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Vol. 27, No. 2, Mar / Apr 2021

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, and NM)

Metzfab Owner Brandon Metzger In Front of His New Bystronic Bytube 130 Tube Laser

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Editors Corner

Cover

“No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office.’” —Rabbi Harold Kushner

Take a good look at our cover. You will see a business owner, Brandon Metzger, a young Millennial, at 30 years of age. This Millennial just made some major capital purchases (dollars in 7 digits), of new Bystronic equipment. If you look at the pictures in the article you will see a team that is nearly all under 30 years of age. Wait, a highly successful manufacturing company run by a Millennial and staffed with nearly all Millennials? As my son would say, “Wha?” We often give Millennials a bad rap. In the workplace, we say they don’t have any loyalty – that they don’t stick around. I don’t believe this… If the career fit is right, Millennials will remain loyal to their employers. Lack of opportunity or promotion and poor work-life balance can contribute to the dissatisfaction a Millennial employee may experience. But isn’t this the case for any employee, for that matter? When talking about Millennials’ work ethic, many will call them ‘slackers’. When Millennials ask for more time off, shorter workdays, or lesser workloads, many people would say that signals laziness. Rather, those requests indicate that the employee is striving for a better work-life balance in which to care for themselves or spend time with their families. To take this a step further, isn’t this work-life balance what many Baby Boomers would prefer in lieu of retirement, simply a less than full time option? You may have heard ‘Millennials Hold a Sense of Entitlement’. What may be misconstrued as entitlement is actually expectation. In today’s workplace, many workers of all generations have come to expect practices like fair hiring and equal opportunity as a given. You may also consider their outspokenness about change to be entitlement. That’s not, either. Petitioning for a change in policy, like maternity leave or paid overtime, stems from wanting to fix a pervasive problem with today’s workplace culture. The desire to speak out and be an active part in change is ingrained in the makeup of Millennials—and this is a good thing. My daughter and son are Millennials, and both just celebrated 9 years with their respective employers. In both cases it was the company that hired them right out of school where they have remained. For my daughter, today signifies the time where she will begin employment with her next employer. In her new position, my daughter will see a significant pay raise as well as other financial benefits like stock options and a company car. All this is wonderful, yes? Yes, but she didn’t seek new employment to acquire these material things. Rather, what she values most is a work life balance, more flexibility in her job. Over the past couple of years, my daughter has put together proposals for a shared position (in one such proposal both she and a Baby Boomer who wanted to work part time would job share). In another proposal, she felt she could do her job on a regular basis in 4 days, and she was willing to accept 80% of her pay. All requests were denied, over and over again. My daughter did not leave her current employer for more money or prestige…she left her employer because her manager didn’t seem to value flexibility. Today, when we all talk about the difficulty of finding and retaining superior (heck, even ‘pretty good’ employees), as we look to staff with Millennials and even older Baby Boomers, we will do well to appreciate those who value work life balance. Work-life balance involves a mixture of time management, commitment, and (most importantly) prioritization. I am confident that if you are running a business, when you embrace flexibility, you will have employees who remain with you, who are happier and more productive. To use a cliché I often hear, ‘it’s a win-win’. In closing, God bless our troops, the loved ones who we’ve lost and our dedicated First Responders. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Linda Daly,Publisher

Metzfab Owner Brandon Metzger In Front of His New Bystronic Bytube 130 Tube Laser. Photography by Takashi. Announcements..................................... 6-19 Feature Articles................. 1,34-36, 52-54 Buyers Guide Equipment............... 73-81 Buyers Guide Processes................ 82-93 Card Gallery................................... 73-93 Index of Advertisers............................. 94 Editorial.................................Throughout

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Telephone: (602) 412-7696 CONTRIBUTORS Kim Carpenter Takashi Sato Gene Wirth

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Circulation: The A2Z MANUFACTURING has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 8500 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to A2ZMANUFACTURING.com. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.


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Announcements & Releases Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix Invites Machinists to CNC Training Mill and lathe classes are scheduled every other month. Each course consists of 3 days of hands on instruction led by a Haas Certified Instructor. Students will learn the basics of the Haas control, operation of machines, and Haas programming using G & M codes. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 pm. Please join us for an upcoming session of the Haas CNC training. We recommend registering as early as possible as class sizes are limited. Mill Training Class — 3/22 - 3/24 Lathe Training Class — 4/19 - 4/21 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 480968-5877 or visit ellisonaz.com

GateWay to Host Career & Info Fair, March 9 Phoenix -- GateWay Community College invites you to participate in a FREE Virtual Career & Information Fair for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

Up to six employers will discuss careers and opportunities in the field in separate break out sessions. And information about HVAC programs at GateWay will be shared, along with enrollment and financial aid advice. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. For more details, visit bit.ly/ GWCCHVAC and register here to save your spot. MEDIA CONTACTS: Christine Lambrakis, lambrakis@ gatewaycc.edu, (602) 286-8227 direct / (480) 433-4021 mobile

Machinery Resources International (MRI) Brings Mike Mills On To Manage Its Arizona Office Machinery Resources International, is proud to announce its expansion with the opening of their Scottsdale, Arizona office. Mike Mills is heading up the new locations for MRI. Alan Gottlieb, owner of MRI, says, “I have known Mike since 2003, when he first started selling and buying used machinery. Though we were essentially competitors during these nearly 2 decades, Mike and I respected each other for our integrity and sound business principles.” Mike adds, “Alan first taught me how to buy and sell equipment, and though we weren’t working together during those early years, we found ways to send referrals to one another when we saw a better fit. It is such

a pleasure to work with Alan, who was truly a mentor to me.”

Mike brings a wealth of industry experience to MRI’s customers. In the ~4 decades since he came into the industry, Mike has worked all positions from machinist to tool salesman, all the way up to President of nationwide precision machinery resale entities. Prior to accepting the position with MRI, Mike founded CNC-Trade Announcements Con’t Next Page

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in Arizona his new mannequin, position with The recent sled test, conducted with ain103-pound is the the latest company. sign that the JPO can make good on its promise to finish the three design fixes by November, allowing the military services to lift restrictions on lightweight MRI: News first reported that pilots under pilots flying the F-35. LastAbout year, Defense Founded Angeles in 1995, 136 pounds were barred from flying in theLos fifth-generation aircraftMachinery after testers Resources International has emerged as discovered an increased risk of neck damage to lightweight pilots ejecting one of the premier names in the worldwide from the plane. The US Air Force has also acknowledged an “elevated level industrial machinery resale marketplace. of risk” for pilots between 136company’s and 165 pounds. The headquarters are located in Los Angeles, CA with warehouses

The prototype helmet tested weighs aboutthe 4.63 pounds,With approximately located around country. over 100 6 In Machinery, taking trade in machines from new machineounces dealers across lighter than the original Gen III helmet, and is designed to ease some combined years in the business, customers the country. Now with the support of MRI, Mike has abilitystrain to take thosepilots’ necks on smaller during ejection. can count on their experienced and opportunities even further. seasoned professionals to find them the Although the test was thebest firstdeal test of newmachinery. helmet, the JPO, Lockheed forthe their Joining Mike’s MRI Scottsdale team is Sarah Mills, still early in her career Martin and seat-maker Martin Baker have conducted at least seven other tests with only five years, has previous sales experience, where she even worked members of the AMEA, with the latest version ofAs the proud seat, which is equipped withMDNA, two modifications and NAAA, MRI supplies high quality, and lived for a period in Mexico. Sarah says, “I really enjoy being a part designed to reduce risk to pilots. The fixes to the ejection seat itself include a The first test of a new, lightweight F-35 helmet was successful, pre-owned machinery in the domestic of something that’s constantly evolving. This business has a real driving switch for lightweight pilots that will delay deployment of the main parachute, according to the program office, a promising sign that the Pentagon and international force and the people behind it who make it what to work and a “head support panel,” a fabric panel marketplace. sewn between In theaddition parachute can qualify andit’s implement all three fixes to the jet’s escape systemit is. Getting to buying and selling previously owned with those people and having someone like my dad as my mentor, with his risers that will protect the pilot’s head from moving backward during the by the end of the year. machine tools, the company has AMEA experience and guiding compass, has been the biggest blessing.” parachute opening. certified and ASA candidate appraisers on Recently, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Lockheed staff for all of your appraisal and valuation Drew Kirkendall is the newest member to the Scottsdale MRI The team. Drewoffice first has about program another 10 tests planned, which will use a mix needs. In addition, they conduct auctions Martin’s F-35 conducted the first test combining all three solutions came to work for MRI’s Los Angeles, California headquarters in 2013, setting of low-, middle- and high-weight mannequins. and liquidations worldwide. designed reduce the of neck After injury his to F-35 pilots during up andtoclosing outrisk auctions. supervisory role at the San Onofre ejection, according to spokesman Joe DellaVedova. Once the full Nuclear Plant auction, Drew was trusted to manage continuing projects. To learn more about how MRIiscan “This initial test had promising results and the F-35 enterprise on a help path to gamut of testing is completed,for hopefully the end summer, When an opportunity sales by came upofinthethe Scottsdale office, Drew qualify the helmet ... by the end of thisAnnouncements summer,” DellaVedova toldPage Defense thelocated the JPO can begin the twohemodifications Conti Next interviewed withimplementing Mike, and today is happy totobe permanently News. “The lighter helmet expected to be fielded by the end of the year is ejection seat and issuing the new Generation III “light” helmet to A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 7 • Mar / Apr 2021 in line with the seat timeframe as well.” the fleet, he said. 2

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With the NEW Hydraulic Docking System on a MIDACO Automatic Frank Fontana,VP of Sales expressed, “We are proud Pallet Changer, fixtures and of our success, believe in our quality and we will vises are automatically clamped show our appreciation with a 5 year no cost limited warranty on our 15 best-selling machines and unclamped on the pallet over the course of the next year. This sets us apart from any other machine tool brands in and sent into the machining the country.” Please visit www.knuth-usa.com/5yrs for additional center details. WITHOUT the need for any hose management.

Denver Precision Products Announces New MachinWhen new parts are put onto the pallet, the Hydraulic Docking System locks fixtures or vises into place via the ery Purchases

touch screen control panel on the Automatic Pallet Changer, and the pallet enters the machining center WITHOUT HOSES. The clamping fixtures or vises will STAY Denver Precision Products upgraded two CHARGED on the pallet while in the machining center. When a pallet comes out of the piecesDocking of equipment at the of 2017. machining center, it locks back into the Hydraulic Station andend automatically We purchased a Miyano BNA-MSY42 and releases fixtures or vises allowing parts to be quickly replaced. This is an ideal solution a Miyano BNA-42S. These two machines for unattended robot/cobot applications.

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The eleven women being honored have all made considerable contributions in leadership, THINBIT® Angled time, and philanthropy to the Larimer or Weld Round Toolholders county communities. This year, nine women won awards for nine different business, govTHINBIT®, manufactured by Kaiser ernment, or philanthropic along Tool Company Inc., categories, introduces with a “Leading Lady” Award and an “OutANGLED ROUND TOOLHOLDERS. standing Award. These Mentor” toolholders areHostetter designedwill forbe AnnouncementsContinued Continued Page Announcements Page1010


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Announcements & Releases Continued CNC, conventional and end working positions on Swiss Screw Machines. The new ANGLED ROUND TOOLHOLDERS position the insert at 30°, 45° or 60° angles for reliefs, undercuts and angled OD and face grooves. Round shank sizes are available in diameters of 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4”, 1”, 20 mm and 25 mm. The ANGLED ROUND TOOLHOLDERS are for use with THINBIT® inserts in grades for ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Inserts are available in sizes .004” to .150” in .001” increments coated with TiN, TiAlN, TiCN, diamond film or uncoated.

Laser, along with our 5 Water Jets. We now can service all of your cutting needs in the accurate and timely matter as we have done for the last 23 years. •High Definition Plasma Capacities 11ga to 1.50” carbon steel 6’ x 12’ table Tolerances +/- .020” to +/-.030” •Fiber Laser Capacities .030” to 3/8” 5052 and 6061 Aluminum .030” to ½” Stainless Steel .030” to 5/8” Carbon Steel Tolerances +/- .005” 5’ x 10’Table

Modifications can be provided on any of our tooling. Due to the potential complexity of configuring these toolholders, we recommend calling 888-thinbit for assistance.Visit www.thinbit.com to view the Angled Round Toolholders and our complete line of tools.

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Overdrive Tech Group (OTG), A New Distributor Of Metalworking And Industrial Supplies Has Chosen Phoenix As Its Home T From the stairs down is Jeff Overby, Melissa Overby, Kimberly Byrket, Nathan Shellito. “Overdrive Tech Group (OTG)- a new distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies has chosen Phoenix as the home to

their newly launched company. Company founder, Jeff Overby comes with 30 years of industry experience.

The company will focus on the needs of the manufacturing industry in productivity enhancements from programming services, machining, and part finishing products. “We feel Phoenix is a great location for the base of our operations. The diversity in manufacturing operations and the logistics capabilities will allow us to devils our model in targeted markets. www.overdrivetechgroup.com

FABTECH Returns to McCormick Place in Chicago September 13-16, 2021 While FABTECH 2021 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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plans are underway to bring FABTECH 2021 to Chicago in 2021. That means North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will be heading to McCormick Place Sept. 13-16, 2021. FABTECH provides a convenient “one-stop shop” venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, and increase profits, while McCormick Place is the premier convention facility in North America. With over 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, McCormick Place is the largest and most flexible use convention center in North America and is located on Chicago’s lakefront, just minutes from downtown and facing one of the most iconic skylines in the world.

