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Vol. 9, No. 6 DEC / JAN‘19 - ‘20 COVER STORY Pages 24-25

West Coast Edition For WA, OR, & CA

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It’s Likely That 2020 Will Be Another Good Year In The USA That’s why Bloomberg Economics is forecasting that the U.S. economy will grow 2% in 2020 as the record-length expansion turns 11 years old in June. Real incomes are rising, and unemployment is at a 50-year low. We like to focus on the good news because there is always a lot of news published that is negative. Here are some good excerpts from 2019: * January 4 – Government data reveals that the U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December, far ahead of predictions of 177,000, and that manufacturing ended 2018 with the most jobs added in one year since 1997. * February 27–28 – The 2019 North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit is held in Vietnam. It is the second summit with a United States President and the North Korean leader. * March 3 An unmanned demonstration flight of the SpaceX Dragon achieves successful autonomous docking with the International Space Station. * March 17 – The University of Tennessee announces it will guarantee free tuition and fees to admitted in-state residents with a family household income of less than $50,000. * March 19 – American Karen Uhlenbeck is the first woman to win the Abel Prize for outstanding contributions to mathematics. * April 23 –Wing Aviation, a Google offshoot company, becomes the first drone delivery service to receive Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. * April 28 – Undersea explorer Victor Vescovo sets a new world record for the deepest ever sea dive at 10,972 meters (35,997 ft) in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench. Several unusual things are discovered at the bottom, including four new species of prawn-like crustaceans and a new species of snailfish. * May 3 – New economic data shows that the U.S. unemployment rate fell from 3.8 percent to 3.6 percent in April 2019, the lowest in 49 years, with employers adding 263,000 jobs in April versus the expected 190,000. * June 7 – NASA announces that, beginning in 2020, the International Space Station will be commercialized, allowing private companies to use the station to conduct for-profit activities, including marketing, advertising and space manufacturing. * June 10 – United Technologies and Raytheon agree to a merger. The resultant company is projected to be the second largest defense and aerospace contractor in the U.S. * July 11–The Dow Jones Industrial Average exceeds 27,000 points for the first time in its history. * July 31– The Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time since 2008, with a 0.25% reduction to a baseline level of 2–2.25%. * August 28 –16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg arrives in New York Harbor after sailing across the Atlantic. Thunberg plans to testify at a UN summit on zero emissions. * September 6 – The Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) is established, as part of the Department of Energy. * October 25 –The longest strike in General Motors’ history ends when 57% of the members of the United Automobile Workers union vote to ratify a contract. * November 21 – At a showcase in Los Angeles,Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils theTesla Cybertruck, the company’s first electric pickup truck. * December 6 – The U.S. unemployment rate drops to 3.5%, the lowest in 50 years. * December 11 – Time magazine names climate activist Greta Thunberg Person of the Year. Our A2Z Manufacturing Team wishes you the best Holiday Season and a great 2020! God Bless our Troops!

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Cover GreenBroz Making The Best Machines From The Best Machines! Announcements/Releases...................... 6-9 Feature Articles............................ 1,24-25,33 Buyers Guide Equipment.....................40-46 Buyers Guide Processes.......................47-53 Card Gallery.........................................40-53 Index Of Advertisers................................54 Editorial................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly Kim@A2ZManufacturing.com

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Linda Daly, Stephen Hannemann, Hugh Taylor, Eugene Wirth Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news, contracts, trends, and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast maintains a master list of over 14,000 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary source businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 25,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in CA, OR, WA area! Advertising Rates have remained the same since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our website at: www.a2zManufacturing.com. All photos and copy become the property ofA2Z Manufacturing. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

Announcements & Releases Frontier Group Launches New Chemical Processing Line Frontier Group, an Arizona-based provider of aerospace metal finishing services including NADCAP-accredited chemical processing, nondestructive testing, and welding, announced today the official reopening of its Phoenix chemical processing facilities.The company began a complete transformation of its Phoenix chemical processing area in 2018, with the objective of upgrading its facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and increasing capacity. Now complete, over $1.5 million was invested into the modernized chemical processing line. Andrew Furrer, President of Frontier Group, commented, “We’re thrilled to unveil our new chemical processing line at our Phoenix facility. It was critical for us to invest significant capital in the highest quality equipment and newest technology available in the market to continue providing unrivalled service to our long-standing customers. We look forward to showcasing our enhanced chemical processing capabilities and supporting the aerospace industry with more expertise than ever.” Founded in 1979, Frontier Group was formed via the 2018 merger of two established aerospace metal finishing companies, based in Phoenix, AZ and Chino Valley, AZ, respectively. Today, Frontier Group employs 70 people and operates from both locations with facilities that total more than 40,000 square feet of capacity. This dual-location model, unique for the A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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industry, allows the company to offer its comprehensive services, including anodize, chem film, paint, passivation, phosphate, non-destructive testing, and welding, across Arizona, southern California and other states in the southwestern U.S. Furrer continued, “The renewed focus on chemical processing in Phoenix, in addition to several planned and new service offerings for both facilities, positions Frontier Group for further growth.With accelerated growth, we expect to expand our employee base by more than 20% over the next 12 months.We’re excited by the company’s prospects and eager to continue serving as a high-quality employer both in Phoenix and Chino Valley.” Frontier Group is owned in partnership by management and Montage Partners, a people-first private equity firm dedicated to helping established businesses reach transformative growth. About Frontier Group Frontier Group (www.frontiergroupco.com) is the leading Arizonabased provider of aerospace metal finishing services. Since its founding in 1979, Frontier Group has delivered unrivalled quality and service to its long-standing customers across the southwestern U.S. Frontier Group is uniquely qualified as Arizona’s only independent metal finishing service provider that is Nadcap accredited to offer chemical processing, nondestructive testing, and welding services.Media Contact; Brooke Awtry; 480-676-6657; bawtry@montagepartners.com

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Expand Machinery Purchases Product Line of Ganesh Machinery Expand Machinery LLC is now the owner for the highly regarded product line of Ganesh Machinery. This includes the complete inventory of the Genmill high speed vertical machining centers, Genturn multi axis machines, the Ganesh toolroom machines, the parts department and the service department. Expand Machinery will continue to sell the same machines under the same brand names (Ganesh, Genmill and Genturn). The machines will be manufactured in the same great factories in Taiwan . The phone number will remain the same at 818.349.9166. The tollfree number will also remain unchanged at 1.888.542.6374. You can continue to email your orders to parts@ganeshmachinery.com. Please email all machinery sales inquiries to sales@ganeshmachinery.com. You can continue to send the service emails to service@ganeshmachinery. com. Please note that the physical location for the company is still 20869 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311. The website will continue to be www.ganeshmachinery.com. Expand Machinery is pleased to announce that their sponsorship with Arrow Mclaren SP racing team continues. They are proud to partner with a great team and wish them continued success.

Albina Co., Inc. Says Its New Davi Mav K30 Plate Roll Machine Will Be Operational By The First Of The New Year! The color of the season around here is Red! Usually you wouldn’t want to have the color red associated with a small business (ha!), but the signature red color we are seeing a lot of this season is our new DAVI MAV Variable Geometry K30 2-1/2” x 10 ft plate roll! The machine arrived in our shop a few weeks ago and will be up an operational by 12/31!This is our gift to you as this machine will drastically increase our capacity for plate rolling and we are excited about the opportunity to bid your plate rolling needs! The overall capacity for standard A36 plate is 10 ft x 2½”. For higher yield material (example 60 ksi) the machine can pre-bend and roll the following examples:

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Top-ranked UC Berkeley startup accelerator SkyDeck, which helped bring forth scooter and bike rental company Lime that is now valued at more than $2 billion, opened applications today for its Spring 2020 cohort. SkyDeck usually accepts about 20 applicants. The startups selected each receive $100,000 investment from UC Berkeley’s $25 million SkyDeck Fund plus mentorship, access to the school’s resources and a dedicated workspace. At the end of the 6-month program, startups present on demo day to hundreds of potential investors. Applicants can be from any industry — life sciences to consumer apps to hardware or software — but need to have at least one team member who has gone to one of the 10 UCs or UC labs. Applications are also open to any startup that has an international founder, regardless of UC affiliation. SkyDeck places a special emphasis on

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Our Mission is Your Production Edge Bar Feeders are an outstanding fusion of engineering, quality, and affordable prices. The Edge Army Marches On.


he Rebel 80 is an automatic bar loader for 8mm to 80mm bar capacities. Material can be round, hexagonal or shaped. Touch screen control with 300 part program storage speeds set-ups. Complete setup in 3 minutes with a full automatic adjust for bar diameter. The maximum bar length is up to 60” depending on spindle length. This loader features a magazine capacity of 30 linear inches for lights-out unattended running. The Rebel automatically adjusts pusher force for bar size and has accurate positioning without a mechanical stop. It also features spindle liner storage on rear of the stand, and standard X axial shift device with Z optional. All electric operation, no shop air is required. Big on features, small on price.

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he Rebel 80 Servo Unloader is a compact unloading system for CNC lathes for parts in the diameter range of 8-80mm. Parts are gently extracted from the subspindle of the lathe. With a large magazine capacity allowing for long unattended operation, the Rebel combines the advantages of auto part unloading with a small footprint and an economical price.


he Scout 320 is a fine example of Edge Bar feeder Economic Excellence. With a bar capacity of 3-27mm, it features: an automatic loading magazine, space-saving double pusher, quick change hydrodynamic guide channels, and dual anti-vibration devices. Also offered as standard equipment: Swiss headstock synchronization device, telescoping front nose, automatic remnant retraction with a self centering gripper, and a custom lathe cable.

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The Spring 2020 cohort will be able to draw upon the expertise of the school’s new chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer, Rich Lyonser, a former Dean of the Haas School of Business. Lyonser starts his new role in January. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 8. By Brian Rinker – Reporter, San Francisco Business Times

Edge Technologies introduces new version of FMB Turbo 3-38 Magazine Bar Feeder


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he Minuteman 320 is the best value in 3-20mm bar fed applications for Swiss lathes, a brilliant combination of features with an economic price. With a bar capacity of 3-27mm it features: an automatic loading magazine, space-saving double pusher, polyurethane quick change channels with hydrodynamic support via high volume oil flow into channels, and features dual anti-vibration devices. Standard equipment includes: Swiss headstock synchronization device, telescoping front nose, automatic remnant retraction with a self-centering gripper, and a custom lathe cable. The Mitsubishi motion control is dependable and user friendly. The Minuteman is a sure thing for a high quality, affordable, feeding solution.


