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The republic we call America was founded on strong beliefs that were tested during the Revolutionary war.The common belief was the idea that all people are created equal, regardless of their origin, color of skin, and belief system of religion. These pioneers of the new world believed all people have fundamental rights, like liberty, free speech, freedom of religion, due process of law, and freedom of assembly. Many Americans saw a powerful federal government as a threat to individual liberty. The first 10 amendments to the constitution, the bill of rights, limited federal power by protecting citizens’ freedoms and promoting a “We The People” government.

In recent decades, the United States has seemed in danger of losing its position as a worldleading manufacturing economy. While absolute output has grown during the 21st century, the US shares of global manufacturing GDP and gross sales have fallen. In real value-added terms, growth in the sector has slowed dramatically over the past three business cycles, from 4.9 percent in the 1990s to 1.4 percent in each of the past two decades. And much of that recent growth has been driven by design, services, and software activities, rather than by physical production.2 The number of manufacturing firms and manufacturing plants in the United States has fallen by roughly 25 percent since 1997, reflecting an increase in closures and a slowdown in start-ups.

A strong manufacturing economy unlocks important employment and advancement opportunities—a factor set to grow in significance if current job market pressures ease. Manufacturing is the main economic engine and primary employer in around 500 US counties today, and in those communities, the industry employs a broader-than-average swath of the overall population and does so more inclusively. In most cases, employees don’t need fouryear degrees, and they can earn twice as much as those holding equivalent service-sector jobs, as employers invest in up skilling and reskilling their current workers by offering expanded learning opportunities. Our analysis suggests that reviving manufacturing could add up to 1.5 million jobs, particularly among middle-skill workers, which would help recalibrate the US labor market and bolster the middle class.

Strengthening the sector could also address the supply chain issues that have been wreaking economic havoc over recent years, easing disruptions caused by the pandemic while improving global competitiveness in the mid to long term. Between 2010 and 2019, the US trade deficit in manufactured goods more than doubled, reaching $883 billion. The country currently meets 71 percent of its final demand with regional goods, trailing Germany (with 83 percent), Japan (86 percent), and China (89 percent). Increased import dependence has left some key US manufacturing supply chains exposed to greater global risks.3 The supply chain shocks of the past three years have pushed those risks to the top of the corporate agenda: in surveys, more than 90 percent of senior executives tell us that increasing the level of resilience in their supply chains is a priority.

Manufacturing offers high-skill, high-wage jobs for American workers and could do so even more as the industry becomes more digitized and automated.With existing worker shortage and rapidly evolving skill requirements, employers can become skill builders and develop the workforce needed to remain competitive while helping people access meaningful and lasting employment.

In closing I would like to thank all of you that call US manufacturing their home. We make things, fix things, and help reinvent a better way of life for the world.

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Six Ways To Make Sure Your Manufacturing Business Is Cyber-Secure

While smart factories are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry through innovation, being connected comes with new risk factors that must be addressed. A Deloitte study revealed that 48% of manufacturers identified operational risks—including cybersecurity—as the greatest danger to their factories.

Manufacturing can be a lucrative ‘get’ for cyberattackers, targeting your intellectual property or blocking production. Businesses risk financial, time and productivity losses if they don’t get the balance right. So, how can you make sure your business is safe?

1. Understand your security requirements and risk

The cloud offers manufacturers an unprecedented level of flexibility, from lights-out manufacturing to remote real-time data. But this level of connection can expose your business to attack.

While it may be your first concern, the risk isn’t limited to connected machines. Manufacturers can also be vulnerable to phishing attacks, ransomware and internal breaches, among others. This means company phones, email addresses and laptops should all be protected. Relying on supply chains also means manufacturing can be disrupted by attacks on suppliers and distributors. Having a clear picture of risk areas is the first step to creating a secure network.

2. Document your policies and processes

A false sense of security can be devastating to a manufacturing business if a cyberattack eventuates. Even if you’re on top of what needs to be done, you must ensure everyone in the business understands the risks—human behavior is a significant factor in compromised systems!

• Clearly document your security measures.

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• Implement a policy of regular security reviews.

• Apply software updates as they’re made available.

• Teach staff about the benefits of strong passwords and two-factor authentication.

• Ensure new employees are educated as part of their induction.

• Introduce a “principle of least privilege”—give employees the minimum permissions they need to perform their duties.

3. Choose secure machines

Operational technology, including tooling machines, creates endless opportunities for manufacturers. In the past, these machines had no external links to networks and so weren’t vulnerable to digital attacks. Running machines 24/7 means relying on the network to remain secure even when you’re not there. Because of these risks, ANCA machines have been designed to use whitelisting to ascertain networks can only be accessed by predetermined parties. That means new software and devices must be authorized before they can be added, massively reducing the risk of introducing viruses, malware or weak points. Each piece of software has been thoroughly assessed for vulnerabilities before being whitelisted, so manufacturers can be assured of their machines’ security.

4. Get a clear picture of your whole network

If you’re using a tooling machine, you’re exposing your systems to external third parties.The potential consequences are that you could lose data, you could lose productivity time, or you’ll have ongoing maintenance.You’re putting your machine at risk.

Your manufacturing business isn’t just the machines in your factory. It includes other businesses— like material suppliers, logistics companies and even accountants—and all of their extended networks. Any vulnerability they have can affect your business outcomes.

Speak to each of your stakeholders about what they do to protect their networks.You may not be able to change their approach, but it’ll help you to mitigate the risk at your end, for example, by choosing a more secure supplier or looking into vertical integration.

5. Make regular offline backups

Even the most secure cloud and digital systems can fail. To ensure your IP is as robust as possible, and to limit the impact on your productivity, you should be performing regular offline backups away from your network. It’s best to be overcautious. Store multiple backups in different places to better distribute the risk of further data loss—and make sure those locations are secure, too.

Automating this process eliminates the need to remember to do it (often until it’s too late) but performing periodic manual backups will give you the best coverage.

6. Be ready to adapt as things change

Cybercrime is big business—some reports suggest it’s the equivalent of the world’s third-largest economy, inflicting damages in the trillions of dollars every year. Globally, spending on cybersecurity is expected to grow to

almost U.S. $350 billion by 2026. ,

State Of The Manufacturing Economy

A question that I am often asked is “what are you seeing out there?”, which ultimately leads to a discussion about the economy from both a macro and micro perspective.

From my view (of financing manufacturing equipment all around the US), the larger companies are continuing to increase machining capacity with new machine orders, but the relatively smaller companies are showing increased hesitation in recent times.This is displayed in the accompanying graph (estimated figures for display purposes).

The bad: The majority economic indicators within the manufacturing market are pointing to some degree of a recessionary period that should be felt in late Q3/early Q4.

The good: This will be the most foreseen and anticipated recession in history. If we do enter a recessionary period, it should be relatively short term (versus a standard 18-month recession) and easy to weather. If we do not enter a recession, we will more than likely experience lack-luster production for that period.

The better:The forecast for late 2023 is positive and appears even stronger as we look at 2024.

The best: The US economy is extremely resilient and historically bounces back the year proceeding a recessionary period. We have the highest GPD in the world and manufacturing will always be a significant contributor.

Whether we enter a slow period or not, now is a great time to take advantage of Epic Finance’s 120-day payment deferral program. With this program, your first monthly payment isn’t due until 120 days after the equipment has been fully installed. This program, combined with our aggressive rates, speed of approval, and fearless customer service is what makes us your best option for all types of equipment financing.

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Re-Energizing American Manufacturing:

Lux Precision Manufacturing

From its humble roots on a college campus, Lux Precision Manufacturing (Lux) is a premiere manufacturing company that has a mission to reenergize American manufacturing.With the unique operating location on the campus of Grand Canyon University (GCU), Lux serves the medical device, aerospace, semiconductor, and defense industries with precision machined parts. Lux, however, has a unique business model that is reenergizing American manufacturing by introducing college students to precision manufacturing and giving them an opportunity for educational immersion in manufacturing.

In 2017,Weston Smith founded Lux out of a dorm room on the campus

of Grand Canyon University originally as an electric longboard rental company. He grew up on a horse ranch in Flagstaff and never tried skateboarding until his freshman year on campus and waited until he was a sophomore to purchase his first electric longboard. Mind you, 2017 was the same year that all the hoverboard batteries were catching on fire. “It completely transformed how I got around campus,” he said. “I had so many students stop me and say they want one – that sparked my entrepreneurial instincts.” So, Weston started renting out electric longboards to college students. Nine months after buying an electric longboard fleet, there was a 90% battery failure rate in the electric longboards.

As a mechanical engineering student,Weston started innovating and developed a solution for the massive battery failure rate in the rental fleet; a flexible battery that uses the same battery technology found in Tesla cars. With this technology development, Weston decided to shift the business model of Lux from electric longboard rentals, to electric manufacturing. Over the course of two years, Lux Longboards launched three different board lines. The last and most innovative board line launch was the Lux LX, which was an Offroad electric longboard that went over 30mph on a range up to 19 miles.