Conversational Programming Feature Now Standard on Select Okuma CNC Machines Okuma America Corporation, a world-leading builder of CNC machine tools, announces that select machines from Okuma’s core product line now come equipped with the Advanced One Touch-Interactive Graphics Function (AOT-IGF), a conversational programming software designed for Okuma’s lathes, Announcements Continued Page 14


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Announcements & Releases Continued machining centers and multitasking machines. AOT enables shops to easily create simple part designs without the need for highly-trained programmers, achieve faster setup times, and increase machine productivity.

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Easily create and edit part designs directly at the machine tool Follow step-by-step instructions to streamline the process of selecting material type, shape, tooling, processes and cutting motions Import 2D drawings straight into AOT using the DXF (drawing exchange format) import function Simulate the cutting process and show a cutting time study Program conversational files and run the NC (numeric control) code Import NC code straight into AOT from CAM (computeraided machining) systems or other programs Automatically post program notes for future reference Perform a process restart from the conversational file, making it easier to re-run features without knowing specific line numbers to restart from

Shops that do not currently have AOT installed on their machines can give Advanced One Touch a try by downloading a free 60-day trial. The trial version is for use on a PC and will provide an interactive preview of the functionalities and benefits of the software. For more information and to download the free trial visit Okuma’s AOT webpage. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC network of enhanced manufacturing technologies, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantages through the open possibilities of machine tools today and into the future. For more information, visit www.okuma.com. Announcements Continued Page 16


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Mazak Optonics Releases Optiplex Nexus 3015 Fiber S7 With High Power Beam Shaping Technology Mazak Optonics Corp. has released the latest in its laser-cutting line up, the OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7. The OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7 is designed with revolutionary Variable Beam Parameter Product (V-BPP) technology that better controls the laser beam for superior cut performance. The OPTIPLEX NEXUS FIBER S7 is available in a high power 7kW configuration. V-BPP enables OPTIPLEX NEXUS FIBER S7 users to select from high-intensity, small-spot-size beam to large, donut-shaped beams, and everything in between. Beam shaping technology delivers optimal thick and thin metal cutting, higher cutting speed, superior edge quality, and improved piercing time. V-BPP enables you to select specific beam shapes that can significantly improve part quality. Active Live Camera Nesting is available on the OPTIPLEX NEXUS FIBER S7. This userfriendly solution allows operators to quickly and easily process additional parts on demand, without delay. This 2D flying optics laser-cutting machine utilizes the rugged construction of the OPTIPLEX NEXUS platform. The OPTIPLEX NEXUS FIBER S7 fiber laser offers a large side access door A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Hurco Introduces Practical Job Shop Automation for High-Mix Manufacturing Hurco has developed a streamlined automation package for high-mix manufacturing by partnering with ProCobots to make job shop automation practical, which means the automation packages are flexible, easy to program, and easy to move to other Hurco machines without the need for customers to call an integrator each time they need to make a change. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Hurco is able to provide seamless integration of automation to Hurco CNC machines due to the development of the Automation Manager control feature. This intuitive control feature includes a setup wizard, job and queue progress bars, a graphical interface between the collaborative robot (cobot) and the CNC machine to facilitate an easy setup process for each job, the ability to run multiple jobs sequentially, and the ability to load and save job sets. “Hurco was founded on the idea that technology should be easy to learn and easy to use and our products and technologies should help job shops be more productive and more profitable. We always strive to make sure technology empowers the operator and eliminates bottlenecks.” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager for Hurco Companies, Inc. “We know the struggles shops have experienced with traditional automation, especially when it’s time for program changes or a machine transfer. That’s why we formed a partnership with ProCobots to create a completely integrated job shop automation system that is portable, reliable, easy to set up, easy to program, and affordable. For more information, visit: https://web.cvent.com/event/84501b2c-37bd-47409cf9-bb5dcd808646/summary Announcements Continued Page 20


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and business spending on equipment was solid, pointing to continued strength in the manufacturing industry in the near term. The Commerce Department said recently that factory orders increased 1.1% after surging 1.3% in November. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast factory orders gaining 0.7% in December. Orders dropped 6.6% year-on-year. Manufacturing, which accounts for 11.9% of the U.S. economy, has been driven by strong demand for goods such as electronics and furniture as 23.7% of the labor force works from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But spending on long-lasting manufactured goods declined for a second straight month in December, government data showed last week. The distribution of vaccines to fight the coronavirus is picking up, which is expected to lift spending on services by summer, and slow the manufacturing momentum. The Institute for Supply Management reported this week that its index of national factory activity slipped in January. Announcements Continued Next Page


Unfilled orders at factories fell 0.3% in December. Factory goods orders in December were boosted by strong demand for machinery, electrical equipment, appliances and components, as well as primary metals and fabricated metal products. The Commerce Department also reported that orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, which are seen as a measure of business spending plans on equipment, increased 0.7% in December instead of 0.6% as reported last month. Shipments of core capital goods, which are used to calculate business equipment spending in the GDP report, advanced 0.7%. They were previously reported to have gained 0.5% in December.

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Equipment Manufactured In Scottsdale Used In Nasa’s Perseverance Rover On Mars The Perseverance rover landed on Mars, over 127 million miles away from Earth, in the Jezero Crater as it starts its two year search for signs of ancient life. We know this, in part, because of the work of the General Dynamics Mission Systems team in Scottsdale, which manufactured a small deep space transponder for NASA’s Perseverance mission. These transponders transmit all the data, including the commands for the rover, all the experimental data the unit will gather and audio from the surface, from the rover to satellites orbiting the red planet through space and back to Earth. Cody Wilkinson is a deputy program

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manager at General Dynamics in Scottsdale and he managed the team of around 20 people that manufactured, tested and delivered this equipment to NASA. “It’s pretty exciting. Not everything we do gets this kind of attention. So when you get to see hardware that you worked on in the news and supporting this kind of mission, it’s rewarding,” he said. The General Dynamics Scottsdale campus has about 2,600 employees. Only a subset of them work on things that end up in space, but that subset represents most of the space work that the company does, according to Wilkinson. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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December to build a $12 billion factory starting in 2021 and create a projected 1,900 jobs. One Arizona business leader previously said the TSMC arrival “will make Phoenix a hub for semiconductor manufacturing.” Chang Chun Petrochemical Co. Ltd., which is headquartered is Taipei, Taiwan, is a chemical supplier that creates resins and plastic additives. United Integrated Services Co. Ltd., which is headquartered Taipei, Taiwan, is an engineering consultant that builds out manufacturing facilities including clean-rooms and HVAC systems. Mirle Automation Corp., which is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, is an engineering company that helps set up automation processes and solar cell equipment in factories. While he was not familiar with the prospect of these three specific companies coming to Arizona, Steven Zylstra, the president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, said he has talked with a current TSMC supplier about the possibility of working with other suppliers as they look to set up shop in the state. “The wheels are starting to turn around this,” he said. “It will make us one of the nation's hubs for semiconductor manufacturing.” It's currently unclear where these three suppliers would locate in the Valley, but it seems likely they could land at any of three locations in north Phoenix that the city has designed as potential sites for suppliers of TSMC. Roughly 219 acres of state land, a portion of two of the


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C h a n d l e r- b a s e d A v A i r A c q u i r e s Independent Surplus Aircraft Inventory Chandler-based aviation parts provider AvAir has acquired Sabena Technics surplus inventory. AvAir, which ranked in the top 20 of Phoenix’s fastest- growing companies in 2020, is an ISO 9001, AS0120 and ASSA 100

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Raytheon Taps Magellan Aerospace For $61M Contract On Missile Parts Tu c s o n - b a s e d Raytheon Missiles & Defense awarded Canada-based Magellan Aerospace Corporation a multimillion-dollar contract for the supply of complex missile fin components for the U.S. Navy. These heat-tolerant surface control assemblies will be manufactured at Magellan’s facility in Middletown, Ohio, with deliveries that began in 2020 and will continue through 2024. The value of this agreement is approximately $61.4 million. The contract secures a continuation of missile fin assembly activity for Magellan. The production of missile fins to support the standard missile program is a core capability for Magellan, which also manufactures a family of nacelle exhaust systems for commercial aircraft that utilize internally manufactured metallic laser welded honeycomb. Magellan has participated in the standard missile program for more than 20 years, supplying dorsal fins for various configurations, including the SM-3 and SM-6. These defensive missiles provide area defense to the U.S. military against theater A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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ballistic missiles, aircraft and cruise missiles. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Magellan Aerospace is a global aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defense and space agencies worldwide. It has operating units throughout North America, Europe and India. Raytheon Missiles & Defense, headquartered in Tucson, is one of four business segments of Raytheon Technologies. The business produces a broad portfolio of advanced technologies, including air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, and command and control systems. By John Bush – Senior Reporter, Dayton Business Journal

Report: Lead Times A Growing Concern, Metalformers Say Metalforming companies expect business conditions to remain steady during the next three months, according to the February 2021 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report provides an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 112 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. PMA’s February report shows that 37% of metalforming companies forecast an improvement in economic activity in the next three months (compared to 39% in January), 56% predict no change (compared to 54% in January) and 7% anticipate a decline in activity (the same percentage reported in January).


The February report indicates that lead times continue to increase. When asked about lead times compared to the previous three months, 54% of respondents say that they have increased, up from 43% in January. By comparison, only 16% of respondents reported increased lead times in September 2020. “While metalforming manufacturers report steady business conditions, the situation with the supply of metals to make our products has become a crisis,” said PMA President David Klotz. “Members are reporting that lead times for copper, brass and other metals are steadily increasing. Lead times for steel have gone from four to six weeks in October 2020 to 12 to 16 weeks now. “U.S. manufacturers are facing high prices as well, he continued. “For example, manufacturers are paying approximately 30-percent-higher prices for steel than our competitors in Europe. If our members can’t get the metals they need when they need them, and at a competitive price, they will lose business to their competitors overseas. For steel and aluminum, PMA is calling on the Biden Administration to immediately terminate the Section 232 tariffs, which is one of the main causes for chaos in the U.S. steel market.” The survey reveals little change in incoming orders in the next three months, with 48% forecasting an increase in orders (down slightly from 50% in January), 41% predicting no change (the same percentage reported in January) and 11% anticipating a decrease in orders (compared to 9% in January). Current average daily shipping levels rose in February, with 52%

reporting an increase (up from 38% in January), 31% reporting no change (compared to 50% last month) and 17% reporting a decrease (compared to 12% in January). Only 4% of responding metalforming companies had a portion of their workforce on short time or layoff in February, a decrease from 12% in January and at the lowest level since October 2018, when only 2% had a portion of their workforce on short time or layoff. Source: Fabricating & Metalworking

Manufacturing Industry Asked to Participate in Survey of Reshoring Opportunities What products and components offer the biggest opportunities for reshoring? What advanced manufacturing technology is needed to enable the reshoring? To what degree did the pandemic disrupt supply chains, and how did it affect sourcing? To answer these questions and better understand the needs of the manufacturing technology community, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the Reshoring Initiative are asking industry, including OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors, to participate in an online survey to help in “Rebuilding the Supply Chain.” The survey takes about five minutes to complete. Results will be published in March on the AMT website and on IMTS.com/supply-chain, a one-stop repository for supply chain information, content and guidance resources. Take the survey today: https://amt.az1.qualtrics. com/jfe/form/SV_en9MOgcHlgPfdpX A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Q&A with Harry Moser, Founder of the Reshoring Initiative, on Manufacturing and the COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a reshoring trend that was already underway before the virus began. Factories shut down around the world last spring and countries embargoed exports of essential products. Here’s how U.S. manufacturers may fare in the years ahead as supply chains shift due to the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic changed life for American businesses— and for almost everyone—in 2020. In manufacturing, facilities were idled and production slowed in the face of slack demand. Shortages of raw materials and personal protective equipment paralyzed businesses. And factory owners who opened their facilities implemented new safety procedures and deep-cleaning schedules to protect workers. Now that American factories are returning to life—having notched an eighth consecutive month of growth in December after a downturn last spring—how will the manufacturing sector negotiate a “new normal,” when the complex interdependencies of global supply chains are being disrupted by both the ongoing pandemic and fluctuations in the global economy? “Companies are understanding that dependency is a mistake; it’s not good for the company and not good for the country. Recently, a lot of factors have lined up to make U.S. manufacturing stronger. It’s up to us to take advantage of the opportunity.” To answer these questions and more, we thought it would be a great time to speak with Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, the leading authority on all things related to reshoring. In this new interview, Moser discusses the state of reshoring and the overall outlook for U.S. manufacturers amid the ongoing pandemic. Q: Since we last spoke in 2018 we’ve seen a continuation of the reshoring trend. How big or sustainable is it? Moser: If you had asked consumers a few years ago if U.S. manufacturing should be stronger, they would have said yes, but if you had asked companies where they’re going to make what they sell they would have said, “Wherever I can get it done the cheapest.” Over the last few years it has been really hard to get companies to act because they hadn’t had their noses rubbed in it; they hadn’t seen supply chains fail or the public’s response to dependency on China and other countries. So I say now the consumer has gone from interested to insistent, and companies have gone from not caring to interested. Surveys now show a significant increase in the number of companies planning on reshoring. Reshoring has continued to pick up and will be up substantially in 2020, about 50 percent higher than 2019 and driven significantly by the pandemic, specifically due to medical products like PPE and defense materials—products that the A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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country realizes it shouldn’t be dependent on overseas nations. Q: How did we get to this point where we had a fixation with globalization/offshoring and now we’re moving away from that? Moser: We got into this situation for a couple of reasons: First, the U.S dollar has been consistently overvalued, probably because we’re the world’s reserve currency. The U.S. market has been rich and easy, so everybody wanted to sell here. We’ve had a weak skilled workforce relative to Germany, Switzerland and Austria and places like that, and not enough of the smartest kids are going into training programs. Corporate tax rates have been too high, and we had this idea that if we helped countries democratize, including opening our markets up to them, we would help them stabilize, but that happened at the expense of our manufacturing industry. Companies made the decision to move production offshore to Asia and elsewhere. These factors put together caused the trade deficit to expand. The 2017 tax and regulatory cuts, and a generally more business-friendly environment have encouraged reshoring. The future of U.S. manufacturing really depends on our ability to reduce our trade deficit. Doing so will add millions of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Q: Does America have the national manufacturing capabilities to handle a large growth in reshoring? Moser: Increasing manufacturing by 20 percent will take a huge cultural change. We’ll need to see more students getting out of high school and going into apprenticeships instead of going to a university to study music, art or anthropology. In Germany and Switzerland, 60 percent of high school kids go into apprenticeships, and a lot of those apprenticeships are in manufacturing. In the U.S., it’s 3 or 4 percent going into apprenticeships and few of those apprenticeships are in manufacturing. Most of them are in construction. So we don’t have as good a basic educational system, and then we don’t get as many of the smartest kids and we don’t train them right, so it’s essential to change that attitude, that flow, that career expectation, and it’s happening: There are large numbers of apprenticeship programs starting and lots of community colleges are starting manufacturing programs. It’s still nowhere near as good as Germany, but much better than we were 15 years ago. It’s going to take 15 to 20 years to get that cultural change made because everyone believes the way to make money is to go to a university, but it’s not necessarily true. Graduates of the FAME apprenticeship program in Kentucky are making $96,000 a year 5 years after graduating, which is the same amount of money for the average Ph.D. graduate in the United States, but these programs aren’t getting promoted by guidance counselors. Q: Where do you think the skills gap currently lies? Do you think the U.S. can make it up? Moser: No question. The Trump administration has spent around $200 million on apprenticeship programs through groups like the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), which is one of the credentialing programs for manufacturing skills. I like to say that when it comes to the skills gap, 10 years ago Germany was a 10 and the U.S. was a one. But we are getting better now, and Germany is falling off, so while the Germans may now be an 8 we are a 3. But for perspective, about 15 years ago I was on the board of the International Special Tooling and Machining


