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Vol. 17, No. 5 Sept/Oct 2011

Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico Edition

Accuwright Perfected Low Pressure Cold Spray Technology And Is Now Offering Medium And High Cold Spray... The Latest in Thermal Spray Technologies

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Editors Corner Do you remember when thongs were flip flops? Oh, alas to those of us who have more than a few decades under our belts! My daughter was at work recently, and one of her colleagues, (I assume a little older) told a number of the employees in the break room that the thong she was wearing got caught on her rug, and she tripped! All of the employees, young of course, wondered how a scanty pair of underwear that you are wearing could conceivably get caught in a rug! We are stepping up our involvement in Facebook and LinkedIn, with Twitter coming next, as it is what we must do to evolve the Metalworker publications. I am not ashamed to note that I cause some chuckles from my kids and their friends.When my son was leaving for his 28 hour drive back to school in Nashville, I sent a Facebook message, “Be safe on your trip! LOL”. What I meant was “Lots of Love”, but apparently, LOL means “Laugh Out Loud”. Surely, I wasn’t laughing out loud when I was telling Alex to be safe in his driving! When my daughter came for dinner with a girlfriend recently, I asked how their night out had been, and had they hooked up with any guys? They laughed hysterically, and Alyssa’s friend wondered how her mother could be so progressive and cavalier in her attitude? Of course, I meant, did they meet up with any guys. So, I’m getting older (aren’t we all?), and I will need some outside expertise in bringing our magazines fully into the social media world. Still, we’re making progress, and I am delighted to let you know that my colleague, Kim Carpenter, has upgraded our website so that all magazines are fully online. Our online hits are growing exponentially with our fully online presence! On a serious note, there isn’t anybody in the United States who isn’t concerned about the announcement by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the credit rating of the U.S. government.The decision will make it more expensive for the country to borrow money, adding to the national debt, and the announcement has thrown the stock market into a serious tizzy.

Cover Accuwright Industries Takes Cold Spray To A New Level. Photography by Robbie. Announcements/Releases.................6-7,10 Shop Profile .....................................1,30-32 Feature Articles................... 36-37,50,58-59 Buyers Guide Equipment....................78-86 Buyers Guide Processes ....................87-97 Card Gallery .......................................78-97 Index of Advertisers .................................98 Editorial..................................... Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly linda@azmetalworker.com

Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: www.azmetalworker.com

Facebook: facebook.com/A2ZMetalworker

E-mail: info@azmetalworker.com

But here’s a surprise I read about: For some consumers, the credit downgrade could actually be good news. People who save money, whether in the form of savings accounts, CD’s or Treasury bonds, could actually benefit.When S&P announced it would downgrade the American government’s creditworthiness from AAA to AA+, it means the government will have to pay higher interest to investors buyingTreasury bonds (since there’s a slightly higher risk that those investors won’t get repaid).

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In addition, banks borrow money from the Federal Reserve, and the lower credit rating will make that money more expensive to borrow. Meanwhile, banks will be forced to pay consumers somewhat higher interest rates on CD’s and savings accounts, because now those same consumers could earn more money buying Treasury bonds, so banks must raise their rates to compete.

Published bi-monthly to keep metalworkers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry.

All of that adds up to the silver lining of this story: If you have money saved up, or invested in super-stable things like CD’s and Treasury bonds, you probably will win out, in the form of slightly higher interest rates. In this issue, you will read a number of really good articles on solar and alternative energy in this issue. I think you will also find the articles on machine shops in this issue particularly interesting. It is so refreshing to meet such dynamic companies who are continuing to succeed! Additionally, a number of machine tool dealers are hosting Open Houses, announced in this issue.You just may want to attend to learn about some of the newest in machine tool technology! I wish you continued health and happiness through the year, and God Bless our Troops.

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Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 6700 people actively engaged in the precision manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 19,300 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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Announcements & Releases Adams Machinery Expands With New Service Team Member Adams Machinery is pleased to announce the recent addition of Brian DeVillier to the company’s service department. Prior to joining the team at Adams Machinery, Brian was a service manager for DirectTV, serving customers all over the Western US. Brian attended training at Doosan’s Tech Center in Chicago, IL, and will initially support Adams Machinery’s customers with parts and service, and eventually with applications. For more information on Doosan products in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso,TX, call them at 480-968-3711 or go to www.adamsmachineryaz.com.

D&R Machinery’s Randy Flores is Back In Arizona Full Time Randy Flores, owner of D&R Machinery, is pleased to let Hurco customers in Arizona know that he is back in town full time. Randy was asked by Hurco to come to Southern California 2 years ago to help instill the D&R philosophy of superior service and support that D&R is known for. Randy continued to support D&R’s customers in Arizona, largely with the support of Jeff Flores, who remained in the region. Randy satisfied his commitment to Hurco, and is delighted to be back servicing his local customers. Randy has more than 18 years working with Hurco machine tools, with 11 years as business owner of D&R Machinery. Contact the D&R team at 480-775-6462 or go to their website at dandrmachinery.com.

New Carbide Company Eclipses Competition

of positions including product development engineer, sales & marketing manager, and EVP & GM. Van, who has several patents to his name, says, “We specialize in custom notch style,Vee-bottom, and On-edge triangle inserts. Eclipse will also be adding a standard line of carbide cutoff tools in the near term.” Diana brought Larry Brown into the company as Engineering Manager. The two had worked together at a previous employer, and Diana says, “Larry is an extraordinarily talented designer, and he is also outstanding with our customers. When I worked with Larry in the past, customers frequently requested Larry’s support.” The management team believes their immediate success with customers is based upon a few fundamentals: deliver high quality (difficult to make) indexable cutting tools faster than the competition, and maintain a positive work environment where exceptional people want to work. Contact them at 480-214-3719 or email to info@eclipsecarbide.com.

Star Metal Fluids Celebrates 20 Years! Star Metal Fluids is pleased to announce it’s 20th Year Anniversary. “We have come a long way over that time”, says Russ Kurzawski, with locations in Phoenix and Utah. “Star Metal Fluids is where the Metalworking Industry Comes for Smart Fluid Selection, Technical Assistance and Customer Satisfaction. Star Metal Fluids LLC was established in 1992 and is a full service supplier of industrial metalworking fluids, lubricants, compounds and cleaners serving the Aerospace, Military, Commercial, and other sectors. From the start, Star Metal Fluids has been dedicated to providing the metalworking industry with the latest in technology to meet the demanding challenges and constant changes of today’s high-tech applications. Star Metal Fluids is strongly committed to customer service, timely delivery and technical expertise. Their customer relationships, combined with fresh ideas, have been the key to our company’s growth and success.” www.metalfluids.com

Magnum Announces The Addition of Randy Smith as Applications Engineer

Eclipse Carbide is a young company, in its first year of business. But with the company, you get years of experience, as the management team has a combined 75 years of experience.

Magnum Precision Machines Inc. is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of its newest member of the Applications Engineering team in Phoenix with Randy Smith.

Diana Buchanan, President, says, “We knew that as a start-up cutting tool company, we’d have to do things differently than other cutting tool companies to succeed. We make some very custom cutting tools, and we turn them around to our customers quickly. Where others in the industry will quote 6-8 weeks, or longer for a custom part, we make it in 3-4 weeks.”

Randy studied mechanical engineering in school, and has a degree in Applied Sciences. Randy has more than 12 years of experience in manufacturing, including several years working in machine shops, in both Phoenix and Albuquerque, where he primarily was responsible for programming and machining.

Van Simpson, Vice President of the company, previously worked at the ManchesterTool Company, Akron, OH, for 34 years, serving in a variety

Randy supported Magnum Precision Machines Inc. customers in Albuquerque, and now is relocated to Phoenix, Arizona to continue

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to support customers. Chris Edgar, president of the company, says, “Randy is an outstanding problem solver, and the customers appreciate his patience, his ability to help customers learn the Mazak machines, and his tenacity in finding ways to resolve issues.” Contact Magnum Precision Machines at 602-431-8300, and check out their ad in this issue for machines in stock!

602.258.7330 www.accmachinery.com “We sell both new and used equipment to the Arizona metalworking industry.”

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Samuel Son & Co. E x p ands Its AZ Aerospace Team Samuel Son & Co. is pleased to announce the expansion of its aerospace division. The company recently hired Rick Silva to support aerospace sales as an inside specialist. They also hired Kevin Jerdon (pictured) as the outside sales specialist. Kevin started his career in the • Effective experience discussing applications • Local demonstrations and customer metals business in 1994, where he references • On staff warranty service support to our new sales • Inventory of supported customers in Southern common wear parts and tooling • 40 years positive vendor and customer feedback California. In 2004, Kevin moved to Phoenix, Arizona, with his Haas Demo Day 18 is September 14! previous employer, and supported customers in the aerospace industry. Today, Kevin is pleased to join Samuel Son & Co. to support customers in the aerospace and other industries with their metal needs. Kevin says, “I saw the help wanted ad in the A2Z Metalworker magazine, and contacted Jane Rousculp. What impressed me about the company was their aggressiveness and professionalism in the marketplace. I think that my employment with Samuel will offer tremendous opportunities, as I will be supporting customers inArizona and Nevada with Jane.” Jane says, “Kevin brings extensive knowledge(17+ years) of the aerospace industry for the metals industry. Since Samuel Son & Co. increased its focus in the aerospace industry, with a new division formed recently, Kevin’s background will be invaluable to Samuel Son’s customers.” Samuel, Son & Co., Limited is distinguished in North America as the 5th largest processor and distributor of carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Samuel’s product offerings most recently expanded into plastics, packaging, and diverse manufacturing capabilities. Samuel Son & Co. is one of few metals distributors in Arizona with the AS:9120 Certification (Aerospace Certification for Metals Distributors). Call them at 1-800-631-9765 or visit their website at www.samuel.com.

Haas Factory Outlet-Phoenix, a division of Ellison Machinery Company invites you to join us at our showroom in Tempe, AZ for Haas Automation’s Demo Day 18. This year’s event will highlight the capabilities of the latest affordable, Multi-tasking CNC Turning Center from Haas, the ST-20SSY. All machines in the showroom will be running including the SuperMinimill2, VF-4SS, DT-1 and TL-2 and sales and service representatives will be on-hand to answer your questions. Representatives from major tooling, workholding, and CAD/CAM manufacturers will be on hand to share their insights and assist you in adapting the newest machine technology and manufacturing strategies to your shop floor. Seminars will be held throughout the day, presented by our industry’s leading partners, including GibbsCAM, Sandvik, MasterCAM, Kennametal, and CAMWorks. Your Haas Factory Outlet showroom is located at 1610 S. Priest Drive #101,Tempe, AZ 85281. The event will run from 10AM to 3PM – with machine demonstrations throughout the day. Attend a seminar, have some lunch and grab a new Haas t-shirt, available only at Demo Day 18. For more event details, including information on the seminar schedule, visit us online at www.ellisonaz.com or call (480)968-5877. Announcements Continued Page 10 A2Z METALWORKER

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EXPERIENCED APPLICATIONS ENGINEERING Time Studies, Programming Services, Training, Turnkey Projects, Automation If you are looking for a partner to help solve your machining challenges and optimize your cycle times turn to our applications engineering department. You benefit from the knowledge and experience that comes with people who work full time solving tough problems for various companies every day. Whether it’s evaluating your parts to help you make your machine selection, training the people in your facility to maximize your productivity or providing you a full turnkey system we are committed to your success.

PROFESSIONAL SALES ENGINEERS RELIABLE SERVICE SUPPORT Local, Responsive, Factory Certified Your emergency is our emergency. So don’t panic. If anything goes wrong with your equipment, call Arizona CNC. You will get a quick response from an expert, factory certified service engineer. On-site or over the phone, AZCNC's team of expert service personnel can solve problems fast-usually within hours. Your uptime is our goal. Keep in mind time spent preventing problems can save you the unwanted costs of having to fix them later. AZCNC offers preventive maintenance programs to help you avoid unexpected downtime through managed care of your equipment. Arizona CNC Equipment, LLC 1235 S. 48th St, Suite 1 Tempe, AZ 85281 www.arizonacnc.com

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Okuma America Corporation, Okuma America Corporation is the US-based affiliate of Japanese CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma Corporation, has introduced a new, interactive, web-based productivity tool designed to provide real-time manufacturing solutions and ideas to help companies increase productivity and improve the utilization of their CNC machines. According to the manufacturer, viewers have the opportunity to identify the challenges that they face in their operations and receive information on easy-to-implement ways to help address those A2Z METALWORKER

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challenges. Challenges discussed include: perishable tooling costs, spindle utilization, labor costs, and more.Viewers can choose to complete the experience in one sitting or they can save and return at a later time. They have options to include various information, can choose from a short or long version and they can share the experience with a friend. The solutions presented include ideas to improve CNC machine tool utilization and incorporate information about automation, gaging, high pressure coolant, tooling and other equipment to improve manufacturing efficiency. Jim King, Okuma’s President/COO notes, “Okuma is the first company in our industry to utilize this cutting-edge technology. The information presented is useful and timely, but the ability to provide personal inputs and direct the presentation according to user needs makes it even more compelling. We have the ability provide real manufacturing help and solutions en masse, but on a personal level.”The tool is available on mikedavis.okuma.com or go to www. azizonacnc.com.