In 2020, covid hit and the supply chain for Lux Longboards was decimated due to shortages and importing issues. With the supply chain in shambles, Weston made an executive decision to onshore as much of the manufacturing for Lux Longboards as possible. Luckily at that time, Lux owned a Kitamura Mycenter Zero Vertical CNC Mill that was used for light production and prototyping. Lux began machining as many parts as possible for the longboards. “I had so many contacts in industry that constantly were asking if we had capacity to make parts for them.”Weston then started contract manufacturing for Lux. As industry demand grew for precision manufacturing, Lux scaled its machine shop capabilities and discontinued electric longboard manufacturing in 2022 to focus its growth in CNC machining.

In August of 2023, Lux Precision Manufacturing will be expanding to a new 12,000 sqft facility on GCU’s campus with a mixture of 16 CNC mills and lathes. While still serving the medical device, aerospace, semiconductor, and defense industry with precision manufactured parts. Lux has partnered with GCU to impact the manufacturing workforce. With an estimated 2.1 million unfilled manufacturing jobs by 2030, GCU is launching a manufacturing certificate program with an emphasis in CNC

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Paperless Parts Strengthens Manufacturers’ IT Security

Job shops and other manufacturers using the online quoting platform will gain a layer of security control when enhanced visibility and access rights management are required, particularly for orders linked to DoD programs.

With its chief technology officer noting that manufacturers are “major target for cybercrime,” Paperless Parts is introducing data-security capabilities for the job shops and contract manufacturers using its quoting platform. The new Paperless Parts IT Module will help users ensure that sensitive data, especially Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), is handled appropriately during quoting.



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The new capability is particularly suited to operations working in the defense manufacturing supply chain, who frequently handle sensitive intellectual property (IP) and high-security information.

“The U.S. invests more than $100 billion dollars into defense research and development annually. In the private sector, companies spend billions each year developing their intellectual property. Protecting the IP of these organizations is a matter of national security, and maintaining American competitiveness on a global scale,” according to Paperless Parts co-founder and CEO Scott Sawyer.

U.S. DoD contract manufacturers are required to adhere to strict security standards, including multi-factor authentication, tight access control, and detailed audit capabilities. As early as May 2023, such manufacturers will

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be subject to third-party audits to ensure compliance with the standards outlined in the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0. Individual shops will have to ensure that all of their security and IT control processes are CMMC-compliant.

Boston-based Paperless Parts is a Cloud-based estimated and quoting software that supports a broad range of manufacturing functions, including milling and machining, sheet metal fabrication, and additive manufacturing.The ITAR-registered site is hosted on Amazon GovCloud (also used by DoD), and leverages in-transit data encryption using TLS v1.2 with modern ciphers, at-rest data encryption using AES-256, 100% US-based system administrators and support team, a System Security Plan based on the FedRAMP Moderate baseline (NIST 800-53), nightly data back-ups, and more.

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The new Paperless Parts IT Module introduces a layer of security control for shops that require enhanced visibility and access rights management, or any shop bidding for orders connected to DoD programs. With the IT Module, users will be able to use Single Sign-On (SSO) to centralize login and session management via third-party identity providers (including Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Okta, and OneLogin.)

Also, they will be able to restrict users’ ability to access CUI based on individual intelligent permissionsor type of role, so that CUI can only be viewed, downloaded, or shared by authorized users. Permissions are enforced at the User Interface, API, and database level.

Additionally, they’ll be able to flag files that contain CUI data so that access is limited to designated users, restrict other users, or set or remove CUI flags. And IT Module users will be able to track who is accessing CUI and create audit reports by downloading an audit log of all access to or modification of data that could potentially contain CUI.

“As critical national infrastructure, manufacturing is a major target for cybercrime, and the average cost of a data breach to a U.S. small enterprise is over $8 million,” Sawyer continued. “We want to arm our customers with the tools they need to ensure that the data they are entrusted with is as secure as possible.”

Airlines, Pilots Disagree on Pilot Shortage

Wednesday’s testimony in the U.S. Congress reflected differences in opinion on the existence of a pilot shortage.(Photo: Pixabay)

The state of pilot supply came under scrutiny in the House Aviation Subcommittee on Wednesday as industry stakeholders who testified disagreed about whether a shortage exists and whether measures such as raising the mandatory retirement age for airlines would help.

Regional Airline Association president and CEO Faye Malarkey Black in testimony called the situation “devastating” and said that despite soaring passenger demand, the shortage is decimating small community air service. She said the shortage has been growing for decades, with a chief issue stemming from the FAA’s slow action on advancing pilot training standards.

“The impacts of the pilot shortage are real,” she said. “Currently, more than 500 regional aircraft are parked, and those aircraft remaining in service are underutilized. The impact has been felt by 308 airports or almost 72 percent of all U.S. airports.”


Calling the situation particularly acute among airline captains, she said the fact that 50 percent of the pilot workforce would be forced to retire in the next 15 years will exacerbate the problem.

“Thousands of willing, healthy, and skilled pilots who would like to continue working are being forced out of the profession at age 65, to the detriment of air service across the country,” said Black. Despite the increase in pilot certificates, there still are not enough qualified and interested people to hire, she added.

Last year marked a record for new pilots qualified—9,491—but the number “fell far short of the 13,128 hired by just one subset of the airline industry last year,” she stressed. “It is vitally important that pilot production in 2022 be put in the proper context.”

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) released data in advance of Wednesday’s hearing showing that the FAA has certified 2,658 new airline pilots in just the first three months of this year and 63,932 since 2013, when stricter qualification rules took effect (the so-called 1,500-hour rule). The airlines filled about 40,000 positions at the same time.

“Over the past 10 years, the United States has not only reduced airline passenger fatalities but also produced more than enough pilots to meet airline hiring demand,” said ALPA president Jason Ambrosi. “The groups that continue the flood of misinformation and misleading data are only interested in one thing: manufacturing a crisis to lower aviation safety standards and increase their bottom line.”

ALPA blames the decision of the airlines to bump to smaller equipment, park aircraft, and furlough pilots during the pandemic for creating the current situation.When demand returned and airlines rehired pilots, they needed retraining, creating a backlog. Ambrosi told lawmakers he believed enough supply exists to satisfy demand and

cautioned against raising the pilot age on the grounds that it would put the U.S. out of sync with international standards.

Heather Krause, director of physical infrastructure for the Government Accountability Office (GAO), noted that the number of individuals qualified to become airline pilots increased between 2017 and 2022 and enrollments in training schools likewise increased. Forecasters project an increase in pilot supply, she testified, but “the extent to which projected supply would exceed or fall short of industry’s demand for pilots is unknown, given uncertainties surrounding future demand.”

Hiring and wage data indicate a strong demand for pilots, and regional airlines in particular have faced difficulties meeting that demand. Airlines have increased pay and the FAA is taking steps to support workforce development, she noted, but it is unclear whether these steps will be enough.


ChatGPT Is Changing Manufacturing... Here’s How To Use It

“The chatbot can provide quick responses for common issues that customers have, enable faster diagnosis and suggest personalized recommendations.”

ChatGPT is making headlines. OpenAI recently released its latest version of ChatGPT, which can provide “human-level performance” on many professional tests, such as the bar exam and the SAT.

But what can it do in the industrial space? Here we chat with Mikaela Pisani, head of data science for Rootstrap, about the newest version of ChatGPT and how manufacturers can actually use the ongoing development of new AI technology to improve business outcomes. Take a look…

ChatGPT might change the manufacturing industry in many ways, creating optimizations plans, predictive-maintenance schedules, mitigating risks, improving communications (making them faster and more efficient), as well provide quality control-detecting anomalies in the available information.

Manufacturers using this tool would be able to make better decisions, reduce costs, improve quality and, as a consequence, have a greater customer satisfaction.

The chatbot can provide quick responses for common issues that customers have, enable faster diagnosis and suggest personalized recommendations. Therefore, it can optimize time in responses giving the user useful information helping manufacturers to build stronger relationships with their customers by providing better service, personalization and responsiveness.

Smart Industry: What concerns/challenges does this tool present?

Mikaela: While ChatGPT and other AI technologies offer significant benefits for the manufacturing industry, they also present several concerns and challenges. AI systems might be vulnerable to cyberattacks, compromising sensitive information. It is manufacturers´ responsibility to ensure security over AI systems.

Also, there is a trend that more and more AI is replacing automated tasks, and without a human in the loop there might be ethical concerns regarding decisions made with these tools. Therefore, manufacturers should consider introducing humans to validate and correct AI results in order to provide a secure service.

In addition, a big challenge for manufactures is the integration of AI systems into the common workflow and processes.The use of AI should be done by steps, enabling compatibility with other systems.


The workforce is not familiar with this technology, so owners need to invest money and time into training workers to integrate the tool in their job. On the other hand, there might be a reduction of personnel, since AI can automate many tasks and processes that are currently being done by people; it might be better for the company to hire trained people rather than wait for the current workforce to be ready for the job. This may lead to job displacement.

Smart Industry: What limitations exist with ChatGPT for application in the industrial space and how long will these limitations exist?

Mikaela: The limitations that ChatGPT have are the following:

1. The lack of actual information.This fact is a problem when you need updated information, and also this model is not very useful when you need to validate the source. In the short term this won´t be a problem, since Microsoft and Google are realizing search engines connected with a language model like this.Therefore, the mix of a search engine and a chatbot will be really powerful tool for searching information fast and getting a summarization.

