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Vol. 9, No. 3 JUNE / JULY‘19 Front Cover Story Pages 24-25

West Coast Edition For WA, OR, & CA

Albina Co., Inc. Masters The Art Of Precision Metal Bending

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Editor’s Corner How many aerospace and defense systems can we make? And like the stock market, will this A&D (aerospace and defense) industry correct itself?

of 5.9%.

While looking at the data for the aerospace industry and the show in France, I was overwhelmed by the numbers of aircraft orders and the dollar amount this represents. According to the reliable sources in the aviation industry, globally, commercial airlines are expected to generate $865 billion in 2019. Between 2009 and 2017 the commercial aviation industry grew at a compound annual growth rate

In 2018 both commercial and defense sectors saw good growth and this is a rare market occurrence as these two markets have historically been counter-cyclical. On the commercial side we have an increasing number of travelers worldwide and affluence is the key factor here. It is expected that 2019 will set a new record in terms of the number of scheduled passengers with almost 4.6 billion, around 130 percent higher than in 2004. The number of scheduled passengers handled by the global airline industry has increased in all but one of the last 15 years. Scheduled passengers refer to the number of passengers who have booked a flight with a commercial airline. As of 2017, the Asia-Pacific region had the highest share of airline passenger traffic, accounting for around one third of the global total. Plane sales are estimated to be at more than 14,000 backlogged orders. This has led to an increase in demand for airplane deliveries. Boeing has forecasted the need for 42,730 new jets to accommodate the growing passenger traffic and upcoming aircraft retirements. APAC leads the way here, with 40% of the demand accounting for 16,930 deliveries. The total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five biggest spenders in 2018 were the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India and France, which together accounted for 60 per cent of global military spending. Military spending by the USA increased for the first time since 2010, while spending by China grew for the 24th consecutive year. The spending boom is driven, above all, by the contest between America and China for primacy in Asia. In 2018 it raised its already large defense budget for the first time in seven years, ending an era of belt-tightening imposed by Congress.The boost reflected theTrump administration’s embrace of what it calls “great power competition” with Russia and China. In closing I highly recommend that you set your sights on these two industries and their offspring. Many sectors grow as a result of these two major sectors expanding; SATCOM, wafer, oil & gas, and commercial sectors grow as well. We wish you continued success in your businesses, and we thank you for your continued support. Please let us know what we can do to give you a better precision magazine. God Bless our Troops!


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Story: 24-26 Albina Co., Inc. Masters The Art Of Precision Metal Bending Announcements/Releases...................... 6-9 Feature Articles.................................1,24-25 Buyers Guide Equipment.....................40-46 Buyers Guide Processes.......................47-53 Card Gallery.........................................40-53 Index Of Advertisers................................54 Editorial................................... Throughout

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Announcements & Releases Cincy Magazine Names United Performance Metals Best Place to Work United Performance Metals (UPM) received a MANNY Award and was recognized as a Best Place to Work by Cincy Magazine. Manufacturers from across greater Cincinnati were honored at the 13th annual MANNY Awards, presented by Cincy Magazine, for achievements in five categories: Best Place to Work, New Product Development / Innovation, Job Creation, Biggest Breakthrough and Top Growth. The MANNY Awards are committed to recognizing the manufacturing industry’s greatest accomplishments. In doing so, they honor local companies, like United Performance Metals, for their innovation and best practices. UPM has been active in engaging with its employees, building a workplace offering competitive benefits, flexibility and a positive culture. Pictured below are representatives from United Performance Metals: David Smith, Kim Skelton, Tim Moore, Kyle Lunsford, Danielle Reinert, and Scott Fasse. United Performance Metals (UPM), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a global distributor of high-performance specialty metals. UPM’s full line of high strength, high temperature, and corrosion resistant materials A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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coupled with FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services provides quality solutions which support a variety of industries including aerospace, fastener, medical, power generation, oil and gas, semiconductor and many others. UPM is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and maintains nine service centers worldwide. For more information, visit O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the largest family-owned group of metals service centers in the United States. Composed of six leading brands and generating sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2018, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

Reshoring Initiative 2018 Data Report: A Record 1,389 Companies Announce the Return of 145,000 Jobs In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in history, up 38% from 2017.The combined reshoring and related FDI announcements totaled over 145,000 jobs, the second highest annual rate in history. Including upward revisions of 36,000 jobs in prior years, the total number of manufacturing jobs brought to the United States from offshore is over 757,000 since the manufacturing employment low of 2010.

Announcements Continued Allowing for a two-year lag from announcement to hire, the cumulative announcements since 2010 have driven 31% of the total increase in U.S. manufacturing jobs during that period and 3.3% of total end-of-2018 manufacturing employment of 12.8 million. The Reshoring Initiative largely attributes the increases to greater U.S. competitiveness due to corporate tax and regulatory cuts. Similar to the previous few years, FDI continued to exceed reshoring in terms of total jobs added, but reshoring has closed most of the gap since 2015. The Reshoring Initiative’s 2018 Reshoring Report contains data on U.S. reshoring and FDI by companies that have shifted production or sourcing from offshore to the United States. The report includes cumulative data from 2010 through 2018, as well as projections for 2019. The numbers demonstrate that reshoring and FDI are major contributing factors to the country’s rebounding manufacturing sector. “We publish this data annually to show companies that their peers are successfully reshoring and that they should reevaluate their sourcing and siting decisions,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. “With 5 million manufacturing jobs still offshore, as measured by our $800 billion/year goods trade deficit, there is potential for much more growth.We call on the administration and Congress to enact policy changes to make the United States competitive again. Our CompetitivenessToolkit is available to help quantify the impact of policy alternatives, including a stronger skilled workforce, continued corporate tax and regulatory reductions as well as a lower U.S. dollar.” A Deeper Dive into the 2018 Reshoring Data Reshoring and FDI have driven 31% of the total increase in U.S. manufacturing jobs since 2010 and 3.3% of total U.S. manufacturing employment as of 12/31/18.









Reshoring from China accounts for 59% of all reshoring. Although China topped Germany for the greatest number of FDI jobs announced since 2010, China announced 12% fewer in 2018 than in 2017. Quality, freight cost and total cost make up the top offshore drivers of the trend. Proximity to market, government incentives, supply chain optimization, higher productivity, skilled workforce, and brand image/made in USA serve as the top domestic drivers. Reshoring has been increasing at a similar rate as FDI, indicating that U.S. headquartered companies are starting to understand the U.S. production benefit that foreign companies have seen for the last few years. The Reshoring Initiative provides the media custom analyses of specific regions or industries. Contact Harry Moser to inquire.; 847.867.1144;

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Hurco Reports Second Quarter Results for Fiscal 2019 Hurco Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: HURC) today reported results for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2019. Hurco recorded net income of $5,252,000, or $0.76 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 compared to net income of $3,751,000, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the corresponding period in fiscal 2018. For the first six months of fiscal 2019, Hurco reported net income of $11,906,000, or $1.73 per diluted share, compared to $6,688,000, or $0.98 per diluted share, for the corresponding period in fiscal 2018. Sales and service fees for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $70,674,000, an increase of $250,000, or less than 1%, compared to A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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the corresponding prior year period and included an unfavorable currency impact of $3,026,000, or 4%, when translating foreign sales to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes. Sales and service fees for the first six months of fiscal 2019 were $144,887,000, an increase of $6,019,000, or 4%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2018, and included an unfavorable currency impact of $5,707,000, or 4%, when translating foreign sales to U.S. dollars for financial reporting purposes.

Orders for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $67,207,000, a decrease of $12,717,000, or 16%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2018, and included an unfavorable currency impact of $2,550,000, or 3%, when translating foreign orders to U.S. dollars. Orders for the first six months of fiscal 2019 were $135,214,000, a decrease of $21,617,000, or 14%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2018, and included an unfavorable currency impact of $5,166,000, or 3%, when Michael Doar, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Even though we are seeing some hesitation in customer demand in the European and Asia Pacific regions, the U.S. market has remained relatively stable. During times like these, I realize how fortunate Hurco is to have multiple brands to reach a more diverse group of customers, a strong balance sheet, and an agile corporate structure that can quickly adjust as needed. We know the machine tool business is cyclical and fluctuates from time to time, but we are able to manage our business 8am To 5pm with a long-term outlook and continue to advance the products and technologies we provide our customers around the world. While we are disciplined at managing costs, we know that investing in the future can preserve sustainable profitability.” Orders in the Americas for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 decreased by 3%, compared to the corresponding period in fiscal 2018, due primarily to decreased customer demand in the U.S. for vertical milling machines, partially offset by an increase in orders for vertical milling machines by the newly acquired distributor. Orders in the Americas for the first six months of fiscal 2019 increased by 9% and included orders for vertical milling machines by the newly acquired distributor, as well as increased customer demand for Hurco vertical milling machines in the U.S. European orders for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2019 decreased by 20% and 22%, respectively, compared to the corresponding prior year periods, and included an unfavorable currency

Announcements Continued impact of 5% in each period when translating foreign orders to U.S. dollars. The year-over-year decreases in orders were driven primarily by decreased customer demand for Hurco and Takumi vertical milling machines, as well as, for the six month period, a decrease in customer demand for electro-mechanical components and accessories manufactured by our wholly-owned subsidiary, LCM Precision Technology S.r.l.

