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“We’re sorry to every family we’ve let down…. We are making significant investments to ensure this never happens again… These steps we’re taking won’t end the struggles of families today, but we will not rest until it is done. I will not rest. I want everyone to trust us to do what is right, and I know that must be earned back.” When I first read about this public apology issued by Robert Ford, CEO Abbott Laboratories, I thought how unusual it was for a business leader to take full responsibility for a customer issue, albeit a very serious customer issue, and to publicly apologize. At some point, every company makes a mistake that requires an apology. More often than not, companies fail to apologize effectively, if at all, which can severely damage their reputations and their relationships with their customers. Apologies are difficult in life in general, for most, and perhaps are even more challenging in business. When considering when and how to apologize, many business leaders can become gripped by indecision. That’s understandable. A company mistake is often caused by a single division or employee, and a bad situation is frequently made worse by events beyond its control. It can feel unjust for a CEO or an entire organization to have to take responsibility.But more often than not, it’s just the right thing to do. Most apologies are low cost—and many create substantial value. They can help defuse a tense situation. When a company apologizes, it accepts full or partial blame for causing harm. The way an apology is delivered can matter just as much as the content of the apology. Informal language and personal communication can help. Recall Zuckerberg’s use of the phrase “We really messed this one up” in his apology when Facebook launched new features that created privacy concerns. The best apologies show candor. They leave no room for equivocation or misinterpretation, and they make absolutely clear that the organization acknowledges both the harm that was caused and its own responsibility. Consider the candid apology Razer’s CEO gave after severe delays for preorders of the company’s Blade laptop in 2014. “We’ve been doing a terrible job anticipating and meeting demand for our products…We suck at this. I suck at this. I apologize to all of you who have had to wait for ages each time we launch a new product.” But… In assessing whether or not to apologize, business leaders must also focus on the extent to which they are willing—and able—to change the company’s behavior. If they can’t or don’t want to do things differently in the future, the case for making an apology is weak, because it will sound hollow and unconvincing. Apologizing is a human behavior that acknowledges and resolves an issue. In business, it’s more than learned behavior; it’s an essential part of a growth strategy. I challenge you to try it the next time you let your customers, employees or other stakeholders down. Until next issue, I wish you the best, and as always, God bless our troops and our front liners.

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months, even as employment contracted and firms continue to face supply challenges, according to a business survey released. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index rose to 56.1% from 55.4% in April, beating expectations and staying above the 50% threshold indicating expansion for the 24th consecutive month. Prices showed signs of easing, but employment entered contraction territory, falling 1.3 points to 49.6%, the report said. “The U.S. manufacturing sector remains in a demand-driven, supply chain-constrained environment,” ISM manufacturing survey chair Timothy Fiore said. “Sentiment remained strongly optimistic regarding demand.”However, he said, 10% of firms surveyed said they continue to have difficulty getting material from Asian suppliers. “Overseas partners’ disruptions are beginning to impact U.S. manufacturing, creating a nearterm headwind for factory output growth,” he said. 55 • Nov / Dec Continued page 8

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These two initiatives will be enhanced by employer data regarding the specific skills they need individuals to develop as the recovery progresses. A survey of Idaho employers will be conducted with an emphasis on regional needs and those skills will be mapped to training opportunities – first targeting existing programs at Idaho’s institutions and then curating opportunities where there are gaps. Comparable state programs have been launched in Maine and Connecticut. A nearly identical program is being launched in Utah on June 1. Please contact Wendi Secrist at wendi.secrist@wdc.idaho.gov or (208) 870-6573.

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Robots Pick Up More Work at Busy Factories Robots are turning up on more factory floors and assembly lines as companies struggle to hire enough workers to fill rising orders. Orders for workplace robots in the U.S. increased by a record 40% during the first quarter compared with the same period in 2021, according to the Association for Advancing Automation, the robotics industry’s trade group. Robot orders, worth $1.6 billion, climbed 22% in 2021, following years of stagnant or declining order volumes, the group said.

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Delphon, based in Hayward, Calif., lost 40% of its production days during January when the coronavirus spread through its workforce. The disruption accelerated the company’s purchase of three additional robots earlier this year, Mr. Montano said. A worker at Athena Manufacturing prepares a piece of equipment to be smoothed out by a robotic grinder. Manufacturers in the U.S., where workers typically have been abundant and wages stable, have been slower to embrace robotics than those in some other industrialized countries. The number of robots deployed in the U.S. per 10,000 workers has traditionally trailed countries such as South Korea, Japan and Germany, according to the International Federation of Robotics. The use of industrial robots in North America for years had been concentrated in the automotive industry, where robots took on repetitive tasks such as welding on assembly lines. While auto

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makers and manufacturers of auto components accounted for 71% of robot orders in 2016, their share declined to 42% in 2021, the automation association said. Meanwhile, robots made inroads into other sectors including food production, consumer products and pharmaceuticals. Executives said improved capabilities are allowing robots to be programmed for more-complex tasks requiring a mixture of strength and nimbleness. At Athena Manufacturing LP, a fabricating and machining company for metal equipment used in the semiconductor, energy and aerospace industries, Chief Financial Officer John Newman said customers have been ramping up orders, but Athena has struggled to find enough workers to staff a second weekday shift and a weekend shift. The Austin, Texas, company purchased seven robots in the past 18 months, including one that grinds down the welds on steel frames for holding semiconductor equipment. Mr. Newman said Athena has spent more than $800,000 on robots, including about $225,000 for the grinding robot alone. The investments aimed to increase Athena’s capacity to handle orders, he said, more than lowering costs.By Bob TitaFollow, WSJ A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The 13,000-employee business has a presence in 26 countries but chose to expand here because it’s where the growth made sense, said Hallie Freeman, site director and head of Moog’s space vehicles unit. The facility almost quadruples Moog’s space in the metro area, adding to its Golden location and giving the 60-employee operation room for its planned hiring of 20 more people. Beyond Gravity, a Zurich, Switzerland-based defense and space manufacturer formerly called RUAG, was known in the U.S. for making rocket fairings that protect satellites and being a key supplier to Centennial-based United Launch Alliance. In the past four years, the 1,300-employee company established a Denver-area office and added a dozen employees, including its global vice president of innovation and its global business development head work. It’s trying to hire 60 more people between its Denver and Alabama sites. The opportunities connected to big companies like Lockheed Martin Space, Northrop Grumman, Ball Aerospace, Sierra Space and ULA are growing and drew Beyond Gravity to Denver,


rebranded work of the Colorado Space Coalition. But it’s the space industry’s growth in the past five years that is without precedent, with industry employment expanding 30% and its annual payroll topping $5.2 billion Space Colorado says. The effort to recruit space companies to Colorado has more often become helping companies after they’ve decided Colorado is the place they want to grow, said Vicky Lea, director for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. By Greg Avery – Denver Business Journal

