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Editor’s Corner The United States is definitely ahead in culture of innovation. If someone wants to accomplish great things, there is no better place than the U.S. Elon Musk I was born in Africa. I came to California because it’s really where new technologies can be brought to fruition, and I don’t see a viable competitor. Elon Musk The spirit of innovation is very strong in the USA and can act as a blank canvas for the creator. The American dream is alive. Hard work, fervent goals inspired by dreams, and perseverance are still the road map to a better life. The American dream is of democracy, of equality, opportunity, and of justice for all. We are all entitled to this, but it’s not a participation award, it is awarded to the few that sweat passion.

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If you ask most people around the world what they mean by the “American dream,” nearly all will respond with some version of upward social mobility, the American success story, or the self-made man or woman.

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Most of the successful people that called the USA home were the brave souls that struck out on their own and created businesses through faith. Many of these hard working folks never had the opportunity to work as focused as they did in the USA.

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The American dream was held in high regard and viewed as “the ideal that every citizen of the United States should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” This was a beacon to immigrants, and this bright light was warm to the immigrant’s souls, it gave them hope, and put a fervent desire of fire in most all of their hearts. Is the American Dream alive and well today? In fact, research suggests that an amazing 1.4 million startups were founded between June and September 2020. That’s the biggest number than any other quarter in history! So, with figures like this, it’s easy to say that the American dream is very much still alive and well. It certainly seems like this is the place to be if you want to set up a new business. Part of the reason for this is that the USA has very friendly business tax rates, making it as easy as possible for people to start businesses.

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The land of opportunity is here and the dream is nurtured through consistent achievement of realistic goals that are visualized, daily.

Circulation: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast maintains a master list of over 14,000 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary source businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 25,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in CA, OR, WA area!

In the wise words of Denzel Washington; “Dreams without goals, are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment.”

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In closing, I ask you to dream.When you find a few dreams you hold dear to your heart, make a plan, set some goals, and focus on what keeps the fire burning in your soul. Thank you all for supporting our regionally focused precision manufacturing magazines! Let’s write a story on your passion for your business and for USA manufacturing, call or email us today.

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Aem Launches “Faces Of Manufacturing” To Rally The Men And Women Of The Industry Around Pro-Manufacturing Policies Urges Congress to Immediately Pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) today unveiled “Faces of Manufacturing,” a new initiative designed to rally the 2.8 million men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry in support of pro-manufacturing policies.The centerpiece is a 90-second video featuring 22 equipment manufacturing workers urging their peers to speak with one united voice and tell elected officials to “create jobs, grow the economy, and keep the industry strong.” AEM will deploy the video, along with supportive digital and print materials, to equipment manufacturing facilities across the country to make sure that supporters make their voices heard and advance policies that help strengthen manufacturing in America and the communities it supports. As Congress considers the Bipartisan Innovation Act, legislation to outcompete China, boost domestic research and manufacturing, and secure supply chains that are critical to the country’s national security and economy, “Faces of Manufacturing” will rally equipment manufacturing workers from coast to coast and drive support for the bill from the ground up. “Faces of Manufacturing” is part of I Make America, AEM’s national grassroots campaign, which educates and engages equipment manufacturing workers around the issues that impact their jobs, their families, and their communities. “Fueled by a legacy of grit and ingenuity,America’s equipment manufacturers can outcompete anyone,” said Kip Eideberg, AEM’s senior vice president of government and industry relations. “But when other countries engage in unfair trade and investment practices, we are effectively forced to compete with one hand tied behind our back. With less than seven months until the midterm elections, we are mobilizing the men and women of our industry to send a message to Congress: they must come together in a bipartisan fashion to enhance American competitiveness and empower U.S. workers and companies to succeed in domestic and international markets.” For more than a decade, I Make America has empowered its supporters to advocate for the policies that will keep the U.S. equipment manufacturing industry strong and workers employed. This marks the first time that the campaign has mobilized the backbone of the industry—assemblers, electricians, machinists, painters, welders, and others—to help rally

everyone around a common cause. The “Faces of Manufacturing” video was shot on location at Astec (Chattanooga,Tenn.), Case IH (Racine,Wis.), Husco (Waukesha, Wis.), Komatsu America Corporation (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Kondex Corporation (Lomira, Wis.), and Miller Formless (McHenry, Ill).

ASSP Foundation Awards $251,000 In Scholarships And Grants The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation is awarding $251,000 in academic scholarships and career development grants to 133 individuals to help them achieve their educational and career goals in the occupational safety and health profession. “For over 30 years, our Foundation has helped thousands of students and professionals continue their education in workplace safety and health,” said ASSP Foundation Chair Trish Ennis, CSP, ARM, CRIS. “The consistent support from donors shows that safety and health careers are vital in helping to protect workers everywhere.” The 2022 awards include more than $225,000 in academic scholarships for 100 graduate and undergraduate students preparing for or supplementing their occupational safety and health careers at 48 colleges and universities. The ASSP Foundation is awarding more than $25,000 in career development grants to 33 safety students and professionals who are working to advance their careers through certification, conference attendance and similar learning opportunities. Career development grants will continue to be awarded throughout the year. “Presenting career development grants year-round is new for us, and we’re excited about that enhancement because it increases access to funding and training for individuals throughout the safety field,” Ennis said. Several corporate donors support the awards, including the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Canadian National Railway Corporation, Draeger, FabEnCo, Google, Lancaster County Industrial Safety Council, Liberty Mutual Insurance, L’Oréal, Texas Safety Foundation and UPS. Additionally, more than 100 ASSP chapters, common interest groups, practice specialties and members support the scholarship and grant programs every year. The ASSP Foundation – the charitable arm of ASSP chartered in 1990 – promotes occupational safety and health as a career choice. It works to build a sustainable talent pipeline to make all industries safer worldwide with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Programs and services are solely supported by charitable donations from the ASSP community and corporations motivated to support the profession. The ASSP Foundation has invested more than $5 million into the occupational safety and health community to develop opportunities for career guidance, education and leadership development. The charitable effort is designed to attract new individuals to the profession as well as enhance the knowledge and skills of current safety students and professionals. A complete list of the 2022 scholarship and grant recipients is available at www.assp.org/foundation. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Big as the project is — with a companion 59-mile segment and related infrastructure, the price tag is around $2.2 billion — it’s just one of dozens around the country that experts say is needed to decarbonize and grow electricity generation in the face of climate change. Among the others that Portland-based PacifiCorp is eyeing: the 300-mile Boardman-to-Hemingway line, a project with Idaho Power that would run mostly through northeast Oregon. That project is in the late stages of regulatory approval, but for PacifiCorp’s Energy Gateway South line, it’s all systems go after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Thursday issued a notice to proceed. The line will run from southeastern Wyoming, where PacifiCorp is expanding wind power, through a portion of Colorado to central Utah, where solar power is growing.

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Gateway South high-voltage transmission line segment will run 416 miles from the Aeolus Substation near Medicine Bow, Wyoming, into the Clover Substation near Mona, Utah. Gateway South high-voltage transmission line segment will run 416 miles from the Aeolus Substation near Medicine Bow, Wyoming, into the Clover Substation near Mona, Utah. PACIFICORP

The Biden administration called the approval a “significant milestone” in its effort to expand and upgrade the grid and enable a transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources. Berkshire Hathawayo w n e d PacifiCor p operates in six states, with about a quarter of its electricity sales coming in Oregon, where the company operates as Pacific Power. Even before Oregon adopted a


2040 100% decarbonization mandate last year, PacifiCorp said new transmission was a vital component to a plan to add thousands of megawatts of new solar and wind power to its system. That means the company will almost certainly ask regulators to put some of the costs in Oregon rates when the assets go into service, expected in late 2024. Just this week, the Oregon Public Utility Commission issued an order that acknowledges the Energy Gateway projects as reasonable action items in PacifiCorp’s resource planning, based on what is now known, even as it nodded to staff concerns that the company’s justification was initially fuzzy. With more big-ticket projects on the way, the PUC pushed PacifiCorp to do better. “In order to connect new resources to the grid, it is critical not only that transmission be built, but that the right transmission be built; the commission and stakeholders need to have sufficient information to verify that ratepayers are getting the benefits they are paying for at each stage of development,” the commission said. “Going forward, we expect PacifiCorp to provide information that allows that assessment at the outset.”

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Final Report—The Condition Of Oregon’s Manufacturing The pandemic and its related recession have brought the importance of the U.S. manufacturing sector into plain view. In Spring 2020, healthcare providers encountered shortages of personal protective equipment and virus testing kits and discovered supplies were overly dependent on foreign producers. Better news camefrom pharmaceutical manufacturers who shattered vaccine development and deployment records and started to bring the virus under control. But then as consumer demand returned in early 2021, bottlenecks appeared in international supply chains leading to shortages in materials and components of a wide array of consumer goods. The public health and economic crises underscored manufacturers’ critical role in economic and national security. The “re-shoring” of key productive capacity became a strategic imperative. Oregon finds itself in a competitive position to grow jobs in a sector recognized for its competitive compensation and training opportunities.This report provides a detailed portrait of Oregon’s manufacturing sector at the outset of a new era of policy and investment.