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he Patriot 338 and 551 are two of the most effective and price worthy to claim our Economical Excellence moniker. With a bar capacity of 3-38mm or 5-51mm they both feature space-saving double pushers, polyurethane quick change channels with hydrodynamic bar support via high volume oil flow into channels. The Mitsubishi motion control is dependable, user friendly, and features a 36 part program memory storage for quick changeovers. Standard equipment also includes: Swiss headstock synchronization device, telescoping front nose, dual anti-vibration devices, automatic remnant retraction with a self-centering gripper, and a custom lathe cable. The Patriot is a lot of feeder for a little money. Visit us at www.edgetechnologies.com and get more information on how your Productivity Partner can help your bottom line.

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applicants from UC Berkeley— students, faculty or alumni— and founders with a diverse background. “We are particularly interested in inclusion and are looking for founders who are diverse and want to be a part of a vibrant program with a very inclusive culture,” said Caroline Winnett, SkyDeck’s executive director. Winnett said that past startups focused on CRISPR technology, material sciences, gene therapy and artificial intelligence. SkyDeck recently partnered with Amazon’s $200 million Alexa Fund and will be looking for startups in this cohort doing interesting work in voice technology. Beginning in 2012, SkyDeck has had 340 companies go through its program, garnering more than $1 billion in investments, with 46 exits. SkyDeck also runs an incubator program for early-stage startups called HotDesk, and is a joint program in UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Edge Technologies introduces the newest version of the FMB Turbo 3-38, an automatic Bar Loading Magazine Feeder designed for feeding round, square, and hexagonal bar material into CNC lathes. Quick change polyurethane guide channels allow for quiet operation at high RPM cutting. This feeder is compatible with all types of sliding or fixed, CNC or cam operated lathes with spindle bores up to 38mm. TheTurbo 3-38 features a Bosch Electronic Package. The Bosch controller, with servo motor drive to the feed mechanism, offers flexible control of the length and rate of feed that guarantees the optimum practical and economic use of the magazine feeder. The new 8” easy touch screen operator control panel is Industry 4.0 ready for Ethernet communications. It guarantees the interaction between the bar feeder and the CNC lathe. Parameters are clearly shown on the display. This FMB model, like many other in the Turbo line, is equipped with a headstock synchronization device allowing rapid backward/forward movements on fast moving sliding headstock lathes without Continued Page 12GE 10

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Announcements Continued forward feed pressure from the bar pusher.The result: no bar distortion. For the loading of irregular shaped bar stock, the feed mechanism is automatically pulsed to ensure the profiled material is successfully located in the lathe collet/chuck.

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The robust design of the Turbo‘s main beam and support stands are resistant to bending, this keeps vibration from bent bars to a minimum, so a smooth operation is guaranteed. Double-pusher space-saving design is 4 feet shorter than single pusher bar feeders.

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The Quick-Change polyurethane guide channels can be changed quickly and easily in about 10 minutes to accommodate multiple bar stock diameters. Oil filled guide channels envelope the stock, providing the ideal guiding system for high RPM turning operations. During this process the rotation of the bar creates a hydro-dynamic effect, centering the bar stock in the channel reducing noise and vibration. The guide channel is securely closed with a toggle lever system while machining bars. Bar stock collet changes can be done less than 2 minutes with the “Pin-On” collet feature. A Roller Steady Rest device on the Turbo guides the bar stock between the bar feeder and lathe. Rollers or blocks provide excellent feeding of round or profiled material. The rollers can be continuously adjusted to the bar diameter and can quickly be replaced with blocks for supporting profiled material.Two Turbo 3-38 configurations will handle bar lengths of 3800mm (12’ 5”) with the standard 12-foot unit, or 2200 mm (7’ 3”) bars with the 6-foot unit.

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Bars are placed on the storage table at the side of the guide channel This table features a loading capacity of 11 inches.The new bar is automatically positioned in the lathe ready for facing before the first component is produced. Part to part feed out can be controlled without a dead stop being required. Loading time for a 12‘ bar is 24 seconds. Maximum adjustable forward feed rate is 1000 mm per second and maximum adjustable return speed is 2000 mm per second.

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The bar remnants are withdrawn to the back end of the magazine and a gripper extracts it out of the collet and deposits it in a remnant basket. An air operated gripping device is used to both insert the new bar into the bar stock collet and to extract the remnant. It is not necessary to chamfer the bar if it is cleanly cut. No adjustment for bar size is necessary and it is completely “Self-Centering”.

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The bar stock alignment guides and separation device can be quickly adjusted for the choice of new bar diameters.The set-up-time is therefore reduced. The guide channel is closed and locked with a toggle lever system.

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Edge Technologies is a leading productivity solutions provider to the precision metal working industry. Edge Technologies has extensive experience and a history of success and innovation demonstrated by 26 years providing bar feeder and lathe automation solutions, including over 15,000 successful installations of magazine bar feeders in the North American marketplace. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Fahey Machinery Company Is An Old Family Tradition Fahey Machinery Company Inc. of Portland Oregon has recently become a SafanDarley dealer for the Greater Pacific Northwest region of the United States (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii). With the aid of SafanDarley we received our first Press Brake on our showroom floor last month, an E-Brake 130-3100 Ultra NS. Our service technician team aided the factory tech in setting up the brake and soon after received operator and maintenance training on the machine.Within a day the entire sales team received a presentation/demonstration of the E-Brake130 as all were eager and pleased to learn its proper application for any prospective client. The E-Brake 130 left everyone impressed with its ability to execute the basic task of bending metal accurately (which we all are very familiar with) yet to see a large machine do it almost silently was amazing.

We are also impressed with the touchscreen control, which is large, bright, clear and easy to interact with. Any operator should easily learn the control quickly and we predict in a very short amount of time become proud of “their” machine. It’s that good. Oh, did we mention the color scheme… they nailed it. It really is a 21st century machine and we are pleased to have it in our house. Fahey Machinery Company Inc. has been providing sales and service of metal fabrication and cutting machines for 57 years and we are proud to represent SafanDarley Press Brakes and Shears.

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Studies Reinforce Automation, Workforce Development Trends In Manufacturing

Both units ordered and revenue are up 1 percent in the quarter compared to 2018.

Walking around FABTECH last month, it was hard to miss the widespread presence of automation – even outside of the designated Robots and Industrial Automation pavilion. Examples of burgeoning automated tech were everywhere: grinding cells, press brakes, self-learning finishing, material handling, large-scale folding, and so on.

The largest driver of the year-to-date growth in units ordered was an increase in orders from automotive OEMs at 47 percent, followed by plastics and rubber at 15 percent, and food and consumer goods at 4 percent.

That shouldn’t have come as a surprise to any fabricator, welder, or manufacturer at the recordbreaking show this year, though. In general, the amplified prevalence of automation in every sector of manufacturing is unavoidable. But so is the industry’s glaring skills gap. Discussions during FABx Tech Talks and Leadership Exchanges about the labor shortage were equally abundant as the robots throughout the halls of McCormick Place. After all, automation development and skilled worker shortfalls go hand in hand. In the last couple of weeks two separate surveys have emerged that only reinforce the connection. Industrial Robotic Automation Continues Steady Expansion The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), which is part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), released a report this past week showing that robotic unit orders have increased more than 5 percent over the past year in North America; to be exact, 5.2 percent through Q3 2019, compared to 2018 results. So far this year, North American companies have ordered 23,894 robotic units, valued at $1.3 billion. And looking at Q3 results only, North American companies ordered 7,446 robots, valued at $438 million. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Jeff Burnstein, president of A3 and RIA, said he sees strong interest in robotics from companies that have never invested in robots before and that orders from nonautomotive customers remain near-record numbers. That’s a promising indication for long-term growth in robotics and automation. “We continue to see improvement in the robotics market,” Burnstein said in the report. “At this time last year, we saw a dip in orders of around 15 percent, so it’s encouraging to see a recovery through the third quarter. We hope to end the year strong and see growth in 2020 as well.” Survey Reveals Negative Perception,

Lacking Awareness of Trade Schools and Careers One of the biggest culprits in the mounting skills gap is the increasing indifference in manufacturing careers among younger generations. So, really, the skills gap is preceded by a perception gap since potential manufacturers, fabricators, and welders are hindered by stigma even before they get the chance to learn or become interested in a skilled trade. And according to in-depth data from a new survey commissioned by Metal Supermarkets, a supplier of small-quantity metals, the perception gap is unfortunately holding up. The national poll of more than 500 men and women ages 18-24 reveals that those surveyed do not give serious consideration to enrolling in trade school as a path to landing a stable, well-paying job and believe attending traditional college is the best path to a successful career. “Despite skyrocketing student loan debt and the growing global demand for skilled trade positions with great job security, most young people still believe attending traditional college is the only route to a successful future, “said Stephen Schober, president/CEO of Metal Supermarkets. Here are five items from the Metal Supermarkets survey that stand out: Nearly two thirds (65 percent) believe that student debt was simply the price you pay for a college education.

Half said they’d rather work in a coffee shop as a barista than as a welder—even though top-paying welder jobs can pay well more than $100,000 a year.

More than half (56 percent) say they’re not—or never were—interested in going to trade school. Two out of three (66 percent) said they did not know enough about trade schools.

“What they don’t seem to know is that attending a trade school is a great option for students who want to learn a craft, enter the workforce earlier than others, and carry less student debt,” said Schober. “It is also a path to a great career and a potentially high-paying career.”

More than half (62 percent) said they didn’t learn about trade school options in high school, and more than two thirds (68 percent) said trade schools were never discussed by their guidance counselor.

Additionally, 73 percent polled said traditional college gives you a better future than trade school. A quarter of those surveyed (25 percent) felt students who attended trade schools were not as smart as those who went to traditional college and believe people attending trade schools were not as motivated as four-year college grads. And more than half of the respondents (55 percent) believe people with office jobs earn more respect than those who work with their hands.

