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Vol. 2, No. 2 April/May 2012

Pacific Northwest Edition (WA, OR, and N. CA)

Laser Cutting Services, Mazak, & SigmaNEST, A Team focused on Success!



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Samuel Aerospace is one of North America’s top ten processors and distributors of metals, operating more than 40 facilities which are strategically located throughout Canada and the United States. Additional facilities maintained in the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico and China extend our reach globally. Our strategically placed processing and service centers allow us to offer on time and JIT delivery services.

Samuel Aerospace alloys are available in a complete range of shapes and sizes to meet the diverse requirements of the commercial and defense aerospace markets. We stock one of the most extensive aluminum inventories in the industry. Our available aerospace aluminum offering includes:

• Sheet & Coil • Plate • Rod & Bar • Tube & Pipe

A variety of AS, ISO and TS standards ensures conformance to customer’s requirements. Primary aerospace service centers are ISO 9000 and AS9100/9120 certified. Samuel Aerospace offers value-added quality processing services including:

• Water-Jet Cutting

• Bar and Extrusion Sawing • Aluminum Plate Sawing • First Stage Processing

Our pre-production processing services are all performed to stringent quality standards to your specifications, saving you time and money while ensuring the quality of your end product. We go to great heights to deliver the right product to the correct quality standards, on time, every time. Plus, we offer Stock and Release and Vendor Managed Inventory programs. These programs can help your company eliminate costly inventories and improve cash flow.

To learn more contact your Samuel Aerospace Metals representative or call (877) 565-7050. Everything you need in a metals supplier…quality, reliability and availability.

Editors Corner “Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves.” Herbert Hoover We are the producers and we are the consumers.We must produce products and consume our products. When we make something we are strong, and when we can take that dollar from the left pocket and put it in the right we create a viable economic solution. Our great nation is still great! The United States of America is still united, vibrant, and a global force that manufactures a major portion of the worlds products. The economy of the United States is the world’s largest national economy. Its nominal GDP was estimated to be over $15 trillion in 2011, approximately a quarter of nominal global GDP. The European Union has a larger collective economy, but is not a single nation. The U.S. economy also maintains a very high level of output. In 2011, it was estimated to have a per capita GDP (PPP, purchasing power parity) of $48,147, the 7th highest in the world, thus making the U.S. one of the world’s wealthiest nations. The U.S. is the largest trading nation in the world. As of 2012, the country remains the world’s largest manufacturer, representing a fifth of the global manufacturing output. Of the world’s 500 largest companies, 133 are headquartered in the United States. This is twice the total of any other country. About 60% of the global currency reserves have been invested in the United States dollar, while 24% have been invested in the euro.The USA is one of the world’s largest and most influential financial markets. Foreign investments made in the United States total almost $2.4 trillion, which is more than twice that of any other country. American investments in foreign countries total over $3.3 trillion, which is almost twice that of any other country. The labor market in the United States has attracted immigrants from all over the world and its net migration rate is among the highest in the world. The United States is one of the top-performing economies in studies such as the Ease of Doing Business Index, the Global Competitiveness Report, and others. Today, the United States is home to 29.6 million small businesses, 30% of the world’s millionaires, 40% of the world’s billionaires, as well as 133 of the world’s 500 largest companies. The United States has encouraged science and innovation. As a result, the United States has been the birthplace of 161 of Britannica’s 321 Great Inventions, including items such as the airplane, Internet, microchip, laser, cellphone, refrigerator, email, microwave, LCD and LED technology, air conditioning, assembly line, supermarket, bar code, electric motor, and ATM. In closing, I encourage you to buy USA products and services where you can. I also encourage you to keep the dream alive of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” If we can help your business in any way, please call!

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Laser Cutting Services This Month’s Cover & Shop Profile. Overlanders Announcements/Releases.....................6,7,8 Shop Profile.......................................1,16-17 Feature Articles..................................... 14,20 Buyers Guide Equipment......................38-41 Buyers Guide Processes........................42-46 Card Gallery..........................................38-46 Index Of Advertisers..................................46 Editorial.................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker NW PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter/Linda Daly Kim@AZMetalworker.com Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (480) 773-3239 Website: www.A2ZMetalworker.com www.facebook.com/A2ZMetalworker E-mail:Kim@AZMetalworker.com

CONTRIBUTORS Linda Daly Gene Wirth Chris Seay Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker NW maintains a master list of over 9000 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary sources businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 24,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in the Pacific NW! Advertising Rates have remained the same since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our webite at: www.a2zMetalworker.com. All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker NW. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.

THE SMART CHOICE I AM manufactured in Florence, Kentucky. I EASILY move from heavy-duty to high-speed machining applications, making me ideal for job shops and specialty manufacturers alike. I PROVIDE a 12,000-rpm, 25-hp 40-taper spindle with a maximum torque of 70.2 ft/lbs. I AM bi-lingual thanks to my MAZATROL SMART control, which allows me to use both EIA/ISO programs and conversational programming languages. I RIDE on the Mazak MX Hybrid Roller Guide System to deliver unmatched levels of rigidity, durability and reliability that result in long-term accuracy. I AM smart with Intelligent Machine functions that boost my accuracy, reliability and productivity. I INCORPORATE an environmentally friendly and ergonomic design that provides an easily accessible workspace and simplifies maintenance. I AM your highly rewarding, easy-to-use, go-to guy, ready to tackle whatever work you give me.


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MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. Representing the best in metal working solutions since 1984.

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Oregon Tech Center Washington Tech Center MAGNUM INC. MAGNUM PRECISION MACHINES, INC. 27350 SWPRECISION 95th AveMACHINES, 1008 Industry Drive 12025 Rojas Drive, Suite ‘A’ 3614 E. Southern Avenue #1 Wilsonville, OR 97070 Tukwila, WA 98188 El Paso, TX 79936 Phoenix, AZ 85040 Office - 503-682-9030 Office - 206-575-3390 Tel: (915) 856-7900 Tel: (602) 431-8300 Email:- sales@magnumep.com Email: sales@magnumaz.com Fax 503-682-9040 Fax - 206-575-3397 www.magnumprecisionmachines.com A2Z METALWORKER

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Announcements & Releases Machine Toolworks Continues Mission To Support Customers Incor porated and established in 1996, Mac h i n e To o l works, Inc. is a family owned Machine Tool distributor with its Corporate Headquarters located in Seattle, WA. Its owner, Gary Anderegg, has been involved the machine tool industry for over 35 years. Machine Toolworks represents some of the best CNC machine tool manufacturers from around the world including lines of equipment by Mazak, Star, Studer, Blohm, Walter Grinder, Tanaka, Nagel, and OMAX. In 1998, Machine Toolworks became an international distributor and expanded its Northwest Territory of Oregon, Washington and NW Idaho to include the Western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. We have service and support centers in Wilsonville, OR, Tukwila, WA and Edmonton, AB. Machine Toolworks’ mission is to assist customers to reach their production goals through providing them with the post productive and profitable equipment specifically chosen for their application. Machine Toolworks creates strong customer relationships through a support system focused on navigating customers through the maze of production needs and requirements, proper machine selection, machine purchase and installation. Machine Toolworks employs a team of factory authorized service and applications technicians working in tandem with our manufacturers to ensure that customers are taken care of at all levels. For more infpormation on Machine Toolworks and how they can help your business Call: Gary Anderegg 206-947-7489, GAnderegg@machinetoolworks.com.

Coastal Metals Paces Local Demand Coastal Metals recently expanded their Southwest inventory, emphasizing their dedication to improved delivery lead times to customers in western states. “Nobody likes to wait,” explained Coastal Metals owner, Jerry Brooks. “These days most of our customers’ customers are requiring faster deliveries. Gone is the extended backlog and the luxury of waiting extra days or even weeks for a raw material delivery,” he claimed. “Over the last 12 years we’ve been steadily increasing our inventory to stay in synch with our customers’ needs.” Earlier this year Coastal Metals added Aircraft Quality Alloy Round Bar (4140 and 4340) to its complete inventory of Commercial QualA2Z METALWORKER NW •

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ity Alloy, up to 26” diameter. Stock material includes 1018(CF and HR), 1045, 8620, TG&P Shafting, and Bronze. In addition, Coastal Metals veteran sales staff offers extensive resource knowledge, so that “no bid” is rarely found in the company’s vocabulary. For more information, see the Coastal Metals ad in this edition, or visit their website at coastalmetals.com. Call: 1-800-811-7466, or email: sales@coastalmetals.com.

California Cold Saw Introduces Autotooth To Speed Blade Selection Previously, there has been no

method for online buyers to correctly choose a cold saw blade for his/her exact application. Selecting a blade from three or four off-the-shelf choices with generic grinds often produces less than satisfactory results. Now, with CaliforniaColdSaw.com’s New Blade Selector, online purchasers can simply enter their material type, shape and size, and AutoTooth will automatically calculate the correct number of teeth and grind for them. For customers that already know what tooth configuration they want, they can choose the ‘I Want to Select the Number of Teeth Myself’ button and enter what they are currently using. After using either method, the buyer can choose standard vapor treated black oxide, bright, or titanium carbon nitride (TiCN) coated blades. One other very helpful use for the New Blade Selector should be noted. An owner, foreman or machine operator can visit this site and use the AutoTooth feature as a handy reference tool to choose the best blade to use from the ones they already own. California Cold Saw was recently formed as a division of Bay Area Carbide, Inc., and specializes in cold saw blades. The company offers new high speed steel cold saw blades in a variety of coatings, as well as carbide tipped saw blades, segmental blades, coolants, and sharpening services for each of these blade types. New solid high speed steel cold saw blades ship for free in 24 hours or less, and re-sharpened blades in 1-2 days. CaliforniaColdSaw.com also features an extensive array of conversion calculators pertaining to cold saw use. If you’d like more information about this topic, artwork, or to schedule an interview with Doug McAdoo, please call Leslie Wood at 877-7007610 or e-mail Doug at doug@bayareacarbide.com.

