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Cover One year ago the fear of a deadly virus came home to roust, everywhere we turned; we were indoctrinated with fear data on death and the prelude thereof. In our minds-memory we were West Coast Edition Cover : TCI Precision evaluating past flu illness and yes we had memories of an old Metals Serving the Precision Manufacturing relative not making it past the pneumonia stage of their latter Industry with Precision Perfect Blanks! years. We never got the shot, we just always missed the bullet, and when the bug did come around we swatted it with an off the shelf med that helped us sleep it away. Announcements/Releases.................... 6-14 Just a month prior to the big scare or realization that there was Feature Articles......................................1,16 a new Spanish type of flu out there, my spouse and I were at a Buyers Guide Equipment Services......32-38 manufacturing trade show, shaking hands, exchanging business Buyers Guide Processes.......................39-45 cards, and talking with humans much closer than a 6 feet distance apart. Not many believed the Card Gallery.........................................32-45 New-Flu was like the new killer bees that have long since invaded our country and could sting us Index Of Advertisers................................46 all to an early grave. But in April of 2020 the experts anticipated we were all going to have a hard Editorial................................... Throughout time holding on to our lives. Some of us feared so bad we hoarded things that would have never Published by: been imaginable and some of us scratched our heads and looked for data to support the big fear A2Z Manufacturing West Coast and the big media bomb of fear, but we survived, some untouched, some asystematic, some with PUBLISHERS/EDITORS severe flu symptoms. Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly Kim@A2ZManufacturing.com The big heartache for most was the separation from family, loved ones, friends, and close business

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics Mind-controlled prosthetics, an AI model that explains itself, and superstrong diamonds that have been shocked, shocked in the lab.This is the beginning of some beautiful science. Brown professor Arto Nurmikko’s lab developed the Brown Wireless Device used in the BrainGate trial. Image credit: Brown University. What is it? Researchers in Rhode Island have demonstrated a highbandwidth wireless brain-computer interface. “With this system, we’re able to look at brain activity, at home, over long periods in a way that was

nearly impossible before,” said Leigh Hochberg, an engineering professor at Brown University. “This will help us to design decoding algorithms that provide for the seamless, intuitive, reliable restoration of communication and mobility for people with paralysis.” Why does it matter? For people with severe paralysis, who may be “locked in” or unable to speak, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) can be life-changing. These assistive technologies enable users to type on computers, use tablet apps and control robotic prosthetic limbs with brain signals instead of body movements.While there has been progress toward wireless BCIs, their low bandwidths are slower and less accurate. Now, a consortium from Brown, Stanford and Case Western Reserve universities and partners have developed BrainGate, the first highbandwidth wireless BCI to match the fidelity of existing wired interfaces. (GE Research previously partnered with BrainGate on Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s research.) How does it work? Today’s BCIs typically rely on wired networks for speed and accuracy, which leaves users physically tethered to these electronic devices. But in the new design, “the unit sits on top of a user’s head and connects to an electrode array within the brain’s motor cortex using the same port used by wired systems,” Brown University said in a statement. Brown professor and study lead author John Simeral says “the only difference is that people no longer need to be physically tethered to our equipment, which opens up new possibilities in terms of how the system can be used.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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MICRO-TRONICS – MORE THAN JUST AN EDM SHOP Announcements & Releases Great Attitudes Inspire

3D’s Setup Technician, the one who changes out the molds in the injection molding machines and sets up the next mold for production.

In the best of times – in the worst of times – manufacturing can be challenging, and the year 2020 dealt some tough times across the board. No one will dispute that fact.The bright spot, or brightest spots amid all the uncertainty, turmoil, and chaos of 2020 are those individuals with indomitable spirits, who retain their positive perspectives, and refuse to yield to traumatic situations no matter how dire the outlook.

In talking with Henry’s fellow employees, I heard the same story – he just has that great attitude and is willing to help when a need presents itself. Henry has been with 3D for only one year – only one year to make a positive impression on his coworkers. Great Attitudes Inspire! Congratulations Henry!

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Good attitudes get noticed. Great attitudes inspire. Every year 3D Plastics in Newberg, Oregon recognizes an inspirational employee. Their employees are asked to name the employee who most inspired them during the past year. This is not a popularity contest but rather a recognition of an individual who lifts spirits, one who is aware of their work environment and willing to help without being asked, one who is grateful for their position and fellow employees. Sound too good to be true? Not so much. Meet Henry Pepinos! Having an opportunity to meet Henry several weeks ago, I found him to be an affable young man with the sparkle of joy in his eyes. Henry Pepinos is A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Just as an FYI, 3D is looking for people who would be excited working in a positive environment. If you reside in the west Portland, Tigard, Sherwood, McMinville, or Newberg areas of Oregon, give them a look – 3D Plastics is hiring! For more information about 3D Plastics, visit www.3DPlastics.com or phone 503.537.0979. If you have a need for injection molding services call 503.537.0979 or email info@3D-Plastics.com. 3D Plastics 2701 E. 2nd St., Newberg, OR 97132.

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Making the Right Moves

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Alex, with his broad background and familiarity with lean manufacturing, will be an integral part of the introduction and installation of Flatline’s new quality management system. He will also be enhancing relationships with long term customers, developing new, and seasonal business, as well as developing an archive of past custom projects for sales and marketing purposes.

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The second move for 2021 was onboarding Alex Dombroski, Flatline’s new Sales Manager. Welcome Alex! Originally a resident of Ann Arbor, MI, he graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in advertising. A former business owner, well seasoned over the years, Alex has held management positions mostly in the action sports industry, both home and abroad. Alex brings a wealth of sales, marketing, product development, and process improvement experience to his new role. His arrival at Flatline is well timed, not only developing new business, but also driving unsurpassed customer service. He sees an opportunity to take Flatline to new levels of growth and excellence with peerless quality and attention to both existing and future customers’ needs.

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Flatline Fabrication Inc., a young and growing company in Portland, OR, made two strategic moves this year. The first move: Flatline will be rolling out a new Quality Management System designed expressly for their unique business model and customer base. The system not only contains enhanced manufacturing quality procedures but integrates procedures for customers’ first contact. Much of Flatline’s contracted work is custom. Information and project requirements must be clearly defined up front to ensure quotes are accurate and customer expectations are addressed. When the project is won, the requirements and timelines will be articulately communicated to the manufacturing floor with station-to-station quality plans and check lists. The new quality system will be integrated over the next six months.

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One Voice Files Comments with U.S. Senate on Workforce, Apprenticeships On April 9, NTMA and PMA under OneVoice filed comments with the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee in response to their request for input on the following areas as they look at passing National Apprenticeship Act, WIOA, and Higher Education Act bills this year: how to enhance or improve workforce training in direct relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery, including ways to address workforce needs of the health care and public health sectors; • •

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You can find the comments filed with the Senate Committee here. One Voice believes the federal government should take a holistic approach to workforce training to meet the varying needs of employers, and manufacturers specifically. This involves engaging the youth at the earliest possible age, utilizing the coordinated resources of all stakeholders, and having a committed pathway for career opportunities with incentives for the individual, educators, and employers to promote manufacturing and innovation. A recent survey conducted in January 2021 with 85 respondents averaging 64 employees shows that 86% currently have an open skilled position with 94% reporting challenges recruiting qualified employees, including 48% facing severe challenges. The U.S. House passed a bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act earlier this year, an update to a law not changed since 1937. One Voice is lobbying lawmakers who in the Senate hope to begin moving workforce development legislation through committee in the coming months.

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However, some areas are seeing prices rise, both as a consequence of supply chain snarls and increasing demand as consumers resume daily life with COVID-19 less of a threat, according to the central bank’s beige book survey. In the period from late February to early April, economic activity increased to “a moderate pace,” while “consumer spending strengthened” and “manufacturing activity expanded further” with half of the Federal Reserve’s districts “citing robust growth,” the survey said. “Outlooks were more optimistic than in the previous report, boosted in part by an acceleration in Covid-19 vaccinations,” it added.

