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Vol. 23, No. 4 July / Aug 2017

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Ronald Reagan

July 4th is a federal holiday in the US commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. Did you know that the man credited with designing the current 50 star American flag was Robert G. Heft? He was 17 years old at the time and created the flag design in 1958 as a high school class project while living with his grandparents in Ohio. (He received a B− on the project.) “Americans and Europeans alike sometimes forget how unique is the United States of America. No other nation has been built upon an idea, the idea of liberty.” Margaret Thatcher’s 1991 words perfectly reflect the essence of American exceptionalism: that uniquely among the countries of the world, the US was founded not on bonds of blood or race or religion or tribe, but on the ideals of freedom, equality, and self-government. I believe we still live in a great country. Per capita, we are one of the richest countries in the world, ahead of Germany, China and Japan. Our country is known as the land of opportunity for a reason. The idea that people can come here to make their ideas a reality is firmly entrenched in our national ethos. In fact, 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by either immigrants or the children of immigrants, according to the Atlantic. Some examples of powerful US-based companies that were built by people born outside the US in the last 25 years: • Zumba Fitness, founded in 2001 by Alberto Perez (Peru) • Capital One, founded in 1994 by Nigel Morris (England) • eBay, founded in 1995 by Pierre Morad Omidyar (France) • Google, co-founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin (Russia) • Tesla, founded in 2002 by Elon Musk (South Africa) • Yahoo, co-founded by Jerry Yang in 1994 (Taiwan) • Chobani, founded by Hamdi Ulukaya in 2005 (Turkey) In our manufacturing industry, there is good news: American factories are settling back into a solid pace of expansion after a post-election run-up that saw the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing gauge hit an almost three-year high, figures released last month showed. The ISM also reported that factory managers have registered more optimism about conditions so far in 2017 amid steady domestic demand and global growth that looks more promising. The report shows that the reshoring trend grew by over 10 percent in 2016, adding 77,000 jobs. That ties the 2014 record and exceeds the rate of offshoring by 27,000 jobs. Celebrate our beautiful country, and help to make it great for our next generations. We have so many articles on small local manufacturing businesses in this issue —these business owners epitomize what you can do when you work hard in America! Until next issue, I wish you well, and God Bless our Troops!

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Foresight Finishing, A New Generation Plating Company, Expands To State Of The Art Facility Photography by Takashi Sato Announcements. ................................... 6-26 Feature Articles............36-7,44-45,54-55 More Feature Articles ..... 59,62-63,72-73 Buyers Guide Equipment............... 81-89 Buyers Guide Processes ............. 90-101 Card Gallery ................................ 81-101 Index of Advertisers .......................... 102 Editorial.................................Throughout

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equipment to touchscreen controls without changing the entire system. We also are developing industry leading UPS power systems for critical process equipment to keep that machine running long enough for a controlled shutdown during a power outage to protect your product and equipment. This is especially helpful if you have a critical prototype in a machining center or processing system that would be scrap if you were to lose power. We have experience in Semiconductor equipment, polishing and lapping systems, thermal systems, acid production systems, and various automated manufacturing machinery. Our Principals have been in the design, build, refurbishment, and service of this type of equipment since 1990 and have brought our fortune 500 experience to the automation and controls integration market. For more information, contact: Chris Choffat: FourPAC at 602-751-2070

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 Announcements Continued Page 7

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Announcements & Releases Continued 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 class: July 17th – July 19th, 2017 Lathe class: Aug 21st – Aug 23rd, 2017 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

Introducing a Small, 5-Axis Precision Machine Shop, Driven by Technology! Tech Five Machining, LLC is a small 5-Axis job shop located inTempe,AZ. The company specializes in multiaxis milling and turning of various

materials. Tech Five uses technology to implement lean manufacturing techniques to give them a cutting edge over other machine shops. The brainchild of partners,WesleyThomas, Randy Smith and Bao Nguyen , Tech Five Machining opened just months ago. Though the shop is new, the 3 owners are all journeyman caliber machinists, and experts in 5-Axis machining, bringing a combined 4 decades of experience in the industry. Randy and Wesley began working together at a shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 13 years ago, where they honed their machining skills through under the mentorship of Randy’s father, David Smith. Years later, opportunities brought Randy, his dad and Wesley to Phoenix. Randy spent the next several years working in applications at a machine tool dealer and for a large machine shop in the Valley.When he left the shop, he recommended Wesley as his successor. It was at Wesley’s new employer that he met and worked closely with Bao. The team spent considerable time deliberating about opening their own shop, the kind of shop they wanted to work for. They didn’t want it to be just ‘another machine shop in the Valley’, they wanted to create something different. Randy explains, “The name Tech Five Machining’ is intended to describe what our business is all about.We knew Announcements Continued Page 10 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Contact us at 888-572-9642 • we needed to launch the business with 5-Axis machining. We also wanted it to be very technologically integrated.” Tech Five Machining utilizes the MTConnect® protocol and the CIMCO MDC suite as their dashboard. MTConnect is an open, royalty-free manufacturing communications protocol that fosters greater interoperability between manufacturing devices and software.The MTConnect standard provides the capability to monitor and then harvest data from the entire production floor: machines, cells, devices, and processes.The company uses ESPRIT for their CAM Software and the entire suite of CIMCO products in order to “connect” the shop. Wesley says, “As a 5-Axis machine shop, our ability to inspect parts is critical. Today we have an ST Comparator and we have on order a Hexagon Global Image CMM with auto indexing and scanning capabilities, due to arrive in mid-July.” “Finding great machinists is a challenge in the industry.” Randy comments, “We plan to utilize automation to every extent possible, maximizing our efficiencies, and allowing us to turn parts around to our customers quicker and with more consistency.” If you need any type of multi-axis machining done, contact Tech Five Machining at 480-699-4856 or visit

BARTON International’s New E-Store Is Quicker and Easier to Use; BARTON International, a global leader in garnet abrasives, has relaunched its A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Infinisys Manufacturing Increases Their Capacity with Their Newest Doosan DNM 5700 Vertical Machining Center Infinisys Manufacturing is pleased to announce that it has expended its machining capabilities with the latest Doosan DNM 5700 machine. The DNM 5700 is a high performance Vertical Machining Center, offering the following benefits: • Highest machining capacity of the class realized with further A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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increased cutting space, table size, allowable load and spindle power/ torque • Minimized vibration and noise due to adoption of direct-coupled spindles • Reduced idling time with faster tool change and acc/dec rates of spindle and feed shafts • Spindle thermal error compensation function as standard for stable cutting Branco Jozanov and Admir Ahmetovic founded the company in 2006, and today it is one of the fastest growing machine shops located in Phoenix and is at the forefront of manufacturing technology. Infinisys manufactures products for the Aerospace, Medical, Defense, Industrial and Commercial industries with the highest precision and always dependably on time. One team member says, “We are constantly expanding and improving our manufacturing capabilities; continually monitoring new equipment and manufacturing techniques to meet the ever increasing demands of our customers. The 12000 RPM spindle on the Doosan DNM 5700 greatly improves our cycle times on cutting Aluminum.” Another Infinisys team member adds, “With our state-of-the-art equipment we offer the most flexibility and reliability of any machine manufacturing company today.The latest Doosan machine purchase, our DNM 5700, adds to our extensive portfolio of Doosan machines, both lathes and milling machines.” Infinisys Manufacturing purchases their Doosan machine tools through Adams Machinery. To learn more about Infinisys Mfg, and ISO 9001 / AS91000 certified company, contact them at 602-276-2276 or visit Adams Machinery was founded in 1967 by Ollie Adams and has been serving the metal working community of Arizona and New Mexico ever since. In 1991 Richard Short purchased Adams Machinery, which is located in Tempe, Arizona. To learn more about the superior Doosan machine tool line, contact Adams Machinery, call 480968-3711 or visit adamsmachineryaz. com Announcements Continued Page 14

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Congratulations to Lindel Engineering and Task Aerospace for achieving AS9100 Certification Since 1987, Lindel Engineering has been providing precision CNC machining services for many industries. The company has been certified to the ISO 9001 standard since 2008. They recently achieved their AS9100 Aviation, Space and Defense certification with the help of Sustaining Edge Solutions.The company has a solid reputation for quality, on time delivery, and the ability to handle difficult projects. Visit Lindel Engineering at to learn more about their services and capabilities. For over 40 years,Task Aerospace, Inc. has designed, developed, tested, and fielded pyrotechnics A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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CMS recently acquired a 2nd SMT line to add to our capacity and help increase production. Our new acquisitions are the KE3020VAL & GS Printer from Juki Corporation. These new additions will allow CMS to double our current capacity as well as improve our overall efficiency by reducing the need for rework with much improved accuracy. Since 1988, Contract Manufacturing Service (CMS) has taken pride in developing and providing the highest quality in cable, thruhole/SMT board services as well as box builds. From initial design through prototype to production, our team of engineers, integrators and manufacturing experts work closely with our customers to provide the most trouble free and highest quality solutions for their cable and board assembly processing needs. Our rigorous ISO 9001:2008 Certified Quality Management System proactively ensures that the highest levels of control and attention to detail will consistently produce the highest quality products. CMS Company’s purpose is to provide the ultimate board and cable assembly solutions focused on on-time delivery, quality performance and price. We are a contract manufacturer and supplier committed to providing our customers with products and services that exceed expectations on every level. Announcements Continued Page 16

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NTMA and Xometry Announce Partnership The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and Xometry, the largest marketplace for custom manufactured parts, announced a partnership to provide NTMA members with greater access to manufacturing jobs through the Xometry Partner Network. Xometry’s instant quoting platform allows customers to easily order custom parts online. The parts are then sourced through the hundreds of vetted manufacturers across the United States who are part A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The partnership means that NTMA Members will have greater access to fully vetted jobs from across the United States. “By offering partners real jobs from across the country, we are able to provide opportunities a manufacturer would not likely see on their own,” said Randy Altschuler, CEO of Xometry. “A machine shop in Texas, for example, is able to easily access jobs coming from Maine or California.” Xometry’s current manufacturing capabilities include precision manufacturing, CNC machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, and casting jobs. While the Xometry Partner Network is open to all manufacturers, membership is limited based on a thorough vetting and approval process. The partnership between NTMA and Xometry gives NTMA members expedited review of their application into the network, allowing them to start seeing jobs within 24 hours of applying. For manufacturers, access to jobs outside of their typical ecosystem opens up the possibility for business growth, increased revenue and stabilized forecasting. “Xometry is a great innovation in solving supply chain challenges,” said Stacey Bibik, Business Development Director at Focused on Machining, a NTMA member Announcements Continued Page 18

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Announcements & Releases Continued in Colorado. “It leverages the power of match making between buyers and sellers of any size to procure and sell precision machined parts”. NTMA is the voice of the precision manufacturing industry. The membership organization unites manufacturers to create prosperous, competitive companies for families, employees and communities. NTMA’s educational programs stimulate the talent pipeline. Resources and roundtables help members share best practices and solve common business problems. Members also take advantage of association discount programs and market research.The NTMA stands for the future.The future is alive and well in the custom precision manufacturing industry.

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Makino D200Z VMC Enhances High-Speed 5-Axis Machining for Die and Mold Tooling and Medical Part Processing The increasing complexity of modern tool, die, mold and medical part designs call for a new level of 5-axis machine performance. The Makino D200Z 5-axis vertical machining center answers these challenges by combining the quickness of machine movements and accuracies with the latest software developments for high-precision, high-speed motion control. From roughing to high-speed finishing of multifaceted, contoured 3-D geometries, the D200Z boosts (350mm, 300mm and 250mm travels, respectively) provide swift movement with rapid traverse and cutting feedrates of 60m/min. The D200Z has also adopted a unique, lightweight B-axis tilting structure with 180 degrees (0 to +180) of tilt capability at 100 rpm. Both the B-axis and rotational C-axis (360 degrees continuous at 150 rpm) feature direct-drive motors for agile, accurate, high-speed, responsive angular and rotational operation. High-Speed Stability in a Compact Design The design of the D200Z packs industry-leading speed and precision into a compact unit (1500mm wide by 2220mm deep) for efficient use of floor space. All machine elements and peripheral equipment are strategically located within the main body of the machine to limit the overall machine footprint. Both the standard 20-tool capacity automatic tool changer (ATC) and the optional 40-tool ATC fit within Announcements Continued Page 20

that enable manufacturers to focus on making what matters. Makino offers a wide range of high-precision metalcutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and sinker EDMs. Makino’s flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. Makino’s engineering services offers industry-leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information, call 1-800-552-3288 or visit

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Announcements & Releases Continued the same machine floor space, enabling companies to expand capability without loss of floor space. Wide base castings and core-cooled ballscrews serve as a base platform for all other machine components, enhancing overall process stability. The machine’s 30,000-rpm, HSK-E50 spindle is designed with a high-tech spindle core and jacket cooling system to tightly control thermal growth, deflection and vibration during high-speed machining operations. As a result, the D200Z extends tool life and has exceptional surface finishes even in applications requiring fine tool blends and matches. An integrated pallet chuck reinforces the stiffness and rigidity of the machine tool, all while ensuring efficient workpiece changeover speed and full usage of work zone and workload capacities. Additionally, this design has a common pallet interface that can be readily integrated into a variety of automated cells and systems prevalent in today’s tool, die and mold shop environments. A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino is committed to providing highperformance, leading-edge machining technologies and innovative engineered process solutions A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence welcomed attendees from all over the world to LasVegas for the Manufacturing Intelligence track at HxGN LIVE 2017. Returning to Las Vegas, Nevada in a new location at The Venetian Hotel, HxGN LIVE is Hexagon’s international conference. More than 3,000 people from all over the world attended to take part in four days of inspiring keynotes, advanced training, user meetings and networking events. For the first time, the Manufacturing Intelligence track also welcomed industry leaders to a dedicated manufacturing leadership summit, discussing the challenges faced by businesses across several segments and considering how to leverage technology to overcome them. The track keynote,‘Building the Factory of the Future’, was hosted by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence President Norbert Hanke, who highlighted the potential of smart, data-driven manufacturing and suggested to the audience that technology will change the way that factories are designed and operated in years to come. A wideranging program of breakout sessions followed, with headline customer presentations including a unique Announcements Continued Page 22


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Once the full customer excellence in visionary practices, global leadership, “Thisprovider initial test had promising results andthat the drive F-35 enterprise on a path to of information technologies quality andisproductivity gamut of testing is completed, by the end of the summer, partnership and innovation.hopefully The company’s employees were also across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. qualify the helmet ... by the end of this summer,” DellaVedova told Defense two modifications to learning the the JPO the canhundreds begin implementing the of among to take advantage HxGN LIVE’s many Announcements Continued Page News. “The lighter helmet expected to be fielded by the end of the year24is ejection seat and issuing the new Generation III “light” helmet to in line with the seat timeframe as well.” theA fleet, he said. SW • 22 • July / Aug 2017 Z MANUFACTURING medical case study on the manufacturing of a cranial prosthesis by Dr. Gilberto Lopez. 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Reshoring Initiative and Precision Metalfor ming Association Launch First National Reshoring Award The Reshoring Initiative (Kildeer, IL) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA; Independence, OH) invite companies that have successfully reshored parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating or machining to apply for the first National Reshoring Award. There will be one award for buyers and one for suppliers. To be eligible for the award, the reshored work must have occurred between January 1, 2012, and August 1, 2017, and the work must have come back from outside North America. A definition of reshoring is available from the Reshoring Initiative . Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2017.

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OneVoiceWeighs in on Steel 232 Investigation,Tariffs, Import Quotas On May 31, One Voice requested the Department of Commerce not impose unilateral import tariffs or quotas on steel products as part of its Section 232 investigation announced in April on the impact of steel imports on national security. One Voice members recall all too well the injury inflicted on manufacturers during the 201 steel tariffs more than a decade ago that raised the price of steel by 30 percent virtually overnight. While the administration has until next year to act on recommendations following conclusion of the 232 investigation, sources indicate they will move quickly and decisively. This is a major concern for all steel consuming industries and their millions of workers whose livelihoods are jeopardized when their largest raw material input is taxed and its availability limited. One Voice also asked that should the Trump administration move forward with taxing or restricting steel imports, that they exclude certain materials essential to One Voice manufacturers and national and economic security. One Voice included cut to length plate steel for tooling and dies as part A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“In 2016 about 27,000 more manufacturing jobs were brought back to the U.S. than were offshored,” said Harry Moser, founder and President of the Reshoring Initiative. “We anticipate that this award will motivate more companies to reevaluate their offshoring and see that it is often more profitable to produce or source domestically. We also hope that other associations will choose to support similar awards to show that their industries are now successfully reshoring.” The awards will be presented in Milwaukee, WI, on September 28, 2017, at Sourcing Solutions, a popular procurement program hosted by PMA.The one-day event is designed to enable buyers and suppliers of metal stampings, tooling and dies, assemblies and Announcements Continued Page 26

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Trump Orders More Cash, Industry Input, For Apprenticeships President Donald Trump ordered more money and a bigger role for private companies in designing apprenticeship programs meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S. Trump signed an executive order to roughly double to $200 million the taxpayer money spent on learnand-earn programs under a grant system called ApprenticeshipUSA. The money would come from existing job training programs. The executive order would leave it to industry to design apprenticeships under broad standards to be set by the Labor Department. Trump is directing the government to review and streamline some 43 workforce programs across 13 agencies. Senior administration officials have said Trump was reluctant to spend more federal funds on apprenticeships, so the boost would come from existing money, perhaps from the streamlining process. The officials spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity to preview Trump’s order. Companies have long complained that they can’t find trained people to fill highly technical jobs, and apprenticeship programs have sprung up around the country. Companies now have to register with the Labor Department and adhere to specific government guidelines. UnderTrump’s order, private industry would have more flexibility and be eligible for registration by the Labor Department. There are about 500,000 apprenticeship positions in the U.S., representing less than a percentage of the U.S. workforce.

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Trump had campaigned on creating jobs.The executive order addresses the nation’s “skills gap” that have left millions of open jobs unfilled. Apprenticeships would give students a way to learn skills without the crippling debt of four-year colleges, and expand those opportunities to women, minorities and other populations underrepresented among the nation’s roughly 505,000 apprentices..