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and the training your workers need to be competitive enough to reshore. We also offer the Import Substitution Program where a company identifies products it makes competitively. We identify the biggest importers of those products and the company uses TCO to convince an importer to buy its products instead. Q: What factor will the current drive toward automation play? Moser: My view is automation is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition because there’s essentially no automation that we can monopolize here in the U.S. As long as Asian countries have wages that are 20 to 25 percent of ours and they’re buying automation at a faster rate than we are, then just purchasing automation is what you need to stay in the game. It’s like the Red Queen’s race in Alice Through the Looking-Glass—you have to run as fast as you can just to stay even. Q: Are you optimistic about the outlook for the U.S. manufacturing sector? Moser: Yes. The future is always tough to forecast, but the skills issue is improving and the U.S. dollar has come down from its high. Not far enough, but another 10 or 20 percent would make a big difference. We say that every 1 percent improvement in U.S. price competitiveness is worth about 100,000 manufacturing jobs. Corporate tax rates are down, and while they are at risk of going back up, they probably won’t go back all the way. And companies are understanding that dependency is a mistake; it’s not good for the company and not good for the country. Recently, a lot of factors have lined up to make U.S. manufacturing stronger. It’s up to us to take advantage of the opportunity. A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 27 • Mar / Apr 2021 2


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Department of Defense (DoD) Awards Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded an $8,520,414 cost-type undefinitized contract for procurement of long lead material in support of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) production requirements to include all up rounds, instrumental kits, engineering services and spares. This contract involves FMS to Korea, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan and Japan. Work will be performed in Hengelo Overijssel, Netherlands (51%); McKinney, Texas (32%); and Tucson, Arizona (17%), and is expected to be completed by March 2023. FMS Korea funding in the amount of $1,807,362 (42%); FMS Denmark funding in the amount of $1,073,800 (25%); Memorandum of Understanding Netherlands funding in the amount of $494,872 (12%); FMS Spain funding in the amount of $451,840 (11%); FMS Taiwan funding in the amount of $344,259 (8%); and FMS Japan funding in the amount of $86,064 (2%), will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the authority from 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c) (4) (international agreement). The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-21-C-5411). The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $25,343,186 modification (P00069) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for to improve the quality of the Apache Attack Helicopter (AH)-64E and lessen the associated post production maintenance burden. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $25,343,186 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. MilSup LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, has been awarded a $50,628,080 firm-fixed-price contract A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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for the RC/OC/WC-135 and E-4B Contract Aircrew Training (CAT) and Courseware Development (CWD) program. The contractor will furnish all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision and all other items and services that are required to perform RC/OC/ WC-135 and E-4B CAT and CWD. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and is expected to be completed March 31, 2026. This award is the result of a competitive Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business acquisition and six offers were received. Fiscal 2021 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $145,476 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Combat Command, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-21-C-0001). Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $20,463,428 firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2021 U.S. Navy Rolling Airframe Missile Mod 5 Guided Missile Launching System requirements and spares. Work will be performed in Ottobrunn, Germany (46%); Tucson, Arizona (13%); Louisville, Kentucky (13%); St. Petersburg, Florida (8%); Huntsville, Alabama (4%); Berryville, Arkansas (2%); San Diego, California (2%); Denison, Texas (2%); and various other U.S. locations, each less than 1% (10%), and is expected to be completed by February 2025. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $100,128,044. If all options are exercised, work will continue through February 2025. Fiscal 2020 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds ($11,650,000; 57%); 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds ($8,513,583; 42%); and 2019 other procurement (Navy) funds ($299,845; 1%) were obligated at time of award, of which $299,845 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c) (4), International


Agreement. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N0002421-C-5401). (Awarded Dec. 22, 2020) Armorworks Enterprises Inc., C h a n d l e r, A r i z o n a , h a s b e e n awarded a $14,488,133 firm-fixedprice contract modification for the Minuteman III Payload Transporter Replacement (PTR) program for the exercise of Option Two, which provides the purchase of two production PTR vehicles. Work will be performed in Chandler, Arizona, and is expected to be completed Oct. 10, 2022. Fiscal 2021 missile procurement funds in the full amount are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA820419-C-0005). The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $20,333,921 modification (P00070) to contract W58RGZ16-C-0023 for long lead integrated logistics support, initial spares package and peculiar ground support equipment for the Royal Moroccan Air Force. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Morocco); and 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $20,333,921, were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded an $8,377,372 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research project. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (38%); Goleta, California (14%); and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (48%), with an expected completion date of October 2022. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $454,127; and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,765,783, are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a limited competitive acquisition with

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working with 3M Co. and other competitors to coordinate the production and distribution of N95 masks, which remain in short supply at many hospitals. As The Wall Street Journal reports, it's the sort of crossrival deal that could get companies into trouble with federal regulators — but the feds are part of the project this time. The Federal Emergency Management Agency assembled the group under the Defense Production Act, which was invoked by President Donald Trump last spring. But despite increases in mask production, some health systems are still running short, and companies have said there hasn't been enough coordination between sectors before now. As part of the effort, Honeywell and other companies are allowed to share data on mask pricing and availability — information that might otherwise trigger antitrust concerns. Besides manufacturers like Honeywell and 3M, the group includes distributors like W.W. Grainger Inc. and purchasers such as Vizient Inc. Honeywell announced last spring that it would start making masks and personal protective equipment starting in May 2020, with 500 people hired at its Phoenix plant and production to continue for two years. The operation was supplying hospitals in A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Biden Set For ‘Buy American’ Push To Boost Domestic Manufacturing US president Joe Biden is set to tighten “buy American” provisions as part of a push to boost domestic manufacturing, in a move that risks straining relations with key US allies. Mr Biden is expected to order an increase in domestic content requirements for federal procurement contracts, following a campaign pledge to boost the US manufacturing industry as he aimed to outflank Donald Trump in key swing states. However, America’s top trading partners and strategic allies, including Canada and a number of European countries, have long complained that buy American measures are a protectionist attempt to shut out their


multinationals from the US economy. Biden administration officials laid out the changes to US federal procurement rules in a call with reporters, saying it marked an effort to rebuild “the backbone of America”. “[Mr Biden] believes that we can rebuild the vitality of American manufacturing and our industrial strength, and a big piece of that is centred around the idea that when we use taxpayer money to rebuild America we buy American,” said a Biden administration official. “We support American jobs, union jobs.” Mr Biden is expected to order an increase in domestic content requirements for federal contracts, a $600bn industry, as well as crack down on waivers that are routinely allowed for the use of foreign suppliers. Administration officials said Mr Biden would also reiterate his support for the Jones Act, which requires goods shipped within the US to be transported on American vessels. They say this could help “invest in building offshore renewable energy and put Americans to work doing it”. US allies in Europe have long pressed Washington to repeal the Jones Act to allow greater competition in the shipping sector. Mr Biden’s arrival in the White House has been broadly welcomed by America’s western allies and some of his early actions have been cheered. These include the decisions to rejoin the Paris climate accords, halt US withdrawal from the World Health Organization and scrap the entry ban on citizens of several Muslim-majority countries. One exception was his decision to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline connecting the US with Canada, which triggered unhappiness north of the US border, particularly in the energy-producing western provinces. Mr Biden’s early move on procurement is also likely to be criticised in the capitals of several US allies, including Canada, because it will cement concerns that the new administration

is not interested in returning to an agenda of liberalisation in trade and investment, after four years of Mr Trump’s trade wars. Mr Biden and members of his team have frequently said that securing trillions of dollars of new federal investments in the US economy are the priority before new trade deals are considered. In conversations at the weekend with Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, and Emmanuel Macron, the French president, Mr Biden emphasised his desire for co-operation on issues such as climate change, but there was no mention of trade, according to the White House accounts of the calls. One Biden administration official said the US administration was “very committed to working with partners and allies to modernise international trade rules to make sure we can use our taxpayer dollars to secure investment in our own countries”. He also said tighter procurement could help build the resilience of US supply chains, given the weaknesses that emerged during the pandemic, so “we are never put in a position where we are reliant on countries who don’t share our interests to deliver critical materials”. James Politi – Financial Times A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Metzfab Increases Capacity And Capabilities With Addition of Bystronic Equipment, Including A Flat Laser, A Tube Laser and A Press Brake “We can laser cut more in one day than our waterjets could cut in a week”, founder and owner of Metzfab Industries Brandon Metzger says When you talk to Brandon on the phone, without having met him you likely create an image of a wellseasoned expert in his trade, a well spoken and confident business owner with incredible financial savvy, and a man with decades of experience under his belt. Almost all of this is true, but Brandon just turned 30, and he launched Metzfab, a precision sheet metal m a n u f a c t u r i n g e n t i t y, when he was 20 years old. Thus, he has a decade, not multiple decades of experience. “As a business, we are becoming what I have aspired for Metzfab to be”, Brandon says. Per design, Metzfab’s customer base today is highly diversified in the industries it serves, and it includes direct relationships with such key OEMS as Intel, Honeywell, Raytheon and Boeing, among others. Brandon explains, “Diversification is key in my business plan, as I never wanted to lose sleep at night from having one or few customers control our business.” He added, “I view Metzfab as a contract manufacturer, and our 300+ customers either require high volume precision sheet metal parts, or if their quantities are for lower volume, then their complex parts require our assembly and machining services.” The company can offer a full “lights-out” operation to accommodate largest production volumes and turnaround requirements for nearly any size customer. A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 34 • Mar /Apr 2021 2


From its inception, in 2010, Metzfab was profitable. The company started in a large garage Brandon built on his property equipped with the tools he had acquired from his hobby of welding and building products, and when the company moved to its first industrial space in Deer Valley shortly after, business growth was exponential. Two years ago, in early 2019, Metzfab announced its move to a larger 16,500sq foot facility, one now owned by the company. The Phoenix, Arizonabased sheet metal fabrication company made the move to accommodate the rapid growth and future expansion plans for its waterjet and laser cutting operations and precision sheet-metal business. Brandon says the new building provided much needed capacity for manufacturing, customer support, engineering, sales and services and leadership functions across the entity. He adds, “We built our reputation on being a superior choice for fast turnaround precision sheet metal fabricated parts and assemblies. As our business has grown, so too has our turnaround time. Our customers know us for our (typical) 1 to 2 week turnaround, and with increased demand, today our turnaround is 3 to 4 weeks. To accommodate their high volume customers’ requirements and to get back to their 2 to 3 week turnaround, Metzfab recently made significant investments into new state of the art equipment. Brandon says, “We run a lean shop, and since finding employees remains a challenge,

