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Vol. 10, No. 3 May / June 2017

AMT Expands Its Machining Center With The Takumi Machine Tool Line, A Hurco Company Acquisition

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“I don’t look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates, necessarily. Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university.” —John Keegan “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” —John Dewey

This is officially graduation season, and it is such an extraordinarily proud time for the graduate as well as his family and loved ones. My family and I just returned from Austin celebrating my son’s graduation. It was a beautiful memory. Education isn’t just about earning a higher-level degree. It is about furthering one’s education so that one can have a meaningful set of skills that will facilitate the potential to make an ‘honest wage’ that can support a family in the future. We just went through a house move. I am always eager to leave one house and enter a new chapter in my life, though I admit I find the actual moving experience as deplorable as the next person. Our moving company had earned the highest marks on Yelp, and true to their reviews, the young men who moved us were professional, polite, on-time and hard working. As they moved many of our belongings into the new house, I noticed boxes of magazines in the garage – they were the A2Z Manufacturing magazines we publish. I asked the young movers if they had ever thought about machining or manufacturing in general, as a career choice. The team had been busy packing and moving us for the past 5 hours, and it was a grueling process in the heat that can often come early in Arizona. I handed them each magazines, and suggested that there were opportunities for Apprenticeships – I know these well as I participate in the Arizona Precision Manufacturing Apprenticeship program. When my partner suggested that they could learn a highly skilled trade that wouldn’t require the strenuous activity inherent in moving, that they could begin working in a machine shop, being mentored by a Journeyman caliber machinist, while attending school part time, the 3 seemed interested.Then, when we mentioned that experienced machinists could earn upwards of $30 per hour, it seems as if we caught the attention of the 3 movers.

Cover AMT Expands Its Machining Center With The Takumi Machine Tool Line, A Hurco Company Acquisition This Issue’s Shop Profile Announcements/Releases .........................6-16 Feature Articles .............................1,26-27,36-37 Buyers Guide Equipment .........................49-54 Buyers Guide Processes.............................55-61 Card Gallery................................................49-61 Index Of Advertisers .......................................62 Editorial..........................................Throughout

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A2Z Manufacturing PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly Mail Address: 13442 N 50th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: E-mail:

CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Gene Wirth Hugh Taylor

Deloitte and Touche conducted a study just this year on the public’s view of US manufacturing. The findings show a true dichotomy in our beliefs. First the good news, we believe manufacturing is important to America’s economic prosperity (83%) and 88% of us believe manufacturing requires high technical skills. After Technology and Healthcare, we rank manufacturing as 3rd highest industry sector in maintaining a strong US economy, and 2/3 believe manufacturing Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source jobs are interesting and rewarding. for the industry.

When it comes to actually recommending manufacturing as a career, Deloitte’s study depicts a very different picture. 70% feel manufacturing isn’t a strong career path, and 1/3 of Americans would not recommend manufacturing to their children. Those familiar with manufacturing (often in the industry) are 2X as likely to encourage their children to pursue a career in manufacturing. What does this mean to us in manufacturing? I feel that we must all be advocates of the industry; we should be educators of the industry whenever possible.Take the 3 young movers – I feel that their lives will be much richer and rewarding if they pursue the trade of manufacturing. They will, without doubt, enjoy a higher standard of living, and they will not have to leave a trade in the next decade because their backs have given out. In closing, I ask that you be active in promoting manufacturing - find opportunities to share your knowledge. We need young talent to join the industry. Until next issue, I wish you the best and God Bless Our Troops!

Linda Daly A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •


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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 All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Manufacturing. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any adver tisement, 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 BARTON Adds Flow® Style Aftermarket Parts to Their Waterjet Products Line-up BARTON International, a leading supplier of garnet abrasives and consumables for waterjet cutting systems, announces the addition of aftermarket parts for Flow® waterjet cutting systems. “Customer requests lead us to expand our waterjet parts offering to include aftermarket parts for Flow® equipment. Genuine Flow® parts are recommended for machines under warranty, but for shops looking to find competitively priced alternatives, aftermarket parts can be a good option. A one stop shop, BARTON gives customers the convenience of purchasing Genuine Flow® OEM parts, premium aftermarket Flow style parts and garnet abrasives from a trusted partner.” says Waterjet Parts Manager, Stephen Podnorszki. BARTON’s complete selection of replacement parts and accessories for abrasive waterjet cutting equipment can be viewed in our online marketplace at Fully stocked inventories of parts are maintained in east and west coast warehouses ensuring quick nationwide delivery. Free shipping is available for online parts orders of $300 within the continental United States. Visit for details. For more information visit, e-mail us at info@, or phone 800-741-7756.

Smith Machinery Introduces Olivia Lassig To Its Team! Hello everyone. My name is Olivia Lassig, and I am very excited to meet and work with everyone. I will be a new Parts and Service Manager, so if you need anything, I’ll be there to help! A little about me. I was born on Feb 19, 1996 and am currently 21 years old. I graduated from Hillcrest High School in 2014 with an Advanced Diploma. I am 3 years engaged to my best friend Megan and our main hobby is Cosplay and we love going to conventions. I have some experience with ASL and plan to learn more in the future. You may recognize my last name from my father, Klaus Lassig. He told me about the opening at Smith Machinery and after hearing so many great things about the company and the people he works with, I was interested. So far everyone has been great, and I can’t wait for A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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the future. My father has been working with machines for as long as I can remember — first at Clean Machine and now with Smith Machinery. I don’t know as much as my father, and it may take me a while to get the hang of things, but I promise to do my best!

Northern Utah Tooling and Machining Association (NUNTMA) Invites You To Their Annual Golf Tournament! The Northern Utah Tooling and Machining Assocation (NUNTMA) would like you to attend their 7th Annual Golf Tournament.

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Meet some of the most progressive machine shopZ/E'^,͊Dh>>/'E^͕ZKW^ owners at this event. To learn more about the golf outing and the Northern Utah NTMA, contact by 8/31. The Northern Utah Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NUNTMA) was founded in 2007 and exists to help members achieve profitable growth and business success through advice, camaraderie, education, networking, information, advocacy, collaboration and services. The NUNTMA places workforce development among their top priorities, which lead them to applying for and receiving grant funding to develop machinist apprenticeships in each one of their member’s shops.

Dynamic Design & Manufacturing, An ISO 9001 Certified Precision Machine & Fabrication Company, Expands With Its Latest Machine Tool Acquisition, The DMG NTX1000 Dynamic Design & Manufacturing is a precision custom metal fabricator with laser cutting, CNC punching and machining, rolling, wire EDM, welding and assembly capabilities. Founded in 1983, the privately held company is located in a 32,000 square foot facility in Niwot, Colorado just outside of Boulder.The company provides high quality precision metal parts and assemblies to a variety of industries locally and internationally, and has established a reputation for providing excellent service, quality, and value to its growing customer base. Dynamic Design & Manufacturing is Announcements Continued Page 8

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Dynamic Design & Manufacturing builds products for the medical, process control and process control aerospace industries. To learn more about how they can help you with your precision machining and fabrication requirements, call them at 303-652-0431 or visit

Cimatron is now part of 3D Systems THINGS ARE GETTING BIGGER AND BETTER As one of the early pioneers developing CAD/CAM software for manufacturing, Cimatron will continue its 33 year legacy going forward as part of 3D Systems. Look forward to new opportunities for


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The company added to its machining capabilities with their recent purchase of the DMG NTX1000. Mike Beam, COO of Dynamic Design & Manufacturing, says, “The DMG NTX1000 is an integrated mill turn center that allows for simultaneous 5-axis machining. It improves our capabilities in machining complexshaped work pieces with a perfect combination of turning and milling, and allows us to reduce the number of set-ups required for complex machined parts.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Star Metal Fluids Expands With the Addition of Sean Kimbrell To Their Team! Sean is a secondgeneration Phoenician; with both parents being first generation! As a second-generation Phoenician, he is a loyal fan of most things Arizona, including: Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Suns, and Arizona State University (ASU). Sean went to Glendale Community College where he studied psychology. He began his career as a Paperboy at the age of 13. By 20 years of age, he started working for his father in the battery industry where he remained for ten years. He left the battery industry and began his tenure in the fuel and lubricants industry, which took him through the next decade. It is with excitement that Sean takes this next step in his career with Star Metal Fluids, growing his knowledge in the chemical and lubricants field. In his spare time, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children. He has two boys, ages ten and one. In an attempt to maintain his youth, Sean plays softball once a week.

Do You Have A Need For Automation, Par ticularly Motion Control and Machine Vision? Contact In-Position Technologies! In-Position Technologies is a High Tech Machine Automation Company specializing in Motion Control and Machine Vision. Our engineers are experts in the field of Positioning Systems. We pool decades of knowledge to specify and build customized Announcements Continued Page 10

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Announcements Continued levels of automation on a daily basis. Contact one of our motion experts today for a free system evaluation. In founding In-Position Technologies, Neil Jacques wanted to create a one of a kind automation distribution center that treats people with respect and delivers excellence in every aspect of its operation. Our experienced staffs of highly trained account managers, applications engineers, and customer service representatives are here to serve local markets in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. What motion automation requirements do you have? Pneumatic, electromechanical or both? Linear, rotary, or both? Crude or Precise? Repeatability good enough, or do you need accuracy too? How many axes? Let’s go through each axis one at a time? Any Multi-axis systems? Stepper or Servo? Do you need to track location?What safety concerns do you have? Will you need a human machine interface, or is it standalone? If you’re operating it using a computer, how far away will you be from the equipment? Is this a one time application, or will you be replicating your design? To learn more about how In-Position Technologies can help you with your automation needs, contact them at 480-893-8086 or in Colorado A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Custom Powder Coating Solutions Offers Paint and Powder Coating Custom Powder Coating Solutions (CPCS) is a custom powder coating specialty company with operations inWestminster, Colorado. They are committed to enhancing their customer’s products with coating solutions that add the benefit of a tough, attractive, costeffective finish with little or no impact on the environment CPCS has a seasoned management and paint team. The Division Manager has over 15 years of experience s p e c i f i c a l ly i n p ow d e r c o at i n g. Additionally, their professional paint team averages 5 to 10 years of experience powder coating. Javier Lagunas, team member of CPCS, says, “ We offer many services to our customers, including: Pretreatment (Three stage inline washer); Powder coating for metal substances; Metal pretreatment; Iron phosphate; Sandblasting; Anti graffiti coatings; Thermal plastic; Pre-

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Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc. - Winner of the 2017 Family Business Award Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc. is honored to announce it has won a 2017 Family Business Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times. We are proud to be a part of an event that honors our region’s incredible multi-generational, family-owned businesses for overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy. Ace was awarded this honor at the Pittsburgh Business Times event on May 3rd. Ace Wire Spring & Form, an industry leader in the manufacturing of Compression Springs, Extension Springs, Torsion Springs, and Wire Form, has been family owned and operated for over 78 years. Located in McKees Rocks, PA, Ace Wire Spring & Form recognizes and congratulates its fellow winners Anderson Coach & Travel, Berk’s Menswear, Burns & Scalo Real Estate, Butler Gas Products, Byzantine, A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

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Inc., Consolidated Glass Corporation, Edward Marc Brands, Fairchance Construction, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Grupp’s Christmas Trees, Hunter Services Inc. (HunterTruck Sales), Kurt J. Lesker Company, Louis Anthony Jewelers, McKnight Realty Partners, PaPa J’s Ristorante, Precision Feedscrews Inc., Robert Wholey & Co., Rosalind Candy Castle, and W.G.Tomko Inc. In 1939, Ace Wire Spring & Form started out in the industry with a small coiling machine making garter springs by hand.The owner, Joseph Vodvarka, was a machinist, working hands-on in the upstairs room of his house, which was converted into a small office / shop to produce the garter springs needed at the time.Through the years, Ace Wire Spring & Form grew, and the belief of family was always a part of it. In 1976, Joseph Vodvarka’s daughter, Linda, and her husband Rich Froehlich, bought the company and continue to keep Ace Wire Spring & Form a family owned and operated business. Rich and Linda Froehlich have a strong belief in family, and carry over that belief into the Ace Wire Spring & Form culture when doing business. Customers benefit from this by receiving personalized customer service, engineering assistance, and a quality final product suited to meet their needs. In turn, Ace Wire Spring & Form thanks the customers for making it possible for Ace Wire Spring & Form to be celebrating being in business for 78 years. The 78 years of experience that AceWire Spring & Form has allows them to offer a wide variety of custom precision springs.They have a first-class team of on-site engineers to assist customers with developing solutions for a large variety of applications, along with their on-site quality control Announcements Continued Page 14

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staff. Their veteran craftsmen working in the shop are trained in the latest and most advanced forms of mechanical and CNC wire forming machines and techniques, and have a combined 100 years of experience and success within the industry.The benefit Ace Wire Spring & Form delivers to companies time and time again is that it understands their customer’s needs and meets their requirements while delivering a quality product.