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2. It does not have any real-world experience, so the understanding of certain situations might be limited.This might be a problem because in some cases, practical knowledge and skills are essential for success in the field.This limitation will persist for a long time, because it is one of the elements that separates us from machines. It is true that machines can have certain memory and learn from the experience and simulation, but their experience is more limited than ours. It may not have the same level of intuition and creativity that a human would bring to a problem. So it is unlikely to fully replace the benefits that come from hands-on experience in the industrial space.

3. Bias: AI models present bias inferred from training data or patterns that they learned. Bias can affect the responses and decision-making. Bias will be always present since it is impossible to remove it; even when we think that bias is zero, there will be bias. This fact is not that fatal since we already have human bias; maybe with the help of AI we are able to reduce it.

Smart Industry: What does the use of this tool look like five years down the road?

Mikaela: I feel that this tool is revolutionizing our way of work. We will

need it to make our work faster and keep up with market expectations. In the near future, AI might be used on every step of manufacturing process, in this way manufacturers will exponentially improve use of resources and time, focusing on providing better quality and freeing more time for working on creative ideas that deliver innovation.

Mikaela: In my opinion, there are a huge amount of opportunity to take advantage of this tool in the manufacturing area—think automating communications, optimizing costs and resources, providing opportunities for workers to focus on more strategic tasks rather than repetitive tasks, to detect errors and predict maintenance, as well as provide useful insights for decision-making and sharper recommendations.

ChatGPT can streamline this process by interpreting large volumes of data coming from a variety of sensors and metrics to get to the key findings that enable teams to pinpoint where a failure is likely to show up and act before shutdowns are needed.

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Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth,Texas is awarded a $172,100,266 modification (P00001) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N0001920F0002) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0008). This modification definitizes the order and adds scope to provide special test/tooling equipment for increasing Block 4 manufacturing capacity, as well as procures material modification kits in support of removing life limits, correcting deficiencies, and retrofitting aircraft to incorporate Next Gen Distributed Aperture System hardware and associated Power and Thermal Management System modifications efforts.These modifications are in support of F-35 aircraft for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants.Work will be performed in Fort Worth,Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2030. Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $208,445; fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $67,568,935; fiscal 2022 aircraft

procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $53,866,743; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Navy) procurement funds in the amount of $6,792,712; fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds in the amount of $5,148,444; FMS funds in the amount of $1,044,729; and non-U.S. DOD participants funds in the amount of $37,470,258 will be obligated at the time of award, $11,941,156 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded an estimated $7,960,693 modification (P00043) against a five-year contract (SPE4AX-17-D-9410) with one five-year option period for H-1 consumables. This is a firm-fixed-price requirements contract. The performance completion date is April 13, 2025. Using military service is Marine Corps.Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2025 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, is awarded an $18,675,412 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to previously awarded contract N00024-14-C-6322 for retrofit of the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). Work will be performed in Hunt Valley, Maryland (70%); and San Diego, California (30%), and is expected to be completed by June 2024. Fiscal 2023 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $18,675,412 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command,


Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is awarded a $29,181,598 firm, fixed-price contract (N3220522C4211) for a 110-calendar day Regular Overhaul Dry Docking availability of Military Sealift Command’s fleet oiler USNS PECOS (T-AO 197). This contract includes a base period and four unexercised options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative contract value of this contract to $30,552,590. Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon, beginning May 19, 2023, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 5, 2023. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $29,181,598 are obligated for fiscal 2023, and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the sam.gov website and one offer received. The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N3220522C4211).

The Survice Engineering Co. LLC,* Belcamp, Maryland, is awarded an $8,359,234 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and delivery of 21 TRV-150C Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems and 12 months of Systems Engineering Program Management services in support of the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems program office. Work will be performed in Churchville, Maryland, and is expected to be completed in March 2024. Fiscal 2023 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $6,363,065; and fiscal 2023 operation and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $1,996,169 will be obligated at the time if award, $1,996,169 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not

competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 4022(f). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N0001923C0033).

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $1,170,768,698 undefinitized modification (P00001) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001922F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0006). This modification procures 400 RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II Update (HIIU) Grade B canister tactical missiles, four RTM-84L-4 Block II HIIU Grade B canister exercise missiles, 411 containers, four blast test vehicles, two Harpoon Weapon System (HWS) Joint Common Test Sets (JCTS), Harpoon Coastal Defense System (HCDS) spares, weapon station support equipment, JCTS spares, missile spares, HCDS training equipment, integrated logistics support and technical publications, field service representatives and training.Work will be performed in McKinney,Texas (24.43%); Pontiac, Michigan (12.93%); Annapolis, Maryland (9.20%); Pine Brook, New Jersey (4.96%); St. Louis, Missouri (3.49%); Randolph, Vermont (2.83%); Galena, Kansas (2.7%); Huntsville, Alabama (2.21%) Grove, Oklahoma (2.05%); Chandler, Arizona (1.80%); Setauket, New York (1.51%); Enumclaw, Washington (1.37%); Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.24%); St. Charles, Missouri (1.22%); Federal Way, Washington (1.15%); Union, Missouri (1.14%); and various locations within and outside the continental U.S. (25.77%), and is expected to be completed in March 2029. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $629,776,662 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.



Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Sacramento, California, is awarded a $9,156,552 modification to a previously awarded, costplus-fixed-fee contract. This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering, integration, and installation of a sensor payload, as well as provides for associated labor and material for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) mission systems and subsystems integration. Additionally, this modification adds scope to provide for the development and testing of autonomy and pilot vehicle interfaces, UAS ground and flight operations, as well as flight test events for the Navy. Work will be performed in Sacramento, California, and is expected to be completed in September 2023. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,572,892 will be obligated at the time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Andover, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $14,422,046 firm-fixed price delivery order (SPRRA2-23-F-0054) against a 10-year indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (SPRBL1-15-D-0017) for Patriot missile parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a three-year contract with no option periods.The performance completion date is Feb. 17, 2026. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023

through 2026 Army operations and maintenance funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

Honeywell International Inc., doing business as Honeywell Aerospace, Deer Valley, Phoenix, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $12,207,394 firmfixed-price, firm-fixed-quantity contract for B-1B air data computers. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1 (a)(2). This is a three-year, two-month contract with no option periods. The performance completion date is May 1, 2026. Using military service is Air Force.Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (SPE4A1-22-G-0015).

Global Military Products LLC,Tampa, Florida, was awarded a $431,007,300 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement and delivery of ammunition. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W519TC-23-F-0196).

Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Missions Systems, Liverpool, New York, is awarded a $63,270,853 firm-fixed-price modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-20-C-5503 for option exercise of full rate production Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program AN/SLQ-32(V)6 and AN/SLQ-32C(V)6 systems.Work will be performed in Liverpool, NewYork (78%); and Lansdale, Pennsylvania (22%), and is expected to be completed by February 2025. Fiscal 2023 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount


of $43,721,001 (70%); fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) in the amount of $9,774,926 (15%); and fiscal 2023 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) in the amount of $9,774,926 (15%) will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command,Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Tomahawk Robotics Inc.,* Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $55,013,768 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for production and post-production support of the Flexible Cyber-Secure Radio (FlexCSR) Systems. This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $58,506,352. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida, and is expected to be completed by April 2028. No funds are being obligated at the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract level.This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 3204(a) (1) (only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements). The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $7,985,181 cost-plus-fixedfee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-17-C-5410 to exercise options and incrementally fund existing contract line items for engineering and technical support of Standard Missiles 2 and 6 (SM2/6). Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by March 2024. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $7,684,181 (96%); and fiscal 2023 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $301,000 (4%) will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the

current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Dulles, Virginia, has been awarded a $45,959,668, firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00005) to contract FA8814-22-C-0004 for the Rapid On-orbit Space Technology Evaluation Ring 4 (ROOSTER-4), a self-propulsive secondary payload adapter for deploying small satellites. The contract modification incorporates effort required to develop, deliver, launch, and perform initial on-orbit support for ROOSTER-4. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $62,008,243.Work will be performed in Dulles,Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 29, 2026. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $29,132,816 are being obligated at the time of award. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $62,008,243. The U.S. Space Force, Space Systems Command, El Segundo, California, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics - Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Scranton, Pennsylvania (W15QKN-23-D-0025); and IMT Defense Corp.,* Westerville, Ohio (W15QKN-23-D-0026), will compete for each order of the $344,220,000 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for the manufacture, test, packaging and delivery of 155 mm M1128 artillery metal parts assembly. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 13, 2028. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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Innovation Never Ends: As GE Turns 131, The Company’s Creative Minds Haven’t Run Short On Big Ideas

In 1876, a 28-year-old Thomas Edison came up with what may be his most underrated innovation: a laboratory and machine shop inside a single two-story building in Menlo Park, New Jersey. It’s a place he called his “Invention Factory,” and one that history calls the first R&D facility in the world. While the Menlo Park model was soon adopted by governments, universities, and rival companies, its DNA proved as distinct as it was world-changing, and it led to the birth of GE in Schenectady, New York, in April

1892. Over the following 131 years, that idea factory bloomed into a global company powered by teams of people who theorize, experiment, and put their results directly into commerce on a daily basis, pursuing real-world impact with a kind of optimistic humility. While much has changed since GE’s founding, its leaders now bring this same grounded ethos to technologies ranging from increasingly efficient jet engines to lower-carbon power plants, super-powerful wind turbines, and integrated, self-repairing digital grids.