it is imperative that the equipment we invest in is highly automated, extremely efficient, and very user friendly. We like the Bystronic brand because it meets our criteria; they have some of the most innovative, well built machines.” He elaborated, “Three of our most recent significant machine purchases, include: • A Bystronic BySmart 3015 6 Kw flat laser • A Bystronic ByTube 130 tube laser 3 Kw • A Bystronic Xpert 40 Press brake”. Both the Xpert 40 and the ByTube 130 were purchased right in the middle of our pandemic; clearly a testament to Brandon’s bold yet calculated investment into the business. And it paid off, as business last year was up 120% over the previous year. We were the first to purchase Bystronic ByTube130 tube laser in the country, and today it can’t be found in a job shop anywhere in Arizona, and to my knowledge, there is only one in a job shop in all of California. It can cut stainless steel and aluminum up to 1.18” thickness and can cut brass and copper at thicknesses of .59” and .47” respectively.” While we were touring the Metzfab facility, the tube130 was busy laser cutting 1/5” spacers, at a rate of 1 per second. At Metzfab, capital machine purchases that can individually approach $1,000,000 are made with significant research and analysis of the market overall and with surveys of their current customers. Brandon elaborates, “Our customers who require tube bending, for example, had to send their parts out of state, to California or even further away. Our ByTube 130 tube laser cutting system enables us to offer tube processing for all metallic materials in sizes from 10 to 130 millimeters (~3/8 “ to 5.2”) and raw material lengths of up to 8.5 meters (~28 feet). Chad Mooneyham, VP, Regional Manager of Landmark Solutions, Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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supports Metzfab for Bystronic. Chad says, “While fiber laser technology has already established itself for the cutting of sheet metal, it is now also gaining popularity in the field of tube processing with thin and thicker material thicknesses. The consistent cutting quality is another compelling argument in favor of fiber laser technology. Due to its shorter wavelength compared to CO2 laser technology, it has no problems with highly reflective non-ferrous metals, such as copper and brass.” He added, “The ByTube 130 Tube laser offers Metzfab’s customers 3 key advantages: variety of material, efficiency, and cutting precision.” Brandon says, “As a contract manufacturer, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality steel, aluminum and stainless steel, acrylic, glass, granite and more components through use of cuttingedge technology to ensure your order’s accuracy and on-time delivery. Between our waterjets and our laser cutting machines, we can accommodate parts from .005 to 8” in thickness. While Brandon agrees that waterjets are ideal for cutting thick materials, and for plastics and exotic metals and he is already planning to upgrade Metzfab’s waterjet capabilities with a 10’ x 20’ machine, still he says, “I only wish I had bought a laser years ago.” Brandon says that the software and controls on the equipment factor into his decision making when purchasing new equipment. “Bystronic has some of the best software and controls in the industry”, A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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he says, “and the look and feel across our Bystronic flat laser, tube laser and press brake are quite consistent. If you are running our Bystronic EXpert 40 press brake, for example, you can navigate the Bystronic BySmart flat laser or the ByTube 130 tube laser pretty easily. The software and controls are all extremely user friendly and the functions and touch screens across the different platforms have a similar look and feel, even down to the icons. This helps get a new employee up and running in our shop much quicker than otherwise would happen if our machines came from a variety of builders.” And while Brandon has a very capable team that runs Metzfab’s machines on a day-to-day basis, still he says that he is the first one trained on a new piece of machinery and he runs the machines early on. “Bystronic excels at taking a complex piece of machinery and making it simple”, he says. Chad says, “Automated laser cutting is a decisive success factor for our customers. They increase the capacity utilization of the laser cutting system and reduce the user’s workload with regard to the time-consuming material handling. Both these factors mean that cutting jobs are performed faster and at lower cost.” He added, “Brandon’s aggressive adoption of key technologies for the precision sheet metal fabrication industry clearly creates a differentiator for Metzfab; you just don’t find many shops around that have all of the capabilities and experience that his company has.” About Landmark Solutions and Bystronic, Brandon says, “When you are purchasing top of the line equipment, key to its success is implementation and training. We rate Landmark and Bystronic as best in class; they help our team to become eXpert in the technologies.” Bystronic is a leading global provider of high-quality solutions including: laser cutting systems, press brakes, and associated automation and software solutions for the sheet metal processing business. The company, headquartered in Switzerland, last year announced the assembly of the first laser-cutting machine at its new facility in Hoffman Estates (Chicago, Illinois). The company says it is providing locally assembled machinery to reduce overall lead time, installation time, and import costs. Metzfab Industries has eXpertise in design, fabrication, CNC machining, waterjet cutting, welding, and finishing. You will not find a precision sheet metal fabrication contract manufacturer of its size in this area of the US that has all of the capabilities that they offer in-house. To learn more about how Metzfab Industries can support your production needs, contact them at: 602.539.9591; Email: sales@ metzfab.com or visit their website: metzfabindustries.com


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Lucid Motors Unveils Go-Public Merger Lucid Motors Inc. plans to go public via a merger with a “blankcheck” company at a valuation of $24 billion, the California luxury electric car maker said. The company will get a $4.4 billion cash boost in the deal with Churchill Capital Corp. IV, which had previously been reported to be in merger talks with Lucid. Lucid will use the new funding to help bring its electric vehicles, or EVs, to market and expand its factory being built in Arizona, which it plans to scale up to making 365,000 vehicles a year. The company also plans to use the new funds to market its batteries for uses beyond electric vehicles. “This transaction further enables the realization of our vision to supply Lucid’s advanced EV technologies to third parties such as other automotive manufacturers as well as offer energy storage solutions in the residential, commercial and utility segments,” Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson said in the statement. Lucid Motors last fall completed the first phase of its Arizona Lucid AMP-1, or advanced manufacturing plant, in Casa Grande, south of Phoenix in Pinal County. The company is ramping up the facility for production of its luxury sedans to begin later this year. Lucid will disrupt the electric vehicle market and grow its employment by thousands in the process, said Michael Klein, who heads New York-based Churchill Capital IV, a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. Fourteen-year-old Lucid now employs nearly 2,000 people and said it expects to add 3,000 more in the U.S. by the end of next year. By Cromwell Schubarth – Silicon Valley Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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NSF: UArizona Places in Top 20 Among Public University Research Expenditures The University of Arizona has maintained its position in the top 20 among all U.S. public research institutions, with more than $734 million in total research activity in fiscal year 2019, according to data released Friday by the National Science Foundation. The NSF’s Higher Education Research and Development survey ranks more than 920 colleges and universities based on their research and development expenditures. It is viewed as the primary source of information on R&D expenditures at U.S. colleges and universities. The university saw an increase of more than $47 million over its total for FY 2018, leading to a one-spot increase in the NSF rankings – No. 19 among all public institutions and No. 34 overall. This ranking puts the University of Arizona in the top 4% of all U.S. universities, both public and private. The university also retained its No. 1 ranking in astronomy and astrophysics expenditures at more than $113 million. “The University of Arizona’s research enterprise continues to make innovative breakthroughs on a global scale,” said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. “From the incredible OSIRIS-REx mission to our lifesaving medical research – including two novel tests for COVID-19 – University of Arizona researchers have far-reaching vision and tackle the most pressing of our current challenges. I am incredibly proud to see their innovation reflected in these rankings.” The HERD survey also found that the University of Arizona is the second-largest research university nationwide among schools with high Hispanic enrollment. In 2018, the university earned the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education


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ASU On The Cutting Edge Of Robotics Take a look at some of the exciting work being done in Sun Devil robotics labs Twenty-five faculty members at Arizona State University are researching the cutting edge of robotics. Seven of them have won the NSF CAREER award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. It’s safe to say, ASU is poised to make great strides in the field. Some of their research has gone out into the world and become reality, like a prosthetic hand that can feel. Some of it, like a flying swarm of tiny robots, is a long way off. Here are some highlights from inside ASU’s robotics labs: Enhancing quality of life - Daniel Aukes, an assistant professor at the Polytechnic campus, is leading the Kaiteki Project. About 50 million people in the U.S. have disabilities that hamper their mobility. Shopping in stores, strolling around neighborhoods and crossing an airport unassisted are some of the things — which people with disabities have difficulty doing — that many of us take for granted. Aukes and four other roboticists are working on wearable, foldable robotic exoskeletons to enhance quality of life. The devices would fit around knees, elbows, waists and other areas. The team’s approach for the devices is threefold: providing alternate ways to carry loads, reconfiguring itself for different activities and learning with the wearer to improve usability. The devices would use machine learning to learn about the wearer, and guide and train them, for a symbiotic experience. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Making the work easier -In his Human Machine Integration Lab, Sugar has created exoskeletons to cool bodies in extreme heat, make runners faster, ease the load for backpackers and climb walls like Spiderman. In addition to working on the Kaiteki Project with Aukes, Sugar is working on an exoskeleton for the U.S. Air Force for pushing and lifting. He also has a grant to build an elbow exoskeleton for people who can’t use their hands and elbows because of severe nerve injuries in the shoulder. Robot swarms -Spring Berman is an associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy and is graduate faculty for Computer Science and Exploration Systems Design. One of her research areas is creating swarms of tiny robots. They could be used for search and rescue, mapping and a host of other applications. Aspects she and her team have investigated include collective


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bas said. “So we’re excited about that. We are going to be working with some people that have lost both hands and then providing sensation on one of their prostheses. For someone in that situation who really doesn’t have any sensation at all with either of their hands, the importance of getting that back is going to be much more meaningful and much more useful for them because their baseline is so low in terms of what they can do.” Robots in rehab - Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disabilities in the United States, affecting about 6.5 million Americans. With a decrease in stroke mortality and an increasingly aging population, the number of people requiring rehabilitation following stroke is projected to increase, creating a significant societal need to improve the effectiveness of stroke rehabilitation services.Hyunglae Lee, an assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, is developing an innovative framework, called Transparent Robotic-Aided Rehabilitation. TRAIN for short, and utilizing it in exercise therapy to significantly improve the effectiveness of robot-aided rehabilitation. Robot-aided rehabilitation has been increasingly utilized to support clinicians in providing high-intensity and repetitive exercise therapy for stroke survivors, and many studies have demonstrated its effectiveness over conventional therapy. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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founded the company on. People buy Phat Scooters because they know they’re getting a superior product.” says Johnson. “The guarantee on the outside of the box is only as good as the company behind it.” This commitment to customer service meant Johnson took customer service calls on Saturday nights while the company was in its infancy. “People were dumbfounded that they were talking to a real person who wasn’t in China or India—in fact, it was the founder of the company,” says Johnson. “From a founder standpoint, we stand behind our product and its incredible quality, and that’s important to us.” Phat Scooters, a leader in Neighborhood Electric Vehicle manufacturing, signed a long-term lease in 2020 for a 44,162-square-foot industrial/flex building located at 3637 E Miami Ave. in the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport submarket. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought unforeseen challenges that complicated business operations big and small. For Phat Scooters, it disrupted the rollout of a new unit called the Phleet—an electric bike with a 70 mile range and pedals for the option to ride manually.

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Phat Scooters Accelerates As Arizona Success Story What started as friends puzzling over how to improve a cheaply made electric scooter has evolved into Phat Scooters — a multi-million dollar business in a little over three years. “The model I had was way underpowered and hard to ride, but it was a lot of fun. So we set out to make a better mousetrap,” says Peter Johnson, CEO of Phat Scooters. When Johnson first started Phat Scooters in 2017 with cofounders Beau Ralphs and Dan Hankins, customers had the choice between two models and five fender colors. While showing off a unit, a buddy of Johnson’s suggested putting a graphic on the footboard. “So we did and it took off. Then we added a cup holder, then a phone holder, and then speakers,” says Johnson. “Now we’ve got the sidecar we call the Wingman out, DJ systems—it’s evolved from a scooter to your personalized vehicle.” But Johnson has always wanted the company to do more than provide a great product. “Great customer service is what we A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 44 • Mar /Apr 2021 2

“We had previously launched it at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago as a beta unit, and we were planning on launching it officially this last year. Then the pandemic hit so the show was cancelled and we were stuck with all these units,” says Johnson. “We asked ourselves, ‘What are we gonna do with these things?’” So Johnson and his team surveyed the community to see if there was an opportunity to help. They noticed restaurants were struggling to survive because of the public health restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. For restaurants that didn’t already deliver food, that meant partnering with a third party delivery app that ate into already-dwindling profits. “We had Phleets sitting in our warehouse, so we donated 13 units to local restaurants in Phoenix, which gave them the ability to deliver themselves,” said Johnson. While the COVID-19 pandemic affected all businesses, the pain has been spread unevenly. Phat Scooters continued to grow throughout 2020 despite the disruptions. Johnson attributes this success to people’s desire to be outdoors and active while many recreation activities are still unsafe. “We’re one of those lucky ones to be in a category where we have a lot of versatility. We’re not just a one-trick pony or just a family neighborhood cruiser. Every year we explore different markets to get this product into,” says Johnson.

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special rate for hydrogen production is critical for advancing the future of zero-emissions transportation and building a hydrogen economy.” Nikola President of Energy and Commercial, Pablo Koziner added, “Through this agreement, Nikola is assured a reliable and competitively priced source of electricity that will allow us to commence the development of hydrogen production facilities to serve the fueling needs of our truck customers. The agreement sets an important precedent in showcasing that innovative operational solutions can be developed for the economic production of hydrogen that maximize benefits to all stakeholders.” The approval of this agreement marks an important milestone. Going forward, Nikola will work with APS to finalize site selection and interconnection requirements to establish its first hydrogen production facility in Arizona. “For decades, hydrogen has been a promising, but elusive, source of clean energy for both the transportation and power sectors. We simply haven’t done enough to bring hydrogen to the mainstream,” stated Chairwoman Lea Márquez Peterson. “As we begin to enter a new energy economy, however, I want to ensure that we take all steps necessary to promote Arizona’s gradual and innovative move towards decarbonization. By supporting this Application, we are doing exactly that. Let’s make our great state the nation’s epicenter of hydrogen production, processing, and fueling, and let’s have Arizona serve as a model to other states about clean energy innovation.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Align Technology, Inc. announced that it established its new global corporate headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, effective January 1, 2021. The company’s San Jose campus remains the hub for its global innovation, product, and marketing organization and will become home to its new Digital Innovation Center, currently under construction. As part of the new corporate headquarters move, Align Technology President and CEO Joe Hogan, CFO and Senior Vice President, Global Finance John Morici, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer Julie Coletti, and Senior Vice President, Global HR Stuart Hockridge have relocated their offices to Tempe. Approximately 150 employees, mostly in corporate general and administrative (G&A) roles, have been offered relocation packages. These employees have the option to relocate to Tempe or to continue working from their current locations. Relocation is not required and there are no layoffs associated with this move. Align CEO Joe Hogan commented on the company’s new global corporate headquarters, “Innovation is the heart of Align and core to who we are as an organization. As leaders in digital orthodontics and dentistry, we must continue to invest in new products and technology that benefit our doctor customers and their patients. This change will afford many new opportunities for Align to expand its industry-leading digital capabilities through innovation in San Jose while achieving greater, longterm operating efficiencies in Arizona. Our employees are key to our continued success, and throughout this change we remain committed to supporting all employees, whether they decide to relocate or remain in their current locations. We chose Tempe for our new corporate headquarters for many reasons, including its proximity to San Jose, favorable corporate operating environment, low cost of living, and overall quality of life.” “Arizona is proud to welcome Align Technology’s corporate headquarters to our state,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Today’s announcement is a testament to our unmatched business climate, top-notch talent and unbeatable quality of life. We thank Align for the jobs the company will create for our citizens, and for choosing Arizona as its new home.” “We’re thrilled to welcome Align Technology to Arizona -the latest industry leader to be drawn to our state’s businessfriendly, pro-innovation environment,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We’re grateful for this investment in Arizona, which will create more than a hundred new jobs for our residents, and we thank Align for its commitment to our state.” “Tempe is proud to welcome the Align Technology corporate headquarters and its 150 jobs to our tech-based business community,” said Tempe Mayor Corey Woods. “The move of this company from San Jose to Tempe – especially in the midst of a pandemic – demonstrates Tempe’s continued strength as a hub for medical device technology. We look forward to working with Align and celebrating their success in our community.”