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Spatial Corp. Joins ADAPT ADAPT, the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a research consortium focused on developing technologies to accelerate the certification and qualification of 3D printed metal parts, welcomes new member Spatial Corp., the leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing, and engineering solutions, including leading additive manufacturing hardware producers. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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“Spatial will use its membership in ADAPT to bolster our technical expertise in additive manufacturing and strengthen our relationships in the industry. We also believe that our existing partnerships with many AM hardware and software providers can expand ADAPT’s capabilities,” said Ray Bagley, Director of Product Management for 3D Modeling and Additive Manufacturing. “Spatial’s membership in ADAPT adds a member focused on the software workflows for 3D printing, which is also at the heart of many of our data-driven research activities. Through both 3D printing equipment manufacturers and developers of specialty software applications, Spatial accelerates the efficient industrial application of 3D additive manufacturing. This area of expertise represents another strong partnership for our organization and its members,” said ADAPT Technical Director Aaron Stebner.

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies ( A DA P T ) i s a r e s e a r c h a n d development organization dedicated to the creation of next-generation data infor matics and advanced characterization technologies for additive manufacturing technologies. ADAPT uses these tools to help industry and government qualify, standardize, assess, and optimize advanced manufacturing processes and parts. Several levels of membership to the ADAPT consortium are available. Founding industry members include Ball Aerospace & Tec hnolog ies Corp., Faustson Tool, Lockheed Martin, Citrine Informatics. Grant funding from the Colorado Office o f E c o n o m i c D eve l o p m e n t & International Trade (OEDIT) was provided to Manufacturer’s Edge and The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Announcements Continued Page 16

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Announcements Continued Methods 3D And Markforged Establish Partnership Methods 3D, Inc., a provider of innovative production grade 3D printing solutions, announced that it has established a partnership with Markforged, an innovator in composites 3D printing. Methods 3D will provide sales, service and support for the Markforged line of 3D printers including the Onyx series, Mark Two and Mark X. The partnership will expand access to both companies’ advanced additive manufacturing solutions to manufacturers across North America. Markforged is an innovative 3D printing company that delivers same-day strong, working parts made of carbon fiber composites. Markforged invented a proprietary continuous carbon fiber filament printing method and its products are used in the industrial, automation, automotive, aerospace and medical industries in over 50 countries worldwide. “Markforged printers are an ideal complement to our extensive suite of additive manufacturing solutions,” said Jamie Hanson, COO, Methods 3D. “With Markforged, we will significantly enhance our customers’ production efficiencies by enabling them to quickly create tools, jigs and fixtures for myriad industrial applications. Our deep experience in metalworking manufacturing combined with Markforged’s expertise in high strength parts is a perfect match for meeting today’s demanding manufacturing challenges.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The Markforged partnership will also enable Methods Machine Tools’ Automation Group to design, integrate and provide unlimited solutions for its CNC machining automation systems with the ability to print unique end of arm tooling components for robots, jigs, fixtures and more. “Methods 3D offers a broad additive manufacturing platform and is on the leading edge of 3D printing as well as traditional manufacturing,” said Greg Mark, CEO, Markforged. “We are excited to partner with a company that has a proven track record of delivering excellent, innovative manufacturing solutions.” As one of the most respected, innovative and rapidly growing 3D printing companies, Markforged’s mission is to provide its customers with high strength parts, built right the first time. In 2014, Markforged revolutionized 3D printing with the introduction of the world’s first carbon-fiber composite 3D printer. Today, Markforged’s lineup of innovative printers and groundbreaking materials, along with Eiger cloud software, are making exceptionally strong parts for thousands of customers in over 50 countries around the world. Markforged industrial-strength 3D printers produce mission-critical, workhorse parts that solve real problems for their customers, and realize structures that were never before possible. For more information, visit Methods 3D has seven additive manufacturing labs, strategically located in Sudbury, MA (Boston) headquarters; Detroit, MI; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; and Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.methods3d. com/.

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High-Dollar Acquisitions,Tech Sector Helped Utah’s EconomyThrive in 2016 If the laundry list of accolades and awards lauding Utah’s red-hot economy and business-friendly environment weren’t convincing enough, a new report has the data to back it up. MountainWest Capital Network released its 22nd annual Deal Flow Report Friday, showing in black and white what a year companies in Utah really had. And it was a good one: funding for deals made in 2016 totaled $19 billion, nearly twice 2015’s $10 billion. The total number accounts for mergers and acquisitions, private placements and public offerings. “Utah continues to receive national recognition for its success in being a well-run state that’s conducive to business,” said Quinton Stephens, MCWN Deal Flow Chair, who presented the report.

However, even besides these unusually large deals, the year was good for Utah, Stephens said. “Even if you were to take those out, I think the total number is still ahead of last year, even if the total number of deals is lower,” Stephens said. And the number of deals that make up that $19 billion is almost 20 percent lower than the year before—in 2015, there were 524 total deals made, but there were only 423 in 2016. “In this case, there were a few really large deals that drove the amount really high,” said Stephens. Large acquisitions deals aside, one of the continued drivers of Utah’s success was in the tech sector. Technology and software deals made up the largest share in terms of the number of deals made—196 deals in 2016, up from 151 in 2015. Katie Chandler, MWCN Deal Flow Vice Chair, said the booming tech sector is a strong economic driver for many reasons, but one of them is because, in that industry, industry tends to grow exponentially. “[The tech sector] is going to continue to grow, because it just breeds itself,” she said. “We see a lot of people leave one tech company and found another one—serial entrepreneurs.” The full report, which contains an accounting of each of the 423 deals made in 2016, is available for download at While the report is strictly a review of deals already made and doesn’t attempt to make any guesses about what 2017 holds, Stephens says from what he can tell, the outlook is good.

The lion’s share of the $19 billion—$16.8 billion—came from mergers and acquisitions, and nearly tripled 2015’s number. In fact, the report states, just one deal from 2016 matched 2015’s merger and “I think all of those things are indications acquisition total of $6.1 billion: the acquisition of Questar Corporation to Dominion Resources in August. the trend is going upward, and I can’t find A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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a single one that that indicates it will go the other way,” he said.

Victory in OSHA’s N e w T h i r d Pa r t y Walkthrough Policy In a significant victory for One Voice members, on April 25, 2017, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a statement overturning an Obama-era Letter of Interpretation supported by national unions allowing third parties to attend OSHA inspection walk-throughs. The original 2013 OSHA letter stated that a union official may act as the employee representative during an OSHA walk-through at a non-union plant, representing a shift from the traditional definition of “employee representative.” This position made the OSHA inspection process more problematic and troublesome for the employer, as well as allowing union organizers an important means of access during an organizing campaign. One Voice members are still advised to consult their counsel or contact NTMA or PMA for advice upon OSHA inspection requests. This action does represent a major victory as many employees raised concerns over allowing a third party not duly selected to represent their interests speaking on their behalf and disrupting operations and the employer-employee relationship. Prescient uses robotic welding, driven by the company’s proprietary software, to manufacture pieces of buildings in its plant in Commerce City.

Colorado Manufacturer To Build 205-Job Plant In North Carolina It’s official: Colorado-based Prescient Co. Inc. is moving forward with a 205-job, $15 million plant project in North Carolina. Arvada-based Prescient, founded in 2012, uses software to design multiunit buildings for apartments, student housing and the senior living and hospitality segments of up to about 14 stories. Prescient then manufactures the parts for the structures.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said that Prescient won a state Job Development Investment Grant that enables it to receive up to $1.97 million in total reimbursement over a 12-year span for opening the plant in Alamance County, between Greensboro and

The state will make the payments in annual installments over 12 years pending verification by N.C. Commerce and N.C. Revenue that the company has met incremental job creation and investment goals. That JDIG grant comes on top of a $1.165 million incentive package approved last week by Alamance County and the cities of Graham and Mebane. Satyen Patel, chairman and CEO of Prescient, said the new Alamance County facility will “allow us to efficiently service our customers up and down the I-95 corridor from Maine to Miami.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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How Innovation Can Impact A Company’s Profitability I’ve been curious of late as to the impact innovation has on a company’s operations and profitability. In a very unscientific way, I looked at one company I know to see what was going on. Innovative ideas are nice. Innovation in action is profitable. The company is Ulbrich Steel in North Haven, Connecticut.They are in an industry that is generally viewed as old-school manufacturing. Plus, the steel industry overall has not exactly been making a lot of great headlines of late.

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So how do successful innovators bridge the gap between the creative thinking that drives new ideas and the linear thinking that drives the bottom line? Let me suggest two steps that are critical for putting innovation into action. Develop something feasible without diluting the original idea until it resembles the more familiar. Assuming you have transformed the idea into something doable while maintaining its uniqueness, get the organization to buy into it. To accomplish this, successful innovative organizations become adept in three intertwined areas: climate, thinking and action. Climate is about how people and ideas are treated.

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Thinking is about how to generate new ideas that hold potential for the business. Action is about transforming those ideas into committed action plans.

Here are some illustrations of how organizations institute all three to nurture innovation in action.

