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Editor’s Corner “Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” Albert Einstein This is the way 3D printing is moving, so fast, evolving every day like there is no tomorrow. The 3D printing process combines powders and binders with complex geometric flexibility and structural rigidity. Different materials can be printed using different print heads. This allows printing of liquids or it can be applied as molten matter. From plastics to aerospace metals, and recently, printed human tissue all are made via additive manufacturing. For years, scientists have been able to “print” types of human tissue using a 3D printer, but in a significant leap forward by United States and Australian researchers they can now make that tissue survive on its own. Printing tiny sheets of tissue to entire 3D organs required developing the blood vessels that provide cells with nutrients and oxygen, and allowing them to excrete waste. This essential process is called “vascularisation” and is necessary if researchers are to ever prevent cells from dying so they can grow large, transplantable organs. In a major medical breakthrough, researchers from Sydney and Harvard Universities have managed to 3D bio-print capillaries, the tiny channels that allow vascularisation to take place so that cells can sustain themselves and survive using a high-tech “bio-printer”. We are entering an era where what we conceive really can be achieved. The basic model, or idea materializes through Computer Aided Design CAD, the CAD model and can be manipulated with various software that talks to, or codes the 3D printer and its print head. Basically any geometry, any material, any microstructure, and surface texture can be controlled to a print environment. What will the future bring? Flying cars, printer perfect organs, longer healthier lives, and a world where the possibilities are limitless. 4D printing has entered the manufacturing field where parts are printed using 3D techniques but engineered to transform in certain conditions on there own, with no human intervention.The material is designed and manipulated to act when subjected to an outside force. 4-D printing employs dynamic materials that continue to evolve in response to their environment, “programmable materials.” In closing I encourage you all to live like there is no tomorrow and embrace today’s fast paced manufacturing environment. There are a few shows that will be featuring some of the latest technology in 3D printing, Go witness them in action and be edified. Thank you for your continued support!

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• 304 SQUARE TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 12"SQ X .500W • 304 RECTANGLE TUBE – 1/2" X 1" X .065W THRU 12"SQ X 8" X .500W • 304 ROUND TUBE – 1/2"OD X .065W THRU 6.0"D X .375W • AVAILABLE IN MILL FINISH AND 180 GRIT POLISHED

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Announcements & Releases Ganesh Machinery Expands With Announcement Of New President Robert Serrano will lead the company’s growth initiatives

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Ganesh Machinery announced that they have hired Method Machine Tool’s Sales Executive, Robert Serrano, as their new President, effective January 16, 2017. The appointment follows the recent promotion of former President Harvinder Singh to CEO of Ganesh Machinery. The organizational change allows Robert to advance and guide Ganesh’s overall

“As Ganesh expands, our team continues to evolve. Robert’s vast experience in the machine tool industry brings a different perspective needed for an expansion of this size. His experience building dealer networks in such a niche industry is impressive and we’re excited to see him in action. We’re thrilled to have him on board and have him lead our growth efforts.” –Harvinder Singh, CEO, Ganesh Machinery Robert has over 27 years of experience working in the OEM machine tool industry with a proven track record of success. He’s worked A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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for several major manufacturing players such as Method’s Machine Tools where he implemented a sales growth strategy that brought the marketing and sales goals to fruition. He led his team in developing tactics to spread company’s presence throughout the West Coast to increase brand awareness. In addition, he has managed key customer relationships, built and executed growth plans, assembled dealer networks, implemented manufacturing training programs, increased revenue and more. About Ganesh Machinery: Founded in March of 1985 with only a 1,200 sq. ft. facility, Ganesh Machinery has since grown into an industry powerhouse with a 15,000 sq. ft. facility, supported by a 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse. They are dedicated to excellent customer service with an emphasis on building and maintaining customer loyalty. They have sold and serviced machines to over 12,000 machine shops, technical schools, and more.They have a 4,000 sq. ft. showroom, fully stocked parts room, and an in-house training center. For more information, contact Ganesh Machinery at 888-542-6374 or visit ganeshmachinery.com

Edge Technologies Announces New Regional Sales Manager: Abraham Barragán Edge Technologies announces Abraham Barragán as the Regional Sales Manager for Mexico. Barragán’s territory will include Mexico and


Announcements Continued Latin America. His home office will reside in the city of Querétaro. Barragán is from Monterrey city, in the state of Nuevo León, just 124 miles from the Laredo, Texas border. He is trilingual in English, Spanish, and German. Barragán graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Internal Business & Commerce from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. He continued his education at Tecnológico de Monterrey, ear ning a Master’s Degree in Quality Engineering and Productivity Systems. Barragán is a 5 year veteran in the machine tool industry and has over 10 years of experience working with international companies. In 2003, at the age of 18, Barragán began working for General Electric, in their internship program. He soon joined Deckel Maho Gildemeister (DMG), before the company merged with Mori Seiki. Later Barragán was hired by Jeyes Limited, a British maquiladora, as a Purchasing & Production Planning Executive. After the merge of DMG Mori; Barragán returned to DMG Mori as the Spare Parts Team Leader in 2013. While at DMG Mori, Barragán oversaw CNC spare parts purchases, negotiated and reviewed contract arrangements and pricing, and performed sales support. Barragán reports: “I’m ready to take Edge Technologies to the Spanish-speaking machinetool market in Mexico and Latin America.” Rick Bauer,Vice President of Edge Technologies reports: “Abraham will be a great asset to our sales team; he brings strong international sales experience to this position.We look forward to developing solid, lasting business relationships with our dealers and customers in Mexico and Latin America.” Edge Technologies provides bar feeding, loading and unloading products for CNC lathes in the precision metal working industry. Edge Technologies has extensive experience and a history of success, demonstrated by 30 years

Cimatron is now part of 3D Systems THINGS ARE GETTING BIGGER AND BETTER As one of the early pioneers developing CAD/CAM software for manufacturing, Cimatron will continue its 33 year legacy going forward as part of 3D Systems. Look forward to new opportunities for

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Revolution Machine Tools (RMT) has upgraded to a larger space and is now in North Salt Lake, just miles from the Salt Lake City International airport and downtown Salt Lake. This move has allowed them to facilitate their growth Continued Page 9PAGE 10


Announcements Continued and expansion as well as provide a great space to showcase their awesome machines. RMT is a metal fabrication machine tool company that specializes in innovative precision tools such as Fiber Lasers, Press Brakes, Plate Rolls, Shears, Band Saws, Angle Rolls, Structural steel drills and their new Pipe Master facing lathe.

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RMT was founded by longtime friends who are as close as family, Kyle Jorgenson and Steve Larsen. Kyle started in the machine tool industry working with his father, Roger Jorgenson, who founded Jorgenson Machine Tools in 1974. Roger taught Kyle how important relationships and customer service are, and Kyle has built his reputation on those principles. Steve has over twenty years of business management experience in both corporate America and as an entrepreneur. While Kyle is the visionary giving direction for the company, Steve helps make it happen. RMT is supported by an ever-expanding team of industry professionals, who have experience in include machine design, marketing, service, and support, and they also share the vision of the company. It is a very robust and talented group. Together, they are creating a revolution in the metal fabrication Machine Tool industry. While RMT continues to grow, their impressive product line demanded a larger space and the ability to display their machines for customers. This necessitated finding a building that not only offered a large showroom space, but also enough office space for 20 people and a warehouse with enough room to store their increasing inventory of both new and used equipment as well as a crane that can move it all. There were many buildings available, but only one that was just right.