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Mesa Electric Vehicle Company Partners With 2 Firms On Way To Manufacturing Battery Cells And Packs Mesa-based Atlis Motor Ve h i c l e s a n nounced that it is in the process of developing an electric vehicle battery cell production line and a battery p a c k p ro d u c tion line.To do that, the startup mobility technology company has partnered with South Korea-based company Media Tech Co. Ltd. and Malaysiabased Greatech. Atlis Motor Vehicles is working on developing heavy and light duty work trucks for workers in the agriculture, construction and utility industries. The company is looking to develop a fully electric vehicle, battery cells and packs, and charging stations to recharge a 500-mile range battery in less than 15 minutes. “Atlis Motor Vehicles is an exciting new company that Greatech is happy to be partnered with for battery manufacturing,” Greatech CEO EK Tan said in a statement. “Greatech is pleased to work with A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Mark and his team at Atlis Motors to help them bring their new battery technology to market.” According to a news release, Media Tech will be the sole supplier for the design, development, manufacturing, installation and calibration for a prototype battery cell production line and Greatech will be the strategic partner and supply parts, equipment and machinery to assemble the battery pack. “We have successfully designed, developed, and tested prototype battery cells and packs that meet all necessary specifications,” Atlis CEO Mark Hanchett said in a statement. “Media Tech has 20 years of intensive research, production experience, and its ability to quickly scale production to meet capacity needs, and Greatech is one of the world’s leading automation solution providers with extensive experience in battery pack production. Both companies are a perfect fit with our business strategy and timeline.” Hanchett said in the news release that the next step is to move to small-scale production at its Arizona facilities. After both prototypes of the battery cells and packs meet Atlis’ expectations, the two companies will look into high-volume development lines to produce mass amounts of the cells and packs per month. By Sara Edwards – Editorial intern, Phoenix Business Journal


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East Valley Precision (EVP) just had a record-breaking year. This is nothing short of amazing for the 17-year-old ISO certified precision machining company, as they accomplished this in an unprecedented ‘Year of the Pandemic’. Rob Lyons, founder and president of the company, says, “Since we opened for business, we have strived for a diverse set of customers across many industries. Still, up till about four years ago, we were skewed towards the semiconductor industry. Last year, we proved out that we can be competitive in many other industries, including medical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, automotive, and defense.” He added, “This, along with the amazingly skilled and dedicated staff, helped us to achieve the growth we saw last year.” Today, EVP offers CNC machining, including 5 axis, surface grinding, lapping and waterjet cutting services. Rob says, “We don’t like to say ‘no’ to our customers, and we will invest in the technology needed to support a ‘yes’ for our customers.” About 5 years ago, EVP had outgrown its facility. Rob says, “We had 8 CNC machines, all Haas, and two of these were 5 axis.” The company made the decision to purchase a larger facility in Chandler AZ, which they did in 2017. Today, the company has 17 Haas CNC mills, 5 of which are 5 axis machines, as well as 3 Haas CNC lathes. Rob says, “We are exclusively a Haas shop for our mills and lathes, and we purchase all of our machines from Ellison Machinery, the local dealer for sales and service.” This past year, the EVP team purchased a Haas VF4, a popular medium size CNC, with a travel 50 x 20 x 25. Though the VF4 is a 3-axis machine, EVP purchased it with the Haas TRT160 tilting rotary table. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Josh Hansen, Sales Engineer for Ellison Machinery supporting EVP, says, “Haas has completely redesigned the TRT160 rotary table to create a much more compact (160 MM dual axis) and versatile 5-axis solution for smaller mills. The new unit easily fits on one end of a machine’s table, leaving the remainder open for additional fixtures or vises. You can put 5 axis capability on your mill without sacrificing table space.” Rob says, “The Haas VF-4SS with the TRT160 tilting rotary table is ideal for some of the smaller parts we are producing, typically from ¼” up to 8”. This frees up our UMC-750 Haas machines to do the parts they are best designed to do.” Josh says, “The Haas UMC Series universal machining centers are ideal solutions for 3+2 machining and simultaneous 5-axis machining. The UMC-750 has an integrated dual-axis trunnion table with a 500 mm diameter platter that features standard T-slots and a precision pilot bore for fixturing versatility.” Today, EVP has 4 UMC-750 5 axis machining centers. Ron Sheaters, Quality Manager for EVP, says, “Our Haas 5 axis machines really helps us to achieve our quality metrics; with less set-ups, our customers see a consistent high product.” Steve Ricks, Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer at EVP, adds, “We have customized MasterCAM post processors that are optimized for our customers to produce a better part on our 5 axis machining centers.” Josh adds, “EVP takes full advantage of 5 axis


“17 years ago, we were having quality and delivery issues with our suppliers. I found Rob, who had not too long before launched EVP. From the time our company first put work in Rob’s shop, I can say that he has always conducted business with honesty, with give and take required for a partnership, and he has never left anything to chance. If the specifications on a part we send him look unachievable or not optimized for manufacturability, he will work with our engineers to modify the solution so that our part is both high quality and cost effective. With EVP, we don’t worry about rework, because the parts we receive are of exceptional quality. EVP is an extremely professional shop with excellent quality and delivery, providing this to our company consistently for the past decade and a half.” – G.S. Director Supply Management in Semiconductor Industry

machining, they do a lot of true simultaneous 5 axis work versus 3x2; you don’t see this often in a machine shop. They also ‘push the envelope’ on the machine’s stated capabilities. As an example, they had a complex part they were making, it started with billet 6061-T6 weighing 180 lbs., and finished at 23 lbs. This part was 5” longer than the machine’s specs allowed for, and they developed a proprietary technology to make it work.” Rob doesn’t buy machine tools for a specific job, he says, Rather, when he gets requests for parts that don’t fit (economically) well in his shop with his current machinery, he makes a decision whether this is a new capability that will benefit both EVP and its customers. “I often buy new equipment with the philosophy that if ‘we build it, they will come’.”

Another new purchase E V P re c e n t l y m a d e was a Haas DS-30Y dual-spindle turning center with live tooling and a bar feeder. In addition to purchasing a new MasterCAM Post Processor with full machine simulation. Rob says this lathe provides the ability to turn both ends of a part in a single setup to minimize operator handling, increase throughput, and reduce work-in-process. “We didn’t have a specific customer for this machine, but with its ability to reduce or eliminate secondary operations, we knew there would be pent up demand once we brought this capability in-house.” Josh adds, “This is one of the largest sub spindle lathes that Haas produces, and it helps Rob and the team to make large parts that many machine shops can’t handle.” Also last year, EVP took in jobs with larger parts. Steve says, “We were able to manufacture the parts on our existing Haas equipment, but it was time consuming for us.” To overcome this efficiency obstacle, Rob purchased a VF-6SS, a Haas high-performance vertical machining center with travels of 64”x30”x32”. Josh says, “They are not intimidaEP ted by larger parts — they have taken parts up to 84”, much larger than the machine’s stated envelope. EVP is outstanding at thinking outside of the box when machining parts.” Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” -William Arthur Ward A couple weeks ago I was asked the question of why companies don’t seem to think that training is important and don’t typically do enough training for all of their employees. I didn’t have a good answer at that time because I have heard many different answers about why training is so lax in many places. However, one of the big things that I always hear from leadership is they can’t keep, or find, good employees, and the new people never seem to pick up their jobs quickly. Another question that I get is how long should we wait on the employee to pick up the job before moving on to a new person? My answer for this is always the same, and I will answer later in this writing. But first, I just want to say before we really get started is that most people, (I always say 95% but that is my number not a researched number) come to work to do a great job because they are trying to do well and also provide for their families. So, why is training so important to all companies but never seems to be that important to anyone? When we walk into any company, and as leaders, we always hear the same thing when we are training employees. Either it is I don’t think this one is going to make it, or this one is a real good one. In my early years I was guilty of these sayings myself. But how do we judge whether someone is good enough or not to make it in our organization? One of the strongest ways that I have seen this judgment is whether the person picks A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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up the job in the first hour or so after arriving in the facility. Usually if it takes longer than most of the current frontline employees become frustrated because they have their own job to do and want to move on to a new person. They go to the manager, who is busy themselves, and let them know that we need a new employee and the cycle all starts again. How can we change this cycle? This is a big reason that I took up Lean and wanted to learn how to bring the concepts to the floor to help everyone from the frontline to the leadership of our company. The whole idea behind Lean and training all employees is helpful because it not only provides coaching but Lean also shows employees that they are cared about. This in turn provides for less employee turnover and helps the organization train it’s future leaders and ambassadors of the company. Why is it important to build future leaders and ambassadors for your organization? When leaders start to help build and train the future of the company, they find those that they will carry the torch of the company in the future. These frontline employees will feel appreciated by the company and provide input when it is needed. They will also be more apt to sell the company to others outside the company. Whether that is selling the product or selling it to people to come and work there, they will be great ambassadors that will work hard for the organization. Showing appreciation and training employees will go a long way in helping your organization. Whether it is frontline


employees or in management, up to 40% of employees leave their jobs in the first year because of lack of training. So why don’t companies take training all their employees more seriously? Are we to busy to make training a priority for all people, or do we think it is unimportant? Or in many cases do we think that everyone picks jobs up the same? Many times, employees think it is because the organization doesn’t care and it is unimportant, but I would challenge that it is also people are busy doing their own jobs and have no time to train. Working in both the frontline and in leadership positions I can see where both are true because people don’t exactly know what the other side is really doing and how valuable their work is to the organization. This is a big reason that I decided to go into Lean management and leadership training in order to bridge that gap between the leaders and the frontline with training and providing knowledge to all. What does poor training cost a company? Employees that are not trained become disengaged from their jobs because they do not feel that companies care about them. There is $500 billion lost yearly due to disengaged employees and this comes from turnover, rework, and many other costs that most companies don’t see on the front end of accounting. Hence a reason most accountants are miserable, besides usually sitting in a room with no windows (Don’t worry I am just joking). When we train employees, they become engaged in the company and they are more willing to refer friends if they are trained properly or even given opportunities to train more. If they are not engaged in their jobs, then people look elsewhere and get new jobs. When employees get new jobs, organizations can spend on average up to 30% of their salary just to find a new replacement. These dollars add up and may be why some companies, like ones that I have worked for, usually drag their feet when bringing in new talent to replace a former employee. This causes other employees to take on the work of the former employee, and animosity amongst the employees left behind. When we provide proper training employee retention and engagement goes through the roof and when we retain these employees become future leaders and ambassadors of the company. When companies do use development and training for their employees, they have the pleasure of enjoying a 24% gain in profit margins. This training and engagement help employees realize their full potential and what they can provide to the company. We all want to have employees that are wanting to be part of our company and we also want them to be with us for as long as we can have them. This engagement and longevity keep the systems and processes that we have intact for a long time. Toyota realized this when they developed the TPS system; I realized this when I took up getting into Lean and developing employees. Many people want the same thing, having engaged and

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Producers have been battling with labor constraints, such as workers needing to stay home to quarantine, that are also affecting their suppliers. Transportation and shipping costs have accelerated as well -- a combination that is stoking inflationary pressures. “The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in January,” Timothy Fiore, chair of ISM’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, said in a statement. Respondents “reported that their companies and suppliers continue to operate in reconfigured factories, but absenteeism, short-term shutdowns to sanitize facilities and difficulties in returning and hiring workers are continuing to cause strains that limit manufacturing growth potential.” Solid demand continues to support the factory rebound. Though measures of new orders and production showed growth decelerated from the prior month, the indexes remained elevated at 61.1 and 60.7, respectively. Sixteen of 18 manufacturing i n d u s t r i e s re p o r t e d g ro w t h in January, led by electrical equipment and appliances, machinery and primary metals. Meanwhile, lean inventories indicate further production growth. The ISM measure of customer stockpiles fell to 33.1, the lowest level since December 2009. The ISM factory employment gauge advanced to 52.6 last month, its highest reading since June 2019. That’s a positive sign ahead of Friday’s January jobs report, which is expected to show a small rise in employment, supported in large part by manufacturing hiring. A separate manufacturing gauge released by IHS Markit earlier on Monday rose to the highest since the series began in May 2007, reflecting stronger production and output prices Souce: Reade Pickert, Bloomberg News


