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Vol. 26, No. 1, Jan / Feb 2020

Southwest Edition AZ, NV, and NM)

Southwest Swiss Precision Machining Announces ISO 9001: 2015 Certification!


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Editors Corner


What can we expect for 2020? Here a a few interesting predictions:

• Solar becomes more economical than regular electricity in more than half of the U.S. • There are 6.1 billion smartphone users globally, overtaking landlines. • Legal marijuana sales will hit $23B in the United States. • Manufacturing should expand in the first half of 2020, including increased revenue for companies, the Institute for Supply Management said. The survey says we can expect manufacturing 2020 revenues to rise an average of 4.8 percent. How often do expert forecasts come true? I took a look at some predictions that were made years past, and here are some rather peculiar (albeit interesting) ones:

We’ll have personal helicopters. Popular Mechanics was pretty sure back in 1951 that every family in 21st century would have at least one helicopter in their garage. All roads will become tubes. In a 1957 article, Popular Mechanics predicted that every road and street in America will be “replaced by a network of pneumatic tubes,” and your car would only need enough power to get from your home to the nearest tube.Then, by the calculations of a Honeywell engineer, “they will be pneumatically powered to any desired destination.” Nobody will work and everybody will be rich. In 1966, Time magazine reported that the 21st century would be a pretty awesome economic era for just about everybody. In an essay called “The Futurists,” they predicted that “machines will be producing so much that everyone in the U.S. will, in effect, be independently wealthy.” Without even lifting a finger, the average non-working family could expect to earn an average salary of between $30,000 and $40,000, according to Time.That’s in 1966 dollars; in 2020, that’d be about $300,000—for doing nothing. Mail will be sent via rocket. Mail delivery via missile was successfully attempted in 1959.That year, a Navy submarine—the U.S.S. Barbero—sent 3,000 letters, all addressed to political figures like President Dwight D. Eisenhower, using only a rocket.The nuclear warhead was taken out and replaced with mail containers, and the missile was launched towards the Naval Auxiliary Air Station. The mail was successfully delivered, and Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield was so excited by the “historic significance” of mail delivery via instruments of war that he predicted it would become commonplace by the next century. “Mail will be delivered within hours from New York to California, to Britain, to India, or Australia by guided missiles,” he said. “We stand on the threshold of rocket mail.” Everyone will stop drinking coffee and tea. In 1937, Nikola Tesla predicted that “within a century, coffee, tea, and tobacco will be no longer in vogue.” “The abolition of stimulants will not come about forcibly,” he wrote. “It will simply be no longer fashionable to poison the system with harmful ingredients.” Women will all be built like wrestlers. In 1950, Associated Press writer Dorothy Roe revealed some shocking predictions of what life on earth would be like in the 21st century, according to Smithsonian magazine. Roe forecasted that the women of tomorrow would be “more than six feet tall” and would “wear a size 11 shoe, have shoulders like a wrestler, and muscles like a truck driver.” Their proportions, Roe wrote, would be perfectly “Amazonian,” all evidently thanks to science providing “a balanced ration of vitamins, proteins, and minerals that will produce maximum bodily efficiency.” We’ll finally make it to Mars. In 1997,Wired magazine’s Peter Schwartz and Peter Leyden picked the year 2020 as the time when “humans arrive on Mars.”Today NASA projects that the earliest we could get a human on the surface of Mars is 2030. May 2020 be a fantastic year, and God Bless Our Troops!



Linda Daly,Publisher Jan / Feb 2020

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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. Mill Training Class — 1/20 – 1/22 Lathe Training Class — 2/17 – 2/19 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 ellisonaz.com

Industrial Solutions Inc. Expands Into Arizona With Local Owner Jason Haines: Lean Training Classes Scheduled Tulsa Based Industrial Solutions opens new office in the Phoenix area to cover the Southwest Region Industrial Solutions, a full service Lean Consulting, Training, and Facilitation firm, has opened its first office outside of the Tulsa, Oklahoma area to help service the growing area of Arizona, New A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •


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Mexico, and Southern California. In 1997 Industrial Solutions was established to respond to a market need for practical and effective process improvement ser vices. Since then Industrial Solutions has constructed a complete package of services to help companies improve production performance, shorten lead times, and increase profits. Industrial Solutions has a team of full-time trainers and consultants who bring together their unique skills and a wide range of experience in the application of modern manufacturing methods to help companies implement the principals of Lean Manufacturing. Since 1997, Industrial Solutions has trained over 25,000 people in 600 unique companies. We have engaged in comprehensive lean implementation programs with over 100 companies representing industries from aerospace to healthcare, automotive manufacturing to state government, machining job shops to retail stores and fencing contractors. In 2012, Colin Reed bought ISI from its founder Gerry Raubach. Since then, ISI has added Design for Manufacturability, Toyota Kata, Advanced Facilitation Skills, Lean Green Belt, and Lean Warehouse among others. Our history and experience have uniquely equipped us to bring Lean thinking into any company of any size in any industry. If you are interested in Lean Thinking and process improvement but are not sure where your company should start, please contact us and we would be happy to meet with you and discuss how you can begin your Lean Announcements Continued Page 8

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parts here in AZ.

O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the nation’s largest family-owned network of metals service centers and component and tube manufacturing businesses. Composed of seven leading brands and generating sales of approximately $2.4 billion in 2019, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.onealind.com.

I’m enjoying living here in Phoenix and hiking most early mornings and weekends. To contact, Michael, call: Cell: 602-513-6754

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Tungaloy America Introduces Michael Morace As New Sales Engineer in Arizona Tungaloy America is pleased to announce Michael Morace as the new Sales Engineer for Arizona. Here is a message from Michael:

The world has become a global market and you’re no longer just competing with the company down the street—you’re competing globally as well. That’s why we’re excited to announce that DATRON now has representation in Arizona.

I co-owned a CA manufacturers representative agency named Technical Tool and Gage for the last 15 years until I sold my interest of the company and moved here to Phoenix. I called on shops throughout the entire state of CA during that time representing cutting tools and measurement equipment. I am bringing my 30 years of machining and tooling experiences from CA here to Phoenix in the hopes of helping improve cycle times and lower the costs of machined

For over 23 years, DATRON Dynamics has tackled manufacturing problems by focusing on creating shortened cnc milling workflows tailored to customers’ needs. Now their high speed milling machines, tooling, service, and support are available in Arizona.


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Mazak Keeps Manufacturers Informed with New All Axes Podcast Mazak Corporation has launched All Axes, a new podcast developed to keep manufacturers in-the-know about all things manufacturing. The podcast features original content on a wide range of industry-critical subjects and issues affecting today’s North American manufacturers – from additive technologies, automation, multi-tasking machines and the skilled labor shortage to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digitally connected factories, cybersecurity and more. Teelin Henderson, product specialist at Mazak, hosts All Axes and navigates through the industry’s hottest topics with others from the Mazak team and with leading industry experts from around the world. Recent guests include Dr. Thomas Kurfess, chief manufacturing officer of the advanced manufacturing program at Oak Ridge National Laboratories; Mike Cicco, president and CEO of Fanuc America Corp.; and Greg Jones, vice president – Smartforce Development at AMT – The Association of Manufacturing Technology. Future All Axes episodes will address “Five Common Missteps Job Shops Make and How to Avoid Them,” “What are Tariffs and How Do They Affect the Supply Chain,” “Managing the Millennial Workforce” and much more. To listen to current and future All Axes episodes, Mazak encourages individuals to open their preferred podcast streaming app, search for “All Axes” and subscribe. Once subscribed, individuals will automatically receive each new episode directly on to their devices. Or, visit www. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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mazakusa.com for access. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit www. MazakUSA.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Next Generation Hexagon CMM Platform Enhances Precision Part Manufacturers’ Productivity Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division today announced the launch of the multisensor OPTIV M CMM which deploys Hexagon’s Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) to provide manufacturers of small and medium precision parts a range of configuration packages optimized for their individual applications. The successful EPS concept offers manufacturers a choice of productivity drivers based on their application’s need for throughput, precision, flexibility or shop floor capability. The pre-configured, highly evolutive EPS packages make it simpler for quality engineers and CMM operators to create, execute and analyze measurement routines that drive higher productivity. The OPTIV M is available in three performance levels of Green, Blue and Chrome, making it ideal for a full range of budgets and applications. The OPTIV M CMM is available worldwide via local Hexagon commercial operations and dealers.

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Jim Kosmala VP of Engineering & Technology Okuma America Corporation

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Announcements & Releases Continued Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions.We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilize data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter. For more information, visit hexagonmi.com.Hexagon has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

Hurco Forms Preferred Partnership with BMO Automation Hurco Companies, Inc., continued its commitment to help customers navigate the ever-evolving A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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technology landscape by partnering with BMO Automation, a company that shares Hurco’s mission to help manufacturers increase productivity and profitability. “Our customers tell us that ‘finding qualified machinists’ is the primary impediment to their company’s growth,” said Paul Gray, Hurco Vice President R&D and Product Development. “The formation of this preferred partnership with BMO is another way we can help our customers identify meaningful technologies and automation packages to solve the problems they face on a daily basis.” The Hurco/BMO Automation partnership provides customers with a tested automation solution that requires minimal integration and provides them peace of mind that the BMO Automation packages will immediately increase productivity without disruption. “Together, Hurco and BMO are dedicated to helping bring our customers the latest Industry 4.0 automation technology to safeguard their competitiveness and elevate their productivity and profitability,” said Gray.

RM Garrison & Valley Machine Works Adds New Sales Manager RM Garrison & Valley Machine Works is delighted to announce the addition of Isaac Turner as their new Sales Manager. Isaac has over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Coming from the Mid-West to Arizona 12 years ago, Isaac has had continued success in bringing value to local shops here in Arizona. “His experience, professionalism and honesty are just a few reasons why we wanted to add him to our team” Says shop owner Tyler Williams. Isaac says “I truly look forward to working with and being a part of the unique team that is RM Garrison and Valley Machine Works! My goal is to pursue new business relationships along with maintaining and building on connections with their current customers and vendors. Helping them enhance efficiency and competitiveness in this great industry is going to be a lot of fun”. Announcements Continued Page 16

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Announcements & Releases Continued You can contact Isaac Turner at (602) 256-4173, or email him at vmw1909@valleymachineworks. com. For more information about RM Garrison Machining or Valley Machine Works please visit www. rmgmachining.com or www.valleymachineworks.com.

GF Inaugurates Most Modern Innovation And Production 02/16/10 Center For Machine Tools In Biel A2Z Metalworker After a construction period of two years, GF Machining Solutions, a division of GF, 1/3 page square - 5 3/8 x 5inaugurated 3/8"

its new innovation and production center in Biel (Switzerland) – with more than 300 guests in attendance. GF invested approx. CHF 100 million in the new building, which provides space for around 450 work places.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Christoph Ammann, President of the Cantonal Government and Head Cantonal Department of Economic Affairs, Erich Fehr, Mayor of the City of Biel, representatives from politics and business, and numerous GF customers from all over the world. “For our business location and local industry, GF’s strongly expanded presence is a very positive signal,” Christoph Ammann explained in his speech. The new building is “an important milestone for the canton, the region and the City of Biel.” Erich Fehr thanked GF for its investment: “This will significantly and, above all, sustainably strengthen the City of Biel – a place for research and innovation. Switzerland as a business location has its legitimacy even in the face of tough international competition.” Andreas Müller, CEO of GF, underlined: “We are committed to our roots and our tradition as a technology and innovation leader. Swiss made is more than the confirmation of a A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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certain origin. Nowadays, it is a global brand which stands for quality and reliability.

Frontier Group Seeks to Acquire Aerospace Service Companies Frontier Group (www.frontiergroupco. com) is a Arizona-based provider of aerospace metal finishing services, including chemical processing, nondestructive testing, and welding. The company employs 70 people and operates two facilities in Phoenix, AZ and Chino Valley, AZ. Frontier Group is actively pursuing acquisitions of additional aerospace service companies. Company Criteria EBITDA: Positive Employees: 25 or less Location: Arizona only Target Services in Aerospace · · · · · · · · ·

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CRATING TECHNOLOGY Design & Packaging Is Celebrating 20 Years In Business! Crating Technology, based in Phoenix, Arizona just celebrated its 20th anniversary. And to thank its loyal customers, Managing PartnerTomWilliams and the entire team are cordially inviting you to their Open House, scheduled for February 19th. Details for their Open House can be found on page 56 of this magazine. If you Announcements Continued Page 18


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In the most recent quarter, it banked sales of $33,331, against operating expenses of more than $3.7 million. Including interest expenses, it reported a net loss of just over $4 million, bringing losses since the beginning of the year to about $11 million. Cash on hand dipped to $748,000 at the end of the quarter, but the company raised $2.35 million in a direct offering in early October. Just in the past week, it unveiled plans for a follow-on offering of 5.5 million shares. Along with making vehicles, Arcimoto has to sell them, of course. For now, it’s enjoying the benefit of meeting the long-held desires of hardcore fans of the company with each Evergreen FUV that rolls out of its Eugene Factory — even at a price substantially above the $11,900 it had targeted. Asked when the $11,900 price might be achieved, he said: “We don’t have firm timing at this point for when that will be … but I would expect the $11,900, sort of, very base model option to still be at least a couple of years out, maybe a few years out.” By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal

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Of those startups, 82 are still in business, and 73 are still operating in the state.

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Tech Launch Arizona was created to “maximize the impact” of UArizonainvented technologies for the community, state and world, said Doug Hockstad, Tech Launch Arizona’s assistant vice president. “We’re highly metrics driven and have been focused on growing our numbers since the office was formed in late 2012,” Hockstad said in a statement. “This new study objectively demonstrates our impact.” The report’s key findings show that 71 startups launched through fiscal year 2018 did the following: Created 5,236 Arizona jobs; Produced $25.4 million in state and local taxes; Generated $14.24 in employment income for every $1 spent; Were responsible for $251.5 million in labor income.