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Arcimoto expects to produce 500 vehicles this year, more than four times what it did last year, the company said Wednesday as it reported 2020 results after the market closed. Further out, CEO Mark Frohnmayer pegged October 2022 for the start of production at a new factory in Eugene, counted on to boost capacity to 50,000 vehicles annually.That’s a couple of months beyond the August 2022 date implied when he announced the plan last summer. The company is betting the scale-up will help it drive down the cost of its three-wheeled electric vehicle toward a long-term goal of $11,900 from a current base price of $17,900, boosting demand. A series of stock sales in 2020 gave Arcimoto financial breathing room to pursue that vision: On Wednesday, it reported $39.5 million in cash on hand as of Dec. 31, compared to $5.8 million a year earlier. The pandemic hurt production capacity, first by shutting down the plant for several weeks and then by causing supply-chain disruptions. Supply chain lurks as a challenge this year, the company said, but it built four vehicles Wednesday, demonstrating what it can do when parts are on hand, and it aims to be to five by the end of the year. Frohnmayer doesn’t see operations “flipping positive” until 2023, he said. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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4/6/2020 2:04:17 PM Given that, the company hopes to meet its capital needs and largely avoid dilution with a low-interest loan through a U.S. Department of Energy program for advanced technology vehicle manufacturing. Frohnmayer said that application, talked about in earnest for nearly a year, could be made in the coming days. By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal

Origin Materials Announces Partnership With Plastic Manufacturer Packaging Matters W e s t Sacramento chemical and green technology c o m p a ny O r i g i n Materials has announced a n o t h e r partnership with an end user company to bring Origin’s zero-carbon plastic to market quickly. The new agreement is with Visalia-based Packaging Matters, which makes packaging products for fresh fruits, vegetables and salads. “By partnering with Origin Materials and purchasing sustainable carbon-negative PET plastic, we are one step closer to achieving our

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GE TURNS 129 TODAY GE turns 129 today, and the spirit of curiosity, innovation and problemsolving that animated its founders Thomas Edison and Elihu Thomson is still very much in the air. GE Healthcare is one example. Its history has mirrored the meteoric pace of advances within medical science — from the first X-ray machines built by Thomson, to CT and MRI scans, ultrasound and virtual care systems that use artificial intelligence. “You go back to Edison,” says Mike Barber, who has spent four decades at GE Healthcare and now serves as GE’s chief diversity officer. “There’s resilience. It’s just about trying to better understand: What do patients need, what do our customers need and what can we do from a technology perspective to create it and make it better.” Leveraging intelligence: Barber believes the next 10 years could produce bigger gains in healthcare than the past 30. Just last year, for example, GE Healthcare partnered with a U.K. consortium led by the University of Oxford to devise software tools that can analyze medical imaging, laboratory and clinical data to help predict which patients stand the greatest risk of developing severe respiratory distress, a key cause of mortality for people suffering from COVID-19. “There are just all kinds of benefits by combining the technology, leveraging AI and using the biological information around the patient,” Barber says. “How diseases are being treated and patients are being diagnosed is going to continue to evolve and improve.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The Virus Hunters: A Tiny Sensor In GE Development Could Enable Smartphones To Detect COVID-19 Coronavirus One of the most daunting aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic involves tracking the spread of the microscopic, airborne coronavirus causing the disease. But what if you could spot its presence via your smartphone? It’s not as farfetched as it sounds. GE researchers are working on a sensor smaller than a fingertip that could find viruses and pathogens in the air. Led by Radislav Potyrailo, a principal scientist at GE Research in Niskayuna, NewYork, the team received a two-year research grant from the National Institutes of Health to build the tiny device. The group’s success could mean that, in the future, smartphones and smartwatches equipped with such sensors could help users detect not only the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19, but potentially other pathogens and irritants. “One of the first lines of defense against any virus is avoiding exposure, which is easier said than done when you can’t see it,” Potyrailo says. “Through our project with the NIH, we are developing a sensor small enough to embed in a mobile device that could detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The project will draw on GE’s years of experience with developing industrial sensors that can detect minute amounts of gasses and chemicals in the environment in the presence of dust and other common chemical and biological contaminants. Like a digital bloodhound, the technology is programmed to isolate and identify a specific pathogen while excluding the interference of other particles. “The holy grail is to detect a single virus particle,” Potyrailo says. The finished project will produce a microchip smaller than a dime with nanowells, or tiny pores, that can only be activated by a particular molecule — in this case, a molecule from the coronavirus causing COVID-19. “In each of those nanowells there are bioreceptors that are designed to recognize only the virus particle they were designed for,” Potyrailo says. “If some flu particle or pollen or bacterium appears, it won’t be recognized. It’s like a lock and key.” The team’s goal is to build a chip able to determine the amount of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the sample. This is important because this socalled “viral load” can affect the severity of the illness and its outcome. While the goal of this project is to make a small sensor, the technology could also be applied in larger machines to detect the presence of germs and viruses in expansive settings, such as factories, classrooms and food processing facilities.

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of their experiments. Potyrailo, whose background is in optoelectronic engineering, also finds inspiration in nature. In an earlier project, he and his research team studied the ridges on the wings of iridescent Morpho butterflies to understand how they absorb and bend light. They used the observations to make a special film for Homeland Security that detected toxic chemicals.

GE Research Covid Coronavirus Sensor PotyrailoGE researchers are working on a sensor smaller than a fingertip that could find viruses and pathogens in the air. Image credit: GE Research. Top image credit: Getty Images. Potyrailo came to the U.S. in 1993 from Ukraine to study analytical chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington. He has visited scientific libraries from Moscow to Manhattan and corresponded with scientists all over the world, all in the name of curiosity. “It’s all about finding the knowledge that is out there and then building a bridge to the future,” he says. “A day in the library is worth a year in the lab.” He likes to pore over the footnotes of scientific journal articles looking for details about how others have tried and failed — or succeeded — and the nuances

His most recent achievement is an improvement on gas sensors, which alert people to the presence of dangerous chemicals for industrial safety. Small as a grain of rice and impervious to changes in temperature, these new gas sensors could be used someday in drones or in wearable applications to help keep people, labs, and factories safe. Last May, the discovery made the cover of the journal Nature Electronics. The inspiration for his coronavirus sensor came from the extent of the pandemic’s impact on the world. “Societal need for me was the biggest driver,” Potyrailo says. He notes that other global crises, such as World Wars I and II, have led to advancements in analytical instruments — such as mustard gas detectors — as scientists have sought to meet new needs brought on by the fighting. “It’s the beginning of the journey,” he says. “We are grateful that we have this opportunity.” Daniel Kruger, Dorothy Pomerantz A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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The approach, while new to the defense market, has undergone 50 years of continual optimization. It’s perfected to the point that Spirit AeroSystems manages the entire production system of fully integrated 787 composite fuselages, demonstrating that its engineers have mastered the production of the critical flight structures – fabricating major composite components at production scale – in a highly competitive market. Even through all of this, Spirit still had the capacity to fabricate three million parts annually throughout the world and offer in-house parts production for any supplier, any time. Having the right manufacturing techniques, machines and tools capable of reaching a high rate on a composite structure, paired with the right approach to manufacture advanced materials and a relentless drive to optimize, means success in designing and modeling fully integrated thermal protection systems. And with the full range of capabilities enabling the industry from concept to delivery, Spirit AeroSystems is adept at taking prototypes and low-volume programs and creating solutions for high-rate production.