CAL Precision, Inc. Attains AS9100 Rev C Certification CAL Precision, Inc. is proud to announce we have achieved compliance with AS9100 Rev C. quality system requirements for the

Aviation, Space, and Defense markets. The new revision includes but is not limited to in detail, risk management, supplier management controls, product conformity, and on time delivery. CAL Precision, Inc. has been in practice with AS9100 for five years and will continue to be on an upward growth. We would like to thank Tiffany Jordan our QA Representative, along with the entire staff at CAL Precision, Inc. for all their hard work and dedication in making this happen. For more information on CAL Precision Call: Donna Loper at (951) 273-9901 or visit their website; www.CALprecision.com

DW Machinery in Synergy with Baykal Machinery Baykal, of Bursa, Turkey, recently hosted a visit of nine machine tool sales companies and one manufacture, from the United States, for a tour of their manufacturing facility and to see their production process and capabilities.

Baykal, imported by Fab-Line Machinery of St. Charles, IL, is a premier manufacture of precision CNC press brakes, shears, turret punches, lasers and plasma cutting systems. Established in 1950, Baykal has installations worldwide. Machines seen during the tour were destined for the countries that we normally think of, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, England, Australia, Canada and the United States, and many countries that we often hear of, but don’t think much about in regards to manufacturing, such as, Turkey, Russia, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, to name a few. Baykal has the capabilities to manufacture over two hundred machines a month, utilizing the latest CNC machining technology and a lean manufacturing philosophy.

Tracking their production with a keen eye on quality and attention to the details of design, they produce a world-class product. Their commitment to engineering and R&D, allows them to not only offer a competitive standard product line, but they can design and produce special automated systems and are established as the number one builder, in the world, of large press brakes. (machines

over 660 tons, which they can produce at a rate of two a month and which they have a number of, installed in the U.S.) During this visit, the people who made the trip, saw a company and capabilities, that equal and exceed, many manufactures in the U.S. A truly impressive manufacture, committed to quality and service, and whose success is evident in the shipping department. Baykal and Fab-line Machinery have established a strong customer base in the U.S., and it is evident that in the not too distant future, the Baykal machines will be well recognized by fabricators in the United States, as a world-class machine tool builder. For more information on the Baykal products, call: Bob Herling, DW Machinery Sales (425) 827-6931 or e-mail: dwmachinery@ dwmachinerysales.com

SigmaTEK Expands Reach with Additions to Northwest Region Team SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, the world’s leading CAD/CAM nesting solutions provider, announces additions to the company’s Northwest Region team.

Joining the company is industry veteran Scott Lindley who assumes the role of Regional Sales Representative. Having served as an Applications Engineer for SigmaTEK Systems, Mr. Lindley is no stranger to the fabrication industry or SigmaNEST® software. Scott will put his experience to work helping manufacturers to identify, quantify, and implement fabrication time, material, and cost-saving solutions, tools, and best practices. Scott’s background includes technical instruction, support, and project management experience. A graduate of Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA), Mr. Lindley also served in the United States Navy. SigmaTEK Northwestern Region Sales Manager, Brian Blair comments: “Manufacturers throughout the Pacific Northwest continue to see a tremendous surge in demand and production. At the same time companies are scrutinizing tools, technologies, and processes in an attempt to maximize cutting tool investments, boost productivity, and eliminate waste. SigmaTEK strives to anticipate the needs of both current and future customers. Scott’s experience and expertise significantly strengthens both our presence and responsiveness. Announcements Continued Page 8 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Bob.farrell@sigmanest.com SigmaNEST is registered trademarks of SigmaTEK Systems, LLC

GANESH Machinery Announces New Western Regional Manager Ganesh Machinery of Chatsworth, CA continues their dramatic growth path with the announcement of Derek Stanton as the new Western Regional Manager for Western Canada, and the 10-Western American states, including: OR, WA, NM, UT, ID, MT, NV, CO, AZ; other than California.

Announcements Continued About SigmaTEK SigmaTEK Systems, LLC develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate and tube materials, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management. Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and has an extensive global support network with branches in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information on the SigmaTEK line of products or to schedule a live demonstration, please visit www.sigmanest.com or call 513.674.0005 or follow us @SigmaNEST on Twitter! For more information on SigmaTEK and SigmaNEST Contact: Robert Farrell SigmaTEK Systems, 513-595-2022 A2Z METALWORKER NW •


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Derek served his apprenticeship at Dunlop Machine Tool in Birmingham, England during his formative years. He was also an applications engineer in the U.S. for many years and then worked in sales and even had his own machine tool dealership selling Ganesh machine tools. Derek developed a wealth of knowledge over the years and will put it to good use in his new management capacity working out of the Seattle, WA office. Ganesh markets a full line of innovative manual and CNC lathes and milling machine including the exciting Cyclone line of multi-axis CNC lathes for complete done-inone operation machining. High production lathes are offered with up to 3” bar capacity and up to 11-axis with up to 48-tools. These machines are super efficient at machining complex workpieces to tight tolerances, and then gently removing the finished parts from the work area. Massive 14” bore heavy-duty CNC and manual lathes are also part of the Ganesh product line, as well as manual and CNC milling machines, including 5-axis milling capability. Learn more at www.ganeshmachinery.com.

Contracts Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort

Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $258,800,000 not-to-exceed undefinitized modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter low rate initial production Lot 5 contract (N00019-10-C-0002), including one additional conventional takeoff and landing aircraft for the Air Force, and one additional carrier variant aircraft for the Navy. The modification includes undefinitized line items, which will be definitized as fixed-price-incentive-firm. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10 percent); Nashua, N.H. (5 percent); and Baltimore, Md. (5 percent). Work is expected to be completed in February 2014.The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Bethesda, Md., is being awarded a $21,910,155 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-6272) for systems engineering and integration in support of Combat System Warfare Federated Tactical Systems. SWFTS is comprised of all submarine combat system subsystems, mainly Consultation, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence. This effort provides for the overall architecture integration of the subsystems to achieve a single total combat system for naval battlegroup interconnectivity.Work is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Production Metal Stamping

Raytheon Systems, Sudbury, Mass., is being awarded $7,700,000 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0017 under a previously awarded performance based logistics contract (N00104-07D-ZD51) for AEGIS ballistic missile defense pack-up kit items. Work will be performed at Sudbury, Mass., and is expected to be completed by July 2014. The applicable Navy Working Capital Funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity. Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors is being awarded a $7,440,473 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5124) for technical engineering and related operation and maintenance of Navy AEGIS sites in New Jersey in support of AEGIS Foreign Military Sales cases JA-P-FNC (Japan) and SP-P-LGB (Spain), and U.S. Navy AEGIS support efforts. This contract modification will provide continuing technical engineering, logistics, configuration management, quality assurance, operation and maintenance for AEGIS program support sites located in New Jersey. These facilities incorporate highly integrated, classified, real-time networks that connect numerous contractor and United States government facilities required to build, integrate and deliver computer code for U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales requirements. Work will be performed in Moorestown, N.J., and is expected to be completed by September 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.



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High-quality precision tooling, components, and fixtures for aerospace and commercial industrial applications since 1966 PTI is a full-service manufacturing facility. Our commitment to quality and on-time delivery is reflected in our investment in advanced manufacturing and inspection equipment and the capabilities required to deliver the precision products demanded by the commercial aviation industry.

As your full-service resource, PTI has: • The Technical Background to help you develop new products • Experience to assist in design for manufacturing • Size to support your production needs Fast Responsive Customer Support • ISO/AS9100 Certification to provide traceability and reduce your WIP inventory PTI supports integrators of large aircraft subsystems. We manufacture complete subcomponents allowing integrators to focus on their core competencies of larger assemblies. We are your tool for solving problems!

Drones to Increase 45% in Pentagon 30-Year Aviation Plan The Pentagon plans to increase its fleet of armed and long-haul surveillance drones by at least 45 percent over the next 10 years. The U.S. military’s inventory of unmanned aerial vehicles, will grow to 645 aircraft in fiscal 2022 from about 445 in fiscal 2013, including versions of Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) (NOC)’s RQ-4 Global Hawk and General Atomics’ MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predators, the Defense Department said in a report required by Congress on its aviation blueprint for the next 30 years. In addition, the U.S. Army wants to buy 164 Gray Eagle drones from closely held General Atomics of San Diego from 2013 to 2022 “in direct support of ground forces,” the Pentagon said in the report obtained today. Drones are playing an increasing role as the Pentagon seeks a force that will be “smaller and leaner” and more technologically advanced, as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta put it when he introduced a revamped national security strategy in January. Even as the A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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inventory of drones grows, the U.S. military is buying fewer than originally planned because of reduced budgets, a defense official told lawmakers. “The military departments adjusted their plans to comply with a constrained top line by procuring fewer aircraft than desired,” Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wrote in a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee on April 4. The Defense Department plans to spend $770 billion on aviation assets from 2013 to 2022. This includes fighter jets, attack helicopters, airlift and cargo aircraft, combat search and rescue aircraft, air refueling planes, bombers, anti-ship and submarine aircraft, drones, training platforms and other aircraft used by Special Operations forces. Annual funding levels will peak at $80 billion in 2022, according to the Pentagon. The Air Force “plans to continue aggressive funding” for a new long-range bomber with nuclear capabilities, according to the aviation report.The bomber would reach its initial capability in the mid-2020s, according to the Pentagon. The Defense Department plans to “hold down” the unit cost to “ensure sufficient production” of 80 to 100 bombers, according to the report.