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While the tiny town of Cameri may not look like one of the most beautiful cities and villages to dot the Italian landscape (even a local business owner not the prettiest), some would to differ. Three Theresaid is ita was behind-the-scenes shakeup on thebeg factory floor, as years ago, Avio Aero, which designs, manufactures, and maintains systems and components for both civil companies incorporate more uses for 3-D printing to get their and military aviation, opened the most advanced manufacturing Europe ondemand the edgefor of productsadditive to market faster and factory addressinconsumer town, and since then, they have received a more steadypersonalized flow of visitors: not tourists, but engineers, and products. The goal is to boostexecutives, productivity additive manufacturing professionals. Notand long after the company opened the factory, they were acquired profitability. by GE Aviation, which is using the technology on-site to change how aircraft engines are manufactured. The trend is creating a challenge for companies who must train GE is focusing efforts on driving AM, after disappointing 2016. certainly seems beroles a smart theira workers on theQ4 latest 3-DThis skills and create newtojob to approach; Dario Mantegazza, an Avio Aero manufacturing engineer, said it best, when he described 3D oversee design, prototyping and production. These include 3-D printing as having “no limits to complexity.” Aviation has in Germany andprint Sweden, where they lab GE technicians, 3-Dfacilities print experts and 3-D coordinators. acquired majority stakes in Arcam and in Concept Laser last year. The company has a factory in Auburn, Alabama, andchange also owns AM pioneer Morris Technologies, locatedhave in southwest Ohio. But be Joyce says3-D the The pace of is mind-boggling. A decade ago who would imagined we would using little Italian town of Cameri, and Avio Aero, are an important part of GE’s overall AM business strategy and printing to personalize cosmetics and dentistry, print body parts and use it to make spare parts for a wide will be “at the center of the growth of our additive ecosystem.” range of industrial applications? The plant in Cameri is special, because it uses twenty Arcam-developed AM machines, which fuse together “We are moving towards 3-D printing as a main action [manufacturing] platform,” says Jennifer A. Lewis, layers of titanium aluminide (TiAI) using an electron gun to accelerate an electron beam.TiAI is 50% lighter ScD., core faculty member at the Wyss Institute. “It’s no longer just for prototyping.” than nickel-based alloys, and is being used in the Cameri plant to 3D print blades for the GE9X jet engine’s low-pressure turbine. For a peak at how 3-D printers are revolutionizing manufacturing, one can examine the work at Harvard

University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Scientists there than haveones developed The engineers are able to additively manufacture blades that are four times thicker createdwhat with they call MM3D, (Multimaterial Multinozzle 3D printing). Using this method, a 3-D robot canbuilt; switch a laser-powered 3D printer, which is good, considering the GE9X is the largest jet engine ever the between up to eight different printing materials, enabling the creation of complex shapes in a fraction of theA time of current machines. nozzle capable of switching materials at up to 50 times per second, Z MANUFACTURING SW • 28 •Each March / Apris2017 2


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which is faster thanturbine the eye itself can see, diameter of the is or about as a hummingbird beats over as 80fast inches. its wings. This electron beam technique is Right extrusion-based so fastnow it’s even competing with3-D printing allows a palette casting, which is thebroad standard way of materials to be printed, but the process to manufacture TiAI parts. The is team extremely canthe takesame days if is alsoslow able and to use it machine is a largetopart. change the part shape and print different blades at the “This new technology is our attempt same time. to solve this,” says Mark Skylar-Scott, Ph.D., a research associate at the Wyss Aerospace Industry Institute.

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A Record broad swathIn of 2016 industries could be impacted by this advance, including aerospace, The U.S. automotive, aerospace andmedical defenseand robotics, large number industrysays setLewis. a new“Arecord for ofinter companies are moving from national sales inaway 2016, conventional manufacturing to digital deliver ing $146 billion in manufacturing,” she says. “There exports, the Aerospace Industries are many reasons for doing so: You Association announced. are closer to the customer; you can customize yourthe products morebeen readily; Exports for sector have and you can deliver them much more on an upward swing for a while, quickly because 3-D printing eliminates increasing by 52 percent over thetheneed expensive molds pastforfive years. tooling, Compared and to other 2015,equipment.” companies were able to sell an additional $3 billion Toindemonstrate MMD works and products how to international how it opens up vistas design, customers in new 2016, AIAfordata theshows. Wyss team built a millipede-like robot made of stiff and flexible material toUnsurprisingly, mimic “legs andcivil muscles” so it can aerospace sales madegoal up the of the walk.“The is majority make the whole $146 billion with defense process simplertotal, and faster,” says Skylarproducts about CNBC, 15 Scott. “It’s a comprising first step.” Source: of sales, AIA stated. The Bypercent Sam Rega U.S. military aerospace sector about $16 billion worth I sofshipped Your Accounting products to foreign militaries Department in 2016 — a 5 percentDriving increase from 2015. Non-aerospace Profitability? military companies fared even better, exports Imagine increasing two companies in almost the same 9 % from $5.6 billion to $6.1 industry, serving the same markets while billion. offering virtually the same products and services. One company is growing, Europe impor ted about 34 while the other is struggling. Why? percent of US aerospace and defense exports last year, making There are many reasons for success and it the industry’s largest regional failure, but in my 23+ year career, I have customer. However, sales to the seen successful companies distinguish Middle East are rapidly growing, themselves through their people, increasing by 22 percent over the processes, and past year. use of technology. Accounting depar tments are no








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Sales (FMS) program. This contract will provide for engineering and technical support, depot and intermediate level repair, maintenance and recertification of standard missiles, sections, assemblies, subassemblies, components for fiscal 2020. Work will be performed in Camden, Arkansas (68%); Tucson, Arizona (18%); Anaheim, California (11%); and San Diego, California (3%), and is expected to be complete by December 2020. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding for $3,111,499 (90%); and FMS Spain funding for $360,000 (10%) will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds for $3,111,499 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. Iridium Satellite LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is awarded a $9,378,867 cost-plusfixed-fee option to support commercial satellite-based network services for the Department of Defense in the areas of satellite, ground node, user equipment/ t e r m i n a l s o f t w a r e a n d h a r dw a r e development, integration and testing. Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia (50%); and Tempe, Arizona (50%), and is expected to be complete in November 2021. This contract includes a base year and options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $45,807,778 and be complete in November 2021. Fiscal 2019 research, development, training and evaluation funding in the amount of $75,000 will be obligated at time of the option exercise. This funding will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was solicited on a sole source basis via a synopsis posted in FedBizOpps. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00178-17-C-0001). The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $128,682,150 modification (P00041) to Foreign Military Sales (Netherlands) W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the Royal Netherlands Air Force uniqueness on 11 Apache Attack Helicopter (AH)-64E aircraft, recurring and non-recurring scope, version six integration, integrated logistics support, product assurance, longbow crew trainers

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and initial peculiar ground support equipment. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2025. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales funds in the combined amount of $26,265,052 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. The Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $386,000,000 contract modification (P00001) to the previously awarded contract FA8681-18-D-0001 for the total package approach (TPA) to the Paveway Family of Weapons. The contract action provides a TPA for Paveway-specific activities including, but not limited to: studies, production, certification, integration and sustainment. This modification increases the ceiling of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the previously awarded amount of $110,000,000 to $496,000,000. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona; and Air Force test ranges. This modification involves 100% foreign military sales to countries with active cases to acquire Paveway weapon systems or have expressed interest in the Paveway Family of Weapons. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $496,000,000. Foreign Military Sales funds are being used and no funds are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Direct Attack Branch, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity. Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded an

$84,769,892 fixed-price-incentive (firm target) and firm-fixedprice contract modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-19-C-5418 to exercise options in support of the fiscal 2020 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 low rate initial production (LRIP) requirements. This contract modification will procure the remaining materials in support of the ESSM FY20 LRIP Lot 3 all up rounds and spares requirements. The ESSM program is an international cooperative effort to design, develop, test and procure ESSM missiles. The ESSM provides enhanced ship defense. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (50%); Richmond, Australia (6%); Raufoss, Norway (6%); Andover, Massachusetts (5%); Mississauga, Canada (4%); Ottobrunn, Germany (3%); Hengelo Ov, Netherlands (3%); Grand Rapids, Michigan (3%); San Jose, California (2%); Ottawa, Canada (2%); Aranjuez, Spain (2%); San Diego, California (2%); Koropi Attica, Greece (2%); Hopewell Junction, New York (1%); Ankara, Turkey (1%); Westlake Village, California (1%); Eight Mile Plains Brisbane, Australia (1%); Grenaa, Denmark (1%); Torrance, California (1%); Canton, New York (1%); Minneapolis, Minnesota (1%); Newmarket, Canada; Lystrup, Denmark; Milwaukie, Oregon; and Cincinnati, Ohio, are less than 1% each and make up the remaining 2%. Work is expected to be complete by June 2023. Fiscal 2020 weapons procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $84,769,892 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract modification was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Valley Machining Firm Earns ISO Certification Southwest Swiss Precision Machining, Inc. Now ISO9001:2015 Certified

Southwest Swiss Precision Machining, Inc. (SSPM) is a Tempebased precision machine shop, serving the Valley manufacturing community for over ten years. In November, they achieved the important milestone of receiving ISO-9001:2015 certification. “We have been compliant with the ISO guidelines since opening our shop in 2008,” say owners Jeff and Paulette Gaffney. “While our customers weren’t demanding that we be certified, we felt it was important to take this step to demonstrate that we consistently follow the ISO guidelines and procedures for a quality management system.” SSPM supplies the aerospace, medical, military and commercial industries with cost-effective Swiss Screw machining services.Their team of highly-qualified machinists use state of the art Citizen Swiss CNC screw machines to manufacture components out of various materials and with extremely tight tolerances. Materials include, but are not limited to, Aluminum, Brass, Beryllium Copper, Inconel, Monel, Titanium, Waspaloy, Delrin and Nitronic 60. “By combining our ability to deliver machining tolerances as close as .0002-inches, our CNC Swiss machining services meet the most exacting requirements,” says founder Jeff Gaffney. “What makes us unique is our capability to make perfect parts, holding tight tolerances, and to run the hard material and super alloys that our clients need. Being a precision machine shop, our customers can have confidence that we are capable of making their multi-feature, sophisticated parts.” Gaffney explains that their late-model Citizen machines are equipped with automatic bar loaders, sub-spindles and live-tooling to control the cost of manufacturing products. Swiss Screw machining allows them to manufacture small, complex components for production runs of 500 to 150,000. SSPM prides itself on consistently achieving close tolerances on parts for all customers, understanding the importance of exacting quality. “We manufacture the hardware that our aerospace and military customers use to assemble larger components that go into engines or other parts of an airplane,” says Gaffney. “Anything less than exact quality could have catastrophic results.” In the medical industry, SSPM manufactures components used for laser surgery and pins that are used in artificial limbs, where precision has a human impact. They also manufacture commercial components for off-road vehicles, vintage motorcycle speedometers, A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The SSPM team from left to right: Thinh Le, Hung Nguyen, Paulette Gaffney, Scott Reeves, Jeff Gaffney, James Sanchez and Leo Moya. wire strippers, screws for clamping fixtures, locations pins for fixtures, Chiropractic tool components and more. SSPM is located in Tempe and runs two shifts out of their 6,000 square foot climate-controlled facility.

The ISO Certification Journey SSPM began their quest for ISO-9001:2015 in early 2019. They enlisted expert advice from Tanya Perkins with the Arizona Manufacturing Extension Program (AZ MEP), which led them to ISO consultant, Bretta Kelly, owner of Business Management Systems Consulting (BMSC). SSPM began working with BMSC in April 2019. “Bretta and the BMSC team simplified the entire process for us,” says Paulette Gaffney. “Not only

SSPM’s Tempe shop – a 6,000 square foot climate-controlled facility. relationships that make a positive difference in the lives of our team members, their families, our vendors and the communities we serve.” You can contact SSPM at 602.438.4670, 602.435.5707 or visit southwestswisspm.com.

Parts Representative of The Type Of Machining Performed at SSPM are they incredibly knowledgeable about ISO certification (they have done more than 200 over the past few years), but they also made us feel more comfortable and reduced our anxiety.”

SSPM completed the certification process in six months, becoming certified in November 2019. During the certification process they ensured the day-today operations of SSPM ran smoothly. And they even tackled a major home remodel at the same time! “Every one of our team members was instrumental in the certification process,” says Gaffney. “We are very grateful for their contributions and so proud of the team. We also highly recommend BMSC if you are looking for a consultant to help you with certification.” Contact Bretta Kelly at 602-445-9400 or visit BusinessMSC.com

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Lucid Motors Begins Hiring, Lays Groundwork To Make Luxury Electric Sedans In Casa Grande As Lucid Motors Inc. looks to begin manufacturing its first all-electric, luxury vehicle at its Casa Grande plant in December 2020, the Newark, Californiabased startup promises a high-tech, spacious and comfortable vehicle unlike any other. The all-electric Lucid Air sedan touts a 400-mile battery range, zooming from zero to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds with standard features and options the company says “rival high-end benchmarks,” as an obvious competitor to the high-end Model S made by rival Tesla Inc.

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reservations it has already received, a spokesman said. L u c i d celebrated the star t of constr uction of the first phase of its $700 million electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Casa Grande. In its first year, the facility will have a capacity to manufacture between 15,000 and 20,000 cars, Hochholdinger said.

Peter Hochholdinger, Lucid’s new vice president of manufacturing, has some experience with that brand. He was previously vice president of production forTesla. He says Lucid’s car will stand apart because it’s “clearly a luxury product.” He joined the company in July with nearly 30 years of automotive manufacturing experience.

Peter Rawlinson, Lucid’s CEO and CTO, said the company is ready to move forward on its commitment to manufacture the Lucid Air in Pinal County.

After Lucid first announced plans for its Casa Grande facility in November 2016, the car company said it was gearing up to compete with Mercedes, Audi and BMW, not as an alternative to Tesla. Hochholdinger spent more than 20 years working at Audi, last serving as Audi’s director of manufacturing.

At the end of 2018, Pinal County spent nearly $30 million to purchase the 500 acres of land in Casa Grande on which the Lucid Motors plant is being built. The land will be leased and eventually sold to the vehicle maker.

