A2Z Manufacturing Magazine for the Southwest Jan 2022

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Vol. 28, No.1, Jan / Feb 2022

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV and NM)

Wal-Tek Industries Offers Some Of The Best Tube Laser Cutting Capabilities In The Region

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Editors Corner “Sometimes a year has been so disastrous and so terrible that entering a new year will automatically mean entering a wonderful year!” Mehmet Murat ildan Well, we finished yet another trying and arduous year, and for so many of us, this included losing loved ones or personally experiencing an illness unlike any we have faced before.

Cover Wal-Tek Industries Offers Some Of The Best Tube Laser Cutting Capabilities In The Region Photography by Takashi. Announcements..................................... 6-19

And yet, in our manufacturing industry, we are resilient, industrious, and strong. ‘Defeatist’ just isn’t in our vocabulary. You will read an article in this issue about a company, so encumbered by Pandemic regulations in their state that in order to stay open, they boarded their windows, finally to make the decision to move to Arizona, where the owners knew they could more easily succeed.

Feature Articles.........1,34-36,46-47,62,67

You will read about small manufacturing entities who were able to stay open throughout the Pandemic because they were deemed ‘Essential’ businesses. Many of these companies didn’t use stimulus funds to hunker down in fear. Rather, they continued selling and building, they bought new equipment, they improved their processes and they added new certifications to improve their competitiveness. Many even looked at their customer base and increased the diversification across those they service.

Editorial.................................Throughout

Well into this past year we saw unemployment numbers fall, with the latest month available, November 2021, at 4.2%. Despite declining unemployment and the end to government subsidies, many business owners struggled more than ever to hire and retain workers. There has never been a time in our lives when it has been so difficult to staff our teams. And while in the past, those who invested in new technology, in 5 axis machining for example, would be able to make parts faster and more efficiently than their peers, today, investing in this new technology will likely be the only path to long term survival. You just can’t keep using old machining technology without an abundant workforce. I stand with many who believe we will see a much better 2022, particularly in the Southwest region of the US. People moved to our great states of Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico for a better quality of life. And with people moves, we heard about many companies relocating or expanding their workforce in our region, including Intel, TSMC, Lucid, ElectraMeccanica, Apple, Waymo, Benchmark Electronics, Zoom, Silicon Valley Bank, Raytheon, Infosys, Caterpillar, TuSimple, Zovio, Orbital ATK, Honeywell, Cognizant. And many more. Most notable for Arizona was Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), which is planning a $12 Billion facility and will bring thousands of new jobs to Arizona. So many in our industry are much better positioned that they ever were to capitalize on the healthy economic recovery that is bubbling through our region. In closing, I hope that your holidays were filled with love, health, and happiness. May the new year bring you this and more. As always, God Bless our Troops and our First Responders. To quote an anonymous author, “Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear.”

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Buyers Guide Equipment............... 73-81 Buyers Guide Processes................ 82-93 Card Gallery................................... 73-93 Index of Advertisers............................. 94

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DJ Olson: Applications and Service Engineer Phoenix Group. • • • •

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Announcements & Releases Continued company specializes in Swiss machining, and its equipment includes both the Tsugami and Citizen lines. Randy began his career in manufacturing right here in the Valley, first learning the trade at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT). Over the years, Randy honed his skills working for Smith West, Turbine Aero and Honeywell. Randy says, “I saw some of my colleagues going out on their own and in 2016 I made the decision to launch Rhino Machine.” The company expanded its customers and capabilities through the acquistion of a small machine shop, called B3 Precision. To learn more about how Rhino Machine can help you with your Swiss machining needs, contact Rhino Machine, based in Mesa, AZ, at 480-250-3366. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Epic Finance (Golden, CO) is taking a modern approach to the machine tool financing industry. Led by Chris Frans (President), Epic’s goal is to provide the most optimal customer service to both the customer and the distributor or OEM that is selling the equipment, all while providing aggressively low rates. Chris Frans has been in the equipment finance industry for a decade and has provided financing to thousands of customers around the US. He has a great understanding of the manufacturing industry, the equipment, and what is needed to meet each individual customer’s needs. Please reach out to Chris with any financing inquiries that you might have. Email him at: chris@epicapprovals.com.

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Xometry Acquires Thomas, Accelerating the Manufacturing Industry’s Digital Transformation Xometry, the global marketplace for on-demand manufacturing, today announced the acquisition of Thomas (Thomasnet.com®), a leader in product sourcing, supplier selection and digital marketing solutions. The cash and stock transaction, valued at $300 million, is expected to close this week. Xometry’s rapidly growing digital marketplace provides real-time access to global manufacturing capacity and demand, helping accelerate the digitization of the manufacturing industry. The acquisition of Thomas is expected to rapidly expand Xometry’s buyer and seller base, significantly enhancing Xometry’s global digital marketplace for manufacturers. Xometry also expects to leverage Thomas’ marketing and data services to deliver an unmatched suite of end-to-end services for sellers with additional fintech and digital marketing products. “Xometry and Thomas share a common mission of championing the digital A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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transformation of the manufacturing industry, one of the largest sectors of the global economy and the foundation for innovation everywhere,” said Randy Altschuler, CEO of Xometry. “Thomas brings strong brand equity, trusted and extensive relationships, proprietary data and advanced full-funnel marketing services – assets that perfectly complement our digital marketplace. Together, we will introduce new services, cross-sell to our combined base and expand our suite of products, particularly in fintech and digital marketing.” An industry leader in ondemand manufacturing, Xometry connects enterprise buyers across industries such as aerospace, consumer products, defense, industrial, automotive, medical, energy, robotics, greentech and more with sellers of custom-manufactured parts worldwide. At the end of Q3 2021, Xometry had 26,187 active buyers, including nearly 30% of the Fortune 500. Leveraging AI and machine-learning t e c h n o l o g y, t h e X o m e t r y marketplace provides immediate pricing, delivery lead times and quality assurance in a highly fragmented environment, as well as a suite of financial products that enable manufacturers to grow their businesses. Thomas brings deep relationships with highly qualified enterprise buyers and engineers. The company’s industry leading Thomasnet.com platform boasts more than 1.3 million registered users (including 93 percent of Fortune 1000 companies) and more than 500,000 commercial and industrial sellers, including 45,000 diversity certified sellers. Every year, more than 20 million sourcing sessions are initiated on Thomasnet.com, generating extensive first-party buyer intent data across multiple sectors. Announcements Continued Page 18


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Taiwan Semiconductor Suppliers Now Flocking South To Casa Grande The massive investment from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

has already been lauded as a spark for development in the far northern part of Phoenix, but a group of suppliers that will service the fabrication facility are starting to gather in another location: Pinal County.

“We get a tremendous amount of calls from suppliers to the computer chip industry and suppliers to the electric vehicle industry,” Kirk McCarville, a broker with Land Advisors who specializes in Pinal County. McCarville and his Land Advisors’ colleague, Michele Pino, recently brokered a deal with Chang Chun Group, a Taiwan-based petrochemical manufacturer that produces a variety of products, including polyvinyl alcohol, epoxy resins, allyl alcohol, engineering plastics, copper foil and other items. Taiwanese media reported in 2020 that the Chang Chun Group factory in Arizona will produce electronic-grade hydrogen peroxide, tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH)-based developers, electronic-grade solution and plating solution.

county to use for future development on that site, and McCarville worked with city, county and private sector leadership to rebrand the area and market it for new users.The technology park is also where Kohler Co. plans to build its $300 million manufacturing facility. Another supplier to TSMC, LCY Chemical, has also already closed on a location in Casa Grande. The company bought 34 acres near Burris Road and Gila Bend Highway for $5.5 million, according to Vizzda.

Chang Chun Group bought 84 acres near Burris and Clayton roads in Casa Grande for $5.2 million, according to real estate database Vizzda.