Climate √High levels of trust and openness √Collaborative approach with less focus on hierarchy √Leadership consistently and visibly models open-minded behaviors √New ideas are heard with an ear toward possibilities √Risk-taking is prudent, flexible and creative

Thinking √Encouragement of wishing and mental risk-taking, even if an idea is initially not considered possible √Use of metaphor to express ideas and thoughts — metaphors and analogies help to connect new ideas with the familiar, and often provide insight into nuances of a concept √Proactive connection between seemingly unrelated things — this is the very essence of creative thinking

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In the product development arena, their latest innovative success is in the solar industry. Ulbrich provides a uniquely designed and precisely engineered wire for solar panels. Their innovative design increases the output of each cell by 2 percent. In a solar farm with thousands of panels, that 2 percent adds up. Ulbrich Steel, a company that started out as a scrap metal operation in 1924, is now a global force. They’ve bridged the gap between smart ideas and practical applications. The bottom line — Innovative ideas are nice. Innovation in action is profitable. Ken Cook is the co-founder of How to Who Inc. and co-author of “How To Who: Selling Personified.” He founded Peer to Peer Advisors, the largest independent peer advisory board services company in New England and spent 25 years consulting with high-growth and middle-market companies, including five years as one of four consultants that Inc. magazine contracted nationally to work with the Inc. 500 companies. Cook has authored three other books and columns for several business publications. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Quality Assurance is a critical and integral part of operations at Machinists Inc. Heading up the department is Rick Bradbury, Director of Quality. With a bachelor of science in Total Quality, his master in business administration and 20+ years of experience, Rick maintains a team of highly skilled inspectors and technicians who administrate all elements of the Quality Management System (QMS) at Machinists Inc. Mr. Bradbury actively maintains oversight and involvement with Model Based and Conventional inspection methods at all plant locations. Rick says; “we combine both modern and conventional inspection equipment to

verify and document product conformance at all levels.” Rick reflects on the MI quality discipline which he can attest, is very unique in the industry. “Our culture here at MI must be absolutely devoted to a true customer-focused approach. Our inspection department is unique in that we enjoy a very diverse customer base and their variety of components. On a daily basis, we apply a multitude of high-tech instruments and combine this with our large-size capacity envelope and extensive experience to meet or exceed our customer expectations,” Bradbury said. Machinists Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and maintains ANAB accreditation through the International Standards Authority (ISA). Bradbury emphasizes “What this accreditation means is that we have documented and implemented a complete system of standardized business processes to address subjects like risk mitigation, inspection activity, records retention, planning, material traceability, contract review, calibrations, etc. This adds value within our industry; First, because these processes are fundamental to our customers’ ability to effectively communicate with us, knowing that we have a substantial foundation of business practices in common. Second, because it creates a platform for capturing our own internal intellectual property in a dynamic and continuous environment which is in-line with our overall Mission.” One of their newer pieces of Inspection equipment is a Nikon/Krypton K-600 camera system. The system employs three integrated cameras simultaneously to verify probe-tip position. Bradbury explains; “These systems work optically. They triangulate probe-tip position using a minimum of 9 infrared strobe lights and 3 cameras, each tracking the

probe-tip at over 1000 times per second. Additionally, it has a dynamic reference system capability which is a whole different approach and gives MI a real capability / capacity edge, particularly for model based inspections.” In short, this brief interview with Mr. Bradbury was a real eye opener. Bradbury concludes by saying; “From the conventional to the exotic, Machinists Inc. strives to demonstrate their commitment in meeting our customers’ needs while providing World Class Quality and Service at the best possible value.”

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Each micro and tiny home takes four to eight weeks to construct, and Micro Homes has the ability to work on four at a time. If the house is built on a trailer, Micro Homes purchases the trailer from suppliers in the region as a construction platform. Because these homes are portable, they must be able to withstand wind gusts as they travel 60 miles per hour on the highway. “They are very structurally sound,” Scott says. But to attract a buyer, Scott knows they must be more than sound. They have to be “real cute.” An average micro home is 900 square feet and costs $120 to $150 per square foot. “We have to give a buyer a bath/shower, washer, dryer, vanity, and linen closet in 40 square feet,” says Scott. “It has to be extremely ergonomic and efficient.”

Founder Jamon Scott Brings The Big Idea Of Tiny Houses To Utah And The Rocky Mountain Region Founder Jamon Scott brings the big idea of tiny houses to Utah and the Rocky Mountain region. The best ideas often come after a good meal. At least that’s the experience of tiny and micro homes manufacturer, Jamon Scott. Several months ago, Scott’s daughter tried to rush through their dinner together so she had time to sit down and watch her favorite reality show. “I had no idea what she wanted to watch,” Scott says. “I thought it might be another survival show or someone trying to win a bachelor. But my daughter promised I’d like this reality show.”Not only did Scott like the show, an HGTV show on tiny houses, it changed the direction of his professional and personal life. “On the way home from dinner, I looked at my wife and said, ‘You know, honey. . .’ and she said to not even think about it.” But he didn’t stop thinking about it and, a year later, Scott and his wife are building their own tiny house and working to build Micro Homes of America with their partners. Within the industry, wording is important. A tiny house is portable and is built on wheels for the purpose of being movable. A micro home does not include a transport system and is more permanent. Whether micro or tiny, Micro Homes of America plans to place up to 24 homes this year. “That’s where we are aiming,” Scott says. “We would like to be able to build four a month.” A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Challenges: Zoning. In the end, Scott can only build them as quickly as Utah can find a place to put them. Though HGTV makes tiny houses seem modern and fun, city and county codes are just now beginning to allow them “The challenge in Utah is where to put them,” Scott admits. “But it’s changing. Washington County changed their rules last fall. They were followed by Pleasant Grove and other Utah County communities. Even so, it’s still a big problem for us in the state.” One of Scott’s competitors has built 48 tiny homes in 12 months. Only three of the 48 stayed in Utah. The cost of customization is another challenge. A tiny or micro home can cost $70,000 and buyers are balking at the price tag. “We can get prices down if we can come up with a combination of mass producing 70 percent of the home and only customizing 30 percent,” Scott says. “The high price comes from customizing each and every home.”Source: Utah MEP, By Alicia Cunningham

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AMT Selects Takumi Mill Because It Exceeds Competitively Priced Machines In Speed, Travel Size, And Chip Control “SayWhatYou Mean, MeanWhatYou Say, and DoWhatYou SayYou’ll Do!” Advanced Mechanical Technologies (AMT) does just that. Operations Manager Frank Lewis says, “We communicate extensively with our customers to ensure that we can meet our customers’ delivery and quality metrics.” He continued, “Prior to getting a purchase order from our customers, we have discussions regarding their requirements and their delivery schedules. We reach agreement prior to accepting a purchase order — this allows us to provide outstanding quality and on-time delivery.” Jon Page, a mechanical engineering professional, founded the ISO 9001:2008 certified company nearly 20 years ago. Jon was raised by a family of entrepreneurs, and had spent a number of years employed in the medical industry as a design engineer. When Jon made the decision to launch his own business, designing and manufacturing medical test equipment and parts, he opened for business in his garage. Today, AMT is well versed in designing and machining complex parts and equally proficient at medical clean room automated assembly equipment and medical product development. They have expertise with medical disposables and assembly fixtures, laser-etching multi axis positioning systems with onboard vision systems, pressure testers, dental paste dispensing and packaging equipment, ambulatory infusion pumps, to name just a few of their products.They additionally have been awarded patents on their syringe infusers, their multidose syringe mechanisms, and their auto injection syringe devices. Though the majority of AMT’s customers hail from the medical industry, including such companies as BDC Labs, Cardio Optics, Medtronic Navigation, Baxter Medical Products, Phillips Medisize, the University of Colorado Health Science Center and Covidien, the company also machines parts for the aerospace industry, with customers including Ball Aerospace and Bandit/Idex Corp. Frank says, “About half of our employees came to AMT with little or no machining background. Jon mentored each of them, and when superior people come to work at AMT, they stay.” Frank says that the average tenure for employees is 8 years. AMT doesn’t have a sales force. Frank says that customers come to AMT through word of mouth. “We are known for our expertise in prototyping for medical companies.We A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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often earn new customers who come to us with difficult jobs that others ‘no bid’. Our extensive experience with CAD design and programming allows us to assist our customers in the design of their fixtures.” AMT has a somewhat unusual approach to its business growth. Frank says, “We are very careful about growth — we are concerned about our superior employees being secure in their positions.We don’t believe in staffing up and down; rather we plan for controlled growth. Jon and I share in this philosophy, and I believe it has helped us to retain the team that we have today.” He added, “It is also a formula for repeat loyal customers.” AMT has a large number of long-term customers who they align their business to. “Our customer requirements dictate even the types of machines we purchase”, Frank says. AMT doesn’t purchase one machine tool brand as often happens in a machine shop. “We’ve got Haas, Mori Seiki, Sharp, and Southwestern Industries machine tools in our shop”, Frank elaborates. Months ago, an older machine that was causing headaches with extensive repairs and down time forced the AMT team to look for a new machine to replace the ailing one. Frank says, “Jon knew about Foothills Machinery and he contacted them to allow them to bid

on our new machine tool purchase.” After careful evaluation, AMT purchased the Takumi VC0852, a threeaxis CNC machine that is equipped with the FANUC 0i-MF control. The VC0852 high-precision machining center features fast rapids, and is built with heavy-duty linear guides.Takumi design engineers adapted the world’s leading control to their rugged, durable machines to achieve higher productivity through speed, accuracy and reliability. Takumi is not a well-known machine tool brand in the United States - at least not yet.The builder has been devoted to the development, production and application technology of high speed machining centers for nearly 30 years, since its establishment in 1988. Takumi’s products include: CNC vertical machining centers, double column machining centers, high speed bridge machines and other machine tools Until recently, theTaiwan-based builder sold its machine tools extensively throughout China, Asia, and Europe. In 2015, Hurco (a leader in the development and manufacture of machine tools with integrated control technologies for the worldwide metal cutting market) acquired 2 superior machine tool manufacturing entities, including Milltronics andTakumi Machinery.TheTakumi line was formally introduced to the North American market at IMTS in Chicago in 2016. At this time, Milltronics and Takumi had a combined customer base exceeding 18,000 installed machines throughout 30 countries. Frank says, “The Takumi VC0852 offered the best value for AMT. For the price, we were getting with the Takumi VC0852 a bigger machine. It exceeds competitively priced machines in speed, travel size, and chip control.” The machine was installed at AMT literally a month ago (at the time of this article), so while formal metrics on performance improvements are not available, Frank expects to see substantial productivity improvements with the new Takumi. Frank also says the fact that the machine offered the FANUC control, which is so widely known, was key to their decision to purchase the Takumi. “It just minimizes our need for training”, he adds. AMT is one of the first few customers in Colorado to purchase a Takumi machine. As all machine shops can attest to, service is a key factor in their buying criteria. Though Frank and the team at AMT hadn’t purchased a machine from Foothills Machinery Sales in the past (and there wasn’t a large installed base of Takumi machines in Colorado), they were confident they would get the superior service they required. Foothills Machinery Sales has more than 3 decades of experience selling some of the best machine tools in the Rocky Mountain region. Frank says, “Our Foothills Sales Engineer, Frank Vuksinich, is outstanding in his knowledge and his follow-up. We are very pleased with the acquisition of our Takumi VC0852 and with our new machine tool supplier Foothills Machinery Sales.” The combined Hurco, Milltronics and Takumi businesses represent one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the machine tool industry, with more than 150 different models. To learn more about their offerings, contact Foothills Machinery Sales at 303-466-3777 or visit If you require a superior design and manufacturing entity for your medical test equipment, or are looking for a superior prototype shop for precision parts, contact AMT at 303 438-8721 or visit A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Lockheed says Saudi Arabia intends to spend $28 billion on its products, including integrated air and missile defense systems, aerostats, multi-mission surface combatant ships, radars, surveillance systems, tactical aircraft and helicopters. Lockheed and Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (Taqnia) have agreed to form a joint venture to build 150 Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk helicopters locally for the Saudi government. Riyadh also has expressed interest in Lockheed’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) anti-ballistic missile system, which comes with Raytheon’s 621-mi. (1,000 km)-range TPY-2 transportable surveillance radar. Lockheed says workshare for the Black Hawk will be split evenly, supporting 450 jobs across the U.S. supply chain and another 450 in Saudi Arabia.

Lockheed Martin and Boeing have emerged as the big winners from U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, during which the U.S. signed approximately $110 billion in arms deals.

Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson says the deals “strengthen the cause of peace in the region, and provide the foundation for job creation in the U.S. and in the Kingdom.”

After decades of procuring directly from the U.S., the nation of approximately 33 million people now wants local jobs and skills to come with its mega-purchases. Riyadh intends to spend more than $350 billion on U.S. technologies and programs over the next decade.