Managing risks to move from prototype to production at scale, quickly and affordably Wi t h i t s e x t e n s i ve program management exper tise, Spirit AeroSystems has the ability and processes to manage risks at every turn, and that begins in the concept and design stage. Spirit designs for manufacturability, using a big-picture overview of the entire process to ensure time and cost investments result in designs that can be manufactured affordably at scale. It’s this type of approach – identifying issues at the onset – that will transform hypersonic prototypes into full-scale weaponry. To illustrate: When considering material selection for thermal protection systems, engineers at Spirit AeroSystems not only consider performance expectations for the application, but they also evaluate buying, storing, producing, inspecting, assembling, joining and machining as part of the selection process. Designing for manufacturability also integrates the process so materials aren’t treated as a separate subsystem. Rather, they are combined with and designed for optimal performance in application while setting the stage for also being the most efficient to manufacture. The result is the ability to deliver a highly engineered and optimized solution while mitigating risks in hypersonic programs. Creating efficiencies with affordability, schedule, volume and speed-to-market throughout the entire supply process. Investing in research, development and technology to power tomorrow With the extreme complexities associated with producing hypersonic capable weapons, the future is in next generation high temperature materials and composites. Finding new ways to create and optimize fiber architectures, better characterization and prediction of material responses, more integration of applications, active thermal management and even more advanced manufacturing practices. With heavy investments in research, development and technology, Spirit AeroSystems has been at the forefront of every aerospace material advancement – from metallic structures to the latest generation of composites. The company’s focus on research and technology moves materials into the manufacturing process faster, enabling continual advancements in hypersonic weaponry. A culture of success: Winning the hypersonic weapons race Spirit AeroSystems has proven time and again that its commitment lies in getting the job done efficiently and affordably, and its people will go to great lengths to do so. They take pride in being able to deliver their products on time and with quality as expected. And in doing so, earn the trust and respect of their partners. Spirit AeroSystems is poised to continually deliver a competitive edge in the race to hypersonic weapons.


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manufacturing and our industrial strength, and a big piece of that is centred around the idea that when we use taxpayer money to rebuild America we buy American,” said a Biden administration official. “We support American jobs, union jobs.” Mr Biden is expected to order an increase in domestic content requirements for federal contracts, a $600bn industry, as well as crack down on waivers that are routinely allowed for the use of foreign suppliers. Administration officials said Mr Biden would also reiterate his support for the Jones Act, which requires goods shipped within the US to be transported on American vessels. They say this could help “invest in building offshore renewable energy and put Americans to work doing it”. US allies in Europe have long pressed Washington to repeal the Jones Act to allow greater competition in the shipping sector. Mr Biden’s arrival in the White House has been broadly welcomed by America’s western allies and some of his early actions have been cheered. These include the decisions to rejoin the Paris climate accords, halt US withdrawal from the World Health Organization and scrap the entry ban on citizens of several Muslim-majority countries. One exception was his decision to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline connecting the US with Canada, which triggered unhappiness north of the US border, particularly in the energy-producing western provinces.

Biden Set For ‘Buy American’ Push To Boost Domestic Manufacturing US president Joe Biden is set to tighten “buy American” provisions as part of a push to boost domestic manufacturing, in a move that risks straining relations with key US allies. Mr Biden is expected to order an increase in domestic content requirements for federal procurement contracts, following a campaign pledge to boost the US manufacturing industry as he aimed to outflank Donald Trump in key swing states. However, America’s top trading partners and strategic allies, including Canada and a number of European countries, have long complained that buy American measures are a protectionist attempt to shut out their multinationals from the US economy. Biden administration officials laid out the changes to US federal procurement rules in a call with reporters, saying it marked an effort to rebuild “the backbone of America”. “[Mr Biden] believes that we can rebuild the vitality of American A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Mr Biden’s early move on procurement is also likely to be criticised in the capitals of several US allies, including Canada, because it will cement concerns that the new administration is not interested in returning to an agenda of liberalisation in trade and investment, after four years of Mr Trump’s trade wars. He also said tighter procurement could help build the resilience of US supply chains, given the weaknesses that emerged during the pandemic, so “we are never put in a position where we are reliant on countries who don’t share our interests to deliver critical materials”. By: James Politi – Financial Times

Electric Plane Notches Design Award For Sleek Aircraft Interior The futuristic Eviation Alice regional electric commuter airplane, which will be assembled and tested at the Arlington Airport, has won a big international award for its stylish and innovative cabin interior. The Alice interior cabin won a Crystal Cabin Award for its design from Aircraft Interiors International, the world’s biggest trade group for airplane interiors.

The awards are typically handed out at the sector’s glitzy conference in Hamburg, Germany, but were handed out in an online ceremony this year. “Winning the Crystal Cabin award is a testament to the creativity the Eviation team is bringing to market,” Eviation Executive Chairman Roei Ganzarski said. “An all-electric commuter aircraft by design is not just about the propulsion or batteries. It is about the whole experience.” To understand the magnitude of Eviation’s win, consider who it beat: the Boeing 777X Sky Architecture cabin, and Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class loft in its A350-1000 widebody. The Airbus A350-1000 underwent cold weather tests and other trials to push the aircraft beyond normal operating conditions. “The electric propulsion helps ensure that passengers will enjoy low noise and vibration during flight, as well as the practical benefits of a range of 650 miles at a 240-knot cruise speed. But what other passenger experiences await within the allcomposite fuselage?” the judges wrote. The aircraft, which will carry nine passengers and two crew members, had its prototype cabin interior designed, developed and built with Lisbon-based design consultancy, Almadesign, that aimed to create a new passenger experience for the zero-emissions airplane. The seats sit straight during take off, but their design allows them to be rotated toward the window once airborne, giving passengers more privacy, headspace — and the view through the plane’s big oval windows. Seats include a large side console, storage space for small items and a charging station. The airplane and its design has not undergone safety certification by the Federal Aviation Administration. By Andrew McIntosh

The U.S. Air Force Will Begin Testing Combat King II The demo was part of the service’s Agility Prime effort, through which the Air Force hopes to accelerate the development of eVTOL technologies and ensure the U.S. military retains access to them. “Instead of putting a very rigid set of requirements on a company, we’re almost doing the opposite. We’re saying:‘You know what, why don’t you show us what you can do?’We say that to perhaps a dozen companies. … We help usher them through and accelerate them,” he said. “And on the back end, hopefully what happens is we end up with 12 or more commercially viable, successful companies, many of whom will have military utility in lots of different areas.” The Air Force kicked off Agility Prime in February 2020 and since then has identified six companies as potential partners, according to Air Force Magazine: Phenix Solutions, Joby Aviation, Elroy Air, Moog, Beta Technologies and Lift Aircraft. In December, Joby’s S4 aircraft was the first eVTOL design to receive airworthiness approval from the service. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Machine-Ready Blanks Ready To Load Directly Into Your CNC Machining Center For nearly its entire 65-years in business, TCI Precision Metals has been laser focused on producing machine-ready blanks, including flat, square and parallel. Founded in 1956 by Burt Belzer, TCI is a third-generation family-owned business with current day-to-day management responsibilities falling under Ben Belzer, President and COO. Ben says, “We often ask our customers’ about production bottlenecks associated with material sourcing and preparation; the responses we get are pretty consistent. Prior to relying on machine-ready blanks most customers spent a lot of time and resources prepping materials for their next job, often relying on equipment and machinists better suited for the high value work of finish machining. Material prep bottlenecks can bring production to a grinding halt.” He adds, “It is truly an art getting parts flat, square, parallel and destressed to mitigate part movement during final machining. In addition to having the right equipment it takes highly skilled processes, especially when it comes to consistent production quality and quantities. This is the expertise we developed at TCI Precision Metals that we are able to bring to our customers.” He continued, “Because machine-ready blanks are close tolerance and consistent blank-to-blank, many customers report faster part changes and reduced clamping time. The consistency also supports automated production applications such as pallet pool systems, robotic part placement, and full lights out machining. Aside from increasing throughput, precision machine-ready blanks also make entry level machinists more productive by letting them start the job with flat, square and parallel materials that arrive ready to load, lock and go.” Custom machine-ready blanks are precision ground and/or milled to the customer’s net specifications and can be furnished as close as +/-.0005” dimensionally and as close as .002” in flatness, squareness and parallelism. Each machine-ready blank is deburred, cleaned and vacuum packaged (if possible) to eliminate the possibility of damage during handling and shipping. Our machine-Ready Blanks helps shops increase throughput up to 25% allowing them to ship finished parts faster and get paid quicker. Typically, machine-ready blanks are square, rectangular, or round, but TCI also offers feature-added blanks, which are milled to the same tight tolerances as custom blanks but include one or more features such as hogging large amounts of material as specified by the customer. Feature-added blanks require less in-house machine time to finish the part. TCI also produces dovetail machine-ready blanks. Each Blank includes a precision dovetail feature to match the brand and model of the dovetail work holding fixture used by the customer. Dovetail blanks are perfect for 4- and 5-axis work. Recently, TCI Precision Metals announced a program to provide A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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customers with first article sample parts on request with accompanying production volume quotation. The program allows customers to verify production processes, fixturing and create first article finished parts, realizing the benefits of machine-ready blanks, before ordering the materials. Some restrictions apply. TCI Precision Metals is a value-added metals distributor but is also happy to process customer supplied materials as well. TCI offers Blanchard grinding, double disc grinding, duplex milling, sawing, waterjet cutting, flattening, finishing and straightening. Their customers come to TCI when they struggle with keeping parts flat during their machining process. TCI’s specialized flattening and straightening equipment ensures your parts will arrive flat, without twist, without bows, so you have the confidence the parts will not move when you cut your first chip. Ben says, “Our industry skillset is akin to what a journeyman machinist spends years in training to learn, it is often manual, it is often custom, and our employees are truly artisans. Our employees are so skilled that we do everything we can, with competitive pay and benefits and a good working environment, to retain them. Our employees are in essence, our competitive advantage, and everything we do for our customers is value add.” Ben is a Millennial and as you can imagine, he embraces technology. “I view one of my

