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Vol. 27, No.3, May / June 2021

Southwest Edition (AZ, NV, and NM)

Adams Machinery Owner Richard Short Thanks Its Customers For 30 Years Serving The Industry...

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Editors Corner


Optimism is defined as an attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavor, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favorable, and desirable.

While this past year tested the optimism in even the most fervent ‘glass is half full’ kind of person, it likely was a key differentiator between the success or failure for many businesses and for many individuals. Studies indicate that optimism and pessimism are strongly influenced by environmental factors. One 30-year study found a positive correlation between higher levels of optimism and exceptional longevity, defined as a lifespan exceeding 85 years. Martin Seligman, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, did a series of experiments on dogs, which demonstrated what he called learned helplessness. He put dogs in a situation where they got an uncomfortable electric shock they could do nothing about and found that the dogs became so conditioned that even when they were put into a new situation where there was a clear and unambiguous opportunity to escape, they still didn’t do anything. They sat there passive. The dogs had learned to be helpless. Seligman replicated these findings with all kinds of animals. But when it came to people, though his findings were largely similar, there was a real difference. One-third of people Seligman could not make helpless in laboratory, so he began to wonder, what was it about some people that makes them so resilient? To understand why some people could not be made helpless, Seligman started to look at the reasons people gave when they asked themselves the question, why is this bad thing happening? See; when people try to understand why they’re experiencing something painful, they often make a series of unconscious assumptions. Is this permanent or temporary? If you fail an examination, for example, and you think the cause is, I’m stupid, well, stupidity is permanent. It’s not very changeable - whereas if you thought I didn’t study enough, that’s changeable. The second has to do with control, whether you think you have the ability to control the outcome or not. And the third, whether you think of the painful thing in front of you as pervasive - that is something that always seems to happen to you - or if it’s just this once. Pessimists generally believe that bad events are permanent, pervasive and uncontrollable. Seligman wanted to learn whether optimism could be learned and said, “If we think of optimism as a trait, part of the temperament we were born into, it can feel inaccessible to those of us who don’t automatically default to a sunny view of life. But if you break optimism down into its smaller component parts, it feels like there might be more room in there for us all if we need it.” Optimism is an attitude that essentially all people would prefer to have, if given the choice. In the end, if you can help yourself, your team and your family members to increase their level of optimism, it will unquestionably result in a happier, healthier and more productive set of individuals. Go ahead, make sure the glass is half full, especially now as we power into a stronger, healthier economy. In closing, God bless our troops, and may optimism help lead you into a successful 2021! A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Adams Machinery Owner Richard Short Thanks Its Customers For 30 Years Serving The Industry... And Now With Day to Day Management By Eugene Hendrix 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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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 — 5/17 - 5/18 Lathe Training Class — 6/21 - 6/23 Training is held at Haas Factory Outlet- Phoenix, a Division of Ellison Machinery, located at 1610 S Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ. To register or for additional information, call 480-968-5877 or visit ellisonaz.com

Grant Helps Prepare Students for Machining Industry GateWay Community College announced today that seven Precision Machining students will receive and benefit from tuition scholarship grants from the Gene Haas Foundation. These grants were made to the Precision Machining program at GateWay Community College-Central City Campus. The scholarship grants provide $500 per student to help them with their A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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education expenses. The Gene Haas Foundation has been supporting local communities, charities and students for more than 20 years. “This grant helps ease the financial burden of qualified students who are interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework,” said James Smith, lead program instructor for the GateWay program. All students were eligible to apply for the scholarship grant as long as they were currently enrolled in the machining program at the college. The funds may be used for tuition, books, and/or supplies the student is required to purchase, such as personal tooling. “These types of tools are very expensive,” added Smith. “Many companies require their employees to own their tools upon employment and this is a way to help ease the financial burden for the students entering the manufacturing industry.” The Precision Machining program at GateWay Community College has received previous awards from the Gene Haas Foundation. By providing scholarship grants and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Gene Haas Foundation has helped expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide. For information on the program, Announcements Con’t Next Page









MICRO-TRONICS – MORE THAN JUST AN EDM SHOP Announcements & Releases Continued visit gatewaycc.edu/precision-machining or call (602) 238-4350 for enrollment services.

Fourth National Metalworking Reshoring Award Competition Open for Applications Leading manufacturing associations Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), the Reshoring Initiative and AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology are pleased to sponsor the 4th National Metalworking Reshoring Award competition. Companies that have successfully reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metalforming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing (AM), are invited to apply. To be eligible for the award, the reshoring must have been done between Jan. 1, 2013, and May 31, 2021, from outside North America to North America. Reshoring includes work that is produced either in-house or outsourced. A complete definition of “reshoring” is available here. Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2021. Visit this link view award details and enter to win. “From 2010 to 2020, more than one million jobs were

announced as coming to the United States from offshore. This is a tremendous achievement, and we seek to motivate and honor the companies that have made reshoring a reality,” says Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. Questions about the National Metalworking Reshoring Award can be directed to Harry Moser at 847-867-1144 or harry.moser@reshorenow.org. For more information on AMT’s efforts on reshoring and supply chain efforts, visit IMTS.com/supplychain. By: Grace Nehls

Infinisys Manufacturing Is Recognized For Perfect (100%) On-Time Delivery and Quality Rating For 2nd Straight Year I nfinisis Manufacturing is proud to have received

notification from one of its key customers, a major aerospace OEM, for a perfect (100%) score for both On-Time Delivery and Quality. The company has been recognized for this distinction 2 years in a row. Admir Ahmetovic, co-founder of the company 14 years ago with partner Branko Jozanov, says, “We employ a start to finish quality control system to control all aspects Announcements Conti Next Page


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Announcements & Releases Continued of our operational procedures. Our quality system is certified to ISO 9001:2008 AS9100C. These standards impact calibration, purchase order review, inspection procedures, in process, and final inspection.” Founded in 2006, Infinisys-Mfg is a fast growing machine shop located in Phoenix and is at the forefront of manufacturing technology. They produce products for the Aerospace, Medical, Defense, Industrial and Commercial industries with the highest precision and always dependably on time. Admir says, “We are constantly expanding and improving our manufacturing capabilities; continually monitoring new equipment and manufacturing techniques to meet the ever increasing demands of our customers.” He adds, “We have added 1-2 machines every year since we started the business, the latest being a Hexagon S Blue 7.10.7 CMM, their latest and greatest technology. Also, he adds, We are currently looking for great, motivated machinists to join their team. “ To learn more about Infinisys Manufacturing, contact them at: 602 276-2276 or via email: Admir@infinisys-mfg.com

One Voice Files Comments with U.S. Senate on Workforce, Apprenticeships On April 9, NTMA and PMA under One Voice filed comments with A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee in response to their request for input on the following areas as they look at passing National Apprenticeship Act, WIOA, and Higher Education Act bills this year: •

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How To Enhance Or Improve Workforce Training In Direct Relation To The Covid-19 Pandemic And Economic Recovery, Including Ways To Address Workforce Needs Of The Health Care And Public Health Sectors; Reforms To Programs Authorized Under The Workforce Innovation And Opportunity Act; Ways To Develop, Modernize, And Diversify The National Apprenticeship System, Including Innovative Approaches Such As Youth Apprenticeship And Pre-Apprenticeship; And Strategies To Encourage Innovation To Address Worker And Industry Needs.

One Voice believes the federal government should take a holistic approach to workforce training to meet the varying needs of employers, and manufacturers specifically. This involves engaging the youth at the earliest possible age, Announcements Continued Page 10






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Announcements & Releases Continued utilizing the coordinated resources of all stakeholders, and having a committed pathway for career opportunities with incentives for the individual, educators, and employers to promote manufacturing and innovation. A recent survey conducted in January 2021 with 85 respondents averaging 64 employees shows that 86% currently have an open skilled position with 94% reporting challenges recruiting qualified employees, including 48% facing severe challenges. The U.S. House passed a bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act earlier this year, an update to a law not changed since 1937. One Voice is lobbying lawmakers who in the Senate hope to begin moving workforce development legislation through committee in the coming months.

DATRON Dynamics Launches Improved Virtual Demonstration Experience Over the past year, in response to the rapidly changing protocols for traveling, on-site visits, and company tours, DATRON Dynamics has expanded its CNC machine demonstration capabilities to include full virtual visitor demonstrations. While companies are still welcome to visit the DATRON East Coast or West Coast Showrooms for a hands-on demonstration (observing current safety protocols), the DATRON Virtual A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Mesa Mayor Unveils Plan For Free Community College Tuition Mayor John Giles stressed the importance of educating and expanding the workforce as it “is vital to attract future industry.” “Many of the outstanding corporations and industries Announcements Continued Page 12



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Announcements & Releases Continued who have chosen to move to Mesa shared they did so because of our skilled employees and educational opportunities,” Giles said in the release. He has challenged businesses and philanthropists to match the city of Mesa’s financial promise of $100k. Student funding is awarded through the foundation, made possible by generous contributions of more than 10 businesses, individuals and federal CARES act funding, according to the release. Yavapai College has the same program in Prescott, Ariz.

Four Associations Launch Metalworking Reshoring Award Competition Four leading manufacturing associations have announced the 4th National Metalworking Reshoring Award competition. Companies that have successfully reshored products, parts, or tooling made primarily by metalforming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing, are invited to apply. The Reshoring Initiative, PMA, NTMA, and AMT are sponsoring this competition. To be eligible for the award, the reshoring must have been done between Jan. 1, 2013, and May 31, 2021, from outside A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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North America to North America. Reshoring includes work that is produced either in-house or outsourced. A complete definition of “reshoring” is available here. Applications must be submitted by June 30. To view award details and enter to win, visit this webpage. “From 2010 to 2020, more than one million jobs were announced as coming to the United States from offshore. This is a tremendous achievement, and we seek to motivate and honor the companies that have made reshoring a reality,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. Questions about the National Metalworking Reshoring Award can be directed to Harry Moser at 847-867-1144 or harry.moser@reshorenow. org. For more information on AMT’s efforts on reshoring and supply chain efforts, visit IMTS.com/ supplychain. The Reshoring Initiative, founded in early 2010, helps manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased parts and tooling. Announcements Continued Page 14

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Announcements & Releases Continued The Initiative also trains suppliers how to sell against lower-priced offshore competitors. PMA, an inaugural sponsor of the National Reshoring Award, is the full-service trade association representing the North American metalforming industry — the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) represents U.S. builders and distributors of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. NTMA is the voice for the precision manufacturing and tool and die industries A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Founded in 1987, Lindel P re c i s i o n C N C M a c h i n i n g merged with Precision 4 Swiss in 2019. Together, P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining is dedicated to providing quality CNC machined parts at competitive prices. Our parts are used in a wide variety of products from medical devices, to laser housings. Our products have even been used for technical defense equipment and complex camera housings in satellites. Many of our orders are custom designed. We utilize our technical support and breadth of experience to provide full support. We work with our customers through every step of the process, from research and development to entire production orders. In addition to our hands-on customer support, Lindel Precision CNC Machining can also manufacture diverse parts in a wide variety of materials. The benefits of working with P4Swiss / Lindel CNC Machining are endless. We offer quality parts, excellent customer service, Announcements Continued Page 16

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MCCCD Professor Named Among Final Crew Members for World’s First All-Civilian Mission to Space The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is pleased to announce that South Mountain Community College Professor Dr. Sian Proctor has been named among the final crew members to join Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space. Dr. Proctor joins a four-person crew that will undertake a historic voyage to the stars later this year. Other crew members include Christopher Sembroski and Hayley Arceneaux, under the command of Jared Isaacman. SpaceX’s A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Dr. Proctor will serve as the Mission Pilot and back up the commander and support related needs throughout the mission. S e m b ro s k i , a 4 1 - y e a r- o l d aerospace industry employee at Lockheed Martin and United S t a t e s A i r F o rc e v e t e r a n , contributed to a special fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® that offered an Inspiration4 seat to a lucky donor after receiving nearly 72,000 entries. Since it was first announced in February, the campaign has raised approximately $113M with new support opportunities to come in the near future, including chances to sign up at www.stjude. org/Inspiration4.

