Vol. 3, No. 5 Dec/Jan 2013/14 Front Cover Story
Regional Manufacturing Magazine For The Northwest (WA, OR, and CA)
Metal Products, Inc Tooling for Perfect Parts With The Best In EDM-Agie Charmilles
Tim Stokes Former NFL Player With Son John Stokes
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“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!” Dave Barry The Meaning In The Manger For 364 days we long for a day that we see as the birth of hope and peace. One day on Earth that gives us great joy, which we meet with much anticipation. This day was born many years ago and a great star shone on meager beginnings. The light was bright and many witnessed the warmth and power of truth. The music to the ears was heard from many miles around and its melody was proof. On this one special day of the year we are in a spirit of generosity and charity. We sing songs we haven’t sung all year and we eat things we had forgotten. This day creates a season and these feelings create a reason to forget the rotten. This is the magical time that boasts of popcorn strung together and placed on a tree. This season is a magical memory when one single birthday made us all free. Spirits become bright, we become thankful for what and whom we have in our life. We all work a little harder so we can buy that present for that special someone. We breathe deeper as that glorious day comes closer, caught up in the season. A silent prayer for snow, a warm heart felt glow, many toys gather like a heist. And, deep down inside we all know that a word has meaning, like Christmas and Christ! Kim Carpenter I hope during this holiday season you all feel warmer and fuzzier and that you look forward to the new year with positive anticipation. The future looks bright and the manufacturing environment is heating up and glowing with promise. In this issue; young adults are learning manufacturing in High Scool in the Bay Area of all places. Machine Tool sales are at an all time high. The US energy boom is creating jobs.In the past decade oil and gas extraction jobs have nearly doubled, now employing nearly 200,000 people. And, we as a nation are exporting more than we have in a very long while. With all this said, we still have a vigilance to continue to work at and that is to maintain our freedoms, our way of life, and to keep our future bright for generations to come. Keep the faith! Thank you, and look out for the wall! Happy New Year!
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This Month’s Cover - Shop Proﬁle, & Articles:
Metal Products and Agie Charmilles John Swett High School & Delcam Announcements/Releases ..................... 6-9 Front Cover & Shop Profile .............1,28-29 Business Highlight Profile .................28-30 Feature Articles......................... 22-23,28-29 Buyers Guide Equipment....................52-56 Buyers Guide Processes ......................57-61 Card Gallery ........................................52-61 Index Of Advertisers ...............................62 Editorial .................................. Throughout
Published by: A2Z Metalworker NW PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly Kim@A2ZMetalworker.com
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CONTRIBUTORS Linda Daly Hugh Taylor Tony Tammer Tim and John Stokes
Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker NW maintains a master list of over 11,500 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary source businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 25,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in the Pacific Northwest! Advertising Rates have remained the same since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our webite at: www.a2zMetalworker.com. All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker NW. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any adver tisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.
Long Products – a sampling of what we offer Carbon Steel Bar
Stainless Steel Tube
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• 304 SQUARE TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 12"SQ X .500W • 304 RECTANGLE TUBE – 1/2" X 1" X .065W THRU 12"SQ X 8" X .500W • 304 ROUND TUBE – 1/2"OD X .065W THRU 6.0"D X .375W • AVAILABLE IN MILL FINISH AND 180 GRIT POLISHED
CF1018 ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 6" CF1018 SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" CF1018 FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 3-1/2" X 6" CF1045 ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 6" CF1144 STRESSPROOF ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 4-1/2" CF12L14 ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 6"
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CF4140ANN ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 4-1/2" CF8620ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/8" THRU 4-3/4" CF4140HT ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 3-1/2" HR4140ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/2" THRU 24"
Carbon Steel Tube • ERW STEEL TUBE – 1/2"OD X .049W THRU 6"0D X .188W • ORN STEEL TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 4"SQ X .120W • STRUCT STEEL TUBE – 1-1/2"SQ THRU 6"SQ X .250W (INCLUDING RECTANGLES)
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303, 304L, 316L, 17-4 ROUNDS – 1/8" THRU 12" 304L, 316L PLATE CUT FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 1/2" X 8" 303, 304L, 316L ROLLED BAR – 1/4" X 3/4" THRU 1-1/2" X 2" 304L, 316L ANGLES – 3/4" X 3/4" X 1/8" THRU 4" X 4" X 1/2" 304L, 316L CHANNELS – 2" X 1" X 1/8" THRU 6" X 4" X 3/8"
• 6061 EXTR & CF ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 12" • 6061 EXTR SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" • 6061 EXTR RECTANGLES – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 4" X 8" • 6061, 6063 EXTR ANGLES, CHANNELS, BEAMS • 2024 CF ROUNDS – 3/8" THRU 4"
Tube & Pipe • 6061, 6063 EXTR SQUARE TUBE – 3/4"SQ X .065W THRU 8"SQ X .500W • 6061, 6063 EXTR RECTANGLE TUBE – 3/4" X 1-1/2" THRU 2" X 8" X .250W • 6061 EXTR ROUND TUBE – 1/2" X .125W THRU 8"OD X .250W • 6061 EXTR PIPE – 1/2" SCH40 THRU 8" SCH80
Fabrication Ryerson simpliﬁes customer manufacturing and procurement. From one-of-a-kind components to parts in production quantities, our one-stop shopping reduces overall costs and streamlines operations.
Carbon & Alloy Plate We routinely stock: • Carbon from general purpose to structural, PVQ and improved machining grades. • Alloy in construction, case hardening, PVQ, aircraft quality and abrasion resisting grades.
Lower Production Costs Trim outsourcing handling costs and inspection points. Eliminate scrap handling costs and inspection points. Minimize capital expenditures. Our ready-to-assemble parts reduce customer work-in-process inventory.
Plate processing: Oxy-fuel Cutting Plasma Cutting Shearing
Aluminum Plate We routinely stock: • Heat treatable, cast tooling and cast mold plate • Standard thicknesses to 16” • Widths to 60.5” • Standard lengths of 96”, 120”, 144”, 240” and 288” • Diamond Tread plate
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Increase Flexibility Test new designs and prototypes without tying up machines or employees. We know fabrication and materials and recommend the best for customer applications. Meet Demand Fluctuations Eliminate bottlenecks. Avoid capacity overloads. Eliminate capital tied up in underutilized equipment. We help customers focus on core competencies and meet processing requirements.
Stainless Plate We routinely stock: • All standard grades • Plate up to 4” thick • Coiled plate inventory: 36, 48, 60, 72” wide • Stainless ﬂoor plate in 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4” thickness Plate processing: Plasma Cutting Sawing Shearing Cutting to Length Precision Leveling
performed, even for services of our extended fabrication network. We screen and audit all of our sources.
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Announcements & Releases B&B Systems Continues to Make Machines That Stimulate Manufacturing B&B Systems is a familyowned business, located in Central Idaho, established in 2007, focused on building high quality cnc plasma cutting machines, priced with the small fabrication shops in mind.
Both FANUC and Mitsubishi controls are offered. The Mitsubishi M720 control features a 15” LCD screen and 680-block look-ahead with a 64,000 block-per-minute processing speed and a 16GB HighSpeed Data Server. The 64-bit system efficiency is enhanced by the RISC CPU which provides true NANO control functions for Super Smooth Surface control. Mid-program restart, high-speed synchronous rigid tapping, MPG handwheel program check are but a few features of this highly capable control. For more information on Ganesh Machining Technology contact them at: 818-349-9166, www.ganeshmachinery.com
Exciting Garnet News, for the Waterjet and Abrasive Blasting industries; When Your Abrasive Matters!
They build as much in-house as possible on all their machines. “Building most of our parts in-house has resulted in more quality-control.” These machines are built heavy-duty for industrial use, and can help you be more competitive with your business. “Our plasma cutting machines are water tables. This helps reduce smoke & contaminates in your shop. We offer our plasma tables in 4X8’s and 5X10’s. Visit: www.cncsteelcutting.com for plasma cutting machine specifications, videos, pictures, and more information. Phone: (208) 315-2141, Ask for Bill Wallace, B&B Systems Lead Engineer. info@ cncsteelcutting.com
Ganesh Vertical Machining Centers Ganesh offers a complete line of CNC milling and turning machines with Vertical Machining Centers start at 18” x 12” in X & Y axis and go up to 86” by 35” for the standard machine series. A CNC bed mill series is also available for Toolroom applications. The Ganesh VFM-4024 is available in both box way and cross-roller linear way versions with 24-tool twin-arm tool changers and under 2-second tool change time. The X,Y, Z travels are 40” x 24” x 22” with 300 PSI through-the-spindle coolant standard, and 1,000 PSI coolant optional. Both 40-taper and 50-taper premium spindles feature a precision dual-contact grind for high-performance milling and superb cutting accuracy. A 2-speed gear box is available, as well as tool and part probing. The machines are all prewired for 4th and 5th axis applications and a complete line of 4th axis rotary table and 5-axis Trunnion tables are available. Spindle speeds can be selected between 8,000, 12,000, 15,000 and 24,000 RPM to meet the customer’s needs and chillers are supplied on the high-speed spindles. A full machine enclosure including top covers is standard with each machine in this series. A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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GMA Garnet is the world Leader in Mining and supplying Top Quality Garnet World Wide. GMA has recently opened up the newest Bulk Handling and processing facility on the West Coast along with multiple new warehouses, which cover the 10 Western States.