More than half (58 percent) admitted they do not know about the trade schools in their community.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows that there’s almost a $100,000 difference between attending a traditional college and a trade school. On average, a bachelor’s degree can cost $127,000 compared to $33,000 for a trade school degree. The Fabricator; By: Gareth Sleger A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Composite Solutions Secures Drone Components Contract A Pierce County maker of composite aerospace parts has won a deal to supply its lightweight components to an emerging drone manufacturer. Composite Solutions of Sumner says it’s won a contract with Drone America, located in Reno, Nevada, to build and supply the wings, horizontal stabilizer and fuselage for its Savant unmanned aircraft system. The Savant is a medium sized, all-electric aircraft for emergency services, search and rescue and wildlife management. It is capable of vertical take off and landings, and can stay in the skies for up to 90 minutes at a time, Drone America says. It flies at between 42 and 85 mph and can cruises as high as 12,000 feet. In 2017, it completed a 39-mile flight to make a package delivery over water while being flown by an operator who did not have a direct sight line to the aircraft. Composite Solutions, a unit of Taiwan’s Topkey Group, makes high-strength, lightweight composite structures and components for commercial and military aircraft, helicopters and business jets. Composite Solutions works with several commercial and defense aerospace companies, including Boeing, Bell Helicopter, HondaJet, Raisbeck Engineering, Collins Aerospace and Sikorsky. Composite Solutions is ranked No. 23 on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of minority-owned companies. By Andrew McIntosh – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal

Year-to-Date US Cutting Tool Orders Up 0.2% In September September 2019 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $195.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was down 4.3 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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percent from August’s $204.7 million and down 7 percent when compared with the $210.6 million reported for September 2018. With a year-to-date total of $1.8 billion, 2019 is up 0.2 percent when compared with 2018. Please note there were revisions to August 2019. According to Brad Lawton, Chairman of AMT’s Cutting Tool Product Group, “The September numbers focus on the one word that describes our everyday attitudes ‘uncertainty,’ and not having a clue of what to expect from our domestic economy and the global economy. So the further understanding of this issue is ever-present from the media, political wars in Washington, the global trade wars, and the overall effects of these issues on the global economies. The changes are not recessionary, but the changes are concerning.” “It’s no surprise that U.S. cutting tool consumption continues to slow on a year-over-year basis as machine tool sales weaken and the manufacturing sector enters a recession — primarily because of the U.S.-China trade. Though cutting tool consumption year-to-date remains slightly ahead of 2018, the cutting tool market will likely continue to soften for the remainder of the year and into 2020 as sales are typically at their low points from November through February — even in years when manufacturing output is rising,” said Alan Richter, Editor of Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine. Alan added, “Another element to consider is that cutting tool manufacturers keep developing and introducing new tool grades that last longer than previous grades enabling part manufacturers to increase throughput. Although the new tools might cost more initially, end-users who set their sights on long-term rather than short-term cost savings are able to reduce their overall production costs by boosting productivity. Toolmakers may sell less product, but their customers increase their competitiveness and are able to survive and, hopefully, thrive as a result of purchasing higher-performing cutting tools.” Source: Association for Manufacturing Technology


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a decade he’s run Pioneer Machinery, a construction equipment rental company in Woodland.

Woodland-based US Hammer Inc. plans to disrupt the construction tool business with its patented and portable gas-powered jackhammer.

US Hammer makes its products locally in Knights Landing, using parts sourced from two companies in California and one in Oregon, as well as U.S.-made Honda four-stroke, 2-horsepower gas motors, Galloway said.

US Hammer jackhammers are more fuel-efficient, quieter, cleaner and lighter than most pneumatic jackhammers, which need to be tethered to large diesel air compressors. “The technology behind the jackhammer hasn’t changed in 60 years,” said US Hammer CEO Chris Galloway. “No one is looking at it because it’s not glamorous.” While a quieter, lighter and portable jackhammer might not be glamorous, it is something that nearly every rental yard in the country would probably like to have on hand, and just selling one to every yard could keep US Hammer busy for quite some time, Galloway said. Galloway has been a general engineering contractor for 27 years, and for A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The gas-powered onboard engine takes away the need for towing around an air compressor on a trailer, which makes the US Hammer jackhammer a lot more convenient, Galloway said. The company sells its hammers for $5,000. Pneumatic jackhammers can be had for about $2,000, but the compressors cost $20,000, and they also require hoses, oilers and other equipment, Galloway said. “I don’t think this was an easy product to innovate,” said Gino DiCaro, vice president of communications for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association. DiCaro was a judge in the 2019 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, where US Hammer won top prize for advanced manufacturing. US Hammer incorporated two years ago and began selling its jackhammers this year, Galloway said. So far, the company has sold 30 jackhammers, he said. “We sell them as fast as we can make them.” Early next year, the company will promote its products at construction tool and tool rental trade shows in Las Vegas and Florida, Galloway said. By Mark Anderson – Staff Writer, Sacramento Business Journal

Smith & Wesson Owner Boosts Outlook As US Gun Demand Heats Up Smith &Wesson’s parent company Amer ican Outdoor Brands raised its full-year outlook after booking stronger quarterly sales than forecast, as US demand for firearms has picked up in the back half of 2019. The results come after the Springfield, Massachusetts-based group said last month it would separate its gun-making business from the rest of the company whose products include knives, rifle scopes and other outdoor gear. American Outdoor reported on Thursday net sales of $154.4m in its fiscal second quarter that ended in October, down 4.5 per cent versus the year-ago period but more than $4m higher than the top end of its guidance. On an adjusted basis, earnings of 9 cents per share surpassed estimates by two pennies. Background checks — used as a gauge of consumer gun sales — are poised to set a new annual record in 2019.The FBI processed 2.57m background checks in November, up more than 7 per cent versus last

year, and the agency has recorded year-over-year gains in every month since April. Black Friday set a mark for the second-highest daily total on record. American Outdoor lifted its revenue forecast by $50m at both ends of the range. It now expects $680m to $700m in net sales for the year ending in April 2020, greater than analysts’ average estimate of $638.5m. Its guidance for full-year adjusted earnings per share rose to between 76 cents and 84 cents, from 70 to 78 cents. Analysts had projected earnings of 74 cents per share. The stock has gained nearly 13 per cent since news of the proposed spin-off, and nearly 10 per cent in the past two days amid hopes for an upbeat earnings surprise against the backdrop of stronger demand. In recent years, American Outdoor has expanded its business of making outdoor accessories to lessen the company’s exposure to the boom-and-bust cycle of gun sales. American Outdoor said last month “changes in the political climate” and a tighter insurance market contributed to its decision to separate its accessory brands and Smith & Wesson, the 167-year-old firearms maker. Demand for rifles and handguns in the US has historically cooled off when prospective buyers perceive little threat of new restrictions on purchases.The recent increase in background checks has transpired amid the Democratic presidential primary race, with most of the party’s candidates supporting guncontrol measures. Matthew Rocco in New York – Financial Times A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Back then, Frohnmayer had talked about — though hardly promised — an uptick in production to perhaps five vehicles a day around the end of the year. Now the expectation is to see the ramp-up sometime in 2020, to “somewhere in the vicinity of 100 to 150 vehicles per month,” although Frohnmayer said the company was “not giving any guidance beyond Q4.” Meanwhile, Arcimoto is continuing to deal with meeting its heavy capital needs while awaiting revenue. In the most recent quarter, it banked sales of $33,331, against operating expenses of more than $3.7 million. Including interest expenses, it reported a net loss of just over $4 million, bringing losses since the beginning of the year to about $11 million. Cash on hand dipped to $748,000 at the end of the quarter, but the company raised $2.35 million in a direct offering in early October. Just in the past week, it unveiled plans for a follow-on offering of 5.5 million shares. Along with making vehicles,Arcimoto has to sell them, of course. For now, it’s enjoying the benefit of meeting the long-held desires of hardcore fans of the company with each Evergreen FUV that rolls out of its Eugene Factory — even at a price substantially above the $11,900 it had targeted.

Announcements & Releases Continued Arcimoto Production Ramp-Up? Not So Fast. Arcimoto making and selling vehicles, and that’s starting to show up in its financials, but a quick ramp-up in production isn’t in the cards.

Asked when the $11,900 price might be achieved, he said: “We don’t have firm timing at this point for when that will be … but I would expect the $11,900, sort of, very base model option to still be at least a couple of years out, maybe a few years out.” By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal

“We’re anticipating that we’ll continue to build at a rate of about one a day — at least one a day through the end of this year,” Mark Frohnmayer, Arcimoto’s founder and chief executive, said Thursday as the ambitious Eugene electric vehicle startup delivered its latest quarterly

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Those results showed the first retail-series sale for the company, one $19,900 Evergreen Fun Utility Vehicle, although Arcimoto actually delivered two FUVs before the quarter ended on Sept. 30. As of last month, it had built 25 vehicles since officially launching production on Sept. 19.

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products to market faster and address consumer demand for more personalized products. The goal is to boost productivity and profitability. The trend is creating a challenge for companies who must train their workers on the latest 3-D skills and create new job roles to oversee design, prototyping and production. These include 3-D lab technicians, 3-D print experts and 3-D print coordinators. The pace of change is mind-boggling. A decade ago who would have imagined we would be using 3-D printing to personalize cosmetics and dentistry, print body parts and use it to make spare parts for a wide range of industrial applications? “We are moving towards 3-D printing as a main action [manufacturing] platform,” says Jennifer A. Lewis, ScD., core faculty member at the Wyss Institute. “It’s no longer just for prototyping.” For a peak at how 3-D printers are revolutionizing manufacturing, one can examine the work at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Scientists there have developed what they call MM3D, (Multimaterial Multinozzle 3D printing). Using this method, a 3-D robot can switch between up to eight different printing materials, enabling the creation of complex shapes in a fraction of the time of current machines. Each nozzle is capable of switching materials at up to 50 times per second, which is faster than the eye can see, or about as fast as a hummingbird beats its wings. Right now extrusion-based 3-D printing allows a broad palette of materials to be printed, but the process is extremely slow and can take days if it is a large part. “This new technology is our attempt to solve this,” says Mark Skylar-Scott, Ph.D., a research associate at the Wyss Institute. For more on tech, transformation and the future of work, join CNBC at the @ Work Summit in San Francisco on April 1, 2020. A broad swath of industries could be

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$1.77B Boeing Defense Deals Boost Company Boeing’s defense arm recently secured a handful of deals worth a combined $1.77 billion to maintain and upgrade military aircraft in the U.S. and Europe. Boeing’s deals include a $1 billion contract to upgrade NATO’s fleet of 14 AWACS surveillance airplanes, providing them with new communications and networking technologies to extend their lives until 2035. Boeing International President Michael Arthur said 16 NATO allies on both sides of the Atlantic will pay for the AWACS modernization. The distinct-looking reconnaissance jets, with spheres positioned on top, are capable of detecting hostile aircraft, missiles, ships and other weaponry. The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor military aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing and short takeoff and landing capability. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. The V-22 Osprey built by Bell-Boeing, a joint venture involving Boeing Company and Bell Helicopter, recently received contracts worth a combined $598.1 million. One deal announced recently involved a $218.7 million contract by the Defense Logistics Agency to provide “performance-based logistics and engineering support” for the Osprey. A $379.4 million contract awarded by the agency last month was for maintenance, repair and other materials for the V-22. Boeing also landed a $172.2-million contract to modify and extend the operational service life of up to 23 F/A-18E/F fighter jets from 6,000 flight hours to 10,000 flight hours.By Andrew McIntosh – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal

Fed Survey Finds U.S. Economy Expanding Despite Trade Fallout The Federal Reserve said that the U.S. economy was expanding at a modest pace in October and early November, supported by growing consumer spending. In its latest assessment of business conditions nationwide, the Fed struck a more upbeat tone than it had in its previous report when it had worried more about trade tensions and slower global growth. However, it still noted that the majority of the Fed’s 12 districts were not experiencing growth in manufacturing, which has been hurt by a widening trade war with China.