In 2024, the current incarnation of GE will branch into two independent public companies: GE Aerospace and GE Vernova. As standalone entities, both will be better aligned and more focused, providing optimal lab conditions in which GE’s legacy — and its future — will be secured by ongoing generations of innovators like the ones highlighted below, as they transform and sustain a world Edison illuminated well over a century ago.

Catching Wind

At GE Vernova, one team is already bringing a powerful, real-world dedication to the world of wind energy. Partnering with the MIT-formed wind turbine tower manufacturing startup Keystone Tower Systems, GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind “towers team” — including Technical Leader Greg Cooper, Senior Product Manager Neil Eveld, and Senior Sourcing Manager for North America Towers Carlos Roman — worked with Keystone to commercialize its spiral-welding tower technology and make the fabrication process more efficient.The process renders the same intricacies found in the construction of a paper straw, instead using the spiral-welded technology to build wind turbine towers with meters-wide steel, tapered and in variable lengths. The first one went into operation at a GE customer site this past October in Minnesota.

Greg Cooper and Eric SmithGreg Cooper, tower technical leader at GE Renewable Energy, and Eric Smith, founder and former CEO of Keystone Tower Systems. Credit: GE Renewable Energy. Top: Thomas Edison and legendary GE engineer Charles Steinmetz examine pieces of wood and porcelain insulators damaged by Steinmetz’s million-volt

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Keystone referred to this process as the “automation of an art,” says Cooper, 46, “because there’s an art form to getting these towers right.” An engineering organizer at GE for 23 years, based at GE’s Schenectady mother ship, Cooper explains that this partnership is beneficial to both parties: “Now we have much better insight into this specific manufacturing process, and really understand what we’re getting.”

Just as Edison set out to improve existing solutions, the towers team pursues small improvements in ground-floor technology — charting the course for the industry alongside a broad team of GE colleagues, including design engineers, chief engineers, managers, and executives. All have made contributions to the effort with operational success in mind: “These tower innovations are a step in the evolution of an entire technology that we’re helping develop,” Cooper adds.

The collaborative partnership between Keystone and GE brings matched dedication and shared goals for the future as they work to automate the manufacturing process to build bigger — better, and faster. “This may look like just another tower supplier,” says Cooper, “but as we improve the technology, we’ll unlock other benefits; we’ll eliminate trucks and improve logistics, reduce costs for turbine fleets across the country, and contribute to larger sustainability goals.” Taller, higher-yield onshore wind turbines will become a possibility for vastly more customers, without compromising quality.

Eveld, 32, didn’t show up for his first day with a passion for sustainability. “When you’re coming out of undergrad, it’s more like ‘GE! They make cool things!’” says the Chicago-based product manager. “As I worked through different roles within GE, I found what I’m passionate about and what’s important.” Eveld now aligns with both Cooper and the Greenville, South Carolina–based Roman, 34, whose yen to figure out innovative new ways to reduce carbon output

sparked his interest in renewable energy systems.

Edison’s foundational focus on real-world impact forms a similar future-oriented pragmatism in the leaders of the towers team and the engineering organization that they are a part of. While they work to extend customers’ reach into the sky, this team’s feet are planted firmly on the ground. “The future of energy is so much more complex than most people understand,” Eveld says. “And I think GE Vernova is positioned to be a real player in all its systems, with an emphasis on sustainability, both now and into the future.”

More than a century after Edison built his Menlo Park factory, and nearly 900 miles from there, high school junior Jamielee Buenemann

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“Honestly, I was hoping to figure out whether I truly liked engineering, outside of just the math and science classes you’re taking in high school,” says Buenemann, 26. “And like I’m sure a lot of engineers do, once I started down the process, I kind of got addicted to working through the problems.”

This addiction, certainly the best kind to have, led Buenemann to a co-op at GE Aerospace and the Edison Engineering Development Program. After completing the Edison program, the Ohio State University graduate continued building her own technical depth while developing leadership skills, and now she represents a bold new chapter in GE’s odyssey.

“I love the community here and the overall atmosphere of continuing education and learning,” Buenemann says. “I find we’re always trying to improve at every level of the company. GE Aerospace invests in its employees, and I really saw that during my co-op.” Through this and other co-ops, Buenemann

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gained technical research experience in piezoelectrics and in mechanical systems by engineering locomotive trains, eventually finding a place at GE Aerospace in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she can indulge her passion for big, complex technologies like hybrid electric flight.

The path from a DIY wind turbine to a megawatt-class, multi-kilovolt hybrid electric propulsion system is less circuitous than it might seem. Like the GE Vernova spiral-welded tower team, Buenemann and her team have a goal of reducing CO2 emissions. That’s why NASA and Boeing have teamed with GE Aerospace to tackle hybrid electric commercial flight through the Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration project. What motivates her to get out of bed each morning is knowing her team is advancing technology that will have an impact decades down the road.

Indeed, 131 years on, GE is poised to take another major leap in its constant pursuit of innovation. Heading into the planned separation early next year, each company will remain laser-focused on its mission — to invent the future of flight and lead the energy transition. At GE Aerospace, the team is intent on meeting an unprecedented ramp in engine production as travelers return to the skies, delivering critical capabilities to the next generation of U.S. military aircraft, and developing more sustainable technologies that will push the airline industry to new heights. And with electric power generation needs projected to grow 50% by 2040, and interest in new decarbonization technologies on the upswing, GE Vernova is uniquely positioned to work with its customers to supply more sustainable, affordable, reliable, and secure solutions for years to come.

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International Travel Demand Is Growing At Twice The Domestic Rate, According To United Airlines Executives.

In a quarter when the airline announced a $256 million pre-tax loss, executives at United Airlines were quick to point out the positive things it sees on the horizon.

The Chicago-based carrier (Nasdaq: UAL) on Tuesday reported firstquarter revenues increased more than 51% to $11.4 billion from $7.6 billion a year earlier and announced an adjusted loss per share of 63

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Looking ahead, United said that it should report positive earnings per share of between $3.50 and $4 for the second quarter, and earnings of between $10 and $12 for the fiscal year.

That’s because United said it sees strong international travel demand in the second quarter and beyond.

“Demand remains strong, especially internationally, where we are growing at twice the domestic rate,” said CEO Scott Kirby, in a statement.

International travel demand caused United to add new direct flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand, as well as increasing flights from San Francisco to the area in what the airline called this week the “largest South Pacific expansion in aviation history.”

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North Carolina, and the city of Lexington come to another $16 million, according to sister Business Journal publications in Charlotte and the Triad area of North Carolina.

A Sacramento Regional Transit District light rail car is being completed at the Siemens Mobility train factory in Sacramento.

Nammo Defense Systems Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $498,092,926 firm-fixed-price contract for the full rate production of M72 Light Assault Weapon variants and components for shoulderlaunched munitions training systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 19, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Siemens Mobility announced it will build an East Coast rail car manufacturing center in Lexington, North Carolina, investing $220 million in the region between Charlotte and the Triad area.

Siemens’ Sacramento train factory has delivered more than 3,000 locomotives, passenger coaches and light rail vehicles.

The company has been building light rail and trains in Sacramento since 1984, and it has been at French Road since 1992.The Sacramento factory has been busy in recent years with a series of record orders for new vehicles.

Siemens Mobility is calling the new North Carolina factory a sister plant to its 31-year-old Sacramento train and light rail factory at French Road.

“This is a pure growth story. We’ve invested $150 million in our Sacramento facility over the past 15 years and will continue to invest,” said Kara Evanko, Siemens spokeswoman, via email.

“While now was the right moment in time to find additional space on the East Coast, where we can also grow in close proximity to our East Coast customers, Sacramento will continue to be our North American Rolling Stock headquarters and our light rail service center hub,” she said.

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $55,121,826 costplus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N0002421C5434) for engineering and technical services in support of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile and NATO Seasparrow Missile Sys-tems programs. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. govern-ment (99%); and the governments of Japan and United Arab Emirates (1%) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (82%); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (17%); Andover, Massachusetts (less than 1%); San Jose, California (less than 1%); Aranjuez, Spain (less than 1%); Brisbane, Australia (less than 1%); and Koropi Attica, Greece (less than 1%). Work is expected to be com-pleted by December 2022. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Wash-ington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Siemens said it will invest more than $220 million to create more than 500 jobs in North Carolina. The effort there will receive a North Carolina Economic Investment Committee incentives package totaling about $16.8 million. Additionally, incentives from Davidson County,

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The French Road plant is the region’s second-largest manufacturer with about 2,500 employees, according to the Sacramento Business Journal’s most recent list. The Sacramento plant builds equipment for Amtrak and private and public rail companies all over the U.S. and Canada. The Sacramento factory is now building new low-floor light rail cars for the Sacramento Regional Transit District.

