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Robert Brault As Americans, we’ve been embarrassed and anxious about the government shutdown and sequestration that we read about every day. Still, there are so many positive indicators for us to be optimistic about. For one, we are experiencing perhaps the best season of the year in Fall. Across the country it means different things: escape from the heat in the Southwest to the most wonderful weather. It means the turning of the leaves and brisk, wonderful weather. Auto sales are a clear indicator of consumer confidence. The U.S. auto market is poised for a fifth straight year of growth for just the second time since World War II. The recovery from the recession is said to be so robust that the debate is now whether sales will reach 2000’s record levels. Deliveries of new cars and light trucks may rise to 16.1 million next year, the average estimate of 13 analysts in a survey by Bloomberg News.That’s about 500,000 more vehicles than automakers are on pace to sell this year and while it’s within reach of 2007’s 16.15 million. In our manufacturing industry, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index is an indicator. The report showed that month-over-month, new business volume was up 20 percent from August.Year to date, cumulative new business volume increased 6 percent compared to 2012. Consumers are now more positive about job opportunities and security, and feeling less pressure about the cost of essentials, and as a result are increasing their discretionary spend. Over the past two years, net spending on holidays has improved by 11 points. During the same period, net spending on short breaks and eating out rose by 12 points. Optimism is a mental attitude or world view that interprets situations and events as being best (optimized), meaning that in some way for factors that may not be fully comprehended, the present moment is in an optimum state.The concept is typically extended to include the attitude of hope for future conditions unfolding as optimal as well. In our industry, and here in the Southwest, I am seeing some very favorable indicators. When you read the announcements section in this issue, you will see that two equipment dealers are planning expansion with new showrooms and facilities. Others are announcing expansion into new geographies. These are companies taking bold moves to better serve their customers! We’ve got to feel optimistic. It’s good for our personal beings, for our families, for our businesses and for the economy. In the words of Colin Powell, “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” Until next issue, I wish you well, and God Bless Our Troops!
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Announcements & Releases ACC Machinery Announces Its Move ACC Machinery Co., Inc. has moved to a new location 2622 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. Still family owned and operated, since 1969,ACC Machinery remains focused on offering quality metalworking equipment, extensive experience and efficient local service support. This family business is excited to be at their new location, dedicated to supporting customers with local, effective results. As one of the owners shared, “It’s a good feeling to love what you do, appreciate even more what your customers do and be able to support such an essential industry. In addition to this new location, we are grateful that PioneerVillage plans to establish an exhibit for our family’s antique machine tool collection. The chance for it to be relocated there, seen by the public, and emphasize the importance of manufacturing is very important.” Find out more of what ACC Machinery offers: call them at 602-258-7330, stop by their showroom or visit: www.accmachinery.com. Discover why they’ve been meeting Arizona’s metal working equipment needs for over 43 years!
RM Garrison Machining Adds New Equipment, More Floor Space And Expands Capabilities RM Garrison Machining has added a new Omni GT-75 CNC Lathe to its line of equipment. Having an Omni GT-75 since 2006, we knew its capabilities and reliability. One of our largest customers wanted us to increase our production of one of their parts so we have dedicated the new Omni to manufacturing just their part. We went from producing 1100 pieces a month to producing over 10,000 pieces per month. This is the type of commitment we make for our customers. RMG has also added over 2000 sq ft of floor space to accommodate a Haas CNC lathe and two Haas VF-2 vertical CNC mills. We wanted to accommodate more of our customers’ needs by growing our capabilities. We also now produce aftermarket automotive billet aluminum accessories for our sister company, All American Billet. We are currently producing over 30 parts and adding new items each week. New equipment is planned as future growth requires to meet customers needs. For more information, contact: ShaneWilliams, RM Garrison Machining, Inc; 1-623-582-6544; Cell: 1-231-342-8059; www.rmgmachining.com
A Tribute To Long Time Member of the Industry: Joseph T. Biritz Joe Biritz is survived by his wife of 50 years, Victoria; his 3 children, JoAnn, Christine, and Joe; he additionally had 4 grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, fishing, flying, riding his Harley, and restoring classic cars. Joe built his business from the ground in his garage making ProtoSpecialties in 1972 in Phoenix, AZ. Financially, he did not have the means to expand his business outside of his garage as the banks continued to deny him a business loan. His brother in law Dr. Harold Brandlein, who believed in Joe’s work, funded the initial startup of his business that A2Z METALWORKER •
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would develop into a three million dollar company. He sold his business to Fab-Tech in 1983 and stayed on board for 2 years as the Business Development Manager. Joe started another business in 1985 called Ritz Manufacturing Company and sold it to Sonic Machine in 1989 at its peak. From then on he went on to a career of business development sales and management position with companies such as Bergmann Precision, Blackhawk Metal Products, and Latitude South Corporation and brought in multi-million dollar contracts from Honeywell, Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and several other Aerospace manufacturers. Joe retired in 2011. One would usually find him in his garage restoring his last classic car named Lucille a ’71 Dodge Charger, watching football, and enjoying time with his family. He lived a full life and we celebrate him. May he rest in peace.
Arizona CNC Announces Its Move As they begin their 15th year in business serving the Arizona manufacturing community,Arizona CNC Equipment announces plans to move into a new, larger facility to better serve their customers. Greg Whelan, president and founder of the company, says, “We are more than doubling our square footage to better provide for our customers’ needs.The new facility will feature a much larger showroom allowing us the ability to demonstrate even more of the latest machine tool technology. In addition we will have greater capability for training our customers with an expanded in-house training center.” He continued, “Our new building still maintains our very convenient location as it is literally within walking distance from our current office and still only 5 minutes from the airport.” AZCNC will begin operating from their new facility located at 1205 S Park Lane,Tempe, on November 1st. Stay tuned for the upcoming Arizona CNC Grand Opening!
Methods Machine Tools To Hold Open House On November 13th & 14th Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories will be holding an Open House at their state-of-the-art Technology Center in Tempe, Arizona on November 13th and 14th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. Located at 615West 24th Street inTempe, Methods will have the following machines from their partners in productivity on display: a High Precision Yasda YBM-640 VIII Vertical CNC Jig Boring-Milling Machine, High Performance FEELER Machine Tools, featuring extensive design and engineering by Methods includingTurning Centers andVMCs; Nakamura Multitasking Turning Centers; a FANUC D series RoboDrill VMC and a FANUC RoboCut C400iA-iMed Wire EDM; a KIWA-Japan KH-45 HMC; a Current CT400-5A EDM Drilling Machine and a VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator. Door prizes will be awarded and lunch will be catered by the BBQ Company. For more information please call (602) 437-2220 or visit www.methodsmachine.com.