There are a number of factors that make Casa Grande and Pinal County an attractive place for the suppliers, he said. Overall cost for a site that is rail-served in Casa Grande can be a quarter or a third of the cost of a similar site in Phoenix, he said. The pro-business environment and the eagerness from the city and county to work with business, as well as the air quality certification process and the permitting process can also be much easier than in metro Phoenix, he said.

The land Chang Chun Group bought was part of the Pinal County Technology Park, which had been an assemblage for Nacero, a gasoline producer that uses natural gas. However, Nacero’s plans changed, and the Casa Grande plant never came to fruition, McCarville said.The company gave much of the research they had done to the city and

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Arizona Is Becoming A Star In Commercial Space Sector On many clear evenings, it’s no surprise to see me casting my eyes to the stars. That’s especially true when I’m reflecting on my past while considering what lies ahead in our future. One of the early stops in my career found me working as a principal engineer at Ford Aerospace. Even then, I knew space held the potential for paydays. Little did I realize that the commercial space industry was going to help sustain Arizona’s economy for years to come in Arizona. There are a number of companies in the Valley and beyond that have used our state as the launch pad for ideas leading to enterprises offering products and services ranging from satellites orbiting the earth to space tourism in the next few years.

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Semiconductor manufacturing employs more than 22,000 people in the Grand Canyon State, according to the Arizona Commerce Authority. Arizona competes with states like California and Texas to attract semiconductor manufacturing. “We’ve been doing economic development in Silicon Valley for some time, telling them they’ll have lower taxes, lighter regulation and a better quality of life if they come to the state of Arizona,” Ducey said. Supply chain issues and a global shortage of semiconductor chips accelerate the need to “repatriate” manufacturing, according to the governor. “We are in a competition with China. We are in an alliance and partnership with Taiwan,” Ducey told Fox News. He said he hoped manufacturing would boom in the U.S. – ideally in Arizona – or at least in Mexico or Canada to prevent future supply chain disruptions, particularly as a result of disasters like a pandemic or foreign conflict. By Matt Leach FOXBusiness A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Wal-Tek Industries is celebrating its 25th year in business and Founder Joseph Walach, General Manager Brandon Brooks and the entire Wal-Tek team thank all their customers for helping them to achieve this milestone. From its inception, the company was a classic machine shop, founded by a refugee immigrant who came to the United States from Poland in the 1980s. Once Joseph arrived in the United States, it did not take long for him to embrace and embody the American spirit. He arrived in this country with very little money and unable to speak English. The one thing Joseph brought from Poland that goes a long away in the Land of the Free is work ethic. His hard work enabled him to broaden his skills and learn a foreign language, thus paving the way for his inevitable success. In the mid-90’s Joseph had found himself working long hours and he decided to spend the money he had been saving on a computer and teach himself how to CNC program. He started by reverse engineering a part, developing a program, and then reproduced it. He discovered he was pretty good at programming and so did others. Joseph would work at his day job and then moon light for a smaller company so he could support his young family and save some extra money. Once his employer discovered that Joseph was moonlighting, they decided to let him go. This was the inflection point that led to the birth of WalTek Industries in 1997. Since starting Wal-Tek Industries, Joseph has never looked back, and he has grown from a single CNC mill to more than 3 dozen CNC machines over the last two and half decades. In 2019, the company made the decision to expand into fabrication, adding precision sheet metal fabrication and tube laser processing. Today, the company is an AS9100 Revision D certified entity, and it operates out of 2 locations, North Phoenix where it houses its CNC machine shop, and in its Tempe location, where tube laser processing and fabrication is done. In 2019, Wal-Tek purchased the BLM Group LT9 combo machine, which is a tube and flat laser cutting machine. This piece of equipment provides Wal-Tek Industries with redundancy for their laser cutting critical processes. WalA2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Tek Industries has built this business around “Systems and People” with contingency planning at the heart of their business decisions. “We believe that with robust and reliable systems, combined with a highly capable and cross trained team, we can offer redundancy for all of our critical processes in the face of adversity such as Covid-19. We have proven this philosophy to ourselves and our clients over the last 24 months by demonstrating why Wal-Tek Industries is the “Team you can Trust.” The LT9 combo is able to process both tube (round, square, rectangular, open profiles from 16 mm (.630”) up to 225 mm (8.86”) diameter for round profiles, 160x160 mm (6”x 6”) for square sections) as well as flat sheet up to ½” for steel and .250 on aluminum. Brandon says, “With more than 2 years of experience in tube laser cutting, we have become tube laser experts and the premier tube laser cutting service provider in Arizona. It is a niche offering in the fabrication world, and today with our 2 tube lasers, we have the capacity, capability and the skilled tradespeople to support the widest range of requirements available in this market.” Brandon continues, “Our unique capability to process tubing from ½” up to just shy of 9” in diameter gives us the flexibility to serve a cross section of industries from medical and commercial hardware to architectural and civil engineered construction applications. We have a World Class engineering team that has the experience needed in SolidWorks and our Tube Processing CAM software to offer the collaboration and support required to create and deliver the best part at the best price.” “The LT9 combo has a unique holding mechanism allowing for quick change overs from flat to tube and from open to closed profiles, reducing set up times and cost. This machine also can perform left side cutting. This gives us the opportunity to cut finished parts up to 21’ long and reduce waste”, says Robert (Rob) Cooney, Operations Manager for the Fabrication Division.


In 2020, Wal-Tek added to its tube laser capabilities with its 2nd acquisition, the BLM Group LT Fiber EVO, a 2 Dimension fiber laser tube cutter. This machine can cut tubes from ½” up to 5.5” in diameter, cutting both round, square, rectangle and open profiles. “We also elected to invest in the open shapes profile kit that enables us to cut custom extruded shapes”, Rob says, adding, “The LT Fiber EVO allows us to efficiently manage frequent production changeovers and quickly adapt to different materials. It is the most comprehensive 2D cutting system to process light to medium thickness tubes in virtually every shape possible.” The advantages of using tube laser cutting profiles are: 1. Repeatability: When cutting tube by hand it is often the case that there are differences from part to part as the operator may use slightly different methods each time. 2. Speed: Lasers cut at multiple meters per second and can cut tube hundreds of times faster than via manual methods. 3. Versatility: The flexibility of laser profiling tube gives far more options for designers of parts especially in the architectural and construction sectors. Complex designs can be cut into a tube which are not possible by traditional cutting methods. 4. High Volume Manufacturing: The standard supply of steel tube is in 20-foot lengths, managing these lengths in traditional factories can be cumbersome. Our machines can handle up to 27’ lengths and this means cost savings. In many cases we will custom roll lengths from the mill so we can provide the best possible yield for our customer, thus reducing the wasted material.

Since then, the AS9100 certified machine shop division has built out their capabilities in CNC machining and developed the expertise to match it. They excel at aluminum machining and plastic machining, and can work with a range of other materials, such as steel, stainless steel, or brass.

Rob says, “Tube laser cutting uses the same techniques as flat laser cutting apart from the vital difference of the tube rotating as its being cut. There are many advantages over traditional tube cutting methods, however, the most important advantage is that it saves time and therefore money.”

Wal-Tek Industries CNC machining services include 4th axis CNC milling, CNC turning, and screw machining. State-of-the-art pallet changing systems increase their productivity and reduce lead-time via long running cycle times and lights out manufacturing. The result is competitively priced, precision-machined parts built exactly to specification and delivered on your timeline.

Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Wal-Tek specializes in mid-volume sheet metal production, in quantities of approximately 50-500 parts. Brandon says, “Though mid-volume production is our sweet spot, we can support customers who place prototype or high-volume sheet metal orders.

