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Editor’s Corner Stop Saying You’re ‘So Busy’ Americans work longer hours than most other nations, including a quarter more than Europeans (per Bloomberg), and they are often not shy about telling people. The phrase ‘I’m so busy’ is familiar to most American ears, but using it recklessly and habitually could be detrimental to your personal and professional life. CNBC writes that for one it looks like you’re bragging and thus puts off people in your work and home life; second, everyone is busy, and could signal your inability to balance tasks; and, third, it could close doors when those around you assume you wouldn’t have time for that professional opportunity or that fun event. Do you catch yourself telling people ‘you’re so busy’ when you don’t need to be? Americans work on average 44 hours per week and, in some industries like manufacturing, it’s more like 60 hours. Constantly harping about how busy you are can actually have adverse consequences. When people ask “How are you?” and you respond “I’m busy,” you might be sending a message that you don’t want to talk to them. Everyone is busy.Your calendar doesn’t make you special. If you’re trying to stand out in your business career, you’re not going to separate from the pack by telling folks how busy you are. Instead of being a badge of success, being too busy may send the signal to your enlightened colleagues and associates that you aren’t working smart.

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Google and 3M insist that their employees have “free time” to work on their own projects. It’s in these moments of idleness that your mind might stumble upon a truly new idea.


When people think you’re too busy, they won’t present you with opportunities.You want people thinking of you when a truly amazing opportunity emerges.You may have heard the mantra, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” When people ask, “How are you?” you can respond by saying, “Looking for opportunities.” This response will no doubt spark a deeper conversation that could lead to more and better prospects. We’re actually happier when we have a lot going on.

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A study in the Journal of Psychological Science shows that we’re much happier when there’s a lot going on in our life. If keeping active and “busy” is positive for our health, why do we often feel overwhelmed or exhausted by our list of responsibilities? It may not be our “to do list” that is the source of our unhappiness. Instead, our choice of words can have a negative effect on our experience. A study on the psychological aspects of language use tells us that our words have more power than we may think. Being busy implies that you are preoccupied. Right when the word “busy” comes out of your mouth, life becomes more hectic. Instead of enjoying the present moment and your surroundings, the only thing you are doing is running through your to-do list in your head.When I complain about how busy I am, it is as if someone put all these things on my plate without my approval.When in fact, I make my life the way it is. I chose to be in school. I chose to work 3 jobs. I chose to pack my weeks with plans and travel whenever possible. The question is: Is it all worth it? If it is, be grateful and proud of everything you do. If it’s not, make a change. Until next issue, stay thirsty and not too busy! Take time for yourself! Thank you,


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Announcements & Releases Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Hosts PC-DMIS Users’ Group Meeting at HxGN LIVE 2018 Attendees Access ExclusiveTraining and Sessions, Latest Revisions of ASME and ISO GD&T Standards, Sneak Peeks and High-Value Face Time with PC-DMIS Thought Leaders Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced it will host the Second Annual PC-DMIS Users’ Group meeting at HxGN LIVE 2018, June 12-15 2018 atTheVenetian in Las Vegas. Hexagon’s premier crossindustry technology conference will bring measurement software users worldwide together for continuing education and highvalue face time with PC-DMIS development and application specialists. For four days, attendees will enjoy a broad spectrum of exclusive training opportunities, expert presentations, thought leader sessions, user listening sessions and networking with peers in the PC-DMIS community. Participants will also have access to the entire HxGN LIVE conference with keynote sessions, and The Zone technology expo featuring more than 120,000 sq. ft. of Hexagon technologies and 60+ exhibiting sponsors. For more information or to register, visit A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The PC-DMIS Users’ Group meeting is designed to help users and managers master new software features, apply best practices, and achieve improved workflows and inspection planning for their individual manufacturing applications. On Tuesday June 12, the entire day is devoted to exclusive training on advanced topics including automated metrology systems, digital data management, embedded geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), new programming workflows and much more. Each two-hour training session offers dedicated question and answer time to address involved and difficult metrology questions from participants. The meeting agenda for the following two days includes content-rich sessions from PC-DMIS executives and product specialists. Hexagon recently launched PC-DMIS 2018 R1, the first of two major releases scheduled this year, which incorporated the software community’s most requested enhancements. Ken Woodbine, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Product Line Manager – Metrology Software, will discuss the evolution of PC-DMIS measurement workflows, demonstrate new features of PC-DMIS 2018 R2, and offer sneak peaks of current developments. He will cover the recent implementation of the HexagonMI Idea Center and its impact on software development moving forward.

Announcements Continued Another high-level presentation will provide a firsthand look at the latest revisions to ASME and ISO GD&T standards and deliberate its impact on the industry in the future. The session will be led by Rob Jensen, chair of ASME Y14.5.1 Math Committee, member of Y14.5, US TAG to ISO, and Product Owner for GD&T inside the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Metrology Software Product Line. Other highlights include a Workflow OptimizationWorkshop for shop-floor metrology users, and track sessions covering point cloud inspection, metrology data management and applied statistical process control (SPC), how to solve high accuracy and freeform metrology workflows, and much more. The program also includes an opportunity for users to share their ideas for PC-DMIS development in a live ideas session, as well as an introduction to HxGN SMART Quality, Hexagon’s online quality data and measurement resource management platform.



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for their work during 2017. Boeing said the strong performances by, and the close collaboration with, the awardwinning suppliers helped the jet maker rack up record commercial airplane deliveries in 2017, as well as grow its new services business and develop its defense activities. The companies were among a dozen suppliers Boeing honored. Winners include: Watson Furniture Groupof Poulsbo. It took home the supplier environment award for what Boeing described as “demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance or successful partnerships in a formal, measurable environmental program.” RB Enterprises of Mukilteo. The machine shop and parts manufacturer won the supplier collaboration award for working with Boeing “to achieve a shared goal in areas of innovation, process or product improvement.” It’s a past winner in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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Woodland Trade Co.of Tacoma. The tooling and 3D printer won the supplier production and design award for what Boeing described as being “instrumental in the design, modification or production of a product.” 8am To 5pm Jenette Ramos, Boeing’s senior vice president, supply chain and operations, said the award-winning companies are among the best aerospace suppliers in the world. “At a time marked by heightened competitive pressure, Supplier of the Year winners demonstrate an unrelenting dedication and commitment to Boeing and its global customers,” Ramos said, adding that “with their help, we will continue to lead the market.”

Jenette Ramos, Boeing’s senior vice president, supply chain and operations, said the award-winning companies are among the best aerospace suppliers in the world.

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said his company’s success in a challenging business environment “is driven in large part by having the aerospace industry’s best team and talent—and that includes the world’s best supply chain.”

Boeing has honored three Puget Sound-area companies with coveted Supplier of theYear Awards

In 2017, Boeing said it spent almost $60 billion buying goods and materials from 13,000 suppliers in Washington state and all other 49 U.S. states and from another 57 countries.


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“Vahana’s first flight… proves that we can deliver meaningful innovation with aggressive project timetables, to provide a real competitive advantage for Airbus,” adds Rodin Lyasoff, A³ CEO and former Vahana project executive.

Just two weeks ago, a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew nonstop between Australia and London, a flight that lasted more than 17 hours and covered 9,000 miles. The two GE engines that powered the jet have landed in the news again today with an announcement from American Airlines.

American Airlines, which helped launch GE into commercial aviation 45 years ago, said it would power 47 additional new Boeing 787 with GE Aviation’s GEnx-1B engines. The $6.5 billion deal includes a 20-year service agreement.This order follows a previous order for 42 such planes placed several years ago.

TheVahana all-electric, self-piloted, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Airbus’ Silicon Valley company, A-cubed (A3), made its first full-scale flight test – lasting 53 seconds and reaching a height of 5m (16ft). Accomplished Jan. 31, 2018, at the unmanned aerial system (UAS) range in Pendleton, Airlines have ordered more than 2,000 GEnx engines since 2004, when Boeing selected the model for its 787 Dreamliner jet s. Ea g er t o save weight and improve efficiency, GE engineers took the GE90, the world’s most powerful jet engine developed a decade earlier, Oregon, the flight was fully self-piloted, and the vehicle completed a second and remodeled it. flight the following day. They developed two versions of the engine: the larger GEnx-1B for the Project Executive Zach Lovering says, “In just under two years,Vahana took Dreamliner and the slightly smaller GEnx-2B engine, which powers the a concept sketch on a napkin and built a full-scale, self-piloted aircraft.” 747-8. They include massive, sinuous fan blades made from carbon fiber composites and other advanced technologies. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The GEnx has already entered the record books. In 2011, a GEnx-1Bpowered Dreamliner flew halfway around the world on a tank of gas, then finished the job on the next tank.The journey set a weight-class distance record for the 10,337-nautical mile first leg and a record for quickest around-the-world flight at an astonishing 42 hours and 27 minutes.

The GEnx engines are the most reliable engine available on the Dreamliner with the lowest fuel burn and longest range, according to GE They also are startlingly quiet compared with their peers. Shortly after they entered service, concerned California residents reportedly called the San Bernardino Port Authority to complain that Boeing was flying a new 747-8 freighter over their homes with the engines off. They could be forgiven — pilots too have been known to glance at their fuel gauges to make sure the engines are still running.