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Proper Requirements of Spring Design When approaching an engineering challenge such as the designing of a custom spring, you may ask yourself, “What parameters would be paramount in the manufacturing of this particular item?” In this article, we aim to educate the designer on the key factors that are required to precisely evaluate and engineer a custom spring that will meet and exceed all of the designer’s expectations. The first question a designer must take into consideration is the environment in which this custom spring will be required to perform within. Will this spring be required to perform in excessive heat or cold? Continued Page 10AGE 10

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How To Sustain Strong Performance Achieving high levels of performance is hard enough, but sustaining those high levels over a prolonged period of time is incredible difficult, especially in a rapidly changing environment such as we operate in today. So a new study that explores how companies can achieve that sustained excellence should be of interest to managers everywhere. The companies chosen for the study were those who had been recognized by trade associations as having been high-performing businesses. Managers at each firm were then quizzed to understand both the performance of the firm, and the environment within which they operated. The researchers also analyzed financial performance and internal audits to better understand the quality of the products and services on offer. What makes for sustainable excellence? After controlling for as many possible external factors as possible, the researchers honed in on a number of factors and capabilities that underpinned sustainable excellence: • Innovation – which is defined as the ability to create new products and enter new markets • Improvement – unlike innovation, which is defined in more radical terms, improvement refers to more incremental improvements to products and services • Spotting weak signals – there are always things one can do that make an outsized impact, and always blind alleys that can see a lot of time and energy wasted. The best performers were exceptional at spotting the difference and understanding the wider business environment they operated in. • Adaptability – if the previous capability falls under the ‘sense’ part, then this could neatly be defined as the ‘respond’ aspect of Stephen Haeckel’s sense and respond approach. It relates to the ability of a company to solve unexpected problems and function in a complex environment. Suffice to say, each of these capabilities impacted different aspects of high performance. For instance, improvement was more important for maintaining high consistency, whereas innovation was more valuable in improving quality. Likewise, adaptability was more important for the quality levels, whereas sensing was more useful in maintaining consistency.

As with so much in life, the key isn’t to focus on one or two of the above, but to strike a balance across all four capabilities. The results suggest that if you can master them all, then your chances of sustaining excellence go up considerably. Source: Social Business

Labor Department: US Job Openings Flat At 5.5 Million In December The AP reports the Labor Department said that December job openings “were flat at 5.5 million.” Total hiring “rose slightly to 5.25 million, while the number of people quitting fell.” The AP says the report suggests that December “was a mostly stable month for the job market, with many employers possibly waiting until the new year to step up hiring.” Job openings rose in manufacturing and retail trade and “fell in construction, financial services, restaurants and hotels and in state and local government.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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GE announced goals of having 20,000 women to fill STEM roles at GE by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 representation of all our technical entrylevel programs. The program will significantly increase the representation of women in its engineering, manufacturing, IT and product management roles – a strategy necessary to inject urgency into addressing ongoing gender imbalance in technical fields and fully transform into a digital industrial company. While efforts have been made across the sector, through education, funded initiatives and the emergence of non-profit discussion, progress has been slow on this issue. Technical and engineering sectors are still male dominated and the pipeline for future talent is currently insufficient to meet future needs. Without more women in technology and manufacturing, GE expects the skills gap to widen, impacting productivity and diminishing the potential of digital and other new technologies transforming industry and manufacturing.

Boeing’s 747 Jet Program Gets Reprieve, Lifted By Big UPS Order And The Amazon Effect When the first 747 was rolled out in 1969, it amazed people with its size. Last month, however, Boeing CO Dennis Muilenburg said Boeing’s Everett-based jumbo jet manufacturing program has stabilized and the Queen is out of intensive care. “On the 747 program, we are encouraged by the modest recovery in the air cargo market and the October order from UPS for 14 747-8 Freighters with options for an additional 14,” Muilenburg said on a conference call last month.

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community colleges to provide students with both the academic education needed to succeed in today’s work force and the specific hands-on skills to get a job in their companies. John Deere, for example, has designed a curriculum and donated farm equipment to several community colleges to train technicians for its dealer network. About 15 to 20 students come through the program at Walla Walla each semester. Because they are sponsored by a John Deere dealership, where the students work for half the program, most graduate in two years with a job in hand. Technicians start at salaries just shy of $40,000, on average. Dr. Carnevale’s research has found that 40 percent of middle-skills jobs pay more than $55,000 a year; some 14 percent pay more than $80,000 (by comparison, the median salary for young adults with a bachelor’s degree is $50,000). Jobs like the ones John Deere offers are still associated in people’s minds with students who performed poorly in high school, those considered “not college material.” But to succeed in programs like those at Walla Walla, students need to take advanced math and writing in high school, academics typically encouraged only for those going on to four-year colleges. Persuading students and their parents to consider the apprenticeship track is a tough sell, especially because companies want students who have a strong academic background. Struggling to fill jobs in the Charlotte plant, Siemens in 2011 created an

apprenticeship program for seniors at local high schools that combines four years of on-the-job training with an associate degree in mechatronics from nearby Central Piedmont Community College. When they finish, graduates have no student loans and earn more than $50,000 a year. “These are not positions for underachievers,” said Roger Collins, who recruits apprentices for Siemens at 15 Charlotte-area high schools. The Department of Labor’s registry now lists 21,000 programs with about 500,000 apprentices, which sounds impressive but represents only 1.5 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds in this country and is far short of demand. Still, participation is up 35 percent and the number of programs by 11 percent since 2013. Apprenticeships are making a comeback thanks in part to bipartisan support among lawmakers. In the last two years, Washington has allocated $265 million to spur programs. President Obama’s secretary of labor, Thomas E. Perez, a strong proponent, attempted to rebrand apprenticeships to appeal to educators and parents. During his tenure, the department established a partnership between registered community colleges and sponsors that allowed on-the-job-training to count as academic credit toward a degree. “Apprenticeship is the other college, except without the debt,” said Mr. Perez, who had a goal of doubling the number by 2018. Advocates are hopeful that the trend will continue with new leadership in Washington, given President Trump’s familiarity with construction. Source:The New York Times A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Record Profit At GE Aviation Shows Promise For Boeing’s New Service Thrust General Electric Co.’s GE Aviation posted solid revenue growth and a record profit in its latest quarter, helped by a shift to services. GE Aviation reported revenue of $7.2 billion in 2016’s fourth quarter, a seven percent increase compared to the $6.7 billion it reported for the same period in 2015. Commercial jet engines stand before being shipped to customers from the GE Aviation test operations facility in Peebles, Ohio. Sales of spares and a big increase in new customer services agreements helped GE Aviation generate record profits in the fourth quarter of 2016. The unit’s profit was a record $1.74 billion, up 11 percent compared to the $1.57 billion profit made by the aviation unit a year earlier, helped by a significant shift to services, according to Sam Pearlstein, a Wells Fargo aerospace analyst. Pearlstein noted GE Aviation’s total aftermarket sales rose a whopping 12 percent to $3.9 billion. Fourth quarter average daily commercial spares sales were up 18 percent to a record as well, he said. The numbers are noteworthy because they highlight just how much of GE Aviation’s profits are now coming from the aviation services and spare parts aftermarket segments, the same market segment that Chicago-based Boeing (NYSE: BA) is trying to crack. Boeing created its global services unit last fall and hired new CEO Kevin McAllister (and former CEO of GE Aviation Services) to run its Boeing Commercial Airplanes unit. Pearlstein expects GE Aviation’s growth

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Capability to meet/exceed typical machined part tolerances: a PCNC Mill should not sacrifice the end result part quality. Machine frame rigidity and position resolution are critical; if needed, compromises can be made in spindle power, and maximum motion speed –attributes that affect throughput, but not product quality Affordable to justify occasional, as needed use: a PCNC mill must not need to be constantly producing to pay its own carrying costs. It is not designed as a replacement for a production capability, but rather as a CNC tool to assist with R&D, Design, and Product Development Open-source, user serviceable architecture: PCNC mills should be based on simple and robust machine architecture for minimal maintenance and repairs. PCNC mills should not require specially trained service personnel, and repair components must be obtainable and affordable. Expandable, modular design: a PCNC Mill should minimize upfront investment with options that could be added on an as-needed basis – 4th axis,AutomaticTool Changer, Coolant Kit, etc. Components such as tooling, etc. should be sold on an a la carte basis to allow customers to pick and choose exactly what they need. Minimized delivery charges – hidden delivery/installation fees can be over 25% of the sales price of a conventional CNC machine. A Personal CNC is designed to minimized acquisition fees – even to residential addresses. Tormach Personal CNC Design Story