key roles in the company is to bring new technologies into a mature industry. It is the technologies that we invest in that will differentiate TCI from others, facilitating continuous efficiency improvements, including shortening the order to delivery timeframe, particularly for customers across the country.” TCI has continued to invest into new state of the art equipment to support their customers with a high yield precision plate saw, CNC high-volume duplex milling machines for flat plate, and a state-of-the-art water jet cutting machine to cut perfect blanks for the 18,000 machine shops in the USA. “We produce precision machine-ready materials much more efficiently than our customers can on their shop floor. The savings are passed on in the form of high quality and value pricing,” said Ben. Under Ben’s direction, the company has launched its Online Store https://shop.tciprecision. com late last year, which offers standard size blanks for quick delivery.The Online Store is an ideal materials source for low volume quick-turn production jobs, prototypes and more. Ben says, “Our online store stocks nearly 1,700 standard size, alloy and tolerance configurations. These machine-ready blanks are already produced and available for immediate shipment.” As a rule, products available through the TCI Online Store ship the next day. TCI Precision Metals is based in California, but the majority of their customers, an estimated 70% are based outside of their home state, and a significant number of their customers hail from the east coast. For customer c o nve n i e n c e a l l quotes include shipping. Ben says, “We are a very specialized niche business, when customers need close tolerance, flat, square, and parallel materials they are really faced with three choices, 1) either purchase from a company that specializes in machine ready blanks, or 2) buy oversize material and then finish it up to near net size in their own shop with sawing, milling, grinding and/or deburring, or 3) send it out to an outside grind shop. When choosing to prep material in-house or through a grind shop there are costs to consider. When sending materials out to a grind shop it is easy to monetize, but when they finish it up near net size in their own shop, the costs are not always apparent. They need to consider scrap, machine time, consumables, labor time, and nearly always the output will not be to the quality they will get from TCI. Our challenge is to help purchasing agents to evaluate the total cost of producing a part as they are selecting suppliers.” Ben says, “With a single PO shops can receive machine-ready materials that let them get right to the high value process of finish machining, by eliminating material prep and other time-consuming processes. Choosing machine-ready materials and services will reduce overall cycle time (chip-to-chip), accelerate throughput and provide a leaner, more efficient production environment.” Machine-ready blanks fromTCI Precision Metals can be delivered all at once or just-in-time based on production scheduling.

TCI is constantly seeking qualified candidates for openings at their company, and they offer competitive salaries and great benefits. And if you have a need for machine ready blanks – flat, square and parallel, contact them at (800) 234-5613.You can also learn more about them by visiting their website: tciprecision.com STARTING WITH A PERFECTLY FLAT METAL PLATE VS. MACHINING IT FLAT… “Years ago, our machine shop bid a job from a wafer manufacturing company for a plate that had to be perfectly flat when finished machining the details into it, about .001” over all flatness. When I saw the job, I knew what was available out there from the mills, and from experience recognized through standard machining practices the part would move, or potato chip as we call it in the industry. So, I quoted the job using double disc ground plate fromTCI, as I had prior success with them on jobs requiring tight tolerances for flatness. When we won the job, my boss said we didn’t need to buy the perfectly ground plate, that he felt with all of his many years of machining experience he could relieve the stress of the material by slightly skim cutting one side and then the other slowly to alleviate the stress and the reaction of the metal to go back to its original state.

his answer?

I bet him $20 that he would not be able to hold the flatness and we would lose the raw material we bought and lose money on the first order by scrapping the raw material. I begged him to let me bring in the Double disc ground plate as we had quoted the job. “I got this”, was

Three week later, with his tail between his legs he said, “I was wrong, that material potato chipped on me, just like you said. Can you get me that perfectly ground plate in here in 2 weeks?” I said probably not, you ate up my lead-time. I will ask the customer for more time and, by the way where is my twenty bucks. I won the bet, not that I really wanted to, I wanted to make the parts right the first time. It is better to start with the end in mind. If it has to be flat to a tight tolerance, start with flat perfectly ground material.You won’t be sorry, and you will make money.” Kim Carpenter Customer A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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the future of our national security and prosperity.” Announcements &ensure Releases Continued Space Force Command To Be Headquartered In Los Angeles Area

from outside North America to North America. Reshoring includes materials and services the industry. SSC will have an annual budget of $9tobillion and oversee more than work that is produced either in-house or outsourced. A complete 10,000 employees, reported SpaceNews. Space Systems Command (SSC) will set up shop at Los Angeles definition of “reshoring” is available here. Applications must be The Association For Manufacturing Technology Air Force Base in El Segundo. The Space and Missile Systems submitted by June 30. To view award details and enter to win, visit (AMT)investment represents U.S. builders and distributors “This is a critical in California’s vital aerospace and defense Center (SMC) located there will be redesignated once all required this webpage. of manufacturing technology – the advanced industries, and it represents a slew of new good-paying jobs as we conditions are met, including the selection and Senate confirmation devicesbetter and digital equipment continue tomachinery, rebuild our economy than before,” Californiathat Gov. of a commander for the post. “From 2010 to 2020, more than one million jobs were announced U.S.added manufacturing relies on“This to new be productive, Gavin Newsom in a separate statement. Space Systems as coming to the United States from offshore. This is a tremendous innovative, competitive. Command — which will and have nationwide authority over launches and The move is scheduled take place this summer. achievement, and weto seek to motivate and honor the companies procurement — is a big win for the innovation economy that has made that have made reshoring a reality,” said Harry Moser, founder California and NTMA is the voiceoffor the precision manufacturing the nation’s engine transformative growth, technology SSC will assume current responsibilities president of thetheReshoring Initiative. of SMC and add to and ideas.” and tool and die industries in the United them — developing, acquiring, equipping, fielding and sustaining States. Backed by nearly 1,300 member space capabilities, overseeing launch, developmental Questions aboutincluding the National Metalworking Reshoring Award companies, representing more than $30 billion The other two field commands are Space Operations Command, which testing, on-orbit checkout sustainment. The command will can be directed to Harryand Moser at 847-867-1144 or harry.moser@ in sales, NTMASprings, provides an array of benefits was established in Colorado Colorado, in October, and to the also manage the Space science and technology reshorenow.org. For Force’s more information on AMT’s activities. efforts on reshoring members and the industry including advocacy planned Space Training and Readiness Command. By Annlee Ellingson and supply chain efforts, visit IMTS.com/supplychain. – L.A. Biz in Washington, training and education programs “SMC led the nation in developing and delivering unparalleled, and networking events nationwide. The Reshoring Initiative, to founded in early helps allies,” manufacturers enduring space capabilities the warfighter and2010, our nation’s realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost Intel to Spend $20 Billion on Two New US Chip said SMC Commander Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson in a statement. The Benefits of ownership of purchased parts and tooling. The Initiative also trains PlantsOf Working With suppliers how to sell against lower-priced offshore competitors. P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining “With the re-designation of SMC as SSC, we will further build upon the success seen with SMC 2.0, while synchronizing the Intel Corp. is making major plays in the field of semiconductor PMA, the National Reshoring is Founded in 1987, Lindel Precision CNC Machining sciencean andinaugural technologysponsor research,of capability development, system Award, manufacturing. The Santa Clara, California-based technology and the full-service trade association representing the North American merged with Precision 4 Swiss in 2019. Together, production, launch operations and system sustainment efforts to electronics company announced it would spent $20 billion on two new metalforming — the industry creates precision metal P4Swiss / Lindel CNCArizona. Machining is dedicated more effectivelyindustry deliver cutting-edge spacethat systems needed to semiconductor factories in Chandler, The plants are expected products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and to providing quality CNC machined parts at rollA Zforming technologies, and other MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 22 • APRMAY 21value-added processes. Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, Announcements Continued Page 14 2

to employ 3,000 people in high-tech manufacturing jobs.

proprietary chip construction techniques.

