Laser Sintering) Brazing: Dip Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 ASSEMBLIES 3D TOOLS

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 Brazing: Vacuum Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 EDM: Wire PLASTEEL_____________ 480-491-8100 BROACHING DIE CASTING BENDING Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Mandrel Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Specialty Steel Services______801-539-8252 DIES Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443 CABLE ASSEMBLIES Tool & Dies Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 Micropulse West Inc._ _ ______480-966-2300 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Speciality Bending CASTING Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 DEBURRING Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Investment Casting-Precision Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 Structrual Bending Sub-Assembly Builds EDGING Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Tube and Pipe Bending ENGINEERING/DESIGN Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 EDM Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 CHEMICAL ETCHING

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1237 S. Shamrock Ave Monrovia, CA 91016 Ph: (626) 303-5680 Fax: (626) 303-1752

Providing metal working solutions since 1990!

QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Forming & Fabrication Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Titanium Coating Services_____ 562-548-2550 FABRICATION EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Architectural Forming & Fabrication Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: TMM Precision __________ 800-448-9448 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Medium & Large Glass Bead Clean Fabrication: Sheet Metal AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Liquid Painting CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Aero Tech MFG_ _ _________ 801-891-2740 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 MPI International_________ 956-631-6880 Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Passivation NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Coating Technologies______ _623-581-2648 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 Polishing Solid Form Fabrication_____ 503-435-1400 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Powder Coating Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication Aero Tech MFG_ _ _________ 801-891-2740 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Fabrication: Custom Metal Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 Sandblasting EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 FINISHING Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Silk Screening Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 FIXTURING PlaSteel______________480-491-8100 Coating Technologies______ 623-581-2648 Hexatron Engineering_______801-363-8010

Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 GASKETS 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 GRINDING AZ Tool Steel___________ 877-795-1600 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ Industrial Precision Grinding__ MESCO______________ Mountain View Machine_____ Ron Grob Co___________ Sun Grinding__________

503-240-0878 310-352-4700 626-303-5680 435-755-0500 970-667-5320 602-238-9595

Superior Grinding________ 801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals_______ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard AZ Tool Steel___________ 877-795-1600 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Diversified Metal Services____ 801-972-6093 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals_______ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Centerless

Employee Owned

cascade systems technology

Electronics Contract Manufacturing

Steve Daniel

Director of Business Development Cell: 971.330.8054 23176 NW Bennett St. Hillsboro, OR 97124


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ISO 13485:2003 Certified ISO 9001:2008 Cer tified UL-796 Certified ITAR Registered

Shawn Carlin


Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630

Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776

Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 HEAT TREATING

LASER CUTTING Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721

Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Thermal-Vac Technology_____714-997-2601 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 Cryogenics Grinding, Double Disc United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Phoenix Heat Treating_ _ _____602-258-7751 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613

Steel Treating______408-727-6630

Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800

Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751

Laser Cutting: 3D

Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100Byington

Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 LEVELING Heat Treating/Aerospace Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 MACHINING Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Precision Tech___________801-285-7288 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __253-395-7381 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115 Oven/Aluminum Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Cascade Engineering Tech ___ 503-266-1300 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Grinding: Surface Central Valley Machine_____ 435-752-0934 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 HONING ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Howard Precision Machine____801-619-9850 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 HYDRAULIC REPAIR Larkin Precision Machine____ 831-438-2700 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Grinding: Tool & Cutter INJECTION MOLDS MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 INJECTION MOLDING PlaSteel______________480-491-8100 GUN DRILLING Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Grinding: OD

Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Machining: 5-Axis Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Machining: Aerospace AATC________________ 602-268-1467

Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______661-294-0644 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226


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Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 Western Precision Products, Inc.__ 503-786-8923 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Machining: Ceramics Advanced Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 O’Keefe Ceramics_________ 719-687-0888 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 Machining: Horizontal Boring Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Machining: Proto-R & D Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. __ 661-294-0644 Alpha Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 Precision Machining, Inc. _____ 253-395-7381 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Central Valley Machine______435-752-0934 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 PlaSteel______________ 480-491-8100 Rickard Engineering _______ 866-845-8838 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Savage Machining Inc.______ 805-584-8047 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Savage Machining Inc.______ 805-584-8047 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Sunshine Metals__________ 714-225-4972 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344

Scott FerguSon

Marketing & Sales Manager (503) 625.2821

treSke.coM ISO 9001:2008 | AS9100C (2013) | ITAR

Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344

Machining: Shaft Turning Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Machining: Swiss