Long Products – a sampling of what we offer Carbon Steel Bar

Stainless Steel Tube

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

CF1018 ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 6" CF1018 SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" CF1018 FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 3-1/2" X 6" CF1045 ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 6" CF1144 STRESSPROOF ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 4-1/2" CF12L14 ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 6"

Alloy Steel Bar • • • •

CF4140ANN ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 4-1/2" CF8620ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/8" THRU 4-3/4" CF4140HT ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 3-1/2" HR4140ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/2" THRU 24"

Aluminum Bar

Carbon Steel Tube • ERW STEEL TUBE – 1/2"OD X .049W THRU 6"0D X .188W • ORN STEEL TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 4"SQ X .120W • STRUCT STEEL TUBE – 1-1/2"SQ THRU 6"SQ X .250W (INCLUDING RECTANGLES)

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303, 304L, 316L, 17-4 ROUNDS – 1/8" THRU 12" 304L, 316L PLATE CUT FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 1/2" X 8" 303, 304L, 316L ROLLED BAR – 1/4" X 3/4" THRU 1-1/2" X 2" 304L, 316L ANGLES – 3/4" X 3/4" X 1/8" THRU 4" X 4" X 1/2" 304L, 316L CHANNELS – 2" X 1" X 1/8" THRU 6" X 4" X 3/8"

• 6061 EXTR & CF ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 12" • 6061 EXTR SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" • 6061 EXTR RECTANGLES – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 4" X 8" • 6061, 6063 EXTR ANGLES, CHANNELS, BEAMS • 2024 CF ROUNDS – 3/8" THRU 4"

Tube & Pipe • 6061, 6063 EXTR SQUARE TUBE – 3/4"SQ X .065W THRU 8"SQ X .500W • 6061, 6063 EXTR RECTANGLE TUBE – 3/4" X 1-1/2" THRU 2" X 8" X .250W • 6061 EXTR ROUND TUBE – 1/2" X .125W THRU 8"OD X .250W • 6061 EXTR PIPE – 1/2" SCH40 THRU 8" SCH80


Carbon & Alloy Plate We routinely stock: • Carbon from general purpose to structural, PVQ and improved machining grades. • Alloy in construction, case hardening, PVQ, aircraft quality and abrasion resisting grades. Plate processing: Oxy-fuel Cutting Plasma Cutting Shearing

Ryerson simplifies customer manufacturing and procurement. From one-of-a-kind components to parts in production quantities, our one-stop shopping reduces overall costs and streamlines operations. Lower Production Costs Trim outsourcing handling costs and inspection points. Eliminate scrap handling costs and inspection points. Minimize capital expenditures. Our ready-to-assemble parts reduce customer work-in-process inventory.

Aluminum Plate We routinely stock: • Heat treatable, cast tooling and cast mold plate • Standard thicknesses to 16” • Widths to 60.5” • Standard lengths of 96”, 120”, 144”, 240” and 288” • Diamond Tread plate

Consolidate Supplier Base Save transportation and administrative costs. We’re responsible for all work

Plate processing: Sawing Band Saw Cutting Shearing Cutting to Length

Plate processing: Plasma Cutting Sawing Shearing Cutting to Length Precision Leveling

Increase Flexibility Test new designs and prototypes without tying up machines or employees. We know fabrication and materials and recommend the best for customer applications. Meet Demand Fluctuations Eliminate bottlenecks. Avoid capacity overloads. Eliminate capital tied up in underutilized equipment. We help customers focus on core competencies and meet processing requirements.


Stainless Plate We routinely stock: • All standard grades • Plate up to 4” thick • Coiled plate inventory: 36, 48, 60, 72” wide • Stainless floor plate in 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4” thickness

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The Promise of Today’s Factory Jobs To hear Mike Bink, one might believe American manufacturing is about to recapture its lost glory. 

 Master Lock, which has made locks in Milwaukee since 1921, has brought 100 jobs back from China over the last year and a half. And Mr. Bink, who has worked at the plant for 33 years and heads the United Auto Workers local, is sure more will follow. “They are making a lot of capital investment; buying a lot of new equipment,” he said. “That will create more jobs.” 

Master Lock’s story dovetails nicely with the budding upturn in manufacturing employment, which has rekindled hope across a Rust Belt pummeled by 30 years of job loss. Nationwide, factories have added 400,000 jobs in the last two years, the first sustained bout of growth since the 1990s, replacing about a fifth of the positions lost during the recession. Other companies, from Otis to General Electric, are bringing home jobs once thought lost for good.

Mr. Bink’s enthusiasm has echoed from the factory floor all the way to Washington. During his State of the Union Message, President Obama wove Master Lock’s tale of repatriated jobs into a narrative of recovery that could serve him well

in November. “We have a huge opportunity, at this moment, to bring manufacturing back,” the president said. “But we have to seize it.” 

To do so, his administration has proposed a piñata of tax breaks and incentives intended to transform the incipient movement into a new golden age for factory jobs. 

Things have not looked this promising for manufacturing jobs in a long while. Rising costs in China — where the government is letting the currency gain against the dollar and wages are rising at a double-digit pace — are making it more attractive for American companies to produce at home. Expensive oil adds to the cost by pushing up the price of freight.

Yet a revolution in manufacturing employment seems far-fetched. Most of the factory jobs lost over the last three decades in this country are gone for good. In truth, they are not even very good jobs. 

As much as the administration needs a jobs strategy, one narrowly focused on manufacturing is unlikely to deliver.

Much of the anxiety about factory jobs is based on the misconception that job losses have been due to a sclerotic manufacturing sector, unable to compete against cheap imports. Until the Great Recession clobbered the world economy, manufacturing production was actually holding its own. Real value added in manufacturing, the most precise measure of its contribution to the economy, has grown by more than two thirds since its heyday in 1979, when manufacturing employed almost 20 million Americans — eight million more than today. 

American companies make a smaller share of the world’s stuff, of course. But what else could one expect? Thirty years ago China made very little of anything. Today its factory output is almost 20 percent of world production and about 15 percent of manufacturing value added. 

What’s surprising is how little the United States lost in that time. American manufacturers contribute more than a fifth to global value added. 

Manufacturers are shedding jobs around the industrial world. Germany lost more than a fifth of its factory jobs from 1991 to 2007, according to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, about the same share as the United States. Japan — the manufacturing behemoth of the 1980s — lost a third. 

This was partly because of China’s arrival on the world scene after it joined the World Trade Organization in 2001. Since then, China has gained nearly 40 million factory jobs. But something else happened too: companies across the developed world invested in labor-saving technology. 

 Consider Master Lock. Its Milwaukee plant is operating at capacity for the first time in 15 years, before it started sending work overseas. It is producing much more stuff than it did back then. But it is doing so with 412 workers — about 750 fewer than it had 15 years ago. 

“They used to throw bodies at something to get the job done,” said Ron McInroy, the U.A.W.’s head for the region encompassing Milwaukee. “Now they look at the best utilization of manpower and the best utilization of machines.”

 So it is across the economy. In his forthcoming book, “The New Geography of Jobs,” the University of California, Berkeley, economist Enrico Moretti points out that the average American factory worker makes $180,000 worth of goods a year, more than three times what he produced in 1978, in today’s dollars.

It may not matter to factory workers who lost their jobs. Whether forced out because an employer moved production to China or because a fancy new machine makes it easier to compete against a rival in China, the job is gone. 

 Still, the distinction is important.Without an understanding of the forces at work, policy makers’ attempts to bolster manufacturing could backfire. 

One thing is clear. Most of the jobs lost to China and other poor countries cannot “come back.” They don’t pay anywhere near enough.


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And they don’t exist here anymore anyway. 

The factory jobs we really want will be fewer and will require more education. But they will pay more. 

Remember agriculture? In the 1960s, plant scientists at the University of California, Davis, developed an oblong tomato that ripened uniformly, and its engineers developed a machine to harvest it with one pass through the fields. By the 1970s the number of workers hired for the tomato harvest in California had fallen by 90 percent.

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In the book “Promise Unfulfilled,” Philip Martin, an economist at the university, says that in 1979 the worker advocacy group California Rural Legal Assistance sued the university for using public money on research that helped agribusiness at the expense of farm workers. And in 1980, Jimmy Carter’s agriculture secretary, Bob Bergland, declared that the government wouldn’t finance any more projects aimed at replacing “an adequate and willing work force with machines.” 

It’s hard to say that workers won this battle, however. After Mr. Bergland pulled the plug, research on agricultural mechanization came to a near-halt. Yet farm work today remains probably the worst paid, most grueling job in the United States. 

A tricky thing to understand is that most jobs in the United States are created in areas of the economy not exposed to global competition. They are nannies and doctors, lawyers and roofers.

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In a recent study, the Nobel laureate Mike Spence and Sandile Hlatshwayo of New York University found that the part of the economy that does not have foreign competitors added 27.3 million jobs from 1990 to 2008. The sector that competes in global markets added virtually none. 

This doesn’t mean the administration should ignore manufacturing. We need world-class, innovative industries that compete in global markets. They won’t add a ton of jobs precisely because they must stay lean to compete. But they will pay for those jobs. 

 The 33,000 Apple workers in Cupertino, Calif., sustain 171,000 additional jobs in the metropolitan area, Mr. Moretti estimates. 

This pattern suggests, however, that a jobs strategy should take care not to blunt the edge of our most competitive firms. If outsourcing sharpens their edge on world markets, punishing then for doing so could destroy American jobs.

More important, perhaps, manufacturing is not the nation’s only cutting-edge industry. Many of the most innovative firms are not manufacturers but service companies. Apple is very competitive. But so are the companies that design applications running on its iPhones and iPads. Hollywood studios and marketing companies are big exporters.These firms need highly trained workers and pay high wages.

 Mr. Moretti says each job in an “innovation” industry, broadly understood, creates five other local jobs, about three times the number for an average job in manufacturing. Two of them are highly paid professional positions and three are low-paid jobs as waiters or clerks.

 Innovation — not manufacturing —has always propelled this country’s progress. A strategy to reward manufacturers who increase their payroll in the United States may not be as effective as one to support the firms whose creations — whether physical stuff or immaterial services — can conquer world markets and pay for the jobs of the rest of us. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Laser Cutting Services, Inc. – Utilizing Cutting Edge Technology, Putting Employees And Customers First, And The Rest Just Falls Into Place.

