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I remember reading somewhere that it’s not important if you are remembered by people when you are gone, but how you made people feel. In this life I forget more than not, to enjoy the day like it’s my last and to see the sunny side and the funny side of this short life. It’s like Old Mark Twain said, I want to make my vocation my vacation.

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is being awarded a Loren Thompson, a defense industryfee, consultant at the Lexington Institute, $9,559,973 cost-plus-incentive firm-fixed-price contract for said it’s common for a program termination to create new work on an MQ-1 aircraft block upgrades. Work will be performed in Poway, existing Calif. piece of equipment. But, often “the company that benefits from a cancellation is not the company whose program is canceled,” he said. The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, “In thisAeronautical environment,Systems weaponsCenter, spending is a zero-sum game,” Thompson Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA-8620-10-G-3038-0062). added. “One company’s gain is another company’s loss.”


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The Boeing Co. Extends Apache Contract Boeing was awarded a $189,211,400 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide 16 AH-64D Apache aircraft and related support. Work has an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2014. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

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Raytheon Supports Enhanced Position Location Reporting System Raytheon was awarded a $70,520,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The award will provide for the engineering and integration, logistical and field support, and post deployment software service support for the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System. Work will be performed in Fullerton,

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Northrop Grumman Supports Advanced Hawkeye Program NGC has been awarded $795 million in contracts by the U.S. Navy for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program. Under a sole source, firm-fixed price $761 million contract, prime contractor Northrop Grumman will manufacture and deliver five low-rate initial production (LRIP), Lot 3, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to the U.S. Navy. Also under this contract, are long lead materials for five LRIP, Lot 4, E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes. A2Z METALWORKER •

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Juno’s three large wings are needed so that it could absorb more sunlight. Jupiter receives 25 times less sunlight than Earth. During the launch, the solar panels are folded. They will unfold once in space and would look like large blades of a windmill. Once Juno reaches Jupiter, it could generate around 400 watts of power. In Earth’s orbit, it can produce 35 times more power.

Juno will travel two billion miles to the outer solar system. It will be launched on Friday morning aboard the unmanned Atlas V rocket. This is just two weeks after NASA’s last space shuttle flight. The journey will cost $1.1 billion. Jupiter is the largest and oldest planet in the solar system. NASA might have discontinued its manned shuttle missions but it is set to launch three astronomy missions in the next four months. The Jupiter mission is the first one and its goal is to learn more about the origins of the planet. Juno will explore the gas-filled planet, which is a lot different than Earth and Mars. If Juno is successful, then it would be a good sign for future solarpowered missions in outer space. Jupiter might just be two planets away from Earth but it is far enough to be considered part of the outer solar system. It would take Juno five years to reach the planet. Juno will be the first spacecraft powered by solar panels to go that far Europe’s•Rosetta, which is a solar A Zaway. METALWORKER 42 • March/April 2011powered comet chasing 2


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Oshkosh Corp. Wins Contract Oshkosh, was awarded a $30,463,852 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the production of 185 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles and one armor B-kit. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of April 31, 2013. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with three bids received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV09-D-0159).

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There are a number of precision coating companies throughout the United States. What differentiates Coating Technologies, Inc. is their NP3 Process. In fact, the company is the original supplier of NP3 in the United States. Robbie licensed the unique process technology in 1987 from an English company that patented it. He owned the right to sell and distribute in all of the Western United States. Robbie was so confident that it would fundamentally change his precision coating business that he sold his private airplane to pay for the license!

What is NP3? NP3 is an autocatalytic Nickel/PTFE (TeflonTM) plating process for low friction surfaces. It combines sub-micron particles of PTFE (Teflon) with autocatalytically applied Nickel/ Phosphorous.The result is a dry lubricated, low friction surface that is extremely hard and resistant to wear and corrosion. The PTFE is evenly distibuted throughout and locked into the Nickel A2Z METALWORKER •

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NP3 is an evolution of the autocatalytic (electroless) Nickel plating process.With NP3, charged particles of PTFE are introduced into the Nickel plating solution with a blend of surfactants which enable the PTFE to be co-deposited with the Nickel and Phosphorous. This composition incorporates approximately 25% volume of PTFE into the Nickel matrix. Unlike other Nickel/PTFE products, NP3 is a true composite.

What are the benefits of NP3? • HARD, CORROSION RESISTANT SELF LUBRICATION and dimensionally accurate finish. • EXTREMELY CORROSION RESISTANT - a 1 mil (.001) thick coating can withstand a salt spray corrosion test of 100+ hours per ASTM B-117.

• TOLERANCES ARE PREDETERMINED to meet a customer’s specific needs. Parts that are dimensionally undersized can be built up and retrieved rather than scrapped. • THE PROCESS CAN BE SELECTIVELY APPLIED by masking off any zero tolerance areas. • SELF LUBRICATING COATING parts that reciprocate, slide, turn or in any way interface with other parts are prime candidates for this coating. NP3 provides long term lubrication, a great benefit to parts that are inaccessible. • CAN OPERATE IN AWIDE RANGE OFTEMPERATURES - NP3 has been used in a wide spectrum of applications from cryogenic atmospheres to high temperature mold applications. • CAN BE USED IN MANY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS - without any degradation. Medical equipment, food processing, firearms, rocket components, aircraft parts, machines, electronic assemblies and a multitude of other sensitive equipment have benefited from the attributes of NP3. • VERY ABRASION RESISTANT - with an as-plated hardness of Rc 35-50. This property alone makes NP3 viable as a coating in high friction or high load applications.With post-plate heat treat, hardness can be elevated into the Rc 68-70 range. Robbie believes in fate and that chance encounters can change your entire direction. 24 years ago, Coating Technologies had just purchased the NP3 license, and Robbie was using NP3 on new, custom and refurbished guns. On a Saturday morning, a young man came into the facility, and asked if Robbie could help him re-assemble his gun. The young man inherited the gun when his father passed away, and was trying to clean it. He found that he couldn’t put it together. While the young man waited for Robbie to assemble the gun, he started reading some of Coating Technologies’ literature. He asked if he could take the literature on NP3, and said that he worked as a materials and processing engineer for Hughes Aircraft (now Boeing). This young man was the catalyst for Coating Technologies entrance into the aerospace market, which represents the lionshare of the company’s business today.