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www.accmachinery.com Visit ACC’s Showroom: 2622 S. 24th Street | Phoenix, AZ 85034 Star Metal Fluids Announces Expansion! Star Metal Fluids, the Southwest’s largest metalworking fluid supplier, is pleased to announce their relocation to larger warehouse locations in both Phoenix and Salt Lake City. Russ Kurzawski (owner of Star Metal Fluids) commented, “Our new Phoenix home office will include a 21,000 square foot warehouse, larger “will call” capabilities and an advanced customer training center. In Salt Lake, this is our third expansion in the past four years.This larger warehouse was necessary to accommodate increased product inventories due to the unprecedented growth our company has experienced in the Utah marketplace.” For more information, call 80-641-2214 or go to metalfluids.com
A Tribute to Claudia Salontai – Chief Financial Officer – Morsch Machine Claudia Salontai had been battling Pancreatic Cancer for the past two years. On 26-Aug-2013, that struggle came to a close as she found peace from the effects and subsequent progression of this very difficult disease. Claudia’s dedication and sacrifices in the early years to making Morsch Machine a success was absolutely instrumental to the continuing operation of the company today, especially with respect to the manner
in which they have approached the service and support of their customers. One of Claudia’s greatest pleasures was the interaction with customers over these years. She truly valued every customer, supplier and individual, and she especially appreciated the personal side of getting to know people for who they were, rather than just as someone to interact with. She was fortunate in being able to see a business succession plan taking form over the last several years. Claudia had been mentoring older son Joseph Salontai, for a number of years to take over her position as CFO. Joseph has taken the reins continues to move the company forward in the financial segment of the company. Son Daniel has moved likewise to capture the tasks and duties associated with the operational aspects as well as sales emphasis for the business. Joe Senior will continue in a full-time role, contributing to education and experience, and as a mentor for the succession generation. Claudia’s passion for entrepreneurship, building relationships, and caring for each and every employee are ingrained into the fabric of Morsch Machine. She has left an indelible mark on the business itself, as well as providing a roadmap for her successors of what vision and values Morsch Machine should operate with. Announcements Continued Page 10 A2Z METALWORKER •
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M & R Sheet Metal & Mfg., Inc. Achieves ISO 9001 Certification Since 1983, M & R Sheet Metal & Mfg., Inc. has embraced rigorous standards of excellence in its precision-manufactured products. Located in Tucson, Arizona its 53,000-square-foot facility delivers a broad range of advanced CAD/CAM programs, CNC prototype and production fabrication tooling, including a comprehensive parts finishing facility. The company worked with Sustaining Edge Solutions, Inc. with achieving a successful certification process and enhancing operational effectiveness. For more information, contact Chuck Moon at M & R Sheet Metal & Mfg., Inc. at 520-881-5991. For information on ISO 9001 and improving your business performance contact Walter Tighe, Sustaining Edge Solutions, Inc. at 888-572-9642.
New National Sales Manager at Hyundai WIA — John Crean Hyundai WIA Machine Corp. announces the appointment of John Crean to National Sales Manager. Crean brings more than 30 years sales and marketing management experience across a broad spectrum of machine tool builders and distributors. Included in his career are posts at Machinery Associates, Summit Machine Tools, Ellison Machinery, Marshall & Hushart, Wasino USA, Boston Digital, Methods Machine Tools, A2Z METALWORKER •
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Meredith Machinery,Yamazen Inc. and most recently Doosan Infracore, where as National Sales & Marketing Manager he was part of the team that saw record sales and shipments in 2011 and 2012. Crean received a BS-Business & Marketing from Richard Stockton College (Pomona, NJ) and attended the Industrial MarketingExecutive Education Program at the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania). He is also a Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer.
Hyundai WIA is a core division of the Hyundai Motor Group and is headquarted in Seoul, South Korea. Products such as CNC machine tools, robots, industrial machinery, automotive components and aircraft parts are manufactured at their state-of-the-art manufacturing campus located in the industrial city of Changwon, South Korea.
TCI Precision Machine-Ready Blanks Available at Fastenal TCI Precision Metals announced an agreement with Fastenal to distribute TCI Precision Machine-Ready Blanks through its more than 2,600 stores, printed catalog and online sales at www. fastenal.com – Go to Products / Raw Materials / Precision & Raw Blanks / Tight Tolerance Blanks. Announcements Continued Page 12
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Machine-Ready Blanks are available through Fastenal in 6061 aluminum, 304 stainless and 316 stainless. They are ready to be placed directly onto the customer’s machining centers, eliminating time-consuming prep work. Machine-Ready Blanks are ground and milled to tolerances of +/- .002” all-around with consistent flatness, squareness and parallelism. Actual productivity gains vary depending on job specifications, but many customers gain as much as 25% increase in productivity using Machine-Ready Blanks, without adding equipment or people.
Gold Tech Industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregg Dunlap as Business Development/ Engineering staff member.
Founded in 1956, TCI Precision Metals is a family-owned precision manufacturer producing precision machine-ready blanks from aluminum, stainless steel and other alloys, and providing contract manufacturing services. Sawing, Grinding, Milling and Finishing operations with the added benefit of being a plate and sheet distributor make TCI Precision Metals a one stop source for quality aluminum, stainless and other alloy blanks. TCI is a warehouse plate and sheet distributor for Alcoa, Kaiser and Hulamin Aluminum, including 6061, 2024 or 7075 aluminum plate and sheet, stainless steel plate and several other alloys, TCI stocks over 500,000 lbs. of material for quick turn-around on customer requirements. A2Z METALWORKER •
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Gregg Dunlap Joins Gold Tech Industries
Tony Davino, Vice President of Operations for the company, says, “Gregg brings a wealth of experience to Gold Tech Industries. By training he is a journeyman machinist, and he has spent years in the Phoenix area supporting customers in a business development role.” “In fact”, he continued, “Gregg came to us at the recommendation of one of our loyal customers. Gregg’s combined skills in manufacturing and business development, plus the fact that he is an Arizona native will be an asset to Gold Tech’s customers.” Gold Tech Industries began its operations in 1984 and has become a recognized leader in precision plating applications specific to aerospace, electronics, communications and semiconductor industries. Please contact Gregg at 480-968-1930 or email him at g.dunlap@ goldtechind.com. Announcements Continued Page 14
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industry that so many employers are experiencing today. This program gives employers a way to encourage their employees to attain educational credentials that will foster professional development. Each full-tuition scholarship allows a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University of Phoenix campus or online. “I’m incredibly honored to be chosen to receive this scholarship. As someone who is very passionate about the manufacturing industry, I recognize the value in furthering my education to help enhance my skills”, states Mr. Davala, “and I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise with others.”
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Mr. Davala has more than 18 years’ experience in manufacturing, mainly in the NASCAR industry. He joined Okuma America Corporation in 2012 as an applications engineer, where his additional experience with CAD/CAM software, prototyping and fixture design is invaluable as he assists Okuma customers as they go beyond their manufacturing challenges. Mr. Davala is one of Okuma’s many productivity experts – all highly qualified to assist with a wide variety of manufacturing challenges. For more information on Okuma’s productivity experts, visit http:// www.okuma.com/experts.
Southwest Fastener Acquires The Bolt Company of NM Southwest Fastener has agreed to acquire The Bolt Company of New Mexico under the terms of the agreement on September 10th, 2013. The acquisition combines two highly compatible fastener industry companies, and strengthens the presence of Southwest Fastener in the Albuquerque and in the state of New Mexico.
Okuma America Corporation, a world-leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, announces that Chris Davala has been chosen to receive one of ten scholarships given to current or transitioning employees in the manufacturing industry from the University of Phoenix and the Manufacturing Institute.
Ken Lubbering, President of Southwest Fastener said, “It is my pleasure to announce the acquisition of The Bolt Company of New Mexico. The part that interested Southwest Fastener the most about acquiring The Bolt Company was not the tangible assets;
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Announcements & Releases Continued it was the employees that will be coming with the acquisition of the company. With this merger we will be adding over 50 years of fastener experience and knowledge to the already experienced staff in Albuquerque, New Mexico. So for the customers that were already doing business with The Bolt Company you can still call the same person at the same number you have for the past 5 years and receive the same great service. The only difference being that now we have even more to offer you. I would also like to take this time to welcome John, Lee, Frank, and Dean to the Southwest Fastener Team, home of the Bolt-Heads.” Under the deal, Southwest Fastener will acquire ownership of The Bolt Company, a leader in the fastener industry. The Bolt Company, headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico present intent is for the employees, inventory, and manufacturing to move to Southwest Fastener’s current location in Albuquerque. The Bolt Company acquisition follows Southwest Fastener’s very successful opening of its new store in Tucson, Arizona, which demonstrated the company’s unique ability to expand its brand without disruption of value, or customer service. The acquisition brings further strength to Southwest Fastener’s extensive branch network and to their continued long-term growth. John Barnhill, Manager of The Bolt Company said, “We are very A2Z METALWORKER •
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excited about the sale of The Bolt Company of New Mexico to Southwest Fastener a leader in the fastener industry. The New Mexico market will definitely have a new and powerful fastener company able to provide great service, competitive pricing and expertise. The future looks great.” Visit any of our 4 locations to learn more or visit www.swfastener. com to find a Southwest Fastener branch near you. For additional information about the new Tucson location, contact Vanessa McMurryCox at email@example.com or call 602-272-2658.