It’s common for reasons of supply chain and customer service for companies to want to have West Coast and East Coast operations, said Michelle Willard, chief public affairs officer with the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, which recruits companies to develop jobs in Sacramento.

The French Road factory had 600,000 square feet of buildings in early 2019. It passed 1 million square feet at the end of last year. The factory has a testing track on site.

Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, is awarded a $22,467,124 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development, build and demonstration of the Compact Rubidium Extended

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Christopher Dawson takes over for Interim CEO Jesse Fittipaldi, who will become Arcimoto president, reporting to Dawson.

Dawson joined the Arcimoto board last summer shortly after founder Mark Frohnmayer’s abrupt exit as CEO. That began a period of turmoil as a collapsing stock left Arcimoto (Nasdaq: FUV) without a funding source that had carried it through disappointing sales growth since going public in 2017.

Mounting losses forced deep layoffs and furloughs and pushed Arcimoto to the brink of bankruptcy in January before it eked out a $12 million stock sale and landed a $6 million loan.

But Dawson, citing his tenures at Tesla and other EV startups and Arcimoto’s “good bones,” said he was confident a leaner Arcimoto can survive and claw its way toward profitability.

“There’s enough potential economic energy in what we have in the factory to keep Arcimoto moving throughout the year and increase our sales, delivery and output by Q4,” he said. “We can do it without raising additional funds. (But) we will absolutely raise additional funds because it allows us to move more quickly to that target.”

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Arcimoto Appoints Tesla Veteran Christopher Dawson As

“There’s enough potential economic energy in what we have in the factory to keep Arcimoto moving throughout the year and increase our sales, delivery and output by Q4,” Christopher Dawson, the new Arcimoto CEO, said.

Arcimoto, facing grave financial circumstances, has tapped a board member with Tesla experience as its new CEO, the Eugene electric vehicle maker said Thursday.

Dawson spent two years as a contractor at Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) beginning in 2012, then five years on staff, eventually becoming senior manufacturing engineer and maintenance manager, according to Arcimoto. An MBA and Navy veteran, he has also held executive positions at startups Nikola Tesla Co. and Atlis Motor Vehicles, an Arizona company that is facing its own difficulties.

After halting production in January, Arcimoto restarted production in March. It is making three vehicles per day now, Dawson said, ready to scale up as sales dictate. A daily workforce that once topped 300 is now at about 110, the new CEO said.

The company sold 228 vehicles last year, up from 192 in 2021 and 117 in 2020. It had revenue of $6.6 million in 2022 and a bottom-line loss of $62.9.

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“I think we can sell in excess of 400 units this year if we execute on all our marketing,” Dawson said. “That’s the bottom end. To be frank, I would be disappointed if we only did 400.”

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Narrowly targeting its efforts at likely buyers will help boost sales, he said, describing that demographic as upper-middle-class people with second homes looking for a vehicle for running quick errands and getting around town.

from outside North America to North America. Reshoring includes work that is produced either in-house or outsourced. A complete definition of “reshoring” is available here. Applications must be submitted by June 30. To view award details and enter to win, visit this webpage.

“There’s some basic kind of housecleaning that can happen at the manufacturing level to really help drive” efficiency, he said, adding: “When I say there’s massive potential in that factory, it comes from 10-plus years of experience of automating specifically electric vehicle processes.”

“From 2010 to 2020, more than one million jobs were announced as coming to the United States from offshore. This is a tremendous achievement, and we seek to motivate and honor the companies that have made reshoring a reality,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative.

materials and services to the industry.

The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) represents U.S. builders and distributors of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive.

Arcimoto put 144 vehicles into rental operations the past two years, a significant deployment of capital, but in the fourth quarter last year the number dropped to zero. Trials at rental can lead to sales, Dawson said, but the company needed to continue to be careful about the assets it sends into that channel. It has moved some vehicles out of rental and put them up for sale, and could do more of that, he added.

Questions about the National Metalworking Reshoring Award can be directed to Harry Moser at 847-867-1144 or harry.moser@ reshorenow.org. For more information on AMT’s efforts on reshoring and supply chain efforts, visit IMTS.com/supplychain.

In a news release, Frohnmayer, who remains chairman of the Arcimoto board, lauded Dawson’s appointment.

NTMA is the voice for the precision manufacturing and tool and die industries in the United States. Backed by nearly 1,300 member companies, representing more than $30 billion in sales, NTMA provides an array of benefits to members and the industry including advocacy in Washington, training and education programs and networking events nationwide.

“I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing his no-nonsense, roll up the sleeves style, and appreciated his intentional approach since his appointment to the board of directors last summer,” Frohnmayer said. “His extensive experience and laser focus on efficiency is essential in accelerating Arcimoto’s next phase of growth.”

The Reshoring Initiative, founded in early 2010, helps manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased parts and tooling. The Initiative also trains suppliers how to sell against lower-priced offshore competitors.

‘Product profitability’ in fourth quarter

Meanwhile, Arcimoto will continue to find efficiencies in its factory, Dawson said. Arcimoto’s cost of goods sold was nearly four times its revenue in 2022. In other words, it lost big on each FUV sale. Dawson said the company would achieve “product profitability” in Q4 by improved processes and also because it already has “tons of parts on the shelf” ready to use.

PMA, an inaugural sponsor of the National Reshoring Award, is the full-service trade association representing the North American metalforming industry — the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its

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Along with the Dawson, Fittipaldi and Campoli moves, Arcimoto said Thursday that Dwayne Lum, previously chief product officer, will replace Terry Becker as chief operating officer as Becker moves to lead Arcimoto’s Tilting Motor Works Division.

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Livewire Sets Price, Rollout Schedule For Latest Electric Motorcycle Model

LiveWire Group Inc., the electric motorcycle spinoff of Milwaukee-based motorbike manufacturer Harley-Davidson Inc., has set a price and rollout schedule for the production version of its latest model, the S2 Del Mar.

LiveWire (NYSE: LVWR), also based in Milwaukee, has set manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the S2 Del Mar at $15,499. The company is now taking reservations for the electric motorcycle model that’s now expected to be delivered in July.

Performance highlights and complete product specifications will be published in June, along with a full calendar of demo opportunities and events, LiveWire said.

The news marks the entry of the most affordable version of the LiveWire electric motorcycle line to be released. An early, customized version of the S2, the S2 Del Mar Launch Edition, was offered for an MSRP of $17,699.

The company’s LiveWire One model was priced at $21,999, down from $29,799 for the original LiveWire.

The S2 Del Mar features a targeted output of 80 horsepower and weighs less than 440 pounds. The bike’s range for in-city riding is targeted to be 100 miles.

Reservations for the Del Mar Launch Edition were opened about a year ago, but an expected spring delivery for the model was delayed as the company worked through the production, pricing and delivery details. LiveWire plans to ship 750 to 2,000 Del Mars in 2023, compared with the previous guidance of 7,000.

LiveWire said that starting April 27, it will take reservations from European customers for the S2 Del Mar Launch Edition, of which only 100 models will be produced.Those models are expected to be delivered in September.

LiveWire Group completed its spinoff from Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) in September 2022. Harley-Davidson remains the majority shareholder in LiveWire.

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The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon

Manufacturing, an Honorable Vocation

Have you noticed lately the technology sector has been laying off thousands upon thousands of its workforce while our manufacturing industries across the spectrum can’t find the workforce needed to keep up? Politics aside, my high school economics teacher was right when 60 plus years ago he said, “If a country’s economy is not based on making something or growing something, it is not creating a sustainable economy.” So, after decades of indoctrinating our young people that, for some reason, blue collar work is substandard and you need a college degree to make it in life, we find ourselves in the predicament of a diminished industrial labor force. So, what’s the answer?

One answer would be industry needs to do a better job of marketing the notion that making things is an honorable and noble vocation! Notice I didn’t use the term JOB.Technology has changed the face of manufacturing to something almost unrecognizable since I began an apprenticeship in 1960.

I remember a couple of craftsmen who wore white shirts and ties under their smocks. My, how things have changed! It is not a complaint but positive observation. I also remember in 1972 when HP introduced their electronic slide rule. Mathematically speaking, it did everything but sweep my bench!

Technology has remarkably kept the United States of America chugging

along, competitive in most manufacturing areas of our economy, save consumer goods. But there is room for improvement. A new infusion of an eager, committed, and prideful workforce is needed in our manufacturing base. Men and women who again take pride in making things. This is not a quick fix. However, many of the companies I represent are accomplishing this beautifully. Conversely, many companies often need to revamp their strategies on how to attract and invest in expanding their teams. Not just making their businesses look appealing, but reinforcing the fact that their employees know they are the company’s most valuable asset, and they can take pride in being part of an honorable profession. This will take time and patience.

All of us at one time or another have made something. For young people today, maybe not so much, with the advent of handheld electronic games and such. It seems that Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs, and Tinker Toys have long been kicked to the curb. But it’s really not too late. Grades 6 through 12 are filled with soon to be young men and women who if were shown in proper context the adventures of making and creating useful things, they would respond in positive ways beyond our wildest expectations. But it must begin now.