Tech Salaries In Phoenix Among The Fastest Growing In The Nation, Report Says Salaries for tech workers in Phoenix grew in 2020, despite the hardships presented by the Covid-19 pandemic according to a new report from Dice.com, a website for tech job seekers. Tech salaries in Phoenix grew 7.6% from 2019 to 2020, reaching an average of $95,514. This pacing landed Phoenix as 7th on the list of fastest growing tech salaries in the country. Last year the fastest growth came in Charlotte, North Carolina, which saw a 13.8% change, followed by Orlando, Florida (13.4%) and New York City (11.6%). At 7.6% growth, Phoenix outpaced the national average growth in tech salaries, which was up 3.6% year to year. At the state level Arizona was dead-on with the national pace, with tech salaries also growing at an average of 3.6%, ranking the state 16th nationally for average salary size at $93,787. The fast salary growth helped Phoenix to rank 17th nationally in average tech salary size at $95,514. The largest average salary nationally, unsurprisingly, came from Silicon Valley in California at $126,801. Next were New York City ($114,274), Boston ($111,069) and San Diego ($109,910). Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steve Zylstra said Arizona has historically suffered from low tech salaries, but as they continue to rise the state becomes more attractive to the best talent. “There is even greater demand for tech talent than there ever has been, and what that has done is driven up salaries,” he said. “The higher level salaries attract better talent as well. So I think we’re simultaneously increasing both the quality and the quantity of talent we have in the technology workforce.” He said salary growth is being bolstered by three factors: The entrepreneurs creating innovative companies; growth from established tech companies such as Insight and Raytheon; and the trend of out-of-state companies relocating to Arizona. This was most recently embodied by Viavi Solutions announcing that it had left San Jose, California to establish a new headquarters in Chandler. Zylstra said that cultivating local talent is the most sustainable way to support the tech sector, and that starts in the schools. “In Arizona, we need to get more students interested in STEM, because as you can see, what’s going on in the economy is technology is driving everything and every kind of business today.” By Andy Blye – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

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Manufacturers will need a compelling vision that includes clear career pathways and training opportunities to attract millennial and Generation Z job candidates, according to a report published last month by Tooling U-SME, an industry training nonprofit. Workers of younger generations “expect companies to demonstrate a strong sense of purpose and want to be part of that,” Tooling U-SME said, and manufacturers can appeal to such workers by showing how each individual role ties into the company’s broader mission. The nonprofit also called development programs a “must-have perk,” citing 2018 research by LinkedIn that showed 62% of surveyed Gen Z members wanted to learn to improve at their job, while 59% sought to do so to earn more. In April 2020, a Tooling U-SME study found 52% of manufacturers surveyed said their companies would be allowing some employees to work remotely, reflecting a larger push to rely on technology, per the report. Tooling U-SME said its past research has shown manufacturers plan to invest in tech such as 3D printing and robotics, which could appeal to younger workers familiar with or interested in advanced tech. The pandemic has impacted virtually all categories of U.S. workers, with some acute setbacks faced by younger workers. For example, a May report by HR management software platform Gusto found that, among small businesses, workers under the age of 25 experienced a 93% higher rate of layoffs compared to those ages 35 and older. As of January, the


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Timing Counts for a Boeing Midrange Plane Boeing’s BA -0.10% ambitions for a midrange plane may be the right idea at the wrong time—again. Last year, the Chicagobased manufacturer started conversations with customers about building such a jet with a single-aisle cabin. Then, during the fourth-quarter earnings presentation in late January, Chief Executive David Calhoun all but confirmed that the company’s next jet would indeed address the “middle of the market” between long international flights and short-haul domestic ones. This appears to end speculation that Boeing could prioritize a replacement for the troubled 737 MAX, which is now flying again. It is a good call not to undermine MAX sales with talk of a substitute. Last month, the buzz increased after trade journal Aviation


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Week reported that the new jet could instead be a two-aisle model, reviving the so-called New Midsize Airplane project that Boeing abandoned when Mr. Calhoun took over last year. This time, though, the program wouldn’t just have two variants seating 225 and 275 people, but also a third, smaller one.

a small A321 or MAX-10. If there is truly a boom in such routes, a family of wider midrange planes could prove a big hit.

Boeing has been here before. In 1982, it addressed the middle of the market with its 757 and 767 models. But the 200-seat 757 turned out to be too far ahead of its time: It never gained popularity, only ever finding a place as a repurposed trans-Atlantic jet in the 1990s. A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 aircraft on final approach for landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo: Nicolas Economou/Zuma Press

Even Boeing’s $52 billion long-term debt pile—three times what it was two years ago—isn’t a deal breaker. Development costs would hover around $20 billion, which is only two years of the company’s projected operating cash flow starting in 2022.

Now, the market the 757 was designed for is one of the most promising stories in aviation, and could grow at the expense of legacy hub-and-spoke networks weakened by the pandemic. Boeing and Airbus have resorted to stretching their small aircraft, with the latest extra-long-range variants—the 737 MAX-10 and the A321XLR, respectively—expected to enter service in 2023. Yet the A321 outsells the MAX equivalents four to one. And Boeing can’t update the 757, since production stopped in 2004 and the supply chain is long gone. Investors were never big on the NMA idea. Boeing’s old projection of 4,000 sales was seen as optimistic, with some analysts expecting it would do little more than replace the 700 767 planes in operation. A smaller variant could more than double the addressable market, as it would fill in for 600 remaining 757 jets as well. But it would encroach on the MAX-10’s turf, and it remains to be seen if a two-aisle plane would be efficient enough to upstage Airbus’s leaner competitor. Still, Boeing should have drunk the kool-aid and greenlighted the project years ago. A big problem with seven-hour flights is that they start to feel too long to be crammed in

The real issue is that the NMA would at best enter service around 2030, too late to prevent Airbus’s dominance and too soon to profit from the next big leap in engine technology. “I don’t think [engines are] going to play into it anywhere near the extent to which they used to,” Mr. Calhoun said. The aircraft would still have superior airframe economics thanks to composite materials, but engines typically account for two-thirds of added efficiencies. Airbus could also upgrade the A321 again. As the 757 showed, timing can matter as much as design. The same could prove true this time around. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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physical properties. The instrument was invented at LANL in collaboration with the French space agency and other academic partners, the release says. The second instrument aboard the Mars rover is called “SHERLOC.” The tech sits on the arm of the rover and will use laser-induced fluorescence to search for molecules that may be signs of life. The detector and electronics in SHERLOC were built at LANL. LANL also helped develop Perseverance’s power source, the release says. The system is a type of radioisotope thermoelectric generator, which is “essentially a nuclear battery that uses heat from the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 to generate electricity,” said LANL Program Manager Jackie Lopez-Barlow in a statement. The intergalactic event came on the tail end of another space-related announcement, this one from a New Mexico company. Space Veggies Los Alamos-based advanced materials company UbiQD announced late last month that it published the results of the first phase of a NASAfunded study. The company offers a product called UbiGro, which the firm says helps plants use sunlight more effectively using “quantum dot” technology.

New Mexico’s NASA connection: the Perseverance Mars rover and space veggies When NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars Thursday, the car-sized machine brought some New Mexico-built technology along with it. Two of the machine’s various scientific instruments were developed in part at Los Alamos National Laboratory, according to a LANL release.

The results of the study were published in an open-access Nature Research Journal called communications biology on Jan. 27. The project demonstrated a 13% biomass improvement for red romaine lettuce using UbiGro, as well as a 9% increase for a different red-light emitting film.

One of those pieces of equipment is called a “SuperCam.” The equipment has a laser that can “zap” rocks as far as 25 feet away, allowing for the study of rock samples that cannot be reached with Perseverance’s robotic arm. The apparatus will help identify elements in the martian dust that could be harmful to people, according to LANL.

In 2018, UbiQD was awarded the first phase contract as part of a mission by NASA to advance capabilities for food production in space. NASA later awarded UbiQD a second phase contract for “exploring new light recipes,” according to the company.

SuperCam will also “listen to the snap of the laser impacts” and give insight on the rocks’

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a $7 million investment round in December. The round included $4.5 million in new investment plus a previously secured convertible note, founder and CEO Hunter McDaniel previously told Business First. The capital was to be used to scale the rollout of UbiGro, Business First reported.By Collin Krabbe – Technology reporter , Albuquerque Business First

Rokit Planning Nevada E-Bike Factory The venture capital conglomerate Rokit Made has built a vast portfolio of products and services that include mobile phones, WiFi, and 3D content production. It claims to have secured more than 11 billion media impressions through its various global sponsorships. Now it’s entering e-bike manufacturing. Rokit is jumping head-first into e-mobility in a big way, announcing in October plans to open an e-bike facility in Las Vegas next year. With negotiations with several 150,000 squarefoot facilities underway, Rokit says it will be the largest e-bike manufacturing facility in the U.S. and is expected to have a lease signed by March, said Dean Becker, Rokit’s CEO. Along with fellow co-founder Jonathan Kendrick, Rokit took shape in 2018. Kendrick began his career securing the European rights to Yokohama tires but has since created a record label and a comic book business, and has investments in games companies, crypto currency, and emerging technologies. Becker said it’s the right time to enter the growing e-bike space. “Through our research into the e-bike industry, we found that there is no foreign manufacturer with more than a 10% share of the U.S. market and no medium or large-scale manufacturer building their e-bikes in America,” Becker said. “Additionally, around 85% of the components for e-bikes are shared across various models. Therefore, at Rokit Made, we will be able to produce e-bikes at scale by purchasing its components in bulk, and assembling them in our Las Vegas facility.” While not planning at first to make its own line of e-bikes, the companies it will work with will be announced soon, Becker said. In the first year of manufacturing, Rokit expects to build 300,000 e-bikes with a goal to increase production to 900,000. Rokit will handle marketing, retailer distribution and direct-toconsumer sales.

for an advance payment of $1 million, with a royalty of 4% and “by ROKiT Made” next to the model name. The manufacturer did not respond to Rokit. Rokit said it will eschew robotics in favor of workers. The facility will be large enough to employ 2,000, but initially it will provide 500 to 1,000 jobs. “Rokit will provide on-the-job training to its employees and no prior experience in manufacturing will be required,” Becker said. by Dean Yobbi Did you know that there is currently a worldwide bike shortage? (Yes, this is a thing). By reserving your ROKiT Fortezza now, you’re ensuring that your reservation will convert into an order. Don’t get left on the side of the road – reserve your e-bike, and secure your place in line. https://rokitebike.com/products/ fortezza

According to the latest NPD sell-through report released in October, e-bikes by far led all bicycle category sales with a year-over-year sales growth of 143% in August. Rokit said it will manufacture e-bikes across all price points with exclusive rights to 10 designs from established companies and will be licensing more. One U.S. manufacturer that did not want to be identified received an email from Rokit offering to make it “the exclusive licensee for North America in manufacturing/ assembling” for one of its existing e-bike models. Rokit asked A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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M 480.298.9782

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

President

T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

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

Matsuura Machinery______510-685-6151 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 White’s Niche Products____ 602-290-9402 CNC Drill/ Tapping Machines Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5811 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach____505-345-8389 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 CNC Punching Centers Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275

CNC Swiss Turn Machines Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 EDM EDM Machines Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Makino____________ 602-228-0347 Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 73 • Mar / Apr 2021 2


8622 N. 78th Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345

FourPAC

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

Christopher C. Choffat Managing Partner

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

+1.480.420.9361 +1.267.653.2280 +1.602.751.2070 sales @ fourpac.com

w w w . f o u r p a c . c o m F o u r P e a k s A u t o m a t i o n & C o n t r o l s F o u r P e a k s A u t o m a t i o n & C o n t r o l s

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives MANNY LOPEZ Arizona and Las Vegas, NV

North South Machinery 2412 W Huntington Drive Tempe, AZ 85282 northsouthmachinery.com

Jim Swartzbaugh Swartzbaugh Jim Mobile: 562.755.3690 800.460.9014

js@northsouthmachinery.com js@northsouthmachinery.com

North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 EDM Filtration Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Dielectric Systems/Filtration Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 ELECTRICAL Equip Hookup & Disconnect Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Lighting Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Relocation: Electrical Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Service Upgrades Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Grinding Machines ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Manual Lathes & Mills D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5877 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 Grinding Machines, OD/ID TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Sawing Machines D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Haas Factory Outlet_______480-968-5877 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Grinding Machines, Rotary Surface Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Grinding Machines, Tool Swiss Screw Machines D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Schenk Intertech_________949-360-1512 Tapping Machines Honing Machines Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT Magnetic Drills/Cutters ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Automation & Controls Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Acieta______________402-650-8132

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O: 520-622-3082 • C: 520-975-3078 manny@atmtucson.com PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com

S.L. Fusco, Inc. Jeff Overby

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

Corporate Headquarters Location

Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 FABRICATION CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Fiber Lasers Bystronic Inc___________213-309-1694 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Bystronic Inc___________213-309-1694


Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

patrick ellison

Sales Director

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

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

www.haascnc.com

MACHINERY Erik Beall

Edge, FMB, Lemca, LNS, MTA, SMW/ ATS

Sales Associate CELL: 602-361-3232 PH: 480-775-6462 FAX: 480-775-6540

75 W. Baseline Rd., Ste. 53 Gilbert, AZ 85233 EMAIL: erik@dandrmachinery.com

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives WALTER PENA O: 480-689-5493 • C: 480-622-9348 walter@atmphoenix.com PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com

Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Power Tools Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Press Brakes ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 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 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Bystronic Inc___________ 213-309-1694 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales______602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 WaterJet Cutting Systems D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Desert Machine Sales______623-826-1025 North-South Machinery_____ 602-391-4696 OMAX Corp.___________800-838-0343 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330

METAL FINISHING EQUIPMENT Anodizing, Plating, Passivation Equipment Americhem Engineering___602-437-1188 INSPECTION EQUIP 3D Measurement Systems Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______800-327-9735 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______800-327-9735 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Total Quality Systems______480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506

Email/Skype jd.wogoman@datron.com

Magnetic Particle (NDT) Machines DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____ 480-820-0506 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 75

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Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

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

Tel:

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

www.royalprod.com

orders@royalprod.com

Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring Systems Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 K D Capital____________ 480-922-1674

Don Loveless 181 Business Park Dr. Bristol, CT. 06010 www.gmnusa.com

Tel: 800-686-1679 Fax: 860-409-2552 Email: dloveless@gmnusa.com

Methods West__________602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales______602-368-8542 TSM Machinery_________ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Copper State Bolt & Nut_____800-603-6887 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Adhesives S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Air Distribution Systems Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Band Saw/ Blades D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