Hear from Coating Technologies’ Customers: “We were having terrible issues with the platers we were using on the East Coast.We make several critical parts for Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. On a customer visit to Northrop in Chicago, we were telling our customer about the issues we were having with plating - parts with non-coated areas and bubbling -- they recommended Coating Technologies in Phoenix, AZ.

I sent some of our problem (e.g. odd shape) parts to CTI to test them out, and the results were fantastic! Virtually every one of our parts needs plating, and when it requires electroless Nickel, it goes to CTI all the time now. I wish they did more processes so I could send more of my work to them, but I guess that it is good that they do a limited number of processes really well. What you get at CTI is proactive support and superior communication. This just doesn’t happen much in the plating business.”

President, Precision Machine Shop,Tampa, FL “Coating Technologies Inc. (CTI), is one of our major suppliers for Nickel plating of the solenoid parts we manufacture. Their plating is superior and they do a great job for us. Their turn around on parts is very fast, 3-5 days and we don’t have to follow up with them to obtain status on our parts. They are always on time. CTI helps us with daily drop off of parts and over all they do a wonderful job.”

Supply Chain Analyst, Precision Machine Shop, Phoenix, AZ “I have been doing business for over 10 years with CTI, and I think they are wonderful to work with! Due dates are always perfect, they pick up and drop off parts at my facility, and they have excellent follow up. I don’t have to worry about how CTI is going to perform or if parts will be done correctly.They are responsive and proactive. Deliveries are 3-5 days unless I have a rush and they sometimes give me 1-2 day rush deliveries if I need it. These people are fantastic to work with!”

Purchasing Manager, Aerospace Manufacturer “We have been working closely with Coating Technologies Inc. (CTI) since 2000. Ken and his team at CTI do a great job for us! When we request the impossible, they do it.We recently needed some same day turn parts and they took care of us.They pick up and deliver daily and their quality is near perfect.We seldom hear of a return issue and CTI maintains our highest rating for Quality. Our partnership is so good that when we get new employees, part of the training is to tour the CTI facility and have CTI train the new employees about the plating process. They really have their process down!”

Purchasing Manager,Solenoid Controls Manufacturer Call CTI today for your precision coating needs.You can reach them at 623-581-2648 or A2Z METALWORKER •

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An ISO9001:AS9100 Certified Company Through Great Western Registrar With DisabledVeteran Status Valley Machine Shop, located in Kent,Washington, opened for business 37 years ago, by founders and current owners Val and Vic Dalosto. The company, a designated Disabled Veteran Owned business, manufactures small to large machined details and assemblies, specializing in CNC milling and turning. The company also manufactures sheet metal details and assemblies. Valley Machine Shop is AS 9100, Rev. B, and complies with the MBD (Model Based Definition) Inspection requirements, approved by The Boeing Co.The company first achieved Boeing certification more than 24 years ago, and today is a Silver Supplier to Boeing for both quality and delivery. The company today also manufactures parts for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), where their parts are shipped to Japan, as well as Composite Altantic in Canada, a leader in the design and manufacture of advanced composites, and Chicopee Manufacturing Ltd, a Canadian manufacturer of aircraft landing equipment. Given its longevity with Boeing, the company is very experienced in manufacturing parts and assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries. Valley Machine Shop is poised to take on new business, Plant Operations Manager and Assistant General Manager Roger Van Winkle said. “We’ve just moved from our 12,000 square foot facility to our new, state of the art 27,000 square foot facility.” He continued, “With the recent purchase of our 120” 5 axis SNK, we can build parts as large as 48” x 128”.” To Roger’s knowledge, there isn’t a machine shop in all of the state of Washington that has this capability. The company certified to the ISO:9001 AS 9100 standard 5 years ago, long before many other machine shops in the area made this significant investment. Roger says, “Great Western was highly recommended as the Registrar back then, and they saved us during our first experience with the certification process.” He elaborated, “We thought we were ready to certify and we brought Great Western Registrar into our facility. Hayley Brodish and Burt Gold were the 2 auditors who came to see us for a pre-assessment. They asked some very relevant questions that we weren’t prepared to answer, and they helped us to understand that we needed to do some additional preparation in order to pass the certification.” Valley Machine spent the next several months preparing for the audit so that they passed the first time with Great Western. Roger says that the Great Western team has continued to provide experienced and professional support ever since Valley Machine certified to ISO9001/AS 9100. In fact, they now have a local Great Western Registrar auditor in the Seattle, WA area, so there are no travel costs incurred. For more information on quality aerospace grade parts manufactured,contact Valley Machine Shop, a disabled Veteran Owned business, at (425) 226-5040 or Great Western Registrar LLC, an ANSI-ANAB accredited registrar, offers 3rd party registration and certification services to the ISO family of standards which include: Full Document Review, Initial Assessment, Surveillance Audits,Re-Certification,Transfer of Registration, OASIS Database (AS9100/AS9110/AS9120). Call them at 623-580-1881 or go to 20