What’s next? GE engineers could upgrade the engines with space-age materials called ceramic matrix composites, or CMCs. CMCs can handle temperatures as high as 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit and withstand the punishing forces inside the engines.They are also a third lighter than the conventional alloys now used to make jet engine parts. Future models also could include 3D-printed fuel nozzles already working inside the LEAP and GE9X, plus other components. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Edge Technologies recently announced the promotion of Kevin Meehan to the position of President of the bar feeder company. The announcement was made at a companywide year-end meeting that also celebrated a banner year for Edge’s 2017 sales and shipments. Meehan will oversee all aspects of the sales, marketing, engineering, A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Meehan brings 33 years of machine tool industry and manufacturing experience to Edge Technologies. During these years Meehan has accumulated expertise in sales management, technical sales, project management, and quality systems including Lean Manufacturing/5S. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from St. Louis University before joining Machinery Systems, Inc. in 1985 as a territory Sales Engineer for the Mazak line. He moved toYamazen in 1989 to head up their St. Louis Mori Seiki sales office before pivoting into the manufacturing world in 1992 as National Sales Manager for Duro-Life Corp., a Chicago-based, production machining operation specializing in cast iron. He moved back to St. Louis in 1996 to become the General Manager of Hydromat’s Bar Feeding Division. In 2006 EdgeTechnologies launched with Meehan as General Manager, and he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Edge in 2008.

“We have strived for many years to build a truly exceptional magazine bar feeding company,” Meehan said, “It is a great honor to be awarded with this appointment as President, but the true recognition should go to our excellent Edge Technologies team—an elite group of dedicated associates who continue to distinguish the company in so many ways with our customers.” Sales Contact: Mr. Rick Bauer, Vice President Edge Technologies 11600 Adie Road, St. Louis, MO 63043 Phone: 314.692.8388 Fax: 314.692.5152 For more information, visit our website:


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In 1879, the inventor and GE founder exposed thin slices of bamboo to scorching heat at his lab in Menlo Park, New Jersey.The cellulose inside the bamboo quickly carbonized, transforming the splinters into the first carbon fibers. Edison used the fibers, which could conduct electricity and handle intense heat, as filaments in his early lightbulbs. But when his engineers invented the modern tungsten filament in 1906, carbon fiber was quickly forgotten. A Black and white shot of a an old carbon filament bulb. Top image: The GEnx jet engine has a carbon composite fan and a composite fan case. The material allowed designers to slim down the engine by hundreds of pounds. Above: A Black and white shot of an old carbon filament bulb. Image credit: Getty Images It remained dormant for the next 80 years, until NASA engineers rediscovered the material in the 1960s. They were seeking an edge in the space race with the Soviet Union, and carbon fiber’s combination of toughness and light weight made it an ideal space-age material. Designers were soon crafting composite parts made from “prepregs,” layers of carbon-fiber mats impregnated with resin. These parts were tougher, stronger and lighter than steel and aluminum alloys. Composites quickly started replacing metals in the fuselage and other structural parts of cars, planes and missiles. Brad Mottier runs GE Aviation’s General Aviation business, which makes the composite flexible wing trailing edge for the Airbus A350. Image credits: Adam Senatori/ GE Reports Today, BMW and Tesla Motors cars have carbon-fiber bodies, and there are carbon-fiber golf clubs and tennis rackets. Up in the sky, Boeing and Airbus build large portions of their next-generation planes, the Dreamliner and the A350, from the material.


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But few companies went further than the one with Edison’s pedigree. GE spent several decades developing a version of carbon-fiber composites that could replace the metal fan blades at the front of jet engines to make

them lighter and more efficient. A close-up of the GEnx carboncomposite fan. Image credit: Adam Senatori/GE Reports “We planned to replace titanium with what is essentially plastic,” says Shridhar Nath, who leads the composites lab at GE Global Research. “This was a huge, expensive and risky project. We were starting from scratch and we did not know how carbon-fiber blades will respond to rain, hail, snow and sand, and the large forces inside the engine.” The bet paid off. It allowed GE engineers to shed hundreds of pounds from the fan and build the GE90, the world’s most powerful jet engine; the GEnx for the Dreamliner and Boeing 747-8 aircraft; and now the GE9X, the world’s largest jet engine, whose diameter matches the width of a Boeing 737. The GE90-115B is the world’s most powerful jet engine.The GE90 was the first jet engine with carbon composite fan blades. GIF credit: Adam Senatori/GE Reports Where the GE90 has 22 blades and the GEnx holds 18, the GE9X will have only 16, even though it is the

largest engine of the three. That’s because the blades will feature several new components, says Nick Kray, a consulting engineer for composite design at GE Aviation. They will use stiffer carbon fibers, so GE can make them longer and thinner. Their trailing edge will be made from a special structural glass-fiber composite that can better absorb impact energy. “Carbon fiber is very stiff and not that flexible, so when a bird or something else hits the blade, it creates a shockwave deep inside it,” Kray told GE Reports. “But the glass composite can deform better and deflect stress on the blade.” Texture of Carbon Fiber Sticker The jet engine fan blades are made from dozens of thin carbon fiber sheets like this one. The sheets are woven from individual carbon fibers, similar to those that Edison used in his early lightbulbs. Image credit: Getty Images. GE engineers are already looking for new applications. They are experimenting with carbon-fiber wind turbine blades, riser pipes for the oil and gas industry, and patient tables for X-ray and CT machines that are transparent to radiation and improve image quality. “Over the next 15 years, you are going to see carbon fiber explode across areas where we have not seen them before,” Nath says. GE calls this internal exchange of know-how and technology the GE Store. “Everybody is interested in reducing weight and increasing strength,” Nath says. “That’s what carbon fiber composites got.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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GE Invests $4.3 Billion To Build Next-Gen Jet Engines, Open New Factories In The US

by Tomas Kellner

The GE9X jet engine that GE Aviation is developing for Boeing’s next-generation widebody passenger jet, the 777X, is wider than the body of a Boeing 737 and more powerful than America’s first manned space rocket. It’s also a big deal for the company’s business. Although the world’s largest engine isn’t scheduled to enter service until around 2020, the company already has recorded some 700 orders and commitments valued at $28 billion at list price. For the first time, the engine will include a variety of 3D-printed parts and the latest composite materials, including the light and heat-resistant space-age materials called ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs). Another new jet engine called LEAP, which was developed by CFM International, a joint venture between GE and France’s Safran Aircraft Engines, has already started flying. It also holds components from CMCs and 3D-printed fuel nozzles. CFM has received orders for 12,200 engines valued at $170 billion at list price. To keep up with all this new business, GE Aviation needs the facilities to accommodate it. The company just revealed it invested $4.3 billion in the U.S. and another $1.1 billion abroad to meet production goals. The U.S. investments include $214 million to build five new high-tech plants, adding about 2 million square feet of new manufacturing floor space. The locations for the plants, some of which are already open, are Ellisville, Mississippi; Auburn, Alabama; Asheville, North Carolina; Lafayette, Indiana; and Huntsville, Alabama. GE Aviation also has upgraded its current plants in West Jefferson, North Carolina, and Hooksett, New Hampshire. Additionally, it created centers for additive manufacturing and other emerging technologies such as digital engine monitoring and CMC development. The LEAP was the first jet engine developed for passenger aircraft with parts from CMCs.To meet demand, the GE Aviation factory in Huntsville will make the raw materials for the composites and send them to Asheville for production. The plants will draw on expertise from CMC research labs in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Newark, Delaware.The company says this is “America’s first fully-integrated supply chain to mass produce components from this advanced material.”

GE Aviation also opened an Additive Development Center in Cincinnati and a component production operation in Auburn, where more than 40 additive machines are mass producing commercial and military engine components. GE Aviation employs 25,000 of its nearly 45,000 employees in the country most of the engines will be exported to customers in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and elsewhere.The company says that two-thirds of its more than $25 billion in annual revenues comes from international sales. “GE Aviation is a global company with significant technology capability around the world,” said Colleen Athans, vice president and general manager of the GE Aviation Supply Chain. “At the same time, we are introducing several highly proprietary technologies that are upping our manufacturing capabilities in the United States.”


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F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program.

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Developmental flight test is a key component of the F-35 program’s SDD phase, which will formally be completed following an Operational Te s t a n d Evaluation a n d a Department of Defense decision to go into fullrate aircraft production. While SDD required flight test is now complete, F-35 flight testing continues in support of phased capability improvements and modernization of the F-35 air system. This effort is part of the Joint Program Office’s Continuous Capability Development and Delivery (C2D2) framework, which will provide timely, affordable incremental warfighting capability improvements to maintain joint air dominance against evolving threats to the United States and its allies. With stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35 is the most lethal, survivable and connected fighter aircraft ever built. More than a fighter jet, the F-35’s ability to collect, analyze and share data is a powerful force multiplier that enhances all airborne,

surface and ground-based assets in the battlespace and enables men and women in uniform to execute their mission and return home safe. For additional information, visit About Lockheed Martin Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. PROGRAM COST LRIP 10 Cost Cost Reduction Statistics • More than 60% reduction in Unit Recurring Flyway cost since Lot 1 • 8% reduction in Unit Recurring Flyway since previous contract • Blueprint for Affordability is delivering projected savings of more than $4 billion over the life of the program • Second phase of the Blueprint for Affordability is projected to save an additional $2 billion over the life of the program • As production ramps and additional improvements are implemented, Lockheed Martin’s goal is to reduce the cost of an F-35A to $80 million by 2020. F-35A $94.3 M F-35B $122.4 M F-35C $121.2 M Total Aircraft Quantities LRIP 1-10: 358 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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All automakers have to deal with some amount of defective or damaged parts, both from their own factories and from suppliers. But, as previously reported, current and former employees say that Tesla experiences a higher rate of defects than industry norms. A significant number of flawed parts and parts in need of design changes also come from Tesla’s suppliers, they said.

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Tesla Ships Flawed Parts From Suppliers To A Local Machine Shop For Fixes Tesla is fighting to reduce the amount of rework it has to do to produce its electric vehicles. Tesla is struggling to manage and fix a significant volume of flawed or damaged parts from its suppliers, sending some to local machine shops for rework, according to several current and former Tesla engineers.The company said it also makes adjustments to the design of some parts after receiving them from suppliers.

Tesla told CNBC it has a rigorous supplier collaboration process that includes on-site audits, manufacturing capability reviews and other common process controls to predict and eliminate quality issues. It also recently expressed appreciation of its suppliers in its first-quarter vehicle deliveries release. Evidence of Tesla’s rework burden stands in plain view in San Jose, California, less than a half-hour drive from the company’s main factory in Fremont. Towering racks and stacks of boxes emblazoned withTesla’s name stood in the lot beside a sheet metal and machine shop called JL Precision earlier this month.