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Powin Energy Says Big Southern California Battery Project Is Online Powin said last month that the 2-megawatt/8-megawatt-hour Millikan Avenue Battery Energy Storage System in Irvine was online, serving Southern California Edison with peaking capacity and grid-support services. Powin Energy battery energy storage systems come with a patented batterypack operating system that the company says improves efficiency and longevity. Powin won a contract to build and operate the facility last summer as regulators and utilities in the region scrambled to avoid peak energy shortages after leaks forced the shutdown of the Aliso Canyon natural-gas storage facility. The contract came with pressure: Not only was it Powin’s first big commercial project, but the company had less than six months to get the system in place. It turned out to be just the opportunity the company was looking for. The “bp-OS” is Powin’s patented battery-pack operating system, which optimizes battery functions down to the cell level. Cells are aggregated into modules, packs and strings to comprise the battery energy storage system. Powin said the Irvine facility “consists of 2,400 Li-ion battery packs, each A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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containing 3.7 kWh of lithium iron phosphate prismatic modules.” The system is housed in a 35,000-square-foot warehouse. Powin is providing energy and grid services to Southern California Edison under a 10-year contract. Terms of the deal are confidential, but Powin told the Business Journal last fall that it could earn between $4 million and $6 million over the period. Powin Energy is the former Powin Corp., which for more than two decades did manufacturing, design and logistics for companies outsourcing their production to China andTaiwan.The company branched into energy storage in 2011, and in 2016 decided to stake its future there. Source: Portland Business Journal

Four Bay Area cities, SFMade Join ForcesTo Save Manufacturing Between beer brewers, car makers, sewn goods and metal workers, the manufacturing sector in the Bay Area is flourishing. In 2015, the region outpaced both the nation and California in manufacturing growth and today supports more than 8,000 manufacturing companies with 300,000 jobs, according to a report from by SFMade. But with rising rent, stiff competition for space and often unfavorable business conditions, the Bay Area is at risk for having its manufacturers flee. In light of this, the region’s four largest cities – San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Fremont – have joined forces to launch the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM), a three-year project to


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i3D MFG Specializes in Metal 3D Printing Serving The Aerospace & Defense Industries Additive Manufacturing OEM EOS Is Their Partner i3D MFG™ is a relatively young company that is doing extraordinary things. In just its 4th year of business, the ITAR registered company supports some of the largest aerospace customers with cost-effective, small batch, complex and high-value metal parts – parts that are manufactured with 3D (additive) technology. The company is in the process of certifying to AS9100 Rev. D, with plans to achieve this in Q3.

i3D MFG is so proficient in DMLS that 3D manufacturer EOS designated the company a ‘North America Material Process Partner’. This gives them access to the latest DMLS machine parameter sets, and it enables the company to develop custom powders or ‘recipes’ for their customers. Their expertise has been called on by the US Air Force to publish a chapter in their manual for Additive Manufacturing.

“We take 3D models and lay extremely thin layers of the powdered metals, then weld the micron layers together. It comes out denser than a cast part.” Erin Stone, CEO Today the company is co-owned by a team of 4, 3 who run the day-to-day business, and the 4th is an investment partner. The 3 active owners include founders Erin Stone and Matt Garrett, and Chad Cooper, who joined the company shortly after it opened for business. All 3 owners bring decades of manufacturing and technical sales expertise to their company. Collectively, they have over 50 years of management level experience. Erin describes i3D’s decision to launch a DMLS start-up, “3D metal printing has emerged as a critical component in aerospace, rocket, and UAV design and manufacturing, but until i3D began in 2014, companies in the Western US were forced to use DMLS services thousands of miles away, reducing some of the lead time and cost advantages 3D printing is known for.” Chad explains, “What differentiates i3D MFG from other 3D manufacturing entities who specialize in prototypes only is the technology we use. It is called ‘Direct Metal Laser Sintering’ (DMLS), also referred to as Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM), and it moves 3D printing from the prototyping realm into true production parts manufacturing. DMLS parts are typically characterized as having strength, hardness and durability that is, at the least, comparable to cast or forged parts in comparable metal.” Chad adds, “Today, DMLS parts are used in final assemblies by NASA, the Army, the Air Force, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE, L3 and BAE, and these are some of our customers. DMLS is perfectly suited for aerospace and UAV thermal, weight reduction and complex part requirements. Generally, 3D metal printing holds tolerances off the printer as tight as +/- .002, and prints densities above 99%, making tighter tolerances and post process A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

requirements easily achievable. At i3D, we also manufacture parts for medical and dental device applications, firearms accessory manufacturers, the energy and recreational gear industr ies, and automotive parts users.”

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Regarding the process itself, Matt explains “As opposed to traditional, or subtractive manufacturing where parts are carved out of billet, the additive manufacturing process starts with 20-40 micron layers of powdered metal and uses a laser to melt thousands of micro layers together, one layer at a time based on a 3D CAD model – adding material only where the model dictates. DMLS enables production parts to be built that cannot be traditionally manufactured, including weight reductions through lattice and honeycomb structures, conformal cooling channels, and single part builds of multi-part assemblies.” i3D prints stock metals including Titanium, Aluminum, Inconel, Monel K500, Haynes 282, 4 medical grade Stainless Steels, and Maraging Tool Steel as well as custom powders created for specific customer applications. Matt says that since there is no material waste and the ability to reduce assembly components, DMLS printing can reduce the cost of parts made from exotic metals like Titanium and Inconel by 50- 70%. Parts and small batch test runs can be 3D printed impressively fast and post-processed to meet finish requirements in days. Multiple design iterations are possible within the same build allowing a shorter design time-line. This type of nimble market reaction time gives i3D clients a competitive advantage in market testing, product improvement reaction time, and JIT delivery. i3D MFG opened for business with 1 EOS M280 (DMLS) machine. Just 4 short years later, the company now owns 5 EOS DMLS machines. How did a start up grow to 5 DMLS machines, one could ask, as these machines are


quite costly. Optimism and hard work meet preparedness, that’s how. Early on, the company was awarded funds through a program called the ‘New Market Tax Credit Program’ (NMTC). The NMTC Program is a US Department of Treasury program that incentivizes community development and economic growth through the use of tax credits that attract private investment to distressed communities. i3D MFG opened for business in The Dalles, Oregon, about an hour from Portland, because the city qualified for the NMTC program. i3D MFG didn’t expand their business with new DMLS machines just to increase capacity. Rather, they did it to increase turnaround time for their customers and to increase their portfolio of offerings. Matt says, “We now offer 3D printing of 15 different stock metal powders, and for our most heavily utilized metal powders, we have dedicated DMLS machines. (Powder handling is critical, Matt says, as cross contamination is unacceptable, and to prevent this, it can take hours to remove the previously used powder prior to printing with a new metal powder). Through the use of 5 DMLS machines, i3D eliminates the need to constantly clean the machines of the previously used metal powder, creating nimble response time and creating cost efficiencies. i3D offers ‘Design-for-3D-Expertise’ to its customers. “The company’s proposals for manufacturing are not optimally done over Internet quoting”, Erin describes, expanding, “At i3D, we closely assist our clients’ designers and engineers in Design-for-3D manufacturing. Design-for-3D manufacturing creates limitless new opportunities for game-changing new parts and efficiencies.” i3D MFG is equipped with in-house finishing equipment specifically chosen to efficiently remove support material and deliver a professional quality part. The finishing shop includes heat treat, wire EDM, drilling, tapping, tumbling, ultrasonic cleaning and blasting equipment. Their expanding quality department is stocked with necessary measurement tools and a 3D scanner used to assure customers they are receiving a conforming product.Matt clarifies, “3D doesn’t per se compete with traditional or subtractive manufacturing — rather it is complimentary and often the two manufacturing methodologies are best suited for specific applications.” That being said, i3D MFG has partnered with a machine shop in Montana, Thompson

Precision, for reciprocal machining arrangements. Chad adds, “We encourage other machine shops to contact us for synergistic business opportunities.” The i3D team isn’t just passionate about 3D additive manufacturing — they are also passionate about their home state of Oregon. In fact, each of the DMLS machines are named after rivers in Oregon, and the partners say in jest that when they have named their machines for all of the rivers in Oregon, they will be moving on to names of mountains and lakes next! (There are somewhere between 37 and 59 – some numbers count creeks, and some use ‘forks’ on given rivers to double or triple count). “The partners have been a part of companies that moved manufacturing from the United States to China, or to other low-labor cost countries. We started i3D MFG because we want to participate in the reshoring initiative that is taking place today”, Erin says, adding,” We are proud to bring new jobs into the industry through i3D MFG, and these aren’t minimum wage jobs — the team we continue to grow is experienced in engineering and design, and they earn a true family wage and benefits.” There are so many reasons to contact i3D MFG. If you have complex parts that can benefit from 3D manufacturing, contact them at 541.588.0986 or visit their website at i3DMFG.com. You will find a wealth of information on 3D DMLS printing in their online library. And if you are looking for a fast paced, exciting opportunity to take your talents to the next level at an entrepreneurial company, contact them through their website at i3DMFG.com