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The Fed report, known as the beige book, will be used when Fed officials meet in mid-December to set interest rate policies.The wide expectation is that the central bank will leave its benchmark rate unchanged after

cutting it at its three previous meetings. Those rate cuts, which followed four rate hikes last year, have given a boost to interest-rate sensitive sectors of the economy such as housing and auto sales.

Emirates, Unnamed Asian Airline Order Boeing 777X Flight Simulators Emirates, the biggest customer for Boeing’s 777X jet, has ordered two flight simulators and training suites to prepare its pilots to fly the massive aircraft. Dubai-based Emirates also acquired options to buy four additional training suites from flight simulator maker CAE Inc. under a deal announced Thursday. CAE also revealed that it recently sold a 777X simulator to an unidentified Asian airline. Boeing has two known 777X customers in Asia: Cathay Pacific of Hong Kong and Singapore Airlines. Emirates and CAE Inc. declined to disclose terms of their deal, but Emirates said its first simulator will be delivered by early 2021. Production of Boeing’s newest, biggest and most advanced passenger jet ever has begun and the first jet rolled out of the factory for flight tests in March. Explore its features, cabin interior, and innovations, including its unique folding wingtips. Timothy Clark, the president of Emirates Airlines, said recently he doubts that the Dubai-based airline will get any new Boeing 777X jets in 2020. He was correct. Boeing said it now won’t deliver until 2021. His airline has ordered 150 back in 2013. Boeing was scheduled to start 777X flight tests this fall, but load testing was suspended in September after a cargo door blew off during a ground pressurization stress test. The jet’s GE

Aviation GE9X turbine engines also suffered premature wear and were returned to GE’s factory in Ohio for upgrades. Two engines are back at Boeing’s Everett factory, and a first flight test is slated for early next year. Boeing vows to deliver the jet in 2020, but Emirates President Tim Clark has been skeptical of that timeline and recently cut Emirates’ order for 777Xs from 150 to 126 aircraft. Boeing has also eliminated the tandem use of robots to do riveting, a problem one Seattle-area supplier anticipated. The jet maker this summer showed off some of what its largest commercial airplane can do, giving it a “fullbody workout” and demonstrating how the folding wing tips work. By Andrew McIntosh – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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History of GreenBroz Cullen calls himself very fortunate. AVeteran who served in the United States Navy and then spent years with Fortune 500 Military and Communications corporations, Cullen made the decision to launch his own business. He had learned over the years that he had a passion for creating innovative productions, and with his military background, he sought to launch a company that would proudly manufacture products in the USA, and would make an effort to hire Veterans. Prior to opening GreenBroz, Cullen did some extensive analysis of various industries, seeking out one that had tremendous growth potential. “I looked at the evolving cannabis industry and saw that there were bottlenecks. After visiting a number of cultivation facilities, I recognized that the equipment wasn’t the most technologically advanced. I knew I could improve the harvesting machines.” 24

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Boeing, Kitty Hawk Reorganize And Rebrand Mountain View ‘Flying Car’ Venture The Boeing Co. and the Kitty Hawk Corp. startup funded by Alphabet Inc. cofounder Larry Page said they have reorganized and rebranded a flying car venture they are collaborating on as Wisk Aero.

“Together we work toward a future where flight is woven into our everyday lives, and transportation is driven by sustainable, electric power,” they said. It remains to be seen how the newly named venture fits into what Kitty Hawk is doing and Boeing’s other similar projects. Boeing also has a flying car partnership with Porsche called Aurora Flight Sciences and another one with SparkCognition called SkyGrid.

At the core of the joint venture is a flying car dubbed Cora, which has been tested in New Zealand. The new company is headquartered in Mountain View and headed by Gary Gysin. He previously led Liquid Robotics, a Sunnyvale startup that Boeing bought in 2016 when it was developing a wave and solar powered unmanned ocean robot. Wisk’s board is heavily weighted towards Boeing, with Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun as the only person not connected to the aviation giant among its four directors. The other three are Gysin, Boeing Next General Manager Steve Nordlund and Boeing HorizonX Vice President Logan Jones. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

The companies said in the announcement ofWisk that it “brings together the innovation of Kitty Hawk with Boeing’s scale and aerospace expertise.”

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Thrun and Kitty Hawk, meanwhile, unveiled a single person flying vehicle at TechCrunch Disrupt in October called Heaviside, predicting that fully self-flying vehicles will happen before self-driving cars. The reorganized Wisk venture, however, was announced after Forbes posted a story on Monday that said Kitty Hawk has faced numerous technical issues, safety problems and unresolved questions about the practical use of its battery-powered aircraft. The Forbes article is based on interviews with four former Kitty Hawk employees who were among six who spoke to the magazine on the condition of anonymity due to non-disclosure agreements. Kitty Hawk told Forbes that it has decided not to sell the one-seater Flyer

that is unveiled last year to individuals and has returned deposits to would-be buyers. Among the problems recounted in the story is an early morning fire that Mountain View Fire Department had to put out last year at a building used by Flyer. The former employees told Forbes that the fire at the Googleowned building involved damaged batteries that had been pulled out of a Flyer that had crashed the previous day in flight testing. Forbes said former Kitty Hawk employees said the company let go of two members of the flight test team when they cited concerns they had about the safety of the Flyer. “It was a pattern—if you talked about safety you were done, so you just didn’t,” quoted a former Kitty Hawk employee. “That’s just how it had to be if you wanted to get a paycheck.” Shernaz Daver, an advisor to Kitty Hawk, told Forbes, “No person has ever been harmed or exposed due to undue risk in over 26,000 test flights with over 100 prototype vehicles.”By Cromwell Schubarth – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Sunpower: Hillsboro Operations Will Continue After Big Manufacturing Spinoff SunPower is splitting a big part of itself into a Singapore-based company focused on overseas manufacturing, but said it “will continue its commitment to American manufacturing” in Hillsboro. Under the plan announced Monday, the former SolarWorld plant will remain part of San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower, which will focus on installing solar and energy storage systems and providing other distributed energy services in North America. A new company, Maxeon Solar, will be

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Currently, America Makes sees the greatest need and opportunity resides within the AM materials space.The lack of materials design data for both metal and polymer is hindering the wider adoption of AM technologies and processes in general, and within specific industries like automotive, for example. With a greater understanding of the most critical materials and how to best optimize them for the available AM technologies and process would be a significant step forward industry-wide.

A gauge of U.S. factory activity unexpectedly improved in October for a second month, offering some hope that the manufacturing sector is stabilizing.

Within the education and workforce area, overcoming the skills gap that exists in the AM industry is a top priority. It’s not enough to adopt and implement the technology. Full commercialization of AM into production and supply chains cannot be realized without an acute understanding of how to best maximize the design freedoms and benefits of AM. Making design for AM (DfAM) courseware for designers more widely available at the academic level to include trade schools and universities, and the business level with apprenticeships and training, would spur innovation and generate substantial economic gains for the industry. On the membership front, America Makes remains committed to further cultivating and evolving its community so that it represents a significant cross-section of the U.S. AM ecosystem. The America Makes @Program has been incredibly effective in opening up membership to small and medium-sized companies. The @Program offers cost share credits in lieu of the annual membership dues for those activities in which members are likely already working on and that align to the mission objectives of America Makes. Visit americamakes.us for more information about America Makes or on becoming a member. Follow us on Twitter @AmericaMakes.

The IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 51.5 from a final September reading of 51.1, according to a preliminary October report issued Thursday that matched the highest estimate in Bloomberg’s survey of economists. “If manufacturing can continue to gain momentum this should hopefully feed through to stronger jobs growth and an improved service sector performance, leading to better GDP growth,” said ChrisWilliamson, economist at IHS Markit. Even with the improvement, manufacturing is likely to continue to weigh on the economy, amid a dimmer global growth outlook and trade tensions with China. Commerce Department figures showed that orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment declined for a second straight month and shipments matched the biggest drop since 2016.A reading of 50 is the threshold between expansion and contraction. Source: Bloomberg A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Imagine two companies in the same industry, serving the same markets while offering virtually the same products and services. One company is growing, while the other is struggling. Why? There are many reasons for success and failure, but in my 23+ year career, I have seen successful companies distinguish themselves through their people, processes, and use of technology. Accounting departments are no different! Driving profitability and cash flow with your accounting function, starts by analyzing accounting team skillsets; key accounting processes; and the use of technology. Accounting Team Skillsets As businesses grow and become more complex, accounting departments must evolve also. Generally, there are three levels of accounting skillsets to consider: 1) bookkeeping and accounting staff, 2) controller, and 3) Chief Financial Officer (CFO).The role and skillset of each must be understood to maximize profit and cash flow. Bookkeeping and accounting staff enter transactions, maintain the books, and produce a basic balance sheet and profit and loss statement. Controllers supervise bookkeeping and accounting staff while maintaining a properly functioning accounting department. Controllers are responsible for producing monthly financial reporting packages which include financial statements and basic analysis. CFOs utilize the monthly financial reporting package along with other financial and operational data to provide advanced financial analyses, costsaving strategies, and other forward-thinking insight. The right mix of skillsets on a full-time or fractional basis within your accounting team is essential for maximizing profit and cash flow.

Key Accounting Processes Maximizing profit and cash flow is also a result of focusing on key accounting processes, such as cash receipts, disbursements, purchasing, and financial reporting. Properly designed processes provide consistency, predictability, accuracy, efficiency, accountability and timeliness while also preventing fraud.The accounting department should continually evaluate and improve its processes to help drive profitability and cash flow.

Use of Technology Lastly, the use of technology in accounting is important for maximizing profit and cash flow. Technology should be evaluated in terms of its need, use, and potential benefit. The proper use of technology should: • • • •

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technology will help you in maximizing profit and cash flow. Today’s accounting department must actively seek ways to improve the bottom line! Greg Pfeuffer is a Business Advisor and Fractional CFO/Controller with Mueller Prost CPAs + Business Advisors. For more information, or an Accounting Opportunity Assessment, contact Greg at 314-862-2070 or gpfeuffer@muellerprost.com.

