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Vol. 27, No.4, July / Aug 2021

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“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Thomas


Here are some very relevant, current statistics: • Current Unemployment (May 2021) is 6.7% in Arizona, 7.8% in Nevada and 8.0% in New Mexico; Pre-COVID, it was less than 5% in all 3 states • Manufacturing USA estimates a manufacturing shortfall of 2.4 million skilled workers in our industry • 25 states, including Arizona, decided to prematurely cut off the enhanced unemployment benefits of an extra $300 a week, while this benefit won’t expire until Sept. 6th for Nevada and New Mexico. Enhanced unemployment in Arizona is ending July 10th, and the state is offering a ‘$2,000 Back To Work’ bonus for eligible workers. Governor Ducey said the state will not only offer one-time bonuses to returning workers, but will also provide childcare support, educational opportunities, and rental assistance. I had the privilege of interviewing the faculty at Gateway Community College, in Phoenix, Arizona for this issue. You can read the article in this issue, but a key takeaway is that Gateway is announcing its Manufacturing Quality Assurance program, which will result in a Certificate of Completion. Glassdoor says that the national average salary for a Quality Inspector is $41,355. Manufacturers say it is 36% harder to find talent today than in 2018 — even though the unemployment rate is much higher today, according to a report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. The idea that manufacturing work isn’t financially rewarding is one misconception that the industry must do a better job of correcting. In truth, the average base pay for the manufacturing industry is comparable with jobs in the technology sector. For example, on Glassdoor, the average base pay for a manufacturing supervisor is $ 64,444 and for a director of manufacturing, $148,612. That’s significantly more than what most Americans expect when they think about compensation in the manufacturing industry. Fast forward to the COVID Pandemic. In a recent study commissioned by StrataTech Education Group, a stunning 57% of Americans considered enrolling in a trade school in the past 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 86% considered the most important benefit of a career in the skilled trades is earning potential (the average starting salary for a skilled trades professional is $40,000) and they also recognized the benefit of career stability and longevity. What does all this mean to you as a manufacturer in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico? I believe there are opportunities to secure workers if you are savvy and willing to invest time and money. Research programs in your state. Contact manufacturing associations and learn more about the Manufacturing Extension Programs and the grants it has available. You can find high potential employees – there has never been a better window with people both available and willing to look into careers in manufacturing. In closing, God bless our troops, the loved ones who we’ve lost and our dedicated First Responders. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Announcements & Releases Continued Officer at Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Ed Youdell, President & CEO of Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) Steve Prahalis, Chief Operating Officer, SME Established in 1981, FABTECH is North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. FABTECH is made possible by its five event partners, all of whom represent the varied and diverse makeup of the manufacturing industry. They include the American Welding Society, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, SME, the Precision Metalforming Association, and the Chemical Coaters Association International. Read more about FABTECH’s event partners here.

Arizona SME Chapter 67 Awards Engineering Student Scholarships On behalf of the SME and Chapter 67, Scott Hillery, chairman of SME Chapter 67, is proud to recognize the following students as recipients of scholarships for the 2021/2022 school year. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Knight Wolf, Arizona State Polytechnic,Manufacturing Engineering Lucas Severinghas, Arizona State Polytechnic, Manufacturing Engineering David Oberan, Arizona State Polytechnic,Manufacturing Engineering Grant Lesley Arizona State Polytechnic,Mechanical Engineering Technology Trevor Kaiser Borning, Arizona State Polytechnic,Mechanical Engineering Technology The Society of Manufacturing Engineers connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities by sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With nearly 90 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, the SME, through the SME Education Foundation, is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Applications for school year 2021/2022 will open in November 2020. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg. Announcements Continued Page 10

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With Exceptional Growth, Global Superabrasives (GSA) Adds New Machine Tools and Facility Space With the start of Global Superabrasives (GSA) back in 2009, the last two consecutive years alone, has seen phenomenal growth for this company. Owner Bill Herbst says “As a specialty manufacturer of diamond and CBN coated/bonded engineered super abrasive tooling, we have been fortunate enough to see our business grow so rapidly, that we have added new machine tools as well as expanded our facility space. In the last 18 months, we have brought online, 3 new lathes Doosan Lynx 2100, Samsung SMEC SL 15-E and an OmniTurn GT75.” “With this new equipment, it was imperative that we also expand our inspection capabilities, so we added a Keyence handheld portable CMM,” Herbst continued. To accommodate the anticipated continued increase in growth within manufacturing itself, they have made the move to restructure their other departments expansion, in a new A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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facility. This space now houses their inspection, laser marking and their shipping department, respectively. The 60% increase in space is located directly across the street from their current location in Tempe. Next on their checklist is certifying to AS9100D / ISO 9001: 2015, which they are currently in the process of doing. All this, in their continued effort to support customers in the Aerospace, Semiconductor, Precision Optics, Medical and High Tech Ceramics markets. To learn more about how GSA can help your business, contact them @ 888.586.8783.

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says one of the company’s goals is to bring down the cost of computing power. By Cromwell Schubarth – TechFlash Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal Artificial intelligence technology seems to be everywhere these days. You can find it in everything from the facial recognition feature in your favorite photo service, to voice-based intelligent assistants like Siri and Alexa, to self-driving cars like those developed by Waymo LLC, to a variety of enterpriseoriented applications and services. Some of these applications and products rely on the collective power found in the computers in cloud-based data centers to provide their AI smarts. Traditionally, those kinds of computers would use their central processing units (CPUs) or graphics processing units (GPUs) to handle AI tasks. CPUs — the province of Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and companies making chips based on Arm Ltd.’s designs — are the main Announcements Continued Page 14



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Announcements & Releases Continued chips in computers. GPUs — the specialty of Nvidia Corp. and also made by AMD — were developed to rapidly process moving images in games and other applications. But increasingly, AI processing is being handled by chips and systems designed specifically for such tasks. You can already find specialized AI chips in cars, phones and other devices. In data centers, too, AI tasks are being handed over to similar specialized processors. Some companies are designing large wafers that are packed with more transistors and processors to do AI. Others are building systems with reconfigurable chips that work in parallel to increase performance. Others are building chips to mimic brain cells, and a few are incorporating analog tech. A dinner plate-sized chip made by Cerebras Systems chip could improve how quickly artificial intelligence systems can learn tasks, but its complexity and size A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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S i l i c o n Va l l e y c o m p a n i e s SambaNova Systems Inc., Cerebras Systems Inc. and Groq Inc. have all developed their own chips and systems that are optimized for tasks such as machine learning and making inferences. Because they are purpose-built for such tasks, they are more powerful, energy efficient and accurate at processing AI in data centers than CPUs or GPUs, their developers say. The companies aren’t alone, either: Graphcore, a London company that has an office in Palo Alto, is a highly regarded and valued rival, as is Beijing-based Horizon Robotics. Meanwhile, the tech giants — Google LLC, Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. — have all designed or are working on their own proprietary AI chips for their devices or cloud services. Because of all that competition — and the still developing nature of the market — it’s too soon to say which, if any, of the AI chip startups will replicate the success of Intel, AMD, ARM and Nvidia, analysts say. To beat out those incumbents and their traditional chips in data centers, the newschool AI processors will have to offer 20 to 100 times better performance, according to Mario Morales, a semiconductor industry analyst at research company IDC. “It’s early days still,” he said.

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Announcements & Releases Continued bills, including those funding critical job training and technical education programs. Job recruitment, training, and placement as well as advanced technical education are critical to the future of manufacturing in America. The final spending bills for the last several years have included increases to workforce training programs, such as the Perkins Basic State Grants and the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, thanks to the efforts of One Voice and our members. The President’s Budget Request (PBR) for FY22 includes a significant increase in funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program, up 83% to $275 million. However, the PBR included only a modest increase of $20 million from FY21 levels for the Perkins V Basic State Grant program, which is a critical part of providing high-quality CTE for learners across America. ACTION: We need you to contact your members of Congress to call on them to support increasing resources for training programs and raise awareness of manufacturing careers available. For more information, visit www.metalworkingadvocate.org. I

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Henderson, CSN, Haas Automation Plan New Manufacturing Training Center Henderson and the College of Southern Nevada are working together on a new education center that will train people in manufacturing.

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Announcements & Releases Continued The planned west Henderson center will help supply workers for machine tool builder Haas Automation, which will work with the college on a curriculum.

will have the opportunity to learn a range of skills, starting with the basics of manufacturing. They will also be able to receive certifications, she said.

It’s a project that Henderson officials expect will lead to manufacturing companies relocating to Southern Nevada. Assistant City Manager Stephanie Garcia-Vause said the region has struggled to attract such companies because it lacks a readily trained workforce.

“They will have the knowledge and skills that are going to be very key for safety, quality practices and measurement, manufacturing, fabrication processes and maintenance awareness,” she said.

“This project is important because it shows the city’s commitment to real economic diversification,” she said. Talks about a job training center started up in February 2019, the same month Henderson approved a land deal with Haas Automation, she said. The College of Southern Nevada began developing a scaled-up version of its manufacturing curriculum that year. The school has since received a $2 million state grant to expand the program. Patty Charlton, vice president and provost of the school’s Henderson campus, said students at the planned center

The plan is to build the center on land southeast of the intersection of Volunteer Boulevard and Via Inspirada. The building will be part of a complex that will include a new police station and police training center, GarciaVause said. The workforce training center will also house city offices to put economic development employees closer to the rapid growth of west Henderson, Garcia-Vause said. Henderson plans to use bonds to pay for the estimated $12 million price tag. Garcia-Vause said she hopes the facility will open in fall 2022. “We see this as really helping us solidify our future,” she Announcements Continued Page 17 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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U.S. Steel- and Aluminum-Using Manufacturers on U.S.-EU Summit The Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) released the following statement regarding trade-related developments between the United States and European Union:

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it comes to business development, her team has no equal. I’m proud to say that the Council also has helped create such an inviting business climate. From our efforts in public policy to the actions of our members, we join Ducey and Watson in saying that Arizona is very much open for business. These players are key to why others beyond our borders are catching on to what is happening here. You’ve seen the headlines about the rising cost of doing business in other states and even countries becoming the last straw for some companies. Moving to a more affordable Arizona lets these enterprises do what they do best without bracing for heavy expenses. When it’s quitting time, employees are drawn to a high standard of living at an affordable cost. And who can ignore the weather? In a recent interview with TechConnect, the Council’s magazine, Chris Keeler, director of programs at Northrop Grumman’s Gilbert Campus, cited the Sonoran desert as one of the draws when attracting talent for the company’s satellite Announcements Continued Page 21






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Announcements & Releases Continued manufacturing teams. Keeler’s campus joins the chip makers cited earlier with expansions underway. They are part of a trend that underscores the growth in advanced manufacturing. According to the GPEC report, 238 manufacturing operations relocated or expanded to Greater Phoenix during the decade ending in 2019, with 38% occurring just in 2018 and 2019. While the focus in tech news seems to perpetually include California and Texas, you might be surprised to the know those were the top two states of origination when it came to the relocations.But then again, it may not be such a surprise. You already figured out something that’s new to these arrivals: Arizona is the place to be. Steve Zylstra is president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council.

