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“Do not save what is left after spending but spend what is left after saving.” - Warren Buffett “The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.” – T.T. Munger The pandemic clearly wreaked havoc with our lives. As we are emerging from this worldwide crisis, we can evaluate what good has come of this. And at least here in the United States, the pandemic had a very positive impact on our savings. The U.S. personal saving rate — the percentage of people’s income remaining each month after taxes and spending — skyrocketed to a record 32.2% in April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. To put this into perspective, data from the Federal Reserve shows the previous record American saving rate of 17.3% occurred more than 45 years ago, in May 1975. Time will tell if these record savings will have a lasting impact, but if all goes well, it just may have offered the best opportunity to change America’s savings habits for the better. A recent Schwab survey asked Americans how they expect their finances to change after the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly half of survey respondents said they intended to save more overall.Further, about 34% of respondents are planning to pay off debt after the pandemic. For anyone who wants to retire, that’s a great first step. We’ve all heard about ‘the millionaire next door’, how often these individuals don’t live outlandishly – in fact they live well below their means. PH.D Thomas Stanley conducted decades of research on the habits and characteristics of America’s wealthy individuals and shared some very telling insights: • The vast majority do not have exceptional skills nor did they inherit large sums of money • They did share common attributes or behaviors that helped them to secure financial success: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

They live well below their means They believe financial independence is more important than high social status Their parents didn’t provide in the words of the author ‘economic outpatient care’ As well, their adult children are economically self sufficient They chose, and likely they helped their children to choose, the right occupation.

Key to this is that becoming the ‘millionaire next door’ is very largely determined by the choices you make. According to Stanley, the most productive accumulators of wealth spend far less than they can afford on homes, cars, clothes, vacations, meals, and entertainment. And most ‘millionaires next door’ are frugal, and they are likely happier than others because they are not dependent on their families, their employers, or the government. They maximized their incomes, minimized their outgo, and saved and invested the difference. COVID helped those who weren’t savers to save more and spend less. This is something good for all of us, and for our economy as a whole. I wish this for you, and don’t we all wish that our government could practice some of this financial prudence. It wouldn’t just benefit us today, but it would put less of a financial burden on our next generations. COVID was indeed horendous, but if it can help

us to save better, then we’ve realized some benefit. Until next issue, God bless our troops, our Front liners and our manufacturing industry.

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Tom Weaver of Action Machinery will assume responsibilities for day-to-day operations as the new General Manager of Smith Machinery Company, LLC. Randy Breitenbach, president of Action Machinery, will take an active role in financial management and leadership. “The Smith business is an established and successful one,” said Breitenbach, “and the combined resources of our two companies will provide customers with an added layer of service and support in addition to Mazak’s own services. More importantly, it will preserve the highly respected Smith company name and its family’s stellar reputation in the industry.”

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Longtime Mazak distributors Smith Machinery and Action Machinery have closed on an acquisition agreement. With the acquisition, Smith Machinery transitions to Smith Machinery Corporation, LLC and joins the Action Machinery group to ensure customers continue to receive the unmatched service and support that Smith Machinery has provided for 60 years. With Mazak at its core, Action Machinery International, Inc. is uniquely positioned to serve both metal-cutting and fabrication customers in the Rocky Mountain region. Shared resources among the companies and economies of scale will enable the group to provide even higher levels of support while reducing overall operating costs. Clark Smith, owner of Smith Machinery, will stay on at Smith Machinery Company, LLC for several months during the ownership transition. The company’s administrative, sales and applications staff will remain unchanged and provide customers and builders with continued support. Additionally, the company will maintain the longtime service relationship between Smith Machinery and Neotech. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Smith sold his business in preparation for the second chapter of his life, so he could pursue new interests outside of manufacturing and spend more time with his family. “Our family has served the manufacturing community in the mountain states for 98 years and has had the good fortune to represent Mazak for the last 44 years,” said Smith. “The company has grown by understanding the benefits of advanced manufacturing technologies and successfully transferring that knowledge to ensure our customers – backed by superior applications and service support – make wise investments and continue to be competitive and profitable in this global market. The acquisition of Smith Machinery by the Action Machinery group adds the benefits of a larger entity to be even more responsive to customer needs. Our family wishes the Action Machinery group and its customers good fortune and continued success.” “This is an exciting time for both companies,” said Dan Janka, president of Mazak Corporation. “Clark Smith, his company and family have been a part of Mazak for such a long time, and everyone here at Mazak appreciates all they’ve done for the success of the Mazak brand over the years. We wish them all the best.” Action Machinery International, Inc. was founded in 1982 and has been under the ownership of Randy Breitenbach since 1994. The company expanded into the Utah market in 2003 and formed a new business called Action Machinery, LLC, in 2005 with Tom Weaver as partner and manager. The two companies built their business serving OEMs and job shops in Colorado and Utah, and both have long-standing relationships with leading equipment builders such as Mazak Corporation, Mazak Optonics, Accurpress Announcements Con’t Next Page