Critics sayTrump can’t be promoting apprenticeships while he proposes cutting federal job training funding by as much as 40 percent — from $2.7 billion to $1.6 billion. There also are questions about oversight of apprenticeship programs that begin and operate almost completely under the control of the company.

TheTrump administration has said there’s a need that can be met with a change in the American attitude toward vocational education and apprenticeships. A November 2016 report by former President Barack Obama’s Commerce Department found that “apprenticeships are not fully understood in the United States, especially”

Apprenticeships are few and far between. Of the 146 million jobs in the United States, about 0.35 percent — or slightly more than a half-million — were filled by active apprentices in 2016. Filling millions more jobs through apprenticeships would require the government to massively ramp up its efforts. Another complication: only about half of apprentices finish their multi-year programs. Fewer than 50,000 people — including 11,104 in the military — completed their apprenticeships in 2016, according to Labor Department. Source: by Laurie Kellman,The Associated Press

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GE Aviation is Using Additive Manufacturing to Change How Aircraft Manufacturing Settles in a Solid Pace of Expansion Engines are Manufactured American factories a solidlike pace expansion a post-election sawthe the While the tiny townare of settling Cameriback may into not look oneofof the mostafter beautiful cities and run-up villagesthat to dot Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing hitthe an almost three-year high,beg figures released on Italian landscape (even a local business owner said itgauge was not prettiest), some would to differ. Three June 1 showed. years ago, Avio Aero, which designs, manufactures, and maintains systems and components for both civil

and military aviation, opened the most advanced additive manufacturing factory in Europe on the edge of The Factory index little at 54.9a(est. 54.8) 54.8 innot April, however, ISM’s gaugeexecutives, of new orders town, and since then, theychanged have received steady flowfrom of visitors: tourists, but engineers, and increased to 59.5 from 57.5. additive manufacturing professionals. Not long after the company opened the factory, they were acquired by GE Aviation, which is using the technology on-site to change how aircraft engines are manufactured. Highlights of the report include: GE is focusing efforts on driving AM, after a disappointing Q4 2016. This certainly seems to be a smart Dario Mantegazza, Aviofrom Aero58.6. manufacturing engineer, said it best, when he described 3D •approach; The Production Index eased toan57.1 printing as having “no limits to complexity.” GE Aviation has facilities in Germany and Sweden, where they in Arcam ConceptatLaser year. The company has barely a factory in Auburn, •acquired A gauge majority of factorystakes inventories wasand littleinchanged 51.5,last while customer stockpiles shrank. Alabama, and also owns AM pioneer Morris Technologies, located in southwest Ohio. But Joyce says the Italian town of Cameri, Aero, an important part dropped of GE’s overall business •little Order backlogs measure felland to Avio 55 from 57are Index of prices paid to 60.5AM from 68.5. strategy and will be “at the center of the growth of our additive ecosystem.” •The measure of export orders cooled to 57.5 in May from 59.5. Employment gauge increased to 53.5 from 52. The plant in Cameri is special, because it uses twenty Arcam-developed AM machines, which fuse together layers of titanium aluminide (TiAI) using an electron gun to accelerate an electron beam.TiAI is 50% lighter The ISM’s employment figures are consistent with projections that the Labor Department on June 2 will than nickel-based alloys, and is being used in the Cameri plant to 3D print blades for the GE9X jet engine’s report a pickup in factory payrolls. low-pressure turbine. Factory managers havetoregistered optimism aboutthat conditions so far thicker in 2017than amidones steady domestic The engineers are able additivelymore manufacture blades are four times created with demand and global growth that looks more promising. a laser-powered 3D printer, which is good, considering the GE9X is the largest jet engine ever built; the 28•• 28 July /•Aug 2017/ Apr 2017 March


Stable overseas helping diameter of thedemand turbineisitself is to keep a floor under export over 80 inches. orders. The Chinese government’s Purchasing Managers’ Index showed This electron beam technique is expansion in May for a 10th month so fast it’s even competing with after shrinking most of the prior casting, which in is the standard way 10 to months. manufacture TiAI parts. The team is also able to use the same Tmachine he ISM f i g u r the e s part i n d shape icate to change manufacturing growth is staying and print different blades at the robust even as expectations same time. fade for a near-term fiscal boost, including through tax reform, from Aerospace Industry Washington lawmakers.

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months of positive employment activity in our report,”and said Timothy The U.S. aerospace defense Fiore, ISMset manufacturing survey industry a new record for committee chairman. “It means that inter national sales in 2016, they’re still for people, deliver inglooking $146hard billion in and yes there may be some pressure exports, the Aerospace Industries on wages downstream.” Association announced.

“There some Exportsis for the difficulty sector havefinding been qualified people, and that may be on an upward swing for a while, reflected in what’s happening in increasing by 52 percent over the numberCompared – we had the production past five years. atoslight decrease this month,” 2015, companies were Fiore able said. Source: IndustryWeek, By: to sell an additional $3 billion Michelle Jamrisko in products to international customers in 2016, AIA data shows.Trump Create the Did

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sales made up the majority of the During all oftotal, 2016, $146 billion withcandidate defense Donald Trump harped on the loss products comprising about 15 of US manufacturing jobs, scolding percent of sales, AIA stated. The companies movingsector their U.S. militaryfor aerospace production out of the country. As shipped about $16 billion worth those complaints mounted, jobs of products to foreign militaries actually started to return to the in 2016 — a 5 percent increase US. The trend accelerated through from 2015. Non-aerospace 2016 and companies into early 2017. military fared even better, increasing exports almost For first $5.6 time inbillion decades, 9 %thefrom to more $6.1 manufacturing jobs returned billion. to the US in 2016 then went offshore, the annual Europe according impor tedto about 34 data report from the Reshoring percent of US aerospace and Initiative. The report shows that defense exports last year, making the reshoring trend grew by over it the industry’s largest regional 10 percent in 2016, adding customer. However, sales 77,000 to the jobs. That ties the 2014 record Middle East are rapidly growing, and exceedsbythe of offshoring increasing 22 rate percent over the by 27,000 jobs. The results bring past year.

the total number of manufacturing jobs brought back from offshore to more than 338,000 since the manufacturing employment low of February 2010. The Trump Factor Reshoring picked up steam all through 2016 and into the first quarter of 2017, according to the Initiative’s founder, Harry Moser. “In the first quarter of 2016, we announced about 10,000 jobs coming back. Then 12,000, then 23,000, and in the fourth quarter, 32,000,” Moser told Design News . “Continuing into the first quarter of 2017, 44,000 jobs were announced as coming back. The first quarter of 2017 was four times as high as the first quarter of 2016.” Given the timing of the jobs returning to the US – growing all through the election year – and given the additional surge in early 2017, Moser sees a connection between Trump’s campaign rhetoric demanding that manufacturing jobs return to the US and the jobs that actually began to return. “It’s clear to us that something significant happened in the fourth quarter of last year and it seems to me that would be Trump,” said Moser. Flipping the Offshoring Trend The Initiative’s report shows a net gain of 27,000 jobs in 2016. The report compares that to the 2000-2003 period when the US lost about 220,000 manufacturing jobs per year – net – to offshoring. “The tide has turned. The numbers demonstrate that reshoring is an important contributing factor to the country’s rebounding manufacturing sector,” said Moser. While the 2016 reshoring numbers are strong, and while early 2017 figures look even better, Moser insists the pace won’t hold up. “I don’t think it can be sustained. The number of jobs reshored during first quarter comes to 180,000 annualized. Last year it was 88,000,” said Moser. “We’re not competitive enough to bring back that number of jobs, especially with the skills gap and no improvements in infrastructure.” The Final Flip: US Competitiveness There are a number inherent challenges that weaken the ability for US manufacturers to compete globally. “We’re in a relatively noncompetitive position, since we have a strong dollar and cheap oil,” said Moser. “Plus, we have the historic disadvantage of a low-skilled workforce. We also have high corporate taxes.” The Reshoring Initiative has created a scoring sheet on the competitive factors in US manufacturing. The goal is to get the list – scored by weight – in front of the Trump Administration and lawmakers who can push for changes that would be friendly to US manufacturing. “We put together a competitiveness toolkit that identifies the actions the government could take to bring back jobs.You can use it to estimate how many jobs would come back,” said Moser. “Actions include lower taxes, a lower dollar, higher skills, lower regulations. We score each one of these to see how much a difference it would make to bringing back jobs.” Source: Design News; By: Rob Spiegel A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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US Air Force prepares for all MQ-9 force Departments - Up and Soaring The U.S.Air Force is planning to retire its fleet of MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in early 2018 in favor of the more capable MQ-9 Reaper. For the past 21 years, the Air Force has flown the MQ-1 in combat, and the MQ-9 for the last 10. The MQ-9 offers increased speed, high-definition sensors, and the ability to carry more munitions, allowing a wider array of missions. The MQ-1, not originally designed to carry weapons, has a 200 lb payload, while the MQ-9 offers a nearly 4,000 lb payload including missiles and bombs. Attack squadrons can call upon combat RPAs for close air support, a change from using RPAs solely for intelligence gathering and real-time reconnaissance. With the MQ-1 retirement, the Air Force will no longer have to maintain a training pipeline or equipment on two separate aircraft, eliminating the cost of operating two different airframes. Source:

Aerospace, Logistics Firms Adding Jobs, Expanding In Mesa, Phoenix An aerospace avionics company with a focus on defense is adding jobs in Mesa and a Chandler-based logistics firm is growing its footprint in Phoenix. The company makes avionics software and hardware systems for aerospace customers. That includes work on Apache helicopters Boeing Co. makes at its Falcon Field plant. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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GECO is adding 75 jobs. The company already has 85 employees. Logistics company OnTrac, which is based in Chandler, is opening a new facility in Phoenix near 75th Avenue, Buckeye Road and Interstate 10. OnTrac specializes in parcel deliveries in the Western U.S. The East Valley company has 471 employees in Arizona and 452 in the Phoenix.Company officials didn’t say how many more employees they would hire. “The Phoenix facility is designed to be an expandable system in terms of the material handling, which will allow OnTrac to continue to service the needs of the West Valley and grow with the community,” said OnTrac General Manager Matthew Fagnano. OnTrac has a 200,000 square foot real estate footprint. It serves aWestern region with 60 million consumers. Source: Phoenix Business Journal

Smart Factories Could Add $500 Billion to Global Economy in 5 Years By now it is pretty much common knowledge that by using digital technologies like IoT, big data analytics, AI, advanced robotics and 3D printing, manufacturers will increase not only efficiency and productivity but revenues as well. A new report, Smart Factories, by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute found that some sectors, in particular, have embraced these


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• Important cost items such as Capex & Inventory is predicted to be rationalized at 12 times and material, logistics & transportation cost expected to be rationalized at 11 times the rate of improvement since 1990

These smart factories are a strong economic drive as they could add as much as $500 billion to $1.5 trillion in value to the global economy in five years, according to the report.

• Overall productivity and labor cost improvements are reported to accelerate at 7 times and 9 times the rate of growth since 1990, respectively Source: IndustryWeek

Manufacturers predict overall efficiency to grow annually over the next five years at 7 times the rate of growth since 1990 . And the report estimates that smart factories can nearly double operating profit and margin for an average automotive OEM manufacturer.

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Furthermore 76% of manufacturers either have a smart factory initiative that is ongoing or are working on formulating it. And more than half of manufacturers (56%) have aligned $100 million or more towards smart factories. However, there are challenges. Only 14% of companies are satisfied with their level of smart factory success. Only 6% of manufacturers are ‘Digital Masters’: at an advanced stage in digitizing production processes and with a strong foundation of vision, governance and employee skills. Digital Masters outpace all other categories in realizing the benefits of smart factories. Looking at the improvement of specific metrics, due to the adoption of smart factories, the report revealed the following: • On-time-Delivery of the finished products is expected to accelerate by 13 times, while quality indicators are expected to improve at more than 12 times the rate of improvement since 1990.

GF Machining Solutions launched its “learn and earn” apprenticeship program with the signing of its first official candidate during the company’s Solutions Days manufacturing event. The program, scheduled to begin this fall, offers paths for application engineers and field-services engineers, and will accept up to five participants in its inaugural year. Under the guidance of experienced mentors, the application engineers will help analyze machine performance and provide technical support, while field-service engineers will assist in coordinating activities that relate to the installation and repair of machines and other manufacturing equipment. Apprentices will alternate between class time and real-world, hands on experience, while earning an associate’s degree at Harper Community College, a DIHK certificate and a Department of Labor Certificate. GF Machining Solutions will pay apprentices’ tuition, as well as provide them with an hourly wage plus benefits such as health insurance and paid time off. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Since peak manufacturing employment in 1979, the United States has lost approximately 7.5 million manufacturing jobs but gained more than 9 million jobs in trade, transportation and utilities, the broadest measure of the logistics industry. “Trade and productivity growth shifts job opportunities to other places and other sectors even as employment grows,” Hicks said. “We are at peak U.S. employment right now.” The 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card for Indiana, 2017 Manufacturing andLogistics Report Card for the United States and Manufacturing and Logistics: A Generation of Volatility & Growth were written by Michael Hicks, George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business Research, Miller College of Business, and Srikant Devaraj, CBER’s research assistant professor. Contacts: Michael Hicks may be reached at 765-716-3625 or

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U.S. Manufacturing, Logistics Industries Grew Dramatically Over Last Generation Contrary to public perception, U.S. manufacturing and logistics industries experienced dramatic growth over thepast generation, says a new report from Ball State University. U.S. manufacturing production grew 11 percent since the bust (2000-03) and the ensuing economic turbulence of the 2001 and 2007-09 recessions, according to Manufacturing and Logistics:A Generation ofVolatility & Growth, released today by the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Conexus Indiana. “According to folklore, this has been a terrible generation for manufacturing and those who move goods,” said CBER director Michael Hicks, George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business Research. “That isn’t really what the data says. Indeed, 2015 was a record manufacturing production year in inflation-adjusted dollars. While 2016 fell just short with some weakness in the first and second quarter, 2017 looks to be a new record year.” More Goods Produced by Fewer Workers “Most of the confusion about manufacturing and logistics is due to declining employment over the past generation,” Hicks said. “The fact is, manufacturing firms have become very lean, and productivity growth means more goods produced with fewer workers.” Three factors contribute to a decline in employment: the workforce is better educated and trained, increasing productivity; mechanization has displaced some workers; and improved processes, such Lean Six Sigma and other management methods, have increased manufacturing production, according A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Girl Power Goes Viral: ASU Professor Moves Nasa Tank Tops To Girls Section Moving a few tank tops at what appears to be a Target has turned into a symbol of getting more girls interested in technology and engineering and grabbed plenty of social media attention. Katie Hinde, a professor at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomic, posted on Twitter and her blog that she moved some NASA tank tops from the boys section to the girls section. The move has sparked plenty of discussion on Twitter about encouraging more girls to be interested in engineering, math and science. KTAR has also reported on the NASA shirt move. It also comes as a Phoenix chapter of the Girls inTech group has been formed. Hinde has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA. She also teaches at ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change. ASU has also done plenty of research for NASA and Arizona has an ample aerospace and technology sector. That includes Boeing which is growing its footprint in Mesa. Honeywell Aerospace is based in Phoenix. And, Intel Corp. is expanding and Google parent Alphabet Inc. test driverless cars in Chandler. Source: Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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NIMS Announces Advisory Council to Support Development of NIMS Standards and Credentials in Advanced Manufacturing The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the manufacturing industry’s developer of skills standards and credentials, is delighted to announce the formation of our new Advisory Council. The NIMS Advisory Council includes subject matter experts from the manufacturing industry and top educational institutions across the nation. “The council, working closely with NIMS staff, will help NIMS bring high-quality products to market faster to ensure better alignment between training programs and the skills most demanded within advanced manufacturing,” said Montez King, Interim Executive Director, NIMS. On Friday, June 2, 2017, the NIMS Advisory Council held its kickoff meeting at NIMS headquarters located in Fairfax, VA. The meeting included the appointment of: • Jack Krikorian, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Lead CNC Instructor, Technology Manufacturing Association (TMA), as NIMS Advisory Council Chair • Joan Cook, Executive Director, RICOWI, Inc. as NIMS Advisory Council Vice Chair

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for 3+ years.” Prior to a new employee coming into the business, they are typically interviewed three times – once by each of the brother/ owners and then once by the supervisor. “We wa n t ve r y s p e c i f i c types of individuals to join our team”, Joe says. “They have to have a ‘can do’ work ethic and under stand we are a service oriented company.We prefer that they don’t have plating/finishing backgrounds but manufacturing of other basis is encouraged. We want our supervisors and lead platers to help mentor them in the ‘Foresight Finishing’ methodology and embrace continual improvement.” Casey says, “Our move to the state of the art new facility will undoubtedly be valuable to our customers, but it is also very beneficial to our loyal team members and like everything else is part of our continual improvement efforts. It offers a better work environment, from the rest rooms, to the temperature controlled areas, to the break rooms, and lastly they will be working with the very best high tech equipment.” Casey and Joe both know first hand what it is like to work in a finishing environment that has poorly laid out lines and older equipment. “We buy the equipment needed to reduce bottlenecks and to increase the productivity”, Casey says. He continued, “Some of the newest equipment that is being added to the new facility includes new X-ray machines, that will fit in with our existing testing equipment that includes; Atomic Absorption, heat testing oven, steam age and solder units.” Since many of Foresight Finishing’s customers require heat treating, which they are doing in house, or sending to outside suppliers, they have asked Foresight Finishing to add this to their scope of work under the Nadcap guidelines. The heat treatment oven will be under vacuum and inert atmosphere. Automated hardness and polishing testing equipment will provide the ease of cross training and controlled processes for employees. Joe says, “The finishing industry requires strict environmental regulation. The city of Tempe monitors our effluent water each quarter, and we consistently meet or exceed their requirements. We view this as just another part of the business that we have responsibility for. It’s not just about ensuring the safety of our employees, but it is also about the safety of our neighbors.” He added, “There is a right way and a wrong way to run a finishing business.We are deliberate in our business growth – you can’t add new finishing processes without first adding the infrastructure.”