Celebrating 80 Years in Business - Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc. Pittsburgh, PA, - Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc. is celebrating its 80th anniversary in business! An industry leader in the manufacturing of Compression Springs, Extension Springs, Torsion Springs, and Wire Forms,AceWire Spring has been family owned and operated since it began in an attic of the owner’s house located in McKees Rocks, PA. In 1939, Ace Wire Spring & Form started out in the industry with a small coiling machine making garter springs by hand.The owner, Joseph Vodvarka, was a machinist, working hands-on in the upstairs room of his house, which was converted into a small office / shop to produce the garter springs needed at the time.Through the years, Ace Wire Spring & Form grew, and the belief of family was always a part of it. In 1976, Joseph Vodvarka’s daughter, Linda, and her husband Rich Froehlich, bought the company and continue to

keep Ace Wire Spring & Form a family owned and operated business. Rich and Linda Froehlich have a strong belief in family, and carry over that belief into the AceWire Spring & Form culture when doing business. Customers benefit from this by receiving personalized customer service, engineering assistance, and a quality final product suited to meet their needs. In turn, Ace Wire Spring & Form is the one who thanks the customers for making it possible for Ace Wire Spring & Form to be celebrating being in business for 80 years. About Ace Wire Spring and Form Company, Inc. The 80 years of experience that AceWire Spring & Form has allows them to offer a wide variety of custom precision springs.They have a first-class team of on-site engineers to assist customers with developing solutions for a large variety of applications, along with their on-site quality control staff.Their veteran craftsmen working in the shop are trained in the latest and most advanced forms of mechanical and CNC wire forming machines and techniques, and have a combined 100 years of experience and success within the industry. The benefit Ace Wire Spring & Form delivers to companies time and time again is that it understands their customer’s needs and meets their requirements while delivering a quality product.

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to make tools starting at .004” of an inch and available in .001” increments. Bill changed the focus of the business to producing grooving tools and applied for patent 3,296,683. Lathe tools were known as bits and the tools were thin. THINBIT® was chosen as the product name. The first production ofTHINBIT® was done at the home of William and Hazel Kaiser on Weisser Park Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Manufacturing was done in the garage. The employees used the bathroom and kitchen of the house. The sales office was in the attic of the house and was accessed via a set of pull down stairs. The raw material was purchased at a local hardware store. The idea was successful and the company grew. In 1980 Kaiser Tool Company moved to Sherman Boulevard and continued to grow. The site was located along the St Mary’s river and terrible flooding in 1982 threatened to destroy the business. The extraordinary efforts of the employees and a few sand bags from President Ronald Regan saved the factory. In 1994 the company built an energy efficient new manufacturing facility on Centennial Drive. The site was purchased and the building was designed with future expansion in mind.

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KaiserTool Company is committed to promoting and maintaining a clean, safe and environmentally responsible work environment for its employees and community. Geothermal heating and cooling, LED lighting, recycling waste and reducing paper. These upgrades will help Kaiser Tool Company continue to provide fast delivery, quality products and excellent customer service. Thank you for supporting us for 55 years and join us in celebrating 25 years at our current location.

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Ingersoll Rand® INSIGHT Connect Mobile App Ingersoll Rand® has released the INSIGHT Connect mobile app to enhance the simplicity and flexibility of interfacing with Ingersoll Rand QX Series™ cordless assembly tools. Manufacturers in almost every manufacturing industry rely on Ingersoll Rand QX Series tools to control torque, angle and speed in a myriad of fastening applications. Now, with the INSIGHT Connect app, operators can stay productive, and mobile, on the plant floor. Instead of being tethered to a desktop to program and adjust the settings on tools, operators can use the app to set and edit basic torque & angle control fastening strategies on all QX Series tools. Once installed, the INSIGHT Connect app can operate offline, so it can function in large facilities where network access may be a problem, mitigating downtime in manufacturing settings where productivity is essential. Using the INSIGHT Connect Back-up & Restore feature, operators can back-up all the settings of the tool in the app.When needed the user can restore these settings to a new tool and be online in less than 60 seconds. Operators can also use the app to retrieve cycle data from a tool for analysis. The INSIGHT Connect app is free to download now in the Google Play™ store. Visit the INSIGHT Connect app page for updates: www.irtools. com/insightconnect.

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Boeing Delivers Trio Of KC-46 Tankers To Air Force In Sales Boost Boeing delivered three KC-46 aerial refueling tankers to the Air Force this month, bringing the number of deliveries for the jets to 11. The specially modified and militarized Boeing 767-airframe based jets that are built in Everett and flight-tested in Seattle. One KC-46 was delivered to McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas, and two others were sent to Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma, Boeing KC-46 tanker program spokesman Chick Ramey said. “We are seeing a lot of good progress on the program with the deliveries this month,” Ramey said in an A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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The revenue is needed by the Chicagobased jet maker because it is not delivering and booking sales of any 737 Max jets — its cash cow — after the worldwide grounding of that fleet following two crashes that killed a combined 346 people. “More deliveries are important for Boeing and the Air Force customer,” said Michel Merluzeau, a Seattle-based analyst for AIR, an aviation market research firm. “But there are still unresolved issues with some of the systems that do not bring the KC46 to the level of operational readiness it should have been at today.” Ramey said another recent important milestone for the jet, which has been plagued by years of delays and $3.6 billion in cost overruns, was its recent completion of certification testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, involving refueling of F-35 fighters. In the tests, the KC-46 successfully refueled Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft, Boeing said. By Andrew McIntosh – StaffWriter, Puget Sound Business Journal

The Network Effect: The Internet Of Electricity Is Coming and This Little Device Is Making It Happen

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It’s small, aluminum and barely larger than a hardcover book. But just like the dial-up modem a few decades ago, the device is helping revolutionize electrical power in ways we haven’t seen before. Electricity is the lifeblood of our digital age, but, ironically, it has lagged behind our connected times. For ages, the power grid has been so firmly rooted in the past that customers had to call the utility companies to tell them the power went out. Things started changing over the last decade. The rapid growth of renewables — from rooftop photovoltaic panels to giant wind farms the size of a nuclear power plant — has altered the energy mix. But solar and wind power aren’t always available, whether that’s because it’s a cloudy day or a breezeless one. At home, smart meters and appliances, electric vehicles, charging stations, batteries and other technologies are adding new challenges and further stressing the system. “The grid is the smartest and most complex machine that humans ever built,” says Jamshid Sharif-Askary, chief architect at GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions unit. “But we are pushing it beyond its limits.”

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It’s Sharif-Askary’s job to upgrade the grid and help it to catch up.The MDS Orbit, as the device is called, is one of the building blocks he is using. In a way, the Orbit is the Swiss Army knife of communication devices. Unlike home modems typically capable of accommodating just one source, be it a phone line cable or Ethernet, this device can receive and send encrypted data over a variety of wireless communications links and protocols including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, 3G, and public and private 4G LTE networks, as well as specialized radio. “There is no one-size-fits-all solution.With different wireless technology options available, we wanted to offer our customers one common platform that is customizable to fit the different wireless needs across their networks,” says Steven Ruggieri, senior product manager for the device. For example, a large utility company may invest in private LTE spectrum to shuttle massive amounts of data across the network. Ruggieri says some customers send video to monitor the security of remote assets and verify the badges of everyone who enters. Other customers may opt for public networks and share their bandwidth with everyone else. Should part of the network go down, say, during a bad storm, the Orbit can seamlessly |

transition to a different communication mode, such as from LTE to radio, to make sure that operators do not lose access to their most critical assets. “With more smart devices being added to the grid, customers benefit from this new technology when that information can be quickly, reliably and securely relayed and acted on, and this is what our devices enable,” Ruggieri says. The Orbit’s reach and versatility allow operators to digitally glue together remote parts of the grid, including substations, neighborhood transformers mounted on utility poles and other equipment. It even comes with its own “brain” on a computer chip so it can perform critical and timely calculations at the site — or, in industry speak, at the “edge” of the network — rather than losing precious seconds by sending the information to the cloud or control center for analysis. For example, it can help engineers figure out immediately what happens to solar production when a cloud moves above their farm. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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For particle size measurements in nanotechnology, NASA’s intention is to understand mean particle size and distribution aids in powder milling for uniform sizing. Along with that, sample preparation is vital to gathering proper data.They also plan on developing nano-inks through formulation with ceramic and metallic powders and additives, along with creating ‘thick film ink formulations’ with three-roll mills: “Roller speed and spacing are both controllable and are key factors in the final product. Thin film inks require fewer additives (typically the powder material and a vehicle) and are used in direct write deposition systems.Therefore, lower viscosity is necessary, which can be achieved using a high-shear dispersion mixer.” For 3D printing, the nScrypt 3D multi-material printer is targeted as the hardware of choice, featuring: • • • • •

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equipment and service throughout this amazing year and as always we are thankful to all of our wonderful customers, it is because of you that we continue to grow, improve and become stronger as the years progress!