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struction of a plant in the SEGRO Park Kettering industrial development of Northhamptonshire, England.

Ball Corp. is expanding its international manufacturing capacity by building new plants in England and Russia as the growth in demand for aluminum cans continues to surge.

It would be the company’s third plant in the United Kingdom, built to supply beverage company customers in that country that have been expanding use of aluminum cans through sales of hard seltzers, wines, ready-to-drink cocktails, and pure or enhanced water products.

The Westminster-based company plans to start building the new can factories this year, with each of the completed plants increasing Ball’s production by billions of cans per year starting 2023, the company said.

In Russia, the fast growth of beer and energy drinks packaged in aluminum cans is a driver for Ball to build a plant in Ulyanovsk, in Western Russia. That would be the fourth Ball can plant in Russia.

The projects add to the multiple plants Ball has in each country already. The company expects to add up to 200 permanent, skilled jobs in each country to staff the can factories, Ball said.

Ball is striving to capture growth that could require as much as 45 billion cans of added annual production capacity worldwide by 2025.

Companies moving away from plastic containers for beverages and favoring the more recyclable aluminum cans is driving the long-term growth Ball foresees, the company says. Cans have also grown in popularity among craft beer makers and have been the container of choice for the hard cider brands that spiked in popularity in the United States.

The 22,000-employee company is building a $200 million plant in the Czech Republic that’s expected to start can production in late 2022.

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The assembly, test and launch crew broke into two teams that isolated from each other and split work time, Lipe said. If a Covid-19 infection arose in one team, the others could still work on Lucy.

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Lockheed Martin Space ran Lucy and its suite of three scientific instruments through exhaustive tests this spring readying it to be shipped to Cape Canaveral, Florida, late this summer. Inside Lucy is more than 8 miles of wiring and 364 connectors, Lipe said. Lucy will, at one point in the journey, be nearly six times more distant from the Sun than the earth. Its flight will provide Lucy only fleeting chances to gather images and data about the asteroids it passes.

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The distance creates a 45-minute delay in transmissions to and from the spacecraft, meaning real-time flying of Lucy is impossible and Lockheed Martin Space’s development of capable software is key, Lipe said. “It’s absolutely critical this spacecraft fly and control itself,” Lipe said. “If something happens, the spacecraft has to take care of it on its own.”

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Lockheed Martin Readies NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft For 4 Billion-Mile Journey To Rare Asteroids A NASA robotic space probe named Lucy will soon leave Lockheed Martin Space, where it was built southwest of Denver, and start a 12-year, 4 billion-mile trip to reveal secrets of the solar system’s origins. The journey, slated to launch Oct. 16, requires surviving the harsh radiation and brutal cold of space and three passes of the earth to get Lucy a speed boost from the planet’s gravity. Despite the complexity of the flight and the spacecraft, the hard part of developing Lucy was the Covid-19 pandemic, said Richard Lipe, who oversees the Lucy program for Lockheed Martin Space. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The company put Lucy into a chamber and subjected it to the freezing temperatures of deep space, vibrations, and up to 150 decibels of sound simulating the stresses of launch. The clean room and program work areas require people to don special suits, shoe covers and gloves. That added to Covid-19 protections and made for a safe-seeming environment to work in with a pandemic going on, but even so, the team figured out handling many spacecraft assembly and testing tasks while working remotely, said Cory Prykull, manager of the team assembling and testing Lucy. The company is reusing a shipping container that protected the space probe Cassini during its transport from testing from the headquarters campus to the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. Lucy will take that same journey from Jefferson County to Buckley Space Force Base for the military cargo plane flight in late summer, accompanied by Prykull the entire way. “Once it’s on a plane, it’s real. We’re almost there,” he said. Harold Levison, chief scientist at the Southwest Research Institute office in Boulder, conceived of Lucy and is principal investigator leading the research that’s hoped to shed light on the formation of planets in our solar system by examining a rare type of asteroids, known as Trojans, that orbit in the same gravitational plane as Jupiter.