Mesa, AZ to Host New SOLO EV U.S. Assembly Facility and Engineering Technical Center ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. “ElectraMeccanica” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, Announcements Continued Page 18


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Announcements & Releases Continued today announced that it has selected Mesa, AZ, in the greater Phoenix area, for its U.S. based assembly facility and engineering technical center. Phoenix ranks as the fifth largest city in the U.S. according to 2020 census data, with nearly 1.8 million residents. Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, ranks 35th nationally. The Company’s selection marks the end of a comprehensive, year-long site search conducted by ElectraMeccanica and its partner, BDO USA’s Site Selection & Incentives Practice (“BDO”). In October of 2020, the Company named Arizona and Tennessee as the two finalist states. The last few months of the selection process involved rigorous proposal reviews and negotiations to select the most well-suited partner. T h e p ro p o s e d f a c i l i t y i n M e s a w i l l s u p p o r t ElectraMeccanica’s strategic plan to meet anticipated demand for their flagship SOLO EV. When fully operational, the facility is expected to create up to 500 new jobs and will be capable of producing up to 20,000 SOLOs per year. Altogether it will feature both a light vehicle assembly plant along with a state-of-the-art engineering technical center, including multiple labs to support A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Sodick Announces Team Members In Arizona! Dear Valued Customers, We wish to inform you that effective immediately our sales team will represent Sodick directly in Arizona. This change will allow our Arizona customers to benefit from the many advantages of dealing directly with our experienced sales support team. Gary Gustafson, Sodick Regional Manager and Jim Alles our Territory A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Cardiologist Sells Medical Device Firm For More Than $300m Dr. Richard Heuser, a Mesa cardiologist who has 30 patents to his name and has started several medical device companies over the years, has sold one of them for more than $300 million. Heuser had co-founded PQ Bypass with James Joye, a cardiologist in California, locating the company headquarters in Fremont, California. Irvine, California-based Endologix LLC purchased the medical device company for more than $300 million, closing the deal on April 13. Heuser and Joye’s proprietary technology received designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a “Breakthrough Device,” offering new treatments for severe peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. The device and technique, which replaces leg bypass surgery, allows the blood vessel to stay open 80% to 90% of the time — an improvement over traditional surgical procedures, Heuser said.


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Sandia National Laboratories Seeks Manufacturing Partner For New Medical Device S andia National Laboratories has filed for

patent protection and is seeking potential manufacturing partners for a new mask designed to be reused, potentially reducing the amount of personal protective equipment needed in places like hospitals. The prototype respirators are meant for extended, repeated use.

The mask design — which filters inhaled and exhaled air with a nonproprietary material “stored inside two disc-shaped cases,” according to a release from Sandia labs — is still in testing. Early test results indicate the mask may be able to meet safety standards set by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, which certifies masks as N95. The N95 respirator is the most common type of particulate-filtering mask, filtering at least 95% of airborne particles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention As part of the project, Sandia is pursuing different types of partnerships, including those to help complete testing and assess production methods. If the research shows the mask meets requirements, Sandia plans to license the design to manufacturers, according to the release. The licensing of the new mask design may provide an opportunity for local manufacturers looking for opportunities to produce PPE. A number of manufacturers, including Albuquerque-based Advanced Business Design, pivoted to making PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused demand to increase. 22 /June 2021 22• •May Jan / Feb 2020


A total of 17 researchers worked on the design, including mechanical engineers, microbiologists, virologists, materials scientists and fabrication experts. The mask can be disassembled for cleaning between uses and is intended to be compatible with autoclaving, which uses steam and heat to kill microbes, according to Sandia. It also includes a resonator, which transmits the wearer’s voice. “We’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t in terms of structure, materials and production methods,” said said Todd Barrick, an engineer on the project, in a statement. “We’ve also learned that Sandia can quickly assemble a team with all the skills needed to develop and test medicalgrade respirators.” By Collin Krabbe – Albuquerque Business First

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4. Safety took on a new meaning - In response to COVID-19, manufacturers adopted contactless processes of handling equipment and producing products to reduce person-to-person exposure. Many of these new processes were digitized and technology-driven, and not only reduced the safety risks of in-person contact, but also reduced the physical risks that are inherent to manufacturing operations. In addition, many companies requiring on-site workers implemented daily temperature checks and daily COVID-19 testing, with at least one test per week for every worker and an established contact tracing system. The willingness to embrace a different way of thinking, and to challenge the norms of age-old methods, made these adjustments successful. Now, many of the contactless safety protocols that have become staples during the pandemic are likely to remain.

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sign that the JPO can make good on its promise to finish the three design fixes Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $79,398,158 Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is by November, allowing the military services to lift restrictions on lightweight cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Small Diameter Bomb Increment II lot integration the contracting activity. pilots flying the F-35. Last year, Defense News first reported that pilots under and test. This contract effort will deliver all-up round (AUR) test vehicles, perform 136testing; pounds were from flying the fifth-generation aircraft after testers AUR-level assembly, checkout, testing and systems integration andbarred prepare Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, discovered an increased risk of neck for production cut-in and fielding for the multiple engineering changes needed, A r i zdamage o n a , towlightweight a s a w a rpilots d e dejecting an from the plane. TheGlobal US Air Force$82,018,990 has also acknowledged an “elevated level including National Security Agency (NSA) cryptographic modernization, firm-fixed-price of risk” for pilots 165 pounds. Positioning System (GPS) military code, mitigation of part obsolescence, andbetween design136 and contract for the procurement of changes evolving from production and/or operations. Work will be performed in crashworthy external fuel systems, The prototype helmet tested weighs about 4.63 pounds, approximately 6 Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed April 1, 2023. This award is the internal auxiliary fuel tank systems ounces lighter than the original Gen III helmet, and is designed to ease some result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2020 Air Force (USAF) missile procurement and associated sub-components straindevelopment, on smaller pilots’test necks during ejection. funds in the amount of $11,977,567; fiscal 2020 USAF research, to support utility helicopters. Bids and evaluation (RDT&E) funds in the amount of $6,495,714;Although fiscal 2021 Navy (USN) were solicited via the with the test was the first test of the new helmet, theinternet JPO, Lockheed RDT&E funds in the amount of $5,133,243; fiscal 2021 USN weapon procurement one received. Work locations and Martin and seat-maker Martin Baker have conducted at least seven other tests funds in the amount of $2,783,878; and fiscal 2019 Special Defense Acquisition Funds funding will be determined with with the latest version of the seat, which is equipped with two modifications in the amount of $9,021,596 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life each order, with an estimated designed to reduce risk to pilots.The fixes to the ejection seat itself include a The firstManagement test of a new, Center, lightweight F-35Airhelmet successful, Cycle Eglin Forcewas Base, Florida, is the contracting activity completion date of March 31, switch for lightweight pilots that will delay deployment of the main parachute, according to the program office, a promising sign that the Pentagon (FA8672-21-F-6052). 2025. U.S. Army Contracting and a “head support panel,” a fabric panel sewn between the parachute can qualify and implement all three fixes to the jet’s escape system Command, Redstone Arsenal, risers that will protect the pilot’s head from moving backward during the by the end of the year.Scottsdale, Arizona, is awarded an $8,000,000 Dillon Aero Inc., firm-fixed-price, Alabama, is the contracting parachute indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sustainment partsopening. for currently activity. 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Machine tools for the precision metalworking industry are extremely complex pieces of equipment. When you are purchasing a new machine for your business and you are spending tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, you want to be very confident that you are purchasing the optimal machine for your business. Who better to support your decision in sales and support than a company that is run by Journeyman machinists, individuals who intuitively know and understand what it takes to run a machine? At Adams Machinery, this is just what you get in owner Richard (Dick) Short and General Manager/ Vice President Eugene Hendrix. Adams Machinery is proudly celebrating 30 years under Dick’s ownership. Dick and Eugene extend a sincere thank you to their customers for their years (some, decades) of trust and loyalty, helping to make Adams Machinery what it is today. Dick started in the metal working industry in 1967 as an apprentice building punches and dies for the stamping industry. After his early years as a machinist, Dick moved into sales, selling

The Adams Machinery Service & Sales Team machine tools to shops throughout Michigan. 30 years ago, at the recommendation of a well esteemed colleague in the industry, Dick put together a business plan to purchase Adams Machinery, a machine tool dealer in Arizona. Equipped with his savings plus a strong resume in the industry, Dick’s business plan was approved, and he purchased the company. Dick says, “4 years into business ownership, I was approached by Jim Janus, to pick up the Daewoo line (which is now Doosan). I respected Jim, and at the time nobody carried the line in Arizona.” He continued, “That was 26 years ago, and we proudly still retain this superior machine tool line.” The company carries a few other lines, including United Grinding, Citizen/Cincon, Miyano, and Muratec. Dick says, “We have never been a machine tool ‘supermarket’; rather our philosophy is to represent a few great machine tool lines and to be so well versed in these lines that we can support our customers with the level of sales and service which they deserve.”

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Dick has been integral in the day-to-day business at Adams Machinery for nearly all of his years owning the company, with wife Nancy also full time for 24 years. He says, “I was at the point in my life where I wanted to travel and spend more time with family.” He continued, “2 years ago we brought Eugene into the business to manage daily operations. Eugene was an ideal candidate for Adams Machinery.”