EOS and i3D MFG™ Push the Aerospace Industry Forward with Industrial 3D Printing As companies across industries continue to explore how to bring the factory of the future to life, aerospace has become one of the early adopters of additive manufacturing (AM), which offers increasingly efficient, effective, and reliable manufacturing methods for Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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cobalt chrome alloys. Uses for each material creates advantages such as lightweighting components that reduces fuel consumption, material costs and CO2 emissions.

complex parts. EOS, the global technology and quality leader for highend 3D printing (AM) solutions, has almost 30 years of experience in this field, and uses their unique combination of systems services and processes to enable their partners to manufacture parts, tools and components with more efficiency and design freedom than ever before. In the aerospace industry specifically, EOS is teaming up with innovative companies like i3D MFG to manufacture critical components for the aerospace industry that would previously have been impossible using traditional manufacturing methods. Through Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), EOS’ metal, or ‘M’ series, machines use lasers to create parts additively, melting metal powder together to form intricate designs created through CAD data and programs. This technology has been instrumental in shifting industrial 3D printing from prototypingonly to production of actual parts in the aerospace industry given the strength, hardness, and durability of parts equal to that in subtractive manufacturing, while part design creativity is significantly improved. “DMLS functions as a no-waste process, enabling parts to be built that cannot be traditionally manufactured, including complex geometries, conformal channels, and single part builds of multi-part assemblies,” says Matt Garrett, one of i3D MFG founding members. “DMLS is perfectly suited for aerospace and UAV thermal, weight reduction and complex part requirements and the possibilities for this technology are endless.” i3D MFG currently uses EOS’ metal machines to decrease turnaround time and cost in part production for their customers around the globe – EOS’ global footprint and expertise are another reason they serve as a strong partner. In addition, EOS’ extensive library of metal materials available for use ensure i3D MFG can accommodate a range of manufacturing requests on behalf of their diverse customer base. EOS machines use aluminum, maraging steel, high-grade steel, nickel, and A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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“EOS’ DMLS machines have empowered our partners in the aerospace industry with unprecedented flexibility in design and engineering that enables them to produces the same part with weight reduction of about 40-60 percent,” said Scott Killian, emerging technology business manager at EOS North America. “Using this technology, partners like i3D MFG can help their customers produce products that consume significantly less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide due to manufacturing efficiencies. These enhancements translate directly into cost-savings.” And lightweighting is just one of the uses for DMLS. This technique allows a toolless production which requires less energy and raw material than conventional manufacturing. Traditional techniques that use wax molds have restrictions that limit production to 20 units per day. The DMLS process does not require tools or molds, enabling independence from batch sizes, which is also an important element in the aerospace field. “Since our technology uses CAD data and digital designs, our customers have the freedom to produce anywhere from one to thousands of parts in one day,” adds Killian. “Innovative companies like i3D MFG that are growing at a rapid pace and challenging the status quo can shorten the time they spend in R&D and bring their innovations to market quicker than ever.” Since launching as a startup in 2013, i3D MFG now houses five EOS DMLS machines and works with several top government and private aerospace companies. EOS collaborated closely with i3D MFG to ensure the right mix of machines and materials were in place, giving i3D MFG’s customers a distinct competitive edge. Aerospace companies like i3D MFG see the potential in futurefacing manufacturing technology that upend limitations inherent in conventional manufacturing, and are bringing these solutions to bear for their customers at a breakneck pace. Anyone who would like to learn more or speak with an EOS representative should reach out to: https://www.eos.info/contact.


Divergent 3D gets $23M To Expand 3D Printing For Auto Sector Divergent 3D said it has closed on a $23 million Series A funding round that it will use to help expand its 3D printing technology for the automotive sector. The round was led by technology venture capital fund Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, who is an investor in companies including Facebook, Waze, Spotify, Siri, DeepMind, Blockstream and Roli. Divergent 3D’s strategic partner, Altran, a French automotive and aerospace engineering services provider, also invested in the round. Los Angeles-based Divergent 3D said it will apply the funds toward commercializing its hardware-software platform, which aims to slash the capital costs, time-to-market and environmental impact of auto manufacturing. The company said its platform lets automakers quickly design and build new cars at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of those produced in traditional capital-intensive factories. It said 3D printing technology can lower capital investment and production costs while producing vehicle structures that are over 50 percent lighter and require less fuel to drive. “This investment enables us to continue our strong momentum by providing resources and relationships to bring our automotive manufacturing technology to as many automakers as possible, especially in China,” Divergent 3D CEO Kevin Czinger said in a statement. Divergent 3D also has a strategic partnership with European automaker PSA Group, maker of Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars, to build full vehicle structures using Divergent 3D’s manufacturing platform. Source: L.A. Biz

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Intel Cozies Up To Trump On Taxes And Manufacturing, Days After Opposing His Travel Ban President DonaldTrump became the second U.S. president to take credit for a chip manufacturing plant that Intel is building in Arizona.

The plant had originally been announced in 2011, and President Barack Obama had toured the construction site in 2012, praising Intel for creating future jobs in Arizona. Last month, CEO Brian Krzanich traveled to the White House for a televised appearance with Trump, where he announced the company would restart construction on the plant, which could take another four years at a cost of $7 billion. The company said the factory will create 3,000 high-wage jobs in Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix. Source: Silicon Valley Newsletter

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Subaru of America Inc. has opened a massive master parts distribution center in Gresham.

“The Portland Metro industrial market is facing historically low vacancy rates,” she said, in the release. “Finding a facility that offered the right size and efficient layout in a tight market was a challenge. Despite the small number of options in the preferred Southwest Portland submarket for Superwinch, we were able to secure a lease with PacTrust on a building that was under construction.”

The 600,000-square-foot facility will serve as a key West Coast hub for Subaru’s existing regional center network. The company plans to hire 50 full-time workers at the site, into which $60 million was poured.

Scott Salmon, Superwinch’s vice president of consumer business and himself a graduate of Lake Oswego High School and Marylhurst University, said the company would be sharing more details about the new headquarters once it’s up and running.

“Gresham’s location logistically matches our ideal vision for our master redistribution center in the U.S. and we look forward to seeing firsthand the positive impact the center will have on the local community,” saidThomas Doll, Subaru of America’s president and COO, in a release. 10 ptThe facility sits at the Port of Portland’s Gresham Vista Business Park. It will work with nine Subaru regional distribution centers.

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Sharp May Break Ground On US Plant This Year Reuters reports Sharp Corp may break ground on a new $7 billion US plant in the first half of this year, according to “a person with knowledge of the plan.” Parent-company Foxconn reportedly decided “to give Sharp the lead” on the project ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s scheduled diplomatic visit to the US – in which he plans to unveil a “package Tokyo hopes will please Trump,” including unveiling “investments to create as many as 700,000 U.S. jobs.”


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US Employers Add 227,000 Jobs In January President Trump hailed the Labor Department’s announcement that US employers added 227,000 jobs in January, though average hourly earnings increased by just 0.1 percent year on year and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.8 percent. While the network newscasts only devoted just over two minutes to the latest data, coverage was heavy in print and online. Reporting was generally positive toward the employment data and highlighted that while the report was the last of former President Obama’s term, Trump also deserves some credit for the gains. ABC World News Tonight broadcast in a brief report that “both President Trump and former President Obama [are] taking credit” for the figures, though theWashington Post saysWhite House press secretary Sean Spicer “went further” than his boss “in his afternoon briefing,” stating that the “report reflects the consumer confidence that the Trump presidency has inspired.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Caterpillar Looks To Startup For Drone Technology The venture arm of Caterpillar Inc., a major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has invested in San Francisco drone tech startup Airware. Rather than make its own unmanned aerial vehicles, Airware has focused its efforts around providing software and services that help large enterprises use drones throughout their operations. Airware’s cloud-based software helps companies plan flights, automate those as much as possible, then analyze all the data their drones collect. In putting drones to work, large construction, mining and insurance companies generally seek to cut costs, improve worker safety or increase their revenue and productivity.

