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Vol. 23, No. 5, Sept / Oct 2017

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“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”Babe Ruth

Whether its work, your personal life, sports, or your family, you exist as a member of a multitude of teams. I just became the proud grandmother of Conrad, born to Alyssa and Sonny. It is Sonny and Alyssa’s most important undertaking for the next couple of decades to help Conrad to become not just a great individual, but also one who is a positive contributor on all the teams that he becomes a member of. I interviewed 5 different companies for articles this issue – manufacturing entities that are all thriving. It is interesting to hear about the successful hiring techniques in these companies: in one company, if an individual comes to the business and states that he or she is a ‘programmer’ or an ‘inspector’, the management team asks if they are willing to be everything – inspector, programmer, mentor and machinist. When the individual says that they don’t want to do machining, he or she isn’t hired. In this company, the philosophy is that every team member must be willing to support several critical functions in the business. I read so many articles about the shortage of good machinists, about an aging workforce that is followed by younger individuals, who often aren’t embracing manufacturing as a career. The successful manufacturing entity will only survive if it attracts new talent, and retains it. In so many cases, I meet companies who aren’t put off that the new prospective employee has little or no background in manufacturing. What will make a great employee? Without fail, a bright, hard working person who possesses the gift of working well with others will become a valuable asset to the company. But it takes a team of experienced individuals who are willing to mentor the individual. It takes a team.

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As a business owner or a manager of a team, it is your job to create a work environment that fosters growth, that motivates team members, and rewards those who help others who don’t have their experience. Creating a positive team environment can have so many benefits, including:

1) Fostering Creativity and Learning - Creativity thrives when people work together on a team. Brainstorming ideas as a group prevents stale viewpoints that often come out of working solo.

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2) Blending Complementary Strengths - Often, a team works well together because team members rely on each other to bring individual talents to the table. By observing the process behind these skills, you can learn how to combine your gifts and become a stronger team. 3) Encouraging Healthy Risk-Taking -Working as a team allows team members to take more risks, as they have the support of the entire group to fall back on in. Conversely, sharing success as a team is a bonding experience. Once a team succeeds together, their brainstorming sessions will produce revolutionary ideas without hesitation. In many cases, the riskiest idea turns out to be the best idea. Teamwork allows employees the freedom to think outside the box.


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Circulation: The A2Z MANUFACTURING has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 8500 people actively engaged in the precision Alyssa and Sonny have an enormous task ahead of them for the next 18 years. It is their job to manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on help Conrad reach his potential – to enable him to be a valuable team member in everything readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical he partakes in. requirements furnished upon request or you can go I encourage you to be the team member others admire — and one who others aspire to become. to There are Open Houses coming up, and Westec in Los Angeles is around the corner. We hope The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the to see you at these events; they are not only enjoyable to attend, but there are opportunities to contents of any advertisement, and all representations learn about new machining technologies. Also, Manufacturing Day is Oct 6, 2017. I hope you are those of the advertiser and not that of the will participate in this new National celebration. Please send us pictures of your event and publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any we will post some in our next issue. Until next issue, I wish you well, and misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and God Bless our Troops! in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such Linda Daly advertising. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Announcements & Releases Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix Invites Machinists to CNC Training Mill and lathe classes are scheduled every other month. Each course consists of 3 days of hands on instruction led by a Haas Certified Instructor. Students will learn the basics of the Haas control, operation of machines, and Haas programming using G & M codes. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 pm. Please join us for an upcoming session of the Haas CNC training. We recommend registering as early as possible as class sizes are limited.

The company, founded by Wallace (Wally) Myers when he was just 26 years of age, is centrally located near Sky Harbor Airport. AmeriChem’s customers hail from around the globe, with more than 40% of their systems shipping to Mexico. Wallace is a chemical engineer by formal schooling, and he was raised in a military family, where the mantra was that real work meant ‘Getting your hands dirty’.Wally says, “I think what has helped us to survive (and thrive) in business is listening to what our customers want.” To learn more about AmeriChem Engineering Services, contact them at 602-437-1188 or visit their website at

Sept 18th – Sept 20th Oct 23rd – Oct 25th Training is held at Haas Factory Outlet- Phoenix, a Division of Ellison Machinery, located at 1610 S Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ. To register or for additional information, call 480-968-5877 or visit

AmeriChem Engineering Services Specializes In The Design And Fabrication Of Chemical Processing Systems AmeriChem is a small engineering and manufacturing entity that manufactures and repairs a number of systems and components, especially those used in the semiconductor, electroplating (metal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Star Metal Fluids LLC Announces Newest Team Member! Sean Kimbrell is a second-generation 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 Announcements Continued Page 7

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Announcements & Releases Continued 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.

Adams Machinery Becomes Authorized Dealer for MCC Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc (MCC), best known for Citizen

CINCOM Swiss-type CNC lathes and MIYANO fixed headstock turning centers, is proud to announce that Adams Machinery has joined their network of exclusive distributors. Located in Tempe, AZ, Adams will provide sales and service in Arizona for both the Cincom and Miyano brands. Adams Machinery has been serving the metal working community since 1968 and has been under the same leadership for 26 years. They are proud to retain a dedicated and knowledgeable staff averaging more than eight years working at Adams. MCC is confident that they will provide the exemplary service that they expect from their distributors and that you can depend on the Adams team to offer solutions that best fit your manufacturing needs. Headquartered in Allendale, NJ, MCC maintains sales and service offices in CA, IL and MA.These offices support a network of local, full service distributors throughout the United States, Canada and Central America. For more information visit the MCC website at or contact Adams Machinery at 480-968-3711;

PAS Technolog ies Offers Nadcap Accredited Shot Peen Services PAS Technologies, a business unit within StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters & Accessories Division, is pleased to announce that it offers Nadcap Accredited Shot Peen services in its Phoenix, Arizona facility. Timothy Johnston, Director of Business Development for the company, says, “Shot peening is a cold working process used to produce a compressive residual stress Announcements Continued Page 10 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 2

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Arizona CNC Welcomes Michael Manning To Their Team! Arizona CNC is pleased to announce that Michael Manning has joined their team. Michael will support Arizona CNC’s customers in Western Arizona, from North Phoenix up in the state of Arizona, as well as in Southern Nevada. Michael brings nearly 4 decades of experience to Arizona CNC’s A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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customers. He started learning the trade from his high school years in Arizona, earning the achievement of Journeyman Machinist. Michael has supported manufacturing in a variety of positions, from Operations Manager, Quality Manager, and Partner/Owner for machine shops in the Valley. Michael has worked for and owned recycling businesses in Arizona and California, and has even supporting precision manufacturing by participating on the board of the Arizona Tooling and Machining Association (ATMA). Michael says, “After nearly 40 years in the industry, I am still very passionate about precision manufacturing. Coming to Arizona CNC to support customers with their machine tool needs will allow me to continue to service the industry.” Greg Whelan, owner of Arizona CNC, says, “We are delighted to have Michael join our team. Michael has such a strong background in the industry, and our customers will benefit from all of his experience. He has been in the industry for so many years that he has superior relationships with many here in the Valley.” Please welcome Michael in his new position and contact him for your precision machine tool needs. He can be reached at 602-677-6216 or you can email him at Announcements Continued Page 12 AN ISO 9001:2008 COMPANY

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Methods Machine Tools to Host MetalStorm 2017 October 4th and 5th Methods Machine Tools, Inc. will be hosting MetalStorm 2017, on October 4th and 5th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. A major open house event, MetalStorm 2017 takes place at the company’s corporate showroom and technical center at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The event will showcase groundbreaking manufacturing solutions that enhance productivity and overcome specific manufacturing challenges.






MetalStorm 2017 will feature over 50 mac hines under power. The highly anticipated event will give manufacturers an opportunity to explore new machine tools, experience advanced techniques, and learn how to optimize existing machine tools for higher productivity and increased profitability. Live demonstrations will be presented on Yasda, NakamuraTome, Kiwa, Fanuc, Feeler, exeron CNC Die Sinkers and high speed mills. New machines being introduced at MetalStorm 2017 include, aYasda Micro Center YMC-650, Nakamura-Tome multi-tasking machines; WY-150 with twin-spindle two turret construction, and NTY3-150 with twin-spindle, three turret construction, and the new Fanuc C800 CiB wire EDM with 20” Z axis height demonstrating the hottest technology in wire EDM, “Core-Joint” slug retention function. Additional new machines to be presented include, but are not limited to, Feeler FT-30M heavy duty CNC turning center, 3D


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Seco Expands Solutions for Hard Turning with New PCBN Grades Seco Tools has expanded its family of PCBN insert grades to cover the entire spectrum of hard part turning applications. Using a new bimodal substrate and nanolaminate coating process, these new inserts extend tool life and increase productivity in a broader range of applications. Seco’s PCBN grade chain for materials ranging from ISO H05 to H35 consists of CH0550, CBN060K, CH2540 02/16/10 and CH3515 and is designed specifically for turning hardened steels.They incorporate advanced coatings and A2Z a bimodal substrate with coarser grain materials, along withMetalworker optimized cutting edge profiles for long and 1/3 page square - 5 3/8 x 5 3/8" predictable machining performance. CH0550 provides prolonged wear resistance in high-speed continuous cut H05 operations. CBN060K excels in continuous to slight interrupted cuts in H15 applications. CH2540 offers unparalleled performance in continuous and moderate interrupted cuts in the H25 area. CH3515 exhibits extreme toughness handling heavy interruptions in H35 operations. Each of Seco’s PCBN grades is available in common ISO insert geometries in both metric and imperial specifications. High feed wiper geometry options are available to further enhance performance. For more information on Seco’s new hard part turning grades, please contact a local Seco representative or visit: SecoTools, LLC is a leading provider of metalcutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking and toolholding. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The facilities management role has been dramatically expanded beyond preventative maintenance and emergency response to minimize down time from unanticipated events. The increasing focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and, more specifically, energy and water efficiency, have become key performance measures for facilities managers. To address that reality, Phoenix-based SolarThermiX, an award-winning manufacturer of innovative energy savings products, has Announcements Continued Page 16

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Announcements & Releases Continued recently added two additional technologies to their solutions portfolio; InfiniteRTM phase change materials and Fre-Flo Water Systems. InfiniteRTM is the trade name for a recent development of a non-toxic, low cost, flame resistant phase change material blanket that can easily be retrofit into buildings over ceiling tiles, as part of a re-roof assemblies, or simply hung on walls to dramatically reduce HVAC energy use. Savings of 30% or more are typically realized by incorporating this dynamic thermal mass through its ability to stabilize temperatures in a room and reduce the frequency of HVAC equipment cycles and/or averaging cooler evening temperatures with warmer daytime temps. With case studies that include, US Military, national HVAC companies, major Construction organizations, several Universities, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, SolarThermiX has launched this product to commercial, academic, and residential buildings struggling to meet energy reduction targets. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The Fre-FloWater Systems technology has enjoyed a forty-year history of eliminating the negative effects of calcium scale in agricultural applications. By eliminating ground surface scale, irrigation water is quickly absorbed eliminating up to 30% of evaporative losses and improving water depth and ability to leach out excessive sodium in soil. Plant health and yields are significantly improved. SolarThermiX determined that same capability to eliminate calcium scaling had a place in chilled water applications and industrial water treatment. Fre-Flo units are sized to specific flow rates and have been shown to be effective in ice machines, fountains, and industrial dishwashing operations. The most significant benefits can be gained in cooling towers. For example, a standard 500 ton cooling tower can save up to 5 million gallons of water per year by extending blowdown frequency, while allowing for elimination of additive acids and rust prevention chemicals, and reduced water and sewer fees. Paybacks of less than one year are often realized. SolarThermiX is proud to have secured the rights to market the Fre-Flo Water system for Industrial, Municipal, and Commercial accounts as a complement to our other energy savings products mix. Recognizing responsibilities and continued focus on resource efficiencies, SolarThermiX stands ready to provide impactful, case-tested solutions to help Announcements Continued Page 18

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I’ve been talking since last summer about a “storm” coming for U.S. Manufacturers. A storm that was going to catapult some, while crippling others.We were right in our prediction, but underestimated just how much this “storm” would affect Manufacturers. Daily I find myself speaking to Manufacturers, all with the same story, and all of them lacking answers on how to solve it. Right now the industry is facing the shocking realization of large upcoming tax liabilities, without the capital to pay those liabilities. Even though extensions may be filed and payment arrangements may often be made, this is a slap in the face to business owners.They’ve spent years digging out of a hole, surviving. Just to go back into debt and have this daunting concern hanging over their heads while they should be shifting their focus from survival to growth. There are 4 Significant Changes That Have Caused This “Perfect Storm”: 1. Surprise Profitability The last several years has been decent if you’re fortunate but, dismal for others.This caused most companies to pull back on quarterly tax prepayments, or often eliminate them altogether. 2. The Past Few Years Were Better Than Expected There is no question that the past years started an upswing that is continuing to get stronger with each A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 2

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passing quarter. Manufacturers not only did not anticipate this upswing, they did not really “feel” it either. For years they were forced to cut back to the essentials just to survive. Once income began to flow again, many were forced to make capital investments that were years overdue.This includes; equipment, staff, software, and facility improvements. This means that although the past was in fact more profitable, it wasn’t “felt” by many owners. Not everything may be written off in the current year, even if the bank account hasn’t recovered, the P&L sheets have, and the IRS considers many to be profitable and out of AMT, even if the bank accounts don’t reflect the same. 3. Tax Breaks Disappearing Without Bonus Depreciation, (and other major tax breaks that Manufacturers have not only come to enjoy, but have come to count on), many are finding themselves with unexpected increases to their tax liabilities. 4. Tax Rates Increasing Tax rates are increasing for example; the recent Personal Limit increase to 40% and Capital Gains increasing from 15% – 25%. So, what happens when companies cut back on paying taxes over the last few years, have a “surprise 2016” that showed up in profit but not necessarily in their bank account and experience tax rate increases, even though tax breaks continue to disappear? They have a choice, either be crippled or be catapulted.Those that choose to put their head down and re-enter survival mode will surely suffer for it.Those that seek out ways to grow will take over new positions in market share while others scramble to survive. One key area growing manufacturers are taking a serious look at is what Specialized Tax Incentives are available to offset these increases in Tax Liability. Programs such as the R&D Tax Credit, Cost Segregation, Hiring Incentives, and PropertyTax Mitigation. Programs Announcements Continued Page 20

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NIMS, the precision manufacturing industry’s premier standards and certification body, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools

At a June 20th luncheon celebrating the 145 CNC competitors and their educators, NIMS and the Gene Haas Foundation announced the continuation of the GHF-NIMS SkillsUSA Scholarship Program, which will award over $200,000 in 2017 scholarship funds. The GHF-NIMS SkillsUSA scholarship awards: • $1,000 scholarships to all 145 competitors to support continued training in precision manufacturing • $4,000 for all gold medalists, $3,000 for all silver medalists, and $2,000 for bronze medalists • Free registration and waived test fees for earning up to four NIMS Level I CNC national skills credentials “These students are the future of the manufacturing industry,” said Montez King, Interim Executive Director, NIMS. “Their skills, experiences, and Announcements Continued Page 22

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Announcements & Releases Continued career opportunities and improve public perceptions of manufacturing. Started in 2012, MFG DAY has seen participation grow dramatically over the years. Here are the official numbers when it comes to the number of events, the number of attendees, and the how MFG DAY is affecting the public perception of manufacturing.

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In optimizing the construction of the machine, the footprint of the NHP has been reduced by 15% compared to the previous model, yet the machining area has been expanded by 24%. The three point leveling design makes machine installation and maintenance much more convenient. The center-through bed chip management evacuates large volumes of chips quickly for enhanced efficiency. The pallets can accommodate loads of up to 400kg (880 lbs), for the NHP 4000 and up to 500kg (1100 lbs) for the NHP 5000, and both through-pallet and overhead hydraulic fixturing options are available. Additionally, the APC has been refined to achieve a 27% faster indexing time. “The new NHP Series machines deliver the productivity and precision that manufacturers need to stay competitive,” states Jim Shiner, Director of Sales and Marketing at Doosan Machine Tools America. “From the spindle to the ATC to the APC, we’ve fine-tuned every component on these horizontal machining centers for non-stop world-class performance.” Announcements Continued Page 25


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A Message From The Arizona Commerce Authority In a recent thought-provoking column for CNBC, Governor Ducey highlighted the many reasons why Arizona is experiencing strong economic success, including a modernized government, highly qualified workforce, and our relationships with international trade partners. A recently released BMO Financial Group study underscores that success, forecasting Arizona’s economy to outperform the national average this year and next. From autos to aerospace to the latest discoveries in bioscience, Arizona continues to receive national recognition for our growth and reputation as the leading place to test, launch and scale new ideas. The Arizona Republic published an article headlined: “Arizona getting ahead of autonomous vehicle industry by stepping aside.” This was followed a few days later by a guest column in the Arizona Capitol Times titled, “Arizona leads the way in driverless cars, others catching on and catching up.” In the column, General Motors executive Paul Hemmersbaugh describes Arizona’s “first mover” status in the selfdriving vehicle industry. In addition, Arizona’s No. 1 ranking for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness by PricewaterhouseCoopers was highlighted in an article in FDI Intelligence.The article focused on Tucson’s mix of fast-growing

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3D Printing Among Manufacturing Technologies to Feature in SME’s WESTEC There are a great deal of 3D printing conferences and shows approaching in the coming weeks and months, and it’s less than a month until WESTEC, which will be taking place from September 12th to 14th in Los Announcements Continued Page 26 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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as a SMART Manufacturing Hub, a new area that will feature the most advanced smart technologies in manufacturing, including the Industrial Internet of Things and new developments in automation, software, controls, operations, data, advanced materials, and more. A new Machining Academy will allow attendees to participate in interactive machining and tooling sessions, courtesy of Tooling U-SME. The show has several complimentary offerings, including keynotes and the Business of Manufacturing workforce training sessions. There will be networking receptions on September 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and September 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, as well as two “Brew and View” events before the networking time slots. Greg Thompson, Global Product Manager for 3D Printing at Proto Labs, will lead “Designing for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)” from on September 12th, while Stas Mylek, Senior Product Specialist at Mastercam, will lead “Dirty Little Secrets About Cutting Tool Cost and Performance” on Sepetember 13th.