Dick says that the addition of Eugene to the team has been outstanding. “We have such respect for each other, and we haven’t had a heated discussion in the 2 years since Eugene joined the team.” Eugene adds, “When we are having discussions about the business and customers, it’s never personal. We share a common philosophy that what we do must be beneficial to our customers.” Like Dick, Eugene has worked for machine tool builders in the past, so both know the level of support a dealer should expect from its builders. Eugene additionally has experience in machining (he served his Mold & Die apprenticeship in Chicago) and is a degreed Mechanical Engineer. He also has supported customers throughout Arizona in the metal cutting industry for three decades. Eugene was working for Doosan Machine Tools America as a Regional Sales Manager prior to joining Adams Machinery. Eugene says, “It was with Doosan’s blessing that I left the builder to represent Doosan as a dealer with Adams Machinery.” Awards and accolades line the walls at Adams Machinery, where for 26 years of carrying the Doosan line, the company has been awarded for ‘Superior Service’ and ‘Outstanding Sales’. Dick says, “30 years ago, while today, after 26 years of carrying the Doosan line, we are #3 in our market with the Doosan line.” Eugene says, “Doosan has long had a reputation for building outstanding machine tools, but I believe some of the machine tools they have introduced in the last years have facilitated our explosive growth. As an example, Doosan has increased manufacturing on the DNM 4000 machines to keep pace with market demand.” “The DNM 4000 was purposefully developed to be small in size, but not in power,” said Andy McNamara, director of sales at Doosan Machine Tools America. “Manufacturers can now enjoy increased productivity and performance without sacrificing compactness.” He adds, “And thanks to the faster rapid traverse rate, and improved acceleration rates, productivity is off the charts. Add the 12,000 RPM spindle to the mix and you get drastically reduced cycle time.” Eugene says the Doosan DNM 4000 is one of the key machines that helped Adams

Nancy, Dick and Eugene Machinery’s business stay strong during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is an ideal machine tool for the weapons market, a market that is strong here in Arizona”, he added. Another key technology that Adams Machinery’s customers have embraced in the past years is true 5-axis machining with palletizing. Eugene says, “In 2018, Doosan came out with the DVF Series of 5-axis machining centers, and these are such well-built ‘true 5 axis’ machining centers. These machines have really allowed us to help our customers to machine parts faster and more accurately than their competitors.” “Many dealers have solid machine tools to provide to customers, but I believe service is what differentiates the good from the best”, Dick says. Eugene adds, “If we get a service request call from a customer, our commitment is to respond on the same day and to get a service technician onsite within 24 hours.” Dick and Eugene agree that the superior retention of employees at Adams Machinery helps to perpetuate expert service and sales team members. Dick says, “Over the past decades, we have done our best to support start-up machine shops here in the valley. As they have grown, they have paid us back with continued loyalty.” Eugene and Dick agree that the integrity that they bring to the business is matched by their builders. “We hand selected OEMs that have a reputation for supporting their dealers and end users with integrity and with superior support.” The team at Adams Machinery believes in helping to bring the next generation of workers into the industry. “We started our own Apprenticeship program”, Eugene says, “and we’ve recently brought our first apprentice onboard. We want to do our part in exciting the next generation with our industry.”

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Hear from Some Of Adams Machinery’s Customers! “Adams Machinery has great products and outstanding knowledge, both in their sales and service departments. Paul Czaplicki gets high marks from me. We’ve been purchasing Doosan machines from Adams for the past 5 or 6 years. We have a number of Doosan lathes, and we have a couple of horizontals, 1 with a pallet stacker. Paul and the Adams Machinery team do what they say they will do - I can always count on this.” Mike, Owner, Manufacturer of force transducers and force calibration systems “I will say anonymously that my interactions have always been positive with Adams Machinery.The quality, value, and service we receive has always been above par.” Anonymous “We made a decision that we had to add some capabilities that our competitors didn’t have. We were doing turning and milling of parts up to 25” and wanted to expand the size of parts we could make, adding to our ability to support the large aircraft and oil and gas industries. We contacted some machine dealers, and I really liked the Doosan Vertical Turning Lathes (VTL). I had worked on Doosan machines many years ago and knew they were good solid machines. We brought the first Doosan VTL in about 3 years ago, and then went after some new business. It’s worked out so well for us, expanding our capabilities, that we ordered our 2nd VTL from Adams Machinery. What sold me on Adams Machinery after the first purchase was the service we received. When we were nearly out of warranty on the first machine, it went down. It turns out it was a bad spring inside the machine, but it meant the machine had to be taken apart. For 2 weeks, we had a service technician from Doosan here, and Adams Machinery had one of their service guys here each day. Adams Machinery and Doosan’s support during this trying time was nothing short of extraordinary. It really solidified my relationship with them. Paul Czaplicki is our representative from Adams Machinery. He is so personable, knowledgeable, and just a great representative for the company.” Kevin, General Manager Precision Machine Shop in Phoenix “I started working with Dick at Adams Machinery nearly 2 decades ago, when I was working at another shop. When my partner and I opened our new machine shop 14 years ago, we went to Dick and Paul for our first Doosan (at the time Daewoo) machine. Back then, we met with a few other machine tool dealers, but selected Adams Machinery. We come back to Adams Machinery all the time because of their outstanding service and the relationships we have built with them. Business has been good for us, with double digit growth nearly every year since we’ve been in business, and we buy 1-2 new machines each year. 90% of our machines are Doosan’s that we get from Adams Machinery. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Your Adams Machinery Service Team Adams Machinery is one of our top suppliers and we continue to appreciate their outstanding products and service.” Admir, Co-Owner Precision Machine Shop “We have purchased over 20 Machines from Adams Machinery over the last 8 years. Every transaction goes very smoothly from order to delivery and set up. They always do a great job of explaining the product and options, and when to expect delivery and installation. I couldn’t be happier for the Team at Adams to be celebrating such a wonderful milestone. Congratulations and may the next 30 years be as successful for everyone involved.” Jay, Owner Precision machine shop “Even though Paul had been calling on us for several years, we didn’t give him the time of day until a couple of years ago. We were having trouble getting service from our current machine tool dealer, and as we are growing (we now have 24 machines), machine downtime becomes more and more painful. Paul and Adams were so professional and they helped make me feel comfortable that they could provide the level of service we need. We purchased our first Doosan from Adams Machinery in July of 2020, our 2nd at the end of 2020, and we just took delivery of our 3rd Doosan weeks ago. The Doosan machines are great machines, the installation and training Adams provides has been outstanding, and Paul is both extremely knowledgable and professional. I highly recommend Adams Machinery.” Kevin, Production Manager, Prescott machine shop To learn more about how Adams Machinery can help you with your machine tool needs, contact them at 480-968-3711, email: info@ adamsmachineryaz.com or visit their website at www.adamsmachineryaz.com


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Motor vehicles and parts production, which fell 10% in February, rose 2.8% in March but remained depressed by a persistent shortage of semiconductors. Most durable goods indexes rose between 2% to 3%. In nondurable manufacturing, the index for the chemicals industry rose 4.1%, and petroleum and coal products rose 5.7%, although neither sector has fully recovered from severe weather damage—the Federal Reserve noted that some chemicals factories remain offline thanks to damage sustained from February’s winter storms. Most nondurable goods indexes rose between 0.9% and 3.0%. If Feb ruary was notable for its storminess, March was notable for its heat. The unseasonably warm month coincided with a roughly 10% drop in consumer energy products, and the 11.4% drop in utilities utilization was the largest recorded in the history of the index’s 48-year history.

ProLift Rigging Company Expands Into The Phoenix Market ProLift Rigging Company is proud to announce that it recently expanded into Arizona with its new 75,000 square foot climate-controlled facility, with an additional 45,000 square feet of outdoor space. With the addition of ProLift Rigging’s Arizona location, the company now has 10 locations throughout the country with over 350,000 square feet of warehousing storage. Mike White, Arizona Branch Manager, says, “We opened our Arizona office during the Pandemic. Though this was a risky proposition, we found the demand for our services to be higher than ever.” He adds that ProLift Rigging got its start more than a decade ago and is renowned for its support of Data Centers, who have extremely large equipment that needs to be stored and moved. The Arizona management team is pictured in front of the TwinLift. Mike says, “We can offer capabilities you won’t find with many rigging companies with our TWINLIFT Rigging System. It offers superior lift and mobilization capabilities, and with 90 degrees of rear wheels it provides flexibility in congested areas. It is perfect for use in situations with tight overhead clearance.” Salesperson for the company Mike Vella says, “We have some of the best equipment to support our customers’ moves. For example, our Versa-Lift is a unique forklift in which the frame extends in order to achieve greater capacities and is equipped with a removable hydraulic boom. The Versa-Lift was designed specifically for moving heavy machinery smoothly and safely on solid surfaces for riggers. ProLift Rigging was formed in 2010 out of a small, local rigging outfit

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“The pandemic shocked older people into using technology and has shocked the economy in general into adopting technology,” said Constance Hunter, chief economist at KPMG. “We’re going to see continued investment in productivityenhancing technology because the pandemic really made it so clear that we need to have this digital backbone.” Business investment rose 17% in computer equipment, 6% in software, and 1% in research and development, even as GDP fell 2.4% in the fourth quarter from the same period a year earlier. Investment in automation and technology accelerated to 7% year-over-year growth in the third quarter of 2020 from 5% growth in the same period a year earlier, according to a McKinsey Global Institute analysis of 4,000 U.S. companies’ financials. Those gains could spread. About 75% of respondents to a survey of North American and European companies expected to speed up investment in new technology in 2020-24, higher than the 55% who said they increased such spending in 2014-19. This is enabling companies to raise productivity, which is defined as output per hour worked. Stronger productivity growth is key to the economy’s long-term success. Economic growth depends on the number of workers and how much they produce. Without productivity growth, economic growth must rely on more workers, which might be hard to achieve since the workforce is aging and the pandemic pushed millions of Americans out of the labor force. Higher productivity growth should also put more money into people’s pockets because wages are tied to how much workers produce. That would enable companies to raise wages without raising prices, damping inflation pressure. Wage growth was tepid for many years after the financial crisis, only breaking

above 3% in 2018. Productivity growth tends to move in multiyear trends, reflecting shifts in the structure of the economy. Excluding farms and government, it grew 2.8% a year from 1949 until the oil shock of 1973, then slowed to 1.4% from 1974 to 1995, sped up to 3% from 1996 to 2005 with the spread of computers and the internet, then slowed again, to 1.4% between 2006 and 2019. Last year it accelerated to 2.4% in the fourth quarter of 2020 from the same period a year earlier, although that was because the coronavirus triggered steep job losses in lower-wage sectors that tend to be less productive. Robert Gordon, a professor at Northwestern University who has studied productivity and living standards during the past century, said productivity growth slowed after 2005 because the payoff from computers faded and new inventions such as smartphones and tablets didn’t revolutionize business operations. In 2015 he had predicted productivity growth of only 1.5% a year over the next 25 years. Recent developments have made him more optimistic, and he expects annual productivity growth of about 1.8% this decade. A shift toward e-commerce should push up productivity by eliminating workers needed in bricks-and-mortar stores, Mr. Gordon said. Videoconferencing should also help, though the public-transit sector could offset some of the gains because buses and rail transit will carry fewer riders, he said. Some economists predict the increase in infrastructure investment that