Administration Concludes Supply Chain Review The Biden administration has concluded its 100-day supply chain review for critical technology and materials. The review focused on four key areas: semiconductor manufacturing, high-capacity batteries, medical supplies, and rare earth minerals. The report included six broad recommendations for strengthening U.S. supply chains:

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While the review was tasked with examining the four prioritized supply chains, the recommendations aim to strengthen the entire U.S. industrial base. The report recommends that Congress enact a Supply Chain Resilience Program to monitor and quickly address supply chain issues within the U.S. economy. Additional recommendations include deploying the Defense Production Act, giving the President the authority to direct industrial production for national defense purposes, to strengthen supply chain resilience and focusing support for sector-based community college partnerships, apprenticeships and on-the-job training in critical industries. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Five New Mexico Firms With ‘HighGrowth Potential’ Receive $25k Science And Technology Grants An Albuquerque company that developed a product to strengthen solar panels and increase their life expectancy is one of five firms with “high-growth potential” to receive $25,000 startup grants, according to the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Osazda Energy, which told Business First in April that it intends to double its staff to 20 people in the next three to four years, plans to use the grant money to further validate its technology, according to an economic development department news release. The other recipients of $25,000 startup grants include: Avisa Diagnostics USA Inc: Based in Santa Fe, this biosciences firm uses technology to identify pulmonary infections with results in less than 10 minutes, allowing for quicker and more precise treatments for patients. A portion of the grant money will go toward the design of a device for administering its breath test. EVUS Inc.: This Las Cruces company supports the hot water-based heating market, and other industrial water treatment and water-based cooling processes. 22 / Aug 2021 22• •July Jan / Feb 2020


iBeam Materials Inc.: Santa Fe’s iBeam Materials has developed technology that enables microLED displays that are super-bright, paper-thin, flexible and power-efficient using a low-cost, scalable approach. The grant will help iBeam raise more money for expansion. Pajarito Powder: Based in Albuquerque, Pajarito Powder manufactures advanced catalysts for fuel cells with a focus on increased durability and stability over the fuel cell’s life. The money will help the company add staffing, increase its marketing and add supplies. The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Office of Science and Technology and the Technology Research Collaborative board reviewed 56 applications to arrive at the five grant recipients, according to the news release. The grants are available to New Mexico-based, for-profit science and technology companies with fewer than 50 employees. The grant specifically targets high-growth potential companies that provide a unique product or service, have a clear and compelling business proposition, demonstrate a scalable product and business model, have the potential to create jobs in New Mexico and/or garner private investment and can provide economic benefit to the state. Eligible businesses must work in one of the following

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“New Mexico is the place for innovative technology business ideas and the Start-Up Grants are another way the state is supporting these early-stage entrepreneurs as they strive to bring their ideas to market,” Economic Development’s cabinet secretary Alicia J. Keyes said. “This is how we grow and diversify the economy.”By Chris Keller – Albuquerque Business First

In addition to its selection as a provider of the flight control system for the Lilium Jet, Honeywell is also participating in the common stock (private investment in public equity) PIPE offering in connection with Lilium’s special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transaction.

Honeywell Awarded Contract To Provide Cockpit Technologies For Lilium’s Electric Jet Honeywell Aerospace was recently awarded the contract to provide cockpit technologies for Lilium’s first eVTOL (Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft. German company Lilium selected Honeywell to produce the avionics and flight control systems for the 7-seat Lilium Jet. The aircraft is the first electric vertical take-off and landing jet in development since 2015, according to Lilium’s website. Honeywell’s system will be responsible for controlling the jet’s moveable parts, including the 36 control surfaces and ducted fans that provide its maneuverability in each stage of flight. The vehicle management computer and high-integrity flight controls computing platform will provide a simplified

Honeywell continues to expand its offerings, also announcing its next-generation in satellite communication systems specifically designed for military and governmental aircraft. Initially introduced in 2017, the company’s JetWave highspeed, in-flight Wi-Fi provides commercial and business jet passengers with a leading edge in-flight productivity and entertainment experience. The JetWave MCX is the next in line to build on the improved situation awareness, secured communications, and maintain the ability to connect to various satellite communications networks. According to Honeywell, there’s more than 2,000 JetWave systems being used across the business aviation, air transport and defense industries. Honeywell’s satellite communications systems provide operators, passengers and crew with global connectivity, including in-flight connectivity for voice and data-streaming in the cockpit and the cabin, as well as fleet tracking and aircraft management By Josh Ortega – Phoenix Business Journal. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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U.S.: The Once and Future Manufacturing Leader The United States was once the world’s manufacturing powerhouse, but during the COVID-19 pandemic we were unable to produce the critical personal protection equipment (PPE) essential for combating the crisis. What happened? In the mid to late 1940s, the nation produced half of the world’s manufacturing output, much higher than the 28 percent that the world’s factory, China, produces today. Currently, at least half of what we consume in the United States is imported, with major supply chain gaps such as PPE, computers, cell phones, apparel and rare earth minerals. After World War II, U.S. dominance was based on a huge buildup for the war and on other industrial countries having their production capabilities destroyed in the war. However, the nation’s trade surplus declined to zero by 1979. The U.S. sacrificed its manufacturing economy initially to help the rest of the world recover from the war and then to help low-income nations achieve democracy and middle-class status by exporting to the U.S. on preferred terms. Unlike competitor countries, we failed to establish an industrial policy. In fact, we have effectively A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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had a deindustrialization policy, consistently taking actions that undermined U.S. manufacturing. As a result, we have experienced increasing goods trade deficits since 1979, recently averaging about $800 billion per year. The U.S. manufacturing cost is a driving force behind the trade deficits; thus, the free carrier agreement (FCA) or free on board (FOB) price has been 20 percent higher than in other developed countries and 40 percent higher than in developing countries. (Under FCA, the seller delivers the export cleared goods to the carrier at the named and defined location mentioned in the contract. From this point, buyer takes responsibility. Under FOB, the seller delivers goods on board the vessel at its own cost. The buyer is responsible for the rest of expenses and risk of on carriage to final destination.) In other words, the U.S. has not been competitive, so companies sourced offshore to meet consumer and industrial demand for low-priced goods. Fortunately, however, a positive localization trend since 2010 indicates an increasing rate of reshoring by U.S. companies and foreign direct investment (FDI) by foreign companies, peaking at 190,000 jobs per year in 2017. This positive trend has been driven by rising Chinese wages, U.S. automation and lean efforts, and companies

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WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING AND EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS rethinking their sourcing metrics by using total cost of ownership (TCO) instead of FOB or FCA price or landed cost. A landed cost is the total charge associated with getting a shipment to its destination. The TCO Estimator offered by the Reshoring Initiative is a free online tool that helps companies account for all relevant factors—overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy, and other external and internal business considerations—to determine the true total cost of ownership. Using this information, companies can better evaluate sourcing, identify alternatives and even make a case when selling against offshore competitors. Universal use of TCO alone would gradually reshore 20 to 30 percent of what is now imported. This positive trend has been strong enough to offset continued offshoring and thus stop the trade deficit’s growth but not reduce it. If the U.S. manufacturing industry eliminated the trade deficit, it would result in a 40 percent increase in manufacturing, engaging five million more manufacturing employees. Need for Skilled Workforce The U.S. needs to double the rate of reshoring and FDI to achieve the goal in 20 to 30 years. The biggest obstacle is the need to increase the skilled and unskilled manufacturing workforce. However, some experts are predicting shortfalls of two million or more workers due to weak recruiting, and relatively high rates of retirement. Achieving the goal will take decades.

All segments of U.S. society need to reengage: Consumers must seek out and demand products that are made in the U.S. Educators need to encourage STEM studies and programs that prepare young people for careers in advanced manufacturing, one that requires high-tech skills, such as programming, engineering, and digital competencies. They should also work closely with local manufacturers to develop needed skills. Retailers must make U.S.-made products more accessible to consumers. OEMs/branded product companies should reevaluate offshoring using TCO and invest in a skilled workforce and agile manufacturing. Contract manufacturers need to use TCO as a sales tool to compete with imports while investing in workforce and automation. Technology suppliers should identify products they make that can make U.S. manufacturers Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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competitive and sell more by helping customers reshore. Communities and states must shift resources to advanced manufacturing skills training and also attract foreign suppliers to fill supply chain gaps. The U.S. government needs to implement an aggressive industrial policy; maintain immediate expensing of capital investments; shift promotional efforts and resources from producing liberal arts graduates (consistently about 25 percent of these graduates hold jobs that do not require a university degree) to apprenticeships and engineers; lower the value of the U.S. dollar moderately; implement a value added tax (VAT); and drive innovation and require that the innovative products are produced in the U.S. I would encourage U.S. manufacturers to see if reshoring makes economic sense. If you have already reshored, let us know. We will consider your case for a future Manufacturing Engineering article. To help you start on reshoring, the Reshoring Initiative provides a broad range of tools and services to implement many of the above actions. Our tools and data can help OEMs make better sourcing decisions and contract manufacturers sell against imports.Editor’s Note: For more information, contact Harry Moser at 847-867-1144, or by email at harry.moser@reshorenow.org.

Tell Congress to Support Funding for Critical CTE Programs Later this month, the House Appropriations Committee will begin to consider the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills, including those funding critical job training and career and technical education programs. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Job recruitment, training, and placement as well as advanced technical education are critical to the future of manufacturing in America. The final spending bills for the last several years have included increases to workforce training programs, such as the Perkins Basic State Grants and the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, thanks to the efforts of One Voice and our members. The President’s Budget Request (PBR) for FY22 includes a significant increase in funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program, up 83% to $275 million. However, the PBR included only a modest increase of $20 million from FY21 levels for the Perkins V Basic State Grant program, which is a critical part of providing high-quality CTE for learners across America. We need you to contact your members of Congress to call on them to support increasing resources for training programs and raise awareness of manufacturing careers available. Click here (https:// www.metalworkingadvocate.org/takeaction?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns) .

US Manufacturing Activity Grows For The 12th Straight Month Growth in U.S. manufacturing picked up in May, even as supply chain problems persist and businesses continue to struggle to find workers. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said that its index of manufacturing activity rose in May to a reading of 61.2 in May from 60.7 in April. Any reading above 50 indicates manufacturing is expanding. May was the 12th consecutive month manufacturing has grown after contracting in April 2020, when coronavirus fears triggered business shutdowns across the country. With million of Americans vaccinated and most of the U.S. back to business as usual, the manufacturing sector is struggling to keep up with demand, which is generally considered not a bad problem to have. Shortages of raw materials including lumber, metals and plastics, are choking the supply chain, making it difficult for manufacturers to make and deliver products on time. Companies are also having trouble filling positions, causing further delays in production and delivery.

“Worker absenteeism, short-term shutdowns due to part shortages, and difficulties in filling open positions continue to be issues that limit manufacturing-growth potential,” said Timothy Fiore, chair of the ISM manufacturing survey committee. An overwhelming majority of businesses surveyed for the report said they are hiring or attempting to hire workers, with more than half of them saying they’ve experienced difficulties in doing so, as the broader employment situation has rapidly improved in the U.S. Layoffs have declined for four straight weeks and with demand at high levels across virtually all industries, those looking for work have more options than they have had in a long time. New orders grew at a faster rate last month while the production measurement declined, leading to an increase in backlogged orders. The government reported last week that the economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew by a solid 6.4% between January and March and many analysts expect growth could top 10% in the current quarter as the economy re-opens further. If growth across the broader economy continues along with materials and workers shortages, many expect manufacturers will continue to struggle to keep up with the pent-up pandemic demand. By Associated Press A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Banterra Bank’s Machine Tool Division consists of two ARIZONA business modelsDIVISION in order to provide a full-range of services for Arizona manufacturers. The first model operates nationwide a specialty equipment finance Machine Tool as Finance Office operation according to 1600and W. Broadway Rd.EDA rankings, they are a significant player in that industry. Second, Banterra Tempe, Arizona 85282 has set up a niche banking group in Arizona centered P 480-645-9005 entirely on offering a full range of business banking products designed for machine shops and other Banterramachinetool.com manufacturing entities. With Banterra providing additional customer service NEW BANTERRA BRANCH and loan support operations directly in Arizona, combined withBank their overall strong team in the Banterra Midwest, Banterra able to execute several long15100 N. 78thisWay term Scottsdale, strategies inArizona order to85260 provide the exceptional service this industry has come to expect. In addition, P 480-576-2510 over the past 12 years they have created a variety of products that far exceed the quality of offerings provided by both smaller competitors and the mega banks. John VanDaele, Market Manager for Banterra Machine Tool Finance, said, “One of the secrets to our success is the niche aspect of our department. We only deal with manufacturers and so we have a true understanding of their business and the products they need to succeed.” He continued, “We are also committed to offering the best products and services, at competitive prices, to this industry. Unlike a lot of our competitors, these products and services are delivered by professionals who are actually experienced in the manufacturing industry. Most important, we understand that our customers are hard-working Americans that do not have the time or desire to deal with all the bureaucracy that exists with mega banks. This entire approach has proven successful with machine tool customers and specifically our niche banking Arizona operation.” The department has a unique organizational structure A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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which is a big reason why they are able to offer a convenient underwriting platform for customers. With a seasoned machine tool lending staff, Banterra can offer quick local decisions for the majority of its equipment loans because approval authorities rest largely with the local bank officer and/or the department head. This has proven to be very effective in primary markets where they have loan officers strategically located to service key industry segments. Banterra’s Machine Tool Division currently has experienced officers with approval authority located not just in Arizona but also in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and the gulf coast. The capital-intensive nature of manufacturing makes it difficult for small banks to offerBANTERRA.COM the lending capacity necessary | MEMBER FDIC to support these companies. By contrast, small manufacturers are generally too small to be of interest for the mega banks. In addition, bankers at these institutions generally have no lending authority and are forced to follow lending policies and practices created and enforced by the main office somewhere many states away. The people making these decisions never meet or get to know these companies. At Banterra, that’s different. Your machine tool lending team will get to know your company and it is not a rare occasion to see our top management, including our president and CEO, touring your facility in order to get to know you and your business. According to VanDaele, Banterra operates as a nimble and responsive bank group despite being large enough to have an in-house lending limit of $40 million per customer. Banterra has convenient online services at Banterra.bank as well as BanterraMachineTool.com, but we also understand the importance of personal service. If a customer prefers to call and talk directly to a team member, they can. When a customer calls our machine tool number (480) 645-9005, a team member will answer the phone and in most cases, is able to immediately help the customer.