In addition, Intel will form a standalone semiconductor manufacturing business, Intel Foundry Services, in order to serve growing global demand for computer chips, with plans for more semiconductor factories elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe.

Intel Foundry Services will be led by Intel’s senior vice president, Dr. Randhir Thakur, who will report directly to Gelsinger.

The new standalone business will help Intel challenge rival chip manufacturers around the world like Samsung Semiconductors of South Korea and TSMC of Taiwan, which currently produce many of the computer chips used in electronic products from cell phones and laptops to electric vehicles and refrigerators. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger made the announcements during a webcast on March 23 outlining what Gelsinger called “IDM 2.0,” a broad plan for Intel to significantly increase its integrated device manufacturing (IDM) operations. The new Arizona factories, Gelsinger says, will create about 3,000 permanent “high-tech, high-wage” jobs, as well as 15,000 new local long-term jobs in the state and 3,000 temporary construction jobs. In a statement, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said Intel’s decision to build there “proves once again that Arizona is at the cutting-edge of advanced chipmaking and manufacturing.” According to Pat Gelsinger, the $20 billion plants will produce Intel’s “first large-scale foundry operation,” and he has plans to pick more sites for foundries in the U.S. and Europe. Semiconductor foundries, like those operated by TSMC and U.S.-based Globalfoundries, typically produce chips designed by outside customers, like Qualcomm Inc. or Apple Inc., which don’t have chip production facilities of their own. Intel already designs and produces its own chips, but its new foundry business will allow other companies to leverage Intel’s production lines and

The move to enter the semiconductor foundry field comes at an opportune time for Intel. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., and Honda North America, among other automakers, have run into vehicle production bottlenecks caused by a shortage of semiconductors. That shortage, in part, has been driven by an increased demand for computer electronics during the very pandemic that crushed vehicle production in the spring of 2020 that automakers are currently trying to recover from. After meeting with a bipartisan group of senators, President Biden signed an executive order directing members of the Cabinet to review supply chains for essential goods commonly produced internationally, including semiconductors. By: Ryan Secard


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Q2 Update to 2021 Economic Outlook Forecasts 11.2% Expansion in Equipment and Software Investment Growth and 5.7% GDP Growth as Pandemic Wanes With U.S. vaccination rates rising quickly and the end of the pandemic in sight, equipment and software investment growth is expected to be robust this year as businesses invest to adapt to a post-pandemic normal. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 11.2 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. GDP growth for 2021 is forecast at 5.7 percent, according to the Q2 update to the 2021 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. Scott Thacker, Foundation Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Ivory Consulting Corporation, said, “Finally, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.The widespread availability of vaccinations offers hope that economic activity will soon return to pre-pandemic levels, or beyond. The robust stimulus efforts, along with trillions of dollars in pent-up demand, point to a wave of spending this summer and fall. All indicators point to 2021 being a banner year for equipment and software investment, and the equipment finance industry is poised to benefit from that expected economic activity.” Highlights from the Q2 update to the 2021 Outlook include: • The equipment and software investment growth forecast of 11.2 percent benefited from a 21 percent surge in Q4 2020, which provided a strong jumping-off point for 2021. • The U.S. economy expanded at 4.3 percent (revised) annualized rate in Q4 2020 as the nation struggled with surging COVID-19 cases and deaths. Although the labor market recovery is still far from complete and the K-shaped recovery has left millions of consumers in a precarious position, the overall balance of risks is on the upside. • The U.S. manufacturing sector continued to improve in early 2021 due to strong demand for both consumer and business goods. Underlying demand remains strong, although supply chain backlogs should be monitored and rising input prices could become an increasingly significant concern in the months ahead. • Main Street managed to weather the winter months and the third wave of the pandemic, although not without significant difficulty. Further federal relief and stimulus efforts have played an outsized role in the survival and longer-term viability of many businesses. Warmer weather, rising vaccination rates, and the relaxation of pandemic-era operating restrictions offer hope that there are better days ahead. • The Federal Reserve again confirmed its commitment to keeping interest rates at zero until at least 2023.The Fed also ended a pandemic-era capital requirement relief measure that could cause turmoil in bond markets.


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• Headwinds to keep an eye on include the potential for higher inflation,








the ongoing labor market recovery, and the emergence of new virus strains that could reduce the effectiveness of existing vaccines.

• Mining and oilfield machinery investment growth appears to have bottomed out and should improve despite this month’s decline.

The Foundation-Keybridge U.S. Equipment & Software Investment Momentum Monitor, which is released in conjunction with the Economic Outlook, tracks 12 equipment and software investment verticals. In addition, the Momentum Monitor Sector Matrix provides a customized data visualization of current values of each of the 12 verticals based on recent momentum and historical strength. Nine verticals are showing signs of accelerating investment after the pandemic-fueled collapse, and three other verticals are showing signs of peaking, although investment growth should remain healthy in the near term. Over the next three to six months, year over year:

• Aircraft investment growth should continue to improve.

• Agriculture machinery investment growth should remain robust. • Construction machinery investment growth could return to positive territory, though recent movement suggests that upside potential is limited. • Materials handling equipment investment growth should remain in positive territory. • All other industrial equipment investment growth should return to positive territory. • Medical equipment investment growth should be strong.

• Ships and boats investment growth should be modest. • Railroad equipment investment growth should return to positive territory. • Trucks investment growth should return to positive territory. • Computers investment growth should remain strong. • Software investment growth should accelerate. The full report of the Momentum Monitor is now available at https:// www.leasefoundation.org/industry-resources/momentum-monitor/. The Foundation produces the Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook report in partnership with economic and public policy consulting firm Keybridge Research. The annual economic forecast provides the U.S. macroeconomic outlook, credit market conditions, and key economic indicators. The Q2 report is the first update to the 2021 Economic Outlook and will be followed by two more quarterly updates before the publication of the 2022 Economic Outlook in December. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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While Ford and the world’s other big automakers are earning billions of dollars selling pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles p owe re d by gasoline, they have not yet gained much ground in electric vehicles, the fast-growing segment of the auto business dominated by Tesla. That could finally change this year. Ford, Volkswagen and other automakers will begin selling several models with greater driving range than an earlier round of Tesla challengers that failed to draw many buyers. Ford in particular needs its latest foray into EVs to be a smash hit. With the exception of its bestselling pickup trucks, the company was struggling even before the pandemic sent auto sales tumbling. Many critics and car buyers have long considered its model lineup tired and uninspiring. And investors value Ford around $38 billion, about half as much as General Motors and a far cry from Tesla’s $800 billion market capitalization. A new chief executive, Jim Farley, who took over in October, has pledged to streamline its operations — the company recently said it was shutting down three factories in Brazil — and invest in electric and autonomous cars. The Mach-E will be Farley’s first big test. The company is betting that the car will succeed where others have failed in part because, although it is called a Mustang, it is a roomy and high-riding SUV, which many American car buyers prefer over sedans. Most of Tesla’s sales come from its Model 3 compact sedan. Other automakers, including Volkswagen, Nissan, BMW, MercedesBenz,Volvo and Hyundai, are also planning to introduce electric SUVs in the coming months. Several of the new entries are also priced attractively compared with Tesla models and could lure buyers who are interested in electric vehicles but have balked at paying premiums prices. The Mustang Mach-E and the Volkswagen ID.4, which is due in dealerships in March, go about 250 miles on a full charge — about the same as the cheapest version of Tesla’s Model Y — and start at about $43,000 and $40,000. The base ModelY starts at about $42,000, but the Ford and Volkswagen models are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit that will lower the final cost to well under $40,000, or close to the average price of new cars sold in the United States. The tax credit no longer applies to purchases of Teslas. Startup automakers will also put new cars on the road this year. Rivian,