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We are very pleased to have participated in this year’s show and look forward to what the future holds! This year, our booth was packed (quiet literally) with a nice selection of our product line.The manufacturers on display included Accurpress, Willis Machinery,Virtek,Trilogy Machinery, Metal Finish,WilaTooling, Amada-Marvel, and we took advantage of the setting to introduce our latest line FlexArm. This year’s expo didn’t just allow our Sales team to strut their stuff alone as they were joined by our outstanding Service Team! We were fortunate enough to have all four members of our Service team present for the entire show allowing them to put aside their shop uniforms in exchange for some snazzy logo polo’s and slacks. They were able to demonstrate their vast knowledge of the various product lines we carry to curious customers. Needless to say, the show was a great success for the entire Fahey Team! We would like to take this moment to thank everyone that stopped in and visited us at our booth; Thank you! As we at Fahey Machinery Company move into the second half of 2019 we remain determined to stay focused on providing excellent A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Five Future Jobs That Could Shape Manufacturing in America The future of manufacturing is digital. That’s a key finding of a ManpowerGroup and DMDII report that addresses the state of the manufacturing workforce in the United States. “We see a highly connected and cross-discipline digitally enabling and digitally opportunistic community of work roles that bring together many disciplines,” says the report. The “Partners in Connection: The Digital Workforce Succession in Manufacturing” report highlights 165 roles that will be at the forefront of integrating digital technologies into legacy manufacturing processes. Here are five pivotal jobs that will not only be in high demand—they’ll also play a big part in shaping the manufacturing world for years to come. Chief Digital Officer The CDO is the big-picture thinker charged with creating the company’s vision for digital manufacturing and overseeing its implementation. “The CDO is the current ‘it’ executive (the go-to digitalization guru) and should be a widely known and accessible leader,” according to the report. Digital Thread Engineer Digital manufacturing means lots of data. The Digital Thread Engineer A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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is responsible for the development and deployment of a product’s or process’ digital thread, finding ways to connect, collect, repurpose and track product and process data across the manufacturing cycle. Manufacturing Cybersecurity Strategist Lots of data means an increasing demand for a specialist that can keep assets and data safe.The Manufacturing Cybersecurity Strategist assesses and manages risk across the company, and determines strategies and actions to protect the connected factory, digital thread and IoT-enabled devices—while protecting data privacy and intellectual property. Machine Learning Specialist Digital manufacturing is leading to more complex and data-driven operations—and to an increased need for experts to capture and analyze massive amounts of data. The Machine Learning Specialist takes AI technologies from the lab to the manufacturing floor, designing datadriven products and processes. Collaborative Robotics Specialist This specialist is tasked with making it possible for robots and humans to work side by side. The robotics engineer trains robots and people alike to work efficiently, collaboratively and safely together—using data connectivity, integrative collaborative systems, and human-robot interfaces.

Mazak Expands State-of-the-Art Spindle Rebuild Center in Kentucky With the expansion of its industry-leading Spindle Rebuild Department, Mazak will reset the bar for efficiency and quality in OEM-factory-certified spindle rebuild services. The expanded and newly updated department, which will now be located in the South Building on Mazak’s Kentucky manufacturing campus, will further improve the company’s ability to quickly deliver spindles and reduce customer downtime. The grand opening of the new Spindle Rebuild Department will take place during the company’s DISCOVER 2019 event, which will be held on November 4-15 at the Kentucky manufacturing campus. As the largest private manufacturing event in North America, DISCOVER 2019 will present attendees with new technology, advanced manufacturing solutions and valuable industry insight to increase their operational efficiency and global competitiveness. DISCOVER 2019 attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Spindle Rebuild Department, which supports every Mazak machine tool spindle in North America – over 2,000 different models covering a wide range of horsepower ratings and speeds. As a cost-effective option for its customers, the expanded department will keep upwards of 1,000 rebuilt spindles in stock and ready for exchange, particularly those found in Mazak’s most popular machine models.

To guarantee that all original spindle specifications are met or exceeded, experienced factory-trained technicians use only genuine Mazak replacement parts to rebuild Mazak spindles. These experienced technicians perform every stage of the repair and rebuild process, provide complete trackable spindle documentation and conduct stringent testing of every spindle, all within the short turnaround time. The expansion will not only make room for additional technicians, but will also allow the department to boost its rebuild output to 100 spindles per month. “Mazak’s Spindle Rebuild Department leverages over 30 years of spindle build expertise to offer the industry’s best spindle warranty,” said Matt Whissel, spindle repair manager for the Mazak Spindle Rebuild Department. “We understand our customers don’t have time to wait, and Mazak is truly committed to doing whatever we can to support these customers. And with our new facility, we have the capacity to return repaired spindles in three to five days and ship remanufactured spindles in less than 24 hours.” To reach that level of efficiency, Mazak has significantly expanded the new spindle department’s work area, and the clean, bright and ergonomic workspace will streamline rebuild operational flow, efficiency and speed, as will its closer proximity to the Mazak Parts Department in the South Building. To further streamline its spindle rebuild process, Mazak has also incorporated new advanced technologies, including spindle balancing units and other process systems intended for accommodating larger spindles. For more information on Mazak’s products and solutions, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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It’s demeaning. It’s rude. It’s insulting. It’s playing a bigger role than you think in preventing the U.S. from creating a new generation of workers and truly beginning the process of rebuilding its manufacturing heritage.” Aparn a Mathur, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, told the Society of Human Resource Management that “younger workers are reluctant to take on these [blue-collar] positions because … parents perceive these jobs as requiring a lot of manual hard work, which for certain positions that have become more high-tech, is no longer true.The image of these jobs as being hard and ‘dirty’ often discourages people from applying.” In my defense I never considered the term blue collar to be either outdated or negative in any way. I have had the privilege to tour many factories over the past fifteen years and have admired the people who are building things. In fact, at one of IndustryWeek’s Best Plants conferences a few years ago the CEO of an auto division said that he’s not the most important person in the organization; it’s the person who is putting the brakes on your car that is the important one. So, I began asking others for their take on this term. Dan Johnston, co-founder of WorkStep, who is helping companies find warehouse, manufacturing and trucking workers, doesn’t use the term either. He prefers industrial workers.

Announcements & Releases Continued Is the Term Blue Collar Outdated? Let’s change the term to “Industrial Artisans” as the work requires a high level of skill. I have always considered myself to be part of the solution.Well, it turns out I might, in fact, be part of the problem. After writing an article discussing how AI can help blue-collar workers, I got called to task by Jesse Z Melton, a process consultant at Harpers Ferry Toolworks. “You are doing a great disservice to our industry,” he said, “by using the outdated term of blue collar. We are trying hard to attract the labor we need and using an outdated word that unfortunately conjures up images of undereducated, dirty, low paid, sweatshop jobs, is just not correct. These are high-tech jobs in clean environments and we have to get that message out.” And it isn’t just Melton that feels this way. Another reader also admonished me. “Stop saying blue collar. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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And when it comes to recruiting workers at technical schools, Professor Brenda Bouse from Maryville University doesn’t care for the term. “I think the term feeds into the stigma that manufacturing is dirty and that’s so far from the truth. Today manufacturing is full of technologies that are creating very cool products.” Brousse stresses that the point is to encourage young workers, including women who wouldn’t normally consider manufacturing a career, that it’s a great career to enter, so we shouldn’t be using that term. While not everyone would agree that the term is outdated, it does seem to be a Announcements Continued Page 22 groundswell of people who do.



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StandardAero Hosts Rolls-Royce RB211-535 Working Together Team StandardAero recently hosted the 2019 Rolls-Royce RB211535 Working Together Team (WTT) Customer Conference its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in San Antonio, TX, USA. The event involved over 80 attendees from 20 different companies, including operators, owners and support providers from Asia, Europe, Oceana and the Americas. Rolls-Royce uses WTT conferences to maximize coordination with its program customers on the RB211 and Trent families of threespool widebody turbofan engines. The events offer an opportunity for operators to gain insights into the latest product improvements and program updates, as well as to benefit from best practices relating to these widely used engine models. StandardAero continues to ramp-up to full capability in support of the RB211-535 end-of-life engine maintenance services partnership signed with Rolls-Royce in 2018. StandardAero this week commenced final assembly on the first two customer engines process at San Antonio, with delivery expected next month. Under the partnership agreement, responsibility for RB211-535E4 in-service support is being transferred from Rolls-Royce’s Derby, UK location to StandardAero’s 810,000 sq. ft. facility in San Antonio. The facility has already received FAA and EASA certification for RB211-535 disassembly, cleaning, inspection, repair, assembly and test (excluding performance), and full approval is expected to follow the correlation of two RB211 engine test cells at the San Antonio facility within the next month, enabling performance test certification to be completed. “StandardAero is now delivering on its promise to provide RB211535 operators with reliable go-forward support for this acclaimed engine family,” said Kevin Collins,Vice President & General Manager, Commercial Programs at StandardAero’s San Antonio facility. “We were delighted to host Rolls-Royce and its customers for the WTT conference, which provided an opportunity to demonstrate to the RB211-535 community the investments we have made in preparing to support the global Boeing 757 fleet over the coming decades.” Generating 40,100 to 43,100 pounds of thrust, the RB211-535E4 powers the Boeing 757, which is flown by many of the world’s major airlines, with half of the fleet in-service in North America. The RB211-535E4 powers nearly 60% of all Boeing 757s delivered, and is expected to remain in commercial airline service until the year 2040.