In situations where follow-up is needed, the customer can actually call back and talk with the same person. If not, they can call their banker who will get someone on the phone to assist them. VanDaele claims that “This is one of the key benefits of our niche concept. The folks on our team know who these customers are and were involved with the onboarding of the customer and ongoing support of that customer. I am not aware of any other bank or banking group that can operate on such an intimate level.” Banterra’s Machine Tool team has customers in all lower 48 states with two of the largest customer-based states being Arizona and California. Adding this back office unit in Tempe will allow for enhanced service to customers located in the Southwest. Customers can stop by to meet the support staff servicing them or our team will be glad to meet at the customer’s shop or at one of our bank’s retail banking facilities in the West Valley or Scottsdale Airpark. VanDaele goes on to state that “Our approached has been well-received by companies large and small, from start-ups to revenue sizes exceeding $50 million. In addition to equipment purchases and refinances, we have assisted customers by providing building loans, lines of credit, equipment lines, and even company purchases.” He adds, “The product mix sets us far and above our competitors even though customers may not initially understand the importance or even what we mean when we say we have customized products. Regularly in meetings I remind our officers to not focus on selling. Rather, make sure the customer has a clear understanding of what we have to offer. If we do that the customer will generally choose Banterra.” Shop owners generally need to add equipment to grow their business. This requires the company either deal with their local banker or go to a leasing company. Local bankers are typically generalists, not really manufacturing experts, and will typically want at least 20% down after a lengthy approval process. The other available option is to get a referral from the equipment dealer and seek to do a lease or EFA (Equipment Finance Agreement). In most cases the Banterra simple-interest loan product is a much better option for our customers than a lease or EFA. There are many reasons why customers prefer not to do a lease or EFA and Banterra enjoys the opportunity to explain the difference. Manufacturers make it easy for Banterra to offer convenient banking. They don’t handle cash daily, therefore they rarely have a need to go to a branch. Most transactions are completed digitally and Banterra prides themselves on the quality of their Cash Management products. “Customers really have no reason to come to a branch, because we bring the branch to their desk,” said VanDaele. While Banterra welcomes customers to their retail banking facilities in the Valley and also has approvals for continued growth if needed, the long-term goal is to assist customers using Banterra’s digital products. With this, customers can enjoy the convenience of doing all of their banking needs online or by mobile device from wherever they are, saving them both time and money. Arizona manufacturers have embraced Banterra and their expansion to the area. During what could have been a challenge to grow business during the Covid-19 pandemic, Banterra added more than 100 new Arizona manufacturing customers and as a bank, had their best year ever. Banterra has an incredible team of experts for your machine tool financing needs. A small portion of this team includes:

John VanDaele-Market Manager Serving as Market Manager for the division and officing in Tempe, John has focused exclusively on financing and banking manufacturers since 1989. He grew up in the business where his father was a foreman-GM for a midwesternbased fabricating shop. Paul O’Donnell -Relationship Manager There is a good chance that business owners reading this article already know Paul, he has been financing Arizona manufacturers since 1978. His knowledge of manufacturing equipment far exceeds most any other banker in Arizona. Drew VanDaele-Portfolio Manager Based in Tempe, Drew’s responsibilities include adding new Arizona customers and assisting with portfolio management for the Division’s loan portfolio. He has been focusing on financing manufacturing equipment for almost five years. Don Hutson-SBA Manager An experienced banker, Don is the Manager of Banterra’s SBA Division. Don works closely with the Arizona-based team regarding special lending products that could only be offered by the SBA. During the pandemic he was critical to the bank’s success in providing Paycheck Protection Program “PPP” loans to Arizona manufacturers. VanDaele summarizes Banterra’ success in Arizona by thanking the customers. “We really appreciate our customers in Arizona that have embraced our business model and are grateful that we put it together for them. Customers value that we are one of the few banks that did not need or take a bailout in the banking crisis. We are privately-held, just like most of our customers. Company owners enjoy dealing with bankers that understand their business and have authority to make decisions. Business owners are busy people and they appreciate the way we approach service. We are extremely happy with our growth in Arizona and we expect to continually expand for years to come.” Banterra Bank-Machine Tool Finance Division 1600 W Broadway Rd Ste 145, Tempe, AZ 85282 P-480- 645-9005 E-machinetool@banterra.com banterramachinetool.com Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Hear From Banterra’s Customers “I’ve know Paul for probably 30 years now. Just a couple of years ago, before he moved over to Banterra, he stopped by and I told him how I was having so much trouble with my bank. I was trying to get them to restructure my equipment loans to free up some cash. My bank wasn’t getting it done, but Paul told me he thought a company he knew could help. He called me a few days later and said the company Banterra could get this done for me. He also told me it would be his first deal with Banterra because he would be joining them. This restructure saved me ~$25,000 per month. Since working with Banterra and Paul, I have moved my all my business financing over to them. Big banks don’t understand the nature of manufacturing - Banterra does.” Michael, Precision Machine Shop Owner “I’ve been in business for more than 3 decades now. Prior to working with John VanDaele at Banterra Bank, a few years ago I tried to use a large bank to finance a machine. This was my first time trying to purchase a machine with financing. It was so difficult and there was so much paperwork that I just cancelled with them.

Then, three or four years ago, I wanted to try to secure financing once again for a machine. One of my colleagues at a large machine tool auction house told me to call John VanDaele at Banterra in Illinois. In his words, “John will take care of you.” John helped me to get funding and he made it so easy! Since then, Banterra and John have opened a branch in Arizona, and we get to see him. Working with John is like banking used to be – it is built on trust and relationships. I just can’t say enough good things about John and Banterra.” Jim, Machine Shop Owner, Tucson, AZ “I’ve worked with Paul O’Donnell probably 10 years now and we’ve probably done 15- 20 deals together during this time. I continue to work with Paul as my banker, and now through Banterra Bank, because he offers outstanding customer service. I highly recommend Paul and Banterra.” Jay, Owner Aerospace Precision machine shop “I have been working with Paul for probably 10 years now. I have used other banks in the past, and what I can say is the other banks just weren’t equipment people. Paul is the best ever. He always gets my financing done quickly and with minimal paperwork. Actually, the entire Banterra team, from Paul to the Management team from Headquarters, to the back office, is all outstanding. When I am purchasing a new machine, I send Paul the equipment quote, and a couple of days later he comes to my shop with the paperwork for me to sign. It is just that easy.” Rob, Precision Machine Shop Owner “I wouldn’t be here today without Banterra’s support. My first interaction with Banterra was through a promotion on a Samsung lathe I purchased. I didn’t know the individuals from Banterra until I contacted them early in COVID about potentially needing some help with my loan. It turns out I didn’t need it, but that is when I got to know John and Drew. Since then, I have purchased several new machines, all financed through Banterra. Knowing that Banterra has my back helps me to have complete confidence in spending money to grow my business, whether it is buying new machinery, bringing on new employees, or adding floor space. Today, I am working with them on a line of credit that will actually even increase my ability to make capital purchases real time. Banterra Bank believes in manufacturing in Arizona, and they are so knowledgeable about our industry. I was doing business with a well known bank until recently, and when it came time to look for financing for new machines, they wouldn’t even return my phone calls. John stops over here regularly and he and Drew even scheduled a meeting with the bank president. You don’t get this kind of attention from the average bank. I recommend Banterra to everyone I meet; they are just that outstanding. Moving all of my banking to Banterra is part of my growth plan. It is just so exciting to have a banker who understands and shares your vision.” Bill, Precision Machine Shop Owner A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Additive manufacturing is already Motor vehicles and parts production, expanding quickly throughout the which fell 10% in February, rose 2.8% automotive and aerospace industries in March but remained depressed by a and will soon be ofinsemiconductors. many others, persistent shortage including electronics, devices Most durable goodsmedical indexes rose and a significant number of discrete between 2% to 3%. assembly industries. Not bad for a technology that started out a few years In nondurable manufacturing, the ago as 3D printing. index for the chemicals industry

rose 4.1%, and petroleum coal Cobots - Robots have beenand around products although neither for a longrose time.5.7%, They’re powerful and sector has fully recovered capable, performing repetitive from tasks severe weather damage—the Federal precisely and quickly. Classic examples Reserve noted that some chemicals are the painting and welding robots factories remain offline thanks to used in automotive manufacturing damage sustained from February’s and the pick-and-place robots used in winter storms. Most nondurable electronics manufacturing. In contrast, goods indexes rose between 0.9% cobots, or collaborative robots, are and 3.0%.to do non-repetitive tasks in designed collaboration with humans. The whole idea is that cobots work together If February was notable fo r its with humans, responding to human storminess, March was notable for its commands and to the specific needs heat. The unseasonably warm month of the manufacturing tasks. coincided with a roughly 10% drop in consumer energy products, and the Cobots are moving out of the proof-of11.4% drop in utilities utilization was concept phase and are poised to move the largest recorded in the history of the into just about every manufacturing index’s 48-year history.

industry. Cobots can take all kinds of shapes and sizes, and each industry will adapt them for their own use. Cobots, actively working alongside humans in the manufacturing process, will be here faster than you think. Prescriptive Analytics - Analytics have been around for a long time. After all, what’s Microsoft Excel but a tool used to analyze data? But mostly they’ve taken the form of descriptive and diagnostic analytics that determine what happened and why. Prescriptive analytics is different because it answers, “What should we do?” Prescriptive analytics analyze massive amounts of data but then uses AI algorithms to predict what’s going to happen and determine what to do about it. Pr e s c r i p t i v e a n a l y t i c s a r e advancing in almost every industry and quickly becoming part of the fabric of manufacturing decision-making. The next step will be to take the humans out of the loop and let the prescriptive analytics figure it out and do it. We’re going to see open-loop prescriptive analytics become nearly ubiquitous, with closedloop right behind. Orchestration And Optimization - Technologies like the IIoT are all about communications between sensors, devices, machines and controllers. It’s about collecting the data and surrounding it with context. But it’s not so much about orchestrating or optimizing manufacturing activities. Other technologies are well-suited for orchestration and optimization. Besides executing manufacturing for at least 30 years, manufacturing execution systems (MESs) are now expanding their capabilities and taking orchestration and optimization to the next level. These MESs are embracing the next-generation smart manufacturing technologies, especially the IIoT, AI, AR/ VR, analytics and cloud and edge computing. This means MESs use the IIoT-collected data and orchestrate and optimize not only individual manufacturing operations, work centers and work

cells but entire manufacturing lines and end-to-end manufacturing processes. This level of orchestration and optimization is used in individual facilities, between facilities and across the entire manufacturing network. Smart AI Objects - The IIoT has been using smart objects for a while now. Smart objects are nothing more than functions, data models and data wrapped into a package. Smart objects have functions that allow devices on the IIoT to discover the objects, automatically collect data, add context and deliver the data. Adding AI into smart objects allows the smart AI objects to roam the IIoT, pulling in data and context and reconfiguring themselves when the data and context changes and as data models and data sources change. Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Pandemic Drives Interest In Automation, Robot Orders Tick Up Orders of industrial robots in North America surged 20% YoY in the first quarter to reach 9,098 units, according to the Association for Advancing Automation, known as A3. Orders did fall nearly 9% from the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Automotive OEMs and component suppliers remained the largest buyers of industrial robots at 2,147 and 2,448 unit orders, respectively. But the metals and life sciences/pharmaceutical/ biomedical industries saw the most YoY growth, up nearly 86% and almost 72%, respectively, though they remained relatively small market segments. Advancements in automation technology, along with labor shortages in manufacturing and robotics, are among the factors driving expanded use of robots, Jeff Burnstein, president of A3, said in a statement. Manufacturers, logistics companies and other industries have been looking to automation for years as a way to increase productivity, but the pandemic increased interest for robotics and process automation technologies. Last summer, a survey by Honeywell