which is backed by Amazon and Ford, plans to start selling a luxury SUV and a luxury pickup truck this summer. They are priced about $75,000 but are intended for off-road use — an ability that Tesla has not focused on, although the company aims to begin producing a pickup truck later in the year. Electric vehicles make up only about 3% of global auto sales but are expected to rise rapidly over the next decade. Electrics could outsell gasoline-powered vehicles globally by 2040, some analysts think. As a result, many automakers are spending billions of dollars to introduce dozens of electric models over the next several years. Tesla now faces stiffer competition in China and Europe, but it still dominates the U.S. market. The company does not break out its sales by country, but analysts believe it sold 200,000 or more electric cars in the United States last year — more than all other manufacturers combined. The carmakers introducing electric models this year in the United States say they are not trying to lure buyers away from Tesla as much as they are trying to expand the pool of potential buyers for such cars. Tesla has largely appealed to high-income luxury car buyers, and early adopters — consumers who delight in owning the latest, most cutting-edge technology. Few electric cars are arriving with as much anticipation as the Mustang Mach-E. Ford had made electrics in the past that were built on the same underpinnings the company used for gasoline models. A few years ago, as Tesla sales were taking off and Ford’s profits began slumping, the company resolved to build an electric car from the ground up. In hopes of enticing buyers, Ford named its first after its storied sports car. Some auto reviewers and aficionados have criticized the company for its name choice because the Mach-E is so different from other Mustangs. “We wanted this vehicle to have character,” said Robert Iorio, chief engineer for the Mach-E. “The Mustang name is a link to a product that really resonates in the marketplace.” Ford, which is producing the car in Mexico, vowed to begin delivering the car by the end of 2020 and delivered three to customers in December. It has taken orders for all of the Mach-Es it plans to produce this year — about 50,000, Iorio said. Most will be sold in the United States and some in Europe. Sales in China will start later this year. If the company delivers as many cars as it says it will, the Mach-E could become one of the top-selling electric cars in the United States, after the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, and could top the Chevrolet Bolt, about 20,000 of which were sold last year. “I think it’s going to lift us right up there,” Iorio said. “I think people will see Ford in a different light.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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About eight minutes after liftoff, SpaceX recovered the first stage once again on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean, marking the company’s 78th successful rocket recovery. Then, about an hour after liftoff, the satellites were deployed. Starlink is meant to be a key source of income for SpaceX by providing global broadband internet service. The company targeted service to the northern United States and Canada in 2020 and now aims to rapidly expand to near-global coverage of the populated world by 2021. For example, a public school district in rural Virginia announced in December that it would provide some families with Starlink to help with home-learning in an area where about 40% of teachers and students do not have internet access at home. SpaceX said Starlink units were deployed starting in January to more than 40 homes. Last month’s mission follows recent news that SpaceX has raised another $850 million in equity funding, bringing its valuation to around $74 billion. By Annlee Ellingson – Staff Reporter, L.A. Biz

Daimler Begins Taking Orders For All-Electric Freightliner Trucks With production set to begin late next year, Daimler Trucks Nor th America is taking orders for its first Freightliner battery electric trucks, the Por tland-based company said. Daimler is one of at least a couple dozen companies, from startups to traditional manufacturers, aiming to get electric trucks into the market. The heavy-duty eCascadia and medium-duty eM2 have been in pilot testing programs backed by California air quality agencies since 2019 and have rung up a total of nearly 750,000 miles, according to Daimler. “From reveal of proof of concept in 2018, to a demonstration fleet that’s in the hands of real customers, running real freight in the real world, to today’s moment where we are ready to formally welcome the nation’s fleets to all-electric freight movement, the entire team at Daimler Trucks North America is incredibly proud of our progress,” Richard Howard, a DTNA senior vice president,

said in a statement. The class 8 eCascadia rig has a range of 250 miles, and the medium-duty eM2 box truck can go 230 miles on a charge, Daimler said. Cleaning up freight movement is a big climate challenge:Transportation accounted for 28% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, according to the EPA, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks were 23% of that portion. While electric trucks are increasingly seen as inevitable, questions remain about costs, although battery prices are falling fast. Weight constraints, the pace of adoption, development of charging infrastructure and even which technology will win out are also questions. Daimler,Tesla,VW and Volvo are among companies betting on batteries, but a handful of others — includingToyota, Hyundai and Nikola — think fuel cells powered by hydrogen could win out. By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal

Kratos Lands Another Military Contract For Its Jet-Powered Drones A subsidiary of aerospace defense contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. has won an additional $3.6 million logistics support and engineering services contract to service jet-powered drone aircraft it builds in Sacramento.

Earlier this month, Kratos won a $38.7 million order to build aerial target drones for the U.S. Navy. The company manufactures and designs the target drones in Sacramento County and several locations at McClellan Park. Kratos, which also has a design center in Roseville, employs more than 450 people locally, making it the sixth-largest manufacturer in the region. With this latest contract, Kratos’ Sacramento operations have won more than $90 million in orders this year. Last year, Kratos took more than $100 million in a series of drone orders, and it won more than $117 million in a series of orders for tactical drones in 2018. Kratos is based in San Diego. It has manufacturing operations in Oklahoma, as well as Sacramento. The jet-powered target drones the Navy buys from Kratos are 17 feet long with a 7-foot wingspan. They can fly at just under the speed of sound at altitudes from 7 feet over sea level to 40,000 feet. The Navy uses them to train and test sailors to shoot down enemy aircraft, missiles and cruise missiles. Kratos has received orders this year for at least 83 of the drones to be delivered to the Navy by the end of 2023. Kratos also makes target and tactical drones for the Air Force and other governments. By Mark Anderson – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon Speed Drives Innovation

By Stephen Hannemann

Why is it some are born with the need for speed? It is in the blood. Out of a family of four boys and one girl, Troy Hannemann got the gene, apparently from his father who Drag Master Piece raced motorcycles in the mid 60’s, later segueing to water ski racing. Pops Hannemann retired after 23 years of national speed water ski competition in 1993. In the meantime, son Troy Hannemann rebuilt his first drag boat, an ancient Aqua Craft flat bottom in 1993. In the early 2000’s he restored another drag boat, a 1977 Cole Runner bottom, and raced it several years. In 2017, he bought and literally remade another relic, a 1985 rail in terminal shades of disrepair and graduated to drag car racing on surfaces a bit more stable than water. Are you beginning to see a pattern with the reconstitution of antique race conveyances? Four months later Troy again was off to the races. So, what does this have to do with manufacturing? It’s all about filling a universal need. When you stuff a 27 foot long dragster into a 28 Burn Out foot trailer, where do you put your tools, fuel, oil, spark plugs, belts, pullies, spare parts, and all the other necessary gear? As a born-from-the-crib racer, you not only need lightning-fast reflexes and a lead foot, you need a quick brain as well. Troy surveyed the cramped race trailer with a drag car filling 90% of it and thought, “I do have five walls!” and immediately began visualizing. In tandem in with his son and partner Jordan, they began designing. They filled the walls with vertical cabinets, drawer sets, tie down racks, fuel funnel holders, fuel jug holders – first to meet his exacting needs, then for the other hundreds of privateer racers everywhere. The concept of ThunderStruck RaceCo was hatched. Anyone who has been involved in motorsport racing of any type knows you need to grab and go.You have no time to hunt for tools or spare parts – you must be organized and efficient. Troy and Jordan A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

Boring Mills

Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166

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Bridgeport Parts King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 CNC Controls & Retro Fits North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Grinders, Rotary Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 CNC Lathes Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Industrial Surface Grinders Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Silicon & Quartz Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 DCM Tech __________800-533-5339 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Punch & Die Grinders Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines Laser Trackers DCM Tech___________800-533-5339 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Metrology Instruments INSPECTION EQUIP CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 CNC Swiss Turn Machines OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Optical Comparators S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Zeiss Industrial Metrology_800-327-9735 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____ 480-510-4146 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Particle Inspection Mach Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 LMI Machinery Inc.________ 866-437-7315 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Machine Toolworks________800-426-2052 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420