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Albina’s Beginnings 16” Sch120 to 16 Sch10 and 8” Sch40 pipe bent cold at Albina Co., Inc. Canopy section at the Portland Oregon Airport Albina was founded as a pipeFabrication by Fought & Company bending blacksmith Located in Tualatin, Oregon shop in

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a barn in 1939 by 3 owners, and John Smith was the company’s first employee. John left the company to serve inWorldWar II, and when he returned, he learned that the business was for sale. After a discussion with his wife Verna, the young couple made the bold decision to purchase the business. Under John’s tenure,Albina grew to become a fabrication shop with expertise in bending any form of steel. As the company evolved, its work in plate, angle, channel, beam and hollow structural sections soon outgrew the pipe projects. John’s son Bill too proudly served our country, doing a tour in Vietnam after graduating from Portland State University. Once he returned from Vietnam, he came back into the family business, eventually taking it over as the 2nd generation Smith. Under Bill’s reign, the

Custom Bike Racks for the City of Moses Lake business tripled in size and the company moved to a new larger location, in a 17,000 square foot building that sat on an acre of land in NE Portland. Like his father Bill, Brian worked in the business during summers and holidays. He too made the decision to make the family business his career after he had graduated from college with a degree in business and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado. By all accounts, business has been good at Albina, so good that they outgrew the facility they were in. In 2001, the company moved to its current location, occupying 50,000 square feet sitting on 5 acres. Under the leadership of 3rd generation Smiths, Brian and his wife Jaime, the company has grown 4-fold.

You Can’t Grow Unless You Embrace Technology When Brian and Jaime took over, they began to explore ways to utilize technology for productivity improvements. Brian says it was back in 2011 that the company began aggressively investing in digital (CNC) technologies. Brian is an avid reader, and he had learned much about ‘Industry 4.0’ and the IoT (Internet of Things). He recognized that to ensure the success of the company over

the next decades, Albina had to invest in tec hnolog ies that would enable data gathering and data analysis. These technologies, he knew, would facilitate Albina’s path for continuous improvement. He and his IT consultant developed an infrastructure based on the IPad mini. The company rolled Modesto Junior College Science Community Center (Helical Stairs)- stringers, out its first IPads to handrail, second floor guard rails and observatory guardrails. staff in late 2018, and today the entire shop staff is equipped with one. Brian says, “Through the software we have developed and with the IPads, our staff can instantaneously measure each machine’s uptime.We want to know what each job is actually costing to manufacture, and if an operator has a holdup, we want to fix whatever is causing it.”The IPads are also used to access mill test reports, production sc hedules, shift schedules, and even photographs of proper machine set-ups. Jaime Smith serves as the company’s marketing director. Jaime says, “While a key focus for Brian is to continue to evaluate new technologies for our production, I too recognized that our marketing strategies had to align with Another AwardingWinning Project in the Books for Albina Co., Inc.The Spheres o u r c u s t o m e r s ’ have received the AISC 2019 IDEAS2 Presidential Award for Excellence in new buyers, often Fabrication! Albina bent 750,000# and 1,050 pieces rectangular tube steel millenials.” She bent the easy way and a portion bent off-axis for this project. Almost 8 miles c o n t i n u e d , “ To of welding work and grinding was avoided because of Albina’s ability to bend a e m b r a c e t h e portion of the project. Almost NO correction was needed during fabrication or m i l l e n i a l s a n d erection as the bends fit to the fixtures within 1/32nd of an inch! how they conduct business, I studied social media, from Instagram to Twitter to Facebook to Linkedin. Also, I researched ways to improve our website, from search engine optimization to compelling graphics and messages.” Today, Albina has integrated QR codes into their physical marketing materials, including on their business cards. Through the QR codes, buyers can download the full company directory, and select

the contacts they want in their database. Customers also have access to calculators on Albina’s website to assist with complicated bending computations such as spiral bending math. Jaime says, “We had the idea that our customers would value seeing their orders as they progressed through the shop, so we created a picture vault individualized to each customer. Through it, they can see their order at every stage – raw material, production, quality control, and packing – and their pictures can be sorted by purchase order.” A sampling of the positive feedback the company has received: “The vault gives us a little window into your world and provides some reassurance for purchasing agents and project managers that things are going according to plan.” “Very cool that you’re able to keep customers in the loop with their order’s progression while being fabricated. Certainly a plus and reassuring to see them coming along!” Jaime and Brian were honored when they were asked to participate (along with a collective of other AISC bender/ rollers) in the development of the first ever Design Guide of its kind in the US offering information on the fabrication, design and detailing of curved metal products. The end reference book, titled Design Guide 33 ‘Curved Member Design’ was released in October of 2018. Jaime says the initiative was a collaboration between AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) and members of the AISC Bender Roller Committee.

Investment Inevitably Includes New Machines In the last few years, Albina has purchased new machinery. One such investment was the Davi MCP30, the first type of bending machine with the ‘iRoll’ smart camera system. Brian says that the MCP30 has the ability to learn and remember how different materials bend, where the rolls need to be positioned, and how much spring back is associated with a bend/material. The iRoll smart camera system allows Albina operators A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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90,000#’s of W18 x 106# Wide Flange Beam all bent the hard way to 453.27” and 799.27” Inside Radii, as well as 4” Sch40, 4” XXH, and 4” XH pipe all bent to various configurations for this project. to create a template on the computer/control panel and the curved member is then overlaid on the template to confirm accuracy.

Jaime says that Albina specializes in structural steel, tube and pipe bending, plate rolling and fabrication. There are others throughout the country that provide bending, but few companies can actually provide the full range of bending services that Albina can provide and still meet the end u s e r ’s q u a l i t y requirements. She adds, “You will h ave d i f f i c u l t y finding a company that offers spiral bending. Brian says, “We are able to bend spirals from very large sections of HSS — many spiral bends we provide have faces larger than 8” (in fact we have spiral bent HSS as large as 20” x 12” and could bend even larger sections). Our spiral bending c a p a b i l i t i e s Jaime and Brian recently invested into a new state a r e e x t r e m e l y of the art bending machine specialized and it would be very difficult to find another company that can outperform Albina. We accomplished this by introducing a unique invention/process, combining a commercially available induction heating unit with an extremely sturdy frame, a homemade feeding system, and a hydraulic unit that imparts just a bit of camber and twist at the same time.”

Albina Co., Inc. provided 109,000# of bent steel for the Eli Lilly San Diego Biotech Center in La Jolla, CA. Eli Lilly doubled the size of its research facility to 300,000 square feet during this project.

Jaime adds that while bending and delivering large spiral bent stringers isn’t cheap, Albina’s reputation for this unique capability means that customers all over the country come to them for their spiral requirements. Companies that want spiral bends to be on-time and done correctly (the first time) come to Albina based on their impeccable reputation.

They also upgraded the shop with a new CNC Plasma Cutter, the BendTech Dragon A400 Plasma Cutter, which enables commercial grade tube cutting to length, coping / end prep, cutting holes, engraving and marking.

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Paris Airshow: Difficult Decisions For Boeing Lie Ahead

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With almost 2,500 companies exhibiting and 320,000 visitors expected over seven days, the show at Le Bourget on the outskirts of Paris is one of the aerospace and defence industry’s key trade fairs for a sector that generates global revenues of some $685bn annually.

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Nestled in the rolling hills of the Po Valley, the small town of Cameri looks like a postcard Italian village, complete with a classic piazza surrounded by traditional-style buildings and a church. It’s a startling contrast, then, that less than a mile from the center of this village sits a major hub of aerospace innovation, anchored by one of largest 3D-printing factories in the world. Operated by Avio Aero, a GE Aviation company, the plant makes the arm-sized blades for the GE9X engine, the world’s largest jet engine. GE’s Cameri operations are indicative of the advances taking place in manufacturing today. Making blades for an engine turbine typically involves casting them from redhot alloys or pounding them out on massive forging machines. At Cameri, though, it’s a quiet, controlled process that takes place inside humming, refrigerator-sized 3D printers that stand in neat rows inside a cavernous hall the size of a warehouse. The printers were built by Arcam, a company GE acquired in 2016 and folded inside its GE Additive business. They use electron beams to weld together millions of grains of fine powdered metal, one hair-thin layer after another, to form some of the jet engine’s most durable parts. Additive manufacturing is still a young industry, albeit one that’s growing rapidly. In 2015 GE Aviation opened its Additive Technology Center near its headquarters in Cincinnati, where engineers from GE Aviation and GE Additive conceive, design and manufacture 3D-printed components for jets and other products, and also improve on 3D printers. GE’s Power and Healthcare divisions are also exploring 3D printing, as are many of GE Additive’s customers, who use the technology to build everything from bicycles to skull implants. GE developed the GE9X engine for Boeing’s nextgeneration 777X jet.


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Arcam’s 3D printers weld metallic powder with an electron beam at temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Celsius.