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In 1998 a dynamic husband and wife team utilized what they had learned from years of working at one of the U.S. metal industry’s largest distributors. Ron and Bobbi Duffy launched their own business and worked very hard to please their customers.They built their business focusing on one thing; supplying metal cut to perfection, Fast! In Tualatin, Oregon, south of Portland, you will find one of the most progressive metal distributors Laser Cutting Services, Inc. (LCSI). LCSI utilizes the latest in Mazak precision laser cutting machines and Mazak robotics, combined with the best in programing software, SigmaNEST for nesting. An epiphany came when Ron saw he could distribute metal in a very unique, value added fashion; cut to perfection, and finished to specified size. This unique twist to supplying metal, laser cut to size was a hard sell at first. Nobody did this, and the methodology used at the time was to make the over size parts and grind the parts to size while deburring. With LCSI’s precise method, many prints had to be changed as the laser cut parts were too perfect, rendering the grinding and deburring operations unnecessary. It took 3 years of what Ron calls “the missionary work of introducing the idea of value added cut metal”. But LCSI had some very loyal customers that trusted Ron and Bobbi.The benefits to the customer kept adding up to the point that word got out and the good name of LCSI spread. The word was, when you need metal cut to size, fast (1-3 days), call LCSI! The LCSI customer base grew and before long Ron and the LCSI team were tested with hard to cut profiles that no one else wanted to touch. The unusual geometries challenged Ron’s team, but the highly trained operators, programmers, and the sales engineering staff worked together as they do today to tackle these “BreakThrough Opportunities”, and with their “never say no” way of doing business, supported their customers. This can do/will do mentality still lives on today. Though Ron’s wife and long time partner Bobbi has passed on, Ron and the LCSI Team continue in the ways the dynamic duo taught their team. And Ron credits LCSI’s success to 3 things; the long time Valued Employees (10 years average tenure), loyal customers, and A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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their focus on one thing, distribute precision laser cut metal to size, fast! Fast-forward 15 years; Ron purchased 2 Mazak lasers, Mazak’s Hyper Turbo-X-510 equipped with automatic optics and nozzle changers and a complete automation center by Mazak with robotics in the past 18 months (during the U.S. economic down turn). Dion Hardy joined the LCSI Team as Sales Manager in February 2012. Dion worked for Mazak in various capacities for over 14 years and worked closely with Ron on his Mazak acquisitions. Dion was instrumental in hiring Bob Herling at DW Machinery Sales over 3 years ago to run the Pacific NW distribution of the Mazak line of laser cutting machines. Dion describes Bob Herling as knowledgeable, disciplined, and diligent in marketing of the Mazak line. “Bob Herling is also part of our team here at LCSI”, Dion says, “and he continues to support LCSI through his company DW Machinery and Mazak.” I asked Ron why 2 new machines and why now? Ron said, “These 2 new Mazak Laser Systems replaced 2 older units and with the new automation system and sophisticated Mazak technology, I have quadrupled my capacity! Things that took hours of labor and set up time now take minutes and are performed by the sophisticated machines themselves to optimize the cutting head, the flow of gas, and the placement of material. These machines can basically run lights out.” Ron Continued, “When the down turn hit us we were faced with some hard decisions, cut back, automate, change? We made a firm decision to keep our employees. Our employees are like our family and they are highly trained. We consider our employees our most valued asset and they receive bonuses every year, sometimes 2 times in a good year.We made a big investment when most people were pulling back, we purchased Mazak automation and became much more efficient. We decided to continue putting our customers first by getting the best machine tools available, then to go after the business to support them. These Mazak machines are so technologically sophisticated that the run times and pierce times are much faster and this equals savings and faster delivery times to our customers.We put the employees and customers first and we believed everything else would follow! Ron says, “We never say no. Our culture here is one of a “pit crew mentality”.We all have a can do attitude and we all enjoy serving our customers. We work as a unified sales team serving our customers

in every way we can.We employ the best highly trained team, with the best Mazak machine tools, the best SigmaNest software, with LCSI perfected IT processes, and we have fun doing it.We love serving our Customers.” Here’s what some of LCSI’s Customer’s have to say: “They always do the impossible and they never say no! I have the highest praise for LCSI, they always pull through, and we can depend on them every time! LCSI understands important things that others don’t seem to get, time lines & deadlines. Kudos to Greg at LCSI, he really keeps us happy. All of my project engineers use him and he comes through for us every time.” From a Project Manager in an OR Business. “We have a great company relationship with LCSI and we have been utilizing them for over 10 years now. Their product is great and keeps getting better. Their delivery is timely, and their prices can’t be beat, we have checked.We don’t get a lot of time from our customers and LCSI usually exceeds our expectations. Ron Duffy always invests into his company and he uses the best and latest in Mazak equipment & SigmaNEST software in order to take care of his customers.” A Manufacturing business owner in Oregon. “We have been doing business with LCSI for over 14 years and we receive excellence every time with every on time delivery. LCSI is customer service at it’s finest! LCSI always gets back to the basics by taking care of their customers, with the latest in technology at their fingertips, fast. I highly recommend LCSI to anyone that is looking for a perfect metal distributor.” Doug Metz Owner of Specialty Metal Fabricators LLC, in Oregon. About Mazak: Machine tools are known as “Mother Mac hines” since they are used to make other machines that produce virtually everything we use in our daily life. Accordingly, machine tools have a very important role to support the basis of manufacturing industries all over the world. As a machine tool manufacturer, Yamazaki Mazak’s mission is to enrich our daily life by developing machine tools that can produce high precision components with reduced in-process time. Yamazaki Mazak supports manufacturing industries all over the world with corporate philosophies of “Advanced products,” “Total Solutions,” and “Global Support” by providing machine tools that can meet a wide variety of production requirements.

Mazak has developed unique products that realize unsurpassed productivity and established 79 Technology and Technical Centers all over the world to provide total solutions and optimum service support close to customers. The Hyper Turbo-X-510 Mazak Laser provides exceptional ease of operation and unsurpassed accessibility to the machine table for the processing of a variety of work pieces in small size lots. Unsurpassed productivity can be realized thanks to linear motors on all axes and a variety of automatic functions. Also, considerable reduction of non-cutting can be realized thanks to a variety of automatic set-up functions such as the automatic torch and nozzle changer. More on SigmaNEST: SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for laser, plasma, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, workflow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management. Key benefits include: • Cutting technology management functions like automatic pulsing, power ramping, feed rate control, focal height, assist gas and pressure adjustment • Pre-piercing, pierce “on-the-fly” and pierce reduction, as well as options for fine, fast and normal piercing • Material and time savings with bridge cutting, common-line cutting and chain cutting •Various levels of cut quality using Appropriate Quality Cutting (AQC) technology • Repositioning and automatic cut pick up for cutting on plates that extend beyond the cutting area • Selective vaporizing at low wattage to cut protective layer Corner ramping precision For more information on Mazak Laser Machine Tools contact Bob Herling with DW Machinery Sales at: RBHerling@DWMachinerySales. com, 425-827-6931, www.DWMachinerySales.com. For more information on SigmaNEST please contact: Robert Farrell Bob.farrell@sigmanest.com, 513-595-2022, www.sigmanest.com For more information on Laser Cutting Services, Inc. please contact Dion Hardy Dion@lasercuttingservices.com, (503) 612-8311, www. LaserCuttingServices.com. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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AAI UASWins USSOCOM MEUAS II AwardValued at Nearly $600 M AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it has won the competitive Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS) II award from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The three-year award, valued at just under $600 million, includes support operations using AAI’s Aerosonde® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS). Total initial funding for these activities is $20 million. “The team is galvanized and working closely with our new USSOCOM customer on this critical new activity,” says Senior Vice President and General Manager Steven Reid of AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems. “Our hallmark is a full-service orientation - understanding the mission, equipment, logistics and other factors behind customer requirements in order to create and execute a total solution. Such is our goal for the MEUAS II program.” The Aerosonde SUAS is a high-performance system that incorporates

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SAIC Awarded $36 M Task Order Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was awarded a task order by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic for a full range of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) engineering and integration services associated with tactical vehicles for any U.S. Department of Defense or other agency customer. The task order has a value of approximately $36 million and was issued under the single-award, indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) C4I Vehicle Integration contract. SSC Atlantic provides knowledge superiority to join warfighters and

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Boeing bears down on 737 fuel-savings target

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Boeing said it would improve the aircraft’s aerodynamics by extending the tail cone, update its flight controls and strengthen landing gear, wings and the fuselage to accommodate the weight of the larger engines. Boeing said the decisions were within the scope of the original design goals. Wednesday’s announcement, which had been eagerly awaited by investors and the industry, came after months of deliberations over engine improvements and aircraft design.

Engineering experts said Boeing’s response had been hampered by the fact that there was comparatively little space to place the industry’s bigger and more efficient engines under the wing of the 737, which was initially designed low to the ground to speed up baggage loading and aircraft turnaround times.

To fit inside the available space, the current engines already have a squashed appearance underneath to give the engine housing adequate ground clearance. “Based on design work and preliminary testing results, we have even more confidence in our ability to give our customers the fuel savings they need while minimizing the development risk on this program,” said MichaelTeal, chief project engineer and deputy program manager of the 737 MAX program. The MAX will be powered by engines made by CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric Co (GE.N) and Safran (SAF.PA In 2011, Boeing had 36 percent of new plane sales, while Airbus stacked up record sales of its revamped A320neo.