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Oregon has emerged as a leading manufacturing state during the past half century—with production and employment growth routinely outpacing the U.S. average. Oregon’s share of the nation’s manufacturing gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 50 percent in the last 50 years, growing from about 1.0 to 1.5 percent of the U.S. total. Notably, Oregon’s manufacturing employment increased 14 percent from 1969-2019—U.S. manufacturing jobs declined by 34 percent during the same period. Oregon has 214,000 manufacturing jobs and the sector contributed $33 billion to the state’s GDP in 2020. The sector represents 8 percent and 13 percent of the state’s employment and GDP, respectively. A high share of state GDP relative to its share of the workforce reflects the sector’s high level of productivity. The sector got off to a strong start in 2021 Q1, when quarterly production hit an all-time high—an annualized equivalent of $35.7 billion—and exceeded production in the recession’s trough (2020 2nd quarter) by 18 percent. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Global 7500 with GE Aviation Passport (Photo: GE Aviation) GE Aviation’s Passport engine has achieved more than 80,000 flight hours and 30,000 cycles with better than a 99 percent dispatch reliability rate on the Global 7500 fleet. (Photo: GE Aviation) GE Aviation recently completed successful first testing of its Passport long-range business aviation engine using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Ground testing was conducted with one engine over the course of two weeks in March at GE Aviation’s Peebles Test Operations in southern Ohio. The type of SAF used in the testing, HEFA-SPK (hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids synthetic paraffinic kerosene), is the most widely available SAF today and can be made from cooking oil and other waste fats, oils, and greases. Preliminary test results showed the engine performed similarly to A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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running on petroleum-based jet-A. Currently, the SAF approved for use is a blend of petroleum-based jet A or jet A-1 fuel and an SAF component with a maximum blend limit of 50 percent. ASTM International, an organization that develops technical standards, has not yet qualified 100 percent SAF. GE Aviation (Booth S93) is working with an international task force to standardize industry specifications supporting the adoption of 100 percent drop-in SAF. “As our testing shows, the Passport engine, like all GE engines, can operate on approved sustainable aviation fuel today and in the future. Our customers can be confident that the Passport-powered [Bombardier] Global 7500 can help meet their sustainability goals to reduce CO2 emissions in flight, thanks to the Passport’s more fuel-efficient technologies compared to previous-generation business jets and ability to operate on lower-carbon fuels,” said Melvyn Heard, GE general manager, Passport engine program. Heard said the Passport’s performance on 100 percent SAF was “no surprise for us” and was done more to demonstrate that capability to customers. “We don’t see any limitations on the engine,” burning 100 percent SAF, he said. GE Aviation has been actively involved in assessing and qualifying SAF since 2007. SAF can be made from a variety of substances, but, compared to fossil fuels, using alternative feedstocks and processes for SAF reduces lifecycle CO2 emissions during production, processing, and distribution. This is the latest in a series of 100 percent SAF tests by GE and CFM International, a 50-50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft


Engines. Other tests with 100 percent SAF in 2021 included flying 100 percent SAF in one of two Leap-1B engines on a Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by United Airlines; ground tests and flying an Airbus A319neo with 100 percent SAF in one Leap-1A engine; and flying the Boeing ecoDemonstrator with 100 percent SAF. A FedEx Boeing 777F with GE90 engines flew with 100 percent SAF in 2018 as part of Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program.

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GE’s Passport engine, which entered service in 2018, has 3 percent lower fuel consumption, compared with other engines operating in the 18,000-pound thrust class and 17 percent lower fuel consumption compared with the GE CF34-3 engine. It features blisk fan blades, high-efficiency compressor, rich-burn combustor, proprietary turbine system, and high efficiency mixer. Heard said the engine has 2-3 percent better specific fuel consumption than comparable new engines that will come to market in the next few years and that it has room for growth in terms of future increases in performance. “The engine is ready to grow,” he said. “We still do have capability that we have not completely unleashed in the engine yet.”

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To date, the installed engine fleet on Bombardier Global 7500s has achieved more than 80,000 flight hours and 30,000 cycles with better than a 99 percent dispatch reliability rate. That number is expected to grow to 100,000 flight hours by year’s end with the lifting of more and more Covid restrictions. “We’re finally seeing people utilize the legs of this [Global 7500] as it was designed to do,” Heard said, noting that one operator flew non-stop from Sydney to Detroit in 2019, a distance of 8,255 nm, and that such trips are again becoming more commonplace.

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Dispatch reliability is enhanced via the substantial enrollment of Global 7500 customers in GE’s OnPoint engine services program and the Passport’s Diagnostics Monitoring health and usage system that can transmit data in real-time to GE’s monitoring centers in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Shanghai and allows operators to download data once the aircraft returns to base. Heard notes that GE has a combined 30,000 engines under diagnostics and that it “gives us the breadth of

creating those [maintenance monitoring] tools. The Passport was recently selected to test hydrogen combustion. In February 2022, CFM joined Airbus to announce a new hydrogen demonstration program with ground and flight tests to take place later this decade. CFM will modify the combustor, fuel system, and controls of the engine to run on hydrogen. Flight tests will be conducted aboard an Airbus A380 testbed equipped with an additional pylon for the Passport engine. Heard believes a combination of advanced engine design, such as in the Passport, and alternative fuels such as SAF and hydrogen will be needed to achieve GE’s and CFM’s overall goal of improving efficiency by 20 percent. “The [Passport] engine has been the core of all [our] new development programs” in cooperation with CFM including open fan, compact core, and hydrogen propulsion, Heard said. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in May, with the overall economy achieving a 24th consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The May Manufacturing PMI® registered 56.1 percent, an increase of 0.7 percentage point from the reading of 55.4 percent in April. This figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the 24th month in a row after a contraction in April and May 2020. This is the secondlowest Manufacturing PMI® reading since September 2020, when it registered 55.4 percent. The New Orders Index reading of 55.1 percent is 1.6 percentage points higher than the 53.5 percent recorded in April. The Production Index reading of 54.2 percent is a 0.6-percentage point increase compared to April’s figure of 53.6 percent. The Prices Index registered 82.2 percent, down 2.4 percentage points compared to the April figure of 84.6 percent.The Backlog of Orders Index registered 58.7 percent, 2.7 percentage points higher than the April reading of 56 percent. The Employment Index went into contraction territory at 49.6 percent, 1.3 percentage points lower than the 50.9 percent recorded in April. The Supplier Deliveries Index reading of 65.7 percent is 1.5 percentage points lower than the April figure of 67.2 percent.The Inventories Index registered A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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55.9 percent, 4.3 percentage points higher than the April reading of 51.6 percent. The New Export Orders Index reading of 52.9 percent is up 0.2 percentage point compared to April’s figure of 52.7 percent. The Imports Index fell into contraction territory, decreasing 2.7 percentage points to 48.7 percent from 51.4 percent in April.” Fiore continues, “The U.S. manufacturing sector remains in a demanddriven, supply chain-constrained environment. Despite the Employment Index contracting in May, companies improved their progress on addressing moderate-term labor shortages at all tiers of the supply chain, according to Business Survey Committee respondents’ comments. Panelists reported slightly lower rates of quits compared to April. May was a second straight month of slight easing of prices expansion, but instability in global energy markets continues. Surcharge increase activity appears to be stabilizing across all industry sectors. Sentiment remained strongly optimistic regarding demand, with five positive growth comments for every cautious comment. Panelists continue to note supply chain and pricing issues as their biggest concerns. Demand expanded, with the (1) New Orders Index improving, supported by stronger growth of new export orders, (2) Customers’ Inventories Index remaining at a very low level and (3) Backlog of Orders Index increasing. Consumption (measured by the Production and Employment indexes) was mixed during the period, with a combined minus-0.7-percentage point change to the Manufacturing PMI® calculation. The Employment Index contracted after expanding for eight straight months, but panelists indicated improvement in ability to hire in May compared to April. Challenges with turnover (quits and retirements) and resulting backfilling continue


