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Editor’s Corner Song verse by HankWilliams Jr. The preacher man says it’s the end of time And the Mississippi River, she’s a-goin’ dry The interest is up and the stock market’s down And you only get mugged if you go downtown This song was released 41 years ago and the same things are going on today that were sung about then. The world is still ending even after the Mayan calendar expired, the Mississippi seems to be pretty dry, interest is up, the stock market is down, and when was the last time you were down town? Even though all this doom and gloom seems to come back to us like a bad penny, history will teach you things can’t stay bad forever and the economy along with every good thing comes back around. It’s about what we’re doing today to invest into a bright future and have a decent day in the present.We do this by being the pebble in the still pond and creating a nice ripple so the entire pond will eventually feel our energy.We do this by investing into today so that tomorrow will be a good time to raise a family and grow a business or just a safer place to reside. We are told there is a major divide in our ‘land of the free and home of the brave’, but we may be looking at this all wrong. When opposites attract, when competition is healthy and fun, when opposing sides realize they are “complimentary forces” we realize the principle of Yin andYang is on purpose and created by the great spirit and dipped in eternity. Yin and Yang evolved into the idea that all things in the universe exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example, female-male, dark-light and old-young. The pairs of equal opposites attract and complement each other. Less like “opposing forces”, and more “complimentary forces”. How could I be me, without you? What would the night say if it was sunny all day? Why do the left and right fight, do they forget they are of one body? If the left hand washed the right, but the right wanted to fight, which gets clean? One hand washes the other because it is mutually beneficial. Nature will teach us the strong survive, but we are all entwined. In closing I would like to encourage you all to keep the faith, faith in humanity, faith in the power of love, and to allow one hand to wash the other to a cleaner, brighter, mutually beneficial day. Thank you!


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September Manufacturing PMI® at 50.9% “The September Manufacturing PMI® registered 50.9 percent, 1.9 percentage points lower than the 52.8 percent recorded in August.This figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the 28th month in a row after contraction in April and May 2020. The Manufacturing PMI® figure is the lowest since May 2020, when it registered 43.5 percent. The New Orders Index returned to contraction territory at 47.1 percent, 4.2 percentage points lower than the 51.3 percent recorded in August. The Production Index reading of 50.6 percent is a 0.2-percentage point increase compared to August’s figure of 50.4 percent. The Prices Index registered 51.7 percent, down 0.8 percentage point compared to the August figure of 52.5 percent.This is the index’s lowest reading since June 2020 (51.3 percent). The Backlog of Orders Index registered 50.9 percent, 2.1 percentage points lower than the August reading of 53 percent.After a single month of expansion, the Employment Index contracted at 48.7 percent, 5.5 percentage points lower than the 54.2 percent recorded in August.The Supplier Deliveries Index reading of 52.4 percent is 2.7 percentage points lower than the August figure of 55.1 percent. This is the index’s lowest reading since before the coronavirus pandemic (52.2 percent in December 2019). The Inventories Index registered 55.5 percent, 2.4 percentage points higher than the August reading of 53.1 percent. The New Export Orders Index contracted at 47.8 percent, down 1.6 percentage points compared to August’s figure of 49.4 percent.This is the index’s lowest reading since June 2020, when it registered 47.6 percent. The Imports Index remained in expansion

territory at 52.6 percent, 0.1 percentage point above the August reading of 52.5 percent.” Fiore continues, “The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to expand, but at the lowest rate since the pandemic recovery began. Following four straight months of panelists’ companies reporting softening new orders rates, the September index reading reflects companies adjusting to potential future lower demand. Demand eased, with the (1) New Orders Index returning to contraction, (2) New Export Orders Index in contraction for a second consecutive month, (3) Customers’ Inventories Index remaining at a low level but as close as it’s been to an ‘about right’ reading since early in the pandemic and (4) Backlog of Orders Index approaching contraction. Consumption (measured by the Production and Employment indexes) declined during the period, with a combined negative 5.3-percentage point impact on the Manufacturing PMI® calculation.The Employment Index returned to contraction after one month of expansion, and the Production Index increased by 0.2 percentage point, staying in growth territory, but at a modest level.” Many Business Survey Committee panelists’ companies are now managing head counts through hiring freezes and attrition to lower levels, with medium- and long-term demand more uncertain. Inputs — defined as supplier deliveries, inventories, prices and imports — accommodated growth. The Supplier Deliveries Index reached an appropriate tension level, and the Inventories Index increased as panelists’ companies continued to manage the total supply chain inventory. The Prices Index decreased for a sixth straight month and is not far from contraction territory, and the Imports Index modestly grew. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Announcements & Releases Fab Innovations Appointed Exclusive Western Us Dealer For Dne Fiber Lasers Fab-Innovations and DNE Global have joined forces to service and support the stateof-the-art DNE technology for the Western US. DNE lasers offer a full line of cost effective fiber lasers.The new DNE LC3 is a fast and reliable cutting machine with an attractive price-performance ratio.The systems are made in the USA and offer laser output of up to 6kW with local service and support. Fab-Innovations is a division of Landmark Solutions, for more information visit fab-innovations.com.

For more information on Landmark Soltions Corp Contact: Fred R. Mooneyham, President Landmark Solutions Corp. Best Choice Parts Corp. Cell – 909-815-5757, fred@ landmarksolutionscorp.com s Tech Financial Services New Employee, Equipment Finance Partner, and Tax Credits by Mark Charlton Tech Financial Services, a industryleading equipment finance company, introduces Mandy Leman. Mandy joins the Tech team with 15 years’ experience in the banking industry and will lead marketing initiatives. “Tech is a family owned and operated company whose values of honesty and customer advocacy align with my own values, I knew right away I wanted to work at Tech,” says Mandy. Mandy has an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for financial education, “sharing the benefits that financing equipment can make for growing and established businesses is just one of the many responsibilities we hold at Tech.” Tech Financial is more than an Equipment Finance company, we’re a financial partner. We’re set on helping manufacturers, distributors, and resellers at every stage of growth by offering personalized service and flexible payment plans. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Growing shops need two lenders to maintain profit margin: a traditional bank and an equipment finance company. Leasing through a finance company allows you to preserve your lines of credit with your bank and gives you the ability to treat your monthly payments as a business expenses versus company debt. A finance company also allows you to leverage borrowing capacity. We offer a variety of payment and buyout options, as well as tax incentives. Most importantly, as an equipment finance company, we have machine knowledge, so our leases offer purchase options that best fit your company needs and growth. As year-end rapidly approaches be sure to take advantage of tax deductions like Section 179, an immediate expensing of qualified asset purchases. Qualified equipment purchases made before January 1, 2023, may be eligible for a 100% first-year immediate deduction. Please consult with your accountant to confirm eligibility for tax benefits. Tech Financial makes the equipment financing process easy and hassle-free. Please join us in welcoming Mandy to the team and be sure to think ofTech Financial when it comes to financing your equipment.

For more information visit www.techfin.net, phone 414-224-0242, email markc@techfin.net Bramac Machinery Adds Two New Lines To Its Portfolio, NEXA3D & Danobat Bramac Machinery, Inc. is pleased to announce that it recently added two new manufacturers to its product line - Nexa3D and Danobat. Bramac CEO Martyn Bramhall says, “We selected Nexa3D for our additive manufacturing product because they make the world’s fastest polymer 3D printers accessible to businesses of all sizes. Their printers are capable of continuously printing at speeds of up to 8 liters per hour. This represents up to 20x productivity gains over all current state additive products and is comparable only to injection molding economics.” He added, “We also added the Danobat line to our portfolio. Danobat is a manufacturer of cutting-edge, ultra-precision high value-added manufacturing solutions for external cylindrical grinding, internal grinding, centerless grinding and finish hard turning. Danobat is well positioned to provide “turnkey solutions” with full automation.” The company is headquartered in Spain and has manufacturing facilities in Spain,

Germany and the Netherlands. Danobat has a 65 year track record with over 6000 machines installed world-wide.

the current U.S. economy as “fair,” down from 71.4% in September. 25% evaluate it as “poor,” an increase from 21.4% last month.

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None of the survey respondents believe that U.S. economic conditions will get “better” over the next six months, a decrease from 7.1% in September. 41.7% indicate they believe the U.S. economy will “stay the same” over the next six months.

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Lower in October

Manufacturing Program Helps Train and Certify Tesla Employees

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 45, a decrease from the September index of 48.7.