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GMA takes pride in maintaining top quality garnet through their state of the art processing facilities which are strategically located around the world. GMA has several processing facilities located across the USA as well as many warehouses to support customer demand. You can watch a video about how GMA processes garnet on their website www.garnetsales.com For ordering information you can call Keith HarwoodWho is GMA’s West Coast Regional Sales Manager. Cell phone number 209 663 9931 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Best-Of-Class In Rigidity, Reliability and Results In Chevalier Chevalier Machinery, a global provider of first-class machine tools, will continue production of its popular FBB-110 • 130 series machine into 2014. The heavy-duty, high precision design of the FBB series of horizontal boring and milling machine with rotary table offers a wide range of machining applications. “The extra rigid design of the main machine body and column ensure outstanding structural stability.The one-piece machine base includes four guide ways on the Z-axis for full table support with no overhang
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SHOWROOM OPEN M-F 7:30-5PM, CALL BILL FAHEY OR TJ HATFIELD TODAY: (503) 620-9031 www.FaheyInc.com issues,” says Chevalier National Sales Manager Herbert Hou. CAPACITY: The machine’s table size is 63” x 55.1” with a table load up to 22,000 lbs. The XYZ 78.7” x 78.7” x 59”. W travel is 19.7” (FBB-110) / 27.5” (FBB-130). This FBB model’s net weight is 64,900 lbs., with a floor space of 304” x 280” x 193”. The optional magazine type ATC accepts tool’s weight of up to 55 lbs.The machine has an optional chain type 40/60/80-tool magazine available. ACCESSORIES: The spindle oil cooler that controls the various temperature changes in the spindle during the machining of consistently accurate work pieces is standard equipment, along with the lubrication system. The standard lift-up chip conveyor and two internal chips augers are also all standard equipment. Control: The FANUC 0i-MD control has the latest technology with powerful control feature with Ethernet connection; easy-access, front memory card slot; and a huge data-server memory capacity are among the many standard features. For more information, contact Herbert Hou of Chevalier Machinery Inc. at (562) 903-1929 or email: HerbertHou@ ChevalierUSA.com or visit us on the web at www.ChevalierUSA.com www.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker
Fahey Machinery Adds Master Machinist To their Professional Service Department Brandin Slish has been hired by Fahey Machinery to increase the service level to their customers. Brandin has many years of experience of servicing fabrication equipment and has worked with many aerospace companies like Boeing, and their suppliers. Our main office in Oregon houses a wide variety of new and used equipment and machines for: bending, punching, shearing, stamping, sawing, burning, welding, rolling, and finishing. In addition to our expert service team we also have professional parts, and tooling departments and are dedicated to keeping your equipment operating smoothly and with precision. For More information on Fahey Machinery and their expert service department contact them at: (503) 620-9031, (800) 52FAHEY, email@example.com, www.FaheyInc.com A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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Extra Length Miniature Carbide Endmills 3 & 4 Flute - Ball & Square Square-$17.90 uncoated Ball- $18.90 uncoated Dia. LOC OAL 1/32" .250" 2" 3/64" .250" 1-1/2" 3/64" .375" 2" 1/16" .312" 2" 1/16" .500" 2" 5/64" .406" 2" 5/64" .625" 2" 3/32" .500" 2" 3/32" .750" 2"
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Manufacturing Sector Grows At Fastest Pace In More Than Two Years Reuters reports that the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index rose from 56.4 in October to 57.3 in November, its highest reading in two and a half years. A reading above 50.0 indicates that the sector is expanding. Economists had expected November’s reading to come in at 55.0. Reuters says that the numbers are the latest indication that the economy is gaining strength, which may encourage the Fed to begin tapering its bond-buying programs.
California’s Community Colleges Go Solar with SunPower At the Community College Facility Coalition Annual Conference in Sacramento, SunPower announced it has installed approximately 20 megawatts (MW) of solar power systems at 12 community college districts in California. The systems are generating enough clean, renewable solar electricity to power more than 4,100 California homes each year, according to calculations provided by the Solar Energy Industries Association. If the colleges were to buy the power from their utilities at current rates, it’s estimated the districts are avoiding approximately $5.4 million in annual electricity costs. SunPower is currently completing construction of its largest commuA2Z METALWORKER NW •
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nity college district solar installation to date. College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif. expects to have 3.8 MW of SunPower solar carports operating by the end of the year. The solar power systems are expected to generate up to 66 percent of the total electricity consumed on campus, delivering much-needed savings while supporting the college’s commitment to sustainable practices. “With on-campus solar power systems, California’s community colleges are maximizing resources and providing accessible educational opportunities to students. Solar electric systems generate utility savings year after year, delivering needed savings to enhance academic programs,” said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, regions. “SunPower delivers the most efficient and reliable solar technology on the market today, with guaranteed performance.” SunPower systems at California community colleges are offsetting the production of almost 16,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year, according to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This carbon dioxide offset is equivalent to removing nearly 74,000 cars from California roads over the next 25 years. SunPower Corp. designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit www.sunpower.com.
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Boeing Said To Have Strong Bargaining Position Over 777X The AP continues coverage of how states are “groveling” before Boeing to gain the rights to build the 777X, “or at least give them a wing to construct.” According to the article, Boeing has a “commanding bargaining position.” Like other articles, the AP notes how various states are crafting various incentive packages, and some believe their “right-to-work laws” give them an advantage over states that allow unions. However, Teal Group analyst Richard Aboulafia thinks an “already trained” workforce “and a seaport for shipping huge airplane components” could be more important than labor issues in the end. The Seattle Times reports that Boeing wants the states to pay for a “big slice” of the estimated $10 billion program cost by supplying facilities at “no cost, or very low cost.” Boeing also laid out to states three “must-have requirements,” including airport, road, and tail access.
Program Puts Engineers In Washington High Schools The Clark County (WA) Columbian reported on a program called nConnect. The program gets engineers to volunteer in advanced STEM classes in Clark County high schools. nConnect is the educational nonprofit founded by Scott Keeney, cofounder and president www.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker
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of nLight, a Washington-based semiconductor laser manufacturer. Keeney said, “nConnect is very specific toward mentorships and internships. If you ask scientists and engineers how they got into their field, it’s often a teacher or mentor who influenced what courses and career paths they took.”
Exports Of US-Made Vehicles Have Increased The New York Times reported “a big part of the comeback” of the US auto sector has come from the rising exports of US-made vehicles for sale in international markets. Annual exports of US-made vehicles have grown nearly 80 percent from 2009 through 2012, according to the Commerce Department. In 2012, US factories shipped close to 1.8 million vehicles “for sale in international markets, including Canada and Mexico.” That should reach two million for 2013.
NASA challenges students to design rover NASA has issued an engineering challenge for high school and college students to design and build a human-powered rover. “The obstacles around the course will mimic some of the real terrain challenges of solar system exploration, so students must design robust and durable rovers with the traction to scale obstacles and meet other challenges,” said Tammy Rowan, manager of the academic affairs office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index 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 $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for October was $7.6 billion, unchanged from new business volume in October 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was down 1 percent from September.Year to date, cumulative new business volume increased 5 percent compared to 2012.
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Receivables over 30 days were at 1.5 percent in October, unchanged from September. Delinquencies declined from 1.7 percent in the same period in 2012. Charge-offs were unchanged from the previous two months at 0.4 percent, and only slightly higher than the all-time low of 0.3 percent. Credit approvals totaled 77.6 percent in October, up slightly from 77.3 percent the previous month. Eighty-two percent of participating organizations reported submitting more transactions for approval during October, a spike from 56 percent in September. Finally, total headcount for equipment finance companies was up 1 percent year over year. Separately, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Monthly Confidence Index (MCI-EFI) for November is 56.9, an increase from the October index of 54.0, demonstrating an overall steady industry outlook despite continuing concerns about the U.S. economy and the negative impact of federal government fiscal policies. ELFA President and CEO William G. Sutton, CAE, said: “As we enter the final quarter of the year, the equipment finance industry continues to perform well, illustrated by healthy new business generation and solid credit quality metrics. We remain cautiously optimistic that business demand for capital equipment will continue unabated into the 4th Quarter, which is a typically strong period for the industry. We hope that the ongoing and unresolved debate over fiscal policy will not act as a drag on the overall economy and the industry as we end 2013 and enter a new year.” David Mirsky, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Rim Capital, Inc., said, “The MLFI-25 clearly demonstrates the current slow growth or no growth economy that we are experiencing at the moment. However, the industry remains optimistic based upon the yearto-date growth of 5 percent and the increase in submissions for credit approval. Pacific Rim Capital has experienced slightly stronger growth in its sector and is planning for conservative expansion until the uncertainties in the economy are clarified.”