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

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

• Sheet & Coil • Plate

• Rod & Bar • Tube & Pipe

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

• Water-Jet Cutting • Bar and Extrusion Sawing • Aluminum Plate Sawing • First Stage Processing

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

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


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GF AgieCharmilles to Showcase Innovative Laser and EDM Solutions at CMTS GF AgieCharmilles will spotlight its LASER 1200 5Ax laser ablation center, CUT 200 wire EDM and FORM 20 diesinking EDM at the 2011 Canadian ManufacturingTechnology Show, taking place October 17–20 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. The machines will be featured inside Elliott Matsuura Canada, Inc.’s exhibit space, booths 2300 and 2400. One of six laser ablation machines designed by GF AgieCharmilles, the LASER 1200 5Ax provides a fully digitized manufacturing process that yields detailed and nuanced texturing,microstructuring, engraving, marking and labeling. Laser ablation represents a flexible method that is faster and more repeatable than conventional manual and chemical etching processes. 2D and 3D details are machined from a high-quality digital image, allowing completely reproducible results for a variety of applications across several industrial segments, from automotive to luxury goods.Additionally, laser ablation offers pollutant-free operation, producing no fluids, slurry or chips. The mapping of the LASERseries uses a pulsed laser to render the desired texturing. While chemical etching can only produce three to five layers, GF AgieCharmilles’ laser ablation technology can achieve 30 to 50 layers to offer a much higher level of detail.This allows for greater creativity in part design across a wide variety of materials, including graphite, aluminum, copper, steel, carbide, brass and ceramics. The LASER 1200 5Ax, like all other models in the LASER series, provides two optical and five mechanical axes, housed in a cast iron body that provides excellent absorption, stability and quality performance. Linear scales and rotary encoders ensure maximum accuracy. A 20-watt,Ytterbium pulsed fiber laser is at the heart of the machine, with a 50-watt option available to further boost capabilities. Furthermore, the LASER 1200 5Ax comes standard with a programmable, A2Z METALWORKER

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tilting laser head, high-resolution camera with integrated illumination for fine positioning, integrated touch probe, dust exhaust, central lubrication system and lenses of varying focal strength. GF AgieCharmilles gave ergonomics special attention throughout the design of the LASER 1200 5Ax, evident in the machine’s excellent visual appearance and physical access to the work area. In the wire EDM category, GF AgieCharmilles will highlight its versatile CUT 200, which reliably generates part tolerances measured in microns and machines light or heavy components without sacrificing accuracy. The CUT 200 provides significant improvements in accuracy and cutting speeds, especially for parts having various thicknesses or different heights. The key to improved processing of such challenging components is the CUT 200’s Power Expert smart module that intelligently calculates part thickness, checks injection pressure and adjusts machine power accordingly. The smart module also prevents the wire breakage that often occurs when transitioning between part thicknesses.


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Google To Buy Motorola Mobility NBC Nightly News reported, “Google’s now going to become a manufacturer; they have made a deal to acquire Motorola’s mobile handset business for about $12.5 billion. If this gets approved the deal turns Google, the maker of the android platform into a full blown cell phone maker in direct competition with Apple.” The Boston Globe reports, “Google Inc. said that it will pay $12.5 billion for cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., the biggest acquisition in the Internet search giant’s history and one designed to make it a more formidable competitor to Apple Inc. and its iPhone.The result, said Google’s chief executive, Larry Page, will be more and better smartphones for consumers.”

GibbsCAM 2011 Released with Extensive New Enhancements and Improvements Gibbs andAssociates, developer of GibbsCAM® software for programming CNC machine tools and a Cimatron company, today announced that it has released GibbsCAM 2011, with dozens of enhancements to make NC programming easier and faster.

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efficiency and throughput, new tagging capabilities, combined with automatic feature recognition (AFR), allow users to control how GibbsCAM imports CAD models and manages part features and attributes. As a result of these enhancements, upon opening CAD models, GibbsCAM can read attributes, then recognize and preserve them as attributes in the GibbsCAM part file. Colors are preserved as CAD colors in the part file, and hole features in the model are recognizable and usable as hole features within GibbsCAM hole operations. Hole Making Capabilities for selecting, organizing, recognizing and drilling holes have been broadly enhanced. Hole Manager, a productivity tool within GibbsCAM, now includes a new Auto Wizard, which allows users to store default settings for reuse, quickly and easily, at any time. 5-Axis Enhancements include various new drill cycle options, toolpath conversion, toolpath smoothing and additional machining styles. A new Operation Modifier enables the conversion of 2.5- and 3-axis toolpaths for 5-axis machining, which allows use of shorter tools to achieve smoother toolpaths through tool-axis rotation when the work piece or tooling interferes with the tool holder. Toolpath smoothing methods have been implemented for all types of geometry, both STL (triangle mesh) and traditional surface geometry, to improve both tilt and rotary toolpath smoothness. For more information about GibbsCAM, go to www.GibbsCAM.com, call 1-800-654-9399, or email sales@GibbsCAM.com.


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Manufacturers Adopt Green Strategies For Fiscal Reasons Mass High Tech reports that while some manufacturers adopt green production strategies because of “sheer principle,” for the majority of them “a green strategy has to make fiscal sense.” This is according to Jack Healy, director of the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), who said, “If you can demonstrate that it’s an opportunity to save money and reduce cost, then you have their attention.” Consultant and author Shel Horowitz agreed. “Generally, going green can cost less than not going green,” he said. “Lots of companies have adapted good practices to reduce their energy, water and waste - and these are companies that are not selling a green product.” The article compares practices in New England with the rest of the US, citing examples of how companies have saved money by adopting green practices.

DOE Announces $50 Million Program To Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing ClimateWire reports that the Department of Energy announced that it would award $50 million for the manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) cells under its Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home (SUNPATH) program. The program is part of the agency’s SunShot initiative, which aims “to make solar power competitive on energy markets without subsidies by 2020 with a target price of $1 per watt,” by focusing “on improvements in solar infrastructure as a whole, including hardware, installation and regulatory costs, rather than improving the technology alone.” Because the US has lost ground to China andTaiwan in the global PV manufacturing market, the DOE created the PV Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI). SUNPATH, or PVMI Part II, “was created to ensure that the technology for high-volume production would be developed and implemented inside the United States.” A2Z METALWORKER

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Solon expands to offices in Phoenix, San Francisco Solon Corp. is opening offices in Phoenix and San Francisco to keep pace with the solar projects it is developing in the Southwest.Tucson-based Solon Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Berlin-based Solon SE, has been active in both the Arizona and California markets building utility-scale photovoltaic power plants. “Expansion to Phoenix and San Francisco was a strategic decision for Solon based on regional market demand and opportunity,” said Dan Alcombright, the company’s president and CEO. Solon is building a 15-megwatt plant that will be part of a 250-megawatt solar plant in Fresno for Pacific Gas & Electric that is slated to start operations this fall. It also is developing an 18-megawatt solar facility near Gila Bend for Arizona Public Service Co. , as well as projects for Tucson Electric Power Co.


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If you are utilizing metal spray for your manufactured parts, anywhere in the United States, I urge you to contact Accuwright Industries, headquartered in a suburb of Phoenix,Arizona.The company, founded 25 years ago by owner DavidWright, has the expertise and equipment to determine what specific metal spray process is best and most cost effective for your part. Guaranteed, you will be hard pressed to find the services Accuwright offers – literally anywhere in the United States.

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David describes the cold spray process as a new productized technology of metal spray that utilizes “No Flame” and repairs “like nothing before”. The kinetic energy of particle impingement is the secret to this new process success. It looks and machines like wrought material. Additionally, David says that the process results in a cleaner, healthier environment. “We are using a greener, safer metal spray process with cold spray”, David says. When the low-pressure cold spray process is utilized for Aircraft C o m p o n e n t R e p a i r, aluminum is applied to gearbox housings and actuators, providing a “low heat” coating that is machine-able and anticorrosive. It edges well at substrate boundaries and easily matches the look of parent material. The low pressure cold spray material is easily applied to single gouged or damaged zones as well as full surfaces and diameters. All cold spray coatings are dense and oxide free. They exhibit solid material characteristics and have super high bond


strengths. In essence, low-pressure cold spray is a unique niche repair for damaged Aluminum and Magnesium parts and their alloys.Very few metal spray processors in the United States offer it. David describes the metal spray process as “restorative” -- in that it restores a part back to its original size and configuration. He elaborates that it makes a part stronger and more resistant to temperature changes.

Cold Pressure Cold Spray In low-pressure cold spray, air or nitrogen at relatively low p re s s u re — 8 0 – 1 4 0 p s i — i s preheated, up to 550°C, then forced through a nozzle. At the diverging side of the nozzle, the heated gas is accelerated to about 600 m/s. Powder feedstock is introduced downstream in the diverging section and accelerated toward the substrate. As the applicability of cold spray technology expands to new and unique areas of application, there has been an increasing number of commercially available, ready-touse cold spray systems introduced into the marketplace. The low pressure cold spray technology provides a great coating for the following reasons: • Low temperature application • High density • No oxide layering between particles • Easily machined and finished Materials best suited for the low pressure cold spray process are metals that have relatively low melting points, such as Aluminum (659 degrees Celsius, 1218 degrees Fahrenheit)), Zinc (419 degrees Celsius, 786 degrees Fahrenheit)), and Magnesium (670 degrees Celsius, 1240 degrees Fahrenheit) just to name a few. Materials may be combined to create varied characteristics as well.

David believes the process is ideal for the energy industry, and works well with copper (1083 degrees Celsius, 1981 degrees Fahrenheit), Inconel (1393 degrees Celsius, 2540 degrees Fahrenheit), Nickel (1452 degrees Celsius, 2646 degrees Fahrenheit), and Stainless Steel (1353 degrees Celsius, 2550 degrees Fahrenheit).

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About Accuwright Accuwright is expert at a number of thermal spray processes today. They utilize a variety of techniques and coating processes in which melted (or heated) materials are sprayed onto a surface. The “feedstock” (coating precursor) is heated by electrical (plasma or arc) or chemical means (combustion flame). Thermal spraying can provide thick coatings (approximate thickness range is 20 micrometers to several mm, depending on the process and feedstock), over a large area at high deposition rate as compared to other coating processes such as electroplating, physical and chemical vapor deposition. Coating materials available for thermal spraying include metals, alloys, ceramics, plastics and composites.They are fed in powder or wire form, heated to a molten or semimolten state and accelerated towards substrates in the form of micrometer-size particles. Combustion or electrical arc discharge is usually used as the source of energy for thermal spraying. Coating quality is usually assessed by measuring its porosity, oxide content, macro and microhardness, bond strength and surface roughness. Generally, the coating quality increases with increasing particle velocities. Several variations of thermal spraying are distinguished: Plasma spraying, Detonation spraying, Wire arc spraying, Flame spraying, High velocity oxy-fuel coating spraying (HVOF), Warm spraying and Cold spraying. If you are investigating several thermal spray processes for your finished product, contact Accuwright today. You can be assured you will be supported with experts in all thermal spray processes. Contact them at (480) 892-9595 or go to their website at www. accuwright.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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FAA Certificate Repair Station No. S2WR314J Global Distribution of FAA Approved Replacement Turbine Engine Parts Made in The U.S.A. SouthwestTurbine, Inc. (STI) is a Federal Aviation Administration/ Joint Aviation Authorities (FAA/JAA) Certified Repair Station authorized to perform component repair, alteration and overhaul on a wide variety of gas turbine engine products. The company also manufactures new replacement parts for turbine engines. These parts are not just replicas of the original parts. Rather, with an engineering design team on-staff, Southwest Turbine incorporates modern design changes and improved materials that provide power and performance improvements. They additionally extend the service life of the parts at a cost that is typically 60-75% less than OEM list price.

built satellite distribution offices throughout the world to accommodate its customers’ urgent needs for spare engine parts. Southwest Turbine offers its customers online capability to access their spare parts requirements. Zach Orcut, vice president of operations with nearly 13 years of tenure at the company, estimates that more than 15,000 engines in the world have Southwest Turbine parts on them. The company enjoys a sterling reputation for consistently providing safe, reliable and cost effective FAA Approved new, overhauled, and remanufactured Turboprop, Turbofan, and APU turbine engine replacement parts, ground support tooling, and customer service engineering support. Their worldwide clientele includes air cargo carriers, regional and major airlines, and agricultural and business aircraft maintenance facilities.. STI maintains an extensive inventory of new and overhauled PT6 CT Vane Rings, CT Supports, & CT Segments available for exchange (never any extra charge for exchange service) and outright sale, in stock, ready for immediate shipment 24 hours a day.They also have one of the largest exchange and outright sales inventories of new and overhauled TPE331 replacement parts and spares in the world.

The small business, owned by Steve and Paula Yeary, competes with some of the largest engine manufacturers in the world, including Rolls Royce, Honeywell, and Pratt and Whitney, to name a few. “We win business against these giant manufacturing entities”, Steve said, “because we are small and efficient. We guarantee that if a customer needs a replacement part and calls by 4 p.m. on a business day, they will have the replacement part the next morning by 9 am.” Today, STI is the largest independent aftermarket supplier of turboprop engine spare parts in the world. STI’s customers span the globe (in all 7 continents) and the company has A2Z METALWORKER

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STI believes it succeeds against the industry giants because it made the decision never to outsource the manufacturing of its products to “low labor cost” countries. Steve says, “Not only does outsourcing jeopardize the viability of manufacturing in the United States, but typically, countries with low labor costs lack the engineering and manufacturing experience specific to the industry. The technology intensive gas turbine engine manufacturing requires has been the established expertise of the USA, Canada and European countries for the past 60 years, as evidenced by the statistical flight safety records that are the envy of the world.” Steve and his team point out the number of US manufacturers who made the decision to outsource to low labor cost countries and are now regretting this decision -- bringing manufacturing back into the US. Steve is a an associate member of a distinguished industry association, RACCA (Regional Air Cargo Carrier’s Association). RACCA is the only


trade association in the U.S. solely dedicated to representing and serving the interests of on-demand aircraft operators engaged in providing allcargo transportation services to and from non-hub destinations. RACCA members are FAA-certificated air carriers whose aircraft generally fly under Part 135 of the agency’s regulations. The typical mission for one of these aircraft is to retrieve packages and other cargo from smaller communities and fly them to a major airport where they are loaded aboard a larger aircraft for a longer flight. Afterward, that process is reversed as cargo is then off-loaded to another RACCA members’ airplanes for delivery to its ultimate destination, often a smaller community. Steve has enjoyed active participation in RACCA for the past 8 years alongside key management employees from Ameriflight, ATR-North America, Air BP - Epic Aviation, Cape Air / Nantucket Airlines, Air Cargo Carriers, SAAB US, IBC Airways, Inc., Empire Airlines, FEDEX, Westair, UPS, Ameriflight, and CSA Air. “The association is not only informative, but we all learn from each other”, Steve commented. In fact, it is partly through this organization that Steve determined there was a real void in the market for new small cargo planes. The planes currently used in this market size, he says are old 19 passenger commuter planes converted to cargo planes.They are reaching end of life, per FAA regulations. Steve and his engineering team at STI are developing their own branded turboprop engine and are working with a few companies who are producing the airframe. STI’s 1100 horsepower turboprop engine will support a 16,500 gross takeoff weight. Steve expects that the FAA certification process could take another 2-3 years, but he is confident that STI will be a major player in this industry segment. Today, STI occupies a climate controlled 18,000 square foot facility, with build-out nearly completed for an additional 5,000 square feet. The company is well equipped with late model, state of the art special process, repair, and manufacturing equipment. In-house capabilities include;