Western Nevada College (WNC) and Tesla have partnered to provide training to 62 Tesla employees through WNC’s Manufacturing Technician program. This program is funded by Project SANDI and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (GOWINN).

When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI-EFI survey respondent David Normandin, CLFP, President and CEO,Wintrust Specialty Finance, said, “I am optimistic about our industry and our customers finding solutions to manage challenging economic conditions. As the rate of change increases, I think that our industry is well positioned to adapt and continue to find ways to win.” The overall MCI-EFI is 45, a decrease from the September index of 48.7. When asked to assess their business conditions over the next four months, none of the executives responding said they believe business conditions will improve over the next four months, a decrease from 3.6% in September. 62.5% believe business conditions will remain the same over the next four months, down from 75% the previous month. 37.5% believe business conditions will worsen, an increase from 21.4% in September. 8.3% of the survey respondents believe demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures (capex) will increase over the next four months, a decrease from 10.7% in September. 66.7% believe demand will “remain the same” during the same four-month time period, a decrease from 71.4% the previous month. 25% believe demand will decline, up from 17.9% in September. 4.2% of the respondents expect more access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions over the next four months, down from 14.3% in September. 87.5% of executives indicate they expect the “same” access to capital to fund business, an increase from 71.4% last month. 8.3% expect “less” access to capital, down from 14.3% the previous month. When asked, 29.2% of the executives report they expect to hire more employees over the next four months, up from 28.6% in September. 66.7% expect no change in headcount over the next four months, an increase from 64.3% last month. 4.2% expect to hire fewer employees, down from 7.1% in September. 8.3% of the leadership evaluate the current U.S. economy as “excellent,” an increase from 7.1% the previous month. 66.7% of the leadership evaluate

A total of 47 of the students received grant funding for the Technology Level 1 (MT1) certification program and 15 received funding for the Mechatronics Technology program at WNC. Both programs help Tesla employees with training to expand their experience and career knowledge in mechanical technology and engineering.These programs are not specific toTesla trainings and can be utilized by all individuals in this workforce area. “The MT1 course has helped to provide basic theory knowledge to my Junior technicians so they can understand automation processes and develop methodical troubleshooting methods; while the Mech Tech course has propelled some of our veteran technicians to sharpen their troubleshooting skills and find greater career paths at Tesla,” said Nicholas Schafer, Tesla Production Engineering Supervisor. Marcus Mathis, a SANDI grantee and MT1 certified student, says the MT1 course has had a massive impact on his day-to-day role at Tesla.“Electrical and mechanical troubleshooting has been one of my natural skills, yet I find myself referring back to class and lab applications when troubleshooting and installing. I would highly recommend this course to anyone that takes what they do seriously and is looking to go beyond the scope of their current position,” said Mathis. “I look forward to building upon these skills in the future with the other programs that are offered through the WNC and Tesla collaboration.” Tesla’s partnership with WNC emphasizes the importance of continued education in Nevada’s workforce and job pipeline. “We understand that providing continued education and supportive resources for our employees directly influences the morale of our team and the future ofTesla,” said Nicholas Schafer,Tesla Production Engineering Supervisor. “We want to see our team members succeed and strive to level-up in their positions and we have seen positive results of this occur directly from the courses offered at WNC.” The plan for the SANDI grant is to invest in 1,700 Nevadans by next fall. The WNC and Tesla partnership is one of the several organizations across the state to receive SANDI grant funding to help those who were adversely affected by the pandemic, modernize Nevada’s workforce system, and expand remote access to short-term training for in-demand occupations using a digital platform. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Using machine learning to imitate user actions, RPA can execute decisions that streamline workflow. To put it in simpler terms, RPA learns on the job to mimic how employees carry out a task, and then automates it. This means that robots can manage the routine and laborious tasks to allow human workers to advance more value-added capabilities. As a result, the key to selecting the right RPA initiative is to pinpoint where employee involvement delivers the most value and where RPA could step in to release staff time. One process that is considered timeconsuming and repetitive is manually entering data from transactional documents such as sales orders, invoices or bills of lading. It is a back-office task that causes inefficiencies throughout the supply chain and, therefore, is primed for automation. This an ideal example of a smaller-scale initiative to test RPA. Optimizing such seemingly unimportant and mundane processes can create positive impacts across an organization’s workflow

Eliminating bottlenecks.Time is of the essence in distribution.With so many repetitive tasks demanding employee attention, the amount of time left for them to complete revenue-generating duties is perilously low. In addition, routine tasks are susceptible to human error, which can seriously affect the bottom line. Adopting the more physical roles and automating labor-intensive tasks with precision, accuracy and speed, RPA positions supply chains to gain the greatest possible ROI. Delivering business insight. Understanding customer habits is key to building long-term relationships and enables distributors to provide value-added services and products tailored to buyer needs. RPA can rapidly collect and analyze enormous sets of data. With this insight, decision-makers can then pinpoint patterns and trends that enable

strategic planning and forecasting. For instance, a hardware distributor may find that a certain customer buys a bulk number of power tools every year around the same time. It can then offer tailored incentives to increase the customer’s order or crosssell complementary items, such as safety gear, when the customer is most likely to be interested in the products. In this way, distributors are able to personalize their interactions with each customer and expand value-added services. Securing scalability. Every supply chain faces peaks and quiet periods. While seasonal staff can assist when demand is high, their recruitment is expensive, especially considering the lost investment in training when they leave.This makes scaling staff for shifting demands a significant and costly challenge. For example, an HVAC distributor most likely will experience peak sales season in summer months, creating a need for more staff to process incoming purchase orders. RPA can scale up to handle the increased workload, while maintaining consistent quality and output without hiring additional employees.

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Smart microrobots walk autonomously with electronic ‘brains’ Source: Cornell University Cornell University researchers have installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size -smaller than an ant’s head -- so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled. While Cornell researchers and others have previously developed microscopic machines that can crawl, swim, walk and fold themselves up, there were always “strings” attached; to generate motion, wires were used to provide electrical current or laser beams had to be focused directly onto specific locations on the robots. “Before, we literally had to manipulate these ‘strings’ in order to get any kind of response from the robot,” said Itai Cohen, professor of physics. “But now that we have these brains on board, it’s like taking the strings off the marionette. It’s like when Pinocchio gains consciousness.” The innovation sets the stage for a new generation of microscopic devices that can track bacteria, sniff out chemicals, destroy pollutants, conduct microsurgery and scrub the plaque out of arteries. The project brought together researchers from the labs of Cohen, Alyosha Molnar, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Paul McEuen, professor of physical science, all co-senior authors on the paper. The lead author is postdoctoral researcher Michael Reynolds. The team’s paper, “Microscopic Robots with Onboard Digital Control,” published Sept. 21 in Science Robotics.

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The “brain” in the new robots is a complementary metal-oxidesemiconductor (CMOS) clock circuit that contains a thousand transistors, plus an array of diodes, resistors and capacitors. The integrated CMOS circuit generates a signal that produces a series of phase-shifted square wave frequencies that in turn set the gait of the robot. The robot legs are platinum-based actuators. Both the circuit and the legs are powered by photovoltaics. “Eventually, the ability to communicate a command will allow us to give the robot instructions, and the internal brain will figure out how to carry them out,” Cohen said. “Then we’re having a conversation with the robot.The robot might tell us something about its environment, and then we might react by telling it, ‘OK, go over there and try to suss out what’s happening.’” The new robots are approximately 10,000 times smaller than macroscale robots that feature onboard CMOS electronics, and they can walk at speeds faster than 10 micrometers per second. A Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST • 9 • OCT - NOV ‘22 2

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it is to grab and hold onto objects using robotics grippers. Imagine how much more nerve-wracking that game would be if, instead of plush stuffed animals, you were trying to grab a fragile piece of endangered coral or a priceless artifact from a sunken ship. Most of today’s robotic grippers rely on embedded sensors, complex feedback loops, or advanced machine learning algorithms, combined with the skill of the operator, to grasp fragile or irregularly shaped objects. But researc her s from the Harvard John A . Pa u l s o n School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated an easier way. T a k i n g inspiration from nature, they designed a new type of soft, robotic gripper that uses a collection of thin tentacles to entangle and ensnare objects, similar to how jellyfish collect stunned prey. Alone,

individual tentacles, or filaments, are weak. But together, the collection of filaments can grasp and securely hold heavy and oddly shaped objects.The gripper relies on simple inflation to wrap around objects and doesn’t require sensing, planning, or feedback control. The research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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“With this research, we wanted to reimagine how we interact with objects,” said Kaitlyn Becker, former graduate student and postdoctoral fellow at SEAS and first author of the paper. “By taking advantage of the natural compliance of soft robotics and enhancing it with a compliant structure, we designed a gripper that is greater than the sum of its parts and a grasping strategy that can adapt to a range of complex objects with minimal planning and perception.”