to plague efforts to adequately staff organizations, but to a slightly lesser extent compared to April. Inputs — expressed as supplier deliveries, inventories and imports — continued to constrain production expansion.The Supplier Deliveries Index indicated deliveries slowed at a slower rate, which was supported by the Inventories Index increase in May.The Imports Index contracted in May after six consecutive months of expansion, reflecting the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in China. The Prices Index increased for the 24th consecutive month, at a slower rate compared to April. “All of the six biggest manufacturing industries — Machinery; Computer & Electronic Products; Food, Beverage &Tobacco Products; Transportation Equipment; Petroleum & Coal Products; and Chemical Products — registered moderate-to-strong growth in May. “Manufacturing performed well for the 24th straight month, with demand registering faster month-over-month growth and consumption softening due to labor force constraints. Overseas partners’ disruptions are beginning to impact U.S. manufacturing, creating a near-term headwind for factory output growth. Ten percent of panelists’ general comments expressed difficulty obtaining material from their Asian partners, which will impact reliable deliveries in the summer months,” says Fiore. Fifteen manufacturing industries reported growth in May, in the following order: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Machinery; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Computer & Electronic Products; Food, Beverage &Tobacco Products; Transportation Equipment; Paper Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Chemical Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Primary Metals; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components. The only industry reporting a decrease in May compared to April is Furniture & Related Products. WHAT RESPONDENTS ARE SAYING “Suppliers are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel for restoration of (semiconductor) component supply. Second-quarter and Q3 supply appears to be loosening.” [Computer & Electronic Products] “While orders remain strong and backlogs exist, there’s a softening in forecasted orders for leading indicator-type customers and business units.” [Chemical Products] “The challenge with semiconductors hasn’t softened; the situation is worsening due to Chinese COVID-19 lockdowns.” [Transportation Equipment] “Input costs, particularly grain, oil, dairy and protein, are rising faster than can be passed along at retail and food service, with no relief in sight.” [Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products] “Our order books are still strong. Material prices continue to rise, with energy and freight noted as the underlying influences on increased costs.” [Machinery]

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Portland General Electric Eyes Giant Energy Storage Project By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal A pumped-storage hydropower project is on the final shortlist in a Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) resource solicitation, boosting its chances of becoming the largest energy storage facility in the Pacific Northwest. Not all the shortlisted projects will land contracts, but the selection could be a breakthrough for a technology that developers and advocates say is needed to enable a flexible grid that runs on renewable energy. Pumped storage works by moving water from a lower reservoir to an upper reservoir when energy is plentiful, then releasing it down through electricity-generating turbines in a closed-loop system when demand rises. The identity of the shortlisted project remains confidential, but Portland Business Journal reporting strongly points to Swan Lake Energy Storage in Klamath County. The biggest energy storage system in Oregon That $800 million project, fully permitted and “shovel-ready” according A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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to developer Rye Development, could generate around 400 megawatts of power for at least eight hours. It would dwarf the largest existing energy storage system in Oregon, a new PGE facility that uses lithiumion batteries that can generate 30 megawatts for four hours. Rye has been marketing Swan Lake to potential energy off-takers for several years, and utilities have begun to put generic projects in their long-term integrated resource plans. Still, the technology, although well established, hasn’t been deployed in the U.S. in recent decades. Many pumped storage projects wither in the face of environmental hurdles, and there are economic challenges. Capital costs are high, and markets aren’t set up to value the capacity and ancillary services projects can provide. Long construction timelines also make projects difficult to fit into utility solicitations. That’s led utilities to turn to batteries, which are much easier to deploy but have limitations. Michael Rooney, Rye’s vice president of project management, confirmed Swan Lake’s bid into the PGE request for proposals, but declined to comment on whether the project was or wasn’t selected. PGE said it could not reveal the names of projects on the shortlist.


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But Swan Lake is one of only two pumped storage projects in the region that could be online by the end of 2027, as required in the PGE RFP. And a representative from the other one, a Montana project called Gordon Butte, said it bid into the PGE solicitation but

In a sign of rising interest in pumped storage, PacifiCorp in the past several months began the exploratory permitting process for 11 possible pumped storage projects in the West, including two in Oregon. PGE aims to address capacity shortfall The PGE solicitation was intended to address a generating capacity shortfall beginning in 2025 with a combination of renewable resources and non-emitting resources that can deliver energy when needed, called dispatchable capacity.

While he was mum on Swan Lake’s status in the RFP, Rooney said the shortlisting of a pumped storage project by a major utility was a positive sign.

On the renewables side, the shortlist includes both standalone solar and wind projects, solar and wind colocated with battery systems, and projects that bring together all three. The dispatchable resources include several standalone battery facilities ranging from 50 to 200 megawatts, along with the pumped storage bid.

“We believe that this shortlist confirms many of the messages that our project has been communicating through years of IRP and RFP work,” Rooney said. “Specifically, the Swan Lake project can be the cornerstone of Oregon and the broader Pacific Northwest’s 100% clean energy economy by unlocking a long-duration, clean energy solution to the region’s abundant wind and solar.”

That bid is for 197 megawatts of power, half Swan Lake’s output, which is technically 393 megawatts. Rye sounded confident it could find more customers.

Rye continues to lead development of Swan Lake after the company and then-partner National Grid sold the project to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in November 2020. Copenhagen also acquired an even larger Rye-National Grid pumped storage project, just off the Columbia River near Goldendale,Washington.That project is still in the permitting phase.

“Given the size of the Swan Lake project, the development team is prepared for multiple approaches to offtake including participation in RFPs up and down the West Coast,” Rooney said. “This approach gives the project an incredibly flexible path to the offtake required to construct the facility, ultimately helping to meet the capacity needs of utilities and customers in the region. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Cemtrol Inc.,* Anaheim, California, is awarded a $10,854,371 indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract for procurement, manufacturing, assembly, and delivery of materiel in support of the Littoral Combat Ship Mission Package Console.Work will be performed in Anaheim, California, and is expected to be completed by May 2027. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $24,650 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the System for Award Management website, with seven offers received.The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity (N6339422D0003). AlliantTechsystems Operations LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems Sector, Northridge, California, is awarded a $62,076,093 firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) to a previously awarded contract (N0001921C0044). This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of an additional 42 Air-to-Ground Missile88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range all up rounds, as well as manufacturing supplies and support. Work will be performed in Northridge, California (61%); Rocket Center, West Virginia (32%); and Ridgecrest, California (7%), and is expected to be completed in December 2024. Fiscal 2022 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $53,550,520; fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,295,132; and fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,230,441 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity. Crown Point Systems Inc.,* San Diego, California, is awarded a $33,277,946 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract procures up to 4,465 LED displays for audio visual (AV) equipment in support of the Integrated Command, Control and Intel Systems Division’s integration of specialized network AV systems for intelligence agencies and the command, control, communication, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions of Joint Staff and combatant commanders, Department of Defense agencies and services, and Department of Homeland Security operational and support components. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed in May 2025. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposal; four offers were received. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N6833522D0020). Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, California, has been awarded a $13,382,744 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00248) to previously awarded contract FA881013C0002 for Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) contractor logistics support to deliver a fourth operational SBIRS Survivable Endurable Evolution (S2E2) Mobile Ground Terminal. Work will be performed at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado; Buckley SFB, Colorado; Greeley Air National Guard Station, Boulder, Colorado; and Ogden, Utah. The work is expected to be completed by March 19, 2024. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $2,055,677,524. Space Systems Command, Peterson SFB, Colorado, is the contracting activity. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded


a $15,436,726 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F0031) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0005).This order provides product supportability analyses for the Navy and the government of Australia’s MQ-4C Triton aircraft operational level maintenance, task analysis and provisioning data in support of integrated functional capability four configured systems. Work will be performed in Rancho Bernardo, California, and is expected to be completed in November 2024. Fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,805,708; and Foreign Cooperative Project funds in the amount of $4,631,018 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. Parker Hannifin Corp., Irvine, California, is awarded a $43,000,000 firmfixed-price, requirements contract for repair of 10 components in support of F/A-18 aircraft hydraulic system.This contract includes a two-year base period with no options.Work will be performed in Irvine, California (43%); Elyria, Ohio (25%); San Diego, California (24%); Kalamazoo, Michigan (7%); and Cherry Point, North Carolina (1%). Work is expected to be completed by May 2024. No funds will be obligated at time of award, and funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Working capital funds (Navy) will be obligated to fund individual task orders as they are issued. One company was solicited for this sole-source requirement under authority 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00383-22-D-VV01). AeroVironment Inc.,* Simi Valley, California, was awarded a $17,898,403 modification (P00016) to contract W31P4Q-20-C-0024 for Switchblade hardware production. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California, with an estimated completion date of May 4, 2023. Fiscal 2022 Foreign Military Sales (Ukraine) funds in the amount of $17,898,403 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. Nova Nacap JV, Napa, California, is awarded an $80,407,700 firm-fixedprice contract for the construction of jet fuel storage tanks at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Tindal. The work to be performed provides for the construction of two bulk fuel storage tanks, aircraft liquid fuel truck fill stand, fuel unloading stand, pump houses, and filter building. The contract also includes two option items that are being exercised at time of award.Work will be performed at Katherine, Australia, and is expected to be completed by February 2025. Fiscal 2020 military construction (Air Force) funds in the amount of $80,407,700 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This contract was competitively procured with three offers received.The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is the contracting activity (N62742-22-C-1314). Astronics Test Systems Inc., Irvine, California, is awarded $14,143,382 for a stand-alone spares, firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of multiple items to support the electronic Consolidated Automated Support System. This is a one-year contract with no options. All work will be performed in Irvine, California, and is expected to be completed by May 2023.Working capital (Navy) funds in the full amount of $14,143,382 will be obligated at time of award and no funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One company was solicited for this non-competitive requirement under authority 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), with one offer received. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity (N00383-22-C-P013).

