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Vol. 14, No. 1, Jan / Feb 2021

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Editors Corner I was talking to a business broker recently and in conversation I asked about his experience selling small precision machine shops. When he said these were difficult to sell, I thought that the reason they were more complex sales was the amount of capital equipment that unavoidably was part of the business sale, and that this would make the business inevitably more expensive than its cash flow multipliers in other industries would use. That wasn’t why precision machine shops were difficult to sell, this business broker explained. He said that too many of the businesses he was asked to sell in our industry had a very common dilemma: too few customers. He further elaborated that this over-dependence on too few customers would lower the value of the company. There are advantages and disadvantages to both high and low concentrations. Supporters of high concentration point to the ability to develop long-term relationships with fewer large customers and contractual agreements that can be tailored to each client. Customer service can be focused on fewer clients, so more resources may be applied in getting to know and meeting each client’s needs better. Often, large customers will provide valuable input to a supplier to improve products or services because of a vested interest in supplier success. Some companies and their largest customers function similarly to partners in many ways. On the other hand, high customer concentration carries substantial risks that can far outweigh any benefits in the long term. Of course, it is difficult to turn away business from a large customer, especially in the growth phase of a new business, but the risks involved should be understood before committing to such an arrangement. In fact, a recent issue of Forbes Magazine called high customer concentration one of the greatest risks to the business. Industry standards (or a rule of thumb) say that no one customer should represent more than 10% of your business revenue. The business broker shared some interesting information on small, often family owned precision machine shops. I too have heard from owners in the industry that they do not need to advertise, as they have as much business as they can manage. But when I ask them how many customers they have, too often the answer is 2-3 big customers comprise the majority of their business. And even more risky is that often these 2-3 big customers are in the same industry! What can you do to mitigate the risk of customer concentration? You and your team should evaluate your strengths and determine how you can leverage these strengths to new customers in the industry(ies) you serve. Then, you should determine other industries that you could expand to. If your customers are heavily or exclusively in the aerospace industry, proactively marketing to the medical industry might be a plan. Unless you are planning to close your business, you should always be actively adding to the sales opportunity funnel. Attend trade shows in the prospective industry(ies) you want to enter. And while you are actively looking to expand your customer base, find ways to secure multiple points of contact within the organizations you are currently selling to. It is imperative that your customer relationships aren’t tied to just one person in the company. I believe many precision machine shops have weathered the Pandemic over the past year, often because you are making essential products, and these products are high quality. Still there has never been such a need to carefully evaluate your business, to grow your customer base, than there is today. Until next issue, I wish you continued success in 2021. I hope you proactively seek out new customers, and as always, God bless our troops and our Front liners. Linda Daly, Publisher A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •


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Superior High Tolerance Grinding Plus Swiss Machining All Done InHouse And Now With The Latest In Inspection Equipment Announcements/Releases..........................6-10 Feature Articles........................................1, 20-22 Buyers Guide Equipment..........................33-38 Buyers Guide Processes..............................39-45 Card Gallery.................................................33-45 Index Of Advertisers........................................46 Editorial...........................................Throughout

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A2Z Manufacturing PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly linda@a2zmfg.com Mail Address: 1538 E La Vieve Lane Tempe, AZ 85284

Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: www.a2zMfg.com E-mail: Linda@A2zMfg.com

CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Gene Wirth Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation:The A2Z Manufacturing has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6500 people in the Rocky Mountain states actively engaged in the Precision Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 18,000 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to www.azManufacturing.com. All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Manufacturing. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

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Announcements & Releases January 2021 Business Conditions: Metalformers Express Some Optimism for Improved Economic Activity Metalforming companies expressed optimism that business conditions would improve during the next three months, according to the January 2021 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report provides an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 120 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. PMA’s January report shows that 39% of metalforming companies expect an improvement in economic activity in the next three months (compared to 34% in December), 54% forecast no change (compared to 49% in December), and 7% anticipate a decline in activity (compared to 17% in December). The survey also revealed that metalformers expect a rise in incoming orders in the next three months, with 50% forecasting an increase in orders (compared to 41% in December), 41% predicting no change (up from 39% last month), and 9% anticipating a decrease in orders (down compared to 20% in December). “Metalforming manufacturers continue to make the products essential to keep the engine of our economy running during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said PMA President David Klotz. “While members expressed optimism that business conditions would improve, great challenges remain, including the current record high prices for steel and supply-chain problems that are causing low steel inventories as supply tightens. PMA calls on the Biden administration to terminate the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs as quickly as possible. Our members compete in the global market every day and we are only asking that the domestic steel industry do the same.” Current average daily shipping levels improved in January, with only 12% experiencing a decrease (compared to 24% in December), 50% reporting no change (compared to 35% last month), and 38% reporting an increase (compared to 41% in December). Twelve percent of responding metalforming companies had a portion of their workforce on short time or layoff in January, a decrease from 14% in December. In January 2021 , companies reported similar numbers, with 13% of their workforce on short time or layoff.Full report results are available at https://www.pma.org/public/business_reports/pdf/ BCREP.pdf.

COOL Solutions, a Blaser Swisslube Distributor, Is Pleased To Announce The Start Of Their 4Th Year In Business Our staff has over 70 years in the metalworking manufacturing industry and we are here to support your metalworking fluid needs. Our A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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focus is on coolant and related products, with Blaser Swisslube as our primary product offering. Our goal is to have what the customer needs when they need it. And to be able to support our products with our technical knowledge. COOL Solutions remains a small and focused distributor so we can help take the stress out of our customer’s coolant management. We provide excellent environmentally compatible products and first-class service. We help manage the customers usage needs by tracking their usage and sending out friendly reminders. We have a no cost lab available for specific testing of fluids. And because we are centrally located, we offer free delivery to most locations up and down the front range. Please contact COOL Solutions and let us help you stay on track with all your coolant needs. For more information: Cell: 303-981-1542; Office: 303-840-5997; Email: Mac@COOLSolutionsLLC.net or visit their website: www. COOLSolutionsLLC.net