Corp’s (AAMRQ.PK) American Airlines last year. Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) will be the first operator of the plane. Boeing has reported firm contracts for 451 of the 737 MAX 15 customers. The company said that when provisional orders were factored in, the total exceeded 1,000. Airbus has reached definitive agreements to sell 1,289 A320neos, making what it describes as the fastest-selling new aircraft in history, and reported provisional deals for an additional 266. Boeing is working to get performance guarantees in place for its MAX customers as it attempts to convert hundreds of provisional orders for the MAX to firm this year. It is also spotlighting performance of its current 737 as a key selling point. The company illustrates 737 reliability with data showing the 737 family of planes has a higher rate of reliability than the A320. Boeing’s internal data show that 99.68 percent of the current generation of 737 flights are ready to depart within 15 minutes of schedule. That compares to the A320’s reliability of 99.35 percent, according to Boeing.

Now Boeing, based in Chicago, is hitting back with strong sales of its own redesigned narrowbody and is aiming to win the order race in 2012.

Based on these figures, the company said a fleet of 100 737 MAX airplanes flying five flights a day would have 590 fewer delays and avoid disrupting an estimated 66,600 fewer passengers.

Boeing has taken more than 1,000 orders and provisional orders for the MAX since winning its first provisional order for the plane from AMR

“The reliability of the 737 has always been higher than the competitor,” said Beverly Wyse, general manager of the 737 program. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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In the agreement, the two companies committed to collaborate on “aircraft efficiency and safety, productivity and research,” in an identical release both sent out. The agreement was signed in Washington, D.C. Interestingly, the Boeing-Embraer pact comes just a month after aircraft builder Bombardier (which is Canadian) and Comac (which is Chinese) signed another collaboration agreement. What’s different about the two agreements is that Bombardier and Comac are collaborating on building similar-sized aircraft, on the bottom end of the commercial aircraft hierarchy, while the Boeing-Embraer pact seems to accept the size division between them. Currently, Embraer’s largest aircraft is the E-195 series, which tops out at about 124 seats, while Boeing’s smallest aircraft is the 737-700, (and its successor, the 737 Max-7), at about 126 seats in a two-class configuration. But nearly all Boeing 737 sales have been for aircraft larger than the 700 series, while Embraer has, at least in the near term, abandoned trying to be able to break into Boeing’s category. “That’s when Embraer and Bombardier are coming in on the low end of that spectrum, saying, ‘Our planes are lighter, more efficient, smaller, and you can make money with them,’” said Scott Hamilton, analyst and president of Leeham Co. LLC, an aerospace consultancy. And what might the new Brazilian-Boeing pact mean in the future?


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“It appears neither Boeing nor Airbus will do a new small airplane until sometime around 2030,” Hamilton said, “What you may see is Boeing tying up with Embraer, possibly for an eventual development of larger Embraer aircraft that would supplant the 700 and 7 Max.”

Angeles Composites workers join Machinists union Angeles Composite Technologies Inc. in Port Angeles is the latest aerospace company to be organized by the machinists union. Labor harmony between The Boeing Co . and Seattle-based Machinists District Lodge 751 may be encouraging other aerospace workers to unionize or take action. This week, Machinists District W24 in Portland announced that the “overwhelming majority” of workers at Angeles Composite Technologies Inc., a Port Angeles-based aerospace supplier, had voted to unionize their company. That will add Angeles Composites to a growing list of Washington aerospace suppliers that are unionized, including Hytek Finishes in Kent, which is negotiating a contract, as well as BAE, Triumph Composites in Spokane and Pexco in Union Gap. “I think a lot of people took a look at our contract negotiations with Boeing, and saw our members have job guarantees, good health benefits, pensions ... That’s things most people want. A way you get this is forming a union,” said Bryan Corliss, spokesman for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 751. “We’re happy to have the Angeles Composites people join us, congratulations to colleagues in Portland.”

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That company had decided to stay in WashFurther away, and in some ways far less likely, machinists are taking action in North Carolina, a right-to-work state generally unfriendly to unions. Members of Machinists Local 2296 in Havelock, N.C., struck against Boeing with a unanimous vote on April 10, following proposals by The Boeing Co. to reduce benefits, according to a union release. The workers maintain F-15 flight simulators at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C. The day before, workers at a SpiritAerosystems plant in Kinston, N.C., voted to join the machinists union with a two-to-one majority. ington in 2010, after what CEO Michael Rauch then called “very aggressive” recruiting. He did not return a call at press time about the union vote.

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But the White House has come to believe, Mr. Sperling said, that manufacturers more broadly should be first among equals. Giving manufacturers slightly lower taxes and more support for their research and development is a good idea, Mr. Sperling argues, for two reasons. First, because manufacturing has a particularly powerful spillover effect on the rest of the economy. 

 The benign effect of manufacturing Mr. Sperling is most enthusiastic about is the connection with innovation. That link, he argues, has been drawn out in research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “Production in the Innovation Economy” initiative. Its premise, which Mr. Sperling embraces, is that in most new technologies, innovation happens most quickly and effectively when the inventors work close to the builders. 

 Apple is today the most beloved — and financially successful — U.S. manufacturer of physical stuff. But Mr. Sperling’s argument amounts to an assertion that the Apple approach — with designers and engineers in California and factories in China — works for the IT business, but not for much else. In most industries, Mr. Sperling contends, those who outsource manufacturing will soon find that they have outsourced their innovative edge, too. 

 The second pillar of the White House approach is to insist that the decline of U.S. manufacturing, and, by extension, manufacturing in the rich Western economies, is not inevitable. Manufacturing, Mr. Sperling argues, is not the agriculture of the 21st century, a sector fated to provide fewer and fewer jobs over time. 

Instead, Mr. Sperling believes that the United States has a chance to bring jobs back home. This is clearly one of the administration’s talking points this season Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. trumpeted the rise of “in-sourcing” in a campaign-flavored speech in Iowa. 

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Mr. Sperling is an earnest technocrat, and his speech this week was a determined effort to document the intellectual foundations of the White House’s pro-manufacturing tilt. “ Let me begin by acknowledging upfront that this is an area where otherwise like-minded economists disagree,” Mr. Sperling said at the start of his remarks. His goal is not so much to persuade his listeners that he is right as it is to assure them that his approach is intellectually respectable. 

But for all its nerdy leanings, the White House is not the Harvard faculty club, and an election is coming up. Unless you have a doctorate in economics, your intuition probably accords with Mr. Sperling’s point that building things is essential to a country’s economic well-being. Mr. Romney, who opposed the bailout of the Detroit carmakers, often finds himself on the other side of that argument. 

Inside the United States, the big political story this week is the Supreme Court’s deliberations on the legality of Mr. Obama’s health care overhaul. Elsewhere, that is a barely comprehensible local story — all other rich countries provide some version of universal coverage and spend less money and achieve better outcomes than the United

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More than 104,000 manufacturing jobs have been added in the United States in the automotive sector alone since the summer of 2009 — including nearly 30,000 in Michigan — according to the Center for Automotive Research. And that trend is expected to continue.

“We’re forecasting quite a jump in manufacturing, especially in Michigan, through 2015,” said economist Sean McAlinden, CAR’s vice president in charge of research.

That is why a group of industry leaders is launching a new push to educate young people about career opportunities in manufacturing. It hopes to persuade more of them to consider jobs in manufacturing engineering, skilled trades and even factory work.

Building America’s Tomorrow grew out of the industry’s efforts during the recent economic crisis to educate Washington about the economic importance of the auto sector.

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Washington,” Larry Brown, legislative and political director for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 751, said at a Thursday ceremony to launch the “Advanced Inspection and Manufacturing Mobile Training Unit.” “We’re just in time, just in time, to train a new generation of skilled aerospace workers,” he added. “But we have to do it now, because within the next decade, nearly half of our aerospace workers will be eligible for retirement.” Tim Copes, vice president of manufacturing and quality for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, called the mobile training unit “one small piece of what we all need to have a bright future here in the state of Washington.” Boeing alone is ramping up production of its new 787 Dreamliner to 10 a month, boosted 777 production from five to seven a month last year, with a planned move to 8.3 in 2013, and raised the rate of its mainstay 737 from 31.5 to 35 a month last year, on the way to a goal of 38 in 2013 and 42 in 2014. The trailer is intended to help interest young people in aerospace, support apprenticeship programs for new workers and provide training for people already in the industry, said Laura Hopkins, executive director of Washington’s non-profit Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, which has been fitting the unit over the past year.











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Somon Air, based in Dushanbe,Tajikistan, is the country’s first private “Strong intellectual property our businesses to full-service carrier. This is protections the airline’sencourage second 737-900ER delivered pursue the next great idea, which is vital to maintaining America’s comwith the Boeing Sky Interior. petitive edge and driving our overall prosperity,” said Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank. “The report released today shows that wages forGoodrich jobs in IP-intensiveWins industriesContract are higher than average continue for and Landing to increase, meaning that these jobs aren’t just important for businesses System Services andGear entrepreneurs – theyOverhaul are important for working families. The IP protections we put in place today are helping support economic security by Boeing to provide landing forGoodrich America’sCorporation middle classhas nowbeen andselected in the years to come.” gear system maintenance services in support of the United States Air Force fleet Boeingimportant C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Included as part The report hasofseveral findings, including: of the agreement, Goodrich will provide training to Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) in Ogden, Utah to$5.06 perform overhaul C-17 landing IP-intensive industries contributed trillion to the of U.S. economy Goodrich supplier. or gear 34.8systems percent as of aGDP in 2010. Watson, site director forofGoodrich’s Landing Gear business in 40Greg million jobs, or 27.7 percent all jobs, were directly or indirectly Burlington, Ontario, Canada stated, “We look forward to using this attributable to the most IP-intensive industries in 2010. partnership with HAFB as an opportunity to share best practices between the U.S. Government and private industry which can help Between 2010 and 2011, the economic recovery led to a 1.6 percent to identify key process improvements and continue to add value to increase in direct employment in IP-intensive industries, faster than the 1.0performance.” percent growth in non-IP-intensive industries. Goodrich is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Merchandise exports of IP-intensive industries totaled $775 billion in Globemaster III landing gear system. It is also one of the largest landing 2010, accounting for 60.7 percent of total U.S. merchandise exports. gear overhaul maintenance suppliers in the industry.