At more than 11 feet in diameter, the engine is about the width of an entire Boeing 737. A series of innovative designs, however, means that despite its physical size, the GE9X improves fuel efficiency by 10% over the GE90 engine, which powers most current 777 planes. One of the innovations involves making the blades from a wonder material called titanium aluminide (TiAl). Jet designers love TiAl because it’s light and strong — but until 3D printing became a realistic option, manufacturing with the material was difficult, requiring molding and expensive tools. The alloy also tended to come out brittle. Arcam’s 3D printers solve those problems by welding metallic powder with an electron beam at temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Celsius. Following a software blueprint designed by GE engineers, each printer builds several of the 40-centimeterlong blades at once, layer by layer, over the course of a couple days. To meet rising demand, GE recently expanded Cameri’s manufacturing space by 6,500 square feet to 26,000 square feet. The greater size allows the facility to host a total of 35 Arcam machines: 31 A2X printers and four Spectra H machines, which are larger and produce more parts at once. The expansion will allow Cameri to produce 60,000 turbine blades a year by 2023. Avio Aero ramped up to continuous production at Cameri this spring.The company expects to add another 16 Spectra H machines to the plant in the near future, followed by a possible

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replacement of the smaller A2X printers with the Spectra H. Image credit: Stefano Rostagno for GE Reports. The GE9X engine had its maiden flight last year, and the Boeing jets they’re going to power are expected to begin deliveries to airlines next year. Avio Aero ramped up to continuous production at Cameri this spring. The company expects to add another 16 Spectra H machines to the plant in the near future, followed by a possible replacement of the smaller A2X printers with the Spectra H. “Thanks to the expansion and these new machines, we will definitely be able to produce a larger number of blades,” said Avio Aero’s Marco Bozzola, who operates the machines at the plant. “We can also count on greater mechanical and electronic stability, and we can even consider new geometries.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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manufacturing and 44 percent would not consider a career in manufacturing. Outside of compensation, respondents listed the following as the top things manufacturers could do to be more attractive places to work: • Provide clearly defined career advancement opportunities (44 percent). • Make the work environment safer (42 percent). • Provide job security, even in the face of advances in automation (41 percent). • Fifty-six percent of Minnesotans say they would consider working in manufacturing, and this percentage increases if they were exposed to manufacturing careers through family members in the industry or through education during their youth. Thirty-one percent have not worked in manufacturing because they do not have the right education or training. Minnesotans believe manufacturing companies are techforward, but the rise of automation holds them back from pursuing long-term careers in the industry. Three in four respondents think manufacturers use technology to its fullest potential, but Minnesotans are split as to whether that’s good or bad. Half think automation will replace jobs, but 48 percent also think it will create new job opportunities in areas like customer service, technology and engineering.

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“Given the majority of the population doesn’t want to work in manufacturing, education about the benefits and changing digital environment needs to start early,” says Dennis McRae, leader of the firm’s consumer and industrial products industry team. “In fact, our poll showed Minnesotans who learned about manufacturing careers before they turned 18 were more likely to have a positive perception of the industry and consider launching a career there.That early education can be new trade programs focused on using advanced digital manufacturing technologies or involvement in the youth community at large.” Manufacturers have done a lot to improve the perception of their industry in recent years. “Manufacturing Day” and other events have certainly helped. Clearly, more needs to be done. Source: Assembly Magazine; by: John Sprovieri

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Puget Sound Region’s Other Airplane Maker Wins National Recognition The Puget Sound region’s other airplane manufacturer has won some big recognition. Vashon Aircraft of Woodinville won an Editors’ Choice award from Flying Magazine for its Ranger R7 lightsport aircraft, which sells for less than $100,000. “Vashon Aircraft surprised everybody last spring by introducing the Ranger R7 light sport aircraft as a fully typeapproved model that was ready for handover to buyers,” the magazine reports. “It’s a perfect Cessna 150 replacement for a busy flight school, or a fun two-seater for a sport pilot to take on adventures of a lifetime.” Vashon Aircraft Chief Operating Officer Scott Taylor said the company is “super excited” by the honor.“It’s amazing that a 20-person startup in

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Kirkland Startup Works Toward Aircraft Cabin Humidification System HumBay Health LLC, a Kirkland-based aerospace startup, is raising $2 million to further develop its aircraft cabin humidification system. President Robert Nelson says HumBay’s system will cost $45,500 and can be installed on old and new Boeing and Airbus jets, or those of regional jet makers like Embraer and Mitsubishi Aircraft. The system can increase the humidity in an aircraft to between 20 and 25 percent without water problems or corrosion. HumBay Health, which is raising a seed round, intends to build the system itself or develop an alliance with a major aerospace manufacturer that is licensed to incorporate the humidification system into commercial and private jets. HumBay, which has developed the system since 2012 and patented it in 2017, says its potential market is huge, with little competition and significant barriers to entry. The company points to Boeing’s 20-year forecast, which projects rising demand for 42,700-plus regional, singleaisle and wide-body airplanes. Nelson said HumBay’s strategy is to align with premium airlines looking for partners that want to offer travelers better service and healthier experiences. He forecasts sales of 83 units in 2020, and 1,817 units by 2023, according to materials being shared with prospective investors. HumBay Health is offering investors the chance to acquired convertible promissory notes with a three-year term, accruing interest at 6 percent a year. By Andrew McIntosh – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal



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Apple Inc. is expected to move into a massive office project in Seattle’s South Lake Union, according to multiple commercial real estate sources.

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Department of Defense (DoD) Awards Universal Propulsion Co. Inc., Fairfield, California, has been awarded a $92,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Modernized ACES II Electronic Sequencer. This contract provides for the supply of the Modernized ACES II Electronic Sequencer for the ejection seat on some U.S. and foreign military sales aircraft. Work will be performed in Fairfield, California, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 2026. This contract involves foreign military sales to Thailand, Denmark, Jordan, Portugal, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Poland, Indonesia, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Belgium, Turkey, Greece, Oman, and Pakistan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-19-D-0001). L3 Interstate Electronics Corp., Anaheim, California, has been awarded a $46,520,779 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Next Generation Application Specific Integrated Circuit Preliminary Design Review (PDR). This contract provides for the design, develop, and test of modernized global positioning system receivers that are intended for future military applications to the PDR level. Work will be performed in Anaheim, California, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 2020. Fiscal 2019 research and development funds in the amount of $10,000,000 are being obligated at time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA8807-19-C-0001).




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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is awarded $66,274,215 for modification P00007 to a previously awarded costplus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1009) to exercise an option for operation and maintenance services in support of the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance -Demonstrator Program, including logistics and sustaining engineering support. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (70 percent); Rancho Bernardo, California (5 percent), and at forward operating locations (25 percent), is expected to be completed in June 2020. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $66,274,215 are being obligated at time of award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon Flatline Pride – Getting It Done

The folks that get it done getting it done fast and getting it done right! “Flatline is who we are and where we are because of our team! Management handles the stress it takes to manage the complexities and timelines, and our production folks put in the long hours to produce the project. It’s what is taught and learned here – it’s the guts of our company!” Matt Miller, Owner.

3AM in New York to make the store opening With only a welder, break press, and a small shear, Matt Miller and Stephen Fuller made their mark building commercial kitchen fixtures in a hastily built 20x20 foot garage / shop. In 12 short years, Flatline Fab has become a thriving hub of activity with 43 employees, housed in a 30,000sf shop and 4,000sf of office space – the go-to fabrication house for getting things done! How did that happen? Tenacity, perseverance, and a good work ethic, coupled with the owners’ instincts to recognize talent and an ability to mentor. Flatline Fab has cultivated a loyal following in a host of industries: retail environments and fixtures, construction, industrial, high tech, sports and travel van accessories, second tier projects for the DOD, and they are currently developing their own product line. Their plan is to grow 25% over the next two years with new equipment and additional personnel. The base for their growth is solidly in place with a workforce that enjoys

Here’s what General Manager Troy Hannemann likes about Flatline. “I like doing the impossible! When a customer comes to us with a seemingly impossible timeline, we put our heads together and engineer time out of the project to make it happen. The owners are the first ones to suit up and put on a welding hood and lead by example. Case in point – a $120K project for a retail store opening in New York City, executed in 6 days, beginning with creating drawings from a raw concept. I just love it when it comes together.” Project Manager Jennifer Goe confided, “Flatline was one of my suppliers. I moved here because I was impressed with their quality, professionalism, and shop cleanliness. I am continually impressed with the pride our teams take in their work and their skill at each individual job.” Project Manager Robin Olsen remarked, “I love my job! I’ve always been a hands on person and enjoy creating things. My favorite part about my job is watching a project go from paper to reality. I work with great people and learn something new every day.” There you have it! For your next fabrication project built on time, and with pride, contact Flatline Fab or phone 503.477.7566. SMH Inc. is proud to represent Flatline Fab. For all manufacturing services represented by SMH Inc. visit or phone 425.501.7342.