BARTON INTERNATIONAL cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Bar Feeders Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 BC Barfeeds___________ 562-243-4659 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Bellows Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Blast Abrasives Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet__________ 882-243-9300 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Chip Conveyors Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_________480-968-5335 Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Chucks Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Clamping Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535

CNC Lathe Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Collet Fixtures Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Coolant Shields Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Coolant Systems Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Coolant Systems: Chillers MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Cutting Tools Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077


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

Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 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 Draw Tubes & Bars Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Enclosures fo Machine Tools Hennig_____________ 909-420-5796 Fasteners Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Filtration Equip. Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Qualichem, Inc._________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems EDM Network__________480-836-1782 EDM Performance _______800-336-2946 Filtermist Mist Collectors Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Gaskets Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Grippers SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420

Static Tool Holders Live Centers Royal Products________ 800-645-4174 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Live Tool Holders Tooling Columns SCHUNK____________ 919-452-4535 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Vibratory Equipment Lubricants / Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Vises and Vise Jaws Machine Tool Accessories Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 New Way Covers & Repair Waterjet Abrasives Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Waterjet Accessories D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Parts Washing Equipment Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Qualichem, Inc_________ 480-320-0308 Waterjet Replacement Parts S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 R8 Quick-Change Tool System GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Wipers Robot Accessories Hennig______________909-420-5796 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Work Holding Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Kurt Manufacturing_______ 763-574-8320 Sealants Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 CONSUMMABLES Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 Cutting Fluids & Oils

Marshall Tool & Supply____ 602-269-6295 Pioneer Distributing Co.____ 602-278-2693 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966

EDM Materials & Supplies Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc’s____ 800-336-2946 Qualichem Inc_________ 480-320-0308 Single Source Technologies__ 602-686-0895 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Garnet Barton International ______800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________882-243-9300 Impression Materials Roydent_____________ 480-607-1876 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Mounting Brackets Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Spindle Liners (Coolants) Spindles Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918

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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

Sales@CoastalMetals.com

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

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL: brandon@vonruden.com

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

www.vonruden.com

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

Ron Muenchow rmuenchow@upmet.com Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292 14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638 www.upmet.com

Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 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 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Bronze Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562

HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_________860-289-3820 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_________860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Aluminum Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Carbon Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Aluminum Extrusions Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Cast Iron Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Armor:Commercial Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918

Castings Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Chrome Rod Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Copper Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500

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

Tungaloy America, Inc.

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

Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Drill Rod Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Extrusions TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Metals Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370

Patti Robison General Manager

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

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p. 480.813.6118 w. 800.395.7378 f. 480.813.6183 c. 602.228.5598

Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 TW Metals____________ 800-203-8000 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Plastics- Acrylic/PVC, Tubing, Nylon, Many Others Port Plastics____________480-813-6118 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370


Sean Arsenault

Account Manager Vero Software Part of Hexagon

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

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

• Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn

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

Clamping & Gripping Kyocera Cutting Tools_____ 480-244-4758 SCHUNK____________ 919-452-4535 Cutting Tools B&T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide________ 480-968-0957 602-978-3130 Edward Merkle 1-800-689-8665 General Manager Kyocera Cutting Tools_____ 480-244-4758 THE TOOL CRIB INC. LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 The MACHINE SHOP PIT STOP The Tool Crib Inc._______ 602-978-3130 ttctime2@gmail.com Tungaloy America_______ 310-415-4810 www.ttcroundcutters.com 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ 85027 Cutting Tools: Custom B&T Tool & Engineering____ 602-267-1481 Stainless Steel Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Drills Tool Steel Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Titanium & Hastelloy Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 End Mills Tubing & Pipe Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Cutting Tools Consultants ____ 602-277-1342 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE Fixtures Boring Bars SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Form Tools The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Carbide Cutting Tools Consultants___ 602-277-1342 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775

Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Inserts, PCD/CBN Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810

YOUR PARTNER IN CUSTOM TOOLING SOLUTIONS

CHRIS WINDSOR

Director of Business Operations

Key Cutters The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Reamers & Drills, PCD Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Precision Toolholding Products SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Thread Mills Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 PRODUCTS Safety Glasses Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Inserts, Indexable Acieta______________402-650-8132 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-629 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162

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

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Software, Servicing Autodesk_____________ 877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 SERVICES Automation & Controls Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 Banks Alerus Bank & Trust_______ 480-905-2414 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Business Consulting Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 BMSC______________480-445-9400 Quick Turn Financial_______ 480-385-1220 Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Arizona CNC Equip_ _____ 480-615-6353 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Washington Calibration_____480-820-0506 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 80 • Mar / Apr 2021 2

Calibration: Repair & Certify Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Washington Calibration____ 480-820-0506 Commercial General Contractor KLM Realty___________ 602-723-3508 Consulting Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 BMSC______________ 480-445-9400 Elevate Consulting_________480-577-2113 GoYellowbird.com________ 480-229-2272 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Consulting:Business Improvement Elevate Consulting_________480-577-2113 GoYellowbird.com________ 480-229-2272 Contract Inspection Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Gateway Community College__ 602-286-8050 Crates/Pallets Beau’s Crates__________ 480-966-3630

Craters & Freighters_______480-966-9929 Crating Technology_______602-528-3628 Crating Onsite Beau’s Crates__________480-966-3630 Craters & Freighters_______480-966-9929 Design Services Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 FAA Repair/ Overhaul Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 FAA Repair / APUs Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 FAA Repair/ Aircraft Components Galaxy International______ 623-882-2783 Facility Safety Hennig_____________909-420-5796 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust________480-905-2414 Banterra Bank__________ 480-770-0007 Droeg Financial Services____ 480-345-6575 Western Banks___________480-917-4243 HazMat Pachaging & Shipping Craters & Freighters_______ 480-966-9929 Heavyhaul Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _ _ ____________ 800-334-2409 Insurance Services NFP Property & Casualty____ 480-458-6052 ISO9001 Certification KALOS Certifications_______ 480-486-8007 ISO/AS9100 Consulting Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200

BMSC_____________ 480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants_ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 ISO9001 Lead Auditor Training KALOS Certifications______ 480-486-8007 IT/ Network Specialists Onsite Technical Services___ 602-595-2227 IT/ Software Support Services Onsite Technical Services___ 602-595-2227 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust_______480-905-2414 Banterra Bank_________ 480-770-0007 KLM Realty__________ 602-723-3508 Western Banks__________480-917-4243 Lean Consulting Arizona MEP___________602-845-1200 BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Elevate Consulting________ 480-577-2113 Industrial Solutions______ 480-327-8949 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 Machinery Installation C&M Rigging_________ 602-253-8200


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Rigging C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving____ 602-246-8783 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Safety Training GoYellowbird.com_______ 480-229-2272 Schools, Custom Training Arizona MEP___________ 602-845-1200 AZPMAP_____________ 602-723-8191 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Gateway Community College__602-286-8050 Michelle Tinsley

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Group 1: February 03-04 & 10-11 Group 2: February 05-06 & 12-13 Jackie Lord Group 3: February FOUNDING PRINCIPAL 17-20 *Breakfast and Lunch provided daily

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The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809

Machine Retrofitting/CNC Clients we’ve helped: Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 API Services___________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353

Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 Training “ Contract Programming Gateway Community College__602-286-8050 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Shipping Craters & Freighters_______480-966-9929 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Transportation CNC Training C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Transportation: Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Air/Freight/Ground Gateway Community College__ 602-286-8050 C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Engineering Services IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137

Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 API Services__________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 Atlas Machine Tool Repair____602-518-6590 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

Industrial Solutions allowed us to find the potential in ourselves to become problem solvers. The training provided by ISI allowed employees of all experience levels to be empowered and knowledgeable regarding waste reduction and ways to share valuable input from different perspectives. We plan to build upon the foundation they provided and have true enthusiasm regarding the prospective gains to be realized.”

goyellowbird.com Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _____________800-334-2409 Machinery Moving C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH _ ____________800-334-2409 Machinery Storage C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 Procurement Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Public Relations New Angle Media________ 602-295-1813 Marketing/ Web Design New Angle Media________ 602-295-1813 Real Estate, Commercial KLM Realty___________602-723-3508 Reverse Engineering BMSC______________ 480-445-9400 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571

M. Rollins Corporate HR Manager Benefits, Training & Dev. Hopkins Mfg. Corp.

Working Capital, Credit Lines Banterra Bank__________480-770-0007 Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 RECYCLING Barry Metals___________ 602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc.___ 623-931-5009 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 REPAIR/DESIGN Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Machine Tool Rebuilding Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 API Services___________ 757-223-4157 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Bears Fix All___________480-238-3408 DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450

Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______602-569-1809

Repair - Portable Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Maint/Repair Services Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711

Repair /Maintenace Robots Acieta______________402-650-8132 Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Spindle Rebuilding Atlas Machine Tool Repair____ 602-518-6590 GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 Testing, Metallurgical DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462

Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 White’s Niche Products_____ 602-290-9402 SERVICES/MARKETING/DESIGN Photography Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 Takashi Sato___________ 602-790-3160 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes 21622 North 14th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027-2806 www.axiantech.com 623-580-0800

Danyelle Vigari Customer Service

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

Moore Tool & Die________602-909-6697 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 Fixtures: Assembly Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411

CASTINGS AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Castings: Prototype AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Castings: Production AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 COATING Arizona Finishing________602-438-4443 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Chromatic Over Zinc Diecast Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311

AUTOMATION SYSTEMS ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Delta Technology________480-867-6320 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 BAR CODING Faustson_____________303-420-7422 Sensing Solutions Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 ASSEMBLY Thermo Couples AAE_______________928-772-9887 Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-967-2501 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Bending: CNC ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Coating: Black Oxide Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Brazing: Aluminum Dip GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Bolts Metallizing CWST_ _ __ 602-244-2432 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 JD Machine___________801-782-4403

Coating: Chem Film CAP______________602-464-9629 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Frontier Group__________928-636-0130 Gold Tech Industries_____ _480-968-1930 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311

Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating: Cerakote Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 BROACHING KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Apache Gear, Inc________623-934-7144 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090

JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627

WESTERN CAST PARTS LLC Steve Whisel

Field Sales & Engineering

4024 E. Casitas Del Rio Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85050 Phone: (480) 284-6618 Cell: (480) 250-9764 Email: swcastings@cox.net A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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CNC Router Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Die Cutting Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Laser Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing____ 602-275-3117 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Powder Coating Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____ 602-863-3196 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Plasma Cutting Coating: Nickel/Teflon Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Tube Laser Cutting Coating: NP3 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ _ ____801-972-2146 Turret Punching Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 COIL PROCESSING DIE CASTING Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CUTTING Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 DIES Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 The Metal Man_________ 800-448-9448 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Precision Die & Stamp’g____ 480-967-2038 Bandsaw Cutting Coating:Passivation

Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Milco _______________714-373-0098 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO______________520-751-1222 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Milco _______________714-373-0098 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480

CAP ______________602-464-9629 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665

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Caleb T. Kratz

Simulation Product Specialist Southwest Territory Manager

MOBILE: 713-252-2784

caleb.kratz@autodesk.com

valtechmfg@qwestoffice.net

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

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Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

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

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

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Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 EDM: Dialectric Systems FABRICATION: SHEET METAL Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 /Filtration A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 EDM: Wire AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 Aero Tech____________ 801-292-0493 Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 Moore Tool & Die_______ 602-909-6697 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 AZMF Precision__________602-476-7477 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 RM Garrison Machining____ 623-582-6544 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775

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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

Fabrication: President/C.O.O. Custom Metal

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

AZMF Precision__________ 602-476-7477 3325 East Wier Avenue A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

Phoenix, Arizona 85040

Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Phone: (602)243-4329 SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Cell: (602)370-5777

OWNER / CEO

(480) 316-2893 (480) 477-9182 WWW.BIGOMETALS.COM LINPRYOR@BIGOMETALS.COM 50 S. 43RD. PHOENIX, AZ 85009

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K-2 Mfg_____________ 602-455-9575 Craig Roth

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President/C.O.O. Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625

Spring & Manufacturing Fabrication: Co.,Inc.