NASA selected the Lucy mission in 2017 for one of its Discovery class projects, capped at $450 million in spacecraft and mission development cost. The Lucy spacecraft, launched atop a rocket made by Centennialbased United Launch Alliance, will fly by four Trojan asteroids over 12 months starting in 2027. Then, after crossing the solar system, it’s slated to reach the second swarm of Trojan asteroids in 2033. Lucy’s first asteroid pass won’t be of a Trojan asteroid, but of one from the inner asteroid belt, in 2025. That asteroid, fittingly, is 52246 donaldjahanson, an asteroid named after paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson, who discovered the primate fossil that became known as “Lucy.”By Greg Avery – Denver Business Journal

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time all the pieces of the autonomous vehicle puzzle have come together this way,” Lyft co-founder and chief executive Logan Green said. “Each company brings the scale, knowledge and capability in their area of expertise that is necessary to make autonomous ride-hailing a business reality.” The venture is the latest step toward deploying robo-taxis on American roadways, with several test projects underway and a fully autonomous commercial service deployed in Arizona by Google parent-owned Waymo. Earlier this year, Lyft agreed to sell its own autonomous driving division to a unit of Japan’s Toyota for $550 million. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Reata Adds To Its Mazak Machining Centers With The Newest VARIAXIS i-300 “We do the difficult parts that keep our customers up at night” — Grady Cope, Reata Engineering and Machine Works

Part run on the new VARIAXIS i300 AWC machine. The number of operations reduced from 6 to 1 Grady with Intern Yannick Wongphabut from the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus There’s a reason why Reata, after nearly three decades in business, can handle complex and highly engineered parts. “We have the machines, the software, the talent and the processes that equip us to handle these difficult parts,” says Cope. Reata, an ISO 9001/ AS9100 certified company, supports customers in the medical and aerospace industries and delivers complete assemblies and subassemblies. Cope has a background in mechanical engineering, and Reata’s team of engineers works to assist customers with design.

With an education on Mazak technology coupled with Mazak-provided financing, Cope purchased his first Mazak in 2011. “It was a Mazak INTEGREX i-200s CNC Multi-Tasking machine that combines a turning center and machining center for full 5-axis machining and Done-In-One manufacturing,” says Randy Breitenbach, owner of Action Machinery.

Cope believes in the value of adopting innovative new technology. In 2011, he accepted the position of Chairman of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), which gave him the opportunity to travel to shops throughout the United States. “All around the country, nearly all of the highly successful shops were focused on automation. They invested in machine tools that afforded them the ability to run lights out, to minimize set ups, and to reduce their workforce needs,” says Cope. He saw the financial and technical benefits of investing in automation first-hand.

Since that first purchase, Mazak has become Reata’s standard for machine tools. Says Cope, “We selected a superior machine tool for our business, one that offers some of the best automation technology around. Mazak machines are just outstanding for hard parts. In our business, consistency with the machining centers and the machine tool dealer we buy from in our shop is beneficial in so many ways.” This consistency helps to speed up training for new employees, who only need to get familiar with one control. Cope also says that creating partnerships with dealers and builders allows for better service and more opportunity to learn about upcoming technology.

During one trip as NTMA Chairman, Cope visited Mazak’s US factory in Florence, Kentucky. During a lunch session he was seated next to Brian Papke, then-president of Mazak’s US operations. “When we talked, Brian asked why I didn’t own a Mazak,” Cope says. When Cope returned to Englewood, the local Mazak distributor, Action Machinery, had a salesperson at his door the next day.