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SMH Inc. – “The Manufacturer’s Secret Weapon”

Hydrogen Fuel Cells To Power eVTOL Aircraft

By GrahamWarwick

A U.S. startup is preparing to fly a full-scale, five-seat electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft that is powered not by batteries or hybrid-electric propulsion, but by hydrogen fuel cells.The result is a vehicle the developers say can fly for 3 hr., up to 300 mi. between cities and not the short hops envisioned for urban air taxis. FAA certification of the Skai has been underway for 10 months, says Brian Morrison, president and co-founder of Massachusetts-based Alaka’i Technologies. Founded in 2015, the startup is aiming for FAA Part 21.17b certification in 2020 and is funded through to production by a single investor, he says. Designed for simplicity and low production cost, the Skai is a multicopter with six motors and propellers mounted on arms above the cabin. “There are no fans, no wing, no movable surfaces,” explains Morrison. “We have designed it for automotive-scale manufacturing. The 4,000-lb.-gross-weight vehicle has three fuel cells producing a total of 450 hp using liquid hydrogen stored at 100 psi in a double-walled tank. “Only two fuel cells are required to maintain flight,” he says. The Skai can fly on five of the six motors and controllers and has a triplex autopilot for redundancy. Alaka’i is using a new-generation fuel cell that is lighter than other automotive units, with greater power output. No batteries are required to handle transient loads, Morrison says, and the fuel cells provide peak power for flight control as well as sustained power for thrust.

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is supported,” says Morrison.Alaka’i is developing its own autopilot and fly-by-light technology to interface with the motor controllers.

There are two hydrogen tank options: 200 and 400 liters. With the larger tank, which weighs just 36 lb., the vehicle can carry a 1,000-lb. payload for up to 4 hr. “That’s a significant step up from lithium-ion batteries,” he says, adding that Alaka’i will provide a ground-mobile refueling capability initially, but is working with hydrogen producers to build a refueling infrastructure.

The startup selected fuel cells after studying and rejecting thousands of lithium-ion batteries, he says, citing an energy density for hydrogen of 147 MJ/kg versus 0.6 MJ/kg for batteries. “And we produce a clean vehicle that does not contribute to pollution,” Morrison notes. Hydrogen fuel cells emit only water vapor.

Skai has been codesigned with BMW D e s i g n wo r k s t o carry a pilot and four passengers. “It has the ability to be completely autonomous when that

Compared with most eVTOL developers, Alaka’i is aiming at a different operating model. CEO Steve Hanvey created air taxi operator SATSair, which grew out of NASA’s Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) program. Alaka’i board member Bruce Holmes played a key role in the SATS program and worked for DayJet, which provided on-demand transportation using Eclipse very light jets. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Cutting Tools made in the U.S.A. since 1964

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ACCESSORIES Abrasive Systems Applications Specialities____ 253-872-0305 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 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 Bandsaw Tech__________562--419-7675

Cycle Time Solutions_____________ 510-708-8665 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010


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S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Coolant Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Applications Specialities______253-872-0305 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Band Saw Replacement Parts Bandsaw Tech__________ 562--419-7675 Tool Technology, Inc._______800-335-8437 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 US Shop Tools___________800-243-7701 Band Saw Repair Bandsaw Tech__________ 562--419-7675

Coolant Shields ChuckJaws Bar Feeders Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 Lucy’s Machine Company_____ 323-587-6162 Coolant Systems & Chillers Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc_303-990-6190 Collets & Chucks MP Systems____________909-282-7463 Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-9966 Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Royal Products_________ 631-273-1010 Swift Tool Co, Inc._________800-562-0900 Countersinks, Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Boring THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Fullerton Tool Company______ 303-478-3497 US Shop Tools__________ 800-243-7701 Cutting Fluids & Oils Burrs CNC Lathe Accessories Castrol_______________800-894-7773 Fullerton Tool Company_____ 303-478-3497 Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 Hangsterfer’s___________ 316-640-2462 Cams Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Hangsterfer’s___________ 760-580-1357 CNC Spindle Liners Carbide Tools, Indexable S.L. Fusco San Leandro______510-895-9000 Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Trusty-Cook___________ 877-240-2462 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez_____310-868-1010 Compressor Systems Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 S.L. Fusco National City______619-477-7733 Ingersoll Rand_ _________ 206-472-0826 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Cooling Systems S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Buds Equipment Sales_____ 435-659-9455 Cutting Tools

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Die Tooling Springs S.L. Fusco San Leandro___510-895-9000 Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Drills/Cutters-Magnetic Horizon Carbide________ 602-524-3802 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______800-335-8437 MESCO______________ 626-303-5680 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 Fabrication Tooling Rosco Precision Machinery___206-818-6813 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Dayton Lamina._______708-203-6684 S.L. Fusco San Leandro____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez___310-868-1010 Filiter Mist Collectors S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City____619-477-7733 Royal Products_______631-273-1010 Dovetail Fixtures S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Form Tooling Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 5th Axis_____________858-616-7373 Draw Tubes & Bars THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 THINBIT_____________888-844-6248 Lucy’s Machine Company_ _ __ 323-587-6162 Grooving Head, Grooving Tools Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Drills/Reamers/Taps Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122

Applications Specialities____ 253-872-0305

S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____510-895-9000 Cutting Tool Holders Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-773 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Cutting Tool Systems EDM Materials & Supplies Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Cycle Time Solutions______510-708-8665 Innovative Tool Sales______714-780-0730 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 S.L. Fusco San Leandro____ 510-895-9000 EDM Performance_______ 800-336-2946

Guide Bushings, Swiss Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Hydraulic Fluids S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez___310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City____619-477-7733 Indestructable Keyboards

Byte Box______________ 888-bytebox End Mills S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Inserts Applications Specialities_ _ ___253-872-0305 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 THINBIT_____________888-844-6248 Bilz USA____________ 224-563-7233 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Deburring Tools Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Jaws Royal Products_________631-273-1010 Horizon Carbide_________602-524-3802 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782

US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Keyseat Cutters Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Lifting & Material Handling Ingersoll Rand__________206-472-0826 Live Centers Royal Products_________631-273-1010 Load Unload Systems Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Lubricants / Systems Hangsterfer’s__________316-640-2462 Hangsterfer’s__________760-580-1357 S.L. Fusco San Leandro____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Machine Tool Acccessories Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Machine Tool Cool Filtration S.L. Fusco San Leandro____ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City_____619-477-7733

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Solvents:Hand Wipe Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Tool Technology, Inc.______ 800-335-8437 Milling & Turning Products Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 Modular Spray Systems Special Tooling Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Mounting Brackets Spindle Liners Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 Optical Mouse-Silicone Based Stamping Tooling Byte Box_____________ 888-bytebox Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Packaging/Shipping Supplies Support Stands Alliance Packaging______ 206-445-5898- Lucy’s Machine Company____ 323-587-6162 Parts Washing Equipment Threading Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248

RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Automatic Door opening Systems Workholding Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Mechanical Design Innovative Tool Sales______ 714-780-0730 Creative Aero Engineering____ 562-443-7566 MESCO_______________626-303-5680 ERP SOFTWARE APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING VIision 33____________206-456-5185 Aerospace & Advanced ManufacBusiness Management Software turing Apprenticeships Solutions AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 VIision 33____________206-456-5185 Machining Apprenticeships FINANCING AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342

Precision Metal Fabrication Apprenticeships Tooling Pins & Bushings Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Fullerton Tool Company_____303-478-3497 Dayton Lamina._________ 708-203-6684 Training & Education Tool Sharpening (Grinding) AJAC_______________ 206-737-8342 Power Tools BANKING Ingersoll Rand_________ 206-472-0826 Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Quick Turn Financial______ 415-608-5692 Precision Bearings Tooling Systems C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.__ 503-691-0955 Pacific Continental Bank____ 503-310-3604

Applications Specialities_____ 253-872-0305 Probing Systems U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Sherpa Design_________ 503-771-3570 Bilz USA_____________ 224-563-7233 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Cycle Time Solutions______ 510-708-8665 Profiling SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 Horizon Carbide_________ 602-524-3802 Creative Aero Engineering_____562-443-7566 Punch Die Tooling Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Vision 33 _______ 303-937-6543 Ext. 353 Dayton Lamina._________708-203-6684 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 CAD TRAINING S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Creative Aero Engineering_____562-443-7566 Safety Products US Shop Tools__________800-243-7701 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 CNC PROGRAMING TRAINING Saw Blades & Replacement Parts S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303--761-3000 THINBIT_____________ 888-844-6248 SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 DISIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096 3-D Plastics, Inc._________503-720-0572 Solvents: Vapor degreasing DOOR SYSTEMS Vises & Vise Jaws Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966


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Pacific Continental Bank____503-310-3604 U.S. Bank Equipment______800-810-0038 FORK LIFTS Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 GARNET GMA Garnet Group ______ 832-243-9300 GRINDING 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 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616

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Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 LMI Machinery Inc.________ 866-437-7315

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Custom Design/Build Machines CNC Lathes-Big Bore 3D Machines Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Lambie Engineering________509-868-3100 S.L. Fusco San Leandro_____ 510-895-9000 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Dot Peen Markers 3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez____ 310-868-1010 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 S.L. Fusco National City_____ 619-477-7733 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268 EDM Automation Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Boring Mills Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 3D CAD for CMM Bridgeport Parts EDM Die Sinking Machines Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741

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Scottrade Bank Equip. Finance__206-948-0022

Sawing Machines Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 U.S. Bank Equipment______ 800-810-0038 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Gantry & Bridge Systems

Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327

North-South Machinery______562-690-7616

Horizontal Boring &

Aluminum Extrusions North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Aluminum Precision_______805-889-7569

Milling Machines (CNC )