Current and former Tesla engineers explained that some of the flawed parts made by the company’s suppliers will go to JL Precision and other local shops, including paint shops, for quality evaluation or rework.These people declined to be identified because they were not authorized to talk to the press. Labels on the boxes and on racks at JL Precision indicated they contained parts and tooling used to make the Model S, Model X and most of all, the newest Model 3 vehicles. Parts awaiting rework and design tweaks included door frames, doublers, torque boxes, nodes and shock mounts.

CEO Elon Musk promised the company would be profitable and cash-flow positive in the third and fourth quarter of this year. But a high volume of rework and design tweaks could cut into Tesla’s margins and contribute to delays in the delivery of its cars. Tesla’s future as a mass-market car company hinges on efficient, automated production of the Model 3. The Model 3 is currently the best-selling electric car in the U.S. So far more than 400,000 people have already reserved that vehicle, paying $1,000 refundable fees to do so. In January, Tesla projected it would make 2,500 Model 3s per week by the end of the first quarter of 2018. On April 3, in a Vehicle Production and Deliveries report, Tesla revealed it had missed that quarterly target. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Vendors supplying these parts toTesla included a manufacturing equipment producer, Hongbang Die Casting; Ningbo Tuopu Group, an auto-parts maker that’s publicly traded on the Shanghai stock exchange; and Shiloh

Industries, an Ohio company that makes lightweight car parts and materials. JL Precision and these suppliers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

unreasonable thing,” however, automakers “will want to avoid having to make decisions that are hugely expensive or could delay production.” He added automakers usually try to make sure their parts suppliers “are able to make quality parts not just one time but every time well ahead of the start of vehicle production.”

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Once the “non-conforming” parts are analyzed and fixed, they can be used either for spare parts or in final vehicle assembly. Outsourcing some rework allows Tesla to avoid wasting materials they’ve paid for already and frees up space in its Fremont factory, where all of its electric vehicles are now produced.

Auto-manufacturing expert Steve Finch, a former GM plant manager with about 40 years of industry experience, said automakers typically deal with some flawed parts from suppliers. Finch said mass-market car companies normally will take a year or more to vet a prospective supplier.This is to ensure the supplier’s factory follows ISO quality management standards and other processes that are on par with the automaker’s own. Former and current employees said Tesla took less time before signing on new suppliers. Tesla employees tasked with vetting suppliers were also not always experienced with ISO quality management standards, said these people. Finch said outsourcing some rework to outside suppliers is “not an

Hanging on to flawed parts from vendors and reworking them locally makes sense when an automaker is constrained by supply or time, Finch said. Sending rework off-site to shops near a factory can help a car company avoid the wait and cost associated with overseas shipping. Employees attributed outsourcing of rework to the company’s cycles of production.Tesla typically ramps up production at the end of each quarter, with all hands working overtime to make the numbers. Just prior to and after these pushes, more work is outsourced, they said. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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that the people who have been with us, the technology has already changed,” said Victoria Holt, the president and CEO“While of Proto a company 3DLabs, printers and that specializes in low-volume 3D-printed parts and components for prototype materials will repredesigns. sent nearly half the total worldwide revenues The problem for employers across the country, though, that they don’t throughout theisforecast, have a reliable pipeline of workers to fill these newly created jobs – and software and related that existing employees need to keep up with training and certifications to services will also experikeep their skill sets relevant. ence significant growth,” said an IDC statement. “We need people all across our organization that like to learn, that feel comfortable with change. They’re not going to come in and do the same “Revenues computer-aided design software are forecast to triple job twoforyears from now that they do today,” Holt said. “We over don’t make thethings five-year forecast period while the market for on-demand like they used to, and we need to help young peopleparts and, frankly, services nearly match this growth. The gains in both software and their will parents understand that.” on-demand parts printing are being driven by the rapidly expanding use of 3D printing for design prototyping and products that require a Holt pointed to a recent Proto Labs survey that found only 23 percent of highBaby degree of customization in non-traditional environments. Boomers and 27 percent of those in Generation X – who were born

Encouragingly, 37 percent of millennials said the same. That number isn’t quite where it needs to be, she said. But it’s considerably higher than what was found in older generations. Still, the panelists agreed that manufacturing has a branding problem and that employers can do a better job of reaching out to prospective employees: including women, minority populations and what Taylor refers to as “underrepresented” communities.

“I [got] a call from a young man who has a 3.8 GPA trying to get an internship. He said ‘I can’t get an internship because I don’t have any hands-on experience,’” Taylor said. With Base11’s upcoming rocket competition, Taylor’s hoping to change that, expanding STEM and manufacturing experiences to folks who may not otherwise have exposure to it.

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In Fremont, California, there are more than 900 For more information go to: manufacturers – including big names like Tesla | Motors, SolarCity and KUKA Robotics – offering more than 26,000 manufacturing jobs in the city, accounting for 25 percent of the workforce. Naturally, advanced manufacturing,” acting as the catalyst to kindle (or reignite) keeping the human resource pipeline flowing is a big concern for many students’ interest in making things. My initial step was to engage all of the manufacturing owners and CEOs. Katie Hui, director of human relevant parties to understand exactly what “advanced manufacturing” resources at AsteelFlash Americas, said, “Filling our entry-level operator means. and technician jobs is the single biggest challenge we face today.” Advanced manufacturing calls for a highly specialized talent pool, and the responsibility for developing that talent can’t fall to a single sector. It takes an orchestrated effort from local government, educators, organizations outside the school district, industry insiders and community members to spark interest in and prepare kids for a career in the advanced manufacturing field. With this in mind, Fremont partnered with FUSE Corps to plant the “manufacturing seed” at an early age – as early as middle school. As Fremont’s first FUSE Corps Executive Fellow, I have embarked on a one-year fellowship designed to create a “human resource pipeline for

As straightforward as the term seems, there was little agreement as to what advanced manufacturing actually is. Answers ranged from “It’s more advanced than what we used to do” to “It’s what Tesla is doing” to “Biotech, for sure.”The best definition I’ve heard is from Dr. Mark Martin, a manufacturing expert who works with Bay Area community colleges, who said, “Advanced manufacturing is any manufacturing that can be profitable in [any high-cost region such as] the Bay Area.” Humorous as it may sound, this does get at the heart of the issue. In order to be profitable in an expensive, competitive area, any manufacturing business must use advanced technology, advanced materials, advanced processes, and of course, an advanced team of employees to increase profit margins. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Fifty years on, the H160 possesses the latest and largest Fenestron to be built on an Airbus helicopter. Mike Reyno Photo Fifty years on, the H160 possesses the latest and largest Fenestron to be built on an Airbus helicopter. Mike Reyno Photo Advertisement The idea behind shrouding the tail rotor was initially developed to provide additional safeguards for workers on the ground, but also to protect the tail rotor in forward flight and in complicated operational environments, such as working around high-voltage power lines. Sound reduction benefits followed after much research and optimization from one generation of the Fenestron to the next. Originally called the “Fenestrou,” which is Provençal for “little window,” the term evolved into the renowned Fenestron. It was first certified on the Gazelle in 1972 and then subsequently integrated into the first singleengine Dauphin prototype, whose first flight was in June 1972. Trials were then conducted with a seventonne Puma in 1975; however, with its diameter of 1m60 and its 11 tail rotor blades, it required too much power for the Fenestron to bring an operational advantage on this class of helicopters.

Airbus Celebrates 50Th Anniversary Of The Trademark Fenestron The first Fenestron took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus Helicopters, with the H160 carrying this sound-reducing, safety-enhancing technology into the next generation of rotorcraft. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The second generation came at the end of the 1970s with an all-composite Fenestron, which increased the diameter of the new Dauphin’s Fenestron by 20 percent up to 1m10. This improvement was motivated by the U.S. Coast Guards’ requirement for a highly maneuverable aircraft for search-and-rescue operations. The U.S. Coast Guard’s aircraft are still in service today and have accumulated more than 1.5 million flight hours. In the meantime, research continued to optimize the shape of the Fenestron, blade foils, and to improve sound reduction, especially during certain phases of flight. Between 1987 and 1991 it was successfully tested on an Ecureuil, the prototype of which is still on display at the entrance to Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane. In 1994, the third generation was fitted onto the H135 and optimized sound levels by using an uneven setting of the blades.

In 1999 the H130 performed its maiden flight with a Fenestron derived from this version.The H145 followed suit in 2010. Fifty years on, the H160 possesses the latest and largest Fenestron to be built on an Airbus helicopter with a diameter of 1m20. The fact that it is canted to 12 degrees allows for improved performance with an additional payload and increased stability — especially at low speed. With the H160 out to conquer the medium twin market, the Fenestron will be one of Airbus Helicopters’ signatures in the skies for decades to come.

Airbus Deliveries Contract Dhierin Bechai Airbus booked 8 orders, 6 of which come from conversions. We continue to believe Airbus will be able to scale up output this year. Resumption of A320neo PW1100G turbofans have slipped by 1-2 months. Each year, Boeing (BA) and Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF) engage in a fierce order battle. In 2017, Airbus won that battle by numbers, but in terms of dollar value, which AeroAnalysis ultimately considers to be more important, Boeing easily outperformed Airbus.

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follow-on to a current contract, bringing the total number of Mk110 systems to 15 for the Independence variant. The fully automatic Mk110 gun system, known internationally as the Bofors 57Mk3, is the deck gun of choice for the LCS. It is a multi-mission, medium-caliber shipboard weapon, effective against air, surface, or ground threats without requiring multiple round types. The system is capable of firing up to 220 rounds per minute at a range of more than 9 nautical miles using BAE Systems’ sixmode programmable, pre-fragmented, and proximity-fused (3P) ammunition. “BAE Systems’ Mk110 Naval Gun, together with our advanced 3P programmable multi-purpose ammunition, provides a unique capability to address multiple air, sea, and land threats,” said Lena Gillström, general manager of Weapon Systems Sweden at BAE Systems. “This additional Mk 110 order for the LCS is evidence that this system is among the best medium-caliber naval guns in the world. Sailors benefit from its adaptability, robust endurance, and pointing accuracy, even in high wind waves and swells.”