C o l o r a d o ’s U L A launches Boeing-built Starliner capsule for NASA A United Launch Alliance rocket successfully launched a Boeing astronaut spaceship on the spacecraft’s second attempt at a test flight docking with the International Space Station.

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The Centennial-based rocket company’s Atlas V launch vehicle blasted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base in Florida in the early evening carrying the uncrewed Boeing Starliner capsule up the east coast of the U.S. and to the edge of orbit. Last month’s flight came more than two years after a different test-flight version of a Starliner capsule failed to reach the ISS due to software glitches that mistimed its engine firings in orbit. Boeing ultimately brought in a different Starliner capsule and rescheduled the flight to this spring. The flight test is key for NASA and Boeing.The space agency hired Boeing in 2014 to develop the capsule and fly U.S. astronauts to the ISS. The program also contracted SpaceX to use a human-rated version of its Dragon capsule for ISS crew missions. Elon Musk’s space company has flown four crews to the station for NASA — plus the first commercial flight to the station by civilian astronauts — while Starliner has been going through its test flights. Boeing has contracted eight Atlas V rockets to launch Starliners on ISS

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More Takeaways from the Report The year over year increase is due almost exclusively to companies filling supplying chain gaps of essential products including: electric batteries, semiconductors, PPE, pharmaceuticals, rare earths and renewable energy. The Computer and Electronics industry has seen the largest jump in % of jobs, due to semiconductor/chip investment. Reshoring from Asia is about 10X that from Western Europe. Texas led the other states in jobs announced, followed by Tennessee. Preliminary data indicates a continuing surge of reshoring and FDI in 2022. Reshoring was the key to U.S. manufacturing and economic recovery in 2021. The Biden administration actions to fix key supply chains contributed substantially to the 2021 and forecast 2022 results but are short term fixes.

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To bridge the perception gap, manufacturers need to overcome the “mismatch between advertising methods.” The younger workforce is receptive to social media, television, and the news for information, so manufacturers need to leverage those platforms to reach their desired audience. Manufacturers must also grapple with two key issues: global competition with retail, service, and technology brands, and competition with local businesses. To combat these threats, “manufacturers may need to offer better wages and benefits and more flexible opportunities,” the report said. However, manufacturing has positioned itself as an attractive option for workers. The industry’s benefits and hourly wages performed better than the retail and service sectors, and the tenure of manufacturing employees is “among the highest when compared to other private-sector industries.” But wages and tenure may not be enough to attract a younger workforce. The survey analysis shows a renewed focus from workers on well-being, flexibility in where/when to work, and a desire for more advanced technology in the workplace.

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The report recommends a focus on “elevating the workforce experience as well as recasting perceptions of the industry.”

Manufacturing is at an inflection point, with the opportunity to attract a new generation of workers, according to a new report.

For one, manufacturers should promote career growth and learning through upskilling and development programs.

The Deloitte and Manufacturing Institute’s 2022 Competing for Talent: Recasting Perceptions of Manufacturing study provides key insights into educating the public about the benefits of manufacturing and how to attract and retain a post-pandemic workforce.

In addition, increased flexibility in work location and meeting employees’ needs—such as childcare benefits—are critical in attracting and retaining a loyal workforce.

Similar to other studies, the report found those who work in manufacturing—or have friends or family working in the sector—have a better perception than those who do not.

Manufacturers should also put an emphasis on the company’s mission and purpose, and include a strong diversity, equity, and inclusion program.

For example, while only 34% of the general public believe entry-level manufacturing jobs tend to pay more than other industries, 66% of those who work in manufacturing believe that is true.

And nearly half of the survey respondents agreed that “alignment and adaptability of work to the company mission, values, and purpose” are important.

And 32% of the public believe manufacturing jobs are clean and safe, compared to 61% of those familiar with the sector.

The report concluded with a recommendation on how to meet the challenges facing the manufacturing industry: engage, involve, evolve.

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Tactics include sponsoring internships, partnering with local high schools, leveraging social media, and engaging more with your community. Involving is the process through which manufacturers can better understand the needs of the current workforce. This process includes programs that connect experienced workers with new employees and specialized roles for retiring employees to share their knowledge. Evolving is the transformation of company policies to attract a new generation of workers. Examples include career development programs, location flexibility, and an enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion program. “Companies can step up their initiatives,” the report said. “Engage new employees, involving existing employees to retain them, and evolve the work and workplace in response to customer needs.”Source: CBIA

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SOBRsafe, the world’s first preventative touch-based technology to prevent alcohol-related incidents, has its sights set on replacing breathalyzers in the coming years, stating that the company’s flagship product is not only more cost and hygiene efficient, but produces results instantaneously compared to the near-minute times of a breathalyzer.

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SOBRsafe crossed the line into revenue in the first quarter of 2022. The company has raised $17.5 million to date in investor validation. SOBRsafe’s Vice President of Communications Justin Davis said the company has capitalized on the recent lack of technological innovation in the sobriety space. Similarly, he said drinking habits developed during the Covid-19 pandemic aren’t easy to break and are being taken back into the workplace, which is where their products step in.