Manufacturing Adds 38,000 Jobs Despite Overall Employment Loss The United States Census Bureau released its official employment situation report for December on January 8.The latest figures showed that total nonfarm payroll employment fell by about 140,000 in December while the unemployment rate remained constant at 6.7%. The employment rate for manufacturing increased slightly from November, as it added 39,000 jobs in total last month compared to 35,000 in November. Most December layoffs were in the leisure and hospitality sector, which lost 498,000 jobs. Durable goods manufacturing as a whole added 25,000 jobs. Motor vehicle and parts manufacturing added 6,700 people while the transportation equipment sector as a whole added 5,200. The nonmetallic mineral products manufacturing workforce grew by 6,100 people, and the next largest gain in absolute numbers was the machinery industry. Nondurable goods contributed 13,000 new jobs. Plastics and rubber products saw the strongest growth, with 6,900 new hires, followed by growth in food manufacturing (5,500 new jobs) and apparel (4,000). More jobs in most nondurable goods sectors was offset, though, by substantial losses in the “miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing” category, which lost 11,200 people. Announcements Continued Page 8

Make Your Next CMM Multisensor. When Results Matter. FlexPoint Multisensor Coordinate Measure Machines from OGP - the makers of SmartScope 3D Multisensor Measurement Systems - usher in a new generation of large format multisensor CMMs. FlexPoint systems are available in a range of sizes to handle a variety of different sized parts, and feature VersaFlex - the patented sensor array offering up to three simultaneously available sensors on an articulating head. Measure your parts with trusted scanning probe, telecentric optics, and 1 µm accuracy TeleStar interferometric laser - without the downtime of exchanging sensors and constantly recalibrating. Powered by ZONE3 - the world’s most comprehensive metrology software - users experience the complete flexibility for multisensor measurements, with or without a CAD model. Proudly designed and built in America and ISO 10360 compliant, now is the time to join the new CMM generation. Visit www.ogpnet.com/flexpoint to learn more.

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A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •


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We Specialize in Close Tolerance Precision Grinding and Small Parts Manufacturing Celebrating 28 Years In Business

Grinding Capabilities: √ OD,ID Centerless Plunge and Thru Feed (OD Between Centers up to 72” L x OD Swing up to 24”) (ID - 9” depth x 10” LD) √ Surface, Angled and Blanchard √ Long Bar Grinding for Screw Machines √ We grind all types of Industrial Blades

Grinding & Swiss Machining Capabilities:

√ CNC Universal Grinding Capabilities of 5” x 24” √ We Have 4 Swiss Turning Centers with Diameter capabilities up to 32mm √ CNC Circular Blade Grinding up to 20” Diameter

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Announcements Continued The unemployment rate, which was unchanged from last month, is still almost twice as large as it was in February’s survey, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns that accompanied attempts to control it. The latest report is only the latest sign that employment recovery from the pandemic is slowing. While the overall economy has yet to recover almost 10 million jobs lost since February 2020, the latest report shows the manufacturing sector currently employs 12.3 million people in the United States compared to 12.8 million in February. Data for the December survey was collected, as is typical of the Census Bureau’s employment reports, during the middle of the month, and notably would not include any jobs added or lost after December 27, when President Trump signed the latest COVID stimulus bill sent to him by Congress. That bill includes $600 in individual payments similar to the CARES act of spring 2020 and $284 billion in new allocations for the Payroll Protection Plan. In a statement, the National Association of Manufacturers praised the bill for what it said were a number of manufacturing-related priorities.

J.M.Grisley Machine Tool, Inc. Named As Distributor For LK Metrology LK Metrology, Inc. is pleased to announce that J.M Grisley Machine Tool, Inc. of Salt Lake City, UT. has joined the distribution network for A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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LK Metrology, a renowned CMM hardware and software solutions provider recognized for its innovation since its beginning in 1963. J.M. Grisley Machine Tool has long been a fixture in the machine tool industry, providing high quality machines and expertise to their loyal customer base. The LK Metrology line will be added next to an impressive list of brands that J.M. Grisley currently represents. Led by President Lars Grisley, J.M Grisley will champion LK Metrology sales efforts in the Rocky Mountain states of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. According to Scott Collier, LK Metrology’s Regional Manager “with offices and staff in Salt Lake City and in Denver, J.M Grisley is strategically positioned to promote sales and support customers in the Rocky Mountain states, a region important for our continued growth as a CMM provider. We look forward to working with Lars and his team to promote LK Metrology solutions to the diversified market that is the Rocky Mountain states.” For more Information: Email: scott.collier@lkmetrology.com Mobile: 760-978-7091 Main Office Telephone: 810-263-6100 Website: www.LKmetrology.com Announcements Continued Page 10

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Announcements Continued

NUNTMA Welcomes Newest Member Fox Machining

The (NUNTMA) Northern Utah Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association is pleased to announce its newest member, Fox Machining. Fox Machining is a CNC Machine Shop in Ogden, UT.The company specializes in providing rapid prototyping, short-order runs, and production tooling and fixturing. Established in 2010, the NUNTMA is a gathering place for machine shops in Northern Utah.The (NUNTMA) Northern Utah Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association’s mission is to help members achieve profitable growth and business success through advice, camaraderie, education, networking, information, advocacy, collaboration and services. Please RSVP to Maddie Dahl, NUNTMA Chapter Executive, Email: chapterexec@nuntma.org; Note: All Events Are Virtual

Utah Grants & Tax Credits Opportunity The Targeted Business Tax Credit (TBTC) program encourages private investment and the creation of jobs in rural Utah counties with populations less than 25,000. The program and its application process open annually on Jan. 1. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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What is the incentive? GOED may award up to $300,000 in tax credits — with no more than $100,000 being allocated to one project — to businesses with eligible Community Investment Projects (CIP), leading to significant capital investment or significant new job creation. The TBTC is a post-performance refundable tax credit. Upon completing a CIP (the capital investment and high-paying jobs commitments are met), a company awarded a funding allocation may claim the TBTC tax credit certificate. See the ORD website for the application link, individual information, and instructions sheets located under each program tab. If you have questions, please contact goedruralprograms@utah.gov.