Hurco Introduces NewVMX Machining Center Hurco added a new machining center to its performance VMX line. The VMX6030i has 30 inches of travel in Y, with 60 inches of travel in the X-axis and 24 inches in the Z-axis. According to Hurco, the addition of the new model was specifically due to requests from mold customers who wanted more Y-axis travel without jumping to the larger footprint of the Hurco VMX64. The Hurco VMX6030i includes many features as standard that competitive models offer as options, such as a 40-tool swing-arm ATC, a 12K rpm spindle, and 115-gallon coolant tank. The VMX6030i has a Announcements Continued Page 18
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Samuel Aerospace is one of North America’s top ten processors and distributors of metals, operating more than 40 facilities which are strategically located throughout Canada and the United States. Additional facilities maintained in the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico and China extend our reach globally. Our strategically placed processing and service centers allow us to offer on time and JIT delivery services.
Samuel Aerospace alloys are available in a complete range of shapes and sizes to meet the diverse requirements of the commercial and defense aerospace markets. We stock one of the most extensive aluminum inventories in the industry. Our available aerospace aluminum offering includes:
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Our pre-production processing services are all performed to stringent quality standards to your specifications, saving you time and money while ensuring the quality of your end product. We go to great heights to deliver the right product to the correct quality standards, on time, every time. Plus, we offer Stock and Release and Vendor Managed Inventory programs. These programs can help your company eliminate costly inventories and improve cash flow.
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Announcements & Releases Continued larger table with a working surface of 66.14 inches x 30 inches and includes the patented Hurco motion system, UltiMotion®, which reduces cycle time and improves surface finish. As with all Hurco machine tools, the VMX6030i is powered by the integrated Hurco control that supports both ISO/EIA and Conversational Programming. For more information, visit www.hurco.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;1.800.634.2416
Solar Atmospheres Raises The Bar, Or Screen Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) has extended the hot zone load dimensions in their largest commercial vacuum furnace from 60-inches-wide to 80 inches-wide.When faced with the possibility of processing catalyst retention screens that were 80-inch-wide, Solar needed to take advantage of the 84-inch-wide potential in the furnace. Working together with their sister company Solar Manufacturing, they were able to accomplish their A2Z METALWORKER •
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goal by designing taller graphite load rails to fully support the 80-inchwide load. “This new tooling gives us a significant opportunity to gain new customers while offering additional furnace capabilities to our existing customers” says Michael Johnson, Sales Manager for Solar Atmospheres of Western PA. “Due to the versatility and stability of our car bottom design, we have always realized an advantage over our competition, but now we can utilize the maximum widthcapacity of the furnace safely and efficiently.” Vacuum heat treating and brazing s e r v i c e s p r ov i d e d b y S o l a r Atmospheres produce bright, scalefree parts with minimal distortion. With a variety of furnaces processing smaller parts, Solar Atmospheres serves 18 different industries. Stateof-the-art services also include carburizing, nitriding and R&D. Additional plants are located in Fontana California and Souderton Pennsylvania. www.solaratm.com
P l u s Te n S t a i n l e s s Launches Redesigned Website Plus Ten Stainless unveiled a re d e s i g n e d we b s i t e at w w w. plustenstainless.com. The new design showcases the company’s stainless steel plate, Prodec® Plate and aluminum plate products with photos, properties and applications. The website also highlights the company’s precision cold saw cutting process. Plus Ten Stainless is a supplier of stainless steel, Prodec® Plate and aluminum plate. Plus Ten specializes exclusively in precision cold saw cutting FIRSTCUT+® Services. Plus Ten Stainless is part of the United Performance Metals family of companies. For more information on Plus Ten Stainless visit us at www. Announcements Continued Page 20
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Ganesh Machinery Announces Success Of Recent Open House The Recent Ganesh Open House 2013 Event Announced as Overwhelming Success, Attracting Visitors from Around the World G a n e s h M a c h i n e r y, t h e popular machine tool industry leader, has announced the overwhelming success of the recent Ganesh Open House 2013 event at their main facility in Chatsworth, California.The two day event took place late last month, and drew a much larger crowd than was initially anticipated. Attendees reportedly showed great interest and enthusiasm for the many award-winning products and services offered by the Southern Californian machine tool experts. Ganesh Open House 2013 was designed to give visitors a special A2Z METALWORKER •
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look at some of Ganesh’s most powerful CNC milling and turning machines, including: high-speed milling, 5-axis milling, 50-taper heavycutting milling, 36-tool B-axis machine, Mitsubishi CNC controls, big-bore manual & CNC lathes, and more. In addition, the event was setup to show attendees live demonstrations of how the latest milling products can increase cost-effectiveness, simplify complex geometries, and successfully meet the needs of the modern machining shop. Visitors poured in from across the United States and Canada. Notably, the open house also attracted attendees from Mexico, South America and India.The crowd’s diversity is a testament to the increasing influence Ganesh Machinery has over both the national and international machine tool communities. In the United States alone, Ganesh has experienced an annual growth rate of 12-15%, placing them in the top 10 of American machine tool brand names. They currently control approximately 2.1% of market share, with that number expected to rise significantly. The Ganesh Open House 2013 event coincided with the recent expansion of their parts and service departments at their headquarters in the San Fernando Valley. To better meet demand, Ganesh added a new 15,000-foot machine preparation area for CNC high-speed turning and milling machine Announcements Continued Page 22
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BARRY METALS Company Recycling services for the entire State of Arizona Barry Metals Company is a scrap metal recycling company. Our main interest is in the ferrous and non-ferrous metals with special interest in nickel alloys, titanium and stainless. We service machine shops, factories and peddler accounts.
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Announcements & Releases Continued modifications. Guests were given a tour of the new facility and witnessed first-hand the actions of the dedicated team of engineering, training, sales, service, and office staff that have made Ganesh a trusted leader in the industry. Ganesh is proud of the success of this year’s open house event, and they look forward to continuing their mission to offer their customers advanced high-production machine tools, with outstanding after-sale service and more. Ganesh hosts their open house events every other year, with the next one slated for 2015.
U.S. Debut of Takisawa’s TS-4000YS Horizontal Turning Center Yamazen Inc. is pleased to announce the U.S. debut and distribution of Takisawa’s horizontal turning center the TS-4000YS. Its standard machine features include a heavy-duty twin spindle, 12 station power turret with Y-Axis, 30HP main spindle motor and a 10HP milling motor. All box guideways guarantee the superb rigidity of this machine. To see a demonstration or learn more about Takisawa’s TS-4000YS contact your local Yamazen sales representative or call toll free 800.882.8558.
Gateway Community College Receives Grant to Fund Machinists Gateway Community College has informed us of a wonderful program aimed at providing financial support for someone wanting to hone their skill in machining. Each person will be fully funded for up 22 • Nov/Dec 2013
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Northrop Gets $114 Million Pentagon Order for Drones Northrop Grumman Corp. received a $114.2 million order for the last three Global Hawk Block 30 drones that the Pentagon initially tried to cancel. Northrop tripled its political giving and increased spending on lobbying as it fended off efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to cut spending for the drones. The Global Hawk can stay airborne for 32 hours and has been used to support U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. The unmanned aircraft flies intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions over large areas. The administration had said the Block 30 version was unaffordable in an era of budget cuts, and that the manned U-2 planes could accomplish the same missions. “The Air Force continues to support the U-2 as the platform of choice,” Acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning said Sept. 16 at the Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference at National Harbor in Maryland.
on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee whose district includes Northrop’s headquarters. “The U-2 has been around since I was a kid. Any system that is as old as I am needs to be replaced.” Drone Mandates House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, a California Republican, joined Moran in complaining to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that the Air Force was delaying the congressionally mandated drone purchases. “The Air Force has continued to ignore clear congressional intent,” the lawmakers wrote May 13. Randy Belote, a Northrop spokesman, said the company was “pleased” with the decision. He said the company remains committed to “providing operational value for the warfighter.” During the first six months of 2013, Northrop Grumman’s political action committee made $1.3 million in federal campaign donations. Among all corporate PACs, that was second only to Honeywell International Inc. (HON) and three times the $372,000 contributed by Northrop’s PAC during the same period two years ago, Federal Election Commission reports show. Northrop, the fifth-biggest Pentagon contractor, spent $9.3 million to lobby from January to June, up from $8.6 million in the first half of 2012, according to U.S. Senate filings. To contact the reporters on this story: Danielle Ivory in Washington at divory@ bloomberg.net; Jonathan D. Salant in Washington at email@example.com
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Congress disagreed, including funding for purchasing the three Global Hawk drones in the Defense Department budget and pressuring Pentagon officials to buy the planes.