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The Sierra Space Dream Chaser is expected to launch on missions for the first time early next year. Sierra Space secured $1.4 billion in capital in 2021 to mark the largest Series A capital raise of last year and the second-largest private capital raise in history. Space work has been a growing priority for Spirit, so much so that it rolled those programs into those for its military customers last year to form Spirit Defense & Space. The company expects that to be a $1 billion business unit by the middle of the decade. By Daniel McCoy – Reporter, Wichita Business Journal

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Whose Lane Are You In? Wes Michie; Skydandee ; NUNTMA President Supply chain issues continue to plague our businesses and cause frustration in our lives. These challenges can cause tension and stress that is felt by every employee within our shops. These issues have caused me to reflect on the relationships of things that are beyond my control vs. things I can control. While riding in the car with others, I’ve heard many people say,” Stay in your own lane!”. And, certainly, I’ve said it more than once myself.


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tor to appeal to Millennials – the generation typically defined as those bornstate’s between 1981 and 1997 sector – is bothiscritical and the a very tall order. The manufacturing among strongest economically, a recent report says, even with the turmoil wrought by the coronavirus Indeed, manufacturing still has aoutbreak. negative image among younger generations, experts say. In a 2015 public perception of manufacturing “During thebyCOVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing been study, also The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, has respondents a ages signifi to the lifeblood of Utah’s economy,” 19cant to 33 contributor ranked manufacturing as their lowest preference in terms said Stephen Reed, director of Utah State University’s Utah of potential career choices. Manufacturing Extension Service. “While we have seen a decline in some of Utah’s manufacture segments, others, Manufacturing’s image problem is complex and in, some aspects, based like those associated with the outdoor recreation industry on false assumptions. But one real obstacle is that some manufacturing have experienced significant increases in production systems can seem antiquated, and it’s an issue that many manufacturers demand.” and related organizations are already addressing.

The Utah Industry Resource Alliance released the latest Modern and accessible tech information from an in-depth economic study on the impacts of the pandemic-induced recession on the Forward-looking companies and organizations in the amanufacturing state’s manufacturing industry. The alliance, nonprofit sector are working to update systems so they better align the organization supporting economic development forwith Utah ease and accessibility of user experience so pervasive with personal manufacturers and rural businesses, announced last week Traditional manufacturing platformsthe – for example, itstechnology. 2020 Economic Impact Report detailing impact of manufacturing execution systems and supply chain applications – are the industry on the state’s overall economy. being redesigned with new mobile interfaces, cloud capabilities and modern-day dashboardsare to make what hastohistorically been perceived “Utah’s manufacturers positioned have more favorable as arcane into somethingthan far more friendlyforecast and familiar a tech-savvy economic outcomes originally in to November audience. 2020,” said Tulinda Larsen, executive director of the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative. “Utah’s economic performance, with mostly positive “As Millennials move into thecombined manufacturing environment, there’s a economic activity that andthe improvements over certain expectation technology theyinarelogistics interacting withthe will same period nationwide, places Utah’s manufacturers in work the same as what they grew up with,” said Matt Wells, product good position for further recovery and growth over the general manager for automation software at GE Digital. “The entire forecast period tothat 2025.” generation expects data will be available to them anytime, anywhere, even outside of the plant. If they need access to information, Athey state economic echoed stating don’t want to analyst call someone; theythose want sentiments, to pull out their phone the Beehive State’s manufacturing industry has indeed and see what’s going on.” fared well during the upheaval caused by the pandemic.

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He noted that quantity-wise, most manufacturing takes place in Salt Lake County, but areas like Cache County have manufacturing comprising as much as 30% of the local employment base. Fortunately, the industry and its various subsectors have been able to maintain their economic vitality even during the worst of the COVID-19 downturn. “Utah has really just been bucking the national trend for a long time. You got that slow, that long steady decline largely across the nation, but not here,” he said. “It can grow around 2% per year. Obviously, we didn’t do that last year (because) COVID knocked everybody off track a bit. By December, (the industry) had come back to job growth on a year-over basis. It’s in pretty good shape.” Among the organizations tasked with providing guidance to the state’s manufacturing industry is the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center — the statewide help center funded by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The local center acts as a consulting company to advise manufacturers across the state how to improve their productivity, explained U. center director Steve Black. “In our local economy, the predominance — 80% — of the manufacturers have less than 20 employees so our goal is specifically to work with small and medium-sized manufacturers, anyone 500 or below,” he said. “Utah is a prime spot for the (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) and for an opportunity to make a difference.”He said since 2016, the program has helped that state grow its manufacturing base and attracted companies from other states to consider relocating to the Beehive State.

“We’re actually seeing an influx of manufacturing into Utah. Originally when the MEP grant came to the university, it was estimated we had about 3,200 manufacturers, Black said. “As our outreach has continued, that number has gone up significantly (to approximately 4,300) and a lot of the companies have moved from California or from other states to Utah because of the favorable conditions that we have here — both politically and economically, and the educated workforce.” For Kirk Gates — director of Continuous Improvement at Complex Fabricators, a Utah-based machining and fabrication company — the pandemic had a major impact on the business as orders for services dropped off significantly as the outbreak took hold in Utah and nationwide. The economy has bounced back rather quickly. We’re looking to hire a few skilled folks, even not so skilled, and we’re already having trouble finding them,” he said. “We need welders, we don’t have welders, and we’ve been trying to find that skill set and we — I’m sure, along with others — are having that same issue.” He said once the pandemic restrictions subside, the company hopes to hire more people as production ramps up.“We are optimistic, for sure,” Gates said. “We’re seeing an uptick in requests for quotes and we’re trying to compete for (contracts).” By Jasen Lee, Deseret News A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Clamps & Grips SCHUNK ________919-452-4535 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products ______ 800-645-4174 Sulli Tool & Supply ____ 714-863-6019 CNC Lathe Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Collet Fixtures Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Sulli Tool & Supply ____ 714-863-6019 Compressor Systems Ingersoll Rand _____206-472-0826 Coolant Systems Chemtool _________ 815-957-4140 Chipblaster ________ 310-502-4184 MP Systems ________ 909-282-7463 Qualichem, Inc. ______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Coolant Chillers Chipblaster ________ 310-502-4184

www.vonruden.com

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Industrial Supply Company

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY 1635 SS 300 1635 300WW• Salt Lake City, UT 84115 Salt Lake City, UT 84115

info@indsupply.com

800-288-3838 info@indsupply.com TF: 800-288-3838

1639 E Miraloma Ave Placentia, CA 92870

Michael J. Sullivan, CMTSE President

Scott Cottrell Manufacturer Rep Wyoming, Utah

P: 714-863-6019 F: 714-996-1812 mike@sullitool.com www. sullitool.com ww

SIMPLY RELIABLE www.dormerpramet.com

MP Systems ________ 909-282-7463 Custom Tools Fullerton Tools ____ 989-799-4550 Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding 435-512-4416 EDM: Tooling Systems THINBIT __________888-THINBIT Cutting Fluids & Oils Chemtool _________ 815-957-4140 Chipblaster ________ 310-502-4184 Qualichem, Inc. ______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Dovetail Cutters & Fixtures Cutting Tools Dormer Pramet _____801-230-6794