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Boeing to boost 737 deliveries to 42 airplanes per month Boeing says it will increase the production rate for its Next– Generation 737 to 42 airplanes per month by 2014. The 737 program currently produces 31.5 airplanes per month and expects to go to 35 per month in early 2012, 38 per month in second quarter 2013, and then to 42 per month in the first half of 2014, according to the company. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh says the market outlook for single–aisle jetliners is strong and growing. "Customers are demanding our Next–Generation 737 at an unprecedented rate," according to Albaugh. He cites the popularity of Boeing's new passenger comfort features, noting that since its introduction in May 2010 the new Boeing Sky Interior is specified on more than 80% of new 737 orders. "We have worked very closely with our supply chain and our world– class manufacturing team to ensure we can increase rate in an efficient and responsible fashion," says 737 Program Vice President and General Manager Beverly Wyse. "We believe that many of the capital investments and production system changes made for 38 airplanes

per month will already position us to build 42." More than 280 customers have placed better than 8880 orders for the 737 single–aisle airplane—including more than 5750 orders of the Next–Generation 737. Boeing currently manages a backlog of more than 2100 of the 737 family, according to the company. In an another sign that the narrow–body market is growing, Airbus states that its A320 Family output will also grow to 42 aircraft per month in the fourth quarter of 2012. The A320 family includes the A320, A320neo, A318, A319 and A321.

Rockwell Collins Gets $160M Air Force Contract Aviation electronic systems maker Rockwell Collins said recently it has won a $160 million contract to update communications systems for U.S. Air Force jets that refuel aircraft. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, company will update the flight management system, displays, data communications and surveillance systems of the KC-10 tankers to meet future air traffic control requirements, Rockwell Collins said in a statement. The new systems will get the tankers to their destinations more quickly and allow them to operate in commercial air space across the globe, the statement said. A2Z METALWORKER •

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DTNA has started the current fiscal year in a strong competitive position and expects significant growth in the U.S. truck market, particularly in the sales of trucks in Classes 6 to 8. As a result, original 2011 growth forecasts are being revised upward for the NAFTA region. With the upturn in the economy, DTNA has plans to expand production and fill approximately 1,300 new positions. Freightliner Trucks carried its “Run Smart, Work Smart” theme throughout the booth by emphasizing their on-highway trucks’ overall vehicle efficiency through resale value, durability, fuel efficiency and lightweight packaging.Three 2012 Cascadia® models featuring lightweight specs and new aerodynamic upgrades were on display and included various sleeper and cab configurations. Marking its new partnership with the NASCAR Foundation, Freightliner Trucks also had a specially designed Coronado® on display in the booth.The truck featured a custom paint job showcasing a candycolored checkered flag and the silhouettes of children along the side of the cab. NASCAR Day pins supporting Victory Junction through the Foundation were also available in the booth for a $10 donation. Representing the vocational side of Freightliner Trucks were two new Severe Duty (SD) truck models—the 114SD and 108SD. Emphasizing their Work Smart theme, the SD trucks featured options specific to the unique needs of the vocational market. Front frame extensions and SmartPlex™ electrical systems for seamless body attachment installations; front and rear engine power-take-offs; and body-specific chassis layouts are just some of the options designed to allow vocational customers to “work smart” in any application. All of the Freightliner Trucks on display also featured DTNA’s Virtual Technician™ reporting system. It was on display in all the

trucks on the show floor, as well. After over a year of active service, the realtime vehicle reporting system is now standard in all 2010 and later truck models. This innovative system offers error code insights through remote telematics diagnostics and initiates a series of reporting and remedial actions. Ultimately it can significantly reduce downtime by providing shops with advanced knowledge of which parts and services are needed.

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Some of the more interesting details from the report: Solar Systems (wafer and cell) pricing down 15% from Q1 2010. New Solar Installations up 67% from $3.6 billion in 2009 to $6.0 billion in 2010. 2.85 GW of new solar energy installed -- enough to power 570,000 typical homes. 1.1 GW concentrating solar installations currently under construction - enough to power 220,000 typical homes. Industry now boasts over 100,000 jobs (according to SEIA Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Top three solar energy states: California, New Jersey, and Arizona. In spite of the much-needed boost to the U.S. economy, there is concern about stability -- namely, how to implement and maintain a plan with long-term effect. As expected, the report has suggestions for industry leaders and government alike. “We’re pleased that the solar industry is helping to reduce the U.S. trade deficit through significant exports of solar energy products. We are seeing investments in U.S. manufacturing in areas of the country hit hard by the recession - Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio and others,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. “But we’re concerned that there is a lack of stable, long-term federal policies in the U.S. amidst an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Even modest federal policies like expanding the 48c manufacturing tax credit can help the U.S. solar industry remain one of the few sectors of our economy that is a net exporter, while creating tens of thousands of jobs.” A2Z METALWORKER •

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Western Sintering Company Inc. is the Northwest Leader in Powder Metallurgy. An ISO9001:2008 Certified Company With Great Processes That Can Run 24/7, Lights Out. Sintering; a very hot process, used in the making of parts for many different industries, holding high dimensional accuracy and repeatability over tens of thousands of parts. Powder metallurgy: Is a process for making structural metal parts by pressing metal powder into a tool steel die into it’s net shape and then sintering the parts in a sintering furnace to diffusion bond the metal particles together to form a solid part. A simple example of sintering can be observed when ice cubes in a glass of water adhere to each other.