The initial Lucid models will be priced at more than $100,000. Customers can pre-order their Lucid Air online with a refundable $2,500 deposit. Lucid is not releasing how many

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on the table, provided the company meets specific milestones over five years. Lucid expects an estimated $32 billion revenue impact for Casa Grande and Pinal County over a 20-year period. The project’s first phase, with an investment of more than $300 million, will have two buildings totaling 820,000 square feet and support structures for utilities, waste management, security and storage. Future phases will expand these uses and add a customer experience center. Lucid Motors’ first phase will have two buildings totaling 820,000 square feet and support structures for utilities, waste management, security and storage. The high-tech factory will include a paint shop that can change color batches quickly without having an environmental impact, Hochholdinger said. Lucid also builds its own batteries and modules. Its parent company, Atieva USA Inc., makes the battery packs for Formula E racing, which gives the company well-tested batteries for electric car racing. The same technology will be used in the Lucid sedans, he said. The company plans to hire more than 500 people for the facility’s first phase, with more than 4,000 employees planned by the end of the 2020s, Hochholdinger said. The Lucid website lists 31 open positions in Casa Grande, with available jobs as various supervisors, managers and engineers. Hochholdinger said the company plans to hire a lot

of Arizona residents for its jobs. It is partnering with Central Arizona College in Casa Grande for training. “We’re trying to source everything in Arizona, including trying as much as possible to get services from Arizona companies,” said Hochholdinger, adding the company plans to use local electricians, roofers, landscapers and installers. Lucid isn’t the only alternative fuel vehicle manufacturer setting up shop in Pinal County. Nikola Motor Co. plans to build a $1 billion, 2,000-job manufacturing plant in Coolidge for its hydrogen-electric semi trucks. Both Nikola and Lucid are working through applications to receive foreign trade zone status for their facilities. The status could save the companies millions of dollars in various tax and customs benefits.By Hayley Ringle – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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IntelSouthborough Says It’s Sold $1B WorthDevice Of Ai Chips Data Centers So Far Medical FirmTo Opens New Mexico Manufacturing Intel Corp.Plant says it sold $1 billion worth of chips last

year that powered artificial intelligence applications BioDirection Inc., a company working to commercialize tech for detecting injuries from trauma, in the data center — a fast-growing segment of recently moved its headquarters from New Mexico to Southborough in advance of its first product the market that the company is desperate to show launch next year, but plans to keep its manufacture near its former location. investors it can eventually dominate, Reuters reports. The firm was founded in 2010 and was based in Oro Valley in New Mexico until two months ago, Naveen Rao, head of Intel’s artificial intelligence when it announced it was moving its headquarters to a 5,000-square-foot facility in Southborough. products group, told Reuters the $1 billion estimate The company said it anticipates staffing in Southborough to reach as many as 30 employees within was calculated from customers who told the company the next two years as the company prepares for the potential launch of Tbit as its first medical device that they were buying the chips for AI purposes. “Honestly, it’s probably a lot higher. We left a lot on product in 2020, pending regulatory clearance. the table because we wanted to be conservative,” Rao said. BioDirection’sTbit System is designed to detect and measure biomarkers released in the body following Onstage, Intel executive Navin Shenoy said the company believed demand for data center chips would head trauma or a “jolt to the body,” a news release says. grow from $160 billion last year to $220 billion by the year 2020.“After 50 years, this is the biggest opportunity for the company,” he said, according to ZDNet. Last month, the company leased a 9,000-square-foot facility in Albuquerque, where it plans to manufacture its medical devices. plans launch in the European early next year and later Intel built its business on PC chips,Itbut wastocaught flat-footed with themarket rapid rise of artificial intelligence, in America, pending approvalofwith the U.S. Food Drug Administration. The company hasofhired which requires chips capable handling more data.and A self-driving car can generate 4 terabytes data around 12 people for the expansion, and acomputer couple openings remain, according to Dryga. The every hour and a half, and local requires an onboard to crunch that data in real-time. facility is expected to be operational within the next several months. Smaller rivals like Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices have found footholds in AI chips, while Intel scrambles keep up. Shenoy saidexplained the company’s latest Cascadeprovided Lake Xeon chip will 11 times Chief Scientific to Officer Sergey Dryga that Albuquerque an ideal laborbepool. better at AI image recognition tasks than last year’s Xeon chip, VentureBeat reports. Shenoy estimates Intel about percent of the market for AI chips. “This is due to Intel,” saidowns Dryga, who20said the computer chip company’s semiconductor technologies AA22ZZMANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING SW SW••

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employment.” The competition for workers has affected those at the lower end of the pay scale the most, and they have seen some of the biggest advances in wage growth. Amazon’s decision last year to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour across the country, too, has turned up the pressure in some places.“Everyone is struggling now to keep up with Amazon,” said John Dickey, who owns Express Employment agencies in Massachusetts. David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds, compared recent hiring to squeezing one more glob of toothpaste out of a seemingly empty tube.“Over the last few years,” he said, “an apparently fully tapped-out labor market has yielded a surprising number of new workers.” The buffet of job postings has drawn many Americans back to work. Employers have widened

their scope, recruiting people with disabilities or criminal records. Older baby boomers are working past retirement age, and stay-athome parents are switching to paid employment. Although it ticked down a notch last month, the labor force participation rate was inching up through most of the spring and fall, driven in part by an increase in women ages 25 to 34 who were getting jobs or starting to look for work. Over the last year, nearly 1.7 million people joined the ranks of workers. Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have emphasized the importance of pulling people off the sidelines, and the latest report offers the central bank fresh reason to delay raising benchmark interest rates. Employment agencies say they are often unable to find candidates to fill the jobs that are open. “At every level of employment, it’s been super tight,” said Yvonne Rockwell, owner of an Express Employment Professionals agency in Santa Clarita, Calif. “I truly believe that anybody who wants to work is working.” Southern California has a lot of aerospace companies, and she focuses on skilled trades and higherlevel positions. “This is our best year ever,” said Ms. Rockwell, who opened her franchise five years ago. Still, many people working part time or full time remained stuck below the poverty level last year, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. And stable, secure jobs that pay a middle-income wage can be hard to find across a range of skills. Bias can further handicap some job hunters. Researchers h ave d o c u m e n t e d f r e q u e n t discrimination against workers over 50 and members of minority groups, especially African-American women. The White House’s unpredictable trade policy continues to unsettle

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This newer system replaces the older, legacy narrowband tactical communications system — known as the Ultra High Frequency Follow-on, or UFO — that tended to be filled with static, Kingston said.

Scottsdale-based General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc. received a $731.9 million defense contract to sustain the high-quality Department of Defense satellite communications system used by soldiers in the field.

“Our claim to fame for the [new system] is the ultra-high clarity voice communications,” he said. “You recognize people by their voice, which is a significant improvement over the many past systems. It’s literally like talking on your cell phone.We essentially brought wide band code division multiple access cell phone technology to the warfighter out on the field.”

General Dynamics Corp. designed, developed, tested and led the deployment of the communications system, known as Mobile User Objective System. The $2 billion worth of contracts had been in the works for the past 15 years, said Keith Kingston, General Dynamics’ director of satellite ground systems and operations for space and intelligence systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems in Scottsdale is the prime contractor for the contract, with 94% of the work to be done in that facility over the 10-year contract period.The contract was issued by the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command in San Diego. The narrowband military satellite communications system brings a new generation of technology to the Department of Defense for improved sound, higher capability and encrypted audio. “This essentially brings cell phone technology for voice and data to the warfighter,” said Kingston. “The primary users are people on the move or on foot using radios. Narrowband allows it to be used in places where other radios may not have been able to reach the satellite.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The system includes four ground station facilities positioned around the globe to assist in the management and operation of the orbiting satellites. Each ground station is equipped with three freestanding antennas that act like cell phone switches, receiving radio calls relayed through the satellites. Up to 175 employees in Scottsdale will work on the new contract, and General Dynamics Mission Systems is hiring locally. Open positions include systems engineers, systems architects, software developers, security experts and network engineers. While General Dynamics was the subcontractor to Lockheed Martin on the original contract, the company did anticipate getting this sustainment contract, Kingston said. “We were grateful we could close on this deal,” he said. “We were fortunate to get this for sustainment.” General Dynamics Mission Systems, which has 2,500 employees in Scottsdale, is among Arizona’s largest employers. By Hayley Ringle – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal


Design & Packaging Is Celebrating 20 Years In Business! Come Visit Them At at Their Open House in February or At Amcon In March! If you are employed in the manufacturing industry, you will invariably have a need for the services of Crating Technology. But that’s not the only time you may need their services. If you are shipping a fine art piece, your investment will be protected when Crating Technology packaged it for shipping. The company, based in Phoenix, Arizona just celebrated its 20th anniversary. And to thank its loyal customers, Managing Partner Tom Williams and the entire team are cordially inviting you to their Open House, scheduled for February 19th. Details for their Open House can be found on page 56 of this magazine. If you can’t make this event, (or even if you can), they also invite you to visit them at the American Contract Manufacturing (AmCON) Show in Phoenix, where they will be exhibiting on March 4th and 5th (details on page 71 of this issue). Be sure to read the ad, as it offers a discount on your next order! Likely, if you’re like me, you’re not a crating expert. Until I did some research, I didn’t have a full appreciation for what goes into crating. At Crating Technology, each crew member holds more skills than crating alone – rather they possess the skills of a carpenter, mill man, packer, and designer. And it is with pride that they design and create each and every one of the protective containers for their customers. Standard Crating isn’t all that this company does.They are also experts in the following;

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• Export Certified Crates — Wooden products used in exporting must meet certain guidelines in order to make it through customs without any issues. The wood needs to show an IPPC stamp. The stamp can only be used on completed wood crates by a certified or accredited manufacturer such as Crating Technology.

• Hazmat Ser vices — Haz Mat certification is the newest addition to Crating Technology’s scope of services. With their certification, they are able to help you meet the packaging, documentation and shipping requirements of IATA and DOT.

• Vapor Barrier Bags — Vapor barriers have a main essential function- Prevent outside moisture from damaging your product. They are manufactured and installed to form an airtight seal around your product. They regulate any moisture from the outside, passing through to the inside. The Mil-PRF-131 approved vapor bag protection barrier is greaseproof, waterproof, flexible, and heat-sealable, all for the preservation of your product. • Pallets and Skids — Crating Technology can construct customized pallets and skids to fit all your shipping needs. They can be built on-site or delivered to your location once completed. They also offer pre-made, non-custom options. • Industrial Shrink Wrap — Among the many services at Crating Technology, they also offer custom onsite shrink-wrap services to protect your product from the damaging effects of weather. They focus

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Gold Tech Industries Announces New Quality Manager, Aerospace Division For the past 19 years, Gold Tech Industries’ customers have enjoyed working with Julie Flickinger, and they have welcomed the superior support they consistently receive from the entire quality team. Gold Tech is an ISO9001: 2015/AS9100D Certified, Nadcap Accredited company. Beginning in February, James Allen will assume the position of Quality Manager, Aerospace Division for Gold Tech Industries. Julie says, “We began planning for my retirement about a year ago, and we started placing ‘Help Wanted’ ads at that time.We interviewed some candidates but none were just right for us.We were looking not just for the skills and experience required for a Quality Manager at Gold Tech, but also for someone who demonstrated the ability to work well with the entire quality team.” She continued, “More than 50% of our QA department has been with us 20 years or longer, and they take tremendous pride in their work. We knew that it was imperative that the new Quality Manager transition smoothly to retain our talented team.” This past summer, James Allen applied for the position. Julie says, “James was a perfect fit, and we hired him this past September.” In total, James will have 5 months under Julie’s tutelage to become fully prepared to take over the role of Quality Manager for the company. James is well educated in business, teamwork and quality. He joined the Marine Corps right out of High School, where he gained many new skills, not the least of which is teamwork. Once he left the Marine Corp, he utilized hisVeteran benefits to pursue degrees in Business, including Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees. Over the course of the past decade, James has served in various QA roles at Triumph Group, Phoenix Heliparts, and IAR Technical Services. He has additionally owned his own company. James says, “I had seen the posted opening at Gold Tech some time ago, but wanted to pursue a goal of running my own business.” Months later, when he came across the position again, James decided to apply. “I love the QA discipline, and I missed being a part of a team.” He adds, “When I came to meet the team at Gold Tech, I was so impressed with the level of pride everyone takes in their work. Since joining the staff I continue to see this pride– at Gold Tech when you are doing an inspection, you begin with the expectation that the part is finished right, and it almost always is.” Julie adds, “At Gold Tech, we effectively utilize training to ensure that every employee has the opportunity to do their job correctly.” The transition from Julie to James couldn’t have been better. Julie says, “It has been great working with our customers throughout the years and I will miss them, but I want them to feel comfortable knowing that we are transitioning my position to a highly capable team member in James.” Feel free to contact James at james.allen@goldtechind.com or by phone at 480.968.1930 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Industrial IoT Spending Skyrockets As Manufacturing Sector Braces for Change According to a recent report from IoT Analytics, global spending on industrial internet-of-things platforms is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent over the next few years, from $1.67 billion in 2018 to $12.44 billion in 2024.1 “Autonomous IoT platforms,” says Choice IOT’s CEO Darren Sadana, “are beginning to replace the large software-driven manufacturing execution systems currently in place in the manufacturing sector.” Sadana, whose company specializes in wireless connectivity for IoT solution providers, adds, “One thing that’s crucial at this point is for both manufacturers and platform developers to make sure they’re building the infrastructure they’ll need to support these new capabilities.” The changes now taking place in manufacturing are often referred to as Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution. The first three industrial revolutions, Sadana notes, were precipitated by the transition from: •Handwork to machinery (late 18th century), A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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•Electrification and standardization (late 19th-early 20th century), •Computerization (beginning c. 1950). Among the basic technologies of Industry 4.0 are artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing), and blockchain, which provides verifiable control of the manufacturing supply network.2 While Industry 4.0 is often discussed as though it were already firmly in place and delivering trackable benefits, the reality, Sadana notes, is that the revolution is just now getting underway. Many U.S. manufacturing plants are more than 20 years old, and fewer than 14 percent of the machines on shop floors are able to transmit and receive real-time data.3 These older machines are not only not equipped to operate in an Industry 4.0 environment, they are also prone to breakdowns, which account for up to $50 billion per year in lost manufacturing time.4 The bulk of manufacturers considering the use of industrial IoT are thus currently in assessment mode: increasing their ability to understand, monitor, and predict the processes they already have in place.5 In addition to systems and equipment, manufacturers are reviewing their overall management and personnel structures to ensure that the necessary training, understanding of roles, motivation, and feedback—including the management of an emerging ecosystem of industrial service providers—will be in place to make sure that Industry 4.0 takes off as planned.6 They are also paying close attention to digital infrastr ucture. “All the components of Industry 4.0,” says Sadana, “from fundamental technologies like AI and blockchain to multiple interlocking solutions platforms, rely on constant access to each other and to the cloud, which in turn requires constant, dependable 24/7/365 wireless connectivity. In planning and managing their businesses, manufacturers should be aware that it is possible to obtain accurate, current information—including pricing

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Amer ican Outdoor repor ted on Thursday net sales of $154.4m in its fiscal second quarter that ended in October, down 4.5 per cent versus the year-ago period but more than $4m higher than the top end of its guidance. On an adjusted basis, earnings of 9 cents per share surpassed estimates by two pennies. Background checks — used as a gauge of consumer gun sales — are poised to set a new annual record in 2019. The FBI processed 2.57m background checks in November, up more than 7 per cent versus last year, and the agency has recorded year-over-year gains in every month since April. Black Friday set a mark for the second-highest daily total on record. American Outdoor lifted its revenue forecast by $50m at both ends of the range. It now expects $680m to $700m in net sales for the year ending in April 2020, greater than analysts’ average estimate of $638.5m. Its guidance for full-year adjusted earnings per share rose to between 76 cents and 84 cents, from 70 to 78 cents. Analysts had projected earnings