Joe says, “Casey and I came from manufacturing/finishing. We know that we don’t know everything there is to run a successful business, so we surround ourselves with people who are experts in their given field.” Casey adds, “Todd was our Nadcap consultant and conducted our internal audits. It was apparent that Todd would be a great addition to our team when we first meet.” Todd says, “I made the decision to come to Foresight Finishing because I saw something very special in the owners and the team.There is a powerful sense of cooperation that is conducive to the company’s success – I wanted to be a part of it.” The owners at Foresight Finishing know that plating can be considered risky management in the precision manufacturing industry, and their goal is to ensure that Foresight Finishing doesn’t fit the industry reputation. Casey says, “We are an extension of our customers’ business. A value added service we offer includes, pre and in-process inspection of parts to ensure that the parts will meet their post plate dimensional requirements. We pride ourselves on the service we provide, but our quality speaks for itself. Foresight has a 1/1 ratio of inspectors to platers due to our stringent in process quality checks. We invest aggressively in our support departments for production. When you don’t, it then becomes the bottleneck.” Foresight Finishing accreditations include Nadcap, ITAR, RoHS, to ‘assuring no use of Conflict Metals’, and they serve to make customers more confident in their abilities, but nothing says more than testimonials from customers, particularly when they are sent to the company without request. Here are some comments from customers: “Thank you all! You guys are amazing and we appreciate the continued incredible effort by the entire team at Foresight.” “Thanks Casey, good luck with the move. We did it a couple years ago. Foresight has been an exceptional vendor. We appreciate all you have done.” “Thanks, by far the fastest quotes of all suppliers I have! Appreciate it!” For more information on Foresight Finishing and their great team contact them at: (480) 9210000, WWW.FORESIGHTFINISHING.COM A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The honest answer is that I don’t know, and I’m not sure the industry knows. But whether it’s 10, 20 or 30 years, it will happen. It will start small in general aviation and move up into business jets and so on. As the world’s leading electric-systems business, we will continue to invest in the underlying enabling technologies.You need to be able to generate more electric power and distribute it throughout the aircraft.You often need to convert power from AC to DC, then you need to be able to store more power.Those four elements are critical, and they’re in our wheelhouse.


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The two biggest trends are more electric and more intelligent. We are perfectly positioned in the middle of these two seismic trends. We see a future where you have complete prognostics and diagnostics throughout the entire aircraft and an ability to have complete flight optimization. Whether it’s fuel optimization or looking ahead at weather reports so airlines can cancel flights because they see snow coming, there is flight optimization for the operator and complete maintenance capabilities that were never possible in the past.Traditionally in aerospace, it has taken a very long time for technological advances to make their way onto an aircraft. As you go more electric and get more intelligent with more sensors, you will be able to implement technological innovation on an aircraft much faster.

The OEMs are starting to push into the aftermarket. We view that as an opportunity to partner with the key aircraft OEMs. If they want to provide a complete nose-to-tail offering, that’s OK.We just want to make sure they partner with us on the equipment that we provide.We still want that direct airline intimacy, but in some cases it will go through the aircraft OEM. Does UTAS provide sensors? We have sensors for every different aspect of the aircraft, whether it’s total air temperature, engines or angle of attack.We can call one of our business units that can make the sensors and the wireless technology to enable the sensor and more intelligent systems to be put on an existing aircraft.We have pilot projects going on with some operators in both more intelligent and wireless capabilities. There are more power-bythe-hour-type agreements. The operators say, “I don’t want this risk.” They pass the risk to us, and we’re happy to take it because we know how to manage our parts better than anyone in the industry.When you have more intelligence in the parts, it gives us even more confidence.

“I’m getting a nuisance indication.When I land, I have a very quick turnaround, and I need this part waiting for me.” That data should not be transmitted through a 3.5-in. floppy disk; it should be transmitted in real time. What about additive manufacturing? As an industry, we’ve come out of the gate slower than we should have, but I think everyone has woken up to the possibilities. Right now, it’s very little, but I could imagine getting into the 10-20% range in the coming years. We have fuel nozzles, heat exchangers, housings, brackets and fuel controls, and then you look at scaling to much bigger pieces of equipment that you wouldn’t have thought of in the past. What’s your view of Boeing’s proposed New Midsize Airplane? There is a real desire in the marketplace. The indications are that it would be more of a twin-aisle in the 220-260-passenger range [with single-aisle economics]. Boeing is focused on making sure the aircraft is perfectly positioned for that space. Our focus is making sure that we’re there for both of them.

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In MRI Customs’ front entrance, exquisitely adorned motorcycles are on display and the walls are lined with framed articles showcasing MRI Customs in nearly every popular motorcycle magazine, including Baggers Magazine, Hot Bike, American Bagger, and American Cycle. The company sells ‘Zeus’ locks (a locking system for a saddlebag), motor mounts, electric center stands and plumbing and line kits, all for Harley Davidson motorcycles, and all designed and manufactured by MRI Customs. Owner Matt Risley holds 2 patents, and he has more patents pending for his innovative designs. Approximately 1000 dealers in the US, and an additional 200 throughout the world sell MRI Customs products. While the company’s distribution network is massive, MRI Customs is a small company run by Matt, and assisted by his left hand man Mike Bettcher (who is left handed), employee Andy, and shop dog Oui Oui. Matt is not a machinist by trade.After high school he attended Illinois State University to become a teacher. He lost interest in college life, and decided to chase his dream of becoming a Harley Davidson mechanic. “There are only 2 schools in the country”, Matt said. “One is in Florida and one is in Arizona.” Matt picked the school in Arizona, and learned to become a motorcycle mechanic. For 10 years he worked repairing Harley Davidson motorcycles, and his productivity, at 286%, means that where the average mechanic is measured at 100% productivity, Matt was 2.86 times more productive. As one can imagine, Matt’s employer was quite pleased with him. When he was just 24 years old, Harley Davidson awarded Matt the distinction of ‘Master Mechanic’. He was the youngest person in the entire world to become ‘Master Mechanic’.

Matt always dreamed of owning his own business, and when he was 27, he opened Matt Risley Innovation (MRI). Matt says, “I didn’t know the first thing about running a business, let alone about manufacturing, but my father did. “ Matt taught himself to weld, and in the early years, MRI built complete custom motorcycles. Matt says the most expensive motorcycle he ever built was $175,000 and his most extravagant customer spent $325,000 on motorcycle custom accessories made by MRI Customs. The early years of business ownership were difficult for Matt. For one, he had opened the business just before the recession, and during these years people weren’t spending money accessorizing their motorcycles. But Matt is persistent, and he is hard working – “I always said I work half days – and what I do with the other 12 hours is up to me”, he kids. Matt almost closed his company, but he persevered. “Five years ago, business improved”, he says, continuing, “In 2012, we sold 60 electric center stands, and we calculated that 1-2 per month would pay the rent.” Business spiraled from then on, four years ago, the company sold 250 electric center stands, three years ago, ~500, two years ago more than 1000, last year 1800, and the company is on target for 30% growth year over year. At a major Harley event in Sturgis, South Dakota, Matt says strong winds knocked over 4 Harleys. They didn’t fall to the ground, though, because they leaned onto the 3 Harleys that were equipped with MRI Customs electric center stands! Not one Harley suffered damage. I mentioned that Matt is not a machinist – he has no training in the trade. Until last year, Matt was doing his own welding but he was outsourcing all machining to companies in the Valley. When the dollars he spent on outsourcing approached $1 million, Matt made the decision to put together a plan to bring machining in-house. Last year, Matt contacted Ellison Machinery to purchase his first machine. “I knew I wanted to purchase a Haas machine – in my travels to machine shops to get my products machined, I heard great things about Haas, and so many machine shops owned these machines.”


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Matt was put in touch with Chris Hansen of Ellison Machinery. Matt says, “Chris is a machinist by trade, he is also a manufacturing engineer, and Chris walked me through everything I needed to get started machining my own products. He can even machine my parts - you don’t see this too often from your machine tool sales person.” Matt says that Chris ‘has his back’, he always takes Matt’s calls, and he is extraordinary in his support of MRI Customs. Matt says Ellison Machinery Technician Ryan Murphy has also done a great job for MRI Customs. Matt elaborates, “I will never buy a machine from anyone but Chris, and I will remain loyal to Ellison Machinery.” MRI Customs’ first Haas machine was a VF-2SS. Matt made the purchase, and equipped it with all the tools Chris recommended. Did I mention that Matt isn’t a machinist? Once the VF-2SS was shipped and installed at MRI Customs, it was months before Matt attempted to run the machine. “Once I started running the machine, I would call friends and Chris for guidance.” Matt is self taught in pretty much everything he does, and the fact that he is an inventor speaks to his capabilities mechanically. Chris says, “I really enjoy working with Matt. He is not encumbered by “this is the way I’ve always machined this part, since he has no history.” He continued, “His constant quest to invent new products is inspiring – his brain is always working, and he is not afraid to try new things.” Chris says that if he didn’t have to work to make a living and support his family, he would spend hours with Matt devising new innovative products! Today, MRI Customs still outsources nearly half of their machining, but they are planning to bring everything in-house this year. Just months ago, in May the company took shipment of their 2nd Haas machine, theVF-6SS, which is a Super-Speed Vertical Machining Center. It offers 64 x “ x 32 “ y x 30” z. Its table size, at 64” x 28”, offers the table space MRI Customs needed. Matt says, “On one of our products, we could simultaneously machine 2 parts with the VF-2SS. With the VF-6SS, we will be able to machine 18 parts using all 10 vices. It is the machine that will eliminate our backlog and allow us to take all machining in-house.” Today, Matt can expertly machine parts on the VF-2SS, all self taught. He recently attended Autodesk training for FeatureCAM, and he is really enjoying programming with the new software. Though he previously declined offers for Ellison Machinery training, which Ellison Machinery does onsite for its customers, just last month he went through Haas training. What’s next for MRI Customs? Matt is currently working on accessories for the Harley Softails (today the company only makes accessories for Harley Touring motorcycles). To date he has a new patent pending, and he says that he has invested 1400 hours in development. After that, Matt plans to introduce premier custom knives and may even come up with a line of gun products. If you are a Harley rider, you should check out MRI Customs’ products. You can learn more by visiting their website at or you will be amazed with a tour of their shop. Contact Matt at 623-434-8884. To learn more about Ellison Machinery’s fine line of machine tools and their superior support, contact them at 480-968-5877 or visit A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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first choice; in fact, it was its third. Arizona, the front runner, raised its facility prices too high and the second option, Nevada, did not offer great resources. In the end, Jonas said New Mexico had one offer that couldn’t be beat.

“What sealed the deal for us ... was the incentive package that the state of New Mexico offered us,” Jonas said. “We don’t always like to admit it, but we are in business to make money, so economic development is very, very important in decision making for any organization on where it’s going to grow.” One example of the power of the state’s various incentive packages is the mixed-use, $35 million One Central project under construction Downtown. As previously reported by Business First, it will receive incentives from both Bernalillo County and the city of Albuquerque in the form of industrial revenue bonds and $17.55 million from the city’s lodgers’ tax funds, general obligation bonds and parking revenue bonds.Albuquerque Business First

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Aerion, GE Aviation Launch Joint Study For Supersonic Engine After two years of preliminary study, Aerion Corp. of Reno, Nevada, and GE Aviation have launched a formal process to define and evaluate a final engine configuration for the AS2 supersonic business jet. The two companies will continue to participate in a formal and gated process to define a potential collaboration for an AS2 engine. “We have thoroughly evaluated more than two dozen civil and military engines from all leading engine producers during the past two years and believe that working with GE Aviation will help us meet the challenging specifications needed to meet our performance objectives, as well as the high expectations of our customers,” said Aerion CEO Doug Nichols. Brad Mottier, GE vice president and general manager for Business and General Aviation & Integrated Services added: “Aerion sees an opportunity to pioneer a new segment in business aviation and more broadly for civil A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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aviation.Their goal is to design and certify the first civil supersonic aircraft in half a century. We welcome their vision and are excited to continue discussions on engine configuration.” “After more than a decade developing efficient supersonic technologies, Aerion is focusing its efforts on assembling an industrial collaboration to bring a supersonic business jet to market,” Nichols said. “The challenges for Aerion are no longer technological,” he added. “Aerion has developed a vast body of supersonic test data relevant to improving the efficiency of high-speed flight. Our confidence in the aerodynamics and performance of the AS2 is very high, borne out by extensive subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel tests, and by flight testing of natural laminar flow airfoils on NASA’s F-15B at speeds up to Mach 2. “We have converged on a preliminary design for aerostructures and for systems architecture through our collaboration with Airbus Defence & Space.And we are working with GE Aviation to define and evaluate a final engine configuration. We have an aircraft design that can be certified and operated under today’s regulatory regime and under the rules likely to govern supersonic aircraft for many years to come. “Aerion has devoted nearly 15 years to this endeavor. We’ve done our homework, and that makes us confident that we will create the industrial relationships necessary to bring the AS2 to market.” The 12-passenger AS2 has a maximum operating speed of Mach 1.5 over water and land masses where supersonic speed is permitted, and up to Mach 0.99 where required by regulation to fly subsonically over land. In 2014, Aerion entered an engineering collaboration with Airbus Group to develop the AS2. In November 2015 Aerion conducted wind tunnel tests at speeds up to Mach 1.5 at Canada’s National Research Council trisonic wind tunnel in Ottawa, validating Aerion’s CFD predictions regarding stability and control at high speed. Also, the company that month announced a fleet order from Flexjet for 20 AS2 aircraft. Aerion expects the AS2’s first flight in 2023 and certification in 2025. Edited by Eric Brothers





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Announcing Their Newest Machine Tool Acquisition: The Trumpf TruLaser 3040 Fiber Laser With An 80” x 160” Bed! Southwest Waterjet and Laser (SWWJ & Laser) is celebrating its first decade in business. In a competitive industry that makes growth challenging for the most experienced machine shops, let alone startups, the company continues to experience strong growth. Its customers number in the hundreds, and SWWJ & Laser cuts parts for regional customers in Arizona, California, and New Mexico — and even as far as Hawaii and NewYork.A testament to their quality of work is in one set of customers — metals distributors, who see many machine shops in their travels — and use SWWJ & Laser for their waterjet and laser cutting needs. And where many shops aren’t able or willing to accommodate prototype parts, SWWJ & Laser is eager to help customers of all sizes. Some of the prototype type work they have supported has turned into production for the company.

Mike Gudin and his wife Debra launched the business, which they named Southwest Waterjet, in 2007.Today, the family business employs Mike and Debra’s 3 sons and other family members, in addition to the experienced team members who have been with the company for many years now. It was founded exclusively as a waterjet cutting business; their first waterjet was an Omax waterjet. Over the next years, Southwest Waterjet continued to expand, adding more Omax waterjets to the business. Today, the company owns 4 Omax waterjets, including the Omax A-Jet, which allows them to cut up to 59-degree angled cuts. 4 years ago, Mike and his team made the decision to expand the company’s capabilities, purchasing a new state-of-the-art Trumpf 4 Kilowatt CO2 3030Trulaser. Mike says, “Waterjet cutting is an excellent process for many materials and applications, including thick stainless and aluminum, but there are often times when laser cutting is a better, more cost effective solution.” He continued, “Our customers truly value the fact that our company offers both machining techniques, dictated by the one that will yield the best, most cost effective parts for them.” With the expansion of the business into laser cutting, SouthwestWaterjet changed its name to Southwest Waterjet and Laser (SWWJ & Laser). Mike and Debra recognize that one of the key factors in growing a successful business is continuous improvement and the willingness to A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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invest in the technology (machine tools) that facilitates cost and operational efficiencies as well as product improvements. Just last year, the company certified to ISO 9001:2015. While the team at SWWJ & Laser had built the processes in place prior to certification, they all agree that the actual certification has made it easier to acquire new customers and to grow their business with current customers. In May of this year, they installed their newest laser, a Trumpf 4KW Fiber Optic Trulaser 3040, with a large 80” x 160” bed! To their knowledge, there isn’t a job shop in all of Arizona with a Fiber Laser with table size as large as they have, at 80” x 160”. The TruLaser 3040 is a fiber optic laser machine, where their Trumpf 3030 Trulaser was a C02 laser, and it had a smaller 60” x 120” table size. This new laser really expands their capabilities. Mike says, “The Trumpf Trulaser 3040 allows us to cut copper and brass more accurately and cleaner than with the waterjets. In addition, the new 4KW fiber laser cuts materials we have been cutting for years significantly faster.” Son Michael added, “With the Trumpf Trulaser 3040, we can cut certain materials quicker.” This is made possible by the exceptional machine tool technology produced by Trumpf. One example of this is the smaller fiber optic beam diameter on the 3040 Fiber laser. This means the energy is absorbed more intensely by the material than with a CO2 laser. The Trulaser 3040 applies more energy to the sheet metal, which enables faster cutting. Mike also values the cost savings that results from the reduced power consumption that theTrumpf 3040TruLaser allows for. Michael says, “The Trumpf Trulaser 3040 can easily cut up to 1” carbon steel, 3/4” stainless steel, and 3/4” aluminum. Prior to theTrumpfTrulaser 3040, we were cutting stainless steel at 110 inches per minute, and with

Trumpf 3040, and they did some test cuts for us. This helped us to make the decision to purchase this particular machine.” Clay stated, “Our Dallas Technology Center was opened to support our customers before and after the sale. It is only a 2-hour non-stop flight from Arizona. We want to prove the machines capability first hand and with many new players in the laser game, we felt it was paramount to be able to let the machines speak for themselves. We show customers the offline software, cutting, punching, and bending processes so you can see the entire process chain. Furthermore, we offer advanced applications support and training as well.”

the new machine, we are cutting this same material at 600-700 inches per minute.” He added, “With the smaller beam diameter, we can cut smaller parts much more accurately.” However, one significant feature of the new laser is a technology Trumpf calls BrightLine Fiber. BrightLine Fiber is an innovative beam delivery system that enables the machine to cut thick and thin materials. Prior to BrightLine Fiber, most fiber lasers maxed out at ¼”. Mike purchased both Trumpf laser machines through Sterling Fabrication Technology whom is the local rep for Trumpf machines in Arizona. Sterling Fabrication Technology specializes in high technology machinery include Trumpf lasers, punches, press brakes, laser quality inspection, and finishing machines. President of the company Clay Kehrer says,“At Sterling FabricationTechnology, we represent and market cutting edge manufacturing technology. Our focus is to present innovative metal working technologies to assist our customers with implementation methods that boost their competitiveness by making their manufacturing process more productive, efficient, and cost effective.” Sterling Fabrication’s showroom is pictured on the previous page. Mike says, “Prior to the decision to purchase the Trumpf 3040, Clay flew a couple of our team members out to their showroom in Dallas, Texas. Clay’s team gave us additional technical specifications and benefits of the