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New Fire Sprinkler Company Comes to Mohave County Construction is underway and soon a new and growing company will be coming to Mohave County. Shambaugh & Sons is utilizing an existing building until the completion of its 84,000 square ft. fabrication facility. Progressive Pipe Fabricators, a division of Shambaugh, will fabricate and deliver over 20,000 individual sprinkler pipe per week. The building will be located on Historic Route 66 in Kingman. County Economic Development Director Tami Ursenbach says she is thrilled the company chose Mohave County: “It’s wonderful that 60 new jobs will become available. Companies are becoming more aware of what our county offers and we’re truly excited by the arrival of Progressive Pipe Fabricators, a Shambaugh & Sons division.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Team Up With Next-Gen Missile Defense Contract Two of the leading defense contractors in Arizona are teaming up on a $3.9 billion contract with the U.S. government for rapid development of a modernized interceptor that can take on the most complex long-range ballistic threats. Northrop Grumman as lead along with Raytheon Technologies were awarded the contract for the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) program, which is part of the agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense System (GMD). The two contractors already provide various parts of the GMD system, and the latest contract is intended to develop and flight test an interceptor on an accelerated schedule with maximized innovation, the MDA said. The new interceptor program comes on the heels of the MDA’s first technical assessment of homeland defenses since initial system operations began in 2004, according to Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the MDA. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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“By planning to carry two vendors through technology development, MDA will maximize the benefits of competition to deliver the most effective and reliable homeland defense missile to the warfighter as soon as possible,” Hill said in a statement. “Once fielded, this new homeland defense interceptor will be capable of defeating expected threat advances into the 2030s and beyond.” The MDA said it will uphold “fly before you buy” principles “to ensure the overall system and components have been rigorously flight-tested prior to making any procurement decisions.” While the program will be headquartered in Alabama, major operations will take place at Northrop Grumman’s Chandler facilities, as well as in Tucson, where Raytheon’s Missiles & Defense division is headquartered. Some operations will also happen in Magna, Utah. Raytheon Vice President of Strategic Missile Defense Bryan Rosselli said the collaborative effort brings together next-generation technologies.“This team is building on unmatched experience, accounting for all 47 prior U.S. exo-atmospheric intercepts,” Rosselli said in a statement.

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The team’s design is built on decades of experience in key combat programs and user feedback. It includes a chassis produced by Textron Systems and a nextgeneration transmission by Allison Transmissions, both made in the U.S. “The future battlefield calls for a digitally connected fighting vehicle that can outpace the enemy,” said Pat McCormack, a former Bradley master gunner for the Army and now a capability analyst at Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business. Bradley fighting vehicles traditionally have a threesoldier crew: a commander, gunner and a driver. The new OMFV will have two soldiers and an AI-powered virtual third crew member to help the humans on board think, decide and act faster.


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Modern automation will allow a two-person crew to maneuver across the battlefield and watch for threats. When the system finds a threat, it will classify it and assign it a priority, after which soldiers can decide whether and how to engage. This reduces their cognitive load and number of simultaneous demands. The vehicle will be similar to a sophisticated semi-autonomous car, with computers and algorithms doing lots of analysis but people making the final decisions. The Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle is a next-generation, tracked, armored fighting vehicle designed to address the critical challenges of the future battlefield. The Lynx team is using digital engineering to build detailed, accurate computer models to ensure new capabilities like aided target recognition, or ATR, are compatible with the vehicle. It allows them to connect multiple points of model data into one database, also called a single source of truth. The team will install ATR or other technologies virtually to iterate and assess impacts on the entire system. This reduces integration efforts and risk before manufacturing physical prototypes or installing hardware. A computerized testbed allows them to create the vehicle virtually — testing it on different terrains and modeling combat simulations — and then export the digital model to build a physical version. That’s only the beginning. The team will look to install other automated programs on the OMFV, where artificial intelligence will help spread the workload. As part of the assessment, the team will examine how effectively AI assumes a portion of a crew member’s tasks. Artificial intelligence is driving a revolution in the way

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While the tiny town of Cameri may not look like one of the most beautiful cities and villages to dot the Italian landscape (even a local business owner said it was not the prettiest), some would beg to differ. Three Collins celebrated a years ago, Avio Aero, which designs, manufactures, and Aerospace maintains systemsrecently and components for both civil monumental milestone with the delivery of the and military aviation, opened the most advanced additive manufacturing factory in Europe on the edge of 50,000th ARC-210 software-defined airborne town, and since then, they have received a steady flow of visitors: not tourists, but engineers, executives, and radio Air Systems Air additive manufacturing professionals. Not long aftertotheNaval company opened theCommand factory, they(NAVAIR) were acquired (PMA-209), key customer of by GE Aviation, which is using the technologyCombat on-site toElectronics change how aircraft enginesaare manufactured. the program since it began in 1990. GE is focusing efforts on driving AM, after a disappointing Q4 2016. This certainly seems to be a smart approach; Dario Mantegazza, an Avio Aero The manufacturing said it best, when he described 3D delivery engineer, of the 50,000th radio continues a 30+ printing as having “no limits to complexity.” GE Aviation has facilities in Germany and Sweden, whereand they year relationship between Collins Aerospace acquired majority stakes in Arcam and in Concept Laser last year. The company has a factory in Auburn, the U.S. Navy on the ARC-210 program — a model for government-industry teaming. Alabama, and which also owns AMcontinued pioneer Morris Technologies, located in southwest Ohio. But Joyce says for the This radio, has to evolve with the needs of the Navy, is standard little Italian town of Cameri, and Avio Aero, are an important part of GE’s overall AM business strategy and multi-band, multi-mode communications and plays a key role in allowing joint and will be “at the center of the growth of our additive ecosystem.” coalition forces to communicate in various theaters of operations worldwide. The plant in Cameri is special, because it uses twenty Arcam-developed AM machines, which fuse together The Collins Aerospace ARC-210 radio wasgun the first tactical airborne embed layers of titanium aluminide (TiAI) using an electron to accelerate an electron beam.radio TiAI isto 50% lighter encryption and modem operation to support satellite communications in tactical than nickel-based alloys, and is being used in the Cameri plant to 3D print blades for the GE9X jet aircraft. engine’s The ARC-210 radios have transmitted millions of critical messages in the air and at sea, low-pressure turbine. mission after mission. Now available in its sixth iteration, the ARC-210 RT-2036 brings The are able to additively manufacture blades thatas arewell fouras times thicker thannext-generation ones created with theengineers latest encryption and anti-jam technologies, integrating anetworking laser-poweredwaveforms 3D printer, which is good, considering the GE9X is the largest jet engine ever built;and the that include the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) Second Generation Anti-jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO (SATURN). A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 28 • March / Apr 2017 2


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diameter of the turbine The ARC-210 radio itself has isthe over 80 inches. widest frequency range of any tactical airborne radio and This electron beamused technique includes those by iscivil so fast it’s even competing with for first responders, allowing casting, which is the standard way communications interoperability to manufacture TiAI parts. The by military and national guard team is also to use the same aircraft in able emergencies such machine to change the part shape as hurricane relief and fighting and print different blades at the wildfires. The latest generation same time. ARC-210 now also includes L-Band frequency capability for Aerospace Industry tactical networking.

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doubling our total recycling capacity in North America. It will also be engineered to directly process full electric vehicle packs without any dismantling.” A spokesman for the Arizona Commerce Authority said Li-Cycle has not submitted any applications for state incentives, but the company could be eligible for up to $387,000 from the quality jobs tax credit, which offers $9,000 of Arizona income or premium tax credits over a three-year period for each new, quality job created. Engineering and design of the facility is expected to begin this quarter, and the facility is planned to be operational in the first quarter of 2022. Hiring for the plant will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. Li-Cycle’s facilities convert batteries and battery manufacturing scrap into a product called “black mass” which is a powder containing metals like lithium, cobalt and nickel. The black mass is processed to create battery grade materials, like lithium carbonate, cobalt sulphate and nickel sulphate, according to the company. Li-Cycle’s battery supply customers include some of the largest automakers, including Audi, Volkswagen, Honda, General Motors and Kia.

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Intel contributed $3.89 billion to Arizona’s GDP, report finds Intel contributed an excess of $3.89 billion to Arizona’s economy in 2019, according to a new report that measured the company’s economic impact on several Western states. Intel Corp. has its most significant direct economic impacts in Oregon, California, Arizona and New Mexico. All told, the company directly contributed $25.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2019. The report, which was researched by a third-party, found that Intel’s 52,000 employees contributed to more than $102 billion in both direct and indirect GDP impact on the total U.S. economy in 2019. “While I am proud of the role Intel plays in fueling U.S. economic growth and development, I know there is more we can do,” Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a statement. “We are committed to doing our part to ensure the U.S. continues to be the leader in semiconductor manufacturing. As we continue to invest in and strengthen the U.S. economy, I know Intel’s best days are ahead of us.” Intel is a cornerstone of the Arizona semiconductor manufacturing industry after originally setting up a factory in Chandler in 1980. The Chandler facility, known as the Ocotillo Campus, is the company’s largest manufacturing site in the world and it is set to grow even more with the addition of two new



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‘Made In America’ Medford Knives Use ‘Made In America’ Haas Machine Tools In Their Manufacturing

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“Our Medford knives are the Porsche of the knife industry”, Greg says. “While Porsches are by no means the lowest priced performance car in the market, they are luxury automobiles after all, over the life of the Porsche, they are one of the best valued performance cars. In fact, a study I read says that 82% of all Porsches purchased in the US are still on the road today. Medford knives are priced similarly; not the least expensive performance knife, but with exceptional quality, they are an outstanding value over the life of the knife.” Greg is an adamant believer in buying American made products. “I tell my kids, both teenagers, “Don’t buy things that will wind up in a garage sale. Buyer fewer items and buy items that will last you for many years and that you will value.” When Greg made the decision to start up a machine shop to manufacture the Medford knives internally, his natural choice for a machine tool was the Haas, with the first machine being a Haas Mini mill. “It is a beautiful thing that solidly built, extremely widely used machines

are designed and manufactured in the United States”, he says. Chris Hansen, Sales Engineer for Ellison Machinery, distributor for the Haas Machines, says, “The Medford knives are a premier line, made with Titanium, and they actually require aerospace equivalent tolerances of .0005. Our Haas Mini Mills are the industry standard for compact machining centers, and it was an ideal first machine for Medford Knives as they began manufacturing their own products.” Over the years, Greg and the Medford team have continued to invest in Haas machine tools for their manufacturing, with 10 Haas machines on the floor today. Greg says, “This is my perspective on machines – the most important criterion for selecting your new machine is how it will be serviced. Once a year when a machine breaks, you want a human to answer the phone and you want your supplier to be extremely responsive to your need to get the machine back up and running.” He added, “With Ellison Machinery, I call Chris when I have an issue, and he helps to get my machine up and running quickly. Chris is an attentive, very professional supplier to us. He does what he says he will do. On top of this, Patrick Ellison, owner of Ellison Machinery, will show up or call to ensure that every one of our Haas machines are making the precision parts we need for our production of Medford Knives.” Medford’s latest Haas acquisition is the HAAS EC-400 pallet pool 4 Axis Horizontal Machining Center. “It’s a bit of a firecracker”, Greg says, adding, “This Haas horizontal machining center will do what 4 mills can do today with our flexible fixturing.” Further, at Medford Knives, the team is taking advantage of unattended machining to maximize their productivity. Medford also has 2 new HAAS VF-2SS mills on order for their growing business. Chris adds, “Medford has caught the image of the flexibility that can be achieved with a horizontal pallet change machine. It allows Medford to keep multiple setups staged and ready to go with 100 tools in the library they have the ultimate “flex” manufacturing cell.” In its 10 years as an entity, Medford Knives has grown exponentially year over year. The company has a strong distribution network, with nearly 200 resellers throughout the world (50 outside of the US). Medford Knives isn’t resting on its laurels, as the expression goes. In fact, the company is planning for the launch of a new product line for next January. The product will be manufactured and sold through a separate company, called American Service Knife (ASK). Greg said the new company will compete head-to-head with Victorinox. Victorinox may not be a household name but ‘Swiss Army Knives’ is, and Victorinox is the company that invented and