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GE Aviation is Using Additive Manufacturing to Change How Aircraft SpaceX Tweaking Dragon 2 Design And Mars Plans Engines are Manufactured Saddled between steep NASA cer tification While the tiny town of Cameri may not look like one of the most beautiful cities and villages to dot the requirements for propulsive capsule landings and a Italian landscape (even a local business owner said it was not the prettiest), some would beg to differ. Three rethink of related technology for Mars expeditions, years ago, Avio Aero, which designs, manufactures, and maintains systems and components for both civil SpaceX is shelving plans for upcoming Dragon 2 and military aviation, opened the most advanced additive manufacturing factory in Europe on the edge of crew and cargo retrorocket returns to Earth. town, and since then, they have received a steady flow of visitors: not tourists, but engineers, executives, and additive manufacturing professionals. Not long after the company opened the factory, they were acquired “That was a tough decision,” company founder by GE Aviation, which is using the technology on-site to change how aircraft engines are manufactured. and CEO Elon Musk said during last month’s International Station seems (ISS) Research and GE is focusing efforts on driving AM, after a disappointing Q4 2016.Space This certainly to be a smart Development Conference in Washington. approach; Dario Mantegazza, an Avio Aero manufacturing engineer, said it best, when he described 3D printing as having “no limits to complexity.” GE Aviation has facilities in Germany and Sweden, where they “Dragon is capable of landing propulsively . . . although you’d haveThe to land it on has some pretty soft landing acquired 2majority stakes in Arcam and in Concept Laser last year. company a factory in Auburn, pad because deleted the littleMorris legs that pop out oflocated the heat Musk said. we Alabama, and we’ve also owns AM pioneer Technologies, in shield,” southwest Ohio. But“The Joycereason says the decided not to pursue that heavily is it would have taken a tremendous effort to qualify that for safety, little Italian town of Cameri, and Avio Aero, are an important part of GE’s overall AM business strategy and particularly crewoftransport.” will be “at thefor center the growth of our additive ecosystem.” The in Cameri isofspecial, because it uses twentyHeavy Arcam-developed AM machines, which fuse together Theplant challenges scaling up to Falcon layers of titanium aluminide (TiAI) using an electron gun to accelerate an electron beam.TiAI is 50% lighter than nickel-based alloys,toand is being used in Cameri plant to 3D print blades forathe GE9X jet engine’s SpaceX also intended parlay Dragon 2’sthe propulsive landing technology into Mars landing system low-pressure turbine. incorporating a base heat shield and side-mounted thrusters. “I’m pretty confident that is not the right way,

andengineers [that] there’s far better approach,” Musk said. “From technology evolution [propulsive The are aable to additively manufacture blades thata are four times thicker standpoint, than ones created with landing]3D wasprinter, no longer in line with considering what we were the optimal way toever landbuilt; on Mars. aDragon laser-powered which is good, theconfident GE9X is was the largest jet engine the 28•• 28 Sept •/ Oct 2017/ Apr 2017 March


diameter of the turbine itself is “It is 80 something over inches. that we could bring back later, but it doesn’t seem like the beam right way to apply This electron technique is resources right now,” he so fast it’s even competingadded. with “Our primary making way sure casting, whichfocus is theisstandard we stay on track for getting crew to manufacture TiAI parts. The to [the] station, team is also able as to we use promised the same NASA, by the middle nextshape year.” machine to change theofpart and print different blades at the SpaceX, same time.which holds a NASA Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract Aerospace Industry worth up to $2.6 billion, intends Sets $146B t to demonstrate DragonExpor 2 during an unmanned Recordtest In flight 2016in February, followed by a crewed test flight inThe June, said inand a program U.S.NASA aerospace defense update posted its website industry set aonnew record July for 20. Boeing, whichsales holds in a separate inter national 2016, CCtCap worth up to $4.2 delivercontract ing $146 billion in billion, plans similar unmanned exports, the Aerospace Industries and mannedannounced. test flights of its CSTAssociation 100 Starliner capsule in June and August respectively. Exports2018, for the sector have been on an upward swing for a while, Dragon 2 isbya 52 next-generation increasing percent over cthe a p spast u l e five t h ayears. t e x pCompared ands the ctoa p2015, a b i l i tcompanies i e s o f t h ewere S p aable ceX freighter currently used for cargo to sell an additional $3 billion runs to the ISS a NASA in products to under international Commercial Services customers inResupply 2016, AIA data contract. Dragon 2 will include an shows. Environmental Control and LifeSupport System,civil a launch abort Unsurprisingly, aerospace system and up thethe ability to conduct sales made majority of the automatic maneuvers $146 billiondocking total, with defense at the ISS without the aid of the products comprising about 15 station’s arm. SpaceX, percent ofrobotic sales, AIA stated. The which intends toaerospace use Dragon 2 for U.S. military sector both crewabout and cargo missions, will shipped $16 billion worth continue to parachute the capsules of products to foreign militaries into the ocean recovery. in 2016 — a 5for percent increase from 2015. Non-aerospace military companies fared even SpaceX, NASA and the U.S. Air better, increasing exports almost Force are working with a model 9 % from $5.6 billion to $6.1 of the SpaceX Dragon capsule to billion. teach parajumpers how to recover astronauts fromted the about spacecraft Europe impor 34 after splashdown. Credit: SpaceX percent of US aerospace and defense exports last year, making Musk he mightlargest unveil regional SpaceX’s it thesays industry’s revamped Mars architecture customer. However, sales to theat the International Astronautical Middle East are rapidly growing, Congress whichover willthe be increasing (IAC), by 22 percent held in September in Adelaide, past year.

Australia. Besides the technical challenges of propulsive landings on Mars, economic issues are driving the redesign. “If we downsize the Mars vehicle, make it capable of doing Earth-orbit activity as well as Mars activity, then maybe we could pay for it,” Musk said. “That’s one of the key elements in the new architecture.” At last year’s IAC in Guadalajara, Mexico, Musk unveiled a Mars colonization blueprint with an estimated development cost of $10 billion. The plan featured reusable boosters flying huge tanker spacecraft into low Earth orbit and fueling a massive human spaceship for a relatively quick trip to Mars.The ship would be capable of carrying 450 tons, plus more than 100 people, who would pay about $100,000 apiece. The spacecraft, which would land on Mars, would return to Earth fueled by liquid methane and oxygen extracted from the planet’s carbon dioxide atmosphere. To build a sustainable colony of 1 million settlers, Musk envisioned a fleet of 1,000 ships departing for Mars every 26 months when Earth and Mars are optimally positioned for flights. Key to SpaceX’s goal of making humanity a multiplanet species is the development of heavylift launch services, which the company hopes to demonstrate later this year. Musk, however, is setting expectations quite low for the debut flight of the Falcon Heavy from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida. Similar to United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy, Falcon Heavy uses two Falcon 9 first-stages as strap-on boosters on a reinforced Falcon 9 core, a configuration that presented transonic airflow, maximum dynamic pressure and other flight dynamics and modeling challenges far beyond what Musk and his engineering team anticipated.

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“I think Falcon Heavy is going to be a great vehicle. There’s just so much that’s really impossible to test on the ground,” Musk says. “It actually ended up being way harder to do Falcon Heavy than we thought. At first it sounds real easy.You just stick two first stages on as strap-on boosters. How hard could that be? But then everything changes. All the loads change. Aerodynamics totally change. You’ve tripled the vibration and acoustics. . . . The amount of load you’re putting through that center core is crazy because you have two super-powerful boosters also shoving that center core, so we had to redesign the whole center core airframe. Then we’ve got the separation systems. It just ended up being way, way more difficult than we originally thought. We were pretty naive about that. “There’s a lot of risk associated with Falcon Heavy,” Musk says, adding

that there was a “real good chance” the first vehicle would not make it to orbit. “I hope it makes it far enough away from the pad that it does not cause pad damage. I would consider even that a win.” Falcon Heavy is intended to lift more than 2.5 times the payload capability of Falcon 9. A second Falcon Heavy is slated to fly in 2018 with the ArabSat 6A, according to SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell, followed by a demonstration mission for the Defense Department’s Space Test Program, which is overseen by the Space Development Group at Kirtland AFB in New Mexico. SpaceX also intends to launch two paying passengers on a Falcon Heavy lunar fly-around mission before the end of 2018. Source: Irene Klotz | Aviation Week & Space Technology A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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ATI Partners with GE Aviation to Develop Meltless Titanium Alloys for 3D Printing Every metal used in manufacturing, and 3D printing in particular, has its unique benefits, but titanium is an especially popular material for a number of reasons. It’s the go-to metal for medical implants, thanks to its strength, l i g h t we i g h t , c o r r o s i o n resistance and biocompatibility, and those characteristics (minus the biocompatibility) also make it a highly desirable material for aerospace applications. It’s also able to withstand extreme temperatures. While pure titanium is often used for medical and dental applications, it’s usually alloyed with other metals when it comes to aerospace parts. The most common metals alloyed with titanium are aluminum and vanadium, with others including iron, cobalt, copper, tantalum, nickel, and more. Developing new titanium and titanium alloy powders for additive manufacturing is an ongoing project, and the latest contribution comes in the form of a partnership between GE Aviation and Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI). The joint venture will lead to the production of a new meltless titanium alloy powder manufacturing technology, specifically for A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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additive manufacturing applications. The terms of the agreement include the construction of a new R&D pilot production facility. The involvement of GE Aviation means that the new technology is bound to have an impact on the aerospace industry, but ATI is a strong presence in aerospace itself. The Pittsburgh-based company’s largest market is aerospace and defense, with a particular focus on jet engines, though it also has a hand in oil and gas, medicine, energy, and automotive. ATI is a leader in the production of nickel and titanium alloys, especially for use in advanced jet engines and 3D printed products. It has a history of investing large sums in the development of new metal powder production technologies for additive manufacturing, particularly with aerospace applications in mind. Two years ago, ATI dramatically expanded its nickel-based superalloy powder production capabilities, particularly for the production of jet engines, and now it’s zeroing in on its other specialty: titanium alloys. “We are pleased to join with GE Aviation to create this innovative next-generation technology joint venture,” said Rich Harshman, ATI’s Chairman, President and CEO. “The science of specialty metal powders is a transformative technology and we intend to maintain and enhance our industry-leading position.” While GE Additive may be GE’s dedicated additive manufacturing business unit, indeed working toward the creation of its own massive metal additive manufacturing machine, GE Aviation remains heavily invested in the technology itself, relying on it to revolutionize the

manufacture of jet engines through additive manufacturing. Titanium alloys have played a large role in GE Aviation’s manufacturing processes lately; the company has used the material to 3D print blades and other parts for its now-famous GE90 jet engines. GE Aviation is more than ready to build on that success, which it hopes to do through the partnership with ATI. by Clare Scott, 3D Printing, Aerospace 3D Printing

Blue Origin Offers Priority for Repeat Riders

Blue Origin’s New Shepard first flew into space (100 km or 62 miles, or 330,000 ft above Earth’s sea level) on Nov. 23, 2015, and has made four more flights since then. The last was on Oct. 5, when it successfully tested the capsule’s escape system. The New Shepard booster will now be retired and displayed in a museum. The Smithsonian, perhaps? Blue Origin will not say.

Buy a shot into space with Blue Origin and get priority on your next ride or on one in its planned orbital space capsule. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space-ride company hasn’t yet said how much a straight up-anddown ride will cost in the six-man capsule perched atop the reusable New Shepard booster, nor when the first human-carrying launch will take place. But it is already working on a more powerful New Glenn reusable booster and a capsule that will take fare-paying passengers into orbit. Here at EAA AirVenture Blue origin is showing its five-times-into-space booster, and offering simulated demonstrations of the ride into space in its capsule.

The next test flight will likely be before the end of the year, featuring a capsule with real panoramic windows instead of the test article’s plain cabin walls, says Ariane Cornell, head of Astronaut Strategy & Sales for Blue Origin. The company is also developing a moon lander. Its vision is to help develop space with millions of humans living and working there, she says. “The first key step toward that goal is to bring down the cost of access, and that can only be achieved with an operationally reusable launcher,” she notes. Blue Origin will also carry out other missions. It has been signed up by the German Aerospace Research Center (DLR) to fly two experiments on a suborbital flight on New Shepard, and by Eutelsat for launch services on New Glenn in 2012-22. Seats can be taken out to make way for payload, or one or two can be removed so scientists can fly with their experiments. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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But that would more likely to be in Texas than Arizona. Arizona doesn’t offer the huge incentives other states have doled out for big plants or projects. That includes $3 billion Wisconsin is slated to give to Apple and Amazon supplier Foxconn for a $10 billion investment or the $2 billion Nevada gave Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. for a $6 billion electric battery factory in Reno, Nevada.


Rogers said Arizona also doesn’t have the railroad links the auto industry likes for its supply chains.That includes railroads linking the U.S. and Mexico.

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He points to the Kansas City Southern railroad lines that run from Mexico into Texas and up into Missouri and Illinois.

Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. are driving a $1.6 billion new auto plant into the U.S. The plant is slated to create 4,000 jobs, produce 300,000 cars annually and open in 2021.

The ASU supply chain expert notes that there are auto supply chain-heavy trains running on the hour from Mexico to plants in Michigan.

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“At the new plant, Mazda expects to produce crossover models that Mazda will newly introduce to the North American market, and Toyota plans to produce the Corolla for the North American market,” the companies

Toyota was going to build those cars at a new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico. It will build Tacoma trucks there instead. The plant announcement drew President Donald Trump’s attention. “Toyota & Mazda to build a new $1.6B plant here in the U.S.A. and create 4K new American jobs. A great investment in American manufacturing,” Trump said. But where will it land — and does the Southwest (and Arizona have a chance)? Dale Rogers, a supply chain and automotive industry expert and professor at Arizona State University’s A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“It’s amazing,” Rogers said. He also notes that automakers — especially foreign ones — have had a preference for locating in Southern states with right-towork laws and pro-business polices. He pegs the center for contemporary auto production in the U.S. in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Toyota already has plants in Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, West Virginia, Indiana and Alabama. Presidential and swing state politics could also play a big role in where the plant lands. Donald Trump won the White House over Hillary Clinton because he carried

Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.That’s something U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Mitt Romney couldn’t do against Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Rogers said it’s no mistake Foxconn is looking to land its big $10 billion plant in Wisconsin in U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district south of Milwaukee. Rogers won’t be surprised if Ohio and Michigan — two big auto manufacturing states — end up with the plant. Wisconsin’s $3 billion incentive for Foxconn could also set the stage for a big bidding war forToyota-Mazda. Michigan, Ohio and Illinois were also offering big breaks to Taiwan-based Foxconn.They could do the same for an auto plant as Trump pushes for more U.S. manufacturing jobs. Rogers notes that Michigan is now a right-to-work state. Indiana is also the home state of Vice President Mike Pence. Arizona economic development officials declined comment on the state’s chances or potential bid for the Toyota-Mazda venture. One economic developer — who asked not to be identified — said Arizona doesn’t have the tax breaks or incentives to likely compete for the auto plant.“From a big picture point of view I am not sure how we could compete with the incentives that are going to be offered in the southeast or Texas,” the economic development executive said. But Arizona and Nevada might have some wild card chances to get in the Toyota-Mazda sweepstakes. Nevada landedTesla’s big electric battery plant and Rogers said that could attract other electric car makers there if they opt to link with Elon Musk’s supply chain. But the ASU professor said is a more long-term trend. Nevada has also put out big incentives for Tesla and could for other big projects. In Arizona, hopes for plant may center around electric car startup Lucid Motors.Lucid wants to compete with Tesla and has plans for a $700 million, 2,000-worker electric car plant in Casa Grande. That’s in Pinal County south of Phoenix. Various reports last month said Lucid could be in acquisition talks with Ford Motor Co. Arizona was also in the bidding war for the Tesla plant that landed in Reno. Lucid could also be in the middle of the ongoing car industry race for self-driving cars.The Phoenix area is a hub for that with testing going on here by General Motors, Google parent Alphabet and Uber. Lucid spokesman David Salguaro declined comment on reports regarding mergers or joint ventures with larger automakers. But he did say Lucid’s planned cars will be in the self-driving arena. “The Lucid Air is autonomous ready. All Airs will be shipped with the hardware and processing power required to achieve Level 4 autonomous. At launch it will be Level 2 autonomous capable, and then will upgrade over-the-air as the software and legislation are ready,” he said. Source: Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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As Wisconsin Cheeses Up $3B For Foxconn See The Companies Arizona Is Giving $10M To The Arizona Commerce Authority has handed out almost $10 million from its Arizona Competes Fund to a half dozen companies so far this year. That’s pocket change compared to the $3 billion incentive package Wisconsin is proposing to land a $10 billion investment from Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group. That plant will land near Milwaukee, and Foxconn is looking at a second facility in Madison, according to various reports. The Arizona Competes Fund was created in 2011 to serve as a dealclosing fund and to help bring jobs and business investment to the state. The ACA is the state-funded economic development authority. Its board is comprised of CEOs, real estate developers, university presidents and state legislative leaders. For the most recent quarter, ACA awarded $4 million to Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) for its development of a division headquarters in Tucson, $1.5 million to Automatic Data Processing Inc. (Nasdaq: ADP) in Tempe and Dot Foods for 124-employee distribution center in Bullhead City. A Caterpillar mining division is slated to bring 635 jobs in Tucson. Illinois-based Caterpillar also is getting incentives and help for that development from the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District, an economic development group in Tucson. ADP is committed to bringing 1,500 jobs to downtown Tempe and has taken over the former US Airways headquarters building. That was left after US Airways merged with Texas-based American Airlines. Arizona and local governments have other incentives ranging from job training grants to lower property tax rates and infrastructure help to land big companies. The likes of Apple Inc. and Intel Corp. have received some local incentives to locate or keep facilities in the Valley, but Arizona hasn’t handed out the monster incentives and tax break like Nevada did to land Tesla Inc.’s $6 billion electric battery factory or the $3 billion Wisconsin is looking to give Apple supplier Foxconn for a promised $10 billion investment hailed by President Donald Trump. Arizona hasn’t had big incentive funds nor the political motivations for big tax breaks offered by other states. Foxconn — whose customers also include Intel and — is looking at a second Wisconsin facility in Madison, according to various reports. In the first quarter, the Arizona Commerce Authority awarded $900,000 to Rogers Corp., $500,000 to Farmers Insurance and $2.5 million to Orbital ATK. Those companies are looking to create close to 1,900 jobs combined in Chandler, Phoenix and Gilbert. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Arizona Commerce Authority Vice President Susan Marie said the latest outlays show business interest in locating jobs and operations in the state. “The Arizona Competes Fund grants the ACA has offered recently emphasizes the strong economic development momentum Arizona is experiencing,” Marie said. “Our state is competing for significant projects and winning. We’re seeing an increase in the relocation or establishment of corporate or division headquarters projects ... as well as manufacturing operations.” Marie said the volume and size of the recent grants stem from “strong deal flow.” Competes Fund money is tied to companies creating higher wage jobs and meeting those and capital investment thresholds. Source: Phoenix Business Journal