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“The almost 6% increase in the number of nonfarm payrolls and the over 4% rise in the labor force are other indicators of economic health,” Gonzelez said. “Washington’s economic well-being is also demonstrated by the high median annual household income, low foreclosure rate, as well as the educational attainment of recent immigrants.” The state also has the most independent inventor patents per capita and the highest amount of research and development investments per capita, Gonzelez said. The number of inventor patents per 1,000 working-age residents also contributed to Washington’s high score for innovation potential. “Over 8% of the state’s jobs are in high-tech industries and more than 10% of jobs are STEM,” she said, referring to science, technology, math and engineering fields. King County recently reached an all-time low unemployment rate of 1.9%, according to state data. Experts attribute the low unemployment to the rapid economic recovery from the pandemic. Job gains are being seen across the workforce spectrum. According to data from IT trade association CompTIA, Seattle had 44,618 tech job postings January through April, up 40% year over year. One local commercial real estate expert isn’t losing any sleep over a potential economic slowdown. “Our region is so resilient because our jobs market is so strong,” said Brandon Lawler, broker with Kidder Mathews who specializes in


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King County, State Unemployment Rates Fall To Record Lows The unemployment rate hit a record low in King County, according to the state Employment Security Department. The news comes as many employers look to ramp up hiring. By Joey Thompson – Reporter, Puget Sound Business Journal The crunch for workers is reaching historic levels. In April, King County’s non-adjusted unemployment rate hit 1.9% — the lowest ever recorded for the county, according to the state Employment Security Department. In Snohomish County, the April unemployment mark dropped to 2.3%, another all-time low. At the state level, it’s the same story, as Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5%. “This is historic,” Anneliese VanceSherman, a regional labor economist for the department, told the Business Journal. “If we were just to have this in isolation, it’d be a head scratcher, but there’s context to this. We’ve seen this building up.” The record low figures, she added, come amid an economic rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic that has outpaced typical recessions, from which recoveries are usually gradual. In tune, employers across virtually every industry — from hospitality to health care to education — are working to ramp up operations. But with a limited applicant pool, competition for labor remains high, and many businesses are struggling to meet the renewed demand. “Basically, they’re facing the challenges of a weak economy and the challenges of a strong economy,” Vance-Sherman said. “It’s the worst of both worlds.” It’s unclear how long the shortage will last, Vance-Sherman said. The

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A Friendship Stronger Than Steel… and a legacy to be proud of Lin Pryor (pictured on the right side of this page) and Oscar Moreno (pictured below) worked together at Ryerson Steel and Metal West in the late 80’s and through the 90’s. They both cut their teeth in the steel business, and they worked side by side to build a reputation for delivering results for their customers. Lin loves to tell the story about how Oscar was given the toughest sales territory in the market; a territory that no one else wanted. Oscar accepted the challenge and through hard work and dedication, turned it into a territory that generated over a million dollars per month in revenues. Oscar’s philosophy was to service the heck out of every account, not just the big ones. More importantly, he understood the value of relationships and people doing business with people. Big O Metals was founded on this philosophy and still embraces it today. L i n ’s a n d O s c a r ’ s friendship went beyond work; their families were very close, and they spent a lot of time together. You could say that two families essentially became one. Among all the things they had in common, Lin and Oscar shared a love of sports. Oscar was a fitness buff and he worked out on a regular basis. At one time, he held a record for bench pressing 410 pounds. He also loved playing organized sports, but his passion was playing hockey. His competitive nature and muscular build made him a formidable guy on the ice. One night, after finishing a match, he hit the showers where he died tragically 38

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of a heart attack due to an undiagnosed heart condition. At 36 years old, Oscar was gone, leaving behind a wife and two young daughters. In the wake of his death, a common friend of both Lin and Oscar named Kent Grahl stepped in to make sure Oscar’s family was taken care of, even making sure that Oscar’s daughters would receive a college education at no cost to them or their family. Kent and Oscar had been friends since grade school, and it was Oscar who had first introduced Lin to Kent. The importance of this introduction wouldn’t be fully known for many years to come. Oscar and Lin had always talked about starting their own steel service center one day. A few years after Oscar had passed, Lin decided to make their dream a reality by starting his own company. To honor his friend, Lin named the company Big O Metals for Big Oscar. Ta k i n g o u t a home equity loan and with an additional financial investment from Kent Grahl, on January 23, 2006, Big O Metals was born. Needing a logo that matched the name, Lin’s son, Aaron Pryor, took it upon himself to draw one. The company’s original logo depicted an “O” with two muscular arms in honor of the company’s namesake. In the early years, Lin sold steel, sheared steel, packaged steel, drove a truck to deliver steel; if it had anything to do with steel, Lin did it. As the company gained momentum,


Big O Metals added a 72” wide x ¼” Corrective Leveling Line to its operation. This piece of machinery has been a game changer for both the company and its customers. Having the ability to store material in coil form to be cut in house to standard or custom lengths, in a short period of time, is a huge benefit to many of Big O’s customers. It isn’t unheard of for BOM to put up a coil, level it into sheets, and deliver those sheets the same day if a customer is in desperate need of the material.

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Lin hired Christi McCuiston, who was with Metal West at the time, to take over all the planning, forecasting, and purchasing of steel. Christi jokes that in her first months, she was only allowed to buy 40 tons per month. Lin also hired Shawna Noyes, from Reliance Steel, to hit the streets as the company’s first outside salesperson. The early efforts of both Shawna and Christi have had a lasting impact on Big O Metals, and they are both still with the company today. As the company continued to grow, Lin saw both a need and an opportunity to diversify into value-added fabrication services. Starting with a shear and then a press brake, Big O Metals began to take on more and more fabrication work. Soon it added a dual head plasma machine, then additional press brakes, shears, saws, and a turret. In 2016, BOM took a large leap forward by adding a 4kw laser. Again in 2018, the company stepped up its game by adding a 500ton press brake with sheet followers, Wila precision clamping, auto crowning, and a 6-axis backgauge. In May of this year, the company took another huge leap forward by adding a state-of-the-art 20kw laser with a material automation system. This asset is part of Big O Metal’s ongoing commitment to intentionally design its operations to better serve and support the needs of its customers. In combination with its fabrication capabilities, in 2014,

David Watkins, General Manager of Big O Metals, is one of the primary architects of its current business model. Bringing over 30 years of production and manufacturing experience to the company, he has been able to expand on Lin’s vision of pairing value-added services with BOM’s existing steel service center capabilities. Under his guidance, Big O Metals has made, and continues to make strategic decisions to be better equipped to serve a diverse, growing, and ever-changing customer base. Dave believes that BOM is uniquely positioned to provide raw materials in conjunction with high mix, high volume fabrication services to OEMs as well as aftermarket and contract manufacturers, often with short lead times, to deliver the value that their customers expect. With the capabilities that BOM has, job shops and precision sheet metal shops can benefit from working with them as well. Having additional resources available to them when and where they need them allows these companies to accept work that may be outside their capacity or capability to complete in-house. By outsourcing with Big O Metals, they can offload commodity type services - like laser cutting, at an economical cost, while retaining forming, machining, and other more intricate operations in house. David says, “I believe in Alchemy - I’ve seen it work all my life. Not the pseudoscience from the Middle Ages, but a more modern version. Today’s version involves a process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, oftentimes in ways that are almost magical.” At Big O Metals, this idea comes to life daily. Their team members take both durable and service commodities and transform them into something more valuable, and more beneficial to their customers. David adds, “This transformation is driven by our team members - they are the magic.” Simply put, Big O Metals has the experience, resources, and expertise necessary to become a valuable partner to any organization looking to achieve more with the resources available to them.