The manufacturing sector needs to get involved now more than ever in our education system. Lobby the school districts to bring back field trips. Create attractive videos that present the magic of making useful products. Presentations that explain the training program and the timeline to achieving the full wage and benefits package. Highlight how these future young manufacturing stars will be earning a living right out of the shoot, and not incurring thousands upon thousands of dollars of debt for 4 years before they can even look for work.

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KBC TOOLS & Machinery


Air Cleaning Guns

Royal Products


Auto-Bar Feed Systems

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Hainbuch Workholding____818-970-7874


C & M Precision Spindle, Inc._ 503-691-0955

Band Saws/Saw Blades Bandsaw
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Swift Tool Co, Inc. ______ 800-562-0900

Cutting Tools

Horizon Carbide 602-524-3802

Innovative Tool Sales 714-780-0730

MESCO 626-303-5680

Rosco Precision Machinery 206-818-6813

Sulli Tool & Supply


US Shop Tools




Cutting Tool Holders

KBC TOOLS & Machinery____586-825-6119

Hainbuch America ______ 253-293-2062

Sulli Tool & Supply 714-863-6019

Cutting Tool Systems

Cycle Time Solutions

KBC TOOLS & Machinery

THINBIT ____________




Deburring Tools

Royal Products ________ 631-273-1010

Die Tooling Springs

Dayton Lamina. 708-203-6684

Dot Peen Markers

MarkinBox 310-214-3367

Draw Tubes

Lucy’s Machine Co._______323-587-6162


KBC TOOLS & Machinery


Sulli Tool & Supply 714-863-6019


Bilz USA 224-563-7233

Sulli Tool & Supply 714-863-6019

EDM Materials & Supplies

Desert EDM 480-816-6300

EDM Network_________480-836-1782

EDM Performance 800-336-2946

End Mills

Horizon Carbide_______602-524-3802

KBC TOOLS & Machinery 586-825-6119

Sulli Tool & Supply ______ 714-863-6019

Filiter Mist Collectors

Royal Products_______631-273-1010


Hainbuch America______253-293-2062

KBC TOOLS & Machinery ___ 586-825-6119

Form Tooling

Horizon Carbide_______602-524-3802

Sulli Tool & Supply______714-863-6019


EDM Network________480-836-1782

US Shop Tools________800-243-7701

Keyseat Cutters

Sulli Tool & Supply ______ 714-863-6019

Lifting & Material Handling

Ingersoll Rand 206-472-0826

Live Centers

Royal Products 631-273-1010

Load Unload Systems

Edge Technologies 951-440-1574

Lubricants / Systems

Star Metal Fluids 800-367-9966

Machine Tool Acccessories

US Shop Tools _________ 800-243-7701


Power Tools

KBC TOOLS & Machinery____586-825-6119

Precision Bearings

C & M Precision Spindle, Inc._ 503-691-0955

Probing Systems

Sherpa Design_ 503-771-3570


THINBIT 888-844-6248

Punch Die Tooling Dayton Lamina. 708-203-6684

Quick Change Systems

Hainbuch Workholding____818-970-7874



Grooving Head, Grooving Tools

Cycle Time Solutions 510-708-8665

THINBIT ____________ 888-844-6248

Guide Bushings, Swiss

Edge Technologies ______ 951-440-1574

Indexible Tools



Hainbuch America 253-293-2062

Mounting Brackets

Lucy’s Machine Company ___ 323-587-6162

Packaging/Shipping Supplies

Alliance Packaging 206-445-5898-

Parts Washing Equipment

Ebbco Inc 800-809-3901

Port Tools SCT-USA. 805-584-9495

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Spindle Deburring Machines

ALMCO 507-380-1009

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Lucy’s Machine Company


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Stationary Clamping Devices

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Support Stands

Lucy’s Machine Company


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Hainbuch Workholding_____818-970-7874

Threading Thread Mills



THINBIT 888-844-6248

Tooling Pins & Bushings

Dayton Lamina. 708-203-6684

Tool Sharpening (Grinding)

Applications Specialities

Swift Tool Co, Inc.



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Spinetti Machinery 775-996-3770

THINBIT ____________ 888-844-6248

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. 763-682--3122

Western Sintering 509-375-3096

Tumbling Meda and Compounds

ALMCO 507-380-1009

Vibratory Deburrung Bowls

ALMCO 507-380-1009

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ALMCO 507-380-1009

Vises & Vise Jaws

RyansDovetails.com 253-876-9981

Workholding Cycle Time Solutions 510-708-8665

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Machining Apprenticeships

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Training & Education

Bilz USA

Cycle Time Solutions

Horizon Carbide




Rosco Precision Machinery 253-333-2439


Sulli Tool & Supply



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Machinery Resources 480-694-9919


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Quick Turn Financial 415-608-5692

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Muerller Prost 314-862-2070


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Automatic Door opening Systems

Midaco Corporation 847-593-8420


Mechanical Design

THOMPSON MACHINE. 505-823-1453

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THOMPSON MACHINE. 505-823-1453


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VIision 33 206-456-5185

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Ellison Technologies 206-669-3578

HS&S Machine Tool 408-472-2436

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DCM Tech___________800-533-5339


HS&S Machine Tool


King Machine Inc.

Rosco Precision Machinery

Zeiss Industrial Metrology








3D CAD for CMM


CMM Probes


OGP 480-889-9056

Zeiss Industrial Metrology 800-327-9735

Coordinate Measuring Mach.

HS&S Machine Tool 408-472-2436





Zeiss Industrial Metrology __ 800-327-9735

Laser Trackers

Metrology Instruments

HS&S Machine Tool






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Optical Comparators

Hexagon 206-304-3847

Zeiss Industrial Metrology_800-327-9735

Particle Inspection Mach

DCM Tech 800-533-5339


Business Insurance Solutions

Sentry Insurance 877-373-6879


MarkinBox 310-214-3367


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3D Machines

Production Machine Tools, Inc. 425-881-1200

Boring Mills

Rosco Precision Machine ry 253-333-2439

Bridgeport Parts

Desert EDM 480-816-6300

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Rosco Precision Machinery 253-333-2439

CNC Lathes

Desert EDM 480-816-6300

Ellison Technologies 206-669-3578

Expand Machinery 818-349-9166

HS&S Machine Tool 408-472-2436

Machinery Resources 480-694-9919

Romi Machine Tools, Ltd 480-510-4146

Rosco Precision Machinery 253-333-2439

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Desert EDM


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Expand Machinery_____818-349-9166

HS&S Machine Tool 408-472-2436

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Production Machine Tools, Inc. 425-881-1200

Rosco Precision Machinery 253-333-2439

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Ellison Technologies


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Expand Machinery 818-349-9166

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Ellison Technologies 206-669-3578

Machinery Resources 480-694-9919

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Kwik Mark Inc 815-363-8268

EDM Automation

EDM Die Sinking Machines

Desert EDM 480-816-6300

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KNUTH Machine Tools

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North Western Machinery 206-583-2333

Sharp Machine Tool ______

Summit Machine Tool

Swift Tool Co, Inc.

Parts Washing






Prototype Machines

DATRON ____________


Robotics & Automatics

Ganesh Machinery______818-349-9166

Saw Lubricants

Saw Service Of WA


Sawing Machines

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.

KNUTH Machine Tools

North-South Machinery




North Western Machinery 206-583-2333

Performance Machine Tools


Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000

Rosco Precision Machinery 206-818-6813

Saw Replacement Parts

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000

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King Machine Inc.

Production Machine Tools, Inc.

Rosco Precision Machinery



Current EDM, Inc.

Desert EDM

EDM Network Bralco

Coast Aluminum

DIX Metals

Fry Steel

Gorilla Metals Inc.

Industrial Metal Supply Co. 818-729-3333

Ryerson Corporation 425-204-2601

Sunshine Metals 760-579-8327

Aluminum Extrusions

Aluminum Precision 805-889-7569 Bralco 602-722-3324

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United Performance Metals _888-282-3292

Metals: Bar & Plate



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Sunshine Metals 760-579-8327

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United Performance Metals _888-282-3292

Sheet & Coil

Ryerson Corporation 425-204-2601

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Acieta 402-650-8132


Rosco Precision Machinery 253-333-2439

SHOT PEEN MARKING Shot Peen MarkinBox 310-214-3367

SAWS Band & Cut-Off Saws Swift Tool Co, Inc. 800-562-0900


AS9100 Registration

Great Western Registrar ____ 623-580-1881

Custom Packaging/Shipping Supplies

Alliance Packaging 206-445-5898-

Engineering/Mechanical Design


Sherpa Design_ 503-771-3570

Financial Services

Intech Funding 800-553-9208

Quick Turn Financial 415-608-5692

Machine Tool Rebuilding

EDM Network 480-836-1782

Management Systems Training

BMSC______________ 602-445-9400

SOFTWARE CAD CAM Machining Applied CAx 503-962-0287

Cimatron 248-596-9700 ext. 237

Solid Products 480-206-0330

Spinetti Machinery 775-996-3770

Mechanical Design

Cimatron 248-596-9700 ext. 237

Delcam 877-335-2261

Sherpa Design_ 503-771-3570


Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc._ 503-691-0955


ISO Consulting/Registration

BMSC______________ 602-445-9400

Lean and NADCAP Consulting Training

BMSC______________ 602-445-9400

ISO / AS9100 Certification

BMSC______________ 602-445-9400

Productivity Training

BMSC______________ 602-445-9400

USED MACHINERY EDM Network __________480-836-1782

Jorgensen Machine Tools 800-952-0151

K.D. Capital Equipt 480-922-1674 North Western Machinery 206-583-2333

Machine Toolworks 800-426-2052 Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Garnet Barton International 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group 832-243-9300 Waterjet Bricks Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group 832-243-9300 Waterjet Hoppers GMA Garnet Group 832-243-9300 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton International 800-741-7756 EDM Performance 800-336-2946
Machine Tools 510-760-9518
Internatil _________ 909-620-5707



Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes



Albina Co., Inc.