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The MLFI-25 is the only index that reflects capex, or the volume of commercial equipment financed in the U.S. The MLFI-25 is released globally at 8 a.m. Eastern time from Washington, D.C., each month on the day before the U.S. Department of Commerce releases the durable goods report. The MLFI-25 is a financial indicator that complements the durable goods report and other economic indexes, including the Institute for Supply Management Index, which reports economic activity in the manufacturing sector. Together with the MLFI-25 these reports provide a complete view of the status of productive assets in the U.S. economy: equipment produced, acquired and financed. The MLFI-25 is a time series that reflects two years of business activity for the 25 companies currently participating in the survey. The latest MLFI-25, including methodology and participants is available below and also at http://www.elfaonline.org/ Research/MLFI/
General Dynamics NASSCO to Construct Up to Two Follow-on Product Tankers for Seabulk Tankers, Inc. General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., for the design and construction of one 50,000 deadweight ton LNGconversion-ready product carrier with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity, plus an option for one additional vessel. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015, with delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016. This new tanker will be constructed at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, meeting the Jones Act requirement that ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports be built in U.S. shipyards.
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Unemployment Rate Falls To 7 Pct. A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate in November to a five-year low of 7 percent. The surprisingly robust job gain suggested that the economy may have begun to accelerate. It also fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve will scale back its economic stimulus when it meets later this month. Employers added 203,000 jobs last month after adding 200,000 in October, the Labor Department said Friday. November’s job gain helped lower the unemployment rate from 7.3 percent in October. The economy has now generated a four-month average of 204,000 jobs from August through November. That’s up from 159,000 a month from April through July. Evidence of a stronger job market cheered stock investors.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 112 points in mid-morning trading. The strong report “gives the Fed all the evidence it needs to begin tapering its asset purchases at the next ... meeting,” said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics. The unemployment rate has fallen nearly a full percentage point since GE ‘all in’ on aviation deal with China the Fed began buying bonds in Sept. 2012 and hit 7 percent earlier than analystsElectric expected. Atmost a General flight simulator here, the visibility has been set
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Last month’s report follows other positive news.The economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in the JulySeptember quarter, the fastest growth since early 2012, though nearly half that gain came from businesses rebuilding stockpiles. Consumer spending grew at the slowest pace since late 2009. Greater hiring could support healthier spending. Job growth has a dominant influence over much of the economy. If hiring continues at its current pace, a virtuous cycle will start to build: More jobs typically lead to higher wages, more spending and faster growth.
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US Household Wealth Reaches Record High The AP reports that a “surging” stock market and a “steady recovery” in home prices drove Americans’ household wealth to a new record during the third quarter of 2013.The Federal Reserve said on Monday that household wealth rose 2.6% during the quarter to $77.3 trillion, up from a recent low of $57.2 trillion in 2008. An increase in personal wealth has “been a pillar of the slow but steady U.S. economic recovery and could continue to boost the economy next year,” by boosting consumer spending.
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John Swett High School Students Utilize Delcam Software to Create Products and to Learn Machining Just over the bridge from Vallejo, California in the Northeast Bay Area is a quaint little town called Crockett, California. Crockett is located on the Mexican land grant Rancho El Pinole made to Ygnacio Martinez, and is named after Joseph B. Crockett, a former judge on the California Supreme Court. The town started when Thomas Edwards Sr. bought the land from Judge Crockett in 1867. Edwards built his home and established a company town for the C&H Sugar Company. The importance of this small town would seem to go un-noticed if it weren’t for a very special high school and its dedicated teachers, principal and support staff. John Swett High School, along with partnerships from local companies and software company Delcam, created a unique opportunity for students at the school to pursue career technical education pathways that otherwise would not be available.
Dr. Tammer allowed us an interview and some insight on how the program got started, how he continues to keep the interest of the students, and how he continues to grow the machine technology program.
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In order to bring back some of the same type of craftsmanship Phillips 66 has been a major financial contributor of the John Swett High School Careers Academy for the past ten years, with a commitment of financial resources exceeding one million dollars. One of the classes available is Machine Technology and students enrolled in this class learn how to use precision measuring instruments and machine tools to manufacture their ideas. Students build up a knowledge of CNC programming and machining so that they are ready to actually run the CNC mill during the second semester of the course. The school uses the latest in machine tools and tries to stay on the cutting edge of current technology so their students can go right out into the field and work with the same state-of-the-art tools and software at local companies that hire them. Dr.Tony Tammer, the teacher that started the program has a doctorate and is the CAD and machine tool teacher at John Swett High School. A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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interest in the classes he teaches and yearn to excel in the class in a fun and uplifting way. It’s Tony’s 7th year at John Swett High School and he was the last instructor at Diablo Valley College. “They closed the machining program there down for a lack of interest back in that era.” Tony said, “There were shop owners asking me to keep manufacturing alive. It was shrinking and we didn’t have the equipment that we have here at John Swett High School now. There was no program here in the early days so I went around to all the shops in the area and I asked for endorsements from the small shop owners, and even went to bigger places.The biggest impact was when I went to Conoco Phillips and explained how a CAD and Machining program for young students could help their future. I gave a presentation to about 50 key contacts at the Phillips 66 plant to show them the benefits of education in machining for young students. I believe the light went on because they have become a key contributor to our high school.”
Tony continued, “I continued handing out flyers on my ideas and that’s when John Sweet High School got the flyer and contacted me. They said “first let’s start a CAD lab, and then get a grant for machine tools and build the machining department.”We ended up with about 27 computers in the CAD Lab and we now have about 25 seats of FeatureCAM, which is a very powerful software tool for fast programing from CAD data converting G code directly to the machine tool. We are a FeatureCAM training center and Delcam gave us a very generous licensing agreement.They want to make their training support itself and we offer training to outside interested parties as well as the students.” Tony looked at a lot of other software packages before making his decision on Delcam’s FeatureCAM. Tony said, “We looked at all of the major CAM software on the market and we decided we needed something very popular, very fast, and very easy to use. The other software we looked at was cheaper but so clunky and not intuitive at all. If, my kids are not enjoying it they will get bored and remember, they don’t have to be here as this class is an elective.” He continued, “Most kids love it. My teaching has to be popular and fun. The two main software programs out there are just not fun for the kids. A steel mill in Contra Costa County was using Delcam’s software and they said they really liked it. They also were interested in future employees that were trained in this very visual and intuitive software. They told me to check out FeatureCAM, because if you can program it very quickly and then go back and tweak it a bit it’s fun yet effective and the kids would love it. It is really easy to use. The modules of FeatureCAM we have utilize auto feature recognition, Surfaces, 3-D capability, and I can cut 3-D surfaces and basically do anything we could possibly think of.”
dispenser) was designed by students in our CAD class and we utilized Delcam’s FeatureCAM to get it made the way we wanted it.” Tony elaborated, “We are not totally focused on teaching competency, we are teaching projects. Teaching in high school is about aesthetics, if it looks ugly the kids don’t want anything to do with it. They are very involved with SolidWorks, and FeatureCAM is an adjunct to what we are doing with SolidWorks. These two software packages go together like a hand in a glove and FeatureCAM works in unison with SolidWorks. All our students have a version of FeatureCAM installed right in the SolidWorks database so we don’t have to be programmers.” Tony explained, “I am a teacher not a programmer, I don’t want to be a programmer. Delcam just makes it so easy and the Delcam support staff is very helpful from Canada to Utah. I get answers always within a day. Christopher is really very good for technical problems and questions, but the person I talk with the most is Maryann Beaver. She’s a very nice lady and she puts me at ease. I feel Delcam is the right choice!”
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Raytheon awarded $75 million for DDG 1000 program Raytheon Company has been awarded $75 million to complete remaining hardware and electronics for DDG 1000 and 1001, the first two ships of the Zumwalt-class of multimission destroyers. The award reflects exercised options under a previously awarded U.S. Navy contract. Raytheon’s progress on the program continues, remaining on-cost and schedule, meeting all program milestones and shipyard need dates. Under this contract, Raytheon will complete outstanding hardware and electronics production and assembly for the first two ships of the class, including electronics for the multi-function towed array for the sonar suite; canister electronics and uptake kits for the MK 57 Vertical Launching System; and the advanced procurement of Electronic Modular Enclosure shelters for the third ship, DDG 1002. “The collaboration of this government-industry team has been outstanding, a high-performing team of experts working together to bring the Navy’s vision to reality,” said Raytheon’s Kevin Peppe, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems’ Seapower Capability Systems business area. “As systems and deliveries complete, and integration and testing continue, we are advancing closer to demonstrating the capabilities of the most technologically advanced surface combatant in naval history.”