Service is key to any business, and the same applies to SWWJ & Laser’s choice of a machine tool dealer. Mike and his team were quite familiar with Trumpf/Sterling Fabrication Technology’s service capabilities, as they had purchased the Trumpf 4000 Watt Trulaser a few years earlier. “The installation experience was outstanding”, son Ryan says. “From the time the machine was installed, we were up and running within a week, and this is faster than we expected.” There was little learning curve for the SWWJ & Laser team once the Trumpf Trulaser Fiber Optic 3040 was installed, since the controls, manuals and operation are so similar to the Trumpf CO2 3030 Trulaser. All the training needed for the new machine was done inhouse, Michael says. The team at SWWJ & Laser found the applications support they received fromVidar Lovik, Applications Engineer for Sterling Fabrication Technology, to be outstanding. They also appreciate that there is a full service Trumpf manufacturing and support facility in Connecticut. Mike says, “Our new Trumpf 3040 was manufactured in Switzerland, and our Trumpf 3030 laser was manufactured in Connecticut.” In the manufacturing industry, when you hear the brand ‘Trumpf’, you think ‘top of the line’, and you may expect to pay a premium for such an outstanding brand. Mike says, “I received bids from other laser machine builders and the Trumpf Trulaser 3040 was very cost competitive. It is a large investment, but the savings and cost efficiencies we are just beginning to realize since it has been

up and running lets me know I made a sound decision and the payback will meet or exceed my expectations.” SWWJ & Laser is very experienced in both waterjet and laser cutting. With the newest machine tool acquisition, the Trumpf Fiber Optic Trulaser 3040, with the huge 80” x 160” bed, they are now able to cut larger parts for their customers. Mike says, “We’ve already cut some 72” x 144” HRS sheets on our new laser. We were able to give our customer a great price on laser cutting these, as opposed waterjet cutting them.” Just what makes SWWJ & Laser continue to build their business? Son Ryan says, “I think one of the reasons customers continue to come to SWWJ & Laser is because we can turn around quality parts quickly. Where many shops are open 8 to 10 hours per day, we run two shifts every day, operating 17 hours per day.” He continued, “In addition, our superior team is willing to work weekends when a project calls for this. Just last week, we ran 24x7 to complete a large project for a customer.” Michael adds, “Our pricing is extremely competitive, and our customers value the fact that they are working with a family owned and operated business.” He continued, “Mike is always willing to invest in the technology that allows for continuous improvement.The newest Trumpf 4KW Fiber optic Trulaser 3040 with the large 80” x 160” bed, is our latest step in pursuing excellence.” To learn more about how SWWJ & Laser can support your cutting needs, contact them at (480) 306-7748, or visit To learn more about how you can grow your business with superiorTrumpf machines, contact Sterling Fabrication at (855) 898-7867 or visit A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser Completes Upheaval In Space Access Beginning Now Integration Review

Pitches, press conferences and panel presentations at the thethird annual Space Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) successfully passed integration Symposium in Colorado Springs milestone for the Dream Chaser program under the NASA Commercial heralded a dramatic shiftstep in closer launchto Resupply Services (CRS2) program, bringing it a major hardware, as the spacefaring nations providing resupply services to the International Space Station (ISS). of the world prepare new rockets for peaceful and not-so-peaceful access to CRS2 Integration orbit and beyond. Review #3 (IR3) confirmed SNC’s The Pentagon’s deep pockets are Dream Chaser fueling a stiff competition for the Cargo System U.S. national security launch business. design meets NASA Orbital ATK is introducing a new requirements launcher, as Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJR) and maximizes and newcomer Blue Origin slug it out probability of for the right to power United Launch Alliance (ULA) vehicles off the pad mission success during future flights. The spacecraft is scheduled for in the struggle with SpaceX for Air Force contracts. at least six missions between 2019 and 2024.

Fresh from its successful reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage, SpaceX is touting The reliability the in Dream design was alsoBlue thoroughly the reliability gainsofit sees reusingChaser launch hardware, while Origin reviewed as part of NASA’s Phase I Safety Review Process, which owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is applying a little rock-and-roll successfully demonstrated safety and mission assurance criteria. The razzle-dazzle to promote his push to an off-planet civilization with a $2.5 reviews covered all named stages of mission operations including ground, billion reusable rocket after John Glenn. launch, flight, and landing.


The private sector also is beginning to see business opportunities beyond “Passing thirdresupplying CRS2 integration is a really deal low Earththe orbit, a plannedmilestone NASA “gateway” to big Mars andfor the program and itsthe future,” said Steve Lindsey, of vice Space selling the hardware spacefaring governments thepresident world willofneed Exploration Systems for SNC’s Space Systems business. “We are proud to explore the Solar System. For now, though, the objective is more of this accomplishment areengine well on wayRussia’s towardsRD-180 completing mundane—finding a new and rocket to our replace for the next critical milestone and the remaining developmental phases. ULA’s national security launches from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg. It’s a great feeling to be executing all our milestones on schedule and to beismoving operational flight.” ULA buildingforward a familytoofourlaunchers dubbed Vulcan to replace the workhorses Atlas V and Delta IV. Vulcan will be powered either by Blue The spacecraft’s cargo design transports 5,500kg to the ISS each mission. Origin’s new BE-4 methane-fueled engine or Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Additionally, almost 2,000kg of cargo is directly returned from the kerosene-fueled AR1. Blue Origin signed up ULA as a partner in ISS to a runway landing. Dream Chaser’s non-toxic system allows developing the BE-4, and ULA favors that engine over thefuel Aerojet offering. personnel to walk up to the vehicle after landing, providing immediate access to time-critical science as soon the wheels stop.of the BE-4 Blue Origin President Rob Meyerson saysasfull-scale testing

engine developed the Newreview Glennprocess will start in 3-8 weeks. Thedesign, first The complex andfor thorough found no significant of three test engines is installed horizontally at the company’s launch build or system issues and underscored the Dream Chaser’s readiness and test site in West Texas, he says, and the test campaign is designed to for flight. progress relatively quickly.

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In addition to completing thisbanking milestone, thecompany’s Dream Chaser Propulsion engineers at AJR are on their long atmospheric test vehicle is in engines preparations for flight testing that will experience building large rocket to see development of their AR1 help verify theseasdesigns. Thereplacement spacecraft is for currently testingonat ULA’s NASA’s kerosene engine the logical the RD-180 Armstrong Flight Research in California, just successfully Atlas V and upcoming Vulcan.Center Blue Origin has abouthaving a 1.5-year head start completed Phase One ground testing leading up to second free in developing its new engine, but AJR says it is on track toits have the AR1 flight test later this year. ready to power payloads to orbit when it is needed in 2019. “This engine fit on the Atlas the or Vulcan said Julie Van Owned andcan operated by SNC, Dreamarchitecture,” Chaser multi-mission space Kleeck, vice president, advanced spacewas andselected launch. “It’s the lowest-risk utility vehicle (SUV) Cargo System by NASA to provide way to delivery deal withand national security. It replicates, virtually, Russian cargo disposal services to the ISS under thethe Commercial performance. It uses the same propellant, the same infrastructure. will Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract. All Dream Chaser CRS2It cargo bemissions built inare a factory that builds rocket engines that have launched over planned to land at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing 2,000 national security missions.” Facility. Source: Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

Manuf actur ing Repor t: A r i z o n a ’s G r a d e s F o r Improve For Human Capital, Productivity/Innovation Arizona improved its grades in human capital, productivity and innovation and tax climate, say a new report from Ball State Unviersity. The 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, prepared by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) for Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing initiative, shows how each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and logistics.The report is now in its 10th year.

Arizona maintained grades in manufacturing “C,” log istics “D.” global position “C,” diversification “F,” and expected fiscal liability gap “C.. The state has improved grade in human capital (“D-” to “D”), productivity and innovation (“C” to “C+”), and tax climate (“B-” to “B”).The state saw a large decline in benefits cost (“A” to “C+”). CBER director Michael Hicks, the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business Research, also explains why U.S. manufacturing and logistics industries experienced dramatic growth over the past generation with his report, Manufacturing and Logistics: A Generation of Volatility & Growth. The study found that U.S. manufacturing

production grew 11 percent since the bust (2000-03) and the ensuing economic turbulence of the 2001 and 200709 recessions. “According to folklore, this has been a terrible generation for manufacturing and those who move goods,” Hicks said. “That isn’t really what the data says. Indeed, 2015 was a record manufacturing production year in inflation-adjusted dollars.While 2016 fell just short with some weakness in the first and second quarter, 2017 looks to be a new record year.” Contact information: Dr. Hicks may be reached at 765-716-3624 or Reports are available at A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Boeing Invests In Tech Companies Upskill, Zunum Aero The Boeing Co. has made investments in two early-stage technology companies through the ventures arm of a new group called Boeing HorizonX, an innovation cell focused on accelerating potentially transformative aerospace technologies, manufacturing innovations, and emerging business models. Boeing HorizonX has made a venture investment in Upskill, a provider of enterprise software for augmented reality wearables focused on enhancing productivity, quality, and safety in manufacturing, field service, and logistics. Boeing has been working with Upskill for more than two years to evaluate the use of its technology across multiple locations nationally. Aerospace Manufacturing and Design recently featured Upskill’s wearable technology used by Boeing in Smart glasses transform aircraft production. Additionally, Boeing HorizonX is partnering with JetBlue Technology Ventures to invest in Zunum Aero, a Kirkland, Washington-based company pursuing the development of alternative propulsion aircraft, with potential for performance and efficiency improvements in a range of aerospace applications. Steve Nordlund is leading Boeing HorizonX, taking the role after serving as vice president of strategy for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Prior to his strategy role, Nordlund led Boeing’s Autonomous Systems division. He has led strategy and business development organizations in both defense and commercial airplane business units at Boeing and helped launch venture-backed Insitu Inc., which Boeing acquired in 2008, that developed the ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aerial systems. Boeing HorizonX will have three focus areas: making targeted investments in new ventures and startups; seeking unique business opportunities for the company’s aerospace technology; and assessing disruptive innovations and business strategies.Source: Aerospace Manufacturing & Design

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Just last month, MicroAge was named to the CRN® 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is an annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue. MicroAge placed #169 on the 2017 list. The company is extremely diversified in the industries it serves, including manufacturing, health care, financial services, legal, education, construction, and state and local governments, to name a few. Its IT consultants, with an average of over 13 years in the industry, are some of the most experienced and tech-savvy consultants you will meet. Rob Zack, MicroAge’s CFO, says, “Our clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, with the majority fitting into the ‘midmarket’ size.” Senior Account Executive Barrett Lamothe (a 14-year MicroAge associate) manages a team who services the aerospace and defense industry. Barrett (pictured above) currently holds over 150 sales and technical certifications, and his knowledge of IT and business solutions has enabled him to grow MicroAge’s business in this complex industry. Barrett’s clients value the expertise they receive when they contract with MicroAge. In addition to Barrett’s team’s expertise, MicroAge’s two technical support groups: Solutions Engineering and Practice Management provide advanced technical knowledge and guidance. Barrett says, “Nearly all of my clients are certified to ISO 9001 and AS9100. Though we were consistently garnering their business and their trust, I knew it was a matter of time before they were to require ISO 9001 certification from MicroAge.” Barrett brought his request for ISO certification to Rob Zack and the executive team late last year. The team gave Rob and MicroAge Instructional Designer Tammra Luttermoser the task of finding a good consultant to help them achieve certification. “Key in our decision making process was to select a local consultant,” notes Rob. The team searched online and found Arizona-based Great Western Registrar, which provided a list of several local ISO consultants. “We contacted all of the consultants on the list, saysTammra. “A couple of companies didn’t return our calls, but we interviewed those that did, and A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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selected Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC.” Rob adds, “We felt that B M S C ’s philosophy a n d business a p p ro a c h were the best match for us.” Bretta was given a requirement to help the company certify by June 30th of this year. Bretta and her colleague Debbie Hart worked with the MicroAge team over the course of the next months, with Rob and Tammra being their primary contacts. Bretta says, “The MicroAge team was amazing – they are so forward thinking.They embraced every aspect of ISO 9001:2015 (This is the newest ISO standard).” She continued, “We customize our tools to each customer, but MicroAge went above and beyond in further customizing to their needs. Where they were required to do an audit on a specific process, they didn’t stop at one audit – Tammra often did three or more extra audits.” Tammra says, “Bretta and Debbie trained the entire team, and going forward we will have two internal auditors who will help ensure that we continue to meet or exceed our objectives with ISO 9001: 2015.” She continued, “One of our associates even had fun establishing a ‘coffee process’ for the company.” “BMSC’s support was outstanding,” Rob notes. “They are extremely knowledgeable about the ISO process. He continued, “We have long been proponents of continuous improvement, and allowed our sales associates some latitude in finding the best way to perform their tasks.With ISO 9001: 2015, we’ve tightened some of the processes while not negatively impacting our corporate culture.” Tammra adds, “While we had processes in place prior to the ISO certification, I think this process has given us a better understanding of some of our performance measurements.” Barrett says, “My clients value the fact that we are now certified to ISO 9001: 2015. In the short time we have been certified, we’ve seen additional business from current clients as well as opportunities for new business.” To find out more about how MicroAge can help you with your IT and business solutions needs, contact them at 800-544-8877 or email them at To find out how Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC, can assist you in certifying to ISO/AS9100, as she has with more than 100 clients, call 602-445-9400 or visit A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Haas Demo Day 2017 Draws Record Numbers Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix would like to thank all our guests that attended Haas Demo Day 2017 on May 10th. The event, held in the HFO showroom in Tempe, AZ highlighted the capabilities of the latest CNC machine tools from Haas Automation. “Our annual event allows us to reach out to our friends in the machine tool community and say ‘thank you’”, explains Patrick Ellison, HFO-Phoenix President. “We strive to make this event informative and useful – but also hope the BBQ and free Haas tee shirts will help to demonstrate the appreciation we have for our customers’ loyal support.” HFO sales and applications representatives were on-hand to answer questions as guests watched live machine demonstrations running throughout the day on the Haas UMC-750SS, DM-2 +TRT100, VF-2SSYT, VF-4SS and ST-30Y. Participating in this year’s event were the industry’s leading tooling, workholding and CAD/CAM manufacturers sharing their insights and assisting customers in adapting the newest machines technology and manufacturing strategies to their shop floor. Seminars presented by Sandvik Coromant and MCL Cad Systems were a very well attended. Haas Factory Outlet – Phoenix is a division of Ellison Machinery Company, the leading machine tool distributor in Arizona. For more information on the machine tools sales, service, parts and training the company offers and to be a part of future events call (480) 968-5877 or visit


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Certifies To ISO 9001 : 2015 / AS9100 Rev D With The Help of Consulting Firm BMSC “I personally spent more than 18 months working with gear suppliers from all over the country on a Honeywell program for NASA. Out of the many suppliers I had the pleasure of working with, Ayers Gear by far outperformed all other gear suppliers we had for this program. Their quality and on-time delivery was exceptional. Because of this program and the level of quality Honeywell received from Ayers, I highly recommend this shop.” Honeywell Senior Product Design and Engineering Team Member This customer thank you letter says it all. Ayers Gear is a superior gear-making manufacturer, but they are so much more.They are also a precision machine shop, offering 5-axis machining. Owners Keith and Lance Ayers learned the craft of gear making from their father Larry, who founded the company more than 30 years ago. Within a decade, the 2 sons joined their father in the business, right out of high school. Today, Larry is retired, enjoying the climate in Payson, Arizona, but he didn’t leave until he had mentored his 2 sons in the business. There are a number of reasons why Ayers Gear is so successful, too many to mention in an article. But calling out some of their most significant differentiators is warranted. • Equipment - They invest in some of the latest and best technology available to afford their customers superior products that are the end result of continuous improvement. In addition to their 3 5 axis-machining centers, the company recently upgraded their capabilities in the gear-making world, with the purchase of the Mitsubishi SE25A CNC gear shaping machine. The Mitsubishi SE25A can dry shape gears up to 1800 strokes per minute. With 250mm part diameter and 4.23DP capability the machine can support even the most varied gear demands. They also own the Fellows CNC Gear Shaper, which is manufactured in Rockford, Illinois. Their inspection center was recently upgraded, with the purchase of the Zeiss Eclipse CNC CMM.Today, with such advanced gear shaper equipment, Ayers can manufacture gears to AGMA 12, and they are seeing 7-10 times productivity improvements versus mechanical gear making equipment. Not Just Gear Making - Gear making is indeed a specialty, and it takes a sophisticated machinist to learn the trade. Ayers has such difficulty finding new employees with A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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this talent that they make a practice of bringing in young machinists who then are trained in gear making by the owners. They can manufacture a gear from print to assembly, with tolerances up to .0003. And what is better than a gear making company that does more than this? They cannot only weld (tig and laser), but they are also expert in CNC machining, including 5 axis machining. Keith says, “Our business in machining has grown so substantially that today gear making makes up about half our business, and machining makes up the other half.” • Software and IT - Ayers not only purchases the machine tools to improve their capabilities, they also invest in software and IT. Lance says, “All machinists are equipped with tablets, and the small computers have the necessary travelers, pictures of good parts, and even YouTube videos showing machine simulations.” Keith added, “For a small shop, our extensive use of an ERP system to run the business is a pleasant surprise to our customers.” • QuickTurn Capabilities - Matt says, “Most customers who have come to us tell us that they are given schedules of 6 or more weeks for normal CNC shaping. At Ayers, we can typically turn our customers’ products in 5-10 business days.” • Referrals - Both Lance and Keith say, “We’re really good at making parts, but we aren’t as good at sales and marketing.” When asked how they acquired their 100 plus customers, who come from all over the US, the two said it was almost exclusively word-of-mouth that secured Ayers’ new customers. Matt elaborated, “I’ve been in the manufacturing industry for 23 years now, working at manufacturing companies that varied in size. I have never heard so many calls come into a company with the person saying “So and so told me I needed to call you for help on this part.” Matt says it was important to him to come to a company where he respected the owners and could be proud of the quality of products that came out of the shop. • ISO 9001: 2015 / AS9100 Rev D Certification - Lance and Keith have long had a plan to certify to ISO and AS9100, but they say they delayed it because

they anticipated it would be too time consuming for a small business such as theirs.When they hired Matt Stevens more than a year ago, they raised the priority for certification. Matt worked for one of Ayer’s long-term customers, so he knew the Ayers owners well. Matt wanted to get out of a larger shop where he was general manager, and into a company where he could be more hands on. Matt had spearheaded ISO/AS9100 certification with 2 of his prior employers, and he knew what to expect. He also knew the benefits certification would afford Ayers Gear. Lance and Keith half kid when they say, “Matt is the 3rd brother we were always looking for.” Lance says, “We received recommendations on Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC, from both a customer and another shop.We also read about BMSC’s success each issue in the A2Z Manufacturing magazine, so we made the decision to use BMSC to prepare for certification.” Ayers Gear contracted with BMSC in February of this year, and they certified to both ISO 9001: 2105 and AS 9100 Revision D officially on May 4th, a remarkable timeline of less than 4 months! Not only did they successfully certify, they certified with ‘0’ findings, another astounding feat! Lance and Keith agree that they couldn’t have gone through the certifications as quickly and successfully as they did without the expert help of Bretta Kelly and her associate Debbie Hart. Keith says, “I was anxious about the investment required for certification and the level of work we would have to exert to achieve it. Bretta and Debbie continued to boost my confidence — not only are they so knowledgeable but they are also extremely supportive.” Lance says, “They weren’t the least bit surprised that our Audit was so successful that we had ‘0’ findings.” Matt says, “Certification is something our customers would ultimately require from us, so necessarily it allows us to retain our loyal customers and add new customers.” He added, “It’s more than that though — it has improved our level of organization


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Phone: 623-934-6913 • Engineering: • Sales: General Information: • Quotes: within the company and our communication.” Keith added, “We are documenting processes better since we embarked upon the certification process.When you receive an order for a difficult part that you struggle with before getting it right, if you don’t document the process for success, and get the order again months later, you will go through the same cumbersome learning process all over again.” Every company scraps some parts; it’s just the nature of the business.Though Ayers Gear’s inspection process means that the occasional rejected part was caught internally, never reaching the customer, scrapped parts still are a cost to the business and can mean delays to the end customer. Lance says, “The processes we’ve further established with ISO 9001 and AS9100 have resulted in lower scrap rates.”