Introducing a NEW Workholding Solution from MIDACO. Automated Vise and Fixture Clamping WITHOUT HOSES With the NEW Hydraulic Docking System on a MIDACO Automatic Pallet Changer, fixtures and vises are automatically clamped and

Announcements Continued unclamped on the pallet and sent into the machining center WITHOUT the need for any hose management.

When new parts are put onto the pallet, the Hydraulic Docking System locks fixtures or vises into place via the touch screen control panel on the Automatic Pallet Changer, and the pallet enters the machining center WITHOUT HOSES.The clamping fixtures or vises will STAY CHARGED on the pallet while in the machining center.When a pallet comes out of the machining center, it locks back into the Hydraulic Docking Station and automatically releases fixtures or vises allowing parts to be quickly replaced. This is an ideal solution for unattended robot/ cobot applications. Features: • Hydraulic clamping WITHOUT HOSES • Hydraulic power unit provides 3000 PSI at 1 GPM • 2HP 230/460 3-PH motor • 4 ports in, 4 ports out • Quick disconnect system • Au t o m a t e d c l a m p i n g through the Pallet Changer control panel Note: fixtures and vises are not included Application Engineers are available to help select the right Automatic Pallet Changer model and Hydraulic Docking Station for your application and our service department is here to answer any questions once your Automatic Pallet Changer is up and running. Whether machining lot sizes in the 1000’s or doing small lot prototype work, MIDACO has the solution to eliminate unnecessary spindle downtime.



The Hurco Control has the flexibility you need for the high mix of parts that comes through your shop. Equally powerful for NC and Conversational Programming (with the added bonus of NC/Conversational Merge), the Hurco Control reduces setup time so you can make more chips. Whether you’re a baby boomer, a millennial, or a Gen X-er, time is money. Even though Bob (left) and Charley (right) are from different generations, they are both machinists who appreciate the importance of CNC technology that’s designed to make shops more productive and more profitable. Check out their video series.

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THINBIT® Angled Round Toolholders

THINBIT®, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company Inc., introduces ANGLED ROUND TOOLHOLDERS. These toolholders are designed for CNC, conventional and end working positions on Swiss Screw Machines. The new ANGLED ROUND TOOLHOLDERS position the insert at 30°, 45° or 60° angles for reliefs, undercuts and angled OD and face grooves.

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Announcements Continued Round shank sizes are available in diameters of 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”, 1”, 20 mm and 25 mm. The ANGLED ROUND TOOLHOLDERS are for use with THINBIT® inserts in grades for ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Inserts are available in sizes .004” to .150” in .001” increments coated with TiN,TiAlN,TiCN, diamond film or uncoated. See pages 2-9 & 2-10 in the THINBIT® catalog. Modifications can be provided on any of our tooling. Due to the potential complexity of configuring these toolholders, we recommend calling 888-thinbit for assistance. Visit www.thinbit.com to view the Angled Round Toolholders and our complete line of tools.

Introducing Tech Financial Services Tech Financial Services has been an industry leader since 2003. Over the years, we have built our reputation and expanded our expertise to offer the best financing solutions to the finest manufacturing companies in the US. We proudly serve machine tool distributors, manufacturers, and end-user customers by providing a wide range of financing and leasing options. Given our experience, combined with our knowledge of the economic and organizational issues confronting our machine tool customers, we are able to provide the most competitive financing alternatives, and differentiate ourselves from traditional lending sources. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

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Chris Frans, VP (Denver, CO) has been with Tech Financial Services for over 8 years and has provided financing to thousands of customers around the US. He has a great understanding of the manufacturing industry, the equipment, and what is needed in order to meet each individual customer’s needs. Please reach out to Chris with any financing inquiries that you might have. Email him at: chrisf@techfin.net

Star Metal Fluids Team Adds Ben Rafiner To Its Team! We are pleased to welcome Ben Rafiner to the Star Metal Fluids Team! Ben has previously worked in the manufacturing industry and brings with him knowledge and understanding of metalworking processes and the effects of metalworking fluids in those processes. Ben resides in the Lehi, UT area and has a beautiful daughter. Ben is ambitious and ready to help! If you have a minute, please feel free to send Ben a warm welcome, b_rafiner@ metalfluids.com.”

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Normalizing • Annealing • Hardening • Cold Treatment • Stress Relieving • Precipitation Hardening - Aging


This is the most widely employed carburizing process. The carbon needed for diffusion is derived from a gaseous furnace atmosphere .


This is a surface hardening process in which nitrogen is allowed to diffuse into the ferrous components. Gaseous Nitriding is the earliest form of Nitriding which is still used today.


This is a ferritic nitrocarburizing process. This process is preferred for improving properties of ferrous components and improving fatigue strength.


Thermal spraying is an overlay process and materials used for spraying are principally in the form of powder, rod or wire.


Our Abar Ipsen H4848 furnace is a two bar quench, with high vacuum capabilities

that reach the .1micron range. We can process large or odd shaped parts.

Please go to our web site for more information on CTT: Tim Johnston Cell: 602-499-7279

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maker of solar arrays and other satellite technologies, and Deep Space Systems, which remains based in Littleton where its 100 employees develop gadget-level space technology and software. Redwire bought Highlands Ranch-based spacecraft design company Oakman Aerospace Inc., its sixth acquisition, on Jan. 19. Companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which is fully vertically integrated from rocket launch to satellite development, show there are other ways to succeed, attracting investors and entrepreneurs to the industry.

Now that its situation has changed, Roccor expects to hire more than 40 people in the coming months. Being part of Redwire will mean doing so with shared administrative resources and deeper financial pockets. “It’s allowing us to really accelerate now,” Pearson said. Redwire isn’t alone in space dealmaking; Denver’s Voyager Space Holdings has been similarly acquiring companies to achieve a bigger scale. The business is helmed by space industry angel investor and former real estate executive Dylan Taylor, its CEO. Voyager Space launched in 2019 and began by buying Broomfield-based Altius Space Machines, a company creating systems to service satellites in orbit and build things in space. Voyager has since struck deals with four other companies, including a transaction last month to buy the majority stake in the parent company of Nanoracks, a Houston-based provider of small satellite services from the International Space Station. Voyager Space aims to go public and issue stock through an IPO later this year, accessing even bigger capital market to fuel more deals, Taylor said.