Becker is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. The gripper’s strength and adaptability come from its ability to entangle itself with the object it is attempting to grasp. The foot-long filaments are hollow, rubber tubes. One side of the tube has thicker rubber than the other, so when the tube is pressurized, it curls like a pigtail or like straightened hair on a rainy day. The curls knot and entangle with each other and the object, with each entanglement increasing the strength of the hold. While the collective hold is strong, each contact is individually weak and won’t damage even the most fragile object. To release the object, the filaments are simply depressurized.

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The researchers used simulations and experiments to test the efficacy of the gripper, picking up a range of objects, including various houseplants and toys. The gripper could be used in real-world applications to grasp soft fruits and vegetables for agricultural production and distribution, delicate tissue in medical settings, even irregularly shaped objects in warehouses, such as glassware. This new approach to grasping combines Professor L. Mahadevan’s research on the topological mechanics of entangled filaments with Professor Robert Wood’s research on soft robotic grippers. “Entanglement enables each highly compliant filament to conform locally with a target object leading to a secure but gentle topological grasp that is relatively independent of the details of the nature of the contact,” said Mahadevan, the Lola England deValpine Professor of Applied Mathematics

in SEAS, and of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Physics in FAS and co-corresponding author of the paper. “This new approach to robotic grasping complements existing solutions by replacing simple, traditional grippers that require complex control strategies with extremely compliant, and morphologically complex filaments that can operate with very simple control,” saidWood, the Harry Lewis and Marlyn McGrath Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and co-corresponding author of the paper. “This approach expands the range of what’s possible to pick up with robotic grippers.” The research was co-authored by Clark Teeple, Nicholas Charles,Yeonsu Jung, Daniel Baum and James C.Weaver. It was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research, under grant N00014-17-1- 206 and the National Science Foundation under grants EFRI-1830901, DMR-1922321, DMR2011754, DBI-1556164, and EFMA-1830901 a A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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soil,” Bar-Yohay said. “This is a key milestone in our ongoing progress toward type certification with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency [EASA] ahead of planned passenger flights in 2026.”

The company holds more than 200 patents for various technologies, including electric motors, electronic control systems, and lightweight carbon-fiber composite materials.

In June, AutoFlight released its latest video of Prosperity I, showing off the new design with upgraded lift and cruise capability. The eight lifting propellers for vertical take-off remain, but in the new design, the previous two pushing p ro p e l l e r s located on either side of the aircraft h ave b e e n replaced with one center propeller with twin motors.

It’s also one of only two winged eVTOL companies worldwide that has publicly demonstrated successful transition from vertical hover to horizontal forward flight with a full-scale aircraft — in AutoFlight’s case, hundreds of times with its Prosperity I eVTOL.

Bar-Yohay said those remaining refinements happening now, before the final Prosperity I design is released in early 2023, are small. They are focused on optimizing payload and minimizing operating sound, among a few other areas.

“Our top priority in the coming months is to establish a U.S. test flight regiment and achieve regular transition flights of Prosperity I over U.S.

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AutoFlight is one of only two winged eVTOL companies worldwide that has publicly demonstrated successful transition from vertical hover to horizontal forward flight with a full-scale aircraft. In November 2021, AutoFlight received US$100 million in funding for expansion, and in January, its new main engineering hub opened in Augsburg, Germany, headed by Mark Henning, former project manager for the H145 Airbus helicopter.


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Call Today: 253 735-6707 info@womodesigns.com womodesigns.com new president, Omer Bar-Yohay, who will be based at the company’s new U.S. office in Napa, California. AutoFlight Image Design details The Prosperity I is designed for urban air mobility (UAM) and regional flights, with a cruising speed of 200 kilometers per hour (125 miles per hour), and range of 250 kilometers (155 miles). It is just over three meters (10 feet) tall, with a length of 10.3 m (around 34 ft), and a wingspan of 12.8 m (42 ft). It is powered by lithium-ion batteries, but Bar-Yohay said other batteries, such as lithium metal, could be easily used in the future. He expects that battery technology will advance and while the AutoFlight team will monitor all developments with battery and hydrogen, the batterypowered system of the Prosperity I is not considered to be an interim measure that will be replaced by a hydrogen system anytime soon, if ever.That’s similar to what other eVTOL developers are doing, in terms of power, he said. What sets AutoFlight apart from all others, Bar-Yohay said, is Prosperity I itself. “The simplicity of the design means that we will offer the market the best safety at an affordable price,” he explained. “A simple design, without a tilting rotor or anything else like that, keeps costs down. We have also designed for cost-effective manufacturing, and we’ll have

component manufacturing in China where we can leverage the supply chain infrastructure for batteries and everything else.Then, final assembly and testing will be completed locally at every major market, catering to different regulatory requirements and locally-made systems.” Simplicity also drives safety, Bar-Yohay said. As mentioned, he said there is no complex tilting rotor mechanism, for example, “which can be prone to fail and also adds weight.” Prosperity I weighs only 1,800 kilograms (about 4,000 pounds) and will carry three passengers and a pilot. Autonomy to come Passengers riding in Prosperity I will see the pilot and be able to interact with him or her. “Visually blocking off the pilot to have passengers comfortable with no pilot as we move to automated flight, in my thinking, is irrelevant at this stage,” Bay-Yohay said. “I also think the interaction with a pilot is very important to have passengers feel confident in their safety, to have that willingness to climb aboard. That confidence is what will be needed, day-in, day-out, to grow the industry.” At the same time, Bay-Yohay believes it would be naive to think UAM will scale up to expected future volumes with the current regulations requiring a pilot. But while it will be piloted for the foreseeable future, the Prosperity A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Why DoYou Need An Industrial Robotic Arm? Do you like working with your hands? Do you have an interest in robotics and automation? If so, you may wonder what an industrial robotic arm is and how it could benefit you. Contrary to popular belief, industrial robotic arms are not just for large manufacturing companies. There are many applications for these versatile machines that can benefit everyday people. What is an industrial robotic arm, and what are its uses? An industrial robotic arm is a type of robot designed explicitly for use in industrial settings. These robots are typically used for welding, fabricating, and assembly tasks. Industrial robotic arms are also often used for quality control, as they can be programmed to perform detailed inspections. Many different types of industrial robotic arms are available on the market, each with unique features and applications. Some of the most popular brands include FANUC, ABB, and KUKA.When choosing an industrial robotic arm, it is crucial to select a model that is well-suited for the specific needs of your business. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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How does an industrial robotic arm work Industrial robotic arms are electronic and programmable machines that can automate tasks in factories, warehouses, and other industrial settings. These machines are designed to work with high precision and speed and can be programmed to perform repetitive tasks such as welding, cutting, or painting. While industrial robotic arms have been in use for several decades, they have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years.Today’s industrial robots are equipped with sensors and cameras that allow them to navigate their work environments and avoid obstacles. In addition, many industrial robots can now work collaboratively with human workers, increasing their efficiency. As industrial robotic technology continues to evolve, these machines will likely play an even more significant role in manufacturing. The benefits of using an industrial robotic arm Industrial robotic arms offer some advantages for businesses. They can work tirelessly for long periods without getting rest and can be programmed to perform precise tasks with great accuracy. This can result in a significant increase in productivity and improved product quality.

In addition, robotic arms can often be used in dangerous or demanding environments, such as those involving high temperatures or toxic substances. This can help to create a safer working environment for employees. The cost of owning and operating an industrial robotic arm can vary depending on several factors, including the size and capabilities of the arm, the industry in which it will be used, and the country in which it is purchased. However, some general trends can be observed. In general, larger and more complex robotic arms will be more expensive to purchase and operate than smaller and simpler ones. Additionally, robotic arms used in manufacturing are more expensive than those used in other industries, such as healthcare or agriculture. Finally, robotic arms purchased in developed countries are typically more expensive than those purchased in developing countries.The cost of owning and operating an industrial robotic arm can be high, but the exact amount will vary depending on many factors. You’ll need to decide what type of arm you need.There are two basic types of arms: fixed and articulated. Fixed arms are great for simple tasks, while articulated arms are more versatile and can handle more complex tasks. You’ll need to consider the payload capacity of the arm.This is the amount of weight that the arm can lift safely.