Unlike other solar-powered electrical plants, the new Solana Generating Station keeps the sun’s energy working after dark to produce electricity for APS customers across Arizona.
“The Global Hawk spans much more territory, it’s more efficient, it’s unmanned and it’s the technology of the future,” said Representative Jim Moran of Virginia, 68, a senior Democrat
Solana represents an important technological advance in solar energy production compared
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to the more-common photovoltaic technology, which needs direct sunlight in order to produce electricity.The three-square-mile facility near Gila Bend uses concentrated solar power (CSP) technology and thermal energy storage to capture the sun’s heat to generate clean, renewable electricity. This technology enables Solana to produce electricity at full capacity for up to six hours after sunset, including the early evening hours when customer demand for power typically peaks in Arizona. “Solana is a monumental step forward in solar energy production,” said Don Brandt, APS President and Chief Executive Officer. “Solana delivers important value to APS customers by generating power when the sun isn’t shining. It also increases our solar energy portfolio by nearly 50 percent.This provides a huge boost toward our goal to make Arizona the solar capital of America.” Solana is one of the largest power plants of its kind in the world with a capacity of 280 megawatts, enough to provide energy for 70,000 Arizona homes – a city the size ofYuma. APS is purchasing 100 percent of the output from Solana, which was constructed and is owned by Abengoa Solar. The plant’s CSP technology produces electricity by collecting the sun’s heat to create steam that turns conventional turbines. The process begins with 2,700 parabolic trough mirrors, which follow the sun to focus its heat on a pipe containing a heat transfer fluid. This fluid, a synthetic oil, can reach a temperature of 735
degrees Fahrenheit. The heat transfer fluid then flows to steam boilers, where it heats water to create steam. The steam drives two 140-megawatt turbines to produce electricity, much like a traditional power plant. What separates Solana from other solar power plants is the ability to store the heat from the sun up to six hours for electrical production at night. In addition to creating steam, the heat transfer fluid is used to heat molten salt in tanks adjacent to the steam boilers. The thermal energy storage system includes six pairs of hot and cold tanks with a capacity of 125,000 metric tons of salt, and the molten salt is kept at a minimum temperature of 530 degrees Fahrenheit. When the sun goes down, the heat transfer fluid can be heated by the molten salt to create steam by running it through the tanks instead of the field of parabolic mirrors.
More Companies Seeking Workers With STEM Degrees The Wall Street Journal reports that more companies are seeking workers with STEM degrees. Bayer Corp. the US division of the German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, will release a study showing that half of the recruiters from large companies said they could not find enough job candidates with STEM degrees. The recruiters said the shortages were most acute in engineering and computer-related fields. A2Z METALWORKER •
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contract with Israel’s Ministry of Defense for a new series of fighter jets. Honeywell’s Phoenix division is part of a joint venture with Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Corp. to make 68 engines for the Israeli Defense Forces. The work began last month and runs through November 2015, according ITEC president Matt Thraen.
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Still, the impact of federal gridlock is starting to show in the defense sector in Arizona and across the country. Lockheed Martin Corp. announced Oct. 7 it was furloughing 3,000 workers nationwide. Other defense contractors are assessing the situation. “Honeywell will closely monitor the government shutdown situation, but as of now we expect no material effect on the company,” said Honeywell spokesman Steve Brecken. Bill Perciballi, founder and president of ArmorWorks in Chandler, said federal austerity measures and the shutdown are significantly slowing the Pentagon procurement pipeline. ArmorWorks has won a couple of new Defense Department contracts recently, he said, but the whole process is slower and fewer opportunities are arising for contractors. The body armor manufacturer has 180 workers in the East Valley and 225 companywide. Both Perciballi and Brecken echoed business and political frustrations with Washington. “We continue to hope that our leaders in Washington will stop pulling apart and come together quickly on a resolution to end the shutdown in order to protect the rebound of our fragile economy, and begin to focus on solutions that will help the country avoid default,” Brecken said.
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Bell Helicopter adds Moog to V-280 Valor team Bell Helicopter has selected Moog to work on the Bell V-280 Valor helicopter, which is competing for the US Army’s joint multi-role technology demonstrator (JMR-TD) program contract. Moog will design, manufacture and qualify an integrated flight control system, featuring flight control computers, support software, as well as the flight control actuation for the V-280 next generation tiltrotor aircraft. Bell Helicopter president and CEO, John Garrison, said: “Moog’s experience and innovation helps us deliver the highest levels of maturity and technical readiness required for the US Army’s future vertical lift missions.” Bell Helicopter has recently received a JMR-TD technology investment agreement (TIA) from the army to start development of its demonstrator aircraft for planned flight testing in 2017. “The Bell V-280 will be the most advanced, operationally-effective vertical lift solution.”
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Mesa inventor looks to revolutionize body armor business Mesa inventor Kent Saucedo is working to develop a new way to make body armor that could revolutionize the field. Saucedo — a high school dropout with more than a dozen existing federal patents and experience in the armor industry to his credit — said he recently met with Pentagon officials including the U.S. Special Operations Command about his work. He is developing a proprietary method to make body 02/16/10 armor used by soldiers, police and security personnel. He said it could dramatically reduce the steps A2Z Metalworker and time required to make armor.
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The latest green energy numbers are in from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance report and solar capacity has over taken wind power for the first time ever. This year solar power provided the world with 36.7 gigawatts of clean energy, while wind ran just short of the lead with 35.5 gigawatts. Solar Power, Green Energy, Wind Engergy, Advances in Solar Power, Green Energy Generation, Bloomberg, United States, News, Green Technology, Green Future According to the research company, wind energy ran into a slowdown in the United States and China this year, allowing photovoltaics to take the lead. Wind energy usage saw a reduction of about 25 percent from its previous year record of 46.6 gigawatts. Meanwhile, thanks to cheaper PV technology and new incentives to go solar in Japan and China, solar power created a nice increase in electricity generation. The Bloomberg green report also forecasts some ambitious projections for the future of sustainable energy use. Currently wind sits at five percent while solar hovers around a measly two percent of the world’s total installed power generation capacity according to figures from 2012. By 2030, Bloomberg
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Taser buys Familiar Inc. to join Evidence.com unit Scottsdale-based Taser International announced plans to acquire Seattle-based Familiar Inc. to join its Evidence.com business unit. Familiar’s technology will complement and extend Taser’s digital evidence management capabilities. Familiar personalizes your idle screens with photos and videos of your choosing.The company describes its offering as a personalized all-in-one picture frame, screensaver, and TV channel. Evidence.com provides video management across mobile platforms and Familiar brings a team of application designers and engineers, according to Taser. The Familiar team will conduct research and development initiatives for mobility technologies in law enforcement, focused specifically on new revenue opportunities that align with the Evidence.com platform strategy, according to Taser.
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5D Robotics’ CEO David Rowe said the robots will be performing more complex tasks and work in close cooperation with humans as a result of shrinking US defence and commercial budgets.