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Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847

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Michael Garver Sales Manager

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HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031

Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268

Horizontal Boring &

EDM Automation

Milling Machines (CNC )

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 EDM Die Sinking Machines

Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Filtration EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Machines

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

North-South Machinery_____562-690-7616 EDM Drilling & Micro Hole

Jig Boring

Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Service EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 EDM Tooling Systems

North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616


Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Armor:Commercial

Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__303-761-3000

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Saw Replacement Parts

Service Steel__________ 503-224-9500 Armor: Military Grade Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Service Steel__________ 503-224-9500 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437


King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900

Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324

Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439


Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061

Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466

Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741

Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651

Laser Marking Machines

Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200

Gorilla Metals Inc.________855-516-3825


Sub Spindle Lathes

Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333

Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Manual Mills And Lathes Swiss Screw Machines

Ganesh Machinery_______818-349-9166 Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436


KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Aluminum Precision______ 805-889-7569

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Aluminum Extrusions

Turning Centers

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052

Used Wire EDM Machines

Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper___ 800-362-5255 Bronze Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466 Sequoia Brass & Copper___ 800-362-5255 Carbon Steel

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037

Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300

Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466

Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651

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

Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311


Aluminum Parts Washing Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Bralco______________602-722-3324 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Prototype Machines Equipment Financing DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689 DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788

Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601

Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651

Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324

Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 Ganesh Machinery______818-349-9166 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825

Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061


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Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352


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Precision Ground Flat

SUN GRINDING_________ 480-334-1005 North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 8300 San Fernando road 8300 San Fernando road Sheet & Coil

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Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Y

Stainless Steel & Steel



North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151

Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Revolution 8300Machine San Fernando road Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 CNC Turret Punches Electrical Steels Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Muratec______________949-466-8255 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Drill Lines High Temperature Alloys United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Titanium Plate, Rod, Bar, & Wire Cold Saws/Saws United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ _503-620-9031 Laser Cut Material CY



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Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Press Brakes Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

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North-South Machinery______562-690-7616

Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 Laube Technology________888-355-2823 Hydmech Sawing Solutions____ 714-620-5560 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 KNUTH Machine Tools_______ 847-415-3333 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Lead Punches Tool Steel Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Hardware Insertion Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-903 Material Sales Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING Iron Workers Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103

Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061


Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466


Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316

Rolling Machines Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 MarkinBox_____________310-214-3367 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 METROLOGY PRODUCTS Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Laser & Fiber Laser Machines United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Metals: Bar & Plate

Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031

Shearing Machines

North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Fab - Line Machinery______ 206-972-6215 Fry Steel______________ 800-423-665 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Metrology Software

Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103

Metrology Hardware

North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Innovative Tool Sales_______714-780-0730 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Portable Metrology

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Nickel Alloys

Metrology Scanners

Material Handling Systems Hydmech Sawing Solutions____ 714-620-5560

Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions Tooling

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Metal Marking Systems Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Welding Equipment Kwik Mark Inc___________ 815-363-8268 Metrology Maintenence United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Plate: Wear and Structural Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 PALLET SYSTEMS NEW MACHINERY Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883


Manual & Automatic


Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

Pallet Systems

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Mechanical Design Cimatron________248-596-9700 ext. 237 Delcam_____________ 877-335-2261

Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 SPINDLES & SLIDES Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC__________ 800-686-1679 Spindle Sales New GMN USA LLC__________ 800-686-1679 TRAINING

Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 CAD/CAM Software, CAD What you get: ISO Consulting/Registration FREE PR and 6 Catego- Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 BMSC_______________602-445-9400 ROBOT TRAINING ries with your company Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 Lean and NADCAP Consulting Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 name and Phone # MRP Software Training ROUTERS Only $260 For A Full BMSC_______________602-445-9400 SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 Year! Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Nesting Software

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Software, Solid Modeling Delcam Software_________877-DELCAM1 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 REAL ESTATE- COMMERCIAL Capacity Commercial Group__ 503-326-9000 REPAIR CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574

Manual Lift Off Pallet



ISO / AS9100 Certification

BMSC_______________602-445-9400 Productivity Training

MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367




Band & Cut-Off Saws

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

EDM Network___________480-836-1782 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151


K.D. Capital Equipt_______ 480-922-1674

AS9100 Registration

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

Great Western Registrar______ 623-580-1881 Custom Packaging/Shipping Supplies Alliance Packaging________206-445-5898-

Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____602-908-3447 WATERJET CUTTING Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031

Flow Internatil__________ 909-620-5707 Engineering/Mechanical Design Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 ROBOTICS Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Financial Services Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Garnetentury Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 Intech Funding__________800-553-9208 Barton International______ 800-741-7756 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Expand Machinery_______818-349-9166 Quick Turn Financial_______ 415-608-5692 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Shipping Solutions Machine Tool Rebuilding LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Waterjet Bricks Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 Barton International______ 800-741-7756 Wood Pallets Management Systems Training Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Robotic Part Loading Systems PRECISION TOOLHOLDING Waterjet Hoppers SOFTWARE CAD CAM Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 PRODUCTS GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Machining Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 Tooling Waterjet Replacement Parts Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 Applied CAx____________ 503-962-0287 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Barton International______ 800-741-7756 Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Tooling Systems Solid Products___________480-206-0330 EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 ROBOTIC AUTOMATION/ Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300



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President bsmith@albinaco.com Cell (503) 997-6464 Office (503) 692-6010

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Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776


EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking)

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 BENDING

Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252


Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 EDM Solutions Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Investment Casting-Precision DIES EDM: Wire Speciality Bending Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 Tool & Dies Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000 Micropulse West Inc.________ 480-966-2300 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 DEBURRING CHEMICAL ETCHING Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Structrual Bending CMR Manufacturing________ 602-273-0943 Industrial Precision Grinding____310-352-4700 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 DESIGN Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Tube and Pipe Bending FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 COATING Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 EDGING Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 BRAZING-JOINING United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185 COLD FORMING Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 EDM ELECTRO MECHANICAL Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 EDM: Dialectric Systems Sub-Assembly Builds PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 CUTTING /Filtration Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Precision Casting Repair______ 801-972-2345 Bar & Plate & Die Cutting Ebbco Inc______________586-716-5151 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Brazing: AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 EDM: Drilling Small Hole ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Mandrel


Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 BROACHING Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

Extrusions Plastic Extrusion Services

Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication

Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628


Liquid Painting

Bending Solutions, Inc._______ 360-651-2443

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

Architectural Forming & Fabrication Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Wrico_______________480-892-7800

Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919

Forming & Fabrication

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Industrial Thermoplastics

NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication:

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Medium & Large


Clevland Electric Labs. _______ 480-967-2501 MPI International_________956-631-6880 FINISHING Advanced Precision Anodizing____ 503-661-6700

Fabrication: Custom Metal

Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

Coating Technologies________623-581-2648


FLATLINE FAB____________ 503-707-9272 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600

Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432

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Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

Sandblasting Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630 Shot Peen

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Galvanizing: Hot Dip

Glass Bead Clean

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._____408-727-6630 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

Powder Coating

Real Axis Machining_________360-723-5386 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721

Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 TMM Precision ___________800-448-9448 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226


Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671

American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Titanium Coating Services______562-548-2550 DRY FILM LUBRICATION SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 American Precision Ind..____503-784-5211 CLS Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

Silk Screening Arizona Finishing_________602-438-4443 FIXTURING Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 GASKETS

Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Tyler Acheson

Territory Sales Manager

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

Rich Schwab

Sr. Sales Representative 402.650.8132 844-4-ACIETA

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


tacheson@acieta.com www.acieta.com


Delivering Tomorrow’s Automation Today

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126

Grinding: Tool & Cutter

ISO/IEC 17025

ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

Swift Tool Co, Inc._________800-562-0900 AZ Hard Chrome__________ 602-278-8671 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700

Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751

Grinding, Centerless

Large Capacity Drop Bottom


AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600


ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776



Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008

MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864

Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700

Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630


Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 TCI Precision Metals________ 800-234-5613 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320

MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864

Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700

Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595 Precision Tech___________ 801-285-7288

Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320

Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320


SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595 Grinding, Double Disc

Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Grinding: OD

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595 Phoenix Heat Treating_______ 602-258-7751