You’ll need to choose a power source for the arm. The most common options are electric or pneumatic power.With these factors in mind, you should be able to choose the right arm for your needs. Let’s look at some frequently asked questions. How do they move so precisely? The answer behind how an industrial robot arm moves precisely is actually quite interesting. It lies in the design of the arm itself, which features a series of interlocking joints that allow for a wide range of movement. How can they lift heavy objects? The answer to this question also lies in the design of the arm, which features a powerful motor capable of generating a large amount of force. Do they damage the products? Many industrial robotic arms are equipped with sensors that help to prevent them from damaging the objects they are handling. These sensors can detect when an object is getting too close to the arm and will automatically adjust the arm’s position accordingly. As a result, industrial robotic arms can easily handle even the heaviest objects. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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GE has announced the successful completion of the award negotiation phase for the company’s proposed project “Advanced Mixed Mode Combustor for Hydrogen F-Class Retrofit.” GE will receive $6.6 million in federal funding from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management to accelerate the transition towards a 100% hydrogen combustion future for its F-class gas turbines. This funding will allow GE to develop and test breakthrough technologies to burn higher levels of hydrogen in its F-class gas turbine fleet, presently the company’s largest installed base with more than 1600 units in the world. GE Gas Power’s project was part of the six selected projects announced by the DOE on May 19 this year, which also includes a GE Research project focused on A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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the study of the operation of hydrogen-fuelled turbine components. GE’s negotiations were aided by the receipt of letters of support for its proposal from 10 US utility companies with an aggregate 240 GW of total installed generation capacity, and a letter of support from an undisclosed US-based independent, non-profit organisation that conducts research and development related to power generation. Many utilities expressed interest in potentially contributing to technical reviews during the project period, while two other utilities expressed interest in hosting future H2 projects with GE’s next generation H2 combustion technology. Jeffrey Goldmeer, Emergent Technologies director at GE Gas Power commented: “Our objective is to develop and test a retro-fittable F-Class staged combustor module with fuel capability ranging from 100% natural gas to levels up to 100% hydrogen.” As part of this programme, the project team will address the challenges associated with highly reactive hydrogen combustion dynamics, starting with the study of micro mixer and axial fuel staging technologies. Both technologies, from the HA-Class combustion system, enable great load flexibility and have excellent premixing and operability over a range of fuels including up to 50% hydrogen. The concepts will be tested at the Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research facility at the University of Central Florida and then validated at GE Gas Turbine Technology Laboratory in Greenville, South Carolina.

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to develop the El Monte project. Azora Capital had previously been involved with the Eni subsidiary in developing solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind projects in the country. Plenitude CEO Stefano Goberti said: “El Monte wind farm will contribute to the gradual decarbonization of the electricity sector in Spain, contributing to the energy transition process undertaken by Eni and to Plenitude’s ambitious goals of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 and supplying 100% decarbonised energy to all its customers. “The development of the wind and photovoltaic sectors is key to Plenitude’s growth strategy, which aims to reach more than 2GW of installed capacity from renewable sources by the end of 2022, scaling up to over 6GW by 2025 and over 15GW by 2030.” increased Plenitude’s renewable energy generation capacity in Spain.

Italian energy company Plenitude, a subsidiary of Eni, has inaugurated its El Monte wind farm in Spain. Located in the region of Castilla La Mancha, the 104.5MW wind farm is equipped with 19 GE wind turbines. The facility has the potential to generate 300GWh of clean energy a year, which is enough to power 100,000 households in the region. Plenitude collaborated with Azora Capital, its strategic partner in Spain,

Plenitude is also active in the Spanish energy and gas sales market for household customers, as well as small, medium-sized and large enterprises. Under this partnership, Plenitude acquired a 65% stake in Infrastrutture’s subsidiary Hergo Renewables, which has a 1.5GW project portfolio across the two countries. The first solar photovoltaic plant developed by the two companies will be located in Italy’s Montalto di Castro region and have 37MW of capacity. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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WWW.NORTHSOUTHMACHINERY.COM | (800) 460-9014 | CA • OR • WA • AZ • NV GE Announces H-Class Gas Turbine Order from ENEVA to Support Energy Transition in Brazil GE’s highly efficient, reliable, and advanced H-Class combined cycle power plant is the most responsive and flexible in the industry Eneva’s Azulão GE 7HA.02 power plant will deliver up to 350 megawatts (MW) of reliable reserve power to help stabilize the grid and support renewable growth in Brazil Advancements in hydrogen-based fuels and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) solutions enable gas turbines to represent a long-term investment Atlanta, GA, October 13 2022— GE (NYSE: GE) today announced it has secured a H-Class gas turbine order from Eneva, the largest private natural gas operator in Brazil to support the energy transition and enhance renewable energy growth in the country. GE will supply a 7HA.02 gas turbine for Eneva’s new Azulão reserve power plant to help stabilize the grid. “The use of renewable energy sources is continuously being expanded in many countries around the world, but the grid infrastructure still requires highly efficient gas turbine technology to stabilize and support these variable technologies,” said Eric Gray, President and CEO of GE Gas Power. “Rapid renewable energy growth presents system operators and energy providers with the increasingly difficult task of continuously ensuring stability of the A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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grid and a reliable power supply. GE’s H-Class gas turbine technology has earned a reputation for flexibility, output, environmental performance and high efficiency that has led to its rapid growth and maturation as a fleet worldwide, and we’re honored to add a new customer to our HA fleet.” Eneva’s Azulão power plant, Brazil For the new 350-Megawatt (MW) Azulão power plant, GE will provide a GE 7HA.02 gas turbine powering a H65 generator to give Brazil extra flexibility to manage its renewable-rich grid and its growing utilization of non-dispatchable energy sources. The country counts on approximately 70% of its power generation from renewable energy and this plant will help support the grow of intermittent power from hydro (without reservoirs), solar and wind resources. According to the National Grid Operator, wind and solar generation will grow from 15.6% (27.8GW) in 2022 to 21.1% (42.1GW) in 2026 of the grid’s total installed capacity. The construction of the new reserve power plant, located near Manaus, will start in late 2022, targeting the start of commercial operation by 2026. The installed capacity will be available to the National Grid Operator to help ensure grid stability with high efficiency. In addition, the increased power available on the open electricity marketplace could help reduce average cost of electricity in the country. Eneva trusted GE’s advanced HA technology and turned to GE based on a longtime collaboration between the two companies, built on more than half

a dozen of GE 7F gas turbines reliably powering Eneva’s power plants across Brazil for almost a decade. In Brazil, Eneva owns and operates a 1.9 GW-generation complex integrated to proprietary gas production. Expanding the use of natural gas will support Eneva’s continuous investment in renewable energy: the company is now in the Brazilian renewables industry with the recent acquisition of Focus Energia. The carbon footprint of Eneva’s power generation portfolio will drop significantly as this new capacity becomes operational, with coal power plants targeted to be phased out by 2040. GE’s H-Class gas turbine technology is the most responsive and flexible in the industry. It has also set combined cycle efficiency records at both 50 Hz and at 60 Hz and is engineered to reduce carbon emissions below those emitted by prior gas turbines.

GE Aviation Successfully Tests Another Engine On 100% Sustainable Jet Fuel Alex Schroff

ASTM International has approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel blends to date up to 50%, so GE and its competitors are looking to the future with 100% SAF. The U.S. government has two goals for sustainable aviation fuel: Production of 3 billion gallons by 2030 (a 600-fold increase from 2021) Production of 35 billion gallons by 2050, enough to meet the projected U.S. demand for aviation In addition, GE Aviation has a net zero goal for 2050 and is working with Safran to create a new greener engine by 2035, as WVXU reported last summer. GE and Honda formed a 50/50 joint venture in 2004, called GE Honda Aero Engines, based in Burlington, North Carolina. In Peebles, the GE Honda HF120 sits inside a sphere which controls wind flow. Acting Plant Manager Jose Gonzalez walks up to get a closer look.