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“The team at Charles River has created software that integrates perfectly with our own, and we believe we’ll have a robust, amazingly responsive robotic software within six months,” Rowe said. ‘“Our team anticipates this R&D project to further our progress in developing robots that can safely and effectively work side-by-side with humans in the most dangerous of situations, and also improve productivity in other industries in the future.” The three-phase project is currently under phase I, which according to SBIR, is “to establish the technical merit, feasibility and commercial potential of the proposed R/R&D efforts and to determine the quality of performance of the small business awardee organization, prior to providing further federal support.”
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Ford Acquires Software Startup To Help Get More Smartphone Apps Into Vehicles Bloomberg News reports Ford has acquired technology start-up Livio to develop systems that better link passengers’ devices to their vehicles. The Detroit News reports the acquisition is another effort by Ford “to create standardized software application development interfaces,” according to Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and vice president of Ford Research and Innovation. Mascarenas said, “For us, standardizing in-vehicle connectivity really helps to ease the burden on content developers.” He added, “They currently have to create applications using several difference vehicle interfaces.”
FAA orders new air traffic control radios The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has given General Dynamics C4 Systems a $25 million first production order for new air traffic
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Solana starts generating solar power for APS Solana Generating Station is up and running, providing a big boost to Arizona Public Service Co.’s solar generation numbers. The company said the plant, built outside Gila Bend by Abengoa Solar, passed all its tests and now is producing power for the utility. “Solana is a game changer in that it is a large-scale solar power plant that continues to produce electricity even after the sun goes down, using an innovative process that is new to the United States,” said Don Brandt, APS President and CEO. APS and Abengoa announced their partnership on the 280-megawatt concentrated solar power plant in 2008. At the time, the plant was one of the largest planned in the world and
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About two-thirds of that is dedicated to manufacturing expenses and the increased spending comes as Ford plans to trim its number of suppliers from about 1,300 to 750. About 80 percent of Ford’s supplier business comes from the automaker’s top 100 suppliers. Ford wants to increase volume from about 5.7 million vehicles annually to about 8 million by the middle of this decade. Spending is likely to jump more in markets like China and India, where Ford has a growing presence and hopes to sell more vehicles, but ThaiTang said spending will remain relatively proportionate among Ford’s global regions, which includes North America, South America and Europe. “You won’t see disproportionate growth in terms of low-cost countries,” he said.
Ford Motor Co.’s annual spending budget will top $100 billion this year, the automaker’s head of purchasing said Monday.
Ford has cut costs — particularly on the development side — by reducing the number of global vehicle platforms from 27 in 2007 to just 14 today. By about 2017, 99 percent of Ford’s vehicle production will be based off nine platforms.
An anticipated rise in global vehicle production, costs of new technology and rigorous fuel economy standards will likely up Ford’s spending by 10 percent this year, said Hau Thai-Tang, who took over as Ford’s group vice president of global purchasing.
But in an effort to rely more heavily on local suppliers — a necessity in some countries which have minimum local content standards — Ford is also working to regionalize parts in smaller markets, particularly those with vehicle production of fewer than 100,000 per year.
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DOE Awards Grants For Solar Power Development Bloomberg News reports that $60 million will be awarded by the Department of Energy “to local governments, universities and companies to accelerate the development of solar power.” In a statement the DOE said, “About $16 million in grants will be given to four projects seeking to boost cell efficiency and $12 million will be spread among 17 solar technology and service companies.” Around “$8 million will be given to utilities to assist with integrating renewable energy into the power grid. Other recipients are promoting education and job-training efforts, and developing more reliable components.” The statement continued, “These awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration and support a growing U.S. solar workforce.”
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $725 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for September was $7.7 billion, down 6 percent compared to volume in September 2012. Month-over-month,
new business volume was up 20 percent from August.Year to date, cumulative new business volume increased 6 percent compared to 2012. Receivables over 30 days were at 1.5 percent in September, down slightly from 1.6 percent in August. Delinquencies declined from 1.8 percent in the same period in 2012. Finally, total headcount for equipment finance companies was up 1.2 percent year over year. ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton, CAE, said: “September’s year-over-year drop in new business volume seems to reflect a pull-back in corporate confidence in the U.S. economy spawned by the fiscal crisis in Washington. The equipment finance industry and our members look forward to getting past this crisis and on with the business of supporting sound growth policies that stimulate capital formation, stabilize the capital markets, and, ultimately, strengthen our economy.” Daniel Krajewski, Vice President, Business Development, Direct Capital Corporation, said, “After an expected decline in the summer months there was a healthy rebound in activity in September, which exceeded the early Q2 spike. We remain cautiously optimistic about the continued growth in the sector and are encouraged to see that average delinquency metrics remain low. We believe that we will close out the year strong, but are consistently monitoring the economic and governmental issues that may impact demand.” A2Z METALWORKER •
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Swisher Hygiene opens Arizona manufacturing facility Swisher Hygiene Inc. has opened a 54,000-square-foot manufacturing and training center near Phoenix. Charlotte-based Swisher, a provider of hygiene and sanitation products and services for commercial environments, says the facility will “significantly and efficiently expand its production and innovation capabilities” in Arizona and the Southwest. It will manufacture liquid, solid and powder chemicals as well as provide additional storage for finished goods, allowing Swisher to improve delivery efficiency in the area, and serve as home to Swisher’s regional parts and dish-machine distribution center. “We are enthusiastic about this new facility, which is a key part of our plan to standardize and simplify our cost structure while allowing Swisher to better serve our customers in the Southwest,” Blake Thompson, COO, says in a news release. “The facility is a significant step-up in terms of efficiency from our previous operations in the region, and with additional space and modern manufacturing equipment in place, we expect to enhance our overall production while improving our distribution capabilities to deliver our products faster and more efficiently to our customers.”
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FAA orders new air traffic control radios The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has given General Dynamics C4 Systems a $25 million first production order for new air traffic control radios.
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Manufacturing Activity Accelerated In September Bloomberg News reports that manufacturing “unexpectedly pic ked up” last month, “showing American factories were a source of strength for the world’s largest economy before the federal government shut down.” The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index rose to 56.2 from 55.7 in August. The AP reports the increase could be an encourag ing sign that the sector could lift US economic growth. Manufacturers added jobs in September “at the fastest pace in more than a year.” Also, manufacturers “received new orders at a healthy pace, though slower than in August.”
US Army, GM agree to expand hydrogen fuel cell technology development The US Army Tank Automotive R e s e a r c h , D eve l o p m e n t & Engineering Center ( TA R D E C ) a n d G e n e r a l Motors have signed a new cooperative researc h and d eve l o p m e n t a g re e m e n t (CRADA) to further expand their partnership in hydrogen fuel cell technology development.
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All three variants of the stealthy fighter jet contributed to the accomplishment: the conventional-takeoff-and-landing F-35A, the short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing F-35B and the carrier variant F-35C. The F-35, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is being developed for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corp and Navy and for international partners. The U.S. military plans to begin fielding the aircraft in late 2015.
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Lockheed Martin’s announcement came less than two weeks after the Pentagon’s inspector general released a report identifying a series of “quality assurance” oversight problems that “could adversely affect aircraft performance, reliability, maintainability, and ultimately program cost.” The government F-35 program office and Lockheed Martin countered that they have already fixed most of the problems outlined in the report.
The F-35 fighter jet has achieved a milestone of 10,000 flight The U.S.-led F-35 Lightning II program has achieved a milestone of 10,000 flight hours, prime contractor Lockheed Mar tin announced last month.
