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Mark Twain How true! I know so much more about people, relationships and about my own happiness than even a decade ago! I hope that I am a better and kinder person now, and that I will be even more so over the coming years. I believe there are events in our lives that help to re-ground us -- in essence, bring back the appreciation of what is really important in life. Often, it seems that it takes a critical event to really rethink our lives, and be thankful for what we have. I believe it is called wisdom, and in humans, it is acquired exponentially with age. My sister Christine, 10 years my junior, brought just this experience to my being. Just weeks ago, she woke up, or didn’t, in a coma. Just the night before, she appeared pretty normal, just having difficulty sleeping with a headache. She thought perhaps she was coming down with a cold. Rushed to the hospital that morning, and immediately admitted into the Intensive Care Unit, the doctors soon diagnosed her as having a meningitis of some type. A multitude of tests were performed to determine the cause, and to begin treatment. Two days later, my mother and I arrived in Helena, Montana, where Christine lives and works. Christine didn’t know how to make sentences, didn’t know what she did for a living, and for all intensive purposes, was akin to a small child, with minimal brain power and recall. 10 days later, Christine left the hospital with most of her functions back intact. She did suffer a Viral Meningo Encephalitis, which attacked her brain and spine. Likely, the infection was transmitted by a mosquito! Christine will continue to undergo speech and physical therapy to get back to, as the doctors term, her ‘baseline’, or what she was before. Christine is a psychiatrist, and she treats patients and prescribes medicine. Her work depends upon a clear and knowledgeable brain. She will regain this, but it will take time. Nobody can predict what life will bring them, today or tomorrow. My experience with Christine made this painfully obvious. I’m not sad. I believe fully that we should be the best we can be, everyday.We should treat people like we want to be treated, and we should live life to the fullest. We should be so grateful and appreciative for what we have -- I know I am. It’s all we have here on earth. On another note, I was able to visit an outstanding machine shop while in Montana, and you will read about them in this issue. Also, I am grateful that in my travels for work and pleasure, I am able to see some of the most beautiful areas of our great country! Until next issue, may your businesses continue to prosper, and God Bless our Troops!

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CONTRIBUTORS Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Chris Seay Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6400 people actively engaged in the Precision Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 18,000 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to www.azmetalworker.com. All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker. 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.

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Blackhawk Industrial Acquires Fuchs Machinery BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc. announced the acquisition of Fuchs Machinery, Inc., a leading industrial distributor serving the MRO marketplace. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Fuchs Machinery is the third acquisition of BlackHawk Industrial and follows the recent acquisitions of Oklahoma-based Duncan Industrial Solutions and Arkansas-based Rogers Industrial. With the Fuchs Machinery acquisition, BlackHawk expands its geographical footprint into the Midwest and Northern Rockies regions of the U.S with new locations in Omaha and Denver. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1923, Fuchs Machinery is one of the premier industrial distributors of MRO supplies and equipment in the Nebraska and Colorado markets. Bill Scheller, CEO of BlackHawk Industrial, said: “We are excited to add the employees of Fuchs Machinery as part of a growing family of operating divisions within BlackHawk Industrial. Fuchs Machinery, led by Tom Berger, has a very long history of strong customer and vendor relationships in its local marketplace. We believe that Fuchs Machinery will be further enhanced as part of Blackhawk Industrial as a result of additional operating scale, management resources and a broader product offering. Mr. Scheller also added: “BlackHawk is looking to acquire additional U.S. based distributors participating in the $400+ billion industrial A2Z METALWORKER

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distribution market. Fuchs Machinery is a great example of the type of acquisitions we are looking to add to BlackHawk Industrial. Fuchs Machinery is a strong regional player with a great reputation that maintains a leadership and business culture that values its customer and vendor relationships while maintaining its ability to have a strong technical and value added selling focus in the local market.” BlackHawk Industrial will look to Tom Berger to continue to lead the Fuchs Machinery Division. Mr. Berger will be a valued member of the BlackHawk Industrial commercial leadership team on a go forward basis. Tom is well-respected in the industry and currently serves on the Board of Directors of supplyFORCE. Mr. Scheller said: “We look to Tom to continue to grow the Fuchs Machinery Division of Blackhawk Industrial both organically and through future acquisitions in its local marketplace. Our goal is to add new sales and customer service resources to deepen our penetration in the local markets.” Mike Fuchs said: “We have been approached many times throughout the years by potential suitors. We believe in BlackHawk’s vision and strategy of empowering the local commercial leaders, who intimately know their local marketplaces, customers, and employees. The Fuchs Machinery Division will thrive under the support and structure of the BlackHawk Industrial leadership.” For more information: Contact: Bill Scheller, President / CEO , bill. scheller@blackhawkid.com

Okuma Promotes Lisa Rummel to Chief Financial Officer Okuma America Corporation has promoted Lisa Rummel from Vice President of Finance to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mrs. Rummel will be responsible for the finance, contract administration, information technology and human resources departments. In commenting about the promotion, new President and Chief Operating Officer, Jim King stated, “Lisa has been a valuable member of our organization for over 20 years and she brings an amazing level of insight and strategic planning experience to the role. She has already been performing many of the duties this position entails and we are happy to officially have her serve in this capacity.” Mrs. Rummel is a Certified Public Accountant and earned an MBA from Appalachian State University. She began her career in public accounting and after four years, moved into the manufacturing industry with what his now Textron, where she gained her original machine tool experience. She began work at Okuma in 1989 as a cost accountant for what was then the manufacturing division of Okuma

America Corporation. Her 22 years of experience at Okuma has included cost accounting for manufacturing, accounting and finance for the sales division, corporate finance and tax accounting. She works closely with Okuma Corporation’s headquarters in Japan and manages and evaluates corporate risk by being responsible for cash flow and inventory investment. Lisa became Okuma’s first female vice president when she was named VP of Finance in April 2007. With the promotion to CFO, she becomes the first female officer within the global corporation. “Okuma has supported me both personally and professionally throughout my career. I have been afforded many opportunities to grow in my field but have also had the flexibility to spend time with my family. I am excited to face the new challenges that this position brings”, stated Mrs. Rummel, “and I am looking forward to many more years with the company.” Lisa will continue to work from Okuma America Corporation’s headquarters in Charlotte, NC and will report to Jim King, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Energy Dynamics Laboratory Achieves Historic Milestone for Electric Vehicles Utah State University Research Foundation’s Energy Dynamics Laboratory recently operated the first high-power, high-efficiency wireless power transfer system capable of transferring enough energy to quickly charge an electric vehicle. The lightweight, low-profile system demonstrated 90 percent electrical transfer efficiency of five kilowatts over an air gap of 10 inches. The demonstration at EDL’s North Logan, Utah, facility further validates that electric vehicles can efficiently be charged with wireless technology. Based on the same theory that currently enables consumers to wirelessly charge toothbrushes and cell phones, EDL has expanded the technology to levels and efficiencies that are unprecedented. EDL also demonstrated that the wireless power transfer system it has developed is tolerant of lateral misalignment in any direction within approximately six inches. The power level and efficiency specifications are firsts in the United States for a system of this kind and the combined performance is unique in the world. EDL’s wireless power transfer technology will be discussed with industry leaders from around the world and demonstrated during the Conference on Electric Roads & Vehicles (CERV), February 27-28, 2012, in Park City, Utah. For information, visit http:// cervconference.org. Founded in 2009, EDL develops and deploys transformational energy systems, providing considerable improvements to U.S. energy security in the following five areas: Intuitive and Solar Buildings, Vehicle and Roadway Electrification, Environmental andWind Measurements, Next Generation Fossil Energy, and Algae Energy Systems. EDL fo-

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Dating back to 1904, the Bogue Building in Salt Lake City was built for Salt Lake EngineeringWorks and used as the warehouse of a foundry building. The spot, which is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, turned out the be the perfect place for FFKR Architects to situate their new headquarters. FFKR’s design philosophy of green renovation involved altering as little as possible in order to retain the building’s original character, while also improving upon the sustainability of the site as a testament to their commitment to their customers. In keeping with that, they included a massive rooftop solar system visible from the interstate. And that’s just part of the reason they took home a LEED-EB Silver certification for the office. Dating back to 1904, the Bogue Building in Salt Lake City was built for Salt Lake Engineering Works and used as the warehouse of a foundry building. The spot, which is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, turned out the be the perfect place for FFKR Architects to situate their new headquarters. FFKR's design philosophy of green renovation involved altering as little as possible in order to retain the building's original character, while also improving upon the sustainability of the site as a testament to their commitment to their customers. In keeping with that, they included a massive rooftop solar system

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United Technologies Earnings Climb United Technologies Corp. raised its full-year earnings guidance recently and pointed to a recovery in key markets despite weak consumer sentiment in the U.S. The maker of Otis elevators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Carrier air-conditioning systems reported a 19% jump in second-quarter profit, helped by sales in emerging markets. The U.S. conglomerate boosted its sales forecast to $58 billion for the year from $57 billion, and its earnings outlook to $5.35 to $5.45 from the $5.25 to $5.40 range outlined in April.