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Senate Confirms U.S. Trade Representative Last month, after numerous delays, the Senate confirmed President Trump’s pick, Robert Lighthizer, as U.S. Trade Representative. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is accountable for advancing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, as well as supervising negotiations with other countries. Now that Lighthizer is a confirmed actor on NAFTA, reform is expected to pick up as meetings take place with the House and Senate trade working groups as required under law. In these meetings, Lighthizer is expected to discuss a second draft of the administration’s notice to Congress on the renegotiation of NAFTA. The official notice will trigger a 90-day internal review process of NAFTA priorities and receive input from stakeholders such as One Voice members. Lighthizer served as one of the most prominent attorneys in Washington representing domestic steel companies in trade cases and disputes in favor of imposing duties on imports. Any One Voice members who are willing to provide input on their positive and negative experiences with NAFTA, including recommendations for improvement, should contact A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Environmental Concerns Driving Manufacturers to Make Changes When considering the dismal state of our state’s air quality, many people are quick to point fingers. Some blame the refineries, some blame traffic, some blame our geography, but the truth is that all of these factors shoulder the blame. The pie is cut thusly: 39 percent of Wasatch Front pollution comes from area pollutants, 48 percent from mobile and 13 percent from point pollutants (like refineries.) For some in the manufacturing community, this can be a sore spot. On a morning in the downtown Salt Lake City Holland & Hart offices, a group of eleven manufacturing professionals gathered at the annual Utah Business Manufacturing roundtable to talk about the state of their industry, and what growth areas, opportunities and challenges make up the manufacturing landscape. Environmental concerns, said Joe Wizom, president and CEO of Fetzer, Inc., are at the front of mind for smaller A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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“One of the challenges as a small business that we run into is that there’s a heightened sensitivity to the environment in the state of Utah. I believe everyone lumps all of manufacturing into the negative end of the spectrum on our effects on the environment,” said Wixom. “It is creating, for us, in the company, a substantial overhead cost to manage and report on something that is so minimal on the grand spectrum of what is effecting the environment in the state of Utah, that it’s a challenge for us.” While Wixom stressed that nobody in manufacturing is trying to “hide anything behind the curtain,” he said that the current state of environmental sensitivity is difficult when other states are trying to compete with Utah by luring manufacturers away from the state. “It’s hard when you see states that are out there, that are offering a lower tax structure and incentives because they want to diversify their economy.They want to be the next Utah,” he continued. “So they’re going and they’re offering these attractive opportunities in an environment that—I don’t want to say is less sensitive to the environment, per se … We show what we are. The staff and the effort that we have to do to stay in the good graces of the state of Utah and the general public is a challenge. It’s a cost that drives the expense and the cost of the product that we offer to the point where it’s not palatable to the customer.”

The current environmentally conscious climate is driving companies to take a look at their waste and recycling programs, although Todd Bingham, president of the Utah Manufacturer’s Association, says that sometimes figuring those programs out is also a difficulty for manufacturers when recycling resources become scarcer, or when recycling facilities close or cannot handle the load. “One of the things that we’re seeing right now is we know all of our companies are doing everything they can to reduce their footprint. I’ll give you one example: many of our facilities are zero-waste facilities. Right now, a lot of our companies are sending recycled material to certain facilities that are along the Wasatch Front— but one of those facilities is about to close down … It’s interesting to see how, as an industry, we’ll deal with that and not have to dump all of that in a landfill,” he said. Still, for those companies who manage to find a way to become more environmentally friendly, the opportunities to recruit based on that platform are ripe for the taking, said Mark Jenkins, CEO of Petersen, Inc.


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“About the workforce side, often we don’t say enough about what our companies are doing environmentally.We don’t say what you’re doing beyond to control your footprint,” he said. “From a recruiting standpoint, that’s a necessity these days,” continued Dave Frick,VP of Operations forVarex Imaging, who added that, when Varex expanded, they became 100 percent LEED Gold certified, and reduced the amount of power the building was drawing, even down to individual cubicles. “The students coming out of college, use that as a factor in deciding what company they want to work for. Because they do have choices now, and if we’re not doing our part environmentally, that will count against us.” For Mitch Lord, EVP at Orbit Irrigation, that mentality should become part of a company’s purpose—and having purpose is what makes younger workers want to work for you.While most people think they only spend about 100 gallons of water each time they turn on their sprinklers, Lord says that the real number is more like 2,500 gallons. A new Orbit product helps conserve water instead. “We have products that leverage technology that allow us to actually become a water conservation company. So it’s not just what we’re doing internally, but also what we’re doing externally with the products we bring to market that can actually make the world a better place,”

said Lord. “That’s not only a fun thing to do, but it’s exciting for our team in total, to go from widgets to making great stuff and making the world a better place along the way. The extent to which we can make that happen in our products is a tremendous opportunity and advantage … It strikes me that part of the opportunity for us is to make sure we have purpose. Any generational cohort, especially Millennials, want to be part of something that is good and that has purpose that is bigger than them.”Read the entire conversation in the July issue of Utah Business. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development.The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 5388811 or A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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“We get their attention by showing how much is happening, and then, appeal to them to reevaluate,” Moser explains. “We have a free online ‘Total Cost of Ownership Estimator’ tool, which helps them go beyond their historical sourcing practices.” For companies, that’s always started with price, as in: “Where can I find acceptably competent workers at the lowest possible wage?” But Moser’s tool incorporates other elements that often add up to 15 to 20 percent of additional costs to send jobs offshore, like “carrying costs of inventory, travel costs, intellectual property risk, and the impact on innovation when you separate engineering from manufacturing (or bring them back together), the lost orders and lost customers when you have volatility in demand and you stock out because you have a two- to three-month delivery where you wouldn’t have stocked out if you had a two- or three-week delivery because you have a local source or make it in your own factory here.”

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Why The U.S. Is Now Winning The Fight To Keep Manufacturing Jobs Onshore New research from the Reshoring Initiative confirms what many have been speculating: Rising costs for overseas labor and services and important brand considerations are now compelling U.S. companies to reshore jobs or create new jobs domestically. From the new report: “In 2014 and 2015 parity was reached between offshoring and returning jobs, indicating that the net bleeding of manufacturing jobs to offshore had stopped. As of 2016, for the first time, probably since the 1970s, there was a net positive gain in U.S. jobs. The U.S. has gone from losing about 220,000 manufacturing jobs per year at the beginning of the last decade, to adding 30,000 jobs in 2016. Measured by our trade deficit, of about $500 billion/year, there are still 3 to 4 million U.S. manufacturing jobs offshore at current levels of U.S. productivity, representing a huge potential for U.S. economic growth.” As Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, says in the new report, “The tide has turned.” For American manufacturers, it may now make economic sense to manufacture in the U.S. where it didn’t before. Moser has been documenting trends in manufacturing economics for several years. His contribution has been to provide manufacturers data, to one, help them understand trends (such as: “What industries and companies are reshoring jobs, and why?”), and reevaluate their own offshoring decisions. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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As he began running the numbers, what he suspected might happen, in fact did. “When companies do the analysis, in some cases -- not all cases -- it makes sense to bring the work back,” Moser says. “To quantify that a bit, we took the first batch of cases we had with China versus the U.S., and in 5 percent of the cases that the company had done a cost analysis, the U.S. had the lowest price. But based on a total-cost analysis, the U.S. won 53 percent of the time, just by using the correct metrics.” Is the number improving, given rising wages in China and other historically low-wage markets? “We believe it is,” Moser answers. “One the one hand, Chinese wages have been going up 13 to 15 percent per year. On the other side of that, the Chinese are investing more in automation and productivity than we are, so their productivity rate has been rising much faster than ours has been, and that counteracts some of that wage increase.” The new data seem to confirm the trend. Moser’s analytics also coincide with a profound change in the how U.S. companies are building brands.Today, offshoring jobs and service contracts in pursuit of the lowest cost provider is out of favor, inconsistent with a new consumer ethos that favors quality and value -- often the added value of creating homegrown jobs. Hap Klopp, founder ofThe North Face, provides an elegant explanation as to why companies reach a similar conclusion as those using Moser’s total cost of ownership tool: “The mistake the people in the apparel business are making right now is that they think it’s a race to the bottom because of price, and everyone’s trying to take ‘make’ out of the product. The real differentiation (for brands) is making something of value. If you’re not afraid of making the best, you’ll stand out from the crowd. 80 percent of the crowd are just trying to make something cheap, and the reality is that the cost of making these products at a distance is going up and up and up. The labor costs in China, in India, and in other places is going up much faster than in the U.S., and in eight or nine years the labor costs will be the same. Then the long lead times of getting products from Asia are really going to be a hindrance. There’s going to be more close-tohome product manufactured, and addition to that, ‘value’ is going to take over. And a brand is shorthand for value.”

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The rocket took off at 7:21 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch took Inmarsat-5 Flight 4, part of the company’s Global Xpress network, to geostationary transfer orbit, and spacecraft separation occurred at 7:54 p.m. At that point, Boeing and Inmarsat were to take control of the spacecraft to maneuver it into geostationary orbit. There, it will deploy its five solar arrays, made of ultra-triple junction gallium arsenide, and its reflectors before beginning payload testing. Like the three prior Inmarsat satellites, this one was built by Boeing in El Segundo, California, and should last for 15 years.The previous three were launched from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Global Express is the first Ka-band globally available high-speed mobile broadband service.Through the 6,100-kg (13,450-lb.) spacecraft, which features 89 fixed spot beams and six steerable spot beams, Inmarsat offers a wide range of services.That includes GX Aviation for broadband service on airline flights, Jet ConneX for the business aviation market, and services for the U.S. military, foreign governments, the global shipping industry and other industries.The constellation entered service in December 2015, and this fourth satellite will add more capacity to the network and in-orbit redundancy.

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“We are always looking to take our business to the next level,” Jason says. “It’s never really business as usual for us. We make great products, have the best machine tool technology, and take great care of our customers. That is what Mountain View Machine is all about.” The management team at MVM&W, consisting of Jason Crook, his son Rob, and Cliff Abbott, all recognize that they must continuously invest in new technology if they want to retain their valuable customers and grow the business. In just the last couple of years, they purchased a Romi 620 Lathe, which enabled them the ability to offer a bigger spindle bore, and the Mazak Nexus VCN-530CII. Just months ago, they invested in their first 5-axis machine, a Mazak VTC 800/30SR. “We had some customers asking us to do some jobs that required 5-axis machining, and until we purchased our machine, they were taking this work out of state.” Cliff added, “In the few months that we have been running the VTC 800 / 30SR, we’ve already acquired some new customers.”

Mountain View Machine & Welding (MVM&W) has always had the reputation of being an innovator, an early adopter of new technology. And keeping with tradition, the company just added 5 axis machining to their list of capabilities. Jason Crook launched the company nearly 4 decades ago, in the 1980s. He learned the trade of machining and welding during his years serving our country in the US Navy and Air Force. Jason and his wife, Tricia launched the Veteran-Owned company in their garage, and today both husband and wife, and many of their 9 children continue to be active in the business. Nestled at the foot of the nearly 10,000-foot high Bear River Range, MVM&W is located in picturesque Logan, Utah. Though it is stunning in any season, its locale makes for difficult travel in the harsh Utah winters. So it was by necessity A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Smith Machinery is the dealer for the Mazak machine tool line, amongst other fine machine tool lines they carry. David Soares, Sales Engineer for Smith Machinery, supports the team at MVM&W. David says, “The VERTICAL TRAVELING COLUMN (VTC) 800/30 SR Vertical Machining Center features a high speed spindle, swivel spindle head (B-axis), full traveling column design and fixed table for machining of extremely long and heavy work pieces. The swivel head delivers improved accuracy and repeatability due to the backlash free design, which allows the machining of complex features and contours. These features offer excellent machining capacity for a large variety of work pieces.” He continued, “Perhaps most importantly, a significant reduction of machining processes and increased productivity can be realized thanks to the additional axis, and when combined with a rotary table, full 5-axis simultaneous machining is possible. The machine also delivers fast rapid traverse rates to reduce non-cut times.” Many machine shops purchase 5-axis machines, but a significantly smaller number utilize the machine’s full 5-axis capabilities. David says that Rob Crook is so gifted a machinist that he was able to quickly utilize the machine, capitalizing on its full 5 axis capabilities. Rob worked closely with Gibbs and Mazak to perfect the post processor for MVM&W’s specific requirements. Jason says that he values the fact that the new Mazak machine gives the

company a longerY travel coupled with true 5-axis capabilities. With the new Mazak, MVM&W can manufacturer much larger parts, effectively double the size that they could previously machine (118 in x 31.5 in y and 33.86 in z). Early results have been dramatic. On one part that previously required 5 set-ups, with their new 5-axis Mazak, there are now just 2 set-ups required. On a part that previously took 3 weeks, it is now finished in 3 days! Rob says, “When we made the decision to purchase a 5-axis machine, we looked at different Mazak models. Not only do we think Mazak is an exceptional machine builder, we additionally value the support and expertise we get from Smith Machinery.” Jason added, “We selected the Mazak VTC 800/30SR for the horsepower, the size, and the versatility.” Clark Smith feels the VTC800/30SR is “the perfect job shop machine, because it’s so versatile. A job shop will have all the advantages of 5-axis capability; you’ll have fewer set-ups, it can hit 5 sides of a part, also it can handle small parts as well as parts up to 118” long and 31’ wide, the 18,000 RPM spindle is super-efficient, and the footprint is significantly smaller than typical machine designs with a moving table with the same travels. It can do simple 3-axis flat plate work and also full 5-axis simultaneous machining. It’s become one of the most popular VMC we sell.” Rob says, “This machine is capable of doing more than I anticipated. It was much easier to use; it literally simplifies complex parts.” MVM&W is a superior Veteran-owned machine shop that now offers true 5 axis machining. Contact them at (435) 755-0500 or visit Contact Smith Machinery to learn how their state-of-the art technology can help you with your machining needs. They can be reached at (801) 263-6403 or visit A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Boeing marked a milestone March 7, 2017, as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.