This process can be found as early as 1906 when English engineer A. G. Bloxam registered it in 1906 for the first patent on sintering powders using direct current in vacuum. The primary purpose of his inventions was the industrial scale production of filaments for incandescent lamps by compacting tungsten or molybdenum particles. The applied current was particularly effective in reducing surface oxides that increased the emissivity of the filaments. Fast forward to ~1943, and let’s see how Western Sintering Inc. started. John Rector, Western Sintering’s founder grew up in a college town. He earned his machine shop merit badge with the machine shop instructor at the University of Illinois. The instructor invited the 5 Boy Scouts to come to his facility on Saturdays if they wanted to learn more. The only one to accept the offer was Johnny Rector. Then at the young age of 26 John Rector was leading a dozen tool and die makers at the DuPont Plant in Kansas City.They made tools to form 16mm cannon cartridges for the war. He received his first promotion because he could do mathematical square roots in his head. DuPont sent him out to the “Manhattan Project”, a secret weapons plant in the Eastern Washington desert. He arrived on his Harley Davidson. Here, he designed the process to sinter aluminum-boron, which was control rod material for the historic B Reactor. Later; It was the sintering process that captured his attention. Rather than machine parts, John learned he could just press powder into shapes and sinter them.Western Sintering became his new life’s work.The facility moved from the family basement to 28 acres, and expanded from one building to three. Sintering furnaces are now fully automated with complete robotics and operate 24-7. A2Z METALWORKER •

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Today Western Sintering is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company, a privately held corporation with shares being held primarily by the Rector family and a few private investors.WSC Inc. maintains many PMT ( Powder Metallurgy Technologist ) Certified Employees and continues the tradition of sintering Powdered Metal in a state of the art facility, managed by long-term employees and Western Sintering alumni. Rooted in the school of Western Sintering, Jeff Wood President, with over 29 years of tenure and Dave Morasch Product Development Manager, with over 15 years of tenure were both trained by the experts at Western Sintering. Mike and Bob Rector were those experts. John’s Nephew Mike R e c t o r, w o r k e d closely with Jeff when he came aboard in 1982, fresh out of machinist school and helped Jeff become the Chief Tool and Die maker for WSC Inc. Jeff maintained this position for 10 years and continued to learn every facet of the business under Mike and Bob Rector’s direction. In 1990 Jeff went back to school, thirsty for continuing his education, and though he had a wife and two boys to help his wife raise, Jeff attained his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Washington State University in 2000. He credits his wife and kids for their support in helping him juggle a full time job, family, and school. In 2008 Jeff was promoted to President while Mike Rector has now become Vice President and Bob Rector has now become Chairman of the Board. The other side of this dynamic duo is Dave Morasch. Mike Rector, former President and John Rector’s nephew, worked very closely with Dave when he came aboard in 1996, a graduate from the University of Idaho. Dave worked as an intern while working for his Industrial Technology degree, (and minor in Business) under Mike’s supervision and mentoring. In 1996 Dave was looking for a job and at that time there was a Production Manager job opening. Dave and Mike talked and came to terms. Dave was extensively trained by Mike, Bob and the rest of the Western Team to succeed in this new role as Production Manager.

Dave worked hard at this for 10 years and also learned every facet of the business. Dave now works at the helm along side Jeff and has been a great asset to the management team. Both are PMT certified and Dave has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the APMI (American Powder Metallurgy Institute).

The mixed powder is then pressed in forming dies using up to 100,000 p.s.i. to mold t h e p ow d e r into structural par ts. Multiaction tooling is utilized along with high-speed robots to perfect the WSC Inc. process. Compaction results are statistically monitored for ISO 9001:2008 reporting. The compacted parts are robotically placed in, and out of the 12-zone, high temperature furnaces for the sintering process. These WSC Inc. robots perform the loading and unloading duties to keep WSC Inc. at the cutting edge of World Class Manufacturing.

Today Western Sintering remains strong, well managed, and maintains a diverse customer base. WSC Inc. owns their property, building, and machinery, and maintains a healthy and green work environment. Some of WSC Inc. employees have over 30 years of tenure; the newest employees have over 10 years with the company. When management was asked about the company goals, WSC Inc. Management said “The goal of the company is to strive for excellence through continuous improvement the informal goal is to keep a sense of humor, to grow personally, to enjoy life and work, at its best. The Western Sintering business model is one of automation and processes. WSC Inc. parts are tooled to perfection, with very tight tolerances. This is how WSC Inc. makes it work so well: First the WSC Inc. Team blends certified raw metal powders to the required alloy specifications.

This intricate sintering process allows high tolerance parts to be finished with out machining. Parts are carefully, slow cooled after sintering, then finished to Customer specifications. The WSC Inc. Team inspects finished pieces and records data to insure that the parts meet customer requirements. So, let’s recap; Western Sintering gives you World Class Customer Service & Quality, Expert Engineering Assistance, In House Tooling, High Temperature Sintering, Complete High Tolerance Parts with all Secondary Processing, Bar Coding, CPKs (Statistical Control Data), JIT (Just in Time Delivery), ISO 9001:2008, Solutions in many materials including; Iron, Steel, Stainless Steel, Copper Infiltrated Steel, High Conductivity Copper, Brass, Bronze, Invar, Coated Powders, with Certified PM Technologists on staff. A2Z METALWORKER •