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Mike Lange, Vice Chairman and Senior Executive Vice President of Global Business Development, Marketing & Strategic Planning, says, “At MISTRAS, we have grown through recognizing our customer’s asset protection needs and expanding our resources into fields that will serve them most effectively. Our toolbox has expanded from systems to a complete one-source approach to asset protection.” He continued, “An example of this would be the acquisition of Semiray. Since we service a large amount of aerospace industry customers, Semiray’s solutions are hugely beneficial to maximizing the value we bring to our clients. Semiray customers now have access to expanded NDT services, resources, capabilities, and a global network of subject matter experts (SMEs), and MISTRAS’ customers get to take advantage of Semiray’s aerospace inspection and mechanical services expertise. It’s a pairing that benefits both sides.” Today, Frank remains onboard as the General Manager for Semiray, a division of MISTRAS Arizona Services. Frank says, “It has always been in our business plan to take Semiray to the next level, and I knew that to do this, I would need the backing of a large, well-capitalized company. MISTRAS was a superior company for Semiray to be incorporated into – it has a global reach and financial stability.” Frank says that Semiray

had other companies interested in acquiring the metal finishing house, and that he and his management team determined that MISTRAS was the best fit. Semiray manages their growth through continuous process improvements. They recently added a new conversion chemical film line, and they are planning their building expansion with a larger anodize line and paint capabilities.As a result of their continuous improvement initiatives, Semiray continues to see double-digit growth year over year. Frank says, “We thank all of our customers for allowing us to serve them over the past decade. Through the MISTRAS network, we are pleased to be able to support them with many more capabilities, concerning all disciplines of NDT and Destructive Testing (DT).” Frank says that the acquisition has been seamless for Semiray’s customers. He adds that customers have only seen the tip of the iceberg: over time, they will continue to realize the tremendous benefits of MISTRAS’ wide range of expertise and services. Semiray is Nadcap Accredited (AC7004), ITAR Registered, and RoHS compliant. The company’s prime approval list is extremely comprehensive, including: Boeing, GE, Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Bell Helicopter, ATK Alliant Techsystems, Pratt & Whitney,Woodward, Rolls Royce, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and MD Helicopters, amongst others. Frank says, “When I bought the assets of Kachina in 2004, it took nearly a year to become certified by our first big entity, Honeywell. After that, we continued to gain approvals from the industry each year.” I mentioned that not much has changed for Semiray’s long-term customers. Semiray continues to process 170 – 200 jobs per day, on average, and they pride themselves on their ability to turn jobs faster than others in the industry. All jobs that come in are taken through contract review and first article inspection. In their Special Processes department, their multi-disciplinary ASNT Level III NDT staff and other specialists have many years of experience in product evaluation, testing

and inspection. Their NDT Services include: • Penetrant Inspection - Water Washable and Post Emulsified • Magnetic Particle Inspection • De-magnetization Unit Their Chemical & Clean Processes Division offers: • Chemical Cleaning • Passivation • Prepenetrant Etching • Anodize Type I, II, III • Chemical Conversion Coating • Nital Etch • Chemfilm Type II ROHS Compliant • Macro Etch • Coating Application • Painting • Dry Film Lubrication •Teflon Rubberized Coating Testing services offered at Semiray include: Pressure Testing, Salt Spray, Copper Sulfate, High Humidity, Solid Particle Cleanliness, Verification, and Dry and Wet Tape Adhesion; Inspections available are Borescope, as well as Millipore Clean & Inspection. Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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These lists grow considerably after adding in MISTRAS’ full complement of NDT solutions. Frank says, “Years ago, we made the decision to eliminate ‘expedite fees’ for nearly every job we take in, within reason.” The company achieves A+ grades from its customers in quality and on-time delivery. To meet the needs of their customers, Semiray operates its processing lines from 5 am to 11 pm each day, with the office supporting customers from 5 am to 5 pm. They are renowned for their very competitive pricing. Frank says that all of Semiray’s long-term customers know Deborah Coston, Production Manager and long-time employee at the company. He adds, “Deborah isn’t just a Production Manager; she instills in the team ‘spirited service’, and the customers appreciate her honest and forthright approach.”

Hear What A Few of Semiray’s Customers Have To Say About Them: “Our company has been using Semiray as a supplier for 6-8 years now. Their quality and lead times beat anybody I work with in Arizona; they are an outstanding company, and my first choice for ChemFilm and Paint. Their pricing is very good; it’s better than anyone I’ve worked with in Arizona. Even though they were purchased by a large company, I continue to see the same great quality, service and pricing.” Supply Chain Buyer, Vitron “Honeywell has been using Semiray for more than a decade, and I’ve been working with them in my current position for 7 years.Their quality is unmatched - I don’t think we’ve ever had an issue; in fact I don’t think our Quality Department even knows their name.The entire Semiray team, and especially Deborah, goes above and beyond, and their communication is outstanding. Our parts are delivered to us on time or sooner, and in the rare instance where there is an issue, Deborah contacts us to let us know what is happening. Semiray works after hours and on weekends when we have an urgent request. If all of our vendors were as good as Semiray, our work lives would be so much better. Semiray is outstanding and we appreciate all they do for A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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us!” Senior Site Supply Specialist, Honeywell “I have worked with Semiray for the past 12 years, across the 2 companies I have worked for. Their quality is outstanding, their pricing is very competitive, and their delivery is ‘above and beyond’. We use so many of Semiray’s services, including anodize, paint, NDT, and mag particle to name a few. Deborah and the team are outstanding in their willingness to help their customers out, and I use Semiray whenever possible. They are my go-to special processing house.” Program Manager, Systems 3 “Our sister company was using Semiray for years, and we started working with them about 18 months ago.Their customer service is exceptional. Standard turn around time is 24 hours, which is unheard of in the special processing world. Their quality is outstanding, their pricing is very competitive, and their on-time metrics are better than most. I highly recommend Semiray.” Supply Chain Manager, Product Manufacturing Semiray, a member of MISTRAS Group, is an approved supplier to nearly every large aerospace and defense contractor in the United States. If you haven’t used them for your metal finishing requirements, I encourage you to do so. As their customers testify, their quality, on-time delivery, pricing, and customer support are all outstanding. They can be reached at 602-275-1917 or on the web at You can learn more about MISTRAS’ asset protection solutions at

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With surprising bipartisan support in a divided national climate, politicians are finally starting to address the need for skilled workers by making much needed modernizations to the post-9/11 GI Bill. According to the Student Veterans of America, nearly half of the veterans transitioning from military to civilian life enter higher education, and two-thirds of them are first generation college students. Research shows that one of the leading motivations for military service is the opportunity to receive a post-service education. Since the post-9/11 GI Bill was signed in 2008 by President George W. Bush, early reports have found a possible $8 return for every $1 spent, correlating to a positive economic impact. Politicians like to talk about creating more jobs, but they do not necessarily like to talk about finding skilled workers for those jobs. This is not an “either or” challenge. The lack of skilled workers in the United States is as much a reality as the need to create more jobs. Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute expect that two million manufacturing jobs

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will go unfilled in the next decade unless something changes. These jobs represent the “new manufacturing,” which require higher skills and education than our parents and grandparents needed. Veterans are well-positioned to fill these vacancies, and these numbers underscore a steady flow of potential workers.The U.S. has approximately 3.2 million post-9/11 veterans. More than one million of them are in college.Around 100,000 veterans graduate from college every year. Two-thirds of veterans are leaving their first post-military job within two years. And 200,000 to 250,000 service members, including enlisted men and women and officers, will transition out of the military every year for the foreseeable future. Congress is finally addressing the skills gap by modernizing the post-9/11 GI Bill. By expanding benefits for those seeking science, technology, engineering or math degrees and providing eligibility to Purple Heart recipients and reservists who served less than three years active duty, politicians are incentivizing these individuals to pursue degrees that are needed in the fast-paced economy. While we applaud Congress for making these much needed changes, the onus now falls on higher education leaders and institutions to step up and recruit this valuable population of veterans. At the George W. Bush Institute’s national Stand-To convention inWashington last month, more than 300 people from corporate, government, nonprofit and education sectors together outlined areas of improvement for veteran transitions. In those discussions, there was resounding agreement that leading higher education institutions need to have a clearer understanding of who veterans are and how their leadership mindset and unique military skills can benefit the institutions.

There is a common misconception from many institutions that those serving in the military are poor students who do not graduate. According to Student Veterans of America, the opposite is true. Student veterans are more likely to graduate and have a higher GPA than non-student veterans. Research has also demonstrated that on campus, veterans bring global experiences, broad diversity, and commitment to service. These are students adept at team building, resilient, entrepreneurial, mature beyond their years, and who exhibit leadership abilities tested under the most real world conditions imaginable. Aren’t these the same qualities we value in those competing for admission to our best universities? Aren’t these the type of students we want to see in our classrooms, student governments, on our athletic teams, and as alumni? The close ties between higher education and industry should highlight to forward-thinking college administrators a simple truth. That is, if veterans represent a talent pool coveted by the nation’s employers, shouldn’t it follow that our universities also covet the more than 100,000 veterans who aspire to higher education each year? Since 2009, veterans have earned more than 453,000 degrees and certificates using the GI Bill, but businesses are more inclined to recruit nonservice member graduates than graduating student veterans. There is a clear opportunity for both business leaders and higher education institutions to mutually recruit more veterans. The modernization of the post-9/11 GI Bill is moving the benefit from a wartime bonus to a permanent incentive for serving your country. Let’s see if higher education institutions capitalize on these changes and start recruiting more veterans. Source: The Hill, By: Miquel Howe A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled conferences andfellpanel growth spurt still short of by a surge in consumer spending.Pitches, But thepress presentations at the annual Space the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief. Symposium in Colorado Springs heralded a dramatic shift in launch hardware, as thethat spacefaring The Commerce Department said last month growth innations the gross of the world prepare new rockets for domestic product, the economy’s total output of goods and services, peaceful and not-so-peaceful access expanded at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter.toThat’s orbit and beyond. more than double the revised 1.2 percent pace in the first quarter.

The Pentagon’s deepconsumer pockets appetite are The improvement was powered in large part by robust fueling a stiff competition for the for items such as clothing and furniture. U.S. national security launch business. The 2.6 percent GDP gain cameOrbital in closeATK to economists’ expectations. is introducing a new launcher, as Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJR) “Consumers continue to drive theand economy’s growth, but firmer newcomer Blue Origin slug it business out investment is also a plus,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s for the right to power United Launch Alliance (ULA) vehicles off the pad Analytics. “Weaker construction was the only significant drag on in the struggle with housing SpaceX for Air Force contracts. growth in the quarter.” Fresh from its successful reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage, SpaceX is touting Trump campaigned on a pledge to boost growth to rates of 4 percent the reliability gains it sees in reusing launch hardware, while Blue Origin or better. So far, his economic program has not advanced in Congress. owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is applying a little rock-and-roll razzle-dazzle to promote his push to an off-planet civilization with a $2.5 Trump in May put forward a budget forGlenn. next year that projects growth to billion reusable rocket named after John steadily advance in the coming years, hitting a sustained pace of 3 percent annually bysector 2021.also The Congressional Budget opportunities Office and most private The private is beginning to see business beyond economists are less optimistic, believing growth rates have the potential low Earth orbit, resupplying a planned NASA “gateway” to Mars and of improving only slightly from the lackluster of rates seen inwill theneed current selling the hardware the spacefaring governments the world recovery, in the post-World War IIthe period. to explorethe theweakest Solar System. For now, though, objective is more mundane—finding a new rocket engine to replace Russia’s RD-180 for Also lastnational month,security the department’s Bureau Economic issued an ULA’s launches from CapeofCanaveral andAnalysis Vandenberg. annual benchmark revision of its data going back three years.The revision slightly boosted agrowth over the pastdubbed three Vulcan years, enough to the lift the ULA is building family of launchers to replace average growth now the longest either in U.S.byhistory, workhorses AtlasinV this and recovery, Delta IV. Vulcan willthird be powered Blue to Origin’sgains newofBE-4 methane-fueled or Aerojet Rocketdyne’s annual 2.2 percent, up fromengine the previous estimate of 2.1 percent. kerosene-fueled AR1. Blue Origin signed up ULA as a partner in developing the BE-4, and ULA favors that engine Aerojet The 2.6 percent growth in the second quarterover wasthethe fastestoffering. pace since the economy expanded at a 2.8 percent rate in the third quarter of last year. Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson says full-scale testing of the BE-4 engineof developed for theinNew will start in 3-8 weeks. Theconsumer first Much the strength the Glenn April-June period came from of three test engines is installed horizontally at the company’s launch spending, which grew at a 2.8 percent rate, up from a 1.9 percent growth and test sitefirst in West Texas,Consumer he says, andspending the test campaign designed to of rate in the quarter. accounts isfor 70 percent progress relatively quickly. economic activity.The economy also benefited far more modest inventory reductions, which wasata big first quarter Propulsion engineers AJRdrag are on banking on theirgrowth. company’s long experience building large rocket engines to see development of their AR1 In the other majorascategories, investment plant and equipment kerosene engine the logical business replacement for the in RD-180 on ULA’s grew at a 5.2 percent rate. But housing construction tumbled at a 6.8 AtlasV and upcomingVulcan. Blue Origin has about a 1.5-year head start percent rate, a payback after an 11.1 percent surge in the winter due to in developing its new engine, but AJR says it is on track to have the AR1 warmer-than-normal believe housing will resume ready to power payloadsweather. to orbit Economists when it is needed in 2019. growing in coming quarters. “This engine can fit on the Atlas or Vulcan architecture,” said Julie Van vicetrade president, and0.2 launch. “It’s thepoint lowest-risk AKleeck, shrinking deficitadvanced added aspace modest percentage to growth way to deal with national security. It replicates, virtually, the Russian as exports rose while imports, which subtract from the GDP, grew at a performance. slower pace. It uses the same propellant, the same infrastructure. It will be built in a factory that builds rocket engines that have launched over The government sector grew at a 0.7 percent rate, driven entirely by a 2,000 national security missions.” big jump in defense spending. Domestic federal programs and state and

local governments all showed small declines. Weakness in the first quarter that is followed by a stronger spring expansion has become a familiar pattern in recent years, prompting the government to launch a concerted effort to deal with flaws in the government’s seasonal adjustment process. Even with the spring rebound, analysts believe the economy will be unable to meet the ambitious targets set by Trump. For this year, many analysts believe growth will come in around 2.2 percent, essentially where growth has been since the recovery began in mid-2009. During last year’s presidential campaign, Trump attacked the Obama administration’s economic record and said he could jump-start growth through a program of tax cuts for individuals and businesses, regulatory relief, tougher enforcement of trade laws to lower U.S. trade deficits and an increase in spending on infrastructure projects. But given the fact that the program has failed to advance in Congress, many economists have trimmed their expectations for growth this year, saying any boost from Trump’s

efforts will not likely show up until 2018. by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

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Boeing will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s lifting power. “The Army’s only heavy-lift helicopter exists to deliver decisive combat power for our ground commanders,” said Col. Greg Fortier. “The Cargo family is anxious to build upon Col. Rob Barrie’s efforts to establish this critical program and deliver an adaptive air vehicle. Increasing payload capacity today enhances battlefield agility and prepares the Chinook

for even greater performance gains in the future.” An improved drivetrain will transfer greater power from the engines to new, swept-tip Advanced Chinook Rotor Blades, which have been engineered to lift an additional 1,500 lb on their own. The current configuration of six fuel tanks – three on each side – will become two, allowing the aircraft to carry more fuel and shed weight. Additionally, the fuselage’s structure will be strengthened in critical areas to allow the aircraft to carry additional payload. “This latest upgrade for the Chinook fleet is a tribute to the robustness of its original design and exemplifies its 55-year legacy of technological advancements,” said Chuck Dabundo, vice president, Cargo Helicopters. “The fact that the U.S. Army continues to use and value this platform and they are intending to continue to upgrade it to keep it flying for decades to come is a testament of the capabilities the Chinook team continues to bring.” Boeing will begin building the test aircraft next year. The test program begins in 2019 and first delivery of the Block II Chinook is expected in 2023. Eventually, the Army will upgrade more than 500 Chinooks to Block II configuration. Source: Aerospace Manufacturing and Design A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Moser on Manufacturing

offshored and what national policy changes would motivate them to reshore X percent of their production.

For the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore.The reshoring trend is at record levels, and I need your help to drive more growth!

The Reshoring Initiative’s TCO user data suggests that about 25 percent of offshoring can now be reshored profitably. We need your help to develop the survey data, which we will offer to the administration and Congress to drive policy so the other 75 percent can be reshored. We hope your company will complete the survey.