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Since 1964, Precision Die & Stamping has maintained a philosophy that expertly designed tooling and dedication to customer service are number one priorities. This type of expertise and dedication has fostered a reputation of excellence in the tooling and stamping industry. Located in Tempe, Arizona, our 100,000 Sq. Ft. Facility contains state of the art equipment , with production capabilities ranging from simple geometries to complex forms with intricate details. Precision enjoys a world-class reputation supplying a variety of OEMs, managing their inventory levels, and making certain product quality and timely delivery are NEVER compromised. of employees at companies that directly manage warehouses, distribution centers or fulfillment centers found that 51% of them are more willing to invest in automation as a result of the pandemic. McKinsey found companies were even more willing to step up adoption as a result of the pandemic, with twothirds of respondents telling the consulting fir m that they were increasing spending on automation or aritificial intelligence either “somewhat or significantly.” “Many companies deployed automation and AI in warehouses, grocery stores, call centers, and manufacturing plants to reduce workplace density and cope with surges in demand,” McKinsey wrote in a “Future of Work” report this year. XPO Logistics said it has seen an increased demand for automation to help handle swelling e-commerce volume. The pandemic has also forced greater adoption within the life

sciences. One example was Eli Lilly creating a system to automate the process for COVID-19 testing. Many companies have recently spoken about difficulties as it relates to hiring, a trend that could also encourage greater automation adoption, as Burnstein mentioned. These investments can be seen in the growth of industries outside of automotive in A3’s figures, Burnstein said in an email. “The real trend that we observe is that the non-automotive sector as a whole is now nearly as large as the automotive sector, which in the early days of robotics accounted for over 70% of robot sales,” he said. Growth “in life sciences ... could be related to efforts to develop the vaccines, and in metals it could be that small and medium sized companies who hadn’t purchased robots before did so in order to remain competitive.” This story was first published in our weekly newsletter, Supply Chain Dive: Operations, by Matt Leonard Reporter A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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techniques. AxisWorks was born to utilize and take full advantage of these cutting edge practices. Utilizing Jergens ball lock modular tooling technology, Raptor dovetail fixturing, standardized tooling and with help of tool and work probe, our quality sets us apart from other machine shops in the industry.” From the company’s start, Eric has purchased only Haas machines. Eric has some core beliefs about running his shop:

AxisWorks is celebrating 6 years in business and the company has continued to see year over year growth in double digits. “We are really operating like two companies”, says Eric Goss, owner of the company. “Our firearms division continues to be explosive – not only are we manufacturing custom rifles, but we are also tasked with machining many components of the firearms for gun manufacturers.” The company carries a 07 manufacturing FFL and they are also a certified Cerakote provider. Eric adds, “Our 2nd business is our job shop precision manufacturing that we do for a variety of industries, including aerospace, semiconductor and firearms with tight tolerances. We work with a variety of materials ranging from soft plastics to hard alloys.” Eric is laser focused on machine tool utilization and minimizing employees needed to run the business, and he is gifted at this”, says Josh Hansen, Eric’s Sales Engineer from Ellison Machinery. Eric says, “Over the past 2 decades that I was working in machine shops, I saw the need to utilize better manufacturing A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Standardization is key. “Our business will not be optimized if we have a number of different controls that our machinists have to run.” Today, the company owns 3 Haas VF-4SS (40-Taper Super-Speed CNC Vertical Machining Center), and all three mills are equipped with a 4th Axis Rotary Tables a Haas ST-25 CNC lathe, and a Haas TL-1 CNC Toolroom Lathe. Eric says, “Our Haas TL-1 is used to machine our Barreled actions, and you shouldn’t be deceived by the size of the machine (it is small), it is a money maker for us.” The company is well equipped to run several of their machines unattended, Eric says. • Buy the best machine tool for the money that meets your product needs. “I’ve seen others in the industry building firearms and manufacturing them on multi-axis machines that cost nearly triple the cost of my Haas machines, and I am making the parts faster and better.” He adds, “When we share comparisons of how we are using our machines, I am confident my colleague who purchased the much more costly multi-axis machine now believes he should have bought a Haas VF-4SS VMC.”

• Invest in the machine tool options to maximize your efficiency. Josh says, “Eric’s Haas machines are installed with such options as spindle through coolant, rotary, a larger coolant tank, p ro b i n g an d h ig hs p e e d m a c h i n i n g .” Eric adds, “I’ve talked to some shops who own some of the options like probing and aren’t using them. These options/ tools are such time savers that I can’t believe they are making great parts efficiently without them.” • Plan upfront and buy/build the tooling to reduce the time and setups required for every job. Eric says that he can spend a week upfront in planning and building the tooling necessary for a job. For one production job, Eric purchased 16 Raptor workholding blocks and several Orange Vises. He says, “If you don’t have a good feel for how this will improve the production of your products, you can get sticker shock with the upfront cost as well as the preparation time.” Eric recognizes the benefit of this upfront planning and says that this enables him to make 4 different complete parts in one operation, with literally one set up. • Support customers who need help with product design. Eric says that AxisWorks provides product design services from concept to design all the way through the manufacturing process. With the ability to solid model, create prints, lay out manufacturing processes and CNC machining in-house, Eric says they are often tasked with helping take customers ideas to a completed product.

I mentioned that Eric values standardization and he has been purchasing all his machines through Ellison Machinery since he launched his business in 2015. “The Ellison Machinery team does a very good job for me, and they continue to put programs in place for continuous improvement in their service department. Josh says, “We have added 2 new service techs this year, with a goal to grow the organization with an additional 2 later this year. We have also put in place standardization for our follow up to all service calls. We recognize that when a machine is down it is impacting our customer’s business, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that we are responding to their needs.” AxisWorks has already outgrown the facility they are in. Eric has purchased land in Mesa for his new larger shop and expects to move into the new facility next year. The new building, Eric says, will more than double the size of the shop he is in now. Eric says, “Before I launched AxisWorks, I had the opportunity to work in a variety of shops and to learn from some very great machinists. Still over those nearly 20 years, I saw the need within the industry to utilize better manufacturing techniques.” To learn more about AxisWorks, visit AxisWorksAZ.com, call (480) 318-0188 or email: egoss@AxisWorksAZ. com Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the United States, and one of the largest builders of CNC machines in the world. 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, including automatic parts loaders, pallet-pool systems, and 6-axis robot systems. To learn more about the USA designed and manufactured 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) 968-5877. www. EllisonAZ.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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GateWay Community College Responds To Industry Need For Quality Assurance in Manufacturing With A New Certificate Program GateWay Community College is pleased to announce its newest manufacturing program, a Certificate of Quality Assurance. Dave Zamora, Program Director/ Faculty member at GateWay, says, “Our manufacturing program at GateWay has always been industry focused. With this business focus, we always try to procure the technology that is most widely used in the market. For machine tools, our shop uses Haas machine tools, and this isn’t just because they provide generous educational discounts, but also because the Haas machines enjoy a strong market share in the industry. Likewise, we use Mastercam and SolidWorks for our programming because these are industry leaders.” He continued, “We use an advisory board, which is comprised of owners and managers in the industry, to help drive the programs we invest in. We also survey the industry regularly, and some of our recent feedback was that CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machines) inspectors were in short supply. I don’t think there are any other colleges in Arizona that are offering a Quality Assurance Certificate program that will help fill this void in the industry. For the program, we were given approval from our administration to invest in some very sophisticated inspection technology with our partners.” For inspection equipment, GateWay has partnered with Hexagon Metrology, and though in the lab they have equipment from several OEMs, their latest acquisitions are all Hexagon, Dave says, “Tait Stensrud took over as our Hexagon Sales Engineer about 3 years ago. From the start, Tait worked closely with us and we developed not just a friendship but also a partnership. This relationship, plus Hexagon’s PC-DMIS extremely high market segment share, made the decision to partner with them a very logical choice.” Tait adds, “We work with a number of colleges, and we offer educational discounts for our products. The relationship Dave, Rick and I developed enabled a high degree of collaboration, and from this, with GateWay’s administrative buy in and budget allocation, the Quality Assurance Certificate program was made a reality.” Richard (Rick) Guest joined the GateWay Manufacturing team as an instructor in 2013 and became a faculty member in 2017. Rick will be the lead instructor for the Quality Assurance program, which is set to debut this fall, and it will be a 2 semester program (33 Credit Hours). Rick says, “We are making a big commitment to this program, which to begin with, will be a Certificate program. Prior to this, we’ve had a standalone or elective class in Quality. This is an important program for GateWay to offer industry because we have been told loud and A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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clear that the biggest bottleneck in machine shops is quality.” Rick says that to his knowledge, GateWay is the only educational institution in this part of the country to offer a certificate in PCDMIS. Rick adds, “Our Quality Assurance The Hexagon program will include OPTIV M benchtop certification in PCmultisensor Vision D M I S , w h i c h i s Measuring Machine a m e a s u r e m e n t software solution (VMM) created by Hexagon. PC-DMIS is an industry leading software program that enables you to create measurement routines, execute them on the shop floor and collaborate to make decisions based on the results.” This new program will emphasize Hexagon Programable CMM, Vision Inspection, and 3D Scanning using PC-DMIS for data collection, and Geomagic Design X for reverse engineering. Tait says, “The powerful yet flexible PC-DMIS metrology software works with both Hexagon and third-party measurement systems, giving you a unified user experience across all your measurement operations, decreasing training costs and allowing better resource management. Plus, its modular design enables you to scale your installation as your metrology needs grow.” He adds, “PC-DMIS offers a complete suite of programming capabilities. The software provides a comprehensive geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) toolset, complying to the latest industry standards. PC-DMIS is delivered as standard on all Hexagon CMMs, portable measuring arms, multisensor CMMs, and laser trackers systems. Non-Hexagon CMMs can be switched to PC-DMIS via software upgrades or as part of a CMM retrofit.” Dave adds, “We envision our Quality Assurance Certificate program as a launching pad to

additional degree programs, with an associate degree adding classes with ISO and Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt added, and then potentially even a 4 year bachelor’s degree with Six Sigma Black Belt part of the curriculum.” I mentioned that the GateWay Manufacturing Program has a laser focus on offering programs that fill a need in the industry. Dave says, “Our programs are all evening programs, and they are geared for working adults, often people working in The Hexagon GLOBAL S manufacturing in the day. Our coordinate measuring entire staff, from the faculty of machine (CMM) myself and Rick, plus the adjunct instructors on our staff, all continue to work in the industry during the day, whether in a consulting role or in a shop. This is immensely helpful in ensuring our program is relevant to today’s needs.” Dave, Rick, and the GateWay Manufacturing Program team members are extremely excited to offer their newest program, the Certificate of Quality Assurance. To showcase their newest technology, they will be hosting an Open House this August 18th. Prepare to be amazed at the technology they offer, which not only includes machining and inspection, but you will be hard pressed to find an Additive manufacturing lab that has the volume and caliber of equipment in GateWay’s lab . Even the computer equipment that students use isn’t standard PC equipment – it is heavy duty Dell, dual screen engineering workstations.