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Here’s what some of Western Sintering Customers have to say about their favorite supplier: “After moving up to Idaho, one of the goals was to locate good, local suppliers to support our production. It’s been about 3+ years now, since finding Western Sintering, and we feel they are one of our strongest companies in the field they reside in. We know they have a methodology in their engineering of tooling, quality put into the tooling, and both items show in the end result of the finished part. Their experience in powder metals is unsurpassed and helps to educate us as well. We’re a Lean Manufacturing company, needing to pull inventory on demand. Western already shares the philosophy of build/hold in order to accomplish this, making themselves available for anything that might arise. Not to forget their customer service – just as important as everything else – I wish I could duplicate the service they provide in the way they provide it to all of my other suppliers. I would definitely recommend, and have recommended Western to others.” Purchasing Lead – for a leading Manufacturing company in Idaho. Western Sintering is by far our favorite supplier for so many reasons. Not many of our suppliers work so hard to understand our processes and our customer’s needs, but this element in their service is what givesWestern the edge over their competition. Because the whole team atWestern Sintering so closely understands their customer’s needs, they can continuously improve quality, communication, delivery time, and even cost. It’s extremely refreshing to work with a company so dedicated to customer service. Without Western’s willingness to go the extra mile, our company could not be as successful as it is today. I’m so glad their getting this kind of recognition! They’ve worked very hard to build up a sterling reputation. And while I know their efforts weren’t for the glory, it’s great to see them rewarded in this way. The Western Sintering team rocks! Simple as that. Chelsey Lake, Lean Champion Warne Scope Mounts A2Z METALWORKER •

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Western Sintering is an incredible company. For over ten years they have been providing our company with high quality sintering, delivered on time. We have some rather complex shapes with extremely tight tolerance requirements and there has been no better company to work with in early involvement & Engineering assistance. Everyone we interact with is great to work with, very professional, proactive and responsive. Can’t say enough about what a great company Western Sintering Inc. is to partner with. Randy Scott, Senior Buyer Adec Manufacturing Company in Oregon In the 4 years of business withWestern Sintering they have proven to be one of the most helpful and reliable vendors that our business employs. Their attention to detail and quick response time, when coupled with a dedication to high quality components has led to an extremely beneficial relationship for Benchmade. As a company where one of our core values is American-made products,Western Sintering fits the bill when looking for domestically sourced parts at a great value. Their ambition and excitement to work through new processes and material experimentation is refreshing and invigorating. Michael Ohlrich, Design Engineer Benchmade Knife Company

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Alluding to the cost of re-engining the 737, which analysts have put at about $1.5 billion to $2 billion, compared to $10 billion for a new plane, Albaugh suggested that part of the re-engine decision was driven by Boeing’s own need for funds. “It will free up a lot of R&D money to do things with the 777 to make sure it continues to be the most capable airplane, and it gives us the money and wherewithal to do another variant of the 787, the 787-10, that will be a simple stretch,” he said. Suggesting that re-engining is also in the cards for the 777, Boeing’s largest wide body aircraft, Albaugh said, “We believe that with a re-engine, we will maintain the position we have on the narrow body, and we think when we do a 777-X, if and when we do it, it will be much more efficient than the [Airbus] A350-1000.” Referring to the 787’s production delays, and the effort to increase production rate from the current two monthly to 10 monthly by 2013, Albaugh said there’s much more efficiency to be squeezed out of the system as workers get used to working with composites. “They’re looking at the work for the first time; we’ve never built an all-composite airplane ... there is learning we have to go through,” he said. “I’m an engineer; I have had a lot of jobs in engineering program management and production, I understand what the mechanics are up against. My view is the process and

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AM General To Provide High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles AM General was awarded a $195,156,024 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide 808 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles of various models and 744 armored troop enclosures in support of foreign military sales to Afghanistan. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 29, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command,Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZ V-10-C-0405). One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the contracting activity. A2Z METALWORKER •

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through targeted programs aimed at increasing vehicle efficiency. DOE’s comprehensive approach is aimed at creating new innovations throughout the vehicle, including high capacity electric vehicle batteries and components that should significantly exceed existing state-of-the-art technologies in terms of performance and/or cost. The agency has set a target for bringing the cost of lithium-ion batteries down to USD 250/kWh and increasing capacity to 300 miles per charge for the next generation of EVs. In recent tests, Nanosys’ SiNANOdeTM anode material has doubled capacity while providing breakthrough charge/discharge cycle life improvements. Nanosys will use the DOE funds to accelerate development through purchases of additional equipment and the hiring of additional staff. “The Department of Energy is investing in new advanced technologies that will significantly improve vehicle fuel economy, save consumers money, and create skilled jobs for Americans,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu in a DOE press release. “Investments in the next generation of autos will strengthen our economy and lead to a more fuel-efficient, clean energy future.” In addition to EVs, Nanosys is currently working with domestic and international battery manufacturers to improve lithium-ion battery capacity using SiNANOdeTM in batteries for laptops and tablets, smart phones and other electronic devices.

Science Applications International Corp.Supports Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles SAIC was awarded a $29,348,146 firm-fixed-price level-of-effort contract. The award will provide for the procurement services to install underbody installation kits on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles in Afghanistan. Work will be performed in the United States, and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of July 19, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-A-0003).

“We are honored the DOE has selected Nanosys for this grant,” said Jason Hartlove, president and CEO of Nanosys. “The future of a clean energy economy depends on increased adoption of electric and hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles. Until such vehicles are able to achieve substantial operating range on a single charge with the economics of combustion vehicles, acceptance will be limited to early adopters. The commercialization of architected material solutions like SiNANOdeTM provide the breakthroughs needed to progress on the path to achieving those goals.”