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We need companies to document their actions and do the math while we work to achieve needed policy changes. Here’s an update on reshoring and actions that we can take together to accelerate the trend. The tide has turned.The combined reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) trends grew by more than 10 percent in 2016, adding 77,000 jobs (tying the 2014 record) and exceeding the rate of offshoring by about 27,000 jobs. In comparison, a net annual average of 220,000 jobs were offshored from 2000 to 2003. The 2016 results bring the total number of manufacturing jobs brought back from offshore to more than 338,000 since the manufacturing employment low of February 2010. This is exciting progress, but there are still huge opportunities and challenges to bringing back all of the 3 million to 4 million U.S. manufacturing jobs still offshore. Here’s how you can help. Tell Washington what policy changes are needed! The Reshoring Initiative and Plante Moran are launching the “Manufacturing Reshoring Survey” to examine the overriding issues and national policy changes needed to impact plant location and sourcing decisions. Past surveys tell us whether companies have reshored or will reshore and why. This survey focuses on how much companies have A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Help bring back 1 million jobs. The Return One Million Jobs (ROMJ) campaign and the Reshoring Initiative are teaming up to bring back 1 million jobs. ROMJ is organizing a $20 million fund for a major data analytics program to consider all costs of production in the U.S. from all 100,000 companies with offshored production and sourcing.The first job is to inspire all 100,000 U.S. manufacturers with offshore production to participate in the free data analytics project. Find out how your company can participate! Take advantage of reshoring resources. Here are a few helpful tools to aid in your decision-making process: • Calculate TCO with the Total Cost of Ownership Estimator. • Submit your own reshoring case for free publicity. • Invite the Reshoring Initiative to speak at an industry meeting or customer event. • Contribute your time or expertise to the reshoring effort. • Contact us for more information on how to help rebuild U.S. manufacturing.


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“With Qlone, our aim is to truly democratize 3D content creation, by removing significant barriers for everyone – No longer will you need to purchase an expensive 3D scanner, no longer mesh cleaning and optimizing will require exporting/importing to multiple expansive pieces of software, no longer will you need to export to your computer and only then upload to Shapeways or Sketchfab or CGTrader…all of these tasks can now be done directly from a single app on your iPhone…whether it’s for 3D printing, AR/ VR content creation, sharing and selling… the possibilities with Qlone are truly endless,” Ronen Horovitz, CEO of EyeCue Vision Technologies, told Qlone scans can be easily exported in a range of file formats including STL, OBJ, PLY, and X3D, or shared through social channels like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or email and text message. As Horovitz pointed out, the app is also integrated with several 3D printing and file sharing platforms, including Shapeways, CGTrader, and Sketchfab. Additional platforms will be integrated in the future. Qlone was recently improved with a new high resolution mode, offering 50% higher resolution scans than before.The app can be downloaded from iTunes, and according to the company, a version for Android devices will be developed later. The app is free to download and use, but in order to export scans, credits need to be purchased from within the app. Source: by Clare Scott 3D Scanning, Business |

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If You Can Imagine It, JD Ellen Can Design AND Build It JD Ellen isn’t manufacturing parts for aerospace companies, nor are they making parts for medical devices. In fact, much of what JD Ellen manufactures are products designed to make the user feel better, whether to be entertained or even to be soothed. JD Ellen is single sourced to design and manufacture lightsabers for one of their largest customers. If you, like I, are not familiar with lightsabers (or have never seen a StarWars movie), they are fictional energy swords featured in the Star Wars universe. The lightsaber is the signature weapon of the Jedi Order and their Sith counterparts, both of whom can use them for close combat, or to deflect blaster bolts. The lightsaber first appeared in the original 1977 film ‘A New Hope’ and has since appeared in every Star Wars movie. In 2008, a survey of approximately 2,000 film fans found it to be the most popular weapon in film history. In its most prominent showing, the lightsaber’s energy blade can cut, burn, and melt through most substances with little resistance. It leaves cauterized wounds in flesh, but can be deflected by another lightsaber blade, or by energy shields.The blade has even been used as a tool to weld metal substances. Other times, the lightsaber has been shown to cause bleeding wounds in the flesh, sometimes accompanied by burns. Brothers David and Jacob Lewellen founded JD Ellen more than a decade ago, in 2006, with their father David Sr. Jake says, “Our father was a master tool and die maker, having owned a shop in Chicago for more than 25 years. When after a decade of retirement in Arizona, he wanted to get back into business, and we launched the company with him – mainly to help him get active again.” The company launched in a modest 2000 square foot facility with one Haas mill. In its early years, the company consisted of the 3 Lewellens and they supported customers as a job shop. Dave says, “One of our suppliers recommended we get in touch with a young company that was selling lightsabers, and this almost immediately changed the nature of our business.”Today, JD Ellen has grown with its early customer, and JD Ellen not only designs but also manufactures thousands of lightsabers each year. Both Dave and Jake admit that they never imagined that their company, now with 20 machines and in a 16,000 square foot facility, would grow exponentially, as it has. Dave says, “When we first met our lightsaber customer, he asked us to bid on a 50 piece order. Once we sent him the quote, he told us our price was too high.” He continued, “We built the 50 lightsabers at no cost to him, and once he received the finished products, he made us his supplier and partner.To this date, we manufacture all of the lightsabers for his company.”The lightsabers ship globally today, and there are more than 50 different lightsaber designs.The brothers admit their customer, who is hands-down the worldwide market leader in lightsabers, is a ‘marketing genius’. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Jake says, “We focus on entrepreneurs with new designs at JD Ellen – it is not only exciting for us but we’ve grown with many of our entrepreneurial customers.” In fact, JD Ellen has become an entrepreneur itself, having this year launched its own product, the popular ‘Fidget Spinner’ (pictured on the previous page with a comic sketch drawn by one of their customers, a Harry Potter fan). A fidget spinner is a toy that consists of a bearing in the center of a multi-lobed flat structure made from metal or plastic designed to spin along its axis with little effort. Fidget spinners became popular toys just this year, although similar devices had already been invented as early as 1993. Some say that the fidget spinner has health benefits such as easing stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Jake says, “Our new product focus is on ‘Everyday Carry Items’ or EDCs. Fidget spinners fall into this category, as do items such as knives and flashlights.” Fidget spinners make for excellent corporate team building events, and JD Ellen can laser engrave your company logo onto them. The products JD Ellen designs and manufactures are high volume products, and thus eliminating waste, productivity improvements, and lean cost efficient manufacturing are key factors in their profitability. The company buys their machine tools almost exclusively from Ellison Machinery. As they are extremely focused on productivity improvements, it made perfect sense for Jake and Dave to visit the Haas Corporate Headquarters in Oxnard, California, accompanied by their Ellison Sales engineer, Chris Hansen. Both Jacob and David admit the experience was incredible; David says, “It wasn’t about seeing the Haas machines built — rather it was about experiencing first hand the incredible processes Haas has in place in their factory, from their use of tablets to a paperless work-flow, just to name a few.

Chris says, “I enjoy working with Jake and Dave, and the entire team at JD Ellen. Since they are lightening focused on continuous improvement, we spend quite a bit of time discussing new techniques in machining.” Jake says, “Chris is more of a partner than a sales guy, and he goes out of his way, even texting us in the evening, when he hears of or thinks of a new idea.” Jake and Dave place so much value on the fact that Chris, both a degreed manufacturing engineer and a previous general manager running a machine shop, can offer such invaluable advice. Dave adds, “I’ve been working with Ellison Machinery’s Connie Pardon for more than a decade now. She too is outstanding!” Efficient and lean manufacturing - JD Ellen epitomizes this. Of their 20 CNC machines, today 5 run lights out.They don’t use traditional vices in their machining; rather they customize their fixtures to fit their products. For the past 5 years, they have been using the Real-Trac ERP system, and in fact they were the first company ever to test Real-Trac’s ‘Right Board’ software feature. Dave says, “We haven’t eliminated but we have greatly reduced our coolant consumption.” Chris says, “I am super impressed with the degree to which JD Ellen looks for cost and productivity improvements. They tested and found that they could cut aluminum for the lightsabers ‘dry’, using air, and dramatically saving on coolants.” He continued, “They measure precisely the best way to get chips off the part.” Jake says that their air approach to machining has taken their coolant requirements from 3 55-gallon containers per month down to 1. Today, the company has 6 machines running dry, with the goal of all machines doing so. When asked about their experience with Ellison Machinery, distributor of the Haas machines, Jake says, “It is so seamless we almost take it for granted. It is as close to perfect as it can get — if there is a problem, we work together to get the issue solved immediately.” He adds, “Ellison Machinery did a great job in bringing Chris onto their team. He is just so knowledgeable and always willing to go above and beyond in seeking new innovative ways to run our business.” Dave adds, “We value the fact that Haas makes all of their machines serviceable for the end user; in fact, we can often fix small issues on our own or by being walked through it with a Haas/Ellison service expert.We value a consistent machine tool line to manufacture our products.” JD Ellen is a superior company to engage with if you are an inventor, particularly if you need help with design as well as manufacturing.Their end goal is always to make superior products in the most cost effective manner possible. Call them at (623) 587-0253 or visit To learn more about how Ellison Machinery can support your business growth, contact them at (480) 968-5877 or visit If you haven’t been to Haas’ corporate headquarters in Oxnard, CA, contact Ellison Machinery to schedule your visit to the upcoming ‘Innovation Days’ in October. Prepare to be amazed. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Swiss Screws, Nuts &Access Bolts Manufacturer Lands Upheaval In Space Beginning Now In Phoenix

Pitches, press conferences and panel presentations at the annual Space Bossard Group — an international company that makes screws, nuts, Symposium in Colorado Springs fasteners and bolts — has taken new real estate space in Phoenix. heralded a dramatic shift in launch hardware, as the spacefaring nations Bossard is based in Zug, Switzerland. of the world prepare new rockets for peaceful and not-so-peaceful access to It has leased 40,500 square feet of office and industrial space at the orbit and beyond. Desert Gateway development.

The Pentagon’s deep pockets are Daum Commercial Real Estate Services’ Chris Rogers,Trevor McKendry fueling a stiff competition for the and Carl Johnson represented Desert Gateway’s developer Griffin U.S. national security launch business. Opportunities. Orbital ATK is introducing a new launcher, as Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJR) Bossard Group was represented by Tom Louer, Stein Koss and Nick and newcomer Blue Origin slug it out Nudo of Lee & Associates. for the right to power United Launch Alliance (ULA) vehicles off the pad in the struggle with SpaceX for Air Force contracts. The Swiss company recently acquired Aero-Space Southwest, a distributor fastenersreflight and electronic Both companies Fresh from itsofsuccessful of a Falconcomponents. 9 first stage, SpaceX is touting will occupy the space.Source: Phoenix Business Journal the reliability gains it sees in reusing launch hardware, while Blue Origin owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is applying a little rock-and-roll

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State officialssector are working to implement hearty apprenticeship program The private also is beginning to seeabusiness opportunities beyond to skills gap.a planned NASA “gateway” to Mars and lowaddress Earth Nevada’s orbit, resupplying selling the hardware the spacefaring governments of the world will need Imagine a Nevada in which you can get paid to learn new in-demand skills to explore the Solar System. For now, though, the objective is more — say to work in advanced manufacturing, or information technology, for mundane—finding a new rocket engine to replace Russia’s RD-180 for example — even while maintaining another job. ULA’s national security launches from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. But it’s a no-go without employer buy in. ULA is building a family of launchers dubbed Vulcan to replace the “The biggest Atlas challenge every state is will effective employer engagement,” workhorses V andfor Delta IV. Vulcan be powered either by Blue Origin’s new methane-fueled engineand orLiechtenstein Aerojet Rocketdyne’s said retired U.S.BE-4 Ambassador to Switzerland Suzi LeVine. kerosene-fueled AR1. Blue signedtheupcountry ULA “evangelizing” as a partner inthe LeVine and her husband, Eric,Origin travel across developing the BE-4, and ULA favors that engine over the Swiss-style of apprenticeship programs, as they put it.Aerojet They stopped Nevada over the weekend. Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson says full-scale testing of the BE-4 “Ifengine one company it alone, of the will just developeddoes for the New then Glennallwill startother in 3-8companies weeks. The first cherry talent,”issaid Eric LeVine, who isatalso of CellarTracker. of threepick testthe engines installed horizontally theCEO company’s launch “How do you enough companies it in a standard enough way that and test site get in West Texas, he says, doing and the test campaign is designed to it makes sense for all of them, so they collectively are raising the talent pool?” progress relatively quickly. That is the question thatatManny Lamarre, head the Governor’s Propulsion engineers AJR are banking on oftheir company’s Office long of Workforce Innovation, is working Raising awareness is a experience building large rocket enginestotoanswer. see development of their AR1 start, he said. kerosene engine as the logical replacement for the RD-180 on ULA’s AtlasV and upcomingVulcan. Blue Origin has about a 1.5-year head start “Apprenticeship programs have been proven to reduce turnover rates,” in developing its new engine, but AJR says it is on track to have the AR1 Lamarre said. “Itpayloads lowers costs of recruitment, it increases productivity, it ready to power to orbit when it is needed in 2019. closes the skill gap.” “This engine can fit on the Atlas or Vulcan architecture,” said Julie Van But a solid apprenticeship ecosystem in the will“It’s require competitors Kleeck, vice president, advanced space andstate launch. the lowest-risk to together help produce talent. virtually, the Russian waywork to deal with to national security.more It replicates, performance. It uses the same propellant, the same infrastructure. It will Bill Ivie,inregional resources Vegas branch be built a factoryhuman that builds rocketdirector engines for thatthe haveLas launched over of Utah-based Young Electric Sign Co., said working with competitors 2,000 national security missions.” represents a shift in local business attitudes.

“It would be different, but it’s not that much different from what unions do in sending employees to a range of employers,” Ivie said.

the scope of industries to include health care, advanced manufacturing and information technology.

The sign company manufactures electric signs, and trains employees who have no existing industry skills with a state approved apprenticeship program.

Other states, like Colorado,Washington and California had a head start in developing and implementing apprenticeships, but Nevada is well-positioned to catch up, the LeVines told the Review-Journal.

Their program consists of eight semesters, 72 hours each, covering eight subjects ranging from algebra to welding. Ivie estimates the company has 30 active apprentices currently. Ivie said he agrees with the state’s approach that apprenticeships are a way to address the challenges presented by a workforce positioned to not be able to meet employer demands. Ivie said he is happy to work with competitors, and offered to do so about a year ago. Nevada currently offers 81 apprenticeship programs, many of which were created over 20 years ago and most of which are in trade-oriented professions, like construction. On-the-job training is paired with classroom instruction. Lamarre is working to recruit additional employers to create new programs and broaden

For example, Nevada is among a small set of states that have taken legislative action to lay the groundwork for a strong apprenticeship ecosystem, Suzi LeVine said. And, Nevada is starting fresh. “In some of the other states that we’ve seen, there’s a lot of different programs going on and a lot of stuff to reconcile,” Eric LeVine said. “Nevada is growing like crazy, crashed horribly during the recession, and is coming back from the recession really well. It just seems very nimble and very well timed.” Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal; By: Nicole Raz A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Wal-Mart Outlines Policy RoadmapTo Boost U.S. Manufacturing

• Enhance economic development centers, foreign investment offices, and site selection support to more easily facilitate manufacturing capacity expansions;

Four years into Wa l - M a r t ’s mission to s u p p o r t U. S . manufactur ing jobs, the retailer continues efforts to shape discussions at the national level between manufacturers, government and non-government organizations and other stakeholders.

• Create a more flexible compliance scale for small businesses regarding federal regulations originally designed for larger companies; and

Wal-Mart officials held a meeting with some of the stakeholders and presented guidelines and protocols that aim to support this complicated agenda.

State governors have been key in Wal-Mart’s mission to see more manufacturing reshored because it’s often government that can help provide financial incentives and help locate sites and support workforce training. Recently Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson spoke at the retailer’s Open Call for U.S. suppliers held in Bentonville. He has been ally of Wal-Mart’s U.S. manufacturing agenda and has worked to recruit any manufacturer wanting to locate or expand in the Natural State – such as the expansion of Pernod Ricard in Fort Smith which was announced last year.

“As we’ve worked over the last four years alongside our suppliers toward our goal to source an additional $250 billion in products that support American jobs, we’ve learned a great deal about the challenges our suppliers face in domestic manufacturing,” said Cindi Marsiglio, WalMart vice president for U.S. Sourcing and Manufacturing. “The good news is we’ve also learned how to overcome the challenges and, because of our experience, Wal-Mart is uniquely positioned to help facilitate broad engagement in accelerating the expansion of U.S. manufacturing.” Wal-Mart said the new policy roadmap identifies the highest impact policy barriers and proposed specific policies that have the potential to accelerate and grow U.S. manufacturing.The key barriers in Wal-Mart’s report include workforce, coordination and financing, regulation, and tax and trade and proposes specific policies. The roadmap also details 10 policy actions to address barriers and suggests the appropriate entities – including federal, state, and local governments, manufacturers, and businesses – that must collaborate on policy actions to effect meaningful change that will unlock greater growth and job creation in domestic manufacturing of consumer goods. Specific action items include: • Allocate federal, state, and local funds for educational institutions, vocational schools, and training programs that are tailored for skill sets in high demand by local and regional manufacturers; A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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• Consider lowering or repealing inventory taxes and other property taxes that are disincentives to investment in manufacturing activities. Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon recently told suppliers the retailer is committed to the manufacturing agenda and will use its influence to enact or change policy as it pertains to facilitating U.S. manufacturing. He hinted that the retailer would work to bring stakeholders together in key areas identified as hurdles.