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly

3325 East Wier Avenue Medium & Large Phoenix, Arizona 85040 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ _ 623-377-2191 Phone: (602)243-4329 SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

Cell: (602)370-5777

Abrams Airborne Mfg_______520-887-1727 Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com

Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Fry Fabrications__________602-454-0701 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Fry Fabrications__________602-454-0701 DIFFERENT

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ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 BEL Machining___________480-445-9881 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Big O Metals____________480-477-9182 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483

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ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C

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

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Mike@BlueStreakGrinding.com

www.bluestreakgrinding.com

Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751

Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Magnum Companies______602.272.3600 Metzfab_____________602- 539-9591 Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575

TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 Abrasive Blasting Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231 Dry Film Lubrication Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 Electro-Polishing Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Glass Bead Clean A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Lone Arrow__________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing_____ 602-257-0530 Passivation CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies____ _623-242-9575 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130

RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision _________ 800-448-9448 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: Steel Magnum Companies______602.272.3600 FINISHING Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Louie’s Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600

Info@sungrindingUSA.com

Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 Polishing EPSI______________714-256-8950 RM Garrison Machining____ 623-582-6544 Sand Blasting GASKETS A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 GEAR CUTTING Masic Industries________ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Air Gear_____________602-275-7996

STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231 Apache Gear, Inc________623-934-7144

Shot Peen GRINDING PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Stripping Auer Precision__________480-834-4637 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 AzMark_____________480-926-8969

FIXTURES Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Blaze Precision________ 480-584-5227 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767

JWB Manufacturing_______480-967-4600 FOUNDRY AATC______________ 602-268-1467 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335

VALLEY MACHINE WORKS CUSTOM MACHINING & WELDING SINCE 1909 PORTABLE REPAIR & 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 602-254-4173

1138 W Watkins St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 vmw1909@valleymachineworks.com www.valleymachineworks.com

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

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3301 EAST MADISON STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85034

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PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925 Steel Services Grinding_____ 800-662-0126 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Grinding, Blanchard Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless (OD) 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____________ 970-667-5320 Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088

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National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing__ ___623-780-4100 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Grinding…Gear/Spline Air Gear_____________ 602-275-7996 Grinding: ID/OD Air Gear_____________ 602-275-7996 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____________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869

Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Gun Drilling Powill Manufacturing____ 623-780-4100 HEAT TREATING Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432 Torres - Vice President Controlled Thermal Tech’y____ 602-272-3714 Chris Andy Severyn - President 6503 W Frye Rd #6 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Chandler, AZ 85226 www.shawprecision.com Grinding & Threading Rolling Heat Treating Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Office: 480-785-4925 - Cell: 602-349-7921 Email: chris@shawsgrinding.com chris@shawprecision.com Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Chris Andy - Cell: 602-903-7930 Email: andy@shawprecision.com F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Heat Treating/ISO9001/AS9100 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Aluminum Heat Treating Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 INSPECTION HONING/LAPPING Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Paramount Honing & Machine_ 480-577-9774 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 HYDRO FORMING F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 IDENTIFICATION

Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Mobile PartMarking Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701

Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335

Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Grinding: Tool & Cutter CTE_______________ 800-783-2400 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130

Calibration Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802


PARAMOUNT HONING & MACHINE

Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774

 info@paramounthoning.com

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

www.ParamountHoning.com

Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166

AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 Group Mfg Serv._________ 480-966-3952 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng____520-745-8771 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 JDB Ltd____________ 602-992-9627 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Process Improvement/ Audit BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642

Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 TVT Die Casting_________800-280-2278

T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Tech Five Machining______ 480-699-4856 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Machining: CNC Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Machining: Aerospace

AATC______________602-268-1467 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 MACHINING ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Machining: 3D 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Machining: Contract 505-342-2943 Backerworks Mfg_______ ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Aero Design & Mfg______ 602-437-8080 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969

MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200

Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227

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Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Genesis Precision________602-687-9600 Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Phoenix Fab & Design____ 480-590-5058 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Powill Manufacturing______623-780-4100 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 AAE______________ 928-772-9887 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 AATC ______________602-268-1467 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 L&W Machine Co________602-323-2560 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Tech Five Machining_______480-699-4856 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 ATEC Engineering________480-569-3337 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Auer Precision__________480-834-4637 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Industrial & Repair Machining: Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 BEL Machining_ _ ________480-445-9881 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 HPMP______________801-619-9850 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Machining: Large Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 Backerworks Mfg________505-342-2943 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___480-967-2501 Machining: Milling - Long Part Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Machining: MultiSwiss Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Machining Plastic LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 Genesis Precision_______ 602-687-9600 JDB Ltd_____________ 602-992-9627 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 MAKstride___________ 928-460-6054 Machining: Milling Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 Machining Precision Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 HPMP______________801-619-9850 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 88 • Mar / Apr 2021 2


Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Machining: Production AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800

Jeff Rozell - President Phone: 602-269-8788 Fax: 602-269-0103 3731 E La Salle St. Phoenix, AZ 85040 CNC PRECISION MACHINING PROTOTYPE • PRODUCTION

JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021

Jon Schaeffer Office: Mobile: E-Mail: Web:

(President)

602-687-9600 602-881-1055 jon@genesisprecisionaz.com www.genesisprecisionaz.com

MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Newport Tool__________ 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az801-295-7411 85021

YvonnePrecision________ Schaeffer StarRex 480-834-6344 StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 Office: 602-687-9600 602-430-8652 T-NMobile: Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 (General Manager)

E-Mail:

yvonne@genesisprecisionaz.com

Rich Schwab

Sr. Sales Representative 361 South 52nd Street • Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480-967-2501 • Fax: 480-967-2530 rschwab@cel-atg.com Cell: 480-375-1437

www.clevelandelectriclabs.com Web: Tech Fivewww.genesisprecisionaz.com Machining_______ 480699-4856 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Machining: Prototype Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 JB’s Precision__________623-581-9088 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 AATC______________602-268-1467 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Machining: Quick Turn Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 JWB Manufacturing_______480-967-4600 Backerworks Mfg________ 505-342-2943 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______602-267-7575 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Evans Precision_________ 623-581-6200 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Machining: Semiconductor Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 ISO/IEC 17025

Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545 Machining: Swiss Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Precision Aerospace_______602-352-8658 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Pacific Swiss & Mfg_______ 503-557-9407 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 RM Garrison Mach’ing____623-582-6544 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 RMG Machining_________ 623-582-6544 Phoenix Fab & Design_____ 480-590-5058 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 602-267-1331 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 RM Garrison Mach’ing__ __623-582-6544 Service & Sales_________480-968-9084 KLK Ind._____________ Avery 5371 Southwest Swiss Precision ___602-438-4670 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 RMSS ______________ 623-780-5904 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 Mach: Turning CNC StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 3D Machine LLC_ _______480-239-8254 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-00220 Avtek Industries_________ 602-485-4005 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Scriven Precision_________480-961-9775

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The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448

TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Machining: Turning: Tube Service Company____ 602-267-9865 Automatic Wal-Tek Industries________623-587-4611 American Prec. Machine____ 602-269-6298 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Laser Engraving & Etching Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 HPMP______________801-619-9850 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 JB’s Precision Ind_______ 623-581-9088 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Perfection Ind Finishing____ 520-434-9090 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Laser Marking RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400

Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 MACHINING: LASER Laser Cutting Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Big O Metals___________480-477-9182 EDM Tech___________ 602-278-6666 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____602-863-3196 K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575 K-zell Metals, Inc._______ 602-232-5882 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Manufacturing: Electrode Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Mfg: PhotoChemical Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 Etching Fabrication Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 METAL FORMING Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 AZMF Precision__________ 602-476-747 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 TMM Precision _________800-448-9448 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 METAL RESTORATION Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473

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Cody Hukill O: 602-539-9591

C: 602-320-8360

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

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PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Electroless Nickel Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394

T.J. Fisher Owner/ President

Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Embrittlement Relief

2781 N Valley View Dr. tj@arizonaarchery.com Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-772-9887 ArizonaArchery.com 928-772-6287 fax

E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 PLATING Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Gold ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 POLISHING

Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 E.P.S.I.______________714-256-8950 PRODUCTION Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 PRODUCTS Precision Metalworks______602-455-9575 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Industrial Thermocouples Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Anodizing PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 PUNCHING AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 CAP_______________602-464-9629 Silver Plating Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Group Manufacturing Serv___480-966-3952 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Frontier Group__________928-636-0130 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778

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E.D.M. Specialists Precision Machining

SUN TECH

& ENG.

Since 1980

1930 St, #13 1930 E. E 3rd3rd St., #13 Tempe, 85281 Tempe, AZ AZ 85281

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Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Wrico______________480-892-7800

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Index of Advertisers CopperState Nut & Bolt............................75 Craters & Feighters................................38,80 Crating Tech..................................................72 D & R Mchy......................3,51,69,73,74,79 DATRON......................................................75 Davis Metals ...................................16,92 DCM Tech.............................................74 Delta Technology.................................74 Desert Precision MF...........................84 DM Machine Repair...........................80 DMG Mori.........................................................73 Ebbco Inc...............................................74 Echols Saw & Supply..........................73 Edge Technologies..............................76 EDM Network................................47,77 EDM Perform Access........................78 EDM Tech.............................................84 Elevate Consulting.............................. 81 Ellison Machinery......................5,59,73,75,77 Empire Precision Mach.....................89 Enterprise Manufacturing................90 EPSI......................................................... 91 Evans Precision Mach’g......................85 F&B Manufacturing...........................86 Falcon Engineering....................... 63,92 Fast DMS............................................... 81 Faustson.................................................82 Field Calibrations................................79 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..................85 Fine Line Laser Cutting..................... 91 Flex-Pro............................................ 70,89 Foresight Finishing.............................92 Freedom Fabricating..........................54 Frontier Group................................13,91 Galaxy International...........................80 Gateway Community College...44,80 Geiger Electric Inc...............................74 Genesis Precision.................................89 GHT Services LLC..............................82 Gibbs Precision Machine..................90 Gilbert Metal Stamping.....................82 Gladhill Assoc.................................68,87 GMN USA............................................76 Gold Tech Industries.......................... 87 Grindworks...........................................83 Group Manufacturing.......................84 Hennig....................................................76 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding......84 HK Machining.....................................88 Horizon Carbide..................................82 Hunter Machine Moving............24,80 Hurco........................................................ 3 Ind. Metal Supply.......................... 64,78 Ind.Tool Die.......................................... 87 Industrial Electric Inc.........................74 Industrial Solutions............................. 81 Infinisys.............................................83,87 IPE Aerospace................................61,90 IPG..........................................................86 IRH..........................................................82 ISI World...........................................56,81 ITDE....................................................... 87 J&W Manufacturing..........................89 J B’s Prec Ind............................. ............87 Jacquet West..........................................78 Jaguar Precision Machine.................90 Jan’s Inc...................................................88 JD Machine............................................82 JDB Ltd...................................................86 Jemelco Inc.............................................80 K D Capital............................................73

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K-2 Manufacturing...............................91 K-Zell Metals, Inc.................................92 KALOS Certifications........................81 KLK Inc...................................................88 Kloeckner Metals................................. 77 Klontech Metrology............................73 KTR Machine........................................74 Kurt Manufacturing Co......................78 Kyocera....................................................76 L&W Machine Co............................... 87 Landmark Solutions............................ 37 LAUBE Technology............................. 77 Layke Inc.................................................83 Leach Laser............................................ 87 Lone Arrow............................................76 Louie’s Black Oxide........................ 84,86 LRW Cutting Tools..............................79 Lucy’s Machine Company.................76 Lynch Brothers......................................86 M3 Metals...............................................93 Machinery Resources.......................... 27 Magnum Prec..........................9,73-75,95 Makino....................................................73 MAKstride.............................................83 Marshall Tool & Supply......................79 Marusiak LLC........................................91 MarZee.........................................41,85,92 Mario Pinto............................................80 Matrix Machine.............................. 82,83 Matsuura.................................................73 Mesa Machinery............................. 65,75 Metalcraft Inc........................................ 87 Metals Eng & Testing Labs................83 Methods West..............................3,74,75 Metzfab......................... 1,32,34-36,91,93 Micropulse West...................................82 Midaco Corp.........................................83 Milco........................................................83 Mistras (Semiray)........................... 50,83 Mitutoyo........................................... 59,75 MLC CAD Systems.............................80 MoldWORX...........................................91 Moore Tool & Die................................84 Moore Tool & Equip...........................75 Morsch Machine..................................82 MP Systems............................................76 NAI Horizon.........................................63 National Grinding & Mfg..................85 Nelson Engineering....................... 63,84 New Angle Media.................................81 Newport Tool........................................93 NFP Property & Casualty..................80 North-South .........................23,73,74,76 Onsite Technical Services.............58, 81 Osborn Products............................ 83,85 Paragon Machining & Design..........89 Paramount Honing Machine............ 87 PAS (Standard Aero)..........................92 Perfection Industrial Finishing.........90 Phoenix Fab & Design........................ 87 Phoenix Grinding................................83 Phoenix Heat Treat..............................86 Pilkington Metal Finishing................92 Pioneer Distributing Co.....................83 Port Plastics............................................78 Powill Mfg..............................................86 PPE Engineering..................................93 Precision Aerospace.............................93 Precision Die & Stamping............ 43,82 Productivity, MMT.... ....................33,73 Qualichem, Inc......................................77

Quality Improvement Consulting........81 Quality Mold............................................85 R&D Gage.................................................26 Renishaw............................-.................25,75 RMG Machining............................ ..10,85 RMSS............................. ............................90 Ron Grob..................................................86 Royal Products...................................48,76 S.L. Fusco...................................................74 Samuel, Son & CO..................................78 Sav-On Plating........................................90 Schenk Intertech.....................................74 SCHUNK.................................................79 Scriven Precision Fab............................82 Select Machining....................................88 Service & Sales........................................92 Shaw Precision........................................86 Single Source Technologies........... 73,77 Southwest Swiss Prec.............................88 SW Waterjet & Laser..........................18,91 Specialty Turn Products (STP).......39,90 SPRINGWORKS Utah........................93 Standard Aero...................................85,92 Starrett.......................................................76 StarRex Precision....................................88 Star Metal Fluids.........................19,76-80 Steel Services Grind’g......................52,83 Stellar Industrial......................................75 Stevens Engineering..............................77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing.............84 Sun Grinding............................... 21,78,85 Sun Tech....................................................92 Superior Grinding.............................. 8,86 Sustaining Edge Solutions....................79 Systems Integrators......................................83 TMM Precision.................................82,85 T-N Machining.......................................88 T.S.M. Mach. ...........................................73 Takashi Sato..............................................88 Tech Five Machining.............................87 TechMark..................................................85 The Metal Man..................................82,85 The Tool Crib Inc....................................79 The Werks C&C......................................78 Thinbit.................................................15,79 Thompson Machine..............................84 Total Quality Sys.....................................77 Tube Service.............................................77 Tungaloy America..................................78 Turul Engineering..................................81 TVT Die Casting..............................66,85 TW Metals...............................................77 United Performance........................71,78 U S Shop Tools........................................76 Uni-Tek.....................................................87 Val-Tech Mfg...........................................84 Valley Machine Works..........................85 Vero Software...........................................79 VonRuden...........................................78,80 Wal-Tek Industries.................................92 Washington Calibration.......................74 Weiser/Mile High Precision................85 Western Cast Parts.................................82 Western Sintering Co............................93 Western State Bank................................79 Western States Metal........................60,80 White’s Niche Products...................17,75 Whitley Machine ...........................7,85 Wissota Tool & Die................................92 Wrico....................................................40,84 Yellowbird.com........................................81 Zeiss Metrology......................................74


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