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Automate 2022: Teaching Mobile Robots to Stop Being Such Jerks ZebraTechnologies’ self-described robot ninja MeloneeWise talks about research to make robots friendlier as many automation providers offer mobile systems at the trade show. Robert Schoenberger

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Robots don’t give a damn about your feelings, and that bothers people working with and around them. “We have been making algorithms that make robots greedy and jerky,” said Melonee Wise, vice president of robotics automation at Zebra Technologies. And by jerky, she’s not talking about sudden, jarring movements. She’s talking about machines acting like overly groomed kids in ’80s movies with their collars flipped up. “They see everything as a goal or an obstacle.” Speaking at a panel discussion at the Automate trade show in Detroit Wednesday, Wise explained that robots have broken free from their cages—first with collaborative robots (cobots) that could safely work alongside people and more recently with the explosion of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that roam factory floors performing various tasks. That robotic evolution was evident on the show floor. A decade ago, Automate was dominated by fixed, 6-axis robots, conveyor systems and other pieces of hard-infrastructure automation. Immediately preCOVID, cobots were the hot items with startups and established leaders showing off such models. This year, nearly everything was on wheels, with AMRs in booths at: 3M ABB Doosan Fanuc Flex Qube Kuka Locus MiR Nachi Otto Motors SEW Eurodrive Staubli Yaskawa

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The problem, as Wise put it, is that the robots are doing exactly what they were programmed to do. That was fine when they were caged up and didn’t interact with people. Now that they’re roaming free, people need to feel comfortable around them, so the robots need some lessons in etiquette. For more than a year, Wise’s team has been rewriting algorithms to focus on social cues. Some things are minor—Americans tend to walk on the right side of sidewalks and paths, and pass slower-moving people on their left sides. Robots were flipping a coin every time they chose where to drive and on which side to pass. The result—people didn’t like working near them because they felt rude or off. Other behavior cues are more complicated, such as knowing that it’s okay for the robot to keep moving toward a person in the robot’s path, as long as that person is moving in a predictable way. Ignoring social prompts isn’t just a matter of making robots feel less creepy. It’s a productivity issue. Most times, when a mobile robot


encounters an obstacle, it slows down or stops to avoid collisions, then it thinks about what it should do next and picks a new path to its destination. In one video, Wise showed that a person simply crossing in front of a robot’s path caused it to pause for half a minute then take a circuitous route to avoid where the person had been—a person who by then was nowhere near the robot. So, each of those interactions slows down the machines. “Getting rid of these weird navigation artifacts is key to the speed of the robot,” Wise explained, adding that in one test, making robots a little more aware of human behavior increase average movement speed by 51%. Liam Mongovan, a sales manager with Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), said workers should expect to see more AMRs in the coming months as many companies are turning to such systems to relieve staffing shortages. Mobile robots can typically be deployed quickly, making them an attractive short-term solution. “It’s a quick solution to the three Ds—dirty, dull or dangerous,” Mongovan said.With companies having so much trouble finding people, many are choosing AMRs where they once used forklift drivers or people sorting boxes for delivery. “We’re talking about hours per day. How many hours of labor can you move from people to robots? That becomes how many people you can redeploy in your factory to do more valuable work,” he added.

People with several robotics companies said the large numbers of AMRs didn’t surprise them at this year’s show, much in the same way that the large numbers of cobots weren’t a surprise at IMTS 2018 or Automate 2019. Even before the pandemic, companies were seeing success stories from manufacturers using AMRs to automate the shipping of tools or supplies to workers on assembly lines, route pallets of good to shipping docks and perform simple production tasks such as drilling holes in work pieces. Wise said the industry’s direction is clear—more companies will offer more mobile options, putting more workers in the paths of moving robots. As that happens, the current algorithms and safety protocols will hamper productivity, hence her group’s focus on human-robot interactions. On the plus side, her research projects have been boosting robotic performance without radically redesigning hardware. On the downside, teaching a robot decent shop-floor manners is really hard. “It’s taken a year of research with engineers to navigation algorithm experts to show these improvements,” Wise said. “So, it’s not simple or easy, but it doesn’t involve redesigning everything else or adding expensive new components.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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While the sprawling multimodal facility in Hannibal, Ohio—which sits on the Ohio and West Virginia border—achieved commercial operation in October 2021, efforts to kick off its GE 7HA.02 gas turbine’s transition to hydrogen combustion began in earnest earlier this year. A test to combust an initial blending of 5% hydrogen and 95% natural gas fuel successfully completed on March 30 demonstrated that capability, said the plant’s owners, Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors, and Grosvenor Capital Management—Labor Impact Fund. The test is part of a project spearheaded by Long Ridge Energy Generation, Black &Veatch, GE, NAES, and Long Ridge’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor Kiewit to integrate hydrogen fuel blending at the plant without disrupting its power production for PJM Interconnection. The project’s key aim was to create an operational regime for hydrogen blending of 5% maximum hydrogen by volume in preparation for the next phase, which could involve blending of 20% hydrogen. GE implemented the project’s scope of supply, including its hardware design and procurement, as well as the GE Mark VIe and distributed control system modifications. The blended fuel’s injection into the gas turbine’s combustion system marks a substantial triumph for gas power technology, Jeff Goldmeer, director of Emergent Technologies at GE Gas Power’s Decarbonization division, told POWER. “It’s definitely GE’s first HA machine to start using hydrogen, and it may be the first H-class machine anywhere in the world to start using hydrogen,” he said. A Demonstration with Deep Implications Hydrogen integration in a gas power plant is a complex undertaking that requires careful assessment of the gas’s safety challenges, Goldmeer noted. While GE has successfully tested hydrogen blends on other classes, HAclass machines—which are much bigger—have larger fuel requirements, Goldmeer explained. “So it’s great that we can actually start to learn real lessons from the real world about how to use hydrogen, especially as we start talking about this on an HA [machine],” he said. The 7HA.02 combustion turbine—a model GE debuted in 2017—is already “innately capable” of burning 15% to 20% hydrogen by volume given its DLN 2.6+ combustion system, he noted. Crucial to this effort, however, are aligning the differences in the combustion properties of hydrogen and natural gas, as well as impacts to all gas turbine systems, and to the overall balance of plant. “The 7HA.02 at Long Ridge has not been modified for hydrogen,” Goldmeer said. “When we talk about going to 50% or 100% hydrogen, then we’ll start needing to see changes in the combustion system, primarily on the gas turbine, and changes in the balance of plant to handle much more hydrogen.”


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The gas by volume.The system comprised two hydrogen trailers each holding a broad range of combustion technologies across its gas turbine launched munitions training systems. Bids were solicited via deployed the CREST be designed to provide up to about 100,000 cubic feet of hydrogen. Once the hydrogen was onthat enable amodule wide rangewill of hydrogen concentrations—up to internet with one received. Work locations and funding willportfolio be uninter-rupted Global Positioning System site, supply from the two tanks “went into a blending system—because 100% by volume—on its aeroderivative and B/E class fleet, Goldmeer determined with each order, with an estimated completion date (GPS)-quality holdover in challenging you’ve now got to take that hydrogen stream and blend it into an existing noted. GE’s advanced-class fleetstiming (F, H-class) have configurations that allow of Dec. 19, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New military environments. Work will be performed in natural gas stream—and then bring the blended fuel to the gas turbine,” operation on fuels up to 50%–60% by volume hydrogen concentration, Jersey, is the contracting activity. Phoenix, with an technology expectedpaths completion Goldmeer said. depending on the specificArizona, gas turbine—with to higher date of Dec. 21, 2026. This contract was competiconcentrations depending Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $55,121,826 costtively procured under long broad agency on range customer needs. The That technology evolved from previous fuel blending applications plus-fixed-fee modification to GE a previously awarded contract announcement (BAA) N00014-21-S-B001. at facilities like refineries for where hydrogen is available as a byproduct, HA gas turbine, notably,The is (N0002421C5434) engineering and technical services in Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is capable of 50% hydrogen Goldmeer acknowledged. One example is the Dow Plaquemine plant, a support of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile and NATO Seasparrow the contracting activity). by volume for units with petrochemical project inprograms. Louisiana, where hydrogen/natural Missile Sys-tems Thisa 5%/95% contract combines purchases the DLN was 2.6e combustion gas and fed to four GE 7FA turbines configured with of Japan forblend the was U.S.achieved govern-ment (99%); and the governments The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, awarded a system, which is found on DLN combustion in 2010. “GEunder has beenthe doing fuel blending and 2.6 United Arabsystems Emirates (1%) Foreign Military Sales $239,590,243 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the for our industrial customers for many years, and each time we doArizona this, the 7HA.03 (60Hz)—GE’s (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Tucson, (82%); Apache Improved Turbine Engine Inte-gration newest HA-class model— we’re looking atRhode what lessons we’ve learned to improve upon the work (less than Portsmouth, Island (17%); Andover, Massachusetts Phase II. Bids were solicited via the internet with and the 9HA.01 and 9HA.02 (50Hz). we’ve San doneJose, in the past,” he said. (less than 1%); Aranjuez, Spain (less than 1%); California one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, 1%); Brisbane, Australia (less than 1%); and Koropi Attica, Greece Arizona, with an estimated comple-tion date of (less thanChallenges: 1%). Work is expected to be com-pleted Prominent Technology Readiness, Hydrogen Supply by December Along with Dec. the Long demonstration, GE research, will this 31,Ridge 2026.hydrogen Fiscal 2021 and 2022 2022. TheLong Naval Seamay Systems thekick offdevelop-ment, a six-to-eight-weektest pilotand project at the New York How soon Ridge be able Command, to transition toWash-ington, 100% hydrogenD.C., isyear evaluation, ArmyPower funds contracting activity. Authority’s Brentwood power station on Long Island replace a by volume, however, will be determined by several factors, Goldmeer in the amount of $18,000,000 weretoobligated portion of the gas that runs award. the plant’sU.S. GE LM6000 combustion said. “There are three pieces there,” he noted. “There’s the technology atnatural the time of the Army Contracting Honeywell International Inc., and Phoenix, Arizona, is awarded a turbine—an aeroderivative gas turbine—with a blend of green hydrogen readiness, the supply chain component, then, when it makes sense Com-mand, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the $22,467,124 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development, contracting activity. 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and natural gas. The pilot “will test varying concentrations of green hydrogen in its fuel mix to determine how the system responds and learn how different blends affect greenhouse gas emissions,” GE said. Findings are expected to be shared with the industry, “with the hope of influencing adoption of green hydrogen by other states and nations,” it added. In another much-watched demonstration announced last year, GE will pilot an F-class dual-fuel gas and hydrogen plant at EnergyAustralia’s 316-MW Tallawarra B Power Station in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. As POWER has reported, that project will demonstrate how the coal-rich nation could accelerate its energy transition using gas. GE meanwhile last December bagged a contract to supply two GE 9HA.01 gas turbines for Harbin Electric Corp.’s Guangdong Huizhou combined cycle power plant in China. That 1.34-GW project will be expected to burn a blend of up to 10% of hydrogen by volume upon operation start in 2023. However, how many turbines will be able to achieve 100% hydrogen by volume will be highly dependent on hydrogen supply. “It’s one thing to say ‘I’ll burn a certain percentage of hydrogen,’ but if you can’t get it, or if you can’t get it reliably, or can’t get it with a fuel price that’s sustainably viable, economically,” that affects overall ambitions, Goldmeer noted on Friday. “Whether it’s viable because the price of hydrogen has come down, or you get a subsidy on the fuel price, or a subsidy on your electricity tariff, burning hydrogen has to make sense economically.”That could take regulatory or policy support, he noted.