I highly encourage you to contact Ayers Gear if you haven’t used them for gear making in the past. Once they demonstrate their skills, you will likely expand your relationship with them for your 5 axis machining needs. Contact them at 623-934-6913 or visit To find out how Bretta Kelly, owner of BMSC, can assist you in certifying to ISO/AS9100, as she has with more than 100 clients, call 602-445-9400 or visit A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The entrepreneurial spirit established by Art Parker is reflected clearly in the company Parker has become, with more than 55,000 team members exploring new ways to help customers improve their productivity and profitability, and expand the bounds of motion and control technology. Parker maintains a strong cultural philosophy that originated with Art Parker himself as detailed in a 1930’s speech to employees in which he said, “Our success is founded on fair dealing, hard work, coordination of effort, and quality products.”


For 100 years, Parker solutions have enabled countless technology leaps and supported advancements in manufacturing, world wars, the exploration of space, as well as innovations in nearly every manmade machine that moves. Today, Parker’s technology expertise spans nine core technology platforms serving hundreds of thousands of customers in every region of the world. The company’s products can be can be found on and around everything that moves with highly engineered components and systems that facilitate motion and the controlled flow of liquids and gasses for a wide variety of global markets. Parker’s operations span more than 300 facilities in over 50 countries and extends through more than 13,000 independent distribution partners and 3,000 plus ParkerStore industrial retail locations.



“This year we honor the past and the great achievements that have come before us, and celebrate the people, culture and values that have made Parker the company it is today,” saidTomWilliams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our remarkable team members are the foundation of Parker’s success, and they will continue to drive the company’s growth as we look ahead to a promising future over the next 100 years.”

The first patent issued in Art’s name details a hydraulic device which regulates the speed of electric generators. In the century since, the company has been granted more than 8,000 patents, helping to set the pace of technological innovation in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets, including life sciences, oil and gas, construction and agriculture.


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Renowned tire company Michelin joined the 3D printing arena in 2015 when it entered into a joint venture partnership with Fives to manufacture metal 3D printers. This week, its parent company, Groupe Michelin, is holding its global summit for sustainable mobility, Movin’ On, in Montreal, and Michelin made a big announcement at the summit: the company used 3D printing technology to develop a new smart tire…or is it a tweel? Michelin debuted the concept tire, dubbed Vision, at the summit; it’s actually a wheel integrated with a tire, or tweel.The project was launched by Michelin’s Corporate Innovation Board this past fall, and according to Tire Review, Michelin said that the goal of the 3D printed Vision was to make a tire that “represents the mobility of the future as well as being both sustainable and intelligent.” It’s not the first time we’ve seen 3D printed tires, but they certainly don’t look anything like this one. The customizable Vision tire is airless, connected, rechargeable, and completely organic – some of the recycled, bio-sourced materials used to 3D print the tire include cardboard and tin cans, used metals, plastic waste and e-waste, bamboo and paper, tire chips, natural rubber, and even orange zest. Using biodegradable materials to 3D print the Vision helps lower its environmental footprint, and 3D printing also made it possible for Michelin to use precise amounts of natural rubber, without having to waste any in production. According to Michelin, this biodegradable tread performs just as well as conventional tread. Terry Gettys, the ExecutiveVice President of Research and Development for Michelin, said, “It’s inspired by nature with a very light, efficient structure.”

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The honeycomb-like design for the tire mimics the structure of coral: it features a stiff center that gradually softens as it gets closer to the outer edge. This design is possible thanks to the alveolar interior architecture of the tire, which helps it support the vehicle, remain solid, and also guarantees safety and comfort. The structure was developed using advanced modeling, and since it’s airless, the 3D printed Vision is

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You won’t be seeing the 3D printedVision tire on the roads anytime soon, as it is only a concept, and Michelin says that there are currently no plans for production yet, though it does offer a non-pneumatic airless tweel for golf carts, riding mowers, and skid steer loaders. Discuss in the Michelin forum at Sarah Saunders | 3D Design, 3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials |

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Boeing will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane capable of carrying and deploying a small expendable upper stage to launch small (3,000 lb/1,361kg) satellites into low Earth orbit. Boeing and DARPA will jointly invest in the development. Once the spaceplane – called Phantom Express – reaches the edge of space, it would deploy the second stage and return to Earth. It would then land on a runway to be prepared for its next flight by applying operation and maintenance principles similar to modern aircraft. “Phantom Express is designed to disrupt and transform the satellite launch process as we know it today, creating a new, on-demand space-launch capability that can be achieved more affordably and with less risk,” says Darryl Davis, president, Boeing Phantom Works.

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Tucson CNC (T-CNC) Machining & Engineering is a precision machine shop that specializes in prototypes. (Yes, I did say they welcome prototypes!) The two owners, husband and wife Marcos and Dorothy Martinez, made the bold decision to open their own shop just 5 years ago. Both were new to business ownership, but they weren’t new to the machining industry. T-CNC makes some very high precision parts and complete assemblies for its customers. Marcos has contributed to some extremely exciting projects in his career, including a time capsule container that went into space with Astronaut Mark Gifford, some of the most elaborate musical instruments, and his company’s sponsorship and support for the University of Arizona’s Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competition. T-CNC also specializes in optical parts, which is not surprising, since Marcos mentions that Tucson is the ‘Optical Capital of the World’. Sometimes what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, and this cliché epitomizes Marcos. Marcos’s c hildhood was somewhat unconventional. He was born into a family with 4 children; when Marcos’ parents split up the 4 children were separated, living in either Mexico or in the United States. Marcos spent many of his early years in Nogales, Sonora A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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As a young adult, Marcos took on a variety of jobs, but it was machining that he found he could do really well, and it was his passion. “I was fortunate to be apprenticed in precision machining in Mexico City first, and then when I moved to Nogales, working for a musical instrument manufacturer, I was mentored in tool and die and in the English language.” When the musical instrument company closed its doors (it couldn’t compete making hand made exquisite saxophones, piccolos, clarinets, and the like once manufacturers like Yamaha entered the market), Marcos made the decision to move to Tucson, where he expected there would be more opportunities. Marcos is a journeyman machinist, and with his English skills much improved from his years in Nogales, he easily found jobs in the machining industry in Tucson. It was at Mountain States Inc., where he found both good work and a good wife! Dorothy worked at the company that her father founded, and since then, Dorothy’s brother David Phillips has taken over the reins. Marcos is no stranger to building precision manufacturing businesses. At one of his employers, Marcos helped to take the company from unprofitable, with 6 employees, to a profitable venture with 32 employees. He has been a general manager in his career. Marcos says, “Over the course of many years, some customers I worked with suggested that I start my own shop — they told me I was working too hard for others, and that I had the skills to make a successful machine shop on my own T-CNC is a minority-owned, woman-owned business, and it has a few dozen customers, with 5 or so that make up the majority of their business. Dorothy says, “We are very grateful to our customers — our largest customers came to us shortly after we started up, and they are loyal to us today.” The company is A+ when it comes to quality and ontime delivery, and this has earned leader Marcos’ nickname of ‘Marcos 911’ by one of their loyal customers. T-CNC prides itself on its quick-turn abilities, and the team works long hours to ensure they meet commitments. Marcos says, “Our standard response to quotes is less than 24 hours”, and he continues on a lighter note, “Our record from RFQ to receiving the purchase order was 1

hour and 3 minutes!” T-CNC’s customers get Marcos’ journeyman caliber expertise, but Marcos isn’t the only superior machinist. Dorothy says, “We get new hires from the technical schools, including Pima Community College, but it is Marcos who takes them to the next level, to become true machinists.” Today, 3 of the 5 machinists in the company are superior machinists and programmers, and the other 2 young machinists are apprentices.” Marcos says that he sees potential in his new hires, and has total confidence in his experienced machinists. Finding great machinists is difficult for any machine shop, and Dorothy and Marcos admit it was challenging for them. But what they do that you won’t find in many machine shops, even those much larger than their shop, is take excellent care of their employees. Dorothy says, “Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we want them to stay with us.” T-CNC offers full medical coverage and acupuncture for all employees, Friday’s are team lunch events, and not only are holidays paid, often the day before or after the holiday is paid time off! T-CNC opened in 2012 in the bay they occupy today, with Marcos’s tool box, a used manual Bridgeport mill and a website (yes, a website was one of the new owners’ priorities). As a new business, Marcos and Dorothy couldn’t secure bank credit, and existed with 401K savings. Marcos made parts on his manual machine, and within months, added a manual lathe to the business. Over the course of the first year in business, word got out the Marcos had started his own shop, and customers came. Just after 1 year in business, Marcos and Dorothy were busy enough to hire their first employee, and shortly after they purchased their first CNC machine, a Haas Mini-mill. Marcos says, “I am loyal to the Haas machine tool brand for a number of reasons; a) They are affordable b) Ellison Machinery, the dealer for Haas machines in Arizona, has dedicated local technicians in Tucson (2 to be exact) c) Machinists know the Haas machines – if I get 10 resumes, 8 of the 10 are experienced on the Haas machines d) The Haas machines are made in the USA, and this is something I value e) Once you buy your first Haas machine, every new Haas machine will have compatible programming and tooling f) The Haas machines are reliable, and our downtime is minimal”

Today, T-CNC owns 4 Haas CNC machines, 2 Mini Mills, a TM-2P (Tool room Mill with Tool Changer), and they are taking delivery of their latest Haas machine, the Haas ST-15 lathe. Alex Anderson is new to Ellison Machinery, and he supports the company’s customers in Tucson. Marcos says, “Alex’s knowledge of the machine tool industry is outstanding - he is able to give me recommendations on options and machine tools to purchase.” Alex is a mechanical engineer by formal schooling, and he ran Haas machines while in college. He also has worked in the aerospace industry, so he truly understands precision machining. “Alex is not only knowledgeable and responsive, he is easy to get to know - he is so personable”, Marcos says. Marcos adds, “The team at Ellison Machinery, including our local technicians Ed and Ryan, plus Alex, are outstanding. Alex goes out of his way to respond to my requests very quickly. Business is built on honesty and communication, and this is what I have come to expect with Ellison Machinery.” If you want quality precision prototypes done by a small company that makes prototypes its forte, contact T-CNC at 520-305-4915 or email marcos@ If you Google, Tucson CNC, you will likely find them very high in the search. To learn more about Ellison Machinery’s fine line of machine tools and their superior support, contact them at 480-968-5877 or visit A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Uber enlists Embraer, Aurora Flight Sciences for eVTOL At Uber’s Elevate Summit, officials from ride sharing service announced an agreement with Embraer to develop and deploy small, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) for short urban commutes in a concept called the Uber Elevate Network. The preliminary partnership is a project generated by the Embraer Business Innovation Center, the new initiative based in Melbourne, Florida, with outposts in Silicon Valley, California, and Boston, Massachusetts, which was announced in March 2017 when the company revealed its intent to promote air transportation innovations. “We firmly believe we need to explore several new business concepts that may impact air transportation in the future.This is a unique opportunity to complement the air transport knowledge of a visionary and revolutionary ground transport company. On exercising this partnership, we will be developing new technologies, new products, and new business models which could generate opportunities for Embraer in the future,” said Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer’s CEO, in a press release. Mark Moore, Uber’s director of engineering for aviation, explained that Embraer’s knowledge of certifying fly-by-wire aircraft, and its engineers’ confidence in similarly bringing fly-by-wire technology affordably to much smaller aircraft, is an essential ingredient for success. At the same summit, Uber also selected Aurora Flight Sciences as a partner to develop eVTOL aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network.Aurora’s eVTOL A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Aurora has adapted the autonomous flight guidance system from its Centaur optionally-piloted aircraft, the perception and collision avoidance system from the AACUS program, and the battery electric propulsion system from the XV-24A demonstrator to create the eVTOL design. With the successful first test flight of a sub-scale aircraft just days before, on April 20, 2017, Aurora’s announced goal is to deliver 50 aircraft [presumably full-size] for testing by 2020. The partnership agreement provides the basis for a system of urban transportation solutions that will enable users of the Uber Elevate Network to request an Aurora eVTOL aircraft via Uber’s computer or mobile software application “Uber is taking a big step forward toward making the world’s first VTOL network a reality and our partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences will help get us off the ground,” Moore noted. “The Elevate VTOL network will help improve urban mobility around the world and transform the way we travel.” The development of autonomous, passenger-carrying vehicles for surface road travel is well underway, but still years away from acceptance despite demonstration runs by Uber and others. Dreams of personal, on-demandflight have existed from humans’ first notions of flight (Daedalus’ and Icarus’ waxed feather wings), went hand-in-hand with 20th century developments in aviation (autogyros, flying cars), and have followed into the 21st century (multi-rotor, human-carrying drones). While autonomy has the potential to make manned and unmanned transport – including flight – safer and more efficient, we are years (and maybe decades) away from integrating autonomous aircraft safely into the U.S. national air space and weaving them through difficult cityscapes – even if the vehicles themselves can be shown to fly reliably and the software controlling them fail-safe in an unchallenged environment. What Uber is proposing is system integration far more complex than landing a man on the moon. And we still don’t have an app for that yet. Source: Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

Military Blended-Wing Body Variant Is Step Closer To Reality The future development of Boeing’s blended-wing-body (BWB) configuration depends entirely on its suitability for carrying cargo, and in the case of a military tanker-transpor t in particular, its ability to perform airdrop missions. Key to this capability is an innovative cargo door that Boeing has designed to open like a clamshell in the trailing edge. However, it was unclear what effect such a radical door design opening in midair might have on the airflow around the trailing edge—the engines located on the upper wing surface and the area around the cargo ramp. Now, results of newly completed water-tunnel tests indicate that such a cargo door-configured

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in. long, with the wingspan truncated to enable it to fit in the test section. Water passed over the model at 10 in. per sec. to represent typical Mach 0.2-0.3 subsonic cargo drop airspeeds. Dye ports in the model were connected to dye streams and, in the circulating water, generated visible streams of colored dye from the model to simulate air flow. The clamshell doors were tested fully open symmetrically in the water tunnel. Note deflected elevon on the upper door trailing edge. Credit: Boeing “The Reynolds number [a scaling metric for the viscosity of the flow] was fairly low, but it does give a good approximation of the flow. It’s also the first step in a continuing development. The next step might be a low-speed wind tunnel using the same model at Huntington Beach,” says Princen. The force and moment effects on the model with the doors fully and partially open symmetrically and asymmetrically will be measured.The data will be used to determine the control effectiveness of the elevon mounted on the trailing edge of the upper clamshell door, as well as the likely ability of the BWB’s flight control system to handle center-of-gravity changes during cargo drop missions. The clamshell doors are mounted on hinges located behind the aircraft’s rear spars and actuated by units attached to fixed ribs on either side of the doors themselves. “We have done the weight estimates and believe it is a pretty efficient design,” says Princen. The design also shows that the closure angle of the symmetrical door can be achieved in a shorter distance than under a conventional upswept tail. “The whole configuration works well in all these different areas, and it is a real enabler for the BWB,” he says. Prior to the recent water tunnel tests, Boeing also successfully completed evaluations of control surfaces for a short-takeoff version of the BWB at NASA Langley Research Center as part of work to calibrate the facility’s refurbished 14 X-22-ft. subsonic wind tunnel. The test work also compared data obtained in 2015 using a 13-ft. span model in the 40 X-80-ft. National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Facility wind tunnel at NASA Ames. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Lighter-Than-Air Graphene 3D Printing Spurs R&D Tax Credit Opportunities