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Deliveries are expected to take place during 2019 and 2020. The 57-millimeter Mk110 is currently in service with the Navy’s LCS and the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter. Also selected for the Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter, the Mk 110 has been proposed for the Navy’s future frigate FFG(X) program.To date, BAE Systems has 28 Mk110 guns contracted to the Navy and 11 to the Coast Guard.Worldwide, there are 86 Mk110/57Mk3 naval gun systems under contract with eight nations.

BAE Systems Awarded 40 Mk4 Naval Gun Contract for Finland

40 Mk4 Naval Gun BAE Systems will produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Guns for the Finnish Navy and its Hamina Class Squadron 2000 fast attack craft, under a contract with Patria, the prime contractor for the vessel’s mid-life upgrade and overhaul program. With this contract, Finland adds the 40 Mk4 to its installed base

of BAE Systems naval guns, including both previous versions of 40-millimeter (mm) L/70 systems and 57-mm Mk3 systems. “Finland is the third country to select our Bofors 40 Mk4, the result of growing interest from countries seeking the flexibility that this 40mm naval gun and ammunition system provides,” said Lena Gillström, managing director of Weapon Systems, Sweden at BAE Systems. “In modern tactical scenarios, ships must be able to operate in different levels of conflict, and survivability requires an extremely flexible weapon system like the 40 Mk4.”

BAE Systems Submits Proposal For The U.S. Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower Program


BAE Systems has submitted its proposal to the U.S. Army to build and test the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) vehicle for use by the Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT). The MPF is a new combat vehicle required by the Army to provide the IBCT with a protected platform capable of delivering overwhelming precision firepower combined with the ability to move rapidly in a variety of terrain conditions. “Our MPF vehicle is the result of more than 30 years of research and development to build a rapidly deployable, light combat vehicle designed specifically to support the light infantry,” said Jim Miller, director of Business Development at BAE Systems’ Combat Vehicles business. “Our offering integrates the most modern technologies into a non-developmental design based on development, testing, and lessons learned from our portfolio of combat vehicle programs.” BAE Systems leveraged the Army’s earlier investment in, and made improvements on, the type-classified M8 Armored Gun System — as well as other previous programs — into a fully integrated MPF system. By adding modern technology, BAE Systems developed a low-risk solution that has both a mature design and the latest in innovation. It provides a highly survivable, lethal, mobile, and transportable vehicle system to the IBCT. “Our solution is built around the IBCT’s needs and the evolving threats they face,” Miller said. “It is as deployable as the IBCT’s other equipment and is easily sustained and maintained with assets already organic to the IBCT. Our infantry fights in close terrain, urban areas, and remote locations, so a smaller, lightweight vehicle that still provides superior protection and lethality was essential to the design of our MPF offering.”



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The U.S. Army Awards Oshkosh Defense The Contract For The Family Of Medium Vehicles A2 Variant Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announced today that U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded Oshkosh Defense a firm fixed price requirements contract spanning up to seven ordering years for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A2 variant.The initial estimated contract value is $476 million with no cap on the number of vehicles the Army may purchase. “We are honored that the U.S. Army has selected Oshkosh Defense as the winner of the FMTV A2 production contract,” said Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Corps Programs at Oshkosh Defense. “With the Oshkosh FMTV A2, our troops are getting the safest, most capable, and reliable FMTV this program has ever seen. We are fully prepared to build the next generation fleet of exceptional, cost-effective FMTVs to serve our troops in future missions.” Oshkosh Defense has manufactured and sustained more than 150,000 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles for the U.S. DoD and its allies. Oshkosh Defense was first awarded the FMTV contract following a competitive evaluation in 2009 and, to date, has delivered more than 36,000 FMTV trucks and trailers. The U.S. Department of Defense recognized Oshkosh Defense with the Value Engineering Achievement Award for improvements that resulted in millions of dollars in cost savings for the U.S. Army, as well as improved performance and reliability. “As the incumbent manufacturer, Oshkosh’s FMTV A2 design features parts commonality that results in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for our customer,” addedWilliams. “Oshkosh is ideally positioned, given its engineering, manufacturing and FMTV experience, to execute the next generation FMTV A2 program, running along the same warm production line that has been building FMTV’s for the last eight years.” Oshkosh Defense submitted the FMTV A2 proposal in response to the U.S. Army’s competitive RFP that required bidders to validate and produce an upgraded FMTV A2 fleet of vehicles with improved payload, underbody protection, ride quality, mobility, engine power, electronics, diagnostics, and safety enhancements. The future generation FMTV A2 to be provided by Oshkosh will be comprised of 16 models and associated trailers capable of carrying payloads ranging from 3-ton to 10-ton, and performing a wide range of duties from supporting combat missions, to relief efforts, to logistics and supply operations.


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Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity. The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $64,063,059 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to restart the stand-off land attack missile - expanded response production line in support of the government of Saudi Arabia, as well as the redesign of obsolete, nearly obsolete, or uneconomical parts to support production and improve future sustainment. Work will be performed in St. Charles, Missouri (97 percent); and other locations (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2019. Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $64,063,059 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(4). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-18-C-1057). The Boeing Co., Seattle,Washington, has been awarded a $24,069,475 firm-fixed-price modification (P00027) to previously awarded contract FA8625-16-C-6599 to advance the maturity of the air vehicle design beyond the preliminary design level on the VC-25B. This modification supplements work already taking place under the PAR contract, including the acquisition of two commercial Boeing 747-8 aircraft and VC-25B preliminary design activity. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be complete by December 2018. Fiscal 2018 research and development funds in the amount of $20,636,032 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.


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It’s been an eventful 12 months at Erickson Inc. — the famed manufacturer of the S-64 Aircrane, operator of the largest S-64 fleet in the world, and vastly experienced maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider. In April 2017, the Portland, Oregon-based company drew a line under the most traumatic period in its almost 50-year history, as it formally exited a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. Within a week, it then lost its president and CEO. Yet today, restructured and with a new CEO at the helm, the future looks a lot brighter for the company — and its enormous variety of customers around the world. Erickson has 20 S-64s in its fleet, with the aircraft performing various heavy-lift jobs - from firefighting to aerial construction around the world. Heath Moffatt Photo When Vertical last visited Erickson Inc. in October 2014, it was a very different company. At the time, it appeared to be riding high on a wave of growth, following its acquisitions of Evergreen Helicopters and Air Amazonia in 2013. These moves essentially transformed Erickson overnight, taking it from about 700 employees and a fleet of 20 Aircranes, to 1,150 staff and a mixed fleet of 86 rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, and moving it into new markets, such as disaster relief and military logistics, as well as onshore and offshore oil-and-gas.




However, the acquisitions also saddled the company with a huge debt burden — and this became a major problem as the industry entered a period of unprecedented operational headwinds.The Evergreen purchase also drew close scrutiny from regulatory agencies — and the company’s shareholders. It ultimately became the subject of a shareholders’ classaction lawsuit, alleging a breach of fiduciary duty, which was settled in June 2016 with an $18.5 million payment from Erickson and the private equity company that controlled it.

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The reverberations of the expansion continued, and on Nov. 8, 2016, citing “numerous business challenges” impacting its operating results and asset values, Erickson Inc. filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. At the helm during this transitional period for the company was Jeff Roberts, who took over as president and CEO after

Udo Rieder retired in March 2015. While the company’s leadership scrambled to restructure the company and confirm its plan of reorganization with the bankruptcy court, business on Erickson’s various front lines continued as normally as possible. Within six months of beginning the process, and under new ownership comprised of a diverse shareholder group, Erickson exited bankruptcy. Roberts then resigned as president and CEO, leaving Andrew Mills, the company’s president of commercial aviation, as its interim president and CEO. On Aug. 31, 2017, the appointment of government services veteran Doug Kitani as CEO allowed it to firmly establish a course for a more positive future.

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Kitani, who started his career as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot flying the Bell UH-1, OH-58, and Sikorsky UH-60, arrived at Erickson from IAP Worldwide Services — where he led the company from a similar position. From left: Chief pilot and assistant director of operations Ray Touzeau; air quality compliance Alicia Douglas; senior training captain Eric Van De Walker; pilot and sales manager Alba Castellanos; crew chief Richard Foote; check airman Duncan Motte; director of operations and pilot Erick Nodland; fixed-wing pilot Maria Heins; and fixed-wing pilot Dustin Smock. Heath Moffatt Photo From left: Chief pilot and assistant director of operations RayTouzeau; air quality compliance Alicia Douglas; senior training captain Eric Van De Walker; pilot and sales manager Alba Castellanos; crew chief Richard Foote; check airman Duncan Motte; director of operations and pilot Erick Nodland; fixed-wing pilot Maria Heins; and fixed-wing pilot Dustin Smock. Heath Moffatt Photo So committed was Kitani to continuing the path of growth with IAP, he turned Erickson down when first approached for the position in early 2017. However, one of his mentors convinced him to have a conversation with the company and the new owners to learn more about the opportunity. It turned out to be the perfect fit. “I’m an aviator, so that was a big part of me getting involved in this,” he said. “And I think we have an opportunity at Erickson to build a diversified aerospace and defense company. It has some great crown jewels inside the portfolio and great people, great assets. I’m looking forward to doing what we can organically to get us growing.” Three key segments Today, Erickson has about 750 employees, and three clear business segments: commercial aviation services (firefighting, powerline and construction); defense and national security (providing aviation support to government services/military); and manufacturing and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO).