Hear From Students: “I was working for AmSafe, a manufacturer of aircraft restraint systems in their repair station. I signed up at GateWay Community College because I wanted to further my career at AmSafe. They had a class in reading blueprints that I felt would help me at my job. Once I finished this class, I wanted to take some other classes, and I ended up completing their entire program. About a semester before I graduated, I interviewed for a job at Honeywell and was hired on as a CAD designer. I would estimate that my salary has increased by more than 35% as a result of earning my degree at GateWay.” Adrianna “I am graduating from GateWay with my Associate in Applied Science next month. I started at GateWay because my boss at the company I work for (NorthStar Aerospace) said it would help me to move up in the company. Since classes were held in the evening, it worked for me because I could still work full time. Also, NorthStar pays for the classes as long as you get good grades. People coming into manufacturing have so much to learn, and if they attended GateWay, they would be really well prepared with learning how to read blueprints and learn about geometric dimensioning and tolerances (GD&T). I’ve had a number of instructors during my coursework, with Rick teaching blueprint reading and David

The Hexagon White Light Scanner Solidworks. GateWay has really helped me with my job, and I recommend the program to anyone in the industry.” Tony “I was looking for a career and was always drawn to CAD. I learned that GateWay offered a course in Solidworks so I signed up. I wound up staying in the program and getting my Associate in Applied Science degree. I really liked the program at GateWay because it was extremely hands on. My favorite class was Solidworks, and I really liked Dave’s ‘5 Minute Part’ that we did each week. The 5 minute part often turned into most of the class time. Dave and Rick are so knowledgeable, and I appreciated that the equipment and software were current. You can teach all you want but the hands on practice that was part of their program was invaluable. I highly recommend the GateWay manufacturing program.” Jacob “I first started at GateWay Community College 3 years ago. I had moved up in the shop I worked at and was doing machining. I didn’t have formal machining training, and I really didn’t feel like a machinist. A few of my colleagues had gone to GateWay and they highly recommended it. Once I was in the program, it was Rick Guest who said I have the potential to be really good at inspection. I took his classes, and I loved it – even more so than machining. Today, I am a Level 3 Inspector at my company, and I would say that my training at GateWay, particularly in Inspection, has helped me to earn more than 30% more than I would have otherwise. At GateWay, you don’t feel like a student, you feel like part of a family.” Bill To learn more about Hexagon’s offerings, contact Tait at 949-379-4381 or email: tait.stensrud@ hexagon.com To learn more about the GateWay Community College Washington Campus, Manufacturing Programs, and particularly their Quality Assurance Certificate Program, launching this fall, contact: Dave Zamora at zamora@GateWaycc.edu (602.286.8656) or Rick Guest at richard.guest@GateWaycc.edu (602.286.8661) A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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pay and promotions, and dissatisfaction with family leave—and are more likely to leave their jobs than women in other industries,” the report concludes. Pay is a very large issue. The report found that men are more likely than women to hold the highestpaying manufacturing jobs. For example workers in petroleum and coal earn $43 an hour, and only 17% of women hold these jobs. But in textile jobs, which pay under $20 an hour, women account for more than half of these jobs. Additionally, the percentage of women in manufacturing jobs has decreased, and these jobs generally pay higher. Another critical area that causes women to leave jobs is family leave policies. The AAUW study showed that 69.2% of women were not satisfied with the amount of paid family leave. Some comments from the survey made this point.“Offer maternity leave with full pay rather than just shortterm disability pay,” one woman suggested. While others wanted “more paid time off for pregnancy, taking care of a child, and other related care” and others wanted to see an increase in the number of weeks given for maternity leave. Addressing these issues will benefit both the workers and the industry as a whole, the association

says. “Not only will women and their families gain from having access to these well-paying jobs, but industry will benefit richly from the skills, talents and diversity that more women can bring,” said Kim Churches, AAUW’s chief executive officer. “Our findings are a call to action for employers to increase the presence – and power – of women in the manufacturing world.” AAUW recommends that manufacturers: • Take firm steps to prohibit sexual harassment. Creating clearly defined sexual harassment policies, instituting complaint procedures, making harassment training in-person and interactive, and conducting bystander awareness training are all needed. • Ensure equality in pay and promotions. Pay audits, greater transparency and setting current wages without regard to past salary history will help. • Improve family-friendly policies. Benefits such as paid family and medical leave, flextime help workers balance their tasks at work with those at home and reduce women’s likelihood of leaving their jobs. • Support training and reskilling. Increasingly, well-paying manufacturing jobs require a college degree, at a minimum. C o m p a n i e s s h o u l d c re a t e apprenticeship programs for college students and offer tuition reimbursement for employees. By: Adrienne Selko




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Aerospace Company Completes Series Of Flights Over New Mexico From Spaceport America Delaware-based Stratodynamics Inc. finished a successful series of test flights that launched from Spaceport America earlier this month. The company uses unmanned vehicles to provide earth observation services. The tests were conducted using Stratodynamics’ HiDRON, a balloonlaunched glider vehicle, which is designed to descend back to earth once released. The test flights aimed to help researchers assess the performance of a wind probe and infrasonic microphone sensor, which the company licensed from NASA’s Langley Research Center in 2020. Together, the two pieces of equipment are meant to help detect air turbulence for aerial vehicles, including commercial aircraft and delivery drones, according to a NASA news release. Stratodynamics had conducted pre-flight testing with the licensed sensor, but the recent grouping of test flights were a “culminating flight campaign,” according to NASA, allowing for validation of the sensor alongside the wind probe. With the HiDRON glider, the instruments were able to capture wind velocity, direction, magnitude, and low-frequency sound waves. “Currently, commercial aviation relies on meteorology and pilot reporting to predict and A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Boeing and Airbus Meet New Competition: Their Own Used Planes While the price of older used jets has stabilized, modern widebody models keep getting cheaper. This may force plane makers to discount more aggressively. Vaccination campaigns are finally giving airlines the visibility they need to buy jets again. This is of particular relief to Boeing, which back in July had about 100 of its 737 MAX planes in storage without an owner. Now the number is only about 10, thanks to a wave of orders from major carriers like United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. It confirms one of the cornerstones of aviation economics: There are always buyers of new, more efficient aircraft. With fuel accounting for a third of airlines’ operating expenses, the cost of the latest jets is small compared with the savings they provide. The question is at what price. Carriers’ haste to purchase the MAX suggests that Boeing is offering generous discounts. Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair, which is known for scooping up cheap planes at moments of crisis, ordered 75 units last December. The MAX’s tarnished reputation gives Boeing a particular reason to prioritize sales over margins. But a broader factor also is at play, including for European manufacturer Airbus: It is extremely cheap to buy their planes—particularly bigger models—in the secondhand market. According to the latest appraisals by international advisory firm Ishka, a 15-year-old 737 was 20% cheaper this April than in January 2020. A wide-body 777-300ER was 45% cheaper. The book values of planes often take between 12 and 24 months to fully reflect the impact of a crisis. The data suggest that these older planes, which have been the biggest victims of airlines’ moves to shrink their fleets, have already found their footing in the used market, and may even be revalued higher from here. When it comes to more modern wide-body planes, though, valuations haven’t stopped falling. Aircraft investors still seem to be gloomy about international routes, which are more dependent on business travelers. Plane makers should be worried, because cheap used jets can pose heavy competition. “Legacy airlines will almost certainly be using these data points to help extract concessions and discounts for the plane makers when discussing future orders,” said Eddy Pieniazek, Ishka’s head of advisory. “Those conversations will become easier when longhaul travel eventually resumes in earnest, but that is still likely to take months, which adds further pressure on the [manufacturers].” Boeing has a big worry when it comes to the 787 Dreamliner, which has recently suffered from production problems. Only two were delivered in May, the company said last week, which means that around 100 remain in stockpile. As it turns out, the 787 has also lost more than 30% of its secondhand value despite being a state-of-theart, leaner wide-body plane. Its main competitor, the Airbus A350, is only down 15%. Source: WSJ

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Committee panelists reported that their companies and suppliers continue to struggle to meet increasing levels of demand.” Fiore added: “Record-long lead times, wide-scale shortages of critical basic materials, rising commodities prices and difficulties in transporting products are continuing to affect all segments of the manufacturing economy. Worker absenteeism, short-term shutdowns due to part shortages, and difficulties in filling open positions continue to be issues that limit manufacturing-growth potential.” The shortage of workers, rising materials prices and supplychain disruptions are pushing inflation higher, with the personal consumption expenditures index rising at an annual 3.1% rate in April. The Federal Reserve Board and Biden administration economic officials argue the spike is temporary but if that proves to be wrong, markets will likely take it on the chin. The price of oil, meanwhile, jumped to a two-year high of $71.15 a barrel for Brent crude Tuesday, which is driving gasoline prices above $3 a gallon. “Much of the inflation for goods and housing are one-off impacts,” Wilmington Trust economists Luke Tilley and Rhea Thomas wrote last week. “The massive spending done to fortify homes for the quarantine environment, such as new decks, patios, swimming pools, and exercise equipment, will abate as the economy reopens. Additionally, the last round of stimulus checks are out the door and will have diminishing impact as they are spent more slowly over the coming months.”U.S. News & World Report By: Tim Smart

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domestic product by 2030, according to a recent study from The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte. “There are high rates of retention for the second chance population. It can be a great platform and a pathway to a successful career with the manufacturer,” Lee said. “For some folks, they haven’t had a job in quite some time but are eager to start a new life. … We want to build these coalitions and help companies know where to begin and where to go to make them successful.” Nehemiah Manufacturing was founded with the goal of bringing light-duty manufacturing jobs to Cincinnati, which evolved into providing opportunities for workers like Comer. “It’s good for business and good for society,” Eric Wellinghoff, Nehemiah’s chief marketing officer, said. The company takes a special approach to human resources issues, has a social services team on-site, and even a family home it furnishes and provides for some employees. Comer said he participated in the company’s “Wheels Program,” which provided him a car, free of charge, to get to and from work. In an industry where turnover is historically high, Wellinghoff said Nehemiah’s average tenure is 5½ years. “We have built a family here. People who love working here — they love doing their job, they love getting better at their job, and ultimately that drives down to our bottom line,” he said. The Manufacturing Institute is working to change the perception that manufacturing jobs are dead-end by telling potential candidates at every level, from the second chance community to younger students and even parents, that modern-day manufacturing jobs are high tech, clean and high paying. Workers earn an average of $84,000 a year, with benefits. Starting pay for entry-level

positions is above $15 an hour, Lee said. The second chance hiring initiative goes beyond NAM’s efforts. Nehemiah Manufacturing founded the Beacon of Hope Business Alliance in 2016, which is now operated by Cincinnati Works and partners with dozens of companies including Kroger, JBM Packaging, JTM Food Group, Castellini and Graeter’s. Large companies like Walmart, Starbucks and Home Depot also have inclusive hiring practices for those with criminal records. The federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit also offers incentives to employers of qualifying ex-felons. Comer is hopeful other companies will look at Nehemiah’s model and give workers like himself a shot. “When a man has truly become successful is because somebody believed in him and gave him a chance,” he said. “So for those companies that, that are not second chance companies, you know, that’s all guys like me want, is for somebody to believe in them and give them a chance.” Source: CNBC; By: Kate Rogers A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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1997 Chuck owned the business.


In the manufacturing industry, particularly in small job shops, you often see companies that run their businesses today much like how they ran it a decade ago. If they make good parts and deliver them on-time, likely they are still in business…and that is good enough for them. And whether they like it or not, their business has most certainly plateaued. For other manufacturing businesses, status quo is not acceptable. This other‘breed’of manufacturing companies also makes good parts and delivers them on time. But these are companies who aren’t about ‘doing business as usual’; they are consistently investing in and bettering their company. Manufacturing Technologies Inc. (MTI) epitomizes the 2nd type of manufacturing entity. The company, based in Bernalillo, a town a short distance from Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides excellent quality parts to their customers (with a 96% rating) and has an exceptional customer satisfaction rating (99%).