The Machine Shop Precision CNC machining is at the heart of Wal-Tek’s history and is what enabled them to successfully branch out into tube laser processing and fabrication. Their team (pictured on the next page) lives by the core values that have existed at the machine shop since its founding in 1997. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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dedicated to reaching their full potential. Brandon Brooks is now a partner in the business with Joe, a dream of his that began when he and Joe began working together nearly 20 years ago. As a Manufacturers Rep, Brandon carried the Wal-Tek Industries line from 2002 to 2010 and played a key role in the business development and growth of Wal-Tek Industries. However, in 2010, Brandon left manufacturing to join his family’s farming business for the next several years until urban encroachment forced him out of agriculture. “In 2019, I proposed a partnership with Joseph, and the rest is history”, Brandon says. He continued, “I was motivated by the opportunity to build on Joseph’s legacy and the opportunity to create and reach our shared vision for the future of Wal-Tek Industries”. Describing the relationship Joseph and Brandon enjoy, Brandon says, “We are the Yin and Yang at Wal-Tek Industries and we work great together.” Yin and yang (represented by traditional Chinese characters) represent duality, or the idea that two opposite characteristics can actually exist in harmony and complement each other. Joseph is the master machinist with hard earned wisdom that employees can tap into for advice when they are tasked with manufacturing a complex part, trying to optimize an existing process or just life in general. Brandon is the business side of the Yin/Yang, and since he was added to the partnership, Brandon has introduced strategic planning, career pathways, expanded benefits, customer diversification, and other programs focused on improving Wal-Tek’s business and most importantly the company’s culture. In his own words, Brandon says, “To scale a business, you need a plan, the ability to provide a great service, well documented processes, an outstanding team and a positive company culture. My goal when I arrived was to focus on our team and our culture. We now have the strongest team we have ever had and a company culture that eats strategy for breakfast. That is why Wal-Tek Industries, and its clients are winning” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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“The Sky is the Limit” The Wal-Tek Industries team has a good mix of experienced team members as well as those just learning the trade. Today, under the leadership team, Wal-Tek Industries is fostering a positive company culture that empowers each team member to reach his or her full potential and accomplish their goals. When a ‘Core Values Survey’ was sent out to the team members, Brandon says there was a resounding survey response of employees with high satisfaction, particularly because they enjoy and respect their co-workers and value the company’s focus on quality. Brandon refers to the non-management team members as ‘Our last line of defense’, and he says that the goal is for everyone on our team to understand their role in the business, trust the process and trust their teammates so that when there is an absence within leadership, the company continues to run as it should. This is why “Systems and People” is printed on every team member’s company apparel. A healthy company depends on the collective efforts of many and not that of a few. With proper planning, career pathways and a leadership team focused on enabling others to reach their full potential, we believe the sky is the limit with Wal-Tek Industries”, Brandon proclaims. The “Systems and People” philosophy was tested recently when much of the leadership team was out for more than 2 weeks due to COVID. Brandon told the team “This is our time to shine; you have all had the requisite training required to excel and our performance is never about 1 person, rather it is all about the team.” Brandon says that Joseph and the leadership team were pleasantly surprised when they returned to learn that there were no issues – products shipped on-time and with the Wal-Tek Industries quality that their clients have come to expect from the “Team you can Trust”. If you are looking for the experts in Tube Laser Cutting, CNC Machining, and Precision Fabrication then look no further because Wal-Tek Industries is your source. They are also looking for new team members who value a great place to work. For more information, contact Wal-Tek Industries at: 623-587-4611; sales@waltekindustries.com


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The addition of SolAero’s 425 employees brings Rocket Lab’s total headcount to more than 1,100 across facilities in California, Virginia, Colorado, Maryland, Toronto, New Zealand and now Albuquerque. “As Rocket Lab builds on its capability to provide complete mission solutions, SolAero is a natural fit for Rocket Lab,” added SolAero President and CEO Brad Clevenger, who will continue to lead the division at its 154,696-square-foot production facility in Albuquerque. SolAero’s solar cells, solar panels and composite structures have supported more than 1,000 space missions with 100% reliability and mission success. The company’s products have played key roles in such missions as supplying power to NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and Mars Insight Lander, the largest solar array ever deployed on the surface of Mars, and several Cygnus Cargo Resupply Missions to the International Space Station. SolAero also led the development and manufacturing of the solar panel on Ingenuity, the helicopter that successfully flew on Mars earlier this year. By Annlee Ellingson – L.A. Biz


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knowledge. He owned a repair and Honda shop for many years, and taught me about the motorcross and steet bike market.” At the young age of 17, just graduated from high school, Bill went to work for the local Harley Davidson shop as a mechanic. When he wasn’t fixing motorcycles for the dealership, he was setting up a website to help his employer sell excess inventory on eBay. “Between motorcycle repairs and eBay sales, I was making the company a lot of money that I wasn’t being compensated for. For example, they billed customers ~$60 per hour for motorcycle repairs, yet I was only paid $7.50 an hour, and I wasn’t paid at all for the eBay sales.” The Harley dealership helped Bill with his decision to open his own business, called BVC. Initially, the business was a motorcycle repair shop, but over time, it morphed into a custom aftermarket off-road accessories manufacturer. “My first product at 16 years of a age was a CRF 50 ‘breather cap’ for the engine — others were manufacturing it and selling it for $100. I introduced this product manufactured in-house and sold it for $40.” BVC opened for business in Plattsburgh, NY in 2005, when Bill was a young 18 years of age. Bill’s wife Kayla left teaching to join the rapidly growing business nearly a decade later, in 2015. Last year, tired of the bitter winters, the lack of sunshine and the difficulty to run a business in NY through the pandemic (they had to cover their windows with cardboard in order to stay open), Bill and Kayla moved the business to Tucson, Arizona. Kayla says that they were very fortunate to have two of their outstanding employees make the move from Upstate New York to Tucson. Bill isn’t a trained machinist per se, though he got a feel for machining in his engine repair program back in high school. Despite this, Bill is mechanically gifted and makes extensive use of the Internet for his education. He is also extremely comfortable with technology — so much so that he built the company’s website completely from scratch. This is where he utilized the Haas website model to develop very user friendly websites (BVCOffRoad. com, BVCTrikes.com), where customers could configure their bikes with all the accessories/kits they want, and they can determine the pricing based upon their selections. “Haas has an outstanding website — you can add options to the machine you are configuring. Then, if it puts you over your budget, you can remove options to come to a final machine that fits your budget. I wanted the same buying experience for our BVC customers”, Bill said. Back in Plattsburgh, Bill had purchased his first Haas machines, including

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Bill contacted the local HFO, Ellison Machinery, for his new machine. “Alex Anderson was extremely helpful, and walked me through the various machines, and the availability. We selected the Haas VF-4SS, a high-performance Super-Speed vertical machining center.” The VF-4SS arrived months ago, and Bill says that he taught himself how to do 4 axis machining in less than a week. “The VF-4SS allowed us to take a 5 operation part down to 2 operations”, he added. When asked what options he selects for his new Haas machine tool purchases, Bill says, “We want our machines optimized and working as hard as they can. We recognize the value of the multi-auger chip conveyor, the Wireless Intuitive Probing System, the High-Pressure Coolant system, and the High-Speed Machining (HSM) options — they all contribute to making our machines work the very best they are capable of.” Bill elaborates, “Haas does such a great job for its customers. — they just make it so easy. Their website offers so many opportunities to learn about the machines. Customer service for the Haas machines from Ellison Machinery is also outstanding. Our Haas VF-4SS arrived on a Friday and they had it installed on Monday. This is in sharp contrast to what we’ve experienced with our other machine purchases, including the waterjet we recently bought. Haas and the Ellison team know how important it is to get the machine you just purchased up and running.” Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the United States. They manufacture a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, turning centers, 5-axis machining centers, and rotary products, as well as a wide selection of fully integrated automation solutions. To learn more about the Haas machines, as well as Ellison Machinery’s other fine machine lines, contact Haas Factory Outlet / HFO130, a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, at (480) 9685877. www.EllisonAZ.com

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A position in manufacturing has traditionally been the ticket to a satisfying career, because manufacturing jobs often provide high pay, consistent employment opportunities and long-term prospects.

Pay is a top priority for young workers, particularly those who graduated into an economic depression and lost years of valuable career growth.