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Norgren invested in an Okuma LB-4000EX Lathe, and expects a return to their investment in less than 2 years. With the new Okuma, their cycle times reduced to 50%, and they are delighted with its ability to take heavier cuts in harder materials where our other machines would chatter. Norgren maintains a relationship with Hartwig because of the local service and willingness to assist. Hartwig’s team in Denver, Colorado will service Norgren’s new lathe. “We haven’t needed actual service work done to the machine. But when we have operational questions they are quick to respond and always eager to help us.” Hartwig is the largest Machine Tool Distributor in the central United States which provides machining solutions to customers in 15 states. Hartwig has a facility in Denver, CO that provides local Service, Applications, Parts and Sales support to Colorado. For questions regarding Hartwig and Okuma please contact Bob Mangelsdorf, Hartwig Sales Engineer, at 720.318.9396.


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Blue Origin, a start-up owned by Amazonfounder Jeff Bezos that is focusing first on suborbital flight. “This has been painted as a revolutionary approach and it’s really not as big of a deal as it’s made out to be,” said Garrett Reisman, a former astronaut now at SpaceX. For large programs, NASA, like most federal agencies, traditionally reimburses contractors for all costs and adds bonuses for performance. “That can provide good people with the wrong kinds of incentives,” Reisman said. The new commercial model is fixed-priced and milestone-based. “If we hit a stumbling block technically and we have to invest some money to get past that, that’s SpaceX money that gets spent so we have skin in the game.We have a real incentive to keep it costeffective,” said Reisman. Beyond ferrying U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station, companies would be able to sell flight services to tourists, businesses and research organizations.

US looks to private sector as shuttle program ends After the U.S. space shuttle program ends this month, NASA will rely on Russia and its Soyuz craft to deliver Americans to the International Space Station -- at a cost of more than $50 million a seat. That could change relatively soon as three companies develop commercial space taxis to launch from the United States -- Boeing Co, Space ExplorationTechnologies, also known as SpaceX, and Sierra Nevada Corp. Boeing and SpaceX, owned by Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk, propose capsule-style ships that descend to Earth on parachutes, rather than glide like the shuttle to a runway landing. Sierra Nevada is working on a shuttle-like winged vehicle called the Dream Chaser. All three spaceships are designed to carry up to seven people or a mix of crew and cargo. The companies share NASA contracts worth $247 million to help pay development costs and all hope to win work flying crews to the space station. The U.S. space agency also has a $22 million contract with A2Z METALWORKER

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NASA has not yet decided whether it wants to lease new spaceships for its astronauts like a rental car or buy rides like a taxi service. Any future providers will need to prove safety and reliability, most likely with their own employees. As NASA awaits the rollout of approved commercial vehicles -- not expected before 2015 -- it will buy rides to the space station on Russia’s Soyuz craft. Being able to provide safe and reliable transportation to and from space is just as important for the companies as it is for NASA, Reisman said.

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White House Worker Training Initiatives Build On Efforts By Manufacturers To Expand Skilled Workforce The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) saluted a White House initiative to expand U.S. manufacturing by recruiting and educating more skilled workers. The initiative mirrors ongoing efforts by NTMA, PMA and other manufacturing groups to develop more qualified workers for the metalforming, tooling and machining industries through two main avenues: actively recruiting new workers, and developing widely recognized credentials that signal their qualifications.
Currently, there is an insufficient supply of skilled workers for U.S. manufacturing jobs despite the fact that jobs in the manufacturing sector pay an average of $22 per hour, compared to average servicesector job pay of $11 per hour.

“It is essential to the future of our industry that we find creative ways to attract the attention of new workers,” said NTMA President Dave Tilstone. “That’s why NTMA sponsors activities like the National Robotics League, which draws students to technical careers by partnering student teams with local manufacturers to build complex machines designed to do battle and test ingenuity – all while building high-tech skills.

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NTMA’s Chairman, Grady Cope, is involved in another worthy effort: the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Over 5600 technical education students compete with one another using expertise they’ve developed in occupations like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, and more. Events like these let students know that there may be more rewarding career opportunities available to them than an average service-industry job.”

 “Alongside creative recruitment efforts, the key to developing more skilled workers in the U.S. is the use of uniform, widely-recognized and industry-driven credentials to demonstrate competency in the specific industry skills needed by employers,” said PMA President Bill Gaskin. “NIMS certifications offer a concrete path for students to acquire or increase specific skills, while in turn providing a set of credentials that signals employers that they’re able to perform to quality standards in a skilled machining or metalworking job. Both the worker and employer benefit as a result.”

Small Businesses Turning To Fulfillment Companies For Logistics Help TheWall Street Journal reports small businesses are increasingly turning to fulfillment companies to handle the logistics of their businesses. For a fee, these companies handle storage and coordinate shipping, increasing small businesses’ ability to process larger orders and lower ship times. According to small businesses, fulfillment companies are particularly useful during high-volume times like the holiday season, when they would otherwise have to hire temporary workers.

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Biomimicry is basically the practice of observing processes in nature, and copying Mother Earth’s strategy for efficiency and waste reduction. In an interesting twist, however, an article published in the May edition of Science found that photovoltaic-driven electrolysis is the more efficient process compared with photosynthesis and measured on an annual basis. But, say some scientists, it’s almost impossible to compare the two processes on a level playing field: “Plants are less efficient at capturing the energy in sunlight than solar cells mostly because they have too much evolutionary baggage,” say researchers at Michigan State University. “Plants have to power a living thing, whereas solar cells only have to send electricity down a wire. This is a big difference because if photosynthesis makes a mistake, it makes toxic byproducts that kill the organism. Photosynthesis has to be conservative to avoid killing the organisms it powers.” Just as important as efficiency are life-cycle costs—the capital cost and valuation of the environmental impact of a product from its creation to its destruction. It would be hard to argue that man’s process of A2Z METALWORKER

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BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to provide field service representatives to support the transition work of 1,026 refurbished M113A2 and 21 refurbished M88A1 vehicles to the Iraqi Army. The $14.2m contract by the US ArmyTACOM Lifecycle Management Command will include maintenance support and crew training to effectively operate and maintain the equipment. The company is also providing training and field service representatives to support Iraq’s fielding of the M88A2 vehicles. BAE Systems Readiness and Sustainment business vice-president Robert Houston said, “The training and support we are providing will give Iraqi soldiers the knowledge and confidence they need to operate this US equipment.” A total of 618 Iraqi light armored vehicles and eight M88A2 heavy recovery vehicles have been delivered by the company to the US Government in support of Iraq’s armed forces under previous contracts. Work on the contract will be carried out in Iraq.

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Home Solar Explodes in Popularity, Grows 102% in 2010 Guess what hit the web last month? The U.S. Solar Market Insight, a massive quarterly report from Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). But CalFinder gained access early, and we’ve learned that solar PV is doing fantastically well. In 2010, the number of gridconnected solar PV installations increased by 102% to reach 878 megawatts (MW), up from 435 MW in 2009. Even better, costs are continuing to come down. By the end of last year, the national average price of solar dropped from $6.98 to $6.42 per installed watt. More than ever, we are seeing solar prices compete with traditional forms of energy. Thanks to the explosion of interest in solar, the United States has reached a cumulative PV capacity of 2.1 GW. That’s 52,600 gridconnected PV systems installed last year, with a total of 152,516 systems nationwide. Howard Precision (JW HowardInc.) Inc.) Howard PrecisionMachined MachineProducts Parts (JWHoward 776 West Honda park Drive, Bluffdale, Utah 84065 776 West Honda Park Drive, Bluffdale, Utah 84065 www.HowardPMP.com info@howardpmp.com www.HowardPMP.com • info@howardpmp.com 801-619-9850

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Feds propose looser export restrictions on low-risk items As promised, the Obama administration has thrown defense contractors a bone, proposing a rule that would loosen some of the export controls placed upon products that pose little security risk. The Aerospace Industries Association applauded the release of the proposed rule, which would move technologies with low or no military or intelligence sensitivity from the U.S. Munitions List of defense-related items, which brings significant export restrictions and licensing requirements, to the Commerce Control list, which provides more flexibility. The rule would also assign the same restrictions to goods specially designed for military as those that are not, but perform the same functions. “For years the U.S. export control system has created confusion and delay in exporting defense equipment to our allies and driven up compliance costs across the industrial base,” said AIA CEO Marion Blakey, in a released statement. “These reforms are common sense ways of supporting our military partners and our export competitiveness.”


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Indeed, export controls have been a sticking point for contractors that hope to sell their goods and services to overseas allies, which is an enticing option amid defense budget cuts at home. As written, export restrictions can be interpreted to include not only the equipment itself — military aircraft and technology systems, for example — but also the nuts, bolts and seat cushions that go into them.