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MAKES SOME OF THE BEST FIREARM STOCKS WITH ITS HAAS MACHINES Even if you are well versed in the firearms industry, you may not be familiar with the name Grayboe.That’s because it is a new company, just having started manufacturing firearm stocks in 2016. Grayboe was co-founded by an ex Navy Seal who deployed to Mosul and Baghdad, Iraq. The president was also a co-founder of McMillan Firearms, which was sold in 2013. The man behind Grayboe is Ryan McMillan, and as you can imagine, he has a little bit of history in the firearm industry. By his own admission, Ryan is not a machinist, nor is he a programmer. He says he’s definitely not a sales guy. He also isn’t a designer, though he has degrees in Physics and Computational Mathematics. But he’s done all of these things as he started up Grayboe, by necessity. Like any business owner, Ryan has had some sleepless nights since starting up Grayboe just a few years ago. “I’ve co-owned McMillan firearms, but this was an established family business. Grayboe has taken no outside investments (with the exception of some family influx of funds), and it has grown almost exclusively through the cash flow produced by the business. Through Ryan’s efforts, and he says the last name McMillan plus his Veteran status helped, Grayboe’s customers now include such industry great companies as Remington, Winchester, Bergara, and Kelby. Ryan says that Grayboe’s firearm stocks are designed to sell through retail, with price points beginning at $299. “Our firearm stocks are made from aluminum and composites”, Ryan says, and we are introducing our fully aluminum stock at the Shot Show this January in Las Vegas; taking orders for February shipments.” 2019 was a great year for Grayboe, having doubled its orders over 2018. The company is manufacturing its products in quantities of tens of thousands annually. Ryan says, “We already had 3 CNC mills, 2 Haas VF-2s and a Haas VF-3, and we couldn’t keep up with the demand.” The company just months ago purchased 2 additional Haas machines, both Haas VF- 4mills with 4th axis rotary tables. Ryan says the Haas 4th-axis drive allows the use of a fully integrated 4th-axis Haas rotary table or indexer for multi-sided machining, yielding A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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increased productivity and reduced setups. Ryan knew the Haas machine tool line from his years at McMillan, though he says he wasn’t involved in the purchase of the machines. “I knew when I launched Grayboe that I would buy Haas machines, because they are such good machines for a number of reasons, including: 1) They are the best price to value machines out there 2) They are incredibly user friendly and when you are looking for a machinist, nearly every machinist out there can machine and program on a Haas machine Editors Note: The Gene Haas Foundation is a primary reason why so many machinists have learned machining on Haas machines. 3)

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Ryan went online to figure out how to buy a Haas machine, and he says it directed him to Ellison Machinery, the dealer for Haas machines in Arizona. He says, “Chris Hansen, Sales Engineer for Ellison Machinery, came out to meet with me shortly after I made my online inquiry.” He adds, “Chris is the number 1 reason why I continue to buy Haas machines from Ellison Machinery. Professionally, I count him one of the ‘Top 5’ people I have encountered in business. Not only is he one of my favorite people in the industry, you will not meet many people in life who are just so ethical, honest, and fair.” Ryan appreciates Chris’ knowledge, and says that

Grayboe firearm stocks are designed for reduced recoil, superior ergonomics, reliabilty and consistency in every shot. all of Chris’ customers benefit from his engineering educational background coupled with his experience running a manufacturing business. When asked about Ryan and Grayboe, Chris says, “The material and process Grayboe implemented isn’t new to manufacturing, but it has never been used to manufacture rifle stacks.Grayboe has their own proprietary way of manufacturing that results in a 50% cost reduction vis-à-vis traditional manufacturing of firearm stocks.” Ryan recognizes that Chris has to sell machines to make a living, but says, “Chris isn’t your typical sales person; he is a problem solver. If I need anything from Ellison Machinery, I just pick up the phone, and Chris gets it done for me.” He adds, “If Chris left Ellison Machinery, first I would offer him a job. If that didn’t work out and he went to another machine dealer, I would follow him. He is just that good.” What’s next for Grayboe? Ryan says that international regulations are loosening so that he can approach International firearms manufacturers to bring them on as customers. Also, he says, “The military/DoD push the envelope in terms of technology, and we will soon have products that they could buy from us.” “We are always looking for great machinists/programmers”, Ryan says. He elaborates that Grayboe offers an exciting, fast paced and flexible work environment. “I want people who can fit into the ‘Grayboe’ culture, who are self starters, mini-entrepreneurs. We are going to be very successful, and I want people who want to be challenged, and incentivized to grow our business.” Machinists interested in joining the Grayboe team should send their resume via email: info@Grayboe.com You can find out how to purchase Grayboe firearm stocks by visiting their website at Grayboe.com. Grayboe offers a lifetime warranty on all stocks. If you are in the military or a Veteran, Grayboe offers a discount on your purchase. To learn more about the USA designed and manufactured Haas machines, as well as Ellison Machinery’s other fine machine lines, contact Haas Factory Outlet / HFO130, a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, at 480-968-5877 or visit their website at EllisonAZ.com

About The Gene Haas Foundation In 1999 Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Haas initially formed the foundation to fund the needs of the local community. Haas is the owner Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, which he started in 1983. Haas Automation is a now a billion dollar company and this extraordinary growth has all come in an era when American’s were being told that the United States doesn’t manufacture anything anymore.

Those perceptions and decisions made in our education system regarding vocational education have lead to dire statistics. A recent report called “The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond” projects that, “Over the next decade, nearly three and a half million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled, and the skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled.”

3 Reasons Why Grayboe Crushes The Competition 1. Material Formulation The key to building a perfect stock is starting with a perfect formulation. Grayboe uses composite materials with additives that have an infinite number of configurations. When we set out to design a stock, we design in characteristics like recoil absorption and advantageous strength to weight ratios among many others. We don’t take an existing formulation and make it fit a need; we take a need and formulate a material to fit that need perfectly.

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The DOL Announces Final Overtime Rule Impacting Arizona Businesses The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-anticipated final ruling on September 24, 2019, which revises federal overtime regulations. Changes will be effective January 1, 2020, resulting in the eligibility of overtime pay for approximately 1.3 million workers. As many business owners may recall, a similar overtime regulation update was initiated by the Obama administration in 2016. However, a federal judge in Texas struck down the proposed Obama-era federal overtime rule, which would have made more than 4 million exempt employees eligible for overtime pay.As a result, the business community has cautiously anticipated the unveiling of this new 2019 overtime ruling. Under this new 2019 DOL ruling, the standard salary threshold for exempt-level workers would increase to $35,568 per year, or $684 per week. In comparison, the prior threshold was $23,660 per year and $455 per week. The salary level increase may seem large to certain business owners. However, this proposed change is less extreme than the Obama-era proposed previously blocked by the federal court inTexas. By comparison, the Obama-era change, slated to go into effect in 2016, would have doubled the minimum salary amount to $47,476 annually, or $913 per week. The total annual compensation level for highly compensated employees of $100,000 has been raised to $107,432 per year. The Trump administration and the DOL have worked to revise regulations concerning overtime in this new proposal. Their work focused on several key topics: • Whether to vary the salary threshold on a regional basis. • Where the salary threshold should be. • Whether the salary threshold should be updated automatically on an annual or multi-year basis. The resulting 2019 DOL ruling does not vary on a regional basis. It also does not include a plan to automatically update the salary threshold, and it does not alter the existing “duties test” regarding exempt-level workers. However, the new proposal does allow employers to include commissions and bonuses to make up 10% or less of an employee’s total salary. Lastly, the DOL would be committed to reviewing this topic every four years. However, any future modifications to the new salary threshold amount would be required to go through the same update process. How the new ruling affects your business Employers will be required to: • Review the salary levels of all exempt level employees. • Calculate the cost of increasing the salary to the new threshold amount. • Compare these new thresholds to the commensurate overtime expenses for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. For more information, please contact Larry Bailliere, chief executive officer – Contempo HCM, LLC at lbailliere@contempohcm.com.


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Kenton Losinski, General Manager for the company, says, “We just successfully certified to AS9100: Revision D, and for the past 5 years have invested in our people, processes and technology, all to enable our company to continue to support our aerospace customers with their prototypes and now also with their production requirements.” He adds that the company has long been certified to ISO 9001. Under present ownership, Jaguar has purchased a new machine in nearly every quarter. Some of their most notable capital equipment purchases include several Haas 5 axis machines (today they have a total of 8 multi-axis machines), as well as a new Keyence IM-Series Instant Measurement System.The Keyence is a visual inspection system that performs measurements in place of optical comparators, calipers/micrometers, measuring microscopes, and optical CMMs. Kenton says the Keyence allows the Quality Department to perform hundreds of measurements on parts in seconds with an accuracy of +/- 2um. Profiles, GD&T, CAD imports, and automated programming are all easily performed. The Haas UMC-1000SS Universal Machining Center pictured offers a larger travel and bigger platter, making it an ideal solution for 3+2 machining and simultaneous 5-axis machining of large parts. Kenton says, “The pallet pool for the UMC-1000/SS is perfect for high-volume production runs, or high-mix/ low-volume machining. The pallets can be scheduled individually according to priority and sequencing requirements, allowing high-priority parts to be machined first or staged more often.” He adds that this is an example of the types of equipment Jaguar has invested in to prepare for their expansion into production Aerospace parts.

Dan says, “Our customers are our partners, and we strive to be an extension of their organizations. As such, our customers help drive the capital investments we make.” Kenton adds that one of their customers had a part that required 100% inspection. With a conventional CMM, this would have been extremely time consuming. “We asked our customer if the Keyence IMSeries was the optimal tool for our 100% inspection, and they were in agreement that it would help us to help them.” Linnette Richards, Controller for the company, says, “We have taken all the steps to prepare for production aerospace work, not just in our recent certification to AS9100D, but we’ve also prepared our people and processes to support production work, with quality, traceability and repeatability built into everything we do.” Kenton added, “Our machines afford us the capability to manufacture ‘lights out’, another key advantage we can offer our customers for their production requirements.” The workforce at Jaguar Precision Machine is unique to our industry. The majority of machinists have more than 10 years of tenure with the company, having successfully transitioned under the new ownership. Dan says, “Our machinists are Jaguar is At Nearly 1 New Machine Per extremely talented and all are Quarter Runrate, and Most Machines Are programmers/machinists.” Dan Purchased Through Jaguar’s Supplier/ admits that the transition initially was challenging – experienced Partner Danny White, Sales Engineer for MMT, A Division of Productivity. Danny is machinists often like to continue doing things the way they have Pictured Above. always done them. Linnette says, “When we embarked on continuous improvement with technology and processes, this necessarily meant that our team needed to become very familiar and versed in new software, such as the newest Mastercam edition.”When the team began incorporating new software, including Mastercam into the business, it became clear to the management team that people were picking it up at various speeds, depending upon their backgrounds and style of learning. Linnette says, “When we really observed the adoption of the new software, we determined that we had to adapt the training – for some it was back at the providers’ training facility, for some, we found it was beneficial to bring in a Spanish speaking trainer.” She says that today everyone at the company has gotten rid of their resistance/fear of new technology, and truly embraces the fact that they are in an environment that

is so progressive.” Dan says, “New Mexico is probably the most undervalued geography for aerospace and defense expertise. We have some of the best educational institutions for manufacturing engineers and machinists, including UNM, NM Tech, CNM and Navajo Tech, to name a few. Our Community colleges and Universities are committed to listening to businesses/industry and providing the training we need for our next generation employees.” He continues, “I encourage you to talk to the people in our company to see how we can help you with your aerospace parts. We’ve done the value engineering and prototype work for many years, and we are geared up to grow our relationship with our customers for their production needs.” Linnette adds, “At Jaguar, we take care of our employees so that they will feel committed to take care of our customers. We also treat our suppliers with respect and appreciate that they are always willing to take care of us.” Dan says, “We are committed to investing into our people, processes and technology, and our investments are based not on what we need today but where the ‘hockey puck’ is going in the future.” Danny White, Sales Engineer for MMT, A Division of Productivity, and partner/supplier for most of Jaguar’s machining needs, says, “Working with the team at Jaguar Precision Machine is always an exciting and well thought out endeavor. They work as a well organized team when making any machinery decisions. Everyone gets involved in the decision making process and no stone is ever left unturned. MMT is proud to be partnered with Jaguar and their continuous advancements.” To learn more about Jaguar Precision Machine and how they can help you with all of your aerospace manufacturing needs, from prototype to production, contact them at: 505-242-6545 or visit www.JaguarPM.com MMT/Moncktons MachineTools is a Division of Productivity Inc.As a division of Productivity Inc, a top distributor of manufacturing machine tools in the Midwest, MMT/Moncktons Machine Tools now offers a large selection of tooling and accessories, robotics and automation and used machines. To learn more about how they can help you with your machine and machine tool needs, contact them at: 800-947-8665 or visit www.mmtproductivity.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Safety involves an awareness of the potential consequences a final product deemed dysfunctional or hazardous can cause. While employees generally comprehend Product Safety, many are not accustomed to it being a requirement. Historically, Product Safety has not been treated as an urgent topic and has existed in the shadow of Personal Safety instead.

Employee Awareness of Product Safety is a new requirement to the AS9100D Standard.The requirement in Section 7.3 of the Standard makes it mandatory that every employee becomes familiar with it. There have been complications recently due to the AS9100D Standard’s ambiguous expectations for employee awareness; this ambiguity can be attributed to the rise of inconsistent training, questioning, and comprehension among Aerospace employees and auditors alike.

A typical aerospace company has numerous procedures in place that are intended to keep the customer safe long after the product has been delivered. These processes include the removal of protruding wires and sharp edges to prevent a potential injury. Employees can find themselves in a situation where they are familiar with the procedures themselves but fail to answer questions about the procedure’s purpose correctly; this is likely because employees are still unfamiliar with the new standard, and the structure of the question itself can lead to uncertainty regarding what category of safety-precaution the procedure would fall under.

Product Safety is a longstanding requirement in the AS9110 standards for maintenance, repair and overhaul. Product

Personal Safety is often at the forefront of the employee’s mind at all times, and they are instructed to follow strict guidelines to maintain a level of caution. It is included

within the employee’s training who they should report to, what type of hazards to be aware of, when they should wear specific kinds of safety equipment, where to safely dispose of dangerous materials. The employee is also trained about why they engage in specific procedures, the issue arises when they are not informed about the different types of safety precautions. Employees are aware of what they need to do to stay safe while the product is being made, this does not mean they do not also know what they need to do so that others are safe when the product is completed. Auditors have noted a pattern of failure to differentiate between Product and Personal Safety when interviewed. In a presentation at the Aerospace Users Group recently about the new AS9100 Product Safety requirements, auditors were instructed to make observations for a one-time error and any further confusion about Personal and Product Safety would result in a non-conformance. In my opinion, this is not an example of auditing for conformity, it is seeking out a nonconformance. Questions that require knowledge about the actual process of making a safe product are more effective than those that test whether an employee knows the correct terminology for safety procedures. For example, if an auditor were to ask an employee “are you aware of what you do here that impacts the Product Safety of the finished product customers purchase?”, the employee is informed about what procedures the question is referencing. Additionally, an employee could be redirected from a clear miscommunication, an example would be “what procedures take place to keep the product safe after its been shipped?” This direct line of questioning would allow the employee to differentiate making a safe product from staying safe while a product is being made. Since many products have numerous stages that take place before completion, the individual being questioned could instead recount the processes that make the final product safe, without regard to their safety or their fellow employees’ safety. In the event that an employee is instructed

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Boeing Books First Official Orders of 2019 for 737 Max It took 11 months, but Boeing Co. recorded the year’s first official orders for the 737 Max. The planemaker booked orders for 30 of the grounded aircraft in November, following a pair of agreements that had been announced at the Dubai Airshow. After cancellations and conversions, Max orders remain underwater for the year, though increased to minus 73 from minus 93 the previous month, according to Boeing’s website. The total buoys Boeing as it works to regain confidence in its top-selling model and return the Max to service amid a global grounding that began in March. The crisis has engulfed the Chicago-based manufacturer, which has had to contend with bruising headlines, wary customers and demanding lawmakers after a pair of crashes killed 346 people.The Max orders in November include 10 of the narrow-body jet to Turkey’s SunExpress and 20 planes for an unidentified customer. The firm deals are the first of the year for the Max, although Boeing had logged several others that had been converted from other models.Source: Bloomberg A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Chipmaker Intel is once again apolog izing to its customers and partners for product shortages, according to a letter sent by the company and filed with the

As a result, Santa Clara, California-based Intel has invested heavily in building global capacity, including work at its Chandler facility where it employs about 11,000 workers. Chandler’s site is used to produce many of the PC microchips used by various computer manufacturers.