Even so, many employers in the business of making things are finding it challenging to fill vacancies with young people.

Millennials want enough money to support a family, pay back debt, and live without working side hustles, so strong manufacturing salaries should be a central part of job posts. Contrary to jokes about pool tables and minibars, millennials want financial security more than on-the-job luxuries.

At the moment, plenty of baby boomers and Generation Xers are willing to step into those roles, but that situation is likely to change. According to an estimate from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 2.1 million manufacturing jobs could be unfilled by 2030. Even in large facilities, a decline that significant could be catastrophic. There aren’t any obvious answers on how manufacturers can attract young workers — millennials and members of Generation Z — especially when the companies are used to dealing with older generations. When creating job postings, or devising openings, keep the following points in mind. 1. Make pay a priority -Though millennials are considered the most educated generation to date, the average millennial worker earns 20% less than baby boomers did at the same stage in life. Given their large student debt balances and a rising cost of living not matched by wage growth, many millennials are struggling to make ends meet — at a time when most members of the generation are already in A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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2. Advertise in the right places -For younger generations, job searching almost entirely revolves around the internet. When looking for new employment online, most job seekers head straight to aggregator sites like ZipRecruiter, LinkedIn and Indeed to check out the atmosphere. Many job search sites allow for paid promotions, placing sponsored job ads at the top of search results to enhance visibility. Taking on the extra cost may not be a financially wise move for every manufacturing firm, but it can be a good way to make sure job searchers see open roles, even when


they’re not searching specifically for manufacturing jobs. 3. Create a comfortable climate - Millennials and other younger workers prioritize things like respect and open communication in the workplace, according to the latest research on employment trends. They want to feel valued, heard and appreciated — and many feel they owe their employers little, if anything, if they are not treated well. After the economic and social disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, employment activity is showing young people aren’t afraid to walk away from jobs with poor working conditions and low pay. Benefits that encourage wellness can go a long way toward attracting and keeping younger workers. They want to feel safe discussing mental health at work, and they’re looking for flexibility in scheduling to accommodate family emergencies and other personal issues. They’re seeking perks that include maternity and paternity leave. A rigid culture that prioritizes work above all else isn’t appealing to younger workers, especially those dealing with burnout and abuse from other employers. Some millennials, particularly those with working spouses, may even stay in lower-paying roles in exchange for flexibility, trust and respect. 4. Implement mentorship opportunities- Starting a new job in a new field can be overwhelming, particularly one that currently isn’t popular among young people. But a mentoring program can help a fresh young recruit feel more comfortable. When you provide new employees with support from the start, they’re better positioned to succeed in a satisfying career. Many jobs leave new employees to flounder, rudderless, so manufacturing has an opportunity to establish itself as a field that’s different, and offers

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In addition to the expected amenities of a business hub, such as abundant transportation solutions, adaptable land and a highly skilled workforce, perhaps the most enticing of Phoenix’s characteristics for tech-focused enterprises is the prominence of Phoenix’s data center landscape.

The explosive growth of Phoenix’s data center market makes way for another key need: the network infrastructure to support operations. Network providers like Zayo Group, a longtime major player in Phoenix, are working in tandem with data centers to increase the IT network infrastructure and capacity demanded by colocated businesses and their clients. Zayo is building out additional capacity to and from those businesses' endpoints, supporting data centers providers with diverse, high-performing fiber infrastructure that enhances the value of data centers and provides value to the tenants.

According to CBRE’s North American Data Center Trends Report, Phoenix is the fifth-largest data center market in the nation. A 2021 Phoenix Market Overview outlines other reasons that makes Phoenix ideal for data center growth: low natural disaster risk, inexpensive power and a competitive colocation and cloud market. Those attributes provide peace of mind to data center operators who are responsible for processing, transmitting and storing the massive amounts of data a business produces, such as customer data, business files, emails, software and more. In addition to being data storage super centers, data centers enable connectivity to the cloud, a necessary step for companies accelerating their digital transformation journeys.

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Bringing More Women Into Manufacturing Nikki Wilson has traveled the globe honing her skills. For the past 20 years, she has been involved in human resource strategies and while at General Motors, she drove global best practices in Bangalore, Dubai and Korea. And she’s taking these lessons with her to her new job as chief talent and culture officer at Richards Group, which helps companies build brands. Ensuring that manufacturing companies have a strong brand is important when it comes to both recruiting and retaining women. In a recent study,Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, from McKinsey, of global job seekers, 39% have turned down or decided not to pursue a job opportunity because of a perceived lack of inclusion.

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That’s why more employers are creating internal programs for on-the-job training. NAM agrees and in September of 2021, called for Congress to update workforce development programs. Leah Curry, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, and member of NAM’s Manufacturing Institute, testified to the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workforce Safety, urging Congress to consider workforce development policies in combination with education policies. “If education policies are not flexible enough to allow students to explore various pathways,” Curry says, “students may ultimately bypass even the best workforce development


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to work with. They didn’t tell us just what we needed to do, they explained why we needed to do specific things.” Bill says, “ISO certification with AS9100 compliance brings added credibility to our organization, and it gives us extreme confidence in our internal processes. Connor adds, “One of the guiding principles of ISO 9001 certification is ‘do what you say, say what you do’. It sounds obvious, but in fact it’s something that doesn’t happen intuitively for many businesses. Marcus says that the GSA team meets regularly to brainstorm areas where the company can improve. “As an example, with our job tracking we found that a particular job was taking ~6 minutes to drill a hole. We brought in an outside tool supplier who was able to help us see that a new tool would reduce the time to drill the hole to 13 seconds.” GSA truly believes that ISO 9001: 2015 certification was a necessary step in their growth strategy. “We highly recommend BMSC to anyone who is trying to improve their business with certification”, Bill elaborates. To learn how GSA, an ISO9001: 2015 Certified business, can support your needs for custom diamond and CBN coated/bonded superabrasive tooling, contact them at: @ 888.586.8783. To learn more about how you can improve your business with ISO 9001: 2015 and AS9100D certification, contact Bretta Kelly at (602) 445-9400 or visit BusinessMSC.com. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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65,000 sq. ft. corrective leveling (in-house coil processing) precision sheet sales press brake forming shear processing laser cutting plasma cutting turret punching

(480)477-9182

50 S. 43rd Ave, Phoenix AZ 85009

Arizona Reaches Full Jobs Recovery With the November employment report showing 27,300 jobs added last month, Governor Ducey today announced that Arizona has now gained back the total number of jobs lost during the pandemic. Arizona is just the third state in the nation to reach full employment recovery. Nationally, the U.S. has recovered 83% of jobs lost since last year. The November report also showed a decline in the unemployment rate from 5.2% to 4.7%, which ties a ten-year low reached in 2019. The last time Arizona’s unemployment rate dipped below 4.7% was March 2008. “Today’s milestone represents a significant turning point in our recovery as we now have more jobs in Arizona than ever before,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Arizona’s accelerated recovery has been fueled by the strength and resiliency of our incredible business community. In Arizona, we can also point to sound policy decisions from leaders like Governor Ducey that kept our economy open while providing support to families and industries hit the hardest.” The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity reports that Arizona now has 2,998,000 nonfarm jobs, up from 2,993,100 in February 2020. Employment gains last month were reported in sectors including trade, transportation and utilities (16,100 jobs); education and health services (3,700 jobs); government (2,900 jobs); and professional and business services (2,000 jobs). 2021 has seen record economic development in terms of jobs and capital investment added. Source: Alyssa Tufts, Arizona Commerce Authority A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Manufacturers Concerned About Workforce, But Optimistic About 2022 More than two-thirds of respondents to New York-based accounting and advisory firm Marcum’s new manufacturing survey said recruitment is their biggest concern going into 2022. Forty percent were concerned about workforce training, and about 34% were worried about retirements. Health care costs were also a concern for 37% of respondents, and 31% had their eyes on higher taxes. But despite challenges, 77 % of respondents were optimistic about the coming year, according to the 2021 Marcum National Manufacturing Survey. And about 80% were expecting higher revenues. A little more than half of respondents — about 54% — planned to grow their staff in the next year, the report said. Finding skilled labor ranked in the top three priorities for 72% of respondents. Other top priorities included cutting costs, increasing the use of and investing in technology, and entering new markets. To attract employees, more than 80% of respondents said they planned to increase wages and/or benefits. COVID-19 had an impact on manufacturers, with 60% reporting lower revenue in 2020 than in 2019. And about 46% said the pandemic would permanently change how the company managed workforce safety measures. Forty percent said it would change how they manage the workplace environment, and 40% said they’d “do more with less,” . Respondents also expressed concerns around the supply chain, with 40% noting that controlling costs was a challenge and about 26% saw issues in sourcing raw materials. Source: Crain’s Cleveland Business; By: Rachel Abbey McCafferty