The Research & Development Tax Credit Graphene is a single-atomic layer of carbon atoms. Organized in a hexagonal lattice, it is considered a “wonder material” that contains an array of properties unparalleled in other structures and materials. For example, it is an excellent conductor with extreme properties in flexibility and transparency. The greatest catch is that graphene is 7.5 times lighter than air. By integrating graphene into nanocomposite materials, the traditional materials used in 3D printing can be greatly improved. This includes plastics. Even though graphene is 12% lighter than the second lightest material in the world, when used in 3D printing, it can make the material “mechanically stronger and with improved thermal and electrical conductivity,” according to Graphene-Info. Companies in various industries are beginning to engage in research and development efforts pertaining to 3D printing with graphene because of its unique applicability to electronics, energy storage, drug delivery, and composite materials development. These companies are now eligible for R&D Tax Credits. 48

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Enacted in 1981, the federal Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit allows a credit of up to 13 percent of eligible spending for new and improved products and processes. Qualified research must meet the following four criteria: • New or improved products, processes, or software • Technological in nature • Elimination of uncertainty • Process of experimentation Eligible costs include employee wages, cost of supplies, cost of testing, contract research expenses, and costs associated with developing a patent. On December 18, 2015 President Obama signed the bill making the R&D Tax Credit permanent. Beginning in 2016, the R&D credit can be used to offset Alternative Minimum Tax and startup businesses can utilize the credit against $250,000 per year in payroll taxes. What is Graphene Aerogel? Aerogels are low-density materials with a

sponge-like structure. It is often coined “frozen smoke“ because it looks like gas, has its weight and density, but is deceptive in that it is actually a solid. Unlike typical aerogels, graphene aerogels contain properties of compressibility and conductivity. Its uniqueness makes it the least dense solid on Earth.To put it into perspective, a graphene aerogel can be balanced on top of a small plant’s leaves. That is why researchers are keen on finding ways to develop graphene aerogels for shock dampers, solid-state batteries, and catalysts. To create a graphene aerogel, a scientist freezedries layers of graphene and stacks them into a 3D structure. Unfortunately, the basic process to 3D print other aerogels cannot be used to print graphene aerogel because it has a more delicate structure. Therefore, scientists mix graphene oxide with water and place it on a surface before cooling it to -25 degrees Celsius. This new process helps researchers immediately freeze individual layers of graphene and stack them into a 3D aerogel. It is anticipated that graphene aerogel’s elasticity and low density make it an ideal absorbent for

environmental clean-ups, such as oil spills. It may also be useful to store and transfer energy by incorporating it in lighter, higher-energydensity batteries, according to Graphene-info. com. In May 2017, Researchers at the Chinese Hubei University announced a graphene aerogel film that can create water vapor at room temperature by converting sunlight into heat. Furthermore, scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology created a graphene oxide-based thermoacoustic speaker that produces sound through rapid heating and cooling of the material instead of vibrations. by Charles Goulding | 3D Printing Materials

Study Says More Range But Not Much More Capacity Needed For NMA The good news first: Airline interest in the proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA) that Boeing is starting to develop from scratch and that Airbus is looking at responding to is huge. In a joint Aviation Week/Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey, 78% of respondents said they were interested in buying such an aircraft. In a market that is currently notorious for not placing many orders at all, that is a very significant number. Airlines also not only want the aircraft, they want it fast—around twothirds would ideally like to take delivery of it by 2021, years before the earliest realistic entryinto-service dates the manufacturers can offer. But the survey, published ahead of the 2017 Paris Air Show, also makes clear how difficult it will be for manufacturers to get right definition of the aircraft and that it is not a single aircraft they are looking at, but a family with different range and seating versions.Airline requirements could trigger a fascinating strategy play that not only involves future designs but also includes

current product lines: The Airbus A320neo family that controls around 60% of the singleaisle market, a position it appears to be able to hold for the foreseeable future, and the Boeing 737 MAX, the relative weakness of which at the top end Boeing is trying to address through the launch of the 737-10. The middle of the market, sitting between true long-haul aircraft and the single-aisles, has always been a tricky segment to address. Airbus started out as an aircraft manufacturer in what arguably is the most difficult part of the portfolio. The A300 and A310 were not real successes. The one true success in the space was the Boeing 757-200; the 767 and A330 exceeded the missions for which they were planned. The A321neo and the A321LR, however, look like they are getting closest to where the 757 left off. What airlines are asking Boeing and Airbus in the survey puts the OEMs in a difficult position: The vast majority of respondents (90%) want fewer than 250 seats in a two-class configuration and up to 5,000-nm range (76%). A significant percentage of respondents (24%) want even more than the 5,000 nm. Twothirds of potential future operators also expect a composite fuselage and composite wings. In other words, they would like an aircraft that is not too different in size from today’s narrowbody families but has a lot more range. That is a problem for the airlines’ suppliers. If they follow their customers’ requests, they seriously risk either cannibalizing their current narrowbody offerings or making it harder to turn a successor into a commercial success— and they likely risk both. Boeing not only faces the challenge of having to develop an aircraft similar in size to the 737 that is different enough to address different segments, it seems more or less committed to building a small 767-like

widebody with much better economics than the 1980s-era design. But the smaller the aircraft becomes, the more difficult it will be to both keep widebody features and sustain narrowbody economics. Engineers are working on sophisticated designs that make both possible. But do customers even want a widebody? The survey does not deliver a clear answer. Only 51% of the airlines responding to the survey would consider a small widebody if it fits into existing gate infrastructure. That is not necessarily always a given if manufacturers at the same time take the range requirement seriously, which would then likely mean a large wing. Of course, the wings could become an issue even for a long-range narrowbody at some of the single-aisle gates at dense airports. At the outset, Airbus appears to be in a more comfortable position.The A321neo and its longrange (LR) version seem to have about the right size for most operators, and being too small is not as serious a problem as being too big. On the other hand, the survey shows that Airbus is not there yet, in particular as far as range is concerned. More work needs to be done on range, as the A321LR as currently proposed reaches only slightly over 4,000 nm. As part of the A321neo “plus-plus” project, more capacity is under consideration, but more importantly, more range has to be designed into the aircraft. Boeing knows the 737-9 and -10 are not the answers because of the range limitations. That’s where the New Midsize Airplane comes into play. And the market seems ready for it. While 60% of the survey respondents say what they have heard about the Boeing project meets their expectations, only 40% say the same about the “A322neo,” the stretched and upgraded A320neo family addition Airbus has been looking at. Now all Boeing has to do is to get the design right.

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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 TSM Machinery _______ 602-233-3757 Sawing Machines ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 _____ 800-240-2932 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 Savage Machine Tools ____ 480-773-4080 Saw Replacement Parts _____ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply _____602-278-3918 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _303-761-3000 Swiss Screw Machines Schenk Intertech________949-360-1512 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT FourPac ___________ 602-751-2070 Automation & Controls 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 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 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 Laser Marking Machines Kwik Mark Inc _________815-363-8268

Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

PATRICK ELLISON President 1610 S. Priest Dr., Suite 101 Tempe, Arizona 85281 Telephone: Cell: Fax: Email:

480-968-5877 480-298-9782 480-968-0522

General Manager

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 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 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Ma Revolution Machine Tools ___ 385-355-0316 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems Desert Machine Sales _____623-826-1025 Flow International _______800-446-3569 Global EDM Supply ______480-836-8330 Flow Waterjet _________ 714-393-3783 Flow Waterjet _________ 415-828-3569 North-South Machinery ___ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp. __________800-838-0343 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ________602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 INSPECTION EQUIP 3D Measurement Systems Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______ 800-327-9735 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Kerley Corporation ______ 530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______ 800-327-9735 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Kerley Corporation ______ 530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Impression Material Roydent ____________ 480-607-1876

Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 Apollos Industries ______ 714-708-3105 Kerley Corporation ______530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______800-327-9735 Microscopes Apollos Industries ______ 714-708-3105 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 Kerley Corporation ______530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach ___602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______800-327-9735 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales _______480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment ___602-455-8904 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100 S&S Machinery Sales _____602-368-8542 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech __480-921-3370 OGP ______________480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems _____480-377-6422 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Video Measuring Systems Apollos Industries ______ 714-708-3105 Kerley Corporation ______530-306-1966 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Perceptron ___________ 734-414-6100

Washington Calibration ____ 480-820-0506 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery ______ 888-542-6374 K D Capital___________ 480-922-1674 Methods West _________ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment ___ 602-455-8904 ReSell CNC West ________ 844-478-8181 S&S Machinery Sales _____ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools _____ 480-773-4080 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 TSM Machinery ________ 602-233-3757 Zachman Machinery _____ 602-908-3447 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074


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



Automatic Barfeeds Of All Types

CERTIFIED BY DNV 1509001:2008_



Kevin Randall

Outside Sales Representative

AS9120:2002 -

Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

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


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

Mike Mills

President West Division

(844) 478-8181 x241

Air Drying Systems Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Band Saw/ Blades ______ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Revolution Machine Tools ___ 385-355-0316 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Roentgen USA _________ 847-787-0135 _________ 877-501-7297 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Edge Technologies _______ 562-597-7824 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Bar Feeder Accessories Edge Technologies _______ 562-597-7824 Trusty-Cook __________ 877-240-2462 Blast Abrasives Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353


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

Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Chip Removal Equip Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Equip Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Cleaners Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 CNC Lathe Accessories Trusty-Cook __________ 877-240-2462 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 CNC Spindle Liners Trusty-Cook __________ 877-240-2462 Collet Fixtures Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Coolant Systems Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfers__________ 316-640-2462 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966

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Cooling Fans: Industrial Budʼs Equipment Sales ____ 435-659-9455 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Sandvik Coromant_______ 480-233-0997 Sandvik Coromant_______ 602-628-4242 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Cutting Tools: Swiss Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow__________480-507-8074 End Mills Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 Filtration Equip. Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Qualichem, Inc. ________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782

EDM Performance _____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply _____ 480-836-8330 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products________ 800-645-4174 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Inserts Toolnet International ____ 602-244-0870 Live Centers Royal Products________ 800-645-4174 Live Tool Holders 5th Axis Fixtures_______ 858-505-0432 Schenk Intertech________949-360-1512 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil_______ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfers__________316-640-2462 Master Chemical Corp _____520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Schenk Intertech________949-360-1512 Von Ruden Manufacturing _ 763-682-0322

An ISO 9001 Company

ISO 9001/AS 9100 Certiied


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

Milling and Turning Products Von Ruden Manufacturing_ 763-682-0322 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 D & R Machinery _______480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 TMG _____________ 714-778-4142 Parts Washing Equipment Qualichem, Inc ________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______800-367-9966 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Spindles GMN USA ___________800-686-1679 Setco Spindles & Slides ____866-362-0699 Static Tool Holders Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Toolnet International _____602-244-0870 Von Ruden Manufacturing __763-682-0322 Steel Service Center Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200

Mobile: 480‐320‐0308 

Tooling Columns Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Vises and Vise Jaws 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Waterjet Abrasives Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Waterjet Accessories Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Barton International 800-741-7756 Waterjet Replacement Parts Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Work Holding 5th Axis Fixtures________ 858-505-0432

Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing ______ 763-574-8320 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Toolnet International _____ 602-244-0870 CONSUMMABLES Abrasive Supplies Belts/Sand Discs/ Floor Sanding Abrasive Express _______ 800-941-4777 Cleaning Corrosion Inhibitors Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Hangsterfers__________ 316-640-2462 Marshall Tool & Supply ____ 602-269-6295 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co. ____ 602-278-2693 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades _ 303-761-3000 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966 EDM Materials & Supplies Adams Machinery _______480-968-3711 Canyon State Oil________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _______ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance accʼs ____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply ______ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc _________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966

EDM Fluids Hangsterfers__________316-640-2462 Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693 Garnet Barton International _____800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________882-243-9300 Impression Materials Roydent ____________ 480-607-1876 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Canyon State Oil_______ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Qualichem, Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Canyon State Oil_______ 800-894-7773 Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693 Qualichem, Inc _______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids ______ 800-367-9966 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys _______ 860-289-3820 Rolled Alloys __________800-521-0332 Sonoran Metals _______ 602-993-8295 Western States Metals _____801-978-0562


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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

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

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys ________860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Rolled Alloys __________800-521-0332 Sonoran Metals ________602-993-8295 Aluminum Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company ______800-423-6651 Metal Supermarkets______480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets______505-858-9953 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Tube Service Company ____602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals _______480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Kloeckner Metals _______480-389-2883

Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Reliance Metal Center ____ 602-275-4471 TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Brass Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company ______ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Metal Supermarkets ______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets ______ 505-858-9953 State Industrial Prod _____ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 State Industrial Prod _____ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

Carbon Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company ______800-423-6651 Sonoran Metals ________602-993-8295 Cast Iron Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Cobalt Rolled Alloys __________800-521-0332 Copper 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 State Industrial Prod _____602-275-0990 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200

Stan Watkins Industrial Account Sales & Technical Support


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Canyon State Oil

(855) 400-2269 Tel

A Division of SC Fuels

(602) 369-5185 Mobile

2640 N. 31st Avenue,

(602) 269-2685 Fax

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Extrusions TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Metals Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 Kloeckner Metals _______ 480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets ______ 480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets ______ 505-858-9953 Reliance Metal Center ____ 602-275-4471 Rolled Alloys __________ 800-521-0332 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Sonoran Metals ________ 602-993-8295 State Industrial Prod _____ 602-275-0990 Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865

Cutting Tools Consultants ___602-277-1342 Horizo Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools _______602-269-1775

TW Metals ___________800-203-8000 800-203-8000 Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel ________480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix_____ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque __505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co _______602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500 Kloeckner Metals _______480-389-2883 Metal Supermarkets______480-360-3680 Metal Supermarkets______505-858-9953 Reliance Metal Center ____602-275-4471 Rolled Alloys __________800-521-0332 Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Sonoran Metals ________602-993-8295 Nickel Alloys Rolled Alloys __________800-521-0332 Sonoran Metals ________602-993-8295 Steel Sheet Reliance Metal Center ____602-275-4471 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co _______602-267-7208 Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 Rolled Alloys __________800-521-0332 Tubing & Pipe Apache Steel Company ____602-323-2200 AZ Metals ___________602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply _______602-454-1500

Inserts, Indexable Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Reliance Metal Center ____ 602-275-4471 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Sa Samuel, Son & Co. ______ 800-631-9765 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Tube Service Company ____602-267-9865 Inserts, PCD/CBN INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 TOOLING Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Reamers & Drills, PCD Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Carbide Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Precision Toolholding Cutting Tools Consultants __ 602-277-1342 Products Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 5th Axis Fixtures ________858-505-0432 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Magnum Precision Mach ___602-431-8300 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Thread Mills Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 The Tool Crib __________ 602-978-3130 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Cutting Tools Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Toolnet International _____602-244-0870 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Cutting Tools: Custom B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Global EDM Supply ______480-836-8330 Horizon Carbide ________480-968-0957 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 Drills PALLET SYSTEMS Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342 Manual & Automatic Pallet SysLRW Cutting Tools ______ 602-269-1775 tems Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Bayer Systems ________ 602-448-9409 Moore Tool & Equipment ___602-455-8904 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Manual Lift Off Pallet Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Systems End Mills Bayer Systems ________ 602-448-9409 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162 Cutting Tools Consultants __ 602-277-1342 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 Systems Marshall Tool & Supply ____602-269-6295 Sandvik Coromant_______480-233-0997 Bayer Systems ________ 602-448-9409 Sandvik Coromant_______602-628-4242 Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Fixtures Robotic Part Loading 5th Axis Fixtures________858-505-0432 Systems Form Tools Midaco Corporation _____ 847-593-8420 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162



Director of Business Operations

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

Arizona CNC Equip Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Cimatron____________248-596-9700 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Software, Inv. Control Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Software, Servicing Delcam ____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam __________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____480-696-6056 SolidProducts _________480-206-0330 Tooling Systems Global EDM Supply ______480-836-8330 PRODUCTS Cases CaseTech ___________ 480-671-9405


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Rob Schwister

Relationship Manager 480.905.2407





Mathew Evans Sales and Marketing






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

   

30 Years Experience MIKE SMITH 602-397-4008

Paramount Leadership Group 480-442-7497

Arizona Machine Tool Service, AMTS Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales Co. Senior ServiceRev Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, AZ _____________ 602-845-1200 and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to provide service Sustaining Edge Solutions ___ 888-572-9642 and repair to Arizona, Contract Inspection Thank you Mike Smith Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131

Fluid Recycling Equipment Master Chemical Corp _____ 520-310-8912 Guns Layke Tactical _________602-272-2654 Reusable Shipping Cases CaseTech ___________ 480-671-9405 Weld Cleaning Centers Capital Weld Cleaners ___ 480-967-0016 SERVICES Banks Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2407 Business Consulting BMSC _____________480-445-9400 Paramount Leadership Group __ 480-442-7497 Quick Turn Financial______ 480-385-1220 Rev AZ _____________ 602-845-1200 Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Arizona CNC Equip _____ 480-615-6353 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Calibration: Repair & Certify Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Washington Calibration ____480-820-0506 Consulting BMSC _____________480-445-9400 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Contract Programming Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Gateway Community College _ 602-286-8050 Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 623-780-4137 Automation & Controls FourPac ____________ 602-751-2070 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 Schenk Intertech_________949-360-1512 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2407 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-650-3779 Quick Turn Financial______ 480-385-1738 SBG Capital __________ 480-897-4988 US Bank ____________ 909-466-5020 US Bank ____________ 507-532-8437 Heavyhaul Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Omega Morgan________ 800-442-8141

Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Insurance Services NFP Property & Casualty __ 480-458-6052 Sentry Insurance ______ 877-373-6879 ISO/AS9100 Consulting BMSC ____________ 480-445-9400 Paramount Leadership Group 480-442-7497 Quality Training Consultants 928-284-0856 Rev AZ _____________602-845-1200 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust ______480-905-2407 BMO Harris Bank ______ 602-650-3779 Droeg Financial Services __ 480-345-6575 Quick Turn Financial______480-385-1220 US Bank ___________ 909-466-5020 US Bank ___________ 507-532-8437 Lean Manufacturing BMSC ____________ 480-445-9400 Rev AZ _____________602-845-1200 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Management Systems Certification/Training Paramount Leadership Group __480-442-7497 Machine Tool Utilization Tracking E Solutions ___________602-524-0192