MTI has long been a family business, with Chuck and wife Elaina integral to its daily operations. Their son Lucas was raised in the business (coming to work to help from the time he was 6) and joined full time as soon as he graduated from high school. Lucas says, “Chuck was always a very good business owner and mentor to me. Chuck learned machining in a time when manual machines were the norm, and with a superior understanding of machining, I learned from the best.” Chuck and Elaina are lucky. Often a machine shop is started up with a superior machinist. When he grows the business, he hopes to pass it on to one of his offspring, and often finds no family member is interested or capable of pursuing it. Lucas says from a young age, this is what he always wanted to do. He says, “I had an advantage that not many others get.” It is fair to say Lucas spent his first 5 full time years learning the business inside and out. It is also a fact that Lucas learned some very difficult lessons in his early years at the company. You see Lucas joined the company at 18, 12 years ago. That happened to coincide with the worst recent recession prior to our pandemic. During his early years with the company, he saw Chuck and Elaina make some very difficult decisions to keep the business open, and this meant laying off staff. Clearly these early years had an impact on Lucas, who has since spent sleepless nights worrying about key financial decisions and how they could affect the business. “I know how it feels when you are running a business, and some of the decisions you make will be ‘make it or break it’,” Lucas says. WILLINGNESS TO EMBRACE /INVEST IN NEW TECHNOLOGY


Lucas is a highly trained machinist, and today you will regularly see him on the floor running a machine or programming a job. But ~5 years ago, in 2017, the owners made the decision to take the business to the next level. They moved to the state-of-the-art facility they reside in today, and the facility at 23,000 sq. ft. is 5 times the size of their previous facility. Lucas says that they have tripled the number of machines they own since moving into their current facility.

Chuck Bulow joined MTI more than 3 decades ago as an employee, in 1988. Less than a decade later, he was given the opportunity to purchase the business, and in

Lucas adds, “The year we moved, we also made the decision to bring 5 axis machining into our business.” While Lucas admits the idea of 5 axis machining was daunting at first, the MTI owners knew it was

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something they must embrace to continue to service their customers and grow the business. The company’s first 5 axis machine was the Haas UMC-750SS, a 5-axis vertical machining center. Lucas learned how to run the 5-axis machining center first, so that he could comfortably help others in the company to learn how to use it. Since then, the company has added a second Haas UMC-750SS, which Lucas says the company utilizes for 3+2 machining plus simultaneous 5-axis machining. They also own 2 Haas DM-2 compact high-speed machining centers, and 1 with the TRT100, which is a dual-axis tilting rotary table that offers high-speed, accurate performance for 5-axis machining. Lucas says, “With our 5 axis machining centers, we can be so much more competitive than shops that don’t have these capabilities – not only can we make the parts faster and less expensively with our savings on set-up times, but we can make parts so much more accurately.” MTI also added horizontal machining with the addition of their Haas EC400 Horizontal machining center. “We added the pallet pool for production and lights out capabilities”, Lucas says. He adds, “We know skilled labor is getting more and more difficult to find, and so our machine tool purchases are always made with automation in mind.” Danny White, Sales Engineer for MMT Productivity, supports the MTI team with most of their machining purchases. Danny says, “Lucas and the machinists at MTI make some very intricate parts. To make these exceptional parts, they often push the envelope with technology; it’s not just the machines they purchase, they are also aggressive with their dynamic toolpaths, and they are highly efficient with their programming.” Lucas says, “I first learned to machine a part on a Haas machine, and they have always been a good, solid and well-priced machine for us. I think it is really great to buy a US manufactured machine, and that the Haas machines don’t accept status quo; they just get better and better every year.” MMT Productivity not only sells the Haas machine tool line, but also carries the Makino line. Danny says, “MTI machines a variety of metals, including difficult alloys. With an ideal blend of power, accuracy, speed and reliability, the Makino PS105 is redefining the standard and setting the bar for 3-Axis vertical machining industry wide.” Lucas says, “We’ve bought nearly all of our machines through MMT Productivity, and through Danny White. We are extremely satisfied with Danny and with his entire service team.”He adds,“I may be biased because I view Danny as a friend, but the truth is that he is a huge part of our suc-

cess.” Lucas says that MTI welcomed the additional support they received when MMT and Productivity merged some years ago. “They even have a tooling division, and we are able to buy all of our tooling from Productivity’s Dave Smith.” DIVERSIFICATION MTI offers more capabilities than the typical machine shop – they provide both machining and fabrication services. Lucas says that most of their customers come to MTI for both machining and fabrication. “We offer CNC laser cutting, press brake forming, as well as MIG and TIG welding, and we can hold exceptionally tight tolerances on foil or shim stock thicknesses”, he elaborates. On the machining side of the business, which Lucas says is seeing explosive growth, the company has 5-axis machining, automation, vertical and horizontal machining. Their other Haas machines include VF2SS’s, VF4SS’s, VF6SS’s and a big 40” x 80” VF9. Along with milling they have several Y-axis lathes that utilize live tooling and sub-spindles. And as we go to print, they are adding wire EDM capabilities with their newest machine, the Makino U6 wire EDM, also purchased through MMT Productivity. Lucas says, “If you haven’t come to MTI for your precision machining and fabrication, we ask that you just come tour our facility. We are proud of the products and services we offer, and we have the capacity to take on new customers.” To learn more about how MTI can help your business, contact Lucas at: lucas. mfgtek@att.net or visit mfgtechusa.com As a leading machine tool distributor, MMT Productivity provides machine tools, tooling & accessories, robots and related equipment for manufacturing in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, is committed to helping companies implement innovative solutions to meet manufacturing challenges and achieve a high standard of quality with superior results. To learn more about how MMT Productivity can help your business, visit mmtproductivity.com 29


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Build With Robots Debuts Its New Downtown Albuquerque Workspace As an automated disinfecting robot swept through Build With Robots’ new Downtown workspace, members of Albuquerque’s business community sat back and watched.The group gathered together as part of the Albuquerque company’s opening of its new facility. The robot, called Breezy One, has brought the startup publicity as demand for cleaning services increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. The move into the new facility, located at 429 Commercial St. NE, came after a state-backed expansion plan for Build With Robots was announced in March. As part of the expansion project, the company is set to grow to 24 employees within one year, with a total of 64 jobs created by the end of 2024. The expansion is backed by a $360,000 in Local Economic Development Act incentives, used as a closing fund to grow existing New Mexico businesses and recruit others to the state. Asked why Build With Robots chose to stay and expand in Albuquerque, CEO Chris Ziomek told Business First that “the changes in automation are really changing the economics and the calculus of how things are done and where they are done... the driving factors behind the manufacturing, or in our case disinfecting, is no longer going to be driven by low-cost labor markets” in lieu of other factors such as labor pools, raw material availability and energy production. Build With Robots is currently inching its way towards closing what it hopes will be a $4 million Series A investment round, which was just given a boost with an investment from the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, Business First reported. So far, its technology has seen a quick rise. The Breezy One robot has been deployed at the Albuquerque International Sunport, Electric Playhouse and St. Mary’s Catholic School, among other places. Rebecca Maestas-Sanchez, who is the principal of St. Mary’s Catholic School and was present at Wednesday’s event, previously said the robot costs about $20 per day to operate. Between the end of March 2020 and the end of March 2021, Build With Robots did about $1 million worth of Breezy One sales. Moving forward, Build With Robots sees opportunity in helping organizations disinfect large shared spaces frequently occupied by different people, such as schools and airports. In about 20 minutes, the robot can sanitize all of Electric Playhouse’s 24,000-square-foot facility at the West Bluff Shopping Center, Ziomek previously told Business First. By Collin Krabbe – Albuquerque Business First A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Nikola To Invest $50 Million In Cash, Stock Into Indiana Hydrogen Producer Nikola Corp. announced that it would invest $50 million with Wabash Valley Resources, a company that plans to build a hydrogen production facility in West Terre Haute, Indiana. Nikola) said the cash and stock investment will give it a 20% equity interest in the Indiana project that is expected to open by 2024. Nikola is planning on building two variants of its trucks; Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will come to market first followed by fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) that will incorporate hydrogen fuel cells, a less-established power source that Nikola is still developing. The company plans on making its first deliveries of Tre BEVs by the end of this year, but the hydrogen FCEVs are not expected to reach serial production until 2023. “The Wabash solution can generate electricity as well as hydrogen transportation fuel, which should provide the A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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flexibility to support future truck sales and hydrogen station rollout in the region. The expected efficiency of WVR’s clean hydrogen production should allow Nikola’s bundled truck lease, including fuel, service, and maintenance, to compete favorably with diesel.” Hydrogen gas does not emit carbon when it’s burned, but it produces much less energy than similar amounts of natural gas. Producing hydrogen cleanly at scale is a challenge for both Nikola and for the world at large. In January the company secured a special rate on electricity from APS, which it will need in large volumes in order to create hydrogen in a process called electrolysis. Wabash Valley Resources acquired the Indiana gasification plant in 2016 and is working to convert it into a hydrogen production facility, as well as carbon capture and sequestration site. In April, Charlotte, North Carolinabased Honeywell said that it would also be working on the carbon capture project. The plant plans to use solid waste byproducts like petroleum coke combined with biomass to produce hydrogen to be used as fuel while capturing carbon dioxide emissions and permanently storing them underground. The project is scheduled to break ground early next year and it will take about two years to build.

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Legislation Proposed To Create Credit For US Semiconductor Manufacturing Senate lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish an investment tax credit for domestic semiconductor manufacturing. The bill was introduced last month by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and follows the passing vote earlier this month by Senate lawmakers to pass the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which includes $52 billion in funding provision for semiconductor manufacturing, design and research. Called the Facilitating American-Built Semiconductors (FABS) Act, the legislation is the latest measure proposed in response to rising concerns about the technological dominance of China and supply chain weakness. In January, Congress enacted the CHIPS for America Act as part of the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes incentives for domestic

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semiconductor manufacturing and investments in chip research. Since then, industry groups, including the Semiconductor Industry Association, have called on leaders in Congress to enact an investment tax credit, such as the measures included in the legislation introduced on Thursday. According to research by the SIA and Boston Consulting Group, the share of global semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S. decreased from 39% in 1990 to 12% today. Among factors cited as driving the decline in market share are tax incentives issued by governments of other countries. Commenting on the move, SIA president and CEO John Neuffer said: “Boosting domestic chip manufacturing and research will keep America on top in semiconductors, which underpin the game-changing technologies of today and tomorrow.” After last year’s major troubles at Nikola that put its shares on a roller coaster ride and resulted in the company’s CEO resigning in September, some analysts were left wondering if the company would ever get to production. But last week another news outlet got to see Nikola’s prototype for itself. Freight Waves, a news website focused on the global supply chain, published a first ride review of the Tre BEV on June 16 after a test ride at a track somewhere in the Valley, highlighting the vehicles turning ability and high-tech interior. By Andy Blye – Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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


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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

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 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 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 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 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 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 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 OMAX Corp.___________800-838-0343 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330

METAL FINISHING EQUIPMENT Anodizing, Plating, Passivation Equipment Americhem Engineering___602-437-1188 INSPECTION EQUIP 3D Measurement Systems Ellison Machinery_______480-968-5335 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 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 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

Email/Skype jd.wogoman@datron.com

Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 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 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 75 • July / Aug 2021 • 75 Sept / Oct 2020


Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

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


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



Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 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

Don Loveless 181 Business Park Dr. Bristol, CT. 06010 www.gmnusa.com

Tel: 800-686-1679 Fax: 860-409-2552 Email: dloveless@gmnusa.com

ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 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_________800-562-8258 Adhesives S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 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 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 TSM Machinery_________ 602-233-3757 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 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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Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 BC Barfeeds___________ 562-243-4659 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Bellows Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Blast Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet__________ 882-243-9300 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Chip Conveyors Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Coolant Shields Ellison Machinery_________480-968-5335 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Coolant Systems Chip Removal Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Chuck Jaws Coolant Systems: Chillers Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Cutting Tools Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Chucks Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Overdrive Tech__________715-379-8399 Clamping S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Digital Readout Units CNC Lathe Accessories Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 CNC Collet Chucks Lone Arrow___________480-507-8074 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Collet Fixtures Draw Tubes & Bars Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162

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

Enclosures fo Machine Tools Lubricants / Systems Hennig_____________ 909-420-5796 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Fasteners S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Filtration Equip. Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 New Way Covers & Repair Qualichem, Inc._________480-320-0308 Hennig_ ______________909-420-5796 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Pallet Systems EDM Tooling Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 EDM Performance _______800-336-2946 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Filtermist Mist Collectors Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Parts Washing Equipment Gaskets D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Qualichem, Inc_________ 480-320-0308 Grinding Wheels S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Grippers Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Robot Accessories Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For 919-452-4535 SCHUNK_____________ Grinders Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Live Centers Sealants Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Live Tool Holders Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Spindles Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679

Static Tool Holders SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Tooling Columns Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 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 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 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


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


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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946


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

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL: brandon@vonruden.com

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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


Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Ron Muenchow rmuenchow@upmet.com Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292 14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638 www.upmet.com

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 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions 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 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959

Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 TW Metals____________ 800-203-8000 Brass Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Carbon Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Cast Iron Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Copper Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562

Michael Morace Sales Engineer – Arizona Cell: 602-513-6754 Toll Free: 888-554-8394 Fax: 888-554-8392 mmorace@tungaloyamerica.com

Tungaloy America, Inc.