• Ultra-high vacuum activated diffusion brazing • Diffused aluminide coating • GTAW, plasma and electron beam welding • Vacuum heat treating • Plasma, wire arc, and flame metalizing • Wire and Sinker EDM • Precision grinding and high speed CBN grinding • CNC and conventional machining • Sheet metal forming and fabrication

The STI team believes very strongly in “Buy American” when possible. A number of their machines purchased over the years are Haas machines, made in the USA. “Just 2 months ago we bought 2 Haas ST-30 Turning Centers and 1 Haas VF-4 Vertical Machining Centers from Haas Factory Outlet (HFO), a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, located here in Phoenix”, Zach said. He continued, “The machines are performing so well that we ordered another set (2 ST-30’s and 1 VF-4) that will arrive in October,

coinciding with our new 5,000 square foot build out.” The Haas ST-30 Big Bore turning centers, purchased by STI, offer increased bar capacity to 4” without moving up to a larger-footprint lathe. Designed from the ground up to be extremely rigid, highly accurate and very thermally stable, the Haas ST-30 Big Bore features an A2-8 spindle nose and comes equipped with a 12” hydraulic 3-jaw chuck. The machine’s 40 hp vector drive spindle spins to 2,400 rpm, and provides 1400 ft-lb of cutting torque through a 2-speed gearbox. The Haas VF-4 Vertical Machining Center features a high-performance vector drive spindle, high-torque brushless servos on all axes and rigid cast-iron construction.With the ability to custom order your HaasVMC, STI was able to specify the exact machine to meet their needs. The addition of the 10K spindle (7500 rpm standard) and 2-speed gearbox provided STI with a VMC that is flexible enough for both high-torque, heavy-duty cutting, as well as the most-demanding high-speed machining operations. Steve and Zach admit that they look at other machine tool dealers when making a new purchase. A couple of years ago they were forced to purchase a non-Haas machine due to the requirements of some parts they were making. “But Haas has made a quantum leap with its latest technology”, Zach said, “and our new Haas turning centers and vertical machining center have the capability of a machine made outside of the US, at less than half the cost”. STI prides itself on its service and support. “We needed this in our machine tool dealer”, Steve said. “Patrick Ellison, General Manager of Ellison Machinery Company, has done an outstanding job of hiring and retaining superior, knowledgeable, and professional service and sales support. It is refreshing to see, particularly when compared to other machine tool dealers we have worked with in the past.” To purchase replacement turbine engine parts, made in America, call Southwest Turbine Inc. at 602-278-7442 or email Zach at zorcutt@ southwestturbine.com. For Haas Machine Tools, made in America, contact Haas Factory Outlet (HFO), a Division of Ellison Machinery at 480-968-5877 or go to www. HaasCNC.com. A2Z METALWORKER

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SME CEO: US Must Train A More Skilled Workforce For Today’s Manufacturing Jobs In an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor, Mark C. Tomlinson, executive director and chief executive officer of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, wrote, “It’s getting harder and harder to find qualified recruits for today’s advanced manufacturing jobs. And if America is to hold onto its cutting edge in skilled manufacturing and innovation, it must train a workforce for the 21st century.” Tomlinson continued, “the industry needs workers who have the skill to process parts, program and maintain highly sophisticated multitasking machines, and understand how to improve their performance.”According toTomlinson, “Without a skilled, educated labor pool, US manufacturing cannot compete globally. Without a competitive manufacturing sector, our economy is without an engine to power its recovery.”

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Lockheed Beats Analysts Estimates For Quarter The AP reports Lockheed Martin reported its “profit slipped 10 percent in the second quarter as the aerospace and defense contractor dealt with severance pay matters and increased pension costs.” However, this was still a greater profit than expected “and its revenue climbed despite pressure from reduced government spending,” allowing it to raise its guidance for the year. The company “said its aeronautics revenue improved partly because of more work on F-35 jet contracts, while the electronic systems unit was partially helped by increased volume on a variety of air defense programs and more deliveries on tactical missile programs.” TheWall Street Journal notes during a call to investors, CEO Bob Stevens supported the F-35 program and its increased cost despite criticism from Congressional leaders. A2Z METALWORKER

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Juno Ready to Launch to Jupiter Marketing Manager Wanted EXPERIENCED MARKETING MANAGER WANTED Authorized Machine Tool IN OUR CORPORATE OFFICES IN Dealer SUDBURY,MASSACHUSETTS The successful candidate is expected to have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, advertising, or communications and have demonstrated a minimum of three years of solid writing and editing experience, preferably with machine tool type products. Responsibilities include: • Superior presentation and analytical skills, plus demonstrated skills to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously • Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignments • Hands on experience with Photoshop and other software to produce promotional flyers and product datasheets • Ability to handle basic photo/video assignments and effectively manage the corporate website If you would like to be considered for this position, please forward your resume to Job Opportunities at JobOpportunities@ methodsmachine.com A2Z METALWORKER

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The Juno spacecraft will soon be on its way to Jupiter on a mission to look deep beneath the planet’s swirling curtain of clouds to find out what lies beneath. The answer might confirm theories about how the solar system formed, or it may change everything we thought we knew. “The special thing about Juno is we’re really looking at one of the first steps, the earliest time in our solar system’s history,” said Scott Bolton, the principal investigator for the Juno mission. “Right after the sun formed, what happened that allowed the planets to form and why are the planets a slightly different composition than the sun?” Starting the 4-ton spacecraft on its five-year journey to the largest planet in the solar system is the job of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V equipped with five solid-fueled boosters. Even with that much power, Juno will still require a flyby of Earth to get up enough energy to swing out to Jupiter. The Atlas V has proven a reliable option for NASA’s Launch Services Program, or LSP, the organization that oversees NASA launches and chooses the best launchers for different spacecraft. “It’s flown 28 times, pretty challenging missions, pretty challenging payloads,” said Omar Baez, launch director for Juno. “It’s got a heritage that goes back to the Atlas I in some of the components and in the upper stage, so it’s an evolution of a family in its current configuration and shape and form. I’d say it’s pretty robust.”


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New Mitsui Seiki HU63-T for Power Generation Parts With the continuing evolution of machining requirements to satisfy new power generation production needs, Mitsui Seiki has introduced the HU63-T 5-xis CNC Machining Center. Typical applications include critical rotating components (Blisks, Impellers, & Turbine Disks) for gas turbine power generation systems. New features and specifications for the HU63-T include up 800 mm (31.5”) work diameter capacity on its vertically oriented table, 300 kg (660 lbs) work / fixture weight capacity, variety of increased axis stroke options, high torque spindles (1081 Nm – 800 lb-ft continuous), tuned structure for heavy cutting in hard metals, and latest Fanuc 30iM control with enhanced features for 5-axis simultaneous machining. The X,Y, Z working envelope is 900 mm x 800 mm x 800 mm.The rapid federate in X,Y, Z axes is 32,000 mm/min (1260 ipm). Accuracy is the hallmark of any Mitsui Seiki machine. With the HU63-T, positioning accuracy in X,Y, Z axes is 0.001 mm, positioning repeatability is 0.001 mm .On the B axis, positioning accuracy is ±4 arc seconds; repeatability is ±1.5 arc seconds. The driver for the energy industry boom is fuel efficiency, achieved by lighter weights, excellent heat tolerance, A2Z METALWORKER

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and smaller packages. For a machine tool builder such as Mitsui Seiki, this is a fortunate evolution as more sophisticated machine tools are required to machine these new materials and complex precision parts cost-effectively. Mitsui Seiki has a long history developing dedicated machine tools for the energy industry. The company has been particularly active in the ground-based gas turbine market developing new projects for high speed machining of air foils, heavy-duty machining of engine cases, and high precision machining of gearboxes. The advancement of its HU-T product line has become important to this energy market segment. Likewise, with other products, the company is gaining ground in the wind market, helping windmill manufacturers make their gearboxes faster and more precisely. For more information, contact Mitsui Seiki USA, Inc., (201) 337-1300, www. mitsuiseiki.com.


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Metco Metal Finishing, a division of the Lindgren Group, announces its new ISO certification. The company is now certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant. ISO 9001:2008 is a set of standards set forth by the International Organization of Standards. These standards provide a framework for a quality management system that ensures a company will provide quality products and quality customer service. It is a tried and tested framework for taking a systematic approach to managing the organization’s processes so that they consistently turn out product that satisfies customers’ expectations. “As our customer’s requirements continue to evolve, we will continue to invest in our systems to ensure we are exceeding their expectations,” said Michael Battaglia,Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Metco Metal Finishing. “The sophistication of our industry and the markets we serve demand that we continue to build robust systems and the ISO 9001:2008 is a component of that strategy. You will see our company continue to make these investments in continuous improvement and quality systems as part of our strategy to serve our customers better than anyone else can serve them.” For additional information, please visit http://www. thelindgrengroup.com or call Mike Battaglia.

Honeywell Turbochargers Enable Better Fuel Economy Helping Automakers Reach CAFE Targets Honeywell Turbo Technologies, the leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, is providing the technology automakers need to achieve the next generation of U.S. fuel economy standards. Honeywell turbos allow manufacturers to downsize from larger engines to smaller ones which are more fuel efficient, have improved emissions and still maintain the performance characteristics American consumers want. Honeywell expects U.S. light vehicle turbo penetration to continue to increase dramatically. During the past year, light vehicle turbo penetration in the U.S. has gone from 6 to 10 percent and is expected to more than double to 23 percent by 2016. Turbocharging enables up to 20 percent better fuel economy on gas vehicles, and up to 40 percent better fuel economy on diesel vehicles, with no compromise on performance and at a significant discount to hybrid and electric vehicles. Honeywell supplies technology solutions to nearly every major auto and truck maker in the world for gas, diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG) and hybrid engine applications. Honeywell will debut more than 100 new turbo engine applications this year alone on passenger and commercial vehicles across the globe and has more than 500 currently in its pipeline.


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GE to Invest up to $40 Million in eSolar eSolar, a leading developer of modular, scalable concentrating solar thermal power technology, announced that in addition to its licensing agreement with GE Energy, GE has closed a strategic investment in the company. As part of the deal Paul Browning, president and CEO of Thermal Products, for GE Energy, will join the eSolar board of directors. “Our partnership with GE moves our innovative technology to the next stage. Together, we are able to bring to market a power plant solution that drives down the cost of solar and meets the growing demand for renewable energy generation,” said John Van Scoter, President and CEO of eSolar. “Building on our proven technology, this investment will fund the development of nextgeneration, modular solutions that enhance the cost competitiveness of solar, such as molten salt storage technology. We welcome Mr. Browning to our board as a valuable asset in driving the strategic direction of the company during this time of rapid growth.” An efficient bridge between flexible natural gas and renewable power GE recently unveiled its Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) power plant—a highly efficient and cost-effective power plant solution that couples eSolar’s innovative solar thermal technology with GE’s fleet of combined cycle products. When combined with GE’s recently announced FlexEfficiency* 50 Combined Cycle Power Plant technology, ISCC power plants are capable of delivering fuel efficiencies in excess of 70 percent. “Adding eSolar’s high temperature tower technology to our combined cycle product offering allows A2Z METALWORKER

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us to offer an integrated solution with unparalleled efficiency, full dispatchability, and a market competitive cost of electricity,” said Browning. “It allows us to offer a power plant that creates more value for customers.” He added, “Intermittent renewable energy has always worked in tandem with flexible natural gas through grid integration. As renewable uptake increases around the world, we recognize the need for combined cycle gas turbine technology that delivers both flexibility and world class efficiency. We believe that this combination of flexible and efficient gas with renewables can help meet near and long term global targets for climate change, cost and reliability. It is the future of power generation.” An ISCC power plant features a combinedcycle system including a gas turbine, steam turbine, generators and a heat recovery steam generator, as well as a field of mirrors that focus sunlight on a tower to produce high temperature steam. During the day, steam generated in the solar field is fed into the water-steam system of the combinedcycle plant, creating extra megawatts of electricity without using any additional natural gas. During the night or during periods of cloud cover, the power plant remains fully dispatchable using natural gas. Solar thermal energy becomes much less expensive when integrated with a combined cycle power plant because the steam turbine, generator and other expensive components are already available and can be used for the solar thermal integration. Through a licensing agreement, GE was granted exclusive worldwide rights to eSolar’s modular technology for ISCC, excluding China and India.Together the two companies are targeting Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the United States, and are working on a 530 MW project in Turkey with Turkish investor and power project developer MetCap Energy, which will feature 50 MW of eSolar concentrated solar thermal tower technology integrated with GE’s new FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle Power Plant. eSolar is working to evaluate additional projects which the company expects to announce in the near future.


L-3 Awarded U.S. Navy P-3 SMIP Contract L-3 Communications announced that its Platform Integration division has been competitively awarded an approximately $104 million contract to perform aircraft sustainment for the U.S. Navy’s fleet of P-3, EP-3 and NP-3 aircraft. The Sustainment, Modification and Installation (SMIP) program provides for an intensive depot-level process for P-3 airframe and component inspection and deficiency identification. The program corrects deficiencies to ensure safe and reliable operation, as well as to enhance the aircraft service life expectancy to sustain inventory levels throughout the service period. “We are extremely pleased to be selected to continue our work keeping the P-3 missionready and flying safely,” said Nick Farah, executive vice president of L-3 Platform Systems. “Our ability to accomplish airframe sustainment concurrently with system integration will return these aircraft to service rapidly and affordably.”

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Desert EDM Sales Expands With a New Tooling System for Wire and Small Hole EDM Rich Raucci, President and Owner of Desert EDM, is pleased to announce the offering of a new tooling system that offers job shops quick set-up for wire and small hole EDM jobs. “Most tooling is designed by technical people who don’t always know the pains the machinist experiences”, Rich said. He continued, “Our tooling system is designed for low volume jobs, quick set-up, and it is substantially less expensive than other tooling systems on the market.” The new tooling system is offered exclusively by Desert EDM Sales in the Western United States. For more information, contact Desert EDM Sales at 480-816-6300 or go to www.desertedmsales.com.