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Asia-Pacific Airlines To Install Astronics AES Aircraft Power Systems In Cabin, Cockpit KIRKLAND,Wash. Officials at several major airlines in the Asia-Pacific region have selected EmPower in-seat power and flight deck power systems from Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corp. (NASDAQ:ATRO), in Kirkland, Washington, for use in Airbus and Boeing narrow-body aircraft. Several major airlines in Asia, including two Chinese low-cost carriers, will install the EmPower systems from 2018 to 2025 to deliver in-seat power within 500 additional narrow-body aircraft serving the AsiaPacific region. The systems include various EmPower configurations, including 110-volt, 60-hertz and high-power (2.1 amp) USB for use with laptops and other personal electronic devices (PEDs), such as Apple iPads and various smartphones.The Flight Deck Power System includes high-power (2.1A) USB as well 110V AC to power electronic flight bag tablets. KIRKLAND,Wash. Officials at several major airlines in the Asia-Pacific region have selected EmPower in-seat power and flight deck power systems from Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corp. (NASDAQ:ATRO), in Kirkland, Washington, for use in Airbus and Boeing narrow-body aircraft. “Airlines throughout the Asia-Pacific region continue to invest in upgrading and expanding their narrow-body fleets, incorporating a ‘bring-your-own-device’ entertainment strategy that requires convenient access to power,” affirms Astronics President and CEO Peter J. Gundermann. “Astronics is honored that these airlines continue to select our EmPower system solutions to power the information devices used by crews in the cockpit plus the personal electronic devices used by passengers in the cabin.” For more than 20 years,Astronics has developed and delivered intelligent power management systems to the world’s aerospace industry. With more than 1 million outlet units delivered, the patented EmPower in-seat power system is currently in service with over 230 airlines. Located in Kirkland, Washington, Astronics AES is a manufacturer of aircraft electrical power systems, including power generation and distribution. Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years,Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics


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India’s Jet Airways Orders 75 Boeing 737 Max Airplanes Edited by Eric Brothers Officials from Boeing and India’s international airline Jet Airways have announced a new order for 75 737 MAX airplanes.The specific version was not identified. Jet Airways announced its first order for 75 MAX airplanes in 2015 as part of a strategy to refresh its fleet with modern and environmentally progressive airplanes. The newest order supports the airline’s future expansion. Jet Airways is set to take direct delivery of its first MAX airplane later this year. “Our new order for the additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow us to deliver a differentiated and world class customer experience to our guests,” said Vinay Dube, CEO, Jet Airways. “This additional order

reemphasizes our trust and confidence in Boeing and also reaffirms our commitment to operate extremely modern, reliable, and fuel-efficient aircraft as part of our fleet.” The Jet Airways group currently operates a fleet of 120 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Next Generation Boeing 737s, Airbus A330-200/300s, and ATR 72-500/600s. The 737 MAX single-aisle family of airplanes offers about 130 to 230 seats with the ability to fly up to 3,850nm (7,130km). The jets incorporate CFM International LEAP-1B engines,AdvancedTechnology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, and large flight deck displays. To date, the 737 MAX has more than 4,400 orders from 96 customers worldwide. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The mated vehicles climbed to a launch altitude of around 46,500ft over the Sierra Nevada Mountains and while pointing back at Mojave, Eve released Unity. After a few seconds, Unity’s rocket motor was fired, and the pilots aimed the spaceship into an 80° climb, accelerating to Mach 1.87 during the 30 seconds of rocket burn. The hybrid (nitrous oxide/HTPB compound) rocket motor designed, built, and tested by The Spaceship Company powered Unity through the transonic range and into supersonic flight for the first time. On rocket shutdown, Unity coasted upward to an apogee of 84,271ft before readying for the return. At this stage, the pilots raised the vehicle’s tail booms to a 60° angle to the fuselage, into the feathered configuration. This unique design feature, which is key to a reliable and repeatable reentry capability for a winged vehicle, incorporates the additional safety mechanisms adopted after the 2014 VSS Enterprise accident during its fourth test flight. At around 50,000ft, the tail-booms were lowered again and, while jettisoning the remaining oxidizer, Unity turned towards Mojave for the glide home and a smooth runway landing.


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“I believe today is a new beginning for NASA aeronautics,” Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, said during a televised news conference. “People enjoying affordable, quiet, supersonic flights in the future will say April 3, 2018, was the day it all began.” The development plan, based on early design work done for NASA by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, calls for the 94-foot-long, 29.5-footwingspan plane to be delivered to NASA and start flying in 2021.

The jet will have a fully fueled takeoff weight of 32,300 pounds. Propulsion will be provided by a single General Electric F414 engine, the same powerplant used by F/A-18E/F fighter jets. The single-seat cockpit is modeled after the design for the rear cockpit seat in a T-38 training jet. “What you see in front of you, as far as the airplane, is a brand-new shape,” said Peter Iosifidis, LBFD program manager at Lockheed Martin. “Everything else within the airplane is existing commercially off the shelf, or salvaged from other aircraft.” Construction will be done at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, Calif., and the first flight tests will take place at a supersonic test range over nearby Edwards Air Force Base. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center will oversee flight operations, with three other NASA centers playing roles as well.

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One of the pilots at Armstrong who’s due to fly the plane, Jim Less, said in a NASA feature about the project that he was eager to taking his turn at the controls.

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NASA says Lockheed Martin will be its partner in building a supersonic test plane that’s designed to muffle sonic booms and clear the way for a new boom in faster-than-sound passenger flights. California-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. won the $247.5 million contract to build the LowBoom Flight Demonstrator, or LBFD, after putting in the sole bid for the project, NASA officials said today. NASA’s acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, said boom-reducing aerodynamics will be a “game-changer” for civilian flight — a view that was voiced by other officials as well. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The plane is designed to be flown at speeds of up to Mach 1.5, or 990 mph, at a cruising altitude of 55,000 feet. Its aerodynamic shape is designed to reduce the “boom-boom” associated with supersonic flight to a muffled “thump-thump.” From 2022 to 2025, flight tests will be conducted in the vicinity of four to six cities around the U.S., roughly twice a year, to assess how the sonic thumps would be perceived by residents in surrounding communities. Those test cities have yet to be selected. Test results would be shared with the Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation authorities around the world, in hopes that the evidence would lead to the easing of limits on commercial supersonic flights over land. Such flights have been banned over the U.S. since 1973, largely due to concerns about sonic booms. Dave Richardson, the director for air vehicle designs and technologies at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, emphasized that the LBFD would serve merely to prove out the technology for quiet supersonic flight.

“This is a purpose-built experimental research aircraft,” he said. “It is not a prototype for a supersonic business jet. It is not a prototype for some weapons system. It is not a derivative or some other modification of an existing airplane.” The results from the LBFD project could be factored into the designs for commercial supersonic jets, however. Several ventures — including Boom Technology, Spike Aerospace and Aerion Supersonic — already are working on concepts.

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For what it’s worth, Lockheed Martin is one of Aerion’s partners on a supersonic business-jet development project. Aerion says it’s expecting to conduct the first flight of its 12-passenger jet in 2023 and get it certified in 2025. That’s when the LBFD project is expected to wrap up.


Bell’s V-280 Soon To Fly In ‘Airplane Mode’ Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor prototype is on track to tilt its nacelles all the way forward and fly in “airplane mode” by the end of April as it proceeds through its testing program, a company official says. The prototype, which made its first flight in December, now has 19 hr. of flight time and run for 75 hr. on the ground, says Scott Clifton, director for Global Military Business Development for Bell. That includes one flight out of the test pattern and around the city of Amarillo, Texas, where Bell’s facility is based. It has flown up to 80 kt.


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The V-280 was put together for the U.S. Army’s Joint-Multi-Role Technology Demonstration (JMR-TD), essentially a testbed for nextgeneration rotorcraft technologies that will feed into the Army’s Future Vertical Lift program. T h e Va l o r is the first demonstrator to fly. Sikorsky and Boeing h av e t e a m e d up to build the SB-1 Defiant demonstrator that could fly by

the middle of this year. Karem Aircraft and AVX Aircraft Co., which did not win a JMR-TD contract, have continued working on technologies that could feed into future Army aircraft. Though the fiscal 2019 budget was a boon to most military weapons systems, that was not the case with the FVL. A request for proposals for the FVL-Medium program that was due to be released in 2018 is now not scheduled until 2021, when assured funding is far less certain. Clifton pointed out that FVL remains one of the Army’s top three priorities. “As JMR moves forward, our goal is to continue to fly the V-280 and show that we can provide twice the range and speed and give the Army what it is looking for as a replacement” for the Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk, made by Sikorsky, and the Marine Corps’ UH-1 Huey, also made by Bell, he added. Jen DiMascio A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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interoperability, shared costs and economies of scale. But the size and complexity of the JPO organization limits management effectiveness and makes it difficult for the U.S. services to have adequate insight and voice, it found. “The JPO organizational structure is not optimized for any single customer or variant, but is instead focused on the common enterprise-level solution,” the report says. “This focus at the enterprise level comes at the expense of focusing on individual customer needs that often do not align perfectly (or at all) with the organization’s current enterprise-level focus.” “The new OUSD (A&S) has an opportunity to introduce a flatter oversight structure that provides greater strategic direction, continuity and leadership for the program, while at the same time equally integrating the perspectives of the SAEs from both Military Departments,” the study says. On the acquisition front, the current structure of reporting through the SAE of just one of the services impedes both departments from participating in strategy development and decision making, the report found. As the fleet expands, including both the Air Force and Navy SAEs in the chain of acquisition authority will be critical, it concludes.