Direct: 801-230-6794 ptisaltlake@msn.com

Chris Hand

Manufacturer Rep Colorado, New Mexico Direct: 720-837-3232 ptidenver@msn.com

Fullerton Tools ____ 989-799-4550 Horizon Carbide Tool __480-968-0957 Industrial Supply ___ 800-288-3838 Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding 435-512-4416 SCHUNK _________919-452-4535 THINBIT __________888-THINBIT Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Drilling/ Threading Tools Industrial Supply ___ 800-288-3838 Dormer Pramet _____801-230-6794 Dormer Pramet _____720-837-3232 Fullerton Tools ____ 989-799-4550

Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

200 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A.

Tel:

1-631-273-1010 1-800-645-4174 Fax: 1-631-273-1066 1-800-424-2082

www.royalprod.com

orders@royalprod.com

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Don Loveless 181 Bristol Park Dr Bristol, CT 06010 www.gmnusa.com

LK Metrology, Inc. 12 Goodyear, Suite #105 Irvine, CA. 92618 Email: scott.collier@LKmetrology.com Mobile: 760-978-7091 Office: 949-716-4440 Website: www.LKmetrology.com

Scott Collier Metrology Solutions Business Manager

…we are metrology

Tyler Acheson

Territory Sales Manager

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

402.650.8132 844-4-ACIETA

MOBILE PARTS & 24/7 SERVICE

tacheson@acieta.com www.acieta.com Delivering Tomorrow’s Automation Today

Drills Fullerton Tools ____ 989-799-4550 Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding 435-512-4416 Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Materials & Supplies Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access. ___ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 EDM: Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Perform. Access. ___ 800-336-2946 End Mills Fullerton Tools ____ 989-799-4550 Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding 435-512-4416 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Gage Blocks Starrett___________ 949-382-4123 Garnet Abrasives Barton International____ 800-741-7756 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

Knives: Replacement Superior Grinding _____ 801-487-9700 Lifting & Material Handling Systems Ingersoll Rand _____206-472-0826 Live Tools Royal Products ______ 800-645-4174 Sulli Tool & Supply ___ 714-863-6019 Lubricants / Systems Chipblaster________ 310-502-4184 Qualichem, Inc. _____ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Dormer Pramet ____801-230-6794 Dormer Pramet ____720-837-3232 Industrial Supply __ 800-288-3838 SCHUNK ________919-452-4535 Sulli Tool & Supply ____ 714-863-6019 THINBIT __________888-THINBIT Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Chipblaster ________ 310-502-4184 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Milling and Turning Products Dormer Pramet _____801-230-6794 Dormer Pramet _____720-837-3232 Industrial Supply ___ 800-288-3838 Von Ruden Manufacturing 763-682-0322 Parts Washing Equipment Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Power Tools Ingersoll Rand _____206-472-0826 R8 Quick Change Tool System Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Robot Accessories SCHUNK __________ 919-452-4535 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products_______ 800-645-4174 Solvents /Degreasing Agents Castrol ___________ 800-894-7773 Hasco Oil__________ 562-595-8491 Star Metal Fluids _____ 800-367-9966 Spindles GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679

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Rudy Schumann Regional Sales Manager

Tel: 800-686-1679 Fax: 860-409-2552181 dloveless@gmnusa.com

P: 989.799.4550 C: 720.273.0846 rschumann@fullertontool.com

fullertontool.com

GRINDING Grinding Machines Moncktons Mach Tools _ 303-571-4933 Manual Lathes & Mills AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Sharp Precision _____ 310-370-5990 Pedestals for Grinders Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Sawing Machines Moncktons Mach Tools _ 303-571-4933 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 INSPECTION EQUIP Bystronic Inc__ _______702-340-6964 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Fiero Automation _____ 303-431-3600 Gage Lab Products_____ 801-716-2972 Automation ControlseInnovative Measuring Systems 602-527-5488 Acieta __________ 402-650-8132 Klontech Indust. Sales ___ 480-948-1871 CALIBRATION SERVICES LK Metrology _______ 949-716-4440 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Renishaw _________ 847-286-9953 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 Total Qual. Syst. ______ 480-377-6422 Total Qual. Syst. ______ 480-377-6422 Zeiss Industrial Metrology _ 800-327-9735

Sulli Tool & Supply ____ 714-863-6019 Surface Plates Starrett___________ 949-382-4123 Toolholding Industrial Supply ___ 800-288-3838 Vices and Vice Jaws Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 Sulli Tool & Supply ____ 714-863-6019 Waterjet Cutting Abrasives Barton International____ 800-741-7756 AUTOMATION Acieta __________ 402-650-8132 DATRON _________ 480-826-3689


ACCUDYNE CORPORATION Daniel R. Kenner

2835 S. Raritan St Englewood, CO 80110 303-991-1500 (Ph) 303-991-1921 (Fax) Web: www.ezpullerusa.com E-Mail: Dan@eztram.com THE

ONLY TOOL

IMS Innovative Measuring Systems

RIBAL BTADDINI

521 S 48th St. Tempe, AZ 85281 www.innovativemeasuring.com

Helping You Find The Right Solutions For Your Measuring Needs

Strategic Account Manager OEM WEST REGION DATA COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