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NEW & USED METALWORKING EQUIPMENT SALES SERVICE PARTS TOOLING Patrick Ellison

Patrick Ellison

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 pellison@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782 Business Development Manager

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

www.accmachinery.com Tyler Acheson

Territory Sales Manager

FANUC Master Certified Service Engineer Council Bluffs, IA | Waukesha, WI | Huntington Beach, CA

Patrick Ellison

Patrick Ellison

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

402.650.8132 844-4-ACIETA

MOBILE PARTS & 24/7 SERVICE

tacheson@acieta.com www.acieta.com Delivering Tomorrow’s Automation Today

The Industry’s Most Trusted Source to Buy, Sell, and Trade-In Used CNC, Plastics, and Sheet Metal Fabrication Machinery.

D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 DMG Mori___________ Patrick Ellison Patrick480-276-7019 Ellison Doosan Infracore America__ 973-618-2500 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5877 NEW MACHINERY Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Additive Mfg/3 D Printing Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 CNC Pros_____________ 602-332-5815 Matsuura Machinery______ 510-685-6151 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Patrick Ellison Patrick Ellison Makino____________ 602-228-0347 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 Automation Equipment/ Robotics Acieta_____________ 402-650-8132 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 CNC Pros_____________ 602-332-5815 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 White’s Niche Products____ 602-290-9402 CNC Lathes CHIP CUTTING Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Boring Mills Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 CNC Pros_____________ 602-332-5815 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 CNC Mills Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 CNC Pros____________ 602-332-5815 Magnum Precision Mach____505-345-8389 800.922.1674

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

• Purchase/Resale-Individual Machines/Entire Plants President • Auctions • Certified Appraisal 1610 S. Priest Drive,Services Suite 101 • Asset repossession and disposition services. Tempe, AZ 85281 • Finance - trivas@ellisonaz.com leases, loans - working capital lines www.ellisonaz.com

President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

7918 E. MCCLAIN DR., STE 101, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260

President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

Mike Mills , Manager Arizona Office Cell: 480.694.9919 Email: Mike@Machineryresources.com Machinery Bought & Sold • Auctioneers

Matsuura Machinery______510-685-6151 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 White’s Niche Products____ 602-290-9402 CNC Drill/ Tapping Machines Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 CNC Pros____________ 602-332-5815 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5811 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach____505-345-8389 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 CNC Punching Centers Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275

CNC Swiss Turn Machines Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 EDM EBM Polishing Machines Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 EDM Machines Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Makino____________ 602-228-0347 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 73 • Jan / Feb 2022 2


8622 N. 78th Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345

Office (623) 773-1787 Fax (623) 773-9882 www.geigerelectric.com

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives

Arizona and Las Vegas, NV

MANNY LOPEZ O: 520-622-3082 • C: 520-975-3078 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com

Create your future

Sodick, Inc.

Jim Alles

North South Machinery 2412 W Huntington Drive Tempe, AZ 85282 northsouthmachinery.com

Jim Swartzbaugh

Jim Swartzbaugh Mobile: 562.755.3690 800.460.9014 js@northsouthmachinery.com

js@northsouthmachinery.com

Territory Sales Manager

Cell Phone

jalles@sodick.com

www.sodick.com

(714) 318-0095 (847) 310-9000

Manual Lathes & Mills Grinding Machines ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 CNC Pros_____________ 602-332-5815 CNC Pros_____________602-332-5815 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5877 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Sawing Machines Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Grinding Machines, OD/ID D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Haas Factory Outlet_______480-968-5877 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Swiss Screw Machines Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 CNC Pros_____________602-332-5815 Grinding Machines, Rotary Surface D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Schenk Intertech_________949-360-1512 Grinding Machines, Tool Tapping Machines Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Honing Machines Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Automation & Controls Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Acieta______________402-650-8132 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019

Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 EDM Filtration Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 EDM: Dielectric Systems/Filtration Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 ELECTRICAL Equip Hookup & Disconnect Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Lighting Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Relocation: Electrical Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Service Upgrades Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 74 • Jan / Feb 2022 2

445 Capricorn Street Brea, CA 92821

FABRICATION CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 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 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Bystronic Inc___________213-309-1694 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Bystronic Inc___________213-309-1694 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904


Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

patrick ellison

Sales Director

president 1610 s. priest Dr., suite 101 tempe, arizona 85281 Telephone: Cell: Fax: Email:

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives WALTER PENA O: 480-689-5493 • C: 480-622-9348 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com

S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Power Tools Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Press Brakes ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach____ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462

Desert Machine Sales_____623-826-1025 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 METAL FINISHING EQUIPMENT Anodizing, Plating, Passivation Equipment Americhem Engineering_____602-437-1188 INSPECTION EQUIP 3D Laser Scanners Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 3D Measurement Systems Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159

Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Magnetic Particle (NDT) Machines DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______800-327-9735 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Renishaw____________847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______800-327-9735 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales________480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904

480-968-5877 480-298-9782 480-968-0522 pellison@ellisonaz.com

www.haascnc.com

Email/Skype jd.wogoman@datron.com

Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring Systems Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 K D Capital____________ 480-922-1674 Methods West__________ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 Resell CNC____________ 844-478-8181 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 TSM Machinery_________ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 75 •

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Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

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

Tel:

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

www.royalprod.com

orders@royalprod.com

Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Adhesives S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Aerospace Components ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Air Distribution Systems Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 Band Saw/ Blades D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353

Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Chucks Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Don Loveless Tel: 800-686-1679 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 181 Business Park Dr. Fax: 860-409-2552 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Bristol, CT. 06010 Email: dloveless@gmnusa.com www.gmnusa.com Clamping Kyocera Cutting Tools_____ 480-244-4758 SCHUNK____________ 919-452-4535 CNC Lathe Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Collet Fixtures Royal Products_ _ ________ 800-645-4174 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Coolant Shields Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Coolant Systems Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 Bellows Hennig_______________909-420-5796 MP Systems___________ 909-282-7463 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Blast Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Coolant Systems: Chillers GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 MP Systems___________ 909-282-7463 Cabinets, Custom Cutting Tools Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Chip Conveyors Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 Ellison Machinery_________480-968-5335 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Hennig_______________909-420-5796 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Digital Readout Units Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Chuck Jaws D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

BARTON INTERNATIONAL cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Draw Tubes & Bars Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Enclosures fo Machine Tools Hennig_____________ 909-420-5796 Fasteners Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Filtration Equip. Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Qualichem, Inc.________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems EDM Network__________480-836-1782 EDM Performance ______ 800-336-2946 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Gaskets Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Grinding Wheels Global Superabrasives____ 888-586-8783 Grippers SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535


Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile jklimowicz@qualichem.com qualichem.com ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

Waterjet Accessories Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Live Centers Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Live Tool Holders SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322

R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Robot Accessories SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Safety Equipment Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Sealants S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258

Lubricants / Systems Overdrive Tech__________715-379-8399 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Spindles GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679 Machine Tool Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Static Tool Holders New Way Covers & Repair SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Tooling Columns Pallet Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Vibratory Equipment D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Parts Washing Equipment Vises and Vise Jaws D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Qualichem, Inc_________480-320-0308 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Waterjet Abrasives Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-996 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Power Tools Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074