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Ben and Linda had 2 sons. Their youngest, Jeff, was a “born machinist”, Linda says, with the aptitude and love of the craft that Ben had always had. Jeff started working at the family business in his early teens. Ben stepped down his involvement beginning in 1999, due to health issues, and his son Jeff took over at that time. Sadly, Ben passed away last year. Today, Jeff is the sole owner of the family run company, and it has grown exponentially. Family members include; Linda (Jeff’s mother), his sister-in-law, Carla, his cousin, Brett, and his son Dustin. The company owns some the best and latest equipment needed to do high precision machining, including CNC machining centers with live tooling. They also offer EDM hole drilling, mandrel tube bending, and even heat-treating. Jeff says that BK Machine is one of

25 years now and going stronger than ever. BK Machine is a family-owned business located in Bluffdale, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. The company’s customers require parts made for medical equipment - and so the parts BK Machine makes are integrally involved with saving people’s lives.They must work perfectly. In fact, the tolerances BK Machine regularly is required to machine to be within +/- .0002. The parts the company manufactures, though often extremely small can also be as large as a part cut from a 5’ plate. BK built its reputation building parts for medical equipment, and they are renowned for producing complex and prototype parts; often parts that other machine shops are not equipped to manufacture. While their customers are largely based in Utah, they additionally span Texas and even Mexico. BK Machine founder Ben Kone wanted to be a machinist from the time he was a young child. After high school, Ben trained as a machinist, and achieved the title of Journeyman Machinist. Ben and his wife, Linda, opened their own business in the early 1980’s and named it with Ben’s initials, BK. The company, started in the family garage, and was run for years solely by the husband and wife team. Linda spent many of the early years of ownership as a machinist. Today, she no longer machines the parts, but she supports all front office activities. A2Z METALWORKER

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the medical industry, weren’t asking for it yet. But we didn’t want to be caught with them requiring it, and we then would be scrambling.” Jeff believes that the certification process will result in process improvements for the company. Additionally, Jeff says, “With the purchase of our new Mori Seiki’s coupled with our ISO9001 certification, we are gearing up to take on new customers in other high precision industries, particularly in aerospace and defense.”

only two customers who offer mandrel tube bending in the state of Utah. The company utilizes the latest in software, including MasterCam and JobBoss. Thankfully, BK Machine wasn’t impacted by the recession of the past two years, as many other manufacturing companies were. Jeff attributes this to the company’s stronghold in the medical industry, and their diversification across customers, and he says the company has seen growth year over year since before the turn of the century. BK is supporting its growth through the acquisition of new equipment, including 2 recently purchased Mori Seiki milling machines (EC01550). Jeff says these machines will be delivered in the next few weeks. The company is additionally in process of certifying to the ISO9001:2008 process, which is expected to be completed in October. Jeff says, “Our customers, who are heavily in

BK Machine’s growth has been built entirely on their reputation, and often their entree into a new customer is when they are asked to make a very complex part, typically a prototype, and the result is a superior, high quality part, built on time.This gets them in the door for more of the customers’ production work, the team says. “We’ve never advertised”, Jeff admits. It’s all about quality. In the past 3 months, BK Machine produced more than 4000 parts, with literally near 0% defects. What’s next for BK Machine? Of course, there is the pending ISO certification. Also, Linda says that the company is outgrowing the building it owns, and they expect that they will be securing an additional 3600 square foot facility that is available nearby, likely in the next year. If you are an aerospace, medical, or defense supplier looking for a superior precision machine company that is ISO certified, is immensely qualified and capable of producing some of the most complex, tight tolerance parts, call BK Machine. Family owned, generations of experience, quality parts, delivered cost effectively, on time. And did I mention financially sound? Call (801) 253-1929 or go to www.bkmachine.net.


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Lu Ting, an economist with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said that the survey results “will further depress markets which have been increasingly worried about a hard-landing in China.” However, Lu added, “the weaker momentum of inflation” was a positive sign.

Honda’s “third pillar” will be solar, gas cogeneration Recently, Takuji Yamada, Honda’s chief operating officer of power product operations, made it known the Japanese automaker sees solar gas cogeneration technology as its “third pillar.” What are the first two? Passenger vehicles and motorcycles, which means that cogeneration is about to become a very big deal indeed for Honda. So, what’s cogeneration? Well, in Honda’s own words, cogeneration is producing household electricity by using a combination of a natural gasor liquid propane-fueled generator and solar panels. Basically, cogeneration units allow households to produce their own electricity on site.

PMI Shows Slowdown In Chinese Manufacturing Growth The AP reports, “China’s manufacturers suffered sluggish growth in orders in June as inflation-fighting curbs on credit took a toll on demand,” according to the most recent Purchasing Managers’ Index from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing. The index dropped to 50.9 for June, from 52 the previous month. This is the fourth straight month the PMI has fallen. “Declines were greatest in the production, new orders, purchasing volume and prices for raw materials indices,” according to the survey, which “also showed a contraction in production of chemicals, textiles, and transportation equipment. Imports and new export orders also slowed.” Bloomberg News notes that this is the lowest reading for the index “since February 2009, signaling that the world’s second-biggest economy is cooling as export demand weakens and the government reins in credit to control inflation.” Bloomberg notes, “Manufacturing, which accounts for about half of China’s economy, is moderating as government policies curb demand for housing and cars, power shortages crimp output and monetary tightening limits company funding.” A2Z METALWORKER

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An engineer that has been involved with the development of Honda’s household cogeneration units, says:Although the amount of power generated is small at one kilowatt, I get excited about the possibilities when I think that our system installed in one million households would be the equivalent of one electric power plant, and dream about the possibilities. So why do it? From Honda’s point of view, this technology can play nicely with plugin vehicles and, perhaps even more importantly, means that an event like the Fukushima nuclear reactor crisis would not leave thousands of Japan’s residents powerless.

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Alloy Converts Heat Into Electricity Popular Science reports that according to researchers at the University of Minnesota, a new multiferroic alloy “can convert heat directly into electricity” and “can be either non-magnetic and highly magnetic, depending on its temperature.” Ni45Co5Mn40Sn10 “undergoes a reversible phase transformation, in which one type of solid turns into another type of solid when the temperature changes,” the researchers said. Motor vehicles are “one obvious use” for the material, but the alloy “could also be used in power plants or even ocean thermal energy generators, the researchers said.”

Siemens Working To Diversify Rare Earth Sources Bloomberg News reports, “Siemens AG is working to obtain rare earths used in its wind turbines from outside China, the world’s biggest supplier, after the nation curbed production of the strategic commodities to reduce environmental damage. “The company “is seeking to develop supplies for rare earths in Australia, Russia, Greenland and California that will limit price increases and keep materials crucial to their products flowing, said Henrik Stiesdal, chief technology officer of Siemens Wind Power.”


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In the first quarter of 2011, semiconductor unit sales increased 1.3% over the fourth quarter of 2010 reflecting an unusually healthy growth compared to the traditionally slow or negative seasonal pattern for the first quarter of the year, Semico observed. Unit sales rose 6% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2011 compared. Semico estimated that second-quarter 2011 would register a 6% growth sequentially with a corresponding growth in wafer demand. Semiconductor devices that are leading the growth trend in both units and wafers include DRAM, NAND and MCU, Semico said. Smartphone and tablet sales continue to drive NAND flash demand. The main driver for DRAM demand is still the computing market including notebooks and servers, Semico pointed out.


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Rockwell Makes Device To Return Planes To Normal Flight The Wall Street Journal reports on a new device being developed by Rockwell-Collins, referred to in the article as a “panic button.”The device would, when activated, have computers take control of a plane to return it to level flight. Rockwell Collins plans to include such a device in business jet packages within a couple years. The intent is to prevent against disoriented pilots causing stalls.The article contains several objections to the idea, chiefly that pilots and automated equipment do not always act as intended.

Mazak Announces Increased Production for 2011 Mazak has announced increased production levels at its facility in Florence, Kentucky. Fueled by the economic recovery, the company has experienced a steady increase in demand over the past nine months particularly after the IMTS Show in Chicago. Mazak projects monthly output of its Florence plant to reach 130 machine tools per month by the close of Q2 2011 and growing throughout the remainder of 2011. In terms of dollar value, this will represent the largest output ever produced at the plant, due largely to market demand shifting the production mix to favor larger and more complex Multi-Tasking models of machines. “Over the past two years, Mazak continued to invest heavily in the ongoing productivity of our U.S. production facility, despite the poor economic conditions of 2009,” says Brian Papke, president of Mazak. “We have further refined and improved our Production on Demand system to become extremely responsive to real time customer needs. Additionally, a high level of vertical integration allows us tremendous control in reacting to market conditions.With the present value of the dollar, we will be exporting more machines in A2Z METALWORKER

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Mazak produces over 100 models of machines tools at its Florence plant. During the economic downturn, the company invested $13 million in expanding the facility’s capabilities through additional floor space and technology upgrades. Similar investment will continue into 2011, with the installation of another VERSATECH V-140N 5-axis doublecolumn machining center for large part production. Mazak will also be adding a Mazak Optonics cell with three laser fabrication centers in 2011.