“This is probably a good side view, right there.You can see the engine. I don’t know if you can make it out. It’s on center line with respect to our spherical inlet conditioner and it’s operating at idle.” Engineers accelerate the HF 120 Honda engine once we’re a safe distance away. It’s smaller than the other engine GE tested earlier this year on 100% sustainable aviation fuel, the Passport. The HF 120 is connected to a tanker which holds sustainable aviation fuel. The tests took several days to complete. A small sample of the SAF goes to the fuel and oil lab and that’s where GE analyzes it to make sure the fuel is efficient. On Monday, the company said in a news release preliminary test results for the HF 120 were favorable, with engine performance equivalent to Jet A fuel during the SAF run. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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3 Generations of Manufacturing Excellence

Micro-Tronics (MTI) is a contract manufacturer that is most certainly unlike any other company you are outsourcing to. Its sprawling campus headquarters inTempe,Arizona includes 4 buildings and ~80,000 square feet of space, and it is here where its 100 plus experienced employees support customers. It differentiates itself in so many ways, but here is a snapshot. • Woman-Owned – The company was founded by Angeline and John Marusiak, and today, John’s daughter in law Lucia Marusiak, together with her sons are the sole owners of the business. The business is in its 3rd generation of management, with Johnny and Charlie Marusiak leading the operations and business development for Micro-Tronics. • Experience – The company is more than ½ century old, having been founded in 1968.The company brought in outside expertise to build the operation’s depth and take it to the next level of excellence. Jeff George is the current president of the company, having come on board nearly 2.5 years ago. Jeff is an aerospace and industrial manufacturing leader with over 30 years of experience, and was most recently Operations Director for SKF AB’s, multi-plant, Aerospace Business Unit. Lucia says, “Our customers directly benefit from the partnering of longevity, low turnover and experience of our team of devoted employees.” • Credentials – The company is AS9100 Certified, NADCAP Accredited for Nonconventional Machining (EDM) and Elastomer Seals (Rubber Molding), ITAR Registered and soon to be compliant with NIST Cyber Security Requirements. • Engineering – With a team of engineers (industrial, chemical and manufacturing), the company is able to support its customers with their prototype/R&D manufacturing to ensure that the products are being designed for manufacturability, and highly competitive compressed lead times with complete in-house solutions. • Capabilities - They have several distinct areas of expertise to enable customers to reduce the amount of suppliers they rely on and reduce lead A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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timesthese include: EDM(Wire, Sinker, and fast hole), CNC machining, full Turn key products, custom elastomer/kapton molding, bonded plate seals, custom elastomer to metal bonding, fabric reinforced elastomer diaphragms, and final assembly/kitting and shipping of complete tested top level bills of material eliminating 20 or more sub levels of processing and assembly in one facility. Beyond these capabilities, the company also offers in-house tooling and mold manufacturing, Design For Manufacturability, and proprietary laser marking. • Tier One Customers – a significant number of MTI’s ~ 50 customers are in the defense and aerospace business (original and aftermarket), and the parts they manufacture go into nearly every vehicle owned by the government, from land to air and to sea.They have retained customers today that they brought on when they first opened for business 54 years ago, though the companies have typically been through several name changes and acquisitions during this half century. Their more recently targeted customers hail from the oil and gas;,medical, semiconductor, transportation, and hydraulic and pneumatic industries. • Culture – Jeff says, “When I joined MTI, I was delighted to experience our company culture, which is one of commitment and collaboration. Our entire team rallies around customer service. As an example, during Covid we had a new customer come to us. They were in crisis mode, as their current supplier had let them down. They needed production solid elastomer parts in 5 weeks, and this included building a mold. The material they required was somewhat specialized, though close enough to what we were very experienced with. Tooling took 4 weeks, as did the material ship time. The mold and rubber came in the day before Memorial Day weekend. Without hesitation, our team worked throughout the 3-day Holiday weekend to deliver parts to our new customer on time. Our commitment to on-time delivery and to supporting this new customer with a very difficult part has resulted in them awarding us an additional 15 parts.” EDM/CNC EDM/ Wire EDM/ Fast Hole EDM – NADCAP Accredited Jeff says, “If you need EDM services, we’re probably the largest EDM shop west of the Mississippi.With 25 Sinker EDMs, 14 Wire EDMs and 6 Fast Hole Machines, we have the capacity to meet most all top level requirements. We can accommodate a wide variety of work pieces and configurations,

and we are confident you won’t find many shops that have been doing EDM for more than a half century. We are proud that our EDM department received the highest NADCAP status at our last audit – the ‘MERIT Status’.” The company was also awarded ‘Top Shop’ by EDM Today Magazine. Charlie adds, “We have 3 Wire EDM machines with 4-axis indexing capability, which provides rotational cutting, which can, as is termed in our industry ‘turn and burn’. This allows for fewer setups on complex parts, allowance for more unattended burns and extends the capability of a standard machine. It has also unlocked an entirely new range of part geometries – geometries not possible to manufacture with any other machining method. A Trusted Partner, MTI excels at Rubber and Rubber-toMetal Bonded Seals. MTI offers a range of in-house services to their customers, including metal and rubber manufacturing, bonding, and product assembly, which allows them to cut weeks to months off startup lead times. • MTI’s application engineering team can ensure your designs are prepared and well suited for manufacturing. • Their machine shop enables them to machine the metal components (e.g., metal rings and plates) required for the rubber-to-metal bonding operations. • MTI’s tool room enables them to design and build all molds and finish dies. • The rubber formulation capabilities enable MTI to make standard or custom materials as needed. • Their assembly shop enables MTI to mate and assemble other components to molded rubber products to create larger subassemblies as well as kit the molded rubber products with other assembly line components. • MTI’s value-added services enable them to accommodate laser marking, bag and tag, stock programs and other final packaging requirements. Micro-Tronics has the experience, equipment, and expertise to deliver bonded seals for many different industries and applications.With over 30 presses with tonnage that ranges from 30-400 tons, MTI offers injection, transfer, and compression molding and over 25 AMS, MIL, and or ASTM standard materials with NADCAP certified molding. MTI can manufacture products to meet your exact specifications and standards, including AMS, MIL, SAE, and ASTM. MTI’s AS9100D- and ISO 9001:2015-certified quality management system and NADCAP certification ensures all customers receive the highest quality solution. Machine Shop – AS9100 Revision D Certified

M T I ’s mac hine s h o p offers both CNC lathe and mill precision machining. In its milling department, it offers horizontal and vertical milling, with machine tools that include 3, 4, and 5 axis. MTI mills can machine parts up to 8” X 12” X 24”. The MTI turning department is equipped with high productivity and rigid turning (including live tooling).They focus on turning parts in one operation where possible with dual spindle equipment. This eliminates costly operations like deburring and backside finishing operations. MicroTronics has also had remarkable success in unattended turning. Their record is 63 hours of uninterrupted, unattended run time. The machine shop also offers in-house surface finishing capabilities, including grinding and honing. The latest capability brought in house, Jeff says, is laser marking. “Our customers were having difficulty with ink markings that could come off when they interacted with certain chemicals. Our proprietary technique has enabled us to mark on rubber and it doesn’t come off with chemicals. It has been so popular that we have aerospace customers who come to us strictly for our laser marking.” MTI offers laser part marking on steel, stainless, aluminum, brass, copper, magnesium, plastic, to name a few. Charlie says that MTI opened its machining division to help reduce turnaround times for their EDM and rubber molding customers. And now its also being used to produce assembly details that are essential to the providing turn-key assemblies to their customers. “Everything we can do to help our customers through reduced turnaround times and increased consistency of quality parts, we bring in-house to control the complete process and eliminate supply chain constraints and delay issues.” Like all areas of MTI’s manufacturing, the company focuses on increased automation. All departments are tasked with finding ways to automate tedious and repetitive tasks. This helps our machinists focus their talents on truly meaningful work. Micro-Tronics is your complete source for all manufacturing solutions with a focal on top-level integration.