Aeroform, Inc.


Ponderosa Ind _______303-298-1801

Specialty Steel Services 801-539-8252

CASTING Precision Enterprises Inc.


SMH Inc LLC 360-341-2226

TVT Die Casting _________ 800-280-2278




Speciality Bending

Albina Co., Inc.

Bending Solutions, Inc.



Structrual Bending

Albina Co., Inc.


Tube and Pipe Bending Albina Co., Inc.



Cogitic 719-473-8844

Evans Precision

PAS Technologies



Precision Casting Repair 801-972-2345


Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432


Evans Precision 623-582-4776


PAS Technologies 602-744-2600


Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432


ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918


Bar & Plate & Die Cutting

AZ Tool Steel 877-795-1600

FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272

Industrial Precision Grinding 310-352-4700


FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272

Tool & Dies

Micropulse West Inc. 480-966-2300


Industrial Precision Grinding 310-352-4700


FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272


United Performance Metals _888-282-3292


EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc 586-716-5151

EDM: Drilling Small Hole Layke Inc. 602-272-2654

Milco Waterjet 714-373-0098 Precision Aerospace, LLC 602-352-8658

SOUTHWEST EDM 623-826-1025

EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking)

Investment Casting-Precision Dolphin Investment Castings
Precision Enterprises Inc. ____
CMR Manufacturing 602-273-0943
SOUTHWEST EDM 623-826-1025 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc. 714-373-0098 Precision Aerospace, LLC 602-352-8658 Stevens Tool & Die 503-682-3185 EDM Solutions EDM: Wire Clings Aerospace 480-968-1778 Evans Precision 623-582-4776 Micropulse West, Inc. 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc. 714-373-0098 Micropulse West, Inc. 480-966-2300 Plastic Injection Molding 509-531-2634 Precision Aerospace, LLC 602-352-8658 SOUTHWEST EDM 623-826-1025 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Sub-Assembly Builds Cascade Systems Technology 503-640-5733 ENGINEERING/DESIGN ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918 Cascade Systems Technology 503-640-5733 FLATLINE FAB __________ 503-707-9272 Extrusions
The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon

Plastic Extrusion Services

Inline Plastics Inc.


Architectural Forming & Fabrication Albina Co., Inc.




Mountain View Machine



Weiser Engineering

Fabrication: Custom Metal

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Medium & Large Aeroform, Inc. 360-403-1919

American Precision Ind.. 503-784-5211 CLS

FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272

Group Mfg Serv _________ 480-966-3952

Industrial Machine Svcs 503-240-0878

Precision Aerospace, LLC 602-352-8658

QUAL-FAB, Inc. 206-762-2117

SMH Inc LLC ___________ 360-341-2226

Solid Form Fabrication 503-435-1400

Weiser Engineering 303-280-2778

Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication

Albina Co., Inc. Bending Solutions, Inc.

Clevland Electric Labs. 480-967-2501

FINISHING AB Finishing Tech 503-803-3322

Advanced Precision Anodizing


Coating Technologies 623-581-2648 FLATLINE FAB

DRY FILM LUBRICATION Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410 Galvanizing: Hot Dip TMM Precision 800-448-9448

Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. 360-403-1919
Aero Tech MFG 801-891-2740
American Precision Ind..
CLS Fabrication Inc
NW Metalcraft Industries ____
Precision Aerospace, LLC 602-352-8658
Machine Svcs 503-240-0878
Aerospace, LLC 602-352-8658 SMH Inc LLC 360-341-2226
303-280-2778 Wrico 480-892-7800
Albina Co., Inc. 866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc. 360-651-2443 FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272
Thermoplastics Clevland Electric Labs. 480-967-2501
Precision Ind..
Weiser Engineering
Forming & Fabrication
503-661-6700 American Precision
503-707-9272 Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410 Real Axis Machining 360-723-5386
800-426-0721 Sandblasting Byington
408-727-6630 Shot Peen AB Finishing Tech 503-803-3322 PAS Technologies 602-744-2600 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing
602-438-4443 FIXTURING K-Mol Engineering 530-906-1705 Real Axis Machining 360-723-5386 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 40 • APR - MAY ’23
Bead Clean
Steel Treating, Inc.
Coating Technologies _623-581-2648
Group__________602-437-2426 Polishing
Hard Chrome 602-278-8671
Tech MFG 801-891-2740
Fabrication Inc
Steel Treating, Inc.


3-D Plastics, Inc.



AZ Hard Chrome 602-278-8671

AZ Tool Steel


ChemResearch __________ 602-253-4175


Evans Precision

Industrial Machine Svcs




Industrial Precision Grinding 310-352-4700

LV Swiss 435-635-1482

Mountain View Machine 435-755-0500

Ron Grob Co 970-667-5320



Steel Services Grinding 800-662-0126

Sun Grinding

Superior Grinding

AZ Tool Steel



Grinding, Blanchard


Superior Grinding 801-487-9700

Grinding, Centerless

LV Swiss 435-635-1482

Ron Grob Co

Sun Grinding

Grinding, Double Disc

Sun Grinding


Grinding: OD

Grinding: Surface

ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008

Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630

Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

Evans Precision 623-582-4776

MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864

PAS Technologies 602-744-2600

Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751


Phoenix Heat Treating 602-258-7751

Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100

ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751

Heat Treating/NADCAP

ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008

Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751

Large Capacity Drop Bottom


Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.


Diversified Metal Services 801-972-6093

Evans Precision 623-582-4776

Industrial Precision Grinding 310-352-4700

Steel Services Grinding 800-662-0126

Sun Grinding 602-238-9595

Superior Grinding 801-487-9700

Grinding: Tool & Cutter

Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701

Swift Tool Co, Inc. 800-562-0900


Evans Precision 623-582-4776


Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864


PAS Technologies 602-744-2600 Precision

LLC 602-352-8658


Industrial Precision Grinding
Precision Metals _______
602-278-8671 Precision Tech 801-285-7288 Ron
Hard Chrome
Grob Co
Sun Grinding
Superior Grinding
Industrial Precision Grinding
StandardAero 602-744-2600
Portland Precision Manufacturing
Real Axis Machining 360-723-5386 Ron Grob Co 970-667-5320 SMH Inc LLC 360-341-2226 Sunshine Metals 714-225-4972 Treske Precision Machining 503-625-2821 TVT Die Casting 800-280-2278 VWeiser Engineering 303-280-2778 Industrial Thermoplastics Clevland Electric Labs. 480-967-2501 JIGS & TOOLING K-Mol Engineering 530-906-1705 Machining: 5-Axis Accutech Machine Inc 801-975-1117 American Precision Ind.. 503-784-5211 Cascade Engineering Tech ___ 503-266-1300 Jaguar Precision Machine 505-242-6545 Strom Manufacturing 503-447-1021 Machining: Aerospace/Space American Precision Ind.. 503-784-5211 ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918 Clevland Electric Labs. 480-967-2501 Jaguar Precision Machine 505-242-6545 Layke Inc. 602-272-2654 LV Swiss _____________ 435-635-1482 Precision Aerospace, LLC 602-352-8658 Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-253-6700 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 41 • APR - MAY ’23 Tyler Acheson Territory Sales Manager FANUC Master Certified Service Engineer Council Bluffs, IA | Waukesha, WI Huntington Beach, CA 402.650.8132 MOBILE 844-4-ACIETA PARTS & 24/7 SERVICE tacheson@acieta.com www.acieta.com Delivering Tomorrow’s Automation Today

Production Accutech Machine Inc

American Precision Ind..

ATF Aerospace, LLC..

Cascade Engineering Tech ___

Die-Tech Precision Machining

Grovtec US, Inc.

Jaguar Precision Machine

LUX Precision MFG

LV Swiss

Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-253-6700

Strom Manufacturing 503-447-1021

Teton Machine 208-642-9344

Machining: Swiss

Grovtec US, Inc. 503-557-4689

LV Swiss _____________ 435-635-1482

Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing


Teton Machine 208-642-9344

Machining: Turning

Accutech Machine Inc


American Precision Ind.. 503-784-5211

ATF Aerospace, LLC..

Die-Tech Precision Machining


Grovtec US, Inc.