Grinding, Blanchard

AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966

Grinding: Surface

Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100

Sunshine Metals___________714-225-4972 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821

ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278

Diversified Metal Services_____ 801-972-6093 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 VWeiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Heat Treating/NADCAP

Industrial Thermoplastics Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501


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Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052 geoffs@askogroup.com Machining: 5-Axis

Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866

Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300

Machining: CNC Milling

Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Machining: Aerospace

American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211

Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

Machining: Medical

Machining: Production Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211

Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________480-218-0918 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Die-Tech Precision Machining____669-888-3500 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Larkin Precision Machine______831-438-2700 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 =SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Newport Tool.____________801-295-7411 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Machining: Ultra Precision SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Machining: Turning With Live Tooling Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Machining: Swiss Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Machining: Ceramics Advanced SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 O’Keefe Ceramics__________719-687-0888 Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED Machining: Proto-R & D Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Contract Manufacturing Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Machining: Large AATC________________ 602-268-1467 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Machining: Turning Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Newport Tool.____________ 801-295-7411 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918

Ron Grob Co_____________970-667-5320 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501


Custom Plastic Spiraling Inline Plastics Inc.________ 909-923-1033 Custom Plastic Finishing Inline Plastics Inc.________ 909-923-1033 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721

Aero Tech MFG____________801-891-2740

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Advanced Mold Technology_____ 714-990-0144

Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866

Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443

G & G Custom Metal Fab_____503-931-7069

Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Industrial Manufacturing Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech MFG___________801-891-2740 Custom Airplane to Marine Polish-

Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Molds: High Volume Class 100 Advanced Mold Technology_____714-990-0144 Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and Bridge Molds Advanced Mold Technology_____714-990-0144 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and Insert Molding

PC BOARDS Surface Mount & Thru Hole Cascade Systems Technology___ 971-330-8054

Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294


Personal Collectables Polishing

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Production Polishing


METALIZING Controlled Thermal Tech _____602-272-3714

Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700

Custom Plastic Profiles

Precious Metal Plating Co.______800-481-6271 Chem Film

PLASTIC MOLDING 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

Frontier Group____________602-437-2426 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Chromate\

Mold Making 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700 Chrome/Nickel/Palladium/Teflon AZ Hard Chrome___________602-278-8671

PLATING Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Advanced Mold Technology_____714-990-0144 ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175


Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294


EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Coating Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Controlled Thermal Tech ______602-272-3714

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Coating: Black Oxide


Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175

Coating: Dry Film Lube

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Custom Plastic Tubing

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600


Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Black Oxide

Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome

Molds: Plastic Injection

Custom Thermoplastics

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Bright Tin

Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

Extrusion Die Development

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387


Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos.

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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CLS Fabrication Inc_________800-426-0721

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

Group Manufacturing Serv_____480-966-3952

Copper Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387

1538 E La Vieve Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284

Weiser Engineering_________303-280-2778

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Drylube

ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Frontier Group____________ 602-437-2426

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________ 206-762-2117

NAD CAP & Boeing Approved



ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Nickel-Bright

Embrittlement Relief

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel, PlasPrecious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

tics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin

Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284 Tin Plating

Bin Service

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Excess Material Handling

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Zinc Nickel

Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284


PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Full Service Scrap Management

Electroless Nickel ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052

Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052


Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069

Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Phosphate

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

Glass Bead Clean

Shot Peen

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 Gold

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Tin / Zinc Plate

ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Silver Plating

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 Hard Chrome

ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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PRECISION FORMING Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919

Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284 Wood Products Perry Pallet Co.___________ 360-366-5239 REPAIR

Pacific Tool, Inc__________ 425-882-1970 CNC-PROS______________ 602-344-9753 QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117


SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Chemical LA Specialties___________ 602-269-7612 PROTOTYPES

ROLL FORMING ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 SANDBLASTING Advanced Precision Anodizing____503-661-6700 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._____408-727-6630 Production Sawing

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.____805-583-9966 NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557



Grovtec US, Inc. ___________503-557-4689

602-437-3008, abs@absheattreat.com


SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113

United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292

Stamping: Production/



Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 SILICONE 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 SINTERING Western Sintering_________ 509-375-3096 SLITTING United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 SPINNING Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113 SPRINGS: CUSTOM Extension/Compression/ Coil Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830 STAMPING PRECISION AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 TESTING Non-Destructive Testing Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Turbine Instrument Testing Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 THERMAL SPRAY Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432


Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878


Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

Evans Precision___________ 623-582-4776

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919


Milco Waterjet___________ 714-373-0098


Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658


Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838


SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748


United Performance Metals____888-282-3292 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838 Micro-Machining Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838 WELDING


FLATLINE FAB___________503-707-9272

Mountain View Machine______435-755-0500

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600

Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113


Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Frontier Group___________602-437-2426 TOOL & DIE DESIGN


Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501 Ace Wire & Spring Form_______412-458-4830

Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776


ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918


Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Weld Metal Works_________ 503-788-5701 Laser Welding and Services Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501 Robotic Welding Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443 Welding: Precision

Stamping:Flat Forming


Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918


FLATLINE FAB___________503-707-9272

NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080

Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443

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Welding: MIG-TIG

Stamping: Light

Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918

EZ-ACCESS_____________ 800-258-8503 FLATLINE FAB___________503-707-9272 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...27,39

FLATLINE FAB...11,30,43

Portland Precision...42

ABS Metallurgical...10,45


Precious Metals Plating...5,39

Accutech Machine, inc...43


Precision Aerospace, LLC...41

Ace Wire & Spring Form...44

Foresight Finishing...44


Frontier Group...39

Precision Die & Stamping...14,39

Advanced Precision Anodizing...41


Aeroform, Inc...42


Aero Tech Manufacturing...40

Gosiger in WA...34,35

Albina Co, Inc...7,39


Allied Tool and Die...44

Group Manufacturing...40



American Precision Industries...41

HS&S Machine Tool...36

Saw Services of WA...10,33

Arizona Finishing...41

Hexagon Metrology...35

Selway Machine Tool Co...32,33,34

Asko Group...42

Horizon Carbide...36


ATF Aerospace, LLC...32, 43


SMH Inc LLC...30,39


Industrial Metal Supply Co....28,37

Specialty Steel...40


Industrial Precision Grinding...44

Spinetti Machinery...33


IRH Carriers and Rigging...38

Byington Steel Treating...41

KD Capital...36

Spring Works Utah...40


Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...18,33

Cascade Engineering Tech...42

Landmark Solutions...34

Cleveland Electric Labs...41

Laube Titanium Mill Prod....37

CLS Fabrication Inc...40

Layke Inc...43

Coast Aluminum...15,33


Coastal Metals...22,33

Lucy’s Machine...32,43

Sun Grinding...39

Coating Technologies...40,47

Mario Pinto...34

Superior Grinding...1,20,21,40

Controlled Thermal Tech...43

MET-TEK Inc...40

Superior Metal Shapes...16,36

Curtis Wright...41

Methods Machine Tools Inc...5,33

Sustaining Edge...35

Cycle Time Solutions...34

Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...42

Swift Tool...3,26,31,32,34,36


Micropulse West...41

TCI Precision Metals...1, 22,23

DCM Tech...34



Die-Tech Precision Machine...40

Midaco Corporation...34




EDM Network...32

Mountain View Machining...41

EDM Performance..32,33

MP Systems...35

Edge Technologies...33

MRI Valuations...23

Ellison Technologies...9,32

Newport Tool...44


North-South Machinery...25,32

Evans Precision...45

North Western Machinery...35

Weiser Engineering...41

Expand Machinery...35

Pacific Swiss...39

Western Sintering...17,39

Fahey Machinery...,13,33,34, 35,37

Performance Machine Tools...8,36

Wrico Stamping...44


Phoenix Heat Treat...41

Zeiss Metrology...32


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Precision Enterprises...41 Real Axis Machining...43 RENISHAW...12,32 Ron Grob...27,41 Rosco Precision Machinery...19,32 Royal products...24,33

Star Metal Fluids...33 Starrett...35 Steel Services Grinding...41 Sterling Saw Blades...29, Strom Manufacturing...39

TVT Die Casting...16,39 United Performance Metals...36 US Shop Tools...5 Valley Financial Services...35 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...33


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