“I’d like to acknowledge and sincerely apologize for the impact recent PC CPU shipment delays are having on your business and to thank you for your continued partnership,” wrote Executive Vice President Michelle Johnston Holthaus.

“The added capacity allowed us to increase our second-half PC CPU supply by double digits compared with the first half of this year,” she wrote. “However, sustained market growth in 2019 has outpaced our efforts and exceeded third-party forecasts.”

Holthaus, who heads up sales, marketing and communications for the company, outlined to customers what the company has done to try to “improve supply-demand balance.”

Despite the continued supply challenges, Intel reiterated its boosted financial guidance that was issued in October. The company still expects fourth-quarter revenue of $19.2 billion and earnings per share of $1.28. For the full year, the company expects $71 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $4.42. By Malia Spencer – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal

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In her letter, Holthaus, who is based in Oregon, reiterated the capacity expansion work and noted Intel is increasing its use of contract manufacturing work with other chip factories. However, this work isn’t enough, and the company expects tight supplies to continue.


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“The key point of this grant is designing geometry that can only be used with 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing,” Miller said. “This will be based on research from ASU on biomimicry on these different [lattice] shapes and what they look like.” PADT will design the software and lead the project with help from ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Kennesaw State University in Georgia will help with materials testing, and ASU will do other testing and make parts using its 3D lab at the Polytechnic campus in Mesa. The Southwest’s largest 3D printing research facility opened in January 2017 at ASU’s Additive Manufacturing Research Center in Mesa.

NASA has awarded a $755,000 research grant for Tempe-based company PADT, Arizona State U n i ve r s i t y a n d a G e o r g i a university to develop disruptive t e c h n o l o g y a n d i m p r ov e aerospace innovation.

“ASU has become a leader in the advancement of additive manufacturing and we are continually discovering new ways to solve engineering challenges with this technology,” Kyle Squires, dean of ASU’s Fulton Schools of Engineering, said in a statement.

The Small Business Technology Transfer research grant is the second phase of the study designed to give engineers the understanding and tools to design parts that are lighter and strong enough to survive the launch and landing of a spacecraft, said Eric Miller, principal and co-owner of Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies Inc., or PADT.

This research grant is a continuation of the $127,000 first phase grant awarded to PADT and ASU in August 2018.

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“It allows us a small business to cooperate with ASU,” Miller said. “ASU has seen a real transition to a true research institute. This is a great example of that effort to provide fundamental research and then commercialize it in partnership with a small business.” This is PADT’s 16th Small Business

Technology Transfer/Small Business Innovation Research grant since 1999. The 85-employee company was founded in 1994. The competitive grant programs encourage small businesses to conduct research and development for the U.S. government that has the potential for commercialization. By Hayley Ringle – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

Year-to-Date US Cutting Tool Orders Up 0.2% In September September 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $195.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 4.3 percent from August’s $204.7 million and down 7 percent when compared with the $210.6 million reported for September 2018. With a year-to-date total of $1.8 billion, 2019 is up 0.2 percent when compared with 2018. Please note there were revisions to August 2019. These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals reported by the companies participating in the CTMR program. The totals here represent the majority of the U.S. market for cutting tools. According to Brad Lawton, Chairman of AMT’s Cutting Tool Product Group, “The September numbers focus on the one word that describes our everyday attitudes ‘uncertainty,’ and not having a clue of what to expect from our domestic economy and the global economy. So the further understanding of this issue is ever-present

from the media, political wars in Washington, the global trade wars, and the overall effects of these issues on the global economies. The changes are not recessionary, but the changes are concerning.” “It’s no surprise that U.S. cutting tool consumption continues to slow on a year-over-year basis as machine tool sales weaken and the manufacturing sector enters a recession — primarily because of the U.S.-China trade. Though cutting tool consumption year-to-date remains slightly ahead of 2018, the cutting tool market will likely continue to soften for the remainder of the year and into 2020 as sales are typically at their low points from November through February — even in years when manufacturing output is rising,” said Alan Richter, Editor of Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine. Alan added, “Another element to consider is that cutting tool manufacturers keep developing and introducing new tool grades that last longer than previous grades enabling part manufacturers to increase throughput. Although the new tools might cost more initially, end-users who set their sights on long-term rather than short-term cost savings are able to reduce their overall production costs by boosting productivity. Toolmakers may sell less product, but their customers increase their competitiveness and are able to survive and, hopefully, thrive as a result of purchasing higher-performing cutting tools.” Source: Association for Manufacturing Technology A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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ABOR Seeks Millions In New Funding To Expand ASU’s Engineering Education Capacity The Arizona Board of Regents is gearing up to request $165 million in the 2021 fiscal year state budget, including $46 million for Arizona State University to grow its engineering capacity. ASU has 17,000 engineering students on campus and another 7,000 online, university President Michael Crow told the Business Journal. “That is insufficient,” Crow said. “We need to take things to the next level, to build the greatest engineering school in the country.There is still a huge shortage of college graduate engineers across the country.” Plans for the money, which is part of what ABOR called the “New Economy Initiative,” are twofold, Crow said.The first involves increasing ASU’s on-campus engineering enrollment to 25,000 students during the next five to six years and adding faculty to support the increasing population. The second involves creating “science and technology centers” that A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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involve partnerships with government, private industry and the university. Each center will focus on topics in emerging technology, including artificial intelligence, advanced communications, cybersecurity, materials science, neural engineering, power systems, semiconductors, sensors and signal processing, structures, renewable energy, robotics tissue engineering and water resources, according to the ABOR budget proposal. “This is catalytic enough to create a very positive chain reaction,” Crow said. The centers would each partner with 40 to 100 companies, Crow said, and are planned to open in summer 2020. “We are catalyzing the new economy that has to emerge,” Crow said. “Something like this doesn’t exist in any concentration (around the country) yet.” Kyle Squires, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, said about two-thirds of the college’s graduates stay in Arizona. While the university has been able to “catalyze the tech ecosystem,” there is still a greater need

than what the university produces. “Companies still have trouble meeting their talent needs,” he said. The formalized centers will allow for partnerships between companies that may not have the budget or staffing for research and development and the university, where students can do research as their capstone projects. “You have to have a critical mass of these companies, especially small companies, that don’t have the capacity to do research,” Squires said. “Companies and industries need to pull technology into the market, and the centers are the bridge. We can accelerate the transition of results in the lab to the market.” Startups and technology-oriented businesses looking to establish a presence in a city often look to be near a university with a strong engineering program, so the additions will elevate ASU and Phoenix’s profile to attract companies, Squires said. Jan Janick, chief technology officer for Benchmark Electronics Inc., said the firm hired 12 full-time employees out of ASU and has worked on eight capstone projects with students at the university. “We’ve had success finding the skills out of ASU for entry-level jobs,” Janick said. Benchmark moved its headquarters to Tempe from Texas two years

ago, and ASU’s efforts to ramp up its engineering capacity reaffirms that coming to the Valley was a good move, he said. “We looked at a number of locations before we centered on the Phoenix area,” Janick said. “We’ve always been close with ASU. They were part of our decision process.” Ted Larson, vice president of product management and marketing at Interface, said the company does not have a big research and development budget. It has done one capstone project with ASU students and hopes to do more. “We really like ASU’s interdisciplinary approach to solving problems, it sets them apart,” Larson said. ABOR’s funding request is the largest piece of the state budget request. Other pieces include $22 million to Northern Arizona University to expand education for health care, especially mental health care, and $32 million to the University of Arizona for development of personalized medicine, expanded medical access, new public health and economic initiatives and new health strategies and tools. “Gov. [Doug] Ducey is asking the universities to facilitate an enhanced transition for Arizona to the new economy,” ABOR Executive Director John Arnold said in a statement. “We believe this proposed budget represents a strong partnership between the universities and the state and reflects the universities’ duty to work toward the improvement of the state.” By Corina Vanek – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Trouble is, no one makes an engine that’s both capable of supersonic speed without an afterburner and able to generate enough range for airline use. Rolls-Royce, Pratt &Whitney, and GE are developing proposals, but no one’s discussing specifics for the Boom effort yet. Assuming it does produce a powerplant with the needed specs, Boom will have to go through its own aerodynamic contortions to make it work. The company’s engineers are developing a variable-geometry air inlet for the XB-1 that will maximize efficiency at both supersonic cruising velocities and the relatively slow pace required for takeoff and landing. The carbon-fiber inlet has a hinged flap that lets it change size. At Mach GATEWAYCC.EDU/SUCCESS speed, that flap angles upward into the airflow to create a smaller opening, impeding the air coming in while cruising so it flows through the turbine at the right speed and pressure.When going subsonic, the panel retracts to allow the engine to gulp the air required for everything else. It’s not a part you find on many aircraft, and data from recent wind-tunnel tests Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. A lack suggests one of the most pieces the of English language skillsBoom’s will not be a barrierinlet to admissionworks. and participation“It’s in the career and technical education programs ofcomplex the college. The Maricopa Community of Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. airplane,” Scholl says. “Amazingly, we nailed it on the first try.” For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, https://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination


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ELECTROLESS NICKEL - MID AND HIGH PHOS. of supersonic aircraft could burn five to seven times as much fuel announced Dec. 5 that ELECTROLESS NICKEL - TEFLON conventional jets, exceeding their CO2 emission limits by 70 itashad raised a series B funding round of $12.5 million. Santa FeBRIGHT NICKEL BLACK OXIDE percent, accordingTechnology to a study Fund the International Council Clean based Cottonwood led the round, whichon included PASSIVATION Transportation July 2018.Ventures, To be fair, the Strategies, report used participation fromreleased ChevroninTechnology AJAX as CHEMFILM – CLEAR AND YELLOW fuel-asconsumption estimates gleaned from publicly available data well other individual investors. COPPER PLATING on Boom’s airliner, which hasn’t even flown yet. Scholl argues that CHROME PLATING The makes electric motors used in heating, ventilation and air the company report underestimated 24KT GOLD PLATINGthe fuel burn of conventional jets while conditioning, otherwise known as HVAC, as believes well as inBoom’s the oilairplane and gas overestimating that of supersonic ones. He GLASSBEADING/ALUMINUM OXIDE and electric vehicle industries. CLEANING will beULTRASONIC at least as efficient in cost per available seat-mile—a comPRE & POST BAKE mon fuel-economy metric in the airline industry—as conventional “With this latest RELIEVE round of funding, we’re well positioned to replace STRESS business-class service. NICKEL/CHROME traditional HVAC motorsSTRIPPING with our breakthrough motor technology, 

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cybersecurity solutions, and Air Force officials were fascinated by the idea, investing in a proof of concept.The team spent the following summer in a secure Air Force facility fleshing out ideas. Cambou’s team is comprised of mathematicians, physicians, electrical engineers, software engineers and others. Because of the diverse talent pool on the team and the relatively hands-off structure of the university, the team can advance their ideas quickly, Cambou explained. “You have to look at the award we got in that context — we are essentially looking at disruptive methods, we’re looking at post-quantum computingcapable methods,” Cambou said. “When I established the cybersecurity up here at NAU, I wanted NAU to be on the forefront of cybersecurity, not like the 400 programs that offer cybersecurity. The idea was to be one step ahead, and the idea was to be post-quantum computing-protected.” The team plans to develop new cybersecurity solutions including “unclonable functions,” cryptography, blockchain and key distribution. Cambou mentions that these new methods will help technological infrastructures across industries, including medical, financial and transportation. “We are more vulnerable to cyberattacks because it’s not just losing an email or something like that,” Cambou noted. “Now, you are talking about financial transaction, self-driving cars, the power grid, shutting down planes, shutting down hospitals — [we] as a society [are] more and more connected and [are] relying on cloud services… relying on cyber environments.” Technology is growing, and hacking with it. With new threats to cybersecurity every day, the world has to adapt and develop new solutions to bolster its infrastructure. Thanks to Cambou and his team at NAU, that fortification is already underway. By: Ben Norman

Arizona Shines In Residential Solar Installations, Retains Top 10 Ranking Nationwide Arizona ranked ninth so far this year in total solar installations among U.S. states, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The state has 190.86 megawatts of newly installed solar photovoltaic capacity so far this year, with 52.61 megawatts coming in during the third quarter, according to the report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association. Arizona shined bright in residential solar installations during the third quarter, with 39.68 megawatts installed, ranking among the top five states along with California, and newcomers Florida, Texas and Nevada. The U.S. residential solar market reached record highs during the third quarter, with 712 megawatts of solar installed, according to the report. The increase in residential installations helped the U.S. solar market grow 45% year-over-year, said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO. “This positive report makes clear that American families are demanding energy choice and solar, and that our industry is ready to deliver,” Hopper said. Extending the solar investment tax credit and stopping additional tariffs will continue the growth and investment in solar, Hopper said. Arizona ranked seventh overall in solar installations during 2017, dropping

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In a statement, Hicks said the numbers are “reasonably strong,” similar to the 2019 monthly job growth average of 180,000.

Shares in the new entity’s Netherlands-domiciled parent will be listed in Paris, Milan and New York.

Hicks also noted that the composition of job growth, changes in long term unemployment, and a changing labor force were indicators of slower long-term growth than in 2018.