In the cash-and-stock deal, MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd., or MDA, of Vancouver will acquire the Westminster satellite imaging company and assume DigitalGlobe’s $1.2 billion in debt. Thousands of orange-clad people gathering for a Denver Broncos victory “The combination will bring together complementary space-related capabilities, creating a stronger company uniquely positioned to capture growth in the U.S., Canadian and global Earth observation and geospatial services markets,” the companies said. The deal — subject to regulatory approval and a vote by shareholders of both companies — is expected to close in the second half of the year. DigitalGlobe is the largest U.S.-based commercial satellite imagery company, selling images and data to online mapping companies, real estate developers, industry and for declassified U.S government intelligence that can be shared with foreign governments and aid agencies. It has five satellites collecting images and data about the earth’s surface. The company employs nearly 1,600 people, including contract workers. About 1,200 of DigitalGlobe’s total workforce is in Colorado. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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The 737 MAX 9 is the second member of Boeing’s 737 MAX family, with a maximum capacity of 220 passengers and a range of 3,515nm. The airplane now begins system checks, fueling, and engine runs on the flight line. Once completed, the airplane will begin flight testing in the coming weeks – the final phase of verification of the operational characteristics and overall performance of a new airplane. “The 737 MAX team continues to do a fantastic job getting us to these important milestones right on schedule,” said Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of the 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Our primary focus is delivering an aircraft that has the legendary reliability our 737 customers depend on, plus the optimized flexibility and range capability they desire.” The 737 MAX 9 is scheduled to enter service in 2018.The 737 MAX 8 is on track to deliver to customers in the second quarter of 2017. The MAX 8 and 9 will be followed in 2019 by the smaller MAX 7 and higher capacity MAX 200, while studies and discussions continue with customers on growing the family. The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling airplane in Boeing history,

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index climbed in March to ‘Forbes’ the highest Best level since April 3managers Phoenix Businesses Make Small 2012, while a Markit Economics measure of euro-area manufacturing Companies List was the strongest in 71 months. The business publication listed Grand Canyon Education Inc., as the The recent pickup in manufacturing has been a bright spot for the seventh best small company, while Cavco Industries Inc. came in at No. U.S. economy during a first quarter otherwise marked by tepid gains 13 and Inventure Foods Inc. was 33rd. in household spending, the biggest part of gross domestic product. President Donald Trump Friday touted athat National Association Forbes ranked the 100 bestonsmall companies had been publiclyof Manufacturers showing optimism among members was at a traded for at leastsurvey a year, generated annual revenue between $5 million 20-year high. Source: and $1 billion, and had Bloomberg a stock price no lower than $5 a share. The rankings were based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past year Commercial and over five years. Stock performance the Driver-Less Trucks WilloverSave last year also was factored into the ranking. Money, But They’re A Long Way Off From Oct. 1, 2013, to Oct. 1, 2014, Grand Canyon’s sales were $641 Self-driving million. The for-profit Christian university posted sales growth ofcom28 mercial trucks will percent and earnings per share growth of 54 percent over the past s ave c o m p a n i e s five years. money, but they’re n o t1.cThe o mfactorying for Cavco brought in $539 million for the year ended Oct. built home manufacturer reported earnings per share growth of 88 awhile, according percent over the past five years, but only a 4 percentto increase in return a new report by a on equity for that period. Boulder consulting firm. Inventure posted $253 million in sales for the past year. The specialty Navigant Research’s “Automated Driving for Commercial Vehicles” food marketer and manufacturer posted 14 percent sales growth, 19 reportgrowth indicates that driver-less reduce accidents and percent in earnings per share trucks and a 12will percent return on equity over past five years.Source: Phoenix Business Journal savethe fuel.

Although driver was the cab, his services CPI Fella 0.3% In inNovember, “Theweren’t Mostneeded Sincelast year when the world’s first driverless truck made a beer delivery, December 2008 taking Budweiser from Loveland to Colorado Springs along I-25.

Bloomberg News reports, “The cost of living in the U.S. fell in “Automated driving for commercial vehicles will offer many tangible November by the most in almost six years, depressed by falling energy benefits for fleet owners and operators. Benefits include a reduction prices that signal inflation will stay below the Federal Reserve’s goal in the number of accidents and severityindex of unavoidable collisions; heading into 2015. The consumer-price dropped 0.3 percent”a more efficient driving style that saves fuel; and the potential to imin November, “the most since December 2008,” according to a report prove driver recruitment by making the driving environment more released by the US Labor Department. pleasant,” according to the report. Bloomberg News adds, “The median forecast of 84 economists But don’t expect to see fleets of self-driving commercial trucks surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 0.1 percent fall.” anytime soon. The reports, excludes the “TheBusiness world isInsider not yet ready “‘Core’ for largeinflation, numberswhich of fully automated more volatile cost of food and gas, rose by 0.1% in November, intrucks and buses on public roads without a person behind the wheel. line with expectations. Headline inflation rose 1.3% year-on-year, For many years, a driver will need to be present to monitor system just below expectations, while core inflation rose 1.7%, also just status and deal with the more complex traffic situations. However, below expectations.” the technology is getting mature enough to take control under routine driving conditions such as freeway cruising and in slow moving Fed Signals That It Is In No HurryTo Raise Rates traffic,” according to the report. The reports thatexpect the Federal Reserve said that ittrucks? will be“Adoption “patient” So AP when can we driver-less commercial when it comes to deciding whenwill to increase At term, a news beginning conference,in of fully automated vehicles happenrates. longer Fed Yellen “said she foresaw no ratestatement. hike in the first quarter theChair next Janet decade,” according to a Navigant of 2015.” Last year, an Anheuser-Busch self-driving truck with a 53-foot Yellen that the “strength data and the level of traileradded delivered 2,000 casesofofU.S. beereconomic from its Fort Collins brewery inflation, not a calendar date, will dictate when it raises rates.” to Colorado Springs.

A bill that would put Colorado at the forefront of the nation when it comes to regulating self-driving vehicles was sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper earlier this month.

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Colorado’s Aerospace Industry:GOING THE DISTANCE It has become a mantra among those leading America through the Digital Age that technology is shrinking the world – that the Internet, social media, satellite communications and other advancements are connecting people regardless of geography, taking down barriers and erasing distances before our very eyes. And while that may be true, in Colorado – home of the nation’s second-largest aerospace economy – the challenges of physical distance and the importance of geography still drive some of the greatest innovations taking place in the industry today. Going to Jupiter, for example, involves solving a major puzzle involving distance, energy and physics. The planet is 1.76 billion miles away from Earth, and when NASA scientists decided to send a spacecraft to explore the giant planet, they had to figure out how to get there using the same amount of power as a blender, while solar arrays providing power would absorb less and less sunlight as it flew deeper into space. Did it matter that when the spacecraft, Juno, entered Jupiter’s orbit in 2016 that it had been built in Denver by Lockheed Martin at an elevation of 5,280 feet, a mile-high closer to space? Or that several instruments for the nearly 10-year, 3 billion mile voyage of the New Horizons Mission to Pluto were built in Boulder? There’s no question, says Vicky Lea, director of the Colorado Space Coalition, who points to the region as an innovation hub for the aeroA2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Today, Blue CanyonTechnologies in Boulder provides satellite technology for NASA and is one of the fastest-growing privately owned engineering companies in the United States. It was recently awarded a contract for the agency’s HaloSat project, a new high-performance small satellite featuring an ultra-precise attitude control system. The company is also developing a new test facility and creating a ground station for satellite missions – building on state’s history as a strategic location for some of the nation’s most critical command and control systems going back to the 1950s. Colorado’s aerospace industry was “destined to grow because of its location,” and the state’s central vicinity in the United States made it less vulnerable to enemy attack, according to a history of the industry by the Colorado Space Coalition. Also important was the military’s ability to “bounce shortwave radio signals to both its Asian and European operations from Colorado bases.” Colorado’s location would only become more desirable as the industry grew over time. In 1955, the Glenn L. Martin Company established a plant to build intercontinental ballistic missiles in Waterton Canyon, just southwest of Denver. Ball Aerospace, a business of Ball Corporation, was founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 1956 by Ed Ball, one of the sons of the original Ball Brothers in collaboration with faculty and graduate students from the University of Colorado. By then, the “Centennial State” had long been a site for military training and activities – think of the Army’s famous 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, whose veterans helped found the modern ski industry. In the 1940s and 1950s, Colorado added aerospace to its military role. Aurora’s Buckley Air Force Base, begun as an Army Air Corps base. In 1943, today is an Air Force Space Command base with responsibility for air operations, space-based missile warning capabilities, space surveillance and communications operations. In 1954, Air Force Secretary Harold Talbott announced a site north of Colorado Springs as the new location for the Air Force Academy. The youngest of the nation’s five service academies has distinguished itself by graduating thousands of pilots, astronauts and officers who have provided leadership for U.S. air and space activities. In and around Colorado Springs are a number of sophisticated military aerospace commands:The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Colorado Springs also is home



Z/E'^,͊Dh>>/'E^͕ZKW^EKd,Z,d^t/>>s/>>&KZWhZ,^͊ base for the Space Foundation, whose annual Space Symposium at the world-famous Broadmoor Hotel draws civil, military and commercial space leaders from around the globe. AIA and its member companies regularly participate in the Space Symposium, scheduled this year for April 3–6. At the 2016 Space Symposium,AIA’s David Melcher spoke to attendees about the need for a 21st Century Space Competitiveness Strategy. Given that Colorado has produced a disproportionate number of astronauts, including one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, Scott Carpenter; and Apollo 13 command module pilot Jack Swigert, whose heroic image in statue greets visitors to Denver International Airport and the U.S. Capitol; it’s fitting that the space community gathers in Colorado Springs each year. Of course, Colorado is a hub much of the innovation occurring in the aerospace industry right now.Today, companies like Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and Ball Aerospace support multiple commercial and government programs from Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver-area locations. “Colorado is at the intersection of virtually every element that makes the aerospace industry successful.