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intensive training and technical assistance to commercialize their innovations, grow their businesses and create quality jobs. This round features a new category: Innovation in Manufacturing, which supports Arizona manufacturers by encouraging applying companies to partner with a manufacturing company to solve an existing manufacturing challenge. “Manufacturing companies play a vital role in supporting and sustaining a strong statewide economy,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “By encouraging partnership with manufacturing companies, we are supporting the creation of the most innovative solutions to manufacturing challenges – solutions that will strengthen this critical base industry in our state.” More than 60 small businesses applied for this round of funding and awardees represent a variety of targeted industries. Companies may use AZ Fast Grants funding for professional consulting services (which may include an expert review of the technology under development), a commercialization feasibility study, or other commercialization assistance such as training to compete for federal funding. Those awarded a grant in the Innovation in Manufacturing category must commit to a 50 percent match and manufacturing partners must commit to a 25 percent match. Arizona Fast Grant Recipients (Total: $171,450, plus an additional $110,005 in leveraged funds):
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Q4 Economic Outlook: Modest Growth Forecast for Equipment and Software Investment Through End of 2013 Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.3% in 2013, according to the Q4 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. Equipment and software investment slowed in the second quarter, but the report predicts modest improvement in the second half of the year, depending on the outcome of the current fiscal policy debates. Growth is expected to be mixed, with some sectors outperforming others.The report, which is focused on the $725 billion equipment leasing and finance industry, forecasts equipment investment and capital spending in the United States and evaluates the effects of various related and external factors in play currently and into the foreseeable future.
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C h r i s t i a n s ay s t h at D e l c a m ’s Ve r t i c a l M i l l / Tu r n Pa r t DocumentFeatureCAM 2013 R3 introduces a new Part Document type called Vertical Mill/Turn designed to support vertical mill/turn machines, such as the Okuma Vertical MILL/TURN VTM120YB, Mori Seiki SuperMILLER 400, Mori Seiki NMV5000 DBC, Mazak Integrex e-800V II (side spindle), and Matsuura Cublex 25 and DMG FD Series. Denny and Logan admit that layout was important, and this was very much based upon personal preference. Logan didn’t like the layout on a few of the non-Delcam CAM packages, and in particular, he didn’t want CAM software that had too many buttons. Delcam scored high on layout for Logan and Denny. As you would expect, support was additionally an important criteria for Arcas’ CAM selection. Denny and Logan appreciate that Delcam offers local support, and has a superior technical support department that is just a call away. Logan says that now that he is a Delcam FeatureCAM user, he contacts the technical support department about once a month, typically because he has a question or is trying something new. He also uses the Delcam support for post processor changes, and he is very pleased with their knowledge, customer service, and turn around time. Logan says that his one-week training class provided by Delcam in Los Angeles was outstanding. Delcam offers three online communities.These communities have been steadily growing for the past few years and provide its users with quick and accessible support from users of the software and Delcam staff. It’s a free resource and all you need to do is select the forum that interests you, whether it is the Delcam community, the FeatureCAM community, the ArtCAM community, or all communities. Christian says that Delcam has a comprehensive network of Sales Partners and Support Offices throughout the world, ensuring that you receive the best training and support locally. Delcam training courses provide high quality, professional training for both new and experienced users to ensure that their customers become productive as quickly as possible. Delcam’s modular training courses are designed to closely meet customers’ needs. The courses provide focused training given by Delcam’s most experienced engineers. Today, Arcas Machine uses Delcam for 5-axis milling, turn mill for lathe, simple 2-axis turning, 3-axis milling and for simulation. In total,
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Boeing rotorcraft chief says prospects for foreign sales bright The head of Boeing Co’s rotorcraft unit said strong international demand would help limit the pain of a decline in U.S. military spending and that discussions with Japan about a possible purchase of V-22 tiltrotors had accelerated in recent months. Japanese interest in the aircraft - which takes off and lands like a helicopter, but flies like a plane - has grown now that the U.S. Marine Corps has deployed the aircraft there for over a year. Public resistance to the V-22s on the island of Okinawa, which has a large U.S. military presence, has also diminished. “They’ve started to see the capabilities because of the U.S. presence over there.They’re starting to resonate with the platform itself,” Leanne Caret, vice president and general manager for vertical lift in Boeing’s defense division, told Reuters in an interview. Caret added that there had been interest in the aircraft in the Middle East. “An order from the Middle East will open some serious doors,” she said. A senior Pentagon official told Reuters in June that the U.S. government had provided briefings to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Brazil, Colombia, Singapore and Australia about the V-22 aircraft, also known as the Osprey. Caret said executives from Boeing and Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc are in Israel to help support the sale of V-22 tiltrotor aircraft that was announced by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in April. The expected downturn in U.S. defense spending was similar to declines seen after the end of other military conflicts, but this was the first time that there was such strong international demand at the same time, she said. Recent wins in helicopter competitions in South Korea, which ordered Boeing’s Apache helicopter, and India, which is buying CH-47 Chinooks could help generate additional sales in those respective regions, as well as follow on work for aircraft support. “That’s going to open up more areas of opportunity in that region as those aircraft continue to demonstrate their capabilities,” she said, noting that the company planned to have a large presence at both the Dubai and Singapore air shows. With the Pentagon bracing for over $1 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, Boeing is also focused heavily on ensuring that it delivers its aircraft to the U.S. military as promised. Boeing has multiyear purchase agreements with the Army and Navy for its CH-47 Chinook helicopter and theV-22 but even those contracts could be reexamined if the current difficult budget climate continued, Caret said. “So we’re being very cautious and we’re making certain that we stay focused,” she said, noting that Boeing also continued to invest in new technologies and other efforts to drive down the cost of producing new weapons. A2Z METALWORKER •
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There are many reasons why companies are deciding to move their production facilities back to the United States, but most involve increased control and quality. “In my industry, craftsmanship is everything,” said Larry Campbell, director of corporate strategy for Lake Elsinore-based JS Technologies, which makes electric guitars and basses. “Hand craftsmanship is a really big deal; apprenticeship is a big deal. Trying to attract those folks and bring them to that level of quality that our market demands — and that we demand — there was just too big a gap for us [overseas]. “So bringing it all back, the benefit for us is we have all of our employees together. We have apprenticeship programs that take our employees through the line that helps them increase their knowledge and helps them get better at what they do.” Producing the guitars in the United States also gives JS Technologies better control over its supply chain and it helps company officials plan. Kellie Aamodt, regional vice president of sales for United Parcel Service A2Z METALWORKER •
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American Manufacturing is in the news these days. A sudden wave of optimism about growth possibilities seems to pervade the media. There has been a lot of happy talk in 2013 about the future of manufacturing with titles like: â€˘ Manufacturing is a surprising bright spot in U.S. economy - New York times â€˘ Comeback: Why the future of Industry is in America - The Atlantic â€˘ For the first time in decades the future of American Manufacturing looks promising Forbes â€˘ Why a resurgence in US manufacturing may be the next big bet - PWC.COM In fact the Boston Consulting Group is projecting that â€œthe United States is in a strong position by around 2015 to eventually add 2 million to 3 million jobs and an estimated $100 billion in annual output in a range of industries.â€? But, short term improvements in jobs or sales A2Z METALWORKER â€˘
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are like a sick person getting some medicine from the doctor and feeling better the next day. A very thorough examination of all of the vital signs might show that the patient actually has a debilitating disease that will eventually render the patient bedridden over time. A real assessment of American Manufacturing also requires a longer term examination of manufacturing vital signs. The 9 Manufacturing Vital signs 1. MANUFACTURING JOBS - Manufacturing reached a peak of about 17.2 million workers in 2000. As of 2009 manufacturing employment was 11.4 million workers. Around 5.8 million jobs were lost during the decade and so far we have gained back a little over a 500,000 jobs in the recovery. Most of the loss in manufacturing jobs coincided with the acceptance of China into the WTO, an increase in offshoring, and the huge increase in imports from China. Now just about everybody says that manufacturing jobs are important and we need to create more of them. President Obama has pledged to create 1 million new