manufactures Swiss Army Knives. “This new line will grow our business substantially, and it will offer lower price points than our current products.” Medford Knives are some of the most exquisite USA designed and manufacturing knives you can purchase. You won’t find the craftsmanship that goes into these knives on many others in the industry. To order your own Medford Knife, visit: MedfordKnife.com Working at Medford Knives isn’t your typical machinist job, and ‘just average’ doesn’t cut it. In fact, there is a stringent interview process that happens prior to a new team member being hired. Greg says, “We meet with the candidate twice. In the first interview, I help them understand that their job here for the next year or more is to do nothing but learn. I ask them to write a letter telling me why they want to join the company. I only hear back from 1 of 4 with this requirement. Once a team member comes on board, we have a higher than industry average likelihood that they will stay (our rate is 1:2 retention where in the industry it is closer to 1:6). It takes 18 months where you are an apprentice, and then another couple of years where you are in Journeyman training, and you become an expert knife maker after about 5 years.” Those up to the challenge and interest in joining a rapidly growing knife manufacturer, are encouraged to apply. Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the United States, and one of the largest builders of CNC machines in the world. They manufacture a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, turning centers, 5-axis machining centers, and rotary products, as well as a wide selection of fully integrated automation solutions, including automatic parts loaders, palletpool systems, and 6-axis robot systems. To learn more about the USA designed and manufactured Haas machines, as well as Ellison Machinery’s other fine machine lines, contact Haas Factory Outlet / HFO130, a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, at (480) 968-5877. www.ellisonaz.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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A couple weeks ago I was asked the question of plant why companies seem toof think that last year. don’t The period slowed training is important and don’t typically do enough training for all of their employees. hiring came during unprecedented I didn’t have a good answer at that time because I have heard many different economic interruption due answers to the about why training is so lax in many places. However, one of the big things that I always Covid-19 pandemic and followed two hear from leadership is they can’t keep, or find, good employees, and the new people expansions announced in the couple of never seem to pick up their jobs quickly. Another question that I get is how long should years prior. Intel is preparing to ramp we wait on the employee to pick up the job before moving on to a new person? My up operations in Phoenix, and recently announced plans for two new factories in answer for this is always the same, and I will answer later in this writing. But first, I just Chandler, Arizona. The $20 billion investment is expected to create 3,000 high-tech want to say before we really get started is that most people, (I always say 95% but that jobs, according to Intel. 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.

But whereas Phoenix is the company’s “U.S. manufacturing powerhouse,” Communications Manager Linda Qian said during the interview, Mexico serves So, why is training so important to all companies but never seems to New be that important to as an “innovation hub.” Several technologies are being developed in Rio Rancho, anyone? When we walk into any company, and as leaders, we always hear the same thing including one that the companyEither had previously in anto undisclosed when we are training employees. it is I don’tbeen think developing this one is going make it, or location. 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?

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Honeywell Wins Major Contract To Provide Engines For Army Chinook Helicopters Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace will continue to be a key player in the U.S. Army’s CH-47 Chinook program after winning a new four-year, $476 million contract for new production and spare engines for the helicopters. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract means Honeywell will provide T55-GA714A engines for Boeing’s Philadelphia production line, which supplies the Army and foreign partner nations. The contract will also provide spares for the Army’s existing Chinook fleet.

critical heavy-lift mission, and we take this mission seriously. We are very proud to continue our strong relationship with PEO Aviation, the U.S. Army and our warfighter.” The company last year opened its new Center of Excellence facility near its Honeywell A e ro s p a c e h e a d q u a r t e r s , dedicated to manufacture and repair of the T55 turboshaft engines, and also last year it won a five-year contract for repairing and overhauling the engines for the CH-47 helicopter fleet. The facility delivers up to 20 engines per month, the company said. The company also last year entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the Army to work on its upgraded T55-GA714C engine for the heavy-lift, twin engine CH-47F Chinook, which is more powerful and fuel efficient than the current T55, and it is designed to be incorporated into the current version of the engine during overhauls. That program is currently in its first phase, with demonstrations expected to begin in 2022. The CH-47F Chinook helicopter hauls troops and cargo for the Army. The T55 engine was introduced in 1955, and Honeywell has been making improvements on it since 1961, increasing its horsepower by 133% and decreasing its fuel consumption.

“Supporting the U.S. Army Chinook Program is a bedrock principle for Honeywell Aerospace,” Honeywell Aerospace Vice President of Defense Aftermarket Steven Williams said in a statement.

Hybrid-electric generator In a separate announcement this week, Honeywell said it is developing a power source for hybrid-electric aircraft.

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1-megawatt generator, which weighs about the same as a motor scooter, will be able to run on both aviation biofuel and conventional jet fuel and diesel. It is designed to be combined with and add power to Honeywell’s HGT1700 auxiliary power unit, which is currently flown on Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. “There is an inherent need for electric and hybrid-electric power as the urban air mobility segment takes shape and unmanned aerial vehicles enter service,” said Stephane Fymat, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Aerospace’s Unmanned Aerial Systems and Urban Air Mobility, in a statement. “Our turbogenerators provide a safe, lightweight package to serve these burgeoning segments, and we’re designing our solutions to meet the unique needs of customers developing aerial vehicles of the future.” Recently, Honeywell was one of 463 businesses named to Fast Company magazine’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. The list recognizes businesses that have stood up to the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and brought innovations in the midst of those challenges. Honeywell was named No. 4 in the enterprise category for its launch of what the magazine called “what may be the most powerful quantum computer in the world.” “It is an honor to be recognized as one the world’s most innovative companies. While 2020 was a challenging year, it was also a remarkable one for Honeywell,” said Darius Adamczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell, in a statement. “We mobilized quickly to create solutions the world needed to get back to work, play, life and travel as quickly and safely as possible. At Honeywell, innovation is in our DNA and is part of our 100-year heritage of shaping the future.” By Jeff Gifford – Digital Editor, Phoenix Business Journal

New NMSU Initiative To Spotlight Development Opportunities Along Border With Mexico Economic development along New Mexico’s southern border region stands as one of the state’s biggest opportunities to bring manufacturers here. New Mexico State University’s College of Business plans a formal approach to promoting business expansion and development in this region, according to a news release. Longtime NMSU economics professor Christopher Erickson will spearhead the Center for Border Economic

Development, or C-BED, the news release said. He heads NMSU’s Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business. “C-BED will identify impediments to border business expansion and economic development and bring to bear the resources of NMSU to help overcome those impediments,” Erickson said in a prepared statement. “In our conversations with private businesses and organizations, we identified a need for economic analysis and data along this region.” The center remains in its early stages, but Erickson’s overarching goal is to further economic development in Doña Ana, Luna and Hidalgo counties, commonly known as the Borderplex. International trade has expanded, but it hasn’t led to an increase in employment and growth along the Borderplex, Erickson said in the news release. For example, overall trade at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry totaled more than $30 billion in 2019 — a 17.4% increase — but gross domestic product lags in other key border areas across southern New Mexico, he said. Lucinda Vargas, a former Federal Reserve economist and postdoc researcher, will help launch the center, the new release said.By Chris Keller – Managing Editor, Albuquerque Business First A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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The Workday Grew Almost 80 Minutes Longer In 2020 — But Workers Were 200% More Productive It’s not just your imagination —

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The company gleaned its data by scrutinizing 7,000 employee records, looking in particular at workers’ use of cloud-based applications, such as those included in Microsoft and Google’s productivity suites. What are employees doing during that now 10-hour workday? More than two hours of it they spend in meetings, Prodoscore found. That adds up to 24 full days worth of meetings per year. While that sounds like a lot, it’s actually less than the typical employee spent in meetings in 2019. Then, the average professional spent more than three hours a day in the conference room. Perhaps in part due to that drop in meeting time, professional employees were more productive in each month of 2020 than they were in the year-prior month, Prodoscore found. The biggest productivity jump actually took place in March 2020 — the same month that widespread coronavirus lockdowns began in the U.S. That month, white-collar workers were 207.6% more productive than they had been in March 2019. Some months saw a much smaller increase in productivity year-over-year. Employees were only 4.7% more productive in November 2020 than they were in the same month in 2019. But the typical Thanksgiving slowdown may have limited the gains that month, Prodoscore said.By Allison Levitsky – Tech Industry Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal


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Fed also ended a pandemicera capital requirement relief measure that could cause turmoil in bond markets. • Headwinds to keep an eye on include the potential for higher inflation, the ongoing labor market recovery, and the emergence of new virus strains that could reduce the effectiveness of existing vaccines. The Foundation-Keybridge U.S. Equipment & Software Investment Momentum Monitor, which is released in conjunction with the Economic Outlook, tracks 12 equipment and software investment verticals. In addition, the Momentum Monitor Sector Matrix provides a customized data visualization of current values of each of the 12 verticals based on recent momentum and historical strength. Nine verticals are showing signs of accelerating investment after the pandemicfueled collapse, and three other verticals are showing signs of peaking, although investment growth should remain healthy in the near term. Over the next three to six months, year over year: • Agriculture machinery investment growth should remain robust. • Construction machinery investment growth could return to positive territory, though recent movement suggests that upside potential is limited. • Materials handling equipment investment growth should remain in positive territory. • All other industrial equipment investment growth should return to positive territory. •

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Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., otherwise known as The business publication listed announced Grand Canyonplans Education Inc.,its as own the TSMC, which has already to build seventh smallincompany, while Cavco huge best factory the Phoenix area.Industries Inc. came in at No. 13 and Inventure Foods Inc. was 33rd. Samsung employs 20,000 people in the United States, Forbes ranked the 100 best small thatahad been publicly spread among 46 states. It companies already has massive factory traded for at least a year, generated annual revenue between million in Austin, where two fabrication facilities, or fabs,$5produce and $1 billion, and had a stock priceroughly no lower3,000 than $5people a share. The semiconductors and employ (plus rankings wereof based on earningsThe growth, sales growth thousands contractors). company doesand notreturn have on any equity in the past year and over five years. Stock performance over the existing facilities in upstate New York but it does have two last year also Electronics was factored into the ranking. Samsung America operations in the New York City area. Samsung does not have any existing facilities From Oct. 1, 2013, to Oct. 1, 2014, Grand Canyon’s sales were $641 in Arizona. million. The for-profit Christian university posted sales growth of 28 percent earnings per share growth of 54 percent over the past Here’sand how the investment would break down: roughly five years. $11.4 billion would go toward equipment and machinery, whilebrought construction of the 7-million-square-foot facility Cavco in $539 million for the year ended Oct. 1. The factorywould cost about $5.6 billion, according to an incentives built home manufacturer reported earnings per share growth of 88 application Texas. percent over theinpast five years, but only a 4 percent increase in return on equity for that period. Each of the three states have their own ways of courting major economic development deals, and each has Inventure posted $253 million in sales for the past year. The specialty their own pros and cons that could drive Samsung to food marketer and manufacturer posted 14 percent sales growth, 19 their market. Samsung identified the following criteria percent growth in earnings per share and a 12 percent return on equity as important: access to talent, existing semiconductor over the past five years.Source: Phoenix Business Journal manufacturing ecosystem, speed to market and strong public-private partnerships.