Machining: Production Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689

Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__503-557-9407

Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Western Precision Products, Inc.__ 503-786-8923 Western Precision Products, Inc.__ 503-786-8923 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Machining: Large Machining: Turning Machining: CNC Milling Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______ 661-294-0644 Accutech Machine Inc________801-975-1117 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Machinists Inc.___________ 360-202-7342 PlaSteel_____________ 480-491-8100 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422

Central Valley Machine_____ 435-752-0934


Machining: Medical

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Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866


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Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342

Chrome/Nickel/Palladium EPSI________________ 714-519-9423

Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Larkin Precision Machine____ 831-438-2700 Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 Savage Machining Inc._____ 805-584-8047 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226

Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930

Strom Manufacturing______ 503-447-1021

Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and Bridge Molds Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Insert Molding Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144

Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Western Precision Products, Inc.__ 503-786-8923 Industrial Manufacturing

Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Coating Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648


Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714

Surface Mount & Thru Hole

Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054


PlaSteel______________480-491-8100 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 PLASTIC MOLDING Turnkey Product Services Western Precision Products, Inc._ 503-786-8923 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Machining: Ultra Precision Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__ 360-735-3763 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 Machining: Turning With Live Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Mold Making Tooling Personal Collectables Polishing 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Machining: Turning Large Production Polishing PLATING Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 METALIZING ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 EPSI________________714-519-9423 Contract Manufacturing MOLDING: RUBBER Foresight Finishing________480-772-0387 AATC_______________ 602-268-1467 Molds: Plastic Injection Leadtek Plating__________503-682-4410 AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Anodizing Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _ 253-395-7381 MOLDS ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Leadtek Plating__________503-682-4410 Cascade Systems Technology__ 971-330-8054 Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144 Bright Tin CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Foresight Finishing________480-772-0387 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Leadtek Plating__________503-682-4410 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271

Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Copper Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 TFC Plating____________503-771-0969 Electro-Polishing ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 TFC Plating____________503-771-0969 Embrittlement Relief EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Electroless Nickel ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069

Molds: High Volume Class 100 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Chem Film Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311

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

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Acid Pickle

Calbag Metals Company _____253-283-8657

MPI International________ 956-631-6880

Wood Products

ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052


Perry Pallet Co.__________360-366-5239

EPSI________________ 714-519-9423

LA Specialties___________602-269-7612


Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387

MPI International________ 956-631-6880 CNC-PROS_____________ 602-344-9753

TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 Gold

Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410

Hard Chrome

Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Silver Plating

NAD CAP & Boeing Approved

ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052


EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Nickel-Bright

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410

Plating Alodine

MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 SANDBLASTING Phosphate Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Production Sawing PROTOTYPES Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 SEWING NW Rapid Mfg._________ 503-434-8557 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 PUNCHING SHEARING AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292

CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Tin Plating RECYCLING MATERIALS TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel, Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Tin / Zinc Plate Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Calbag Metals Company ____ 253-283-8657 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 PLASMA CUTTING Metro Metals Northwest _____503-819-1284 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Bin Service Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 PRECISION FORMING Calbag Metals Company ____ 253-283-8657 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Excess Material Handling Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 Calbag Metals Company ____ 253-283-8657

Titanium Nitride (TiN)

Pacific Tool, Inc_________ 425-882-1970

Titanium Coating Services_____ 562-548-2550 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 SpringWorks Utah________ 801-298-0113 Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN) Titanium Coating Services_____ 562-548-2550 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800

Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN)


Full Service Scrap Management

Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 SILICONE 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 SINTERING Western Sintering_________ 509-375-3096 SLITTING United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 SOFTWARE Machining Delcam______________ 877-335-2261 Mechanical Design Delcam______________ 877-335-2261 SPINNING

Calbag Metals Company ____ 253-283-8657 Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Waste Metal Management Sales Engineer

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NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080


Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778

CUTTING FAB Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443

Welding: MIG-TIG G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069

Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503

EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503

WATERJET CUTTING SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Accutech Machine Inc_______801-975-1117 Stamping: Production/ Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Precision Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 SPRINGS: CUSTOM Extension/Compression/ Coil Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 STAMPING PRECISION AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080

Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Stamping:Design SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Stamping:Flat Forming Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Stamping: Light Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973

dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337

Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Marzee Inc.___________ 602-269-5801 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Milco Waterjet__________ 714-373-0098

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 WIRE FORMING Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 WIRE HARNESSES Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733

Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 TESTING 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting Testing: Corrosion, Product Stress, Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 THERMAL SPRAY Micro-Machining Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 TOOL & DIE DESIGN WELDING Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Custom Metal Fabrication____ 503-788-5701 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 TOOL Cutting & Grinding

Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776

Powerhaus Precision______ 480-225-8845 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 TOOLING Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Weld Metal Works________ 503-788-5701 Lambie Engineering______509-868-3100 Welding: Aluminum Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Medium & Large Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 NADCAP Welding

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Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Robotic Welding


Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443

Welding: Precision G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...34,55 AATC...55 Accutech Machine, inc...59 Ace Wire & Spring Form...60 Aeroform, Inc...58 Aero Tech Manufacturing...56 Al Hirth Machining...44 Albina Co, Inc...9,55 Alpha Precision Machining...57 AMCON SHOW...41 Application Specialties Inc...48 Arizona Finishing...57 Arizona Hard Chrome...59 Asko Group...59 Bar-S...56 Barton International...32,54 Bending Solutions...61 Bixby Machine Tool Supply...50 BMSC...34,48 Bralco...52 Byington Steel Treating...57 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc...52 Calbag Recycling...60 Campbell Corp...51 Capital Weld Cleaners...54 Cascade Engineering Tech...58 Cascade Systems Technologies...56 Castrol...63 Chemtool...18,48 Cimatron...7,53 Clings...60,64 CLS Fabrication Inc...56 Coast Aluminum...44,49 Coastal Metals...6,49 Coating Technologies...22,56 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...11,55 EDM Network...31,48 EDM Performance..48,49 Edge Technologies...30,49,52 Ellison Technologies...17,48 EPSI...58 Evans Precision...61 Exit Startagies..51 EZ-ACCESS...55 Fahey Machinery...19,49-51 Faustson...56 Flex-Pro...24,56 Flow...48,49,54 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Focus Investment Banking...1,26-28 Foresight Finishing...58 Frontier Tecchni-Kote...21,55 Fry Steel...50 Ganesh...49 Gillaspie...58 Global EDM Supply...49 GMA Garnet Group...20,51 GMN...24,50 Gold Tech...57 Gorilla Metals Inc...50 Gosiger...50,51 Group Manufacturing...56 Grovtec...12,55 Hangsterfers...48,50 Horizon Carbide...50 Howard Precision Mach. Prod...25,60 Hurco...3 Icon Machine Tools, Inc....49 Industrial Machine Services...58 Industrial Metal Supply Co....14,53 Industrial Precision Grinding...60 KD Capital...52 King Machine...53 Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...29,49 Lambie Engineering...51 Larkin Precision...59 Layke Inc...58 Layke Tactical...58 Leadtek...60 Machine and Fabrication LLC...23,59 Machinists Inc....33,55 Mario Pinto...50 MESCO...56 MET-TEK Inc...56 Methods Machine Tools Inc...49 Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...58 Micropulse West...57 Midaco Corporation...50 Milco...60 Mountain View Machining...57 Newport Tool...61 North-South Machinery...15,48 Northwestern Machinery...51 Okeefe Ceramics...20, 55 ONA EDM USA...53 Optical Gaging Products Inc...51 Pacific Swiss...14,61 Perceptron...53 Performance Machine Tools...8,52 Perry Pallet...53 Phoenix Heat Treat...57 Pinnacle Precision...57 Portland Precision...58 Precious Metals Plating...38,61

Precision Die & Stamping...56 Real Axis Machining...58 RevolutionMachine Tools...2,50 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 Romi Machine Tools...52 Rosco Precision Machinery...3,48 Rotarex...54 Royal products...36,49 Ryerson...5,48 S.L. Fusco...63 Sav-On Plating...61 Seastrom...61 Selway Machine Tool Co...48,50 Sentry Insurance...52 Sequoia Brass & Copper...54 Setco Spindles & Slides...53 SigmaTEK...52 SMH Inc LLC...45,55 Specialty Steel...56 Spring Works Utah...56 Star Metal Fluids...49 Steel Services Grinding...57 Strom Manufacturing...55 Summit Machine Tool...40,48 Sun Grinding...56 Superior Grinding...55 Sustaining Edge...51 Swift Tool...16,35,43,49,52 Teton...58 TFC Plating...57 Thermal-Vac...58 Titanium Coating Services...60 Tool Technology...53 Tormach...23 Treske...37,58 Trusty Cook...48 TVT Die Casting...46-47,55 United Perferformance Metal...10,52 US Shop Tools...13,52 Valley Machine Shop...57 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...49 Weiser Engineering...57 Westec...43 Western Precision Products...12,55 Western Sintering...36,55 Wohlhaupter...60 Wrico Stamping...29,55 XCentric...25 Zachman Machinery....53 Zeiss Metrology...51

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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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