There will be a seven-year standstill under which the group’s largest investors — the Peugeot family, Exor, BPI and Dongfeng, which has agreed to reduce its stake to 4.5 per cent — must maintain their shareholding. Mike Manley, FCA chief executive, said: “This is a union of two companies with incredible brands and a skilled and dedicated workforce. Both have faced the toughest of times and have emerged as agile, smart, formidable competitors.Source: Michael Pooler in Paris – Financial Times

Estimate-Beating Jobs Report Shows Slow Manufacturing Growth, Say Economists The latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that nonfarm payrolls rose by 266,000 in November, beating estimates of 187,000 new jobs predicted by economists. The unemployment rate fell slightly during the month, to 3.5%, which is its lowest point since 1969. Wages also beat expectations by growing 3.1% since the same time last year. Manufacturing employment, specifically, gained 54,000 jobs in November. But the report’s findings on the jobs do not take into account the ending of the GM workers’ strike, which brought 49,000 strikers back on the payroll in November, noted Michael Hicks, economist at Ball State University and director of Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul echoed Hick’s assessment that the report’s rosy picture of the industry is incomplete. In a statement, he said, “Overall, 2019 factory job growth has been incredibly weak, lagging well behind 2018 and underperforming the rest of the economy.” He called on President Trump to make progress on “China’s cheating” and American infrastructure. National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray, however, commented in a statement that the report marked a “rebound” for manufacturing. He said that manufacturers are now seeing slow-moving “signs of stabilization,” and urged the United States to ratify USMCA, make progress on negotiations with China, and reauthorize the Export-Import bank long-term in order to keep the stabilization “on track.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Arizona Ranked Number One “Inbound State” In The Nation

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A recent American Enterprise Institute (AEI) comparison ranked Arizona the number one inbound state in the nation. The inboundoutbound ranking is determined by the percentage of people moving to the state versus those leaving in 2018 based on Census Bureau data. The comparison also reviewed indicators related to tax and regulatory friendliness, business climate, affordability and job opportunities and found inbound states like Arizona generally vast outperforming their peers. According to AEI, 60.4 percent of the moves in Arizona were inbound and 39.6 percent were outbound, resulting in a +23.2 percent net inflow. Arizona experienced a 3.4 percent employment growth between October 2017 and October 2018, tied for highest of inbound states. Additionally, Arizona’s 2018 Real GDP growth rate reached 4 percent — the second highest among AEI’s inbound states. With a growing economy, hundreds of new residents everyday and a fiscally conservative budget, Arizona went from a $1 billion deficit four years ago to a $1 billion surplus today and a record-breaking $1.014 billion in the Rainy Day Fund.

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Tucson Wireless Technology Provider Merges With Publicly Traded Florida Drone Maker ComSovereign Corp., aTucsonbased telecommunications h o l d i n g c o m p a ny, h a s added Jacksonville, Floridabased drone and aerostat manufacturer Drone Aviation Holding Corp., to its portfolio of communications companies. The transaction’s financial details of the acquisition were not released. ComSovereign is a wireless technology company that provides 5G telecommunications radio, silicon photonics and power systems designed for global networks. The newly merged company, now called ComSovereign Holding Corp., will take over Drone Aviation’s over-the-counter listing (OTCQB: DRNE) to continue to be publicly traded. Due to the merger and changes being made to its board, Drone Aviation

is postponing a planned reverse stock split. The newly merged company will be led by Dan Hodges, CEO of ComSovereign. Drone Aviation CEO Dan Erdberg has resigned, but board chairman David Aguilar will remain on as director. The merged business will focus on ComSovereign’s existing wireless carrier customer base and other 5G technologies, the company said in a statement. “Through this unique and synergistic business combination, ComSovereign gains an immediate capability, enabling us to emplace entire LTE networks, from small private networks to city-scale systems, in a matter of days instead of years,” Hodges said in the statement. “Integration of our newly validated, disruptive communications technologies also enable superior performance and reliability where it previously never existed.” Erdberg said that merger signifies a a milestone in Drone Aviations strategic plan to expand into the 5G wireless communications market. ComSovereign’s five other companies are involved in fields such as battery technology, microwave packet transmission and other communications technologies. ThinkEquity, a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc., acted as financial adviser to ComSovereign Corp.; By Ellen Schneider – Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Patrick Ellison

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 pellison@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782 Business Development Manager

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com


Patrick Ellison

Patrick Ellison

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

President T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

Certified SolidWorks Professionals On-Demand HP and Markforged 3D Printer Sales Additive Manufacturing Experts


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

800.922.1674 Patrick Ellison

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408 M 480.298.9782

• Purchase/Resale-Individual Machines/Entire Plants President • Auctions • Certified Appraisal 1610 S. Priest Drive,Services Suite 101 • Asset repossession and disposition services. Tempe, AZ 85281 • Finance - trivas@ellisonaz.com leases, loans - working capital lines www.ellisonaz.com

7918 E. MCCLAIN DR., STE 101, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260

NEW MACHINERY Additive Mfg/3 D Printing Interlink Engineering_____ 480-699-0600 Patrick Ellison D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 CHIP CUTTING Boring Mills D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 CNC Mills Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 CNC Pros____________ 602-332-5815 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Doosan Infracore America__ 973-618-2500 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Ganesh Machinery______ 888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5877 President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Matsuura Machinery______ 510-685-6151 Patrick Ellison Makino____________ 602-228-0347 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools_____ 480-773-4080 Sharp Industries________ 310-944-8016 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Patrick Ellison White’s Niche Products____ 602-290-9402 CNC Lathes Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 CNC Pros_____________ 602-332-5815 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Ganesh Machinery_______ 888-542-6374 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach____505-345-8389 Matsuura Machinery______ 510-685-6151 Methods West__________602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 Savage Machine Tools______480-773-4080 Sharp Industries________ 310-944-8016 President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

1610 S. Priest Drive, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281 trivas@ellisonaz.com www.ellisonaz.com

TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 White’s Niche Products____ 602-290-9402 CNC Drill/ Tapping Machines Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5811 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach____505-345-8389 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 Savage Machine Tools_____ 480-773-4080 CNC Punching Centers Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Ganesh Machinery______ 888-542-6374 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696

EDM EDM Machines Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Makino____________ 602-228-0347 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools_____ 480-773-4080 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 EDM Filtration Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Dielectric Systems/Filtration Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 ELECTRICAL Equip Hookup & Disconnect Geiger Electric Co________623-773-1787 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 81 • Jan / Feb 2020 2

8622 N. 78th Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345


Office (623) 773-1787 Fax (623) 773-9882 www.geigerelectric.com

Christopher C. Choffat Managing Partner

Your AutomatIon Partner 2153 E. Cedar Street Suite 5 Tempe, Arizona 85251 Tel: Fax: Cell: Email:

+1.480.420.9361 +1.267.653.2280 +1.602.751.2070 sales @ fourpac.com

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AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives MANNY LOPEZ O: 520-622-3082 • C: 520-975-3078 manny@atmtucson.com PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com

SAVAGE MACHINE TOOLS, LLC   Kevin Savage

(480) 773-4080

AMADA / SODICK / YCM / USED www.savagemachinetools.com

Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Lighting Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Relocation: Electrical Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Service Upgrades Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Gear Hobbing Machines Grinding Machines ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Ingersoll Rand_________ 206-472-0826 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Savage Machine Tools_____ 480-773-4080 Sharp Industries________ 310-944-8016 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

Haas Factory Outlet_______480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Savage Machine Tools______480-773-4080 Grinding Machines, Tool Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Honing Machines Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Sharp Industries________ 310-944-8016 Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Ganesh Machinery______ 888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet_______480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Sharp Industries________ 310-944-8016 TSM Machinery_________602-233-3757 Sawing Machines ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Mesa Mach Sales________480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000

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Savage Machine Tools_____ 480-773-4080 Sharp Industries________ 310-944-8016 Saw Replacement Parts Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__303-761-3000 Swiss Screw Machines D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Schenk Intertech_________949-360-1512 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT FourPac____________ 602-751-2070 Automation & Controls Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 FourPac____________ 602-751-2070 Electronics FourPac____________ 602-751-2070 FABRICATION CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Fiber Lasers Revolution Machine Tools____385-355-0316 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales________480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 Revolution Machine Tools____385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330

Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Plate Rolls Revolution Machine Tools____385-355-0316 Power Tools Ingersoll Rand_________ 206-472-0826 Press Brakes ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 Revolution Machine Tools____385-355-0316 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542

Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

patrick ellison

Sales Director

president 1610 s. priest Dr., suite 101 tempe, arizona 85281 Telephone: Cell: Fax: Email:

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives WALTER PENA Bryan Crawford

1847 Elmfield Ave. Long Beach, CA, 90815 562-597-7824 cell: 562-243-4659 becrawford@mindspring.com


S.L. Fusco, Inc. Jeff Overby

Regional Manager 4857 S. 36 St. Phoenix, AZ 85040 Cell: (715) 379-8399 Office: (602) 276-0077 jeff.overby@slfusco.com www.slfusco.com th

Corporate Headquarters Location

Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Desert Machine Sales______ 623-826-1025 Flow Waterjet__________ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet__________ 415-828-3569 North-South Machinery_____ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp.___________ 800-838-0343 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 INSPECTION EQUIP 3D Measurement Systems Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462

O: 480-689-5493 • C: 480-622-9348 walter@atmphoenix.com PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com

Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213

Total Quality Systems_____480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology______800-327-9735 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales________480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Starrett_____________ 949-348-1213 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Scales Accurate Scale__________480-926-3550 Video Measuring Systems Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery_______888-542-6374 K D Capital____________ 480-922-1674 Methods West__________602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales______602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools______480-773-4080 TSM Machinery_________602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________882-243-9300 MSC Direct____________ 480-755-0415 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258

480-968-5877 480-298-9782 480-968-0522 pellison@ellisonaz.com


Email/Skype jd.wogoman@datron.com

Adhesives S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Air Distribution Systems Ingersoll Rand__________ 206-472-0826 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 Band Saw/ Blades D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 BC Barfeeds___________ 562-243-4659 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 83 • Jan / Feb 2020 83 March / Apr 2016


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



Bar Feeder Accessories BC Barfeeds___________ 562-243-4659 Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 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 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Chucks Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295

Don Loveless Tel: 800-686-1679 181 Business Park Dr. Fax: 860-409-2552 Bristol, CT. 06010 Email: dloveless@gmnusa.com www.gmnusa.com

Dust Collectors Lone Arrow__________480-507-8074 Clamping Fasteners Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 MSC Direct____________ 480-755-0415 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Filtration Equip. CNC Lathe Accessories Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Qualichem, Inc._________ 480-320-0308 CNC Collet Chucks Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 EDM Tooling Systems Collet Fixtures EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 EDM Performance _______ 800-336-2946 Coolant Shields Filtermist Mist Collectors Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Coolant Systems Grippers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 MP Systems___________ 909-282-7463 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For MSC Direct____________ 480-755-0415 Grinders Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Coolant Systems: Chillers Live Centers MP Systems___________ 909-282-7463 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Cutting Tools Live Tool Holders Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 Lubricants / Systems Ingersoll Rand__________206-472-0826 Pioneer Distributing Co._____ 602-278-2693 MSC Direct____________ 480-755-0415 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Material Handling Systems Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Ingersoll Rand__________ 206-472-0826 Machine Tool Accessories Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

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D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Draw Tubes & Bars Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162

Milling and Turning Products Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 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 Parts Washing Equipment D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Robot Accessories SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Scales Accurate Scale_________ 480-926-3550 Sealants S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077

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

Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Spindles GMN USA____________800-686-1679 Static Tool Holders SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 Tooling Columns Stevens Engineering_______602-272-6766 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 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

Work Holding Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing______ 763-574-8320 MSC Direct___________ 480-755-0415 Stevens Engineering_____ 602-272-6766 CONSUMMABLES Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Pioneer Distributing Co._____ 602-278-2693 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966

EDM Materials & Supplies Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc’s_____ 800-336-2946 Qualichem Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Single Source Technologies___ 602-686-0895 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Garnet Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Impression Materials Roydent_____________ 480-607-1876 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Qualichem, Inc_________ 480-320-0308 MSC Direct____________ 480-755-0415 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Mounting Brackets Waterjet Replacement Parts Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Barton International ______800-741-7756 Solvents & Degreasing Agents GMA Garnet___________882-243-9300 Qualichem, Inc_________ 480-320-0308

Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Spindle Liners Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_________ 860-289-3820 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 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 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865

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 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 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 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 Cast Iron Western States Metals______801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals______801-978-0562

Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 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 Copper Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 TW Metals____________ 800-203-8000 Apache Steel Company____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals___________ 602-688-8003 Brass Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200


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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: brandon@vonruden.com

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

Michael Morace Sales Engineer – Arizona Cell: 602-513-6754 Toll Free: 888-554-8394 Fax: 888-554-8392 mmorace@tungaloyamerica.com

Ron Muenchow rmuenchow@upmet.com Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292

Tungaloy America, Inc.

14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638 www.upmet.com

Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Western States Metals______801-978-0562 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Extrusions TW Metals____________800-203-8000

3726 N. Ventura Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 www.tungaloy.com/us

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 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Plastics- Acrylic/PVC, Tubing, Nylon, Many Others Port Plastics___________ 480-813-6118 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Stainless Steel Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208

Lead Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Material Sales Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 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 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Titanium & Hastelloy Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897

MSC Direct____________ 480-755-0415 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Cutting Tools: Custom B&T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Drills Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Boring Bars Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Carbide Cutting Tools Consultants___ 602-277-1342 End Mills Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Cutting Tools Consultants ____ 602-277-1342 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-629 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Clamping & Gripping The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Cutting Tools B&T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775

Patti Robison General Manager

120 E. Corporate Place Ste #12 Chandler, AZ 85225 www,portplastics.com probison@portplastics.com


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Sean Arsenault

Account Manager Vero Software Part of Hexagon

The World’s #1 Manufacturing Solutions Provider • Production Milling • 4/5 Axis Milling

sean.arsenault@verosoftware.com www.verosoftware.com

Edward Merkle

General Manager

• Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn

T: +1 866-675-6551 x5432 M: +1 602-359-2530 F: +1 866-200-7791

602-978-3130 1-800-689-8665


ttctime2@gmail.com www.ttcroundcutters.com 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ 85027

Fixtures SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Form Tools 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 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 MSC Direct____________ 480-755-0415 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Inserts, PCD/CBN Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Key Cutters The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Reamers & Drills, PCD Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Precision Toolholding Products SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810

Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Thread Mills Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Autodesk_____________ 877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________ 602-502-9654 Interlink Engineering_____ 480-699-0600 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____ 480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Vero Software__________ 602-359-2530 Software, Inv. Control Autodesk_____________ 877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________ 602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____ 480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117



Director of Business Operations

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

Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 Interlink Engineering_____ 480-699-0600 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Software, Servicing Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 Interlink Engineering_______480-699-0600 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 PRODUCTS Guns Layke Tactical__________602-272-2654 SERVICES Automation & Controls FourPac_____________602-751-2070 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Banks Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Business Consulting Arizona MEP___________602-845-1200 BMSC______________480-445-9400

chris@lrwtool.com www.lrwtool.com toll free 877.845.7940

Quick Turn Financial_______480-385-1220 Scarla Consulting Group_____480-242-5412 Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Arizona CNC Equip_ _____ 480-615-6353 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Calibration: Repair & Certify Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 Calibration: Scales Accurate Scale__________480-926-3550 Commercial General Contractor KLM Realty___________602-723-3508 Consulting Arizona MEP___________602-845-1200 BMSC______________480-445-9400 Interlink Engineering_______480-699-0600 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Scarla Consulting Group_____480-242-5412 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131