F-35 JPO Is Flying Away, But Not Until 2035 At the direction of Congress, the Department of Defense examined several alternatives to the existing F-35 management structure, the gargantuan operation called the JPO that currently spans three U.S. services and 12 nations. The full report, recently delivered to the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, lays out the strengths and weaknesses of each alternative, and makes the case for a phased approach to transitioning management of the F-35 program to a service-run structure. “The F-35 Joint Program Office supports this initiative to ensure the Defense Department, U.S. Services, and our international partners have the most effective management structure to deliver warfighting capability,” according to the JPO. “We are implementing improvements to increase transparency, and we’ll continue to assess and evaluate the most efficient ways to support and manage this vital national defense program.” Based on the study’s recommendations, the Pentagon will gradually dissolve the JPO over a period of nearly two decades, while moving to establish two separate U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy-run program offices that report to their respective program executive officers (PEO)/service acquisition executives (SAE). The department hopes the deliberate, phased approach laid out in the report enables the services to take on a greater role in program oversight while minimizing cost and risk. The study applauds the existing JPO structure for driving commonality, A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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To move to a service-centered structure, the study recommends implementing a “measured” restructure of the JPO in the near term. This will include establishing “leads” for each of the three variants—the Air Force F-35A, Marine Corps F-35B and Navy F-35C—inside the JPO who report to the program executive officer, as well as “service deputies” co-located with the JPO who report back to their respective departments. The Pentagon also should establish service-led fleet management offices (FMO), located at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Naval Air Systems Command, that report to their respective departments. At the same time, the Air Force and Navy will evaluate disbanding their respective F-35 Integration Offices (IO), currently located in the Pentagon to support initial fielding of each variant. The services initially envisioned that the need for the IOs would diminish soon after reaching initial operating capability—the F-35B and F-35A already have completed this milestone, and the F-35C is set to do so in 2019. The timing of the transition is not yet set, but should be based on the maturity and stability of the F-35 follow-on development effort, C2D2; achieving full-rate production, planned for April 2019; and improving sustainment, the report urges. In the final stage, the department will disband the joint PEO and establish two service PEOs that will oversee the U.S. and international fleets over the remaining life of the program. The study team believes the transition could be completed as early as fiscal 2030-35, but the timing should be based on getting to peak F-35 production and the primary focus shifting to sustainment. The transition will come with a price tag, though not a very large one given the cost of the overall F-35 program.The cost estimate is $552-596 million per year from fiscal 2020 to planned F-35 retirement in 2071, or $63-107 million above the cost to maintain the existing JPO structure.

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The brothers Dundas, Lee and Kelly, owners of 3D Plastics in Newberg, OR have just taken delivery of another new Sumitomo molding machine. There is a reason for this shout out – they invest in their customers. Building a successful manufacturing enterprise is a complicated challenge with many variables. Having critical relationships to form a rock solid supply chain is paramount. “Rock Solid” means reliable! Reliable, first and foremost means critical components are delivered to your customer’s assembly lines right and on time! In this age, it doesn’t matter what your end product is. If a supplier’s parts do not arrive when needed, the line stops, and an empty pallet sits on the frustrated customer’s shipping dock. Lee and Kelly Dundas understand the importance of the “Rock Solid” supplier partner relationship. They invest and build relationships. In these days of volatility in the raw materials market, they invest hours in creative negotiations to secure stable resin supplies. They invest in robotics to speed post molded parts

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U.S. Manufacturing: What It Is, Statistics, and Outlook Five Reasons Why America’s Manufacturing Is Growing Again By Kimberly Amadeo U.S. manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into new products. The process is mechanical, physical, or chemical. The raw materials include commodities or components. It is the second stage of the supply chain. Manufacturing businesses include plants, factories, and mills. They typically make their products with power-driven machines and equipment. It also includes small and home-based businesses that make things by hand. Manufacturing also includes companies that contract with others to make the goods. In the United States, it doesn’t include housing and commercial construction. (Source: “Manufacturing, NAICS Code 31-33,” U.S. Census. “Industries at a Glance,” Bureau of Labor Statistics.) U.S. manufacturing is the largest in the world. It produces 18.2 percent of the world’s goods.That’s more than the entire economic output of Canada, Korea, or Mexico. But America’s leadership position is threatened by high operating costs. That gives a competitive edge to other countries. First among these is China. Its low-cost factories manufacture 17.6 percent of the world’s products. Importance of Manufacturing in the U.S. Economy A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Manufacturing adds a lot of value to the power of the U.S. economy. Every dollar spent in manufacturing adds $1.48 in business growth in other supporting sectors.These include retailing, transportation, and business services. The United States has 12.5 million manufacturing jobs.That employs 8.5 percent of the workforce.

These jobs pay 12 percent more than all others. In 2015, they earned an average of $82,023 (including benefits) per worker. That’s $26.5 per hour. Nevertheless, more than 600,000 jobs are still waiting for workers with the right skills. Trends Manufacturing used to be a larger component of the U.S. economy. In 1970, it was 24.3 percent of GDP, much larger than it is today. America’s edge as the world’s leading manufacturer has also slipped. In 1985, it produced 28 percent of the world’s goods. That’s because the industry has only grown 1.1 percent a year since then.That’s much slower than the 2.3 percent average growth rate of the economy as a whole. It’s also slower than our major trading partners: China (9.8 percent), India (5.1 percent), Germany (3.6 percent), the U.K (2.8 percent), Canada (2.7 percent), and Japan (1.9 percent). Reasons for Decline The biggest reason is a shift to a service-based economy. Banking and other financial services began growing after 1999, when Congress repealed the Glass-Steagall Act. The health care sector has also grown. It’s grown from 5 percent of the economy in 1960 to 18 percent in 2015. In 1965, the government began subsidizing hospital costs when it created Medicare and Medicaid.

It was one reason for rising health care costs. Health care services also responded to the aging baby boomer generation. The switch to a service sector economy happened to other developed countries for the same reasons. But the United States manufacturing industry has lost global market share. Less developed countries, such as China, have increased their manufacturing capabilities.

Another contributor is the high U.S. standard of living compared to other countries.That makes labor costs much greater than in other nations. U.S. manufacturers cannot compete with low-cost products made by lowerpaid workers in China, Asia, and Mexico. For example, a unionized auto worker in Detroit makes $58 an hour, including wages and benefits. That compares to $8 an hour for a Mexican auto worker. (Source: “How aTrump Tariff Could Sideswipe U.S. Auto Industry,” Chicago Tribune, But many federal policies also decrease U.S. competitiveness.That makes U.S. manufacturing costs 20 percent higher, even when labor costs aren’t included. First, complying with regulations costs $180.5 billion, about 11 percent of total sales. Second, the tax rate in 2011 was 37.65 percent.That’s higher than France (34.1 percent) and twice as much as China (16.6 percent). It’s triple that of Taiwan (10.1 percent) with the lowest tax rate. Third, other countries do better at negotiating bilateral free trade agreements. They lower tariffs and export fees. That lowers their cost of manufacturing because import prices of supplies are less expensive. (Source: “Facts About Manufacturing,” National Association of Manufacturers.) Outlook Manufacturing is forecast to increase faster than the general economy. Production will grow 3.0 percent in 2017, and 2.8 percent in 2018. Growth will slow to 2.6 percent in 2019 and 2.0 percent in 2020. Five new forces drive this growth. First, is increased productivity. Partly that is due to new technologies, such as 3-D printing. Second is the growing domestic production of domestic natural gas and shale oil. Low gas prices attracted many industries that use it for manufacturing of other products. Both productivity gains and low oil prices reduce the U.S. production costs. The third reason is rising wages in emerging markets. As standards of living improve throughout the world, local workers demand higher incomes. Some call centers are leaving India for Nebraska because wages have become comparable, and service is better. For more, see Call Center Outsourcing. Fourth, companies realize the need to protect home-grown intellectual property. Some countries, such as China, allow their factories to copy U.S. manufacturing processes and designs. They use this knowledge to make “knock-offs” that they can sell for less.That’s one reason some manufacturers prefer to remain in America. Last, and probably least, is the awareness among consumers that “Made in America” means jobs for Americans. On the other hand, U.S. shoppers are very interested in getting the best value for their dollar. They are not willing to pay a lot more for that American label. (Source: “U.S. Economic Outlook Through 2018,” Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.)

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According to a survey from AlixPartners, 37 percent of manufacturers would prefer to locate in the United States. That’s equal to those that would prefer Mexico. That’s because its’s easier to reach the huge North American market.That’s better than in 2011 when only 19 percent would choose the United States. (Source: “U.S. to Match China in Manufacturing Attractiveness,”, May 9, 2013.) Unfortunately, growth won’t translate into an increase in U.S. manufacturing jobs. That’s because of productivity improvements. These include the increased use of computers, robotics, and other efficient processes. The new jobs that are created require sophisticated computerrelated skills to manage the robots. President Donald Trump promises to bring jobs back to manufacturing. He promised a tax cut for U.S. manufacturers and higher tariffs for those who build overseas. He must make these incentives equal to the additional cost of U.S. manufacturing. Otherwise, it won’t be enough to bring back jobs. For more, see Trump’s Job Creation Plan. The National Association of Manufacturers applauds Trump’s plan to reduce taxes and regulations. It also supports his strategy to upgrade the quality of infrastructure. But it would prefer he create more free trade agreements, instead of withdrawing from theTranspacific Partnership and NAFTA. It also recommends the improvement of the science, technology, engineering and math skills of America’s labor force. (Source: “Facts About Manufacturing,” National Association of Manufacturers.) A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Horizon Carbide________ 602-524-3802 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 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 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Cutting Tool Holders Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Cutting Tool Systems Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233


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John Palmer Jr. Vice President: Northwest Region

Castrol______________800-894-7773 Cycle Time Solutions______510-708-8665 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Hangsterfer’s__________ 316-640-2462 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Hangsterfer’s__________ 760-580-1357 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Deburring Tools S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Die Tooling Springs Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Drills/Cutters-Magnetic Cutting Tools Applications Specialities____ 253-872-0305 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233

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

End Mills Horizon Carbide________ 602-524-3802 Applications Specialities_____253-872-0305 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Jaws Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Fullerton Tool Company_____ 303-478-3497 EDM Network__________480-836-1782