“One of my chief priorities is ensure that all Arkansans have access to quality employment opportunities,” Hutchinson said Wednesday during the retailer’s meeting. “The best way to achieve that is to create an environment that encourages companies to invest and create jobs right here at home.Wal-Mart’s efforts to remove the hurdles that keep many companies from producing goods domestically by combining the forces of government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations, is a great step forward in tackling this complex issue.” The Boston Consulting Group has been a leading advocate for WalMart’s U.S. manufacturing agenda. BCG’s analysis estimates a potential to recapture about $300 billion in consumer goods that are now being imported. The categories include furniture, cookware and sporting goods. BCG also said if this manufacturing is onshored it will support 1.5 million American jobs. Critics have said the jobs estimate is too high given so much of manufacturing today is automated. Harry Moser, founder of Reshoring Initiative, reported in May for the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to

the United States than are going offshore. The combined reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) trends grew by over 10% in 2016, adding 77,000 jobs, tying the 2014 record and exceeding the rate of offshoring by about 27,000 jobs.The 2016 results bring the total number of manufacturing jobs brought back from offshore to more than 338,000 since the manufacturing employment low of February 2010. “We publish this data annually to show companies that their peers are successfully reshoring and that they should reevaluate their sourcing and siting decisions,” Moser said. “With 3 to 4 million manufacturing jobs still offshore, as measured by our $500 billion/year trade deficit, there is potential for much more growth. We call on the administration and Congress to enact policy changes to make the United States competitive again. Our Competitiveness Toolkit is available for them to quantify the impact of policy alternatives, including: stronger skilled workforce; lower corporate taxes and regulations; and lower U.S. dollar.” According to data from its suppliers, approximately two-thirds of Walmart U.S. merchandise spending is for items that are made, assembled, sourced, or grown in the U.S. Much of that is food given Wal-Mart is the nation’s largest grocery chain. Wal-Mart is still the largest importer of goods for sale in the country based on the number of containers making the trip from China and Asia to U.S. ports. “It’s important to note that there is no silver bullet that will solve the problem on its own. The barriers to domestic manufacturing are just too broad and too complex,” said Dustin Burke, a partner in BCG’s manufacturing practice.By Kim Souza (

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“To solve this problem, people will need to have more skills, but the generation of skills is more an effect than a cause,” said Byron Auguste, co-founder of Opportunity@ Work, a nonprofit for job seekers with nontraditional backgrounds. “It works for half our work force but not for the other half.” A New York Times review of the activities and skills that jobs entail, based on the Labor Department’s O*Net database, shows how much overlap there is between many seemingly dissimilar occupations. Service industry jobs, for example, require social skills and experience working with customers — which also apply to sales and office jobs. For some whose jobs have disappeared — particularly those without college degrees who worked in jobs requiring routine, physical labor — it can be nearly impossible to find a stable, well-paying new one. These jobs are more isolated, in terms of skills, from the rest of the labor market. Extensive research has shown that there are fewer middle-skill jobs, and that some displaced workers never recover, especially if they live in communities that no longer have jobs similar to their old ones or they don’t have higher education. “They have skills in what they do, but I’m not sure they have other skills that are transferable to something else,” said Rome Aloise, an international vice president for the Teamsters, which represents various workers whose jobs could be automated, including truck drivers and cashiers. “I’m just not sure where all these people would go.” Because people rarely spend their entire careers at one company anymore, employers have less incentive to invest in training workers in new skills, because they might quit and take those skills to a competitor, said David Deming, a professor of public policy, education and economics at Harvard.

Workers also have little incentive to invest in training, because there’s no guarantee it will pay off with long-term employment. Others have trouble thinking of themselves as doing other kinds of jobs — which Lawrence Katz, a Harvard labor economist, says is an identity mismatch, not a skill mismatch. Even if workers want to learn new skills and find new occupations, there is no streamlined way to do so. People procrastinate, inaccurately assess their own abilities and are unaware of what other jobs entail, according to behavioral economists. The United States spends a fraction of what other developed countries do on labor market adjustment programs like job counseling and retraining. Assistance is piecemeal, and many people who qualify don’t use it. Meanwhile, employers hire based on credentials that job applicants can’t change — a college degree or previous job title — rather than assessing the skills an applicant has developed, said Mr. Auguste, who was an economic adviser in the Obama administration. He said the approach should instead be, “If you learned it at Harvard or Cal State Northridge or on the job as a secretary or in the Navy or as a volunteer, awesome.” Getting a new degree was unrealistic for Mr. Cornett: “I couldn’t drop everything and go back to school for two or three years. I’ve got a family, a house, a vehicle.” He hadn’t considered advanced manufacturing until he heard about a local training program from a friend. It’s a natural jump for unemployed miners in Appalachia, said Kathy Walker, founder of the program, the eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute. “It isn’t really a new skill set,” she said. “This is leveraging an existing skill set.They need a mechanical aptitude to mine coal, so the transition is very easy for them. We’re actually fitting a round peg into a round hole.” Several new job boards, including Opportunity@Work and Skillful, use this approach to match workers with employers, job coaches and training programs based on skills instead of credentials. Public policy has a role, too.The Trump administration’s expansion of the apprenticeship program — which enables people to learn on the job, while being paid — is a solution with bipartisan support. Employers like it, too, because they don’t have to depend on schools to teach what they want their

workers to know. Workers would have an easier time reapplying their skills if the government gave every displaced worker several types of assistance, said Mark Muro, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. These could include job counseling; cash grants for taking time off to take classes; wage insurance to make up the difference for taking a lowerpaying job; and relocation grants to move to areas of the country with more jobs. These ideas could help left-behind workers, but they require money, effort and political will. For younger people just starting out, or employed in fields that might shrink, the answer is simpler, said Mr. Aloise of the Teamsters: “My advice is to go back to school and figure out some other type of profession.” O*Net scores hundreds of jobs on dozens of characteristics. Using a technique known as principal components analysis, we distilled those characteristics into four general categories: physical work; communication and critical thinking; operating machines and processes; and clerical and service work. Source: New York Times; By: Claire Cain Miller and Quoctrung Bui A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

61 • Sept / Oct 2017 Praxis Resources, Your FAA Repair Station And ‘Build To Print’ Electromechanical Shop, Certifies To AS9100: Rev D With The Help of Consulting Group BMSC Praxis Resources will celebrate its 3rd decade in business next year! The company opened for business in 1998 as an FAA Repair Station (Air Agency Certificate Number: O3WR138O), and more than 10 years ago, it expanded its business model to include ‘Build to Print” assemblies, which today comprises roughly half of the company’s business. Kevin Owens, founder, president and CEO of the company, is pleased to announce that the company certified to AS9100: Revision D. Kevin always dreamed of owning his own company, but his quest took some unusual, though prudent, steps to make that dream a reality. After high school, Kevin attended Spartan School of Aeronautics, where he earned a degree in Avionics. Upon completion, he went to work for American Airlines. While working there, Kevin enrolled in the University of Tulsa. He met with professors and sought advice on what best to study in order to achieve his goal of business ownership. Professors advised him that people who are really good at something — like welding or machining — are very interested in starting businesses, but many times lack the business skills necessary to grow a business. It was this advice that steered Kevin into an accounting degree, and while business ownership was still a lifelong goal, Kevin spent the next several years as a CPA at the Deloitte and Touché Accounting Firm, and later took on accounting positions with smaller companies as controller.Through Deloitte andTouché, Kevin was able to re-locate to Phoenix, Arizona, where he wanted to live. The first year of business ownership was incredibly hard, Kevin says. “We had the FAA certification, and we even managed to get on some major airlines’ Approved Supplier Lists, but it didn’t mean they would send us repair work.” Kevin remembers fondly that NewYear’s Eve a year into business ownership. “We got a call from one of the major airlines and they needed an audio control panel repaired in order to make their planned departure to Las Vegas late that evening. Kevin says, “We picked up the panel, brought it to our shop, fixed it, and had it back to the airport prior to the planned flight departure.”This, Kevin said, got the company its first business with an airline, and from then on, it they were able to build business with most of the major airlines. As you can imagine, the requirements to achieve certification as an FAA repair station are quite stringent, and no doubt, this helped Praxis Resources secure business with the ‘Build To Print’ assembly side of the business. Praxis won contracts with some of the largest aerospace and defense contractors in the United States. Kevin says, “On the FAA repair side of our business, we weren’t receiving feedback that AS9100 certification was of major importance, but on our assembly side of the business, we were starting to receive some feedback that customers would like to see us obtain AS9100 certification. Praxis has certified to ISO: 9001, but rather than update ISO to 2015, management determined that it made business sense to move forward with AS9100 Revision D certification. Kevin’s requirement was that both the certification entity and the AS9100 consultant be local. “We were very interested in keeping the business here in Arizona.” Brian Owens, who handles business development for Praxis, received a list of AS9100 consultants, and A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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he contacted a number of them. In the end, Kevin says he and Brian were most comfortable with BMSC. “We interviewed owner Bretta Kelly as well as her long-term business partner Debbie Hart.We selected them for a few reasons; 1) We needed a consultant that had substantial experience with a small business 2)We needed someone that could scale the AS9100 requirements to Praxis. 3) We wanted a consultant who would develop a program that would take everything we were doing well and improve upon it, rather than reworking our entire system.” Kevin says, “Bretta and Debbie were extremely professional and knowledgeable. They are clearly consultants who have worked with companies - they didn’t just learn it from a book.” Kevin’s wife Diane, who is active in the business, says, “Our processes were very solid before AS9100 certification, but the changes brought on with certification have focused our team and pushed us to more effectively utilizing metrics for continuous improvement.We highly recommend BMSC.” To learn more about how Praxis can support you, contact them at 480-5451646 or visit For superior ISO and AS9100 consulting, contact BMSC at 602-445-9400 or visit

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AZLoop debuted its carbon fiber cover this week for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. The chassis pod prototype was also on display, but the team asked for no photos to be placed online so as not to give away design elements to competing teams.

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Arizona’s SpaceX Hyperloop competition team debuted its chassis pod half-size prototype and carbon fiber cover as one of the finalists helping to bring high-speed mass transportation closer to reality. AZLoop, the 100-plus Arizona State University student-led team, was chosen in April as one of 24 finalists, and is preparing for the final competition Aug. 27 at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. While the pod prototype was on display last month at Galvanize in downtown Phoenix, the students asked the sold-out event attendees to not put photos of their pod online so as not to give away any of their design elements to competitors. Hyperloop transportation could eventually use magnetic levitation, propulsion tanks and batteries to transport people and cargo between major cities in record time, at speeds up to 760 miles per hour using renewable energy. For example, a local Hyperloop can take travelers from Phoenix to Tucson in 15 minutes, or Phoenix to Los Angeles, San Diego or Las Vegas in 30 minutes. Nisreen Mandviwala, an AZLoop business

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• More than $26 billion in pilot-related cost savings for the airlines that UBS covers • Up to $3 billion in similar savings for the business jet industry $2.1 billion for civil helicopters • Flight optimization savings of more than $1 billion, or 1% of carriers’ $133 billion fuel bill globally in 2016 • More than $3 billion per year in savings from lower insurance premiums (i.e., safer flights) and pilot training costs




If your kid is thinking of going to flight school and maybe incurring serious student debt—or in your name—to become a commercial pilot, you might want to reconsider after reading this.

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“With increased technology breakthroughs and lower costs, Airbus and Boeing could increase the appeal of their future aircraft programs,” according to the report. And, assuming commercial airlines retain all of the profit uplift from pilotless airplanes, those that could see the greatest pretax earnings boost are:Thai Airways (an increase of about 90%), China Eastern Airlines (80%),American Airlines (200%), United Airlines (100%), EasyJet (60%), and Air France-KLM (50%). Cargo carriers FedEx and UPS also could see a potential boost of a combined $1 billion. Analysts say they expect cargo carriers to be on the forefront of adoption.Not surprisingly, leading avionics makers are expected to be the biggest beneficiaries, starting with Thales, Rockwell Collins and Honeywell, UBS says.


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Summer camps are one way companies and organizations have been reaching out to these young adults, typically letting them get some hands-on experience in making things while also showing them what manufacturing is all about.

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In Ohio, some of these camps are independently run, while others are affiliated with a larger effort, like those hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office. Information supplied by the senator’s office noted that the number of camps it hosts has grown from one in 2013 to 18 this year.

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Here’s a look at some of the manufacturing camps being held this summer. A quick disclaimer: A lot of these camps are collaborative efforts, and there simply isn’t room to list all the partners involved.

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Misany Engineering & Machining, Inc. Certifies To ISO 9001:2015 With The Help Of BMSC Misany Eng. & Machining is a well-kept secret, truly a hidden gem. Its growth has been organic, nearly all through word of mouth. T h e c o m p a ny, nearly 3 decades old, is tucked away in a small town in Arizona, called Clarkdale. If you haven’t heard of Clarkdale, it sits between Sedona and Jerome, less than 2 hours from Phoenix. Founders husband and wife team Jay and Sherri Misany grew up in the machining industry. Sherri’s father worked as a machinist at Motorola, and he owned his own tool and die business. Jay worked for many years as a machinist for small to large aerospace companies in the Phoenix area. As Jay worked in many different machine shops, they realized they could build a much better job shop. Quality and customer service, would be the backbone of their business. In 1988, the two launched Misany Eng. & Machining, out of the backyard garage inTempe.After almost 10 years of growth, the company decided to move to Clarkdale. Sherri says, “Some of our employees wanted the opportunity to move to a small community, and 2 of them moved with our business.” In 2011 Russ Carroll joined the team as General Manager, and his wife Stacy (Office Manager) shortly thereafter, as Jay and Sherri knew them as hard working and very capable people. Russ had extensive managerial experience and shared the same philosophy — Take people with the right attitude, intelligence, work ethic and train them in our field. Today Jay and Russ help their customers with prototypes (or updating existing parts). Jay says, “When we help them with the design, material etc. for manufacturing it normally results in a reduced cost.” Misany’s customers hale fromTucson to Flagstaff. Russ states, “We build products for nearly every industry. We serve and service the whole state (and beyond) of Arizona. Closely working with the many engineers – we can make it happen is our attitude.” Russ does the hiring for Misany’s. Russ says, “I look for individuals who may not have extensive manufacturing background but who I see have the aptitude to learn and will work well in our team environment.” Russ says all machinists are cross-trained, and when their internal apprenticeship is completed, all can program, inspect and machine. The Misany team says, “Our customers value the excellent customer support they receive from our small company. If they call with a question about their job, either Russ or Stacy answer the phone, and they know the status of the project. Customers don’t wait for a call back hours later.” The company offers delivery service to their customers throughout Arizona. Becoming ISO was not required by any current customers. Russ says, “It is something we as a company wanted to pursue.” Stacy adds, “We believed that our ISO certification would enable us to pursue new customers (who require the certification) and we knew it would allow us to take on more projects with our current customers.” Misany’s management team was aware of BMSC, ISO consultant, from reading the A2Z A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Manufacturing magazines. “We had talked to many shops, and we knew about how much preparing for certification would cost.” Russ and the team contacted Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC, as well as an independent consultant they heard about from one of their suppliers. “We invited Bretta to our company, and when she told us about her process, we felt BMSC was the best match for our company.” The company certified to the newest ISO standard, ISO 9001: 2015, in less than 90 days. Russ says, “When Bretta and her colleague Debbie Hart came in to analyze our systems, they told us we were so advanced in our processes that certification would easily be achieved in 3 months or less.” In June, Misany successfully certified to ISO 9001: 2015 with ‘0’ findings! The team says, “BMSC’s Bretta Kelly and Debbie were extremely capable — the two each have different strengths and they work very well together.” Sherri adds, “They are so in tune with each other that I thought they were sisters!” To learn more about how BMSC can help you prepare for the newest revisions of ISO and AS9100, call Bretta at 602-445-9400 -or visit I encourage you to contact Misany Eng. & Machining to see how they can help you with your machining needs. They can be reached at 928-634-0659 or visit

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SUMMIT AUTOMATION If you are a manufacturing entity that holds an inventory of costly metal raw materials and/or finished products, you owe it to yourself to evaluate Roll-AShield shutters for your business. Jay S p e r c o a n d partner Sam Ater own 2 companies, Roll-A-Shield and Summit Automation. The 2 entrepreneurs purchased Roll-AShield just a few years ago, in 2013 and launched Summit Automation just a year later, in 2014. Summit Automation manufactures premier door automation systems. Its name was derived from the picturesque city Jay grew up in, Summit, New Jersey. Roll-A- Shield has been providing rolling shutters for over 38 years, manufacturing each Roll-A-Shield in their Tempe Arizona facility.Today, both companies areVeteran-Owned, since Sam served our country in the US Marine Corps. Partners Jay and Sam aren’t new neither to business ownership nor to door automation manufacturing. The two founded an automation company in 2002 and sold it years later. Jay says, “Security shutters are the most attractive way to protect your business. They are the best alternative to noisy and overly sensitive alarms. The mere sound of an alarm is certainly not guaranteed to stop determined criminals; security window shutters and rolling security shutters provide a strong defense capable of stopping even the most determined of threats.” He adds, “These foam insulated aluminum security shutters are far more elegant than metallic bar gates. They can be painted to match the aesthetics of your facility, and can even carry business logos or text.” Roll-A-Shield shutters are modeled after European Style Security Shutters, where Jay says, you will find rolling shutters in nearly every house.


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About Summit Automation Jay and Sam were enjoying the success of their newly acquired custom shutter business for just about a year when they made the decision to open a complimentary business, manufacturing premier door and window automation systems. Like Roll-A-Shield’s quality components, Summit Automation would be renown for its quality automation systems. When the company first opened, Summit Automation outsourced machining to 2 reputable companies, one in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. Assembly was done internally, at the company’s Tempe location. Over time, Jay and Sam wanted to partner with local suppliers. They contracted with Manufacturing Engineer Marcus James, a recent graduate of ASU. Marcus worked at a machine shop in the Valley full time, and on evenings and weekends he designed and built Summit Automation systems in his garage with his hobby mill. After 10 months of doing, in essence, 2 full time jobs, and with the volume of systems growing each month, Marcus’ wife told him to ‘get rid of one of the jobs’. Marcus, Jay and Sam made the decision that hiring Marcus full-time would be beneficial to all. With Marcus’ hobby mill, it took approximately 4 hours to machine the 30 plus components that went into an automation system. Set-up was approximately 1.5 hours. Marcus knew that the company would never meet the ever-growing demand with just his mill. He petitioned Jay and Sam for a larger, more productive CNC mill. Marcus was tasked with selecting the machine for the company. Marcus says, “There were two brands that fit our needs, and when we received quotes from 2 vendors, we made the decision that the Haas VF1 would be the best machine for the business.” Marcus says the other machine was more costly, and “we knew that Ellison Machinery would deliver exactly what we needed.” Marcus added that it is known in the industry that Ellison Machinery provides superior support, and that since the machines are so widely used throughout the US (and the world), many machinists can service a Haas machine. He continued, “We didn’t have the same confidence in the other machine tool brand that we do with Haas.” Jay adds, “The machine was delivered 3 weeks after we ordered it, and I can say this is pretty outstanding.”