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The entire contract, pegged in media reports between $8.2 billion and $8.9 billion, is for 90 aircraft in the 10th lot.The company billed these as the “lowest-priced F-35s in program history.” Lockheed pointed to lower unit prices, including the jet, engine and fee for the three F-35 variants, for the price drop. The F-35A unit price dropped 7.3 percent compared with the previous contract lot to $94.6 million. Across the last two lots, that amounts to a 12 percent cost reduction, the company said. The F-35B, for the Marine Corps, dropped 6.7 percent from the prior lot to $122.8 million. The third, the F-35C for the Navy, saw a 7.9 percent price cut to $121.8 million. “The LRIP-10 contract is a good and fair deal for the taxpayers, the U.S. Government, allies, and Industry,” said Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, F-35 program executive officer, in a statement. “We continue to work with industry to drive costs out of the program.” Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson has met at least three times with Trump after he tweeted concerns in December about the F-35 program’s costs. But costs have been a focus for the company well before that— it’s been working for some time on its long-term plan


to drive costs down to $85 million per jet. In all, since the delivery of the first F-35, costs per jet have dropped 57 percent. Additionally, Lockheed has two long-running cost-cutting initiatives — Blueprint for Affordability, aimed at reducing the price per plane, and the Sustainment Cost Reduction Initiative, aimed at bringing down sustainment costs of the jet. Together, the two programs have resulted in an estimated $5 billion in cost savings in recent years.

But the company said the new administration helped bring a brighter spotlight to the cost issue. “President Trump’s personal involvement in the F-35 program accelerated the negotiations and sharpened our focus on driving down the price,” the company said in a statement last moth. The new agreement with the Pentagon includes 90 aircraft, 55 for the U.S. military and 35 for international partners and sales, with the highest number, at eight, heading to Australia. Of the U.S. aircraft, 44 will go to the Air Force, nine to the Marine Corps and two to the Navy.

Lockheed, along with partners Arlington-based BAE Systems Inc. and Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp., had already committed to spending $170 million in the Blueprint for Affordability program and $250 million under the Sustainment Cost Reduction Initiative to further save on costs.

The delivery of this lot will begin in early 2018.

“With initiatives like Blueprint for Affordability and the natural learning curve, we are substantially bringing the cost of each aircraft down,” said Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin F-35 vice president and general manager, in a statement.

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Ampere first developed what it calls “Arc Position Sensing” to give manufacturers a way to see and adjust the arc. With the new grant, it’s building on that to develop “VARmetric technology,” to yield finer control of the arc. The technology “could save 40 to 50 percent of the energy currently lost in the use of these furnaces, while improving ingot quality and reducing much of the $800 million in lost revenues annually through material waste and associated electrical inefficiencies,” Ampere Scientific CEO Paul King said in a statement. Source: Portland Business Journal

Steel Supplier Moves Headquarters To Elk Grove PDM Steel Service Centers, a steel supplier for the western states, has moved its headquarters from Stockton to Elk Grove, city officials announced last month. The


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and the rest is from more traditional startup investment sources,”Waldren told me. Its venture backers in the new round include Alsop Louie Partners, Bold Capital, Nautilus Venture Partners and Dolby Family Ventures. The way it is used in planes equipped by Rockwell Collins now eliminates large overhead projectors that have been placed in cockpits to show pilots flying conditions picked up by scanners outside their aircraft in real time. Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal

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The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon The Millennial Conundrum Although American manufacturing never completely deserted this country, the truth is outsourcing has been the norm since the early 1980’s, particularly production of consumer products. A plethora of issues exist as to why these manufacturing jobs disappeared: The perceived notion of economic advantage, skewed trade agreements, tax incentives, and as of late, domestic automation, all contribute to this complex issue. The hard fact is many consumer products can sell for less when manufactured off shore. Over the last six to eight years, a strong reshoring trend has come to the forefront. The companies surviving the 2007-2008 peak and subsequent years’ depression have learned a great deal about how to effectively compete against outsourcing. But now the conundrum – an aging and shrinking labor pool and a fickle millennial workforce has manufacturers across the nation struggling to fill open positions. The millennial generation, while very intelligent and creative, but through no fault of their own, are having a hard time integrating into today’s work force. They have been programed to go to college whether they were suited for college or not. They have been told they are special. They have been told they can be anything they want to be. They grew up with Game Boys, cell phones, and video games and expect instant gratification courtesy of Amazon and eBay. They are a result of our modern technological environment. From a manufacturing standpoint young candidates are hard to manage because they are impatient and don’t feel they are making a memorable impact. So now it becomes the challenge for industry to pick up the gauntlet. How do you train and stimulate new hires to understand they are making a valuable contribution? Scout Systems has successfully addressed the challenge! Last year Scout Systems introduced their new hardware-software suite of manufacturing aids: Tracker, Compass, and HQ! Tracker will aid in A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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“This Megafactory requires to manufacture its cutting edge, long-range sensors in a single location, as well as the ability to scale to meet growing global customer demand for LiDAR tvtdiecast.com 800 280 2278 while pursuing an aggressive growth ▼strategy,” Mark Shandley, Velodyne 9001:2008 Certified vice president of operations, said in aISO news release. “In addition, the location in Santa Clara County is ideal, as it allows us to produce LiDAR sensors in the US with a skilled workforce alongside precision robotic manufacturing processes so we can continue to grow and deliver world-class products,” the release said. LiDAR sensors are used for industrial applications and drone aircraft in addition to autonomous cars. Ford Motor Co. and Chinese search engine company Baidu poured $150 million into Velodyne LiDAR in its first round of venture funding last August. The company said at the time that it would use the funding to scale up its manufacturing and research and development. It employed more than 200 people then and planned to double that number by the end of the year. Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal

Uber Hires NASA Aircraft Engineer To Aid In Developing Flying Car Platform Bloomberg News reports former NASA advanced aircraft engineer Mark Moore has been hired by Uber as “director of engineering for aviation.” At Uber, Moore will work on Uber’s flying car initiative called Uber Elevate. Moore is quoted saying, “I can’t think of another company in a stronger position to be the leader for this new ecosystem and make the urban electric VTOL market real.” Bloomberg notes that Uber isn’t building a “flying car yet,” but recently “laid out a radical vision for airborne commutes and identified technical challenges it said it wanted to help the nascent industry solve” in its own white paper. The Verge reports Uber isn’t interested in developing its own flying car, but rather wants to “contribute to the nascent but growing VTOL ecosystem and to start to play whatever role is most helpful to accelerate this industry’s development.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Randy Pulley

Vice President & General Manager Pacific Northwest Randy.Pulley@ryerson.com 206-624-2300 Direct 425-204-2601 Mobile 425-204-2603 Fax

Jeffrey F. Nawrot Vice President, Business Development 10530 E. 59th Street • Indianapolis, IN 46236 T: 317/826.4414 • TF: 877/240.2462 • F: 317/823.6822 jeff@trustycook.com • C: 317/946.1235 trustycook.com

600 SW 10th Street Renton, WA 98057 www.ryerson.com SUMMIT MACHINE TOOL MANUFACTURING L.L.C. a subsidiary of LSB Industries Inc. 518 N. Indiana Ave | Oklahoma City, OK 73106 (800) 654 - 3262 | FAX (405) 232 - 5169 SummitMachineTool.com

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jbringaze@summitmt.com (405) 795 - 5919 (405) 639 - 8490

ACCESSORIES Abrasive Systems Applications Specialities____ 253-872-0305 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______800-335-8437 Air Cleaning Guns Royal Products_________631-273-1010 Air Coupliings Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233

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

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Bandsaw Tech__________ 562--419-7675 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 MESCO_______________626-303-5680 Roentgen USA__________ 760--900-1110 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 SawBlade.com__________800--240-2932 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437