Horizon Carbide_________602-524-3802 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 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Engineered Fluids Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 Fabrication Tooling S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez___310-868-1010 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 S.L. Fusco National City____619-477-7733 Filiter Mist Collectors Dovetail Fixtures Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Grease Technology Drills/Reamers/Taps CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Grooving Head, Grooving Tools S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Guide Bushings, Swiss S.L. Fusco National City______619-477-773 Edge Technologies_______ 314-692-8388 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Hydraulic Fluids EDM Materials & Supplies CHEMTOOL___________ 815-957-4140 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Indestructable Keyboards EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Byte Box______________888-bytebox EDM Performance________800-336-2946 Inserts Global EDM Supply_______800-676-7336

US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Keyseat Cutters Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Live Centers Royal Products_________631-273-1010 Load Unload Systems Edge Technologies_______314-692-8388 Lubricants / Systems Hangsterfer’s__________316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s__________ 760-580-1357 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Machine Tool Acccessories Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Machine Tool Cool Filtration S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

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

Brandon Anderson President

MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in USA


49 • APR - MAY ‘18

Exclusive provider of OKUMA

Marc Goerlich Business Manager

GOSIGER NORTHWEST 21911 68TH Ave South Kent, WA 98032

C 253.278.1110


Since 1922

ISO 9001:2008 Certified


Brandon Anderson

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. MOBILE: 612.251.0868 E-MAIL:

DIRECT: 763.682.0322 PHONE: 763.682.3122 FAX: 763.682.3954

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

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in Italy

S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Setco-Pope Spindles_______ 866-362-0699 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Stamping Tooling Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Milling & Turning Products Tooling Pins & Bushings Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Modular Spray Systems Tool Sharpening (Grinding) Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Optical Mouse-Silicone Based Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Byte Box_____________ 888-bytebox Tooling Systems Packaging/Shipping Supplies Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Alliance Packaging______ 206-445-5898Bilz USA_____________ 224-563-7233 Parts Washing Equipment Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Precision Bearings S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Probing Systems S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Sherpa Design_________ 503-771-3570 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Punch Die Tooling Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 Vises & Vise Jaws Safety Products RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Workholding Saw Blades & Replacement Parts Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303--761-3000 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Solvents: Vapor degreasing MESCO_______________626-303-5680 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING Solvents:Hand Wipe Aerospace & Advanced ManufacStar Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 turing Apprenticeships AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Machining Apprenticeships Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Spindles


50 • APR - MAY ‘18

Precision Metal Fabrication GARNET Apprenticeships GMA Garnet Group ______ 832-243-9300 AJAC_______________206-737-8342 GRINDING Training & Education Custom Machines AJAC_______________206-737-8342 Campbell Grinders Co.____ 480-370-3800 BANKING Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Grinding Filtration Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS Grinding Machines Vision 33 _______ 303-937-6543 Ext. 353 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 CAD TRAINING

CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 CNC PROGRAMING TRAINING

Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067

KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 DISIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 3-D Plastics, Inc._________503-720-0572 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439


North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

Automatic Door opening Systems Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 ERP SOFTWARE

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Carlos R. Lugo Sales Manager



1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144

AlIen Webb Sales Associate

KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc. 590 Bond St. Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Ph: (847) 415-3333 x260 Fax: (847) 415-2402

Doug Banks Sales Manager


Cell: 503-351-8692

(206) 583-2333 Fax (206) 583-0698 Cell (206) 898-6900

Office: 800.523.2549 Fax: 503.620.1911 17605 SW 65th Ave. Lake Oswego, Or. 97035

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Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Chevalier USA__________ 562-903-1929 Selway Machine Tool_______503-314-3165 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680

Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 CNC Swiss Turn Machines North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Methods Machine Tools Inc._ _ _ 714-292-9384 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 EDM Drilling & Micro Hole

Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 3D CAD for CMM Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Machines Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____480-510-4146 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 LMI Machinery Inc.________ 866-437-7315 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Machine Toolworks________800-426-2052 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

CMM Probes Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Service Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 North-South Machinery______253-333-2439 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 North Western Machinery_____206-583-2333 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Custom Design/Build Machines ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 EDM Tooling Systems Coordinate Measuring Mach. Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 CNC Lathes-Big Bore Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Dot Peen Markers Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills Global EDM Supply_______ 800-676-7336 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 EDM Automation Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc_303-990-6190 Laser Trackers Equipment Financing Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Metrology Instruments CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 EDM Die Sinking Machines Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Gantry & Bridge Systems Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Optical Comparators Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 Horizontal Boring & Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 EDM Filtration Milling Machines (CNC ) Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Particle Inspection Mach DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 INSURANCE EDM Machines Jig Boring North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Business Insurance Solutions Sentry Insurance________ 877-373-6879 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd____ 480-510-4146 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Lathes MACHINERY/MACHINE TOOLS Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Boring Mills Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Exclusive provider of OKUMA Bridgeport Parts Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 CNC Controls & Retro Fits Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Michael Garver Sales Manager

GOSIGER NORTHWEST 21911 68TH Ave South Kent, WA 98032 T 253.826.3921 C 253.508.4771 E


51 • APR - MAY ‘18


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Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Lead Service Steel___________ 503-224-9500 Saw Replacement Parts Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Armor: Military Grade CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Machine Ready Blanks Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883

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Software, Solid Modeling Supply Chain Assessments Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY SOFTWARE CAD CAM Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Machining REPAIR Applied CAx____________503-962-0287 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Bar Feeder Repair Solid Products__________ 480-206-0330 Edge Technologies_______ 562-243-4659 Mechanical Design Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 ROBOTICS Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Delcam______________877-335-2261

North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____ 602-908-3447 WATERJET CUTTING Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._____ 503-620-9031 Flow International_________ 909-620-5707

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Drills, End Mills, Boring Bars

US Carbide Tool_________ 480-775-3812 Custom Tools

King Machine Inc._________ 509-435-6741

US Carbide Tool_________ 480-775-3812

Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052

Perry Pallet Co._________360-366-5239

Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Garnetentury LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 Barton International_______800-741-7756 NDT III Consulting Services Robotic Part Loading Systems GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Level III NDT Svcs_________602-578-8109 Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 Waterjet Bricks ROUTERS Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 SPINDLES & SLIDES Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 GMA Garnet Group ________ 832-243-9300 Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___503-691-0955 SAFETY Waterjet Hoppers

LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818

Fire Protection Systems

GMN USA LLC___________800-686-1679 Barton International_______ 800-741-7756

Rotarex North America_____ 480-689-8756 Setco _______________714-222-6523 GMA Garnet Group ________ 832-243-9300 Spindle Sales New Waterjet Replacement Parts C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___503-691-0955 Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 GMN USA LLC___________800-686-1679 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Setco _______________714-222-6523 EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946 SERVICES GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 TRAINING AS9100 Registration Six Sigma Training WIRE MANAGEMENT Great Western Registrar_____ 623-580-1881 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 Custom Packaging/Shipping ISO Consulting/Registration Data Communications Supplies Great Western Registrar______623-580-1881 LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898Lean and NADCAP Consulting Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Design Training SAWS Band & Cut-Off Saws

Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 LeGrand_____________ 888-668-6818 WOOD PRODUCTS Facility Expansion/ Level III NDT Svcs_________602-578-8109 Lean Engineering New Construction Perry Pallet Co._________ 360-366-5239 Campbell Corp__________800-997-9996 Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 Financial Services

ISO / AS9100 Certification

Intech Funding_________ 800-553-9208 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Productivity Training Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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3D TOOLS 3D Printing Proto & Production NW Rapid Mfg._________ 503-434-85577 3D Scanning NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 SLS (Selctive Laser Sintering) ASSEMBLIES Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778

Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 BENDING Mandrel Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Speciality Bending Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628


AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 CHEMICAL ETCHING Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 PMA Photometals_________480-773-3239 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 CUTTING Precision Casting Repair______801-972-2345 Bar & Plate & Die Cutting Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 Brazing: Dip Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 Brazing: Vacuum DIE CASTING Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 BROACHING TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 DIES Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801 Tool & Dies Specialty Steel Services______801-539-8252

EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_____________ 586-716-5151 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 EDM Electrodes Graphel______________503-682-3185 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220

Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 EDM Solutions EDM: Wire

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

CABLE ASSEMBLIES Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 Structrual Bending CASTING EDGING Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Tube and Pipe Bending EDM Investment Casting-Precision Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220

Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300

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Providing metal working solutions since 1990!

Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Liquid Painting Fabrication: Custom Metal NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Sub-Assembly Builds AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 ENGINEERING/DESIGN PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Gentec Manufacturing._____ 408-432-6220 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Passivation Hexatron Engineering_______801-363-8010 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 Coating Technologies_____ _623-581-2648 Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 FABRICATION QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Polishing SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Architectural Forming & Fabrication Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 EZ-ACCESS_____________ 800-258-8503 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 Powder Coating FINISHING Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Fabrication: Sheet Metal Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443 AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Forming & Fabrication Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Sandblasting Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Shot Peen EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Silk Screening Titanium Coating Services_____ 562-548-2550 Medium & Large Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Galvanizing: Hot Dip NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 FIXTURING Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 TMM Precision __________ 800-448-9448 Real Axis Machining_ ______ 360-723-5386 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Glass Bead Clean Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630


SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Gentec Manufacturing._____ 408-432-6220 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572


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Shawn Carlin

Grinding, Double Disc


AZ Hard Chrome__________602-278-8671 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966

Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595

ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Grinding: OD Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844


PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 Thermal-Vac Technology_____714-997-2601 Cryogenics Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Heat Treating/Aerospace Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Precision Tech__________ 801-285-7288 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Grinding: Surface Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Oven/Aluminum Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Grinding, Blanchard HONING/LAPPING AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 PAS Technologies_________480-487-1906 Diversified Metal Services_____801-972-6093 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 HYDRAULIC REPAIR Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 INJECTION MOLDS Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700

GUN DRILLING Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 INJECTION MOLDING HEAT TREATING Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Grinding, Centerless Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630 LASER CUTTING Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966