It attracts a talented, diverse workforce with the high-tech skills aerospace demands,” says Mark Valerio, vice president, Enterprise Solutions and Integration for Lockheed Martin Space Systems. “A strong network of suppliers and small businesses complement a number of large prime contractors that operate here. The state government also works proactively to create an environment where aerospace can thrive. Few places offer that incredible mix of talent, partnerships and infrastructure.” Lockheed’s Colorado-based programs include Orion, NASA’s next-generation deep space crew exploration vehicle that will take astronauts to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Orion’s engineering and design is led out of Lockheed’s Denver office. The company also built the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft – operated from Denver – that NASA launched in September 2016 on a seven-year mission to the asteroid Bennu. Lockheed Martin also supports a growing commercial satellite industry with capabilities and partnerships in Colorado that are improving the design and manufacturing process. At a facility in Denver, the company is working with additive manufacturing technology – and materials from plastics and polymers to titanium – to produce 3D-printed satellite parts, which can be manufactured in half the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditionally manufactured components. When it launched in 2011, Lockheed’s Juno was the first interplanetary spacecraft made with parts produced through additive manufacturing. Meanwhile, Lockheed can trace its current work for military customers back to the military command, control and reconnaissance missions that accounted for Colorado’s aerospace growth throughout the 20th century. Programs and capabilities supported by Lockheed in the state include the Army Warfighter Information Network, the Air Force’s global intelligence processing system, the Air Force Operations Center and the Missile Defense Agency Battle Management System. “We do a lot of work that entails capabilities related to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for different types of platforms,” said Suzanne Smith of Lockheed Martin. By Don Meyer ( A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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These developments encouraged aircraft-component manufacturers to consolidate and create a new breed of supplier aligned with a Tier 1 world. Honeywell, Safran, Goodrich and Hamilton Sundstrand led the way.They took on system engineering and supply chain responsibilities and paid for this additional capability with larger aftermarket revenue streams. The A350XWB’s first lower wing cover moves at Airbus’s Broughton, England, plant following transfer from the company’s composites manufacturing site in Spain. Airbus has outsourced 80% of A350XWB work and pursued supplier concessions. Credit: Airbus The Tier 1 trend continued in the 2000s. Rolls-Royce brought in automotive supply chain executives and reduced its supplier count dramatically. Airbus narrowed to fewer than 100 major suppliers on the A380 and outsourced 60% of its value; on the A350XWB this figure would grow to 80%. And Boeing famously embraced an aggressive Tier 1 model at the same it integrated many new technologies on the 787. It looked like the Tier 1 supply chain model was here to stay, until several factors intervened. Boeing’s massive losses from the 787 came to light, and it began to question why it seemed to take all the risk while earning lower margins than its suppliers. Its Partnering for Success (PFS) initiative ensued in 2011. It also embraced reengining over new designs and shifted its focus from technology innovation to process innovation.Airbus initiated its own Scope+ cost-cutting initiative on the A320.

OEM-supplier Relations Are Changing Shortly after becoming CEO of Ford Motor Co., former Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Alan Mulally was asked if he was ready for the complexity of the automotive industry. “An automobile has about 10,000 moving parts, right? An airplane has 2 million, and it has to stay up in the air,” he reminded his Detroit audience. It is no surprise that the jetliner supply chain is complex and constantly evolving. Now it is transitioning into an era we might call Post-Tier 1. This unfolding era of OEM-supplier relations entails more OEM vertical integration and restructured supplier responsibilities—and offers new opportunities for nontraditional suppliers. To understand the implications of this shift, and why it is happening now, requires a brief review of recent supply chain history. In the first four decades of the jet age, aircraft and aeroengine OEMs were vertically integrated. In-house production of aerostructures, aircraft systems, parts and interiors fed their final assembly lines. This changed in the 1980s and 1990s as Douglas outsourced large chunks of aerostructures and then Bombardier pioneered a new supply chain model, called “Tier 1,” on the Global Express. In this new approach, which borrowed heavily from the automotive industry, Bombardier brought in 10-12 risk-sharing partners and gave them large work packages and system design responsibility.The experiment worked, and these partners funded roughly half of the aircraft’s development costs. Embraer followed suit on the E-Jet in the late 1990s and reduced its A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Disruptive technologies—including additive manufacturing, advanced automation and digital manufacturing—began to change the make-buy equation for OEMs as the labor content of manufacturing plummeted. And recently, political populism put globalism and sourcing from lowwage countries in retreat. Boeing made a major break from the Tier 1 model on the 777-X when it sourced from Heroux Devtek (landing gear) and Nabtesco (flight controls) in make-to-print contracts where Boeing controls the system design and aftermarket. It brought the 777-X’s wings, nacelles and pylons back inhouse, and it recruited a new supplier to manufacture 737 economy seats (also make-to-print) so Boeing could keep the profits. A senior Boeing supply chain executive stated in March that the airframer is now interested in working with more suppliers and is intrigued with “focused factories” in which a supplier dedicates its production primarily to Boeing (see graphic). In 2016, it launched a new phase of Partnering for Success (PFS2) that includes additional pricing concessions and revised payment terms in addition to targeting supplier aftermarket revenue streams. And in July, Boeing will start operation of its new Global Services Unit, which has a goal of $50 billion in services revenue. Lucrative Tier 1 aftermarket revenue streams will be a key target. In aeroengines, GE is pursuing an aggressive vertical integration strategy (AW&ST May 23-June 5, 2016, p. 11). It would like to replace most aeroengine superalloys with ceramic matrix composites, and it is building its own supply chain from scratch. GE is making unprecedented investments in additive manufacturing and recently bolstered its capabilities with the

acquisition of Arcam AB and Concept Laser, two major European additive-manufacturing suppliers. Some 35% of its new advanced turboprop engine for the Cessna Denali will be printed in-house, reducing the serialized part count to just 35. This leaves little value-added for suppliers. A supply chain meltdown on the 787 program prompted Boeing to change its approach to sourcing products and services. Tier 1 suppliers are an important part of the aeroengine ecosystem and are often risk-sharing partners on new engines. It is not unusual for Tier 1 suppliers to own 25% of the equity of a new engine program. In 2013, GE acquired Avio, one of the most important Tier 1 suppliers of gearboxes, transmissions and low-pressure turbine modules. It also established joint ventures with Woodward and Parker Aerospace to build aeroengine fuel systems. The Parker joint venture uses GE’s additive-manufacturing capability to make Leap fuel nozzles. To be fair, not all aircraft and aeroengine OEMs are shifting to “Post-Tier 1” supply chain strategies to the same extent as Boeing and GE. Bombardier and Embraer are heavily dependent on Tier 1 systems-engineering capabilities. Airbus has maintained a consistent make-buy approach, although it continues to demand more supplier-pricing concessions. And Pratt & Whitney needs its Tier 1s as it ramps up its geared turbofan production. Still, with few new aircraft programs on the horizon, unrelenting customer cost pressure and disruptive technologies entering the mainstream, it is a good bet that the “Post-Tier 1” supply chain trend will continue. The implications of the trend are considerable. A recent white paper identified three likely outcomes. First, “Post-Tier 1” there will be a significant boost to aircraft OEM margins and cash. By improving their own operational performance, cutting supplier costs and capturing more aftermarket and services revenue,Airbus and Boeing will average low-double-digit profitability by 2020, the white paper forecasts. A second implication, not surprisingly, is major disruptions to the supply chain. Suppliers at all tiers will face unrelenting financial pressure. Aerostructures companies are particularly vulnerable, and the recent news that the Triumph Group’s aerostructures division may soon file for bankruptcy is a harbinger. Interiors, flight controls and landing-systems suppliers are in the bull’s-eye, as well. However, not all segments are susceptible: Aircraft OEMs likely will not vertically integrate in avionics or aeroengines, for example. Finally, there will be new supplier opportunities. Manufacturers of industrial automation and digital manufacturing equipment should see a major boost. Nontraditional suppliers, including agile and lean suppliers with automotive experience, will be in demand. Boeing recently announced a partnership with automotive seating supplier Adient to create new aircraft interiors competition. The shift to a Post-Tier 1 supply chain is in its early stages and entails huge execution and financial risks. Kevin Michaels is the managing director of AeroDynamic Advisory and a leading consultant on aerospace supply chain issues. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain • RockyMtnSaw-Flyer.indd 1

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EP Systems Selects Cache County for New Headquarters Utah’s higher education system plays a significant role in EDCUtah’s efforts to recruit companies to the state. That significance is exemplified in Electronic Power (EP) Systems’ decision to move to Logan, Utah. EP Systems traces its roots to Los Angeles-based Phillips Machine & Weld. Beginning as a manufacturer and supplier of machined parts to aerospace companies such as Boeing and Northrop Grumman, the company ventured into energy storage systems for electronic vehicles. EP Systems’ product integrates key technologies such as lithium-ion batteries, converters, controllers, software, and mechanical packaging for major industrial and aerospace markets. Its technology aims to address issues such as energy independence, carbon emissions, and global security. It is this technology, and the research being done in the field, which brought EP Systems to Utah. The company was looking to move their headquarters, including a new facility to handle R&D as well as advanced manufacturing, from their current location in Los Angeles. Though courted by Arizona with a large incentive, “team Utah” came together to show EP Systems that Utah was the best place for them to innovate and grow. One of the key decision drivers for EP Systems was that Utah State University (USU) conducts similar research to what the company does. That will provide a great partnership between the university and the A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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company not only in the collaboration of research being done, but also the workforce being developed at USU that will feed directly into the company. Having recent graduates that are well versed in the complex technologies EP Systems designs and manufactures will significantly reduce the costs of training new employees. Another key decision driver was operating cost. Through two site visits, site research, cost comparisons, and occupation reports, Max Backlund, who managed this project for EDCUtah, showed the company the significant cost savings that can be achieved in Utah and particularly in Logan. The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) also played a crucial role. They provided a grant for the renovation of lab space at USU that both the company and university will use, reducing costs for all parties involved. Additionally, the potential that Utah’s Foreign Trade Zone will expand to Logan will add more cost savings for the company. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) led the efforts of “team Utah,” specifically in providing an incentive. Logan City was with EDCUtah every step of the way, supporting the company as they considered where in Logan to locate. EP Systems will be a great addition to Logan’s growing aerospace and defense industry, as well as Governor Herbert’s goal to create 25,000 jobs in rural Utah over the next four years. On May 11th, 2017 EP Systems accepted an incentive to create 128 jobs and $11.6 million in capital investment.The company has selected a two acre site in Logan and plans to build a 15 thousand square foot facility.