Coolant Applications Specialities______253-872-0305

Chemicals: Ultrasonic Band Saw Replacement Parts Bandsaw Tech__________ 562--419-7675 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Collets & Chucks Band Saw Repair Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Bandsaw Tech__________ 562--419-7675 Edge Technologies_______ 314-692-8388 Bar Feeders Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc_303-990-6190 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Edge Technologies_______ 562-243-4659 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Bar Feeder Accessories US Shop Tools__________ 800-243-7701 Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Clamping Tools Bar Feeder Repair Wohlhaupter__________ 937-503-4708 Edge Technologies_______ 562-243-4659 CNC Lathe Accessories Burrs Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Fullerton Tool Company_____ 303-478-3497 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._ 763-682--3122 Cams CNC Spindle Liners Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Computer Enclosures-Protective Carbide Tools, Indexable Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Byte Box______________ 888-bytebox

Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Swift Tool Co, Inc._________800-562-0900

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Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Tool Technology, Inc._______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools___________800-243-7701 Coolant Systems DCM -Tech _____________800-533-5339

Countersinks, Fullerton Tool Company______ 303-478-3497 Cutting Fluids & Oils Castrol_______________800-894-7773 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 Cutting Tools Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305

Bilz USA_____________ 224-563-7233 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802


Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

T.J. Hatfield President Cell: 503-290-9667 Office: 800.523.2549 Fax: 503.620.1911 17605 SW 65th Ave. Lake Oswego, Or. 97035 thatfield@faheyinc.com www.faheyinc.com

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www.coastaluminum.com jpalmer@coastaluminum.com

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www.royalprod.com

orders@royalprod.com

www.SwiftTool.com

John Palmer Jr. Vice President: Northwest Region

Filiter Mist Collectors Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 S.L. Fusco National City____619-477-7733 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Dovetail Fixtures MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Grooving Head, Grooving Tools Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Drills/Reamers/Taps S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Wohlhaupter__________937-503-4708 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Machine Tool Acccessories S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Guide Bushings, Swiss Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Edge Technologies_______ 314-692-8388 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 S.L. Fusco National City______619-477-773 Indestructable Keyboards US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Byte Box______________888-bytebox Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Wohlhaupter_________937-503-4708 Machine Tool Cool Filtration Inserts EDM Materials & Supplies Cutting Tool Holders DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Horizon Carbide_________602-524-3802 Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Wohlhaupter________937-503-4708 EDM Performance________800-336-2946 Cutting Tool Systems S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Jaws Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Global EDM Supply_______800-676-7336 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Cycle Time Solutions______510-708-8665 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 End Mills US Shop Tools__________ 800-243-7701 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Applications Specialities_____253-872-0305 Milling & Turning Products Keyseat Cutters S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Bilz USA_____________224-563-7233 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Fullerton Tool Company_____ 303-478-3497 Modular Multi-Boring System Live Centers S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Horizon Carbide_________602-524-3802 Wohlhaupter_________ 937-503-4708 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 Deburring Tools Modular Spray Systems S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Load Unload Systems Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Die Tooling Springs S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Edge Technologies_______ 314-692-8388 Optical Mouse-Silicone Based Lubricants / Systems Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Byte Box_____________ 888-bytebox DCM Tech ____________800-533-5339 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Drills/Cutters-Magnetic Packaging/Shipping Supplies Hangsterfer’s__________ 316-640-2462 Alliance Packaging______ 206-445-5898Fabrication Tooling Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Parts Washing Equipment Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Hangsterfer’s__________ 760-580-1357 Facing and Boring Heads S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez___310-868-1010 Wohlhaupter__________937-503-4708 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 DCM Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Since 1946

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

Brandon Anderson 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

JEFF HALL Principal

Machine Tool

Pacific Northwest

President

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

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Exclusive provider of OKUMA

Marc Goerlich Business Manager

GOSIGER NORTHWEST 21911 68TH Ave South Kent, WA 98032

C 253.278.1110

E marc.goerlich@gosiger.com www.gosiger.com

Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Precision Bearings C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 Probing Systems Sherpa Design_________ 503-771-3570 Punch Die Tooling Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 Safety Products US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Saw Blades & Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303--761-3000 Roentgen USA__________760--900-1110 SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Solvents & Degreasing Agents DCM -Tech ___________ 800-533-5339 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Solvents:Hand Wipe Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Spindles Setco-Pope Spindles______ 866-362-0699 Stamping Tooling Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 Tooling Pins & Bushings Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 Tool Sharpening (Grinding) Applications Specialities_____253-872-0305 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Tooling Systems Applications Specialities_____253-872-0305 Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233

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Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 Vises & Vise Jaws RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Workholding Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 MESCO_______________626-303-5680 APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Machining Apprenticeships AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Precision Metal Fabrication Apprenticeships AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Training & Education AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 BANKING Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS Vision 33 _______ 303-937-6543 Ext. 353 CAD TRAINING

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Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

Streamingteacher.com DISIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY 3-D Plastics, Inc._________503-720-0572 DOOR SYSTEMS Automatic Door opening Systems

Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052

Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 ERP SOFTWARE

Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders

VIision 33____________ 206-456-5185 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Business Management Software Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Solutions Aircraft brake rotor VIision 33____________ 206-456-5185 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Grinders, Rotary FINANCING CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Silicon & Quartz U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 FORK LIFTS Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 GARNET GMA Garnet Group _______832-243-9300 GRINDING Custom Machines Campbell Grinders Co._____480-370-3800 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 Sharp Machine Tool_310-944-8016 Grinding Filtration S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Grinding Machines Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 CNC Machine Services______ 425-788-4500 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339

Punch & Die DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 INSPECTION EQUIP King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 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 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 3D CAD for CMM Perceptron____________ 734-414-6100 CMM Probes


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Cell: 503-351-8692

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Since 1922

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OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052

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North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439

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

North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333

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

www.live-tooling.com

Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry

Made in Italy

Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____ 480-510-4146

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Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 LMI Machinery Inc.________ 866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks________800-426-2052 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc_303-990-6190 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 North-South Machinery______253-333-2439 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 North Western Machinery_____206-583-2333 Custom Design/Build Machines Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Dot Peen Markers Gosiger_____________ 937-586-5067 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 EDM Automation LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 EDM Die Sinking Machines North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Romi Machine Tools, Ltd____ 480-510-4146 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

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North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 EDM Drilling & Micro Hole Machines

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Service EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 ONA EDM USA ________ 602-328-0881 EDM Tooling Systems

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Global EDM Supply_______ 800-676-7336 Equipment Financing

Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604 Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Gantry & Bridge Systems Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Horizontal Boring & Exclusive provider of OKUMA

Michael Garver Sales Manager

GOSIGER NORTHWEST 21911 68TH Ave South Kent, WA 98032 T 253.826.3921 C 253.508.4771 E michael.garver@gosiger.com www.gosiger.com

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SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Bralco______________602-722-3324 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061

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Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466

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King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651

DIX Metals____________714-677-0788 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232

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Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

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Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825

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Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333

Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208

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Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300

Bronze King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Desert EDM___________ 480-816-6300 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Carbon Steel Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Bralco______________602-722-3324 MATERIAL Manual Mills And Lathes Used Wire EDM Machines

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Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Parts Washing Gosiger______________937-586-5067 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Sawing Machines Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 Aluminum Extrusions CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Aluminum Precision_______ 805-889-7569 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Armor:Commercial North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Service Steel___________ 503-224-9500 Armor: Military Grade Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Saw Replacement Parts CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Service Steel___________ 503-224-9500 Brass Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000

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Cobalt Alloys Aerodyne Alloys_________ 800-337-3766 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Copper Bralco______________602-722-3324 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Electrical Steels

Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Sunshine Metals_________760-579-8327 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Metals: Bar & Plate Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper___ 800-362-5255 Sunshine Metals_________760-579-8327 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Nickel Alloys Aerodyne Alloys_________800-337-3766 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 Marzee Inc.___________602-269-5801 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Precision Ground Flat DIX Metals____________714-677-0788 Sheet & Coil Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292

Stainless Steel & Steel Aerodyne Alloys________ 800-337-3766 Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 DIX Metals____________714-677-0788

Laser Cut Material

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 High Temperature Alloys


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PERRY PALLET CO. PERRY

Marc Perry JOSH PERRY

Capabilities:

Phone: (360)366-5239 Email: solutions@perrypallet.com Web: www.PerryPallet.com

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

Sales Manager

 Serve your pallet, crate & lumber needs  Heat-Treat (HT) for export shipment

MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

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8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352 121 Perry St. • Saginaw, MI 48602 MONday - frIday 7:00 aM to 5:00 PM saTurday 8:00 aM to 2:00 PM

http://www.fullertontool.com PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 E-Mail: jbridgett@fullertontool.com suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM Tel: 989-799-4550 800-248-8315 Fax: 989-792-3335 Cell: 303-478-3497

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Jeff Bridgett

Regional Sales Manager

Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 CNC Turret Punches Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 8300 San Fernando road

Sun Valley, Ca 91352 949-466-8255 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Muratec_____________ Drill Lines Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 C

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Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Cold Saws/Saws United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ _503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Titanium Rod, Bar, & Wire Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Aerodyne Alloys_________ 800-337-3766 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 8300 San Fernando road 8300 San Fernando road Power Tools Hardware Insertion Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Tool Steel Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Iron Workers DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 Presses Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING Press Brakes Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Streamingteacher.com Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Fahey Machinery 8300 San Fernando road 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352 Sun Valley, Ca 91352 METROLOGY PRODUCTS Fab Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Laser & Fiber Laser Machines Perceptron____________ 714-595-6040 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 NEW MACHINERY North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 FABRICATION Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208 Punches Magnetic Drills/Cutters Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-903 Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Material Handling Systems Jorgensen Machine Tools_____800-952-0151 Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 North-South Machinery_____ 253-333-2439 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Metal Marking Systems Band & Cut Off Saws Rolling Machines Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 CM

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Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Shipping Solutions

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Notchers Wood Pallets Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003

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

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Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 PRECISION TOOLHOLDING PRODUCTS Tooling North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122

Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 North-South Machinery______253-333-2439 Fab - Line Machinery______ 206-972-6215 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316

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Regional Sales Manager

B A R T O N I NTERNATIONAL sales: 800.741.7756 cell: 253.988.5934 email: awells@barton.com web: barton.com

Spindle Sales New Business Appraisal Exit Strategies Group______ 707-292-2750 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 Custom Packaging/Shipping Setco _______________ 714-222-6523 Supplies Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898TRAINING Six Sigma Training Engineering/Mechanical Design Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 Tooling Systems ISO Consulting/Registration Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Facility Expansion/ Great Western Registrar______ 623-580-1881 PRODUCTIVITY New Construction Productivity Tools and Systems Campbell Corp__________800-997-9996 Lean Consulting Training Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 Financial Services Lambie Engineering________ 509-868-3100 PROG. SYSTEMS Intech Funding_________ 800-553-9208 Lean Engineering Factory Automation/Logistics Quick Turn Financial_______415-608-5692 Campbell Corp__________ 800-997-9996 North-South Machinery______253-333-2439 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 206-948-0022 ISO / AS9100 Certification CAD/CAM Software, CAD BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Machine Tool Rebuilding Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Productivity Training MRP Software Management Systems Training Scout Systems___________253-329-2460 SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 USED MACHINERY Nesting Software Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782 SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022 Supply Chain Assessments Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Software, Solid Modeling Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674 SOFTWARE CAD CAM North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Machining Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 REPAIR Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____ 602-908-3447 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753 Cimatron________248-596-9700 ext. 237 WATERJET CUTTING Bar Feeder Repair Delcam______________877-335-2261 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._____ 503-620-9031 Edge Technologies_______ 562-243-4659 Solid Products__________ 480-206-0330 Flow International_________ 909-620-5707 Mechanical Design ROBOTICS King Machine Inc._________ 509-435-6741 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Cimatron________248-596-9700 ext. 237 Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315 Delcam______________877-335-2261 Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Robotic Part Loading Systems Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 Garnetentury Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 Post-Processor Software Barton International_______800-741-7756 ROUTERS Sherpa Design__________503-771-3570 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 SPINDLES & SLIDES Waterjet Bricks SAFETY Barton International_______ 800-741-7756 Spindle Rebuilding/Repair Fire Protection Systems C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 GMA Garnet Group ________ 832-243-9300 Rotarex North America_____ 480-689-8756 GMN USA LLC__________ 800-686-1679 Waterjet Hoppers SAWS Setco ______________ 714-222-6523 Band & Cut-Off Saws

Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 SERVICES

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Barton International_______800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group ________832-243-9300 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton International_______800-741-7756 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337

EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 WOOD PRODUCTS

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Capital Weld Cleaners______ 480-967-0016

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CHEMICAL ETCHING DEBURRING BRAZING PMA Photometals_________480-773-3239 ASSEMBLIES dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 CUSTOM CREFORM ASSY. Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 EDGING PLASTEEL_____________ 480-491-8100 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Precision Casting Repair______801-972-2345 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 PLASTEEL_____________ 480-491-8100 CUTTING Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 EDM BENDING Bar & Plate Cutting Brazing: Dip EDM: Dialectric Systems Mandrel Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 /Filtration Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Brazing: Vacuum Ebbco Inc_____________ 586-716-5151 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 BROACHING DIE CASTING Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Speciality Bending Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Specialty Steel Services______801-539-8252 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 DIES Structrual Bending CABLE ASSEMBLIES Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 Tool & Dies Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 EDM: Wire Micropulse West Inc.________480-966-2300 Tube and Pipe Bending SLS (Selctive Laser Sintering)

Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

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QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Polishing EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Powder Coating Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 PlaSteel_____________ 480-491-8100 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Sandblasting QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 EZ-ACCESS_____________ 800-258-8503 Sub-Assembly Builds Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 Silk Screening FINISHING Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 FIXTURING Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Hexatron Engineering_______801-363-8010 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 Forming & Fabrication Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 GASKETS Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 FABRICATION Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Architectural Forming & Fabrication GRINDING EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 TMM Precision __________ 800-448-9448 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 AZ Tool Steel_ _ _________ 877-795-1600 Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Glass Bead Clean Fabrication: Sheet Metal Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Medium & Large Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 ChemResearch__________ 602-253-4175 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Liquid Painting Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 MPI International_________ 956-631-6880 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Passivation Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Coating Technologies______ _623-581-2648 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Employee Owned

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Electronics Contract Manufacturing

www.cascadesystems.net

Steve Daniel

Director of Business Development Cell: 971.330.8054 sdaniel@cascadesystems.net 23176 NW Bennett St. Hillsboro, OR 97124

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www.tfcplating.com

Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

503-771-0969

Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700

Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Central Valley Machine______435-752-0934

Grinding: Surface Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 ChemResearch___________602-253-4175

Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613

Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613

info@tfcplating.com

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 MET-TEK Heat Treating_______503-519-9864

Grinding: Tool & Cutter HONING Grinding, Blanchard Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 GUN DRILLING HYDRAULIC REPAIR Diversified Metal Services_____801-972-6093 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776

HEAT TREATING INJECTION MOLDS Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 INJECTION MOLDING Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 LASER CUTTING MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Grinding, Centerless CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751

Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Thermal-Vac Technology_____714-997-2601 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 Cryogenics Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Grinding, Double Disc Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100Byington Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Laser Cutting: 3D Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595

TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 Heat Treating/Aerospace LEVELING Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 MACHINING Precision Tech___________801-285-7288 Thermal-Vac Technology______714-997-2601 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __253-395-7381 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115 Oven/Aluminum Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595

Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Faustson______________303-420-7422 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 PlaSteel______________ 480-491-8100 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 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Machining: 5-Axis Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Machining: Aerospace

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Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386

Scott FerguSon

Marketing & Sales Manager

Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Savage Machining Inc.______ 805-584-8047 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______ 661-294-0644 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Machining: CNC Milling Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. ______661-294-0644 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Central Valley Machine_____ 435-752-0934 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 Western Precision Products, Inc.__ 503-786-8923 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Machining: Ceramics Advanced Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 O’Keefe Ceramics_________ 719-687-0888 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Machining: Horizontal Boring Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Machining: Proto-R & D Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. __ 661-294-0644 Alpha Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Precision Machining, Inc. _____ 253-395-7381 Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Central Valley Machine______435-752-0934 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

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Machining: Production Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Savage Machining Inc.______805-584-8047 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__360-735-3763 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 Western Precision Products, Inc._ 503-786-8923 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Machining: Large Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 PlaSteel______________480-491-8100 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____425-207-5951 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344

Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838

Machining: Medical Western Precision Products, Inc.__503-786-8923 Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Machining: Shaft Turning Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Machining: Swiss Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________ 928-636-2115