Business niches like space tourism, in-orbit satellite refueling, manufacturing in space and lunar mining show there’s a potential for money to be made in ways that previously haven’t been possible.

Voyager Space hopes to buy businesses with the key technologies in spacecraft building, antennas for communication and, eventually, launch to orbit, too, he said.

And as a result, merger and acquisition deals are pooling the unique capabilities of different startups to create businesses with economic scale to take advantage.

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For acquired startups, being bought offers a chance to fly higher without burning out, said Chris Pearson, CEO of Roccor.His company doubled its staff in the past two years and plans to grow by 50% again this year, he said. Before being acquired, Roccor had been investing its profits back into the business to be able to fund growth.

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Lockheed Martin Space, Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman and The Boeing Co. — are the only companies capable of taking on the design and manufacturing needed for the largest aerospace projects, and being in that position means they can capture the majority of contract value and subcontract to others the specialized aspects that aren’t the prime contractor’s forte.

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Taylor likens it to the automotive industry.Thousands of businesses contribute to the supply chains of carmakers, but the big names — Ford, GM, Toyota — have the scale to bring it all together and make money, he said. In the space industry, there’s been enough growth in private commercial space that there’s room now for mid-sized companies to tackle complex projects and make money, he said. By Greg Avery – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal

Department of Defense (DoD) Contracts Haight Bey & Associates, West Haven, Utah, has been awarded a $35,888,778 firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AN/TMQ-53 Tactical Meteorological Observing System contractor logistics support. This contract provides spares, repairs, obsolescence management, engineering change proposals and special projects in support of the TMQ-53 system. Work will be performed in West Haven, Utah, and is expected to be completed July 2027. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance

funds in the amount of $578,060 are being obligated 4/6/2020 with the first 2:04:17 PM delivery order at the time of contract award. The Aerospace Management Systems Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-21-D-0003). HHI Corp., Ogden, Utah, was awarded a $16,279,996 firm-fixedprice contract for support of the F-35A Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter staging area at Hill Air Force Base. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed at Hill AFB, Utah, with an estimated completion date of April 14, 2022. Fiscal 2021 military construction,Army funds in the amount of $16,279,996 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, California, is the contracting activity (W91238-21-C-0008). Merrill Corp., doing business as Mission Support Inc., Clearfield, Utah, has been awarded a $10,123,784 firm-fixed-price contract for B-52 strut repair. Work will be performed in Clearfield, Utah, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 28, 2021. The award is the result of a sole-source solicitation. Fiscal 2020 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,885,422 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8119-21-C-0001). Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded an $882,485,046 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for operation, maintenance, and defense of Army communications. Bids were solicited with five received.Work will be performed in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Recycling Metals, Conserving Resources, Since 1961 Colorado Electric Vehicle Maker Inks Big Factory Expansion Deal As It Preps For IPO A northern Colorado electric vehicle manufacturer has inked a deal to lease hundreds of thousands of square feet in a former computer hardware campus so it can expand after becoming a publicly traded company in the coming weeks. Loveland-based Lightning eMotors leased an additional 107,000 square feet in a former Hewlett Packard technology campus and has the option to add another 500,000 square feet there in coming years, the company announcedThursday. It also plans to hire dozens of staff members this year after making its stock market debut. Electric vehicle and battery companies have done well with investors in recent months, and commercial vehicle buyers are just starting to decide they should go electric. It makes Tim Reeser, Lightning eMotors founder and CEO, optimistic about expanding. “There’s a lot of interest,” he said in an exclusive interview with the Denver Business Journal. “We think it’s a very good time to do this.” Lightning eMotors, formerly known as Lightning Systems, installs electronic drivetrains and power systems in commercial vehicles and builds complete electric delivery trucks, cargo vans, tow trucks, ambulances, buses and other large fleet vehicles. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Lightning eMotors will go public by merging into GigCapital3 Inc., a special acquisition company, and have publicly traded stock listed using the symbol ZEV.The transaction is expected to raise $273 million. It should be complete by the end of the first quarter, likely less than 45 days away, Reeser said. The new real estate deal brings the company’s total manufacturing space in southwest Loveland to 231,000 square feet now. The expansion will allow the company’s employees “to work both faster and smarter, with more testing equipment and automation” and give the company facilities to attract topnotch engineers, said Keith Lehmeier, Lightning eMotors director of research and development, in a statement. The space the company has leased will allow the company to produce 600 vehicles this year and then hike its output to 3,000 vehicles in 2022. Lightning eMotors expects its production to grow nearly sevenfold over the three years after that, reaching 20,000 vehicle in 2025. It will need to add a lot of automation in its manufacturing to reach that output, Reeser said. It’s also hiring dozens of people in coming months to fill virtually every kind of position at the business and its staff is expected to reach 250 employees. By Greg Avery – Denver Business Journal

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• 51.9% of the survey respondents believe that U.S. economic conditions will get “better” over the next six months, a decrease from 55.2% in December. 37% indicate they believe the U.S. economy will “stay the same” over the next six months, an increase from 34.5% last month. 11.1% believe economic conditions in the U.S. will worsen over the next six months, up from 10.3% the previous month. • In January 22.2% of respondents indicate they believe their company will increase spending on business development activities during the next six months, a decrease from 34.5% last month. 74.1% believe there will be “no change” in business development spending, an increase from 62.1% in December. The COVID-19 Impact Survey of the Equipment Finance Industry will be reported on a quarterly basis in 2021. If you wish to participate, please contact Stephanie Fisher at sfisher@leasefoundation.org to determine eligibility for inclusion in the survey.