3726 N. Ventura Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 www.tungaloy.com/us

Drill Rod Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Extrusions TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Metals Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176

Patti Robison General Manager

120 E. Corporate Place Ste #12 Chandler, AZ 85225 www,portplastics.com probison@portplastics.com


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Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 TW Metals____________ 800-203-8000 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Plastics- Acrylic/PVC, Tubing, Nylon, Many Others Port Plastics____________480-813-6118 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Stainless Steel Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200

Sean Arsenault

Account Manager Vero Software Part of Hexagon

The World’s #1 Manufacturing Solutions Provider • Production Milling • 4/5 Axis Milling


• Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn


Director of Business Operations

sean.arsenault@verosoftware.com www.verosoftware.com

Edward Merkle

General Manager

602-978-3130 1-800-689-8665


ttctime2@gmail.com www.ttcroundcutters.com 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ 85027

Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE Boring Bars The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Carbide Cutting Tools Consultants___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Clamping & Gripping Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Cutting Tools B&T Tool & Engineering_____ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130

T: +1 866-675-6551 x5432 M: +1 602-359-2530 F: +1 866-200-7791

p. 602.269.1775 f. 602.269.0542 1735 N. 28th Ave #1 Phoenix, AZ 85009

Tungaloy America_______ 310-415-4810 Reamers & Drills, PCD Cutting Tools: Custom Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 B&T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Horizon Carbide________ 480-968-0957 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 Precision Toolholding Tungaloy America_______ 310-415-4810 Products SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants___ 602-277-1342 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 LRW Cutting Tools______ 602-269-1775 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 Thread Mills The Tool Crib Inc._______ 602-978-3130 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Tungaloy America_______ 310-415-4810 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 End Mills Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Cutting Tools Consultants ____ 602-277-1342 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Tooling Systems The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Fixtures Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 PALLET SYSTEMS Form Tools Manual & Automatic Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 PRODUCTS Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Safety Glasses Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Inserts, Indexable Acieta______________402-650-8132 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Part Loading Systems Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 CAD/CAM Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Inserts, PCD/CBN Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Key Cutters The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Vero Software__________602-359-2530

chris@lrwtool.com www.lrwtool.com toll free 877.845.7940

Software, Inv. Control Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Software, Servicing Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 SERVICES Automation & Controls Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Banks Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 Banterra Bank__________480-770-0007 Tech Financial Services_____402-639-0475

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Main: Cell:

602.336.3451 480.239.7466

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jnash@phreedom.com www.phreedom.com Support: 602.336.3488

Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 GoYellowbird.com________ 480-229-2272 Contract Inspection Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Arizona CNC Equip_ _____ 480-615-6353 Contract Programming Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Calibration: Repair & Certify CNC Training Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Commercial General Contractor GateWay Community College__ 602-286-8050 KLM Realty___________602-723-3508 Crates/Pallets Consulting Beau’s Crates__________ 480-966-3630 Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 Craters & Freighters_______ 480-966-9929 BMSC______________480-445-9400 Crating Technology_______ 602-528-3628 Elevate Consulting________ 480-577-2113 Crating Onsite GoYellowbird.com________480-229-2272 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Beau’s Crates__________ 480-966-3630 Consulting:Business Improvement Craters & Freighters_______ 480-966-9929 Design Services Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 BMSC______________480-445-9400 Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Elevate Consulting________ 480-577-2113 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 FAA Repair/ Overhaul Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 FAA Repair / APUs Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 FAA Repair/ Aircraft Components Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 Facility Safety Hennig_____________909-420-5796 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust________480-905-2414 Banterra Bank__________ 480-770-0007 Tech Financial Services_____ 402-639-0475 Western Banks___________480-917-4243 HazMat Pachaging & Shipping Craters & Freighters_______ 480-966-9929 Heavyhaul Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services NFP Property & Casualty____ 480-458-6052 ISO9001 Certification KALOS Certifications_______ 480-486-8007 ISO/AS9100 Consulting Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200

BMSC_____________ 480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 ISO9001 Lead Auditor Training KALOS Certifications______ 480-486-8007 IT/ Network Specialists Onsite Technical Services___ 602-595-2227 Phreedom Technologies_____602-336-3451 IT/ Software Support Services Onsite Technical Services___ 602-595-2227 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust_______480-905-2414 Banterra Bank_________ 480-770-0007 KLM Realty__________ 602-723-3508 Tech Financial Services____ 402-639-0475 Western Banks__________480-917-4243 Lean Consulting Arizona MEP___________602-845-1200 BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Elevate Consulting________ 480-577-2113 Industrial Solutions______ 480-327-8949 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 Machinery Installation C&M Rigging_________ 602-253-8200

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Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Rigging C&M Rigging_________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving____ 602-246-8783 IRH_______________ 800-334-2409 ProLift Rigging_________480-267-1556 Safety Training GoYellowbird.com________480-229-2272

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Schools, Custom Training Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 AZPMAP_____________ 602-723-8191 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 GateWay Community College__602-286-8050



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Hampton Inn & Suites CNC and Conventional Since 1987 Specializing in Haas Machines Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center Tel: +1 480.577.2113 Phoenix, AZ Email: jackielord@elevateconsulting.llc

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EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Schools, Machining & The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809 “ Training Machine Retrofitting/CNC GateWay Community College__602-286-8050 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Shipping API Services___________ 757-223-4157 Craters & Freighters_______480-966-9929 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Transportation Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Contract Programming IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Transportation: Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Air/Freight/Ground Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 CNC Training IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Working Capital, Credit Lines Banterra Bank__________480-770-0007 GateWay Community College__ 602-286-8050 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 RECYCLING Barry Metals___________ 602-484-7186 Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Consolidated Resources Inc.___ 623-931-5009 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Maint/Repair Services REPAIR/DESIGN Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Bar Feeder Repair Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Machine Tool Rebuilding Atlas Machine Tool Repair____ 602-518-6590 Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 API Services___________ 757-223-4157 DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Bears Fix All___________480-238-3408 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809

White’s Niche Products_____602-290-9402 Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 API Services__________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 Atlas Machine Tool Repair____602-518-6590 DM Machine Repair______480-709-1450 D & R Machinery_______480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_______480-968-5335 The Werks C&C, Inc______602-569-1809

Industrial Solutions allowed us to find the potential in ourselves to become problem solvers. The training provided by ISI allowed employees of all experience levels to be empowered and knowledgeable regarding waste reduction and ways to share valuable input from different perspectives. We plan to build upon the foundation they provided and have true enthusiasm regarding the prospective gains to be realized.”

goyellowbird.com Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH________________ 800-334-2409 ProLift Rigging_________ 480-267-1556 Machinery Moving C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH________________ 800-334-2409 ProLift Rigging_________ 480-267-1556 Machinery Storage C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH________________ 800-334-2409 ProLift Rigging_________ 480-267-1556 Procurement Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Public Relations New Angle Media________ 602-295-1813 Marketing/ Web Design New Angle Media________ 602-295-1813 Real Estate, Commercial KLM Realty___________602-723-3508 Reverse Engineering BMSC______________ 480-445-9400 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131

M. Rollins Corporate HR Manager Benefits, Training & Dev. Hopkins Mfg. Corp.

Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______602-569-1809 Repair - Portable Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Repair /Maintenace Robots Acieta______________402-650-8132 Spindle Rebuilding GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 SERVICES/MARKETING/DESIGN Photography Takashi Sato___________ 602-790-3160 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes 21622 North 14th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027-2806 www.axiantech.com 623-580-0800

Danyelle Vigari Customer Service

Direct: 623-889-0725 Cell: 623-418- 1831 sales@axiantech.com

Moore Tool & Die________602-909-6697 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Castings: Prototype Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Castings: Production Clean Room Assembly AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 COATING

ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477

Faustson_____________303-420-7422 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 ASSEMBLY AAE_______________928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 MAKstride____________928-460-6054

Fixtures: Assembly Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Delta Technology________480-867-6320 BAR CODING

Sensing Solutions Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Thermo Couples Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-967-2501 Bending: CNC AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432

Arizona Finishing________602-438-4443

Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311

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 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Coating: Dry Film Lube

BROACHING Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Apache Gear, Inc________623-934-7144 Coating: Cerakote CASTINGS Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 WESTERN CAST PARTS LLC Steve Whisel

Field Sales & Engineering

4024 E. Casitas Del Rio Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85050 Phone: (480) 284-6618 Cell: (480) 250-9764 Email: swcastings@cox.net A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Powder Coating Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____ 602-863-3196 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Plasma Cutting Big O Metals_ _ _________ 480-477-9182 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Coating: Liquid Tube Laser Cutting Collins Metal Finishing____ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Turret Punching _ ____801-972-2146 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Coating: Nickel/Teflon DIE CASTING COIL PROCESSING Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc CUTTING Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. DIES Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 The Metal Man_________ 800-448-9448 Precision Die & Stamp’g____ 480-967-2038 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Bandsaw Cutting Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 CNC Router AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Die Cutting PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Coating:Passivation Laser Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Milco ______________ 714-373-0098

Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665 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 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665 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 Arizona Wire & Tool________480-813-1002


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Caleb T. Kratz

Simulation Product Specialist Southwest Territory Manager

MOBILE: 713-252-2784



Autodesk, Inc. Houston, TX 77459 www.autodesk.com


Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

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

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 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 AZMF Precision__________602-476-7477 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Wrico______________480-892-7800 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 ENGINEERING/ Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600 PROGRAMMING K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 FABRICATION: SHEET METAL Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 DIFFERENT



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


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A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly




3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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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 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


Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600 Craig Roth



Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly


3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040

Phone: (602)243-4329

Cell: (602)370-5777 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544


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Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400


Craig Roth

President/C.O.O. TMM Precision _________ 800-448-9448

Weiser Engineering_______ Spring & Manufacturing303-280-2778 Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

Fabrication: 3325 Steel East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600 Phone: (602)243-4329 SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

Cell: (602)370-5777

FINISHING Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 AZMF Precision__________ 602-476-7477 Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Louie’s Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278


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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



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 Stripping Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 FIXTURES Blaze Precision________ 480-584-5227 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163


Apache Gear, Inc_______ 623-934-7144 Abrasive Blasting Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 GRINDING Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Dry Film Lubrication AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 Electro-Polishing Grindworks___________623-582-5767 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Glass Bead Clean Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Phoenix Grinding________602-437-8401 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 FOUNDRY Gun Finishing AATC______________ 602-268-1467 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 Shaw Precision________ 480-785-4925 Louie’s Gun Finishing______ 602-257-0530 GASKETS Passivation Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 Sun Grinding_________ 602-238-9595 CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 GEAR CUTTING Coating Technologies_____ _623-242-9575 Air Gear____________ 602-275-7996 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701

Grinding, Blanchard Sun Grinding__________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless (OD) Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____602-588-2869 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Shaw Precision_________480-785-4925 Sun Grinding__________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701


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

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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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Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Heat Treating Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751

Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing__ ___623-780-4100 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical 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 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Tool & Cutter CTE________________ 800-783-2400

Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding…Gear/Spline Gun Drilling Air Gear_____________ 602-275-7996 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Grinding: ID/OD HEAT TREATING Air Gear_____________ 602-275-7996 ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Controlled Thermal Tech’y____ 602-272-3714 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Heat Treating Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Grinding: Surface Heat Treating/NADCAP Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432


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HONING/LAPPING Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Paramount Honing & Machine_ 480-577-9774 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 HYDRO FORMING F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Mobile PartMarking Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 TechMark____________480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 INSPECTION Calibration Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol_____ 480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002