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“What we do is integrate our batteries with cloud-based predictive analytics to reduce energy costs for our customers,” Khan said. “We reduce the demand charges for our customers which has been increasing dramatically. Over the last 10 years in California those charges have gone up 69 percent while the energy charge has actually remained flat.” The Stem system alternates between battery power and grid power to optimize energy costs. Khan was previously CEO of Redwood City smart grid company Trilliant and joined Stem a year ago.
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Stem Inc., whose batteries and software store and manage energy for use in non-peak hours, raised $15 million in new funding to fuel its expansion in North America.
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The American Dream and American Manufacturing What kid hasn’t dreamed of being something great when he grew up, a famous actor, singer, baseball player, a basketball star, or a football player for the NFL? South of Portland just 111 miles away is Eugene, Oregon home of the Fearless Ducks football team. Just a bit east of Eugene is the small town of Springfield, Oregon. Springfield is a city in Lane County, Oregon, United States. Located in the Southern Willamette Valley, it is within the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Motto of Springfield is “Proud History, Bright Future.” Tim Stokes is proud of his history and has a bright future. He attended college at the home of the fearless Ducks in Eugene, Oregon at the University of Oregon and played football as a tackle. Tim was drafted in the third round of the 1973 NFL draft as an offensive lineman for the Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, and the NewYork Giants. A dream come true and a life lived with passion and perseverance. Much has been said recently about NFL players squandering away their hefty salaries and going broke. A 2009 Sports Illustrated report asserted that within two years of retiring, 78% of NFL players face financial stress. This number and the subsequent investigations and stories into what causes so many NFL players to hit financial rock bottom are alarming. However, they do not paint the entire picture. Rather, the entire picture is one that captures many young men climbing the ranks of the NFL and into financial security by making wise investment decisions, partnering with sound advisors and ultimately, recognizing that they must plan financially for life after football.Tim Stokes did just that. In 1984, after Tim’s NFL football career ended he set out to find the place to put down his roots and to find the investment that was wise and would provide a bright future for him and his family. Tim had a lot of friends in the Eugene area and he loved Oregon. After his NFL career Tim came back to Eugene and went back to school and earned a teaching degree. Tim took many jobs trying to find his direction and as a result learned about many facets of business. He says he married a local girl Jodie who was attending the University finishing up her architectural degree and the two became permanents resident of the Eugene/Springfield area. Tim worked at a local radio station and quickly moved up the ladder to eventually run the business. While working at the radio station Tim started coaching an 8th grade football team with a friend named Bob Newland, an all American receiver Tim played with at the University of A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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Oregon, and Jon Jaqua who Tim also played with on the Redskins team.While working in radio Tim was looking for a business to invest into and Jon told him if he found a business he liked to let him know because Jon wanted to invest. Tim found Metal Products and he went over the business financials with Jon who is a very savvy businessman. After going over every detail together Tim and Jon decided to buy Metal Products. Tim saw the radio business as a dead end for himself and quickly jumped from running the radio station to running Metal Products full time. Tim said, “Jon my partner set up a really good business plan so when I came aboard I pretty much followed his plan and worked to improve it where I could. Running the radio station was very helpful to me as the experiences in business are very similar.” When Tim bought the company he had no die shop and he would farm out his die requirements to local Tool and Die shops. Metal Products had 6 punch presses and 7 employees. One day Tim found himself with a rush requirement from a valued customer on a die requirement and his die maker quoted him 3-4 weeks delivery. He knew at this point he needed to learn about making dies and setting up his own tool and die shop to support his business and service his customers. Tim’s vision in 1988 included better and more efficient ways of making tooling as he realized that tooling was the heart of his business. A good tool equals good parts for a long duration and this meant happy repeat customers. “Without tooling you have nothing.” Tim said. Tim hired Jim Huffman to run his new die shop division. Jim was a die maker who had a local tool and die business that wasn’t doing well. Jim was one of the best tooling experts in the region and Tim brought him in as the Production Manager and Die shop foreman. This was the new business plan that created a major positive direction for Metal Products. Make your own precision dies and control your own direction. To make precision tooling you need the highest quality of machine tools to produce them. In 1996 Georg Fischer acquired a majority share in Agie Holding Ltd.The two market leaders Charmilles and Agie merged to become the Agie Charmilles Group, the world leader in EDM.These are the machines Tim chose to maintain the heartbeat of his organization.
Tim went to trade shows to learn about the industry and enlisted the help of some great members of the manufacturing community, including Steve Caddy and Steve Pitkin the Charmilles reps in the area. Jon and Steve went to Lewis and Clark School together and Jon Tim’s partner introduced Tim to Steve of Production MachineTools, Inc. (www.pmtnw.com) a Manufacturers Representative for many major brands of machine tools. Steve Caddy helped Tim get into EDM and to eventually reap the benefits of Agie Charmilles EDM machining of high precision tooling. “I love manufacturing,” says Tim. “I didn’t know I would but I sure do now. I have even been to the Agie Charmilles facility in Switzerland and that was a phenomenal experience. The whole company exudes precision and high quality.They are really high precision machines. I get so much satisfaction solving manufacturing problems and I think the persistence I learned in the early years in college and in the NFL made me a guy that has to persist and solve problems to their completion. If I have a concept or an idea we are going to work on it until we get it right.” Tim continued, “We started with dies made from sketches and we progressed to SolidWorks and all of our tools are engineered with SolidWorks and 3D manufacturing. We create the design and download it to our CNC EDM machines using Esprit software. Our Agie Charmilles EDM machines can make the highest and tightest tolerance machine tools and this helps us to always make a precision finished part every time with consistency. EDM is very safe stamping. With our Agie Charmilles EDM machines we can effectively wire tools that would have taken much longer with our older methods. It’s a science now; we can design a tool and prove it on the computer screen and then we can make it on the screen and prove production. Our Charmilles machines and tool department can expertly manufacture tools that can do everything from deep draw, multiple bend, and high level fabricate a part/assembly to perfection, every time we put that tool on the press.” The Agie Charmilles machines have helped Metal Products progress and diversify to a higher level of manufacturing and they continue to build to a higher complete and boxed ready to use product. Tim said, “The future looks real bright.We have the best staff we’ve ever had. I have my son John Stokes as Director of Marketing and Business Development taking a very active role in the business.We have a super sales department dealing with our product line with Terry Foster running that end, who’s been with the company longer than I have, Keith Miller doing a dynamite job in our product line. Joe Hertel has come in and added great strength to our company and has opened us up to new avenues of business and marketing.” I asked Joe Hertel and John Stokes how they intend to build the comwww.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker
pany going forward. Joe Hertel said, “Upon arrival at Metal Products late 2012, my primary job duty was to create a new division called HVAC support and installation products as well as to increase ‘custom’ manufacturing activity. The sales ratio of ‘custom’ manufacturing to ‘building products’ (proprietary) was about 1:11, my goal is to get this ratio to 25/75 split. This can be accomplished by Metal Products branching out into different markets such as ‘green’ energy (solar, electric, hydro), medical, aerospace and take advantage of new on-shore opportunities as they present themselves. These new markets can be tapped into through the use of independent manufacturer’s representatives such as Stephen Hannemann of SMH, Inc., which Metal Products contracted with this past November. I have much experience managing independent manufacturer’s representatives and know that they should be an integral part of any manufacturer’s long-term growth plan.” Joe continued, “I feel Metal Products is the type of manufacturer that listens to our customers and involves them from the beginning concept stage to final production. By having an in-house tool design and manufacturing department, we are quick to process tooling changes and customer requests. No need to subcontract out secondary operations, Metal Products is a ‘one stop shop’ for custom stamping, CNC milling, wire EDM and light fabrication. Quick turnaround of quality products at a competitive price, this is the goal of Metal Products with each and every customer that we deal with.” John Stokes said, “I was very fortunate to grow up in this business as Tim’s son and to work in just about every department of the business.The company will grow into other sectors as we become more competitive in digital manufacturing with higher efficiencies and with our increased ability to service our clients better. Automation will take our manufacturing company to the next level and our team will work together to utilize the best processes and machines like Agie Charmilles to stay and maintain as a world class manufacturing company. I’m very proud of what my father and our team has built and I intend to continue it’s progression.” Metal Products is an example of a manufacturing company that is continuing to embrace technology and training to further the American Manufacturing Dream. For more information on Metal Products and the many ways they can help your business contact Joe Hertel at Joe@metalproducts. com, 800-345-2069. For more information on Agie Charmilles complete line of products contact them at: 800 282 1336, http://us.gfac.com A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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Manufacturing pumps $1 billion into San Francisco area economy San Francisco’s manufacturing sector pumped $1 billion into the local economy and accounts for more than 4,000 jobs, a new study shows. The nonprofit SFMade, a group established to promote San Franciscobased manufacturing, reported that its members drove more than $395 million in direct spending into the local economy and another $750 million in indirect economic activity. SFMade membership has grown to over 500 companies, a 25 percent increase from last year. Many of those companies make high-end products, such as Anchor Brewing Co. (beer), Dodocase (iPad cases), Ritual Coffee Rosters, Rickshaw Bagworks and Tokyobay (jewelry). “The growth and success of our manufacturing sector is a priority for my administration because it creates jobs and helps promote San Francisco to an international audience,” said Mayor Edwin Lee. A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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better than anyone else’s, those are good candidates for our foundry service.” At his first annual investor day since taking over as chief executive in May, Krzanich said the slumping personal computer industry, Intel’s core market, was showing signs of bottoming out. “Our view is that it’s declining but it’s beginning to show signs of stabilization,” he said. Krzanich said that during his six-month tenure as CEO, Intel had improved its chip offerings for tablet makers and he pledged to quadruple the number of tablets with Intel chips in 2014. Tablets with Intel chips would range in price from less than $100 to more than $400, he said, adding he recently gave every Intel board member a $149 Android tablet made with an Intel chip to demonstrate the progress the company was making in mobile. Intel is the world’s top chipmaker and it dominates the PC industry, but it was slow to adapt its processors for smartphones and tablets, markets now dominated by rivals like Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics. Intel shareholders and its board are betting that Krzanich, a veteran from Intel’s cutting-edge manufacturing operation who replaced retiring CEO Paul Otellini, will be able to steer the company back on track.