Cope and the Reata team work to stay ahead of the technological curve. One of their recent acquisitions was the Mazak VARIAXIS i-300 AWC (Auto Work Changer), a highly versatile full simultaneous 5-axis Vertical Machining Center with a large tool storage capacity and an automatic pallet changing system.

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the nuances of the MAZATROL smooth control. “The team at Reata is very accepting of new technology – in fact they embrace it. Reata recognizes that monitoring and understanding machine tool utilization is a key factor in optimizing operations,” says Tucker. The Reata team isn’t immune to the staffing challenges every machine shop faces, though Cope has adopted forward-thinking strategies to solve this problem as well. Cope says women constitute one of US manufacturing’s largest pools of untapped talent. A Deloitte study estimated that women make up about 50% of US workers, yet they comprise less than one third of the manufacturing workforce. At Reata, 65% of women are employed in leadership roles – twice the industry norm. “If you aren’t hiring and promoting women in your manufacturing entity,” says Cope, “you are missing out on half the talent in the US.”

AJ, Grady and Randy in front of the VARIAXIS i300 AWC machine Reata was an early US adopter of the machine tool after its introduction in 2018. “Engineers from Mazak Japan came to our shop to gain feedback on how we were using the machine. They are very interested in using feedback from actual users to continue to improve their machines,” says Cope. The VARIAXIS i-300 AWC has been an outstanding addition to Reata’s shop, Cope says. “Its 204 tools and 40 pallets with a robot on one machine offers the productivity equivalent to 3 vertical mills running 24x7. And where we would need 4 people to run 24x7 on the VARIAXIS i-300, without it we would require 12 people on the vertical mills.” Cope says that the team at Action Machinery provides excellent service to his company, with a strong emphasis on training. “Randy [Breitenbach] and his team recognize that the Mazak machine their customers invest in will only produce the best parts in the most economic manner if they understand the machine completely,” says Cope. After Reata’s VARIAXIS i-300 was delivered during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Action Machinery sent Applications Engineer AJ Tucker to their shop. Since hotels weren’t available, Tucker stayed in his trailer for a week to assist with set up and training. Cope says Tucker was invaluable to the team – he helped get their first parts up and running on the machine, and he provided informal training on

Cope also recognizes the importance of encouraging the next generation of machinists. He sits on the board of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), where 24 students have completed journey level credentials this year. Reata collaborates with Career Wise and the Cherry Creek Innovation Center, organizations that provide educational opportunities for young and aspiring machinists. Reata also currently employs 5 apprentices and interns pursuing careers in engineering and machining, supported by a dedicated employee mentor. Reata Engineering and Machine Works demonstrates the benefits of automation and innovation. Cope says automation enables the company to employ smarter people and pay higher wages. “We want people to join our company who seek challenges, who enjoy technology and who have selected manufacturing as their career choice.” Cope appreciates that superior machinists are attracted to shops with the latest in machine tool technology. “Our Mazak machine tools provide this for our team.” If you are often frustrated with your search for machine shops that can make complex aerospace or medical parts, contact Reata Engineering and Machine Works. They have the tools, the team, and the processes to make superior parts. Contact them at (303) 936-1350 or visit ReataEng.com With offices in Englewood, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Action Machinery carries the fine Mazak line of machine tools. To hear how they can help you automate your shop to increase customer satisfaction and simultaneously increase profitability, contact them at: 303-532-2900 or 801-973-7201. You can also learn more by visiting Action-Machinery.com A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Up To 450 New Jobs Coming To Ogden As New Facility Prepares To Open A new scientific instrument manufacturer is expanding its operations into Utah and bringing hundreds of jobs to the area. The City of Ogden announced that Thermo Fisher Scientific is opening a 55,000 square foot facility, including 20,000 square feet of ISO 7 cleanroom space for bioprocess container assembly and chamber manufacturing, at the Business Depot Ogden industrial business park. This represents a $44 million capital investment by the company. “We are so excited that Thermo Fisher has decided to locate and invest in Ogden,” says Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell. “This is really another great win for our community’s economic and employment growth, continuing our positive momentum as more discover that Ogden is the perfect place for business.”