A Space-Age Insulating Technology Drives Portland’s Cold-Weather Apparel Stars When you walk into the soon-to-be Oros headquarters in Southeast Portland, the first office you see will be the company’s research and development lab. Liquid nitrogen. Infrared cameras. Hot plates. Cold plates. Chemists. Deep freezers. “Hardcore science,” said co-founder and CEO Michael Markesbery. The outdoor apparel company is known for its technology. Oros makes jackets and outerwear that is insulated with the same technology used to in spacecraft and astronaut suits. Oros, which relocated to Portland from Cincinnati in June, has quickly become one of the most promising companies in Portland’s robust ecosystem of apparel startups. It has raised $10 million in venture capital, leased nearly an entire floor of a building near the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge, landed a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and started hiring from the area’s deep industry talent pool, including

employees who previously worked at Adidas and Columbia Sportswear. The idea for Oros came to Markesbery when he was on a backpacking trip in Europe during his sophomore year of college at Ohio’s Miami University.“The coolest thing I did is I climbed the tallest mountain in the Northeast Swiss Alps,” he said. “And I absolutely hated it. I looked like the Michelin Man. I remember thinking that, you know, there had to be a way to cut the bulk and cut the layers and still stay warm.” At the time, Markesbery and Oros co-founder Rithvik Venna, who also serves as the company’s chief operating officer, were pre-med students, working in university research labs, publishing research and trying to obtain the credentials needed to get into medical school.Around that time, Markesbery earned what’s known as an Astronaut Scholarship from NASA. “NASA was taking this stuff and using it to insulate the Mars rovers and all this stuff in space,” he said. “And I’m thinking, ‘You know space is like negative 455 degrees Fahrenheit, right? And you’re telling me you use this stuff to keep astronauts warm in space? How come it’s not being used in apparel?’” The company has raised $10 million to date, including an investment from the Portland Seed Fund, making it among the best-funded apparel companies in recent Portland history.Markesbery declined to disclose Oros’ annual sales, but he said revenue has at least doubled every year. The company employs 11 today. Markesbery said it could employ 20 within a year.The company also has an exclusive license to work with a new aerogel developed by NASA.Most importantly for Markesbery, the company remains focused on the science behind its products.By Matthew Kish – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Design-2-Part Shows Draws Record Attendance in 2019 Design-2-Part (D2P) S h ow s , a s e r i e s o f design and contract manufacturing trade shows, has established a new annual attendance record. The eleven 2019 shows combined to deliver 16,894 engineers and buyers, the highest number in the 45-year history of D2P. The new mark shattered the previous high of 14,935 set in 2018 and represented a 13.1% increase.


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“We are excited to be a part of this recent re s u r g e n c e i n U. S . manufacturing,” said Jerry Schmidt, President of Design-2-Part Shows. “It is especially gratifying to see that the increase was country wide. All eleven regions where we held a show contributed positive growth.” D2P will look to continue this run in 2020 with eleven more shows scheduled in Grapevine,Texas;Atlanta, Georgia; Uncasville, Connecticut; Schaumburg, Illinois; Nashville, Tennessee; Santa Clara, California; Marlborough, Massachusetts;Akron, Ohio; Long Beach, California; Oaks, Pennsylvania; and Greenville, South Carolina. Design-2-Part Shows provides U.S. manufacturers an efficient opportunity to meet local and national job shops and contract manufacturers face-toface to source custom parts, components, services, and design. Exhibiting companies showcase their design-through-manufacturing services, featuring more than 300 product categories for the metal, plastics, rubber, and electronics industries. D2P Shows exclusively feature exhibiting job shops and contract manufacturers with manufacturing operations in the United States. Companies that do not have facilities in the U.S. are not permitted to exhibit. For information on exhibiting or attending any Design-2-Part Show, visit www.D2P.com.

Die-Tech Precision Machining & Turning Certifies To ISO 9001 : 2015 With The Help of Consultant Team BMSC Father and son Andrew and Chris Bieganski are pleased to announce that they recently certified to ISO9001: 2015 with the support of consulting firm BMSC. Their company, Die-Tech, is celebrating 4 decades in business as a high precision machine shop, and thanks to its loyal customers for enabling their success. Die-Tech’s story is clearly one of a successful business, but it is also a story of how great our country is because of people like Andrew. You’ve heard this American dream story before. It’s about an immigrant who comes to the United States armed with an advanced degree in engineering. He can’t find employment in his profession because he doesn’t have proficiency in the English language. He is extremely mechanically inclined, well schooled, with a high aptitude in math, so he finds work as a machinist. And so it goes with Andrew Bieganski, founder of Die-Tech. 47 years ago, Andrew immigrated to the United States, to New Jersey, from his homeland of Poland. “We came to New Jersey because my wife had family there”, he says. He was a degreed engineer, but with limited English, he sought out work in a machine shop. Andrew says, “In Poland, we had 4 seasons, and too had this in New Jersey.” Andrew wanted sunny, warm weather, and so 5 years after coming to the US, he moved his family to Northern California. Andrew was by this time a Journeyman toolmaker, and finding work in California was easy. “It was with my employer in California that I really gained experience in machining very tight tolerance parts”, he says. Andrew had a dream to own his own business, and just 2 years after moving to California, he realized his dream, opening Die-Tech with two partners. Throughout the next few years, the partners went on to different businesses and Andrew focused on the success of Die-Tech. The Bieganskis have 2 sons, Chris and Mike. Chris joined the company in 1994 upon graduation from high school; working in between the classes he was attending to pursue a degree in Engineering. Mike chose a very different path in life, becoming a chiropractor. Chris says, “I preferred manufacturing to engineering; it really pulled me in and everyday is different.” For this reason, Chris left school to work at the family business full time. In 1994, when Chris first joined the business, all machines in the company were manual. Chris says, “In 1996, my dad purchased our first CNC machine, a YCI/Supermax. He told me to take my time getting comfortable with the machine, we didn’t really need it yet, so that is what I did.” Chris was just out of high school, eager to learn, and he quickly taught himself how to use the machine. “That was more than 2 decades ago”, Chris says, “and today we have 7 CNC mills (4th axis capabilities and soon to add a 5th axis, 3 CNC lathes (with live tooling), manual mills, surface grinders, and wire EDMs.” With Chris in the family business, it was clear Die-Tech would do what it

takes for a long successful future. “Five years ago we moved from our 2400 square foot facility in San Jose, to a building we now own, in Morgan Hill, with 12,000 square feet of space”, Chris says. ISO certification is something Chris always planned for, and over the past couple of years, he would contact different consultants and interview them. “They just weren’t a fit”, he says, “and to be honest, I was really uncomfortable about how much work and overhead ISO certification would mean to our business.That is really what prevented us from pulling the trigger.” Chris has a friend from high school, Mark Diaz who owns Gentec Manufacturing. Mark and Chris were discussing ISO certification, and Mark had hired consulting firm BMSC to help achieve certification. Chris says, “Mark had so many great things to say about BMSC, owned by Bretta Kelly. He was so positive about the impact it was having on his business, and how it wasn’t nearly as difficult as he thought it would be, that I made the decision to contact BMSC.” Chris and his team were very impressed with BMSC, and they contracted with her a couple of years ago. “We got very busy, we were growing so fast, that we put the brakes on ISO certification back then”, he says. “Working together with James Maldonado, Chris and James re-engaged with them this past summer, and within a few months, we successfully achieved certification”, he says. “Everyone at our company participated in the certification process, and they did an exceptional job”, Chris says. Of Bretta and her colleague Debbie Hart, he says, “They were absolutely outstanding — the 2 work as such a great team. They didn’t take a boiler plate approach to our certification; they customized it to what we were doing already.” “In fact”, he adds, “as a result of ISO certification, we’re a better company. It closed some of the loop holes inherent in our business, and we are able to use this same process for every project, whether it is a 1-off prototype, or a production job.” Andrew adds, “With the formal processes and procedures in place today, Chris and I can go on vacation together and the company will run seamlessly.” Chris tells any machine shop owner who is contemplating certification — “Do it — it’s not only good for your business, it’s also much easier than you would expect — at least if you use BMSC’s Bretta Kelly and Debbie Hart.” “Since becoming certified, we are extremely comfortable with taking on more production work – both for our current customers, and with new customers. ISO certification is enabling us to take the business to the next level”, Chris says.Andrew and Chris are very proud of the team at Die-Tech (James Maldonado, Alex Rodriguez, Monico Becerra, David Roddy, Oscar Santiago, Sophie Bieganski, and Sandra Hernandez.) If you are looking for a great precision machine shop, now ISO 9001 certified, contact Die-Tech Precision Machining & Turning at 669.888.3500 or visit Die-Technology.net BMSC has helped hundreds of small manufacturing businesses to certify.To learn how they can help you to achieve ISO and/or AS9100 certification, contact Bretta Kelly at 602.445.9400 or visit BusinessMSC.com 51 • Jan / Feb 2020 33 • DEC - JAN ‘19-20


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Raytheon Co. Missile Systems Division, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded an $18,569,662 modification (P00003) exercising the first option year of three options to previously awarded FA8675-19-C-0004 for fiscal 2020 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Targeting System (HTS) Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) services. The contract Since Sincemodification is for HTS POD CLS depot repairs and sustainment 1984 1984activities. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected • Forsterite • Alumina to be completed by Nov. 30, 2020. The total cumulative face value of • Alumina • Forsterite •• Zirconia’s MgPSZ & YTZP • Machinable Ceramics (MACOR) Zirconia’s MgPSZ & YTZP • Machinable Ceramics [MACOR] the contract is $37,260,817. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance •• Silicon SiliconNitride Nitride • Mullite funds in the amount of $18,569,662 are being obligated at the time of • Mullite • Sialon Sialon • Ferrite award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force • Ferrite • Silicon SiliconCarbide Carbide • Quartz Base, Florida, is the contracting activity. • Quartz •• Aluminum Aluminum Nitride • Zirconia Toughened Nitride •• Boron BoronNitride Nitride Alumina [ZTA]Alumina (ZTA) • Zirconia Toughened • Sapphire General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, is awarded • Sapphire a $731,876,547 cost-plus-award-fee and firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) ground system sustainment. MUOS is a narrowband military The additive manufacturing industry poised for a boom betweenmultiservice now satellite communications systemisthat supports a worldwide, and population 2020, according to International Data Corp. of users, providing modern netcentric communications 845 Research Drive, Woodland Park, capabilities while supporting legacy terminals. Fiscal 2020-2029 weapons CO 80863 • Ph: (719) 687-0888 The value of the worldwide market for 3D printing is expected to jumptest and procurement (Navy); fiscal 2020-2029 research, development, Fax: (719) 687-0889 to $35.4 billion by 2020, more than double the $15.9 billion forecast evaluation (Navy); and fiscal 2020-2029 operation and maintenance info@okeefeceramics.com for the end of 2016,will IDCbe data shows.to task orders after the contract award. (Navy) funding applied www.okeefeceramics.com www.okeefeceramics.com Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.Work www.okeefeceramics.com Quality Management System The will compound annual in growth rate between and 2020 is 24.1%, be performed Scottsdale, Arizona2015 (94%); Wahiawa, Hawaii (2%); ISOAS9003A 9001: 2008 Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systemthe IDC said. California (1%); Niscemi, Italy (1%); Chesapeake, Virginia San Diego, (1%); and Geraldton, Australia (1%).Work is expected to be completed by November 2029. This contract was“While not competitively procured 3D printers and because it is a sole source acquisition pursuant to the materials willauthority repre- of 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1); only one responsible Acquisition sentsource nearly(Federal half the toworldwideWarfare revenues Regulation subpart 6.302-1). The Naval tal Information Systems GMA GARNET GROUP forecast, when your abrasive matters! 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The gains in both software and items only” restriction is removed and the contractor is now authorized on-demand parts printing are being driven by the rapidly expanding to work the full, unchanged, effort to manufacture, assemble, test and use of 3D printing for design prototyping deliver 20 Standard Missile-3 Blockand IIAproducts missiles that and require related aefforts, highand degree of customization in non-traditional environments. four missiles under Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case JA-P-ATB to Japan. The value of the contract is increased by $267,178,800 from $1,198,400,240 to $1,465,579,040. The work will be performed in Tucson,Arizona; and Huntsville,Alabama, with an estimated completion date of December 2022. Fiscal 2018 procurement, defense-wide funds in the amount of $209,000,000; and FMS funds in the amount of $7,652,000 will be obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren,Virginia, is the contracting activity (HQ027615-C-0003). 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BAE Systems, San Diego, California, is awarded a $33,946,052 firmfixed-price delivery order N55236-20-F-4001 from multiple-award 3/23/15 6:33 AM

indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00024-16-D-4416 for a selected restricted availability on USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). This delivery order is for a selected restricted availability to execute depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be complete by October 2020. This delivery order includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $38,188,485 and be complete by October 2020. Fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds for $33,946,052 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This delivery order was competitively procured with one request for proposal solicited, and two offers received via all eligible multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contractors in the San Diego, California, area. The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity. L3 Applied Technologies Inc., San Leandro, California, is awarded a $21,741,021 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for a Flash X-Ray machine, a Short-Pulse Gamma Ray machine, and a radiation shielding design and installation and training. The supplies under this contract enhance the Navy’s capability to produce and acquire strategic radiation hardened trusted microelectronics. These supplies are in support Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane’s Radiation Testing Modernization Program. Work will be performed in San Leandro, California (97%); and Crane, Indiana (3%), and is expected to be complete by December 2022. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding for $21,741,021 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), only one responsible source and no other supplies will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-20-C-GM69). Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is awarded a $7,706,240 firm, fixed-price contract (N3220520C4004) for a 50-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of the USNS Yukon (T-AO 202). The $7,706,240 consists of the amounts listed in the following areas: Category “A” work item cost, additional government requirement, other direct costs, and the general and administrative costs. Work will include furnish general services, shipboard access and security, clean and gas free tanks, voids, cofferdams and spaces, tank deck overhead preservation, window regasketing and repair, aft mooring station overhead preservation, deck preservation, tie down replacement, pump room bilge preservation, miscellaneous steel replacement, tank preservation, house preservation, bridge, 06 level, radio air handler overhaul, accommodation vent system cleaning, highling cargo winch and motor, and winch refurbishment. The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $8,825,852. Funds will be obligated Nov. 7, 2019. Contract completion will be Feb. 24, 2020. Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon, and is expected to begin Jan. 6, 2020. Contract funds for $7,706,240 excluding options, are obligated for fiscal 20 using (Navy) working capital funds. This contract was competitively procured, with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website and two offers were received. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, headquartered in Norfolk,Virginia, is the contracting activity (N3220520C4004).

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Opinion: Product Safety Awareness — Differentiating this from Personal Safety Bretta Kelly, Owner BMSC, LLC Josh Kelly: Illustrations Employee Awareness of Product Safety is a new requirement to the AS9100D Standard. The requirement in Section 7.3 of the Standard makes it mandatory that every employee becomes familiar with it. There have been complications recently due to the AS9100D Standard’s ambiguous expectations for employee awareness; this ambiguity can be attributed to the rise of inconsistent training, questioning, and comprehension among Aerospace employees and auditors alike. Product Safety is a longstanding requirement in the AS9110 standards for maintenance, repair and overhaul. Product Safety involves an awareness of the potential consequences a final product deemed dysfunctional o r hazardous can caus e. While employees generally comprehend Product Safety, many are not accustomed to it being a requirement. Historically, Product Safety has not been treated as an urgent topic and has existed in the shadow of Personal Safety instead. A typical aerospace company has numerous procedures in place that are intended to keep the customer safe long after the product has been delivered. These processes include the removal of protruding wires and sharp edges to prevent a potential injury. Employees can find themselves in a situation where they are familiar with the procedures themselves but fail to answer questions about the procedure’s purpose correctly; this is likely because employees are still unfamiliar with the new standard, and the structure of the question itself can lead to uncertainty regarding what category of safety-precaution the procedure would fall under. Personal Safety is often at the forefront of the employee’s mind at all times, and they are instructed to follow strict guidelines to maintain a level of caution. It is included within the employee’s training who they should report to, what type of hazards to be aware of, when they should wear specific kinds of safety equipment, where to safely dispose of dangerous materials.The employee is also trained about why they engage in specific procedures, the issue arises when they are not informed about the different types of safety precautions. Employees are aware of what they need to do to stay safe while the product is A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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being made, this does not mean they do not also know what they need to do so that others are safe when the product is completed. Auditors have noted a pattern of failure to differentiate between Product and Personal Safety when interviewed. In a presentation at the Aerospace Users Group recently about the new AS9100 Product Safety requirements, auditors were instructed to make observations for a one-time error and any further confusion about Personal and Product Safety would result in a non-conformance. In my opinion, this is not an example of auditing for conformity, it is seeking out a nonconformance. Questions that require knowledge about the actual process of making a safe product are more effective than those that test whether an employee knows the correct terminology for safety procedures. For example, if an auditor were to ask an employee “are you aware of what you do here that impacts the Product Safety of the finished product customers purchase?”, the employee is informed about what procedures the question is referencing. Additionally, an employee could be redirected from a clear miscommunication, an example would be “what procedures take place to keep the product safe after its been shipped?” This direct line of questioning would allow the employee to differentiate making a safe product from staying safe while a product is being made. Since many products have numerous stages that take place before completion, the individual being questioned could instead recount the processes that make the final product safe, without regard to their safety or their fellow employees’ safety. In the event that an employee is instructed that they are confusing Personal and Product Safety, the ratio of correct to incorrect answers would surely improve if the employee was given clarification about the difference, or if the questions were clarified to offer context. Most employees can recount all the different safety-related procedures the company requires with ease; if asked plainly about Product Safety and what they do about it, an individual may not know that there is a term for safety-procedures that keep other people safe. The only way to prevent this issue as an employer or an employee is to become familiar with the differences between Product Safety and Personal Safety, and to become as familiar as they can with examples of both of them.

Bills to Strengthen Career Counseling, allow 529s for Training, Credentials On December 6, U.S. House Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation allowing students and workers to use 529 education savings plans for workforce training and credentialing programs. The legislation allows 529 payments to pay for credentialing programs recognized by a state government or the federal government—or widely recognized as providing reputable credentials in the occupation. Senators earlier this year introduced similar legislation.

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Separately, in November, the co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), announced the Counseling for Career Choice Act. This bipartisan legislation amends the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by providing grants to states in order to assist in the implementation of statewide career counseling frameworks. In addition, the bill will leverage input from community stakeholders, such as educators and businesses, on how to improve statewide career counseling frameworks.

House Democrats and Trump Administration Reach Agreement on New NAFTA On December 10, 2019, surrounded by fellow Democrats, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced she had reached an agreement with the Trump administration on changes demanded by House Democrats and unions to the new NAFTA, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The AFL-CIO confirmed they will support the updated agreement, a significant boost to its prospects of generating a significant number of votes in favor by House Democrats. U.S.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House advisor Jared Kushner flew to Mexico to formally finalize the new terms of the agreement that the Mexican Senate is approving. House Democrats sought changes to provisions covering the environment, labor enforcement in Mexico, and generic prescription drugs.While details have yet to emerge, a last minute push by the Trump administration may lead to a requirement that automakers purchase 70 percent of steel smelted within North America to qualify for zero tariffs starting five years after the agreement enters into force. It remains unlikely the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a vote on the new NAFTA in 2019, but likely will begin consideration at least at the committee level later this week or early next. The administration must also formally send to Congress a text, starting a timeline under which both the House and Senate must both vote. This sets up a possible vote by the house, then the Senate in 2020. Most sources indicate the new NAFTA will likely easily pass the Senate but questions remain about how many Democrats will vote in the House to provide President Trump this significant victory, which needs at least 218 members of the House of Representatives to pass and be sent to the Senate for approval.




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People in our workforce spend 70% of their waking hours at their job or vocation. New statistics reliably show people who have great attitudes, who like the company they work for, and like who they work with, are 700% more Blades Staged For Assembly. engaged in their work. Imagine an environment on your floor where your employees are excited to come to work. Imagine what it would mean for your quality, your productivity, your company’s health, and the health EP Carry System of your employees. The notable, quotable Zig Ziglar repeatedly stated, “Hire for attitude, train for skill.” Great attitudes in the workplace are golden! Employees with good attitudes are easy to be around, they’re more conscientious, more attentive, more productive, happier, and they make friends easier. They also lift the morale. Successful owners and leaders know this. Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage asserts: “Studies have found that when leaders are in a positive mood, their employees are more Motors Staged For Assembly. likely to be in a positive mood themselves, to exhibit prosocial helping behaviors toward one another, and to coordinate tasks more efficiently and with less effort.” In manufacturing, challenges arise. As owners / managers, when you A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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present a situation as an opportunity rather than a disaster, and allow your people to dive whole heartedly into providing solutions, nine times out of ten, they will. And quickly! The Mindvalley Philosophy affirms: “Leadership is recognizing that we are all ONE. That every person you lead is as brilliant as you, as talented as you, and has the same capacity for growth and accomplishment. They simply need to be reminded of this fact.”

Empower your people.You will not be disappointed.Your people are your company and they will transform your workplace. Make it fun! In the following articles we will explore ways to do this. Photos courtesy of EP Carry. EP Carry is the revolutionary and innovation award-winning lightweight electric outboard motor system for dinghies and light watercraft. EP Carry is manufactured in North Bend, WA by PropEle Electric Boat Motors, Inc. PropEle’s mantra embodies continuous improvement in all aspects of their operation. You can visit EP Carry up close and personal at the 2020 Seattle Boat Show, Jan. 24 – Feb. 1 in booth #2235. For more information about the incredible EP Carry visit www.electricpaddle.com or call 425.502.5232. SMH Inc. and our suppliers are proud to be involved in the development of EP Carry. For information about all services offered by SMH Inc. visit www.smhincllc.com, phone 425.501.7342, or email stephen@ smhincllc.com.