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Intel CEO says contract manufacturing business to expand
“When we began our search for the CEO a year ago ... I was embarrassed that we had lost our way,” Intel Chairman Andy Bryant said at the event.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said recently he planned to expand his company’s small contract manufacturing business, paving the way for more chipmakers to tap into the world’s most advanced process technology.
Intel also unveiled two upcoming mobile chips from its Atom line designed to easily interchange features to create different versions of the component.
With Intel far behind rivals in making chips for smartphones and tablets, many on Wall Street have urged the company to expand its contract manufacturing business, which currently contributes little to its overall revenue, and to open its factories to high-volume clients making mobile chips.
A high-end version of the new chip, code named Broxton, and is due out in mid-2015.
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Krzanich pointed to SoFIA, a low-end version, as an example of Intel’s new pragmatism and willingness to change how it does business. He said that in the interest of speed, SoFIA would initially be manufactured outside of Intel, with the goal of bringing it to market next year. Intel will later move production of SoFIA chips to its own cutting-edge
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14 nanometer manufacturing lines, Krzanich said. Manufacturing chips on behalf of other companies is a major departure for Intel, which for decades had based its business on using its factory prowess to offer its own PC chips that were superior to rival products. As PC sales shrink and with Intel’s fabrication plants operating at less than full capacity, Krzanich sees an opportunity to fill idle production lines while earning new revenue. He appears much more willing than his predecessor, Otellini, to open Intel’s factories to a wide range of companies, including potential competitors. “Wow,” Raymond James analyst Hans Mosesmann wrote in a note to clients. “It’s very refreshing to see Intel make this move and could have important implications for the industry.” Intel could end up manufacturing components on behalf of rivals like graphics chipmaker Nvidia or even dominant mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, Mosesmann wrote. Those companies currently rely on Taiwanese contract chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, or TSMC. Otellini agreed early this year for Intel to manufacture programmable chips on behalf of Altera, a Silicon Valley neighbor it does not compete with. That deal, seen as allowing Intel to eventually take on larger customers, spurred speculation that Intel could do a much bigger deal to make iPhone or iPad chips for Apple, which currently depends on Samsung to manufacture its chips.
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Boeing testing 777X in wind tunnel B o e i n g C o. said it’s testing its new 777X airplane in a wind tunnel. The company said testing began Dec. 5 at the QinetiQ test facility in Farnborough, U.K., and will continue there for about five months. Testing will also be conducted next year at the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle. “This is the first major development milestone for the program since we launched the program last month.We are on track to complete our top-level design in 2014 and reach firm configuration in 2015,” said Terry Beezhold, Boeing vice president and chief project engineer of the 777X program, in a statement. www.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker
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Manufacturers in U.S. ‘Optimistic’ About Growth in 2014 By Michelle Jamrisko Sales will be stronger at U.S. manufacturers in 2014 after revenue this year fell short of projections, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. Purchasing managers at manufacturers estimate a 4.4 percent increase in sales in 2014. Revenue rose 3.4 percent this year. The group’s forecast in April showed purchasing managers projected a 4.8 percent advance in revenue for 2013. “Manufacturing purchasing and supply executives expect to see continued growth in 2014,” Bradley Holcomb, chairman of the group’s factory committee, said in a statement. “They are optimistic about their overall business prospects for the first half of 2014, and are even more optimistic about the second half.” For non-manufacturing industries, revenue climbed 4 percent this year, stronger than the 3.5 percent projection in April. Service industries forecast a 3.6 percent gain in sales next year. Manufacturers also saw greater promise for adding staff, predicting a 2.4 percent increase by the end of 2014, while service providers projected employment will climb 2.1 percent. A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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Technical Machine to move to San Francisco, raises $1 million Technical Machine, a startup from students at Needham, Mass.-based Olin College which offers a tool to help software developers make hardware, has raised a $1 million seed round following a successful crowdfunding campaign on the Dragon Innovation funding site.
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Google invests in robots in Rubin â€˜moonshotâ€™ project Google Inc. has acquired seven tech companies over the past half year as part of an investment in robotics, a project headed by former Android chief Andy Rubin. Rubin said in an interview with the New York Times that the robotics project is part of Googleâ€™s long-term â€œmoonshotâ€? programs that also have included self-driving cars and Google Glass. Google has remained tight-lipped about its plans, though its robotics efforts would likely be aimed at manufacturing, such as electronics assembling, rather than at consumer applications, the report notes. A2Z METALWORKER NW â€˘
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Just as Nvidia chips enhance the motion of a Batman animation in a video game, car companies seek realistic ways to help customers visualize different car colors and other features. Similar tools also allow engineers and car design professionals to “iterate faster” on new ideas, Shapiro said.
To make sure the Netflix beaming into the back seat doesn’t result in more crashes, however, Nvidia is also working on assisted driving features like object detection and lane drift prevention.
If the emphasis on Silicon Valley buzzwords and customization brings to mind Tesla Motors Inc, it’s not a coincidence. The Palo Alto-based car company founded by Elon Musk uses Nvidia products like its Tegra chips — a technology most closely associated with smartphones and tablets — to power in-car display systems.
SolarCity Corp. wrapped up its $158 million deal to buy Zep Solar Inc. San Mateo-based SolarCity paid stock for Zep Solar, which is based in San Rafael.
While automakers continue to clamor for entertainment and information systems, Shapiro says Nvidia is looking forward to ways the technology can improve safety. “The sky is the limit,” he said. “The goal is really to make it obvious and www.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker
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Solar-powered bike-car maker eyes Portland expansion A North Carolina firm that makes a unique solar-powered bike-car hybrid is creating a stir with its plans to expand to Portland. Reporter Lauren K. Ohnesorge of the Triangle Business Journal, a sister publication to the Portland Business Journal, offers a neat snapshot of Organic Transit, which is based in Durham. The company announced it will open a Portland outpost, triggering plenty of speculation about just exactly where it will land — Southeast Portland seems to be the focus of most speculation. The announcement, which the excellent Bike Portland blog reported a few weeks ago, marks the A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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Nokia decides not to pursue Alcatel-Lucent acquisitions Nokia, the. network technology company, won’t try to acquire parts of AlcatelLucent, the struggling French technology that has operations in Mountain View. Nokia decided not to pursue formal talks with Alcatel about the French company’s IP-routing and wireless divisions, the Wall Street Journal reported. Alcatel recently announced that it would raise roughly $2.7 billion to help cut debt and pay for its turnaround plan.
The company was created in 2006 by the merger of Lucent Technologies and Alcatel SA of France.
Gar min lands nearly $500K from state for $14M expansion Garmin plans to spend $14 million to expand and consolidate its Oregon operations. The company, which makes GPS-tracking devices, will get a $487,500 forgivable state loan for the project. The project includes hiring “dozens” of engineers and building a new 66,000-squarefoot building at its Salem Airport site. “It’s great to add Garmin to the list of advanced manufacturers that are renewing their commitment to Oregon,” said Gov. John Kitzhaber. “The expansion of Garmin’s aviation and software development operation in Salem has a big impact on the local economy, helping to reinvigorate small and local businesses through the region.” The state loan is from Business Oregon’s Business Expansion Program. To qualify, Garmin needs to create at least 65 new software and other engineering positions in Salem that pay at least 150 percent of the state’s average wage.Garmin employs nearly 400 split between two Salem sites.