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Performance Machine Tools___ 510-249-1000 Bralco______________602-722-3324 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000


Jig Boring

Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883

Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

Saw Replacement Parts Service Steel___________503-224-9500 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 Armor: Military Grade Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883

Lathes Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208

CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 SawBlade.com_________ 800--240-2932 Service Steel___________503-224-9500 Saws Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Brass King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Bralco______________602-722-3324 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061

Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466


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Carbon Steel Bralco_____________ 602-722-3324 Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Cobalt Alloys 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 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 High Temperature Alloys Altemp Alloys__________800-227-8103 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Lead Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Material Sales Altemp Alloys__________800-227-8103 Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061 Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651

Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

BARTON INTERNATIONAL cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756

Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883 United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292 Metals: Bar & Plate Altemp Alloys__________800-227-8103 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255

Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333

Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327


United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 METROLOGY PRODUCTS

Nickel Alloys Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Metrology Hardware Plate: Wear and Structural Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883

CNC Turret Punches Muratec______________949-466-8255 Drill Lines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Cold Saws/Saws Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ _503-620-9031 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Hydmech Sawing Solutions____ 714-620-5560 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439

KNUTH Machine Tools_______ 847-415-3333 Hardware Insertion

Metrology Software

Plate Bending & Rolls Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Iron Workers Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems Portable Metrology Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Precision Ground Flat Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788

Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151

Metrology Scanners

Sheet & Coil Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Metrology Maintenence Stainless Steel & Steel Laser & Fiber Laser Machines Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 NEW MACHINERY DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 FABRICATION North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 Fry Steel______________800-423-665 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316

Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151

Magnetic Drills/Cutters

Power Tools Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 Presses Bixby Machine Tool Supply___509-534-1208

Press Brakes Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200

Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Innovative Tool Sales_______714-780-0730 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Band & Cut Off Saws Punches Material Handling Systems Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Hydmech Sawing Solutions____ 714-620-5560 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-903

Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Metal Marking Systems KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Kwik Mark Inc___________ 815-363-8268 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Laube Technology________ 888-355-2823 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Rolling Machines Notchers United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 Titanium Plate, Rod, Bar, & Wire

Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Tool Steel DIX Metals____________ 714-677-0788 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Shearing Machines 10457_IMS_BC_8up_front_shells.pdf


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Fab - Line Machinery______ 206-972-6215 Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

REPAIR Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 CNC-PROS____________ 602-344-9753

Bar Feeder Repair Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616

Sign & Graphic Cutting Solutions

Mechanical Design GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Waterjet Replacement Parts Delcam______________ 877-335-2261 Barton International______ 800-741-7756

Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570

dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337

NDT III Consulting Services EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946 Level III NDT Svcs_________ 602-578-8109 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 SPINDLES & SLIDES WOOD PRODUCTS

ROBOTICS Tooling Ellison Technologies________206-669-3578 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 LMI Machinery Inc.________866-437-7315 Spindle Rebuilding/Repair Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Toolnet Intl___________602-244-0870 Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 CUTTING TOOLS Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679

Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems

Custom Tools Spindle Sales New Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420 C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 WORK HOLDING PRODUCTS Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 Custom Tools Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100 5th Axis____________ 858-616-7373 TRAINING Robotic Part Loading Systems

Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 ROUTERS Manual Lift Off Pallet Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Systems SAFETY Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Fire Protection Systems Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Rotarex North America_____ 480-689-8756 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Shipping Solutions SAWS Band & Cut-Off Saws Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Wood Pallets

Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 SERVICES PRECISION TOOLHOLDING AS9100 Registration PRODUCTS Great Western Registrar______623-580-1881 Tooling Toolnet Intl___________602-244-0870 Custom Packaging/Shipping Supplies Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898Tooling Systems

Six Sigma Training Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 ISO Consulting/Registration Great Western Registrar______ 623-580-1881 Lean and NADCAP Consulting Training Level III NDT Svcs_________ 602-578-8109 ISO / AS9100 Certification BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Sustaining Edge Solutions_____888-572-9642 Productivity Training Scout Systems___________253-329-2460 USED MACHINERY EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674

Engineering/Mechanical Design Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc._763-682--3122 Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518 Financial Services PRODUCTIVITY Productivity Tools and Systems Intech Funding_________ 800-553-9208 Resell CNC_____________ 844-478-8181 Scout Systems_ _________253-329-2460 Quick Turn Financial_______415-608-5692 ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____ 602-908-3447 WATERJET CUTTING Machine Tool Rebuilding PROG. SYSTEMS Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._____ 503-620-9031 EDM Network___________480-836-1782 Factory Automation/Logistics Flow Internatil___________ 909-620-5707 Management Systems Training North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 King Machine Inc._________ 509-435-6741 BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 CAD/CAM Software, CAD Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 Applied CAx___________ 503-962-0287 Level III NDT Svcs_________602-578-8109 Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Automatics & Machinery Co.__303-990-6190 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 Garnetentury MRP Software Supply Chain Assessments Barton International_______800-741-7756 SigmaTEK____________ 513-595-2022 Sustaining Edge Solutions____ 888-572-9642 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Nesting Software SOFTWARE CAD CAM Waterjet Bricks SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022 Machining Barton International_______800-741-7756 Software, Solid Modeling Applied CAx____________503-962-0287 Delcam Software________ 877-DELCAM1 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 GMA Garnet Group ________ 832-243-9300 Waterjet Hoppers PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Solid Products__________ 480-206-0330

Toolnet Intl___________602-244-0870


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Tube and Pipe Bending

Investment Casting-Precision

Tool & Dies

Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 Micropulse West Inc.________480-966-2300 BRAZING-JOINING

Precision Enterprises Inc._____851-797-1000


3D Scanning

Cogitic_______________719-473-8844 Industrial Precision Grinding__ 310-352-4700 CHEMICAL ETCHING NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 EDGING CMR Manufacturing________602-273-0943 SLS (Selctive Laser Sintering) Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 ASSEMBLIES

PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600

Petersen Inc.____________801-732-2000 Precision Casting Repair______801-972-2345 Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136 Brazing: BENDING Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Mandrel Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Speciality Bending Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Structrual Bending

BROACHING Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801 Specialty Steel Services______801-539-8252 CABLE ASSEMBLIES


COATING Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432

Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628 Precision Enterprises Inc._____851-797-1000



Ebbco Inc_____________ 586-716-5151

Bar & Plate & Die Cutting

EDM: Drilling Small Hole

AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136

Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300


Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 CASTING

EDM: Dialectric Systems

TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 DIES

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

Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 EDM Solutions


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EDM: Wire

Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Liquid Painting

Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 MPI International________ 956-631-6880 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______714-373-0098

Fabrication: Custom Metal

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600

Micropulse West, Inc.______ 480-966-2300 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Passivation Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Coating Technologies_____ _623-581-2648 Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

Stevens Tool & Die_________503-682-3185 Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000 EZ-ACCESS_____________ 800-258-8503 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 Polishing FINISHING Sub-Assembly Builds QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________206-762-2117 Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226 Powder Coating Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Cascade Systems Technology___503-640-5733 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 Creative Aero Engineering_____562-443-7566 Forming & Fabrication Sandblasting PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Hexatron Engineering_______801-363-8010 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 FABRICATION Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Shot Peen Titanium Coating Services_____ 562-548-2550 Architectural Forming & Fabrication EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 DRY FILM LUBRICATION Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000 Silk Screening Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Fabrication: Sheet Metal Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443 Medium & Large Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Galvanizing: Hot Dip FIXTURING Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919 TMM Precision __________ 800-448-9448 Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 CLS Fabrication Inc________800-426-0721 CLS Fabrication Inc_______ 800-426-0721 GASKETS Glass Bead Clean EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____ 408-727-6630 3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Gillaspie MFG___________360-921-3973 Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 GRINDING NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Group Mfg Serv_________ 480-966-3952

Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878 Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930 AZ Hard Chrome_________ 602-278-8671 Petersen Inc.____________801-732-2000 Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 AZ Tool Steel___________ 877-795-1600


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ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700

MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721

Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600

Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Industrial Machine Svcs______503-240-0878

Grinding: OD

dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337

Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658 Cryogenics

SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748

Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751

United Performance Metals____888-282-3292

Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 Precision Tech__________ 801-285-7288 Steel Services Grinding______800-662-0126 Ron Grob Co___________ 970-667-5320 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Sun Grinding__________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Grinding: Surface Grinding, Blanchard Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 AZ Tool Steel____________877-795-1600 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Diversified Metal Services_____801-972-6093 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Industrial Precision Grinding___310-352-4700 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Steel Services Grinding______800-662-0126 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900 Superior Grinding_________801-487-9700 GUN DRILLING TCI Precision Metals________800-234-5613 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 Grinding, Centerless HEAT TREATING Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966

Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100

Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778

Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432


Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630


Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320

Laser Cutting: 3D

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748

Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751


Large Capacity Drop Bottom

United Performance Metals____888-282-3292

Oven/Aluminum Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 HONING/LAPPING

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MACHINING Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Clings Aerospace_________480-968-1778 Faustson______________303-420-7422

PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600

Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689


Howard Precision Machine____ 801-619-9850

Arizona Hard Chrome_______602-278-8671 HYDRO FORMING

Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658 INJECTION MOLDS INJECTION MOLDING

Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634

Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___805-583-9966 Evans Precision__________623-582-4776


Heat Treating/Aerospace

Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Plastic Injection Molding______509-531-2634