Today, with the Haas VF1, the team at Summit Automation can do set-up in 15 minutes (from 1.5 hours), and they can machine all the components for the motor in half the time, approximately 2 hours. I mentioned that Marcus is a manufacturing engineer, and so he has studied lean manufacturing. Marcus says, “ We use standard tooling and quick changes fixtures and subplates to machine with the ‘Single Minute Exchange of Die, or SMED System, which is a theory and set of techniques that make it possible to perform equipment setup and changeover operations in fewer than 10 minutes. We are as lean as can be.” In just a few years of manufacturing, the team at Summit Automation has taken nearly 40% out of the product cost, and they continue to innovate with new cost reductions and designs to fit more doors. Marcus is helping to design the first automation system for ‘Pivot Doors’, and the company has 10 different product enhancements in the works. For more information on Summit Automation or Roll-A-Shield products, contact 480-5005468 or visit and To learn more about the Haas machine tool line (100% made in the USA), contact Ellison Machinery, the leading machine tool distributor in Arizona at 480-968-5877or visit their website at A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Ducommun Lands New Work for 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter Program Ducommun Incorporated has begun work to manufacture aluminum aircraft structures for the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) program. Ducommun is manufacturing fuselage skins that frame the cargo door of the converted aircraft at the Company’s operations in Gardena and Orange, Calif., through 2021. “Ducommun has the people, expertise and longstanding commitment required to produce reliable aluminum structures for Boeing’s Next-Generation 737 converted freighters,” said Stephen G. Oswald, president and chief executive officer, Ducommun. “We’re here to support the Boeing team as they meet the growing demand for freighters worldwide, particularly in the Chinese market. This is an outstanding opportunity for our company, and we anticipate additional orders on this program in the years to come.”

What Role Will Robotics And 3D Printing Play In The Future Of Manufacturing? Digitalization is taking over the manufacturing world, forcing traditional fossil-fuelled methods out of the way and improving the flexibility of processes globally. IIoT and Industry 4.0 are a looming presence spurring businesses to adopt advanced automation solutions in order to hasten production, lower manufacturing costs, and remain competitive. Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation, 2017 is part of business consultancy Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Growth Partnership Service program. The study covers the technologies of robotic exoskeletons, metal 3D printing, computer integrated manufacturing, nano 3D printing, collaborative industrial robots, friction stir welding/solid state joining, magnetic levitation (Maglev), composite 3D printing, roll-to-roll manufacturing and agile robots. These are expected to have the most impact across a variety of market segments, including automotive, healthcare, consumer electronics, aerospace and transportation. “Developments in 3D printing materials, metal inks, printing techniques and equipment design are driving the global uptake of metal 3D printing,” said Frost & Sullivan TechVision Research Analyst Ranjana Lakshmi Venkatesh Kumar. “R&D can enhance metal 3D printers’ ability to print high-strength, lightweight prototypes and parts at low costs, making these printers highly relevant in the aerospace and automotive sectors.” The robotics market has also experienced huge advancements recently, and collaborative robots have the highest impact. “Collaborative robots are gaining traction due to their ability to work alongside humans, ensure worker safety and integrate with existing environments,” noted Frost & Sullivan TechVision Research Analyst Varun Babu. “R&D efforts to improve the level of interactivity and customization will bolster the adoption rates of collaborative robots, particularly in automotive, aerospace, logistics and warehousing, healthcare, and consumer electronics industries.”

According to Boeing, the first 737-800BCF is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017. Ideal for shipping express cargo on domestic routes, the 737-800BCF offers operators increased payload, higher reliability and superior efficiency over previousgeneration standard-body freighters.

Robotic exoskeletons and agile robots are also important developments of note. The former is a wearable device that can increase strength and mobility of the wearer, and the latter are small robots which offer superior agility, efficiency, and uptime.

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DoD Contracts: The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a $17,960,940 modification (PZ0003) to Foreign Military Sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0051 for post-production support services and performance based logistics in support of the United Arab Emirates Land Forces Longbow Apache program for a total of 30 AH-64D Apache helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2020. Fiscal 2017 Other funds in the amount of $17,960,940 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. Honeywell International Inc., Aerospace - Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, has been awarded a $14,000,000 shared ceiling increase modification (P00002) for additional within-scope research in the areas of power and thermal management system detailed design. The total cumulative shared ceiling is $34,000,000 for award of cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost, and cost-share task orders. Work will be performed in Phoenix, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by July 14, 2022. Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Research Site, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. TSAY Professional Services*, Inc., Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico, has been awarded a $13,607,023 cost-plus-award-fee contract for base operations facility maintenance for Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. One bid was solicited and one bid was received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order; with an estimated completion date of January 31, 2018. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, is the contracting activity. Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV,Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $56,757,428 modification (P00074) to contract W31P4Q13-C-0129 to procure Javelin containerized all-up rounds, command launch units, Javelin vehicle launcher-electronics and associated non-recurring engineering required for obsolescence. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2020. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $56,757,428 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $28,549,900 firm-fixed-price delivery order (ZB45) against an existing contract (SPE4A1-14-G-0007) for rotary rudder helicopter blades. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(2) from Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-2, which cites an unusual and compelling urgency. Location of performance is Arizona, with a June 15, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2017 through 2019 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin JV,Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $10,102,074 modification (P000303) to contract W31P4Q17-D-0005 to modernize the Command Launch Unit (CLU) for weight reduction, which includes management, and engineering, to establish design requirements, and design analysis for the CLU. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona with an estimated

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3D Pr inting Gur u Leads Development of 1st Commercial Robotic 3D Printer

After nearly 30 years in the 3D printing industry, Jim Bredt has already left a significant, commercial imprint on the field, yet his work on the industrial side of the business is just powering up. A Ph.D. mechanical engineer from MIT, Bredt is best known as a co-founder of Z Corp., which launched in 1994 and had amassed one-fourth of the 3D printing market share before it was acquired by 3D Systems in 2012.That company used an early 3D printing process in which gypsum powder was bound together by a liquid binder dispersed through an inkjet head. However, Bredt also was a key player in several 3D printing industry firsts and key turning points, helping to lead the industry transition from geeky R&D science to real-world applications. As a graduate student at MIT, for example, Bredt worked on Prof. Ely Sachs’ first prototype machines that did inkjet printing on powder, and he and Tim Anderson, another of Z Corp.’s eventual co-founders, developed the first material sets for the machines. “We simply went to the grocery store and started pulling things out that looked like they might be soluble powders,” he explained. “Our very first material was actually Sweet ‘N Low.”

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In 1995, as he worked through several generations of that inkjet printer, Bredt was part of the small MIT team that first coined the term “3D printing” to describe what this new additive manufacturing technology was all about. In 1999, Bredt also co-developed the 3D printing industry’s first fullcolor 3D printing process, a process he described as simple in theory and challenging in practice.

Today, that Robotic Additive Manufacturing system, which is called RAM, is in use in several foundries, such as Hazelton Casting Co. in eastern Pennsylvania, where it is printing fast and affordable sand molds and cores for metalcasting.

“Color was very rich in bugs,” Bredt recalls, “which is why I tell people,‘Yes, I know how to do color and now that I’ve done it, I’m not actually in a big hurry to do it again.’”

When Bredt first decided to develop a robotic 3D printer in 2010, he did it with the wisdom of 20 years of experience in developing commercial additive manufacturing solutions.

As with so many things in 3D printing, “There are a lot of tricks to it that we only discovered along the way,” Bredt explained, which is why experience matters so much in 3D printing. Still Passionate About 3D Printing

“I’ve made a long career of making this look a lot easier than it really is,” joked Bredt, a colorful scientist who grew up as a child around NASA, where his physicist father was an administrator.

Today, Bredt is as passionate about 3D printing as ever and currently serves as Research and Development Director at Viridis3D, which he co-founded in the Greater Boston area in 2010 to do large-scale industrial 3D printing with robots using funds from the sale of his Z Corp. shares. In 2016,Viridis3D partnered with EnvisionTEC, which is now the world’s third largest 3D printer maker for industrial systems, according to the Wohlers Report 2017. The relationship has given Viridis3D more R&D support to scale up the technology for commercial launch and even more applications. Later that year, Viridis3D commercialized the first robotic 3D printer, the RAM 123. It uses a standard robot from ABB equipped with a proprietary print head, which comes in two sizes, 28- or 38-inch. The robot arm with the print head moves over a stationary work table in an open environment (outside of a box) to binder jet a powder — currently sand — into final objects. The technology also uses proprietary software

to control the spreading of the powder and placement of the binder through the printheads.

Bredt likes to emphasize that 3D printing is very challenging multidisciplinary work, especially if you want to deliver a real commercial product that works for customers who demand high quality and repeatability. “You have to be a real geek,” Bredt said. “I’m a real geek for material science … this is not for the squeamish. I’ve always been interested in metalcasting and durable manufacturing ceramics.” Removing some of those multidisciplinary challenges, or simplifying the approach, has been one of the key lessons that Bredt has learned over the years. So, when contemplating large industrial 3D printing, Bredt knew he didn’t want to have a movable build table, which is used by so many 3D printing systems. That’s because industrial parts get quite heavy as they are built and he didn’t want to add extra expensive and complicated motion control requirements to the process. Using existing industrial robotic systems allowed

Bredt to build on a stationary worktable and didn’t require him to be an expert in motion control, which he is not.

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“When we did the research, it showed that the robots are plenty accurate for what we want it to do and they weren’t even that expensive,” Bredt said.

NASA Awards $14.3 Million To Small Businesses, Research Institutions

He took the same modular approach to his print heads, using commercially available components.

NASA has selected 19 proposals from American small businesses and research institutions for Phase II of its competitive Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, totaling $14.3 million in awards.

Then, he and a small team focused all of their attention on integrating the components through proprietary software and material development, which, like most things in 3D printing, is challenging enough. That way, Bredt explained, “we could focus on the printing engine, focus all of our attention on the printing and materials, which are the things we are actually good at.” One of the reasons Bredt is so enthusiastic about the RAM system is that it’s a completely scalable solution, which can be easily transformed into custom sizes with little additional configuration and it also holds the potential to bind a variety of materials together. “A lot of people who develop 3D printing will select a material that they want to 3D print and then try to build a printer that will actually fabricate the material, and that’s a really, really, really difficult project,” Bredt said. “We built a 3D printer that was essentially the best machine we could build using the technology that was available.” Now, that approach has the ability to print different materials in addition to sand powders, such as materials like PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) and ceramics. Ultimately, the technology holds the potential to transform the way the largest parts are

These selections are for the 2016 STTR program, which supports NASA’s future missions into deep space, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The STTR program stimulates partnerships between small businesses and research institutions by providing awards for cooperative research and development efforts with potential for commercialization. “We are looking forward to leveraging the expertise, creativity and innovation of entrepreneurial small businesses and research institutions to further advance NASA’s missions, while simultaneously fueling the economy,” said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for the SpaceTechnology Mission Directorate (STMD) at NASA Headquarters. The selected proposals will support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics, science, human exploration and operations, and space technology. Awards cover a breadth of research and development needs, such as: • Launch propulsion systems that reflect staged development of critical technologies driven by known agency mission milestones, as well as new performance or mission capabilities

• Robotics, tele-robotics and autonomous systems that develop new capabilities and extend the reach of human and robotic exploration • Technologies that support human health and survival during space exploration missions; • Science instruments, observatories and sensor systems relevant to space research in science, heliophysics, planetary science and astrophysics • Materials, structures, mechanical systems, and manufacturing that directly impact the demands of NASA science and exploration missions Proposals were selected according to their technical merit and feasibility, in addition to the experience, qualifications, and facilities of the submitting organization.Additional criteria included effectiveness of the work plan and commercial potential. Small businesses have created approximately 55% of all jobs in the United States since the 1970s.The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and STTR programs encourage small businesses and research institutions to develop innovative ideas that meet the specific research and development needs of the federal government. The programs are intended to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, increase the commercial application of research results, and encourage participation of disadvantages persons and women-owned small businesses. The SBIR/STTR program is managed for STMD by NASA’s Ames Research Center. STMD is responsible for developing the crosscutting, pioneering, new technologies and capabilities needed by the agency to achieve its current and future missions. Source:Aerospace Manufacturing and Design • 49 • Nov / Dec 2015 79 • Sept / Oct 2017

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Microscopes Apollos Industries ______ 714-708-3105 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 Kerley Corporation ______530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach ___602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______800-327-9735 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales _______480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment ___602-455-8904 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 S&S Machinery Sales _____602-368-8542 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Video Measuring Systems Apollos Industries ______ 714-708-3105 Kerley Corporation ______530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc ___________800-809-3901 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ________602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery ________602-258-7330 EDM Network _________480-836-1782

Ganesh esh Machinery ______ 888-542-6374 K D Capital___________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _________ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment ___ 602-455-8904 ReSell CNC West ________ 844-478-8181 S&S Machinery Sales _____ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools _____ 480-773-4080 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 TSM Machinery ________ 602-233-3757 Zachman Machinery _____ 602-908-3447 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Air Drying Systems Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Band Saw/ Blades ______ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Revolution Machine Tools ___ 385-355-0316 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Roentgen USA _________ 847-787-0135 _________ 877-501-7297 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Edge Technologies _______ 562-597-7824 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Bar Feeder Accessories Edge Technologies _______ 562-597-7824


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BRALCO METALS 929 E. Jackson Street Phoenix. Arizona 85034 (602) 252-1918 (800) 544-8052 Fax: (602) 252-7813 Cell: (602) 722-3324



Automatic Barfeeds Of All Types

CERTIFIED BY DNV 1509001:2008_



Kevin Randall

Outside Sales Representative

AS9120:2002 -

Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

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


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

Mike Mills

President West Division

(844) 478-8181 x241

Trusty-Cook __________ 877-240-2462 Blast Abrasives Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Cleaners Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook __________ 877-240-2462 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322


Don Loveless Tel: 800-686-1679 181 Business Park Dr. Fax: 860-409-2552181 Bristol, CT. 06010 Email:

CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products Prod _________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook __________ 877-240-2462 Collet Fixtures Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Coolant Systems Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfers__________ 316-640-2462 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Cooling Fans: Industrial Bud’s Equipment Sales ____435-659-9455 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 Cutting Tools: Swiss Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300

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Dust Collectors Lone Arrow__________480-507-8074 End Mills Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Filtration Equip. Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Qualichem, Inc. ________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance ______ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ______ 480-836-8330 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation ______847-593-8420 Inserts Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Live Centers Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Live Tool Holders 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773

Hangsterfers__________316-640-2462 Master Chemical Corp _____520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Schenk Intertech________949-360-1512 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 Milling and Turning Products Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 Parts Washing Equipment Qualichem, Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products________ 800-645-4174 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products________ 800-645-4174 Spindles GMN USA ___________800-686-1679

An ISO 9001 Company

ISO 9001/AS 9100 Certiied


Jeff Klimowicz  Senior Sales Engineer  Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID  All Products Proudly Made in the USA  

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co. ____ 602-278-2693 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966

Setco Spindles & Slides ____866-362-0699 Static Tool Holders Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Toolnet International _____602-244-0870 Von Ruden Manufacturing __763-682-0322 Steel Service Center Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Tooling Columns Stevens Engineering ______602-272-6766 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Vises and Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures________858-505-0432 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales _______480-816-6300 Stevens Engineering ______602-272-6766 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International _____800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 Lone Arrow __________480-507-8074 Waterjet Accessories Barton International _____800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074

Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Barton International 800-741-7756 Waterjet Replacement Parts Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Work Holding 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing ______ 763-574-8320 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 CONSUMMABLES Abrasive Supplies Belts/Sand Discs/ Floor Sanding Abrasive Express _______ 800-941-4777 Cleaning Corrosion Inhibitors Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Hangsterfers__________ 316-640-2462

EDM Materials & Supplies Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc’s ____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ______ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 EDM Fluids Hangsterfers__________ 316-640-2462 Pioneer Distributing Co. ____ 602-278-2693 Garnet Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Impression Materials Roydent ____________ 480-607-1876 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Qualichem, Inc ________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912

Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693 Qualichem, Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys _______ 860-289-3820 Sonoran Metals _______ 602-993-8295 Western States Metals _____801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys _______ 860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company ___ 602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI ________800-423-1897 Sonoran Metals _______ 602-993-8295 Aluminum Apache Steel Company ___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals __________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque _ 505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company ______800-423-6651 Metal Supermarkets _____ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets _____ 505-858-9953 Samuel, Son & Co. ______800-631-9765 Tube Service Company ___ 602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals Phoenix_____602-252-1918


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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

Fluid Power / Mechanical / Tool Products ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals _______480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Kloeckner Metals _______480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Reliance Metal Center ____602-275-4471 TW Metals ___________800-203-8000 Brass Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ______800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Metal Supermarkets ______480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets ______505-858-9953 State Industrial Prod _____602-275-0990

Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 State Industrial Prod _____ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Carbon Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company ______ 800-423-6651 Sonoran Metals ________ 602-993-8295 Cast Iron Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod _____602-275-0990 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Extrusions TW Metals ___________800-203-8000

Lead Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 TW Metals ___________800-203-8000 Metals Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co _______602-267-7208 Copper Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Dix Metals ___________ 714-677-0788 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Kloeckner Metals _______480-389-2883