Cutting Tools made in the U.S.A. since 1964

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Banking • Mortgage Retirement • Wealth Mgmt TIM BRUNNER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER O: 480.905.2414 C: 602.501.0606 Tim.Brunner@alerus.Com 17045 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255



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



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CNC Training Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Gateway Community College__602-286-8050 Crates/Pallets Beau’s Crates__________480-966-3630 Crating Technology_______602-528-3628 Crating Onsite Beau’s Crates__________480-966-3630 Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 Interlink Engineering_____ 480-699-0600 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 Banterra Bank__________ 480-770-0007 BMO Harris Bank________ 602-241-6586 BMO Harris Bank________602-650-3779 SBG Capital___________480-897-4988 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Heavyhaul Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Insurance Services NFP Property & Casualty____ 480-458-6052 ISO9001 Certification KALOS Certifications_______ 480-486-8007 ISO/AS9100 Consulting Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 BMSC______________ 480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Scarla Consulting Group_____ 480-242-5412 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ _888-572-9642 ISO9001 Lead Auditor Training KALOS Certifications_______ 480-486-8007 IT/ Network Specialists Onsite Technical Services____ 602-595-2227 IT/ Software Support Services Onsite Technical Services____ 602-595-2227 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 Banterra Bank__________ 480-770-0007 BMO Harris Bank________ 602-241-6586 BMO Harris Bank________ 602-650-3779 KLM Realty___________ 602-723-3508 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Lean Manufacturing Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 BMSC ______________ 480-445-9400

Industrial Solutions_______ 480-327-8949 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 Machinery Installation C&M Rigging__________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _____________800-334-2409 S&M Moving___________602-586-3291 Machinery Moving C&M Rigging__________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _ ____________800-334-2409 S&M Moving__________ 602-586-3291 Machinery Storage C&M Rigging__________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 SERVICES/MARKETING/DESIGN Photography Takashi Sato____________602-790-3160 Procurement Fast DMS______________424-FAST-DMS Public Relations New Angle Media_________602-295-1813 Marketing/ Web Desing New Angle Media_________602-295-1813 Real Estate, Commercial Marcus & Millichap_______ 602-687-6700 KLM Realty___________ 602-723-3508

Recycling Barry Metals___________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc.___623-931-5009 Davis Salvage Co_______ 602-267-7208 Phoenix Metal Trading____ 602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering BMSC_____________ 480-445-9400 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Rigging C&M Rigging_________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____602-246-8783 IRH _ _ ____________ 800-334-2409 S&M Moving__________ 602-586-3291 Schools, Custom Training Arizona MEP___________602-845-1200 AZPMAP_____________602-723-8191 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Gateway Community College_ 602-286-8050 Schools, Machining & Training Gateway Community College_ 602-286-8050

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Transportation C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 S&M Moving__________ 602-586-3291 Transportation: Air/Freight/Ground C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 S&M Moving__________ 602-586-3291 Working Capital, Credit Lines Banterra Bank__________ 480-770-0007 SBG Capital___________ 480-897-4988 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 REPAIR/DESIGN Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Machine Tool Rebuilding Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 API Services___________ 757-223-4157 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 FourPac_____________602-751-2070 The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 API Services___________ 757-223-4157

API Services_________757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip______480-615-6353 Steve Mckendry DM Machine Repair____ 480-709-1450 Executive Vice President Principal D & R Machinery______ 480-775-6462 1702 East Highland Avenue Direct (602) 575-2300 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5335 Suite 120 Cell (602) 463-9310 Phoenix, AZ 85016-4695 eFax (602) 296-0189 www.daumcommercial.com steve.mckendry@daumcommercial.com The Werks C&C, Inc____ 602-569-1809 ONCOR INTERNATIONAL Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision ____ 602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Contract Programming Repair - Portable Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 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 Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 Banterra Bank__________480-770-0007 BMO Harris Bank________ 602-241-6586 BMO Harris Bank________602-650-3779 Droeg Financial Services____480-345-6575 SBG Capital___________480-897-4988 Maint/Repair Services Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair_______480-709-1450 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 The Werks C&C, Inc_______602-569-1809 White’s Niche Products_____602-290-9402 Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156

The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Spindle Rebuilding GMN USA___________800-686-1679 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 SAFETY Fire Protection Systems Rotarex___________ 480-689-8756 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab.___ 602-272-4571


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Danyelle Vigari Customer Service

Direct: 623-889-0725 Cell: 623-418- 1831 sales@axiantech.com

Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800

ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Athena 3D Manufacturing____480-206-4128 Faustson_____________303-420-7422 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 ASSEMBLY AAE_______________928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 IMCOR Corp___________ 602-245-0148 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 MAKstride____________928-460-6054


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Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 Fixtures: Assembly Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 BAR CODING

Sensing Solutions Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Thermo Couples Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-967-2501 Bending: CNC Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432 BROACHING Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc________623-934-7144


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

CASTINGS AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 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 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530

Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating__ 602-272-0878 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Coating: Cerakote Masic Industries_________503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Coating: Chem Film CAP______________602-464-9629 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117

Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Gold Tech Industries_______480-968-1930 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 The Metal Man_________800-448-9448 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 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______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575

Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Bandsaw Cutting Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 CNC Router Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Die Cutting Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Laser PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 APMI_______________ 480-668-0024 Coating:Passivation CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____ 602-863-3196 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Tube Laser Cutting Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 Powder Coating DIE CASTING Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 IMCOR Corp___________ 602-245-0148 DIES Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ _ ____801-972-2146 Precision Die & Stamp’g____ 480-967-2038 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Southwest Powder Coating___ 602-272-0878 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 CUTTING EDM Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 The Metal Man_________ 800-448-9448 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654

Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO______________520-751-1222 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Milco EDM & Waterjet_______714-373-0098 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_____________800-809-3901 EDM: Electrodes/Reworking Graphel Corp___________800-255-1104 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254


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Caleb T. Kratz

Simulation Product Specialist Southwest Territory Manager

MOBILE: 713-252-2784



Autodesk, Inc. Houston, TX 77459 www.autodesk.com


Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071 pstewart@stewartmfg.com www.stewartmfg.com

IMCOR Corp___________602-245-0148 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 FABRICATION: SHEET METAL Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech____________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Americhem Engineering_____ 602-437-1188 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 APMI 480-668-0024_ 480-668-0024 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 AAE_______________928-772-9887 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 RM Garrison Machining____ 623-582-6544 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 BEL Machining___________480-445-9881 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Auer Precision__________480-834-4637 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 Creedbilt Inc____________623-939-8119 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Dayton Lamina__________248-489-9122 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 EDM Tech____________602-278-6666 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Faustson_____________303-420-7422 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Fabrication: Chemical Processing Systems Graphel Corp__________ 800-255-1104 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Americhem Engineering_____602-437-1188 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Milco EDM & Waterjet______714-373-0098 Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Moore Tool & Die________480-622-1705 IMCOR Corp____________602-245-0148 Fabrication: Powill Manufacturing______623-780-4100 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Custom Metal Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Thompson Machine_______505-823-1453 Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Nelson Engineering________602-273-7114 Fabrication: ENGINEERING/ Part Partners___________603-831-2771 Medium & Large PROGRAMMING Athena 3D Manufacturing____480-206-4128 Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727


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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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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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ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. APMI_______________ 480-668-0024 & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. BELSpring Machining_ __________480-445-9881 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 _ 602-437-0339 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications__________602-454-0701 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 FrySpring Fabrications__________602-454-0701 & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly IMCOR Corp____________602-245-0148 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 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 Fabrication: Steel Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600




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ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

Mike Sniegowski Precision Grinding for the Aerospace Industry since 1998 2821 W. Willetta Phone: (602) 353-8088

Phoenix, AZ 85009



FINISHING Arizona Finishing _______ 602-438-4443 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Louie’s Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 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 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231

Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting _____ 602-716-5566 Byington Steel Treating __ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies____ 623-242-9575 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Lone Arrow _________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies ______ 602-744-2600 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing ____ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ___ _623-242-9575 Frontier Group________ 928-636-0130 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 PAS Technologies ______ 602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___602-275-1917 Polishing 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 ____ 623-242-9575


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 ______ 602-744-2600

GRAPHITE SOLUTIONS Stripping Graphel Corp _________ 800-255-1104 Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575 GRINDING Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 FIXTURES Auer Precision _________480-834-4637 Blaze Precision _______ 480-584-5227 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 GMN USA ___________ 800-686-1679 FOUNDRY AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 GASKETS Systems Integrators _____ 623-434-3136 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 PAS Technologies _______602-744-2600 GEAR CUTTING Air Gear ___________ 602-275-7996 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 Powill Manufacturing _____623-780-4100

Dry Film Lubrication Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____602-244-2432 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917

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



 

Jeff W. Kiszonas

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


Territory Sales Manager SW

 

      

Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing_ ___623-780-4100 Ron Grob ___________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Shaw Precision ________ 480-785-4925 Grinding… Cylindrical Steel Services Grinding ____ 800-662-0126 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Grinding… Double Disc Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Wissota Tool & Die ______ 480-507-3484 Grinding…Gear/Spline Grinding, Blanchard Air Gear ____________ 602-275-7996 Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 Grinding: ID/OD Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Air Gear ____________ 602-275-7996 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 Grinding: Centerless (OD) Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Ron Grob ___________ 970-667-5320 National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Grinding:Mattison Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Ron Grob ___________ 970-667-5320 Grinding: Surface Shaw Precision ________ 480-785-4925 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767

ISO9001 AS9100 NADCAP Certified ITARS Registered

GRAPHEL CORPORATION 6115 Centre Park Drive West Chester, OH 45069 P 800-255-1104 C 480.510.4146 jeff.kiszonas@graphel.com

HONING/LAPPING Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Paramount Honing & Machine 480-577-9774


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Chris Torres - Vice President

Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Andy Severyn - President 6503 W Frye Rd #6 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Chandler, AZ 85226 www.shawprecision.com Grinding & Threading Rolling Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Office: 480-785-4925 Chris - Cell: 602-349-7921 Email: chris@shawsgrinding.com Grinding: Tool & Cutter Andy - Cell: 602-903-7930 Email: andy@shawprecision.com CTE_______________ 800-783-2400 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Phoenix Grinding _______602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Gun Drilling HYDRO FORMING Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 Precision Aerospace _____ 602-352-8658 HEAT TREATING Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____ 602-244-2432 IDENTIFICATION Byington Steel Treating ____ 408-727-6630 Labels & Bar Code Controlled Thermal Tech’y___ 602-272-3714 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Mobile PartMarking Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____ 602-244-2432 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Byington Steel Treating ____ 408-727-6630 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Frontier Group_________928-636-0130 Heat Treating/ISO9001/AS9100 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____ 602-244-2432 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Byington Steel Treating ____ 408-727-6630 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 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


Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774

 info@paramounthoning.com

771 N Golden Key St Ste A, Gilbert, AZ 85233


Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 INSPECTION Calibration Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace _____480-894-0802 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 Sustaining Edge Solutions ___888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants _928-284-0856 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400

Quality Training Consultants 928-284-0856 ANEWCO ____________520-751-1222 Sustaining Edge Solutions _ 888-572-9642 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 MACHINING Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 Machining: 3D Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 3D Machine LLC ______ 480-239-8254 Cassavant Machining ___ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Systems Integrators _____ 623-434-3136 HK Machining _________602-278-6704 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545 ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222 JB’s Precision ________ 623-581-9088 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Industrial Tool Die & Eng ___520-745-8771 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 JDB Ltd ___________ 602-992-9627 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 Tech Five Machining _____ 480-699-4856 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Machining: Aerospace AATC______________602-268-1467 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340

Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Machining: Contract Aero Design & Mfg ______602-437-8080 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 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 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining _________ 602-278-8665 TVT Die Casting ________800-280-2278 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


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AAE _____________ 928-772-9887 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222

JD Machine __________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd. ____________602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 MAKstride ___________928-460-6054 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Metzfab ___________ 602- 539-9591 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Paragon Machining & Design _480-635-9163 Powerhaus Precision _____480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing _____623-780-4100 Precision Aerospace _____ 602-352-8658 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Ron Grob ___________970-667-5320 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______480-699-4856 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800

Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering _______480-569-3337 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 BEL Machining_________480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Blaze Precision _______ 480-584-5227 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Machining: Industrial & Repair Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 BEL Machining_________480-445-9881 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Machining: Large HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 Backerworks Mfg _______505-342-2943 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545 Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 JB’s Precision ________ 623-581-9088 HK Machining _________602-278-6704 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 96 • Jan / Feb 2020 2

K-zell Metals, Inc. _______602-232-5882 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC ________480-239-8254 602-272-2601 Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 Uni-Tekk ____________602-272-2601 Challenger Aerospace _____480-894-0802

Machining: Milling - Long Part Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 K-zell Metals, Inc. ______ 602-232-5882 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551

Machining: MultiSwiss GHT Services__________480-396-1800 Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166

Machining Plastic Blaze Precision _______ 480-584-5227 Graphel Corp _________ 800-255-1104 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 JDB Ltd ____________602-992-9627 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 Jaguar Precision Machine ___505-242-6545 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627

Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 MAKstride ___________928-460-6054 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Paragon Machining & Design _480-635-9163 Part Partners _________ 603-831-2771 RMSS _____________623-780-5904 Ron Grob ___________970-667-5320 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 Systems Integrators ______ 623-434-3136 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665

Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC _ ______480-239-8254 AAE _____________ 928-772-9887 AATC _____________602-268-1467 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO ____________520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering _______480-569-3337 Auer Precision _________480-834-4637 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802

Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Evans Precision Mach’g ____623-581-6200 Faustson ____________303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 Jaguar Precision Machine ___505-242-6545 JB’s Precision _________623-581-9088 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 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 Milco EDM & Waterjet _____ 714-373-0098 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 Powerhaus Precision _____480-225-8854 Powill Mfg ___________ 623-780-4100 Precision Aerospace ______602-352-8658 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 RM Garrison Mach’ing ___623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Service & Sales ________480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products ____602-426-9340 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 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 Wissota Tool & Die ______ 480-507-3484 Machining: Production AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 MAKstride ___________ 928-460-6054 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 T-N Machining _________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______ 480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 AATC______________602-268-1467 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 Backerworks Mfg _______ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 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 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co _______ 602-323-2560 MAKstride ___________ 928-460-6054 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Milco EDM & Waterjet _____ 714-373-0098

Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision _____480-225-8854 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-00220 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 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Wissota Tool & Die ______ 480-507-3484 Machining: Quick Turn Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 Part Partners _________ 603-831-2771 Powerhaus Precision _____ 480-225-8854 RMSS____________ 623-780-5904 Machining: Semiconductor KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co _______ 602-323-2560 Machining: Swiss Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 Pacific Swiss & Mfg ______ 503-557-9407 RMG Machining ________ 623-582-6544 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products ____602-426-9340 Mach: Turning CNC 3D Machine LLC _______480-239-8254 AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 ATEC Engineering _______ 480-569-3337 Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005

AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Graphel Corp _________ 800-255-1104 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 Metzfab ____________ 602- 539-9591 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 RM Garrison Mach’ing _ __623-582-6544 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Ron Grob ___________ 970-667-5320 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601 Machining: Turning: Automatic American Prec. Machine____ 602-269-6298 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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1826 W. Broadway Rd,# 46,Mesa, AZ 85202 Phone: 480-225-8854 powerhausprecision@yahoo.com www.powerhausprecision.com

AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g ___ 623-581-6200 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 JB’s Precision Ind ______ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778

Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 Laser Engraving & Etching Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163 Perfection Ind Finishing ___ 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Thread Rolling Ron Grob __________ 970-667-5320 MANUFACTURING AAE _____________ 928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 APMI __ __________ 480-668-0024 Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 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- 539-9591 MoldWORX _________ 480-668-8400 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 RMSS____________ 623-780-5904 Scriven Precision________480-961-9775

Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Fine Line Laser Cutting ____602-863-3196 K-2 Manufacturing _____ 602-455-9575 K-zell Metals, Inc. ______ 602-232-5882 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 M3 (Modern Metal Masters) 623-233-7932 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Precision Aerospace _____ 602-352-8658 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 Systems Integrators ______623-434-3136 A Z MANUFACTURING • 98 • Jan / Feb 2020 2

Manufacturing: Electrode Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 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 RESTORATION Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping ___ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 MOLDS AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 Milco EDM & Waterjet _____ 714-373-0098 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Molds: Construction AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 MoldWORX __________480-668-8400 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480

Molds: Plastic Injection AAE______________ 928-772-9887 MoldWORX__________480-668-8400 Quality Mold _________480-892-5480 Molds: Steel Aero Tech __________801-292-0493 MoldWORX__________480-668-8400 OUTGASING Systems Integrators _____ 623-434-3136 PAINTING Arizona Finishing ______602-438-4443 CAP _____________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing ___ 520-884-7473 Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575 Frontier Group ________ 928-636-0130 PAS Technologies ______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precise Metal Products____602-272-2625 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Painting& Blast Booths STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Phosphate Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575 Wet Paint/CARC Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Frontier Group ________ 928-636-0130 Sandblast/Automated Capital Metal Finishing ___ 520-884-7473 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad Printing Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 STP Performance Coating LLC 602-276-1231

PLATING Capital Metal Finishing ____520-884-7473 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies _____623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I. _____________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Louie’s Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies _______602-744-2600 Precision Metalworks _____602-455-9575 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Anodizing CAP _____________602-464-9629 Capital Metal Finishing ____520-884-7473 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Frontier Group_________928-636-0130 PAS Technologies _______602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917 Bright Nickel Capital Metal Finishing ____520-884-7473 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311

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Cody Hukill O: 602-539-9591

C: 602-320-8360

E: sales@metzfab.com W: metzfabindustries.com A: 23012 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

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Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 POLISHING Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109 PRODUCTION Challenger Aerospace _____480-894-0802 Louie’s Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 PUNCHING Desert Precision Mfg _____520-887-4433 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Group Manufacturing Serv __480-966-3952 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 Weiser Engineering ______303-280-2778

SAW CUTTING Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 SINTERING Western Sintering _______509-375-3096 SPINNING: Metal Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114

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Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 THERMAL SPRAY Western Sintering _______509-375-3096 Bolts Metallizing - CWST___602-244-2432 TUBE BENDING Controlled Thermal Tech’y___ 602-272-3714 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900 Empire Precision Mach. ____ 480-633-4580 TUBING THREADING Assembly Formed Tubing Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900

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Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Weiser/Mile High Precision __ 303-280-2778 Brandon Metzger O: 602-539-9591

C: 602-618-2841

E: sales@metzfab.com W: metzfabindustries.com A: 23012 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

WATERJET CUTTING Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Flow International _____ 800-446-3569 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 M3 (Modern Metal Masters) 623-233-7932 MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 Marzee ___________ 602-269-5810 Metzfab ___________ 602- 539-9591 Precision Aerospace _____ 602-352-8658 RM Garrison Machining ___ 623-582-6544 Southwest Waterjet-Laser __ 480-306-7748 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Waterjet, 5-Axis Southwest Waterjet-Laser __ 480-306-7748 Waterjet, Multi head Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Waterjet, High Press. Cutting Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 Marzee ___________ 602-269-5810 WASHERS AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 WIRE FORMS Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__412-458-4831 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 SPRINGWORKS Utah _____801-298-0113 WELDING Allfab Engineering______ Alpha Machine _______ APMI _____________ ATEC Engineering ______ AzMark ___________ BEL Machining________

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Index of Advertisers 3D Machine ...................................90 AAE .............................................20,99 Abrams Airborne Mfg................................93 ACC Machinery...............................................81 Accurate Scale.................................................89 Accutech.............................................................96 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.................101 Adams Mach...................................53,81,104 Advanced Precision.....................................88 Aero Spring & Mfg........................................92 Aero Tech.............................................................97 Air Gear .........................................................72,94 Alerus Bank........................................................88 AllFab Engineering.......................................93 Alpha Machine ...............................................99 AMCON................................................................80 American Aerospace (AATC) ................91 American Tools & Metals ..................82,83 Americhem Engineering ........................92 ANEWCO.............................................................96 Apache Gear.....................................................93 Apache Steel.....................................................85 APMI................................................................56,90 Arizona CNC.........................13,77,84,86-87 Arizona Finishing...........................................94 Arizona MEP........................................67,89 Arizona Tool Steel..........................................86 Arizona Wire & Tool....................................101 ATEC Engineering......................................101 Athena 3D ..........................................................90 Auer Precision..................................................93 AutoDesk ............................................................92 Averigo Markets.........................................100 Avtek.......................................................................96 Axian Technology.........................................90 Ayers Gear & Machining ..........................71 AZMARK (Imaginetics)..............................99 AZ Metals ....................................................59,84 B&T Tool & Engineering ...........................86 Backerworks Mfg..........................................97 Banterra Bank...................................2,89 Barry Metals...............................................38,86 Barton International ..........................52,84 BC Barfeeds.......................................................83 Beau’s Crates.....................................................88 BEL Machining................................................92 BID Machine, Inc............................................92 Blaze Precision.................................................91 Blue Streak Grinding ...........................68,93 BMO Harris Bank ...........................................89 BMSC ..............................................................58,91 Bolts Metallizing-CWST............................91 Bralco Metals.............................................84,85 Byington Steel Treating............................94 C&M Rigging............................................44,89 Capital Metal Finishing .............................99 Cassavant Machining ................................98 Cassavant CAP .........................................6,101 Challenger Aerospace...............................95 ChemResearch...............................................95 CIS.............................................................................90 Cleveland Electric Labs .............................97 CNC Pros........................................30-31,81,83 Coast Aluminum....................................22,85 Coastal Metals..........................................12,86 Coating Tech........................................... 79,91 Collins Metal Finishing...............................91 Consolidated Resources...................28,88 Continental Machining............................96 Controlled Thermal......................................94 Crating Tech....................... ..........43,56,71,88 D & R Mchy......................17,67,81,83,86,87 DATRON...............................................................83 DAUM..............................................................74,89 Davis Salvage..................................62,100 Desert Precision MFG..........................92 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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DM Machine Repair..............................88 Dynamic Machine & Fab.....................67,94 Ebbco Inc. ..................................................82 Echols Saw & Supply............................81 Edge Technologies...............................84 EDM Network....................................39,85 EDM Perform Access...........................86 EDM Tech...................................................92 Ellison Machinery..............5,61,65,81,83,85 Empire Precision Mach......................97 Enterprise Manufacturing ...............98 EPSI................................................................99 Evans Precision Mach’g .....................93 Fast DMS ....................................................89 Faustson .....................................................90 Field Calibrations...................................87 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. ..................93 Fine Line Laser Cutting ......................99 Flex-Pro .................................................89,97 Flow Corp ........................................... 81,82 FourPac .......................................................82 Foresight Finishing............................100 Frontier Group .................................14,99 Ganesh Machinery...............................82 Gateway Community College.70,88 Geiger Electric Inc .................................82 Genesis Precision ................................101 GHT Services LLC...................................90 Gibbs Precision Machine ..................98 Gilbert Metal Stamping.....................90 Gladhill Assoc ....................................69,95 GMA Garnet ...................................... 45,83 GMN USA............................................70,84 Gold Tech Industries......................44,95 GoSynergy ................................................47 Graphel .......................................................94 Grayboe ...............................................50-51 Grindworks ................................................91 Group Manufacturing........................92 Heller Machine .......................................25 Hexagon ....................................................49 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.......92 HK Machining .........................................96 Horizon Carbide ....................................90 HPMP .........................................................101 HT Metals...................................................33 Hunter Machine Moving..................88 IMCOR.......................................................100 Ind. Metal Supply ...........................45,86 Ind.Tool Die...............................................95 Industrial Electric Inc ...........................82 Industrial Precision Grinding..........94 Industrial Solutions.......................21,89 Infinisys .................................................91,95 Ingersoll Rand.................................. 24,82 InterLink Engineering...................40,81 IPE Aerospace ..................................16,98 IPG..................................................................94 IRH .................................................................90 ITDE...............................................................95 J B’s Prec Ind...............................................95 Jacquet West ............................................86 Jaguar Precision Machine...54-55,98 Jan’s Inc........................................................96 JD Machine................................................90 JDB Ltd......................................................95 Jemelco Inc................................................88 K-2 Manufacturing...............................99 K-Zell Metals, Inc.................................100 KALOS Certifications............................89 K D Capital..................................................81 KLK Inc.........................................................96 KLM Realty .........................................66,89 Kloeckner Metals ..................................85 Klontech Metrology .............................81 KTR Machine............................................82

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Kurt Manufacturing Co.......................86 Kyocera ........................................................84 L&W Machine Co.................................... 95 LAUBE Technology................................ 85 Layke Inc ......................................................91 Layke Tactical............................................89 Leach Laser ................................................ 95 Lone Arrow................................................84 Louie’s Black Oxide..........................92,94 LRW Cutting Tools ..................................87 Lucy’s Machine Company.................84 Lynch Brothers ........................................94 M3 Metals.................................................101 Magnum Companies .............18,73,92 Magnum Prec. ......................9,81-83,103 Makino ..........................................................81 MAKstride....................................................91 Marcus & Millichap................................88 Marshall Tool & Supply ........................87 Marusiak LLC.............................................99 MarZee.........................................46,93,100 Mario Pinto ................................................88 Matrix Machine .................................90,91 Matsuura......................................................81 Mesa Machinery...............................61,83 Metalcraft Inc............................................ 95 Metals Eng & Testing Labs .................91 Methods West.......................................3,83 Metzfab.........................................36,99,101 Micropulse West .....................................90 Midaco Corp ..............................................91 Milco..............................................................92 Mistras (Semiray)..............................60,91 Mitutoyo ...............................................61,83 MLC CAD Systems .................................88 MoldWORX ...............................................99 Moore Tool & Equip ..............................83 Morsch Machine ....................................90 MP Systems ...............................................84 MSC Direct ..................................................87 NAI Horizon...............................................63 National Grinding & Mfg....................93 Nelson Engineering........................76,92 New Angle Media..................................89 Newport Tool .........................................101 NFP Property & Casualty....................88 North-South .......................................29,84 O’Keefe Ceramics..............................74,96 Onsite Technical Services............48, 89 Osborn Products ..............................91,93 Paragon Machining & Design .........97 Paramount Honing Machine.......... 95 Part Partners LLC .....................................97 PAS (Standard Aero) ...................39,100 Perfection Industrial Finishing .......98 Petersen Inc............29,90,92,97,98,101 Phoenix Grinding....................................91 Phoenix Heat Treat................................94 Phoenix Metal Trading........................89 Pilkington Metal Finishing.............100 Pioneer Distributing Co.......................91 Port Plastics .........................................19,86 Powerhaus Precision............................98 Powill Mfg...................................................94 PPE Engineering...................................101 Precision Aerospace ...........................101 Precision Die & Stamping ...........75,90 Precision-Enterprises .....................45,90 Precision Repairs .....................................71 Productivity, MMT..............................41,81 Qualichem, Inc...........................................85 Quality Improvement Consulting......89 Quality Mold...............................................93 R&D Gage.....................................................26 Renishaw...................................................7,83 Revolution Machine Tools..................82

RMG Machining............................. ....64,93 RMSS............................ ...................................98 Ron Grob.................................................68,94 Rotarex...........................................................89 Royal Products.....................................52,84 Ryerson...........................................................87 S&M Moving Systems............................88 S.L. Fusco........................................................83 Samuel, Son & CO.....................................86 Sav-On Plating ...........................................98 Savage Machine ......................................82 SBG Capital .................................................. 87 Scarla Consulting Group......................88 Schenk Intertech ......................................82 SCHUNK......................................................... 87 Scriven Precision Fab..............................90 Select Machining .....................................96 Service & Sales ........................................100 Sharp Precision Tools ..............................81 Shaw Precision...........................................94 Single Source Technologies.........81,85 Southwest Powder..................................94 Southwest Swiss Prec ..........1,34-35,96 SW Waterjet & Laser............................63,99 Specialty Turn Products (STP) ..............98 SPRINGWORKS Utah............................101 Standard Aero............................27,93,100 Starrett............................................................84 Star Metal Fluids .........................15,84-88 Steel Services Grind’g ......................76,91 Stellar Industrial ........................................83 Stevens Engineering ..............................85 Stewart Precision Manufacturing..........92 Sun Grinding.........................................26,93 Sun Tech .....................................................100 Superior Grinding ................................8,94 Sustaining Edge Solutions............10,87 Systems Integrators........................................91 Takashi Sato.......................................................101 TMM Precision .....................................90,93 T-N Machining............................................96 T.S.M. Mach. .................................................81 Takashi Sato.................................................88 Tech Five Machining...............................96 TechMark.......................................................93 The Metal Man.....................................90,93 The Tool Crib Inc........................................ 87 The Werks C&C...........................................86 Thinbit.......................................................23,87 Thompson Machine...............................92 THT Machining ..........................................99 Total Quality Sys ........................................85 Tube Service................................................85 Tungaloy America....................................86 Turul Engineering ....................................88 TVT Die Casting...................................70,93 TW Metals.....................................................85 United Performance........................ 46,86 U S Shop Tools ....................................37,84 Uni-Tek............................................................95 Val-Tech Mfg................................................92 Vero Software............................................. 87 VonRuden .............................................86,88 Washington Cal. ................................94 Weiser/Mile High Precision ................93 Western Cast Parts...................................90 Western Sintering Co...........................101 Western State Bank...........................42,87 Western States Metal......................68,88 White’s Niche Products...................11,83 Whitley Machine ..........................57,93 Wissota Tool & Die ................................100 Wrico .........................................................32,92 Zeiss Metrology.........................................82


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