Boeing 777X Launches to 259 Orders The advanced, fuel-efficient design is in high demand. Mid-east carrier Emirates wants Boeing to build 777X in the US. Boeing formally launched the long-awaited 777X program at the Dubai Air Show. According to a press release from Boeing, the twin-aisle 777X received 259 orders from Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways. “The combined value of the agreements is more than $95 billion at list prices”, according to the press release. Boeing touts the 777X as including the most advanced commercial engine ever—the GE9X by GE Aviation—and an all-new high-efficiency composite wing with a longer span than today’s 777. The AP reports that Boeing dominated the Dubai Airshow, netting a total of $100 Billion in orders in 342 total orders “more than twice the value of those seen by European rival Airbus, who said it took 142 www.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker
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Silicon Graphics International Corp. will supply three supercomputers to the United Kingdom’s Atomic Weapons Establishment.
Apple Inc. is investing some $10.5 billion in manufacturing technology to stay ahead of rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co., Bloomberg reports.
Fremont-based SGI didn’t give a price in this deal.
The company is putting money into technology including robots, lasers and other machinery used to produce its iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.
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Apple outlined the plans in its 2014 capital-expenditure forecast, setting it up to outspend rivals on tools that it then puts in suppliers’ factories.
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New repor t: Intel’s impact on Oregon economy reaches $26.8B
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Intel Corp. may not be headquartered in Oregon, but the chip-maker’s Washington County operations still produce $26.8 billion in economic activity, according to a new report unveiled Thursday morning. That’s enough to account for 8.7 percent of Oregon’s total economic output, according to the report from research firm ECONorthwest. The data, which was presented at a gathering of the Westside Economic Alliance, is the latest update on Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel’s economic impact on Oregon.
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Still, a lot has happened in that time in between the studies, not the least of which is the 2010 announcement of a $3 billion research fab at Intel’s Ronler Acres campus, called D1X, and the follow-up announcement in
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A Year Of Re-Shoring A number of factors came together in 2013 to make it the biggest year of re-shoring yet. Experts at globally-renowned A.T. Kearney offered readers some great insights early in the year: “for example, are the appreciation of China’s currency versus western currencies, labor rate inflation, increased concerns about supply interruption and adulterated product and lowering energy cost in the United States due to prospects of shale gas. Even President Obama’s administration, banking on these trends, is actively encouraging companies through its ‘Make It In America’ campaign to shift manufacturing back to the United States to create jobs and increase the country’s competitiveness on the international stage.”
Amazon plan shows potential of drones, experts say
Amazon’s announcement has ignited a debate that’s been quietly simmering in the US over what all those eyes in the sky are going to mean for personal privacy. And this is a country that takes privacy very, very seriously. Civil liberties campaigner Michael Khavari says threats to privacy are among his chief concerns regarding the use of drones. “Drones are able to pick up on all sorts of things,” he said. “Wireless signals from your cellphone, thermal imaging, license plate recognition, facial recognition. “And even then, drones can be outfitted with these devices that can see through walls, with thermal imaging. Mr Khavari’s lobbying helped Charlottesville, Virginia become the first municipality in the US to ban drones from its skies.
Domino’s Pizza floated the idea last year (although that was more marketing exercise than reality).
Another town in Colorado went slightly further – issuing drone hunting licenses for people who want to shoot them out of the sky.
But while commercial drones have been legal in Australia for more than a decade, they’re still banned in the US – and will be until at least 2015, when the FAA is due to lay out the rules on how they will share the most crowded airspace in the world.
If it all sounds a little paranoid, consider the context.The word ‘drone’ is still mostly associated with the killing machines used so effectively by the US military in Afghanistan and Yemen.
But Amazon’s announcement was a game changer for a couple of reasons. When one of the biggest retailers in the world, and the leader in home delivery, says it’s putting drones into its business model, people start taking the idea a lot more seriously.
On home soil, the early adopters of drones have been law enforcement agencies – most famously in North Dakota, when a local sheriff called in a military drone to help capture a family of cattle rustlers.
People in this industry-in-waiting talk about how drones are going to change our lives in ways we can’t yet imagine - as they gradually take on jobs we humans decide are too dirty, difficult, dangerous, or expensive.
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Jerry Lemieux is a retired US Air Force Colonel who now heads up the Unmanned Vehicle University in Phoenix, Arizona.“As soon as they open up the air space in America, there will be an explosion,” he said.
“Take an internet hub, put it on a UAV, and now go over a major city. And you are a new internet service provider.You capture 5 per cent of the market, it’s $100 million.”
“There is already a forecast of 70,000 jobs in three years, and a $13 billion impact to the US economy. And I think that’s a low number.” Citizens remain concerned about privacy threats
“The drone industry isn’t there yet. “So that’s one of the reasons we really wanted something on the books now - before it becomes virtually impossible to pass a bill.”
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Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced that it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) to provide transport, computing and infrastructure support services related to command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR).
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SpaceX beats Bezos firm to win rights to Kennedy launch complex NASA announced that it has selected Space ExplorationTechnologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, to begin negotiations on leasing Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX is backed by billionaire Elon Musk.
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Solvents:Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc. _____________ 317-371-8899 Solvents:HandWipe Petroferm Inc. _____________ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc. _____________ 317-371-8899 Spindles Fadal CNC _______________ 208-855-9426 Setco-Pope Spindles___________ 866-362-0699 Thread Mills Micro 100 _______________ 208-888-7310 Sandvik ________________ 503-381-8740 Tooling Systems Horizon Carbide ____________ 480-335-7688 Micro 100 _______________ 208-888-7310 RyansDovetails.com __________ 253-876-9981 Sandvik ________________ 503-381-8740 S.L. Fusco San Leandro _________ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _________310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City _________ 619-477-7733 Western Sintering____________ 509-375-3096 Vises &Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures ____________ 858-505-0432 Petroferm Inc. _____________317-371-8899 RyansDovetails.com __________ 253-876-9981
Swift Tool Co, Inc. ___________ 800-562-0900 MachineTool Cool. Filtration DCM Tech ______________ 800-533-5339 S.L. Fusco San Leandro ________ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez ________310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City _________619-477-7733 Modular Spray Systems Swift Tool Co, Inc. ___________ 800-562-0900 Motors Fadal CNC ______________ 208-855-9426 Optical Mouse-Silicone Based Byte Box ________________ 888-bytebox PartsWashing Equipment Ebbco Inc_______________ 800-809-3901 DCM Tech ______________ 800-533-5339 Precision Bearings C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.______ 503-691-0955 Resolvers Fadal CNC ______________ 208-855-9426 Saw Blades & Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _____ 303--761-3000 Roentgen USA _____________760--900-1110 SawBlade.com ____________ 800--240-2932 Solvents & Degreasing Agents DCM Tech ______________ 800-533-5339 www.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker
Phone 206-737-8342 Fax 206-764-5329
Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems _________800-826-9274 Waycovers Fadal CNC _______________208-855-9426 Workholding Innovative Tool Sales __________714-780-0730 APPRENTICESHIPS &TRAINING Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships AJAC __________________206-737-8342 Machining Apprenticeships AJAC __________________206-737-8342 Precision Metal Fabrication Apprenticeships AJAC __________________206-737-8342 Training & Education AJAC __________________206-737-8342 CAD/CAM/CAE CONSULTING AND ENGINEERING SERVICES Analysis, Design, Manufacturing Daystrom Technologies _________ 303-619-3341 A Z METALWORKER NW • 2
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(206) 583-2333 Fax (206) 583-0698 Cell (206) 898-6900 firstname.lastname@example.org
1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144 www.nwmachinery.org
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Micro 100 Tool Corporation www.micro100.com