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NYPA Sees Results from Green Hydrogen Project The NewYork Power Authority, as part of a comprehensive decarbonization strategy, announced the results of a green hydrogen demonstration project showing decreased carbon emissions when using hydrogen blended with natural gas to generate power at the Power Authority’s Brentwood Small Clean Power Plant on Long Island. The demonstration project, led by NYPA in collaboration with EPRI, General Electric and Airgas, an Air Liquide company, retrofits a natural gas facility and enables the use of hydrogen mixed with natural gas to power the plant and make electricity. NYPA and its industry collaborators demonstrated that the plant was fully operational while safely using the hydrogen blend. The project informs New York and the power industry by demonstrating that hydrogen may be one valuable tool to help decarbonize power generation. While NYPA and other power companies already use hydrogen for equipment cooling, this project marks the first time it was tested as a fuel blend for use in electricity generation at a NYPA generator. In July 2021, the State of New York announced its intent to explore the potential role of clean hydrogen. Working with its collaborators, NYPA led a hydrogen fuel demonstration from the fall of 2021 to the spring of 2022, investigating the potential A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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of substituting clean hydrogen—produced using renewable energy, including wind, solar, and hydroelectricity—for a portion of the natural gas used to fuel NYPA’s Brentwood Power Station in Suffolk County on Long Island. Under the project, NYPA demonstrated power generation utilizing blends of 5%-40% hydrogen with natural gas to identify and document any resulting impacts on GE’s LM-6000 combustion turbine engine and the unit’s operation.The project found that carbon emissions decreased as the amount of hydrogen increased. In addition, at steady state conditions, the exhaust stack NOx, CO, and ammonia slip levels showed that emissions could be maintained below the NewYork State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Title V Regulatory Permit using the existing post-combustion emissions reduction systems, with no known detrimental effects on the gas turbine operations.This result could prove consequential for power plant operators to begin testing and using hydrogen fuels—aiming to lower a facilities’ carbon output—with minimal or no required modifications to plant systems. NYPA collaborated with General Electric, the gas turbine equipment manufacturer which has significant experience with hydrogen and similar low-BTU fuels. GE assisted in the building of the state-ofthe art hydrogen/natural gas blending system. EPRI’s Low-Carbon Resources Initiative helped design the project and served as advisors on the technical evaluation. Airgas supplied the renewable hydrogen for the testing.


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The launched munitions training systems. Bids(DOD) were partners, solicited via the Navy, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department of Defense CRESTOperations module LLC, will be designed to provide Alliant Techsystems a wholly owned subsidiary of internet with one WorkWork locations funding and Foreign Military Salesreceived. (FMS) customers. will be and performed in will be uninter-rupted Global Positioning System Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Inc., Northridge, California, is determined order, with an in estimated completion date Fort Worth,Texas,with and is each expected to be completed February 2026. Fiscal (GPS)-quality timing holdover in challenging awarded a $35,587,641 modification (P00008) to a previously awarded of Dec. 19, 2026. U.S.(Navy) Armyfunds Contracting Command, Newark, New 2022 aircraft procurement in the amount of $11,218,945; military environments. Work will be performed in firm-fixed-price contract (N0001921C0044). 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This contract combines purchases control sections; High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) rocket DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY for the U.S. govern-ment (99%); and the governments of Japan The warheads; Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, awarded motors; HARM HARM control sections;was HARM G-Codea and United Arab Emirates (1%) under the Foreign Military Sales $239,590,243 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the AURs; HARM G-Code CATMs; and M-Code Global Positioning Northrop Grumman Work Systemswill Corp., Redondo Beach, California,Arizona was (FMS) program. be performed in Tucson, (82%); Apache Improved Turbine Engine Inte-gration System receivers, as well as associated test equipment, containers, awarded a $7,755,736 contract Massachusetts for the Modular (less than Portsmouth, Rhodecost-plus-fixed-fee Island (17%); Andover, Phase II. 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Honeywell Makes A Brighter Business Jet Outlook Honeywell now predicts significant growth for business jet deliveries through 2032 after forecasting only modest increases at this time last year. The strong pandemic rebound of business aviation has had a significant impact on Honeywell Aerospace’s industry outlook for the next decade.


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On the eve of the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando, the company Sunday released an annual forecast that was up 15% on its key metrics from the previous year. Honeywell now expects 8,500 new business jet deliveries through 2032 at a value of $274 billion — up from an outlook of 7,400 deliveries at $238 billion from last year’s forecast. “The business aviation industry is greatly benefitting from a wave of first-time users and buyers due in part to changing habits brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Heath Patrick, Honeywell Aerospace’s president of Americas aftermarket, “The business aviation sector is expected to recover to 2019 delivery and expenditure levels by 2023, which is much sooner than previously anticipated. Demand for new business jets is as high as we’ve seen it since 2015, and we expect high levels of demand and expenditures for new aircraft for several more years.” The forecast calls for deliveries to rise 17% in 2023, with that and future demand buoyed by a 3% increase in purchase plans over the next five years by the business aviation operators surveyed for the forecast. The firm also dug in deeper on the increase of new entrants to the market, driven by an exodus from commercial travel spawned by Covid-19. Those new customers have included many drawn to the Cessna and Beechcraft products built locally by the Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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division of Textron Aviation. Honeywell found that 74% of new private aviation users surveyed planned to fly at the same level or higher in 2023 as they did in 2022. It also found that 80% of first-time buyers since 2020 were in the U.S., with business turboprops and small-cabin jets — likeTextron’s King Air and M2 — making up 35% of the fleet carrying new users. As that turns into demand for new aircraft, the firm expects large, longcabin jets, which are more expensive, to make up 70% of the value of the market through 2032. In addition to Textron Aviation, Wichita is home to a sprawling supply base to all business aviation manufacturers and is the U.S. headquarters of Bombardier. Local new production by Bombardier ended earlier this year with the end of the Learjet line, thoughWichita will remain an important service and flight test center for the manufacturer’s larger Global and Challenger aircraft that are built in Canada. By Daniel McCoy

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versatility and situational awareness for decades to come.” The Dutch have operated D-model Apaches since 1998. Deliveries of remanufactured E-model Apaches represents the next step in the longterm partnership between Boeing and the country. Apaches continue to be an important element of European defense and are currently operated by several European allied nations. “It is an honor to receive the first remanufactured Apache Echo. This updated attack helicopter is a great improvement and gives the Royal Netherlands Air Force more combat power and situational awareness.This first delivery is an important step in modernizing our entire Apache fleet,” said Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard, the Director of the Defence Materiel Organisation. The AH-64E v6 is the most modern configuration of the Apache attack helicopter. Since 1984, over 2,600 Apaches have been delivered to the U.S. Army and 17 international customers. Currently, there are more than 1,260 Apaches operating worldwide with more than 665 representing the E-model. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon The Epitome By Stephen Hannemann

In manufacturing, our workplaces are where we spend a good portion, if not most, of our waking hours. It stands to reason we would want our work experience to be positive and fulfilling. In the last two issues of A2Z this space has been devoted to positivity in our workplaces – creating a sought-after work environment. In late September of this year, I had the opportunity, privilege really, to visit Airframes Alaska in Palmer, AK. Airframes is a significant customer for two casting houses SMH Inc. represents, Calcagno Foundry and NW Brass and Aluminum Foundry, both located in Portland, OR. From the moment I approached the reception console, I could feel it: Positive Energy. Dustin Murray, Airframes’ Supply Chain Manager quickly appeared. After customary pleasantries and introductions to Airframes’ owner and CEO, Sean McLaughlin, Jennetta Perry, Supply Chain Agent, and Ryan Kedzie, Marketing Director, we were off for a tour of their manufacturing plant. The second noticeable attribute of desirable employment was immediately apparent: Cleanliness. Even though they have recently moved into new digs, pride of ownership is well displayed. From the front display area, upper offices, and throughout the manufacturing floor, the display of cleanliness was not just the labor of a nightly maintenance crew, but continuous employee pride. Impressive. As we moved onto the manufacturing floor, attribute number three showed equally well: A workforce that truly seemed to enjoy being at Airframes. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Meeting people face to face is only one indicator. But when surveying production from the mezzanine and feel a relaxed atmosphere from above the fray, it’s telling. Let me be clear. All manufacturing has challenges, surprises, and unexpected hiccups, no matter how well planned or designed. On the day of my visit, none of these were apparent, a testament to good leadership and planning. Walking the floor with Dustin was a treat, meeting the personnel, the folks who get it done. Previous recent articles in this space have highlighted leadership, management and employee attitudes, and teamwork – in other words, a company culture where ideas are shared and heard from the top down and the bottom up. The results are an environment of notable positivity. This was the palpable sense experienced the moment I walked through the front door. The embodiment of a great place to invest your working efforts! My afternoon was capped off with a leisurely lunch with Dustin, joined again with Jennetta Perry, our two contacts for the many wheel, brake and landing gear components supplied by Calcagno Foundry and NW Brass and Aluminum Foundry to Airframes Alaska. We thank them for their continuing business. I also want to thank Calcagno and NW Brass for their long-standing and reliable supply chain to our great customer. Photos, courtesy of Airframes Alaska in Palmer, AK and Anchorage, AK. For more information regarding Calcagno and