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NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 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 Jend Machinery _____ 303-775-3697 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty 303-571-4933 New West Machine Tool _ 801-561-2001 Romi Machine Tools LLC 859-647-7566 Selway Machine Tool __ 888-735-9290 Sharp Precision _____ 310-370-5990 Smith Machinery Co __ 801-263-6403 Tornos USA ________ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine _______ 303-424-0268 CNC Lathes AME, Inc. _________ 303-922-9266 Doosan __________ 973-618-2500

Foothills Machinery ___ 303-466-3777 J.M. Grisley ________ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley ________208-861-8991 Jend Machiney _____ 303-775-3697 Hurco ___________ 800-634-2416 King Machine________208-345-9600 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty 303-571-4933 New West Machine Tool__801-561-2001 Romi Machine Tools LLC 859-647-7566 Selway Machine Tool __ 888-735-9290 Sharp Precision _____ 310-370-5990 Smith Machinery Co ___801-263-6403 Triad Machine _______303-424-0268 CNC Swiss Turn Machines AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Jend Machinery _____ 303-775-3697 Methods West ______ 602-437-2220

Scott HAISCH Sales Manager Cell: 1(480) 689-8756 221 Westec Drive – Westmoreland Technology Park I Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666 – USA –

Band Saws Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 Ultimate Machinery ____ 480-966-2000 Bar Feeders Edge Technologies _____ 562-597-7824 Cold Saws MMT, A Div of Productivty 303-571-4933 Fabricating Equip Sales __ 303-466-7342 Tornos USA ______ 951-695-0342 CNC Punching Centers Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 EDM Drilling Machines AMADA America _____ 303-670-9406 Current EDM Inc ____650-966-9676 Fiber Lasers EDM Machines Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Iron Workers Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Jend Machinery _____ 303-775-3697 Laser Cutters Methods West ______ 602-437-2220 AMADA America _____ 303-670-9406 MMT, A Div of Productivty 303-571-4933 MMT, A Div of Productivty 303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co __ 801-263-6403 PrecisionFab Inc. ____303-779-9180 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 EDM Tooling Systems Sidley Diamond Tool __ 800-544-9070 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 Triad Machine ______ 303-424-0268 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers EDM Perform. Access. ___ 800-336-2946 Amada America _____ 303-549-9167 Global EDM Supply___ 480-836-8330 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Micro Hole Drilling S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Machines Plate Rolls Current EDM Inc ____650-966-9676 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 Swiss Screw Machines Press Brakes Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 AMADA America _____ 303-670-9406 NEW MACHINERY Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342 PVD COATING Titanium Coating Services 562-548-2550 King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 NEW MACHINERY Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 FABRICATION S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Angle Rolls Shearing Machines Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 Fabricating Equip Sales _ 303-466-7342

King Machine ______ 208-345-9600 Revolution Machine Tools _ 385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales __ 602-368-8542 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades303-761-3000 Welding Equipment: Spot Welders AMADA America _____ 303-670-9406 Feature Cam ______ 602-502-9654 SolidCAM ________ 530-863-0461 OTHER ACCESSORIES PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Tooling Systems 3D Parts To Go_______801-380-7935 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 USA EDM Supply _____ 480-836-8330 RECYCLING PALLET SYSTEMS Recyclable Metals Iron & Metals, Inc ____ 303-292-5555 AutomaticPalletSystems Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Utah Metal Works ____ 801-364-5679 Scrap Metal Recycling AutomaticDoorOpenerSystems Iron & Metals, Inc ____ 303-292-5555 Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Utah Metal Works ____ 801-364-5679 ManualRotaryPalletSystems ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Integrated Systems Inc _ 928-649-9600 RoboticPartLoadingSystems SAFETY Midaco__________ 847-593-8420 Fire Protection Systems Rotarex _________ 480-689-8756 WoodworkingMachines FOD Prevention Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 PlaSteel _________ 888-752-7899 PRODUCTS Mobility Ramps & Stairs - Modular CASES PlaSteel __________ 888-752-7899 EZ-Access ________ 800-451-1903 SERVICES COOLING FANS (Industrial) AS9100 Certification Budʼs Equipment Sales _ 801-440-4916 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Guns BMSC __________ 602-445-9400 Layke Tactical ______ 602-272-2654 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Weld Cleaning Centers Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Capital Weld Cleaners __ 480-967-0016 Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Klontech Industrial ____480-948-1871 AME, Inc. ________ 303-922-9266 Western States Calibration 801-466-1700 Cimatron ________ 248-596-9700 Consultant, ISO Delcam (Autodeck) ____ 877-35-2261 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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a MISUMI Group Company

Kevin Benson Die Components Marketing Director

39830 Grand River Ave. Suite B2 Novi, MI 48375

DAYTON Lamina Corporation a MISUMI Group Company

Phone: (248) 489-9122 Cell: (708) 203-6684 Email:

Office: 801-463-3597 Cell: 801-979-3361 Fax: 801-294-3319


Nick Hochuli Sales Engineer


Cell: 937/503-4708 Office: 937/885-1878 E-mail: Wohlhaupter Corporation 10542 Success Lane Centerville, Ohio 45458

Business insurance solutions for the precision manufacturing industry 1-877-373-6879

BMSC __________ 602-445-9400 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Sustaining Edge Solutions_ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Klontech Measure Sol__ 480-626-8131 Education Ogden-Weber Tech College 801-395-3795 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 Financing Bank of the West _____ 303-202-5525 IEC __________ 303-593-0403 Intech Funding _____ 385-553-9208 Scottrade Bank Equip Fin _ 206-948-0022 Univerity Federal Credit Union 801-463-3597 US Bank __________ 909-466-5020 US Bank __________ 507-5328437 First Article Inspection Advanced Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 Heavyhaul IRH ___________801-972-5581 Injection Molding 3D Parts To Go _____ 801-380-7935 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Inspection Services IRH ___________ _801-972-5581 We Buy & Resell CNC, Plastics and Sheet Metal Machinery Advanced Coord. Tech ____303-469-6161 MEI Rigging_________801-701-7975 Insurance Services Spindle Rebuilding Sentry Insurance ____ 877-373-6879 GMN USA _________ 800-686-1679 Lean Consulting Setco-Pope Spindles_____866-362-0699 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 Transportation Process Improvement/ Audit IRH ____________801-972-5581 | 800.922.1674 ABS Quality Evaluations 702-371-7591 SOFTWARE AUCTIONS | APPRAISALS | LIQUIDATIONS BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 CAD/CAM/CAE Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 SolidCAM ________ 530-863-0461 Machining Software X-Ray Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Business Mgmt Software Certified Inspection Service _602-267-0661 Vision 33 _____ 303-937-6543x353 USED MACHINERY ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Consulting/Engineering EDM Network ________ 480-836-1782 BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 King Machine ________208-345-9600 Gladhill Associates ______719-495-8045 Vision 33 _____ 303-937-6543x353 K.D. Capital Equipment___480-922-1674 MEP ____________801-863-7001 TOOLING Methods West________602-437-2220 Orion Registrar _______303-645-4017 PrecisionToolholding Products Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 New West Mchine______801-561-2001 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 ISO Registrar ReSell CNC West_______480-694-9919 Tooling Systems Orion Registrar _______303-645-4017 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 S&S Machinery Sales____602-368-8542 Lean Manufacturing Selway Machine Tool __ 888-735-9290 MEP ____________ 801-863-7001 Live Tool Holders WATERJET CUTTING Sustaining Edge Solutions_ 888-572-9642 Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 MACHINERY Machine Tool Rebuilding Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Fabricating Equip Sales __303-466-7342 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Static Tool Holders Flow International_______800-446-3569 Process Improvement BMSC _____________ 602-445-9400 Schenk Intertech ____ 949-360-1512 Global EDM Supply____480-836-8330 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 Von Ruden Mfg _____ 763-682-0322 Jend Machinery_______303-775-3697 TRAINING King Machine________208-345-9600 Reverse Engineering CAD/CAM Training OMAX Corp________ _800-838-0343 Advanced Coord. Tech __ _303-469-6161 Abrasives/Blast Media Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Barton International____ 800-741-7756 CNC/Conventional Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 GMA Garnet Group ____ 832-243-9300 Rigging & Transfer Machining Atlas Rigging & Transfer 801-539-3885 Davis Applied Tech College__801-593-2483 Fives ____________909-263-9282

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ADDITIVE MFG/ 3 D PRINTING Faustson __________303-420-7422 Qualified Rapid Products _ 801-999-4297 Design/Engineering Qualified Rapid Products _ 801-999-4297 ASSEMBLIES Advantage Manufacturing _ 877-727-0281 Acu-Tec CNC _________ 303-365-9245 Bar-S Machine ________ 928-636-2115 CAID Industries _______435-890-8823 Dayton Rogers _______ 763-717-6303 JD Machine _________801-782-4403 Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 PlaSteel ___________ 480-491-8100 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wrico ___________ 480-892-7800 AUTOMATION Motion Control/ Machine Vision In-Position Technologies__ 303-231-9955 Electronics Assemblies Advantage Manufacturing _ 877-727-0281 CAID Industries _______435-890-8823 Welded Assemblies Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 BAR CODING Western Sintering _____509-375-3096

Jeffrey son


3063 North 575 East North Ogden, UT

BROACHING Ponderosa Ind________303-298-1801 Precision Machʼd Products 970-482-7676 Specialty Steel Services __ 801-539-8252 CASTINGS Die Casting TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 COATING Coating:Abrasive Blasting LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating:Black Oxide LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating:Chemfilm LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146

Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Coating: PVD (Titanium) Titatnium Coating Services 562-548-2550 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 COMPOSITES Elite Machine ________ 801-710-7891 S.A. Composites _______ 970-776-3877 CUTTING Metal Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181 Plasma Cutting Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181 Plastic Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181 Saw Cutting Bandsaw LLC ________ 303-744-7181

DESIGNCAD/CAM Bar-S Machine _______ 928-636-2115 H& S Machine _______ 801-755-7627 DIES Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 Prec. Machʼd Products ___ 970-482-7676 EDM: Wire Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Custom Design & Mfg ___ 435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 EDM Express ______ 800-780-7075

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Paramount Machine Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Reverse Engineering Precision Tech _______801-285-7288

Innovative Precision _____801-334-6317 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Micropulse West ______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine ___ 801-886-2755 Qualtek ________ 719-598-3394 X23 The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Wrico ___________ 480-892-7800 ELECTRONICS Contract Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Design Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Kitting Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 Prototype Cascade Systems Tech ___ 503-640-5733 ELECTROPOLISHING Qualtek ________ 719-598-3394 X23 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 AzMark __________480-926-8969 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

FABRICATION Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 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 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 Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Fabrication: Medium & Large Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Bandsaw LLC ________303-744-7181

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CAIDD Industries _____435-890-8823 EMJD Corp _________ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Falcon Sheet Metal ____801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv ______480-966-3952 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: SheetMetal Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 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 Falcon Sheet Metal __ 801-298-5064 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 Falcon Sheet Metal______ 801-298-5064

FINISHING Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 CPCS ____________303-438-8328 Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Precision Machʼd Prod___ 970-482-7676 Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Superior Grinding _____801-487-9700 TVT Die Casting ______800-280-2278 Finishing: One Stop Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ____480-968-1930 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies ___623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 Qualtek _________719-598-3394 X23 Photochemical/Etching VACCO Industries ______626-443-7121

Powder Coating Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 CPCS ____________303-438-8328 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing _____602-438-4443 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech _______ 801-292-0493 GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Specialty Steel Svcs ___ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 GRINDING AzMark __________480-926-8969 Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Diversified Metal Services _801-972-6093 Fives ____________ 909-263-9282 GMN USA ________ 800-686-1679 Prec. Machʼd Products _ 970-482-7676

FORMING Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Temperature Processing__303-772-0250 The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Heat Treating/Aero Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Heat Treating/CryogenicsTemperature Processing ____303-772-0250 Heat Treating/Custom Temperature Processing__303-772-0250 Heat Treating/Nitriding Temperature Processing__303-772-0250 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Vibrational Stress Testing Temperature Processing__303-772-0250 HONING/LAPPING LAYKE, Inc._________602-272-2654 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Gold Tech Industries ____ 480-968-1930 IDENTIFICATION Polishing Silk Screen Gold Tech Industries____ 480-968-1930 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443

Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Stee Steel Services Grinding __ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _______602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _____801-487-9700 The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Grinding, Blanchard 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, JIG Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Grinding: OD AzMark __________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Sun Grinding _______602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Grinding: Surface Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Sun Grinding _______602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _____ 801487-9700 Grinding: Tool & Cutter BC Tool & Cutter Grinding _713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding ____ 801-712-2720 Passivation

INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol ___ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions_888-572-9642 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Advantage Manufacturing ___ 877-727-0281 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod 303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 Laser Engraving Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Laser Marking Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 MACHINING A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 Advantage Manufacturing __ 877-727-0281

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Darrin J. Caschette President

888-280-7080 |

ISO 9001:2008

HIRSH PRECISION PRODUCTS, INC . Specializing in Production CNC Turning & Milling

Quality Work Delivered On Time Mike Hirsh Tel: 303.530.3131 Fax: 303.530.5242 Email:

American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 Elite Machine _______ 801-710-7891 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 Fives ____________ 909-263-9282 Flex-Pro __________ 480-773-3239 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 RD Machine & MFg ___ 801-977-0447 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 TVT Die Casting _____ 800-280-2278 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Machining: 3D Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine _____ 801-975-1117 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Faustson __________303-420-7422 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