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Cessna Delivers 32nd Caravan to Brazil’s Air Force Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, has completed the delivery of the 32nd Model 208/208B Caravan aircraft to Força Aérea Brasileira, the air branch of the Brazilian armed forces. This delivery completes a contract for nine new Caravans. “It’s really great for us to have one more Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in our fleet. It is an amazing, multi-purpose aircraft with low maintenance cost and our fleet has been extremely useful to our Force,” said Colonel Luzzi, Director of Lagoa Santa Depot, the organization responsible for third-level maintenance of Brazilian Air Force Caravan aircraft. “Cessna is proud to have a highly regarded organization such as the FAB operate the largest fleet of Caravans outside the United States in the world and to put the model’s versatility to use on diverse missions, whether it’s cargo and passenger transport or utilitarian and special mission air operations,” said Bob Gibbs, Cessna’s director of international sales. “Throughout its 25-year history, the Caravan has proven its versatility, offering impressive hauling capacity and reliable performance.” The first FAB Caravan started service in 1987.They are based around the country and perform a variety of roles. The single-engine turboprop Caravan is certified in 100 countries and the fleet of 2,000-plus aircraft has amassed more than 13 million flight hours. It received FAA type certification in 1984 and marked its first customer delivery in 1985.

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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp Manufacturers deployable instrument landing system NGSC is being awarded an $8,800,000 fixed-price-incentive-firm, firm-fixedprice, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursement contract to develop a deployable instrument landing system that can provide precision guidance to aviation assets in multiple geographically-separated and environmentally-diverse regions. Work will be performed at San Diego, Calif. Headquarters Electronic Systems Center, Directorate of Contracting, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., is the contracting activity (FA873011-C-0011).

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Hans Barnes President

4114 B Place NW Unit 105 Auburn, WA 98001


Metal Cutting Forming DW Metal

Machinery P.O. Box 1603 Bellevue, WA 98009-1603

phone: (425) 827-6931 (800) 254-0415 fax: (425) 827-6938

Bob Herling Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer


Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Filtration Equipment Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800-809-3901 FormTools CTE______________951-358-1111 Gaging Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Inserts Marshall Tool _______ 206-244-8888 Seco Tools Inc._______ 503-267-4805 Jaws US Shop Tools_______ 714-772-9011 Lubricants / Systems Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Cutting Tool Control____ 206-789-7277 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ ______ 800-433-LUBE Parts Washing Equipment Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Rotary Tables Hogue Precision -------------209-892-5649 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303--761-3000 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser___________ 801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE A2Z METALWORKER •

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Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc._______ 317-371-8899 Spindles Setco-Pope Spindles____ 866-362-0699 Thread Mills Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 Tool Repair CTE______________951-358-1111 Tooling Systems Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Micro 100_________ 208-888-7310 US Shop Tools_______ 714-772-9011 Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Workholding Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 CALIBRATION SERVICES Cutting Tool Control_____206-789-7277 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 GRINDING Grinding Filtration Ebbco Inc_ ________ 800--809-3901 Grinding Machines Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Hallidie Machine Tool__ 253-939-9020 Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 North-South Machinery__ 253-333-2439 North Western Machinery_ 206-583-2333



7808 184th ST SE Snohomish. WA 98296

President Cell

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Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Aircraft brake rotor DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Grinders, Rotary CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Manual Lathes & Mills Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 Hallidie Machine Tool__253-939-9020 Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 Sawing Machines Hallidie Machine Tool Sales_ 253-939-9020 North Western Machinery_ 206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 Punch & Die DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 INSPECTION EQUIP OGP _ __________ 480-889-9056 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 Rosco Precision Machinery_ 253-333-2439

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1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144

Terrance A Moody President & CEO

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

Metal Service Center Inc. 2301 Industrial Pkwy, Unit 4 Hayward, CA 94545

Phone: 510-259-1005 Fax: 510-259-1958 E-mail:


Edward Gieblewicz

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970 Industry Drive Tukwila, WA 98188

Toll Free: 1-866-437-7315 Cell: (206) 300-3945 Fax: (780) 437-7328 Web:

Coastal Metals_________800-811-7466 Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 Bronze Coastal Metals_________800-811-7466 Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 Carbon Coastal Metals_________800-811-7466 Cutting Tool Control_____206-789-7277 Ceramics Marzee Inc._ ________ 602-269-5801 Samuel Son & Co_ _____ 800-631-9765 Copper Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 Material Sales Coastal Metals_________800-811-7466 Samuel Son & Co_ _____ 800-631-9765 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Metals: Bar & Plate Samuel Son & Co_ _____ 800-631-9765 Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 Nickel Alloys Marzee Inc.________602-269-5801 Rubber Marzee Inc.________602-269-5801 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel________ 480-389-2883 Stainless Steel TCI Precision Metals______800-234-5613 Temtco Steel________480-389-2883 Steel TCI Precision Metals______800-234-5613 Temtco Steel________480-389-2883 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Samuel Son & Co_ _____ 800-631-9765 Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 TCI Precision Metals______800-234-5613


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(408) 970-9696 FAX (408)970-9644