Silicon for tablet computers will be $14B industry by 2015 The Apple iPad is helping to drive a market for tablet computers that will make the silicon products within them a $14 billion industry by 2015. Tablet computers, led by Apple Inc. ’s iPad, are pushing the need for silicon — and that portion of the industry should be worth $14 billion by 2015, according to a study by In-Stat . “Global sales for tablets are on the rise as a result of continued consumer demand, global expansion of tablets and a wider adoption of these devices,” said Stephanie Ethier, a senior analyst with InStat. “In 2015, tablet and e-reader silicon will account for nearly 85 percent of all silicon content, dominating the category.” E-readers, such as Amazon.com ’s Kindle, will have estimated sales of 40 million units by 2015, and tablet computers will surpass 110 million units by 2013, according to the study.

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Fuel Efficiency To Factor In Future Programs: Lynn The U.S. Defense Department will take into account fuel efficiency when drafting requirements for new programs, the department’s No. 2 official said recently at the U.S. Army & U.S. Air Force Energy Forum in Arlington, Va. “In addition to traditional performance parameters such as speed, range and payload, we will now consider system energy performance parameters in the requirements and acquisitions process,” deputy defense secretary William Lynn said. Lynn added that fuel costs would be taken into account through all phases of acquisition, including analysis of alternatives “for all major defense acquisitions.”Taking fuel costs into account would also help manage the life-cycle cost of new equipment, he said. “The Marines have taken a first step in this direction this past year when they used system energy performance parameters in the development of a new surveillance system,” Lynn said. The Army and the Air Force also have a number of developmental efforts that take energy into account as part of their requirements, he added. Air Force undersecretary Erin Conaton echoed Lynn’s comments, but she added that it’s still a work in progress. “Some of the work is already ongoing inside our acquisitions community, but there is more work to do,” she said. “It just needs to become part of the standard acquisitions processes.”

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Army undersecretary Joe Westphal added that, at present, his service doesn’t do well at taking fuel costs into account when building hardware. That needs to change, Westphal said. Fundamentally, the culture inside the department needs to change so that fuel efficiency becomes something that is a priority, Conaton said. Making sure that it becomes entrenched within the Pentagon bureaucracy will be difficult, she said - however, there may be a way to make these changes stick.

Airbus, Boeing Split Large American Airlines Order NBC Nightly News reported, “American Airlines has placed the largest jet order in the history of the airline business. ... They will now go from an all Boeing fleet to splitting this new order between Boeing and Airbus of Europe. It’s such a large order it can actually hurt their competitors by grabbing up the available jets both companies can pump out over the next years.” CBS Evening News reported, “The deal is a major coup for Airbus, the European company had not done business with American since the 1980s. Now they’re building American 260 airplanes. Boeing will provide 200 737s, which it says will help create 3,000 jobs.”

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Alumasteel supports their customers’ mechanical assembly needs, including mounting idlers, pulleys, motors, pumps, and piping.They have designed, built and delivered unique service solutions to customers throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa, China and Russia. Alumasteel was founded in 1972 by Bob Norton, an experienced steel fabricator, and over the past nearly 4 decades, it has grown dramatically into a multi-disciplined, customer-centric company. Alumasteel is comprised of diverse, yet complementing components, offering single-source solutions for the steel and a multitude of other

Alumasteel Services: Safety - Alumasteel is dedicated to maintaining a safety-focused and environmentally conscious business. They have developed a proactive approach to safety and the environment for both customers and employees.This in turn creates value and safeguards their most important asset --- their customers. Consulting - As recognized leaders in working with clients to help them think “outside the box,” Alumasteel has developed some of the most innovative steel fabrication solutions, which affords their clients a distinct competitive edge. Construction - As part of their dedicated customer-centric service features, Alumasteel offers a comprehensive range of construction and construction management services throughout the industry. Fabrication and Manufacturing - Alumasteel is well respected as one of the most complete fabricators of industrial steel solutions with decades of design-build expertise, and a staff of AWS certified welders. Alumasteel is well versed in delivering premium equipment

industries throughout the world. Ryan Norton, Bob’s son, joined the firm in 1989, and today is General Manager of the company. Ryan says, “What differentiates Alumasteel from others in our industry is that we serve a niche -- fabricating custom parts for our industrial customers, who are engineering firms -- on time and done right.” The company operates today in its 18,000 square foot facility, but has experienced such explosive growth that it is now planning for its January, 2012 move to a new facility across the street from its current location.The new facility will be 80,000 square foot in size, and Ryan says it will enable the company to add more machines and services for its customers. A2Z METALWORKER

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and services components at the best value for their worldwide clients.

Maintenance - Alumasteel is fast becoming one of the most respected maintenance contractors in the world. They provide efficiency and capacity-enhancing solutions to their clientele in the mining, energy, waste water, communications, sand and gravel, industrial plants, fiberglass, salt, chemical, oil, recycling, steel mills, cement, filtering and materials industries. Project Delivery/Project Management - The team at Alumasteel believes in a streamlined, cost-effective, state-of-the-art approach to all of systems and processes. The company fosters in their team an acute focus on all project details to ensure their clients’ products are delivered on time and within budget. Technology - The constant pursuit of leading-edge technologies remains a core component of the Alumasteel strategic plan. Their expanding technology portfolio features value-added, groundbreaking solutions for clients in every facet of their business.

maintenance. The frame consists of a heavy duty, solid welded steel structure giving maximum rigidity and performance. All controls of the guillotine shear can be carried out quickly and easily via the control panel located on the front of the machine. Ryan says this acquisition increased the company’s flexibility in shearing, as it allowed Alumasteel to shear larger parts for their customers.

Equipment - Alumasteel has a long-standing relationship with their premier machine tool dealer, Jorgensen Machine Tools. Ryan says that his father bought one of the first couple of machines when Roger Jorgensen just opened up for business, nearly 40 years ago. (Both company founders are pictured below). “We continue to buy nearly all of our equipment through Jorgensen because they’ve treated us very well since we started up for business. They support our needs with great service and a knowledgeable staff, and they routinely support us through the learning curve inherent in buying new machinery.” He continued, “It is such an advantage that they are locally owned and operated.”

• Alumasteel’s latest machine acquisition, purchased through Jorgensen Machine Tools, was a 440 ton -13 foot - 5 axis Durma press brake ( JMT AD-S40400). The new Durma press brake offers Alumasteel many advantages, the team says. It increases the tonnage they can support to 1” plate, and it is much easier for the operators to operate, particularly in changing dies. The computer functions available with the new machine enable the team at Alumasteel to reduce lead times and increase the quality on jobs that are run multiple times.

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Since moving to Missoula, Montana, and establishing an internal machine shop to manufacture parts for their customers, Ken says the company has grown by 500%. Today, the company has tripled its facility, and operates two shifts with more than 20 employees. The company works on a daily basis with extensive non-destructive testing requirements, chrome plated, cadmium plated and painted parts, and they are well accustomed to working with all the major aircraft manufactures specifications. CM Manufacturing averages 250-300 individual contracts per year with the aerospace/ defense giants, and they manufacture more than 70,000 parts per year, that range in size from .5” to 20” (1/4” to 14” diameter).

entity, which brokered precision parts to the Defense Industry. While the company was successful from the onset, the largest obstacle the company faced was ensuring that high quality parts were consistently produced and were delivered on time, since CM Manufacturing had to rely upon external suppliers to actually produce the parts. Richard and Collette’s son, Ken Johnson, went back to family roots in Missoula, Montana, where Collette had grown up, to attend college. At The University of Montana, he earned a degree in Finance.


In 1997, Ken and Richard joined as partners, Richard with 51% ownership, and Ken with 49%.The company opened its machine shop in a 4800 square foot facility, and purchased a couple of CNC machines.

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Their machining material capabilities include: Steel, Stainless, Aluminum, Forgings, Inconel, Copper, Bronze, PH-30 and Delrin.

“Our machinist was very accustomed to the Mazak machines, and he felt they were the best machines in the market. We looked at a few competitive machines, and ultimately determined that our machinist was right Mazak was the best choice for us. In 1998 we purchased our first Mazak lathe.”