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The company partnered with a team comprised of Boulder-based Ball Aerospace and Falls Church,Virginia-based Northrop Grumman, and separately with Raytheon, to develop instruments for the satellites, known as the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared geosynchronous satellites.The companies passed a design review for the instruments on the satellites last summer. “Next Gen OPIR is a critically important program for our nation, providing advanced missile warning capabilities with a new level of resiliency that can keep us ahead of rapidly evolving threats,” said Tom McCormick, Lockheed Martin’s vice president for Overhead Persistent Infrared Systems. “A space program of this size — which includes developing two entirely new missile warning payloads — has never moved this fast.” Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor building two polar-orbiting OPIR satellites that will be paired with the three geosynchronous ones Lockheed Martin Space is developing.

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Lockheed Martin Space Wins New $4.9B Contract To Build Missile-Detection Satellites Lockheed Martin Space has a new contract worth as much as $4.9 billion to build three advanced missile-launch detection satellites for the U.S. military.

In contracting the Next Gen OPIR satellites, the Air Force also sought to buy satellites that are more resilient against space-based weapons in orbit than previous generations of satellites have been. Lockheed Martin Space has long experience building large, sophisticated satellites used by the military to detect missile launches from virtually anywhere on the planet and track their trajectory. It built the Space-based Infrared System, or SBIRS, satellites for the Air Force, four of which have been launched into orbit in the last decade and are flown from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. Two final SBIRs satellites are expected to launch soon, one this year and one in 2022. The original contract for the Next Generation OPIR geosynchronous satellites replaced the expected final two satellites of the SBIRs fleet. The Air Force “urgently” sought missile-detection orbiters that would be harder to attack in orbit.

The U.S. Air Force contract modification, announced Monday, covers ground control systems and launch vehicle adaptations in addition to the trio of geosynchronous missile-detection satellites the Jefferson County-based space company began developing in August 2018 for the Air Force.

The OPIR satellite development is on track to make that first launch deadline, McCormick said.

The new contract, with a maximum value worth $2 billion more than the original, calls for three orbiters to be built and launched by 2028.

All three next-generation missile-launch detection satellites are expected to be complete by 2028, the new contract award said.

The satellite construction is based at the Sunnyvale, California, campus of Lockheed Martin Space, a 21,000-employee division of Bethesda, Maryland-based defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp.

The contract obligates $99 million to Lockheed Martin Space in the current federal fiscal year. By Greg Avery – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal

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Lockheed Martin Space at the time was deemed the sole contractor capable of having the first such satellites ready for launch by 2025.

L3Harris Technologies Demonstrates Antenna Technology for US Space Force Satellite Communications L3Harris Technologies has successfully completed a technology demonstration, under a Defense Innovation Unit prototype contract, for the U.S. Space Force satellite communication system to improve communications with the agency’s growing number of satellites.


L3Harris developed a Multi-Band Multi-Mission (MBMM) phased array ground antenna system and integrated it with the Space Force’s Satellite Communication Network system in order to demonstrate multiple simultaneous satellite contacts. Traditional parabolic or radio antennas can contact only one satellite at a time.

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The MBMM system’s all-digital architecture established 16 simultaneous contacts during the demonstration. The system can scale up to support hundreds of concurrent satellite connections from a single phased array antenna system, reducing the physical footprint needed for ground antennas and lowering the infrastructure cost per satellite contact. “L3Harris developed an all-digital phased array antenna technology to meet the enormous ground system capacity demands created by the increasing number of satellite missions,” said Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris. “This successful demonstration from L3Harris readies our nation with a satellite communications approach today for the further proliferation of satellites in the near future.” The L3Harris demonstration successfully confirmed live contacts with Space Force satellites across multiple orbital regimes at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado.

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I mentioned that Wendie isn’t a machinist, but Wendie’s husband Jeff Flitton was introduced to the trade while in high school.When Superior Grinding first opened for business, Jeff supported the Flitton family with a steady income, employed as a fire fighter. When the business could afford it, ~ 20 years ago, Jeff left his employ to join the family business, where today both he and Wendie co-manage the business with their team. Wendie, a member of Goldman Sachs’ Small Business Association, has an uncanny ability to pivot in business to ensure its ongoing success. The company launched as a service business, sharpening blades for the printing industry. It enjoyed success in this industry in the early years, but Wendie recognized that the printing industry’s need for grinding would decline. Before this occurred, Wendie and her team had the foresight and confidence to launch the manufacturing side of the business, where the company offered grinding to machine shops. Jeff says, “With our grinding capabilities, we began supporting customers in Aerospace, Defense and Medical.We offered every type of grinding to our customers, including CNC ID/OD, ID, OD, Angled, Surface, Blanchard & Centerless Grinding. We additionally offered honing and lapping for our customers’ very tight tolerance requirements, and we have a mill and lathe to support specific machining requirements.” He adds, “Over time, we recognized that particularly with our customers’ medical parts, we needed a better way to manage the lengths and diameters of the parts we were grinding. In 2014, we invested in our first Swiss CNC machine, a Tsugami.” Wendie adds, “With our Swiss CNC machining capabilities, we were now able to reduce the steps for our customers’ outsourcing needs.We were able to buy the material, grind it, machine it, send it out for heat treat, and then finish it with OD or Centerless grinding. Additionally, the Swiss CNC machining enabled us to cut up to 1.250 diameter materials, and we were able to reduce the costs on many parts that needed to be machined and ground.” Swiss CNC machining has been such a value add for their customers