Varex Announces LUMEN 4336W Radiography Detector Salt Lake City based Varex Imaging Corporation announced the addition of the LUMEN 4336W digital radiography detector to Varex’s product line. The LUMEN 4336W joins the LUMEN 4343W as part of a new generation of detectors designed for increased durability and convenience for customers and end-users. The improvements in the LUMEN 4336W detector are coupled with the reliable image quality that Varex has built its reputation on. Varex’s expertise in high sensitivity, low noise designs means that these mechanical improvements can be matched with best in class image quality. For more information about the LUMEN 4336W, please contact your Varex representative or the individuals referenced below. Varex Imaging Corporation is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of X-ray imaging components, which include X-ray tubes, digital detectors and other image processing solutions that are key components of X-ray imaging systems. For more A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The company plans to hire as many as 450 people by 2022 for the new Ogden facility. If you are interested in a position, visit jobs.thermofisher. com. The company is now hiring employees, providing transportation, and training employees at its Logan site. The production go-live date is expected in September 2021. Currently, Thermo Fisher employs over 1,600 employees throughout the Cache Valley.


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Louisville-Based Sierra Space Tapped For Nuclear Space Propulsion Project

travel to the moon and, maybe, deep space.

A Louisville based aerospace business will help build a nuclear-powered spacecraft the U.S. military hopes can demonstrate faster

Sierra Space has been hired by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems to build propulsion components and provide integration services for the nuclear-powered spacecraft. General Atomics won a $22 million contract in April from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, to develop nuclear propulsion for a demonstration satellite the agency wants to put in orbit in 2025. DARPA plans the nuclear propulsion for use outside the earth's atmosphere, primarily focused on the region between lower orbits and just past the moon, what’s known as cislunar space. The companies are designing a nuclear thermal propulsion system to use a nuclear fission reactor to heat liquid hydrogen, A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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One of its main focuses has been nontoxic ‘green’ propellants and thrusters that its Dream Chaser space plane will use. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems designs nuclearpowered submarine engines and its predecessor company designed and built the only nuclear-powered reactor previously used in space for NASA in 1965. By Greg Avery – Denver Business Journal

Idaho Department Of Labor Receives $4.25 Million Grant For Apprenticeship Program The Idaho Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Idaho program will be getting a $4.25 million boost, thanks to a new federal grant. “Idaho employers have one thing in common – they tell me they need a pipeline of skilled workers with industryspecific training and hands-on experience,” Governor Brad Little said. “By participating in a Registered Apprenticeship program, these same employers can create a customized talent pipeline with extensive education and training in one of more than 1,200 occupations.” The Idaho Department of Labor will use the money to develop a “robust recruitment strategy for reaching underserved populations,” according to a release from the department. They’ll also work to create a federally recognized Registered Apprenticeship program for in-demand industries, like advanced manufacturing, health care, and information technology. Apprenticeship Idaho was first established in 2016 with the help of a $200,000 USDOL planning grant.


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NASA picks 2 Colorado-Built Spacecraft For Missions To Venus

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NASA is sending two scientific probes to the planet Venus late in this decade, and a Colorado space company is building both spacecraft. The space agency selected two robotic research missions headed to Earth’s nearest neighbor for its latest Discovery missions, narrowing down from four researcher-led proposals chosen as finalists in 2020.

4/6/2020 2:04:17 PM Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The center also will manage the spacecraft flight and operation during the mission.

It will be the first U.S.-led mission into Venus’ atmosphere since 1978. The second Venus research mission that NASA chose is being called VERITAS, which stands for Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy.

The two winning missions to Venus, both of which have partnered with Jefferson County-based Lockheed Martin Space for spacecraft development, are splitting about $1 billion in NASA funding.

The Veritas orbiter will use radar and infrared mapping to chart surface elevations of nearly all of Venus’ surface and determine rock types and whether active volcanoes are releasing vapor, NASA said.

The new NASA missions will study the hothouse planet’s atmosphere and geology.

The aim is to understand the planet’s geology and how the planet developed to be so different from earth.