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a MISUMI Group Company

Kevin Benson Die Components Marketing Director

39830 Grand River Ave. Suite B2 Novi, MI 48375

DAYTON Lamina Corporation a MISUMI Group Company

Phone: (248) 489-9122 Cell: (708) 203-6684 Email: kbenson@daytonlamina.com www.daytonlamina.com

Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Production Polishing Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Tooling

Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Machining: Turning Large METALIZING Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._____ 425-207-5951 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850

Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Western Precision Products, Inc._ 503-786-8923 Machining: Turning

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MOLDING: RUBBER

Molds: Plastic Injection dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634 Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422 G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 NW Metalcraft Industries_____888-280-7080 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Larkin Precision Machine____ 831-438-2700 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838

Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.____ 425-207-5951

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________503-720-0572 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Mold Making 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________503-720-0572 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 PLATING ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Anodizing

Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Savage Machining Inc._____ 805-584-8047 Western Precision Products, Inc.__ 503-786-8923

Strom Manufacturing______ 503-447-1021

PLASTIC MOLDING

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 MOLDS Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Bright Tin Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144

Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Molds: High Volume Class 100 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144

SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226

PlaSteel______________ 480-491-8100 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634

METROLOGY

Contract Manufacturing Part Probing & Inspection AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Blum Novotest __________ 909-670-8411 AEI Fabrication__________480-733-6594 Production Metrology Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Blum Novotest __________ 909-670-8411 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Tool Measurement Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Blum Novotest __________ 909-670-8411 Tool Breakage Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Blum Novotest __________ 909-670-8411

Al Hirth Machining, Inc. _____ 661-294-0644 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__ 360-735-3763 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ________928-636-2115 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337

PLASTIC MACHINING

Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and Bridge Molds Industrial Manufacturing Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 Turnkey Product Services Molds: Expertise in Overmold and Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Insert Molding

Western Precision Products, Inc._ 503-786-8923 Columbia Manufacturing Svcs.__ 360-735-3763 Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing Machining: Ultra Precision PC BOARDS Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Surface Mount & Thru Hole Personal Collectables Polishing Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 Machining: Turning With Live

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Chem Film Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Chrome/Nickel/Palladium EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Gold Tech _____________ 480-968-1930 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Coating Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

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TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 Tin Plating

Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel,

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410

Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284

Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271

TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969

Bin Service

Hard Chrome

PLASMA CUTTING

Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657

Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930

Coating: Dry Film Lube

Excess Material Handling Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 PRECISION FORMING Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Full Service Scrap Management NAD CAP & Boeing Approved Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Processes Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Scrap Metal Prrocessing Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Pacific Tool, Inc_________ 425-882-1970 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Calbag Metals Company _____ 253-283-8657 Nickel-Bright QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Waste Metal Management Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Calbag Metals Company _____253-283-8657 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Copper Wood Products Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 PROCESSING: METAL Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Perry Pallet Co.__________360-366-5239 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Acid Pickle Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 REPAIR TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 CNC-PROS_____________ 602-344-9753 Tin / Zinc Plate Chemical Electro-Polishing ROLLING ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 LA Specialties___________602-269-7612 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 SANDBLASTING Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Plating Alodine Production Sawing Embrittlement Relief Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Phosphate TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 SEWING Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Passivation Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Electroless Nickel ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 PROTOTYPES SHEARING ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 TFC Plating___________ 503-771-0969 NW Rapid Mfg._________ 503-434-8557 SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Silver Plating PUNCHING Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 SILICONE Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Group Manufacturing Serv___ 480-966-3952 SINTERING Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930 TFC Plating____________ 503-771-0969 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Western Sintering_________ 509-375-3096 Gold SLITTING Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311 RECYCLING MATERIALS Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648

Nick Hochuli Sales Engineer

Cell: 937/503-4708 Office: 937/885-1878 E-mail: hn@wohlhaupter.com Wohlhaupter Corporation 10542 Success Lane Centerville, Ohio 45458

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SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113

Machining Delcam______________877-335-2261

Stamping: Light

Mechanical Design Delcam______________877-335-2261 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

TUBE BENDING &

Welding: MIG-TIG

CUTTING FAB Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443

G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069

Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 WATERJET CUTTING Accutech Machine Inc_______801-975-1117

Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Marzee Inc.___________ 602-269-5801 Stamping: Production/ Milco Waterjet__________ 714-373-0098 Precision Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting Columbia Manufacturing Svcs._ 360-735-3763 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 TESTING Micro-Machining Testing: Corrosion, Product Stress, Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 THERMAL SPRAY WELDING Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714 Custom Metal Fabrication____ 503-788-5701 TOOL & DIE DESIGN G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 TOOL Cutting & Grinding Powerhaus Precision______ 480-225-8845 Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 TOOLING Weld Metal Works________ 503-788-5701 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Welding: Aluminum Lambie Engineering______509-868-3100 Medium & Large Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 G & G Custom Metal Fab____ 503-931-7069 Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 NADCAP Welding Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Robotic Welding Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 WIRE FORMING Ace Wire & Spring Form______412-458-4830 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 WIRE HARNESSES Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733

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Faustson...56 Flex-Pro...25,56 Flow...48,49,54 Foresight Finishing...58 Fry Steel...50 Fullerton Tool...34,53 Ganesh...49 Gartman Technical...52 Gillaspie...58 Global EDM Supply...49 GMA Garnet Group...20,51 GMN...25,50 Gold Tech...57 Gorilla Metals Inc...13,50 Gosiger...50,51 Group Manufacturing...56 Grovtec...12,55 Hangsterfers...48,50 Helical...51 Horizon Carbide...50 Howard Precision Mach. Prod...10,60 Hurco...21 i3D...1,26-28,46 Icon Machine Tools, Inc....49 Industrial Machine Services...58 Industrial Metal Supply Co....14,53 Industrial Precision Grinding...60 Intentiaon 3D...42 KD Capital...52 King Machine...53 Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...29,49 Lambie Engineering...51 Larkin Precision...59 Layke Inc...58 Layke Tactical...58 Leadtek...60 Machinists Inc....33,55 Mario Pinto...51 MESCO...57 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...15,48 Northwestern Machinery...51 NW Machine Tool Expo...2 Okeefe Ceramics...10, 55 ONA EDM USA...53 Optical Gaging Products Inc...51 Pacific Swiss...14,61 Pacific Continental Bank...43,53 Perceptron...53 Performance Machine Tools...8,52 Perry Pallet...53 Phoenix Heat Treat...57 Pinnacle Precision...57 PLASTEEL...55 Plastic Injection Molding...56

Portland Precision...58 Precious Metals Plating...38,61 Precision Ceramic Machine...10 Precision Die & Stamping...56 QUAL-FAB, Inc....55 Real Axis Machining...58 RevolutionMachine Tools...50 Rickard Engineering...55 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 Roentgen USA...49 Rolled Alloys...19 Romi Machine Tools...52 Ron Grob...20,56 Rosco Precision Machinery...21,48 Rotarex...54 Royal products...36,49 Ryerson...5,48 S.L. Fusco...63 Santa Cruz Electronics...25 Sav-On Plating...55,61 Savage Machine...27,55 Saw Blade.com...64 Scotttrade Bank Equip Finance...53 Selway Machine Tool Co...48,50 Sentry Insurance...52 Sequoia Brass & Copper...54 Setco Spindles & Slides...53 SigmaTEK...52 SMH Inc LLC...44,55 Southwest Turbine...38 Specialty Steel...56 Spring Works Utah...56 Star Metal Fluids...49 Steel Services Grinding...57 Strom Manufacturing...55 Summit Machine Tool...40,48 Sun Grinding...56 Superior Grinding...24,55 Sustaining Edge...51 Swift Tool...16,37,43,49,52 Teton...58 TFC Plating...57 Thermal-Vac...58 Titanium Coating Services...10 Tool Technology...53 Tormach...23 Treske...20,58 Trusty Cook...13,48 TVT Die Casting...46-47,55 UNIST...3 US Bank Equipment ...53 US Shop Tools...35,52 Valley Machine Shop...57 Vision33...51 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...49 Weiser Engineering...57 Western Precision Products...12,55 Western Sintering...36,55 Wohlhaupter...60 Wrico Stamping...29,55 Zachman Machinery....54 Zeiss Metrology...48


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