Goodrich to Showcase Smart UAV Technologies Goodrich will be offering the latest technology for an electronic fuel injection (EFI) system developed by Currawong Engineering Pty Ltd, Australia. Already integrated with Goodrich’s industry standard Piccolo autopilot, this new EFI system can have a dramatic effect in increasing the engine reliability and fuel efficiency of today’s UAVs - extending their range to achieve longer missions. An extremely compact shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera, with higher resolution will be on display. Its lightweight size and ruggedized format makes it especially suitable for military applications in smaller UAVs. As with all the Goodrich SWIR cameras it will provide the benefits of being able to see through obscurants such as fog, haze and smoke. The TASE family of small, lightweight, inertial stabilized micro-gimbals with onboard GPS and IMU (inertial measurement unit) will be demonstrated. TASE gimbals are ideal for UAV applications, where payload weight is of utmost importance, and are tightly integrated with the Piccolo autopilots. Goodrich is able to provide a single user-interface for control of both autopilot and gimbal payload. Piccolo autopilots complete the flight management system including the core autopilot, flight sensors, navigation, wireless communication and payload interfaces all in a small integrated package.There are currently over 300 in use worldwide. TERPROM offers unmanned vehicles superior terrain referenced navigation without relying upon GPS. Goodrich inertial sensors can be used to support systems ranging from aircraft flight controls to platform stabilization.


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Powill Manufacturing & Engineering, a Veteran-Owned Business, Re-Certifies to ISO9001/AS9100 with Great Western Registrar LLC

Powill Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc, opened for business as aVeteran owned business in 1959. Today, it is headed up by 2nd generation James Buchanan Jr, with day-to-day operations managed by James Buchanan III. The company manufactures precision, world class, built to order components for the modern commercial and military-grade aerospace industries. Powill’s machined products reflect over a half a century of experience, acquired skill and increasing complexity. The technological spinoff of former aerospace giant Sperry Corporation, Powill has grown from an initial staff of 3 to more than 110 today, 80% of which today are manufacturing specialists.

“Nearly everything we build defies gravity,and we want to ensure that we use the best auditors to evaluate our processes, and to help us make the best products. In the end, Great Western Registrar saved us time and money.” Powill Manufacturing first certified to the rigorous ISO standard in the 1990’s, long before nearly any other machine shop in the United States went through the extensive process. They used an outside company for certification – it wasn’t Great Western Registrar. But 7 years ago, they learned about Great Western from one of their employees in the quality department. “The other company wasn’t local, and they just didn’t fit our requirements”, Jim Buchanan III,Vice President of Operations, said.

as Honeywell, Sargent Controls, and Lockheed Martin. People’s lives depend upon the products we build, and we need to ensure we are building the best parts available in the industry. Great Western’s audits help us to feel confident that we doing the right things for our customers.” Powill’s portfolio ranges from components in F-22 Raptors to Apache Longbows to Virginia class submarines. Today, the company operates in a nearly 50,000 square foot facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility houses some of the world’s most advanced CNC equipment and CAD/CAM technology. CNC turning and milling, CNC and manual gun drilling, high performance honing, CNC wire EDM and OD grinding, are performed by experienced machine operators, with an average tenure greater than 8 years. Powill’s latest machine purchase, a Mori Seiki NMV5000, facilitates 5-axis simultaneous machining.

“In our last ISO9001/AS9100 audit in Q1 of this year”, Luminita Krolik, quality manager for Powill Manufacturing with 7 years tenure at the company, said, “We had zero findings.The GreatWestern audit team, which included Deb Gilpin and Deborah Leary, said that zero findings is just about unheard of.We are really proud of this accomplishment.” Jim says the Great Western team is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough in their audits. “Nearly everything we build defies gravity”, he said, “and we want to ensure that we use the best auditors to evaluate our processes. In the end, they save us time and money.” He continued, “You get what you pay for, and Great Western Registrar is the best value for Powill Manufacturing.” Kevin Wolfe, Shop Foreman for Powill Manufacturing, has been with the company for more than 4 years now, though he has more than 25 years in the industry, including employment at Honeywell. He says, “Our customers are nearly all in the aerospace industry, and we sell direct to such companies A2Z METALWORKER

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For more information on Powill Manufacturing & Engineering, a Family-owned, Veteran-owned business with more than a half a century of experience in precision manufacturing for the aerospace and defense industries, call them at 623-780-4100 or visit their website at www.powill. com. Great Western Registrar LLC, is an ANSI-ANAB accredited registrar, offering 3rd party registration and certification services to ISO9001/ AS9100 and AS9110. The company, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, has contract auditors throughout the United States. Call them at 623-5801881 or visit their website at greatwesternregistrar.com.


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Researchers Develop Robot That Can Complete Tasks It Has Never Completed Before Wired “Wired Science” blog reported, “A robot that uses its own reasoning when faced with a task it hasn’t completed before has been unveiled by the Hasegawa Group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The robot uses a technology called SOINN (Self-Organising Incremental Neural Network).” Wired reported, “When it is faced with the unknown, the SOINN robot uses its past experiences to make an educated guess as to what to do. It does this by ‘self-organising the input data it is supplied with.’” It “was filmed learning to pour a glass of water (or in this case, seeds, as water near electronics is not a good idea) but the commentator on DigInfo TV adds that the robot was next asked to produce a glass of cold water and decided itself to put down the glass and tumbler before trying to pick up the ice.” Popular Science reports, “All that might seem anticlimactic, but it’s pretty impressive from an AI perspective.” Popular Science explains, “The ability to adapt to new situations and learn from non-programmed past experiences is one that robotic systems sorely lack. Coupled with the ability to go online

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Bloomberg News reports, “General Electric Co. and rival jet- engine maker Pratt &Whitney are adding more than 2,000 US jobs as the world’s biggest planemakers ramp up production and introduce more fuel-efficient aircraft.” GE is adding over 1,000 workers and “Pratt & Whitney plans more than 800 jobs.” GE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt said on a call with investors recently, “The American order in aviation really signals the return to equipment purchases by US airlines, and I think that’s very significant.”

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There are a number of precision coating companies throughout the United States. What differentiates CoatingTechnologies, 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!

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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 Phosphorous matrix creating a true and stable composite. As wear occurs, fresh particles of PTFE are exposed to keep the surface lubricated.This lubrication is available as long as the integrity of the coated layer is intact. With NP3, the innovative engineer can specify surface characteristics that were previously thought to be unattainable. Autocatalytic Nickel plating is a process for depositing a Nickel alloy -- relying on chemical rather than electrical energy. This enables a totally uniform deposit to be applied to a component without the current density problems usually encountered during conventional Nickel plating. A by-product of the chemical reduction process is Phosphorous, which is found in the deposit at concentrations of between 2-14 percent by weight. This Nickel-Phosphorous alloy is

in a microcrystalline or amorphous state when deposited. 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.

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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.

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candidates for this coating. NP3 provides long term lubrication, a great benefit to parts that are inaccessible.

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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.

CTI helps us with daily drop off of parts and over all they do a wonderful job.”

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“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 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!”

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 “CoatingTechnologies 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.

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BAE, General Dynamics in U.S. Army development deals BAE and General Dynamics Corp each won contracts recently worth more than $439 million to develop technology for the first fleet of U.S. Army ground combat vehicles designed from scratch for battlefields characterized by roadside bombs. An SAIC-led team that included Boeing Co, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall was passed over. BAE is partnered in its effort with Northrop Grumman Corp. General Dynamics is partnered with Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co. The rival teams are to “develop competitive, affordable and executable designs for a new Army Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) over the next 24 months,” the Defense Department said in a statement. The Pentagon’s top arms buyer, in a memo signed on Wednesday, approved the Army’s technology development strategy and said that a fixed-price type contract with incentive fee was appropriate for this phase of the program. BAE Systems Land and Armaments won a $450 million contract and General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded a $439.7 million deal for the same phase of the program, the Defense Department said in its daily contract digest. The SAIC-led team was very disappointed by the outcome, said Melissa Koskovich, a SAIC spokeswoman. The Army hopes to design, develop, build and test the new infantry fighting vehicle over the next seven years, the statement said. A2Z METALWORKER

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The Army said it would update its “analysis of alternatives” for the vehicle and conduct separate technical and operational assessment of existing nondevelopmental vehicles. Results from this assessment, along with contractors design efforts, will “facilitate a full and open competition for the next phase” of the program, the Army said. The new ground combat vehicle will be the first designed from inception for battlefields characterized by roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices, as the military calls them. It will provide armor protection and the capability to maneuver cross-country with a nine-man infantry squad, Army Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey said in the statement.


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New OMAX® Website Is Faster And More Interactive OMAX® Corporation recently announced the launch of its new corporate website, www.omax.com. The new design allows visitors to quickly and easily locate information about OMAX abrasive waterjet systems and accessories, as well as learn more about OMAX’s service and support.

SolarReserve Solar Power Project to Secure Jobs for Nevada SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of largescale solar power projects, announced an amendment to the Development Agreement between Nye County and Tonopah Solar Energy LLC, SolarReserve’s affiliate, that will require 90 percent of the construction workforce come from Nevada residents for the company’s 110 megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy project located in Nye County, Nevada. The project is expected to create more than 600 jobs on-site during the peak construction period. Final approval from the Board of Nye County Commissioners on this amended Development Agreement is expected by the end of August and will allow County officials to monitor the required 90 percent resident workforce commitment by Tonopah Solar Energy. “SolarReserve has put forward an unprecedented A2Z METALWORKER

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commitment to hire local contractors and laborers and develop training and apprenticeship programs,” said Joni Eastley, Nye County Commissioner. “By working closely with SolarReserve, we are bringing new jobs and skill sets to our local community in Nye County and Tonopah.” SolarReserve also announced that it is currently pursuing a program that will support localized hiring of veterans and family members of active duty military personnel during the Crescent Dunes project’s construction as well as operation. This program will be conducted with existing employment programs administered by the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Nevada, Nye County, and local veterans’ organizations. The 600 jobs are equivalent to in excess of 1.5 million man-hours for construction activities at the project site over the 30-month construction period. More than 4,300 direct and indirect jobs will be

Highlights of the new site include a more user-friendly navigation feature at the top and bottom of the page, autorotating featureproducts and articles. The new site encourages visitor interaction by featuring links to the OMAX social media pages, a message board and a calendar of upcoming events. “Our goal when creating the new website was to make the information that visitors need available with as few clicks as possible,” said Dr. John Cheung, co-founder of OMAX Corporation, “We also ensured the new design incorporated current online technologies through the addition of oursocial media pages, blog and videos.The OMAX site is a truly interactive experience for visitors.” The new website will be updated with fresh content on a regular basis and visitor feedback will continue to drive the site’s content.For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800.838.0343 or visit www. omax.com.


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13 Business Leaders Who Failed Before They Succeeded It’s often said that success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration. For these 13 eventual business successes, it might be said that success is ninety percent failure. 1. Akio Morita Morita co-founded Sony, a multi-billion dollar company. But the company’s beginnings were not so rosy. Their first product was a rice cooker, but it burned the rice. However, this didn’t stop them from moving on to building bigger and better things. 2. Bill Gates Before building his empire, Gates started a business called Traf-O-Data which went nowhere and he dropped out of Harvard. But his passion for computers and his vision of the opportunities led him to start Microsoft. 3. Colonel Sanders Surprisingly, the Colonel’s famous secret chicken recipe was rejected over a 1,000 times before a restaurant accepted it. He founded KFC when he was 65 years old. 4. Evan Williams Before co-founding the social media giant Twitter, he founded a company called Odeo, a podcasting platform. Soon after, Apple announced that the iTunes store would include a podcasting platform, making Odeo obsolete.

5. Frank Winfield Woolworth Before starting the Woolworth Company (now Foot Locker), Woolworth worked at a dry goods store. His boss did not allow him to wait on customers because Woolworth “didn’t have enough common sense to serve the customers.”The Woolworth Company was one of the original five-and-ten-cent stores, which is the model Sam Walton used to start Walmart. Woolworth’s eventually became one of the largest retail chains in the world. 6. Fred Smith While studying atYale University, Fred Smith presented a business idea to his business management class that received a nearly failing grade. The idea was for a parcel service that could deliver packages overnight. Smith ignored the grade and founded FedEx. 7. Henry Ford Ford’s first two car companies failed and left him broke. But that didn’t stop him from founding Ford Motor Company and become the first to apply assembly line manufacturing for cars. He became one of the three most famous and richest men in the world. 8. Mark Cuban Before making billions selling his company to Yahoo, Cuban failed at a variety of jobs. He failed as a carpenter, as a cook, as a waiter (he couldn’t open a bottle of wine). He says of his failures, “I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you failed.You only have to be right once. I tried to sell powdered milk. I was an idiot lots of times, and I learned from them all.”


9. Rowland Hussey Macy Between 1843 and 1855, Macy opened four retail dry goods stores that all failed. He learned from those mistakes, and hit it big with his next store in New York City. 10. Richard Branson Even the fifth richest person in the U.K. didn’t get to where he is now without a few failures along the way. Along with his famous Virgin Records and Virgin Airlines, he also developed Virgin Cola and Virgin Vodka. The fact that you don’t recognize them says it all.

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12.Thomas Edison Edison, one of the most prolific inventors in history (holding over 1000 U.S. patents), was told as a boy by his teacher that he was too stupid to learn anything and suggested he go into a field that did not require intelligence. He tried more than 9,000 experiments before he created the first successful light bulb.

Bloomberg News reports, “The Navy is considering buying another 122 V-22 Ospreys from Textron Inc. (TXT) and Boeing Co. (BA) for about $8 billion” and would cover purchases of the plane for the Marines and Army as well through 2017. The article notes “Pentagon weapons buyer Ashton Carter, whom President Barack Obama is nominating to the No. 2 Defense Department post, has listed increased use of multiyear contracts as a key tool for driving down procurement costs.” In order for the contract to be signed Boeing and the Nay “must develop reliable data allowing the service to certify to senior Pentagon officials a five-year block buy can save at least 10 percent over annual batch purchases,” and Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lieutenant General Terry Robling said so far Boeing “looks good” at meeting that target and more.

13.Walt Disney Disney was fired by an editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no original ideas.” His first animation company went bankrupt and it’s said that he was turned down hundreds of times when he sought

Flight International noted that these contracts are “common for mature production programmes, but in this case signing the deal is critical for the V-22’s future.” Furthermore, if no deal is reached,V-22 production may need to be lowered.

11. Soichiro Honda Honda initially applied for a job at Toyota as an engineer, but was turned down. Being jobless, he started making scooters at home, which he sold to neighbors. With the support of his family, he founded Honda, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the most profitable automakers.