Five years ago, partners Richard and Ken made the decision to certify to the rigorous ISO9001/AS9100 standard. Ken says, “We were one of the first job shops in all of Montana to certify to this standard, and even today, I believe we are one of 2 or 3 shops in the state who are certified.” Today the company’s report cards are exemplary, with a 100% quality rating, and Silver status with Boeing on On Time Delivery. Ken credits the entire team with consistently producing quality parts on time. The team is both seasoned and loyal to the company, with the average tenure per employee of 7 years.The company additionally

to satisfy customer JIT and cost demands. Part accuracy is improved by eliminating multiple setups. Since then, CM Manufacturing admits they don’t entertain other machine tool dealer’s products. “We buy strictly Mazak”, Ken said, “and we buy from Smith Machinery in Salt Lake City.Their service and support is outstanding. They even provide all of the maintenance services on our machines”, he added. The company’s latest Mazak machine purchase was the INTEGREX® J-SERIES II. Mazak developed the new Integrex j-Series to greatly simplify the operation, programming, and machine setups-- all at an extremely reasonable price.Integrex® is the merger of a high-powered turning center and a full-function machining center to produce parts in a single setup. It works

utilizes some of the latest manufacturing technology and products, including the JobBoss MRP system, and their automated programmable CMMs. Ken says that the first machinist he and Richard hired determined the machine tool builder who would ultimately become CM Manufacturing’s builder of choice - Mazak. “We purchased some entry level machines when we first opened the machine shop”, Ken said. “They served their purpose initially”, he continued, “but when you are machining some of the most difficult, tight tolerance parts, we needed more machine.”

Two experienced machinists at CM Manufacturing were trained by Smith Machinery’s Applications Engineer, Ben Anderson, for one week of onsite instruction. The two are also planning to attend Mazak’s one week training seminar in Florence, KY, next month.

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While the Mazak Integrex® has only been installed and operational for 3 months now, Ken says the benefits are enormous. “We added 30% capacity immediately with the machine, and it is so quick. Because we can complete a part in one process, we expect that our set-up time is reduced by 15%, our run-time is approximately 10% faster, and our scrap rate is lower, since we aren’t moving a part from one machine to another. For job shops that are space constrained, the footprint of the Integrex® should be 40% less than purchasing a lathe and a mill.” For more information on CM Manufacturing, a superior Disabled Veteran Owned precision machine shop, call them at 406543-4450 or visit www.cmman.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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Automakers add jobs by the thousands Volkswagen, Nissan and General Motors are expanding in Tennessee. Toyota is adding employees in Mississippi and Alabama. Honda has jobs to fill in Indiana, and GM is looking for workers in Detroit.Two years after the end of the Great Recession, the auto industry is hiring again — and much faster than the rest of the economy. As an employer, it’s growing faster than airplane manufacturers, shipbuilders, health-care providers and the federal government.The hiring spree is even more remarkable because memories of the U.S. auto industry’s near-death experience are fresh. In 2009, General Motors and Chrysler got government bailouts and entered bankruptcy, and auto sales hit a 30-year low.
Now sales are back up, and automakers are hiring by the thousands to meet increased consumer demand for their vehicles.
Nissan has begun hiring up to 1,300 workers for its new lithium-ion battery plant and Leaf electric-car assembly line in Smyrna.
General Motors already has started adding the more than 500 workers it will need for a new four-cylinder engine assembly line at its plant in Spring Hill.

 Toyota is hiring 2,000 people for its new plant in Blue Springs, Miss., and is adding 240 employees to its new four-cylinder engine line in Huntsville, Ala.

Honda is hiring 1,000 in Indiana to meet demand for its best-selling Civic.

General Motors is looking for 2,500 in Detroit to build the Chevy Volt.
Volkswagen began production at a new plant in Chattanooga last month that will soon have 2,000 workers.


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Besides hiring 2,000 people itself, the German automaker figures that its plant, which will make a new U.S. version of the Passat sedan, will create 9,000 spin-off jobs in the region. Already, more than 500 workers have been hired at several Volkswagen suppliers that have begun operations near the plant.
 U.S. auto sales fell drastically during the recession, to below 10 million in 2008 from a high of more than 16 million in 2007. Sales rebounded to 10.4 million cars and trucks in 2009 and 11.6 million in 2010. This year, they’re on track to reach 13 million or more, and auto companies are adding shifts and restarting closed assembly lines to meet the demand.

 “Everybody got so lean and mean during the downturn that they’re trying to rebuild staff,” said Charles Chesbrough, a senior economist with IHS Automotive.

Tennessee had 107,052 auto-manufacturing jobs at the end of December, up 2,000 from mid-2010, but the total is expected to reach 133,000 by the end of this year, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 There is still no new product for the vehicle assembly line at GM’s Spring Hill plant, where production of the Chevrolet Traverse was halted in November 2009 and transferred to Michigan, furloughing about 2,000 workers. But United Auto Workers union officials at the facility are confident that increasing sales will soon make it necessary for GM to restart the production line with a new vehicle; in the meantime, new jobs on the plant’s expanding engine lines are bringing

back some of the furloughed employees.

 Nationally, auto industry employment is almost 700,000, up 12 percent since June 2009. That compares with a 0.2 percent gain for the economy as a whole, excluding farming and adjusted for seasonal variation.

Automakers are doing it with cheaper labor. Four years ago, the UAW agreed to a contract that allowed Detroit’s automakers to hire some new workers at $14 per hour, or half the starting pay of workers at that time. While the UAW doesn’t represent workers at foreign-owned plants, those companies generally match UAW pay.

 At a recent GM event in Toledo, Ohio, UAW Vice President Joe Ashton was unapologetic about the wage cuts and said the union would consider allowing more $14-per-hour jobs in the future.
 Auto companies are racing to hire white-collar workers, too. Monster. com has more than 100 postings for auto engineers, including a handful for Hyundai and Subaru. Electric batteries, touch-screen dashboards and other technology are becoming more common, so automakers need engineers with expertise.

Some auto suppliers say it’s difficult to recruit enough workers. That’s the case at the Carlex Glass Plant in Nashville, formerly owned by Ford, which is struggling to find engineers and production supervisors.

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U.S. auto employment may never reach its previous heights. The industry last topped 1 million workers in 2007, and most analysts don’t expect it to reach that level again. The Center for Automotive Research predicts total industry employment of about 877,000 in 2025.

The Detroit automakers have shed nine brands — including Pontiac, Mercury and Hummer — and closed 25 plants since 2005. Mexico, China and other countries with cheap labor are competing for jobs. And automation lets every company do more work with fewer people.
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Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, greeted news of the Administration’s launch of its Advanced Manufacturing Partnership with optimism that the U.S. government is finally realizing the important role manufacturing technology plays in national security and sustained economic growth. “AMT is encouraged by the Administration’s continued focus on the manufacturing sector,”Woods said. “The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership is the second initiative announced this month that emphasizes recommendations set forth in AMT’s Manufacturing Mandate.” The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in a national effort to bring industry, universities and the federal government together to invest in emerging technologies that create manufacturing jobs and boost global competitiveness, particularly in industries critical to national security. The $500 million plan uses existing funds and future appropriations from various federal agencies to boost innovation in manufacturing technologies such as small, high-powered batteries, advanced composites, metal fabrication, bio-manufacturing and alternative engineering. The goal is to enhance defense-critical industries; build U.S. leadership in next-generation robotics; increase energy efficiency in manufacturing; and develop technologies to help improve manufacturing efficiency. “Collaboration is key to speeding the development of next-generation manufacturing technologies and products, as well as building a manufacturing smartforce,”Woods said. “Leveraging existing funds to jumpstart this effort is a big plus given the current deficit. However, as Congress grapples with the debt ceiling and budget this summer, it must consider that investments in science, technology and smartforce made today will increase revenue in the long-run.” “As the representative for U.S. manufacturing technology suppliers,AMT is eager to work with the stakeholders on this important collaborative effort to regain worldwide leadership in manufacturing,”Woods concluded.

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Google, Solar City Team Up To Fund Residential Solar A partnership between Internet guru Google Inc. and Solar City, a private company leading the nation in single-source solar photovoltaic power installations for homes and businesses, will see $280 million dedicated to funding residential solar installations, thus making it the largest such fund in the U.S. 

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House approves $649 billion for defense in 2012 A $649 billion defense spending bill for next year easily passed the House of Representatives recently after four days of debate in which war-weary lawmakers sought to curb President Barack Obama’s combat operations in Afghanistan and Libya. The measure, approved 336-87 in the Republican-dominated House, would raise the Pentagon’s base budget for the 2012 fiscal year beginning on October 1 by about $17 billion over current levels, despite intense pressure to slash the $1.4 trillion U.S. deficit. The House cut about $8 billion from Obama’s overall defense spending request, voting to provide about $530 billion for the Pentagon’s primary budget and another $119 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Obama asked for about $690 billion for military spending for 2012.This House bill does not include funds for U.S. nuclear weapons programs or military construction, which come in other bills and add about $33 billion to defense spending. The House measure includes $5.9 billion to buy 32 Lockheed Martin’s radar-evading F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, $15.1 billion to build 10 Navy ships and $3.3 billion for 28 Boeing F-18 Super Hornet fighter jets and 12 EA-18 Growler electronic warfare aircraft. Congress is still weeks away from approving a final military spending bill ready for Obama to sign into law. The House bill will have to be melded with whatever measure is approved by the Senate, which is still working on its plan.