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Company Office 1410 E. Pine Avenue Meridian, ID 83642 Toll Free: 800-421-8065 Ph: 208-888-7310 Fax: 208-888-2106
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Training &Technical Support Daystrom Technologies __________303-619-3341 DOOR SYSTEMS Automatic Door opening Systems Midaco Corporation___________ 847-593-8420 ENGINES (SPORT PLANE) Hexatron Engineering _______ 801-363-8010 FINANCING La Porte & Associates ___________503-239-4116 Quick Turn Financial ___________415-608-5692 U.S. Bank Equipment __________ 206-948-0022 GRINDING Grinding Filtration S.L. Fusco San Leandro __________510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _________310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City __________619-477-7733 Grinding Machines Chevalier USA ______________562-903-1929 CNC Machine Services___________425-788-4500 DCM Tech _______________ 800-533-5339 Ellison Technologies ____________206-669-3578 Gosiger__________________ 937-586-5067 Machine Toolworks ____________800-426-2052 North-South Machinery __________253-333-2439 North Western Machinery_________206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools________ 510-249-1000 Guard &Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders
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Particle Inspection Mach DCM Tech _______________ 800-533-5339 MATERIAL Aluminum Diehl Steel ________________800-543-1566 Fry Steel _________________800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc _________ 503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation ___________425-204-2601 TCI Precision Metals ____________800-234-5613 Aluminum Extrusions Aluminum Precision __________ 805-889-7569 Armor:Commercial Service Steel ______________ 503-224-9500 Temtco Steel ______________ 480-389-2883 Armor: Military Grade Service Steel ______________ 503-224-9500 Temtco Steel ______________ 480-389-2883 Brass Fry Steel _________________800-423-6651 Coastal Metals ______________800-811-7466 Ryerson Corporation ___________425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper ________ 800-362-5255 Bronze Coastal Metals ______________800-811-7466 Sequoia Brass & Copper ________ 800-362-5255 Carbon Steel Coastal Metals ______________800-811-7466 Fry Steel _________________800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc _________ 503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation ___________425-204-2601 Cobalt Alloys Aerodyne Alloys _____________800-337-3766 United Performance Metals ______ _888-282-3292
Copper Ryerson Corporation ___________ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper _________800-362-5255 Drill Rod Diehl Steel ________________ 800-543-1566 Electrical Steels Fry Steel _________________ 800-423-6651 HastelloyTube & Pipe Haynes International ___________425-422-6496 HighTemperature Alloys Haynes International ___________425-422-6496 United Performance Metals ________888-282-3292 Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc _________ 503-612-8311 Material Sales Haynes International ___________425-422-6496 Coastal Metals ______________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel _________________ 800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc _________ 503-612-8311 Temtco Steel _______________480-389-2883 United Performance Metals ________888-282-3292 Metals: Bar & Plate Fry Steel __________________800-423-665 Ryerson Corporation ___________ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper _________800-362-5255 United Performance Metals ________888-282-3292 Nickel Alloys Aerodyne Alloys _____________ 800-337-3766 Fry Steel _________________ 800-423-6651 Haynes International ___________425-422-6496 Marzee Inc.________________ 602-269-5801
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Ganesh Machinery ___________ 888-542-6374 Gosiger_________________ 937-586-5067 Hallidie Mach.ine Tool Sales _______ 253-939-9020 Machine Toolworks ___________ 800-426-2052 Muratec ________________949-466-8255 North Western Machinery________ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_______ 510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Machinery _______ 206-818-6813 Selway Machine Tool __________ 503-314-3165 Selway Machine Tool __________ 425-931-1680 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills Chevalier USA _____________ 562-903-1929 Ellison Technologies___________ 206-669-3578 Ganesh Machinery ___________ 888-542-6374 Gosiger_________________ 937-586-5067 Hallidie Mach.ine Tool Sales _______ 253-939-9020 LMI Machinery Inc. ___________ 866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks ___________ 800-426-2052 North Western Machinery________ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_______ 510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Machinery _______ 206-818-6813 Selway Machine Tool __________ 503-314-3165 Selway Machine Tool __________ 425-931-1680 Tornos USA._______________ 951-240-0818 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines ACS/MultiCamNW ___________ 360-318-7534 Ellison Technologies___________ 206-669-3578 CNC SwissTurn Machines Ellison Technologies___________ 206-669-3578 Ganesh Machinery ___________ 888-542-6374 www.facebook.com/a2zmetalworker
Gosiger _________________937-586-5067 LMI Machinery Inc. ____________866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks ___________ 800-426-2052 North-South Machinery __________253-333-2439 North Western Machinery________ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools________510-249-1000 Tornos USA.________________951-240-0818 Custom Design/Build Machines Lambie Engineering ___________509-868-3100 Dot Peen Markers Kwik Mark Inc _____________ 815-363-8268 Telesis __________________ 510-413-1771 Double ColumnVertical Milling Machines Chevalier USA ______________562-903-1929 Drill Presses Hallidie Mach.ine Tool Sales _______ 253-939-9020 Drill Sharpeners Hallidie Mach.ine Tool Sales _______ 253-939-9020 EDM Filtration Desert EDM Sales ___________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _____________ 480-836-1782 EDM Machines4 Desert EDM Sales ___________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _____________ 480-836-1782 North-South Machinery _________ 253-333-2439 EDM Service Desert EDM Sales ___________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _____________ 480-836-1782
EDMTooling Systems Desert EDM Sales ___________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _____________ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply __________480-836-8330 Gantry & Bridge Systems Ellison Technologies___________ 206-669-3578 Horizontal Boring & Milling Machines (CNC ) Chevalier USA _____________ 562-903-1929 PartsWashing Gosiger_________________ 937-586-5067 Slant Bed Lathes Chevalier USA _____________ 562-903-1929 Sub Spindle Lathes Chevalier USA _____________ 562-903-1929 UsedWire EDM Machines Desert EDM Sales ___________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _____________ 480-836-1782 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.________ 503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools ________ 800-952-0151 Band & Cut Off Saws DW Machinery Sales __________ 425-827-6931 Innovative Tool Sales __________ 714-780-0730 Jorgenson Machine Tools ________ 801-214-7309 North Western Machinery________ 206-583-2333 CNC Knife Cutting with Registration ACS/MultiCamNW ___________ 360-318-7534 CNCTurret Punches DW Machinery Sales __________ 425-827-6931
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Cell: 206-604-4928 Bellingham, WA Office: 360-318-7534 Salem, OR Office: 503-585-8741 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Rankin, President 4058 Hammer Drive, Unit B-101 Bellingham, WA 98226 Router • Plasma • Knives • Waterjet • Laser • Cutting Solutions www.appliedcuttingsolutions.com
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Dot Peen Marking Systems www.kwikmark.com Phone 815 363 8268 Fax 815 363 8089 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kwik Mark Inc 4071 Albany Street McHenry IL 60050
Muratec _________________949-466-8255 Drill Lines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._________503-620-9031 Cold Saws/Saws DW Machinery Sales ___________ 425-827-6931 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._________503-620-9031 Hardware Insertion Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._________ 503-620-9031 IronWorkers Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._________ 503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools __________800-952-0151 Laser Cutting ACS/MultiCamNW _____________360-318-7534 DW Machinery Sales ____________425-827-6931 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._________ 503-620-9031 Laser Marking Telesis ___________________ 510-413-1771 Metal Marking Systems Kwik Mark Inc ______________ 815-363-8268 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales ___________ 714-780-0730 Muratec _________________ 949-466-8255 Notchers Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._________ 503-620-9031 Pinstamp Telesis ___________________ 510-413-1771 Plasma/Gas CuttingTools/Systems ACS/MultiCamNW _____________360-318-7534 DW Machinery Sales ____________425-827-6931 Rosco Precision Machinery ________206-818-6813 Plate Bending & Rolls Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._________ 503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools __________800-952-0151 Presses DW Machinery Sales ____________425-827-6931 Press Brakes DW Machinery Sales ___________ 425-827-6931 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._________ 503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools __________800-952-0151 A Z METALWORKER NW • 56 • Dec/Jan 2013/14 2