Skilled machining jobs go unfilled despite high jobless rate Cory Baltazar, operations manager for Owens Precision of Carson City, says that finding a qualified computer-numeric controlled machine operator can take months. He’s not alone in his frustrations. Filling skilled positions is a growing problem at machine and fabrication shops throughout the region. Machine shops in both regions are hard-pressed to fill openings for welders, fabricators and CNC operators, as well as engineers and programmers, despite July unemployment rates of 12.5 percent in Carson City and 13 percent in Reno-Sparks. “There is a lot of general labor, but they usually are coming out of construction,” Baltazar says. “Those positions I can fill without a problem, but any kind of skilled machinist position or supervisory position takes a long time to fill. It usually will be an accident if I get somebody.” Manufacturing companies in the state have shed approximately 10,000 jobs the past few years, says the Nevada Manufacturers Association. But many of those jobs were for general production workers who lacked the technical knowledge needed to perform more complicated work. “If you need someone with 10 years experience, a lot of people drop off,” Baltazar says. “If someone were to move into Carson City and need 25 machinists, they would have to bring the people with them; they are just not out there. It is a dwindling workforce.” Jeff Lawrence, operations manager for the northern Nevada division of Nevada

Industry Excellence, which helps manufacturing companies in the state streamline their processes, says managers of companies in the Silver State formerly could bring on unskilled labor and teach them the basics of assembly and production. However, Lawrence says, those same companies now require an employee base with a higher level of technical skills, from machinists and millwrights on the production floor through engineering and maintenance personnel. “The skills level in manufacturing has definitely increased, and employee skills haven’t matched that increased level,” Lawrence says. “Everything takes a higher level skills because it is almost all computer programmed.” Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College both have training programs to train manufacturing and fabrication workers, and each school also works with area companies to tailor its training programs to meet the needs of regional businesses. Jim New, associate dean of applied technologies at TMCC, says the manufacturing technologies program includes instruction in machining, welding and production systems, as well as in supporting programs such as drafting. Each semester at TMCC about 20 to 25 students enroll in the machining program. About half are currently employed production workers hoping to upgrade their knowledge and skills to land higher-paying or less menial jobs, New says. TMCC in recent years also retooled some of its training programs to reflect regional economic trends. TMCC used to run several hundred students per year through its welding program, New says. The program once focused on the needs of the


construction industry, but now it’s more geared to manufacturing and incorporates more CNC technology. Both TMCC and Western Nevada College offer certificate and associate degrees in their applied technology programs. David Steiger, director of economic development and continuing education at WNC, says students who complete the 60-unit associate degree path have a well-rounded skill set and familiarity with CNC equipment. However, Baltazar of Owens Precision says, it still takes a great deal of hands-on training to master the intricacies of complex CNC equipment. CNC machines use computer programs to automatically perform a variety of milling processes, such as laser, plasma and waterjet cutting, and bending, gluing or picking and placing. Manufacturing companies in the Truckee Meadows and Carson City make anything from screws and engine parts to intricate aircraft equipment. Companies such as Owens Precision also perform contract manufacturing for a diverse customer base. Increasing automation of the ways these products are made has led to shortages of skilled workers, Steiger says. “There are large number of manufacturing firms in Carson City, and CNC is technology is becoming more and more prevalent. In the past there have been a lot of manual machinists, but it has become common that machine processes are controlled by CNC.There are some very good machinists that have been in the trade for a long time that may not have that experience.” TMCC’s New says that despite being slightly behind the needs of regional employers, training programs are crucial for the success of the state’s manufacturing companies. “If we didn’t have training programs we would

rely entirely on the industry to train everyone on the job, which is very expensive for them,” he says. “It is much more beneficial for the community to train these people almost on speculation that the jobs will come. “Clearly there are openings out there; it is just a matter of getting people to understand that the training opportunities are here as well.”

B/E Aerospace Awards Dynomax Aerospace Contract For Airbus A380 And Boeing 777 Seat Components Dynomax Inc., a leader in value-added engineering and contract manufacturing, announced recently that its aerospace operations has been awarded a three-year contract by B/E Aerospace. Under the agreement, Dynomax will provide highprecision machined metal components for first class seats on certain Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. Dynomax offered a custom kitted solution that includes the design and building of custom recyclable shipping containers with specialty compartments and shelving. B/E Aerospace selected Dynomax because of its ability to deliver custom solutions. “We are honored to be a value-added supplier of B/E Aerospace,” stated Dr. Richard Zic, Dynomax founder and CEO. By adhering to its strict ISO 9001:2008/AS9100 quality standards, Dynomax is providing “dock-to-stock” capability which will allow the containers to go directly to B/E’s production area. The multiyear contract is extendable by one year.

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With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly different ways. The 12-member bipartisan joint “super committee” is expected to focus heavily on both pricey government health insurance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and the Pentagon budget, which accounts for about half of non-mandated federal spending. But the similarities end there. The Pentagon is warning of Doomsday if the committee fails to act through a combination of spending reductions and revenue increases, triggering automatic cuts of about $600 billion each in defense and non-defense accounts. Some health care groups, by contrast, might even prefer the committee to fail, reasoning that spending cutbacks are a fact of life and known reductions are preferable to unknown ones.They’ll seek instead to ensure key interests are protected. The differing approaches by two major sectors of the U.S. economy reflect their divergent circumstances and histories. Health care groups are used to being on the firing line; the Defense Department has seen a decade of handsome budget increases since the 9/11 attacks. The ultimate winners and losers may owe the outcome partly to the persuasive power of public relations experts, campaign-style coalitionbuilding and lobbyists, some of the most formidable forces on Capitol Hill. Under the bitterly fought deal that raised the U.S. debt ceiling, the Pentagon is already getting a $350 billion haircut over the next 10 years, a roughly 6 percent reduction relative to current Congressional Budget Office spending projections. Lawmakers will be forced to weigh the national security impact of further trims in security spending against the interests of vulnerable elderly, disabled and poor Americans. Inflicting pain on either side of this equation will come with a significant political cost. Health care groups are used to seeing their programs on the chopping block. That’s a consequence of growing recognition of the funding problems for federal entitlement programs such as Medicare -- which provides health insurance to 47 million elderly and disabled Americans. Left unreformed, Medicare, along with Social Security and Medicaid -- the federal health program for the poor -- will devour 100 per cent of all tax revenues by 2047, according to the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. “As we’ve seen, health policy is now budget policy,” said Licy Do Canto, health care lobbyist and head of the Docanto Group. “It’s not a question of when; it’s a question of how much.” Many groups with a stake in health care spending said their lobbying will focus on the impact that entitlement cuts would have on seniors, the


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US Navy to replace EP-3s with unmanned aircraft The US Navy has confirmed plans to retire the special mission versions of the Lockheed P-3 by 2020, and replace them with an all-unmanned fleet.

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Christopher Langford, product manager for QinetiQ’s unmanned systems group, called the robot an “escalation of force” tool that has been delivered to U.S. special-operations forces. It can stand sentry at a checkpoint, and warn people away with a police-style hailer, a non-blinding laser, tear gas or smoke grenades. As a last resort, it can fire lethal rounds. Unmanned systems are already widely employed as weapons of war. Armed Predator drones strike insurgent hideouts in Pakistan and Yemen. Over Japan, pilotless military surveillance planes recently inspected the damage from a nuclear disaster. Of course, the spending on robots is still a fraction of the $220 billion global aerospace market, dominated by the military and commercial sales of giants such as Boeing Co. and European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co.

Feds Carving Up U.S. Airspace For Drone Tests Unmanned military aircraft may soon have a permanent home in U.S. commercial airspace, according to a Defense Department official. The Pentagon and the Federal Aviation Administration are carving out between four to 10 “bubbles” in civilian airspace above the United States to test UAS, Steve Pennington, executive director of the Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation, said recently. For more news and information on the swiftly-changing defense industry, please sign up for the AOL Defense newsletter. For the quickest updates, follow us on Twitter @AOLdefense. These airspace bubbles will be located across the country and provide DoD and the FAA space to show that UAS can fly in heavilytraveled commercial airspace in all conditions across the A2Z METALWORKER

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United States. The sites will not be colocated with existing DoD sites that have been cleared to fly UAS in the United States, suc h as Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND, Pennington said. However, he said the new airspace sites will likely butt up against those DoDowned sites. DoD will begin preliminary site selection for those locations by the end of 2012, Pennington said. The unmanned aircraft will use a ground-based sense-and-avoid system for the early flight tests scheduled for the airspace locations. Sense and avoid technology allows unmanned aircraft to detect other planes in the area and change its course to avoid midair collisions.

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Boeing Dreamliner Finishes Test Program Bloomberg News reports the Boeing 787 Dreamliner “finished its 20- month flight-test program in the final hurdle toward approval for passenger service that could start next month.” The last flight was made on August 13 and now the FAA “must verify the paperwork in a review Boeing has said it expects this week and then certify the jet before its first delivery.

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 again
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crew
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operational
 threats,
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lessons
learned
from
 current
operations.”

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 those
 lessons
 learned
 from
 current
 operations
have
been
harsh
ones.

Dubbed
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Modernized
Expanded
Capacity
 Vehicle
 (MECV),
 these
 revamped
 Humvees
 will
still
look
like
the
vehicles
that
American
 forces
have
been
using
since
1989.

The
 improvised
 explosive
 devices
 planted
 by
Afghan
 and
 Iraqi
 insurgents,
 along
 with
 weapons
like
rocket-propelled
grenades
and
 mortars,
 exposed
 fatal
 flaws
 in
 the
 lightarmored
Humvee.

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Army
 will
 keep
 both
 the
 two-door
 and
 four-door
 versions
 of
 the
 Humvee,
 and
 the
 trucks
 will
 still
 haul
 both
 men
 and
 material
 in
the
field.
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MECV
will
have
thicker
 armor
 and
 a
 larger
 cargo
 carrying
 capacity,
 compared
to
its
older
brothers. Along
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the
additional
armor,
the
service
 also
included
a
requirement
that
soldiers
must
 have
access
to
escape
exits
if
the
vehicle
flips
 or
rolls
over.
Humvee
rollovers
are
one
of
the
 main
causes
of
non-combat
related
deaths
in
 Iraq
and
Afghanistan. In
 the
 end,
 the
 modifications
 included
 in
 the
 MECV
 program
 will
 “regain
 vehicle
 performance
 and
 payload
 consumed
 by
 the
 addition
 of
 armor
 to
 the
 legacy
 force,


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 new
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 Resistant
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 Protected
 vehicle
 did
 help
 close
 those
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 but
 the
 tactical
vehicle
fleet
is
still
dominated
by
those
 weaker
Humvees. Army
 Chief
 of
 Staff
 nominee
 Gen.
 Ray
 Odierno
 told
 the
 Hill
 that
 the
 service
 was
 in
the
process
of
taking
care
of
the
problem.
 DoD
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certain
 versions
 of
 the
 MRAP
 that
 are
 vulnerable
 to
 a
 particular
 kind
 of
 IED,
 known
 as
 an
 explosively
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 review
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GE ‘all in’ on aviation deal with China At a General Electric flight simulator here, the visibility has been set at near zero to mimic thick rain and clouds. But a video console near the pilot shows a vivid picture of nearby mountains precise enough to allow a plane to take off or land despite the conditions. The system is one of several highly valuable next-generation technologies that GE has developed — and that the company has passed along to China as part of a joint venture with the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

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“We don’t sell bananas,” she said in an interview here. “We can’t afford to take a decade off.” But American business leaders wonder privately whether companies such as GE are at risk of giving up long-term strategic advantages when they agree to technology-transfer deals for shorter-term gain. GE executives maintain that is not the case. They say that they negotiated robust protections in their contract with AVIC. The 50-50 joint venture, for example, has strict limits on employing Chinese nationals who have a military or intelligence background. A board committee that monitors compliance with the joint venture agreement is effectively under GE’s control and can, in a dispute, overrule the full board, Bolsinger said.


Intel Touts “Ultrabook” As Next Product Category The AP reports, “Intel Corp. is touting a hybrid laptop 0.8 inches (20 mm) thick with sleek tablet computing features and ultra-sharp visual images that it hopes will create a market bridging traditional PCs and new devices. The laptop also represents what the US technology giant promises its latest generation of processors will be able to deliver by 2012, when they power new computers produced by companies like Taiwan’s AsusTek Computer Inc.” Intel executive vice president Sean Maloney said “that by the end of 2012, Intel aims to shift 40 percent of consumer laptops to its ‘Ultrabook’ model, a new category of thin and light mobile computers.”