United Performance Metals____888-282-3292 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Wrico_______________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: 3D SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748 LEVELING United Performance Metals____888-282-3292 MACHINING Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______661-294-0644 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Central Valley Machine______435-752-0934 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Faustson______________303-420-7422 Gentec Manufacturing.______ 408-432-6220

Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 Howard Precision Machine____ 801-619-9850 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 MESCO_______________626-303-5680

NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821

Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337

TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278

Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748

Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778

Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951


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Machining: Ceramics Advanced O’Keefe Ceramics_________ 719-687-0888 Machining: Horizontal Boring Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Machining: Proto-R & D Machining: 5-Axis

Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _ 253-395-7381

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Central Valley Machine______435-752-0934 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__ 360-735-3763 Gentec Manufacturing.______ 408-432-6220

Gentec Manufacturing.______ 408-432-6220 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Faustson______________303-420-7422 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951

Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Gentec Manufacturing._____ 408-432-6220 Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Machining: Aerospace Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Savage Machining Inc.______ 805-584-8047 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Gentec Manufacturing.______ 408-432-6220 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Machining: CNC Milling Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Machining: Large Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Machining: Medical

Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300

Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Savage Machining Inc.______805-584-8047 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Central Valley Machine_____ 435-752-0934 Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021

Machining: Production

Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300


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Thomas Isaac - President/ CEO

Cogitic______________ 719-473-8844 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Gentec Manufacturing._____ 408-432-6220 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Larkin Precision Machine____ 831-438-2700

Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Strom Manufacturing______ 503-447-1021 Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344

Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220

Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443

Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 G & G Custom Metal Fab_____503-931-7069 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952

Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634

Molds: High Volume Class 100 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 Bridge Molds Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838

Insert Molding Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 Savage Machining Inc.______ 805-584-8047 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 PC BOARDS Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Surface Mount & Thru Hole Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 Industrial Manufacturing Cascade Systems Technology___ 971-330-8054 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 PLASTIC MACHINING Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Gentec Manufacturing.______408-432-6220 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Machining: Ultra Precision Turnkey Product Services PLATING Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__503-557-9407 Machining: Turning With Live Tooling

Machining: Shaft Turning

Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778

Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342

Machining: Turning Large

Machining: Swiss

Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342

Allied Technologies________503-826-6211 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850

Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344

Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763 Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Personal Collectables Polishing

Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED Production Polishing

PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906

PLASTIC MOLDING 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________503-720-0572 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Mold Making

Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________503-720-0572

AATC________________ 602-268-1467 METALIZING AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 MOLDING: RUBBER Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Molds: Plastic Injection Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381

Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634

Contract Manufacturing

PLATING ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117

Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115

Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337

CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906

Machining: Turning

Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422


Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387

Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175


TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 Pacific Tool, Inc__________ 425-882-1970 Tin / Zinc Plate

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Bright Tin

ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 EPSI________________714-519-9423 SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410


Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311


Embrittlement Relief

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423

Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800

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

TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 LA Specialties___________ 602-269-7612 Titanium Nitride (TiN) Electroless Nickel Chem Film PROTOTYPES Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN) Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 PUNCHING Chrome/Nickel/Palladium Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN) Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 AZ Hard Chrome__________ 602-278-8671 AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594 Titanium Coating Services____ 562-548-2550 Precious Metal Plating Co._ _ __ 800-481-6271 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Passivation Group Manufacturing Serv____ 480-966-3952 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 Gold Coating RECYCLING MATERIALS Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Silver Plating Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel, Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906

Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 PAS Technologies_________ 480-487-1906

Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648

Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 EPSI________________714-519-9423 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 Bin Service Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Hard Chrome Excess Material Handling Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Full Service Scrap Management Tin Plating NAD CAP & Boeing Approved Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 Processes Scrap Metal Prrocessing

Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Nickel-Bright Waste Metal Management TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Calbag Metals Company _____253-283-8657 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 PLASMA CUTTING Wood Products Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Copper Perry Pallet Co.__________360-366-5239 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 PRECISION FORMING Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 REPAIR Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919


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Benjamin Johnson ASNT Level III #210316 602-578-8109

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CNC-PROS_____________602-344-9753 ROLLING Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 SANDBLASTING Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 Production Sawing Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 SEWING Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 SHEARING United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 SILICONE 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 SINTERING Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 SLITTING United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 SPINNING Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services_____ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 SPRINGS: CUSTOM Extension/Compression/ Coil Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 STAMPING PRECISION AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Stamping:Design SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Stamping:Flat Forming Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113

Stamping: Light Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136 Stamping: Production/ Precision Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 TESTING Non-Destructive Testing

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 Micro-Machining Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838

WELDING Cogitic______________ 719-473-8844 Custom Metal Fabrication____ 503-788-5701 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Weld Metal Works________ 503-788-5701 Welding: Aluminum PAS Technologies________ 480-487-1906 Medium & Large Stress Relieving Testing G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Thermal Shock Testing NADCAP Welding and Services Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 THERMAL SPRAY Level III NDT Svcs________ 602-578-8109 Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714 Robotic Welding TOOL & DIE DESIGN Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Welding: Precision TOOL Cutting & Grinding G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Powerhaus Precision______ 480-225-8845 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 TOOLING EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Lambie Engineering______509-868-3100 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878

Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Welding: MIG-TIG Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 TUBE BENDING & EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 CUTTING FAB Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 WIRE FORMING Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Ace Wire & Spring Form_____ 412-458-4830 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776


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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...38,55 AATC...55 Accutech Machine, inc...59 Ace Wire & Spring Form...60 Aeroform, Inc...58 Aero Tech Manufacturing...56 Albina Co, Inc...7,55 Alpha Precision Machining...57 Application Specialties Inc...48 Arizona Finishing...57 Arizona Hard Chrome...59 Asko Group...59 ATI...35,58,59 Bar-S...56 Barton International...54 Bending Solutions...61 Bixby Machine Tool Supply...50 BMSC...32,47,48 Bralco...52 Buds Equipment Sales...24,51 Byington Steel Treating...57 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc...52 Calbag Recycling...60 Campbell Corp...51 Cascade Engineering Tech...58 Castrol...63 Chemtool...20,48 Cimatron...23,53 Clings...60,64 CLS Fabrication Inc...56 Coast Aluminum...21,49 Coastal Metals...6,49 Coating Technologies...56 Cogitic...2,61 Columbia Mfg. Services...57 Controlled Thermal Tech...59 Current EDM, Inc....52 Cycle Time Solutions...50 Desert EDM...39,48 Desert Machine Sales...48 Doosan...17 dtiEXACT...42,55 EDM Network...25,48 EDM Performance..48,49 Edge Technologies...12,49,52 Ellison Technologies...17,48 EPSI...58 Evans Precision...61 EZ-ACCESS...59 Fahey Machinery...19,49-51 Faustson...56 Flex-Pro...40,56 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Flow...48,49 Foresight Finishing...58 Frontier Tecchni-Kote...9,55 Fry Steel...50 Ganesh...49 Gentec Manufacturing... Gillaspie...58 Global EDM Supply...49 GMA Garnet Group...18,50 GMN...46,50 Gold Tech...57 Gosiger...50,51 Graphel...56 Group Manufacturing...56 Grovtec...14,55 Hangsterfers...48,50 Hexagon Metrology...51 Horizon Carbide...50 Howard Precision Mach. Prod...40,60 Hurco...3 Industrial Machine Services...58 Industrial Metal Supply Co....30,53 Industrial Precision Grinding...60 KD Capital...52 King Machine...53 Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...26,49 Knuth...11,51 Larkin Precision...59 Layke Inc...58 Layke Tactical...58 Leadtek...60 LeGrand (C2G)...34,54 Level III NDT Consulting SVC...61 Machine and Fabrication LLC...27,59 Machinists Inc....43,55 Mario Pinto...50 MESCO...56 MET-TEK Inc...56 Methods Machine Tools Inc...49 Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...58 Micropulse West...57 Midaco Corporation...50 Milco...60 Mountain View Machining...57 Newport Tool...61 North-South Machinery...5,15,48 Northwestern Machinery...51 Okeefe Ceramics...22, 55 ONA EDM USA...53 Optical Gaging Products Inc...51 Pacific Swiss...14,61 PAS Technologies...56

Performance Machine Tools...8,52 Perry Pallet...53 Phoenix Heat Treat...57 Pinnacle Precision...57 Portland Precision...58 Precious Metals Plating...38,61 Precision Die & Stamping...56 Quick Turn Financial...1,28-29 Real Axis Machining...58 Revolution Machine Tools...50 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 Rosco Precision Machinery...3,48 Rotarex...54 Royal products...36,49 Ryerson...31 S.L. Fusco...63 Selway Machine Tool Co...48,50 Sentry Insurance...52 Setco Spindles & Slides...53 SigmaTEK...52 SMH Inc LLC...45,55 Specialty Steel...56 Spring Works Utah...56 Star Metal Fluids...49 Steel Services Grinding...57 Strom Manufacturing...55 Sunbelt Turret Steel...31 Sun Grinding...56 Superior Grinding...55 Sustaining Edge...51 Swift Tool...16,36,41.48,49 Systems Integtrators...58 TechnoERP...44,49 Teton...58 TFC Plating...57 Thermal-Vac...58 ThinBit...37,48 Toolnet...53 Tool Technology...53 Trusty Cook...48 TVT Die Casting...33,55 United Performance Metals...10,52 US Carbide...54 US Shop Tools...13,52 Valley Machine Shop...56 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...49 Weiser Engineering...57 Western Sintering...18,55 Wrico Stamping...55 Zachman Machinery....53 Zeiss Metrology...48

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

PRECISION CNC TUBE BENDING AND FABRICATING Custom precision tube bending diameters ranging from .250” to 2.50” inches in diameter. Cling’s Aerospace can provide internal and external end finishing including: beading, flaring and swaging. Our material capabilities include aluminum, stainless steel and chromoly. With a combined 75 years of tube bending experience we can not only meet, but exceed all your tube bending requirements to become your premier tube bending provider.

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A2Z Manufacturing is a business development magazine, regionally focused for the Western U.S. focusing on positive effect and for concerted...