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pre- and post-combustion, we need to decarbonize gas turbine addition, over time, below ground salt formations can be used for large- & “Through Announcements Releases Continued scale hydrogen storage, it said. Along with Long Ridge’s proximity to assets for our customers,” he said. “They’re going to be a fundamental large-scale storage, “the plant will be capable of supporting a balanced part energy landscape on the other side industry. of the transition. In this from outside North America to North America. Reshoring includes of thematerials and services to the and diverse power generation portfolio in the future; from energy storage decade of action, we’re going to see more coal to gas switching. That’s work that is produced either in-house or outsourced. A complete capable of accommodating seasonal fluctuations from renewable energy, decarbonization in real terms. And going to see aeroderivative definition of “reshoring” is available here. Applications must be The Association For we’re Manufacturing Technology to cost-effective, dispatchable intermediate and baseload power.” submitted by June 30. To view award details and enter to win, visit technologies beingrepresents added to gridsU.S. globally so that they candistributors support the (AMT) builders and this webpage. more accelerated and rapid addition of renewables–technologies. Gas of manufacturing technology the advanced Successful testing of the 5% hydrogen blended fuel into the gas turbine’s machinery, devices and digital equipment that turbines operate in sync with transmission and distribution networks, combustion marked a “profound achievement for Long Ridge “From 2010system to 2020, more than one million jobs were announced manufacturing ongrids to be productive, they’re theU.S. connective tissue that holdrelies together and grid stability Energy Terminal, GE,United and theStates entire power generation This industry,” said as coming to the from offshore. is a tremendous innovative, andneed competitive. and resilience. And we really to spend some more time on that Bo Wholey, president of Long Ridge Energy Terminal, on Friday. Long achievement, and we seek to motivate and honor the companies narrative, understanding the interplay there with synchronous rotating Ridgehave is “focused delivering low-carbon, reliable, and Moser, cost-effective that madeonreshoring a reality,” said Harry founder and is the voicebase forofthe manufacturing assets and NTMA the massive installed gasprecision turbines that we’ve built up energy to our including local data centers and technology president of customers the Reshoring Initiative. and tool and die industries in the United over decades, 7,000 operating assets.” companies,” he said. “Data centers represent one of the many industries States. Backed by nearly 1,300 member that can benefitabout from hydrogen-fueled power generation and—supported Questions the National Metalworking Reshoring Award companies, representing more than $30 billion by GE’s gas to turbine—we are committed to meeting these While GE is already exploring carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) can beadvanced directed Harry Moser at 847-867-1144 or needs.” harry.moser@ in sales, NTMA provides an array of benefits to as a post-combustion decarbonization option, it views hydrogen as reshorenow.org. For more information on AMT’s efforts on reshoring members and the industry including advocacy Gas Turbine as a ‘Destination’ Technology a lucrative pre-combustion option within the developing hydrogen and supplyPotential chain efforts, visit IMTS.com/supplychain. in Washington, training and education programs On a higher level, the demonstration marks a new pathway for GE’s economy and low-carbon intensity fuels. “The good news here again is the and networking events nationwide. lucrative Gas Power segment, which hasinseen earnings but The Reshoring Initiative, founded earlyimproved 2010, helps manufacturers installed base is key,” said O’Neil. “You have to decarbonize that installed flagging that revenues the past three significant concerntheir is thetotal cost realize localover production, in years. someAcases, reduces base. It’s the fundamental linchpin of operating grids globally. We’ve role gas power of willpurchased play as the parts worldand moves towardThe decarbonization. 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Government programs could bridge development phase These profit-seeking projects face the same technical challenges that have foiled or complicated all but a handful of government-sponsored hypersonic weapons. Yet the commercial firms continue to attract major investment by venture capitalists and government agencies. In April, Venus Aerospace, a two-yearold Houston-based startup seeking to build a hypersonic airliner, closed a $20 million Series A funding round by Prime Movers Lab, a venture fund for startups hoping to create businesses from scientific breakthroughs. The Series A round added to a $3 million seed investment in Venus Aerospace that closed in March 2021. Two months earlier, a consortium of venture funds invested $29 million in Destinus SA, a Switzerlandbased startup founded by a Russian entrepreneur, that is developing a hydrogen-powered, hypersonic freighter.

Washington-based Radian Aerospace exited stealth mode a month before Destinus, raising $27.5 million in a seed round to develop a single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane, with letters of intent worth $1.5 billion for a range of potential services, including satellite launches, space station resupply and point-to-point transport.

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The wave of new startups follows long-term efforts by Stratolaunch, SpaceX and Reaction Engines to field airborne satellite launchers, orbital transport ships and spaceplanes. In terms of attracting investment,Atlanta-based startup Hermeus has been the most successful.The company’s plan to develop a series of hypersonic vehicles—starting with the Quarterhorse demonstrator, which could be spun off into a revenue-generating testbed or operational system—has attracted $126 million in venture capital funding, including a stake by RTX Ventures and another investment by the U.S. Air Force worth up to $60 million. In all, nine commercial companies have raised more than $424 million in funding and contracts for hypersonic projects, along with another four startups that have yet to announce fundraising results.


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For example, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stimulated demand for access to Earth orbit by reducing launch costs to as low as $2,938 per kilogram to low Earth orbit, according to the company’s standard rate card for launches in 2022. Although proven to be reliably reusable and highly successful, the Falcon 9 rocket remains burdened by certain inefficiencies inherent to any rocket, such as requiring a propellant mixture composed of likely 70-80% liquid oxygen. By switching to an air-breathing, hypersonic vehicle that is reusable, some of the new commercial startups hope to make a profit by dramatically lowering launch costs still further. Space Engine Systems, a Canadian startup, expects the ramjet-powered Hello-2 vehicle to launch small satellites to low Earth orbit for $950 per kilogram. Ohio-basedVelontra, meanwhile, has a similar objective for the Bronco, a reusable satellite launch system powered by a turbine-based combined-cycle engine. But the business model for commercial hypersonic flight remains challenging. Airbus and Boeing have sometimes struggled to make a profit on subsonic airliners. Air France and British Airways enjoyed profits from Concorde operation through most of its career, but the unexpected cost increases of developing the supersonic airliner would have driven the manufacturing team into bankruptcy without funding by the French and British governments. Attempting to deliver a profitable, hypersonic-speed, passenger transport, such as the Hermeus Halcyon, puts a lot pressure on the business case. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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What are the ingredients that make a great place to work in manufacturing? The short list – leadership, culture, a safe environment, astute management, and benevolent employee attitudes, a cohesive and all-encompassing team. What does all this mean? Well let’s break it down from the top down and then from the bottom up. Leadership: Good leaders, as the name dictates, lead.They lead by example, by exhibiting sound and fair principles, by inspiring, by mentoring, by encouraging, by recognizing and affirming a genuine effort. They correct, when necessary, without intimidation. Employees, from the top of the authority chain on down, know they are safe. It is the culture developed in a company where everyone is part of the team. Good leaders observe, listen, and demonstrate a willingness to learn, recognizing they learn more when listening than when they talk. They encourage and empower their employees to experiment or innovate when appropriate. The Culture: All of the aforementioned are the attributes that create the company culture. A healthy, happy work environment Courtesy of NW Metalcraft can’t help but create positivity in the employees or the “team” across the whole spectrum of the company. Positive attitudes in the workforce create a company-wide energy that can be felt the minute you enter the workplace. It’s infectious! The benefits are far reaching and ripple all the way to the bottom line of the financials. But more importantly, the employees feel safe and are encouraged to take risks in making suggestions on how something can be made more efficiently, improve quality, or bring additional value to the company and their clients. Attitude: A positive, congenial culture leads to the cultivation and reinforcement of positive attitudes in the workforce.The culture incubates not only an attitude of gratitude, but also a how can I help my coworker mentality. This type of comradery is especially important in product development and in manufacturing, particularly in the job shop or custom A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Mandrels Saw Service___________ 877-738-6437 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Form Tooling Cutting Fluids & Oils