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Office (623) 773-1787 Fax (623) 773-9882 www.geigerelectric.com

Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

Phone: 951.324.3221 Cell:

951.551.2685

Orders: 800.741.7756

E-mail: ramy@barton.com Six Warren Street | Glens Falls, NY 12801 | www.barton.com

D & R Machinery_____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Ganesh Machinery_ ____ 888-542-6374 Haas Factory Outlet_ __ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach__602-431-8300 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 S. L. Fusco, Inc.______ 480-753-5000 TSM Machinery_______602-233-3757 Sawing Machines ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_____ 480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Jorgenson Machine Co. ____800-952-0151 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Savage Machine Tools_ _ 480-275-8630 Saw Replacement Parts Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 Tapping Machines ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines Pro- Ultrasonics_______ 602-938-0603 NEW MACH FABRICATION CO2/Fiber Lasers Innovative Cutting Systems__480-557-7999 CNC Punching Centers ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach__602-431-8300 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Gantry Systems, CNC ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Iron Workers ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach__602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904

Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Cutting/Proc. Center ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Gerome Mfg________ 520-622-8402 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Laser Marking Machines Innovative Cutting Systems__480-557-7999 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Pipe & Tube Benders/ Notchers ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Plate Roll Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Press Brakes ACC Machinery_ _____ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery_____ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Magnum Precision Mach_ 602-431-8300 Mesa Mach Sales_____ 480-545-0275 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery_ ______ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Jorgenson Machine Co. ___ 800-952-0151 Moore Tool & Equipment__ 602-455-8904 S&S Machinery Sales____ 602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Turret Press Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901

WaterJet Cutting Systems Flow International_ ____ 480-830-0431 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Jorgenson Machine Co. ____800-952-0151 North-South Machinery___ 602-391-4696 Omax Corp._________ 800-838-0343 Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Welding Equipment ACC Machinery_ ______ 602-258-7330 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 NEW MACH WOODCUTTING Unique Machine & Tool___ 602-470-1911 INSPECTION EQUIP Calibration Services Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 Calibration: Repair & Certify NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Washington Calibration___ 480-820-0506 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Fire Suppression Systems Firetrace Intl_ _______ 480-514-4450 Gauging Equipment Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 ATS Industrial Supply____602-276-7707 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 NBS Calibrations_______480-894-0592 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000

Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Metrology Instruments Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 Optical Comparators Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 SPC Data Acquis.Equip. D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Datum Inspection______ 602-997-1340 Repair & Certification Washington Calibration___ 480-820-0506 Video Measuring systems Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 OGP_ ____________ 480-889-9056 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Integrated Systems Inc___ 928-649-9600 USED MACHINERY ACC Machinery_ ______ 602-258-7330 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Ganesh Machinery_ ____ 888-542-6374 Innovative Cutting Systems__ 480-557-7999 K D Capital_ ________ 480-922-1674 Methods West________ 602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment__ 602-455-8904 R. Jorgenson Company___ 800-952-0151 S&S Machinery Sales____ 602-368-8542 Savage Machine Tools_ __ 480-275-8630 TSM Machinery_ ______ 602-233-3757 ACCESSORIES Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032

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526 E Juanita Ave Suite 8 Mesa, AZ 85204

Tollfree: 866-319-3719 Office:480-214-3719 Fax: 480-214-3954 info@eclipsecarbide.com

Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Abrasives ATS Industrial Supply____602-276-7707 Barton Mines Co. ______ 800-741-7756 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Aqueous Degreasers Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Abrasive Systems KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Adhesives Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Air Compressors Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Drying Systems Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Air Filtration Equipment Innovative Cutting Systems__ 480-557-7999 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Band Saw/ Blades ATS Industrial Supply____602-276-7707

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Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Echols Saw & Supply____ 602-278-3918 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Bar Feeds Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Blast Abrasives Barton Mines Co. ______800-741-7756 Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Chemicals: Ultrasonic Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Chip Management Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5335 Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5335 Chuck Jaws Abbott Workholding _ ___ 800-528-6459 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353

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Ellison Machinery______480-968-5335 Chucks Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5335 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding___ 714--935-9686 InnovativeTool Sales_ ___ 714-780-0730 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Cleaners: Ultrasonic Pro- Ultrasonics_______ 602-938-0603 Cleaning Compounds Galaxy Associates, Inc.___ 480-393-3218 CompressedAir Piping Systems Airtek_ ___________ 480-966-5267 Total Filtration Services___ 800-224-4244 Coolant Systems Blaser______________801-722-4095 DCM Tech_ _________ 800-533-5339 Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) ATS Industrial Supply____602-276-7707 Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 ChemStation________ 623-435-1945 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899

Echols Saw & Supply____ 602-278-3918 Galaxy Associates, Inc.___ 480-393-3218 K-Tec Equip & Supplies___800-468-5832 Marshall Tool & Supply___602-269-6295 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______480-753-5000 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Cutting Tools CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Eclipse Carbide_ _______ 480-214-3719 Horn USA_ ________ 602-315-5258 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 NTK Cutting Tools._ ___ 602-315-5258 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades_303-761-3000 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______480-753-5000 Sumitomo Electric____ 602-315-5258 Cutoff Tools Eclipse Carbide_ _______ 480-214-3719 Deburring Equipment S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______480-753-5000 Digital Readout Units Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_ _____480-775-6462 Elrod Machinery_ _____928-526-9032 Lone Arrow_ ________ 480-507-8074


ELROD MACHINE

"One stop shopping for manufacturing success"

Dwayne Elrod Task Master CNC Knee Mills and CNC Retrofit Kits

CAD/CAM Software

www.elrodmachine.com E mail sales@elrodmachine.com

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3880 E. Hwy 66 Ste. 6 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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

BRALCO METALS 929 E. Jackson Street Phoenix. Arizona 85034 (602) 252-1918 (800) 544-8052 Fax: (602) 252-7813 Cell: (602) 722-3324 krandall@bralco.com

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM _

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Kevin Randall

Outside Sales Representative

AS9120:2002 -

Innovative Tool Sales Manufacturers Representatives

Bill Chambers Technical Support 9842 E. Diamond Dr. Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 bill@innovativetoolsales.com Cell: (602) 350-1658

755 East Debra Lane Anaheim, CA. 92805 Office: (714) 780-0730 Fax: (714) 780-0735

www.innovativetoolsales.com

Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Dust Collectors Lone Arrow________480-507-8074 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Factory Automation and Logistics Muratec__________ 949-466-8255 Filtration Equip. Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Hangsterfer’s________ 800-433-LUBE Qualichem, Inc._______ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services___ 800-224-4244 EDM Materials & Supplies Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc's___ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Qualichem Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 EDM Tooling Systems CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Desert EDM Sales _____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 EDM Performance _ ____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Filtration -Grind Wheels & Belts S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000

Fire Extinguishing Systems Firetrace Intl_ _______ 480-514-4450 Hammers Abbott Workholding _ ___ 800-528-6459 Laser Accessories Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Lubricants / Systems Canyon State Oil_ _____ 800-894-7773 Hangsterfer’s__________800-433-LUBE Star Metal Fluids_ _____ 800-367-9966 Machine Tool Accessories Industrial Workholding___ 714--935-9686 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 D & R Machinery_________ 480-775-6462 Hangsterfer’s__________800-433-LUBE K-Tec Equip & Supplies___ 800-468-5832 Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc__________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Magnetic Particle Ins Equip. DCM Tech_ ___________ 800-533-5339 Metal Finishing Chemicals Galaxy Associates, Inc.______ 480-393-3218 Mist Collectors Production Tool Co________ 800-266-3253 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Pallet Systems Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_________ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery_ _______ 480-968-5335

Parts Washing Equipment Blaser______________801-722-4095 Hangsterfer’s_ _______ 800-433-LUBE Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Production Tool Co________800-266-3253 Qualichem, Inc__________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Blaser______________801-722-4095 Canyon State Oil_________ 800-894-7773 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Hangsterfer’s_______800-433-LUBE K-Tec Equip & Supplies___ 800-468-5832 Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Qualichem, Inc__________480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_________ 800-367-9966 Solvents: Vapor degreasing Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Solvents:Hand Wipe Mirachem__________ 800-847-3527 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Solvents: Mil PRF 680 Petroferm Inc.________ 317-371-8899 Spindles Setco-Pope Spindles_ ______866-362-0699 Steel Service Center Ryerson _____________ 602-455-3374 Subplates Stevens Engineering_______800-635-0657 Toolholders- Teknics Unique Machine_________ 602-470-1911

Tooling Columns Abbott Workholding _______800-528-6459 Vacuum Pumps &Workholding Airtek_ _____________ 480-966-5267 Industrial Workholding_ ____714--935-9686 Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Production Tool Co________800-266-3253 Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip________ 480-615-6353 Desert EDM Sales_ _______ 480-816-6300 Elrod Machinery_________928-526-9032 Industrial Workholding_ ____714--935-9686 Waterjet Abrasives Barton Mines Co. ______800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 Waterjet Replacement Parts Barton Mines Co. ______800-741-7756 KMT Waterjet Systems_ __ 800-826-9274 Work Holding Abbott Workholding ___ 800-528-6459 ATS Industrial Supply___ 602-276-7707 Diversified Diamond Products_480-443-4899 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5335 Kurt Manufacturing Co._ 602-315-5258 Industrial Workholding___714--935-9686 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Schunk_ _________ 602-315-5258 FIXTURING Industrial Workholding___714--935-9686 Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657

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3 47 5 S y m m e s R o a d Hamilton, OH 45016 9830 Norwalk Blvd Suite 155 S a n t a F e S p r i n g s , CA 9 0 670 ph 888.282.3292 fax 513.860.6516

www.upmet.com

Fixturing Designs Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 HARDWARE MATERIAL Alloys: High Temperature Aerodyne Alloys_____ 860-289-3820 Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 Mountain Rep________480-899-1900 Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys_____860-289-3820 Aluminum AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003

Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply______602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ _____877-977-6061 Fry Steel Company_____800-423-6651 MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Phoenix Metal Trading__ 602-257-4660 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company___602-267-9865 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ _____877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 Armor:Commercial Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Armor:Military Grade Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 An ISO 9001 Company

Jeff Klimowicz  Senior Sales Engineer  Southwest Region: AZ, UT, NV, CO, ID  All Products Proudly Made in the USA  

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Mobile: 480‐320‐0308  jklimowicz@qualichem.com  www.qualichem.com 

Bar: Large Diameter Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Brass AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Bronze AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990

Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Carbon AZ Metals_ _________ 602-688-8003 Coastal Metals_ _______ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply_______ 602-454-1500 Fry Steel Company_ _____800-423-6651 Cast Iron Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Castings Ind. Metal Supply_______ 602-454-1500 Mountain Rep_________ 480-899-1900 Phoenix Metal Trading____602-257-4660 Castings, Investment Mountain Rep_________ 480-899-1900


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Delivering Alloy Solutions to the World.

Nickel Cobalt. Titanium. Stainless. Patricia Negoro 800.337.3766 x 148 AerodyneAlloys.com Santa Fe Springs, CA pnegoro@aerodynealloys.com

Ceramics Davia Water Jet_______ 602-442-4452 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Chrome Rod Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Cobalt United Performance Metals__ 888-282-3292 Copper Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ _________602-688-8003 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 Extrusions TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Lead Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Material Sales Samuel, Son & Co._ ____ 800-631-9765 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ ___800-237-2888 Metals Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200

AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 State Industrial Pro_____ 602-275-0990 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals__ 888-282-3292 Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Metals-Bar & Plate Aerodyne Ulbrich Alloys_ _ 800-337-3766 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Coast Aluminum_ _____ 877-977-6061 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 Metals-Strip, Wire & Bar TW Metals__________ 800-203-8000 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 Mold Steel Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 New & used Metals Phoenix Metal Trading___ 602-257-4660

Nickel Alloys Apache Steel Company___ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Fry Steel Company_ ____ 800-423-6651 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Plate: Wear and Structural Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals_ __801-978-0562 Recyclable Metals Barry Metals__________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC___________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ __ 602-257-4660 Recycling: Carbide Ebbco Inc_ _________ 800-809-3901 Rubber MarZee Inc._________602-269-5801 Scrap Metal Recycling Barry Metals__________602-484-7186 Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009 MMR,LLC___________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ __ 602-257-4660 Stainless Steel Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003

AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coast Aluminum_ ____ 877-977-6061 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ ____ 602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374 Samuel, Son & Co._ ___ 800-631-9765 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Apache Steel Company__ 602-323-2200 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 AZ Tool & Steel_______ 480-784-1600 Bralco Metals_ _______ 602-252-1918 Coastal Metals_ ______ 800-811-7466 Davia Water Jet _ ____ 602-442-4452 Fry Steel Company____ 800-423-6651 Ind. Metal Supply_____ 602-454-1500 MarZee Inc.________ 602-269-5801 Ryerson __________ 602-455-3374

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Doug Klein, ASQ CQE

3021 St Lane 5730S.E.35th Leith Phoenix, AZAZ 85034 Scottsdale, 85254 480-626-8131 Fax 480-626-2101 doug@klontech.com www.klontech.com

Temtco Steel_________ 480-389-2883 Tolleson Steel_______ 623-936-3325 Tube Service Company__ 602-267-9865 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Coil-sheet Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Ryerson ___________602-455-3374 Ulbrich of California_ __ 800-237-2888 United Performance Metals_888-282-3292 Steel Service Centers Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 Structurals Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Titanium Aerodyne Alloys_______ 800-237-2888 AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 MarZee Inc._________ 602-269-5801 Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Ulbrich of California_ ___ 800-237-2888 Tubing AZ Metals_ ________ 602-688-8003 Ind. Metal Supply______ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co._ ____800-631-9765 Tube Service Company_ __ 602-267-9865 TOOLING Boring Bars B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481

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Criterion___________602-315-5258 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Carbide BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Eclipse Carbide_ _______ 480-214-3719 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Innovative Tool Sales____ 714-780-0730 Magnum Precision Mach__ 602-431-8300 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Cutting Tools CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Eclipse Carbide_ _______ 480-214-3719 Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Cutting Tools: Custom Eclipse Carbide_ _______ 480-214-3719 Diamond Coated End Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Drills CTE_____________ 800-783-2400

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Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Inserts, PCD/CBN Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Moore Tool & Equipment__ 602-455-8904 Loose Abrasive Grains S. L. Fusco, Inc.______ 480-753-5000 End Mills Reamers & Drills, PCD CTE______________800-783-2400 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Thread Mills CVD Diamond Corp._____ 661-254-1788 Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Elrod Machinery_ ____ 928-526-9032 Tooling Columns Helical Solutions_ _____ 866-543-5422 Ellison Machinery_____ 480-968-5335 Marshall Tool & Supply___ 602-269-6295 Tooling Systems Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 S. L. Fusco, Inc._ ______ 480-753-5000 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330

Form Tools Micro 100__________ 480-495-1454 CTE______________800-783-2400 Tool Repair, Coating, Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Treatment B & T Tool & Engineering_ 602-267-1481 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 B & T Tool & Engineering__ 602-267-1481 Inserts, Indexable Horizon Carbide Tool___ 480-968-0957 CTE_____________ 800-783-2400


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602-397-4008 mike.amts@hotmail.com amtsmike@hotmail.com

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Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Software,Lean/6 Sigma CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 Southwest Spindle Service_ 480-837-0368 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 EDM Network_ _______ 480-836-1782 Software, NC Programming Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 State Industrial Prod_ ___ 602-275-0990 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Setco-Pope Spindles_____ 866-362-0699 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Mold Repairs Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Southwest Spindle Service_ 480-837-0368 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 B&B Tool_ _________ 520-397-0436 Stamping Repairs Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Machine Retrofitting/CNC B&B Tool._ _________ 520-397-0436 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Prev. Maint Programs TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 AMTS____________ 602-397-4008 A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Software, Servicing Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 CNC Machinery Sales____ 602-244-1507 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032 D & R Machinery_ _____ 480-775-6462 Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Machinery Moving TMI (GibbsCAM)_______ 602-618-6553 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Tooling Systems A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Global EDM Supply_____ 480-836-8330 Machine Repair Parts/Filters Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 REPAIR/DESIGN Maint/Repair Services Machine Tool Design/ A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Engineering DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711

Arizona Machine Service, AMTS TMITool (GibbsCAM)_ ______ 602-618-6553 Machine Tool Rebuilding Opening a new chapter in my life, after 30 years, 22 in Arizona as Machinery Sales A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Co. Senior Service Engineer, servicing Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Hardinge, Okamoto, Software, Inv. Control and many others, CNC and Manual Machine Tools, I will continue to Adams provide service Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 and repair to Arizona, Thank you Feature Cam_ _______ 602-502-9654 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 Mike Smith AMTS____________ 602-397-4008