Manufacturers Rep Quality Training Consultants _928-284-0856 Machinery Installation Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783 IRH ____________800-334-2409 MEI Rigging _________ 480-917-3870 Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Machinery Moving Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783 IRH ____________800-334-2409 MEI Rigging _________ 480-917-3870 Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Machinery Storage Southwest Industrial Rigging 602-920-8837 Real Estate, Commercial NAI Horizon _________ 602-852-3433 Phil Terry ___________602-903-3762 Recycling Barry Metals __________602-484-7186 Broadway Metal Recycling __602-795-6328 Consolidated Resources Inc. __623-931-5009 Davis Salvage Co ______ 602-267-7208 Phoenix Metal Trading ___ 602-257-4660 Reverse Engineering ARTL ______________602-374-3770 BMSC ____________ 480-445-9400 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc. _________480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 Rigging Hunter Machine Moving ____602-246-8783

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

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

IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Omega Morgan _______ 800-442-8141 Schools, Custom Training AZPMAP ____________ 602-723-8191 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 Schools, Machining & Training Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 Shipping Preparation C&M Machine Services ____602-284-8836 Systems Integration Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5877 Transportation IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Transportation:Air/Freight/Ground IRH ____________ 800-334-2409 Working Capital, Credit Lines Droeg Financial Services ___ 480-345-6575 Quick Turn Financial______ 480-385-1220 SBG Capital __________ 480-897-4988 US Bank ____________909-466-5020 US Bank ____________507-532-8437

REPAIR/DESIGN Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies _______562-597-7824 Machine Tool Design/ Engineering Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Machine Tool Rebuilding Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 API Services __________ 757-223-4157 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 AMTS______________602-397-4008 DM Machine Repair ______480-709-1450 EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 FourPac ____________602-751-2070 Setco-Pope Spindles ______866-362-0699 The Werks C&C, Inc ______602-569-1809 Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 API Services __________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Contract Programming Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______480-968-5335 Gateway Community College _602-286-8050 Design Services Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 Schenk Intertech________ 949-360-1512

Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2407 BMO Harris Bank _______ 602-650-3779 Droeg Financial Services ___ 480-345-6575 Quick Turn Financial______ 480-385-1738 SBG Capital __________ 480-897-4988 US Bank ____________909-466-5020 US Bank ____________ 507-532-8437 Maint/Repair Services Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 AMTS______________ 602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 C&M Machine Services ____ 602-284-8836 DM Machine Repair ______ 480-709-1450 D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 State Industrial Prod _____ 602-275-0990 The Werks C&C, Inc ______ 602-569-1809 Whiteʼs Niche Products ____ 602-290-9402 Mold Repairs B&B Tool _________ 520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs B&B Tool. _________ 520-397-0436 Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS_____________ 602-397-4008 API Services _________ 757-223-4157 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 Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 C&M Machine Services ____602-284-8836 The Werks C&C, Inc _____602-569-1809 Repair - Portable Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 C&M Machine Services ____602-284-8836 The Werks C&C, Inc _____ 602-569-1809 Spindle Rebuilding API Services _________ 757-223-4157 Setco-Pope Spindles _____ 866-362-0699 GMN USA __________ 800-686-1679 Spindle Replacement C&M Machine Services ____602-284-8836 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants 602-277-1342 SAFETY Mobility Ramps & Stairs Modular EZ-Access _________ 800-451-1903 Fire Protection Systems Rotarex __________ 480-689-8756 TESTING Component & Failure Analysis ARTL ______________602-374-3770 Testing, Metallurgical ARTL ______________602-374-3770 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS Chemetall __________ 714-739-2821 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 89 • July / Aug 2017 2

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes


Field Sales & Engineering

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

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


IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Pierpont Manufacturing ____602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Clean Room Assembly Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 L&W Fluid ___________602-323-2560

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Fixtures: Assembly BRAZING Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Thermal-Vac _________ 714-702-0488 Full Board Cable Assembly Brazing: Aluminum Dip Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 PCB Assembly BROACHING Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 BAR CODING Western Sintering _______509-375-3096 Apache Gear, Inc _______623-934-7144 BENDING CASTINGS Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 AATC _____________602-268-1467 Precision Metal Mfg ______480-987-2466 Western Cast Parts ______480-250-9764 Bending: CNC Castings: Prototype Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 AATC _____________602-268-1467

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

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


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Western Cast Parts _____ 480-250-9764 Castings: Production AATC _____________602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts _____ 480-250-9764 COATING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 District 7 Powder Coat _____480-636-1145 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Louie’s Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 Titanium Coating Services __ 562-248-2550 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Sav-On Plating_________602-252-4311

Coating: Black Oxide Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Louie’s Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing _ 801-972-2146 Coating: Cerakote Coating: Nickel/Teflon District 7 Powder Coat _____480-636-1145 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Masic Industries _______ 503-232-9109 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Coating: Chem Film Coating: NP3 CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing ____602-275-3117 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Frontier Techni-Kote _____ 928-636-0130 Chemetall ___________714-739-2821 FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ____ _480-968-1930 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Louie’s Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Coating:Passivation Treffers Precision ______ 602-744-2636 CAP ____________ 602-464-9629 The Metal Man _______ 800-448-9448 FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 Sav-On Plating_________602-252-4311 Frontier Techni-Kote ______928-636-0130 Coating: Dry Film Lube LA Specialties _________602-269-7612 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Coating:VD (Titanium) Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Titanium Coating Services __ 562-248-2550

Powder Coating Arizona Finishing _______ 602-438-4443 Collins Metal Finishing _____ 602-275-3117 District 7 Powder Coat ______480-636-1145 Frontier Techni-Kote _______928-636-0130 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 Masic Industries_________503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Perma-Finish, Inc ________602-278-1733 Pilkington Metal Finishing____801-972-2146 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 CUTTING ______ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply ______602-278-3918 Harschco LLC __________ 602-617-7514 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ____480-306-7748 The Metal Man ________ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting ______ 800-240-2932 Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 CNC Router Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300


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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

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


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


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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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Die Cutting CGS Technologies _______ 623-434-3136 Laser APMI ______________ 480-668-0024 Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 CGS Technologies _______ 623-434-3136 Fine Line Laser Cutting ____ 602-863-3196 Precision Metal Mfg ______ 480-987-2466 Tube Laser Cutting Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865 DEBURRING: PRECISION DG Deburring _________ 623-680-5925 DIE CASTING TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278 Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc TVT Die Casting ________ 800-280-2278 DIES Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002

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


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Precision Die & Stamp’g ___ 480-967-2038 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole Arizona Wire Specialists ____ 480-829-6530 EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet ___ 714-373-0098 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________ 480-921-1665 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 Faustson ____________ 303-420-7422 LAI International _______ 480-968-6228 Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet ___ 714-373-0098 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________ 480-921-1665 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC ________ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists ____ 480-829-6530 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483

EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet ___714-373-0098 Moore Tool & Die _______480-622-1705 Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Sun Tech ____________480-921-1665 Thompson Machine _____ 505-823-1453 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 IMCOR Corp __________602-245-0148 K-2 Manufacturing _____ 602-455-9575 Pierpont Manufacturing ___ 602-233-1335 FAA REPAIR STATION Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 FABRICATION Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Acme Metalworks _______480-926-4171 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 APMI ____________ 480-668-0024 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969


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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BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. CAID Industries _________520-294-3126 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. A Complete Inc Manufacturing Facility for Creedbilt ___________623-939-8119 Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Dayton Lamina _________248-489-9122 Phone: (602)243-4329 Desert Precision Mfg _____Cell:520-887-4433 (602)370-5777 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 FMD Fabrication Services ____ 602-368-6835 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv __ 480-966-3952 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 IMCOR Corp ___________602-245-0148 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402




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William Johnson

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

Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Phoenix Metalcraft ______ 602-279-4810 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metal Mfg____480-987-2466 RM Garrison Machining__623-582-6544 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech ___________ 801-292-0493 FMD Fabrication Services ____602-368-6835 Precision Metal Mfg______480-987-2466

Fabrication: Custom Metal Allfab Engineering______ Engineering 602-437-0497 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Mfg ___________ 602-455-9575 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Precision Metal Mfg______480-987-2466 Fabrication: Medium & Large Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 APMI _____________ 480-668-0024 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Fry Fabrications ________602-454-0701 Hollow Metal Xpress _____ 866-936-7001 IMCOR Corp __________602-245-0148 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402

Metzfab ____________602-618-2841 602-618-2841 Phoenix Metalcraft _____ 602-279-4810 Pierpont Manufacturing ___ 602-233-1335 Precision Metal Mfg______480-987-2466 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Precision Metalworks ____ 602-455-9575 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 FINISHING Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome _____602-278-8671 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries _____ 480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402

LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Louie’s Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Southwest Powder Coating __602-272-0878 TVT Die Casting ________800-280-2278 Abrasive Blasting Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Dry Film Lubrication Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Glass Bead Clean Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating ____408-727-6630

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

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Coating Technologies _____ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating __ 602-272-0878 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing _____ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ____ _623-581-2648 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 FutureWeld __________ 602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 L A Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries ______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 RM Garrison Machining__623-582-6544 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting _______ 602-716-5566

Byingto Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 District 7 Powder Coat _____480-636-1145 Masic Industries _______ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC _602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies ____ 623-581-2648 Southwest Powder Coating _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 FORGINGS R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Forgings: Titanium R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 FOUNDRY AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 GAGES Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 GASKETS CGS Technologies ______ 623-434-3136 GEAR CUTTING Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc ______ 623-934-7144 GRINDING

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Air Gear Industries ______ 602-275-7996

Grinding: ID/OD Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 Arizona Hard Chrome _____602-278-8671 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _______888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome _____602-278-8671 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Grinding: Profile Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________623-582-5767

Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless Anovaprise___________ 623-551-5775 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Ron Grob Co. _________ 970-667-5320 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 Industrial Precision Grinding _310-352-4700 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc

Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 Arizona Hard Chrome _____602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 ChemResearch_________602-253-4175 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401


GMN USA ___________800-686-1679 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 Ron Grob Co. _________ 970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding ____ 800-662-0126 Sun Grinding _________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 Grinding, Blanchard

AZ ASER ENGRAVING “Leave Your Mark” Sandi & Chuck

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Phoenix Heat Treating ____602-258-7751 602-258-7751 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 HONING & MACHINE Heat Treating/ISO9001/AS9100 Precision Honing Specialists Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Jeremy Johnson 480.577.9774 Owner Gilbert, AZ Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/Aluminum Heat Treating National Grinding & Mfg ___602-588-2869 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Osborn Products ________623-587-0335 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 HONING/LAPPING Sun Grinding _________602-238-9595 Grindworks __________623-582-5767 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 National Grinding & Mfg __ 602-588-2869 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 B & T Tool & Engineering ___ 602-267-1481 Paramount Honing & Machine 480-577-9774 CTE______________ 800-783-2400 Phoenix Grinding _______602-437-8401 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____480-503-1283 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701 IDENTIFICATION GUNDRILLING Labels & Bar Code Acme Metal Works_______ 480-926-4171 AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 HEAT TREATING Atlas Testing Labs _______909-373-4130 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Mobile PartMarking Controlled Thermal Tech’y___602-272-3714 AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Temperature Processing ___ 303-772-0250 Thermal-Vac __________714-702-0488 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 Heat Treating/ Aerospace Atlas Testing Labs _______909-373-4130 B & T Tool & Engineering ___602-267-1481 Byington Steel Treating ___ 408-727-6630 Frontier Techni-Kote _____ 928-636-0130


Leach LLaser __________ 602-254-1141 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting 602-256-0260 INSPECTION Calibration Washington Calibration ___ 480-820-0506 Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Klontech Measure Sol _____480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___602-272-4571 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc _________623-939-4412 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Sustaining Edge Solutions __ 888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants 928-284-0856

ISO Registrar Orion Registrar ________ 303-645-4017 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions ___ 888-572-9642 JIGS Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 MACHINING Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC ________480-239-8254 Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 Arcas Machine Inc _______ 480-632-9414 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining __ 623-581-6200 Faustson ____________ 303-420-7422 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng ___ 520-745-8771 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 T-N Machining _________ 602-278-8665


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Tech Five Machining _____ 480-699-4856 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Aerospace AATC _____________602-268-1467 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Absolute Turning & Machine 520-624-5628 Air Gear Industries _____ 602-275-7996 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 American Spirit Investments 480-367-9545 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 Campro Mfg _________ 602-298-8700 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Clings Manufacturing _____480-968-1778 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision Inc. ______480-464-0150 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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

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Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 AZ Datum ___________ 602-687-6331 Campro Mfg __________602-298-8700 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 Evans Precision Machining __623-581-6200 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services__________480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____480-503-1283 Group Mfg Serv. ________480-966-3952 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 Tangent Solutions _______ 480-229-9901 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 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____520-887-1727 Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 American Spirit Investments__480-367-9545 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool ______480-813-1002 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Campro Mfg _________ 602-298-8700 Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802 Clings Manufacturing _____480-968-1778 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Swami Subramanian

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



Marc Faris 480.200.5571

Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___520-889-8325 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 IMCO Products _________480-632-2252 Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 JB’s Precision _________623-581-9088 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 JD Machine __________801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co _______602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine ________ 480-966-4451 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 Micropulse West ________480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet ___ 714-373-0098 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 Powerhaus Precision _____480-225-8854 Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Pro Precision _________602-353-0022

Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 Campro Mfg __________ 602-298-8700 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Cassavant Machining _____ 602-437-4005 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 T-N Machining _________602-278-8665 Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483 Tangent Solutions _______480-229-9901 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_602-437-0339 Tech Five Machining ______480-699-4856 Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Wire-Tech___________480-966-1591 Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 Machining Composites IMCO Products _________ 480-632-2252 Absolute Turning & Machine _520-624-5628 JC Machine & Motorsports___ 602-790-2207 Machining: Large Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403 Backerworks Mfg _______505-342-2943 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Kirin Manufacturing ______ 520-622-8402 Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 HK Machining _________602-278-6704 Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 Mach: Turning CNC 3D Machine LLC _______480-239-8254 RM Garrison Mach’ing _ __623-582-6544 Absolute Turning & Machine _520-624-5628 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Air Gear Industries ______602-275-7996 Ron Grob Co._________970-667-5320 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 American Spirit Investments__480-367-9545 Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 Tangent Solutions _______ 480-229-9901 Avtek Industries ________602-485-4005 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 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 Machining Plastic Absolute Turning & Machine _ 520-624-5628 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Glover Precision, Inc. _____ 480-464-0150 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC __ ______480-239-8254 AATC _____________ 602-268-1467 Accutech _____________801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 Absolute Turning & Machine _ 520-624-5628 Allset Precision ________ 480-753-1776 Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 Anovaprise___________ 623-551-5775 Arcas Machine Inc _______ 480-632-9414 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005 AZ Datum ___________ 602-687-6331 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg _______ 505-342-2943 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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

BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Clings Manufacturing ____ 480-968-1778 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Mach’g ___ 623-581-6200 Faustson ___________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision , Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 IMCO Products ________ 480-632-2252 JB’s Precision ________ 623-581-9088 JC Machine & Motorsports__ 602-790-2207 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering ______602-273-7114 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 Powill Mfg __________ 623-780-4100 Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RM Garrison Mach’ing __623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Service & Sales _______ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 Sun Tech ____________480-921-1665 Tangent Solutions _______480-229-9901 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 WC Machine & Tool _____ 480-507-4620 Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Production GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AATC____________602-268-1467 Absolute Turning & Machine 520-624-5628 Accutech ____________ 801-975-1117 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322 Anovaprise__________ 623-551-5775 Arcas Machine Inc _______480-632-9414 AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304 Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483 East Valley Precision______480-288-6601 Evans Precision _______ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150

HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Motorsports___602-790-2207 JC Machine & Motorsports JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 JWB Manufacturing _____ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 McFarland Machine & Eng _ 480-966-1388 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products _______ 623-587-0335 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 Pro Precision ________602-353-00220 R&D Specialty Manco ____ 602-278-7700 RM Garrison Machining__623-582-6544 RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining ______480699-4856 Uni-Tek ____________602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg __________480-966-7376 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Quick Turn AZ Datum ___________602-687-6331 Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 HK Machining ________ 602-278-6704 JC Machine & Motorsports___602-790-2207 Jemelco, Inc.__________480-804-9541 Kirin Manufacturing _____ 520-622-8402 Powerhaus Precision ____ 480-225-8854 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC _______ 480-239-8254 Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005 Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957

Flex-Pro ____________623-581-0551 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 GHT Services_________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine ___480-753-1166 Glover Precision, Inc. ____ 480-464-0150 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Infinisys ____________602-276-2276 JC Machine & Motorsports__ 602-790-2207 JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403 Jemelco, Inc._________ 480-804-9541 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine ________480-961-7673 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665 Tangent Solutions ______ 480-229-9901 Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Machining: Semiconductor KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560 Machining: Swiss Absolute Turning & Machine 520-624-5628 AZ Datum __________ 602-687-6331 Bar-S Machine _________928-636-2115 Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005 HPMP _____________801-619-9850 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Ron Grob __________ 970-667-5320 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407 Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670

Laser Engraving & Etching Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking AZ Laser Engraving _____ 602-708-1204 Leach Laser __________ 602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 MANUFACTURING Abrams Airborne Mfg ____ 520-887-1727 Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 APMI __ __________ 480-668-0024 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 Clings Manufacturing ____ 480-968-1778 Contract Manufacturing Service602-253-4744 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision ______602-316-6957 Harschco LLC _________602-617-7514 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325 Group Manufacturing Serv _ 480-966-3952 IMCOR Corp __________602-245-0148 K-2 Mfg ___________ 602-455-9575 KLK Ind. ____________602-267-1331 Metzfab ____________602-618-2841 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Scriven Precision_______ 480-961-9775 Manufacturing: Electrode Allset Precision ________480-753-1776 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Wire-Tech ___________480-966-1591 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech __________ 801-292-0493

Machining: Turning: Automatic Absolute Turning and Machine 520-624-5628 American Prec. Machine___ 602-269-6298 AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace _____480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g ____623-581-6200 FMD Fabrication Services ___ 602-368-6835 HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850 JB’s Precision Ind _______623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.___________602-272-2654 Matrix Machine ________480-966-4451 RMSS _____________623-780-5904 Stewart Precision Mfg _____623-492-9400 Weiser Engineering ______303-280-2778 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting AEI Fabrication _______ 480-733-6594 Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 EDM Tech ___________602-278-6666 Fine Line Laser Cutting ____602-863-3196 CAID Industries ________520-294-3126 K-2 Manufacturing ______602-455-9575 KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331 LAI International ______ 480-968-6228 Marusiak LLC _________480-318-8883 McFarland Machine & Eng __480-966-1388 Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625 Research Engineering Dev __602-484-8982 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 METAL FORMING Weiser Engineering ______303-280-2778 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Creedbilt Inc __________623-939-8119 Laser Cutting:Rotary Axis K-zell Metals, Inc. _______602-232-5882 Desert Precision Mfg ____ 520-887-4433