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

Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400


Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774

 info@paramounthoning.com

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


Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Tech Five Machining______ 480-699-4856 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Machining: Aerospace Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 AATC______________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 MACHINING ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Machining: 3D ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 Machining: Contract L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Aero Design & Mfg______ 602-437-8080 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Evans Precision Machining___623-581-6200 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 Group Mfg Serv.________ 480-966-3952 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Faustson_____________303-420-7422 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Industrial Tool Die & Eng____ 520-745-8771 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 JDB Ltd_____________602-992-9627 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 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 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 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


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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 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 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 HPMP______________801-619-9850 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 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________520-792-3160 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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

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 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 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 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Machining: Milling - Long Part Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Machining: MultiSwiss ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Machining Plastic Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957

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East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 JDB Ltd_____________602-992-9627 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC__ ______480-239-8254 AAE______________ 928-772-9887 AATC ______________602-268-1467 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________480-569-3337 Auer Precision__________480-834-4637 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___480-967-2501 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551

CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021

Jon Schaeffer Office: Mobile: E-Mail: Web:


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

Genesis Precision________602-687-9600 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 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 JWB Manufacturing_______480-967-4600 LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______602-267-7575 Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 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 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

Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 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 CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Yvonne Schaeffer 602-687-9600 JDBOffice: Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Mobile: 602-430-8652 E-Mail: yvonne@genesisprecisionaz.com MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 Web: www.genesisprecisionaz.com Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 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 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 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 Avery 5371 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 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411

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

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


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 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 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 RMG Machining_________ 623-582-6544 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340

ISO/IEC 17025

StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Mach: Turning CNC 3D Machine LLC_ _______480-239-8254 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 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 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 K-2 Mfg_____________602-455-9575 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591

RM Garrison Mach’ing_ __623-582-6544 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 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 HPMP______________801-619-9850 JB’s Precision Ind_______ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 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 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 A Z MANUFACTURING • 90 • July / Aug 2021 2

AZMF Precision_________602-476-7477 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 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


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 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

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

Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453

Painting& Blast Booths STP Performance Coating LLC_ 602-276-1231

MOLDS AAE_______________ 928-772-9887

Phosphate Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575

JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600

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Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090

Quality Mold___________480-892-5480

Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130

Molds: Construction AAE_______________ 928-772-9887

Sandblast/Automated Capital Metal Finishing____ 520-884-7473

JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600

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

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Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 POLISHING Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PRODUCTION Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 PRODUCTS Industrial Thermocouples Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 PUNCHING Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Group Manufacturing Serv___480-966-3952 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778

SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580 SPRINGS Custom Springs Compression/Extension/ Assembly/Torsion Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.___ 412-458-4831 Flat and Wire Springs Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.___ 412-458-4831 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 STAMPING A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Precision Die & Stamping____480-967-2038 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775

Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 SAW CUTTING Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 SINTERING Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Western Sintering________509-375-3096 Precision Metal Forming A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 SPINNING: Metal Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 K-2 Mfg_____________602-455-9575 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917

Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550

Waterjet, 5-Axis TUBING Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 Assembly Formed Tubing Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Testing: Turbine Instrumentation Service & Sales_________ 480-968-9084 Waterjet, Multi head Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 Formed Tubing

Waterjet, High Press. Cutting THERMAL SPRAY AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Bolts Metallizing - CWST___602-244-2432 Tube Bending /Fabrication Stamping: Aerospace Controlled Thermal Tech’y____ 602-272-3714 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 WASHERS A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580 K-zell Metals, Inc.________ 602-232-5882 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Service & Sales_________ 480-968-9084 THREADING Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Thread Grinding WIRE FORMS Tube Laser Cutting/ Fabrication Stamping: Deep Draw Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.___ 412-458-4831 Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 WATERJET CUTTING Stamping Design Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 ThreadRolling AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925 Stamping Flat Forming Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 WELDING SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 TOOL & DIE East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Stamping: Precision 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Flow International _______ 800-446-3569 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Stamping: Progressive Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 M3 (Modern Metal Masters)__ 623-233-7932 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Die & Tooling Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Marusiak LLC__________ 480-318-8883 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 TESTING Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453

Wrico______________480-892-7800 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure CAP ______________602-464-9629 Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 TOOLING Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580

FutureWeld___________602-437-2426 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 Group Mfg. Serv_________480-966-3952 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Continental Machining___ 800-777-2483 Quality Measurement Services_ 970-413-2438 Weiser/Mile High Precision___303-280-2778 Cutting Edge Mfg_______ 480-609-7233 Consulting Services K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 Welding: Enclosures FutureWeld___________ 602-437-2426 Quality Measurement Services_ 970-413-2438 K-zell Metals, Inc._______ 602-232-5882 Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Welding: Design K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

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3D Machine...................................82 CopperState Nut & Bolt............................75 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace.............84 Craters & Feighters...............................37,80 AAE........................................ ..18,91 Crating Tech.................................................72 Abrams Airborne Mfg..............................85 D & R Mchy...........................7,65,73,74,79 ABS Metallurgical..................................53,86 DATRON......................................................75 ACC Machinery..........................................73 Davis Metals ...................................16,92 Accutech.........................................................88 DCM Tech.............................................74 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co..................93 Delta Technology.................................74 Acieta...............................................................73 Desert Precision MF...........................84 Adams Machinery..........................49,73,96 DM Machine Repair...........................80 Advanced Precision...................................80 DMG Mori.........................................................73 Aero Spring & Mfg.....................................84 Dynamic Machine...................................25,86 Aero Tech.......................................................89 East Valley Precision......................................89 Air Gear..........................................................86 Ebbco Inc...............................................74 Alerus...............................................................13 Echols Saw & Supply.......................... 73 AllFab Engineering.....................................85 Edge Technologies.............................. 76 Alpha Machine.............................................91 EDM Network................................47,77 American Aerospace (AATC)...............83 EDM Perform Access........................ 78 American Tools & Metals...................74,75 EDM Tech.............................................84 Americhem Engineering..........................75 Elevate Consulting...............................81 ANEWCO....................................................88 Ellison Machinery......................5,57,73,75,77 Apache Gear..................................................85 Empire Precision Mach.....................89 Apache Steel...................................................77 Enterprise Manufacturing................90 Arizona CNC..........................9,69,73,76,78 EPSI..........................................................91 Arizona Finishing.......................................86 Evans Precision Mach’g...................... 85 Arizona MEP.....................................68,81 F&B Manufacturing........................... 86 Arizona Tool Steel.......................................78 Falcon Engineering........................63,92 Arizona Wire & Tool.................... .............93 Fast DMS................................................81 ATEC Engineering......................................93 Faustson.................................................82 ATF Aerospace............................................88 Field Calibrations................................79 Athena 3D.....................................................54 Fine Line Fabricating Inc.................. 85 Atlas Machine Tool Repair.......................81 Fine Line Laser Cutting......................91 Auer Precision...............................................85 Flex-Pro.............................................68,89 AutoDesk.......................................................84 Foresight Finishing.............................92 Autoline..........................................................58 Freedom Fabricating..........................54 Avtek................................................................88 Frontier Group................................14,91 Axian Technology......................................82 Galaxy International...........................80 AxisWorks...............................................44-45 GateWay Comm College...50-51,60,80 Ayers Gear & Machining..........................71 Geiger Electric Inc...............................74 AZ Metals................................................56,76 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.................................59,87 Banterra Bank...................1,2,34-36,81 Global Superabrasives (GSA)..........79 Barton International ...........................48,76 GMN USA............................................ 76 BC Barfeeds...................................................75 Grindworks........................................... 83 Bears Fix All...................................................81 Group Manufacturing.......................84 Beau’s Crates.................................................80 Hennig.................................................... 76 BEL Machining...........................................84 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding......84 BID Machine, Inc.......................................84 HK Machining..................................... 88 Big O Metals...........................................58,84 Horizon Carbide..................................82 Blaze Precision..............................................83 Hunter Machine Moving.............24,80 Blue Streak Grinding...........................64,85 Hurco.........................................................7 BMSC........................................................70,83 Ind. Metal Supply...........................63,78 Bolts Metallizing-CWST..........................83 Ind.Tool Die...........................................87 Bralco Metals..........................................76,77 Industrial Electric Inc.........................74 Bystronic Inc................................................74 Industrial Solutions..............................81 C&M Rigging.........................................55,81 Infinisys.............................................83,87 Capital Metal Finishing.............................91 IPE Aerospace.................................61,90 Cassavant CAP.......................................38,93 IPG......................................................... .86 Cassavant Machining...............................90 IRH..........................................................82 Challenger Aerospace................................87 ISI World...........................................62,81 ChemResearch(CRC).........................10,87 ITDE........................................................87 CIS....................................................................82 J&W Manufacturing..........................89 Cleveland Electric Labs............................89 J B’s Prec Ind............................. ............87 CNC Pros..............................30-31,73,75,77 Jacquet West..........................................78 Coast Aluminum.................................22,77 Jaguar Precision Machine.................90 Coastal Metals........................................12,78 Jan’s Inc...................................................88 Coating Tech........................................ 73,83 JD Machine............................................82 Collins Metal Finishing.............................83 JDB Ltd...................................................86 Consolidated Resources....................46,80 Jemelco Inc.............................................80 Continental Machining............................88 K D Capital............................................ 73 Controlled Thermal...................................86 K-2 Manufacturing..............................91 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 94 • July / Aug 2021 2

K-Zell Metals, Inc.................................92 KALOS Certifications.........................81 KLK Inc...................................................88 Kloeckner Metals................................. 77 Klontech Metrology............................73 Kremer Precision.....................................8 KTR Machine........................................74 Kurt Manufacturing Co......................78 Kyocera....................................................76 L&W Machine Co............................... 87 Landmark Solutions............................55 LAUBE Technology............................. 77 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.........................................27,85,92 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.........................................32,91,93 Micropulse West...................................82 Midaco Corp.........................................83 Milco........................................................83 Mistras (Semiray)............................52,83 Mitutoyo............................................57,75 MLC CAD Systems.............................80 MoldWORX...........................................91 Moore Tool & Die................................84 Moore Tool & Equip...........................75 Morsch Machine..................................82 MP Systems............................................76 Manufacturing Technologies Inc.....66-67 NAI Horizon.........................................63 National Grinding & Mfg..................85 Nelson Engineering....................... 63,84 New Angle Media.................................81 Newport Tool........................................93 NFP Property & Casualty..................80 North-South .........................21,73,74,76 Onsite Technical Services....................81 Osborn Products.............................83,85 Overdrive Tech......................................74 P4 Swiss Lindel...................................... 87 Paragon Machining & Design..........89 Paramount Honing Machine............ 87 PAS (Standard Aero).................... 71,92 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............................................78 Powill Mfg..............................................86 PPE Engineering..................................93 Precision Aerospace.............................93 Precision Die & Stamping............ 43,82 Productivity, MMT.........................33,73 ProLift Rigging.................................41,81 Qualichem, Inc.......................................77

Quality Improvement Consulting..........81 Quality Measurement Services................93 Quality Mold...........................................85 R&D Gage.................................................26 Renishaw..............................................23,75 RMG Machining...............................26,85 RMSS............................. ............................90 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..........................20,91 Specialty Turn Products (STP).......40,90 SPRINGWORKS Utah........................93 Standard Aero/ PAS.........................71,92 Starrett.......................................................76 StarRex Precision....................................88 Star Metal Fluids.........................19,76-80 Stellar Industrial......................................75 Stevens Engineering..............................77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing.............84 Sun Grinding............................... 29,78,85 Sun Tech....................................................92 Superior Grinding............................39,86 Systems Integrators......................................83 TCI Precision....................................................6 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..............................84 Total Quality Sys.....................................77 Tube Service.............................................77 Tungaloy America..................................78 Turul Engineering..................................81 TVT Die Casting..............................64,85 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.................................92 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...................17,75 Whitley Machine ........................28,85 Wrico....................................................43,84 Yellowbird.com........................................81 Zeiss Metrology......................................74


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5-AXIS. UNLIMITED POSSIBILITY. Make the leap with the DVF Series.

There’s no better 5-axis starting point than Doosan’s DVF Series. These machines were born for complex work, whether it’s small medical parts or large aerospace components. The right 5-axis machine is an immediate difference-maker. With the DVF 5000, 6500, 8000 and 8000T (with added turning function), you’ll be set. Single setups, more accuracy and added shop capability are all a lock. Let’s get started.


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