Cutting Tools Consultants_ 602-277-1342 Tombstones/Subplates Stevens Engineering_ ___ 800-635-0657 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Western States Metals_ __ 801-978-0562 PROG. SYSTEMS CAD/CAM Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_ ____ 480-615-6353 Delcam_ __________ 877 335 2261 DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Elrod Machinery_ _____ 928-526-9032

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Michael Manning 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (714) 713-0006 cell mmanning@mmrmetals.com

Jemelco, Inc._ _______ 480-804-9541 The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Total Filtration Services___ 602-244-0717 Repair -Hydraulic A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Trish Mooney ___ 602-525-0156 Advanced Precision __ 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 414-7835 cell tmooney@mmrmetals.com 520-623-8681 Road Machinery________ The Werks C&C, Inc_____ 602-569-1809 Repair - Portable A&J Ind Mch. Repair_ ___ 602-550-1339 Advanced Precision _____ 602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc______602-569-1809 Spindle Rebuilding Rich Crouse Setco-Pope Spindles______866-362-0699 2233 S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 480-837-0368 Southwest Spindle(602)Service_ 252-4426 phone :: (623) 533-0519 cell MACHINERY REPAIR PARTS Belts All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Bearings(Precision) All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Metric O-Rings Chendo Rivera 815-943-9111 All World Machinery2233Supply_ S. 15th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 252-4426 phone :: (623) 224-1772 cell Switches (Proximity, Limit) All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 Valves (Hydraulic, Pneumatic) All World Machinery Supply_ 815-943-9111 SERVICES Banks Alerus Bank & Trust______480-905-2407 Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Spectra Financial Services_ _480-440-2496 Business Consulting BMSC____________480-445-9400 O’Donnell & Assoc._ _____602-843-8018 Quality Training Consultants___928-284-0856 Spectra Financial Services____480-440-2496 Calibration: Gauging Equipment NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 A2Z METALWORKER

Calibration: Repair/Certify NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Calibration: Services NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Trident Calibration Labs_ 480-966-2481 Calibration: Services - Mobile Trident Calibration Labs__480-966-2481 Cash Flow Management Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 Spectra Financial Services_ 480-440-2496 Cleaning Services: Industrial OpenWorks__________602-909-1167 Cleaning Serv. Clean Room OpenWorks__________602-909-1167 Computer Services Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Consulting 4 Sight Technologies____480-922-6484 BMSC____________480-445-9400 Advanced Custom Screens_800-992-7936 Arizona MEP__________ 480-874-9100 Quality Advisory Services__602-910-1510 Quality Training Consultants__ 928-284-0856 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection Advanced Coordinate Tech_ _ 623-780-4137 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery______480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery_______480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749 Design Services DDi (Solidworks)_ _____ 602-241-0900 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech _ ___623-780-4137 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571

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Niagara Testing West_ ____ 480-968-2315 MMR,LLC____________ 623-937-0385 Phoenix Metal Trading_ ___ 602-257-4660 Financial Services Reverse Engineering Alerus Bank & Trust______480-905-2407 Arizona Bank & Trust____480-844-4562 Advanced Coordinate Tech__623-780-4137 Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Copperstar Engineering_ _ 928-778-7513 Country Financial______ 602-321-3232 Datum Inspection _____ 602-997-1340 O’Donnell & Assoc._____ 602-843-8018 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 SBG Capital_________480-897-4988 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Spectra Financial Services_ _480-440-2496 Metals Eng & Testing Lab._ 602-272-4571 Rigging Heavyhaul IRH _ _ ___________ 800-334-2409 IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Schools, Custom Training Inpection: Repair & Certify NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 DDi (Solidworks)______ 602-241-0900 Inspection Gauging Equipment Ellison Machinery______ 480-968-5335 NBS Calibrations_ ____ 480-894-0592 Jet Products_________ 623-869-6749 Quality Advisory Services____602-910-1510 Insurance Services Country Financial______ 602-321-3232 Services: UT/ Network Support HUB Intl___________ 602-749-4190 Shop Floor Automations____ 877-611-5825 Leavitt Group ________602-264-0566 Supplier Auditing International Trade BMSC_____________480-445-9400 Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Systems Integration IT/ Network Support Arizona CIMTECH_ ______ 480-834-4404 Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5877 Leasing and Financing Testing, Metallurgical Alerus Bank & Trust______480-905-2407 Metals Eng & Testing Lab.___ 602-272-4571 Arizona Bank & Trust____480-844-4562 ARTL______________ 602-374-3770 Bank of Arizona_______ 480-642-2876 Trade Show Booth Design O’Donnell & Assoc._____ 602-843-8018 602-454-0701 Fry Fabricators_ _______ Spectra Financial Services_ _480-440-2496 Transportation Lean Manufacturing IRH _ _ ___________ 800-334-2409 4 Sight Technologies_ ___ 480-922-6484 Web Design Arizona MEP__________ 480-874-9100 BMSC_ ___________ 480-445-9400 Gartman Technical Services__ 602-788-8121 Niagara Testing West_ ____ 480-968-2315 Working Capital, Sustaining Edge Solutions___888-572-9642 Credit Lines Manufacturers Rep Bank of Arizona________480-642-2876 Trepanning Specialties_ __ 562-633-8110 Pro-Salez_ _________ 480-773-3239 O’Donnell & Assoc._____ 602-843-8018 Quality Training Consultants___928-284-0856 SBG Capital_ ________ 480-897-4988 SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATION Mexican Shelter Programs USB Mountain Rep________ 480-899-1900 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Rigging/Machinery Moving Scheduling IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Serial Port Quality Consulting: Mission Assurance Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Niagara Testing West_ ____ 480-968-2315 Software:CNC Networking Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Retirement Planning RS232 Cabling Country Financial______ 602-321-3232 Shop Floor Automations_ _ 877-611-5825 Recycling Virtual CNC Barry Metals__________602-484-7186 _ 877-611-5825 Shop Floor Automations_ Consolidated Resources Inc._ 623-931-5009


Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes

ASSEMBLY CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Foresight Technologies_ ___ 480-967-0080 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng_ __ 520-889-8325 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Cable/Harness Assembly Bar-S Machine_ ______ 928-636-2115 X5 Manufacturing_______ 602-454-7385 Clean Room Assembly Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 L&W Fluid_________ 602-323-2560 Electrical Assembly (UL508A) Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Large/X-Large Assembly Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ __520-293-3819 BENDING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701

Castings: Production Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 Louie's Black Oxide_______ 602-257-0530 AATC____________602-268-1467 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Coating: Chem Film May Foundry & Machine__ 801-531-8931 BONDING AP Industrial _ _________ 480-968-1947 Castings: Repair Diffusion Certified Inspection Sevice____602-267-0661 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 CLEANING A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Gold Tech Industries______ _480-968-1930 BRAZING COATING CAD Enterprises_________ 602-278-4407 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Joined Alloys_ ________ 602-870-5600 Accuwright Industries_____ 480-892-9595 METCO Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-276-4120 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 LA Specialties_ _________ 602-269-7612 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Lynch Brothers Mfg_ ______ 602-267-7575 BROACHING Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Action Machine_ _______ 602-233-0883 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Apache consolidate, Inc_____ 623-934-7144 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Precision Industrial Painting_ _ 602-256-0260 Ayers Gear & Mach_ ______ 623-934-6913 MPI International_ ______ 956-631-6880 Treffers Precision_ _______ 602-744-2636 Lewis Aerospace_________ 623-581-0764 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 LAI Southwest__________602-304-1160 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 CASTINGS The Metal Man_ ________ 800-448-9448 AATC______________602-268-1467 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Coating: Dry Film Lube May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 Castings: Prototype Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Coating: Black Oxide AATC______________602-268-1467 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 May Foundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____602-275-3117 Precision Industrial Painting_ _ 602-256-0260

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Se

email: mikeb@geromeaz.com

Karen Brown

Email: KarenB@landmarkTG.com

louis@caldisc.com

jhull@foresighttech.net www.foresighttech.net

Office (480) 940-4001 • Fax (480) 940-4004 • Cell (480) 289-0811

Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies_ _____623-581-2648 Collins Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-275-3117 Louie's Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 E-Coat MPI International_ _______956-631-6880 Electro-Coating Services PMA PhotoMetals_______ 800-899-3366

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Davia Water Jet________602-442-4452 Echols Saw & Supply_ ____ 602-278-3918 EDM Express.com_______877-336-4548 Harschco LLC_ _______602-617-7514 LAI Southwest_________ 602-304-1160 The Metal Man_ _______ 800-448-9448 CNC Router Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 •Wire EDM •Surface Grinding Laser •Small Hole EDM •Advanced CAD/CAM APMI_____________ 480-668-0024 •CNC Machining •Fast Quotes Fine Line Laser Cutting___ 602-863-3196 Taycar Enterprises_ ___ 505-265-2121 •CNC Turning Tube Laser Cutting •Waterjet Cutting .....And More Tube Service Company___602-267-9865 DIES HVOF Metal Spraying Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Prime Machine_ _______ 801-575-8430 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Powder Coating Precision Die & Stamp'g_ __ 480-967-2038 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 EDM EDM: Drilling Small Hole CUTTING Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 Arizona Wire Specialists_ __ 480-829-6530

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CAD Enterprises________ 602-278-4407 EDM Tech_ __________ 602-278-6666 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Sun Tech___________480-921-1665 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) EDM Tech_ __________ 602-278-6666 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300


metalspinningsolutions@cox.net

Your Manufacturing Solutions Partner

Precision CNC Machining

Geno Forman

President Tel: 602.454.7385 Fax: 602.454.7389 Cell: 480.710.8420 Email: gforman@x5mfg.com

3342 E. Wier Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040 NADCAP Approved Facility

www.x5mfg.com

tim.maack@mslprecision.com

Petersen Inc_________800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ _________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech_ _________ 480-921-1665 Tooling Molds West_______ 480-921-9939 EDM: Dialectric Systems /Filtration Ebbco Inc_ __________ 800-809-3901 EDM: Wire 3D Machine LLC_ _____ 480-239-8254 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Arizona Wire Specialists_ ___ 480-829-6530 AzMark_____________ 480-921-4128 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 Central Valley Machine____ 435-752-0931 Continental Machining_ _ 800-777-2483 EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Landmark Precision_ ____ 480-940-4001 Hawkeye Precision_______ 480-926-8642 Micro-Tronics, Inc________ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West_ _______ 480-966-2300

PGI_______________505-884-5782 Powill Manufacturing____623-780-4100 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Sun Tech___________480-921-1665 Toolcraft of Phoenix_ __ 623-435-5405 WC Machine & Tool_ _____ 480-507-4620 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 EXTRUSION Aluminum Elixir_______________480-834-1484 FABRICATION Advanced Metal Sales___ 623-434-8343 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_ ___ 602-243-4329 APMI ______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007 AzMark_ ____________480-921-4128 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250

BID Machine, Inc_ ______ 480-892-7304 CAID Industries_ ________520-294-3126 Central Components_ ___520-571-1433 Central Valley Machine____ 435-752-0931 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 Continental Machining___800-777-2483 CygnetStamping & Fab_____818-240-7574 Creedbilt Inc_ _______ 623-939-8119 Elixir Industries_______480-834-1484 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Gerome Mfg_________ 520-622-8402 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 Group Manufacturing Serv_ _ 480-966-3952 Howell Precision_________623-582-4776 JPS Manufacturing_ _____ 480-367-9540 Nelson Engineering_______602-273-7114 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Phoenix Metalcraft_____602-279-4810

Plastic Eng._________480-491-8100 PMC Manufacturing______ 623-582-2233 Precision Casting Repair_ __ 800-622-2404 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Scriven Precision________ 480-961-9775 Southwest Metal Fab_ ____ 602-470-1200 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Tolleson Steel________ 623-936-3325 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 Wintech_ __________ 602-437-9001 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Fabrication: Custom Metal Arrow Sheet Metal________303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products______773-276-5007 Capital Stainless_ _____ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab_____ 818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506

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Precision Die Cutting

Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Landmark Precision______ 480-940-4001 Systems 3___________ 480-894-2581 VACCO Industries_ ______ 626-443-7121 Fabrication: Medium & Large APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 ASHER Metal Products_____ 773-276-5007 Continental Machining__ 800-777-2483 CGS Technologies_ ______ 623-869-0600 Elixir Industries______ 480-834-1484 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701

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Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 Prime Machine___________801-575-8430 Trepanning Specialties_ __ 562-633-8110 Unique Machine________ 602-470-1911 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Fabrication: Rebuild/ Large Empire Precision Mach.___ 480-633-4580 Vroom Engineering & Mfg_ _ 520-293-3819 Fabrication: Sheet Metal ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 APMI______________480-668-0024 Arrow Sheet Metal_______ 303-427-6419 Astra Fab_ __________ 480-497-8250 Capital Stainless_ ____ 480-967-0016 CygnetStamping & Fab____ 818-240-7574 Fine Line Fabricating_ ____ 602-863-3506 Fry Fabrications________ 602-454-0701 Howell Precision________ 623-582-4776 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Landmark Precision______480-940-4001 MSL Precision_ ________ 480-773-3239 New Hope Machine_ _____ 520-825-7830 Petersen Inc__________ 800-410-6789 Phoenix Metalcraft____ 602-279-4810 Precision Metalworks___ 602-455-9575 TMM Precision _ _______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision__ 303-280-2778

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FINISHING AP Industrial _ ________ 480-968-1947 Anodizing of Mesa______ 480-833-6412 Arizona Finishing_ ______ 602-438-4443 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 LA Specialties_ ________ 602-269-7612 Louie's Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 METCO Metal Finishing_ ___ 602-276-4120 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 Perma-Finish_ ________ 602-278-1733 Phoenix Heat Treating_____ 602-258-7751 Precision Powdercoat_ ____ 480-894-5224 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 Finishing: One Stop Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 FINISH OPS-CLEANING Cleaning: AF 5333 Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray Aerospace Testing_ _ 623-842-3030 Dry Film Lubrication Jet Processing______ 623-869-6749 x117 Precision Industrial Painting_ 602-256-0260 Glass Bead Clean ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008

Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Coating Technologies_ ____ 623-581-2648 L A Specialties_________ 602-269-7612 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Drilling ACME Metal Works_ _____ 480-926-4171 Gun Finishing Louie’s Gun Finishing_____ 602-257-0530 Passivation ABS Metallurgical Processors_ 602-437-3008 Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies_ ___ _623-581-2648 Gold Tech Industries______ 480-968-1930