NoeNoe Arroyo, Manager



Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263

CNC Swiss Turn Machines Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 CNC Solutions_______408-586-8236 Ellis Machinery WA___ 253-838-3443 Ellis Machinery OR_ ___503-258-0526 NEW MACHINERY Pipe & Tube Benders/ Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 CHIP CUTTING Notchers Boring LMI Machinery Inc._____866-437-7315 Hallidie Machine Tool 253-939-9020 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Machine Toolworks _____800-426-2052 Plasma/Gas North Western Machinery__ 206-583-2333 Machine Tools Northwest__206-650-8999 Cutting Tools/Systems CNC Drilling/Tapping North-South Machinery__ 253-333-2439 DW Machinery Sales_ ____ 425-827-6931 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Magnetic Drills/Cutters North Western Machinery__ 206-583-2333 Rosco Precision Mach._ _253-333-2439 Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Muratec_________949-466-8255 CNC Mills 5-Axis Custom Built Machines Plate Rolls Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Elrod Machine_______928-526-9032 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Performance Machine Tools__510-249-1000 EDM Machines Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 North-South Machinery_ _ 253-333-2439 Presses CNC Mills EDM Tooling Systems CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 EDM Network______ 480-836-1782 DW Machinery Sales_ ____ 425-827-6931 Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 Global EDM Supply_ _ 480-836-8330 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Press Brakes Elrod Machine_______928-526-9032 NEW MACHINERY DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 FABRICATION Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Band & Cut Off Saws Jorgensen Machine Tools_ 800-952-0151 Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Sanders/Finishing LMI Machinery Inc._____866-437-7315 Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 DW Machinery Sales_ ___ 425-827-6931 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 Jorgenson Machine Tools___ 801-214-7309 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Machine Tools Northwest__ 206-650-8999 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Shearing Machines North Western Mach’y_ 206-583-2333 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 CNC Turret Punches Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Rosco Precision Machinery_253-333-2439 DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Tub Bending Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 DW Machinery Sales_ ___ 425-827-6931 Cold Saws Hallidie Machine Tool Sales_ 253-939-9020 CNC Lathes DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 Turret Press Clark Machinery_ ____206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services_ 425-788-4500 North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Muratec_________949-466-8255 Hardware Insertion Welding Equipment Elrod Machine_______928-526-9032 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_ 303-761-3000 Ganesh Machinery_ ___888-542-6374 Iron Workers Hallidie Machine Tool__ 253-939-9020 Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 OTHER ACCESSORIES Hogue Precision______209-892-5649 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Tooling Systems Machine Toolworks ____800-426-2052 Laser Cutting USA EDM Supply_ ____ 480-836-8330 Machine Tools Northwest__ 206-650-8999 DW Machinery Sales_ __ 425-827-6931 PROG. SYSTEMS North Western Machinery_206-583-2333 Sanson Machinery_ _____ 425-513-8263 Factory Automation/Logistics Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 Laser Marking Muratec_________949-466-8255 Rosco Precision Machinery__253-333-2439 CNC Machine Services_ ___425-788-4500 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Delcam_ _________ 877-DELCAM1 CNC Routing Machines Innovative Tool Sales___ 714-780-0730 Western Machine Center_ 408-955-1000 MIGHTY VIPER


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ISO Registration Great Western Registrar___623-580-1881

Liquid Penetrant Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 REPAIR PARTS Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 MAG Particle Belts Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 Bearings(Precision) All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 Inspection: Calibration Metric O -Rings Services All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 NBS Calibrations_______ 480-894-0592 Switches (Proximity, Limit) Inspection: Gauging EquipAll World Machinery_____815-943-9111 ment Valves NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) Manufacturing Rep All World Machinery_____815-943-9111 ProSalez__________ 480-773-3239 Process Improvement RETROFITS / Audit Elrod Machine______ 928-526-9032 BMSC_ ___________ 602-445-9400 ROBOTICS X-Ray LMI Machinery Inc._____866-437-7315 Team Industrial Services___801-397-2202 Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 SERVICES ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. AS9100 Registration BMSC_ ____________ 602-445-9400 Great Western Registrar__ 623-580-1881 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network______ 480-836-1782 A2Z METALWORKER

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Process Improvement BMSC_ ___________ 602-445-9400 NBS Calibrations_______ 480-894-0592 Spindle Rebuilding Setco____________866-362-0699 USED MACHINERY Clark Machinery_______ 206-219-2528 CNC Machine Services____ 425-788-4500 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery____888-542-6374 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 K.D. Capital Equipt____480-922-1674 Machine Tools Northwest__ 206-650-8999 WATERJET CUTTING FLOW Intl.___________909-620-5707 Jorgensen Machine Tools__800-952-0151 Machine Toolworks ____800-426-20521 OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Sanson Machinery_____425-513-8263 Waterjet Abrasives KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Waterjet Replacement Parts KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274

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

LATIN, OR 97062

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

TVT Die Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278

ASSEMBLIES Acu Spec, Inc________408-748-8600 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.__510-534-7050 Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 BENDING Mandrel BK Machine Inc. _ ____ 801-253-1929 BONDING Diffusion Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair_ __ 801-972-2345 BROACHING Ponderosa Ind_________303-298-1801 Specialty Steel Services___ 801-539-8252 Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine________480-966-4451 Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair_ __ 801-972-2345 CHEMICAL ETCHING Acu-Line___________ 206-634-1618

PMA Photometals______602-278-7800 VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 CLEANING Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _ 801-779-2020

DIES Hilton Tool___________503-657-9312 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 EDM EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_ __________ 586-716-5151 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 EDM: Wire Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.__510-534-7050 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8845 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995

COATING Accuwright Industries____ 480-892-9595 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 Coating: Black Oxide Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing_ _ 602-276-41203 Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/ Chrome Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 FABRICATION Electro-Coating Services Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 COLD SPRAY Cygnet Stamping & Fab___ 818-240-7574 Accuwright Industries____ 480-892-9595 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.__510-534-7050 DIE CASTING Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Hilton Tool___________503-657-9312 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.__ 425-207-5951

Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Fabrication: Med/Large Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Fabrication: SheetMetal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Cygnet Stamping & Fab___ 818-240-7574 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.__ 425-207-5951 Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 Wrico_ ___________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Medium & Large BK Machine Inc. _ ____ 801-253-1929 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 FINISHING Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 Galvanizing: Hot Dip TMM Precision _ ______ 800-448-9448 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 A2Z METALWORKER •

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

Fred Budde III President

"A HlgherLevelin Precision Machining"

990 Richard Ave, Suite 103 Santa Clara, CA 95050 408 748-8600 Office 408748-8605 Fax

Liquid Painting IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Passivation Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 GALVANIZING Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 GRINDING ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Double Disc TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: OD Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 A2Z METALWORKER •