that today the company owns 4 high precision Swiss CNC machines. Jeff says, “With our grinding and Swiss CNC capabilities, we can offer high production, as most Swiss CNC shops do, but with our grinding capabilities, we can support our customers’ much higher tolerance parts. We can take a job in and measure to +/-.0005 tolerance.” Part of continuous improvement, and a key requirement for entrée, Wendie says, was certification. In 2010, as they ramped up their customers in the Aerospace, Medical and Defense industries, they took the critical step of certifying to ISO 9001.Wendie says, “We’ve continued to certify to ISO 9001, then in 2018 we added AS9100 Revision D to our list of certifications.” Continuous improvement extends to all areas of Superior Grinding, Wendie believes. “A couple of years ago, I started losing my enthusiasm with the business – I just didn’t know how to take it to the next level”, she says. Wendie says that when she and a long-term customer (and a friend) were talking about this shared experience in their businesses, Wendie’s customer recommended she apply for a program sponsored by Goldman Sachs, called their Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business Program. Wendie didn’t believe she’d have a chance, “I didn’t have a business educational background behind me”, but she applied anyway. Many months later,Wendie was accepted into the 11-week crash ‘MBA on steroids’ program. “It gave me so much more business knowledge, and it boosted my level of excitement for the business”, she says. In the program,Wendie was tasked with developing and presenting to her colleagues a business plan for her company. She adds, “Two years later, we now host Monday meetings with the entire team. These meetings are not only used to allow the team to discuss their business needs and issues for the week, but we also talk about fun things they did over the weekend. It’s a bonding experience, and we are building our culture” Wendie says prior to the program, she wouldn’t have know what ‘Building Culture’ was, nor of its importance in team building. When asked what factors the Flittons partners view as most critical to their success, both Jeff and Wendie agree that their employees top the list. Jeff says, “The majority of our team (~ 2 dozen) has been with Continued Next Page A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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us for more than 7 years. We are blessed to have the first employee Wendie started the business with, and our daughter Kellie Addington and her husband Sam offer business continuity as the next generation for Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining.” Wendie adds,” Our long time employees are efficiently skilled, pay attention to detail and take pride in our high quality work. They set us apart from the competition by specializing in the ability to hold exceptionally tight tolerances.” Wendie and Jeff recognize the role their employees play in their success, and as such they provide 100% medical benefits to their employees, a 401-match retirement plan, paid vacation days as well as a competitive salary. Wendie and the team at Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining recognize that careful selection and retention of their customers is key to their ongoing success.Today, with the expertise of long term employee Rhonda Butrick, the company is officially an ‘ Approved Government Supplier’, and they have annual contracts with a number of their customers. Jeff says thankfully they didn’t experience significant cancellations or push outs on contracts during the Pandemic. “Our ongoing contracts and our loyal customers helped our company during what could have been a real hit to our business; in fact with our new acquisitions plus our certification to AS9100 Revision D, Superior Grinding had a record year in 2020.” Wendie says, “At Superior Grinding, we recognize that we are more valuable to our customers when we offer a niche that others in the industry aren’t offering. We clearly understand how critical it is to keep up with technology, and as such, we make technology investments regularly. Our latest investment in our Quality Department with our Hexagon CMM and our Keyence measurement system has resulted in immediate quality improvements. With the Keyence, each of our operators can do their own measurements; they can easily print these out to evaluate. This frees up our Quality Control Brian Jaensch to become a true Quality Manager, and in fact our new equipment eliminated our need to hire an additional person for our quality department.” Jeff adds, “With our Hexagon and Keyence, we are now measuring to .00025 (anything closer than that would requirement a laboratory environment), and when we can essentially do measurements in 3 seconds, we now have the ability to increase the sample size of our parts measured. We have fewer corrective actions, we’ve reduced waste and we are nearly eliminating ‘escape defects’.” Superior Grinding’s roots hail from sharpening blades, and true to their loyalty to customers, the company still offers these services.Wendie and Jeff’s daughter Kellie Addington, says, “We sell and service all types of industrial specialty blades- metal shear blades, granulator blades, Guillotine (fassco f-3000), book binding, & sheeter blades.We also sharpen recycling and metal cutting blades, punches and dies, circular blades, slitters and perforator blades, planer and jointer blades, and many other types of cutters. We are additionally carbide blade grinding certified, and we distribute band saw blades for the Amada and Wikus brands.” Wendie says, “We are committed to constant improvement and exceptional quality output to our customers.” Jeff adds, “We recognize that we are far more valuable to our customers when we do what we say we will do.” To learn more about how Superior Grinding & Swiss Machining can support your precision machining needs with exceptional quality, contact them at: (801) 487-9700 or visit their website: www.superiorgrinding.com Kellie adds, “Want a job where you don’t have to work out in the elements? If you’re mechanically inclined, have any machine shop experience, surface grinding a plus or CNC Fanuc controls, dependable, willing to learn and work hard. Come join our team! Drop off your resume and take a tour of our shop. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Xcel Energy Is Charging Ahead With $110M Electric Vehicle Plan Colorado regulators have approved Xcel Energy spending $110 million to get new electric vehicles on Colorado roads and increase carcharging infrastructure in the Denver metro area. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission this week approved the power company’s first transportation electrification plan covering investments it will make over three years to encourage electric vehicle adoption in the state. The plans are required of power utilities under a state law passed in 2019. Xcel Energy Inc. is the state’s largest electrical utility, and it has embraced Colorado’s push to get more people driving electric vehicles as a way to reduce climate-damaging combustion of fossil fuels by traditional engines. Its transportation electrification plan is its biggest step toward encouraging electric vehicles The plan will also include investments encouraging fleet vehicle electrification by businesses. The utility, which serves 1.5 million customers mostly in the Denver metro area, forecasts quadrupling electric vehicles in its service area from about A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project pointed to studies showing that widespread electrical vehicle adoption drives down electricity rates. It predicted that, in addition to the environmental and health benefits of reduced pollution, consumers will reap billions in cost savings across Xcel’s service territory over the next 30 years if EV adoption takes off. A lot of the cost benefits of electrification accrue when utilities base rates on time of use, something that Xcel Energy has separately sought approval for from the PUC.The company proposed an electrical rate structure allowing it to charge different rates based on the time of day, allowing the utility to encourage vehicle charging at night, when demand is low and the strain on the electricity grid is lessened. Xcel last year won PUC approval to start new rates for fleet and public electric vehicle charging, pricing that went into effect Jan. 1. By Greg Avery – Denver Business Journal

Silver Was the Top Performing Commodity in 2020. Will Copper Be Next? What a way to kick off the new year. If you happened to watch the storming of the Capitol unfold live on TV, you might have mistaken it for a movie adaptation of a Tom Clancy novel. Despite the turmoil, stocks have incredibly continued to trade up. Such spending seems even more likely now that the Democrats have managed to gain control of both chambers of Congress, following Georgia’s special Senate election. I’m not sure if a 50-50 split constitutes the “blue wave” we kept hearing about in the months before the election, but it provides the Democrats with just enough political capital to realize at least some of the policies on their wish list, including green renewable energy. If nothing