Shawn Carlin scarlin@gmsaz.com

Jet Products_ _________ 623-869-6749 Semiray_____________602-275-1917 Southwest Powder Coating_ _ 602-272-0878 FIXTURES EDM Express.com_______ 877-336-4548 Profiles Tool & Engineering__ 480-894-1008 Jet Processing_______ 623-869-6749 x117 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 L A Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing_ ____ 602-276-4120 Semiray_____________ 602-275-1917 Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome______ 602-278-8671 EPSI______________714-256-8950 Gold Tech Industries_______ 480-968-1930 L A Specialties__________ 602-269-7612 Powder Coating AP Industrial _ _________ 480-968-1947 Precision Powdercoat_ _____ 480-894-5224 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting________ 602-716-5566 ABS Metallurgical Processors_ _ 602-437-3008 Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648 Jet Products_ __________ 623-869-6749 Southwest Powder Coating_ __ 602-272-0878 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies_ _____ 623-581-2648

TEMPERATURE PROCESSING Eric Engelhard

FORGINGS Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 Forgings: Aluminum Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401 Forgings: Titanium Aluminum Precision______ 805-488-4401 R&D Specialty Manco_____ 602-278-7700 FOUNDRY AATC______________ 602-268-1467 May Foundry & Machine__ 801-531-8931 GALVANIZING Petersen Inc_________800-410-6789 GEAR CUTTING Action Machine_ _______602-233-0883 Apache Gear, Inc_ ______ 623-934-7144 Ayers Gear & Machine_ ___ 623-934-6913 GLASS BEAD A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Lone Arrow_________480-507-8074 GRINDING Arizona Engineering_ ____ 520-586-1522 Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 Arizona Wire & Tool______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision_________ 480-834-4637 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507

Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 ChemResearch__________602-253-4175 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 JWB Manufacturing______ 480-967-4600 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 PMC Manufacturing_______623-582-2233 Steel Services Grinding_ ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Steel Services Grinding ____800-662-0126 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, CNC/Contour Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding: Centerless Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Shaw Precision_ _______ 480-785-4925 Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Grinding… Cylindrical Grindworks_ __________623-582-5767 Grinding… Double Disc Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 TCI Precision Metals_____ 800-234-5613

Grinding: ID/OD Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 AzMark_ ___________ 480-921-4128 Blue Streak Grinding_ ____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Grinding:Mattison Sun Grinding_ ________ 602-238-9595 Grinding: OD Arizona Hard Chrome_____ 602-278-8671 BC Tool Grinding________ 602-252-3507 Grindworks_ _________ 623-582-5767 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ______ 602-437-8995 National Grinding & Mfg_ __ 602-588-2869 Road Machinery________ 520-623-8681 Grinding: Precision Tool US Carbide Tool LLC______ 480-755-3812

11042 N. 24th Ave. Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85029

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THE

LINDGREN GROUP ISO 900 I :2000 CERTIFIED

Gregg A. Dunlap Business Development

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3D Machine.....................................87 4 Sight Technologies......................85 A&J Indus. Mch Repair.............42,85 AATC.................................................87 ABS Quality Evaluations.................28 ABS Metallurgical Processors.........90 Absolute Machining & Turning.....97 ACC Machinery.............................7,78 Accuwright...............................1,30-32,90 Ace Laser.........................................88 ACME Metal Works.......................96 Action Machine..............................89 Adams Mfg & Eng..........................90 Adams Mach..................15,51,78,100 Advanced Coating Technologies...96 Advanced Coord Tech................... 79 Advanced Metal Sales.....................84 Advanced Precision....................... 85 Advanced Tooling..........................80 Aero Spring & Mfg.........................89 Aerodyne Alloys............................. 83 AgieCharmilles................................13 Airtek............................................... 82 Alerus Bank & Trust...................12,85 All World Machinery Supply......62,85 Aluminum Precision......................90 American Aerospace..................... 87 AMTS............................................... 85 Anchor Danly.................................. 20 Anodizing of Mesa.........................96 Apache Gear...................................90 Apache Steel.................................. 82 AP Industrial...................................96 APMI................................................ 87 Arizona Engineering...................... 92 Arizona Finishing.............................91 Arizona Hard Chrome....................91 Arizona MEP................................... 92 Arizona Wire Spec............... ..........87 Arizona Wire Tool.......................... 97 Arrow Sheet Metal...................52,90 ARTL................................................86 Asher Metal Products...................89 Astra Fab......................................... 87 Auer Precision......................52-23,90 Ayers Gear & Mach........................ 87 AZ CNC......8,9,21,43,57,64-67,78,80 AZMARK................................... 88,96 AZ Metals........................................ 82 AZ Tool Steel..............................82,83 B&B Tool.........................................84 B & T Tool & Engr.......................... 82 Backerworks Mfg..........................94 Bank of Arizona............................. 83 Barry Metals..............................46,83 Bar-S Machine Inc.......................... 87 Barton Mines . ..........................70,79 BC Tool Grinding.............................91 BID Machine, Inc............................89 Blaser............................................... 83 Blue Streak Grinding............... 40,90 BMSC..........................................75,85 Bogue Machine.............................. 93 Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc.................... 93 Bralco Metals.............................81,82 CAD Enterprises............................. 92 CAID.................................................88 California Tool.................................81 Canyon State Oil......................... 2,83 Capital Stainless........................38,86 Cassavant Machining.................... 95 Castrol................................................2 Centaur Technologies................... 92 Central Components..................... 93 Central Valley Machine................. 95 Certified Comparator.....................81 Certified Inspection Services . ..... 87 CGS Technologies, Inc.................. 89 Challenger Aerospace................... 92 ChemResearch................................91 Cling’s Manufacturing...................89 CNC Machinery..............................80 Coast Aluminum...............................82 Coastal Metals...........................14,84 Coating Tech..................53,58-59,88 Collins Metal Finishing.................. 87 Continental Machining..................93 A2Z METALWORKER

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Controlled Thermal........................91 Country Financial............................85 Courier Graphics...........................73 Creedbilt Inc..............................22,94 CRI..............................................48,85 Cupps Industrial Supply.....................93 Cutting Tool Consultants...................80 CTE.. ...................................81 CVD Diamond Corp..............................83 Cygnet Stamping & Fab................96 D & R Mchy......................................3,84 DCM Tech..................................54,80 DDi..............................................84,99 Datum Inspection..........................91 DaVia Water Jet............................92 Delcam...........................................84 Desert EDM Sales....................48,81 Diversified Diamond Products....83 East Valley Laser Inc.....................92 East Valley Laser Tucson Inc........93 East Valley Powdercoat...............96 Ebbco Inc.......................................79 Echols Saw & Supply....................78 Eclipse Carbide..............................80 EDM Express.com........................88 EDM Network..........................38,82 EDM Perform Access...................83 EDM Tech..................................72,87 Ellison Machinery..........60,61,78,80 Elixir Industries..............................88 Elrod Machine & Mfg..............56,81 Empire Precision Mach................. 94 EPSI.................................................. 96 Evans Precision Mach’g...............90 Excaliber Precision.......................88 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..............90 Fine Line Laser Cutting.................96 Firetrace.........................................79 Flow Intl....................................47,82 Foresight Finishing.......................96 Foresight Technologies................88 Frontier Metal Stamping.............96 Fry Fabrications.............................87 Fry Steel Co....................................82 Galaxy Associates, Inc..................83 Ganesh Machinery...................27,80 Gartman Tech Services.......... 76,86 Geiger Electric Inc.........................79 Gerome Mfg............................44,88 Gilbert Metal Stamping...............87 Gilbert Precision Machine............94 Gladhill Assoc...........................77,92 Global EDM Supply....................... 81 Glover Precision, Inc.....................92 Gold Tech Industries.....................92 Great Western .........................50,85 Grindworks....................................88 Group Manufacturing..................89 Haas Factory Outlet......24-25,80,81 Hangsterfer’s...........................41,80 HK Machining................................93 Harco Metal Products..................87 Harschco ....................................... 91 Hawkeye Precision.......................89 Helical Solutions............................85 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding.....89 Horizon Carbide............................82 Howard PMP.................................92 Howell Precision ..........................88 HUB Intl..........................................85 Hurco................................................ 3 Ind. Metal Supply.....................22,83 Ind.Tool Die....................................93 Ind. Workholding Solution..........84 Infinisys.................................... 88,92 Innovative Cutting Tools.............. 81 Innovative Tool Sales................... 81 Intech Funding.............................. 23 Integrated Systems Inc................86 IRH..................................................85 ITDE................................................93 Jan’s Inc..........................................93 J B’s Prec Ind....................................92 JD Ellen LLC.......................................93 Jemelco Inc......................................85

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J.K. Tool................................ .........80 Joined Alloys..................................96 Jorgenson ............... ........ ...................80 JPS Manufacturing................................90 JWB Manufacturing...............................91 K D Capital............................ ....... 78 Klontech Indus. Sales...............78,84 KMT Waterjet................................. 79 K-Tec Equip & Supplies.................. 45 K-Zell Metals, Inc............................89 L&W Machine Co............................92 LA Specialties............................ 56,92 LAI International............................90 Landmark Precision................. 46,88 Larry Arroues & Co.........................82 Layke Inc.........................................88 Leavitt Group................................. 85 Lewis Aerospace...........................89 Lone Arrow.....................................81 Louie’s Black Oxide.................. 89,91 Louie’s Gun Finishing.....................91 Lynch Brothers................................91 MSL Precision..................................91 Machinery Sales............................ 80 MAC Packaging.............................. 96 Magnum Precision..17,71,78,79,80,81 Makino......................................... 5,78 Marshall Tool & Supply................. 84 MarZee..................................52,82,90 Matrix Machine.........................87,88 May Foundry..................................90 Mesa Machinery............................80 Metalcraft Inc..................................92 Metal Processing Intl.................... 95 Metal Spinnng................................89 Metals Eng & Testing Labs........... 85 Metco Metal . .................................92 Methods Machine....................29,40 Micro-Tronics............................. 10,88 Micro 100................................... 22,83 Micropulse West............................ 87 Milne................................................ 85 Mirachem........................................81 MITSUBISHI.................................... 45 MMR LLC........................................86 Moore Tool & Equip......................80 Mountain Rep................................ 85 Morsch Machine............................ 87 MSC Industrial.................................41 MSL Precision.................................89 Muratec..........................................80 National Grinding & Mfg...............90 NBS Calibrations.......................76,84 Nelson Engineering.......................89 New Hope Machine......................88 Niagara Testing West.................... 96 North-South ..............................45,81 NTK Cutting Tools..........................80 O’Donnell & Associates................ 84 OGP................................................. 79 Omax Corp......................34,35,43,78 Orion Registrar................................92 Osborn Products..................... 88,90 Perfection Industrial Finishing..... 95 Perfection Powder Coating.............88 Perma-Finish....................................91 Petersen Inc................................... 94 Petroferm.................................. 81,88 PGI...................................................86 Phoenix Grinding...........................88 Phoenix Heat Treat.........................91 Phoenix Metalcraft....................... 96 Phoenix Metal Trading......................74,84 Pivot...............................................58,91 PMA Photometals ........................86 PMC Manufacturing...................... 93 Powerhaus..................................... 94 Powill Mfg.......................................50,91 Precious Metal Plating..............92 Precision Casting Repair.......... 87 Precision Die .......................................87 Precision Industrial Painting.............88 Precision Metalworks.......................97 Premier Precision....................44,88,89 Prime Axis.........................................18

Prime Machine.....................................88 P . ro Precision .......................................90 Pro Ultrasonics.....................................82 Profiles Tool & Eng ...................................88 QTC ..............................................................84 Quality Advisory...............................81 Qualichem, Inc...................................82 Quality Mold.........................90 R&D Specialty Manco................93 Road Machinery...............................96 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades..........79 Ryerson.............................................84 S&S Machinery Sales.......................80 Samuel, Son & Co..............11,63,82,83 Satowfi.............................................. 93 Savage Machine . ............................ 79 SBG Capital.......................................84 Scriven Precision Fab...................... 87 Semiray .......................................69,93 Service & Sales.................................84 Setco Marketing ............................. 83 Sharp.................................................49 Shaw Precision Grind’g...................89 Shop Floor Automations................ 85 S L Fusco............................................82 Southwest Metal Fab......................86 Southwest Powder..........................91 Southwest Spindle Service.............84 Southwest Swiss Precision Mchg.........93 Southwest Turbine..............................36-37 Southwest Waterjet........................96 Spectra Financial..........................16,85 St Vrain..............................................94 Star Metal Fluids......... 19,79,82,84,85 State Industrial Prod........................82 Steel Services Grind’g................77,88 Stellar Machining & Fab Inc............96 Stevens Engineering....................... 83 Sun Grinding................................20,90 Sun Tech............................................ 97 Superior Grinding........................26,91 Sustaining Edge Solutions.........57,84 Swisstech Tooling & Mfg................ 95 Systems3........................................... 93 TAYCAR.............................................90 TCI Precision Metals...................68,82 TMM Precision............................87,94 T.S.M. Mach. .................................... 78 Team Industrial Services............ 68,91 TechMark....................................... 90 Temperature Processing.................91 Temtco Steel......................................82 The Metal Man......................... 87,90 The Werks C&C...............................83 TMI (GibbsCAM).............................85 TNT Sandblasting...........................93 Tolleson Steel..................................82 Toolcraft of Phoenix.......................93 Tooling Molds West.......................93 Tornquist Machinery......................79 Total Filtration Sys.......................... 81 Total Quality Sys........................ 22,82 Trepanning Specialties...................95 Trident Calibration Labs.................85 Tri-Matrix Mach............................ 89 Tsugami...........................................33 TW Metals.......................................83 Tube Service....................................82 U S Shop Tools........................... 55,81 Ulbrich of CA..............................39,82 Unique Machine............................ 80 United Performance Metals.........82 Universal Laser Systems................28 US Carbide Tools............................97 VACCO Industries......................72,87 Val-Tech Mfg.................................. 89 Valley Industrial Painting.............. 96 Vroom Enginering & Mfg..............94 Washington Cal. ....................... 91 WC Machine & Tool....................... 89 Weiser/Mile High Precision.......... 90 Western States Metal....................85 White Rock Inc...............................93 Whitley Machine ...................... 90 Widia............................................... 80 Wintech.......................................... 89 Wire-Tech....................................... 89 Wrico.............................................. 89 X5.................................................... 89


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