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Obama: Fiscal Commission Cut Defense Too Deep U.S. President Barack Obama believes cutting defense spending by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, as suggested by the SimpsonBowles Commission, goes too far for a country still at war. “There were aspects of BowlesSimpson that I said from very early on were not the approach I would take,” Obama told reporters recently. “On defense spending, a huge amount of their savings on the discretionary side came out of defense spending. I think we need to cut defense, but as commander in chief, I’ve got to make sure that we’re cutting it in a way that recognizes we’re still in the middle of a war, we’re winding down another war, and we’ve got a whole bunch of veterans that we’ve got to care for as they come home.” Two-thirds of the government’s discretionary spending goes toward security, which besides DoD includes funding for the State Department, the intelligence community, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the nuclear weapons activities of the Department of Energy. In their final report, the commission recommended cutting security spending by roughly $1 trillion between 2012 and 2020. The Defense Department, along with other federal agencies, would be subject to strict spending caps. More specific recommendations included placing DoD civilians on a three-year pay freeze. The president’s fiscal commission was not alone in calling for cuts of this magnitude. The Bipartisan Policy Center’s deficit reduction proposal also called for a $1 trillion cut to defense spending over 10 years. In September, the Cato Institute outlined $1.2

trillion in cuts over 10 years in its report, “Budgetary Savings from Military Restraint.” The president has rejected these proposals and in April called for a $400 billion cut to security spending between 2012 and 2023. However, the Pentagon appears to be preparing for even leaner times. “I’m certainly doing budget drills beyond $400 billion,” Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters recently.

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The demonstration, conducted June 23 by researchers at MIT, attempted to show how a person can manage, in this case 10 aircraft, where the operator encountered failures, ranging from the simple to the complex. The scenarios included catapult failures during launch operations and aircraft fuel and hydraulic leaks. More complex scenarios staged one aircraft fuel leak with a request for additional aircraft while there were conflicting priorities on the deck.

An Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored effort to examine how aircraft carrier flight deck crews will manage manned and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), completed a successful live demonstration, ONR announced recently. The Deck operations Course of Action Planner (DCAP) demonstration was performed at the Humans and Automation Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). DCAP is a software tool designed to aid in planning on aircraft carrier flight decks--a congested and often times chaotic environment that not only includes a variety of aircraft but also ground equipment and personnel. The science and technology effort will provide flight deck personnel with automated planning tools, enhanced information displays, and new user interface approaches that make it much easier to interact with autonomous systems in challenging naval environments. The goal is to increase efficiency and safety in the deck environment, and reduce the need for special procedures and restrictions as increasing numbers of unmanned air systems are integrated into the fleet, said Marc Steinberg, an ONR

Engineers used small, remote-controlled ground vehicles to simulate aircraft on a scaled model of a carrier deck. Other parts of the lab represented a mission area and a Marshal stack area that the vehicles moved through in the course of their simulated missions. The planning device also displays priorities, schedule information, and details on aircraft fuel level and mechanical status as well as catapult and landing strip usage.This data aids personnel in the decision-making process, according to information from MIT’s Humans and Automation Laboratory. Additionally, it enables the decision maker to interact with the included planning algorithm.This planning system is done on-demand, allowing crews to choose when to initiate a change in schedule and giving them a choice of different options. DCAP was initially developed by MIT in the summer of 2009. A2Z METALWORKER


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Methods To Feature “Production On Demand” At imX 2011 Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, will be featuring solutions for “Production on Demand” at the imX-Interactive Manufacturing Experience event to be held in Las Vegas, September 12-14, 2011. Methods is one of the eight major “experience partners” participating in imX 2011. To learn about the difference “Production on Demand” makes, attendees are invited to attend seminars in Learning Labs and also witness demonstrations on how techniques are applied. Methods will show how implementing automation, new strategies and technology will increase production, minimize cost and reduce set-up time, especially for small-lot production, completing parts in one set-up, multitasking and five-axis machining. “Much of mass production has moved overseas. Our customers especially need fast, versatile solutions for complex, small-volume, high-precision jobs.” said Mr. Bryon Deysher, President & CEO, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. “Affordable, integrated solutions for the whole manufacturing process are key.” imX — the interactive manufacturing eXperience — brings together the most powerful names in U.S. manufacturing for a groundbreaking three-day event. 46 • July/Aug 2011 72 • March/April 2011


Five years in the making, a group of machine tool builder CEOs helped develop imX as an alternative to traditional trade shows — one that brings real business value to customers, and through their success, the manufacturing industry. If you are interested in attending Methods’ session, please contact Methods or visit imxevent.com for more information.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Up for Grabs as Hesco Launches 2011 Photo Competition HESCO Bastion has launched its photo competition for 2011. The competition, open to all, gives contestants the chance to win a HarleyDavidson® FatBoy® motorcycle, the original legend of the open road. In addition to the first prize of a Harley Davidson, there will be five runners up prizes of a fantastic Apple® iPad®. The competition requires entrants to draw on their photographic talents and send in digital photographs of HESCO products in use, anywhere in the world. The competition will run until the end of December 2011 and a panel of judges will choose the winning photograph in January 2012. The judges are looking for striking, inspirational and creative digital images of any of the range of HESCO force protection products in use. The quality of the entries has improved year on year and HESCO are looking forward to the standard being raised again this year. For those interested in entering the competition, full entry details can be found on the Hesco website.

NASA Chief to Congress: Save the James Webb Space Telescope NASA chief Charlie Bolden went to bat for the agency’s imperiled next-generation space telescope, telling members of Congress that the instrument has greater potential for discovery than the iconic Hubble Space Telescope. A proposed congressional budget bill announced last week would terminate NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), an ambitious instrument with a history of delays and cost overruns. But NASA can deliver JWST to space for about the same price as Hubble, Bolden said — and the science returns would be even greater. “I have tried to explain what I think is the importance of James Webb, in terms of opening new horizons far greater than we got from Hubble,” Bolden told members of the House Science, Space and Technology committee recently. “I would only say that for about the same cost as Hubble in real-year dollars, we’ll bring James Webb into operation.

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Store Exclusively Sells “Made In America” Products NPR’s Morning Edition reports on the Made in America store in Elma, New York, which is becoming a growing tourist destination for groups headed to other area attractions like Niagara Falls. Shop owner Mark Andol, who also runs a welding company, “sees the store as a way for American vendors to gain traction in a retail environment where they’ve been priced out by overseas competition.”

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Parker Hannifin’s Energy Products Division Awarded Mooring Contract by Subsea 7 for Guara and Lula Development The Energy Products Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been awarded a contract from Subsea 7 for one of the world’s largest mooring projects. Parker will supply the steel wire tether system for the deep water Guara and Lula NE submerged buoys in Brazil. Subsea 7 has been contracted by Petrobras to provide engineering, procurement, installation and pre-commissioning of four decoupled riser systems in this field. Parker will provide Subsea 7 with 34 sheathed tethering lines each measuring more than 6,000 feet (over 1850 meters) in length.. These steel tethers will keep the submerged buoys securely moored to the seabed of the Guara and Lula NE fields. The mooring lines will be engineered and constructed at the Tønsberg, Norway manufacturing location. EPD’s General Manager, Craig Anderson, states; “We are proud to have been selected to provide our mooring products for the Guara and Lula NE development, and we look forward to partnering with the Subsea 7 project team on this world-class project .” A2Z METALWORKER