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ERP SOFTWARE THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Machinery Resources_______480-694-9919 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 BANKING VIision 33____________206-456-5185 Spindle Deburring Machines Tumbling Meda and Compounds ALMCO_____________ 507-380-1009 Epic Finance___________402-639-0475 Business Management Software ALMCO_____________ 507-380-1009 Solutions Spindle Liners Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Vibratory Deburrung Bowls Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 VIision 33____________206-456-5185 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 ALMCO_____________ 507-380-1009 Stamping Tooling FINANCING EQUIPMENT Tech Financial Services_____ 414-224-0209 Vibratory Deburrung Tubs Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 Epic Finance___________402-639-0475 ALMCO_____________ 507-380-1009 Valley Financial Services____818-968-4861 Stationary Clamping Devices Pacific Continental Bank____503-310-3604 BUSINESS ADVISORS Vises & Vise Jaws Hainbuch Workholding_____818-970-7874 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Muerller Prost__________ 314-862-2070 Tech Financial Services_____ 414-224-0209 Support Stands CARRIERS & RIGGING Valley Financial Services____818-968-4861 Workholding Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Mike Mills , Manager Arizona Office Cell: 480.694.9919 Email: Mike@Machineryresources.com


WESTERN REGIONAL SALES MANAGER aschallau@almco.com office: 507.377.2102

cell: 507.380.1009 toll free: 800.521.2740

902 East Main Street Albert Lea, MN 56007 www.almco.com

Equipment Financing

Zeiss Industrial Metrology_800-327-9735 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 Particle Inspection Mach

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616


DCM Tech __________800-533-5339


North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

GMA Garnet Group _______832-243-9300

Punch & Die Grinders

Business Insurance Solutions

Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____ 480-510-4146

GRINDING Flywheel & Rotor Grinders,

DCM Tech___________800-533-5339 Sentry Insurance________ 877-373-6879 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 INSPECTION EQUIP

DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Grinding Filtration Grinding Machines


Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444


Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 MACHINERY/MACHINE TOOLS Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522

Bramac Machinery, Inc._____ 951-383-4195 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813

Additive Manufacturing

DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735

3D Machines

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016

Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Hexagon_ _ ___________ 206-304-3847 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 CNC Lathes-Big Bore CMM Probes Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Boring Mills HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Rosco Precision Machine ry___ 253-333-2439 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 DATRON___________480-826-3689 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Bridgeport Parts North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Ellison Technologies____206-669-3578 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 CNC Controls & Retro Fits Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Expand Machinery_____818-349-9166 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Grinders Gosiger In WA_______937-586-5067 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 CNC Lathes HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Laser Trackers Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Grinders, Rotary Metrology Instruments 3D CAD for CMM

Bramac Machinery, Inc._____ 951-383-4195 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Industrial Surface Grinders OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Bramac Machinery, Inc._____ 951-383-4195 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 Silicon & Quartz

Optical Comparators

King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782


CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 North Western Machinery___________

Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers

North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616


KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Performance Machine Tools__________

Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439


CNC Swiss Turn Machines

North-South Machinery_____562-690-7616

Spinetti Machinery______ 775-996-3770 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000

Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

EDM Drilling & Micro Hole

Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 Rosco Precision Machinery___206-818-6813

Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067


Laser Marking Machines

Saw Replacement Parts

Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 MarkinBox_____________310-214-3367

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_________

Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Spinetti Machinery______ 775-996-3770


Manual Mills And Lathes

Saw Service Of WA______________

Ganesh Machinery_______818-349-9166


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

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436


North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919

EDM Service

EDM Tooling Systems

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Custom Design/Build Machines EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 Sub Spindle Lathes Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Equipment Financing Dot Peen Markers Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 Rosco Precision Machinery___253-333-2439 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 Swiss Screw Machines Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 EDM Automation Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770 Parts Washing Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Turning Centers Gantry & Bridge Systems Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770 Prototype Machines Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 EDM Die Sinking Machines Used Wire EDM Machines DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 Robotics & Automatics Horizontal Boring & Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300

Ganesh Machinery______818-349-9166

EDM Filtration

Milling Machines (CNC )

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Jig Boring

EDM Machines

Saw Lubricants

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437


Sawing Machines


Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352 MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM


8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com

DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fry Steel______________800-423-6651 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292


8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352


Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 M


MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

Plate: Wear and Structural

Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 CM


Portable Metrology

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

Metrology Scanners

Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Ryerson Corporation_______425-204-2601 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 CY



Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Aluminum Extrusions

Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352 MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

8300 San Fernando road

Sheet & Coil

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

Aluminum Precision_______ 805-889-7569 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Ryerson Corporation_______425-204-2601 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Service Steel___________ 503-224-9500 Armor: Military Grade Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Service Steel___________ 503-224-9500 Brass Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Bronze Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Carbon Steel Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651

Electrical Steels

Stainless Steel & Steel

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Bralco_______________602-722-3324 High Temperature Alloys

Metrology Maintenence Valley, Ca 91352 Hexagon__Sun ___________ 206-304-3847 MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

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Fry Steel______________ 800-423-665 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Gorilla Metals Inc._________855-516-3825 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Laser Cut Material Automation-Bending Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____ 503-612-8311 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Ryerson Corporation_______425-204-2601 Lead Band & Cut Off Saws Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Titanium Plate, Rod, Bar, & Wire Material Sales North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Bralco_______________602-722-3324 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Laube Technology________ 888-355-2823 CNC Turret Punches Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255 Tool Steel Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Cold Saws/Saws Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Streamingteacher.com Metals: Bar & Plate Laser & Fiber Laser Machines METAL MARKING SYSTEMS Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Fry Steel______________800-423-665 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 METROLOGY PRODUCTS Magnetic Drills/Cutters Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Material Handling Systems MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

Nickel Alloys

Cobalt Alloys

Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

Metrology Hardware Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Metrology Software

MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Metal Marking Systems Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268


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Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems Capacity Commercial Group__ 503-326-9000 REPAIR Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Plate Bending & Rolls Bar Feeder Repair Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 RIGGING AND CARRIERS Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems IRH Carriers & Rigging______435-230-1779 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200



Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 Press Brakes

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

Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Expand Machinery_______818-349-9166 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315

Quick Turn Financial_______ 415-608-5692 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967

Shearing Machines North-South Machinery______562-690-7616

Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000

Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Robotic Part Loading Systems Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

Management Systems Training BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 SOFTWARE CAD CAM

Machining Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 Applied CAx____________ 503-962-0287 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Solid Products___________480-206-0330 Tube Processing Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 ROBOTIC AUTOMATION/ Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Mechanical Design PRECISION TOOLHOLDING ROBOTIC INTEGRATION Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 PRODUCTS Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Delcam______________ 877-335-2261 Tooling ROBOTIC PRODUCTS Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Cobots SPINDLES & SLIDES Tooling Systems Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Spindle Rebuilding/Repair Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Fanuc Robots C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 PRODUCTIVITY Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 Productivity Tools and Systems Gripper Systems Spindle Sales New Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 Robotic Welding Cells PROG. SYSTEMS Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 TRAINING Factory Automation/Logistics ISO Consulting/Registration North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 ROBOT MAINTENANCE BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 CAD/CAM Software, CAD Lean and NADCAP Consulting Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Training ROBOT TRAINING Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 MRP Software ISO / AS9100 Certification ROUTERS SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Nesting Software Productivity Training SHOT PEEN MARKING SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Shot Peen Software, Solid Modeling USED MACHINERY MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782 SAWS Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Band & Cut-Off Saws K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444

Shipping Solutions


Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420

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North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 WATERJET CUTTING Flow Internatil__________ 909-620-5707 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

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon


Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801


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

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185




Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000


Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628

Investment Casting-Precision

Tool & Dies

EDM Solutions EDM: Wire

Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 Micropulse West Inc.________ 480-966-2300 Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Speciality Bending Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000 DEBURRING Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Industrial Precision Grinding____310-352-4700 CHEMICAL ETCHING Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 DESIGN CMR Manufacturing________ 602-273-0943 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Structrual Bending PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Tube and Pipe Bending Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 BRAZING-JOINING Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844


Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634


Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 COLD FORMING ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918

EDM EDM: Dialectric Systems

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Sub-Assembly Builds


Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776


Ebbco Inc______________586-716-5151

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Bar & Plate & Die Cutting

EDM: Drilling Small Hole

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 ENGINEERING/DESIGN

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Precision Casting Repair______ 801-972-2345 AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Brazing: FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Milco Waterjet___________ 714-373-0098 Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 BROACHING


EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking)

Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300

Extrusions Plastic Extrusion Services


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Lorem ipsum dolor sit ame Tel: 303-420-7422 Fax: 303-420-7551 a.m.kle@faustson.com www.faustson.com 6803 Joyce St, Suite A Arvada, CO 80007

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Glass Bead Clean


Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630 Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

Architectural Forming & Fabrication

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Liquid Painting Wrico_______________480-892-7800 Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628

Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721

Forming & Fabrication Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

Bending Solutions, Inc._______ 360-651-2443 FIBER OPTICS TESTING

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 MPI International_________956-631-6880

Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Clevland Electric Labs. _______ 480-967-2501 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272



Advanced Precision Anodizing____ 503-661-6700

Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500

Industrial Thermoplastics

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671 Medium & Large

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 FLATLINE FAB____________ 503-707-9272

Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Powder Coating

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 American Precision Ind..____503-784-5211 CLS Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Real Axis Machining_________360-723-5386 Fabrication: Custom Metal Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Titanium Coating Services______562-548-2550 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 DRY FILM LUBRICATION FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Galvanizing: Hot Dip SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication

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TMM Precision ___________800-448-9448

CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Sandblasting Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630 Shot Peen PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing_________602-438-4443 FIXTURING Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386

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Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

GASKETS 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572

Grinding, Centerless

Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320


LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

AZ Hard Chrome__________ 602-278-8671 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Sunshine Metals___________714-225-4972

AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864

Grinding, Double Disc

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700

Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595


TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 VWeiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Industrial Thermoplastics

Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 TCI Precision Metals________ 800-234-5613 Phoenix Heat Treating_______ 602-258-7751

Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

Grinding: OD

Machining: 5-Axis

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700

Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 Precision Tech___________ 801-285-7288 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Heat Treating/NADCAP

Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545

Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Grinding: Surface

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

Machining: Aerospace/Space Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Grinding, Blanchard Large Capacity Drop Bottom ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________480-218-0918 AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Oven/Aluminum Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Diversified Metal Services_____ 801-972-6093 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900


Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654

Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700


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Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700


• 41 • OCT - NOV ‘22

Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052 geoffs@askogroup.com Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300

Newport Tool.____________801-295-7411

SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Machining: Ceramics Advanced

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320

O’Keefe Ceramics__________719-687-0888 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Machining: Proto-R & D

Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021

American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918

Machining: Large

Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Jaguar Precision Machine ______505-242-6545 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Newport Tool.____________ 801-295-7411 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Ron Grob Co_____________970-667-5320

Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Machining: Swiss Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

Machining: Ultra Precision LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Machining: Turning With Live Tooling Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Machining: Turning

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117


American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211

Contract Manufacturing

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 AATC________________ 602-268-1467

Machining: Medical

Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226

Machining: CNC Milling

Machining: Production

Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________480-218-0918 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952

Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Die-Tech Precision Machining____669-888-3500 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 =SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344

Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision Machine ______505-242-6545 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Industrial Manufacturing Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and

Mold Making

Insert Molding

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

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Turnkey Product Services



Aero Tech MFG___________801-891-2740

Surface Mount & Thru Hole

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294 Personal Collectables Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294


Custom Plastic Profiles


Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Controlled Thermal Tech _____602-272-3714

Custom Plastic Tubing


Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Molds: Plastic Injection

Custom Thermoplastics

Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

Extrusion Die Development

Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423

StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


Controlled Thermal Tech ______602-272-3714

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Coating: Black Oxide ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Coating: Dry Film Lube

StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Black Oxide Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410 Custom Plastic Spiraling StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Bright Tin Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Custom Plastic Finishing Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410 PLASTIC MACHINING

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Molds: High Volume Class 100

Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700

Chem Film

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144


Bridge Molds


StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and


FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410


Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Cascade Systems Technology___ 971-330-8054 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 AZ Hard Chrome___________602-278-8671

Production Polishing



Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 Savon Plating, Inc__________602-252-4311


Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Foresight Finishing_________480-772-0387 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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StandardAero____________602-744-2600 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Nickel-Bright


Frontier Group____________ 602-437-2426 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


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

Embrittlement Relief

Zinc Nickel

Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Full Service Scrap Management


Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069 PRECISION FORMING Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919

Wood Products Perry Pallet Co.___________ 360-366-5239 REPAIR

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Pacific Tool, Inc__________ 425-882-1970 CNC-PROS______________ 602-344-9753

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Electroless Nickel

ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Phosphate

Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387

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

Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Tin / Zinc Plate


ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Glass Bead Clean

StandardAero____________602-744-2600 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Silver Plating

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423


SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Chemical

ROLL FORMING ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 SANDBLASTING Advanced Precision Anodizing____503-661-6700

LA Specialties___________ 602-269-7612 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._____408-727-6630 PROTOTYPES

Production Sawing

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.____805-583-9966 NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 PUNCHING CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Group Manufacturing Serv____ 480-966-3952

SEWING Grovtec US, Inc. ___________503-557-4689 SHEARING United Performance Metals_____888-282-3292 SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS

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

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117

Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


3-D Plastics, Inc.___________503-720-0572

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel,


Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin

Western Sintering__________509-375-3096

Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284


Tin Plating

Bin Service

United Performance Metals_____888-282-3292

NAD CAP & Boeing Approved

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284



Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Excess Material Handling

Evans Precision___________ 623-582-4776

Hard Chrome

Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052


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Milco Wire EDM,, Inc.________714-373-0098 SILICONE

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

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Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830

Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453 Milco Waterjet___________ 714-373-0098 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838 TESTING

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748

Non-Destructive Testing

United Performance Metals____888-282-3292


Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

5-Axis Waterjet Cutting

Extension/Compression/ Coil Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830

Turbine Instrument Testing Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594


Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Design ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453

Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 THREAD ROLLING Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 TOOL & DIE DESIGN ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800

Stamping:Flat Forming ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113 Stamping: Light





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Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500

Robotic Welding

Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113


Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453


FLATLINE FAB___________503-707-9272



Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838

Welding: Precision

Stamping: Production/



Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

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


PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838


NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080

Evans Precision___________ 623-582-4776

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

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

Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038

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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...16,39,40

Foresight Finishing...44

Phoenix Heat Treat...41

ABS Metallurgical...45,47

Frontier Group...39

PMA Industries...13

Accutech Machine, inc...43


Portland Precision...42



Precious Metals Plating...17,39

Advanced Precision Anodizing...41


Precision Aerospace, LLC...41

Aeroform, Inc...42

HS&S Machine Tool...36

Precision Die & Stamping...14,39

Aero Tech Manufacturing...40



Allied Tool and Die...44

Hercules Sealing Products...36




Rhino Board...23,36

American Precision Industries...41

Horizon Carbide...36

Rosco Precision Machinery...19,32



Royal products...24,33

ATF Aerospace, LLC...33, 43

Industrial Metal Supply Co....29,37

SCT-USA...1,20-21, 33


IRH Carriers and Rigging...37


Big O Metals...1,20,21,34

Jaguar Precision Machine...40



KD Capital...36


Bramac Machinery Inc...33

Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...29,32

SMH Inc LLC...30,39


Landmark Solutions...31,34

Specialty Steel...40

Cascade Engineering Tech...42

Laube Titanium Mill Prod....37

Spring Works Utah...40

Coast Aluminum...10,33

Layke Inc...43


Coastal Metals...27,32


Star Metal Fluids...3,33

Coating Technologies...40

Lucy’s Machine...32,43

Strom Manufacturing...39

Controlled Thermal Tech...25,43

LV Swiss...43

Sulli Tool...32

Cycle Time Solutions...34

Mario Pinto...34

Superior Grinding...40

DCM Tech...35

MC Sales & Marketing...33

SW Water Jet Services...13

Design 2 Part Show...5

MET-TEK Inc...40

TCI Precision Metals...32

Die-Tech Precision Machine...40

Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...42

Tech Financial Services...22,34

Doosan now DN Solutions...9

Micropulse West...41


Editors Corner...4


TJ Snow...23

EDM Performance..32,33

Midaco Corporation...34

Thompson Machine...45

Edge Technologies...33


TVT Die Casting...16,39

Ellison Technologies...9,32

Mountain View Machining...41

US Shop Tools...15,33

Epic Finance...35

MRI , Machinery Resources...35

Valley Financial Services...35


North-South Machinery...18,32

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...33

Evans Precision...45

NTK Cutting Tools...35

Weiser Engineering...41

Expand Machinery...35

Pacific Swiss...39

Western Sintering...17,39


People Tech...33

WOMO Designs...13,39

FLATLINE FAB...11,30,43

Performance Machine Tools...8,36

Wrico Stamping...44


Phoenix Fab, LLC...28

Zeiss Metrology...32


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