One spacecraft, known as DAVINCI+, is designed to measure the composition of Venus’ thick atmosphere by sending a descent sphere down into it, measuring gases and other elements as it goes. DAVINCI+ also will measure suspected tectonic plate features of Venus’ surface.

German, Italian and French space institutes are building mapping instruments for the spacecraft, NASA said. The research is led by Suzanne Smrekar, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, which will manage the project.

The mission, whose name is short for Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble Gases, Chemistry and Imaging Plus, is led by principal investigator James Garvin, of NASA’s Goddard Space

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Colorado-Based Maxar Reveals Contract Worth Millions For Earth-Monitoring Satellites

grades to be ready for WorldView Legion, the company says.

Maxar Technologies Inc. is already attracting millions in added revenue from its new Earth-observation satellite fleet, months before the first of them launch to orbit.

Maxar last said it plans to have the first three in orbit from a single SpaceX rocket launch before the end of 2021.

The Westminster-based aerospace company revealed that an unidentified foreign government added a contract provision worth $35 million related to its direct access to and use of images and data from Maxar’s Worldview Legion satellites, including 3D data capabilities. Maxar, with its business line formerly known as DigitalGlobe, has long been a provider of unclassified satellite imagery and data used by U.S. government agencies, allied nations’ governments and for commercial uses. It has for several years designed and is building a fleet of six new satellites, which it calls WorldView Legion, that the company will add to its fleet of existing, larger Earth-monitoring satellites. The WorldView Legion constellation is expected to triple the availability of high-resolution, 30-centimeter imagery it sells. Maxar has signed at least four international allies to direct-access upA2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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It had hoped to launch the first WorldView Legion orbiters early this year, but supply chain and manufacturing slowed down due to Covid-19 workplace changes that started in 2020 and continued into this spring. That postponed the likely launch until this fall, then more specific issues pushed the likely launch date into the fourth quarter of this year. A variety of small-satellite imaging and data startups have formed to launch low-earth orbit satellite and compete against Maxar for some of its business. Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based satellite imaging company, is planning to go public through a SPAC merger deal announced Wednesday that values it at $2.2 billion and will raise it $434 million it says it will invest in expanding itsA business. The already Z MANUFACTURING SWcompany • 55 • Nov / Dec 2020 a has fleet of dozens of small satellites in orbit. 2


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Sen. Mike Crapo introduces bill to bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo introduced legislation to incentivize domestic manufacturing of semiconductors. The proposal comes amid a global microchip shortage that’s straining industries from personal computers to automobiles. The Facilitating American-Built Semiconductors (FABS) Act would create a 25% investment tax credit for investments in semiconductor manufacturing, both for manufacturing equipment and the construction of semiconductor manufacturing facilities, said a news release. The proposal includes incentives for the manufacturing of semiconductors, as well as for the manufacturing of the specialized tooling equipment required in the semiconductor