Ken Lambert (602)527-5488 ken@innovativemeasuring.com

IMS Innovative Measuring Systems 1711 W. 17th St. Tempe, AZ 85281

www.innovativemeasuring.com Barcode Scanners Ken Lambert KEYENCE _____ _____720-614-9241 (801)673-4783 CMM Probes Gage Lab Products_____ 801-716-2972 Innovative Measuring Systems 602-527-5488 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 LK Metrology _______ 949-716-4440 Renishaw _________ 847-286-9953 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Gage Lab Products_____ 801-716-2972 Innovative Measuring Systems 602-527-5488 Klontech Industrial Sales _ 480-948-1871 LK Metrology _______ 949-716-4440 Moncktons Mach Tools _ 303-571-4933 Renishaw _________ 847-286-9953 Selway Machine Tool __ 888-735-9290 Helping You Find The Right Solutions For Your Measuring Needs

ken@innovativemeasuring.com

Optical Comparators Gage Lab Products_____ 801-716-2972 Innovative Measuring Systems 602-527-5488 Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871 LK Metrology _______ 949-716-4440 Renishaw _________ 847-286-9953

LK Metrology _______ 949-716-4440 Total Quality Systems ___ 720-338-2581 Renishaw _________ 847-286-9953 Sensors: Contact & Optical Starrett___________ 949-382-4123 Zeiss Industrial Metrology _ 800-327-9735 Video Measuring Systems Total Quality Systems ___ 720-338-2581 Gage Lab Products_____ 801-716-2972 Laser Marking Systems KEYENCE _____ _____720-614-9241 Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871

Measurement Systems KEYENCE _____ _____720-614-9241 Starrett___________ 949-382-4123 Metrology Instruments Gage Lab Products_____ 801-716-2972 Innovative Measuring Systems 602-527-5488 KEYENCE _____ _____720-614-9241 Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871 LK Metrology _______ 949-716-4440 Renishaw _________ 847-286-9953 Total Quality Systems ___ 720-338-2581 Starrett___________ 949-382-4123 Zeiss Industrial Metrology _ 800-327-9735 Total Quality Systems ___ 720-338-2581 Gauging Equipment Gage Lab Products_____ 801-716-2972 Zeiss Industrial Metrology _ 800-327-9735 Microscopes Innovative Measuring Systems 602-527-5488 Klontech Industrial Sales 480-948-1871 KEYENCE _____ _____720-614-9241

P: 888.668.6818 C: 937.479.5381 ribal.btaddini@legrand.us www.legrand.us Legrand, North America 3555 Kettering Blvd. Moraine, OH 45439 C2G® | ORTRONICS® | QUIKTRON® RAPIDRUN® | WIREMOLD®

LILY SALAS

Lily@laube.com 805-388-1050 x 120

Total Quality Systems ___ 720-338-2581 Olympic Metals _____ 303-286-9700 United Perform. Metals 317-946-0025 HARDWARE Armor: Military & Horizon Carbide Tool __480-968-0957 Commercial Utah Metal Works, Inc. __ 801-364-5679 TW Metals ________ 800-203-8000 METALS & MATERIALS Brass AZ Tool Steel LLC ______480-784-1600 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Coastal Metals _____ 800-811-7466 Erickson Metals _____877-543-6061 Olympic Metals _____ 303-286-9700 Laube Titanium __ 805-388-1050x124 Ryerson __________303-227-6310 Bronze Olympic Metals _____303-286-9700 Ryerson _________303-227-6310 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 United Perform. Metals 317-946-0025 Olympic Metals _____ 303-286-9700 Carbon Western States Metals _801-978-0562 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Aluminum Affiliated Metals ______ 800-748-4711 Ryerson __________303-227-6310 A2Z MANUFACTURING ROCKY MOUNTAIN •

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Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile jklimowicz@qualichem.com qualichem.com ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

Pallet Changers & AutoDoors for Affordable CNC Automation

AlIen Webb Sales Associate

KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc. 590 Bond St. Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Ph: (847) 415-3333 x260 Fax: (847) 415-2402 a.webb@knuth-usa.com Made in USA

www.knuth-usa.com

call: (855) 593-5668

Copper Olympic Metals _____ 303-286-9700 Garnet Abrasives Barton International____ 800-741-7756 Metals: Bar & Plate AZ Tool Steel LLC ____ 480-784-1600 Coastal Metals ______800-811-7466 Ryerson __________303-227-6310 TW Metals ________ 800-203-8000 Mold Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC ____ 480-784-1600 Nickel Alloys AZ Tool Steel LLC ____ 480-784-1600 Ryerson _________303-227-6310 TW Metals ________ 800-203-8000 United Perform. Metals 317-946-0025 Plate-Precision Saw Cut Erickson Metals _____877-543-6061 Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals _801-978-0562 Stainless Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC ____ 480-784-1600 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

CCoastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Olympic Metals _____ 303-286-9700 Ryerson __________ 303-227-6310 United Perform. Metals 317-946-0025 Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC_______480-784-1600 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Olympic Metals _____ 303-286-9700 Ryerson __________ 303-227-6310 Ryerson __________ 303-227-6310 United Perform. Metals 317-946-0025 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson Metals _____ 877-543-6061 Coastal Metals ______ 800-811-7466 Laube Titanium __ 805-388-1050x124 Olympic Metals _____ 303-286-9700 Ryerson __________ 303-227-6310 TW Metals _________800-203-8000 United Perform. Metals 317-946-0025 Western States Metals _ 801-978-0562 NEW MACHINERY 3D Metal/ Additive Manufacturing Machines Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200

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Renishaw _________ 847-286-9953 CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills Action Machinery ______888-289-9100 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 DATRON _________ 480-826-3689 DMG Mori ________ 801-561-2001 Doosan _________ 973-618-2500 Foothills Machinery Sales _ 303-466-3777 Hurco __________ 800-634-2416 J.M. Grisley _______ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley _______ 208-861-8991 KTR Machine ______ 623-202-7177 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 MMT Productivty ____ 303-571-4933 Romi Machine Tools LLC 859-647-7566 Sharp Precision _____ 310-370-5990 Smith Machinery Co __ 801-263-6403 Tornos USA ________ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine _______ 303-424-0268 CNC Lathes Action Machinery ______888-289-9100 AME, Inc. _________ 303-922-9266 DMG Mori ________ 801-561-2001 Doosan __________ 973-618-2500 Foothills Machinery ____ 303-466-3777