Stan Watkins Industrial Account Sales & Technical Support


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Canyon State Oil

(855) 400-2269 Tel

A Division of SC Fuels

(602) 369-5185 Mobile

2640 N. 31st Avenue,

(602) 269-2685 Fax

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Metal Supermarkets ______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets ______ 505-858-9953 Reliance Metal Center ____ 602-275-4471 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897 Sonoran Metals ________ 602-993-8295 State Industrial Prod _____ 602-275-0990 Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865 TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 Dix Metals ___________ 714-677-0788 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Kloeckner Metals _______ 480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets ______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets ______ 505-858-9953 Reliance Metal Center ____ 602-275-4471 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Sonoran Metals ________ 602-993-8295

Nickel Alloys Sonoran Metals ________602-993-8295 Stainless Steel Dix Metals ___________ 714-677-0788 Sierra Alloys TSI ________800-423-1897 Steel Sheet Reliance Metal Center ____602-275-4471 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co _______602-267-7208 Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI ________800-423-1897 Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Dix Metals ___________ 714-677-0788 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Reliance Metal Center ____602-275-4471 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company ____602-267-9865 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE TOOLING Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 US Carbide___________480-755-3812 Carbide B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants __ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______602-269-1775 Magnum Precision Mach ___602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 US Carbide___________480-755-3812

Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Toolnet International _____602-244-0870 US Carbide___________ 480-755-3812 Cutting Tools: Custom B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Drills Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 LRW Cutting Tools ______ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment ___602-455-8904 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 US Carbide___________ 480-755-3812 End Mills Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Cutting Tools Consultants __ 602-277-1342 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Fixtures 5th Axis Fixtures________858-505-0432 Form Tools B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Inserts, Indexable Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Inserts, PCD/CBN Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Reamers & Drills, PCD Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162

Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Precision Toolholding Products 5th Axis Fixtures________858-505-0432 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Thread Mills Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Global EDM Supply ______480-836-8330 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Bayer Systems ________ 602-448-9409 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems Bayer Systems ________ 602-448-9409 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Bayer Systems ________ 602-448-9409 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Cimatron____________248-596-9700 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330



Director of Business Operations

p. 602.269.1775 f. 602.269.0542 1735 N. 28th Ave #1 Phoenix, AZ 85009 toll free 877.845.7940

Software, Inv. Control Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Software, Servicing Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply ______480-836-8330 PRODUCTS Fluid Recycling Equipment Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Guns Layke Tactical _________602-272-2654 Reusable Shipping Cases CaseTech ___________ 480-671-9405 SERVICES Banks Alerus Bank & Trust ______480-905-2407


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Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407





Mathew Evans Sales and Marketing






7140 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111 (858)505-0432

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30 Years Experience MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008

Business Consulting Data Communication Services BMSC _____________480-445-9400 legrand_____________888-668-6818 nd_____________888-668-6818 Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Paramount Leadership Group __Opening 480-442-7497 Design Services Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Quick Turn Financial______and 480-385-1220 many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service repair to Arizona, Electrical & Digital Installation Rev AZ _____________and 602-845-1200 Thank you legrand_____________888-668-6818 STRYDE Solutions _______Mike 928-710-1463 Smith Engineering Services Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 623-780-4137 BMO Harris Bank ______ 602-650-3779 Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Automation & Controls Arizona CNC Equip _____ 480-615-6353 FourPac ____________ 602-751-2070 Droeg Financial Services __ 480-345-6575 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 Quick Turn Financial______480-385-1220 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Schenk Intertech_________949-360-1512 STRYDE Solutions _______928-710-1463 Lean Manufacturing Financial Services Calibration: Repair & Certify BMSC ____________ 480-445-9400 Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2407 Rev AZ _____________602-845-1200 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-650-3779 Quick Turn Financial______ 480-385-1738 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Consulting Management Systems BMSC _____________480-445-9400 SBG Capital __________ 480-897-4988 Certification/Training Paramount Leadership Group 480-442-7497 STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 Paramount Leadership Group __480-442-7497 Heavyhaul Quality Training Consultants _928-284-0856 Machine Tool Utilization Tracking Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 Rev AZ _____________ 602-845-1200 E Solutions ___________602-524-0192 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Manufacturers Rep Omega Morgan________ 800-442-8141 Contract Inspection Quality Training Consultants _928-284-0856 Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Machinery Installation Insurance Services Contract Programming Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 NFP Property & Casualty ___ 480-458-6052 IRH ____________800-334-2409 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Sentry Insurance _______ 877-373-6879 MEI Rigging _________ 480-917-3870 ISO/AS9100 Consulting Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 Cost Reolution Paramount Leadership Group 480-442-7497 Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Machinery Moving CNC Training Rev AZ _____________ 602-845-1200 Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ _888-572-9642 IRH ____________800-334-2409 MEI Rigging _________ 480-917-3870 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Leasing and Financing Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2407 Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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So Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Machinery Storage Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Real Estate, Commercial NAI Horizon _________ 602-852-3433 Phil Terry ___________602-903-3762 Recycling Barry Metals __________602-484-7186 Broadway Metal Recycling __602-795-6328 Consolidated Resources Inc. __623-931-5009 Davis Salvage Co ______ 602-267-7208 Phoenix Metal Trading ___ 602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering ARTL ______________602-374-3770 BMSC ____________ 480-445-9400 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 Rigging Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783 IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 Schools, Custom Training AZPMAP ____________602-723-8191 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Gateway Community College 602-286-8050 Schools, Machining & Training Gateway Community College 602-286-8050 Shipping Preparation C&M Machine Services ___ 602-284-8836

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

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


Mike Chonka Regional Manager 2121 N. Grace Blvd #135 Chandler, AZ 85225 (928) 710-1463 •

Systems Integration Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5877 Transportation IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Transportation:Air/Freight/Ground IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Working Capital, Credit Lines Droeg Financial Services ___ 480-345-6575 Quick Turn Financial______ 480-385-1220 SBG Capital __________ 480-897-4988 STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 REPAIR/DESIGN Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies _______ 562-597-7824 Machine Tool Design/ Engineering Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Machine Tool Rebuilding Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 API Services __________ 757-223-4157 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 AMTS______________ 602-397-4008 DM Machine Repair ______ 480-709-1450 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 FourPac ____________602-751-2070 Setco-Pope Spindles ______866-362-0699

The Werks C&C, Inc ______602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 API Services __________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Contract Programming Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust ______480-905-2407 BMO Harris Bank _______602-650-3779 Droeg Financial Services ___480-345-6575 Quick Turn Financial______480-385-1738 SBG Capital __________480-897-4988 STRYDE Solutions _______ 928-710-1463 Maint/Repair Services Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 AMTS______________602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 C&M Machine Services ____602-284-8836

DM Machine Repair ______ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 RIBAL BTADDINI Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Strategic Account Manager State Industrial Prod _____ 602-275-0990 OEM WEST REGION The Werks C&C, Inc ______ 602-569-1809 DATA COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION P: 888.668.6818 White’s Niche Products ____ 602-290-9402 C: 937.479.5381 Mold Repairs B&B Tool _________ 520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs Legrand, North America 3555 Kettering Blvd. B&B Tool. _________ 520-397-0436 Moraine, OH 45439 Prev. Maint Programs C2G | ORTRONICS | QUIKTRON Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711 RAPIDRUN | WIREMOLD Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS_____________ 602-397-4008 Spindle Replacement API Services _________ 757-223-4157 C&M Machine Services ____602-284-8836 Arizona CNC Equip _____ 480-615-6353 Tool Repair, Coating, DM Machine Repair _____ 480-709-1450 Treatment D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 SAFETY The Werks C&C, Inc _____ 602-569-1809 Mobility Ramps & Stairs Repair -Hydraulic Modular Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 EZ-Access _________ 800-451-1903 C&M Machine Services ____ 602-284-8836 Fire Protection Systems The Werks C&C, Inc _____ 602-569-1809 Rotarex __________ 480-689-8756 TESTING Repair - Portable Component & Failure Analysis Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 ARTL ______________602-374-3770 C&M Machine Services ____ 602-284-8836 Testing, Metallurgical The Werks C&C, Inc _____ 602-569-1809 ARTL ______________602-374-3770 Spindle Rebuilding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 API Services _________ 757-223-4157 WATER TREATMENT Setco-Pope Spindles _____ 866-362-0699 SYSTEMS GMN USA __________ 800-686-1679 Chemetall __________ 714-739-2821 ®






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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes


Field Sales & Engineering

4024 E. Casitas Del Rio Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85050 Phone: (480) 284-6618 Cell: (480) 250-9764 Email:

ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Faustson ____________303-420-7422 LAI International _______480-968-6228 ASSEMBLY Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Acme Metalworks _______ 480-926-4171 CAID Industries ________ 520-294-3126 Campro Mfg __________602-298-8700 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 DNKB Inc ___________480-659-7703 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325


IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Pierpont Manufacturing ____602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Unique Tool & Machine ____480-529-9551 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744

L&W Fluid ___________602-323-2560 Fixtures: Assembly Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Unique Tool & Machine ____ 480-529-9551 Full Board Cable Assembly Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 PCB Assembly Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 BAR CODING Western Sintering _______509-375-3096 BENDING Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 Precision Metal Mfg ______480-987-2466

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Bending: CNC Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 BRAZING Thermal-Vac _________ 714-702-0488 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 BROACHING Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc _______623-934-7144 CASTINGS AATC _____________602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts ______480-250-9764

108 N. 40th St. Phoenix 1245 E. Buckeye Rd.

Production and Design Technology and Precision Machining Education Experts Phoenix, AZ 85034 602-286-8050


t 520.294.3126 c 520.834.7444

Coating: Cerakote District 7 Powder Coat _____480-636-1145 Masic Industries _______ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090

Castings: Prototype AATC _____________602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts _____ 480-250-9764 Castings: Production AATC _____________602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts _____ 480-250-9764 COATING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 District 7 Powder Coat _____480-636-1145 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Titanium Coating Services __ 562-248-2550 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Sav-On Plating_________602-252-4311

Coating: Chem Film CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Frontier Techni-Kote _____ 928-636-0130 FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries ____ _480-968-1930 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Treffers Precision ______ 602-744-2636 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 Sav-On Plating_________602-252-4311 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260

Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing _ 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Chemetall __________ 714-739-2821 Louie’s Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648

Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 PAS Technologies _______480-487-1906 Coating:Passivation CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 PAS Technologies _______480-487-1906 Coating:VD (Titanium) Titanium Coating Services __ 562-248-2550 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 District 7 Powder Coat _____480-636-1145 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402 Masic Industries________503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish, Inc ______ 602-278-1733 Pilkington Metal Finishing____801-972-2146 Perfection Industrial Finishing520-434-9090 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878

CUTTING ______ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ______602-278-3918 Harschco LLC __________ 602-617-7514 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ____480-306-7748 The Metal Man ________ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting ______ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Die Cutting CGS Technologies ________623-434-3136 Laser APMI ______________ 480-668-0024 Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 CGS Technologies ________623-434-3136 Fine Line Laser Cutting _____602-863-3196 Precision Metal Mfg ______ 480-987-2466 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865 DEBURRING: PRECISION DG Deburring _________ 623-680-5925 DIE CASTING TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071


3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Precision Die & Stamp’g ___ 480-967-2038 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists ____ 480-829-6530 EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654

Ilene Price: Steve Bangerter: 4534 N. 44th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85031 602-272-2625


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Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________ 480-921-1665 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 Faustson ____________ 303-420-7422 LAI International _______ 480-968-6228 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________ 480-921-1665 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC ________ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists ____ 480-829-6530 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 Faustson ____________ 303-420-7422 LAI International _______ 480-968-6228 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Moore Tool & Die _______ 480-622-1705 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________ 480-921-1665 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453

WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 IMCOR Corp __________602-245-0148 K-2 Manufacturing _____ 602-455-9575 Pierpont Manufacturing ___ 602-233-1335 FAA REPAIR STATION Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 FABRICATION Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Acme Metalworks _______480-926-4171 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Americhem Engineering____602-437-1188 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 APMI ____________ 480-668-0024 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Dayton Lamina ________248-489-9122 Desert Precision Mfg ____ 520-887-4433 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701


Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777


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Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv __ 480-966-3952 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Hollow Metal Xpress 866-936-7001 Fabrication, Machining and______ Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 IMCOR Corp ___________602-245-0148 Phone: (602)243-4329 (602)370-5777 JD Machine __________Cell:801-782-4403 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 Metzfab _____________ 602-618-2841 Nelson Engineering _______602-273-7114 Phoenix Metalcraft ______ 602-279-4810 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metal MFG______ 480-987-2466 RM Garrison Machining ____ 623-582-6544 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775




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William Johnson

Marketing Representative 3300 E. 36th St Office: 520-622-8402 Tucson, AZ 85713 Cell: 520-940-6278

Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Chemical Processing Systems Americhem Engineering____ 602-437-1188 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech ___________ 801-292-0493 FMD Fabrication Services ____602-368-6835 Precision Metal Mfg______480-987-2466 Fabrication: Custom Metal Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Mfg ____________ 602-455-9575 Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metal MFG______ 480-987-2466

Fabrication: Medium & Large Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Hollow Metal Xpress _____ 866-936-7001 IMCOR Corp __________602-245-0148 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402 Metzfab ____________602-618-2841

Phoenix Metalcraft _____ 602-279-4810 Pierpont Manufacturing ___ 602-233-1335 Precision Metal Mfg______480-987-2466 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Precision Metalworks ____ 602-455-9575 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 FINISHING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome _____602-278-8671 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402 Louie’s Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 PAS Technologies ______ 480-487-1906

Perf Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Southwest Powder Coating __602-272-0878 TVT Die Casting ________800-280-2278 Abrasive Blasting Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Dry Film Lubrication PAS Technologies _______480-487-1906 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Finishing: One Stop PAS Technologies _______480-487-1906 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting _______602-716-5566 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671

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4045 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 267-7575 office (602) 909-5239 cell

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District 7 Powder Coat _____480-636-1145 480-636-1145 Masic Industries _______ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC _602-276-1231 Shot Peen PAS Technologies ______ 480-487-1906 Stripping Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Unique Tool & Machine ___ 480-529-9551 FORGINGS

Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996

Unique Tool manufactures and designs Tools, Fixtures and Mechanical Assemblies. Also, we offer Prototyping and General Machining.

              FAA CRS AI0R143N - EASA.145.4079

Anovaprise___________ 623-551-5775 Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 GMN USA ___________800-686-1679 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 Ron Grob Co. _________ 970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding ____ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Grinding, Blanchard

Unique Tool and Machine LLC

Robert Davis – Owner  

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Byington Steel Treating ____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing _____ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ____ _623-581-2648 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 FutureWeld __________ 602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 EPSI_______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 RM Garrison Machining ____ 623-582-6544 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Byington Steel Treating ____ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648

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R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Forgings: Titanium Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 FOUNDRY AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Grinding: Centerless Anovaprise ___________ 623-551-5775 GAGES Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 GASKETS Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 CGS Technologies ______ 623-434-3136 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 GEAR CUTTING National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 GRINDING Ron Grob Co. _________ 970-667-5320 Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701


7237 S Butte Ave. Tempe, Az. 85283

Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing_ ___623-780-4100 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Industrial Precision Grinding _310-352-4700 Phoenix Grinding _______602-437-8401 Grinding: ID/OD Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 Arizona Hard Chrome _____602-278-8671 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Ron Grob Co. ________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome _____602-278-8671


Precision Honing Specialists Jeremy Johnson Owner

480.577.9774 Gilbert, AZ

AZ ASER ENGRAVING “Leave Your Mark” Sandi & Chuck

602 708 1204


Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg ___602-588-2869 Grinding: Profile Anovaprise___________623-551-5775 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Industrial Precision Grinding _310-352-4700 National Grinding & Mfg ___602-588-2869 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding _________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 Grinding: Tool & Cutter B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 CTE______________ 800-783-2400 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____480-503-1283 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 GUNDRILLING Acme Metal Works_______ 480-926-4171 HEAT TREATING Atlas Testing Labs _______909-373-4130 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Controlled Thermal Tech’y___602-272-3714 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Thermal-Vac __________714-702-0488

Heat Treating/ Aerospace Atlas Testing Labs _______909-373-4130 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Heat Treating/ISO9001/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Heat Treating Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 HONING/LAPPING Grindworks __________623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Paramount Honing & Machine 480-577-9774 Phoenix Grinding _______602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Mobile PartMarking AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204

B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 INSPECTION Calibration Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc _________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017

Sustaining Edge Solutions ___ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 ISO Registrar Orion Registrar ________ 303-645-4017 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions ___ 888-572-9642 JIGS Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC ________480-239-8254 Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 Arcas Machine Inc _______ 480-632-9414 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 Faustson ____________ 303-420-7422 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng ___ 520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889


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Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining _____ 480-699-4856 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Aerospace AATC _____________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Absolute Turning & Machine 520-624-5628 Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 American Spirit Investments 480-367-9545 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 Campro Mfg _________ 602-298-8700 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Clings Manufacturing _____480-968-1778 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

Glover Precision Inc. _____480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __520-889-8325 HK Machining ________602-278-6704 Infinisys ___________ 602-276-2276 JB’s Precision_________623-581-9088 JD Machine__________801-782-4403 Kirin Manufacturing _____520-622-8402 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision _____480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Machining: Contract Absolute Turning & Machine _520-624-5628 Aero Design & Mfg ______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002

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Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 AZ Datum ___________ 602-687-6331 Campro Mfg __________602-298-8700 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____480-503-1283 Group Mfg Serv. ________480-966-3952 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 TVT Die Casting ________800-280-2278 Unique Tool & Machine ____ 480-529-9551 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics _____ 719-687-0888

Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 American Spirit Investments__480-367-9545 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Campro Mfg _________ 602-298-8700 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Clings Manufacturing _____480-968-1778 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Swami Subramanian

860 East 46th Street, Tucson AZ 85713 520-624-5628 • Cell 602-418-2171• Fax 520-624-5636 •



Marc Faris 480.200.5571

Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591

GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 IMCO Products _________480-632-2252 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JB’s Precision _________623-581-9088 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine ________ 480-966-4451 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 Powerhaus Precision _____480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480