Die Tooling Springs

Sterling Saw Blades_______ 800-828-1180

Dot Peen Markers

Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Draw Tubes Cutting Tools Applications Specialities____ 253-872-0305

THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248

Grooving Head, Grooving Tools Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665

Lucy’s Machine Co._______323-587-6162 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248

Drills/Cutters-Magnetic

Guide Bushings, Swiss

Hainbuch Workholding____818-970-7874 Milling & Turning Products Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Mounting Brackets Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162

Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Packaging/Shipping Supplies Alliance Packaging______ 206-445-5898DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Inserts Parts Washing Equipment Horizon Carbide________ 602-524-3802 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Drills/Reamers/Taps Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Jaws Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Fullerton Tool Co.________ 971-320-0277 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 US Shop Tools__________ 800-243-7701 THINBIT_____________888-844-6248

EDM Materials & Supplies

Keyseat Cutters

US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Fullerton Tool Co.________ 971-320-0277

Power Tools Ingersoll Rand_________ 206-472-0826

Precision Bearings

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 EDM Network_________480-836-1782 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__503-691-0955 Cutting Tool Holders Probing Systems EDM Performance________800-336-2946 Lifting & Material Handling Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233

End Mills

Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Fullerton Tool Co.________ 971-320-0277 Cutting Tool Systems

Profiling

Live Centers

Horizon Carbide_______602-524-3802 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 THINBIT_____________888-844-6248

Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Cycle Time Solutions______510-708-8665

Ingersoll Rand__________ 206-472-0826 Sherpa Design_________ 503-771-3570

Fabrication Tooling

Load Unload Systems

Punch Die Tooling

Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Pallet Changers & AutoDoors for Affordable CNC Automation

Since 1922

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

GROUP

Brandon Anderson

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL: brandon@vonruden.com

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

call: (855) 593-5668

DrQuick Change Systems

Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684

Hainbuch Workholding_____818-970-7874

Tool Sharpening (Grinding)

Safety Products

Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305

US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Saw Blades & Replacement Parts Tooling Systems Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303--761-3000 SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Solvents:Hand Wipe

Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Bilz USA_____________ 224-563-7233 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Made in Italy

www.live-tooling.com

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in Italy

turing Apprenticeships

THOMPSON MACHINE.______505-823-1453

AJAC_______________206-737-8342 DISIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY Machining Apprenticeships AJAC_______________206-737-8342 Precision Metal Fabrication Apprenticeships AJAC_______________206-737-8342

3-D Plastics, Inc.________ 503-720-0572 DOOR SYSTEMS Automatic Door opening Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420

Training & Education

ENGINEERING/DESIGN

AJAC_______________206-737-8342

Mechanical Design

APPRAISALS

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453

Reverse Engineering Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Machinery Resources_______480-694-9919 THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453 AUCTIONS/LIQUIDATIONS Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 ERP SOFTWARE Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 Machinery Resources_______480-694-9919 VIision 33____________206-456-5185 BANKING Special Tooling THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248

Fullerton Tool Co.________971-320-0277 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Epic Finance___________402-639-0475

Business Management Software

THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Tumbling Meda and Compounds Spindle Deburring Machines Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 ALMCO_____________ 507-380-1009 ALMCO_____________ 507-380-1009 Tech Financial Services_____ 414-224-0209 Vibratory Deburrung Bowls Spindle Liners Valley Financial Services____818-968-4861 Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 ALMCO_____________ 507-380-1009 BUSINESS ADVISORS Vibratory Deburrung Tubs Stamping Tooling Muerller Prost__________ 314-862-2070 Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 ALMCO_____________ 507-380-1009 CARRIERS & RIGGING Vises & Vise Jaws Stationary Clamping Devices IRH Carriers & Rigging______ 435-230-1779 Hainbuch Workholding_____818-970-7874 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 CNC PROGRAMING TRAINING Workholding Support Stands

Solutions

Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305

Testing Measuring Technology

Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665

VIision 33____________206-456-5185 FINANCING EQUIPMENT Epic Finance___________402-639-0475 Pacific Continental Bank____503-310-3604 Tech Financial Services_____414-224-0209 Valley Financial Services____818-968-4861 GARNET GMA Garnet Group ______ 832-243-9300

Streamingteacher.com

GRINDING

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Flywheel & Rotor Grinders,

Hainbuch Workholding_____818-970-7874 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Capacity Commercial Group__ 503-326-9000 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Threading

MESCO_______________626-303-5680

CPA/ ACCOUNTING

Grinding Filtration

THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248

APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING

Muerller Prost__________ 314-862-2070

Grinding Machines

Tooling Pins & Bushings

Aerospace & Advanced Manufac-

DISIGN CAD CAM

DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339

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

TONY SCHALLAU

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

Additive Manufacturing

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016

3D Machines

Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770

Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067

CMM Probes

Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847

Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166

Boring Mills

3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills

HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Rosco Precision Machine ry___ 253-333-2439

North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000

CNC Lathes-Big Bore

DATRON___________480-826-3689

Bridgeport Parts

Desert EDM____________480-816-6300

Coordinate Measuring Mach.

Desert EDM____________480-816-6300

Ellison Technologies____206-669-3578

HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436

CNC Controls & Retro Fits

Expand Machinery_____818-349-9166 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Gosiger In WA_______937-586-5067 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 CNC Lathes Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 Grinders Laser Trackers Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Metrology Instruments Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Grinders, Rotary Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Industrial Surface Grinders Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 Optical Comparators KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 Silicon & Quartz Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 DCM Tech __________800-533-5339

Zeiss Industrial Metrology_800-327-9735

Punch & Die Grinders

Particle Inspection Mach

Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines

DCM Tech___________800-533-5339 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 INSPECTION EQUIP CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers INSURANCE HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436

Business Insurance Solutions

Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____ 480-510-4146 Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Sentry Insurance________ 877-373-6879 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

CNC Swiss Turn Machines

King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741

LASER & FIBER LASER

Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813

MACHINES

Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067

Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 3D CAD for CMM

MACHINERY/MACHINE TOOLS

Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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

800.922.1674 • Purchase/Resale-Individual Machines/Entire Plants • Auctions • Certified Appraisal Services • Asset repossession and disposition services. • Finance - leases, loans - working capital lines

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

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

Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919

EDM Service

Manual Mills And Lathes

King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741

Ganesh Machinery_______818-349-9166 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200

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 Rosco Precision Machinery___253-333-2439

EDM Tooling Systems

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052

Sub Spindle Lathes

Swiss Screw Machines

Custom Design/Build Machines

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770

Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100

Equipment Financing

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016

Turning Centers

Dot Peen Markers

Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604

Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 EDM Automation

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

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

Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Gantry & Bridge Systems Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Horizontal Boring & Milling Machines (CNC )

EDM Filtration 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

EDM Machines

Jig Boring

Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900

Used Wire EDM Machines

Parts Washing

Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037

Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067

Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300

Prototype Machines

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689

MATERIAL

Robotics & Automatics

Aluminum

Ganesh Machinery______818-349-9166 Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Saw Lubricants

Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061

Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437 DIX Metals____________714-677-0788 Sawing Machines

Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Gorilla Metals Inc.________855-516-3825

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Lathes

Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616

Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Sunshine Metals_________760-579-8327

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000

Aluminum Extrusions

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__303-761-3000

Aluminum Precision______ 805-889-7569

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

Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813

Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324

Saw Replacement Parts

Armor:Commercial

North-South Machinery_____562-690-7616

Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770

Summit Machine Tool______800-654-3262 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883

EDM Drilling & Micro Hole Machines

Laser Marking Machines

Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037

MarkinBox_____________310-214-3367

Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437 Service Steel__________ 503-224-9500 Saws

HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Armor: Military Grade Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883


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

BARTON INTERNATIONAL

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

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

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

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

Service Steel___________ 503-224-9500 Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____ 503-612-8311 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Brass