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Delivery Robot Kiwibot Is Going On Winter Break, Not Closing Down

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When University of California at Berkeley students go on winter break, an army of Kiwibot delivery robots will be doing the same. Changed bots with new features will return in the new year. Between Dec. 15 and Jan. 21, the army of cute Kiwibots that roll throughout Cal’s campus delivering food, groceries, and supplies will go dormant because 90% of its customer base will be gone, said Diana Leano, a Kiwi official, told the San Francisco Business Times. The service pausing during school breaks is nothing new and is used to conduct maintenance and make changes on the robots. This time, Kiwibot is planning to roll out changes to the robot and its service, Leano said. Stephanie Falla, head of growth for Kiwibot, said that the startup has been working on reinventing Kiwi over the past few months. For example, the chassis has been rebuilt to keep the delivery robots from getting stuck so often, according to a Kiwibot video posted on Dec. 2. “It looks like the current version but is more durable and will have better technology. Tomorrow we are going to give more details,” said Felipe Chavez, Kiwibot CEO and founder. The company is also planning to roll out Kiwi Express, a service Kiwibot is billing as the first end-to-end robotic food delivery service, The Spoon reports. According to a gif viewed by the San




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Francisco Business Times, the end-to-end robotic service may take the shape of a Kiwibot rolling up to a Kiwibot vending machine and the desired snacks would automatically tumble into the robot, which would open its lid and close it. High-labor-cost cities like Berkeley, where the minimum wage is $15 an hour, present the most attractive environments for food delivery robots, Chavez told the San Francisco Business Times in a previous interview. Kiwi’s robots cost $4.90 per hour to operate. Additionally, with a more robust chassis, there is a greater chance of deliveries making it to the end user. Kiwi’s Twitter posts show users rescuing the four- to six-wheeled creatures when they become stuck. In Berkeley, Kiwi’s autonomous delivery robots have made over 30,000 deliveries since its 2017 launch, delivering food from such Berkeley establishments as Boba Ninja to Bongo Burger to students at the University of California, Berkeley campus. Kiwi introduced the robots to an additional 12 colleges and universities across the nation this year. By Dawn Kawamoto – Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business Times A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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ACCESSORIES Abrasive Systems Applications Specialities____ 253-872-0305 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Air Cleaning Guns Royal Products_________631-273-1010 Air Coupliings Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233

Auto-Bar Feed Systems Western Machine Center____408-955-1000 Ballscrews C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__503-691-0955 Band Saws/Saw Blades Bandsaw Tech__________562--419-7675

Cycle Time Solutions_____510-708-8665 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900


Band Saw Replacement Parts Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Coolant Bandsaw Tech__________ 562--419-7675 Applications Specialities_ _____253-872-0305 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Band Saw Repair Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Bandsaw Tech__________ 562--419-7675 Chip Removal Bar Feeders DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689 Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc_303-990-6190 ChuckJaws Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 Collets & Chucks Bar Feeder Repair Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Boring THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Burrs US Shop Tools__________ 800-243-7701 Fullerton Tool Company_____ 303-478-3497 CNC Lathe Accessories Cams Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Carbide Tools, Indexable CNC Spindle Liners Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733

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Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 US Shop Tools___________800-243-7701 Coolant Shields Lucy’s Machine Company_____ 323-587-6162 Coolant Systems & Chillers MP Systems____________909-282-7463 Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Swift Tool Co, Inc._________800-562-0900 Countersinks, Fullerton Tool Company______ 303-478-3497 Cutting Fluids & Oils Castrol_______________800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s___________ 316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s___________ 760-580-1357

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Support Stands Alliance Packaging______ 206-445-5898Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 Parts Washing Equipment Threading Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Tooling Pins & Bushings Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Power Tools Tool Sharpening (Grinding) Ingersoll Rand_________ 206-472-0826 Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Precision Bearings Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 Tooling Systems Probing Systems Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Sherpa Design_________ 503-771-3570 Bilz USA_____________ 224-563-7233 Profiling Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Punch Die Tooling Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Safety Products S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Saw Blades & Replacement Parts S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303--761-3000 Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Vises & Vise Jaws Solvents:Hand Wipe

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King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

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Swiss Screw Machines Spinetti Machinery______________ Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 775-996-3770 North Western Machinery____206-583-2333 Turning Centers Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Spinetti Machinery______________ Summit Machine Tool_____ 800-654-3262 775-996-3770 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Used Wire EDM Machines Parts Washing Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Prototype Machines EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 DATRON_____________ 480-826-3689 MATERIAL Robotics & Automatics Aluminum Ganesh MachinBralco_____________ 602-722-3324 ery______818-349-9166 Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061 Sawing Machines DIX Metals____________714-677-0788 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___503-620-9031 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Gorilla Metals Inc.________855-516-3825 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 North Western Machinery____206-583-2333 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Sunshine Metals_________760-579-8327 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__303-761-3000 Aluminum Extrusions Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Aluminum Precision______ 805-889-7569 Saw Replacement Parts Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Armor:Commercial Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437 Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Service Steel__________ 503-224-9500 Saws

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 Manual Mills And Lathes Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Ganesh Machinery_______818-349-9166 Sub Spindle Lathes Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439



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Armor: Military Grade Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Service Steel__________ 503-224-9500 Brass Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324

Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager




11:48:58 AM

cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com

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Cold Saws/Saws Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Laube Technology_______ 888-355-2823 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ _503-620-9031 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 8300 San Fernando road Valley, CaSolutions___ 91352 HydmechSunSawing 714-620-5560 Tool Steel Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING Hardware Insertion Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Streamingteacher.com Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Iron Workers METROLOGY PRODUCTS Metals: Bar & Plate Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 8300 San Fernando road Bronze Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Jorgensen Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Metrology Hardware Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Carbon Steel Laser & Fiber Laser Machines Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Metrology Software Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Portable Metrology Nickel Alloys 8300 San Fernando road Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Metrology Scanners Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Cobalt Alloys Plate: Wear and Structural Metrology Maintenence Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Material Handling Systems Hexagon______________ 206-304-3847 Copper Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 NEW MACHINERY Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 FABRICATION Metal Marking Systems Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 Precision Ground Flat C



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Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 SUN GRINDING_________ 480-334-1005 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Notchers Sheet & Coil Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255

Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems Band & Cut Off Saws Stainless Steel & Steel Electrical Steels Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Fab - Line Machinery______ 206-972-6215 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Plate Bending & Rolls Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151

High Temperature Alloys

Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 CNC Turret Punches Power Tools Lead United Performance Metals___888-282-3292 Muratec______________949-466-8255 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Titanium Plate, Rod, Bar, & Wire Drill Lines Material Sales Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616

Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208

CAD/CAM Software, CAD Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Press Brakes Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 MRP Software North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Nesting Software Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022 Punches Software, Solid Modeling

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-903 Delcam Software_________877-DELCAM1 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 REAL ESTATE- COMMERCIAL Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Capacity Commercial Group__ 503-326-9000 Rolling Machines REPAIR Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Bar Feeder Repair Shearing Machines Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Fab - Line Machinery______ 206-972-6215 ROBOTICS Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions Robotic Part Loading Systems Tooling Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 Welding Equipment Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 ROUTERS PALLET SYSTEMS Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Manual & Automatic SAFETY Pallet Systems Fire Protection Systems Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems

Rotarex North America_____ 480-689-8756 SAWS Band & Cut-Off Saws

Garnetentury Level III NDT Svcs_________ 602-578-8109 Barton International______ 800-741-7756 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Supply Chain Assessments Waterjet Bricks Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 Barton International______ 800-741-7756 SOFTWARE CAD CAM GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Machining Waterjet Hoppers Applied CAx____________ 503-962-0287 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Waterjet Replacement Parts Solid Products___________480-206-0330 Barton International______ 800-741-7756 Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946 Mechanical Design Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 WOOD PRODUCTS Delcam______________ 877-335-2261

Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 CUTTING TOOLS NDT III Consulting Services Custom Tools Level III NDT Svcs_________ 602-578-8109 SPINDLES & SLIDES Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 Spindle Sales New C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 TRAINING Six Sigma Training Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 ISO Consulting/Registration Great Western Registrar______ 623-580-1881 Lean and NADCAP Consulting Training Level III NDT Svcs_________ 602-578-8109 ISO / AS9100 Certification BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400

Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Productivity Training Scout Systems___________253-329-2460 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 SERVICES Shipping Solutions USED MACHINERY AS9100 Registration Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782 Great Western Registrar______623-580-1881 Wood Pallets Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Custom Packaging/Shipping Sup- K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674 plies PRECISION TOOLHOLDING North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898PRODUCTS Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 Engineering/Mechanical Design Tooling Resell CNC_____________ 844-478-8181 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____ 602-908-3447 Tooling Systems Financial Services WATERJET CUTTING Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Intech Funding_________ 800-553-9208 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._____ 503-620-9031 PRODUCTIVITY Quick Turn Financial_______415-608-5692 Flow Internatil___________ 909-620-5707 Productivity Tools and Systems Machine Tool Rebuilding King Machine Inc._________ 509-435-6741 Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 EDM Network___________480-836-1782 Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 PROG. SYSTEMS Management Systems Training Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Factory Automation/Logistics BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239


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Bar & Plate & Die Cutting Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600

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PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Precision Casting Repair______801-972-2345 Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 3D TOOLS


Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098


Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 NW Rapid Mfg._________ 503-434-85577 BROACHING TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 3D Printing Proto & Production 3D Scanning

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776

NW Rapid Mfg.__________503-434-8557 Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801 SLS (Selctive Laser Sintering) Specialty Steel Services______801-539-8252 ASSEMBLIES

Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 BENDING Mandrel Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443

CABLE ASSEMBLIES Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 CASTING

Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Structrual Bending Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Tube and Pipe Bending Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628

EDM: Wire

Tool & Dies

Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Micropulse West Inc.________480-966-2300 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 DEBURRING

Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300

Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 EDGING Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300

Precision Enterprises Inc._____851-797-1000 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Investment Casting-Precision

Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 Speciality Bending

EDM Solutions


Precision Enterprises Inc._____851-797-1000 CHEMICAL ETCHING CMR Manufacturing________602-273-0943

PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600


Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658

EDM: Dialectric Systems

Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185



Ebbco Inc_____________ 586-716-5151

Sub-Assembly Builds

EDM: Drilling Small Hole

Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733

Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654


Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Creative Aero Engineering____ 562-443-7566 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Hexatron Engineering_______801-363-8010 COATING


47 • DEC - JAN ‘19-20

Extrusions Plastic Extrusion Services Inline Plastics Inc._________909-923-1033 FABRICATION Architectural Forming & Fabrication Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

American Precision Ind..______503-784-5211 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721

EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500

Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Fabrication: Custom Metal

American Precision Ind..______503-784-5211

Forming & Fabrication

American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Coating Technologies_____ _623-581-2648 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Polishing Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Medium & Large Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Powder Coating Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Titanium Coating Services_____ 562-548-2550 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 American Precision Ind..___ 503-784-5211 CLS DRY FILM LUBRICATION CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Fabrication Inc__________ 800-426-0721 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Sandblasting Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Shot Peen TMM Precision __________ 800-448-9448 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Glass Bead Clean Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Silk Screening Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 FIXTURING Solid Form Fabrication_____ 503-435-1400 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 GASKETS Liquid Painting Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 GRINDING QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 MPI International_________ 956-631-6880 AZ Hard Chrome_________ 602-278-8671 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 AZ Tool Steel___________ 877-795-1600 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 FINISHING Passivation ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Advanced Precision Anodizing__ 503-661-6700


• 48 • DEC - JAN ‘19-20

Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776

VWeiser Engineering_______303-280-2778 Machining: 5-Axis

Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Grinding: OD Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Cryogenics Steel Services Grinding______800-662-0126 Precision Tech__________ 801-285-7288 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Grinding, Blanchard Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 Grinding: Surface Heat Treating/Aerospace Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Diversified Metal Services_____801-972-6093 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Oven/Aluminum Grinding: Tool & Cutter Steel Services Grinding______800-662-0126 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Grinding, Centerless


HONING/LAPPING PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600

Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595


Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Grinding, Double Disc

Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386

Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966

Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320


• 49 • DEC - JAN ‘19-20

Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021

Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 Machining: Aerospace American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866

Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 Machining: Ceramics Advanced O’Keefe Ceramics_________719-687-0888 Machining: Proto-R & D American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211


• 49 • DEC - JAN ‘19-20

Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052 geoffs@askogroup.com Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300

Machining: Medical

Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278

Machining: Production

Accutech Machine Inc________801-975-1117

American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Die-Tech Precision Machining___ 669-888-350 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 =SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Die-Tech Precision Machining__ 669-888-3500 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Industrial Manufacturing Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Machining: Ultra Precision Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Machining: Swiss Turnkey Product Services Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Machining: Turning With Live Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658 Tooling Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294

Machining: CNC Milling

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

Machining: Turning

Contract Manufacturing AATC________________602-268-1467

Personal Collectables Polishing

Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294

Production Polishing Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Accutech Machine Inc________801-975-1117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Die-Tech Precision Machining___ 669-888-350 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Machining: Large

Faustson______________ 303-420-7422


American Precision Ind..______503-784-5211 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714

Accutech Machine Inc________801-975-1117 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866

Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443


Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721

Molds: Plastic Injection

American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 G & G Custom Metal Fab_____503-931-7069 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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MOLDS Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144 Arizona Finishing________602-438-4443 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc.______ 714-373-0098 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Molds: High Volume Class 100 Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144 Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and Bridge Molds Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and Insert Molding Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144 PC BOARDS Surface Mount & Thru Hole Cascade Systems Technology__ 971-330-8054

PAINTING PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600

PLASTIC EXTRUSION Custom Plastic Profiles Inline Plastics Inc.________ 909-923-1033

Inline Plastics Inc._________909-923-1033



Advanced Precision Anodizing___503-661-6700

Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700



AZ Hard Chrome__________602-278-8671

3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 EPSI________________714-519-9423 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Mold Making Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Coating 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Coating Technologies______ 623-581-2648 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Controlled Thermal Tech _____602-272-3714 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 PLATING Coating: Black Oxide Glass Bead Clean Advanced Precision Anodizing___503-661-6700 Coating Technologies______ 623-581-2648 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 ASKO Group____________206-947-4052 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 Gold ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 Coating: Dry Film Lube EPSI________________714-519-9423 Coating Technologies______ 623-581-2648 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Frontier Group___________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Foresight Finishing________480-772-0387 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________503-682-4410 Coating Technologies______ 623-581-2648 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 Coating Technologies______ 623-581-2648 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating__________503-682-4410 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Anodizing Advanced Precision Anodizing___503-661-6700 Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Copper ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 Hard Chrome Frontier Group___________602-437-2426 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Leadtek Plating__________503-682-4410 Foresight Finishing________480-772-0387

ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 Drylube NAD CAP & Boeing Approved Black Oxide

Custom Plastic Tubing

PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600

Inline Plastics Inc.________ 909-923-1033

Bright Tin

Custom Thermoplastics Inline Plastics Inc.________ 909-923-1033

Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271

Inline Plastics Inc.________ 909-923-1033

Chem Film

Inline Plastics Inc.________ 909-923-1033

Custom Plastic Finishing


Foresight Finishing________480-772-0387 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Leadtek Plating__________503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating__________503-682-4410

Extrusion Die Development Custom Plastic Spiraling

Frontier Group__________ 602-437-2426

Embrittlement Relief

Processes Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Nickel-Bright Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930

EPSI________________714-519-9423 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387

Frontier Group___________602-437-2426 Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311

Electroless Nickel

PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Passivation


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Precious Metal Plating Co.__ 800-481-6271


Leadtek Plating________ 503-682-4410

3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572

Zinc Nickel


PAS Technologies_______ 602-744-2600

Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 SLITTING

PLASMA CUTTING ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600


G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 PRECISION FORMING Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Pacific Tool, Inc_________ 425-882-1970

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 Shot Peen

SpringWorks Utah________ 801-298-0113

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800

Tin / Zinc Plate


ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930

Chemical LA Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 PROTOTYPES

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Silver Plating ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Tin Plating


Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733

Metro Metals Northwest _____503-819-1284 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Bin Service


Metro Metals Northwest _____503-819-1284 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Excess Material Handling


Metro Metals Northwest _____503-819-1284 Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 Full Service Scrap Management


Metro Metals Northwest _____503-819-1284 Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830

Wood Products

SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113

Perry Pallet Co._________ 360-366-5239



Extension/Compression/ Coil

CNC-PROS_____________602-344-9753 Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830 ROLLING


Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594 SANDBLASTING

Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973

NW Rapid Mfg._________ 503-434-8557 Advanced Precision Anodizing___503-661-6700 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 Precision Die & Stamping_____480-967-2038 PUNCHING SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 Production Sawing CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Stamping:Design Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 SEWING QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 Stamping:Flat Forming Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 SHEARING Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 RECYCLING MATERIALS United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel, SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin Milco Wire EDM,, Inc.______ 714-373-0098 Stamping: Light

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Bryan Crawford

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

Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973

Thermal Shock Testing

SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113


Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136


Stamping: Production/

Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432


Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714

Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038



Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320

Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733



Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411

Non-Destructive Testing

Wrico______________ 480-892-7800

Frontier Group__________ 602-437-2426


PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600

Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878

Stress Relieving Testing

Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500

Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844

Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411

Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386



Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 Welding: MIG-TIG

CUTTING FAB Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778

Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 EZ-ACCESS_____________800-258-8503 WIRE FORMING

EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503

Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830


Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Accutech Machine Inc_______801-975-1117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Milco Waterjet__________ 714-373-0098 Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838



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WELDING Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776

Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600

Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Weld Metal Works________ 503-788-5701 NADCAP Welding and Services


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Level III NDT Svcs________ 602-578-8109 Robotic Welding Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Welding: Precision Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...34,47 Accutech Machine, inc...51 Ace Wire & Spring Form...52 Advanced Precision Anodizing...49 Aeroform, Inc...50 Aero Tech Manufacturing...48 Albina Co, Inc...7,47 Altemp Alloys...44,45 American Precision Industries...49 Application Specialties Inc...40 Arizona Finishing...49 Asko Group...51 Barton...28,45 BC Bar Feeds...53 Bending Solutions...53 BMSC...25,32,36,40 Bralco...44 Buds Equipment Sales...42 Byington Steel Treating...49 Capacity Commercial Group...14,45 Cascade Engineering Tech...50 CLS Fabrication Inc...48 CMR Manufacturing...51 Coast Aluminum...19,41 Coastal Metals...6,41 Coating Technologies...48 Controlled Thermal Tech...51 Creative Aero Engineering...43 Curtis Wright...49 Cycle Time Solutions...42 Die-Tech Precision Machine...33,48 Doosan...15,40 EDM Network...20,40 EDM Performance..40,41 Edge Technologies...10,41,43 Ellison Technologies...15,40 EPSI...50 Evans Precision...53 Fahey Machinery...,13,41,43,44 Faustson...48 Flex-Pro...48,53 Flow...40,41 Foresight Finishing...52 Frontier Group...27,47 Ganesh...41 Gentech...48 Gillaspie...50 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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GMA Garnet Group...12,42 GMN...30,42 Gold Tech...49 Gosiger in WA...42,43 Gosiger in CA...42 Graphel...48 Group Manufacturing...48 Grovtec...37,47 HS&S Machine Tool...44 Hangsterfers...40,42 Hexagon Metrology...43 Horizon Carbide...44 Hurco...23 Industrial Metal Supply Co....36,45 Industrial Precision Grinding...52 Ingersoll Rand...39,40,42 INLINE PLASTICS, INC....49,55 KD Capital...44 KLM Realty...26 Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...22,41 Landmark Solutions...42 Laube Titanium Mill Prod....45 Layke Inc...50 Layke Tactical...50 Leadtek...52 Lucy Machine Company...45 Mario Pinto...42 Mazak...17 MET-TEK Inc...48 Methods Machine Tools Inc...41 Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...50 Micropulse West...49 Midaco Corporation...42 Milco...52 Mountain View Machining...49 MP Systems...43 Mueller Prost...42 Newport Tool...52 North-South Machinery...1,24,25,31,40 Northwestern Machinery...43 O’Keefe Ceramics...34, 47 Optical Gaging Products Inc...43 PAS Technologies...31,52 Pacific Swiss...47 Performance Machine Tools...8,44 Phoenix Heat Treat...49 Portland Precision...50

Precious Metals Plating...37,47 Precision Aerospace, LLC...49 Precision Die & Stamping...18,48 Precision-Enterprises...22,49 Production Machine Tools...41,43 Real Axis Machining...50 RENISHAW...9,40 ReSell CNC...44 Revolution Machine Tools...42 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...45 Ron Grob...35,49 Rosco Precision Machinery...23,40 Rotarex...43 Royal products...28,41 Safan Darley...1,21,24,25 Saw Services of WA...21,41 Selway Machine Tool Co...40,42 Sharp Precision Machine Tools...42 SigmaNest...45 SMH Inc LLC...38,47 Specialty Steel...48 Spinetti Machinery...11,41 Spring Works Utah...48 StandardAero...29,52 Star Metal Fluids...41 Steel Services Grinding...49 Strom Manufacturing...47 Sun Grinding...48 Superior Grinding...48 Superior Metal Shapes...35 Sustaining Edge...43 Swift Tool...3.35,40,44,56 Systems Integtrators...50 Teton...50 ThinBit...2,40 Tool Technology...45 TVT Die Casting...12,47 United Performance Metals...16,44 US Shop Tools...5,44 Valley Precision...25 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...41 Weiser Engineering...49 Western Sintering...30,47 Wrico Stamping...52 Zeiss Metrology...40

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A2Z Manufacturing West Coast 1538 E. La Vieve Lane Tempe, AZ 85284

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