Sun Grinding___________602-238-9595 Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630 Grinding, Double Disc

Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700


Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Petersen Inc.____________ 801-732-2000

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226


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Sunshine Metals__________ 714-225-4972 O’Keefe Ceramics_________ 719-687-0888 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 VWeiser Engineering_______303-280-2778 Machining: 5-Axis

Machining: Horizontal Boring Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 Machining: Proto-R & D Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Petersen Inc.____________ 801-732-2000

Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Petersen Inc.____________ 801-732-2000 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386

Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Ron Grob Co____________970-667-5320 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Machining: Aerospace Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 AATC________________ 602-268-1467 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Machining: CNC Milling Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 Petersen Inc.____________ 801-732-2000 dtiEXACT______________360-866-1337 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Systems Integrators ________ 623-434-3136 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Machining: Ceramics Advanced Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc.____________ 801-732-2000

Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Savage Machining Inc.______805-584-8047 Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850

Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700 Sunshine Metals__________714-225-4972 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411

Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136 Petersen Inc.____________801-732-2000 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Treske Precision Machining ____503-625-2821 Strom Manufacturing_______503-447-1021 Machining: Large

Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000 Machining: Medical

Machining: Swiss dtiEXACT______________ 360-866-1337 Grovtec US, Inc. __________503-557-4689 Howard Precision Machined Prod._ 801-619-9850

Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__503-557-9407 Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000 Machining: Turning Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Teton Machine _________ 208-642-9344 Machining: Production

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Cascade Engineering Tech ____503-266-1300 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Albina Co., Inc. _________866-252-4628 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc.______ 714-373-0098 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. _253-395-7381 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Bending Solutions, Inc._____360-651-2443

Molds: High Volume Class 100

CLS Fabrication Inc_______800-426-0721 Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144

dtiEXACT_____________360-866-1337 Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117

Flex-Pro Manufacturing.____623-466-6866

dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337

G & G Custom Metal Fab_____503-931-7069

Faustson_____________ 303-420-7422

Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952

Flex-Pro Manufacturing._____ 623-466-6866

Larkin Precision Machine_____831-438-2700

Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Larkin Precision Machine____ 831-438-2700 Layke Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000

Petersen Inc.____________801-732-2000 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and Bridge Molds Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and Insert Molding Advanced Mold Technology____714-990-0144

Systems Integrators ________623-434-3136


Teton Machine __________208-642-9344

Surface Mount & Thru Hole

Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 Cascade Systems Technology___971-330-8054

Foresight Finishing________480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Gold Tech _____________480-968-1930 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Anodizing Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Frontier Group___________602-437-2426 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

TVT Die Casting__________800-280-2278


Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386

Industrial Manufacturing

Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

Black Oxide

SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226

Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628


PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

PAS Technologies_________602-744-2600

Bright Tin


Foresight Finishing________480-772-0387

Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700

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

Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407

Machinists Inc.__________ 360-202-7342 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Personal Collectables Polishing

Machining: Turning With Live

Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294


Production Polishing

Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Machining: Turning Large Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 SMH Inc LLC___________ 360-341-2226

Chem Film

Mold Making

Frontier Group___________602-437-2426

3-D Plastics, Inc._________ 503-720-0572 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311

Metal Polishing By Timothy____503-253-5294 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 METALIZING



Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 Advanced Precision Anodizing___503-661-6700 Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700



Contract Manufacturing

Molds: Plastic Injection

ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052


ChemResearch___________602-253-4175 AZ Hard Chrome__________ 602-278-8671

AATC_______________ 602-268-1467

Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634 EPSI________________714-519-9423 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423

Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226 Frontier Group__________ 602-437-2426 Gold Tech _____________480-968-1930

MOLDS Aero Tech MFG__________ 801-891-2740 Advanced Mold Technology___ 714-990-0144 Arizona Finishing________ 602-438-4443

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Frontier Group________ 602-437-2426 Electro-Polishing

Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930


Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069

ASKO Group__________ 206-947-4052

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410


Leadtek Plating________ 503-682-4410

Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271

Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919

Embrittlement Relief


EPSI______________ 714-519-9423

Gillaspie MFG___________ 360-921-3973

ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Pacific Tool, Inc__________ 425-882-1970

Savon Plating, Inc_______ 602-252-4311 Frontier Group__________ 602-437-2426 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117

Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Electroless Nickel

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113

ASKO Group__________ 206-947-4052

PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800

Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930


Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387

Frontier Group__________ 602-437-2426

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410

Shot Peen


LA Specialties___________ 602-269-7612 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 PROTOTYPES Tin / Zinc Plate Savon Plating, Inc________ 602-252-4311 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Coating

Coating: Black Oxide

Glass Bead Clean

EPSI________________714-519-9423 NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557

Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600

Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600


Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594

ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052

Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721

Coating: Dry Film Lube

Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 EPSI_______________ 714-519-9423

Silver Plating


Group Manufacturing Serv____ 480-966-3952

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Foresight Finishing_______ 480-772-0387 ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117

Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome

Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930

EPSI________________714-519-9423 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271 Coating Technologies_______ 623-581-2648 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Hard Chrome

Gold Tech ____________ 480-968-1930


Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410

Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel,

PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600

Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin

Gold Tech Industries________ 480-968-1930

NAD CAP & Boeing Approved

Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387


Precious Metal Plating Co._____800-481-6271 Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 Savon Plating, Inc_________602-252-4311 Bin Service Copper Tin Plating ASKO Group___________ 206-947-4052 Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Precious Metal Plating Co.____ 800-481-6271




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Excess Material Handling

Leadtek Plating_________ 503-682-4410 Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284 Zinc Nickel

Full Service Scrap Management

PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284

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Wood Products Perry Pallet Co._________ 360-366-5239 REPAIR CNC-PROS_____________602-344-9753 ROLLING Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 SANDBLASTING Advanced Precision Anodizing___503-661-6700

Byington Steel Treating, Inc.___ 408-727-6630 Production Sawing Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.__ 805-583-9966 SEWING Grovtec US, Inc. _________ 503-557-4689

Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038


Petersen Inc.____________ 801-732-2000

SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Stamping:Design

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Clings Aerospace________ 480-968-1778 EZ-ACCESS____________ 800-258-8503 Stamping:Flat Forming

Petersen Inc.____________ 801-732-2000

Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973


Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Stamping: Light

Systems Integrators _______ 623-434-3136 Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838 SW Waterjet & Laser_______ 480-306-7748 Stamping: Production/ Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038

5-Axis Waterjet Cutting



Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838

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

Cascade Systems Technology__ 503-640-5733




Rickard Engineering ______ 866-845-8838

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

Non-Destructive Testing

WELDING Frontier Group__________ 602-437-2426 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Frontier Group__________ 602-437-2426


Stress Relieving Testing

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292


SPINNING Evans Precision__________623-582-4776 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services_____ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Ace Wire & Spring Form_____ 412-458-4830 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 SPRINGS: CUSTOM

Thermal Shock Testing Cogitic_______________719-473-8844

THERMAL SPRAY Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432

Controlled Thermal Tech ____ 602-272-3714 TOOL & DIE DESIGN Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800

Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 PAS Technologies________ 602-744-2600 Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000

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

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Ace Wire & Spring Form_____ 412-458-4830

Industrial Machine Svcs_____ 503-240-0878

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NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080

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NADCAP Welding and Services Level III NDT Svcs________ 602-578-8109

Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973

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AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594

Petersen Inc.___________ 801-732-2000

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Gillaspie MFG__________ 360-921-3973 Milco Waterjet__________ 714-373-0098 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Precision Aerospace, LLC____ 602-352-8658

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292

Western Sintering________ 509-375-3096


dtiEXACT_____________ 360-866-1337

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292


Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

NW Metalcraft Industries____ 888-280-7080 Accutech Machine Inc_______801-975-1117 SpringWorks Utah_________801-298-0113 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919



Welding: MIG-TIG

Mountain View Machine_____ 435-755-0500 Bending Solutions, Inc._____ 360-651-2443 Newport Tool.___________801-295-7411

Welding: Precision Real Axis Machining_______ 360-723-5386 Evans Precision_________ 623-582-4776 TUBE BENDING &


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Perry Pallet...45 Petersen...9,47,51 Phoenix Heat Treat...49 Portland Precision...50 Precious Metals Plating...32,47 Precision Aerospace, LLC...49 Precision Die & Stamping...18,48 Precision-Enterprises...22,49 Production Machine Tools...41,43 Real Axis Machining...50 RENISHAW...23,40 ReSell CNC...44 Revolution Machine Tools...42 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...45 Rosco Precision Machinery...33,40 Rotarex...43 Royal products...28,41 Selway Machine Tool Co...40,42 SigmaNest...45 SMH Inc LLC...38,39,47 Specialty Steel...48 Spring Works Utah...48 StandardAero...31,52 Star Metal Fluids...41 Steel Services Grinding...49 Strom Manufacturing...47 Sun Grinding...48 Superior Grinding...48 Sustaining Edge...43 Swift Tool...3.5.35,40,44,55 Systems Integtrators...50 Teton...50 ThinBit...2,40 Toolnet...45 Tool Technology...45 TVT Die Casting...12,47 United Performance Metals...16,44 US Shop Tools...11,44 Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...41 Weiser Engineering...49 Western Sintering...30,47 Wrico Stamping...52 Zeiss Metrology...40

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