J.M. Grisley ________ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley ________208-861-8991 Hurco ___________ 800-634-2416 KTR Machine _______623-202-7177 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 MMTf Productivty ____ 303-571-4933 Selway Machine Tool __ 888-735-9290 Smith Machinery Co ___801-263-6403 Triad Machine _______303-424-0268 CNC Swiss Turn Machines AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Methods West_______602-437-2220 MMT Productivty ____303-571-4933 Tornos USA ______ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 EDM Machines AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 KNUTH Machine Tools ___847-415-3333 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220


Email/Skype jd.wogoman@datron.com

MMT Productivty ____ 303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co __ 801-263-6403 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access. ___ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply___ 480-836-8330 Manual Mills & Lathes KNUTH Machine Tools ___847-415-3333 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Multicam _________ 970-218-9046 Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200 Angle Rolls Budʼs Machine Tools ___ 385-271-6718 Band Saws Budʼs Machine Tools ___ 385-271-6718 KNUTH Machine Tools ___847-415-3333 Ultimate Machinery ____ 480-966-2000 Bar Feeders Edge Technologies _____ 951-440-1574

Plasma Cutters Action Machinery ______888-289-9100 Bystronic Inc__ ______ 702-340-6964 KNUTH Machine Tools ___ 847-415-3333 Multicam _________ 970-218-9046 Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200 CNC Punching Centers Press Brakes S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Action Machinery ______888-289-9100 CNC Routers Budʼs Machine Tools ___ 385-271-6718 Multicam _________ 970-218-9046 Bystronic Inc__ _______702-340-6964 Drill Lines Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200 Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Fiber Lasers Rotary Surface Grinders Budʼs Machine Tools ___ 385-271-6718 DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 Multicam _________ 970-218-9046 Sawing Machines Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200 Action Machinery ______888-289-9100 Fullerton Tools ____ 989-799-4550 Grinding Machines DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200 Shearing Machines KNUTH Machine Tools ___847-415-3333 Action Machinery ______888-289-9100 Multitool USA ______ 800-660-0880 Bystronic Inc__ _______702-340-6964 Iron Workers Budʼs Machine Tools ___ 385-271-6718 Action Machinery ______888-289-9100 Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Vacuum Tables S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 DATRON _________ 480-826-3689 Laser Cutters OTHER ACCESSORIES Action Machinery ______888-289-9100 Grinding Accessories Budʼs Machine Tools ___ 385-271-6718 Multitool USA ______ 800-660-0880 Bystronic Inc__ ______ 702-340-6964 Tooling Systems KNUTH Machine Tools ___ 847-415-3333 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 MMT Productivty ____ 303-571-4933 USA EDM Supply _____ 480-836-8330 Production Machine Tools _ 425-881-1200 PALLET SYSTEMS S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Automatic Pallet Systems Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Magnetic Particle (NDT) Automatic Door Opener Machines Systems DCM Tech _________ 800-533-5339 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers Midaco__________ 847-593-8420

Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 PLASTICS Acrylics And Polycarbonates Laird Plastics ______ 303-292-1687 Plastics: Fabrication Laird Plastics ______ 303-292-1687 Graphics Materials Laird Plastics ______ 303-292-1687 Mechanical/Engineering Material Laird Plastics ______ 303-292-1687 PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Delcam (Autodeck) ____ 877-35-2261 MultiCAM ________ 970-218-9046 SolidCAM ________ 530-863-0461 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY 3D Parts To Go_______801-380-7935

RECYCLING Recyclable Metals Bending Iron & Metals, Inc ____ 303-292-5555 Bystronic Inc____ ____ 702-340-6964 Utah Metal Works ____ 801-364-5679 Cold Saws Scrap Metal Recycling Fullerton Tools ____ 989-799-4550 Bystronic Inc__ ______ 702-340-6964 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Iron & Metals, Inc ____ 303-292-5555 KNUTH Machine Tools ___847-415-3333 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Utah Metal Works ____ 801-364-5679 A2Z MANUFACTURING ROCKY MOUNTAIN •

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MadisenDahl Training & Recruiting NUNTMA Chapter Exec. w 801.337.7097 m 801.710.5535 Benjamin Johnson ASNT Level III #210316 johnson80120@gmail.com 602-578-8109

ASNT, NAS 410, ASME Nadcap, ASTM, RT, UT, MT, PT

MIKE DENISON BUSINESS LOAN OFFICER

Office: 801-463-3597 Cell: 801-979-3361 Fax: 801-294-3319 mdenison@ucreditu.com www.UcreditU.com

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

800.922.1674

Level III NDT Consulting Services, LLC Training, Certifications, Nadcap Approvals, Responsible Level III, Aerospace, Petrol Chemical

USED MACHINERY SALES AUCTIONS | APPRAISALS | LIQUIDATIONS

Mike Mills , Manager Arizona Office Cell: 480.694.9919 Email: Mike@Machineryresources.com Machinery Bought & Sold • Auctioneers

ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Education BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Ogden-Weber Tech College 801-395-3795 Experts in Equipment Finance Direct: 402-639-0475 Orion Registrar _______303-645-4017 chris@epicapprovals.com Electrical: Breakers/Switches/ www.epicapprovals.com ISO Registrar Starters Orion Registrar _______303-645-4017 Denver Breaker Supply _ 855-4UR-BRKR Machine Tool Rebuilding Engineering Services EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Nadcap Approvals - Consulting Financing Acieta __________ 402-650-8132 Tech Financial Services ____ 414-224-0209 Level III NDT Consulting 602-578-8109 Integrated Systems Inc _ 928-649-9600 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Univerity Federal Credit Union 801-463-3597 Robot Accessories Level III NDT Consulting 602-578-8109 First Article Inspection Acieta __________ 402-650-8132 Process Improvement Advanced Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 SCHUNK __________ 919-452-4535 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Heavyhaul Robotic Repairs MEP Center _______ 801-587-0713 IRH ___________801-972-5581 Acieta ___________ 402-650-8132 Injection Molding Reverse Engineering SERVICES 3D Parts To Go _____ 801-380-7935 Advanced Coord. Tech __ _303-469-6161 AS9100 Certification Inspection Services Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Advanced Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 BMSC __________ 602-445-9400 Rigging & Transfer MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Quality Measurement Services970-413-2438 Lean Consulting IRH _____ ______801-972-5581 Business Forms/ Custom labels/Brochures ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 R&R Transportation ____801-747-2607 Pryntink __________ 855-675-1444 MEP Center _______ 801-587-0713 Transportation Logistics/Freight Calibration Services IRH ____________801-972-5581 Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 R&R Transportation ____801-747-2607 R&R Transportation ____801-747-2607 Metrology Services Klontech Industrial ____480-948-1871 Consulting/Engineering Quality Measurement Services970-413-2438 Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Western States Calibration 801-466-1700 Hexagon _________ 303-859-7159 SPINDLE REPAIR Consultant,Operational RMS Assembly & Mfg__ 303-777-3064 Klontech Industrial ____480-948-1871 Consultant, ISO TOOLING Quality Measurement Services970-413-2438 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Precision Toolholding Products BMSC __________ 602-445-9400 Western States Calibration 801-466-1700 Industrial Supply ___ 800-288-3838 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Process Improvement/ Audit Contract Inspection ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Tooling Systems Klontech Measure Sol__ 480-626-8131 Industrial Supply ___ 800-288-3838 X-Ray Quality Measurement Services970-413-2438 Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Chris Frans

President

2 A Rocky Mountain Mountain •• A2Z Z Manufacturing Manufacturing Rocky

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Live Tool Holders Industrial Supply ___ 800-288-3838 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Static Tool Holders Industrial Supply ___ 800-288-3838 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 TRAINING MEP Center _______ 801-587-0713 CAD/CAM Training Blackwing Machine__ __ 801-645-4485 MultiCAM ________ 970-218-9046 Machining Software MultiCAM___________ 970218-9046 USED MACHINERY Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 DATRON___________480-826-3689 EDM Network ________480-836-1782 K.D. Capital Equipment___480-922-1674 Methods West________602-437-2220 Resell CNC__________844-478-8181 S&S Machinery Sales____602-368-8542 WATERJET CUTTING MACHINERY Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Global EDM Supply ____480-836-8330 Machinery Resources____480-694-9919 Multicam___________970-218-9046 Abrasives/Blast Media Barton International_____800-741-7756


Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

368 West 600 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 zdenek@cncmach.net

Phone: (801) 531-9922 Fax: (801) 531-9944 Cell: (801) 301-1160

Andy Martin The CNC Pros, Inc. 3329 W 2555 S West Valley City, UT 84119 PHONE: 801-973-0800 CELL: 801-637-8806 andy.martin@cncprose.com www.thecncpros.com www.facebook.com/thecncpros

3D SCANNING The CNC Pros _______801-973-0800 ADDITIVE MFG/ 3 D PRINTING Faustson __________303-420-7422 SolidCAM ________ 530-863-0461

Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Frontier Group_______602-437-2426

EDM Express ______ 800-780-7075 Innovative Precision _____ 801-334-6317 Jaguar Precision______ 505-242-6545 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Micropulse West _______480-966-2300 Precision Machʼd Products 970-482-7676 S.A. Composites ________970-776-3877 MTI _____________ 505-247-4276 Specialty Steel Services __801-539-8252 DESIGNCAD/CAM Paramount Machine ____801-886-2755 CNC Machine & Design Inc _ 801-531-9922 CASTINGS The Toolroom Inc. ______ 801-773-6331 Aluminum Casting DIES Thompson Machine _____505-823-1453 Precision Enterprises ___731-642-8709 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Wrico ____________480-892-7800 Die Casting EDM ENGINEERING/DESIGN TVT Die Casting _____ 800-280-2278 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 TVT Die Casting _____ 800-280-2278 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 AzMark __________480-926-8969 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 CHEMICAL PROCESSING EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) CNC Machine & Design Inc _ 801-531-9922 PAS Technologies ____ 602-744-2648 Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 COATING Maverick Mold & Machine _ 970-535-4604 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 Coating:Black Oxide Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Quick Turn Machine ____ 801-334-6800 BAR CODING Western Sintering _____ 509-375-3096 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 BROACHING COMPOSITES Ponderosa Ind_______ 303-298-1801

ASSEMBLIES Advantage Manufacturing _ 877-727-0281 CAID Industries _______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc _ 801-531-9922 Dayton Rogers _____ 763-717-6303 JD Machine _______ 801-782-4403 Mountain View Machine 435-755-0500 Pillar Machine _______ 801-965-1900 Quick Turn Machine ____ 801-334-6800 Tymar Industries _____ 719-548-8995 Wrico ___________ 480-892-7800 Electronics Assemblies Advantage Manufacturing 877-7270281 FABRICATION CAID Industries ______ 435-890-8823 PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 Prec. Machʼd Products _____970-482-7676 Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Coating:Chemfilm EDM: Wire Welded Assemblies Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 Weiser Engineering ____ 303-280-2778 PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 A2Z MANUFACTURING ROCKY MOUNTAIN •

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Paramount Machine

www.paramount-machine.com sales@paramount-machine.com Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

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 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 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

EPOC 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 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

FINISHING Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 CPCS ____________303-438-8328 Metals Finishing LLC _____801-718-7969 PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648

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Precision Machʼd Prod___ 970-482-7676 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Superior Grinding _____801-487-9700 TVT Die Casting ______800-280-2278 Wasatch Powder Coating _ 801-718-7969 Anodizing/ Passivation Focused on Machining____ 303-922-307 Dry Film Lubrication PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 Finishing: One Stop Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Frontier Group_______602-437-2426 PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648

Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 Glass Bead Clean FORMING Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Iron Phosphates JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Metals Finishing LLC _____801-718-7969 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Wasatch Powder Coating _ 801-718-7969 FOUNDRY Passivation Precision Enterprises ___ 731-642-8709 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 GAS NITRIDING Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Frontier Group_______602-437-2426 Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Photochemical/Etching Specialty Steel Svcs ___ 801-539-8252 VACCO Industries _____ 626-443-7121

Powder Coating CPCS ____________303-438-8328 Frontier Group_______602-437-2426 Metals Finishing LLC _____801-718-7969 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Wasatch Powder Coating _ 801-718-7969 Sandblasting Metals Finishing LLC _____801-718-7969 Wasatch Powder Coating _ 801-718-7969 Shot Peen PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648

Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801

GRINDING AzMark __________480-926-8969 Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 GMN USA ________ 800-686-1679 Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding _ 435-512-4416 PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 Prec. Machʼd Products _ 970-482-7676 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding _____801-487-9700


Diamond Machining Gun Drilling

.0625 to 1.250 Dia. 42.00 Deep

Richard Stinn 209 N. Cleveland Ave. Loveland, CO 80537

Shop: 970-532-2486 rstinn@hotmail.com Diamondmachiningco.com

The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Grinding, Blanchard Auburn Tool & Machine 303-278-8769 Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Grinding, Cold Saw AA Carbide _______ 801-486-4881 Grinding: OD AzMark __________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool & Cutter Grinding _713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding ____ 801-712-2720 Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding 435-512-4416 GUN DRILLING Diamond Machining __ 970-532-2486

HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Controlled Thermal ____ 602-272-3714 Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 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 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 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 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 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 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 41 41

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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 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 Machʼd Products 970-482-7676 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg ___ 801-977-0447 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 Machining: Automatic StarRex Precision ____ 480-834-6344 Machining: Ceramic OʼKeefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz OʼKeefe 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 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg _______970-535-4540 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 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

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 Tymar Industries _____ 719-548-8995

Electromechanical Design RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 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 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine ___801-886-2755

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

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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. Machʼd 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 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 Kings Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5926 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss __________435-635-1482 Paramount Machine __ 801-886-2755


sales@aandlmachining.com

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 Mountain View Machine 435-755-0500 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 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 MTI ____________ 505-247-4276 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 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Tymar Industries _____ 719-548-8995 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 GroveTec Machining ____503-557-4689 Machining: R & D HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Jaguar Precision______ 505-242-6545 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Flex-Pro __________ 480-773-3239 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Leading Edge Machine __ 435-563-9425 Jaguar Precision______ 505-242-6545 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500 Precision Enterprises ___ 731-642-8709 MTI ____________ 505-247-4276 The CNC Pros _______801-973-0800 Precision Enterprises ___ 731-642-8709 Tymar Industries _____ 719-548-8995 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Machining: Swiss RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 CNC Machine & Design Inc _801-531-9922 StarRex Precision ____ 480-834-6344 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 The CNC Pros _______801-973-0800 GroveTec Machining ____503-557-4689 Tymar Industries _____ 719-548-8995 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 LV Swiss __________435-635-1482 Machining: Ultra-Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 MANUFACTURING StarRex Precision ____ 480-834-6344 A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 Machining: Turning American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 CNC Machine & Design Inc _801-531-9922 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Group Mfg Serv _____480-966-3952 ATF Aerospace ______480-265-4809 GroveTec Machining ____503-557-4689 Auburn Tool & Machine _ 303-278-8769 Precision Enterprises __ 731-642-8709 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Electromechanical Design Blackwing Machine ___ 801-645-4485 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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SERVICES AS9100 Certification ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 BMSC _________ 602-445-9400

Wire Springs ● Flat Springs ● Wire Products www.springworksutah.com sales@springworksutah.com (801) 298-0113 2261 S. 1560 W. ● Woods Cross ● UT 84087

Electroless Nickel Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 Nickel/Chrome/ Copper Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 Tin Plate Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 POLISHING PRECISION FORMING Richards Fab _______801-409-0392 Thompson Machine ____505-823-1453 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Chemical PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 Composites S.A. Composites _______970-776-3877 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech ________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Robotic CNC DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Skid Manufacturing ENS Welding Service __208-670-0538 Small Part Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 METAL STAMPING Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Hi-Production Precision Stamping Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping _ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 MOLDS Blackwing Machine ___ 801-645-4485 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Etching/Photochemical Molds: Plastic Injection VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Molds Steel 3D Parts To Go_____801-380-7935 DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 PUNCHING Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 PACKAGING Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Tymar Industries _____ 719-548-8995 RECYCLING PAINTING Recyclable Metals Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Iron & Metals, Inc____ 303-292-5555 CPCS __________ 303-438-8328 Utah Metal Works____ 801-364-5679 Frontier Group ____ 602-437-2426 REPAIR PAS Technologies ____ 602-744-2648 Bearing Surface Pillar Machine _____801-965-1900 Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 Hydraulic Cylinder Painting CARC Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 Frontier Group_______ 602-437-2426 Rolling: thread PLATING Blanchard Metals Proc. _ 801-972-5590 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 Scrap Metal Recycling PAS Technologies _____602-744-2648 Iron & Metals, Inc____ 303-292-5555 Utah Metal Works____ 801-364-5679 Anodizing Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc _ 928-649-9600 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Copper ROUTERING, CNC Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300

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Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech _ 303-469-6161 Klontech Industrial ____480-948-1871 Western States Calibration 801-466-1700 SAW CUTTING Diversified Metal Services _ 801-972-6093 SHOT PEENING Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 SINTERING Western Sintering _____509-375-3096 SPINNING: METAL Metal Spinning Solutions _ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services _ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Custom/Compression/Extension/Assembly/Torsion Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Flat & Wire Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 STAMPING Dayton Rogers ______ 763-717-6303 Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping _480-967-2038 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine __ 505-823-1453 Wrico _________ 480-892-7800 High Production PrecisionStamping Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Aerospace Precision Die & Stamping _480-967-2038 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Deep Draw Frontier Metal Stamping _ 303-458-5129 Thompson Machine __ 505-823-1453 Wrico _________ 480-892-7800 Stamping:Design The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Stamping:Flat Forming SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453

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