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has historically been the world’s largest importer of the metal, but now that its economy has largely recovered from the pandemic, the country has been buying it at a record clip. But China isn’t alone. According to research firm Wood Mackenzie, 2021 is expected to be a record-breaker for renewable auctions in Europe. Copper and other industrial metals should also get support from the strengthening manufacturing sector in the U.S. The ISM Manufacturing PMI registered 60.7 last month, marking its highest level since September 2018. December was also the eighth straight month that the gauge of manufacturing activity held above 50.0. All six of the biggest manufacturing industries expanded, including fabricated metal products. Manufacturing Fastest Pace Our favorite copper stock remains Ivanhoe Mines, which is my top pick for 2021. The company is in the process of building three mine development projects in Southern Africa. Among them is the world-class Kamoa-Kakula high-grade copper project, which is only six months away from scheduled initial production, according to a company presentation from last month. Frank Holmes A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The company is adding new can plants in Pittston, Pennsylvania, and in Glendale, Arizona, to build up production and meet the demand for can bodies. Ball Corp. had forecast adding 6 billion cans of increased annual manufacturing capacity, but last year it indicated that number is likely to grow because consumption of canned beverages has grown even faster than expected. Companies moving away from plastic containers for their drinks products and favoring the more recycled and readily recyclable aluminum cans has been the driver of long-term growth Ball foresees, the company says. Cans have also grown in popularity among craft beer makers and been the container of choice for hard cider brands. Ball Corp. will operate more than 20 North American aluminum can factories once the new plant in Pittston Pennsylvania opens later this year. Expanded production in Glendale, Arizona is expected to come online earlier this year. Ball Corp. also opened a plant in Rome, Georgia, recently that make its recyclable aluminum cups, a product it hopes will grow in popularity, too. By Greg Avery – Senior Reporter, Denver Business Journal

“These investments will align our end production with our beverage can capacity investments, and are supported by numerous long-term customer contracts to serve the unprecedented demand for sustainable aluminum packaging,” Colin Gillis, president of Ball’s beverage packaging in North & Central America, in a statement.

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Nearly a quarter (24%) of those surveyed plan to relocate their supply chains to another country in 2021. Europe was listed as the most stable market outside of the U.S. Only 10% said China was a stable location for long-term sourcing.

One area the data shows they have not hesitated is to integrate technology into their supply chains. A December ISM report found 65% of U.S. manufacturers focused on reevaluating their use of data and analytics to stabilize processes during the pandemic. That technology gives more visibility so that companies can have a better understanding of what’s happening end to end.

Of middle-market manufacturers surveyed, 22% reported plans to address supply chain weakness by reshoring to the U.S in 2021, following years of geopolitical tension, tariffs and labor expenses. Manufacturers weathered the struggles of 2020 by being agile and resilient, maintaining relationships with suppliers, finding new sourcing options quickly and implementing technology to shore up needs for remote work and keep up with the increased use of e-commerce. Companies must remain vigilant in 2021. “Everyone is more sensitive … [with] a lot of decisions being made on short-term cash needs,” said Eskander Yavar, BDO’s national manufacturing practice leader.Yavar said many companies are rethinking their sourcing because of tariffs and high shipping costs. For reshoring to the U.S., it may take time to see what impact the new pres-

Digitizing the supply chain is a strategy companies see as an investment priority to ensure more agility and stability long term. More than half (52%) of manufacturers in the BDO survey said they intend to invest in supply chain technology this year to improve and increase efficiencies, end-to-end visibility, and flexibility and responsiveness. Still, with concerns about the economy, and some manufacturers struggling to pay debts as is, every company can’t justify quickly making the technological switch. If the investment will not be covered in the final product price, there likely isn’t a compelling business case. “Can they make it up in price? And the answer is probably not today. They can’t make up that ROI on that capital expenditure that they need to make for all the technology and all the automation in price immediately, so those CFOs are pushing off investing in that value because they didn’t think they can get the return in today’s environment,” Yavar said. He suggested that this year, in particular, companies have to carefully weigh their short- and long-term goals when deciding which immediate direction to take. As companies consider alternative suppliers and evaluate reshoring to mitigate vulnerabilities in the supply chain, the BDO report advises that they meticulously examine their global network footprint and factor in all the trade and tax implications. Source: www.supplychaindive.com – A.B. Brown A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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2021 Economic Forecast In 2021, we expect to see robust economic growth and consumer spending, lower volatility in the financial markets along with lower-than-average returns and no new Federal Reserve activity. I’m sure many of us are glad to see the calendar pages turn. 2020 experienced an unprecedented economic event; yet in many other ways, it was just average.


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In the early days of the pandemic, manufacturers were hit the baseline Patriot, according to the slides. hard with forced shutdowns, production slowdowns and serious questions about whether companies navigate G/ATOR’s average procurement unit cost could is between $147 the disruptions. Manufacturing indicators had shown early million and $254.6 million, MFCR is predicted to cost $223.9 2020 momentum, but the US MFCR industrial in March million per copy and withproduction a surveillance radar is registered a month-over-month decline of 4.5%, followed estimated to cost $326.4 million. by a deeper decline of 11.2% in April.

The G/ATOR system — which would need 118 months to What did increase in 2020, however, was the speed of transmove through the acquisition cycle — was assessed as having formation. Companies made swift moves towards Industry high schedule risk in both the technology maturation and risk 4.0, or the ongoing automation of traditional manufacturing reduction phase (TMRR) and the EMD phase. The program and industrial practices. There is no time to waste: mancould see schedule slippage, the Army predicts, anywhere ufacturers looking to stay competitive need to serve their from 14 to 18 months. customers in new ways; become more agile and flexible; and attract the right skills and talent. The Army concluded that upgrades and replacement radar taketonearly amount to field. The I options reached out leadersthe andsame experts acrossofthetime manufacturing baseline Patriot would reach initial operational industry spectrum and asked them what technologycapability trends in fiscal yearwould 2027,emerge upgraded Patriot in early fiscal rec2028, they thought this year in manufacturing MFCR and capability late fisognition that MFCR speed iswith of thesurveillance essence. Here’s are sixintrends cal ‘28. G/ATOR would take the longest to reach initial they say will stand out in 2021: operational capability, according to the slides, reaching the milestone past fiscal 2029.