Waterjet Replacement Parts Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Wipers Hennig______________909-420-5796 Work Holding Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing_______ 763-574-8320 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 CONSUMMABLES Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Pioneer Distributing Co._____ 602-278-2693 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 EDM Materials & Supplies Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc’s_____ 800-336-2946 Qualichem Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Single Source Technologies___ 602-686-0895 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Garnet Barton International ______ 800-741-7756

GMA Garnet___________882-243-9300 Impression Materials Roydent_____________ 480-607-1876 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Mounting Brackets Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Spindle Liners Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys________ 860-289-3820 Western States Metals______801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys________ 860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Aluminum Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals___________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix______602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque__ 505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176

LILY SALAS

Lily@laube.com 805-388-1050 x 120

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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

Sales@CoastalMetals.com

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

Brandon Anderson President

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Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Coating: Chem Film CAP______________602-464-9629 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Frontier Group__________928-636-0130 Gold Tech Industries_____ _480-968-1930 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394


Carlos De Leon Email:edeleon@aatcinc.com

Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing____ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Coating:Passivation CAP ______________602-464-9629

P: 602-268-1467 x232 F: 866-792-2814

Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____ 602-863-3196 Powder Coating Plasma Cutting Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Big O Metals_ _ _________ 480-477-9182 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Tube Laser Cutting Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 Turret Punching Pilkington Metal Finishing_ _ ____801-972-2146 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 DIE CASTING COIL PROCESSING Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc CUTTING Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 DIES Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748

Milco _______________714-373-0098 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO______________520-751-1222 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Milco _______________714-373-0098 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_____________800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO______________520-751-1222

Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 The Metal Man_________ 800-448-9448 Precision Die & Stamp’g____ 480-967-2038 Bandsaw Cutting Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Die Cutting AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Arizona Wire & Tool________480-813-1002 Laser Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Auer Precision___________480-834-4637 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227

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valtechmfg@qwestoffice.net

Patrick H. Stewart II President

Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico______________480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 FABRICATION: SHEET METAL A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech____________801-292-0493

Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 AZMF Precision__________602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision _________ 800-448-9448 Wal-Tek Industries_________623-587-4611 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800

DIFFERENT

LIN PRYOR

OWNER / CEO

(480) 316-2893 (480) 477-9182 WWW.BIGOMETALS.COM LINPRYOR@BIGOMETALS.COM 50 S. 43RD. PHOENIX, AZ 85009

A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071 pstewart@stewartmfg.com www.stewartmfg.com

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DESIGN

Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Fabrication: Custom Metal AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Fabrication: Medium & Large A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 Big O Metals___________480-477-9182 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metalworks_____ 602-455-9575 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 Southwest Waterjet-Laser___ 480-306-7748 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: Steel Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 FINISHING Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575

AERO

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

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Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777

Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

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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

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Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

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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

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Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777

Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

EPSI______________714-256-8950 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. Louie’s Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 PASSpring Technologies________ & Manufacturing602-744-2600 Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly Perfection Industrial Finishing_3325520-434-9090 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 Phone: (602)243-4329

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SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

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Cell: (602)370-5777

TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Abrasive Blasting Craig Roth President/C.O.O. Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Semiray, A Div of Mistras_____ 602-275-1917 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue STP Performance Coating LLC___ 602-276-1231 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Dry Film Lubrication Cell: (602)370-5777 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras_____ 602-275-1917 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing______ 602-275-3117 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Lone Arrow____________480-507-8074 Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

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SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

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ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

Mike Sniegowski Precision Grinding for the Aerospace Industry since 1998 2821 W. Willetta Phone: (602) 353-8088

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Mike@BlueStreakGrinding.com

www.bluestreakgrinding.com

Stripping Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 FIXTURES Blaze Precision________ 480-584-5227 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing______ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies_____ _623-242-9575 CRC Surface Technologies____ 602-288-0394 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Polishing EPSI______________714-256-8950 RM Garrison Machining_____623-582-6544 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Shot Peen PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600

FOUNDRY AATC______________ 602-268-1467 GASKETS Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 GEAR CUTTING Air Gear____________ 602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc_______ 623-934-7144 GRINDING Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401

Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Powill Manufacturing__ ___623-780-4100 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Shaw Precision________ 480-785-4925 Grinding… Cylindrical Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding… Double Disc Grinding, Blanchard Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding…Gear/Spline Grinding: Centerless (OD) Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Grinding: ID/OD Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Rolamech Mfg__________ 623-587-8444 Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 National Grinding & Mfg____602-588-2869 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Shaw Precision________ 480-785-4925 Rolamech Mfg__________ 623-587-8444 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding, CNC/Contour Grinding: Surface Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002

VALLEY MACHINE WORKS CUSTOM MACHINING & WELDING SINCE 1909 PORTABLE REPAIR & 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 602-254-4173

1138 W Watkins St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 vmw1909@valleymachineworks.com www.valleymachineworks.com

sales@abrams.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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4045 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 267-7575 office (602) 909-5239 cell wayne@lynchbros.com

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3301 EAST MADISON STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85034

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      

TechMark____________480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090

Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Tool & Cutter CTE________________ 800-783-2400 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Gun Drilling Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 Controlled Thermal Tech’y____ 602-272-3714 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Heat Treating ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Heat Treating/NADCAP ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432

INSPECTION Calibration Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Field Calibrations________ 480-756-8828 Aluminum Heat Treating Inspection, First Article Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 HONING/LAPPING Inspection Services Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 Paramount Honing & Machine_ 480-577-9774 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Inspection Services, Welding HYDRO FORMING Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 IDENTIFICATION Gladhill Assoc__________ 623-939-4412 Labels & Bar Code Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Process Improvement/ Audit Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Mobile PartMarking Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 MACHINING Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Machining: 3D Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 MAKstride___________ 928-460-6054 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Pro Precision__________ 602-353-0022 Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136

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Chris Torres - Vice President Andy Severyn - President 6503 W Frye Rd #6 Chandler, AZ 85226 www.shawprecision.com

Grinding & Threading Rolling

Office: 480-785-4925 Chris - Cell: 602-349-7921 Email: chris@shawsgrinding.com chris@shawprecision.com Andy - Cell: 602-903-7930 Email: andy@shawprecision.com

Machining: 5 Axis Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 ARCAS Machine________ 480-562-4203 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng____ 520-745-8771 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 JDB Ltd_____________602-992-9627 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889


PARAMOUNT HONING & MACHINE

Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774

 info@paramounthoning.com

771 N Golden Key St Ste A, Gilbert, AZ 85233

www.ParamountHoning.com

Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______480-699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Machining: Aerospace AATC______________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918

Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 AzMark_____________480-926-8969

JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601

Machining: Contract Aero Design & Mfg______ 602-437-8080 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 AERO Spring & Mfg Co____ 602-243-4329 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Evans Precision Machining___623-581-6200 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 Group Mfg Serv.________ 480-966-3952 JB’s Precision__________623-581-9088 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Backerworks Mfg________505-342-2943

Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________520-792-3160 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC________ 480-239-8254 AAE______________ 928-772-9887 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 ARCAS Machine________ 480-562-4203 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________480-569-3337 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304

Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__602-437-0339 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining___ 623-581-6200 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545 JB’s Precision__________ 623-581-9088 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co________602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Metzfab_____________602- 539-9591 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411

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Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136

Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Phoenix Fab & Design____ 480-590-5058 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Rolamech Mfg__________ 623-587-8444 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining______ 480-699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Industrial & Repair BEL Machining__________480-445-9881

Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 ARCAS Machine________ 480-562-4203 Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Genesis Precision________602-687-9600 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 Phoenix Fab & Design____ 480-590-5058 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 Rolamech Mfg__________ 623-587-8444 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400

Machining: Large Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 88 • Jan / Feb 2022 2

Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Machining: Milling - Long Part K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___480-967-2501 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Machining: MultiSwiss Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 Machining Plastic Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 JDB Ltd_____________ 602-992-9627 Genesis Precision_______ 602-687-9600 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 AAE_______________928-772-9887 HPMP______________801-619-9850 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 ARCAS Machine_________480-562-4203 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 AzMark_____________480-926-8969 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Backerworks Mfg________505-342-2943 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335


Jeff Rozell - President Phone: 602-269-8788 Fax: 602-269-0103 3731 E La Salle St. Phoenix, AZ 85040 CNC PRECISION MACHINING PROTOTYPE • PRODUCTION

CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS

CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS

2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021

2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021

Jon Schaeffer

Yvonne Schaeffer

Office: Mobile: E-Mail: Web:

(President)

602-687-9600 602-881-1055 jon@genesisprecisionaz.com www.genesisprecisionaz.com

P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Precision Aerospace_______602-352-8658 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 RM Garrison Mach’ing____623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Rolamech Mfg___________623-587-8444 Service & Sales_________480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision ___602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778 Machining: Production AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Rolamech Mfg___________623-587-8444 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 AATC______________602-268-1467 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117

Office: Mobile: E-Mail: Web:

Rich Schwab

Sr. Sales Representative

(General Manager)

361 South 52nd Street • Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480-967-2501 • Fax: 480-967-2530 rschwab@cel-atg.com Cell: 480-375-1437

602-687-9600 602-430-8652 yvonne@genesisprecisionaz.com www.genesisprecisionaz.com

Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 ARCAS Machine_________480-562-4203 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Backerworks Mfg________ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision_________ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 Avery 5371 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-00220 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904

www.clevelandelectriclabs.com

StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Machining: Quick Turn Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Machining: Semiconductor East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560

Machining: Swiss Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Pacific Swiss & Mfg_______ 503-557-9407 Rhino Machine_________ 480-250-3366 RMG Machining_________ 623-582-6544 Rolamech Mfg___________623-587-8444 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Mach: Turning CNC Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 3D Machine LLC_ _______480-239-8254

ISO/IEC 17025

AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 ARCAS Machine_________ 480-562-4203 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Avtek Industries_________ 602-485-4005 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Phoenix Fab & Design_____ 480-590-5058 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 Rhino Machine_________ 480-250-3366 RM Garrison Mach’ing__ __623-582-6544 RMSS ______________ 623-780-5904

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Big O Metals__________ 480-477-9182 EDM Tech___________ 602-278-6666 F&B Manufacturing______ 602-512-5237 Fine Line Laser Cutting____ 602-863-3196 K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 K-zell Metals, Inc._______ 602-232-5882 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 M3 (Modern Metal Masters)_ 623-233-7932 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 P3 Built____________ 602-830-8300 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Southwest Waterjet-Laser___ 480-306-7748 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company____ 602-267-9865 Wal-Tek Industries________623-587-4611 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Laser Engraving & Etching Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Perfection Ind Finishing____ 520-434-9090 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Thread Rolling Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 MANUFACTURING AAE______________ 928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg_____ 520-887-1727 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Creedbilt Inc___________623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575

Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Machining: Turning: Automatic American Prec. Machine____ 602-269-6298 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 JB’s Precision Ind_______ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Rhino Machine________ 480-250-3366 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Rhino Machine________ 480-250-3366 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 90 • Jan / Feb 2022 2

KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 MoldWORX__________ 480-668-8400 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Scriven Precision_________480-961-9775 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Manufacturing: Electrode Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 METAL FORMING Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 AZMF Precision__________ 602-476-747 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 P3 Built_____________602-830-8300 TMM Precision _________800-448-9448 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 METAL RESTORATION Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 MOLDS AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Molds: Construction AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Molds: Plastic Injection AAE_______________ 928-772-9887

MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Molds: Steel Aero Tech___________801-292-0493 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 OUTGASING Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 PAINTING Arizona Finishing_______602-438-4443 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing____ 520-884-7473 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 CRC Surface Technologies___602-288-0394 Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Wet Paint/CARC Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130 Sandblast/Automated Capital Metal Finishing____ 520-884-7473 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231


PLASMA CUTTING Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Marzee_____________602-269-5801 PLATING Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________714-256-8950 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Precision Metalworks______602-455-9575 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 CAP_______________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Frontier Group__________928-636-0130 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Bright Nickel Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Bright Tin Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311

Copper Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Electroless Nickel Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Masic Industries_________503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Embrittlement Relief E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Gold E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Silver Plating Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Zinc Plate Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 POLISHING Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109

Cody Hukill O: 602-539-9591

C: 602-320-8360

E: sales@metzfab.com W: metzfabindustries.com A: 23012 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

T.J. Fisher Owner/ President

Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113

STAMPING A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 tj@arizonaarchery.com 2781 N Valley View Dr. 928-772-9887 Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 928-772-6287 fax Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 PRODUCTION Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 PRODUCTS Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Industrial Thermocouples Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Precision Die & Stamping____480-967-2038 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 PUNCHING Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Precision Metal Forming Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 SAW CUTTING Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 K-2 Mfg_____________602-455-9575 SINTERING Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Western Sintering________509-375-3096 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 SPINNING: Metal Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Wrico______________480-892-7800 SPLINES Stamping: Aerospace Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Wrico______________480-892-7800 SPRINGS Stamping: Deep Draw Flat and Wire Springs AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Stamping Design SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113

ThreadRolling Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925

TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Stamping: Precision Stamping Flat Forming

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Stamping: Progressive

Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705

Die & Tooling

Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453

WATERJET CUTTING Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 WELDING Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Flow International _______ 800-446-3569 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 M3 (Modern Metal Masters)__ 623-233-7932 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Marusiak LLC__________ 480-318-8883 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483

Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wrico______________480-892-7800 TESTING Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 TOOLING Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 CAP ______________602-464-9629 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Waterjet, 5-Axis Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 TUBING Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Testing: Turbine Instrumentation Assembly Formed Tubing Waterjet, Multi head Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Service & Sales_________ 480-968-9084 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550