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Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 Resource Mfg_________801-265-1999 Statistical Process Control MAG Particle Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION Hardware: USB Manufacturing Rep Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Calibration: Repair & Certify ProSalez____________480-773-3239 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Process Improvement/ Audit NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Scheduling Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 BMSC _ _____________ 602-445-9400 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Serial Port Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox X-Ray Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Klontech Industrial Sales__480-948-1871 Certified Inspection Service_ _602-267-0661 NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Semiray____________602-275-1917 Software:CNC Networking Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Bytebox____________ 888-Bytebox Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Calibration Training Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 RS232 Cabling Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Contract Inspection BMSC _ _____________ 602-445-9400 Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 Transportation Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 Control Point Tech_______435-225-3700 IRH ____________801-972-5581 Virtual CNC Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 MEP _ ____________801-863-7001 Orion Registrar _ _______ 303-645-4017 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Contract Programming Total Quality Systems Inc.__ 480-377-6422 Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 TOOLING ISO Registrar Education Arc Cutting Tools Ogden-Weber Tech College__801-395-3795 Orion Registrar _ _______ 303-645-4017 Helical Solutions_______866-543-5422 ISO Certification Engineering Services TRAINING Control Point Tech_______435-225-3700 Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 CAD/CAM Training Gladhill Associates_______719-495-8045 First Article Inspection Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 303-469-6161 MEP _ ____________801-863-7001 CNC Machining Lean Manufacturing Datum Inspection_ ______602-997-1340 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Control Point Tech_ ______ 435-225-3700 Conventional Machining MEP _ ____________ 801-863-7001 Heavyhaul IRH _ ___________ 801-972-5581 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 Machining Software Machine Tool Rebuilding Injection Molding Ebbco Inc_ _______800--809-3901 3D Parts To Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 EDM Network_ ______ 480-836-1782 Davis Applied Tech College___801-593-2483 WELD CLEANER Capital Weld Cleaners___ 480-967-0016 Process Improvement Inspection Services USED MACHINERY Advanced Coord. Tech _____ 303-469-6161 BMSC _ _____________ 602-445-9400 Denver Machine Tool Inc.___ 303-324-0448 Datum Inspection_ ______602-997-1340 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 EDM Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 Rapid Prototyping Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 3D Parts To Go_ _____ 801-380-7935 K.D. Capital Equipment____480-922-1674 Methods West_________602-437-2220 Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 Reverse Engineering Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 PrecisionFab Inc._ ____303-779-9180 Advanced Coord. Tech _ __ 303-469-6161 Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542 WATERJET CUTTING Klontech Industrial Sales__480-948-1871 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Action Machine________303-532-2900 NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Rigging Fabricating Equip Sales___ 303-466-7342 FLOW Intl.___________909-620-5707 IRH ____________801-972-5581 Western States Calibration___ 801-466-1700 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Spindle Rebuilding Liquid Penetrant Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 Setco-Pope Spindles______866-362-0699 OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Team Industrial Services____801-397-2202 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Team Industrial Services____602-269-7868 Staffing WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Machine Repair/Servicing A Z METALWORKER • 54 • July/Aug 2011 2

Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ASSEMBLIES Alfred Manufacturing_____ 303-302-7138 Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Cimtech_ ___________ 801-373-6813 High Precision Devices_____303-447-2558 Prescott’s Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Wasatch Laser Processing___801-972-3500 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 BENDING Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 JQ Enterprises__________801-975-0777 Mandrel Bending BK Machine Inc.________801-253-1929 BONDING Diffusion VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair_ __ 801-972-2345

Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/Teflon/ Chrome Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Electro-Coating Services VACCO Industries_ _____ 626-443-7121 COLD SPRAY Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Bar-S Machine________ 928-636-2115 H& S Machine________ 801-755-7627 DIE CASTING Watkins Tool & Supply_ __ 303-295-9603 DIES Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995

BROACHING DISTRIBUTION Ponderosa Ind_________303-298-1801 Alfred Manufacturing____ 303-302-7138 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 EDM Specialty Steel Services___ 801-539-8252 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine________480-966-4451 Ebbco Inc_ _________ 586-716-5151

EDM: Drilling Small Hole BK Machine Inc.______801-253-1929 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Maverick Mold & Machine_ _303-833-5877 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Petersen Inc__________800-410-6789 Prec. Mach’d Products_____ 970-482-7676 EDM: Wire Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Brendell Manufacturing____801-677-7700 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Cimtech_ ___________801-373-6813 Excalibur Manufacturing_ __719-520-5404 Foremaster Tool_ ______801-737--0265 High Tech Mfg_________801-972-2422 Innovative Precision______ 801-334-6317 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine_ ____801-282-2755 H&R Precision_ ________801-975-7400 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117

LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Bead Blasting DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 De-Rusting Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _801-779-2020 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Graining DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Hand Deburring: Precision DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Liquid Painting Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Polishing DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 • 55 • July/Aug 2011 55 •July/Aug 2011


Dave Newman 3981 S 700 E Suite 9 Salt Lake City, UT 84107 Phone 801-265-1999


MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493

Powder Coating Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Rapid Prototyping Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Tumble Deburring Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _801-779-2020 Vibratory Finishing DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Wet Paint/CARC A2Z METALWORKER

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FOUNDRY May Foundry & Machine_ 801-531-8931 State Brass Foundry & Mach._ 801-467-9461 GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Delltronics, Inc________ 303-789-2661 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 GRINDING AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700

Kelly Martinez Machine Shop Lifetime Products, Inc. P.O. Box 160010, Freeport Center, Bldg D-11 Clearfield, UT 84016 T: 801.726.5312 F: 801.728.1979 email: kmartinez@lifetime.com

Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Centerless Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Grinding: OD AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 GALVANIZING Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 ENGINEERING/DESIGN 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128

Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 FABRICATION Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_ 303-427-6419 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Mountain View Machine _ _435-755-0500 Fabrication: Custom Metal Machining VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Fabrication: Enclosures Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064

WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Wrico_ ___________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 FINISHING Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Fabrication: Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Medium & Large TMM Precision _ ______ 800-448-9448 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 Galvanizing: Zinc EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Passivation Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Gold Tech Industries_____ 480-968-1930 Polishing Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 Gold Tech Industries_ ____ 480-968-1930 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 FORMING Fabrication: SheetMetal Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 HEAT TREATING AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Cimtech_________ 801-373-6813 Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Custom Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Cryogenics Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Aluminum Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Nitriding TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778

INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__888-572-9642 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Micro VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: 3D E-Coat MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 EMI/RFI Shielding Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 Laminating

Wesco Laser Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Laser Marking 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 High Tech Mfg________ 801-972-2422 Photo-Chemical Etching VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Precision Etched Parts VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 LINE BORING WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 MACHINING Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Alfred Mfg_________ 303-302-7138 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Seastom__________800-634-2356 • 57 • July/Aug 2011 57 •July/Aug 2011


A Veteran-Owned Small Business

Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: 3D Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Machining: 5 Axis 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ ________ 801-266-2261 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Fauston_ __________303-420-7422 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Machining: Aerospace Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 A2Z METALWORKER

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Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Prescott’s Mfg_________719-482-5826 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 Machining: CNC 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing__ 801-677-7700 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 DaCo Precision Manuf.__ 801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing___ 303-762-0550 DMSI___________801-972-6093

Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool_____ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision_______ 801-975-7400 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Reata Eng.& Mach_ ___ 303-936-1350 Seastrom_ ________800-634-2356 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Contract American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 Machining: Laser AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024

Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining:Medical Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Prescott’s Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Machining: Milling Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 Machining: Mobile Field Service WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine_303-833-5877

www.Prototype­Cafe.com Have it your way at the Prototype­Cafe Polyjet 3D RP Parts, CNC maching, Vacuum Forming, Urethane molding, Compression molding, Carbon Fiber, Finishes including paint & metals. sales@prototype­cafe.­com

Prototype­Cafe 10336 S. Dransfeldt Rd. #3 Parker, CO 80134


720 862­3577



St. Vrain Manufacturing, Inc. “Precision Machining Solutions for Industry”

Robert Bergstrom President

819 So. Lincoln Street P. O. Box 1066 Longmont, CO 80502 Website: stvrainmfg.com

Machining: Production 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Newport Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg________719-482-5826 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Prototype

Phone: (303) 702-1529 x 103 Fax: (303) 702-1534 Email: bobb@stvrainmfg.com RFQ Email: mail@stvrainmfg.com

3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine______801-975-11174 Advanced Machining Inc.__303-485-5256 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ ________ 801-266-2261 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Fauston_ __________303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 High Precision Devices_ __303-447-2558 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine_ _ 435-563-9425 Lewis Aerospace______ 877-254-2024 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Newport Tool_ _______801-295-7411

Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Premac Precision Mach’g_ 719-784-9434 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Quick Turn Precision_ __ 801-334-6800 Radtech_ _________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Seastrom_ ________ 800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 St. Vrain__________ 303-702-1529 Machining: Precision 4 Axis Machining Inc.___ 303-295-1544 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 CM Manufacturing_ ___ 406-543-4450 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Newport Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Machining: Quick Turn Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Machining: R & D

3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Semiconductor Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Machining: Swiss 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 White Rock_ ________ 435-750-6414 Machining: Turning A2Z METALWORKER

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Gregg A. Dunlap Business Development

greggd@metcofinishing.com www.thelindgrengroup.com

3508 East Corona Avenue Phoenix. AZ 85040 OFFICE 602-276-4120 CELL 602-725-8380 FAX 602-276-0109

MPI Metal Processing International, L.P. TACOM APPROVED o ISO 9001-2000

E-Coat,Powder Coat,Wet Paint/CARC,Plating Alodine,ZN Phosphate,Chemical Stripping,Acid Pickle 6100 S. International Pkwy. Suite 500 McAllen, TX. 78503 adam@mpitx.com

Local: (956)631-6880 Fax: (206)203-3102 www.mpitx.com

Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Wesco Laser Mchg______ 303-765-5916

American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 BK Machine Inc.______ 801-253-1929 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 Leading Edge Machine_ __ 435-563-9425 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 Prec Mach’d Products_ ___ 970-482-7676 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 A2Z METALWORKER