manufacturing jobs in his second term by the year 2015, and he had a blue chip commission headed by the Chairman of G.E. Jeffry Immelt to do it. Starting at September 2013 we have only added 26,000 manufacturing jobs and are 974,000 jobs away from realizing the goal. 2. MANUFACTURING CREATES SECONDARY JOBS - Manufacturing stimulates employment in other sectors at a greater pace than other industries. On the average, each new manufacturing job creates about 2.9 other jobs in the economy. This â€œmultiplier effectâ€? is what makes new manufacturing jobs so important. 3. MANUFACTURING LOCATIONS â€“ From 2000 through 2011 America lost more then 58,000 manufacturing locations. This number has gone down every year since the high of 354,498 in year 2000. So in terms of new start-up companies manufacturing is still declining. 4. MANUFACTURERS PERFORM THE LARGEST SHARE OF R &D - Innovation and R and D have been a traditional strength
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spending from 2.78 to 4.4% of their GDP to compete in our globalized world. 4.Trade Deficit â€“ The trade Deficit continues to increase. In 2012 we exported $2,210,585 and imported $2,745, 240 for a deficit of $534,656. I think there is no greater threat to manufacturing growth and jobs then an increasing trade deficit. 5. MANUFACTURING GENERATES EXPORTS: - Figure 2 above shows that manufacturing contributed an average of 70 percent of American export shipments every year since 2000. But, exports are not growing fast enough to offset the trade deficit, In fact we are beginning to lose our place as exporter to the world.â€? U.S. exports have fallen from 13.5 percent of world exports in 2001 to 11 percent in 2002. If increasing the ratio of exports to imports is the only way we can reduce our trade deficit, then manufacturing exports are not only vital they are the solution to the trade deficit problem. The goal of the Obama administration is to double exports during his second term.That would mean increasing our exports from
2,210,000,000 to 4,420,000,000 by 2016. 6 . A DVA N C E D T E C H N O L O G Y PRODUCTS â€“ This is a very important part of manufacturing because America has always been the leader in developing new technologies. Robots, semiconductors, personal computers, the internet and a host of other technologies were invented in America. But we are fast losing our position as the worldâ€™s leading innovator and technology inventor. In year 2000 America had a $30 billion surplus in technology products and within 10 years we had a $56 billion deficit. A big part of this change has been caused by off shoring both manufacturing and R&D. 7. RESHORING VS OFFSHORING â€“ Reshoring or getting companies to bring back manufacturing from foreign countries is in the news these days. It is a positive step and a noble cause. But American companies are still off-shoring their products and product lines to overseas competitors. I am an absolute supporter of the re-shoring idea and people like Harry Mosier who led the Continued Page 70 A2Z METALWORKER â€˘
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Tornos US 840 Parkview Boulevard Lombard, IL 60148 Phone 630 812 2040 Fax 630 812 2039
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Dot Peen Marking Systems www.kwikmark.com Phone 815 363 8268 Fax 815 363 8089 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grinding Machines, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Grinding Machines, Rotary Aircraft Brake DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-773-4080 Grinding Machines, Rotary Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Grinding Machines, Rotary Aircraft Brake DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 QS Machinery ______ 602-370-4733 Grinding Machines, Tool Adams Machinery____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 SAVAGE MACHINE TOOLS, LLC Kevin Savage
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Tornquist Machinery __ 602-470-0334 Grinding Machines, Tool Punch & Die DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Honing Machines Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 CNC Machinery Sales ___602-244-1507 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S. L. Fusco, Inc. _____ 480-753-5000 TSM Machinery _____ 602-233-3757
Kwik Mark Inc 4071 Albany Street McHenry IL 60050
Sawing Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 bandsawparts.com ___ 800-240-2932 D & R Machinery ____ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 Savage Machine Tools _ 480-773-4080 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Saw Replacement Parts bandsawparts.com ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 NEW MACH FABRICATION CO2/Fiber Lasers Innovative Cutting Systems 480-557-7999 CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330
Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Murata _________ 704-972-4469 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Laser Marking Machines Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 Kwik Mark Inc ________ 815-363-8268 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275
MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. JEFFREY F. NAWROT
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 10530 E. 59th Street Indianapolis, IN 46236 ph317.823.6821 / 877.240.2462 cell317.946.1235 / home317.823.8615 fax317.823.6822 www.trusty-cook.com email@example.com
JEFF TRIMBLE SALES ENGINEER BUSINESS: 602-431-8300 3614 E. SOUTHERN AVE. #1 FAX: 602-431-8301 PHOENIX, AZ 85040 CELL: 602-399-0346 www.magnumprecisionmachines.com
MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. D. RANDY SMITH APPLICATIONS ENGINEER BUSINESS: 602-431-8300 3614 E. SOUTHERN AVE. #1 FAX: 602-431-8301 PHOENIX, AZ 85040 CELL: 602-350-6738 www.magnumprecisionmachines.com
Murata __________ 704-972-4469 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication____ 855-898-7860 Plate Roll Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales _____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Sterling Fabrication____ 855-898-7860 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication____ 855-898-7860 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Turret Press Murata __________ 704-972-4469 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901
WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International ____ 800-446-3569 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Flow Waterjet _______ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet _______ 415-828-3569 Jorgenson Machine Co. __ 800-952-0151 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. ________ 800-838-0343 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Waterjet Accessories Barton International ___800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 INSPECTION EQUIP Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________ 480-889-9056 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177
Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration__480-820-0506 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Kerley Corp ________ 480-478-9177 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 OGP ____________480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach 505-345-8389 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery _____480-775-6462 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales ____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370 OGP ____________480-889-9056 Starrett___________602-790-6073 Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422
Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Turret Press Murata _________ 704-972-4469 Video Measuring systems Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Washington Calibration__ 480-820-0506 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International _____800-446-3569 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Flow Waterjet _______ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet _______ 415-828-3569 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___800-952-0151 North-South Machinery _ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. ________ 800-838-0343 Sterling Fabrication___ 855-898-7860 Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company
patrick ellison president 1610 s. priest Dr., suite 101 tempe, arizona 85281 Telephone: Cell: Fax: Email:
480-968-5877 480-298-9782 480-968-0522 firstname.lastname@example.org
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BRALCO METALS 929 E. Jackson Street Phoenix. Arizona 85034 (602) 252-1918 (800) 544-8052 Fax: (602) 252-7813 Cell: (602) 722-3324 email@example.com
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM _
CERTIFIED BY DNV 1509001:2008_
Outside Sales Representative
IInnovative ti Tool Sales Manufacturers Representatives
Rick Berry President
755 East Debra Lane Anaheim, CA 92805 firstname.lastname@example.org www.innovativetoolsales.com
Office: (714) 780-0730 Fax: (714) 780-0735 Cell: (714) 580-7795
Waterjet Accessories Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Sterling Fabrication____855-898-7860 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc __ 928-649-9600 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery ______ 602-258-7330 CNC Machinery Sales ___ 602-244-1507 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 K D Capital ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _______ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment _ 602-455-8904 R. Jorgenson Company __ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales ___ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools __ 480-773-4080 TSM Machinery ______ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Abrasives Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Aqueous Degreasers Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274
Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Bar Feeder Accessories Edge Technologies ____ 562-597-7824 Adhesives S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Trusty-Cook ________ 877-240-2462 Blast Abrasives Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Barton International ___ 800-741-7756 Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Cabinets, Custom Air Compressors Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Air Drying Systems Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Airtek ___________ 480-966-5267 Chip Management Air Filtration Equipment Innovative Cutting Systems _ 480-557-7999 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Chip Removal Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Ball Screws Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Band Saw/ Blades Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 bandsawparts.com ___ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Chucks Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Arizona CNC Equip ____ 480-615-6353 Roentgen USA _______847-787-0135 Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 InnovativeTool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 sawblade.com _______ 877-501-7297 Marshall Tool & Supply __ 602-269-6295 Wayco Sales Inc _____ 562-927-3469 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960
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Headquarters - Phoenix 242 E. University Drive