“Every job in some way, produces, supplies, consumes, or relies on innovation, creativity, and commercial distinctiveness,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director David Kappos. “America needs to continue investing in a high quality and appropriately balanced intellectual property system that will promote innovative, open, and competitive markets while helping to ensure that the U.S. private sector remains America’s innovation engine.” The report is a joint product of the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Secretary Bryson was joined today by Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank, Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director David Kappos, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue, and American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) President Richard Trumka at a White House event, to unveil the report. The Department of Commerce and USPTO are unleashing new innovations and new industries by advancing a robust framework of intellectual property protections for a global economy. The USPTO has already implemented eight provisions of the recently passed America Invents Act, which are enhancing the speed and quality of patent processing, connecting businesses with the tools they need to develop their technologies, and speeding up patent applications.

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Overlanders Manufacturing Operates at 110% Efficiency With Advanced Muratec Equipment By Kim Carpenter Overlanders Manufacturing L.P. is a progressive sheet metal fabrication company dedicated to customer service and providing a complete manufacturing solution for their customers. If you are looking for a partner that has the latest in automation, top level value added assembly, and lean processes with ISO certification, Overlanders is the company to call. I talked with Randy Lowry, General Manager and 23 year veteran of the company about their progressive company and the tried and true methodology that continues to work for their valued customers. “Invest into your assets; Employees, Machine Tools and Automation Systems, incorporating Quality Processes to maintain the highest quality product to support our valued Customers!”, Randy said. “It’s what we’ve been doing and what we continue to do to build the business. We train all new employees through our veteran staff. With an average tenure of over ten years, we make sure the new blood gets trained the Overlanders way! We also continue to use strategic partnerships and all of our suppliers are qualified.We are ISO9001: 2000 certified and we qualify all of our suppliers through our ISO system.” Overlanders subscribes to the teachings of lean manufacturing and is currently at an unheard of 110% efficiency across the entire manufacturing facility. “Years ago we looked at how we laid out assemblies and the piles of parts we fabricated were staged everywhere”, Randy said. “We knew we could do much better, so we sent some key employees to Lean Technology classes and what we have now is a very skinny facility”, Randy jokes. “We might not be a perfect lean company, but we are very skinny and our efficiency rating speaks to this truth!” Overlanders runs bar coding for all operations within the shop and

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Randy said from early on they used Wiedemann products because of the great high quality of the machines and the accuracy. The attentive sales engineer (Ron McConnell), servicemen and service technicians (like Steve Fullerton) were and are, a key factor to the continued business with Murata/Wiedemann, which is now all under one company, called Muratec. Randy said, “Our company remains loyal and continues to buy the Muratec Automation Systems because they help us to stay very competitive and you need every advantage in this very competitive industry. Great equipment and great people are vital to success!” “If we have a problem or a challenge”, Randy says, “a service technician walks us through the situation on the phone right away and we are up and running, 99% of the time”. He continued, “If we have a major problem (which is rare) it is resolved within 17 hours or less. This is huge to our business and down time is so minimal we continue to have faith in the Muratec Automation Systems. When we have a new machine requirement we call Muratec and their Sales Engineer Ron McConnell helps us find the system that fits our requirements and gives us the advice we need for a complete manufacturing solution.” Randy elaborated, “When we purchase a new Muratec system, the service team is resident in our facility and trains our staff to run the automation system to its highest efficiency. This type of partnership allows us to stay at the leading edge and ahead of our competition.” He continued, “2010 was our best year ever for sales and profitability. It was the perfect time to acquire an automation system and machine that would bolster our productivity and ensure we can further our

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Sheet-metal-processed products realize value by going through many subsequent processes of not only punching, bending and other machining, but also welding and assembly. Efficient creation of this value requires a manufacturing perspective with all processes taken into consideration.Muratec’s Murata Machinery division develops processing machines and systems based on such a perspective, and also offer recommendations for total optimization of machining processes, including reviews of processes and methods, while sharing customer concerns. Through the pursuit of total optimization, they continue to contribute to customers’ value creation.

Overlanders Manufacturing was founded by a husband and wife team in 1978 as a small sheet metal manufacturing company. Over time, the company grew into a leading edge high tech fabricator of precision sheet metal and tubular products serving companies in the Pacific Northwest, U.S., and British Columbia. Their customers span such diverse industries as Agricultural, Mining, Forestry, and Home Heating Products, to name a few. The company was dedicated to customer service and this created a stable viable company that caught the interest of the current ownership, Exchange Income Corporation (EIC). In 2006 EIC purchased Overlanders Manufacturing and retained the management team to continue building the business. EIC was created to invest in profitable, well-established companies with strong cash flows operating in niche markets in Canada and the US, and to distribute stable monthly cash dividends to its shareholders. EIC invests into viable companies for long-term results and works with them to grow the business. Current subsidiaries reside in two niche business segments, aviation and specialty manufacturing. About Muratec In an era dominated by constant technological and economic change, it is rare to find a technologically based company that has been around for over 75 years, much less one that has been a leader in innovation the entire time. But Murata Machinery USA, Inc., located in Charlotte, NC, has been a world leader in forming machinery technology, specializing in sheet metal fabrication applications, service and sales of turret punch presses and material handling equipment. The roots of the sheet metal machinery department can be traced back to 1970, when the company joined up with the Wiedemann Division of The Warner & Swasey Company; which was established in Philadelphia, USA in 1916, and released the world’s first CNC turret punch press. After that, the company pursued product development and released new products one after another, including plasma arc combined machines and laser combined machines, and also

In 1994, Murata Machinery changed the evolution of the turret punch with the introduction of the first electric award winning servo punch drive — the Motorum 2000 series — which has since become a standard in the industry. Murata also launched revolutionary changes in productivity with the introduction of the first turret punch featuring a turret changer, the NPS-01, and the Motorum 2558 Hybrid, which combines electric turret punch capabilities with laser contour cutting. Today, Murata Machinery USA remains committed to the traditional values of craftsmanship with engineered products for the future.The company’s sheet metal forming division produces and markets a wide range of machines, with punching capacities ranging from 22 to 45 U.S. tons. The machine configurations range from new servo electric drive to the hydro-mechanical press with contouring options of plasma and laser, as well as a full line of stockers, loaders, and part sorting equipment. Murata Machinery USA’s Motorum line also offers the latest in sheet metal fabrication technology and reliability, with automation options that take unmanned productivity to new heights with exceptional returns on investment. Murata Machinery USA, a division of Muratec, offers the latest in technology and reliability in the sheet metal forming industry with their Motorum line.Their experience is built into every machine with the mantra - “Reliability By Design”. For more information, contact: Ron McConnell at 949-466-8255, RMcConnell@Muratec-usa.com, or visit the company website at www.Muratec-usa.com For more information on Overlanders Manufacturing L.P. and their World Class Manufacturing business please call: Paulo DeGianni Operations Manager at 604-309-9291, PauloD@Overlanders.com 35 •• April/May 41 March/Apr2012 2012 55 • May/June 2012


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Metals: Bar & Plate Fry Steel________________ 800-423-6651 Samuel Son & Co___________ 800-648-8000 Sequoia Brass & Copper_ ______ 800-362-5255 Nickel Alloys Fry Steel________________ 800-423-6651 Haynes International_________ 425-422-6496 Marzee Inc.____________ 602-269-5801 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel_____________ 480-389-2883 Stainless Steel Fry Steel________________ 800-423-6651 Laser Cutting Services, Inc_ _____ 503-612-8311 Samuel Son & Co___________ 800-648-8000 TCI Precision Metals__________ 800-234-5613 Temtco Steel______________ 480-389-2883 Titanium Tube & Pipe Haynes International_________ 425-422-6496 Tool Steel Samuel Son & Co___________ 800-648-8000 TCI Precision Metals__________ 800-234-5613 Temtco Steel______________ 480-389-2883 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Fry Steel________________ 800-423-6651 Haynes International_________ 425-422-6496 Laser Cutting Services, Inc_ _____ 503-612-8311 Samuel Son & Co___________ 800-648-8000 Sequoia Brass & Copper_ ______ 800-362-5255 TCI Precision Metals__________ 800-234-5613 Temtco Steel_____________ 480-389-2883 NEW MACHINERY CHIP CUTTING Boring CNC Machine Services_ _____ 425-788-4500 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 CNC Drilling/Tapping CNC Machine Services_ _____ 425-788-4500 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 North Western Machinery_______ 206-583-2333 CNC Mills 5-Axis Hogue Precision_ ________ 209-892-5649 Performance Machine Tools_______ 510-249-1000 Western Machine Center_____ 408-955-1000 Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 CNC Mills Chevalier USA____________562-903-1929 CNC Machine Services_ _____ 425-788-4500 Clark Machinery_ _________206-219-2528 Elrod Machine___________ 928-526-9032 Ganesh Machinery_ ________888-542-6374 Hallidie Machine Tool _ _____ 253-939-9020 Hogue Precision_ ________ 209-892-5649

Automatic Barfeeds of all Types

CNC Solutions___________ 408-586-8236 Ellis Machinery WA________ 253-838-3443 Ellis Machinery OR________ 503-258-0526 Ganesh Machinery_ ________888-542-6374 LMI Machinery Inc.____ ____866-437-7315 Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 Machine Tools Northwest_______ 206-650-8999 North-South Machinery______ 253-333-2439 LMI Machinery Inc.____ ____866-437-7315 North Western Machinery_ ___ 206-583-2333 Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 Performance Machine Tools______ 510-249-1000 Machine Tools Northwest_______ 206-650-8999 Rosco Precision Mach._ ____ _253-333-2439 North Western Mach’y_ _____ 206-583-2333 Tornos USA._____________951-240-0818 Custom Design/Build Machines Performance Machine Tools______ 510-249-1000 Elrod Machine___________ 928-526-9032 Tornos USA._____________951-240-0818 Lambie Engineering_ _______509-868-3100 Western Machine Center_____ 408-955-1000 Double Column Vertical Milling Machines CNC Lathes Chevalier USA____________562-903-1929 Chevalier USA____________562-903-1929 EDM Filtration Clark Machinery_ _________206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ _____ 425-788-4500 Desert EDM Sales _________ 480-816-6300 Elrod Machine___________ 928-526-9032 EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 EDM Machines Ganesh Machinery_ ________888-542-6374 Hallidie Machine Tool_ _____ 253-939-9020 Hogue Precision_ ________ 209-892-5649 Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 Machine Tools Northwest_______ 206-650-8999 North Western Machinery_ ____ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools______ 510-249-1000 Rosco Precision Machinery__ ___ 253-333-2439 Western Machine Center_ _____ 408-955-1000 CNC Routing Machines Western Machine Center_____ 408-955-1000 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Clark Machinery_ _________206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ _____ 425-788-4500