Move to Glocalization As Covid-19 continues to shut down international borders and dampen business travel, companies will focus on balancing localized and globalized business options in order to stay competitive. “They will be a renewed effort to discover the technology solutions that can improve the resiliency and efficiency of critical supply chains in localized regions,” says Adzmel Adznan, partner and operating manager of Piva Capital. “Optimizing and strengthening these supply chains will present viable opportunities for emerging countries to advance their economies and stay competitive.”

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In 2021, remote work will continue, social distancing requirements will remain, and supply chains will continue to face disruption. According to George Young, global managing director of Kalypso, this means companies must find new ways to operate effectively, from the product to the plant to the end user. Artificial intelligence will be the standard for addressing these challenges, but AI will fail if companies don’t consider how humans interact with and leverage these new autonomous systems. “In 2021, enterprises will take a human-centered approach to AI initiatives, understanding user needs and values, then adapting AI designs and models accordingly, which will in turn, improve adoption,” he says.

Supportive IT Infrastructure

Increased Investment In IIoT

Organizations need to prepare their IT infrastructure to support the sped-up digital transformation leading manufacturers to industry 4.0, particularly in the middle market, says Jason Alexander, principal and industrial products senior analyst at RSM. “That requires a comprehensive IT infrastructure platform that is scalable, flexible and adaptable to the relevant requirements of the organization,” he says. In traditional IT, the interface with production is restricted to the provision of services and data, engineering and the necessary enterprise resource planning and product data management systems. “New technologies such as IoT are revolutionizing machinery, which need to be able to communicate with each other cost-effectively,” he says.

Integration is critical for answering the $77 billion need for the industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, according to Keith Higgins, VP of digital transformation for Rockwell Automation.With the IIoT market expected to grow from $77.3 billion in 2020 to $110.6 billion by 2025, 73% of manufacturers plan to increase their investment in smart factory technology over the next year. “As IIoT sensors produce 1.44 billion data points per plant per day, IT/OT integration is critical to improving operational efficiency while accelerating success through digital transformation initiatives,” says Higgins. “It will directly impact whether enterprises remain or become more competitive in the global manufacturing landscape.” Forbes Magazine

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hundred Caravans fly as freight feeders for package carriers—and modifying an already certified aircraft introducing autonomy, these two companies hope to lower the certification hurdles. Artificial Intelligence - The vision: automated aircraft flown by machine-learning algorithms that replicate the skills of human pilots but not their mistakes. The reality: The initial approach is to use AI to help the pilot in high-workload phases of flight, such as landing. Swiss startup Daedalean is developing a camera-based system to provide safe landing guidance for general-aviation aircraft and vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles. By tackling one well-defined subtask of visual flying, and proving the system can be safer than human piloting, Daedalean hopes to create the path to certification of AI for safety-critical applications. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency, which has been working with the startup to frame the rules, expects the first AI applications to be certified in 2022. Hybrid-Electric - The vision: propulsion systems that overcome the limitations of batteries to deliver the economic and emissions benefits of electrification in larger, faster, longer-range aircraft. The reality: Starting small, startups Ampaire andVoltAero are testing power trains in converted Cessna 337 Skymasters. Ampaire’s route to market is to modify existing aircraft, beginning with the Skymaster as the four-seat, 200-mi. Electric EEL but moving on to the 19-seat de Havilland Canada Twin Otter. France’s VoltAero, meanwhile, is taking the clean-sheet approach with plans for a family of hybrid-electric aircraft with up to 10 seats and 800-mi. range. Delivery of the initial four-seat Cassio 330 version is planned for 2023. While batteries have improved enough to make pure-electric urban air taxis feasible, longer ranges are still out of reach. But there are startups working to field all-electric nine- and 19-seat aircraft within just a couple of years of the first hybrid-electric types. Hydrogen -The vision: zero-emissions flight for aircraft of all sizes and ranges. The reality: adapting automotive fuel-cell technology to modify regional turboprops and kick-start the market for green hydrogen as an aviation fuel. ZeroAvia made the first flight of a six-seater with a fuel-cell power train from Cranfield, England, in September and plans a 300-mi. demonstration flight. The startup’s route to market is to modify existing 10- and 20-seaters to hydrogen-electric propulsion, aiming for its first certification within three years. Universal Hydrogen is more ambitious, targeting the 50-seat de Havilland Canada Dash 8-300 for conversion to hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion for market entry by 2024. Introducing a new fuel to aviation is an infrastructure issue. By starting small, the startups believe the challenge of producing green hydrogen can be made manageable. But to have an impact on aviation’s contribution to climate change, hydrogen needs to be scaled up to larger and larger aircraft as quickly as possible. Source:AviationWeek

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GMN USA_________ 800-686-1679 Machine Tool & Cutter Grinding_ 435-512-4416 PAS Technologies______602-744-2600 Prec. Mach’d Products__ 970-482-7676 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 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 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Grinding, Cold Saw AA Carbide________ 801-486-4881 Grinding: OD AzMark___________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595

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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 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 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 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

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Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 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 Diameters GL Manufacturing_______ 801-634-5894 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

GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 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 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 Machining: Milling American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Elite Machine________ 801-710-7891 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 DATRON__________ 480-826-3689 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 GL Manufacturing_______ 801-634-5894 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 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 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

Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Machining: Precision The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Machining: Swiss American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Machining: Turning Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 AzMark___________480-926-8969 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Precision Machined Prod.__ 970-482-7676 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machining: R & D American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654

Leading Edge Machine___ 435-563-9425 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 MANUFACTURING A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Precision Enterprises___ 731-642-8709 Electromechanical Design CAID Industries______435-890-8823 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Contract Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493

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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 •

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