3855 S. Evans Blvd.
3300 Princeton NE
CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook ________877-240-2462 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook ________877-240-2462 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Pro- Ultrasonics _____ 602-938-0603 Compressed Air Piping Systems Airtek ___________480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Coolant Systems Blaser ___________801-722-4095 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc _________800-809-3901 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Star Metal Fluids _____800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Blaser ___________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply ___602-278-3918
An ISO 9001 Company
Jeﬀ Klimowicz Senior Sales Engineer Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID All Products Proudly Made in the USA
Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Maxum Petroleum ____602-278-8877 Pioneer Distributing Co. _602-278-2693 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids _____800-367-9966 Cutting Tools Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 Sandvik Coromant ____480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______248-528-5960
Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 email@example.com www.qualichem.com
Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _____ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Door Opening Systems: Automatic Midaco Corporation _____847-593-8420 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Factory Automation and Logistics Murata _________ 704-972-4469 Fasteners Parker Fasteners ____ 623-925-5998 Southwest Fastener ___ 800-350-8265 Filtration Equip. Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Qualichem, Inc. ______ 480-320-0308
Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil _____ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc’s __ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Fluids Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462 Pioneer Distributing Co. _ 602-278-2693 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance ____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______ 480-753-5000 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders
Hole Making Products Schenk Intertech_______480-323-6755 Industrial Automation IEC Supply LLC _______ 480-455-1446 Industrial Controls IEC Supply LLC _______ 480-455-1446 Industrial Electronics IEC Supply LLC _______ 480-455-1446 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil _____800-894-7773 Hangsterfers _______ 316-640-2462
Midaco Corporation _____847-593-8420
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OÕ Neal High-Performance Metals
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Delivering!Alloy!Solutions!Worldwide! Patty Negoro (800)337-3766 ext. 148 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aerodynealloys.com
Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Production Tool Co _______ 800-266-3253 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Pioneer Distributing Co. _ 602-278-2693 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 Resolvers Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Machine Tool Accessories Schenk Intertech _______ 480-323-6755 Sensors Machine Tool Cool. Filtration IEC Supply LLC ________480-455-1446 Blaser______________801-722-4095 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Canyon State Oil ________800-894-7773 Blaser______________801-722-4095 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Canyon State Oil ________ 800-894-7773 No.!CA,!OR,!and!WA!publication!Northwest!Edition!! Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Houghton _________ 602-625-1407 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Maxum Petroleum ____ 602-278-8877 Nickel!!! Cobalt! Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Titanium!!! Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Stainless! Qualichem, Inc _________480-320-0308 Pioneer Distributing Co. _ 602-278-2693 Delivering!Alloy!Solutions!Worldwide! Star Metal Fluids ________800-367-9966 Qualichem, Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Bill!Voden!(800)337"3766!ext.!152!!! Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-9966 email@example.com!! Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. Solvents: Vapor degreasing www.aerodynealloys.com! DCM Tech ___________800-533-5339 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Milling and Turning Products Solvents:Hand Wipe Schenk Intertech _______ 480-323-6755 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Mist Collectors Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Petroferm Inc. _______ 317-371-8899 Total Filtration Services __ 602-244-0717 Spindles Motors Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides_____ 866-362-0699 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Steel Service Center D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Ryerson ____________ 602-455-3374 Vacuum Pumps & Workholding Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Airtek _____________ 480-966-5267 OÕ Neal High-Performance Metals
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Contact Us for Your Local Representative P.O. BOX 17010 800 ROSS AVE. CINCINNATI, OHIO 45217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico
(800) 543-1566 FAX (513) 242-8988
Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Production Tool Co _______800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip _______ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International __ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow ________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton International __ 800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems __ 800-826-9274 Work Holding Ellison Machinery ____ 480-968-5335 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Kurt Manufacturing ____ 763-574-8320 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 Aluminum Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply ____ 602-454-1500
Coast Aluminum _____877-977-6061 Diehl Steel ________800-543-1566 Fry Steel Company ____800-423-6651 MarZee Inc. ________602-269-5801 Ryerson __________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company __602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co. ____800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Brass Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918
Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 State Industrial Prod ___602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 State Industrial Prod ___602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Carbon Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company ____ 800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Ceramics MarZee Inc. ________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals _888-282-3292
AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562
Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys _ 800-337-3766 Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 CPM Powder Metal Diehl Steel _______ 800-543-1566 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Temtco Steel ________480-389-2883 Drill Rod Tool Steel Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 Diehl Steel _______ 800-543-1566 Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 Diehl Steel _______ 800-543-1566 Extrusions Tubing & Pipe TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 Lead Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 Material Sales Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Tubing: Titanium & Hastelloy Metals Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 Apache Steel Company __ 602-323-2200 Haynes Intl ________619-449-1584 GASES AZ Metals ________ 602-688-8003 Cylinder Storage/Microbulk AZ Tool & Steel ______ 480-784-1600 Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Bralco Metals _______ 602-252-1918 Purification Units Coast Aluminum _____ 877-977-6061 (CO2 and Hydrogen) Ind. Metal Supply _____ 602-454-1500 Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Ryerson _________ 602-455-3374 Welding and Cutting Samuel, Son & Co. ___ 800-631-9765 Praxair Distribution ____ 602-269-2151 Copper State Industrial Prod ___ 602-275-0990 TOOLING Apache Steel Company __602-323-2200 TCI Precision Metals____ 800-234-5613 Phoenix Small Tool ____ 602-256-7011 Temtco Steel ________ 480-389-2883 Boring Bars Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 TW Metals _________ 800-203-8000 B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Ulbrich of California __ 800-237-2888 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 United Performance Metals _888-282-3292 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 Seco Tools Inc. _______ 248-528-5960
Carbide Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Helical Solutions _____866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc. ______480-753-5000 The Tool Crib _______ 602-978-3130 Cutting Tools Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Helical Solutions _____866-543-5422 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Micro 100 _________ 480-495-1454 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Cutting Tools: Custom Almar Tools, Inc. ____ 503-255-2763 B & T Tool & Engineering _ 602-267-1481 Horizon Carbide ______ 480-968-0957 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Marshall Tool & Supply __602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment _602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant ____ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant ____ 602-628-4242 Seco Tools Inc _______ 248-528-5960
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Bending: CNC X5 Manufacturing ______ 602-454-7385 B&B Fabrication & Machine_ 623-271-6855 Clean Room Assembly BRAZING Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 L&W Fluid ________ 602-323-2560 Precision Casting Repair __ 800-622-2404 BALANCING/DYNAMIC Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Anmark ____________480-968-3126 Brazing: Aluminum Dip BAR CODING Abrams Airborne Mfg ___ 520-887-1727 2820509-375-3096 Brandt Ave Western Sintering _____ Brazing: Vacuum Nampa, ID Bolt’s Metallizing ______ 602-244-2432 BENDING 83687 Advanced Metal Sales __ 623-434-8343 Solar Atmospheres _____ 866-559-5994 Ph: 208-442-1999 B&B Fabrication & Machine_ 623-271-6855 BROACHING www.rpmmachineinc.com Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Harschco LLC _______ 602-617-7514 Southwest Waterjet-Laser 480-306-7748 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting bandsawparts.com ____ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ___ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Laser APMI ____________ 480-668-0024 Faist Greentek LLC ______602-633-0707 Fine Line Laser Cutting ___602-863-3196 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company __ 602-267-9865 DIE CASTING TVT Die Casting _______ 800-280-2278 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc TVT Die Casting _______ 800-280-2278 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______602-437-8995 Precision Die & Stamp’g __ 480-967-2038 Southwest Tool & Die Services 480-317-9366
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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.
Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.
A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES
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Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.
A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES
3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777
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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.
Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.
A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES
3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777
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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.
Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.
3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777
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Microp Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech__________ 480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Express__________800-780-7075 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Micro-Tronics, Inc _______602-437-8995 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold ________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech__________ 480-921-1665 Tooling Molds West ______480-921-9939 Wright Prototype _______ 541-619-2760 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc __________800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC______480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists ___ 480-829-6530
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