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Machining: Ultra-Precision CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Waterjet Colorado Waterjet_ ___970-532-5404 Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 MANUFACTURING Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 High Precision Devices__303-447-2558 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Contract Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_ ________ 480-966-1591 Mfg: Photo-Chemical VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Production Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 BK Machine Inc.______801-253-1929 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Laser Concepts Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826

Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Small Part Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 METALIZING Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 MOLDING: ARC Watkins Tool & Supply__303-295-9603 MOLDS Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Colorado Tool Design Inc_ 720-218-5246 JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 Lifetime Products_____ 801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine_303-833-5877 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Molds: Blow Lifetime Products_____ 801-728-1260 Molds: Plastic Injection JCB Precision Tool & Mold__303-292-4434 Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Watkins Tool & Supply_ _ 303-295-9603 Molds: DieCast Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Injection Design Alfred Manufacturing_ 303-302-7138 Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Molds: Rotational 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Molds: Trim Die Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds Steel DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting

Industrialex_______ 303-456-6847 PAINTING MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 PARTS: MISC. Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 PHOTO FABRICATION Newcut Inc._ _______ 315-331-7680 Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 PLATING Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 METCO Metal Finishing__ 602-276-4120 Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 LA Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 MPI International_____ 956-631-6880 Anodizing Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Nickel/Chrome Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 Tin/Zinc Plate Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 POLISHING Gold Tech Industries_ __ 480-968-1930 LA Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 PRECISION FORMING Richards Fab________801-409-0392 TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Acid Pickle MPI International______956-631-6880 Chemical LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 MPI International______956-631-6880 Plating Alodine MPI International______956-631-6880 Phosphate MPI International______956-631-6880 PUNCHING Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952

REPAIR Bearing Surface Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Hydraulic Cylinder Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 ROLL FORMING Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Rolling: thread Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 SAW CUTTING Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 SHOT PEENING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 SPINNING: METAL Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 SPRINGS Flat & Wire SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 STAMPING Alfred Manufacturing____303-302-7138 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Seastrom_ _______ 800-634-2356 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Stamping:Aerospace Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Assembly Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Design

Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Stamping:Flat Forming SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping: Light Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping:Precision Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Prototype Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Short Run Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Howard PMP _ _______ 801-808-4106 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Screwing: Lead Ron Grob Co._ _______970-667-5320 TAPPING Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 TESTING Testing: Non-Destructive Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing_801-972-2146 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 TOOL MAKING JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 TOOL & DIE Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 JCB Precision Tool & Mold__ 303-292-4434 Newport Tool_ _______801-295-7411 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 TOOLING Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 TUBE FORMING Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450

Formed Tubing Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Tube Bending /Fabrication Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 WATERJET CUTTING Colorado Waterjet_ __ 970-532-5404 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 JQ Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 Leading Edge Machine_ __435-563-9425 Marzee Inc._______ 602-269-5801 Mountain View Machine_435-755-0500 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800

Welding: Precision Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 JPS Manufacturing_ ____480-367-9542 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Welding: Thin Wall Alum. Genesis_ _________ 303-449-6912 Welding: TIG Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Cimtech_ __________ 801-373-6813 Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 JPS Manufacturing_ ____480-367-9542 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789

WELDING Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Cimtech_ __________ 801-373-6813 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 WIRE FORMING JQ Enterprises________ 801-975-0777 SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Precision Casting Repair_ _801-972-2345 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Welding: Aerospace Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 Welding: Aluminum Medium & Large Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Skyline Products________719-392-9046 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Orbital Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392

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Index of Advertisers 3rd Gen Machine...60 4 Axis Machining, Inc...57 Able Machine & Engineering...60 ABS Quality Evaluations...7 Accutech Machine Inc...57 Accuwright Ind....58 Action Machine....50 Advanced Coord.Tech...51 Advanced Machining Inc...58 Aero Tech Mfg...56 AgieCharmilles...17 Alfred Manufacturing...36,58 All World Machinery Supply...43,51 Alumasteel...30-31 AME, Inc...51 Apex CAD Products...53 APEX Engineering...58 Arizona Finishing...58 AZ Tool Steel...54 Arrow Sheet Metal...57 ATS Industrial Supply..5,51 AZMark Aerospace...55 Bar-S Machine, Inc...56 Bemsco...56 BK Machine Inc...18-19,61 Blanchard Metals Proc...56 Blaser Swisslube...51 BMSC...48,56 Brendell Manufacturing...58 Bytebox...51 Capital Weld Cleaners..36,53 Castrol/Canyon State Oil ...50,51,64 Central Valley Machine...58 ChemResearch...57 Christensen Oil...52,53,64 Cimtech Corp...59 Cling’s Manufacturing...58 CM Manufacturing...1,34-35,58 CNC Rescue...59 Coating Technologies...57 Colorado Tool Design, Inc...58 Colorado Waterjet...58 Control Point Technologies...55 Cygnet Stamping...57 DaCo Precision Mfg...56 Datum Inspection Services...53 Davis Applied Tech College..52 Davis Manufacturing...59 DCM Tech...22,50 A2Z METALWORKER

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Delcam...51 Delltronics...56 Denver Machine Shop...56 Denver Machine Tool Inc....55 DMSI...55 DunRite Deburring...57 Ebbco Inc...51 EDM Network...45,52 EDM Performance Accessories...52 EMJD Corp....57 Erickson Metals...50 Excalibur Manufacturing..56 Fabricating Equipment Sales..24,52 Falcon Sheet Metal...59 Faustson...22,56 Flow Intl...37,50 Foothills Machinery..11,50 Foremaster Tool...59 Frontier Metal Stamping...60 Fuchs Machinery...50,52 Gage Lab Products...52 Ganesh Machinery...25 Genesis TIG Welding...60 Gladhill Assoc...38,50 Global EDM Supply...51 Gold Tech Industries...55 Group Manufacturing...56 H&R Precision...56 Harco Metal Products...54 Hardinge...50 Hartwig...9,50,52 HAAS Automation...2,50 Helical...52 High Precision Devices...56 High Tech Manufacturing...55 Horizon Carbide...52 Howard PMP....16,60 Industrialex...55 Industrial Heat Treat Co...54 Innovative Precision...55 IRH...53 Iron & Metals, Inc...14,53 JCB Precision Tool & Mold...60 J.M. Grisley...50 Jet Processing...59 JPS Manufacturing...59 Jordan River Galvanizing...59 Jorgensen Machine Tools ...50,53 JQ Enterprises...60

K.D. Capital Equipment...52 King Machine...25 Klontech Industrial..51,52 L.A. Specialties...56 L.A.R. Manufacturing...55 Laser Concepts...42 Leading Edge Machine...58 Lewis Aerospace...55 Lifetime Products, Inc...56 Marshall Tool...52 Marzee...16,57 Matrix Machine Inc...56,57 Maverick Mold & Machine...55 May Foundry & Machine...54 MEP...52 Metal Processing Intl...60 Metal Spinning...56 Metal Supermarkets...8,52 Metco Metal Finishing...60 Methods ...50 Micro-Tronics Inc..23,55 Micro 100...24,51 Micropulse West ...55 Monckton Mach...2,33,50 Mountain View...55 Muratec...52 NBS Calibrations...46 Newport Tool...59 New West Machine Tool...51 NFT..59 Ogden-WeberTech College...52 OGP...51 Omax...28-29,50 Orion Registrar...52 Paramount Machine...56 Petersen Inc...58,59 Phoenix Heat Treating...58 Pilkington Metal Finishing...54 Pinnacle Precision..58 Ponderosa Industries...58 Powerhaus Precision...59 Precision Casting Repair...55 PrecisionFab Inc...53 Precision Mach’d Products...60 Precision Tech...59 Premac Machining...60 Premier Precision...58 Prescott’s Mfg...10,55 Prime Axis Machine...20

Pro-Salez...54 Qualichem...51 Quick Turn Precision...60 RD Machine...60 Radtech..59 Reata Eng. & Machine...57 ResourceMfg...39,56 Richards Fab...56 RMTMA...44 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...53 Ron Grob CO....57 S&S Machinery...51 Samuel Son & CO..13,47,53 Setco...51 Sharp...41 Shop Floor Automations...52 Shop Tools, Inc..26,51 Skydandee Mfg...54 Smith Machinery Co..15,27,50,63 Specialty Steel Serv....12,56 SPRING WORKS Utah...60 St.Vrain Manufacturing...59 Star Metal Fluids...3,50,51,52 State Brass Foundry & Machine...56 Superior Grinding...32,57 Sustaining Edge Solutions...51 Team Industrial Services..38,50,52 Temp Processing...56 TMM Precision...59 Todd Machinery...50 Total Quality Systems...40,51 Triad Machinery...51 Tsugami...21 Universal Laser Systems...12 U S Shop Tools...50 Utah Metal Works, Inc...53 VACCO Industries...58 Wasatch Laser Forming...59 Wasatch Metal Finishing...57 Weiser/Mile High Precision...61 Wesco Laser Machining...57 Western States Calibration...54 Western States Metals...52 White Rock Inc...58 WMC Machining...59 Wrico Stamping...57




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