manufacturing process. Crapo, a Republican and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the bill with Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon. “Helping American semiconductor manufacturers strengthen their supply chains to better protect critical technologies is a longstanding bipartisan effort,” Crapo said in the release. “…Leveraging federal government incentives to bolster American companies and bring chip and semiconductor manufacturing back to the United States is critical. This tax incentive is a great step toward our goal of fortifying our supply chains, strengthening national security and boosting economic competitiveness.” The share of global semiconductor production in the United States has dropped from 37% in 1990 to 12% today, the release said. Meanwhile, 75% of global production is now based in East Asia. That’s where a slowdown in current production — a result of the coronavirus pandemic as well as natural disasters — is forcing auto dealers, which can use up to thousands of microchips in each vehicle, to keep mostly finished cars on factory floors. Leaders of Boise semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology applauded the proposal, suggesting it would enhance the U.S. competitiveness, accelerate innovation and spur economic growth. As part of the proposal, taxpayers could elect to receive the tax credit as a direct payment, and must choose to do so before their facility or equipment is placed in service. The credit would be permanent. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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This modification provides cross-domain solutions, design, cation arrays were determined to be the most costly, exceeding asset management, networking, mesintegration, and rapid delivery team services. Work will be located at ColoArmy cost targets.and But they “have the most improvement” over saging directory services and server The Army looked at the risk andand the Los cost associated each alternative order rado Springs, Colorado; Angeles,with California, and is inexpected tothe baseline Patriot, according slides. support. Work will tobetheperformed at Hill tobefully integrate them its future Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense completed May into 16, 2024. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and Air Force Base, Utah, and is expected to (AIAMD) Integrated System (IBCS). are Northrop evaluation funds Battle in theCommand amount of $5,748,384 beingGrumman obligatedis at theG/ATOR’s average procurement unit cost is between $147 be completed June 30, 2027. 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Funding is authorizedcould see United Launch Services LLC, Centennial, to 18 months. through the Paycheck Protection Program & Health Care Enhancementfrom 14Colorado, has been awarded a $10,050,485 The Army also evaluated the cost based on 91 procured radars — four prototypes Act under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act in the firm-fixed-price modification (P00010) to and 87 production assets — and 485 launchers consisting of four prototypes and amount of $35,089,000, which is being obligated at the time of award. The Army concluded that upgrades and replacement contract FA8811-19-C-0002 for Delta radar IV 481 production assets. 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2021. Fiscal 2020 missile procurement fund sin the full amount will be obligated at the time of award. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,038,054,046. Space and Missile Systems Center, Lost Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity. Northrup Grumman Systems Corp., Corinne, Utah, has been awarded a $61,827,729 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for MJU-62A/B and MJU73/B countermeasure flares. This contract provides highly specialized flares used on Department of Defense fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft to protect against infrared missiles. Work will be performed in Corinne, Utah, and is expected to be completed in August 2027. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales. Fiscal year 2020 ammunition procurement funds in the amount of $3,829,619 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-21-D-0002). B uffalo Supply Inc.,* Lafayette, Colorado, has been awarded a maximum $48,440,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinitequantity contract for surgical equipment and accessories for the Defense Logistics Agency Electronic Catalog. This was a competitive acquisition with 148 responses received. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Colorado, with a July 13, 2026, ordering period end date. Using customers are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2021 through 2026 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE2D1-21-D-0011).

Collins Aerospace, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been awarded a $22,369,617 firm-fixed-price contract for High Fidelity Visual Display Systems required to support the F-35 Joint Simulation Environment. The contractor will deliver, install, and provide training for the visual display systems. Work will be performed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Edwards AFB, California; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and is expected to be completed July 31, 2023. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020, research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) funds in the amount of $18,098,825 are being obligated at the time of award for the Edwards and Nellis AFB systems; and fiscal 2021 RDT&E funds in the amount of $1,186,246 are being obligated at the time of award for the Wright-Patterson AFB systems. Directorate of Contracting, Edwards AFB, California, is the contracting activity (FA9302-21-C-0013). Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has been awarded a $3,860,000,000 indefinite-

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delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile ground subsystems support. This contract provides for sustaining engineering, maintenance engineering, test and assessment, modification of systems and equipment, software maintenance, developmental engineering, production engineering, repair and procurement. Work will be performed at Hill AFB, Utah; Vandenberg AFB, California; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota; FE Warren AFB, Wyoming; and Offutt AFB, Nebraska. The work is expected to be completed July 6, 2039. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $500,000 are being obligated at the time of award on the first task order. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill AFB, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8214-21-D-0002). TEPA EC LLC,* Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $20,865,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a physical fitness facility, Fort Carson, Colorado. Bids were solicited via the internet with nine received. Work will be performed in Fort Carson, Colorado, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 28, 2022. Fiscal 2010 military construction (Army) funds in the amount of $20,865,000 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska, is the contracting activity (W9128F-21-C-0038). A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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3. Blueprint reading - Anyone working with CNC machines must be able to interpret a 3D workpiece from a series of 2D views on an engineering drawing. This involves understanding line types (visible, hidden, center, section, etc.) and orthographic projection. Fortunately, CNC operators will have a finished workpiece (machined during setup) for reference and comparison. Operators must also be able to interpret dimensions to judge the size of each workpiece attribute. 4. Tolerance interpretation - Newcomers must understand that every workpiece attribute has an amount of allowable error, whether it be specified or implied. The kind of tolerance that is of most concern to CNC operators is the dimensional tolerance. Attributes with type of tolerance can be easily adjusted. Point out that dimensional tolerances can be specified in three ways: 1) plus or minus a value, 2) high and low limit and 3) plus one value and minus another. Concentrate on the methods used in your company. Be sure your new CNC operators must also know the value you expect them to target when adjustments are required, which is often the mean value. Test arithmetic skills by providing a lot of examples and practice. Ask your new CNC operators to determine whether a measured attribute is within the tolerance band. If it is not, ask them to determine the amount and polarity of the required adjustment.Newcomers should also be exposed to geometric tolerances, but let them know that workpiece attributes with these tolerances are not as easily manipulated as those with dimensional tolerances. 5. Measuring devices - Explain the two basic types: fixed and variable gages. Go into detail for any fixed gages your CNC operators use, including go/no-go gages and gages that incorporate a dial indicator. If your company incorporates different types dial indicators in your fixed gages, be sure to explain the increment value for the dial (0.001, 0.0005, 0.0001 inch, etc.). Be sure people understand the variable gages they will be using. Most common are micrometers and calipers, but again, make sure you include any others your company uses. Most gages, and especially variable gages, require practice to master. In addition, there is a certain feel, bordering on intuition, that is required to ensure good readings. Be sure to provide a lot of practice.