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Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 Sandblast/Automated TMM Precision ________800-448-9448 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Screenprinting & Pad METAL STAMPING Printing High Production Precision Stamping Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Die & Stamping ___480-967-2038 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 PLATING MOLDS Arizona Hard Chrome _____ 602-278-8671 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Molds: Construction Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 JWB Manufacturing ______480-967-4600 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 E.P.S.I. _____________714-256-8950 Molds: Plastic Injection Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 Wire-Tech ___________ 480-966-1591 L A Specialties _________ 602-269-7612 Molds: Steel Aero Tech ___________801-292-0493 Louie’s Black Oxide ______602-257-0530 Precision Metalworks _____602-455-9575 OUTGASING Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 CGS Technologies _______ 623-434-3136 Anodizing PAINTING CAP _____________602-464-9629 Arizona Finishing _______602-438-4443 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 ChemResearch_________ 602-253-4175 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 FutureWeld __________ 602-437-2426 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Precision Industrial Painting _602-256-0260 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Bright Nickel STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Sav-On Plating _________ 602-252-4311 Painting& Blast Booths Bright Tin STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Foresight Finishing ______480-921-0000 Phosphate Coating Technologies _____623-581-2648 Sav-On Plating_________ 602-252-4311 Copper Wet Paint/CARC Foresight Finishing ______480-921-0000 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Frontier Techni-Kote ______ 928-636-0130 Gold Tech Industries ______480-968-1930 A Z MANUFACTURING • 99 • July / Aug 2017 2


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PRODUCT DESIGN Design and Modeling Bar-S Machine _________ 928-636-2115 PRODUCTION Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802 Contract Manufacturing Service 602-253-4744 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 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Phoenix Metalcraft ______ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778 ROBOTICS CAID Industries ________ 520-294-3126

SAW CUTTING Industrial Precision Grinding _ 310-352-4700 SINTERING Western Sintering _______ 509-375-3096 SPINNING: Metal Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 SPLINES Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Empire Precision Mach. ____480-633-4580

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SPRINGS Custom Springs Compression/Extension/ Assembly/Torsion Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 Flat and Wire Springs Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113

Stamping Design SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping Flat Forming SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Precision SPRINGS WORKS Utah_____ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Progressive Die & Tooling Moore Tool & Die _______ 480-622-1705

STAMPING AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625 Precision Die & Stamping ___ 480-967-2038 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wrico_____________480-892-7800 Precision Metal Forming Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 K-2 Mfg ____________ 602-455-9575 SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 Stamping: Aerospace Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 Stamping: Deep Draw Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453

TAPPING Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 TESTING Testing: Non-Dest/ Pressure Atlas Testing Labs _______ 909-373-4130 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Chemetall ___________ 714-739-2821 FutureWeld __________ 602-437-2426 Pilkington Metal Finishing___801-972-2146 Testing: Chemical/Metalurgical/ Environmental Atlas Testing Labs _______ 909-373-4130 THERMAL SPRAY Controlled Thermal Tech’y___ 602-272-3714 Empire Precision Mach. ____480-633-4580 THREADING Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding _____602-353-8088 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Thread Rolling Ron Grob Co. _________ 970-667-5320

Research Engineering Dev __602-484-8982 RM GGarrison Machining___623-582-6544 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___480-306-7748 WC Machine & Tool ______480-507-4620 Machine 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 Harschco LLC _________ 602-617-7514 Marzee ____________ 602-269-5810

TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC ________ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283 Moore Tool & Die _______ 480-622-1705 Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 WASHERS Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 Wrico _____________480-892-7800 WIRE FORMS TOOLING Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.__ 412-458-4831 EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____602-243-4329 Moore Tool & Die _______ 480-622-1705 SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113 Newport Tool _________ 801-295-7411 WELDING Western Sintering _______509-375-3096 Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 TUBE BENDING Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Clings Manufacturing _____ 480-968-1778 Anovaprise___________623-551-5775 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900 APMI ______________480-668-0024 TUBING AzMark ____________480-926-8969 Assembly Formed Tubing BID Machine, Inc _______480-892-7304 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900 CAID Industries ________ 520-294-3126 Service & Sales ________ 480-968-9084 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 Formed Tubing Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Desert Precision Mfg _____520-887-4433 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900 Empire Precision Mach. ____480-633-4580 Tube Bending /Fabrication Group Mfg. Serv ________480-966-3952 K-zell Metals, Inc. _______ 602-232-5882 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 Service & Sales ________ 480-968-9084 Jan’s Inc.____________480-833-7305 WATERJET CUTTING Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322 IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 CMA Waterjet _________ 480-966-WJET K-2 Manufacturing ______602-455-9575 Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119 K-zell Metals, Inc. _______602-232-5882 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 EDM Tech ___________ 602-278-6666 McFarland Machine & Eng __480-966-1388 Flow International ______ 800-446-3569 PPE Engineering________ 480-615-7900 Harschco LLC _________ 602-617-7514 Precision Metal Mfg ______480-987-2466 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Precision Metalworks _____602-455-9575 Marusiak LLC _________ 480-318-8883 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Marzee ____________ 602-269-5810 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 McFarland Machine & Eng __ 480-966-1388 State Industrial Prod______602-275-0990 Metzfab ____________ 602-618-2841 Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet ___ 714-373-0098 Weiser/Mile High Precision __303-280-2778

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Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800 Welding: Aerospace Backerworks Mfg _______505-342-2943 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 K-2 Manufacturing ______602-455-9575 40 N. Sunway Dr. #2 • Gilbert, AZ 85233 Kirin Manufacturing ______520-622-8402 LAI International _______480-968-6228 Backerworks Mfg ____ 505-342-2943 Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Continental Machining _ 800-777-2483 Cutting Edge Mfg ______480-609-7233 Welding: Alum. Med & Lg FutureWeld _________ 602-437-2426 Alpha Machine ________602-437-0322 Jan’s Inc.___________ 480-833-7305 Continental Machining ____800-777-2483 K-2 Mfg ___________ 602-455-9575 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339 PPE Engineering ______ 480-615-7900 Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580 Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480 Hollow Metal Xpress ______ 866-936-7001 PPE Engineering________480-615-7900 Precise Metal Products ____602-272-2625 Celebrating 23 Years Precision Metal Mfg ______480-987-2466 In The Southwest! Weiser/Mile High Precision __303-280-2778 Welding: Enclosures Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 Welding: Design Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701 IMCOR Corp __________ 602-245-0148 Pierpont Manufacturing ____ 602-233-1335 Welding: Laser Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Welding: Orbital L&W Fluid ___________602-323-2560 Welding: Spot Lynch Brothers Mfg ______602-267-7575 Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114 Welding: Tig Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497

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3D Machine ...................................90 Continental Machining............................96 5th AxisFixtures ......................23,88 Contract Manufacturing Service......90 Abrams Airborne Mfg................................93 Controlled Thermal.....................................94 Abrasive Express............................................85 Creedbilt Inc..............................................29,97 Current EDM....................................................82 Absolute Machining & Turning..........97 ACC Machinery...............................................81 D & R Mchy...................................81,83,86,87 Accutech..............................................................96 Davis Salvage..................................26,100 Ace Wire Spring & Form Co.................100 Desert EDM Sales...................................84 ACME Metalworks........................................94 Desert Machine Sales....................39,81 Adams Mach...................................53,81,104 Desert Precision MFG..........................92 Advanced Precision.....................................88 DG Deburring..........................................92 Aero Spring & Mfg........................................92 District 7 Powder Coat.........................93 Aero Tech.............................................................97 DM Machine Repair..............................88 Air Gear .................................................................94 DNKB.............................................................90 Alerus .....................................................................88 Droeg Financial Services.............58,89 AllFab Engineering.......................................93 Dynamic Machine & Fab......................34,94 Allset Precision.................................................97 East Valley Precision.............................98 Alpha Machine ...............................................99 Ebbco Inc. .................................................. 82 American Aerospace (AATC) ................91 Echols Saw & Supply............................81 American Spirit Investments(ASI).....96 Edge Technologies...............................84 AMTS......................................................................88 EDM Network....................................20,85 Anovaprise.........................................................91 EDM Perform Access...........................86 Apache Gear.....................................................93 EDM Tech................................................... 92 Apache Steel.....................................................85 Ellison Machinery..........5,60-61,69,83 APMI........................................................................90 Empire Precision Mach.......................97 Apollos Industries .....................................100 EPSI................................................................99 Arcas Machine Inc.........................................96 Evans Precision Mach’g .....................93 Arizona Finishing...........................................94 Exactitude ..............................................100 Arizona Hard Chrome................................94 EZ-Access.............................................54,89 Arizona Wire Spec.........................................90 Faustson .....................................................90 Arizona Wire & Tool...................................101 Fine Line Fabricating Inc. .................. 93 ARTL........................................................................90 Fine Line Laser Cutting ......................99 Atlas Testing Labs................................34,101 Flex-Pro .................................................74,97 Auer Precision..................................................93 Flow Corp ............................................81,82 AutoDesk ............................................................92 FMD Fabrication .................................... 92 Avtek.......................................................................96 FourPac ....................................................... 82 Axian Technology.........................................90 Foresight Finishing...........1,36-37,100 Ayers Gear & Machining ..................62-63 Frontier Techni-Kote......................40,99 AZ CNC ..........................................8,9,39,71,75 Fry Steel Co............................................... 85 AZ CNC ..................................................81,81-87 FutureWeld.........................................42,93 AZ Datum...........................................................97 Ganesh Machinery............................... 82 AZ Laser Engraving......................................95 Gateway Community College..56,91 AZMARK ..............................................................99 Geiger Electric Inc ................................. 82 AZ Metals ............................................................84 GHT Services LLC...................................90 AZ Tool Steel......................................................86 Gibbs Precision Machine ..................98 B&B Tool...............................................................87 Gilbert Metal Stamping.....................90 B & T Tool & Engr............................................85 Gladhill Assoc ....................................68,95 Backerworks Mfg..........................................97 Global EDM Supply..............................84,94 Glover Precision, Inc............................. 95 Barry Metals...............................................32,86 GMA Garnet .......................................83,83 Bar-S Machine Inc.........................................90 GMN USA.............................................35,84 Barton International ..........................52,84 Gold Tech Industries......................... ...95 BID Machine, Inc............................................92 GoSynergy .................................................47 Blue Streak Grinding ...........................64,93 Grindworks ................................................91 BMO Harris Bank ...........................................88 Group Manufacturing........................ 92 BMSC ..............................................................77,91 Hangsterfers ............................................ 85 Bralco Metals..............................14,48,84-86 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding....... 92 Broadway Metal Recycling............38,89 HK Machining .........................................96 Bud’s Equipment Sales .....................51,84 Hollow Metal Xpress ........................... 92 Byington Steel Treating............................94 Horizon Carbide ....................................90 C&M Machine Service.......................88,89 HPMP ..................................................67,101 CAID........................................................................91 Hunter Machine Moving..................88 Campro Mfg. ....................................................97 IMCO Products ........................................97 Capital Weld Cleaners................................88 IMCOR........................................................101 CaseTech..............................................................89 In-Position .................................................96 Cassavant Machining ................................98 Ind. Metal Supply ............................68,86 Cassavant CAP ............................................100 Ind.Tool Die............................................... 95 Castrol................................................................2,86 Industrial Precision Grinding..........94 CGS Technologies.........................................91 Infinisys .................................................91,95 Challenger Aerospace...............................95 IPE Aerospace ...................................12,98 Chemetall ...........................................................86 IPG..................................................................94 ChemResearch...............................................95 IRH .................................................................90 Cimatron (3D Systems).....................27,89 ITDE............................................................... 95 CIS.............................................................................90 Jan’s Inc........................................................96 Clings Aerospace ...................................25,97 J B’s Prec Ind...............................................95 CMA Waterjet................................................101 JC Machine & Motorsports.............................97 CNC Pros...............................................17,81,83 JD Machine................................................90 Coast Aluminum............................................85 Jemelco Inc................................................88 Coast Industrial Sales..................................89 K D Capital..................................................81 Coastal Metals..............................................6,86 K-2 Manufacturing...............................99 Coating Tech...........................................91,103 K-Zell Metals, Inc.................................100 Collins Metal Finishing...............................91 Kerley Corporation............................... 82 Consolidated Resources....................28,88 Kirin Manufacturing ............................93 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 102 • July / Aug 2017 2

KLK Inc........................................................... 96 Kloeckner Metals .....................................85 Klontech Metrology ...............................81 KTR Machine...............................................82 Kurt Manufacturing Co........................ 86 L&W Machine Co......................................95 LA Specialties .............................................95 LAI International......................................90 Layke Inc .......................................................91 Layke Tactical.............................................89 LC Engineering.........................................99 Leach Laser ..................................................95 Lone Arrow.................................................84 Louie’s Black Oxide..................................92 Louie’s Gun Finishing............................94 LRW Cutting Tools ...................................87 Lynch Brothers .........................................94 Magnum Prec. ......................13,65,81-83 Makino ...........................................................81 Marshall Tool & Supply .........................87 MarZee..........................................49,93,100 Mario Pinto .................................................88 Marusiak LLC..............................................99 Master Chemical Corporation.........84 Matrix Machine ..................................90,91 McFarland Machine............................... 96 MEI Rigging ................................................89 Mesa Machinery................................35,83 Metalcraft Inc..............................................95 Metal Supermarkets........................85,87 Metals Eng & Testing Labs ..................91 Methods West........................................3,83 Metzfab..........................................................92 Microage......................................................59 Micropulse West ......................................90 Midaco Corp ...............................................91 Milco Wire EDM/Waterjet....................91 MLC CAD Systems ..................................88 Moore Tool & Equip ................................83 Moore Tool & Die...................................101 Morsch Machine .....................................90 MRI............................................................44-45 NAI Horizon.................................................63 National Grinding & Mfg......................93 Nelson Engineering.........................50,92 Newport Tool ..........................................101 NFP Property & Casualty.....................88 North-South ........................................31,84 O’Keefe Ceramics..............................67,96 OGP..................................................................82 Omax...............................................................83 Omega Morgan .................................... 100 ONA EDM USA...........................................82 Orion Registrar...........................................95 Osborn Products ...............................91,93 Pacific Swiss & Mfg ...........................66,98 Paramount Honing Machine............95 Paramount Leadership Group ........88 Perfection Industrial Finishing ........98 Perma-Finish Inc ......................................99 Phoenix Grinding.....................................91 Phoenix Heat Treat.................................94 Phoenix Metalcraft.................................99 Phoenix Metal Trading.........................89 Pierpont Manufacturing......................97 Pilkington Metal Finishing.............. 100 Pioneer Distributing Co........................91 Powerhaus Precision.............................98 Powill Mfg....................................................94 PPE Engineering....................................101 Precision Metal Mfg................................93 Precise Metal Products .........................92 Precision Die & Stamping ............33,90 Precision Industrial Painting ..............91 Pro Precision ...............................................93 Productivity, MMT.............................43,81 Qualichem, Inc..........................................85 Quality Improvement Consulting..89 Quality Mold...............................................93 Quick Turn Financial..........................89 R&D Gage....................................................26 R&D Specialty Manco...........................96 Reliance Metal Center...........................87

Research Engineering Dev..........................91 Resell CNC West.......................................84 Rev AZ.....................................................56,89 Revolution Machine Tools...........15,82 RMG Machining................................41,93 RMSS............................ .................................98 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades............82 Roentgen USA.........................................82 Rolled Alloys.............................................86 Ron Grob ...................................................96 Rotarex.........................................................89 Royal Products..................................64,84 Roydent.......................................................90 Ryerson........................................................87 S&S Machinery Sales............................83 Samuel, Son & Co............................16,85 Sandvik Coromant .........................83,89 Sav-On Plating ........................................98 ........................................46 Savage Machine ........ ...........................82 SBG Capital ................................................87 SC Fuels ............................................................2,86 Schenk Intertech ................................... 82 Scriven Precision Fab...........................90 Select Machining ..................................96 Sentry Insurance....................................89 Service & Sales ............................... ......100 Setco Spindles & Slides .....................86 Sharp Precision Tools ..........................89 Sonoran Metals ......................................86 Southwest Industrial Rigging ..19,89 Southwest Powder...............................94 Southwest Swiss Precision...............96 SW Waterjet & Laser...........30,54-55,99 SP Engineering............................................97 SPRINGWORKS Utah....................... .100 Star Metal Fluids ...................... 11,84-88 State Technology....................................85 Steel Services Grind’g ...................76,91 Stevens Engineering ............................85 Stewart Precision Manufacturing.......92 Sun Grinding......................................24,93 Sun Tech .................................................. 100 Superior Grinding .................................94 Sustaining Edge Solutions.........10,87 T-CNC ............................................. 72-73,96 Tangent Solutions..................................97 TMG.........................................................81,82 TMM Precision ..................................90,93 T-N Machining.........................................96 T.S.M. Mach. ..............................................81 Tech Five Machining......................96,98 TechMark.................................................... 93 Temperature Processing ....................95 The Metal Man..................................90,93 The Werks C&C........................................86 Thermal-Vac ..............................................97 Thompson Machine............................ 92 Titanium Coating Services...............90 TMG.........................................................81,82 Toolnet International ..........................84 Total Quality Sys ......................................85 Tube Service..............................................85 TVT Die Casting.........................78-79,93 TW Metals..................................................86 United Performance......................18,86 US Bank.......................................................89 U S Shop Tools ..................................21,84 Ultimate Machinery............................. 83 Uni-Tek..........................................................95 Val-Tech Mfg............................................. 92 VonRuden ...........................................86,88 Washington Cal. .............................94 WC Machine & Tool.............................. 92 Weiser/Mile High Precision ............. 93 Westec.........................................................80 Western Cast Parts................................90 Western Sintering Co....................... 100 Western States Metal....................70,88 White’s Niche Products...................7,83 Whitley Machine .......................22,93 Wire-Tech................................................... 92 Wrico ......................................................66,92 Xcentric .......................................................49 Zachman Machinery........................... 83 Zeiss Metrology...................................... 82

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