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MACHINING Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Acu Spec, Inc________408-748-8600 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 3rd Gen Machine______435-794-4980 BK Machine Inc. _ ____ 801-253-1929 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Britz Machine & Design___509-457-2800 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.__510-534-7050 Westwood Precision_____ 425-742-7011 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 HEAT TREATING Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8845 Premier Precision______ 623-466-3156 Cryogenics Seastrom_ ___________ 800-634-2356 Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 TVT Die Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 HONING Valley Machine Shop, Inc.__ 425-207-5951 Valley Machine Shop, Inc.__ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision______425-742-7011 Westwood Precision_____ 425-742-7011 INJECTION MOLDS Hilton Tool__________ 503-657-9312 Inspection Services IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Micro VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting: 3D E-Coat MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 EMI/RFI Shielding IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 Laser Engraving VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Laser Marking VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121 Precision Etched Parts VACCO Industries_ ____ 626-443-7121

Machining: R & D Milling Acu Spec, Inc________408-748-8600 BK Machine Inc. _ ____ 801-253-1929 Britz Machine & Design___509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8845 TVT Die Casting_ ______ 800-280-2278 Westwood Precision_____ 425-742-7011 Machining: Chemical Acu-Line___________ 206-634-1618 PMA Photometals______602-278-7800 Machining: CNC Acu Spec, Inc________408-748-8600 3rd Gen Machine______435-794-4980 BK Machine Inc. _ ____ 801-253-1929 Britz Machine & Design___509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934


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J&M Machine, LLC 1703 NE 43rd Street Renton, WA 98056 Phone: 425-204-0848 Fax: 425-204-0850 Email:


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

510 534-7050 Ext 215 Fax 510 534-0454

508 29th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 USA


METALIZING Accuwright Industries___ 480-892-9595 METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 Molds: Plastic Injection Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Molds Steel Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 Jet Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 NAME PLATES Acu-Line___________ 206-634-1618 PMA Photometals______602-278-7800 UID Tags (Boeing Approved) PMA Photometals______602-278-7800 PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Aluminum Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Chromium Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 DLC (Diamond) Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Molybdenum Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Titanium Advanced Coating______562-402-0005 Zirconium Advanced Coating______562-402-0005

PLATING ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Anodizing ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 Premier Precision______ 623-466-3156 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Chrome Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 Gold Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 GTin / Zinc Plate METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 PRECISION FORMING Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 Cygnet Stamping & Fab___ 818-240-7574 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Acid Pickle MPI International______ 956-631-6880 Chemical LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 MPI International______ 956-631-6880 Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160 Plating Alodine MPI International______ 956-631-6880 Phosphate MPI International______ 956-631-6880 Polishing Seattle Polishing & Plating___253-804-0160

Premier Precision______ 623-466-3156 PUNCHING THERMAL SPRAY Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952 Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______425-882-1970 TOOL & DIE Cygnet Stamping & Fab___ 818-240-7574 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 SIGNS TOOL Cutting & GrindAcu-Line___________ 206-634-1618 ing PMA Photometals______602-278-7800 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8845 SPLINES TOOLING Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 SPRAY:METAL,PLASMA Diamond Tool & Die, Inc.__510-534-7050 Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 STAMPING TUBE CUTTING Cygnet Stamping & Fab___ 818-240-7574 Cygnet Stamping & Fab___ 818-240-7574 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 WATERJET CUTTING Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Britz Machine & Design___509-457-2800 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Stamping:Design Marzee Inc._______ 602-269-5801 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Stamping:Flat Forming WELDING SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Stamping: Light Britz Machine & Design___509-457-2800 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Cygnet Stamping & Fab___ 818-240-7574 SWISS SCREW MCHG. Acu Spec, Inc________408-748-8600 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 3rd Gen Machine______435-794-4980 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Howard PMP _ _______ 801-808-4106 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Welding: Aluminum Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Medium & Large Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Westwood Precision_____ 425-742-7011 Welding: Precision TESTING Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Testing: Non-Destructive Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Welding: TIG Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 A2Z METALWORKER •

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Machine Tools Northwest...42 Marshall Tool and Supply...32 ,39 Marzee Inc...43 Matrix Machine...44,45 Mazak...5 Metal Service Center...38,39,41 Metco Metal Finishing...44 Micro 100...22,40 Micro-Tronics...29,43 Mountain View Machining...43 Muratec...40 NBS Calibrations...22,42 North-South Machinery...40 Northwestern Machinery...41 NFT...44 OGP...42 Omax..10, 11,39 Pacific Machine Tool Expo...36 Performance Machine Tools...15 Petersen Inc...43 Petroferm...39 Phoenix Heat Treat...45 Pinnacle Precision...45 PMA PhotoMetals...42 Powerhaus Precision...45 Premier Precision...43 PTI...43 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades...42 Rosco...40 Sanson Machinery...37,39

Samuel Son & Co...9,33 Seastrom...45 Seattle Polishing & Plating...44 Seco...42 Sequoia Brass & Copper...42 Setco Marketing...40 Sharp...27 Smart Map...14 Specialty Steel...44 Spectra Financial Services...31 Steel Services Grinding...43 Superior Grinding...44 Team Industrial Sales...28,39,40 TCI Precision Metals...42 Temtco Steel...41 The Metal Man...45 Tipco...42 Tool Technology Distributors...2,40 Tornos...17 TVT Die Casting...30,43 Ulbrich..21,40 Universal Laser. Systems...30 US Shop Tools...3,39 Valley Machine Shop...20,45 Weiser/Mile High...45 Western Machine Center...39 Western Sintering...1,24-26,45

Western Tool & Supply...41 Westwood Precision...45 Wrico Stamping...43

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