With these five topics understood, newcomers will be able to take measurements and determine whether the measured attribute is within its tolerance band. If it is not, they will be able to determine whether the workpiece can still be saved by removing more material. They also will be able to determine the adjustment amount (value and polarity) that will bring the workpiece attribute back to its target value. These skills are essential for anyone running a CNC machine.By: Mike Lyncht


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Paramount Machine_____801-886-2755 The Toolroom Inc._______ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine______505-823-1453 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Reverse Engineering Precision Tech________801-285-7288 FABRICATION Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Auburn Tool & Machine_ 303-278-8769 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design___801-531-9922 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431

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EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Enclosures Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Fabrication: Medium & Large CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp__________ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv______ 480-966-39528 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: SheetMetal Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Finishing: One Stop Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Iron Phosphates Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies______602-744-2600 Photochemical/Etching VACCO Industries______ 626-443-7121 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 FINISHING Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Star Precision________303-926-0559 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Sandblasting Precision Mach’d Prod____ 970-482-7676 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Shot Peen TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Silk Screening Anodizing/ Passivation Focused on Machining_____303-922-307 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Dry Film Lubrication Aluminum (Medium & Large) PAS Technologies______602-744-2600 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493

Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp________303-761-5236

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HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 Controlled Thermal_____ 602-272-3714 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 The Toolroom Inc.______801-773-63311 HONING/LAPPING LAYKE, Inc._________602-272-2654 IDENTIFICATION Industrial Labels TUFFLabels_________855-855-8833 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__888-572-9642 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Advantage Manufacturing____877-727-0281 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121

Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 MACHINING Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: 3D Faustson___________303-420-7422 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Aerospace ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Flex-Pro___________480-773-3239 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 41 41

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LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Paramount Machine____ 801-886-2755 Pinnacle Precision____ 435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Automatic StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 DMSI___________801-972-6093 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg________970-535-4540 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Quick Turn Machine____801-334-6800 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Electromechanical Design RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Wrico___________ 480-892-7800 Machining: Composites Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Machining: Contract American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482

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Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine____801-886-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Electromechanical Design Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Machining: Large ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Machining: Laser AzMark___________480-926-8969 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining:Medical A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Milling American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 DATRON__________ 480-826-3689

Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Mold Base Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Maverick Mold & Machine___970-535-4604 Machining: Production Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Elite Machine________ 801-710-7891 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850


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Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Radtech____ ______303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision________303-926-0559 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Machining: Prototype Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Denver Precision______ 303-469-1771 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ___________ 480-773-3239 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500

Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 S.A.Composites______ 970-776-3877 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 The Toolroom Inc._____ 801-773-6331 Machining: Precision Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 MTI_____________ 505-247-4276 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724

Precision Machined Prod.__ 970-482-7676 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: R & D American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jaguar Precision_______ 505-242-6545 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Swiss CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Machining: Turning American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 ATF Aerospace_______480-265-4809 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485

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