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understanding the workforce,” said Tom Stringer, New York-based managing director selection Bloomberg News reports, “The cost ofand livingsite in the U.S. felland in incentives forsixBDO LLP. “Everything else November byservice the mostleader in almost years,USA depressed by falling energy — buildings, estate, taxes, everything prices that signal real inflation will stay belowincentives the Federal — Reserve’s goal else is a cost to obtain that talent. It’s a balancing act heading into 2015. The consumer-price index dropped 0.3 percent” of cost and availability and how you get that workforce. in November, “the most since December 2008,” according to a report That automatically mean, by any stretch of the released by the US Labordoesn’t Department. imagination, that the most incentives wins. In fact, that is very rare.”News adds, “The median forecast of 84 economists Bloomberg surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 0.1 percent fall.” Ahead of this multibillion-dollar decision, as well as the awarding any reports, large incentives packages, Business The Business of Insider “‘Core’ inflation, which the excludes the Journals in Phoenix, Austin and Buffalo researched the more volatile cost of food and gas, rose by 0.1% in November, inadvantages and disadvantages of rose the 1.3% sites year-on-year, considered line with expectations. Headline inflation frontrunners for Samsung, and asked experts to weigh just below expectations, while core inflation rose 1.7%, also justin on the search. below expectations.” Sources in Arizona have pointed to a 1,100-acre site in

Fed SignalsThat It Is In No HurryTo Raise Rates Goodyear and a 915-acre site in Queen Creek as the

likely spots for Samsung in the area. The sites, which are The AP reports that the Federal Reserve said that it will be “patient” managed by the Arizona State Land Department, are both when it comes to deciding when to increase rates. At a news conference, scheduled to be sold at auction April 21. The Goodyear Fed Chair JanetYellen “said she foresaw no rate hike in the first quarter site is priced with a minimum bid of $127.7 million and of 2015.” the Queen Creek site is priced at a minimum bid of $86.13 million. Yellen added that the “strength of U.S. economic data and the level of inflation, not a calendar date, will dictate when it raises rates.” Both sites were recently rezoned to allow employment uses.

When courting Nike for a manufacturing plant that never opened but was expected to create 500 jobs, the city of Goodyear offered a reimbursement of $3,923 per qualified employee. If the same formula were to apply, Samsung’s 1,800-employee headcount could qualify for $7.06 million in job-creation incentives from the city. Goodyear also offered to waive 75% of nonexpedited plan review and permit fees and 100% of expedited portion of plan review fees for Nike.

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The site in Queen Creek was also designated a foreign trade zone, with the same property tax benefits as the Goodyear site. Municipal incentives would be in addition to incentives from the state of Arizona. The Arizona Commerce Authority, which oversees the state’s business incentives, has a variety of credits and funds available to help close deals. Arizona’s quality jobs tax credit offers up to $9,000 in income or premium tax credits over a three-year period for each quality new job created. In Samsung’s case, the company would be eligible for $16.2 million by creating 1,800 jobs. The Arizona qualified facilities tax credit is generally the lesser of 10% of the qualifying capital investment at the facility or $20,000 per net new full-time job. The lesser of those two, $20,000 per full-time job Samsung would create, would yield $36 million. The Arizona Competes Fund, a discretionary, deal-closing fund from the ACA, has more flexibility in determining the size of any grant being offered. To date, the largest grant from the Arizona Competes Fund has been $5 million, but Samsung’s capital investment would be exponentially larger than any of the previous grant recipients. Arizona Competes Fund grant information for TSMC, which is planning a $35 billion investment in Phoenix, has not yet been made public. “Arizona as a whole has a great business climate,” said Jay Garner, president and founder of Garner Economics and founding member of the Site Selectors Guild. He is not involved in the Samsung deal. The Phoenix area has seen semiconductor manufacturing grow exponentially in the past year. TSMC bought 1,128 acres in North Phoenix in December and plans to build a plant that sources have confirmed will be worth about $35 billion. Intel Corp., which already had a large presence in the area, announced plans to invest $20 billion to increase manufacturing capacity at its campus in Chandler, a suburb east of Phoenix. Garner said the clustering of semiconductor manufacturing in Phoenix could be both a benefit and deterrent to Samsung, depending how close the company wants to be to competitors. By Corina Vanek, Kathryn Hardison, James Fink – American City Business Journals

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Construction is underway or about to begin in Phoenix on bioscience health facilities with a capital value of more than $3 billion, according to data compiled by Phoenix Community and Economic Development. More than 7,000 new bioscience health care jobs will be created in Phoenix during this time.

“Those knowledge-economy jobs are now driving that growth, and construction is supporting the growth, as opposed to leading the growth,” Mackay said. “What that’s doing is creating a sustainable, more recession-proof economy. We’re proving that here through the pandemic.” Medical school fuels growth

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Combined with the global transportation gridlock and increasing tariffs, there are very few industrial companies who went unscathed. Even those deemed ‘essential’ experienced wage increases (hazard pay) to encourage employees to leave the safety of their homes and face potential exposure to COVID at the plants. Ongoing revenue variability amplified existing liquidity issues putting small- and mid-sized enterprises at risk. Supply chain disruption was also a material factor impacting margins in many industrial companies throughout 2020. Key subassemblies were anything but ‘just-in-time,’ wreaking havoc on the rest of the assembly process, resulting in a domino effect on the balance of the entire operation. Key suppliers took advantage of the situation, raising prices to all but the largest of customers. As a result, management limited their focus to solving short term problems, unknowingly impacting margins in the near-to-medium term.

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There is a developing level of optimism in the fight against COVID as more vaccinations are administered and case counts subside. However, the lingering effects of the pandemic on the industrials sector continue with total industrials production figures on the decline. This brings up a concerning question for many companies who are seeking to raise capital in the wake of the pandemic. Will my bank lender be able to see through my company’s pandemic performance or will we be severely penalized in the credit review process? It is important for companies to think “outside the box” for creative and flexible funding sources. ” Many companies have used the pandemic to diversify their supply chain, vertically integrate production, enter into

volume purchase commitments to lock in supply and prices and/or made overtures towards M&A transactions with competitors. All are done in an effort to capitalize on the disruption of 2020 and facilitate revenue stability and possibly growth. Each of these strategic actions requires capital now or sometime in the near future. As management looks to the next phase of the business, they need to understand the factors that shape performance and facilitate growth. A crucial component in creating this trajectory can be finding the right lending partner who will grow with you and work to understand the intricacies driving your business and sector. While somewhat intuitive, in selecting a new capital partner there are a number of questions to ask: •

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Is this the type of lender who has the willingness and ability to support my company through good times and bad or will they pressure a refinancing at the first sign of under-performance? Does the lender have the product offering to best align with my needs and asset mix (ABL lines, term loans, equipment finance, etc.) or will they push me into a credit product that best fits their needs? Is the lender experienced in my particular sector or are they willing to invest the time to educate themselves to fully understand what drives the business and industry? Does the lender have the capital base to scale with the company as it grows either organically or through acquisition?

When seeking a new lender, management must self-assess to evaluate what attributes the company possesses that make it an attractive candidate to appeal to prospective lenders. Below are several factors that any capable lender will consider when performing a credit evaluation of an industrial business, particularly coming out of the pandemic: • • • • •

How was the company impacted by the pandemic and how did they respond? If the company was affected by COVID, were the impacts short term in nature do they reflect a permanent shift in the cost structure? Has the pandemic altered the competitive landscape of the business or the sector in general? Does the company have multiple sources/channels in their supply chain should one become unavailable? Does the company have operational optionality to be able to flex work force or facility location to respond to future disruptions in supply chains, labor force or volume or pricing variability?

How has the outlook changed as a result of COVID and what has the company done to adjust, if anything?

Whether we want to believe it or not, all companies are vulnerable to disruption. This can be in the form of a malware attack, extreme weather, labor strikes, raw material price spikes and, of course, a pandemic. Other than the obvious profit and cash flow trends, one major indicator that we look for as a lender is a company’s operational flexibility and optionality. We ask ourselves, “Does this borrower have the ability to adjust operationally to avoid meaningful disruption or margin compression?”Those that embrace this operating thesis essentially possess a protective hedge against unforeseen vulnerabilities, such as the pandemic, and thrive when others are struggling to survive. Financial solutions for successful industrials need to be tailored to your individual company needs. Lenders have the ability to address challenges head on and can help remove barriers to success by unlocking capital vital to expansion and growth through a deep understanding of your business. Solutions that can be implemented include creative asset-based lending solutions, cash-flow term loans and equipment specific financing, all of which can be tailored to meet the capital demands of today and the liquidity needs of tomorrow. By: John Felix, Managing Director of White Oak Global Advisors A2Z MANUFACTURING SW

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


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

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


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

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


T 480.968.5335 F 480.247.4408

M 480.298.9782

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

Mike Mills , Manager Arizona Office Cell: 480.694.9919 Email: Mike@Machineryresources.com Machinery Bought & Sold • Auctioneers

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 EBM Polishing Machines Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 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


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8622 N. 78th Avenue Peoria, Arizona 85345

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

AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives

Arizona and Las Vegas, NV

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

Create your future Industrial Electric Inc______623-582-5204 GRINDING Sodick, Inc. Grinding Filtration Jim Alles Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Grinding Machines ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Manual Lathes & Mills Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 MMT, A Div of Productivity__ 505-415-2004 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Grinding Machines, OD/ID Sawing Machines Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Haas Factory Outlet_______480-968-5877 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 Moore Tool & Equipment___ 602-455-8904 Grinding Machines, Rotary Surface Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Swiss Screw Machines Grinding Machines, Tool D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Schenk Intertech_________949-360-1512 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Tapping Machines Honing Machines ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT Magnetic Drills/Cutters Automation & Controls ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Acieta______________402-650-8132 445 Capricorn Street Brea, CA 92821

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

Jim Swartzbaugh

Jim Swartzbaugh Mobile: 562.755.3690 800.460.9014 js@northsouthmachinery.com


North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 EDM Filtration Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 EDM: Dielectric Systems/Filtration Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 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 A2Z MANUFACTURING •

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Territory Sales Manager

Cell Phone



(714) 318-0095 (847) 310-9000

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 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275

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



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

Email/Skype jd.wogoman@datron.com

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

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 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 75

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Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

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


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



Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Rapid Optical Inspection Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 Repair & Certification Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Washington Calibration_____ 480-820-0506 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

Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 Band Saw/ Blades D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Starrett______________ 949-348-1213 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Bar Feeders Don Loveless Tel: 800-686-1679 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 181 Business Park Dr. Fax: 860-409-2552 Bristol, CT. 06010 Email: dloveless@gmnusa.com BC Barfeeds___________ 562-243-4659 www.gmnusa.com 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 Clamping K D Capital____________ 480-922-1674 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Methods West__________602-437-2220 Cabinets, Custom SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Moore Tool & Equipment____602-455-8904 CNC Lathe Accessories S&S Machinery Sales______602-368-8542 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Chip Conveyors TSM Machinery_________ 602-233-3757 Von Ruden Manufacturing__ 763-682-0322 Hennig_______________909-420-5796 ACCESSORIES CNC Collet Chucks Chip Management Abrasives Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Collet Fixtures Copper State Bolt & Nut_____800-603-6887 Ellison Machinery_________480-968-5335 Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Coolant Shields Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Chip Removal Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Coolant Systems Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Adhesives Chuck Jaws MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Coolant Systems: Chillers Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Aerospace Components Chucks Cutting Tools ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Air Distribution Systems Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 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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Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile jklimowicz@qualichem.com qualichem.com ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

Overdrive Tech__________715-379-8399 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 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

Robot Accessories SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Sealants S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258

Wipers Spindles Hennig______________909-420-5796 GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679 Work Holding

Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Static Tool Holders Live Centers SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Live Tool Holders Tooling Columns SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Vibratory Equipment Lubricants / Systems Overdrive Tech__________ 715-379-8399 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Vises and Vise Jaws Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Machine Tool Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Waterjet Abrasives New Way Covers & Repair 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 Waterjet Accessories Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 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 ______ 800-741-7756 Barton International Qualichem, Inc_________ 480-320-0308 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Waterjet Replacement Parts Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300

Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing_______763-574-8320 Overdrive Tech__________715-379-8399 Stevens Engineering_______602-272-6766 CONSUMMABLES Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Marshall Tool & Supply____ 602-269-6295 Overdrive Tech__________715-379-8399 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


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Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946


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

Brandon Anderson President

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

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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


Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA

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

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 Lucy’s Machine Company____323-587-6162 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_________860-289-3820 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_________860-289-3820 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Aluminum Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918

Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 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 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 Carbon Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Cast Iron Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562

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

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 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

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

AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 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

Sean Arsenault

Account Manager Vero Software Part of Hexagon

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

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

Edward Merkle

General Manager

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


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

Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Nickel Alloys Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Stainless Steel Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Tool Steel Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208

• Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn

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

LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-629 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 Kyocera Cutting Tools_____ 480-244-4758 LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 The Tool Crib Inc._______ 602-978-3130 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Cutting Tools: Custom B&T Tool & Engineering_____ 602-267-1481 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810

Drills Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment____ 602-455-8904 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Laube Titanium____805-388-1050x124 End Mills Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Tubing & Pipe Cutting Tools Consultants ____ 602-277-1342 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Marshall Tool & Supply_____ 602-269-6295 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Fixtures INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Boring Bars Form Tools Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 602-277-1342 Cutting Tools Consultants____ Carbide Cutting Tools Consultants___ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775

Inserts, Indexable Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Inserts, PCD/CBN Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Key Cutters The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Reamers & Drills, PCD Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Marshall Tool & Supply_____602-269-6295 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Precision Toolholding Products SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Von Ruden Manufacturing___ 763-682-0322 Thread Mills Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Tungaloy America________ 310-415-4810 Von Ruden Manufacturing___763-682-0322 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 PRODUCTS Safety Glasses Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Acieta______________402-650-8132



Director of Business Operations

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

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

Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 CAD/CAM Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Vero Software__________602-359-2530 Software, Inv. Control Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)_____480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117 Software, NC Programming Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Autodesk_____________877 335 2261 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 MLC CAD (MasterCAM)____ 480-696-6056 MLC CAD (SolidWorks)_____480-696-6056 Turul Engineering________ 480-420-7117

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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 Hunter Machine Moving_____602-246-8783 IRH________________800-334-2409

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Rigging C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving____ 602-246-8783 IRH_______________ 800-334-2409 ProLift Rigging_________480-267-1556 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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Clients we’ve helped:

Schools, Machining & Machine Retrofitting/CNC Training Gateway Community College__602-286-8050 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 “ API Services___________ 757-223-4157 Shipping Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Craters & Freighters_______480-966-9929 Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 Transportation Contract Programming C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Transportation: Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 Air/Freight/Ground CNC Training C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 IRH ______________ 800-334-2409 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Working Capital, Credit Lines Gateway Community College__ 602-286-8050 Banterra Bank__________480-770-0007 Engineering Services Western Banks__________ 480-917-4243 Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 623-780-4137 RECYCLING Fast DMS_____________ 424-FAST-DMS Barry Metals___________ 602-484-7186 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____ 602-272-4571 Consolidated Resources Inc.___ 623-931-5009 Maint/Repair Services Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 REPAIR/DESIGN Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies________ 951-440-1574 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Atlas Machine Tool Repair____ 602-518-6590 Machine Tool Rebuilding Advanced Precision _______ 602-525-0156 Bears Fix All___________ 480-238-3408 API Services___________ 757-223-4157 DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Bears Fix All___________480-238-3408 DM Machine Repair_______ 480-709-1450 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809

Prev. Maint Programs Adams Machinery_______ 480-968-3711 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 ProLift Rigging_________ 480-267-1556 Machinery Moving C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH________________ 800-334-2409 ProLift Rigging_________ 480-267-1556 Machinery Storage C&M Rigging__________602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving_____ 602-246-8783 IRH________________ 800-334-2409 ProLift Rigging_________ 480-267-1556 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.

Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______602-569-1809 Repair - Portable Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______ 602-569-1809 Repair /Maintenace Robots Acieta______________402-650-8132

Spindle Rebuilding GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 Testing, Metallurgical Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Tool Repair, Coating, Treatment Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 SERVICES/MARKETING/DESIGN Photography 602-790-3160 Takashi Sato___________ The Werks C&C, Inc_______ 602-569-1809 White’s Niche Products_____ 602-290-9402 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 81 • May / June 2021 2

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 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Castings: Prototype Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Castings: Production AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 COATING

ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Faustson_____________303-420-7422 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 ASSEMBLY AAE_______________928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 MAKstride____________928-460-6054

Fixtures: Assembly Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 AUTOMATION SYSTEMS Delta Technology________480-867-6320 BAR CODING

Sensing Solutions Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Thermo Couples Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-967-2501 Bending: CNC AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Brazing: Aluminum Dip Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432

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

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 Coating: Black Oxide Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Coating: Dry Film Lube

BROACHING Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Apache Gear, Inc________623-934-7144 Coating: Cerakote Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 CASTINGS AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 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

Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing____ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing__ 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Coating:Passivation CAP ______________602-464-9629 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130

Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Laser Big O Metals_ _ _________ 480-477-9182 EDM PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 F&B Manufacturing_______ 602-512-5237 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Powder Coating Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____ 602-863-3196 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Plasma Cutting Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Milco _______________714-373-0098 Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Marzee_____________ 602-269-5801 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665 Tube Laser Cutting Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 _ ____801-972-2146 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ Turret Punching ANEWCO______________520-751-1222 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 COIL PROCESSING DIE CASTING EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 CUTTING Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Milco _______________714-373-0098 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____ 480-306-7748 DIES Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Sun Tech______________480-921-1665 The Metal Man_________ 800-448-9448 Precision Die & Stamp’g____ 480-967-2038 EDM: Dialectric Systems Bandsaw Cutting Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 /Filtration Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Ebbco Inc_____________800-809-3901


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Caleb T. Kratz

Simulation Product Specialist Southwest Territory Manager

MOBILE: 713-252-2784



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


Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC_________ 480-239-8254 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 EDM Tech____________ 602-278-6666 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Moore Tool & Die________ 480-622-1705 Milco ______________ 714-373-0098 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico______________480-892-7800



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


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

ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 FABRICATION: SHEET METAL A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech____________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 AZMF Precision__________602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575


A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly




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


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Lynch Brothers Mfg_____ 602-267-7575 Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 Metzfab___________ 602- 539-9591 Moore Tool & Die_______ 602-909-6697 Nelson Engineering______602-273-7114 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 RM Garrison Machining____ 623-582-6544 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine_______ 602-323-5550 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Fabrication: Custom Metal AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Fabrication: Medium & Large A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 Big O Metals___________480-477-9182 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339


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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Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

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

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


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Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 Craig Roth President/C.O.O. Fry Fabrications__________602-454-0701 Spring & Manufacturing602-863-3506 Co.,Inc. Fine Line Fabricating______ A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Fry Fabrications__________602-454-0701 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Cell: (602)370-5777 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Craig Roth Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600 President/C.O.O. Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 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




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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



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 Louie’s Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 FOUNDRY PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 AATC______________ 602-268-1467 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 GASKETS Polishing TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Systems Integrators______ 623-434-3136 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Abrasive Blasting GEAR CUTTING Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 RM Garrison Machining____ 623-582-6544 Air Gear____________ 602-275-7996 Sand Blasting Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Apache Gear, Inc_______ 623-934-7144 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 GRINDING Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Dry Film Lubrication Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Masic Industries________ 503-232-9109 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 CAP ______________ 602-464-9629 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231 Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Shot Peen CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Electro-Polishing PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600 East Valley Precision______ 480-288-6601 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Stripping GMN USA___________ 800-686-1679 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Grindworks___________623-582-5767 A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 FIXTURES JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Blaze Precision________ 480-584-5227 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957 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


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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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 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


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Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 F&B Manufacturing______ 602-512-5237 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Heat Treating/NADCAP ABS Metallurgical_______602-437-3008 Bolts Metallizing - CWST____602-244-2432 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Aluminum Heat Treating Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Grinding: Surface HONING/LAPPING

Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding: Tool & Cutter CTE________________ 800-783-2400 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Gun Drilling Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 HEAT TREATING ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Controlled Thermal Tech’y____ 602-272-3714 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Heat Treating ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432

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

Chris Torres - Vice President Andy Severyn - President 6503 W Frye Rd #6 Chandler, AZ 85226 www.shawprecision.com

Grinding & Threading Rolling

Office: 480-785-4925 Chris - Cell: 602-349-7921 Email: chris@shawsgrinding.com chris@shawprecision.com Andy - Cell: 602-903-7930 Email: andy@shawprecision.com

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 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Klontech Measure Sol______480-626-8131 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 IDENTIFICATION Total Quality Systems_____ 480-377-6422 Labels & Bar Code Inspection Services, Welding EPSI______________714-256-8950 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.____602-272-4571 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Mobile PartMarking Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 BMSC_____________480-445-9400

Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Frontier Group__________ 928-636-0130 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 TechMark____________480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 INSPECTION Calibration Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828


Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774

 info@paramounthoning.com

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


L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Service & Sales________ 480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 MACHINING Machining: 3D ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Machining: Contract Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 Aero Design & Mfg______ 602-437-8080 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____602-243-4329 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Pro Precision__________602-353-0022 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Machining: 5 Axis Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Gilbert Metal Stamping_____480-503-1283 Cassavant Machining______602-437-4005 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Group Mfg Serv.________ 480-966-3952 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Evans Precision Machining___623-581-6200 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Faustson_____________303-420-7422 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Industrial Tool Die & Eng____520-745-8771 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 JDB Ltd____________ 602-992-9627 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Gladhill Assoc__________623-939-4412 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 Tech Five Machining______ 480-699-4856 Process Improvement/ Audit Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Machining: Aerospace Quality Training Consultants__928-284-0856 AATC______________602-268-1467 Sustaining Edge Solutions____888-572-9642 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727

JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 TVT Die Casting_________800-280-2278 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Machining: CNC 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 AzMark_____________ 480-926-8969 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Blaze Precision_________ 480-584-5227 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483


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Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 Phoenix Fab & Design____ 480-590-5058 Powill Manufacturing______623-780-4100 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422 Tech Five Machining_______480-699-4856 Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Uni-Tek_____________602-272-2601 GHT Services__________ 480-396-1800 Val-Tech Mfg___________480-966-7376 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Machining: Industrial & Repair Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 HPMP______________801-619-9850 Machining: Large Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 Backerworks Mfg________505-342-2943 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 Empire Precision Mach.____ 480-633-4580 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331

East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Genesis Precision________602-687-9600 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 L&W Machine Co________602-323-2560 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400

Systems Integrators_______ 623-434-3136 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Machining: Milling - Long Part Avtek Industries_________602-485-4005 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477

MAKstride___________ 928-460-6054 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Machining: MultiSwiss Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Challenger Aerospace______480-894-0802 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Machining Plastic Blaze Precision________ 480-584-5227 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 JDB Ltd_____________602-992-9627 Systems Integrators_______623-434-3136 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC__ ______480-239-8254 AAE______________ 928-772-9887 AATC ______________602-268-1467 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 ANEWCO_____________520-751-1222 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 ATEC Engineering________480-569-3337 Auer Precision__________480-834-4637 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Backerworks Mfg_______ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc_______ 480-892-7304 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___480-967-2501 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 Faustson____________ 303-420-7422

CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021

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


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

Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Genesis Precision________602-687-9600 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 HPMP______________ 801-619-9850 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 JB’s Precision__________623-581-9088 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 JWB Manufacturing_______480-967-4600 LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______602-267-7575 Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Precision Aerospace_______602-352-8658 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 RM Garrison Mach’ing____623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Service & Sales_________480-968-9084 Southwest Swiss Precision ___602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344

Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 Sun Tech_____________ 480-921-1665 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 480-507-3484 Wissota Tool &SHOP Die_______ CNC MACHINE - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021 Machining: Production Yvonne Schaeffer AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Office: 602-687-9600 Mobile: 602-430-8652 E-Mail: yvonne@genesisprecisionaz.com __________ 480-396-1800 GHTWeb:Services_ www.genesisprecisionaz.com JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 AATC______________602-268-1467 Accutech_____________ 801-975-1117 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 ATF Aerospace__________ 480-218-0918 Backerworks Mfg________ 505-342-2943 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Evans Precision_________ 623-581-6200 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545 5371 ____________ 480-833-7305 Jan’s Inc._Avery Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300

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

Rich Schwab

Sr. Sales Representative

(General Manager)

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


Newport Tool__________ 801-295-7411 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-00220 RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Wissota Tool & Die_______ 480-507-3484 Machining: Quick Turn Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Machining: Semiconductor East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 Machining: Swiss Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Pacific Swiss & Mfg_______ 503-557-9407 RMG Machining_________ 623-582-6544 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670

ISO/IEC 17025

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RM Garrison Mach’ing_ __623-582-6544 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Machining: Turning: Automatic American Prec. Machine____ 602-269-6298 AzMark____________ 480-926-8969 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g____ 623-581-6200 HPMP______________801-619-9850 JB’s Precision Ind_______ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 RMSS _____________ 623-780-5904 StarRex Precision_______ 480-834-6344 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 A Z MANUFACTURING • 2

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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 M3 (Modern Metal Masters)_ 623-233-7932 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Southwest Waterjet-Laser___ 480-306-7748 The Metal Man________ 800-448-9448 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Tube Service Company____ 602-267-9865 Wal-Tek Industries________623-587-4611 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Laser Engraving & Etching Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Perfection Ind Finishing____ 520-434-9090 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Laser Marking Leach Laser___________602-254-1141 Marusiak LLC_________ 480-318-8883 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Thread Rolling Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 MANUFACTURING AAE______________ 928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg_____ 520-887-1727 Aero Tech___________ 801-292-0493 Creedbilt Inc___________623-939-8119 Exactitude Precision_______602-316-6957

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Group Manufacturing Serv__ 480-966-3952 K-2 Mfg_____________602-455-9575 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 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 METAL STAMPING High Production Precision Stamping Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 MOLDS AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Molds: Construction AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 MoldWORX___________480-668-8400

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Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Bright Nickel Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Bright Tin Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Copper Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________602-744-2600 Electroless Nickel Capital Metal Finishing_____520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Embrittlement Relief E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Gold E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Nickel/ Chrome/Palladium Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Silver Plating Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-921-0000 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Zinc Plate Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473

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Mori.........................................................73 Adams Mach...................1,34-36,49.,73,96 Dynamic Machine.........................................23 Advanced Precision...................................80 East Valley Precision......................................89 Aero Spring & Mfg.....................................84 Ebbco Inc...............................................74 Aero Tech.......................................................89 Echols Saw & Supply.......................... 73 Air Gear..........................................................86 Edge Technologies.............................. 76 Alerus...............................................................11 EDM Network................................47,77 AllFab Engineering.....................................85 EDM Perform Access........................78 Alpha Machine.............................................91 EDM Tech.............................................84 American Aerospace (AATC)...............83 Elevate Consulting...............................81 American Tools & Metals...................74,75 Ellison Machinery......................5,59,73,75,77 Americhem Engineering..........................75 Empire Precision Mach.....................89 ANEWCO....................................................88 Enterprise Manufacturing................90 Apache Gear..................................................85 EPSI..........................................................91 Apache Steel...................................................77 Evans Precision Mach’g...................... 85 Arizona CNC.......................13,67,73,76,78 F&B Manufacturing........................... 86 Arizona Finishing.......................................86 Falcon Engineering........................63,92 Arizona MEP.....................................71,81 Fast DMS................................................81 Arizona Tool Steel.......................................78 Faustson.................................................82 Arizona Wire & Tool.................... .............93 Field Calibrations................................79 ATEC Engineering......................................93 Fine Line Fabricating Inc.................. 85 ATF Aerospace............................................88 Fine Line Laser Cutting......................91 Atlas Machine Tool Repair.......................81 Flex-Pro.............................................70,89 Auer Precision...............................................85 Foresight Finishing.............................92 AutoDesk.......................................................84 Freedom Fabricating..........................54 Autoline..........................................................58 Frontier Group................................11,91 Avtek................................................................88 Galaxy International...........................80 Axian Technology......................................82 Gateway Community College....44,80 Ayers Gear & Machining..........................71 Geiger Electric Inc...............................74 AZ Metals................................................56,76 Genesis Precision.................................89 AZMARK (Imaginetics)..........................91 GHT Services LLC..............................82 AZMF Precision.........................................92 Gibbs Precision Machine..................90 B&T Tool & Engineering........................79 Gilbert Metal Stamping.....................82 Backerworks Mfg.......................................89 Gladhill Assoc.................................68,87 Banterra Bank............................2,47,81 GMN USA............................................ 76 Barton International ...........................48,76 Grindworks........................................... 83 BC Barfeeds...................................................75 Group Manufacturing.......................84 Bears Fix All...................................................81 Hennig.................................................... 76 Beau’s Crates.................................................80 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding......84 BEL Machining...........................................84 HK Machining.....................................88 BID Machine, Inc.......................................84 Horizon Carbide..................................82 Big O Metals...........................................58,84 Hunter Machine Moving.............24,80 Blaze Precision..............................................83 Hurco.........................................................3 Blue Streak Grinding...........................45,85 ICS Laser Solutions..............................27 BMSC........................................................45,83 Ind. Metal Supply...........................63,78 Bolts Metallizing-CWST..........................83 Ind.Tool Die...........................................87 Bralco Metals..........................................76,77 Industrial Electric Inc.........................74 Bystronic Inc................................................74 Industrial Solutions..............................81 C&M Rigging.........................................42,81 Infinisys.............................................83,87 Capital Metal Finishing.............................91 Interlink.................................................. 66 Cassavant CAP.........................................6,93 IPE Aerospace.................................61,90 Cassavant Machining...............................90 IPG......................................................... .86 Challenger Aerospace................................87 IRH..........................................................82 ChemResearch.............................................87 ISI World...........................................54,81 CIS....................................................................82 ITDE........................................................87 Cleveland Electric Labs......................60,89 J&W Manufacturing..........................89 CNC Pros..............................30-31,73,75,77 J B’s Prec Ind............................. ............87 Coast Aluminum.................................22,77 Jacquet West..........................................78 Coastal Metals........................................12,78 Jaguar Precision Machine.................90 Coating Tech........................................ 73,83 Jan’s Inc...................................................88 Collins Metal Finishing.............................83 JD Machine............................................82 Consolidated Resources....................46,80 JDB Ltd...................................................86 Continental Machining............................88 Jemelco Inc.............................................80 Controlled Thermal...................................86 K D Capital............................................ 73 CopperState Nut & Bolt............................75 K-2 Manufacturing..............................91 Craters & Feighters...............................37,80 K-Zell Metals, Inc................................92 A Z MANUFACTURING SW • 94 • May / June 2021 2

KALOS Certifications.........................81 KLK Inc...................................................88 Kloeckner Metals................................. 77 Klontech Metrology............................73 Kremer Precision.....................................8 KTR Machine........................................74 Kurt Manufacturing Co......................78 Kyocera....................................................76 L&W Machine Co............................... 87 Landmark Solutions............................55 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..........................73 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 Medford Knives..............................52-53 Mesa Machinery..............................65,75 Metalcraft Inc........................................ 87 Metals Eng & Testing Labs................83 Methods West..............................3,74,75 Metzfab.........................................32,91,93 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 .........................21,73,74,76 Onsite Technical Services.............62, 81 Osborn Products.............................83,85 Overdrive Tech......................................74 P4 Swiss Lindel...................................... 87 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 ProLift Rigging.................................39,81 Qualichem, Inc........................................77

Quality Improvement Consulting..........81 Quality Measurement Services................93 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...................................................75 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 Sodick........................................................74 Southwest Swiss Prec.............................88 SW Waterjet & Laser..........................18,91 Specialty Turn Products (STP).......38,90 SPRINGWORKS Utah........................93 Standard Aero...................................85,92 Starrett.......................................................76 StarRex Precision....................................88 Star Metal Fluids.........................19,76-80 Steel Services Grind’g......................65,83 Stellar Industrial......................................75 Stevens Engineering..............................77 Stewart Precision Manufacturing.............84 Sun Grinding............................... 29,78,85 Sun Tech....................................................92 Superior Grinding............................26,86 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..............................64,85 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 ........................28,85 Wissota Tool & Die................................92 Wrico....................................................40,84 Yellowbird.com........................................81 Zeiss Metrology......................................74


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