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Punches Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__________503-620-9031 Rolling Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__________503-620-9031 Sanders/Finishing DW Machinery Sales ____________425-827-6931 Shearing Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__________503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools _________ _800-952-0151 Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions ACS/MultiCamNW _____________ 360-318-7534 Telescribe Scribe Markers Telesis ____________________510-413-1771 Tooling Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__________503-620-9031 Tube Bending DW Machinery Sales ____________425-827-6931 UID Marking Systems Telesis ____________________510-413-1771 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades ________ 303-761-3000 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems
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SMH Inc LLC ____________ 360-341-2226 Coating Technologies _______ 623-581-2648 Mountain ntain View Machine _______ 435-755-0500 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. _____ 425-207-5951 Gold Tech Industries ________ 480-968-1930 Ron Grob Co _____________ 970-667-5320 Weiser/Mile High Precision ____ 303-280-2778 GK Machine ____________ 503-678-5525 Superior Grinding __________ 801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals _________ 800-234-5613 Wrico _______________ 480-892-7800 Liquid Painting Grinding, Blanchard Aero Tech MFG ___________ 801-891-2740 Precision Sheet Metal FabricaDiversiﬁ ed Metal Services ______ 801-972-6093 tion: MPI International _________ 956-631-6880 Superior Grinding __________ 801-487-9700 Medium & Large Passivation Aeroform, Inc. ___________ 360-403-1919 Coating Technologies ______ _623-581-2648 TCI Precision Metals _________ 800-234-5613 Buyken Metal Products ______ 206-947-9122 Grinding, Centerless Gold Tech Industries ________ 480-968-1930 Ron Grob Co _____________ 970-667-5320 GK Machine ____________ 503-678-5525 Polishing Grinding, Double Disc Group Mfg Serv __________ 480-966-3952 Arizona Hard Chrome _______ 602-278-8671 TCI Precision Metals _________ 800-234-5613 Howell Precision __________ 623-582-4776 Grinding: OD Powder Coating Industrial Machine Svcs ______ 503-240-0878 Aero Tech MFG ___________ 801-891-2740 Arizona Hard Chrome ________ 602-278-8671 Metalcraft Industries ________ 888-280-7080 Precision Tech ____________ 801-285-7288 Sandblasting QUAL-FAB, Inc. ____________206-762-2117 Ron Grob Co _____________ 970-667-5320 Byington Steel Treating, Inc. ____ 408-727-6630 SMH Inc LLC ____________ 360-341-2226 Superior Grinding __________ 801-487-9700 Silk Screening Solid Form Fabrication_______ 503-435-1400 Grinding: Surface Arizona Finishing _________602-438-4443 Weiser/Mile High Precision ____ 303-280-2778 ChemResearch ____________ 602-253-4175 FORGINGS FASTENERS/HARDWARE Superior Grinding __________ 801-487-9700 Aluminum TCI Precision Metals _________ 800-234-5613 Self Clinch _____________ 801-746-2689 Aluminum Precision ________ 714-227-2098 Grinding: Tool & Cutter FINISHING Hand Forgings Almar Tools, Inc. ___________503-680-9716 Arizona Finishing _________ 602-438-4443 Aluminum Precision ________ 714-227-2098 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 Arizona Hard Chrome _______ 602-278-8671 Titanium HEAT TREATING Coating Technologies _______ 623-581-2648 Aluminum Precision ________ 714-227-2098 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 GLASS/OPTICAL Gold Tech Industries ________ 480-968-1930 Controlled Thermal Tech______602-272-3714 Prescottʼs MFG __________ 719-659-0262 Galvanizing: Hot Dip MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 TMM Precision ___________ 800-448-9448 GRINDING Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751
Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Heat Treating/Aerospace Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 MET-TEK Heat Treating_______503-519-9864 HONING Valley Machine Shop, Inc. _____ 425-207-5951 HYDRAULIC REPAIR Arizona Hard Chrome _______ 602-278-8671 INJECTION MOLDS Plastic Injection Molding ______ 509-531-2634 INJECTION MOLDING Plastic Injection Molding ______ 509-531-2634 Prescottʼs MFG __________ 719-659-0262 INSTALLATION Mohawk Metal __________ 541-556-6095 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Buyken Metal Products ______ 206-947-9122 GK Machine ____________ 503-678-5525 Howell Precision __________ 623-582-4776 Metal Products Company _____ 800-345-2069 Mohawk Metal __________ 541-556-6095 United Performance Metals ___ _888-282-3292 Glass Bead Clean ChemResearch ___________ 602-253-4175 Cryogenics Byington Steel Treating, Inc. ____ 408-727-6630 Industrial Machine Svcs ______ 503-240-0878 Phoenix Heat Treating ________ 602-258-7751 Wrico _______________ 480-892-7800 A2Z METALWORKER NW •
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Bar-S Machine, M Inc. __ ______ 928-636-2115 Central Valley Machine ______ 435-752-0934 Faustson ______________ 303-420-7422 GK Machine ____________ 503-678-5525 Industrial Machine Svcs ______ 503-240-0878 IInnovative Precision________ 801-334-6317 Larkin Precision Machine _____ 831-438-2700 Layke Inc. _____________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine __________ 480-966-4451 Metalcraft Industries ________ 888-280-7080 Metal Products Company _____ 800-345-2069 Micropulse West, Inc. _______ 480-966-2300 Portland Precision Manufacturing _ 503-708-7212 SMH Inc LLC ____________ 360-341-2226 Teton Machine ___________ 208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. _____ 425-207-5951 Machining: Large Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. _____ 425-207-5951 Machining: Laser IInnovative Precision________ 801-334-6317
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Contract Manufacturing Aeroform, Inc. ____________360-403-1919 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. ___253-395-7381 G & G Custom Metal Fab _____ 503-931-7069 GK Machine ____________ 503-678-5525 Group Mfg Serv __________ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision ___________623-582-4776 Larkin Precision Machine _____ 831-438-2700
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Machining: Swiss Bar-S Machine, Inc. _________928-636-2115 Teton Machine ___________ 208-642-9344 Machining: Turning Bar-S Machine, Inc. _________928-636-2115 Faustson ______________ 303-420-7422 Industrial Machine Svcs ______ 503-240-0878 Larkin Precision Machine _____ 831-438-2700 Layke Inc. _____________ 602-272-2654 Metalcraft Industries ________ 888-280-7080 Portland Precision Manufacturing __503-708-7212 SMH Inc LLC ____________ 360-341-2226 Teton Machine ___________ 208-642-9344 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ______425-207-5951 Machining: Turning Large Valley Machine Shop, Inc. ______425-207-5951 MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED
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Chemical LA Specialties ___________ 602-269-7612 MPI International _________ 956-631-6880 Chem-Film Conversion Precision Industrial Painting ____ 602-256-0260 Dry Lube Precision Industrial Painting ____ 602-256-0260 Plating Alodine MPI International _________ 956-631-6880 Phosphate MPI International _________ 956-631-6880 PROTOTYPES Cascade Systems Technology ___ 503-640-5733 PUNCHING Cygnet Stamping & Fab ______ 818-240-7574 Group Manufacturing Serv ____ 480-966-3952 Mohawk Metal __________ 541-556-6095 Paciﬁc Tool, Inc___________ 425-882-1970 QUAL-FAB, Inc. ____________206-762-2117
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Optical Gaging Products Inc...55 Pacific Metal Stampings...58 Performance Machine Tools...15 Phoenix Heat Treat...59 Pinnacle Precision...59 Plastic Injection Molding...58 Portland Precision...59 Precision Die & Stamping...58 Precision Industrial Painting...61 Prescott’s MFG...60 QUAL-FAB, Inc....57 Quick Turn Financial...56 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...55 Roentgen USA...53 Ron Grob...58 Rosco Precision Machinery...43,53 Royal products...10 RWE, PLLC...57 Ryerson...5,52 S.L. Fusco...63 Santa Cruz Electronics...19 Saw Blade.com...64 Seco...55 Self Clinch...59 Selway Machine Tool Co WA...52 Selway Machine Tool Co OR...54 Sequoia Brass & Copper...55 Setco Spindles & Slides...53 SigmaTEK...56 SMH Inc LLC...42,57 Specialty Steel...58 Spring Works Utah...58 St. Vrain Manufacturing...58 Steel Services Grinding...57 Stratavision Systems...57 Superior Grinding...37,58 Sustaining Edge...55 Swift Tool...12,18,20,26,34,41,46,55 TCI Precision Metals...35,52 Telesis...56 Teton...60 The Tool Crib...8,9,50,51,53 Tornos...13,52 Treske...60 Trusty Cook...30,52 TVT Die Casting...44,45,57 Ulbrich..27,53 United Performance Metals...16,55 US Bank Equipment Finance...54 Valley Machine Shop...59 Weiser/Mile High...59 Werth Inc... 60 Western Sintering...57 Wrico Stamping...24,57
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WIDTH 15’-6” 16’-0” 16’-6” 17’-0” 17’-6” 18’-0” 18’-6” 19'-0" 19'-6" 20'-0" 20'-6" 21'-0" 21'-6" 22'-0" 22'-6" 23'-0" 23'-6" 24'-0" 24'-6" 25'-0" 25'-6" 26'-0" 26'-6" 27'-0" 27'-6" 28'-0" 28'-6" 29'-0" 29'-6" 30'-0" 30’-6” 31’-0” 31'-6" 32'-0" 32'-6" 33'-0" 33'-6" 34'-0"
1-1/2" $65.93 $67.83 $69.73 $71.62 $73.52 $75.41 $77.31 $79.21 $81.10 $83.00 $84.90 $86.79 $88.69 $90.58 $92.48 $94.38 $96.27 $98.17 $100.07 $101.96 $103.86 $105.75 $107.65 $109.55 $111.44 $113.34 $115.23 $117.13 $119.03 $120.92 $122.82 $124.72 $126.61 $128.51 $130.40 $132.30 $134.20 $136.09
2" $95.93 $98.79 $101.65 $104.51 $107.37 $110.23 $113.08 $115.94 $118.80 $121.66 $124.52 $127.38 $130.24 $133.09 $135.95 $138.81 $141.67 $144.53 $147.39 $150.24 $153.10 $155.96 $158.82 $161.68 $164.54 $167.40 $170.25 $173.11 $175.97 $178.83 $181.69 $184.55 $187.40 $190.26 $193.12 $195.98 $198.84 $201.70
2-5/8" $117.67 $121.14 $124.62 $128.09 $131.56 $135.03 $138.50 $141.97 $145.45 $148.92 $152.39 $155.86 $159.33 $162.80 $166.28 $169.75 $173.22 $176.69 $180.16 $183.63 $187.11 $190.58 $194.05 $197.52 $200.99 $204.47 $207.94 $211.41 $214.88 $218.35 $221.82 $225.30 $228.77 $232.24 $235.71 $239.18 $242.65 $246.13
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Published on Dec 20, 2013
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