Desert EDM Sales _________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 North-South Machinery_ ______ 253-333-2439 EDM Service

Desert EDM Sales _________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales _________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 Global EDM Supply_ ______ 480-836-8330 CNC Horizontal Boring & Milling Machines Chevalier USA____________562-903-1929 Slant Bed Lathes Chevalier USA____________562-903-1929

Sub Spindle Lathes Chevalier USA____________562-903-1929 Used Wire EDM Machines


Desert EDM Sales _________ 480-816-6300 EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 ROBOTICS Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation__________847-593-8420 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Band & Cut Off Saws DW Machinery Sales_ _______425-827-6931 Innovative Tool Sales________ 714-780-0730 Jorgenson Machine Tools______801-214-7309 North Western Machinery_ ___ 206-583-2333 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 CNC Turret Punches DW Machinery Sales_ _______425-827-6931 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 Cold Saws DW Machinery Sales_ _______425-827-6931 North Western Machinery_ ___ 206-583-2333 Hardware Insertion Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 Iron Workers Hallidie Machine Tool _ _____ 253-939-9020 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151


















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"One stop shopping for manufacturing success"

Dwayne Elrod Task Master CNC Knee Mills and CNC Retrofit Kits

CAD/CAM Software

www.elrodmachine.com E mail sales@elrodmachine.com 3880 E. Hwy 66 Ste. 6 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Ph. (928) 526-9032 F: (928) 526-2301

Laser Cutting DW Machinery Sales_ _______425-827-6931 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 Laser Marking CNC Machine Services_ _____ 425-788-4500 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales________ 714-780-0730 Pipe & Tube BendersNotchers Hallidie Machine Tool _ _____ 253-939-9020 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems DW Machinery Sales_ _______425-827-6931 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Innovative Tool Sales________ 714-780-0730 Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255 Plate Rolls Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 Presses DW Machinery Sales_ _______425-827-6931 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 Press Brakes DW Machinery Sales_ _______425-827-6931 Hallidie Machine Tool _ _____ 253-939-9020 Jorgensen Machine Tools______ 800-952-0151 Sanders/Finishing DW Machinery Sales_ ________ 425-827-6931 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 Shearing Machines Jorgensen Machine Tools____ _800-952-0151 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 Tube Bending DW Machinery Sales_ ________ 425-827-6931 Hallidie Machine Tool Sales______ 253-939-9020 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Turret Press Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ _____ 303-761-3000 Sanson Machinery_ ________425-513-8263 OTHER ACCESSORIES Tooling Systems USA EDM Supply_ _________ 480-836-8330 PROG. SYSTEMS Factory Automation/Logistics Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Delcam_ ______________877-DELCAM1 Shop Floor______________877-611-5825 Software, Solid Modeling Delcam_ ______________877-DELCAM1 Shop Floor_ ____________877-611-5825 REPAIR PARTS Belts All World Machinery_ _______815-943-9111 Bearings(Precision) All World Machinery_ _______815-943-9111 Metric O -Rings All World Machinery_ _______815-943-9111 Switches (Proximity, Limit) All World Machinery_ _______815-943-9111 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) All World Machinery_ _______815-943-9111 RETROFITS Elrod Machine_____________ 928-526-9032 ROBOTICS LMI Machinery Inc.____ ____866-437-7315


Setco _______________ 714-222-6523

Spindle Sales New AS9100 Registration ABS Quality Evaluations_______ 702-371-7591 Fadal CNC______________ 208-855-9426 Great Western Registrar_______ 623-580-1881 GMN USA_____________ 800-686-1679 Gap Analysis Training ABS Quality Evaluations_______ 702-371-7591 Setco _______________ 714-222-6523 USED MACHINERY ISO Registration ABS Quality Evaluations_______ 702-371-7591 Fadal CNC______________ 208-855-9426 Great Western Registrar________623-580-1881 Clark Machinery_ _________ 206-219-2528 Lean Consulting CNC Machine Services________ 425-788-4500 ABS Quality Evaluations_______ 702-371-7591 Clark Machinery_ _________ 206-219-2528 Lambie Engineering_ _______509-868-3100 EDM Network____________ 480-836-1782 Lean Training Ganesh Machinery_ ________ 888-542-6347 ABS Quality Evaluations_______ 702-371-7591 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Lambie Engineering_ _______509-868-3100 KD Capital_____________ 480-922-1674 Liquid Penetrant Machine Tools NW_ _______ 206-650-8999 Team Industrial Services________801-397-2202 WATERJET CUTTING Team Industrial Services_______ 602-269-7868 FLOW Intl._______________909-620-5707 MAG Particle Jorgensen Machine Tools_______ 800-952-0151 Team Industrial Services________801-397-2202 Machine Toolworks_________ 800-426-2052 Team Industrial Services_______ 602-269-7868 Omax Corp_ ____________ 800-838-0343 Sanson Machinery_____ ___ 425-513-8263 X-Ray Team Industrial Services________801-397-2202 Waterjet Abrasives Team Industrial Services_______ 602-269-7868 KMT Waterjet Systems_ ______ 800-826-9274 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Waterjet Replacement Parts ABS Quality Evaluations_______ 702-371-7591 EDM Performance_ _________ 800-336-2946 BMSC __________________ 602-445-9400 KMT Waterjet Systems_ ______ 800-826-9274 Machine Tool Rebuilding WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers EDM Network___________ 480-836-1782 Management Systems Training KMT Waterjet Systems_ ______ 800-826-9274 ABS Quality Evaluations_______ 702-371-7591 Waterjet Nozzels Supply Chain Assessments KMT Waterjet Systems_ ______ 800-826-9274 ABS Quality Evaluations_______ 702-371-7591 Waterjet Pumps KMT Waterjet Systems_ ______ 800-826-9274 SPINDLES & SLIDES Spindle Rebuilding/Repair Waterjet Robot Kits GMN USA_____________ 800-686-1679 KMT Waterjet Systems_ ______ 800-826-9274 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

MarZee I nc. 2345 N. 34th Dr.

Phoenix, AZ 85009 Home of 5 Omax Waterjets 80” x 240” Cutting Envelope Virtually Zero Taper Available Fast Quoting & Turn Arounds Prototype to Production

602-269-5801 602-269-5810 1-877-885-1059 FAX



BRAZING Precision Casting Repair_ ________801-972-2345 BROACHING Ponderosa Ind_______ ________303-298-1801 Specialty Steel Services__________801-539-8252 Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine______________480-966-4451 Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair_ ________801-972-2345

Innol/ative Tool !!iales Manufacturers Representatives

Randall J. Wilson Industrial Products 755 East Debra Lane Anaheim. CA 92805


ITS Office, (714) 780-0730 Weld Shop: [7 I 4) 533- 1690



[714] 780-0735



(714) 51 2-73 I 4

ASSEMBLIES Acu Spec, Inc_ ______________408-748-8600 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc._________510-534-7050 Matrix Machine______________480-966-4451 Prescott’s MFG _ _____________719-659-0262 Seastrom_ ________________800-634-2356 BENDING Mandrel BK Machine Inc. _ ___________ 801-253-1929 Howell Precision______________ 623-582-4776 Solid Form Fabrication_ _________503-435-1400 BONDING Diffusion Matrix Machine______________480-966-4451 A2Z METALWORKER NW • 42 • April/May 2012

CHEMICAL ETCHING Acu-Line__________________ 206-634-1618 CLEANING Wasatch Metal Finishing_______ 801-779-2020 COATING Accuwright Industries_________ 480-892-9595 Coating Technologies___________623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing__________ 602-276-4120 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies___________623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing_________ 602-276-41203 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies___________623-581-2648 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies___________623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies___________623-581-2648

COLD SPRAY Accuwright Industries_________ 480-892-9595

Powerhaus Precision_____________480-225-8845

DIE CASTING Hilton Tool_______ __________503-657-9312 TVT Die Casting______________800-280-2278

Nuclear Filter Tech____________303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc. _____________425-882-1970

DIES Hilton Tool_______ __________503-657-9312 Micropulse West Inc._ __________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc._____________602-437-8995 EDM EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_ _________________ 586-716-5151 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Micropulse West, Inc.____________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc.______________ 602-437-8995 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Micropulse West, Inc.____________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc.______________ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc._ _______________ 800-410-6789 EDM: Wire Central Valley Machine____________435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.___________510-534-7050 Micropulse West, Inc.____________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc.______________ 602-437-8995 Jet Processing______________623-869-6749x117 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______________425-882-1970


Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc._____________602-437-8995 FABRICATION Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aero Tech MFG_ ____________ 801-891-2740 Central Valley Machine__________435-752-0934 Cygnet Stamping & Fab__________ 818-240-7574 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc._________510-534-7050 Howell Precision______________ 623-582-4776 Mountain View Machine_ ________435-755-0500 Solid Form Fabrication_ _________503-435-1400 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._________ 425-207-5951 Fabrication: Custom Metal Cygnet Stamping & Fab__________ 818-240-7574 Group Mfg Serv______________480-966-3952 Howell Precision______________ 623-582-4776 Petersen Inc________________ 800-410-6789 Solid Form Fabrication_ _________503-435-1400 VACCO Industries____________626-443-7121 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._________ 425-207-5951 Weiser/Mile High Precision________303-280-2778 Wrico_ __________________480-892-7800 Wright Prototype_ ____________ 541-924-1203 A2Z METALWORKER NW