Machining Plastic Absolute Turning & Machine _ 520-624-5628 R&D Specialty ecialty Manco _____602-278-7700 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Campro Mfg __________ 602-298-8700 Machining Precision Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 3D Machine LLC __ ______480-239-8254 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Tech Five Machining ______480-699-4856 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 Accutech _____________801-975-1117 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Absolute Turning & Machine _ 520-624-5628 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Anovaprise___________ 623-551-5775 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Machining Composites Arcas Machine Inc _______ 480-632-9414 Absolute Turning & Machine _520-624-5628 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 Machining Custom Cutting Tools Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 IMCO Products _________ 480-632-2252 US Carbide___________ 480-755-3812 Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 AZ Datum ___________ 602-687-6331 Machining: Large JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 Backerworks Mfg _______505-342-2943 Backerworks Mfg _______ 505-342-2943 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 HK Machining _________602-278-6704 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 Mach: Turning CNC Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 RM Garrison Mach’ing _ __623-582-6544 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 3D Machine LLC _______480-239-8254 Absolute Turning & Machine _520-624-5628 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Evans Precision Mach’g ____ 623-581-6200 Air Gear Industries ______602-275-7996 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Faustson ____________ 303-420-7422 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 American Spirit Investments__480-367-9545 Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Arcas Machine Inc _______ 480-632-9414 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Glover Precision , Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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1826 W. Broadway Rd,# 46,Mesa, AZ 85202 Phone: 480-225-8854

HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 IMCO Products ________ 480-632-2252 JB’s Precision ________ 623-581-9088 JC Machine & Motorsports__ 602-790-2207 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______602-273-7114 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 Powill Mfg __________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RM Garrison Mach’ing __623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 Sun Tech ____________480-921-1665 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Production GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 A Z MANUFACTURING • 98 • Sept / Oct 2017 2

Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AATC______________602-268-1467 Absolute Turning & Machine 520-624-5628 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision _______ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 McFarland Machine & Eng _ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411

Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 Pro Precision ________602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RM Garrison Machining__623-582-6544 RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Unique Tool & Machine ____480-529-9551 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673

RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Semiconductor KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning & Machine 520-624-5628 AZ Datum __________ 602-687-6331 Bar-S Machine _________928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 Ron Grob __________ 970-667-5320 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 American Prec. Machine___ 602-269-6298 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g ___ 623-581-6200 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 JB’s Precision Ind ______ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 MACHINING: LASER

Laser Cutting Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 EDM Tech ___________602-278-6666 Fine Line Laser Cutting ____602-863-3196 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 K-2 Manufacturing ______602-455-9575 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 Marusiak LLC _________480-318-8883 McFarland Machine & Eng __480-966-1388 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___480-306-7748 The Metal Man ________800-448-9448 TMM Precision ________800-448-9448 Tube Service Company ____602-267-9865 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Weiser Engineering ______303-280-2778 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc. _______602-232-5882 Laser Engraving & Etching Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC _________480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking AZ Laser Engraving ______602-708-1204 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC _________480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 MANUFACTURING Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 APMI __ ___________480-668-0024 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Clings Manufacturing _____480-968-1778 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744

Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Harschco LLC _________602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Group Manufacturing Serv _ 480-966-3952 IMCOR Corp __________602-245-0148 K-2 Mfg ___________ 602-455-9575 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 Metzfab ____________602-618-2841 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 Manufacturing: Electrode Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 METAL FORMING Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Desert Precision Mfg ____ 520-887-4433 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 K-2 Manufacturing _____ 602-455-9575 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping __ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine _____ 505-823-1453 MOLDS JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Molds: Construction JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Molds: Plastic Injection Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Molds: Steel Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493

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OUTGASING CGS Technologies _______ 623-434-3136 PAINTING Arizona Finishing _______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Wet Paint/CARC Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 Sandblast/Automated STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 PLATING Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 E.P.S.I. _____________ 714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 L A Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Louie’s Black Oxide ______602-257-0530

PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Precision Metalworks _____602-455-9575 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing CAP _____________602-464-9629 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 FutureWeld __________ 602-437-2426 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Bright Nickel Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Bright Tin Foresight Finishing ______480-921-0000 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Copper Foresight Finishing ______480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Electroless Nickel Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 Embrittlement Relief E.P.S.I. _____________714-256-8950 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Gold E.P.S.I. _____________714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing ______480-921-0000 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I. _____________714-256-8950 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 ROBOTICS Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 CAID Industries ________ 520-294-3126 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming SAW CUTTING Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 K-2 Mfg ____________ 602-455-9575 SINTERING Western Sintering _______ 509-375-3096 SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 SPINNING: Metal Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 Stamping: Aerospace SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Stamping: Deep Draw Empire Precision Mach. ____480-633-4580 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 SPRINGS Stamping Design Custom Springs SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Compression/Extension/ Stamping Flat Forming Assembly/Torsion Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Flat and Wire Springs Stamping: Precision Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Stamping: Progressive Die & ToolDayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 ing SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 Moore Tool & Die _______ 480-622-1705 STAMPING TAPPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 TESTING Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Atlas Testing Labs _______ 909-373-4130 Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Precision Die & Stamping ___ 480-967-2038

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Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 FutureWeld __________ 602-437-2426 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 PAS Technologies _______ 480-487-1906 Testing: Chemical/Metalurgical/ Environmental Atlas Testing Labs _______ 909-373-4130 THERMAL SPRAY Controlled Thermal Tech’y___ 602-272-3714 Empire Precision Mach. ____480-633-4580 THREADING Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding _____602-353-8088 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Thread Rolling Ron Grob Co. _________ 970-667-5320 TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC ________480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Moore Tool & Die _______ 480-622-1705 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 TOOLING EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 Moore Tool & Die _______ 480-622-1705 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Western Sintering _______509-375-3096

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WELDING Allfab Engineering ______602-437-0497 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Anovaprise __________623-551-5775 APMI ____________________ ______________480-668-0024 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 BID Machine, Inc _______480-892-7304 CAID Industries ________ 520-294-3126 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 Desert Precision Mfg _____520-887-4433 Empire Precision Mach. ____480-633-4580 Group Mfg. Serv ________480-966-3952 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 K-2 Manufacturing ______602-455-9575 K-zell Metals, Inc. _______602-232-5882 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 McFarland Machine & Eng __480-966-1388 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900 Precision Metal Mfg ______480-987-2466 Precision Metalworks _____602-455-9575 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 State Industrial Prod______602-275-0990 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Weiser/Mile High Precision __303-280-2778 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 Welding: Aerospace Backerworks Mfg _______505-342-2943 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 K-2 Manufacturing ______602-455-9575 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 LAI International _______480-968-6228 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322

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3D Machine ...................................90 Controlled Thermal.....................................94 5th AxisFixtures ......................23,88 Creedbilt Inc..............................................33,97 Abrams Airborne Mfg................................93 Current EDM....................................................82 Abrasive Express............................................85 D & R Mchy...................................81,83,86,87 Absolute Machining & Turning..........97 Davis Salvage..................................26,100 ACC Machinery...............................................81 Desert EDM Sales...................................84 Accutech..............................................................96 Desert Machine Sales..........................81 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.................100 Desert Precision MFG..........................92 ACME Metalworks........................................94 DG Deburring..........................................92 Adams Mach...................................53,81,104 District 7 Powder Coat.........................93 Advanced Precision.....................................88 Dix Metals.............................................35,86 Aero Spring & Mfg........................................92 DM Machine Repair..............................88 Aero Tech.............................................................97 DNKB.............................................................90 Air Gear .................................................................94 Droeg Financial Services.............58,89 Alerus .....................................................................88 Dynamic Machine & Fab......................77,94 AllFab Engineering.......................................93 East Valley Precision.............................98 Allset Precision.................................................97 Ebbco Inc. .................................................. 82 Alpha Machine ...............................................99 Echols Saw & Supply............................81 American Aerospace (AATC) ................91 Edge Technologies...............................84 American Spirit Investments(ASI).....96 EDM Network....................................20,85 Americhem Engineering ........................92 EDM Perform Access...........................86 AMTS......................................................................88 EDM Tech................................................... 92 Anovaprise.........................................................91 Ellison Machinery.................5,61,69,83 Apache Gear.....................................................93 Empire Precision Mach.......................97 Apache Steel.....................................................85 EPSI................................................................99 APMI........................................................................90 Evans Precision Mach’g ..................... 93 Apollos Industries .....................................100 Exactitude ..............................................100 Arcas Machine Inc.........................................96 EZ-Access...................................................89 Arizona Finishing...........................................94 Faustson .....................................................90 Arizona Hard Chrome................................94 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. .................. 93 Arizona Wire Spec.........................................90 Fine Line Laser Cutting ......................99 Arizona Wire & Tool...................................101 Flex-Pro .................................................70,97 ARTL........................................................................90 Flow Corp ............................................81,82 Atlas Testing Labs................................34,101 FMD Fabrication .................................... 92 Auer Precision..................................................93 FourPac ....................................................... 82 AutoDesk ............................................................92 Foresight Finishing............................100 Avtek.......................................................................96 Frontier Techni-Kote......................40,99 Axian Technology.........................................90 Fry Steel Co............................................... 85 Ayers Gear & Machining ..........................63 FutureWeld.........................................42,93 AZ CNC ..................................................8,9,39,71, Ganesh Machinery............................... 82 AZ CNC .........................................................81-87 Gateway Community College..56,91 AZ Datum...........................................................97 Geiger Electric Inc ................................. 82 AZ Laser Engraving......................................95 GHT Services LLC...................................90 AZMARK ..............................................................99 Gibbs Precision Machine ..................98 AZ Metals ............................................................84 Gilbert Metal Stamping.....................90 AZ Tool Steel......................................................86 Gladhill Assoc ....................................68,95 B&B Tool...............................................................87 Global EDM Supply..............................84 B & T Tool & Engr............................................85 Glover Precision, Inc............................. 95 Backerworks Mfg..........................................97 GMA Garnet .......................................48,83,94 GMN USA.............................................44,84 Barry Metals...............................................32,86 Gold Tech Industries......................... ...95 Bar-S Machine Inc.........................................90 GoSynergy .................................................47 Barton International ..........................52,84 Grindworks ................................................91 BID Machine, Inc............................................92 Group Manufacturing........................ 92 Blue Streak Grinding ...........................64,93 Hangsterfers ............................................ 85 BMO Harris Bank ...........................................88 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding....... 92 BMSC ......................................................72,73,,91 HK Machining .........................................96 Bralco Metals..............................14,48,84-86 Hollow Metal Xpress ........................... 92 Broadway Metal Recycling............51,89 Horizon Carbide ....................................90 Bud’s Equipment Sales .............................84 HPMP ..................................................67,101 Byington Steel Treating............................94 Hunter Machine Moving..................88 C&M Machine Service.......................88,89 IMCO Products ........................................97 CAID........................................................................91 IMCOR........................................................101 Campro Mfg. ....................................................97 In-Position ...........................................31,96 CaseTech..............................................................89 Ind. Metal Supply ............................68,86 Cassavant Machining ................................98 Ind.Tool Die............................................... 95 Cassavant CAP ............................................100 Industrial Precision Grinding..........94 Castrol................................................................2,86 Infinisys .................................................91,95 CGS Technologies.........................................91 IPE Aerospace ...................................12,98 Challenger Aerospace...............................95 IPG..................................................................94 Chemetall ...........................................................86 IRH .................................................................90 ChemResearch...............................................95 ITDE............................................................... 95 Cimatron (3D Systems).....................29,89 Jan’s Inc........................................................96 CIS.............................................................................90 J B’s Prec Ind...............................................95 Clings Aerospace ...................................21,97 JC Machine & Motorsports.............................97 CMA Waterjet................................................101 JD Ellen............................................................................54-55 CNC Pros...............................................17,81,83 JD Machine................................................90 Coast Aluminum............................................85 Jemelco Inc................................................88 Coast Industrial Sales..................................89 K D Capital..................................................81 Coastal Metals..............................................6,86 K-2 Manufacturing...............................99 Coating Tech...........................................91,103 K-Zell Metals, Inc.................................100 Collins Metal Finishing...............................91 Kerley Corporation............................... 82 Consolidated Resources....................28,88 Kirin Manufacturing ............................ 93 Continental Machining............................96 KLK Inc.........................................................96 Contract Manufacturing Service......90 Kloeckner Metals .................................. 85 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 102 • Sept / Oct 2017 2

Klontech Metrology ...............................81 KTR Machine...............................................82 Kurt Manufacturing Co........................ 86 L&W Machine Co......................................95 LAI International......................................90 Layke Inc .......................................................91 Layke Tactical.............................................89 LC Engineering.........................................99 LeGrand..................................................45,89 Leach Laser ..................................................95 Lone Arrow.................................................84 Louie’s Black Oxide..................................92 Louie’s Gun Finishing............................94 LRW Cutting Tools ...................................87 Lynch Brothers .........................................94 Magnum Prec. ......................13,65,81-83 Makino ...........................................................81 Marshall Tool & Supply .........................87 MarZee..........................................44,93,100 Mario Pinto .................................................88 Marusiak LLC..............................................99 Master Chemical Corporation.........84 Matrix Machine ..................................90,91 McFarland Machine............................... 96 MEI Rigging ................................................89 Mesa Machinery................................59,83 Metalcraft Inc..............................................95 Metal Supermarkets........................85,87 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ..................91 Methods West........................................3,83 Metzfab..........................................................92 Micropulse West ......................................90 Midaco Corp ...............................................91 Misany Engineering ...............................72 MLC CAD Systems ..................................88 Moore Tool & Equip ................................83 Moore Tool & Die...................................101 Morsch Machine .....................................90 NAI Horizon.................................................63 National Grinding & Mfg......................93 Nelson Engineering.........................50,92 Newport Tool ..........................................101 NFP Property & Casualty.....................88 North-South ........................................25,84 O’Keefe Ceramics..............................67,96 OGP..................................................................82 Omax...............................................................83 Omega Morgan .................................... 100 ONA EDM USA...........................................82 Orion Registrar...........................................95 Osborn Products ...............................91,93 Pacific Swiss & Mfg ...........................66,98 Paramount Honing Machine............95 Paramount Leadership Group ........88 PAS Technologies..............................50,93 Perfection Industrial Finishing ........98 Perma-Finish Inc ......................................99 Phoenix Grinding.....................................91 Phoenix Heat Treat.................................94 Phoenix Metalcraft.................................99 Phoenix Metal Trading.........................89 Pierpont Manufacturing......................97 Pilkington Metal Finishing.............. 100 Pioneer Distributing Co........................91 Powerhaus Precision.............................98 Powill Mfg....................................................94 PPE Engineering....................................101 Praxis Resources .......................................62 Precision Metal Mfg................................93 Precise Metal Products .........................92 Precision Die & Stamping ............41,90 Precision Industrial Painting ..............91 Precision Repairs ......................................35 Pro Precision ...............................................93 Productivity, MMT..............................43,81 Qualichem, Inc...........................................85 Quality Improvement Consulting..89 Quality Mold...............................................93 Quick Turn Financial...........................89 R&D Gage.....................................................26 R&D Specialty Manco...........................96 Reliance Metal Center...........................87 Resell CNC West.......................................84 Rev AZ.....................................................56,89 Revolution Machine Tools...........19,82

RMG Machining................................46,93 RMSS............................ .................................98 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades............82 Roentgen USA.........................................82 Ron Grob ...................................................96 Rotarex.........................................................89 Royal Products..................................64,84 Ryerson........................................................87 S&S Machinery Sales............................83 Samuel, Son & Co............................16,85 Sandvik Coromant .........................83,89 Sav-On Plating ........................................98 ........................................49 Savage Machine ........ ...........................82 SBG Capital ................................................87 SC Fuels ............................................................2,86 Schenk Intertech ................................... 82 Scriven Precision Fab...........................90 Select Machining ..................................96 Semiray (MISTRAS)....................1,36-38 Sentry Insurance....................................89 Service & Sales ............................... ......100 Setco Spindles & Slides .....................86 Sharp Precision Tools ..........................89 Sierra Alloys TSI........................................87 Sonoran Metals ......................................86 Southwest Industrial Rigging ..27,89 Southwest Powder...............................94 Southwest Swiss Precision...............96 SW Waterjet & Laser.........................30,99 SP Engineering............................................97 SPRINGWORKS Utah....................... .100 Star Metal Fluids ...................... 11,84-88 State Technology....................................85 Steel Services Grind’g ...................76,91 Stevens Engineering ............................85 Stewart Precision Manufacturing.......92 STRYDE Solutions.............................................89 Summit Automation.............................74-75 Sun Grinding......................................24,93 Sun Tech .................................................. 100 Superior Grinding .................................94 Sustaining Edge Solutions.........10,87 T-CNC ...........................................................96 TMG.........................................................81,82 TMM Precision ..................................90,93 T-N Machining.........................................96 T.S.M. Mach. ..............................................81 Tech Five Machining......................96,98 TechMark.................................................... 93 Temperature Processing ....................95 The Metal Man..................................90,93 The Werks C&C........................................86 Thermal-Vac ..............................................97 Thompson Machine............................ 92 Titanium Coating Services.........59,90 TMG.........................................................81,82 Toolnet International ..........................84 Total Quality Sys ......................................85 Tube Service..............................................85 TVT Die Casting.........................78-79,93 TW Metals..................................................86 United Performance......................18,86 US Bank.......................................................89 US Carbide Tool....................................101 U S Shop Tools ..................................15,84 Unique Tool & Machine.....................94 Uni-Tek..........................................................95 Val-Tech Mfg............................................. 92 VonRuden ...........................................86,88 Washington Cal. .............................94 WC Machine & Tool.............................. 92 Weiser/Mile High Precision ............. 93 Westec.........................................................80 Western Cast Parts................................90 Western Sintering Co....................... 100 Western States Metal....................66,88 White’s Niche Products...................7,83 Whitley Machine .......................22,93 Wire-Tech................................................... 92 Wrico ......................................................60,92 Zachman Machinery........................... 83 Zeiss Metrology...................................... 82

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