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3D Machine...................................82 D & R Mchy...........................7,43,73,74,79 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace.............84 DATRON......................................................75 AAE................................................91 Davis Metals ...................................16,92 Abrams Airborne Mfg..............................85 DCM Tech.............................................74 ABS Metallurgical..................................53,86 Delta Technology.................................74 ACC Machinery..........................................73 Desert Precision MF...........................84 Accutech.........................................................88 DM Machine Repair...........................80 Acieta...............................................................73 DMG Mori..................................................73,74 Adams Machinery....................49,71,73,96 Dynamic Machine...................................18,86 Advanced Precision...................................80 East Valley Precision......................................89 Aero Spring & Mfg.....................................84 Ebbco Inc...............................................74 Aero Tech.......................................................89 Echols Saw & Supply.......................... 73 Air Gear..........................................................86 Edge Technologies.............................. 76 Alerus...............................................................13 EDM Network................................55,77 AllFab Engineering.....................................85 EDM Perform Access........................ 78 Alpha Machine.............................................91 EDM Tech.............................................84 American Aerospace (AATC)...............83 Ellison Machinery......................5,63,73,75,77 American Tools & Metals...................74,75 Empire Precision Mach.....................89 Americhem Engineering..........................75 Enterprise Manufacturing................90 ANEWCO....................................................88 Epic Finance...........................................81 Apache Gear..................................................85 EPSI..........................................................91 Apache Steel...................................................77 Evans Precision Mach’g...................... 85 ARCAS Machine...................................29,87 F&B Manufacturing........................... 86 Arizona CNC..........................9,69,73,76,78 Fast DMS................................................81 Arizona Finishing.......................................86 Faustson.................................................82 Arizona MEP...........................................81 Field Calibrations................................79 Arizona Tool Steel.......................................78 Fine Line Fabricating Inc.................. 85 Arizona Wire & Tool.................... .............93 Fine Line Laser Cutting......................91 ATEC Engineering......................................93 Flex-Pro.......................................65,68,89 ATF Aerospace............................................88 Fullerton Tool.......................................79 Atlas Machine Tool Repair.......................81 Foresight Finishing.............................92 Auer Precision...............................................85 Frontier Group................................14,91 Avtek................................................................88 Galaxy International...........................80 Axian Technology......................................82 GateWay Comm College...............60,80 Ayers Gear & Machining..........................71 Geiger Electric Inc...............................74 AZ Metals................................................42,76 Genesis Precision.................................89 AZMARK (Imaginetics)..........................91 GHT Services LLC..............................82 AZMF Precision.........................................92 Gibbs Precision Machine..................90 B&T Tool & Engineering........................79 Gilbert Metal Stamping.....................82 Backerworks Mfg.......................................89 Gladhill Assoc.................................58,87 Banterra Bank..................................2,81 Global Superabrasives (GSA).....67,79 Barton International ...........................48,76 GMN USA............................................ 76 Bears Fix All...................................................81 Grindworks........................................... 83 Beau’s Crates.................................................80 Hainbuch America.............................79 BEL Machining...........................................84 Hennig.................................................... 76 BID Machine, Inc.......................................84 Hexagon................................................. 75 Big O Metals...........................................70,84 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding......84 Blaze Precision..............................................83 HK Machining..................................... 88 Blue Streak Grinding...........................66,85 Horizon Carbide..................................82 BMSC........................................................56,83 Hunter Machine Moving.............20,80 Bolts Metallizing-CWST..........................83 Hurco.........................................................7 Bralco Metals..........................................76,77 Ind. Metal Supply...........................65,78 BVC Racing............................................46-47 Ind.Tool Die...........................................87 C&M Rigging.........................................44,81 Industrial Electric Inc.........................74 Capital Metal Finishing.............................91 Industrial Solutions..............................81 Cassavant CAP.......................................38,93 Infinisys.............................................83,87 Cassavant Machining...............................90 IPE Aerospace.................................61,90 CBIZ................................................................80 IPG......................................................... .86 Challenger Aerospace................................87 IRH..........................................................82 ChemResearch(CRC).........................10,87 ISI World...........................................64,81 CIS....................................................................82 ITDE........................................................87 Cleveland Electric Labs............................89 J&W Manufacturing..........................89 CNC Pros..............................30-31,73,75,77 J B’s Prec Ind............................. ............87 Coast Aluminum.................................22,77 Jacquet West..........................................78 Coastal Metals........................................12,78 Jaguar Precision Machine.................90 Coating Tech........................................ 72,83 Jan’s Inc...................................................88 Collins Metal Finishing.............................83 JD Machine............................................82 Consolidated Resources....................50,80 JDB Ltd...................................................86 Continental Machining............................88 Jemelco Inc.............................................80 Controlled Thermal...................................86 K D Capital............................................ 73 Craters & Feighters...............................51,80 K-2 Manufacturing..............................91 Crating Tech.................................................72 K-Zell Metals, Inc................................92 Creedbilt Inc...........................................17,93 KALOS Certifications.........................81 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 94 • Jan / Feb 2022 2

KLK Inc...................................................88 Kloeckner Metals................................. 77 Klontech Metrology............................73 KTR Machine........................................74 Kurt Manufacturing Co......................78 Kyocera....................................................76 LK Metrology........................................ 37 L&W Machine Co............................... 87 LAUBE Technology............................. 77 Landmark Solutions.............................41 Layke Inc.................................................83 Leach Laser............................................ 87 Lone Arrow............................................76 Louie’s Black Oxide.........................84,86 LRW Cutting Tools..............................79 Lucy’s Machine Company.................76 Lynch Brothers......................................86 M3 Metals...............................................93 Machinery Resources..........................73 Magnum Prec..................... ..11,73-75,95 Makino....................................................73 MAKstride.............................................83 MarZee..................................... 8,62,85,92 Mario Pinto............................................80 Matrix Machine...............................82,83 Matsuura.................................................73 Mesa Machinery..............................59,75 Metalcraft Inc........................................ 87 Metals Eng & Testing Labs................83 Methods West..................................74,75 Metzfab.........................................45,91,93 Micro-Tronics.......................................52 Midaco Corp.........................................83 Milco........................................................83 Mistras (Semiray)............................58,83 Mitutoyo............................................57,75 MLC CAD Systems.............................80 MoldWORX...........................................91 Moore Tool & Die................................84 Moore Tool & Equip...........................75 Morsch Machine..................................82 MP Systems............................................76 NAI Horizon.........................................63 National Grinding & Mfg..................85 Nelson Engineering....................... 65,84 New Angle Media.................................81 Newport Tool........................................93 NFP Property & Casualty..................80 North-South .........................21,73,74,76 Osborn Products.............................83,85 Overdrive Tech......................................74 P3 Built.................................................... 27 P4 Swiss Lindel...................................... 87 Paragon Machining & Design..........89 Paramount Honing Machine............ 87 PAS (Standard Aero).................... 54,92 Perfection Industrial Finishing.........90 Phoenix Fab & Design........................ 87 Phoenix Grinding................................83 Phoenix Heat Treat..............................86 Phreedom Technologies..................3,80 Pilkington Metal Finishing................92 Pioneer Distributing Co.....................83 Port Plastics...................................... 47,78 Powill Mfg..............................................86 PPE Engineering..................................93 Precision Aerospace.............................93 Precision CAD, CAM & CNC...56-57 Precision Die & Stamping............ 68,82 Productivity, MMT.........................33,73 ProLift Rigging.................................32,81 Pro Lift Rentals.......................................81 Qualichem, Inc.......................................77

Quality Improvement Consulting..........81 Quality Measurement Services................93 Quality Mold...........................................85 R&D Gage.................................................26 Renishaw..............................................57,75 Resell CNC................................................76 Rhino Machine.........................................89 RMG Machining...............................26,85 RMSS............................. ............................90 Rolamech Mfg..........................................89 Ron Grob..................................................86 Royal Products...................................48,76 S.L. Fusco...................................................75 Samuel, Son & CO..................................78 Sav-On Plating.......................................90 Schenk Intertech....................................74 SCHUNK................................................79 Scriven Precision Fab...........................82 Select Machining................................... 88 Service & Sales.......................................92 Shaw Precision....................................... 86 Single Source Technologies...........73,77 Sodick.......................................................74 Southwest Swiss Prec............................ 88 SW Waterjet & Laser..........................23,91 Specialty Turn Products (STP)......28,90 SPRINGWORKS Utah...................... .93 Standard Aero/ PAS.........................54,93 Starrett...................................................... 76 StarRex Precision................................... 88 Star Metal Fluids........................19,76-80 Stellar Industrial..................................... 75 Stevens Engineering..............................77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing.............84 Sulli Tool & Supply..........................................79 Superior Grinding............................39,86 Systems Integrators......................................83 TCI Precision Metals..............................6,78 TMM Precision.................................82,85 T-N Machining...................................... 88 T.S.M. Mach. .......................................... 73 Takashi Sato............................................. 88 Tech Financial Services........................80 Tech Five Machining.............................87 TechMark................................................. 85 The Metal Man..................................82,85 The Tool Crib Inc...................................79 The Werks C&C..................................... 78 Thinbit.................................................15,79 Thompson Machine........................45,84 Total Quality Sys.....................................77 Tube Service.............................................77 Turul Engineering..................................81 TVT Die Casting..............................66,85 TW Metals...............................................77 United Performance........................71,78 U S Shop Tools....................................... 76 Uni-Tek.....................................................87 Val-Tech Mfg..........................................84 Valley Machine Works......................... 85 Vero Software..........................................79 VonRuden...........................................78,80 Wal-Tek Industries..................1,34-3692 Washington Calibration......................74 Weiser/Mile High Precision............... 85 Western Cast Parts................................82 Western Sintering Co........................... 93 Western State Bank...............................79 Western States Metal........................60,80 White’s Niche Products...................25,75 Whitley Machine ........................24,85 Wrico....................................................40,84 Yellowbird.com........................................81 Zeiss Metrology.....................................74


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