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Patrick McGrath patrick@redbackindustries.com T: 425-455-9200 F: 425.455.1750 Redback Industries 1400 112th Ave. SE Bellevue, WA 98004 www.redbackindustries.com

www.SpringWorksUtah.com Fred Budde III President

"A HlgherLevelin Precision Machining"

990 Richard Ave, Suite 103 Santa Clara, CA 95050 408 748-8600 Office 408748-8605 Fax fred@acuspecinc.com




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“QUALITY METAL STAMPINGS” JED BROWN 155 Schulz Road Central Point, OR 97502 jed@jptool.com


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Fabrication: Medium & Large BK Machine Inc. _ ___________ 801-253-1929 Group Mfg Serv______________480-966-3952 Howell Precision______________ 623-582-4776 Solid Form Fabrication_ _________503-435-1400 Weiser/Mile High Precision_________303-280-2778 FASTENERS/HARDWARE

541-664-6743 Fax 541-664-6769 www.jptool.com

MPI International_____________ 956-631-6880 Passivation Coating Technologies___________623-581-2648 Jet Processing____________ 623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing__________ 602-276-4120 Powder Coating Aero Tech MFG_ ____________ 801-891-2740

Sandblasting Self Clinch__________________801-746-2689 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ ______408-727-6630 Silk Screening FINISHING Arizona Finishing_____________602-438-4443 Arizona Finishing_____________602-438-4443 Coating Technologies___________623-581-2648 IndustrialEX_____________ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation METCO Metal Finishing___________ 602-276-4120 IndustrialEX_____________ 303-456-6847 Galvanizing: Hot Dip TMM Precision _ ______________800-448-9448 GALVANIZING Petersen Inc________________ 800-410-6789 Glass Bead Clean GLASS/OPTICAL Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ ______408-727-6630 Prescott’s MFG ______________719-659-0262 Coating Technologies___________623-581-2648 Liquid Painting Aero Tech MFG_ ____________ 801-891-2740 IndustrialEX_____________ 303-456-6847

GRINDING ChemResearch_ ____________ 602-253-4175 Get An Edge_______________425-355-9593

Mountain View Machine_ ________435-755-0500 Pacific Tool, Inc. _____________425-882-1970 Precision Tech_______________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co________________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_____________801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals____________ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services_________801-972-6093 Superior Grinding_____________801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals____________ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co________________970-667-5320 Grinding, Double Disc TCI Precision Metals____________ 800-234-5613 Grinding: OD Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____________602-437-8995 Pacific Tool, Inc. _____________425-882-1970 Precision Tech_______________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co________________970-667-5320 Superior Grinding_____________801-487-9700 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch_ _____________ 602-253-4175 Quality Mold_ ______________480-892-5480

Superior Grinding_____________801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals____________ 800-234-5613 Westwood Precision____________ 425-742-7011 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Get An Edge________________ 425-355-9593 Superior Grinding______________888-487-9701 HEAT TREATING Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ ______408-727-6630 Phoenix Heat Treating_ _________602-258-7751 Cryogenics Phoenix Heat Treating_ _________602-258-7751 Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ ______408-727-6630 Heat Treating/Aerospace Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ ______408-727-6630 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Aluminum Byington Steel Treating, Inc._ ______408-727-6630 HONING Valley Machine Shop, Inc._________ 425-207-5951 A2Z METALWORKER NW • 43 • AprilMay 2012

Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Marjorie Langton President

J&M Machine, LLC 1703 NE 43rd Street Renton, WA 98056 Phone: 425-204-0848 Fax: 425-204-0850 Email: Marj@jm-machine.net


DIAMOND TOOL & DIE, INC. CNC Machining and Manufacturing Since 1968

510 534-7050 Ext 215 Fax 510 534-0454 rfq@dtdjobshop.com www.dtdjobshop.com

508 29th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 USA

AEROSPACE MILITARY COMMERCIAL www.powerhausprecision.com

Westwood Precision____________ 425-742-7011 INJECTION MOLDS Hilton Tool_________________ 503-657-9312 INJECTION MOLDING Prescott’s MFG ______________719-659-0262 Inspection Services IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair_________801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Howell Precision______________ 623-582-4776 Wrico_ __________________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Micro Howell Precision______________ 623-582-4776 VACCO Industries____________626-443-7121 Laser Cutting: 3D Howell Precision______________ 623-582-4776 E-Coat MPI International_____________ 956-631-6880 EMI/RFI Shielding IndustrialEX_____________ 303-456-6847 Laser Engraving PMA Photometals_____________480-773-3239 VACCO Industries____________626-443-7121 Laser Marking PMA Photometals_____________480-773-3239 VACCO Industries____________626-443-7121 Precision Etched Parts PMA Photometals_____________480-773-3239 VACCO Industries____________626-443-7121 A2Z METALWORKER NW • 44 • April/May 2012

MACHINING Acu Spec, Inc_ ______________408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services__________ 310-320-2897 3rd Gen Machine_____________435-794-4980 BK Machine Inc. _ ___________ 801-253-1929 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ___________ 928-636-2115 Britz Machine & Design__________509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine__________435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc._________510-534-7050 Faustson__________________303-420-7422 Matrix Machine______________480-966-4451 Nuclear Filter Tech_ _________ 303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc.______________425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ __________480-225-8845 Premier Precision_____________ 623-466-3156 Ron Grob Co________________970-667-5320 Seastrom___________________800-634-2356 St. Vrain_________________ 303-702-1529 Solid Form Fabrication_ _________503-435-1400 TVT Die Casting______________800-280-2278 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._________ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision____________ 425-742-7011 Wright Prototype_ ____________ 541-924-1203 Machining: 5-Axis St. Vrain_________________ 303-702-1529 Machining: Aerospace Bar-S Machine, Inc. ___________ 928-636-2115 St. Vrain_________________ 303-702-1529 Teton Machine _ ____________ 208-642-9344

Machining: Proto-R & D Acu Spec, Inc_ ______________408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services__________ 310-320-2897 BK Machine Inc. _ ___________ 801-253-1929 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ___________ 928-636-2115 Britz Machine & Design__________509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine__________435-752-0934 Innovative Precision ___________801-334-6317 Matrix Machine______________480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc____________ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc________________ 800-410-6789 Pacific Tool, Inc.______________425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ __________480-225-8845 Prescott’s MFG ______________719-659-0262 Ron Grob Co________________970-667-5320 TVT Die Casting______________ 800-280-2278 Westwood Precision____________ 425-742-7011 Wright Prototype_ ____________ 541-924-1203 Machining: Chemical Acu-Line__________________ 206-634-1618 Machining: CNC Acu Spec, Inc_ ______________408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services__________ 310-320-2897 3rd Gen Machine_____________435-794-4980 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ___________ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc. _ ___________ 801-253-1929 Britz Machine & Design__________509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine__________435-752-0934 Faustson__________________303-420-7422 Innovative Precision ___________801-334-6317

Matrix Machine______________480-966-4451 Micropulse West______________480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc___________ 602-437-8995 Pacific Tool, Inc.______________425-882-1970 Seastrom_ ________________800-634-2356 Teton Machine _ ____________ 208-642-9344 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._________ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision____________ 425-742-7011 Wright Prototype_ ____________ 541-924-1203 Machining: Large Valley Machine Shop, Inc._________ 425-207-5951 Machining: Laser Innovative Precision _ __________ 801-334-6317 Machining: Medical Prescott’s MFG_______________719-659-0262 Teton Machine _ ____________ 208-642-9344 Machining: Production Innovative Precision___________ _801-334-6317 Prescott’s MFG _ _____________719-659-0262 Teton Machine _ ____________ 208-642-9344 Machining: Swiss Bar-S Machine, Inc. ___________ 928-636-2115 Teton Machine _ ____________ 208-642-9344 Machining: Turning Acu Spec, Inc_ ______________408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services__________ 310-320-2897 3rd Gen Machine_ ____________435-794-4980 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ___________ 928-636-2115

Molds Steel Arizona Finishing___________ 602-438-4443 Jet Processing___________ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting IndustrialEX_____________ 303-456-6847 NAME PLATES Acu-Line__________________ 206-634-1618 PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Aluminum Advanced Coating___________562-402-0005 Chromium Advanced Coating___________562-402-0005 BK Machine Inc. _ ___________ 801-253-1929 Britz Machine & Design__________509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine__________435-752-0934 Faustson_ _______________303-420-7422 Pacific Tool, Inc.______________425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ __________480-225-8845 Teton Machine _ ____________ 208-642-9344 Valley Machine Shop, Inc._________ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision____________ 425-742-7011 Machining: Turning Large Valley Machine Shop, Inc._________ 425-207-5951 Machining: Proto & Quick Turn Wright Prototype_____________ 541-924-1203 MANUFACTURING Acu Spec, Inc_ ______________408-748-8600 Advanced Mfg Services__________ 310-320-2897 BK Machine Inc. _ ___________ 801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine__________435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc._________510-534-7050 Group Mfg Serv____________ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision______________ 623-582-4776 Pacific Tool, Inc.______________425-882-1970 Premier Precision_____________ 623-466-3156 Teton Machine _ ____________ 208-642-9344 TVT Die Casting______________ 800-280-2278 Westwood Precision____________ 425-742-7011 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech MFG_ ____________ 801-891-2740 METALIZING Accuwright Industries_ ________480-892-9595 METCO Metal Finishing__________ 602-276-4120 MOLDS STEEL Aero Tech MFG_ ____________ 801-891-2740 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc____________ 602-437-8995 Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc____________ 602-437-8995

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