Howard Precision Machined Prod. 801-619-9850

Jaguar Precision Machine 505-242-6545

Layke Inc. 602-272-2654

LUX Precision MFG ________ 928-380-0317

LV Swiss 435-635-1482

Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-253-6700

Real Axis Machining _______ 360-723-5386

Ron Grob Co 970-667-5320

=SMH Inc LLC 360-341-2226

Strom Manufacturing ______ 503-447-1021

Teton Machine 208-642-9344

Machining: Ultra Precision

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Machining: Turning With Live Tooling

Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-253-6700
Real Axis Machining
Ron Grob Co
Strom Manufacturing
Treske Precision Machining
TVT Die Casting
Accutech Machine Inc 801-975-1117
Precision Ind.. 503-784-5211
Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918
Engineering Tech 503-266-1300
Machining 669-888-3500
Machining: CNC Milling
Die-Tech Precision
US, Inc. 503-557-4689
Precision MFG 928-380-0317
Swiss 435-635-1482 480-966-2300 602-352-8658 503-253-6700 360-723-5386 970-667-5320 360-341-2226 503-447-1021 208-642-9344 801-975-1117 253-395-7381 503-784-5211 503-266-1300 Machining: Medical American Precision Ind.. 503-784-5211 LUX Precision MFG 928-380-0317 LV Swiss 435-635-1482 Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-253-6700 Teton Machine 208-642-9344 Machining:
Faustson _____________
Layke Inc.
435-635-1482 Newport Tool.
LV Swiss 435-635-1482 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918 LV Swiss 435-635-1482 Weiser Engineering 303-280-2778 MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED Contract Manufacturing AATC 602-268-1467 Aeroform, Inc. 360-403-1919 Albina Co., Inc. 866-252-4628 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. 253-395-7381 American Precision Ind.. 503-784-5211 ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918 Bending Solutions, Inc. 360-651-2443 Clevland Electric Labs. 480-967-2501 CLS Fabrication Inc 800-426-0721 FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272 Jaguar Precision Machine 505-242-6545 LUX Precision MFG 928-380-0317 LV Swiss 435-635-1482 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
Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052

Turnkey Product Services

Aero Tech MFG


Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing

Metal Polishing By Timothy 503-253-5294

Personal Collectables Polishing

Metal Polishing By Timothy 503-253-5294

Production Polishing

Metal Polishing By Timothy 503-253-5294


Controlled Thermal Tech 602-272-3714


Molds: Plastic Injection Plastic Injection Molding 509-531-2634


MOLDS Aero Tech MFG 801-891-2740

Advanced Mold Technology 714-990-0144

Arizona Finishing 602-438-4443

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

K-Mol Engineering 530-906-1705

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 Advanced Mold Technology


Surface Mount & Thru Hole Cascade Systems Technology 971-330-8054

PAINTING FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272 StandardAero 602-744-2600


Custom Plastic Profiles

Custom Plastic Tubing


Advanced Precision Anodizing 503-661-6700

ASKO Group 206-947-4052

ChemResearch 602-253-4175

EPSI 714-519-9423

Frontier Group


Foresight Finishing 480-772-0387

Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410

StandardAero 602-744-2600


Advanced Precision Anodizing 503-661-6700

ChemResearch 602-253-4175

Frontier Group


Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410

StandardAero 602-744-2600

Black Oxide

AB Finishing Tech 503-803-3322

StandardAero 602-744-2600

Bright Tin

Foresight Finishing 480-772-0387

Leadtek Plating _________ 503-682-4410

Precious Metal Plating Co. 800-481-6271

Chem Film Frontier Group 602-437-2426

SMH Inc LLC 360-341-2226

Mold Making

3-D Plastics, Inc. _________ 503-720-0572

K-Mol Engineering ________ 530-906-1705

Savon Plating, Inc 602-252-4311 StandardAero 602-744-2600

Chromate\ Advanced Precision Anodizing 503-661-6700


Plastics Inc. 909-923-1033
Thermoplastics Inline Plastics Inc. 909-923-1033
Die Development Inline Plastics Inc. 909-923-1033
Plastic Spiraling Inline Plastics Inc. 909-923-1033
Plastic Finishing Inline Plastics Inc. 909-923-1033
Plastics Inc.
Portland Precision Manufacturing 503-253-6700
MOLDING 3-D Plastics, Inc. 503-720-0572 K-Mol Engineering 530-906-1705
AZ Hard Chrome 602-278-8671 EPSI 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410 Savon Plating, Inc 602-252-4311 StandardAero __________ 602-744-2600 Coating Coating Technologies 623-581-2648 Controlled Thermal Tech 602-272-3714 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies 623-581-2648 PAS Technologies 602-744-2600 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies 623-581-2648 Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410 StandardAero 602-744-2600 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies 623-581-2648 Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies 623-581-2648 Savon Plating, Inc 602-252-4311 Copper Foresight Finishing 480-772-0387 StandardAero 602-744-2600 Drylube Frontier Group 602-437-2426
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Savon Plating, Inc



Electroless Nickel

ASKO Group 206-947-4052

Foresight Finishing


Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410

Precious Metal Plating Co.

Savon Plating, Inc





Glass Bead Clean StandardAero 602-744-2600

EPSI 714-519-9423

Foresight Finishing


Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410

Precious Metal Plating Co.

PAS Technologies



Hard Chrome

Arizona Hard Chrome 602-278-8671

ASKO Group


NAD CAP & Boeing Approved

PAS Technologies 602-744-2600

Precious Metal Plating Co.


Savon Plating, Inc 602-252-4311

Tin Plating

Precious Metal Plating Co. 800-481-6271

Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410


G & G Custom Metal Fab 503-931-7069


Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919

Pacific Tool, Inc 425-882-1970



SpringWorks Utah 801-298-0113

Wrico 480-892-7800

PROCESSING: METAL Chemical LA Specialties 602-269-7612


Cascade Systems Technology 503-640-5733 NW Rapid Mfg. 503-434-8557


CLS Fabrication Inc 800-426-0721

Group Manufacturing Serv 480-966-3952

QUAL-FAB, Inc. 206-762-2117

Weiser Engineering 303-280-2778

RECYCLING MATERIALS Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel, Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin


Zinc Nickel

PAS Technologies 602-744-2600

ASKO Group
Precious Metal
480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410
Metal Plating Co. 800-481-6271 Passivation ASKO Group 206-947-4052 Frontier Group __________ 602-437-2426 Leadtek Plating 503-682-4410 PAS Technologies 602-744-2600
Technologies 602-744-2600
Foresight Finishing
Shot Peen
Finishing Tech
ASKO Group
206-947-4052 EPSI 714-519-9423
Tin / Zinc Plate
Leadtek Plating
Silver Plating
EPSI _______________
Leadtek Plating
Metro Metals Northwest 503-819-1284 Bin Service Metro Metals Northwest 503-819-1284
Handling Metro Metals Northwest 503-819-1284 Full Service Scrap Management Metro Metals Northwest 503-819-1284 Wood Products Perry Pallet Co. 360-366-5239 REPAIR CNC-PROS 602-344-9753 ROLLING Albina Co., Inc. 866-252-4628 ROLL FORMING ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918 SANDBLASTING Advanced Precision Anodizing 503-661-6700 Byington Steel Treating, Inc. 408-727-6630 Production Sawing Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc. 805-583-9966 SEWING Grovtec US, Inc. 503-557-4689 SHEARING United Performance Metals _888-282-3292 SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS 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 1538 E La Vieve Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
Excess Material


Ace Wire & Spring Form

SpringWorks Utah




Extension/Compression/ Coil

Ace Wire & Spring Form _____ 412-458-4830


AEI Fabrication 480-733-6594

NW Metalcraft Industries

Precision Die & Stamping

SpringWorks Utah




THOMPSON MACHINE. 505-823-1453


ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918

SpringWorks Utah


THOMPSON MACHINE. 505-823-1453

Stamping:Flat Forming

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

NW Metalcraft Industries 888-280-7080

SpringWorks Utah

Stamping: Light


ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918

SpringWorks Utah _________ 801-298-0113

THOMPSON MACHINE. 505-823-1453

Stamping: Production/ Precision

ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918

Precision Die & Stamping 480-967-2038

THOMPSON MACHINE. 505-823-1453


Cascade Systems Technology 503-640-5733


Non-Destructive Testing

Frontier Group __________ 602-437-2426

PAS Technologies 602-744-2600

Turbine Instrument Testing

Clevland Electric Labs. 480-967-2501


Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432

Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714


Ron Grob Co 970-667-5320


ATF Aerospace, LLC.. 480-218-0918

Newport Tool. 801-295-7411

Wrico ______________ 480-892-7800


Industrial Machine Svcs 503-240-0878

Mountain View Machine 435-755-0500

Newport Tool. 801-295-7411

Real Axis Machining 360-723-5386


Albina Co., Inc. 866-252-4628

Bending Solutions, Inc. 360-651-2443

Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778

EZ-ACCESS 800-258-8503


Clevland Electric Labs. 480-967-2501


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


Rickard Engineering 866-845-8838


Evans Precision 623-582-4776

FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272

Frontier Group 602-437-2426

Mountain View Machine 435-755-0500

PAS Technologies 602-744-2600

Precision Aerospace, LLC 602-352-8658

Weiser Engineering


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

Evans Precision 623-582-4776

FLATLINE FAB __________ 503-707-9272

Weiser Engineering 303-280-2778

Welding: MIG-TIG

Evans Precision 623-582-4776

FLATLINE FAB 503-707-9272


Ace Wire & Spring Form 412-458-4830

Evans Precision _________ 623-582-4776


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