6420 Odell Place Boulder, CO 80301

Paramount Machine __ 801-886-2755 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 S.A. Composites ______ 970-776-3877 Machining: Aerospace AzMark __________480-926-8969 CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 Flex-Pro __________480-773-3239 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 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 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Radtech _________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg ___ 801-977-0447 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg _____ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Ceramic OʼKeefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz OʼKeefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC A&L Machining ______303-373-1540

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Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Accutech Machine _____ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine __ 801-731-8862 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 DMSI___________801-972-6093 DRP Machine ______ 801-699-4372 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 Elite Machine ______ 801-710-7891 EPOCS Mfg _______970-535-4540 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro __________ 480-773-3239 H& S Machine ______ 801-755-7627 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 LAYKE, INC_________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine _ 435-563-9425 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 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 Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 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 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 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 Machining: Milling A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Cornerstone Machine __ 801-731-8862 DRP Machine ______ 801-699-4372 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 Elite Machine _______801-710-7891 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 Machinists Inc ______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Prec. Machʼd Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine __970-535-4604 Machining: Mold Making Machining: Plastic Cornerstone Machine __ 801-731-8862 Machining: Production A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine __ 801-731-8862 Custom Design & Mfg__ 435-257-0668

Elite Machie ________ 801-710-7891 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro __________ 480-773-3239 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 Paramount Machine __ 801-886-2755 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Radtech ___ ______303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Machining: Prototype A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine _____ 801-975-1117 Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Cornerstone Machine __ 801-731-8862 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Denver Precision _____ 303-469-1771 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 Faustson __________303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ____ ______ 480-773-3239 Innovative Precision __ 801-334-6317 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 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 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 The Toolroom Inc. ____ 801-773-6331 Machining: Precision A&L Machining ______303-373-1540 Able Machining & Eng. _ 801-268-6766 Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 CM Manufacturing ___ 406-543-4450 Cornerstone Machine __ 801-731-8862 Elite Machine _______801-710-7891 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 Flex-Pro __________ 480-773-3239 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind _______ 303-298-1801 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Precision Machined Prod. _ 970-482-7676 TVT Die Casting ______800-280-2278 Machining: R & D Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Dynamic Design & Mfg __ 303-652-0431 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 Flex-Pro __________ 480-773-3239 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175

Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500

Machining: Swiss Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Teton Machining ______208-642-9344 Machining: Turning Acu-Tec CNC ________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng. _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 AzMark __________480-926-8969 Bar-S Machine______ 928-636-2115 Custom Design & Mfg ___435-257-0668 Denver Precision Products_ 303-469-1771 DRP Machine ______ 801-699-4372 EPOCS Mfg ________970-535-4540 Evans Precision Machining 623-581-6200 Faustson_________ 303-420-7422 Hirsh Precision Products__ 303-530-3131 HPMP ___________ 801-619-9850 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 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 Tech _______801-285-7288 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 RP Machining ______ 719-550-1724 Teton Machining ______208-642-9344 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778

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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 Elite Machine _______801-710-7891 Group Mfg Serv _____480-966-3952 Kingʼs Peak Manufacturing 801-337-5920 Electromechanical Design CAID Industries _____435-890-8823 RD Machine & Mfg ___ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites _______970-776-3877 Contract Apex Engineering ____ 435-713-0072 Teton Machining ______208-642-9344 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech ________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

CPCS ____________303-438-8328 Rolling: thread Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 ROUTERING, CNC PLATING Micropulse West ______480-966-2300 Blanchard Metals Proc. _ 801-972-5590 SAW CUTTING Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 Diversified Metal Services _ 801-972-6093 Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 SHOT PEENING LA Specialties ______ 602-269-7612 Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Anodizing SINTERING Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Western Sintering _____509-375-3096 Pilkington Metal Finishing 801-972-2146 SPINNING: METAL Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Metal Spinning Solutions _ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Copper Specialty Steel Services _ 801-539-8252 Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 SPRINGS Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 Custom/Compression/ExtenElectroless Nickel sion/Assembly/Torsion LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Flat & Wire Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Gold/Silver Plate SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 STAMPING Nickel/Chrome/ Dayton Rogers ______ 763-717-6303 Copper Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 Precision Die & Stamping _480-967-2038 Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Tin Plate The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Precision Tech _______801-285-7288 Foresight Finishing ____480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 Thompson Machine __ 505-823-1453 Rapid Prototyping Wrico _________ 480-892-7800 Jensen Precision ______ 801-866-0175 POLISHING Stamping:Aerospace Robotic CNC Gold Tech Industries __ 480-968-1930 Precision Die & Stamping _480-967-2038 DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 PRECISION FORMING Routering CNC Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Richards Fab________801-409-0392 DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Thompson Machine ____505-823-1453 Small Part Stamping:Deep Draw Pinnacle Precision ___435-563-2722 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Turnkey Product Services PRINTING Thompson Machine __ 505-823-1453 Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 3D Printing Wrico _________ 480-892-7800 L.A.R. Manufacturing __ 801-280-3505 The 3D Printing Store ___720-443-3733 Stamping:Design METAL STAMPING 3D Prototyping The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 The 3D Printing Store ___720-443-3733 Stamping:Flat Forming Hi-Production Precision SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 PROCESSING: METAL Stamping Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Chemical Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Stamping:Foil Forming LA Specialties _______ 602-269-7612 Precision Die & Stamping _ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Etching/Photochemical Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Stamping: Light VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 SPRING WORKS Utah ___ 801-298-0113 MOLDS Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 PUNCHING Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Stamping:Precision Group Manufacturing Serv 480-966-3952 Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Molds: Plastic Injection Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Precision Die & Stamping _480-967-2038 Maverick Mold & Machine 970-535-4604 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Qualtek _______ 719-598-3394 X23 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Molds Steel REPAIR Wrico ___________480-892-7800 DMSI___________ 801-972-6093 Bearing Surface Aero Tech ________ 801-292-0493 Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 Stamping:Prototype Arizona Finishing ____602-438-4443 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Hydraulic Cylinder Loveridge Machine Co. __ 801-262-1414 Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Stamping:Short Run ROLL FORMING PAINTING Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Lifetime Products _____801-728-1260

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Ron Grob Co. _______970-667-5320 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc. __801-972-5590 Pilkington Metal Finishing __ 801-972-2146 TOOL & DIE Central Utah Tool _____ 801-374-2745 Newport Tool _______801-295-7411 The Toolroom Inc. _____ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine ____ 505-823-1453 Wrico ___________480-892-7800 Tool & Cutter Grinding BC Tool & Cutter Grinding _713-638-0303 Exact Tool Grinding ____ 801-712-2720 TOOLING Elite Machine _______801-710-7891 Mountain View Machine _ 435-755-0500 Western Sintering _____509-375-3096 Custom Tooling

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Advantage Manufacturing __ 877-727-0281 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Dayton Rogers ______ 763-717-6303 Denver Machine Shop ___303-295-6000 H& S Machine ______ 801-755-7627 JD Machine ________801-782-4403 Kustom Koncepts _____ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine _435-755-0500 Pillar Machine _____ 801-965-1900 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Star Precision _______303-926-0559 Wasatch Laser Processing _801-972-3500 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Wrico _________ 480-892-7800 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 Skyline Products _______719-392-9046 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Orbital Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Precision Advantage Manufacturing 877-727-0281 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Premier Technology Inc __208-785-2274 Richards Fab _____ 801-409-0392 Weiser Engineering _ 303-280-2778 Welding: Robotic Metalcraft _________888-280-7080 Welding: TIG Arrow Sheet Metal Prod __ 303-427-6419 Mountain View Machine__ 435-755-0500

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DRP Machine...58 Dynamic Design & Mfg...60 Edge Technologies...52 EDM Network...19,51 EDM Perf. Accessories...49 Elite Machine...55 EMJD Corp....57 EPOCS Mfg...56 Erickson Metals...18,49 Evans Precision...56 Exact Tool Grinding...61 EZ-Access...33,52 Fabricating Equipment Sales..51 Falcon Sheet Metal...59 Faustson...35,56 Fives...50 Flex-Pro...48,57 Flow International...49 Foothills Machinery...21,50 Foresight Finishing...60 Gage Lab Products...50 Ganesh Machinery...54 Gladhill Assoc...49 Global EDM Supply...50 GMA Garnet...22,50,54 GMN USA...44,50 Gold Tech Industries...55 Group Manufacturing...56 HAAS Automation...15,49 Hangsterfers...50 Hirsh Precision Products...58 Horizon Carbide...51 HPMP...35,61 Hurco...21,53 In-Position Technologies...55 Industrial Heat Treat Co...57 Innovative Measuring Systems...51 Innovative Precision...55 Intech Funding...54 IRH...52 Iron & Metals, Inc...29,52 JD Machine...55 Jend Machinery...60 Jensen Precision...60 J.M. Grisley...5,49,50,51,53 K.D. Capital Equipment...54 King Machine...49,50,52 King’s Peak Manufacturing...58 Kloeckner Metals...53 Klontech Metrology...50 Kustom Koncepts...56 LAYKE Inc...60

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Layke Tactical...53 Leading Edge Machine...58 Loveridge Machine...59 Machinists, Inc..23,58 Mario Pinto...51 Maverick Mold & Machine...55 MEI Rigging...54 MEP...51 Metalcraft...58 Metal Supermarkets...51,53 Methods West...3,49 Micropulse West ...55 Midaco...52 MMT, A Div of Productivity ...11,49-53 Mountain View...36-37,55 Nelson Engineering...56 Newport Tool...59 New West Machine...51 NUNTMA...45, 61 Northwest Rapid...31 O’Keefe Ceramics...30,58 Ogden-Weber Tech College...51 OGP...50 Olympic Metals...10,52 Omax...49 Orion Registrar...51 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing...59 Paramount Machine...56 Perceptron..61 Phoenix Heat Treating...58 Pilkington Metal Finishing...57 Pillar Machine...59 Pinnacle Precision...59 PlaSteel...53 Precision Die & Stamping....61 Precision Tech...59 Premier Technology Inc...58 Qualichem...52 Qualified Rapid Products...55 Qualtek...59 Radtech...58 RD Machine...60 Resell CNC West...54 Revolution Machine Tools...15,52 Richards Fab...56 RMTMA...28 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...47,52 Roentgen USA...52 Rolled Alloys...24 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd...52 Ron Grob CO....34,57

Rotarex...53 Royal Products...46,49 RP Machining, Inc. ..58 Ryerson...7,49,51-53 SA Composites...61 S&S Machinery...54 Samuel Son & CO..2,51-53 Sandvik...52 Schenk Intertech...50 Scottrade Bank Equip Finance...54 Selway Machine Tool...25,49 Sentry Insurance...54 Setco Spindles & Slides...50 Sharp Precision...51 Shop Tools, Inc..50 Skydandee Mfg...55 Smith Machinery...49,63 Southwest Waterjet & Laser...61 Specialty Steel Serv....22,56 SPRING WORKS Utah...60 Star Metal Fluids...9,49,51 Star Precision...56 Steel Services Grinding...57 Sun Grinding...57 Superior Grinding..16,57 Sustaining Edge Solutions...50 Temperature Processing...57 Teton Machining...58 The ToolRoom Inc...61 Thompson Machine...57 Titanium Coating Services...41,55 Toolnet International...49 Total Quality Systems...51 TVT Die Casting...40,55 TW Metals...52 Ultimate Manufacturing...51 University Federal Credit Union...54 US Bank...54 Utah Metal Works, Inc...14,52 Vacco...57 Vision 33...54 Von Ruden Mfg...49 Wasatch Laser Forming...59 Weiser/Mile High Precision...61 Westec...43 Western Sintering...61 Western States Calibration...53 Western States Metals...38,50 Wohlhaupter...54 Wrico Stamping...20,57 XCentric...41 Zeiss Industrial...51




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