Ryerson Corporation_______425-204-2601

Lead

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

C

Band & Cut Off Saws

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 M

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Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061

Material Sales

CM

MY

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

Titanium Plate, Rod, Bar, & Wire

Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Bralco_______________602-722-3324 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Laube Technology________ 888-355-2823 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Tool Steel Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Metals: Bar & Plate Bronze Streamingteacher.com Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 METAL MARKING SYSTEMS Fry Steel______________800-423-665 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Carbon Steel METROLOGY PRODUCTS Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Metrology Hardware Nickel Alloys Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Metrology Software Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 CY

CMY

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

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

K

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

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

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

Cobalt Alloys United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Copper

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

CNC Turret Punches 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255

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

Cold Saws/Saws

Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Laser & Fiber Laser Machines 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964

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

North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Material Handling Systems Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Metal Marking Systems Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 MarkinBox_____________310-214-3367 Plate: Wear and Structural

Portable Metrology

Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems

Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

Metrology Scanners

Plate Bending & Rolls

Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825

Precision Ground Flat

Metrology Maintenence

Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 SUN GRINDING_________ 480-334-1005 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

Sheet & Coil

Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Electrical Steels

Stainless Steel & Steel

Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems

NEW MACHINERY

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

FABRICATION

Presses

Automation-Laser

Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Bystronic_____________702-340-6964 High Temperature Alloys

Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151

Press Brakes

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964

Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Bystronic_____________702-340-6964

Shearing Machines

Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883

North-South Machinery______562-690-7616

Laser Cut Material

Automation-Bending

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Welding Equipment

Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967

Financial Services

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Intech Funding__________800-553-9208

Shipping Solutions

Robotic Part Loading Systems

Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Tube Processing

Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420

Bystronic____________ 702-340-6964 Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967

PRECISION TOOLHOLDING PRODUCTS Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122

ROBOTIC INTEGRATION Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

Tooling Systems Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 PRODUCTIVITY

Productivity Tools and Systems Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 PROG. SYSTEMS

SOFTWARE CAD CAM Machining Applied CAx____________ 503-962-0287 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237

Cobots

Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770

Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Fanuc Robots Gripper Systems Robotic Welding Cells

Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 ROBOT MAINTENANCE MRP Software SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Nesting Software

Management Systems Training

Solid Products___________480-206-0330

North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

CAD/CAM Software, CAD

EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782

ROBOTIC PRODUCTS

Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

Factory Automation/Logistics

Machine Tool Rebuilding Kim@A2Zmanufacturing.com

Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 ROBOTIC AUTOMATION/

Tooling

Quick Turn Financial_______ 415-608-5692

ROBOT TRAINING

SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022 Acieta____________ 402-650-8132 Software, Solid Modeling

Mechanical Design Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Delcam______________ 877-335-2261

Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 SPINDLES & SLIDES Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679

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Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 REAL ESTATE- COMMERCIAL Capacity Commercial Group__ 503-326-9000

SHOT PEEN MARKING Shot Peen MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367

REPAIR

SAWS

CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753

Band & Cut-Off Saws

Bar Feeder Repair

Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900

Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574

SERVICES

RIGGING AND CARRIERS

AS9100 Registration

IRH Carriers & Rigging_____ 435-230-1779

ISO Consulting/Registration BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Lean and NADCAP Consulting

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031

Training

Flow Internatil__________ 909-620-5707

BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400

Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052

ISO / AS9100 Certification BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Productivity Training BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 USED MACHINERY

Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Garnet Barton International______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Waterjet Bricks Barton International______ 800-741-7756

EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782

GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300

Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151

Waterjet Hoppers

K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674

GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300

Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898-

North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333

Waterjet Replacement Parts

Expand Machinery_______818-349-9166

Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518

Barton International______ 800-741-7756

WATERJET CUTTING

EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946

ROBOTICS

Great Western Registrar______623-580-1881 Custom Packaging/Shipping Sup-

Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

plies

Engineering/Mechanical Design

LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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ASSEMBLIES

Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801

DIE CASTING

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

BENDING

CASTING

Mandrel

Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000

DIES

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

Investment Casting-Precision

Tool & Dies

LASER CUTTING

EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking)

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 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 EDGING COATING Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Tube and Pipe Bending Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 EDM COLD FORMING ELECTRO MECHANICAL BRAZING-JOINING EDM: Dialectric Systems ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Sub-Assembly Builds Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 /Filtration Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 CUTTING Ebbco Inc______________586-716-5151 ENGINEERING/DESIGN PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Bar & Plate & Die Cutting EDM: Drilling Small Hole 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

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

Extrusions Plastic Extrusion Services

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Inline Plastics Inc._________909-923-1033

Glass Bead Clean

FABRICATION

Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630

Architectural Forming & Fabrication

Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

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

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919

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

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 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

American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Clevland Electric Labs. _______ 480-967-2501 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

FINISHING

Passivation

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 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Industrial Thermoplastics

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

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 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Real Axis Machining_________360-723-5386 Sandblasting Fabrication: Custom Metal American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Titanium Coating Services______562-548-2550

Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630

Shot Peen DRY FILM LUBRICATION FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Silk Screening Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Arizona Finishing_________602-438-4443 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Galvanizing: Hot Dip FIXTURING Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication

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TMM Precision ___________800-448-9448

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

GRINDING

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

Cryogenics

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

HONING/LAPPING

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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GUN DRILLING

HEAT TREATING

Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700

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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

MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED

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

PC BOARDS

PLATING

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

PAINTING

Custom Plastic Profiles

METALIZING

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Controlled Thermal Tech _____602-272-3714

Custom Plastic Tubing

MOLDING: RUBBER

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

Anodizing

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

PLASTIC MOLDING

Bridge Molds

Coating

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

Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and

Chrome/Nickel/Palladium/Teflon

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

PLASTIC EXTRUSION

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

MOLDS

Chromate\

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

Copper

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

Drylube

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

Electro-Polishing

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

PLASMA CUTTING

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

StandardAero____________602-744-2600

ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Glass Bead Clean

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

Gold

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

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423

ROLLING

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

RECYCLING MATERIALS

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

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

Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel,

SINTERING

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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...26,39,40

Foresight Finishing...44

Performance Machine Tools...8,36

ABS Metallurgical...45,47

Frontier Group...39

Phoenix Heat Treat...41

Accutech Machine, inc...43

Fullerton...33

PMA Industries...13

Acieta...33,41

Gentech...40

Portland Precision...42

Advanced Precision Anodizing...41

Grovtec...39,48

Precious Metals Plating...17,39

Aeroform, Inc...42

HS&S Machine Tool...36

Precision Aerospace, LLC...41

Aero Tech Manufacturing...40

Hainbuch...33

Precision Die & Stamping...14,39

Allied Tool and Die...44

Hercules Sealing Products...36

RENISHAW...12,32

ALMCO...35

Hexagon...34

RESELL CNC...35

American Precision Industries...41

Horizon Carbide...36

Rhino Board...23,36

ATF Aerospace, LLC...33, 43

Hurco...19

Rosco Precision Machinery...19,32

Barton...24,37

Industrial Metal Supply Co....29,37

Royal products...24,33

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

IRH Carriers and Rigging...37

SHERMAN TECH FOR SALE...16

BMSC...22,32

Jaguar Precision Machine...40

SigmaNest...32

Bralco...34

KD Capital...36

SMH Inc LLC...30,39

Bystronic...33

Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...29,32

Specialty Steel...40

Cascade Engineering Tech...42

Landmark Solutions...31,34

Spring Works Utah...40

Coast Aluminum...10,33

Laube Titanium Mill Prod....37

StandardAero...43

Coastal Metals...27,32

Layke Inc...43

Star Metal Fluids...3,33

Coating Technologies...40

Leadtek...44

Strom Manufacturing...39

Controlled Thermal Tech...25,43

Lucy’s Machine...32,43

Sulli Tool...32

Cycle Time Solutions...34

LV Swiss...43

Superior Grinding...40

DCM Tech...35

Mario Pinto...34

SW Water Jet Services...13

Design 2 Part Show...5

MC Sales & Marketing...33

TCI Precision Metals...32

Die-Tech Precision Machine...40

MET-TEK Inc...40

Tech Financial Services...22,34

Doosan...9

Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...42

ThinBit...2,32

EDM Performance..32,33

Micropulse West...41

Thompson Machine...45

Edge Technologies...33

Microtronics..45

TVT Die Casting...16,39

Ellison Technologies...9,32

Midaco Corporation...34

US Shop Tools...15,33

Epic Finance...35

Milco...44

Valley Financial Services...35

EPSI...42

Mountain View Machining...41

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...33

Evans Precision...45

MRI , Machinery Resources...35

Weiser Engineering...41

Expand Machinery...35

North-South Machinery...18,32

Western Sintering...17,39

Faustson...40

NTK Cutting Tools...35

WOMO Designs...13,39

FLATLINE FAB...11,30,43

Pacific Swiss...39

Wrico Stamping...44

Flex-Pro...26,28,39,40

People Tech...33

Zeiss Metrology...32

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